Period
to 22 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Windows 10 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows 10 over the 6 months to 22 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 10
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 67 157
Rank change year-on-year -9 +90 +18
Contract jobs citing Windows 10 148 120 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.91% 2.67% 0.89%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.33% 14.44% 5.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 74 33
West Midlands median daily rate £200 £263 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.81% -26.98% -4.13%
10th Percentile £105 £142 £106
90th Percentile £491 £438 £610
England median daily rate £275 £290 £320
% change year-on-year -5.17% -9.38% -1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 12 8
West Midlands median hourly rate £12.67 £12.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.63% -15.00% -
10th Percentile £10.75 £9.20 £13.48
90th Percentile £17.95 £17.14 £16.25
England median hourly rate £15.86 £16.81 £14.50
% change year-on-year -5.62% +15.90% -19.44%

Windows 10 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 the West Midlands with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1,033 831 1,118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.34% 18.52% 17.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 533 497 595
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £370 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% -6.33% +17.04%
10th Percentile £130 £170 £175
90th Percentile £538 £559 £519
England median daily rate £438 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.66% +5.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 76 92
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £14.22 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.00% +5.30% -6.90%
10th Percentile £10.89 £10.63 £10.03
90th Percentile £21.20 £31.00 £36.50
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -

Windows 10
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Windows 10 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Windows 10 in the West Midlands

Windows 10
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows 10 in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 10 in the West Midlands

Windows 10
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 10 in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows 10 in the West Midlands

Windows 10
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 10 in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 10 in the West Midlands

Windows 10
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 10 within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 22 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
Birmingham -4 69 £189 -40.08% 5
Warwickshire +14 18 £250 +85.19% 3
Staffordshire +1 10 £200 - 2
Coventry -14 10 £473 +142.44% 2
Herefordshire - 9 £323 - 2
Worcestershire - 6 £325 - 1
Solihull -9 4 £122 - 1
Walsall +3 3 £318 -25.29%
Shropshire -53 3 £245 -11.01%
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £350 - 1
Dudley - 1 - -
Windows 10
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows 10 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Windows 10.

1 148 (100.00%) Windows
2 68 (45.95%) Active Directory
3 66 (44.59%) Office 365
4 60 (40.54%) Microsoft
5 55 (37.16%) Windows 7
6 45 (30.41%) SCCM
7 32 (21.62%) Migration
8 31 (20.95%) Microsoft Office
9 24 (16.22%) ITIL
10 21 (14.19%) Windows Server 2012
11 20 (13.51%) Windows Server
12 18 (12.16%) Windows XP
13 15 (10.14%) VMware
13 15 (10.14%) VBScript
13 15 (10.14%) Microsoft Certification
13 15 (10.14%) PowerShell
14 14 (9.46%) Windows Server 2008
14 14 (9.46%) MS Exchange
15 13 (8.78%) Citrix
15 13 (8.78%) Microsoft App-V
15 13 (8.78%) Time Management
16 12 (8.11%) vSphere
16 12 (8.11%) SharePoint
17 11 (7.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 10 (6.76%) Break/Fix
18 10 (6.76%) ITIL V3
18 10 (6.76%) Microsoft Intune
18 10 (6.76%) Security Cleared
18 10 (6.76%) VMware Infrastructure
19 9 (6.08%) Hyper-V

