Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 12 16
Rank change year-on-year +6 +4 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows 65 24 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 22.57% 9.45% 6.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 86.67% 70.59% 58.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 17 16
Staffordshire median daily rate £360 £365 £274
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.37% +33.33% -12.40%
10th Percentile £289 £205 £103
90th Percentile £395 £470 £460
West Midlands median daily rate £360 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +10.77% -7.14% +8.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 5
Staffordshire median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.45% +3.57% +1.82%
10th Percentile £11.18 £12.54 £10.70
90th Percentile £47.50 £33.35 £28.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70% -2.67%

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 75 34 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 26.04% 13.39% 11.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 20 20
Staffordshire median daily rate £360 £370 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +23.33% -14.29%
10th Percentile £289 £205 £105
90th Percentile £399 £436 £433
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £360 £400
% change year-on-year +4.17% -10.00% +21.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 5
Staffordshire median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.45% +3.57% +1.82%
10th Percentile £11.18 £12.54 £10.70
90th Percentile £47.50 £33.35 £28.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.13 £14.45 £14.00
% change year-on-year +4.65% +3.23% -

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 15 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 15 November 2018.

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 15 November 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
Tamworth +4 22 £365 - 5
Stoke-on-Trent +4 17 £325 -18.75% 19
Burton-upon-Trent 0 7 £293 - 1
Stafford 0 4 - - 2
Lichfield -7 2 £400 - 2
Windows
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 15 November 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 37 (56.92%) Windows Server
2 35 (53.85%) Active Directory
3 19 (29.23%) SQL
4 18 (27.69%) VMware
4 18 (27.69%) Office 365
5 16 (24.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 15 (23.08%) Re-Platforming
6 15 (23.08%) SQL Server
7 14 (21.54%) Microsoft
8 13 (20.00%) Linux
8 13 (20.00%) Retail
8 13 (20.00%) FMCG
9 12 (18.46%) Web Services
10 11 (16.92%) DHCP
10 11 (16.92%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (15.38%) QA
11 10 (15.38%) Oracle
11 10 (15.38%) Wi-Fi
12 9 (13.85%) Firewall
12 9 (13.85%) ITIL
12 9 (13.85%) Analytical Skills
13 8 (12.31%) User Acceptance Testing
14 7 (10.77%) PowerShell
14 7 (10.77%) Microsoft Office
14 7 (10.77%) DNS
14 7 (10.77%) Citrix
14 7 (10.77%) Internet
15 6 (9.23%) Data Centre
15 6 (9.23%) Windows 10
15 6 (9.23%) Windows Server 2003

