Period
to 16 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 6 months to 16 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 6 15 23
Rank change year-on-year +9 +8 -13
Contract jobs citing Windows 57 23 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 22.27% 8.55% 5.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 91.94% 57.50% 56.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 15 11
Staffordshire median daily rate £360 £365 £130
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.37% +180.77% -56.67%
10th Percentile £301 £295 £100
90th Percentile £395 £493 £411
West Midlands median daily rate £360 £325 £338
% change year-on-year +10.77% -3.70% -3.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 8
Staffordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £14.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.69% +0.07% +11.46%
10th Percentile £13.30 £12.54 £10.85
90th Percentile £47.50 £33.35 £63.30
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.25 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +8.93% - +3.70%

Windows is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 62 40 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 24.22% 14.87% 9.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 24 19
Staffordshire median daily rate £360 £388 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.10% +40.91% -14.73%
10th Percentile £249 £300 £108
90th Percentile £397 £510 £438
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 8
Staffordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £14.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.69% +0.07% +11.46%
10th Percentile £13.30 £12.54 £10.85
90th Percentile £47.50 £33.35 £63.30
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £14.50 £14.49
% change year-on-year +9.31% +0.07% +7.33%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Staffordshire

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows in Staffordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Staffordshire

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Staffordshire

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows in Staffordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Staffordshire

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Staffordshire

Windows
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 16 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tamworth +6 23 £370 +1.37% 6
Stoke-on-Trent +9 16 £325 -18.75% 15
Burton-upon-Trent +2 5 £145 - 4
Lichfield -6 2 £400 - 1
Stafford +2 1 - - 1
Windows
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Staffordshire region with a requirement for Windows.

1 39 (68.42%) Windows Server
2 35 (61.40%) Active Directory
3 20 (35.09%) VMware
4 19 (33.33%) Re-Platforming
5 17 (29.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 16 (28.07%) Retail
6 16 (28.07%) SQL
6 16 (28.07%) Linux
6 16 (28.07%) FMCG
7 14 (24.56%) Wi-Fi
8 13 (22.81%) Firewall
8 13 (22.81%) Office 365
9 12 (21.05%) Microsoft
9 12 (21.05%) SQL Server
10 11 (19.30%) Web Services
10 11 (19.30%) LAN
10 11 (19.30%) WAN
11 10 (17.54%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (17.54%) Oracle
11 10 (17.54%) Internet
12 9 (15.79%) DHCP
12 9 (15.79%) QA
12 9 (15.79%) Patch Management
13 8 (14.04%) Analytical Skills
14 7 (12.28%) Agile Software Development
14 7 (12.28%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (12.28%) ITIL
14 7 (12.28%) DNS
14 7 (12.28%) SCCM
14 7 (12.28%) Vulnerability Scanning

