Period
to 16 July 2018

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 July 2018 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 8 5
Rank change year-on-year +2 -3 +7
Contract jobs citing Windows 58 32 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 21.09% 12.65% 13.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 85.29% 82.05% 72.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 19 25
Staffordshire median daily rate £333 £225 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +47.78% -25.00% -4.00%
10th Percentile £200 £193 £111
90th Percentile £421 £378 £380
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £328 £350
% change year-on-year +6.87% -6.43% +11.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 9
Staffordshire median hourly rate £11.89 £14.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.05% +3.70% -10.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £10.15
90th Percentile £13.43 £18.00 £20.07
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £14.36 £13.00
% change year-on-year +0.99% +10.44% -11.86%

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 68 39 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 24.73% 15.42% 18.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 20 28
Staffordshire median daily rate £345 £233 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +48.39% -22.50% -6.10%
10th Percentile £200 £196 £131
90th Percentile £438 £375 £429
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +23.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 9
Staffordshire median hourly rate £11.89 £14.10 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.66% +4.44% -6.90%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £10.15
90th Percentile £13.43 £23.85 £20.07
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year +3.45% +7.41% -10.00%

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 July 2018.

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
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 July 2018. 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
Stoke-on-Trent +10 22 £370 - 8
Tamworth +9 8 £326 -10.00% 5
Stafford -2 6 £350 +66.67% 3
Burton-upon-Trent 0 5 £304 +102.50% 2
Windows
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 July 2018, 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 22 (37.93%) SQL Server
2 15 (25.86%) Microsoft
2 15 (25.86%) C#
2 15 (25.86%) .NET
3 14 (24.14%) SQL
4 13 (22.41%) Windows 10
5 12 (20.69%) Active Directory
6 11 (18.97%) JavaScript
6 11 (18.97%) VMware
6 11 (18.97%) .NET Framework
6 11 (18.97%) Entity Framework
7 10 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (17.24%) Self-Motivation
7 10 (17.24%) HTML
7 10 (17.24%) CSS
7 10 (17.24%) Oracle
8 9 (15.52%) MySQL
8 9 (15.52%) Clustering
8 9 (15.52%) WPF
8 9 (15.52%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (15.52%) Failover Clustering
8 9 (15.52%) Microsoft Clustering
8 9 (15.52%) Oracle Database
8 9 (15.52%) Riak
8 9 (15.52%) Microsoft Azure
8 9 (15.52%) SCCM
8 9 (15.52%) PowerShell
9 8 (13.79%) Windows 7
9 8 (13.79%) PaaS
9 8 (13.79%) Office 365

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 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (1.72%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.72%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (15.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (13.79%) IaaS
2 8 (13.79%) Office 365
2 8 (13.79%) PaaS
3 1 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.72%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.90%) Internet
2 3 (5.17%) DHCP
3 2 (3.45%) Firewall
3 2 (3.45%) LAN
3 2 (3.45%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.72%) DNS
4 1 (1.72%) Kerberos
4 1 (1.72%) MPLS
4 1 (1.72%) NAS
4 1 (1.72%) SAN
4 1 (1.72%) Skype
4 1 (1.72%) SNMP
4 1 (1.72%) VLAN
4 1 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.72%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (37.93%) SQL Server
2 9 (15.52%) MySQL
2 9 (15.52%) Oracle Database
2 9 (15.52%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (15.52%) Riak
3 3 (5.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (12.07%) MSI
1 7 (12.07%) WiX
2 1 (1.72%) InstallShield
General
1 7 (12.07%) Finance
2 4 (6.90%) Electronics
2 4 (6.90%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.17%) Law
3 3 (5.17%) Retail
4 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (29.31%) Developer
2 10 (17.24%) DBA
2 10 (17.24%) Desktop Support
3 9 (15.52%) Production DBA
4 8 (13.79%) Administrator
5 6 (10.34%) .NET Developer
5 6 (10.34%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 6 (10.34%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 6 (10.34%) SQL DBA
5 6 (10.34%) Support Engineer
5 6 (10.34%) UI Developer
6 5 (8.62%) Software Developer
6 5 (8.62%) Windows Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) Desktop Engineer
8 3 (5.17%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (5.17%) C# Developer
8 3 (5.17%) Deployment Engineer
8 3 (5.17%) Desktop Support Technician
8 3 (5.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (5.17%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (25.86%) .NET
2 11 (18.97%) .NET Framework
2 11 (18.97%) Entity Framework
3 10 (17.24%) CSS
3 10 (17.24%) HTML
4 9 (15.52%) WPF
5 8 (13.79%) ASP.NET Web API
5 8 (13.79%) WCF
5 8 (13.79%) Web Services
6 6 (10.34%) Angular 2
6 6 (10.34%) AngularJS
6 6 (10.34%) Dapper ORM
6 6 (10.34%) MFC
6 6 (10.34%) NHibernate
6 6 (10.34%) WinForms
7 4 (6.90%) ASP.NET
8 3 (5.17%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (3.45%) CSS3
9 2 (3.45%) HTML5
9 2 (3.45%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
1 10 (17.24%) Self-Motivation
2 9 (15.52%) Clustering
3 7 (12.07%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (10.34%) Replication
5 4 (6.90%) Computer Science
6 3 (5.17%) FMCG
6 3 (5.17%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.72%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.72%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.72%) NHS
7 1 (1.72%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 13 (22.41%) Windows 10
2 8 (13.79%) Windows 7
2 8 (13.79%) Windows Server
3 6 (10.34%) Apple iOS
4 5 (8.62%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (8.62%) Windows XP
5 4 (6.90%) Linux
6 3 (5.17%) Android
7 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (13.79%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (12.07%) Migration
3 6 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (10.34%) Change Data Capture
3 6 (10.34%) High Availability
3 6 (10.34%) Time Management
4 5 (8.62%) Database Security
4 5 (8.62%) ITIL
4 5 (8.62%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (6.90%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (6.90%) Communications Security
5 4 (6.90%) Decision-Making
5 4 (6.90%) Mathematics
5 4 (6.90%) Network Management
5 4 (6.90%) Project Planning
5 4 (6.90%) Reverse Engineering
6 3 (5.17%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (5.17%) Break/Fix
6 3 (5.17%) MVC
6 3 (5.17%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 15 (25.86%) C#
2 14 (24.14%) SQL
3 11 (18.97%) JavaScript
4 9 (15.52%) PowerShell
5 5 (8.62%) VB.NET
6 4 (6.90%) T-SQL
7 3 (5.17%) Java
8 2 (3.45%) Apple Swift
8 2 (3.45%) Objective-C
8 2 (3.45%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (6.90%) SC Cleared
1 4 (6.90%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.17%) HNC
2 3 (5.17%) HND
3 2 (3.45%) Degree
3 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.72%) MCITP
4 1 (1.72%) MCSA
4 1 (1.72%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.79%) QA
2 1 (1.72%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (20.69%) Active Directory
2 7 (12.07%) Microsoft App-V
2 7 (12.07%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (10.34%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.72%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 9 (15.52%) Failover Clustering
1 9 (15.52%) Microsoft Clustering
1 9 (15.52%) SCCM
2 6 (10.34%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 15 (25.86%) Microsoft
2 11 (18.97%) VMware
3 10 (17.24%) Oracle
4 2 (3.45%) Apple
4 2 (3.45%) Avaya
4 2 (3.45%) NetApp
4 2 (3.45%) Xamarin
5 1 (1.72%) Citrix
5 1 (1.72%) DevExpress
5 1 (1.72%) Kaseya
5 1 (1.72%) Kaspersky