Period
to 17 February 2020

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 17 February 2020 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
17 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 1 5 16
Rank change year-on-year +4 +11 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 45 54 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 34.35% 22.88% 8.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 91.53% 58.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 51 13
Staffordshire median daily rate £190 £360 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -47.22% -1.37% +82.50%
10th Percentile £120 £258 £295
90th Percentile £323 £395 £518
West Midlands median daily rate £323 £360 £325
% change year-on-year -10.42% +10.77% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 7 8
Staffordshire median hourly rate £16.20 £15.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.23% -7.58% +13.87%
10th Percentile £11.17 £13.10 £12.36
90th Percentile £24.88 £47.50 £37.05
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £15.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year +2.26% +14.81% -6.83%

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 45 59 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 34.35% 25.00% 14.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 37 22
Staffordshire median daily rate £183 £360 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -49.31% -10.00% +53.85%
10th Percentile £120 £150 £295
90th Percentile £314 £397 £520
West Midlands median daily rate £378 £375 £368
% change year-on-year +0.67% +2.04% -5.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 7 8
Staffordshire median hourly rate £16.20 £15.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.23% -7.58% +13.87%
10th Percentile £11.17 £13.10 £12.36
90th Percentile £24.88 £47.50 £37.05
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £15.85 £14.50
% change year-on-year - +9.31% -3.33%

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 17 February 2020.

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 17 February 2020.

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 17 February 2020. 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 16 £130 -55.93% 16
Burton-upon-Trent +2 7 £150 +7.14% 3
Stafford +1 4 - -
Lichfield +7 2 £218 -45.63% 6
Tamworth +3 1 £370 - 12
Cannock - 1 £175 - 3
Windows
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 February 2020, 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 29 (64.44%) Windows 10
2 15 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 14 (31.11%) Windows 7
4 12 (26.67%) Microsoft
5 10 (22.22%) Office 365
6 9 (20.00%) SCCM
7 8 (17.78%) Migration
8 7 (15.56%) VMware
8 7 (15.56%) Microsoft Office
8 7 (15.56%) Windows Server
9 5 (11.11%) Hyper-V
9 5 (11.11%) Time Management
9 5 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (11.11%) SQL Server
9 5 (11.11%) Driving Licence
10 4 (8.89%) Break/Fix
10 4 (8.89%) Public Sector
10 4 (8.89%) Management Information System
10 4 (8.89%) Windows XP
10 4 (8.89%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (8.89%) Fujitsu
10 4 (8.89%) Incident Management
10 4 (8.89%) Azure
10 4 (8.89%) VMware Infrastructure
11 3 (6.67%) NAS
11 3 (6.67%) SAN
11 3 (6.67%) Clustering
12 2 (4.44%) Data Centre
12 2 (4.44%) Case Management
12 2 (4.44%) Failover Clustering

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 (4.44%) MS Exchange
1 2 (4.44%) SharePoint
1 2 (4.44%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (15.56%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 10 (22.22%) Office 365
2 4 (8.89%) Azure
3 1 (2.22%) IaaS
3 1 (2.22%) OneDrive
3 1 (2.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.67%) NAS
1 3 (6.67%) SAN
2 2 (4.44%) Firewall
2 2 (4.44%) LAN
2 2 (4.44%) VLAN
2 2 (4.44%) VPN
2 2 (4.44%) WAN
3 1 (2.22%) NetScaler
3 1 (2.22%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.22%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (2.22%) MySQL
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.22%) Riak
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (8.89%) Public Sector
2 1 (2.22%) Police
2 1 (2.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (31.11%) Windows Engineer
2 9 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 6 (13.33%) Desktop Support
3 6 (13.33%) IT Engineer
3 6 (13.33%) IT Support
4 5 (11.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) Field Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) IT Support Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (8.89%) Deployment Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Computer Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Field Hardware Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Hardware Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Rollout Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Windows Deployment Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Windows Rollout Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Junior Desktop Support
7 2 (4.44%) Junior IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.22%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (11.11%) Driving Licence
2 4 (8.89%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.67%) Clustering
4 2 (4.44%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.22%) FMCG
5 1 (2.22%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.22%) Replication
5 1 (2.22%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 29 (64.44%) Windows 10
2 14 (31.11%) Windows 7
3 7 (15.56%) Windows Server
4 4 (8.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (8.89%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.22%) Linux
5 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.78%) Migration
2 5 (11.11%) Time Management
3 4 (8.89%) Break/Fix
3 4 (8.89%) Incident Management
4 2 (4.44%) Business Analysis
4 2 (4.44%) Case Management
4 2 (4.44%) Contract Management
4 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 2 (4.44%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.22%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (2.22%) Change Management
5 1 (2.22%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.22%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
5 1 (2.22%) Data Analysis
5 1 (2.22%) Identity Management
5 1 (2.22%) ITIL
5 1 (2.22%) Project Management
5 1 (2.22%) Project Planning
5 1 (2.22%) Service Management
5 1 (2.22%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.44%) PowerShell
1 2 (4.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (4.44%) MCSA
1 2 (4.44%) MCSE
1 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (4.44%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) QA
System Software
1 15 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 4 (8.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.22%) BitLocker
4 1 (2.22%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (2.22%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.22%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (2.22%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.22%) XenApp
4 1 (2.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (20.00%) SCCM
2 2 (4.44%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (2.22%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (2.22%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.22%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (2.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (15.56%) VMware
3 4 (8.89%) Fujitsu
4 2 (4.44%) Apple
4 2 (4.44%) HP
4 2 (4.44%) Oracle
5 1 (2.22%) Citrix
5 1 (2.22%) Dell
5 1 (2.22%) Ivanti
5 1 (2.22%) Okta
5 1 (2.22%) Remedy
5 1 (2.22%) ServiceNow