Period
to 15 November 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 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 10
England > West Midlands
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 69 167
Rank change year-on-year -16 +98 +7
Contract jobs citing Windows 10 142 138 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.76% 2.87% 0.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.99% 14.81% 5.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 81 27
West Midlands median daily rate £200 £275 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.27% -26.67% -
10th Percentile £105 £150 £148
90th Percentile £488 £438 £693
England median daily rate £250 £264 £300
% change year-on-year -5.21% -12.08% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 18 10
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -13.33% -
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.75 £12.85
90th Percentile £21.25 £15.93 £16.88
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.81 £16.13
% change year-on-year -1.81% +4.22% -7.86%

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 1,093 932 1,061
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 21.21% 19.36% 17.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 562 536 567
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £360 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% -10.00% +21.21%
10th Percentile £143 £159 £185
90th Percentile £525 £563 £519
England median daily rate £425 £425 £410
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 88 102
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.13 £14.45 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +3.23% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.68 £10.03
90th Percentile £24.63 £34.37 £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 15 November 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 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
Birmingham +3 68 £200 -38.46% 8
Warwickshire +21 16 £200 +3.90% 7
Herefordshire -3 11 £388 -40.38% 1
Coventry -9 11 £181 -7.05% 5
Staffordshire -6 6 £200 - 1
Worcestershire - 6 - - 3
Solihull +4 5 £122 - 2
Walsall - 4 £148 -
Shropshire -66 2 £245 - 1
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £350 -
Dudley - 1 - -
Windows 10
England

For the 6 months to 15 November 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.

1 141 (99.30%) Windows
2 64 (45.07%) Active Directory
3 60 (42.25%) Microsoft
4 56 (39.44%) Office 365
5 47 (33.10%) Windows 7
6 41 (28.87%) SCCM
7 29 (20.42%) Microsoft Office
8 26 (18.31%) Migration
9 22 (15.49%) ITIL
10 21 (14.79%) Windows Server
11 18 (12.68%) VBScript
11 18 (12.68%) PowerShell
12 16 (11.27%) Windows Server 2012
12 16 (11.27%) Windows XP
13 15 (10.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 14 (9.86%) VMware
15 13 (9.15%) Microsoft Certification
16 12 (8.45%) Microsoft App-V
16 12 (8.45%) Break/Fix
17 11 (7.75%) Time Management
17 11 (7.75%) Security Cleared
17 11 (7.75%) MS Exchange
18 10 (7.04%) Citrix
18 10 (7.04%) Finance
19 9 (6.34%) Android
19 9 (6.34%) Microsoft Azure
19 9 (6.34%) Patch Management
20 8 (5.63%) Hyper-V
20 8 (5.63%) Windows Server 2008
20 8 (5.63%) Microsoft Intune

