Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 7 15
Rank change year-on-year +3 +8 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 67 31 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 22.95% 12.92% 8.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 85.90% 79.49% 65.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 22 19
Staffordshire median daily rate £360 £339 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.27% +12.92% -2.04%
10th Percentile £263 £200 £105
90th Percentile £399 £388 £436
West Midlands median daily rate £360 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +10.77% -7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 6
Staffordshire median hourly rate £12.34 £14.20 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.10% +3.27% -8.33%
10th Percentile £11.18 £12.35 £10.83
90th Percentile £20.30 £33.20 £26.23
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year - +7.69% -5.01%

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 78 39 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 26.71% 16.25% 13.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 25 20
Staffordshire median daily rate £345 £340 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.47% +13.33% -7.69%
10th Percentile £263 £200 £105
90th Percentile £424 £425 £433
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £395
% change year-on-year - -5.06% +17.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 10 6
Staffordshire median hourly rate £12.34 £14.20 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.10% +3.27% -8.33%
10th Percentile £11.18 £12.49 £10.83
90th Percentile £20.30 £38.75 £26.23
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £14.22 £13.50
% change year-on-year +2.00% +5.30% -6.90%

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 20 September 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 20 September 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 +11 23 £325 -18.75% 13
Tamworth +7 14 £363 -0.68% 6
Burton-upon-Trent +1 7 £304 - 1
Stafford +1 6 - -
Windows
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 23 (34.33%) Active Directory
2 21 (31.34%) Windows Server
3 19 (28.36%) SQL Server
4 17 (25.37%) SQL
5 16 (23.88%) Microsoft
6 15 (22.39%) Office 365
7 12 (17.91%) VMware
8 11 (16.42%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (16.42%) QA
8 11 (16.42%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (14.93%) Windows 10
9 10 (14.93%) C#
9 10 (14.93%) .NET
10 9 (13.43%) Oracle
10 9 (13.43%) SCCM
10 9 (13.43%) Windows 7
10 9 (13.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 8 (11.94%) Failover Clustering
11 8 (11.94%) Microsoft Clustering
11 8 (11.94%) PowerShell
11 8 (11.94%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (11.94%) Oracle Database
11 8 (11.94%) Riak
11 8 (11.94%) JavaScript
11 8 (11.94%) MySQL
11 8 (11.94%) Microsoft Office
11 8 (11.94%) PostgreSQL
11 8 (11.94%) Clustering
12 7 (10.45%) Microsoft App-V
12 7 (10.45%) CSS

