Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 79 88 172
Rank change year-on-year +9 +84 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 10 134 93 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.59% 2.12% 0.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.52% 12.13% 3.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 50 21
West Midlands median daily rate £200 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -38.46% - -
10th Percentile £105 £124 £103
90th Percentile £494 £504 £775
England median daily rate £275 £320 £325
% change year-on-year -14.06% -1.54% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 7 4
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.25 £16.00 £14.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.94% +13.56% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.40 £11.33
90th Percentile £19.25 £18.80 £15.68
England median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -3.88% +13.79% -71.00%

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 991 767 1,228
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.16% 17.49% 20.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 527 464 626
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% - +23.08%
10th Percentile £133 £192 £200
90th Percentile £538 £555 £525
England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 61 93
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +7.41% -10.00%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.25 £10.05
90th Percentile £24.20 £31.00 £26.25
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.64 £16.50
% change year-on-year +5.17% +0.85% +2.10%

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 17 July 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
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 17 July 2018.

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 17 July 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 +1 53 £115 -64.62% 5
Warwickshire +13 18 £225 +66.67% 3
Coventry -15 16 £451 +131.03% 3
Staffordshire +7 13 £200 +60.00% 1
Herefordshire +10 9 £323 -50.38% 1
Solihull -10 5 £122 -
Worcestershire - 5 £325 - 1
Shropshire -32 3 £275 - 3
Walsall -1 1 - -
Wolverhampton -6 1 - - 1
Dudley - 1 - -
Halesowen - 1 £114 -
Windows 10
England

For the 6 months to 17 July 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.

1 134 (100.00%) Windows
2 62 (46.27%) Active Directory
3 51 (38.06%) Office 365
4 50 (37.31%) Microsoft
5 48 (35.82%) Windows 7
6 38 (28.36%) SCCM
7 33 (24.63%) Microsoft Office
8 30 (22.39%) ITIL
9 27 (20.15%) Migration
10 21 (15.67%) Windows Server 2012
11 17 (12.69%) Microsoft Certification
11 17 (12.69%) Citrix
11 17 (12.69%) Windows Server
12 16 (11.94%) VMware
13 15 (11.19%) Windows Server 2008
14 14 (10.45%) PowerShell
14 14 (10.45%) Windows XP
15 12 (8.96%) SLA
15 12 (8.96%) DHCP
15 12 (8.96%) DNS
15 12 (8.96%) Microsoft Intune
16 11 (8.21%) vSphere
16 11 (8.21%) Microsoft Azure
16 11 (8.21%) Time Management
16 11 (8.21%) VPN
16 11 (8.21%) Cisco
16 11 (8.21%) HP
16 11 (8.21%) MS Exchange
16 11 (8.21%) SharePoint
16 11 (8.21%) Apple

