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 3 months to 23 March 2017 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
West Midlands / Staffordshire
Rank 8 4 11
Rank change year-on-year -4 +7  
Contract jobs citing Windows 15 28 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 11.11% 17.72% 14.02%
As % of the Operating Systems category 71.43% 82.35% 85.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 14 7
Median daily rate £225 £275 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.18% -13.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £132 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £314 £422
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £340 £320
% change year-on-year +1.47% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 12
Median hourly rate £18.00 £13.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -6.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.15 £10.74 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £120.90 £13.85 £20.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.45% +6.89%  

Windows is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
Staffordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 21 34 27
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 15.56% 21.52% 16.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 19 10
Median daily rate £225 £275 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.18% -15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £135 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £412 £422
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £335
% change year-on-year +6.89% +8.20%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 13
Median hourly rate £18.00 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -3.57%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.15 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -8.18% +6.45%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire citing Windows as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Staffordshire

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Burton-upon-Trent +1 5 £150 -49.57% 3
Stoke-on-Trent 0 3 - - 4
Cannock +3 2 £263 +45.83% 3
Windows
West Midlands

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Staffordshire region with a requirement for Windows.

1 16 (59.26%) Active Directory
2 15 (55.56%) Windows Server
3 10 (37.04%) Windows 7
4 9 (33.33%) VMware
5 8 (29.63%) Citrix
6 7 (25.93%) MS Office
6 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (22.22%) Office 365
7 6 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (18.52%) SCCM
8 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (18.52%) .NET
8 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
9 4 (14.81%) Windows 10
10 3 (11.11%) WinForms
10 3 (11.11%) WPF
10 3 (11.11%) Back Office
10 3 (11.11%) Cisco
10 3 (11.11%) MS Exchange
10 3 (11.11%) SQL
10 3 (11.11%) VB.NET
10 3 (11.11%) C#
11 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
11 2 (7.41%) ITIL
11 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
11 2 (7.41%) Windows XP
11 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (7.41%) NHS
11 2 (7.41%) Dell
11 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010

Windows
Top Related 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 3 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.70%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.70%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (25.93%) MS Office
2 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (22.22%) Office 365
2 2 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) SAN
1 1 (3.70%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) MySQL
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (11.11%) Back Office
2 1 (3.70%) Banking
2 1 (3.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (14.81%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 4 (14.81%) Developer
2 3 (11.11%) C# Developer
2 3 (11.11%) C# Software Developer
2 3 (11.11%) C# WPF Developer
2 3 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
2 3 (11.11%) Software Developer
2 3 (11.11%) Support Engineer
2 3 (11.11%) WPF Developer
3 2 (7.41%) .NET Developer
3 2 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (7.41%) Deployment Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Desktop Support
3 2 (7.41%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) SQL Developer
3 2 (7.41%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Service Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) .NET
2 3 (11.11%) WinForms
2 3 (11.11%) WPF
3 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) NHS
2 1 (3.70%) HP Storage
2 1 (3.70%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (3.70%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 15 (55.56%) Windows Server
2 10 (37.04%) Windows 7
3 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (14.81%) Windows 10
6 2 (7.41%) Windows XP
7 1 (3.70%) Unix
7 1 (3.70%) Windows 2000
7 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (7.41%) ITIL
1 2 (7.41%) Migration
2 1 (3.70%) Anti-Money Laundering
2 1 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (3.70%) DevOps
2 1 (3.70%) Remediation Plan
2 1 (3.70%) Software Deployment
2 1 (3.70%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) C#
1 3 (11.11%) SQL
1 3 (11.11%) VB.NET
2 1 (3.70%) Java
2 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.70%) MCITP
2 1 (3.70%) MCSA
2 1 (3.70%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) QA
1 1 (3.70%) SEPA
System Software
1 16 (59.26%) Active Directory
2 6 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (3.70%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (3.70%) vSphere
3 1 (3.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (18.52%) SCCM
2 1 (3.70%) SCOM
2 1 (3.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (33.33%) VMware
2 8 (29.63%) Citrix
3 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
4 3 (11.11%) Cisco
5 2 (7.41%) Dell
6 1 (3.70%) EMC
6 1 (3.70%) HP
6 1 (3.70%) NetApp
6 1 (3.70%) Oracle
Cannock, Staffordshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £285 - £315 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £180 - £260 per day
Posted: Yesterday