Period
to 16 January 2019

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 16 January 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 10
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 79 62 143
Rank change year-on-year -17 +81 +30
Contract jobs citing Windows 10 136 136 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.78% 2.88% 0.91%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.88% 15.25% 5.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 80 24
West Midlands median daily rate £225 £288 £362
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.74% -20.63% -3.40%
10th Percentile £115 £144 £135
90th Percentile £438 £441 £464
England median daily rate £250 £265 £300
% change year-on-year -5.66% -11.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 23 9
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -10.00% -
10th Percentile £10.35 £10.80 £12.70
90th Percentile £20.55 £16.75 £17.00
England median hourly rate £16.18 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year +4.35% - -12.68%

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 980 892 868
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.04% 18.92% 15.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 525 521 457
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £141 £160 £125
90th Percentile £538 £538 £525
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 89 94
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £14.50 £14.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.31% +0.07% +7.33%
10th Percentile £10.92 £10.70 £10.33
90th Percentile £21.75 £35.82 £26.75
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 16 January 2019.

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 16 January 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
Birmingham -2 59 £225 -28.00% 12
Coventry +1 16 £200 +2.56% 4
Herefordshire -8 12 £350 -46.15% 1
Warwickshire +10 10 £300 +20.00% 1
Shropshire -63 7 £400 - 1
Walsall - 6 £173 -
Solihull +7 5 £116 - 1
Worcestershire - 5 £600 - 3
Staffordshire -9 2 - - 1
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £350 -
Windows 10
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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.

1 135 (99.26%) Windows
2 64 (47.06%) Active Directory
3 60 (44.12%) Microsoft
4 52 (38.24%) Windows 7
5 48 (35.29%) Office 365
6 46 (33.82%) SCCM
7 24 (17.65%) Migration
8 22 (16.18%) Microsoft Office
9 19 (13.97%) Windows Server
10 18 (13.24%) PowerShell
11 17 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
11 17 (12.50%) ITIL
12 13 (9.56%) Security Cleared
13 12 (8.82%) Microsoft Azure
13 12 (8.82%) Microsoft App-V
13 12 (8.82%) Windows XP
14 11 (8.09%) VBScript
14 11 (8.09%) Citrix
14 11 (8.09%) Agile Software Development
15 10 (7.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 10 (7.35%) Application Packaging
16 9 (6.62%) Incident Management
16 9 (6.62%) DV Cleared
16 9 (6.62%) Break/Fix
17 8 (5.88%) MS Exchange
17 8 (5.88%) LAN
17 8 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
17 8 (5.88%) Finance
18 7 (5.15%) VMware
18 7 (5.15%) Microsoft Certification