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 (2.99%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (1.49%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (11.94%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 15 (22.39%) Office 365
2 6 (8.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (5.97%) IaaS
3 4 (5.97%) PaaS
4 2 (2.99%) G Suite
5 1 (1.49%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.96%) DHCP
1 6 (8.96%) Firewall
2 5 (7.46%) Internet
3 3 (4.48%) LAN
3 3 (4.48%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (2.99%) DNS
4 2 (2.99%) MPLS
4 2 (2.99%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.99%) WAN
5 1 (1.49%) Kerberos
5 1 (1.49%) NAS
5 1 (1.49%) SAN
5 1 (1.49%) Skype
5 1 (1.49%) SNMP
5 1 (1.49%) VLAN
5 1 (1.49%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (28.36%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.94%) MySQL
2 8 (11.94%) Oracle Database
2 8 (11.94%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (11.94%) Riak
3 3 (4.48%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 6 (8.96%) MSI
1 6 (8.96%) WiX
2 4 (5.97%) InstallShield
General
1 6 (8.96%) Retail
2 5 (7.46%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.97%) Electronics
4 3 (4.48%) Law
5 2 (2.99%) Finance
6 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (19.40%) Developer
2 9 (13.43%) Desktop Support
3 8 (11.94%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 8 (11.94%) Administrator
3 8 (11.94%) DBA
3 8 (11.94%) Production DBA
4 7 (10.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (10.45%) Support Engineer
5 6 (8.96%) Windows Engineer
5 6 (8.96%) Wintel Engineer
6 5 (7.46%) .NET Developer
6 5 (7.46%) Analyst
6 5 (7.46%) Deployment Engineer
6 5 (7.46%) Project Engineer
6 5 (7.46%) Software Developer
7 4 (5.97%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (5.97%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) Applications Packager
7 4 (5.97%) SQL DBA
7 4 (5.97%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.93%) .NET
2 7 (10.45%) .NET Framework
2 7 (10.45%) CSS
2 7 (10.45%) Entity Framework
2 7 (10.45%) HTML
3 6 (8.96%) Web Services
4 5 (7.46%) WinForms
4 5 (7.46%) WPF
5 4 (5.97%) ASP.NET
5 4 (5.97%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (5.97%) WCF
6 3 (4.48%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (4.48%) CSS3
6 3 (4.48%) HTML5
7 2 (2.99%) AngularJS
7 2 (2.99%) Dapper ORM
7 2 (2.99%) jQuery
7 2 (2.99%) Managed Extensibility Framework
7 2 (2.99%) MFC
7 2 (2.99%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.42%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (11.94%) Clustering
3 6 (8.96%) FMCG
3 6 (8.96%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (7.46%) Computer Science
5 4 (5.97%) Driving Licence
5 4 (5.97%) Replication
6 3 (4.48%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (4.48%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.99%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.49%) Blackberry
8 1 (1.49%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.49%) NHS
8 1 (1.49%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 21 (31.34%) Windows Server
2 10 (14.93%) Windows 10
3 9 (13.43%) Windows 7
4 8 (11.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (10.45%) Apple iOS
5 7 (10.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (8.96%) Linux
7 4 (5.97%) Android
7 4 (5.97%) Windows XP
8 2 (2.99%) Unix
8 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.49%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (16.42%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (13.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 6 (8.96%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (8.96%) ITIL
4 5 (7.46%) Migration
4 5 (7.46%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (7.46%) Re-Platforming
4 5 (7.46%) Time Management
5 4 (5.97%) Application Packaging
5 4 (5.97%) Change Data Capture
5 4 (5.97%) Communications Security
5 4 (5.97%) Database Security
5 4 (5.97%) Decision-Making
5 4 (5.97%) High Availability
5 4 (5.97%) Mathematics
5 4 (5.97%) Network Management
5 4 (5.97%) Project Planning
5 4 (5.97%) Reverse Engineering
6 3 (4.48%) Android Development
6 3 (4.48%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 17 (25.37%) SQL
2 10 (14.93%) C#
3 8 (11.94%) JavaScript
3 8 (11.94%) PowerShell
4 4 (5.97%) Java
4 4 (5.97%) T-SQL
4 4 (5.97%) VB.NET
5 3 (4.48%) Apple Swift
5 3 (4.48%) Objective-C
5 3 (4.48%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (5.97%) SC Cleared
1 4 (5.97%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.48%) Degree
2 3 (4.48%) HNC
2 3 (4.48%) HND
2 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.99%) MCSE
4 1 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.49%) MCITP
4 1 (1.49%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (16.42%) QA
2 1 (1.49%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (34.33%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.45%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (5.97%) Hyper-V
3 4 (5.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (4.48%) BitLocker
4 3 (4.48%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.99%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (2.99%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (13.43%) SCCM
2 8 (11.94%) Failover Clustering
2 8 (11.94%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (2.99%) vCenter Server
4 1 (1.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 16 (23.88%) Microsoft
2 12 (17.91%) VMware
3 9 (13.43%) Oracle
4 4 (5.97%) NetApp
5 3 (4.48%) Citrix
5 3 (4.48%) Xamarin
6 2 (2.99%) Avaya
6 2 (2.99%) Cisco
6 2 (2.99%) Sage
7 1 (1.49%) Altiris
7 1 (1.49%) Apple
7 1 (1.49%) DevExpress
7 1 (1.49%) Kaspersky
7 1 (1.49%) SonicWALL
7 1 (1.49%) Wyse