Period
to 21 July 2019

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 21 July 2019 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
21 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 4 6 8
Rank change year-on-year +2 +2 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 31 62 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 16.85% 22.06% 13.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 79.49% 86.11% 80.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 32 23
Staffordshire median daily rate £258 £315 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.25% +5.00% +4.35%
10th Percentile £129 £206 £200
90th Percentile £394 £416 £375
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £345 £345
% change year-on-year +1.45% - -2.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 7
Staffordshire median hourly rate £15.00 £12.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -14.29% +3.70%
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £14.22
% change year-on-year +6.90% +2.00% +9.35%

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 39 72 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 21.20% 25.62% 16.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 33 23
Staffordshire median daily rate £316 £320 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.17% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £136 £213 £200
90th Percentile £454 £434 £375
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 8
Staffordshire median hourly rate £15.00 £12.00 £14.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -14.89% +4.44%
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year +3.33% +3.45% +7.41%

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 21 July 2019.

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 21 July 2019. 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 +7 14 £238 -35.81% 17
Tamworth -3 3 £370 +13.41% 10
Stafford 0 2 £136 -61.14% 6
Lichfield - 2 £213 - 2
Burton-upon-Trent -5 1 £250 -17.70% 6
Windows
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 July 2019, 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 13 (41.94%) Active Directory
2 11 (35.48%) VMware
2 11 (35.48%) Windows 10
3 10 (32.26%) Windows Server
3 10 (32.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 10 (32.26%) Linux
4 8 (25.81%) Windows 7
5 7 (22.58%) PowerShell
6 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (19.35%) SCCM
6 6 (19.35%) Office 365
7 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (16.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (16.13%) Red Hat
7 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
7 5 (16.13%) Firewall
8 4 (12.90%) Configuration Management
8 4 (12.90%) E-Commerce
8 4 (12.90%) HP
8 4 (12.90%) ITIL
8 4 (12.90%) LAN
8 4 (12.90%) CentOS
9 3 (9.68%) Data Protection
9 3 (9.68%) FMCG
9 3 (9.68%) Open Source
9 3 (9.68%) High Availability
9 3 (9.68%) Retail
9 3 (9.68%) WAN
9 3 (9.68%) Python

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 (3.23%) CMS
1 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.23%) Site Server
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (19.35%) Office 365
2 1 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.13%) Firewall
2 4 (12.90%) LAN
3 3 (9.68%) WAN
4 2 (6.45%) DHCP
4 2 (6.45%) DNS
4 2 (6.45%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (3.23%) Internet
5 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.23%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.23%) MySQL
3 1 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.23%) Riak
General
1 3 (9.68%) Retail
2 2 (6.45%) Finance
3 1 (3.23%) Back Office
3 1 (3.23%) Games
3 1 (3.23%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 8 (25.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (22.58%) Windows Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Infrastructure Manager
3 5 (16.13%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 5 (16.13%) Project Manager
4 3 (9.68%) Deployment Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Rollout Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Server Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) VMware Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Windows Rollout Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) IT Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) IT Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (6.45%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (6.45%) IT Support
5 2 (6.45%) Migration Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Server Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Senior VMware Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Transition Project Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Windows Deployment Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) FMCG
2 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.45%) Driving Licence
2 2 (6.45%) NHS
3 1 (3.23%) Clustering
3 1 (3.23%) CMDB
3 1 (3.23%) EMC VNX
3 1 (3.23%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (35.48%) Windows 10
2 10 (32.26%) Linux
2 10 (32.26%) Windows Server
3 8 (25.81%) Windows 7
4 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (16.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (12.90%) CentOS
7 2 (6.45%) Unix
7 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (3.23%) Solaris
8 1 (3.23%) Windows 2000
8 1 (3.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (32.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 4 (12.90%) Configuration Management
2 4 (12.90%) E-Commerce
2 4 (12.90%) ITIL
3 3 (9.68%) Change Management
3 3 (9.68%) Data Protection
3 3 (9.68%) High Availability
3 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Automation
3 3 (9.68%) Migration
3 3 (9.68%) Open Source
3 3 (9.68%) Server Management
4 2 (6.45%) Application Discovery
4 2 (6.45%) Asset Management
4 2 (6.45%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Transition
4 2 (6.45%) Project Management
4 2 (6.45%) Re-Platforming
4 2 (6.45%) Service Management
4 2 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.23%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 7 (22.58%) PowerShell
2 3 (9.68%) Python
3 2 (6.45%) Bash Shell
3 2 (6.45%) Go
3 2 (6.45%) SQL
4 1 (3.23%) Java
4 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) CCNA
1 1 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (3.23%) MCSA
1 1 (3.23%) MCSE
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 13 (41.94%) Active Directory
2 5 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.45%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.23%) Firmware
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (3.23%) VMware Server
4 1 (3.23%) XenApp
4 1 (3.23%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (19.35%) SCCM
2 2 (6.45%) Ansible
2 2 (6.45%) HP SIM
2 2 (6.45%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (3.23%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (3.23%) logstash
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (3.23%) vCenter Server
3 1 (3.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (35.48%) VMware
2 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.13%) Red Hat
3 4 (12.90%) HP
4 3 (9.68%) Dell
4 3 (9.68%) Oracle
5 2 (6.45%) Cisco
5 2 (6.45%) EMC
5 2 (6.45%) Ivanti
6 1 (3.23%) Altiris
6 1 (3.23%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.23%) Citrix
6 1 (3.23%) Fortinet
6 1 (3.23%) IBM
6 1 (3.23%) Shavlik
6 1 (3.23%) Snow
6 1 (3.23%) Sophos
6 1 (3.23%) Splunk
6 1 (3.23%) Veeam