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 8 (5.88%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (1.47%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.47%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 22 (16.18%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.74%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.47%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 48 (35.29%) Office 365
2 12 (8.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.47%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (1.47%) Azure Data Factory
4 1 (0.74%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.88%) LAN
1 8 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
2 6 (4.41%) WAN
3 5 (3.68%) DNS
3 5 (3.68%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.21%) VPN
5 2 (1.47%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (1.47%) DHCP
6 1 (0.74%) Broadband
6 1 (0.74%) Firewall
6 1 (0.74%) Internet
6 1 (0.74%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.74%) SAN
6 1 (0.74%) Skype
6 1 (0.74%) VoIP
6 1 (0.74%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.47%) Apache Hive
1 2 (1.47%) Big Data
1 2 (1.47%) Hadoop
1 2 (1.47%) HDInsight
1 2 (1.47%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (4.41%) AdminStudio
2 4 (2.94%) MSI
3 3 (2.21%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (5.88%) Finance
2 3 (2.21%) Legal
2 3 (2.21%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.47%) Advertising
3 2 (1.47%) Banking
3 2 (1.47%) Electronics
3 2 (1.47%) Front Office
3 2 (1.47%) Games
3 2 (1.47%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.47%) Marketing
4 1 (0.74%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.74%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.74%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
2 15 (11.03%) Analyst
2 15 (11.03%) Desktop Engineer
3 14 (10.29%) Support Engineer
4 13 (9.56%) Desktop Support
5 11 (8.09%) IT Engineer
5 11 (8.09%) Service Analyst
6 10 (7.35%) Deployment Engineer
6 10 (7.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (7.35%) Service Desk Analyst
7 9 (6.62%) Project Manager
8 8 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
8 8 (5.88%) Consultant
9 7 (5.15%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 7 (5.15%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 7 (5.15%) Rollout Engineer
10 6 (4.41%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 6 (4.41%) Applications Packager
10 6 (4.41%) Windows Deployment Engineer
11 5 (3.68%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.47%) .NET
1 2 (1.47%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.41%) Data Centre
2 5 (3.68%) Blackberry
2 5 (3.68%) Fat Client
2 5 (3.68%) Thin Client
3 4 (2.94%) Driving Licence
3 4 (2.94%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.21%) Smartphone
5 2 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.47%) BYOD
5 2 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.47%) iPad
5 2 (1.47%) Virtual Team
5 2 (1.47%) Xbox
6 1 (0.74%) CCTV
6 1 (0.74%) CMDB
6 1 (0.74%) Handset
6 1 (0.74%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.74%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 135 (99.26%) Windows
2 52 (38.24%) Windows 7
3 19 (13.97%) Windows Server
4 17 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (8.82%) Windows XP
6 6 (4.41%) Windows 8
7 5 (3.68%) Android
8 2 (1.47%) Linux
8 2 (1.47%) Mac OS
8 2 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.47%) Windows Phone
8 2 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.74%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.74%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (17.65%) Migration
2 17 (12.50%) ITIL
3 11 (8.09%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (7.35%) Application Packaging
4 10 (7.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 9 (6.62%) Break/Fix
5 9 (6.62%) Incident Management
6 7 (5.15%) Time Management
7 6 (4.41%) SOA
7 6 (4.41%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (2.94%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (2.94%) ITIL V3
8 4 (2.94%) Patch Management
8 4 (2.94%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (2.94%) Project Management
9 3 (2.21%) Data Governance
9 3 (2.21%) Integration Testing
9 3 (2.21%) Line Management
9 3 (2.21%) Logistics
9 3 (2.21%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 18 (13.24%) PowerShell
2 11 (8.09%) VBScript
3 6 (4.41%) VB
4 3 (2.21%) SQL
5 2 (1.47%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (9.56%) Security Cleared
2 9 (6.62%) DV Cleared
3 7 (5.15%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (3.68%) MCSE
5 3 (2.21%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.47%) Degree
6 2 (1.47%) MCP
6 2 (1.47%) MCSA
6 2 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.74%) CCNA
7 1 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.74%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.74%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.74%) TOGAF Certification
7 1 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.21%) SLA
2 2 (1.47%) Def Stans
2 2 (1.47%) QA
3 1 (0.74%) PMO
3 1 (0.74%) TickIT
System Software
1 64 (47.06%) Active Directory
2 12 (8.82%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (4.41%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.94%) BitLocker
5 3 (2.21%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (2.21%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.47%) XenApp
7 1 (0.74%) Firmware
7 1 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.74%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 46 (33.82%) SCCM
2 6 (4.41%) WSUS
3 3 (2.21%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (1.47%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.74%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.74%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.74%) Puppet
5 1 (0.74%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.74%) Terraform
Vendors
1 60 (44.12%) Microsoft
2 11 (8.09%) Citrix
3 7 (5.15%) VMware
4 6 (4.41%) Dell
5 5 (3.68%) Apple
5 5 (3.68%) HP
5 5 (3.68%) Wyse
6 4 (2.94%) Avaya
6 4 (2.94%) Ivanti
6 4 (2.94%) McAfee
6 4 (2.94%) Sophos
7 3 (2.21%) Cisco
7 3 (2.21%) SAP
8 2 (1.47%) Bloomberg
8 2 (1.47%) NEC
8 2 (1.47%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.47%) Reuters
8 2 (1.47%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.47%) Symantec
8 2 (1.47%) Twitter