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (8.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (3.51%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.75%) CMS
3 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (10.53%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 13 (22.81%) Office 365
2 2 (3.51%) G Suite
2 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (24.56%) Wi-Fi
2 13 (22.81%) Firewall
3 11 (19.30%) LAN
3 11 (19.30%) WAN
4 10 (17.54%) Internet
5 9 (15.79%) DHCP
6 7 (12.28%) DNS
7 1 (1.75%) MPLS
7 1 (1.75%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.77%) MongoDB
3 4 (7.02%) Oracle Database
3 4 (7.02%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (5.26%) MySQL
4 3 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (5.26%) Riak
5 2 (3.51%) Big Data
5 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (8.77%) SoapUI
2 3 (5.26%) InstallShield
2 3 (5.26%) MSI
2 3 (5.26%) WiX
3 1 (1.75%) AccuRev
3 1 (1.75%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.75%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.75%) JIRA
3 1 (1.75%) Mercurial
3 1 (1.75%) Subversion
3 1 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (28.07%) Retail
2 2 (3.51%) Finance
3 1 (1.75%) Military
3 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (29.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (22.81%) Analyst
2 13 (22.81%) Project Engineer
3 11 (19.30%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 11 (19.30%) VMware Engineer
4 10 (17.54%) Server Engineer
5 9 (15.79%) Senior VMware Engineer
5 9 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (14.04%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
6 8 (14.04%) Security Engineer
6 8 (14.04%) Senior Server Engineer
7 7 (12.28%) Senior Security Engineer
7 7 (12.28%) Wintel Engineer
8 5 (8.77%) Administrator
8 5 (8.77%) Senior Wintel Engineer
8 5 (8.77%) Support Analyst
8 5 (8.77%) Technical Analyst
8 5 (8.77%) Test Analyst
9 4 (7.02%) Citrix Engineer
9 4 (7.02%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (19.30%) Web Services
2 7 (12.28%) REST
3 5 (8.77%) SOAP
3 5 (8.77%) XML
4 1 (1.75%) .NET
4 1 (1.75%) CSS
4 1 (1.75%) CSS3
4 1 (1.75%) HTML
4 1 (1.75%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 16 (28.07%) FMCG
2 8 (14.04%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (10.53%) Data Centre
4 5 (8.77%) Driving Licence
5 3 (5.26%) Clustering
5 3 (5.26%) PMI
6 2 (3.51%) Replication
7 1 (1.75%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.75%) CMDB
7 1 (1.75%) EMC VNX
7 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 39 (68.42%) Windows Server
2 16 (28.07%) Linux
3 10 (17.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (12.28%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (10.53%) Unix
6 4 (7.02%) Android
7 3 (5.26%) Windows 7
8 2 (3.51%) Windows 10
8 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.75%) Solaris
9 1 (1.75%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (33.33%) Re-Platforming
2 17 (29.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 9 (15.79%) Patch Management
4 7 (12.28%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (12.28%) ITIL
4 7 (12.28%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 6 (10.53%) Application Discovery
5 6 (10.53%) Logistics
5 6 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (8.77%) SOA
6 5 (8.77%) Test Strategy
7 4 (7.02%) Defect Management
7 4 (7.02%) Functional Testing
7 4 (7.02%) Regression Testing
7 4 (7.02%) Software Delivery
7 4 (7.02%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 4 (7.02%) TDD
7 4 (7.02%) V-Model
7 4 (7.02%) Waterfall
8 3 (5.26%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (28.07%) SQL
2 5 (8.77%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.51%) Java
3 2 (3.51%) Python
3 2 (3.51%) Ruby
3 2 (3.51%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.75%) Apple Swift
4 1 (1.75%) C#
4 1 (1.75%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.75%) Objective-C
4 1 (1.75%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (8.77%) SC Cleared
1 5 (8.77%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.26%) Degree
2 3 (5.26%) PMI Certification
2 3 (5.26%) PMP
3 2 (3.51%) MCSE
3 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.75%) CCNA
4 1 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.75%) MCSA
4 1 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.79%) QA
2 3 (5.26%) GDPR
2 3 (5.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 35 (61.40%) Active Directory
2 6 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (8.77%) XenApp
4 4 (7.02%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (5.26%) Hyper-V
6 2 (3.51%) BitLocker
6 2 (3.51%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (12.28%) SCCM
2 3 (5.26%) Failover Clustering
2 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (1.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.75%) vCenter Server
3 1 (1.75%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (35.09%) VMware
2 12 (21.05%) Microsoft
3 10 (17.54%) Oracle
4 6 (10.53%) Citrix
4 6 (10.53%) Red Hat
5 2 (3.51%) Altiris
5 2 (3.51%) Cisco
5 2 (3.51%) Informatica
5 2 (3.51%) NetApp
5 2 (3.51%) Sage
6 1 (1.75%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.75%) Dell
6 1 (1.75%) EMC
6 1 (1.75%) Fortinet
6 1 (1.75%) Snow
6 1 (1.75%) SonicWALL
6 1 (1.75%) Sophos
6 1 (1.75%) Wyse
6 1 (1.75%) Xamarin