Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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.

Microsoft Windows
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 15 11
Rank change year-on-year +2 -4 -8
Contract jobs citing Windows 24 31 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 9.38% 7.21% 12.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 68.57% 58.49% 75.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 17 9
Staffordshire median daily rate £365 £300 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.67% -6.25% -1.54%
10th Percentile £205 £103 £272
90th Percentile £470 £452 £530
West Midlands median daily rate £335 £350 £325
% change year-on-year -4.29% +7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 17
Staffordshire median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.54% -7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £12.54 £10.75 £10.25
90th Percentile £33.35 £26.50 £18.07
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.10 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +4.44% -3.57% -5.08%

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 35 53 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 13.67% 12.33% 16.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 22 18
Staffordshire median daily rate £375 £305 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.95% -14.08% +12.70%
10th Percentile £205 £106 £298
90th Percentile £425 £481 £492
West Midlands median daily rate £370 £400 £336
% change year-on-year -7.50% +18.96% +4.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 17
Staffordshire median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.54% -7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £12.54 £10.75 £10.25
90th Percentile £33.35 £26.50 £18.07
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.45
% change year-on-year +3.57% -3.11% -3.67%

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 22 November 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 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 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 +5 5 £400 +263.64% 8
Tamworth -2 5 £365 - 4
Stafford +1 4 £210 -22.22% 1
Burton-upon-Trent +4 1 - - 1
Lichfield - 1 - - 4
Windows
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 12 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 10 (41.67%) Active Directory
3 7 (29.17%) Windows 7
4 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 5 (20.83%) Cisco
5 5 (20.83%) VMware
6 4 (16.67%) Office 365
6 4 (16.67%) Linux
6 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
6 4 (16.67%) Retail
6 4 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (16.67%) Kaspersky
6 4 (16.67%) Logistics
7 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
7 3 (12.50%) C#
7 3 (12.50%) .NET
7 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET
7 3 (12.50%) VPN
7 3 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (12.50%) Windows 10
7 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (8.33%) Apple iOS
8 2 (8.33%) API Development
8 2 (8.33%) Driving Licence
8 2 (8.33%) MVC
8 2 (8.33%) Service Management
8 2 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (8.33%) Firewall
8 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification

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 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.17%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.67%) Office 365
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.17%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (4.17%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) VPN
1 3 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (8.33%) DHCP
2 2 (8.33%) Firewall
2 2 (8.33%) LAN
2 2 (8.33%) WAN
3 1 (4.17%) 3G
3 1 (4.17%) NetScaler
3 1 (4.17%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (4.17%) Data Lake
2 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.17%) HDInsight
2 1 (4.17%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.17%) MySQL
2 1 (4.17%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
1 1 (4.17%) Subversion
1 1 (4.17%) TeamCity
1 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (20.83%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 5 (20.83%) 3rd Line Support
1 5 (20.83%) Desktop Support
2 4 (16.67%) Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 3 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Support Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Active Directory Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Desktop Support Technician
4 2 (8.33%) Desktop Technician
4 2 (8.33%) IT Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Wintel Support
4 2 (8.33%) Wintel Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) .NET
1 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET
2 2 (8.33%) .NET Framework
2 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (8.33%) Web Services
3 1 (4.17%) Ajax
3 1 (4.17%) CSS
3 1 (4.17%) HTML
3 1 (4.17%) jQuery
3 1 (4.17%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Driving Licence
1 2 (8.33%) Learning Management System
1 2 (8.33%) SCORM
2 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) CESG
2 1 (4.17%) Clustering
2 1 (4.17%) NHS
2 1 (4.17%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 7 (29.17%) Windows 7
3 4 (16.67%) Linux
4 3 (12.50%) Windows 10
4 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (8.33%) Apple iOS
6 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (4.17%) Windows 8
6 1 (4.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.67%) Logistics
2 2 (8.33%) API Development
2 2 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (8.33%) MVC
2 2 (8.33%) Service Management
3 1 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (4.17%) Analytics
3 1 (4.17%) Break/Fix
3 1 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (4.17%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
3 1 (4.17%) DevOps
3 1 (4.17%) Incident Management
3 1 (4.17%) Machine Learning
3 1 (4.17%) Mentoring
3 1 (4.17%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (4.17%) Performance Improvement
3 1 (4.17%) Project Planning
3 1 (4.17%) Task Automation
3 1 (4.17%) Use Case
3 1 (4.17%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) C#
2 2 (8.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (8.33%) SQL
3 1 (4.17%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.17%) PL/SQL
3 1 (4.17%) Python
3 1 (4.17%) Ruby
3 1 (4.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) MCSE
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.17%) CCA
2 1 (4.17%) CESG Certified Professional
2 1 (4.17%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (4.17%) HNC
2 1 (4.17%) HND
2 1 (4.17%) MCITP
2 1 (4.17%) MCSA
2 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 10 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.33%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.17%) Terminal Services
4 1 (4.17%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (4.17%) vSphere
4 1 (4.17%) XenApp
4 1 (4.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) SCCM
2 1 (4.17%) Ansible
2 1 (4.17%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (4.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.83%) Cisco
2 5 (20.83%) VMware
3 4 (16.67%) Kaspersky
4 2 (8.33%) Citrix
4 2 (8.33%) Dell
5 1 (4.17%) F5
5 1 (4.17%) Kaseya
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle
5 1 (4.17%) Proofpoint
5 1 (4.17%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.17%) WatchGuard
5 1 (4.17%) Xerox