Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 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
24 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 75 83 98
Rank change year-on-year +8 +15 +64
Contract jobs citing Windows 10 127 110 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.73% 2.25% 1.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.50% 12.72% 10.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 57 39
West Midlands median daily rate £288 £288 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -17.86% +16.67%
10th Percentile £124 £105 £129
90th Percentile £488 £494 £550
England median daily rate £275 £275 £338
% change year-on-year - -18.52% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 31 7
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +25.49%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £11.40
90th Percentile £20.38 £19.00 £18.80
England median hourly rate £16.50 £15.86 £16.00
% change year-on-year +4.04% -0.88% +10.34%

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 876 865 698
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 18.85% 17.66% 16.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 532 499 406
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -5.54%
10th Percentile £154 £150 £123
90th Percentile £563 £538 £538
England median daily rate £440 £445 £425
% change year-on-year -1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 98 72
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.88 £14.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.52% - +5.84%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.44 £10.51
90th Percentile £32.25 £25.50 £30.65
England median hourly rate £17.25 £17.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year -1.43% +3.97% -0.99%

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 24 May 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 10 in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 24 May 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 24 May 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 +14 44 £200 +74.72% 3
Coventry -11 17 £310 -15.65%
Warwickshire +14 16 £444 -8.97% 1
Staffordshire +10 9 £250 -15.25% 2
Herefordshire +9 9 £350 +9.38%
Shropshire -19 7 £400 +128.57% 1
Worcestershire -11 6 £413 +26.92%
Solihull +7 3 £116 - 1
Walsall +5 2 £224 - 3
Halesowen +1 2 £130 +13.57%
Wolverhampton +1 1 - -
Tipton - 1 - -
Windows 10
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 127 (100.00%) Windows
2 53 (41.73%) Windows 7
3 48 (37.80%) Active Directory
4 41 (32.28%) SCCM
5 39 (30.71%) Microsoft
6 38 (29.92%) Office 365
7 28 (22.05%) Migration
8 17 (13.39%) Windows Server
9 16 (12.60%) Citrix
10 15 (11.81%) Windows Server 2012
10 15 (11.81%) Microsoft Azure
11 14 (11.02%) Microsoft Office
12 11 (8.66%) PowerShell
13 10 (7.87%) Security Cleared
13 10 (7.87%) ITIL
13 10 (7.87%) Stakeholder Management
14 9 (7.09%) Finance
15 8 (6.30%) Application Packaging
15 8 (6.30%) Project Management
15 8 (6.30%) Microsoft App-V
16 7 (5.51%) VMware
16 7 (5.51%) Apple
16 7 (5.51%) Hyper-V
16 7 (5.51%) DV Cleared
16 7 (5.51%) Driving Licence
16 7 (5.51%) Windows 8
16 7 (5.51%) Microsoft Intune
17 6 (4.72%) XenDesktop
17 6 (4.72%) WSUS
17 6 (4.72%) AdminStudio