Windows 10
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 14 (9.46%) MS Exchange
2 12 (8.11%) SharePoint
3 8 (5.41%) Skype for Business
4 7 (4.73%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (2.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 31 (20.95%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.70%) PTC Creo
2 4 (2.70%) Windchill
3 2 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 66 (44.59%) Office 365
2 9 (6.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (4.73%) OneDrive
4 2 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.35%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.35%) Azure Data Factory
4 2 (1.35%) IaaS
4 2 (1.35%) SaaS
4 2 (1.35%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.73%) Firewall
1 7 (4.73%) Skype
1 7 (4.73%) Wi-Fi
2 6 (4.05%) DHCP
2 6 (4.05%) DNS
3 5 (3.38%) TCP/IP
4 4 (2.70%) LAN
4 4 (2.70%) Unified Communications
4 4 (2.70%) WAN
5 3 (2.03%) VLAN
5 3 (2.03%) VPN
5 3 (2.03%) Wireless
6 2 (1.35%) Internet
6 2 (1.35%) Intranet
7 1 (0.68%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.68%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.68%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.68%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.68%) SMS
7 1 (0.68%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (3.38%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.35%) Apache Hive
4 2 (1.35%) Big Data
4 2 (1.35%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.35%) HDInsight
5 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (1.35%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.68%) MSI
General
1 7 (4.73%) Finance
2 4 (2.70%) Automotive
2 4 (2.70%) Mandarin Language
2 4 (2.70%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.03%) Games
4 1 (0.68%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (16.22%) Desktop Support
1 24 (16.22%) Support Engineer
2 23 (15.54%) Analyst
3 16 (10.81%) Service Analyst
3 16 (10.81%) Service Desk Analyst
4 14 (9.46%) Windows Engineer
5 11 (7.43%) 2nd Line Support
5 11 (7.43%) Desktop Engineer
6 10 (6.76%) Consultant
7 9 (6.08%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 9 (6.08%) Deployment Engineer
7 9 (6.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 8 (5.41%) Project Manager
9 7 (4.73%) Rollout Engineer
10 6 (4.05%) Architect
10 6 (4.05%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 6 (4.05%) Windows Deployment Engineer
11 5 (3.38%) 1st Line Engineer
11 5 (3.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.70%) WSH
2 3 (2.03%) Software Packaging
3 2 (1.35%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.08%) Data Centre
2 7 (4.73%) Fat Client
2 7 (4.73%) Thin Client
3 6 (4.05%) iPad
4 5 (3.38%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.70%) Blackberry
5 4 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (2.03%) iPhone
6 3 (2.03%) PKI
6 3 (2.03%) User Experience
7 2 (1.35%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.35%) Xbox
8 1 (0.68%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.68%) Clustering
8 1 (0.68%) CMDB
8 1 (0.68%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.68%) Handset
8 1 (0.68%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 148 (100.00%) Windows
2 55 (37.16%) Windows 7
3 21 (14.19%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (13.51%) Windows Server
5 18 (12.16%) Windows XP
6 14 (9.46%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (4.05%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (3.38%) Apple iOS
8 5 (3.38%) Windows 8
9 4 (2.70%) Android
10 1 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.68%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (21.62%) Migration
2 24 (16.22%) ITIL
3 13 (8.78%) Time Management
4 11 (7.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 10 (6.76%) Break/Fix
5 10 (6.76%) ITIL V3
6 9 (6.08%) Project Management
7 8 (5.41%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 8 (5.41%) Network Management
7 8 (5.41%) Patch Management
8 7 (4.73%) Application Packaging
9 4 (2.70%) CAD
9 4 (2.70%) Incident Management
9 4 (2.70%) PRINCE2
9 4 (2.70%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (2.70%) Service Management
9 4 (2.70%) Software Deployment
10 3 (2.03%) Application Virtualisation
10 3 (2.03%) Server Building
10 3 (2.03%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (10.14%) PowerShell
1 15 (10.14%) VBScript
2 5 (3.38%) SQL
3 4 (2.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (10.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (6.76%) Security Cleared
3 8 (5.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (4.05%) MCSE
4 6 (4.05%) SC Cleared
5 5 (3.38%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (3.38%) MCITP
5 5 (3.38%) MCSA
6 4 (2.70%) CCNA
6 4 (2.70%) DBS Check
7 3 (2.03%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.68%) CCIE
9 1 (0.68%) CCIE Collaboration
9 1 (0.68%) MCP
9 1 (0.68%) MCTS
9 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.68%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.73%) SLA
2 4 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.35%) QA
4 1 (0.68%) Def Stans
4 1 (0.68%) PMO
System Software
1 68 (45.95%) Active Directory
2 13 (8.78%) Microsoft App-V
3 12 (8.11%) vSphere
4 10 (6.76%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (6.08%) Hyper-V
6 7 (4.73%) BitLocker
7 6 (4.05%) XenApp
8 3 (2.03%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (2.03%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (1.35%) DFS Replication
9 2 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.68%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 45 (30.41%) SCCM
2 10 (6.76%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (4.05%) WSUS
4 4 (2.70%) HP Data Protector
4 4 (2.70%) SCOrch
5 3 (2.03%) SCOM
6 2 (1.35%) AirWatch
6 2 (1.35%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (1.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (1.35%) SCDPM
6 2 (1.35%) SCSM
6 2 (1.35%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.68%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 60 (40.54%) Microsoft
2 15 (10.14%) VMware
3 13 (8.78%) Citrix
4 8 (5.41%) HP
5 7 (4.73%) Apple
6 6 (4.05%) Cisco
7 4 (2.70%) Dell
7 4 (2.70%) NetApp
7 4 (2.70%) Palo Alto
7 4 (2.70%) PTC
8 3 (2.03%) Avaya
8 3 (2.03%) Wyse
9 2 (1.35%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.35%) Ivanti
10 1 (0.68%) Becrypt
10 1 (0.68%) Kaspersky
10 1 (0.68%) McAfee
10 1 (0.68%) Samsung
10 1 (0.68%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.68%) Veeam