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 (8.21%) MS Exchange
1 11 (8.21%) SharePoint
2 9 (6.72%) Skype for Business
3 8 (5.97%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (2.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 33 (24.63%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.99%) PTC Creo
2 4 (2.99%) Windchill
3 3 (2.24%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 51 (38.06%) Office 365
2 11 (8.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (5.97%) OneDrive
4 5 (3.73%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.49%) G Suite
5 2 (1.49%) IaaS
5 2 (1.49%) SaaS
5 2 (1.49%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.96%) DHCP
1 12 (8.96%) DNS
2 11 (8.21%) VPN
3 9 (6.72%) Skype
4 7 (5.22%) Firewall
5 6 (4.48%) 802.11
5 6 (4.48%) Unified Communications
6 5 (3.73%) TCP/IP
6 5 (3.73%) Wireless
7 4 (2.99%) LAN
7 4 (2.99%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (2.24%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (2.24%) VLAN
8 3 (2.24%) WAN
9 2 (1.49%) Internet
9 2 (1.49%) Intranet
9 2 (1.49%) SMS
10 1 (0.75%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.75%) IPsec
10 1 (0.75%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.22%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.99%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (0.75%) MSI
General
1 5 (3.73%) Finance
1 5 (3.73%) Manufacturing
2 4 (2.99%) Automotive
2 4 (2.99%) Mandarin Language
3 1 (0.75%) Games
3 1 (0.75%) Law
3 1 (0.75%) Legal
3 1 (0.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (19.40%) Desktop Support
1 26 (19.40%) Support Engineer
2 22 (16.42%) Analyst
3 16 (11.94%) Desktop Engineer
4 14 (10.45%) Service Analyst
4 14 (10.45%) Service Desk Analyst
5 12 (8.96%) 2nd Line Support
5 12 (8.96%) Windows Engineer
6 10 (7.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (6.72%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 9 (6.72%) Project Manager
7 9 (6.72%) Rollout Engineer
8 8 (5.97%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 7 (5.22%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 7 (5.22%) Architect
9 7 (5.22%) Consultant
9 7 (5.22%) Deployment Engineer
10 5 (3.73%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 5 (3.73%) IT Support
10 5 (3.73%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.48%) 802.1X
2 4 (2.99%) Software Packaging
2 4 (2.99%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.72%) Data Centre
2 8 (5.97%) Fat Client
2 8 (5.97%) Thin Client
3 6 (4.48%) Driving Licence
4 4 (2.99%) Blackberry
4 4 (2.99%) iPad
4 4 (2.99%) iPhone
4 4 (2.99%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (2.24%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.24%) PKI
5 3 (2.24%) User Experience
6 2 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.75%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.75%) BYOD
7 1 (0.75%) Clustering
7 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.75%) FMCG
7 1 (0.75%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 134 (100.00%) Windows
2 48 (35.82%) Windows 7
3 21 (15.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (12.69%) Windows Server
5 15 (11.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (10.45%) Windows XP
7 9 (6.72%) Windows 8
8 6 (4.48%) Android
8 6 (4.48%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (3.73%) Apple iOS
9 5 (3.73%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.49%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.75%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.75%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (22.39%) ITIL
2 27 (20.15%) Migration
3 11 (8.21%) Time Management
4 10 (7.46%) Project Management
5 7 (5.22%) Break/Fix
5 7 (5.22%) ITIL V3
6 6 (4.48%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 6 (4.48%) Network Management
7 5 (3.73%) Patch Management
7 5 (3.73%) Service Management
8 4 (2.99%) Application Packaging
8 4 (2.99%) CAD
8 4 (2.99%) PRINCE2
8 4 (2.99%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (2.24%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (2.24%) Disk Encryption
9 3 (2.24%) Integration Testing
9 3 (2.24%) Problem-Solving
9 3 (2.24%) Software Deployment
10 2 (1.49%) Application Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 14 (10.45%) PowerShell
2 10 (7.46%) VBScript
3 5 (3.73%) VB
4 3 (2.24%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (12.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (7.46%) MCSE
3 9 (6.72%) Security Cleared
4 8 (5.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 7 (5.22%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (4.48%) CCNA
7 5 (3.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 5 (3.73%) MCITP
7 5 (3.73%) MCSA
7 5 (3.73%) SC Cleared
8 3 (2.24%) DBS Check
8 3 (2.24%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.49%) MCP
10 1 (0.75%) CCIE
10 1 (0.75%) CCIE Collaboration
10 1 (0.75%) MCTS
10 1 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.96%) SLA
2 4 (2.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.75%) Def Stans
System Software
1 62 (46.27%) Active Directory
2 11 (8.21%) vSphere
3 10 (7.46%) Hyper-V
3 10 (7.46%) Microsoft App-V
3 10 (7.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (7.46%) XenApp
4 4 (2.99%) BitLocker
5 3 (2.24%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (2.24%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (2.24%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.49%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.75%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 38 (28.36%) SCCM
2 12 (8.96%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (3.73%) SCOrch
3 5 (3.73%) WSUS
4 4 (2.99%) HP Data Protector
5 3 (2.24%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (2.24%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 3 (2.24%) SCOM
6 2 (1.49%) AirWatch
6 2 (1.49%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (1.49%) SCDPM
6 2 (1.49%) SCSM
6 2 (1.49%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.75%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.75%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 50 (37.31%) Microsoft
2 17 (12.69%) Citrix
3 16 (11.94%) VMware
4 11 (8.21%) Apple
4 11 (8.21%) Cisco
4 11 (8.21%) HP
5 7 (5.22%) Dell
6 4 (2.99%) NetApp
6 4 (2.99%) Palo Alto
6 4 (2.99%) PTC
7 3 (2.24%) Wyse
8 2 (1.49%) Fujitsu
8 2 (1.49%) Google
8 2 (1.49%) Ivanti
8 2 (1.49%) McAfee
8 2 (1.49%) Tandberg
9 1 (0.75%) Avaya
9 1 (0.75%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.75%) Kaseya
9 1 (0.75%) Kaspersky