Period
to 14 May 2021

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 14 May 2021 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
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 6 2 3
Rank change year-on-year -4 +1 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 17 24 34
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Staffordshire 15.74% 26.37% 20.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 80.95% 96.00% 89.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 22
10th Percentile £109 £126 £138
25th Percentile £143 £140 £168
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £183 £188 £305
Median % change year-on-year -2.67% -38.52% +3.39%
75th Percentile £345 £238 £369
90th Percentile £419 £290 £370
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £335 £372
% change year-on-year -2.99% -9.83% +14.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 4
10th Percentile £14.20 £13.00 "
25th Percentile £14.50 £15.30 £15.00
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £16.25
Median % change year-on-year -7.41% -0.31% +35.42%
75th Percentile £29.00 £18.11 £18.81
90th Percentile £41.60 £18.98 £18.93
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.50 £15.85 £15.86
% change year-on-year +4.10% -0.03% +9.34%

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 21 25 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 19.44% 27.47% 23.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 26
10th Percentile £117 £126 £139
25th Percentile £160 £140 £210
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £344 £188 £345
Median % change year-on-year +83.33% -45.65% -1.43%
75th Percentile £423 £238 £370
90th Percentile £438 £290 £424
West Midlands median daily rate £370 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -7.50% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 4
10th Percentile £14.20 £13.00 "
25th Percentile £14.50 £15.30 £15.00
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £16.25
Median % change year-on-year -7.41% -0.31% +35.42%
75th Percentile £29.00 £18.11 £18.81
90th Percentile £41.60 £18.98 £18.93
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.50 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% -0.94% +6.67%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Staffordshire

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows in Staffordshire.

Daily rate trend for Windows in Staffordshire

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 14 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Windows in Staffordshire

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows in Staffordshire.

Hourly rate trend for Windows in Staffordshire

Windows
Hourly Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Windows in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 14 May 2021.

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 14 May 2021. 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 4 £313 +73.61% 2
Tamworth - 3 £183 - 5
Cannock +1 2 £115 -34.29%
Stafford +3 1 - - 1
Burton-upon-Trent -2 1 £155 -29.55% 1
Lichfield -2 1 - - 2
Windows
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 14 May 2021, 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 12 (70.59%) Windows 10
2 8 (47.06%) Microsoft 365
3 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
4 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
4 5 (29.41%) Social Skills
5 4 (23.53%) Windows Server
5 4 (23.53%) SQL
5 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
6 3 (17.65%) Cisco
6 3 (17.65%) VMware
6 3 (17.65%) SCCM
6 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
7 2 (11.76%) Degree
7 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
7 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
7 2 (11.76%) Azure
7 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (11.76%) ServiceNow
7 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (11.76%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (11.76%) FMCG
7 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2019
7 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
7 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
7 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
7 2 (11.76%) Linux
7 2 (11.76%) ERP
8 1 (5.88%) SOA

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 (5.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (47.06%) Microsoft 365
2 2 (11.76%) Azure
2 2 (11.76%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (5.88%) IaaS
3 1 (5.88%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) DHCP
1 1 (5.88%) DNS
1 1 (5.88%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.88%) MySQL
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (29.41%) Social Skills
2 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.88%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Desktop Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Desktop Support
2 3 (17.65%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Rollout Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Support Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Server Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Service Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Support Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Rollout Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) IT Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) IT Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft 365 Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 1 (5.88%) Qt
1 1 (5.88%) REST
1 1 (5.88%) SOAP
1 1 (5.88%) Web Services
1 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 12 (70.59%) Windows 10
2 4 (23.53%) Windows Server
3 2 (11.76%) Linux
3 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2016
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2019
4 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (5.88%) Unix
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
1 2 (11.76%) ERP
2 1 (5.88%) Application Packaging
2 1 (5.88%) Identity Management
2 1 (5.88%) ITIL
2 1 (5.88%) ITIL V3
2 1 (5.88%) Manual Testing
2 1 (5.88%) Performance Testing
2 1 (5.88%) Regression Testing
2 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
2 1 (5.88%) SOA
2 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
2 1 (5.88%) Software Testing
2 1 (5.88%) TDD
2 1 (5.88%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (5.88%) Test Automation
2 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
2 1 (5.88%) V-Model
2 1 (5.88%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) SQL
2 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.88%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) MCITP
2 1 (5.88%) MCSA
2 1 (5.88%) MCSD
2 1 (5.88%) MCSE
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) SCCM
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (5.88%) NetBackup
3 1 (5.88%) PaperCut
3 1 (5.88%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) Cisco
2 3 (17.65%) VMware
3 2 (11.76%) ServiceNow
4 1 (5.88%) Atlassian
4 1 (5.88%) Citrix
4 1 (5.88%) EMC
4 1 (5.88%) Google
4 1 (5.88%) NetApp
4 1 (5.88%) Okta
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle
4 1 (5.88%) Panasonic
4 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.88%) Remedy
4 1 (5.88%) Symantec