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 6 (4.72%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.15%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (2.36%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (11.02%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 38 (29.92%) Office 365
2 15 (11.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.15%) OneDrive
4 3 (2.36%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.72%) DNS
1 6 (4.72%) TCP/IP
2 5 (3.94%) DHCP
2 5 (3.94%) LAN
3 4 (3.15%) Skype
3 4 (3.15%) WAN
3 4 (3.15%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (3.15%) Wireless
4 3 (2.36%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (2.36%) Unified Communications
5 2 (1.57%) Firewall
5 2 (1.57%) Softphone
5 2 (1.57%) VPN
6 1 (0.79%) Internet
6 1 (0.79%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.79%) SAN
6 1 (0.79%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.79%) MS Access
1 1 (0.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (4.72%) AdminStudio
2 4 (3.15%) MSI
3 3 (2.36%) JIRA
3 3 (2.36%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (7.09%) Finance
2 3 (2.36%) Legal
3 2 (1.57%) Advertising
3 2 (1.57%) Marketing
4 1 (0.79%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.79%) Electronics
4 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (15.75%) Windows Engineer
2 17 (13.39%) Analyst
2 17 (13.39%) Desktop Engineer
3 14 (11.02%) Deployment Engineer
4 12 (9.45%) Desktop Support
5 11 (8.66%) Project Manager
6 10 (7.87%) IT Engineer
6 10 (7.87%) Service Analyst
7 9 (7.09%) Architect
7 9 (7.09%) Support Engineer
7 9 (7.09%) Windows Deployment Engineer
8 8 (6.30%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 8 (6.30%) Rollout Engineer
8 8 (6.30%) Service Desk Analyst
9 7 (5.51%) Windows Rollout Engineer
10 6 (4.72%) Applications Packager
11 5 (3.94%) 2nd Line Support
11 5 (3.94%) IT Analyst
11 5 (3.94%) IT Support
12 4 (3.15%) SCCM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.79%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.51%) Driving Licence
2 3 (2.36%) Blackberry
2 3 (2.36%) Clustering
2 3 (2.36%) Data Centre
2 3 (2.36%) Fat Client
2 3 (2.36%) PKI
2 3 (2.36%) Thin Client
2 3 (2.36%) User Experience
3 2 (1.57%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (1.57%) NHS
3 2 (1.57%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (1.57%) Smartphone
4 1 (0.79%) CCTV
4 1 (0.79%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.79%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 127 (100.00%) Windows
2 53 (41.73%) Windows 7
3 17 (13.39%) Windows Server
4 15 (11.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (5.51%) Windows 8
6 6 (4.72%) Windows XP
7 2 (1.57%) Android
7 2 (1.57%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (22.05%) Migration
2 10 (7.87%) ITIL
2 10 (7.87%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (6.30%) Application Packaging
3 8 (6.30%) Project Management
4 5 (3.94%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (3.94%) Time Management
5 4 (3.15%) Application Virtualisation
5 4 (3.15%) Incident Management
5 4 (3.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 4 (3.15%) SOA
6 3 (2.36%) Analytics
6 3 (2.36%) Break/Fix
6 3 (2.36%) Business Analysis
6 3 (2.36%) Data Protection
6 3 (2.36%) Line Management
6 3 (2.36%) PRINCE2
6 3 (2.36%) Software Deployment
7 2 (1.57%) Configuration Management
7 2 (1.57%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 11 (8.66%) PowerShell
2 3 (2.36%) VB
2 3 (2.36%) VBScript
3 1 (0.79%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.79%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (7.87%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.51%) DV Cleared
3 5 (3.94%) MCSE
3 5 (3.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (3.15%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.57%) MCP
5 2 (1.57%) MCSA
5 2 (1.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 1 (0.79%) PMO
1 1 (0.79%) QA
1 1 (0.79%) SLA
System Software
1 48 (37.80%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.30%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (5.51%) Hyper-V
4 6 (4.72%) XenDesktop
5 5 (3.94%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (3.94%) XenApp
6 3 (2.36%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (2.36%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.57%) DFS Replication
7 2 (1.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 41 (32.28%) SCCM
2 7 (5.51%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (4.72%) WSUS
4 3 (2.36%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (2.36%) Failover Clustering
4 3 (2.36%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (2.36%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 3 (2.36%) SCVMM
5 2 (1.57%) SCDPM
5 2 (1.57%) SCOM
5 2 (1.57%) SCSM
5 2 (1.57%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.79%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.79%) Puppet
6 1 (0.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.79%) Terraform
Vendors
1 39 (30.71%) Microsoft
2 16 (12.60%) Citrix
3 7 (5.51%) Apple
3 7 (5.51%) VMware
4 6 (4.72%) Cisco
5 3 (2.36%) Dell
5 3 (2.36%) Ivanti
5 3 (2.36%) McAfee
5 3 (2.36%) Sophos
5 3 (2.36%) Wyse
6 2 (1.57%) HP
6 2 (1.57%) SAP
6 2 (1.57%) Twitter
7 1 (0.79%) Mitel
7 1 (0.79%) Oracle
7 1 (0.79%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.79%) Symantec