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 5 (7.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (3.08%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.54%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (10.77%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 18 (27.69%) Office 365
2 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.08%) G Suite
4 1 (1.54%) IaaS
4 1 (1.54%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.54%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (16.92%) DHCP
2 10 (15.38%) Wi-Fi
3 9 (13.85%) Firewall
4 7 (10.77%) DNS
4 7 (10.77%) Internet
5 6 (9.23%) LAN
5 6 (9.23%) WAN
6 3 (4.62%) TCP/IP
7 2 (3.08%) MPLS
8 1 (1.54%) Kerberos
8 1 (1.54%) NAS
8 1 (1.54%) SAN
8 1 (1.54%) Skype
8 1 (1.54%) SNMP
8 1 (1.54%) VLAN
8 1 (1.54%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.69%) MongoDB
2 5 (7.69%) MySQL
2 5 (7.69%) Oracle Database
2 5 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (7.69%) Riak
3 4 (6.15%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (3.08%) Big Data
4 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (7.69%) SoapUI
2 3 (4.62%) InstallShield
2 3 (4.62%) MSI
2 3 (4.62%) WiX
3 1 (1.54%) AccuRev
3 1 (1.54%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.54%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.54%) JIRA
3 1 (1.54%) Mercurial
3 1 (1.54%) Subversion
3 1 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (20.00%) Retail
2 1 (1.54%) Military
2 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (24.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (20.00%) Project Engineer
3 12 (18.46%) Analyst
4 9 (13.85%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (13.85%) Wintel Engineer
5 8 (12.31%) VMware Engineer
6 7 (10.77%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 7 (10.77%) Security Engineer
6 7 (10.77%) Senior VMware Engineer
6 7 (10.77%) Server Engineer
7 6 (9.23%) Administrator
7 6 (9.23%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
7 6 (9.23%) Senior Server Engineer
7 6 (9.23%) Support Engineer
7 6 (9.23%) Windows Engineer
8 5 (7.69%) DBA
8 5 (7.69%) Senior Security Engineer
8 5 (7.69%) Senior Wintel Engineer
8 5 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
8 5 (7.69%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (18.46%) Web Services
2 5 (7.69%) REST
2 5 (7.69%) SOAP
2 5 (7.69%) XML
3 4 (6.15%) .NET
4 3 (4.62%) CSS
4 3 (4.62%) HTML
5 2 (3.08%) ASP.NET
5 2 (3.08%) CSS3
5 2 (3.08%) HTML5
5 2 (3.08%) WPF
6 1 (1.54%) .NET Core
6 1 (1.54%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.54%) Entity Framework
6 1 (1.54%) jQuery
6 1 (1.54%) LDAP
6 1 (1.54%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 1 (1.54%) WCF
6 1 (1.54%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.00%) FMCG
2 9 (13.85%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (9.23%) Data Centre
4 5 (7.69%) Clustering
4 5 (7.69%) Driving Licence
5 2 (3.08%) PMI
5 2 (3.08%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.54%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.54%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.54%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.54%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 37 (56.92%) Windows Server
2 13 (20.00%) Linux
3 11 (16.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (9.23%) Unix
4 6 (9.23%) Windows 10
4 6 (9.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (9.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (7.69%) Android
5 5 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (7.69%) Windows 7
6 3 (4.62%) Apple iOS
7 2 (3.08%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.54%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (24.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 15 (23.08%) Re-Platforming
3 9 (13.85%) ITIL
4 8 (12.31%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (9.23%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (7.69%) Patch Management
6 5 (7.69%) SOA
6 5 (7.69%) Test Strategy
6 5 (7.69%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 4 (6.15%) Application Discovery
7 4 (6.15%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (6.15%) Defect Management
7 4 (6.15%) Functional Testing
7 4 (6.15%) Logistics
7 4 (6.15%) Migration
7 4 (6.15%) Regression Testing
7 4 (6.15%) Software Delivery
7 4 (6.15%) TDD
7 4 (6.15%) V-Model
7 4 (6.15%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 19 (29.23%) SQL
2 7 (10.77%) PowerShell
3 4 (6.15%) C#
4 3 (4.62%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.08%) Apple Swift
5 2 (3.08%) Java
5 2 (3.08%) Objective-C
5 2 (3.08%) Python
5 2 (3.08%) Ruby
5 2 (3.08%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.08%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 5 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.15%) Degree
3 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.08%) MCSE
4 2 (3.08%) PMI Certification
4 2 (3.08%) PMP
5 1 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.54%) MCITP
5 1 (1.54%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (15.38%) QA
2 2 (3.08%) GDPR
2 2 (3.08%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.54%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.69%) XenApp
3 4 (6.15%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (4.62%) BitLocker
4 3 (4.62%) Hyper-V
4 3 (4.62%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (3.08%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (9.23%) SCCM
2 5 (7.69%) Failover Clustering
2 5 (7.69%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (1.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 18 (27.69%) VMware
2 14 (21.54%) Microsoft
3 10 (15.38%) Oracle
4 7 (10.77%) Citrix
5 5 (7.69%) Red Hat
6 3 (4.62%) NetApp
7 2 (3.08%) Avaya
7 2 (3.08%) Cisco
7 2 (3.08%) Sage
7 2 (3.08%) Xamarin
8 1 (1.54%) Altiris
8 1 (1.54%) Dell
8 1 (1.54%) DevExpress
8 1 (1.54%) Kaspersky
8 1 (1.54%) SonicWALL
8 1 (1.54%) Wyse