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 11 (7.75%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 5 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (3.52%) Skype for Business
4 4 (2.82%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 29 (20.42%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.70%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.70%) PTC Creo
4 1 (0.70%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 2 (1.41%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 56 (39.44%) Office 365
2 9 (6.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.82%) OneDrive
4 3 (2.11%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.41%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.41%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.63%) LAN
2 6 (4.23%) WAN
3 5 (3.52%) DNS
3 5 (3.52%) TCP/IP
3 5 (3.52%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (2.82%) DHCP
4 4 (2.82%) Firewall
5 3 (2.11%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (2.11%) Skype
5 3 (2.11%) VLAN
5 3 (2.11%) VPN
6 2 (1.41%) Internet
7 1 (0.70%) Broadband
7 1 (0.70%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.70%) Intranet
7 1 (0.70%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.70%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.70%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.23%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.52%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (3.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.41%) Apache Hive
3 2 (1.41%) Big Data
3 2 (1.41%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.41%) HDInsight
4 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (1.41%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.70%) MSI
General
1 10 (7.04%) Finance
2 3 (2.11%) Games
2 3 (2.11%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.41%) Automotive
3 2 (1.41%) Banking
3 2 (1.41%) Front Office
3 2 (1.41%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.70%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.70%) Electronics
4 1 (0.70%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.70%) Mandarin Language
4 1 (0.70%) Marketing
4 1 (0.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (17.61%) Desktop Support
2 21 (14.79%) Support Engineer
3 16 (11.27%) Windows Engineer
4 15 (10.56%) Analyst
5 13 (9.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 12 (8.45%) Deployment Engineer
7 11 (7.75%) Consultant
8 10 (7.04%) Desktop Engineer
8 10 (7.04%) Service Analyst
8 10 (7.04%) Service Desk Analyst
9 9 (6.34%) Project Manager
10 8 (5.63%) 2nd Line Support
10 8 (5.63%) IT Engineer
10 8 (5.63%) Windows Deployment Engineer
11 7 (4.93%) Rollout Engineer
12 6 (4.23%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 6 (4.23%) SCCM Consultant
12 6 (4.23%) Support Analyst
13 5 (3.52%) IT Manager
13 5 (3.52%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.82%) WSH
2 2 (1.41%) .NET
2 2 (1.41%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.93%) Data Centre
1 7 (4.93%) Fat Client
1 7 (4.93%) Management Information System
1 7 (4.93%) Thin Client
2 6 (4.23%) Blackberry
3 5 (3.52%) iPad
4 3 (2.11%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.41%) BYOD
5 2 (1.41%) iPhone
5 2 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.41%) Smartphone
5 2 (1.41%) Virtual Team
5 2 (1.41%) Xbox
6 1 (0.70%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.70%) CMDB
6 1 (0.70%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.70%) Handset
6 1 (0.70%) NHS
6 1 (0.70%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 141 (99.30%) Windows
2 47 (33.10%) Windows 7
3 21 (14.79%) Windows Server
4 16 (11.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (11.27%) Windows XP
5 9 (6.34%) Android
6 8 (5.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (4.93%) Windows 8
8 5 (3.52%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (2.11%) Apple iOS
9 3 (2.11%) Windows Phone
10 2 (1.41%) Linux
10 2 (1.41%) Mac OS
10 2 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.70%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (18.31%) Migration
2 22 (15.49%) ITIL
3 15 (10.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 12 (8.45%) Break/Fix
5 11 (7.75%) Time Management
6 9 (6.34%) Patch Management
7 8 (5.63%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (5.63%) Application Packaging
8 7 (4.93%) ITIL V3
9 5 (3.52%) Incident Management
9 5 (3.52%) Integration Testing
9 5 (3.52%) Problem-Solving
10 4 (2.82%) Infrastructure Monitoring
10 4 (2.82%) Line Management
10 4 (2.82%) Network Management
10 4 (2.82%) PRINCE2
10 4 (2.82%) Project Management
11 3 (2.11%) Business Intelligence
11 3 (2.11%) Change Management
11 3 (2.11%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 18 (12.68%) PowerShell
1 18 (12.68%) VBScript
2 6 (4.23%) VB
3 3 (2.11%) SQL
4 2 (1.41%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (9.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (7.75%) Security Cleared
3 7 (4.93%) MCSE
4 6 (4.23%) DV Cleared
4 6 (4.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (3.52%) MCITP
6 4 (2.82%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (2.11%) CCNA
7 3 (2.11%) DBS Check
7 3 (2.11%) MCSA
7 3 (2.11%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.41%) Degree
8 2 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.70%) CCIE
9 1 (0.70%) CCIE Collaboration
9 1 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.70%) MCP
9 1 (0.70%) MCTS
9 1 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.93%) SLA
2 4 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.41%) Def Stans
3 2 (1.41%) QA
4 1 (0.70%) PMO
4 1 (0.70%) TickIT
System Software
1 64 (45.07%) Active Directory
2 12 (8.45%) Microsoft App-V
3 8 (5.63%) Hyper-V
3 8 (5.63%) vSphere
4 6 (4.23%) BitLocker
4 6 (4.23%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (3.52%) XenApp
6 1 (0.70%) Firmware
6 1 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 41 (28.87%) SCCM
2 8 (5.63%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (4.23%) WSUS
4 2 (1.41%) AirWatch
4 2 (1.41%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.70%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.70%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.70%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 60 (42.25%) Microsoft
2 14 (9.86%) VMware
3 10 (7.04%) Citrix
4 8 (5.63%) HP
5 6 (4.23%) Cisco
6 5 (3.52%) Apple
6 5 (3.52%) Dell
6 5 (3.52%) Wyse
7 4 (2.82%) Avaya
8 2 (1.41%) Bloomberg
8 2 (1.41%) Ivanti
8 2 (1.41%) NEC
8 2 (1.41%) NetApp
8 2 (1.41%) Palo Alto
8 2 (1.41%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.41%) Reuters
8 2 (1.41%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.70%) Becrypt
9 1 (0.70%) MobileIron
9 1 (0.70%) Samsung