Period
to 18 December 2017

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 18 December 2017 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
18 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 146 169
Rank change year-on-year +82 +23 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 10 138 55 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.85% 0.94% 0.080%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.79% 5.84% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 25 1
West Midlands median daily rate £295 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.27% -1.33% -
England median daily rate £261 £300 £300
% change year-on-year -12.92% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 10 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% - -
England median hourly rate £16.36 £15.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +9.07% -16.67% -

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 933 942 876
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.26% 16.16% 17.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 544 509 374
West Midlands median daily rate £368 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.00% +7.30% +7.54%
10th Percentile £158 £173 £161
90th Percentile £553 £519 £488
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 96 119
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.45 £14.10 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +4.44% -10.00%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.00 £10.25
90th Percentile £41.15 £24.50 £21.55
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +3.13%

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 18 December 2017.

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 18 December 2017.

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 18 December 2017. 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 +43 80 £325 -16.13% 12
Shropshire +28 21 - - 1
Coventry +19 10 £195 -19.17% 2
Warwickshire +2 5 £250 +34.23%
Staffordshire +12 4 £295 - 1
Wolverhampton - 3 - -
Solihull - 2 - -
Wednesbury - 2 - -
Herefordshire +2 1 £650 +550.00%
Halesowen - 1 £114 -
Windows 10
England

For the 6 months to 18 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows 10 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Windows 10.

1 138 (100.00%) Windows
2 72 (52.17%) Windows 7
3 63 (45.65%) Office 365
4 59 (42.75%) Migration
5 49 (35.51%) Microsoft
6 45 (32.61%) SCCM
7 44 (31.88%) Active Directory
8 37 (26.81%) Microsoft Office
9 34 (24.64%) VMware
10 26 (18.84%) Microsoft App-V
11 23 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
12 22 (15.94%) PowerShell
12 22 (15.94%) MSI
13 21 (15.22%) Microsoft Azure
14 20 (14.49%) WMI
14 20 (14.49%) QA
14 20 (14.49%) VBScript
14 20 (14.49%) WSH
15 19 (13.77%) ITIL
15 19 (13.77%) Application Packaging
15 19 (13.77%) Application Discovery
16 18 (13.04%) Release Management
16 18 (13.04%) Citrix
17 17 (12.32%) Stakeholder Management
18 14 (10.14%) Windows 8
19 13 (9.42%) Windows Server
20 12 (8.70%) Skype for Business
21 10 (7.25%) SharePoint
21 10 (7.25%) Windows Server 2012
22 9 (6.52%) Skype

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 12 (8.70%) Skype for Business
2 10 (7.25%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (2.90%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.45%) WordPress
Applications
1 37 (26.81%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 63 (45.65%) Office 365
2 21 (15.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.17%) IaaS
3 3 (2.17%) OneDrive
4 2 (1.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.52%) DHCP
1 9 (6.52%) Skype
2 8 (5.80%) DNS
3 4 (2.90%) SAN
4 2 (1.45%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (1.45%) Firewall
4 2 (1.45%) LAN
4 2 (1.45%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.45%) Unified Communications
4 2 (1.45%) WAN
5 1 (0.72%) 802.11
5 1 (0.72%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (0.72%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.72%) SMS
5 1 (0.72%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.07%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.17%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (1.45%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.45%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.72%) Clusterpoint
4 1 (0.72%) MS Access
4 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (15.94%) MSI
2 1 (0.72%) Hudson
2 1 (0.72%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.72%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (0.72%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (4.35%) Finance
2 2 (1.45%) Automotive
2 2 (1.45%) Retail
3 1 (0.72%) Advertising
3 1 (0.72%) Games
3 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 14 (10.14%) Analyst
2 13 (9.42%) Desktop Support
2 13 (9.42%) Support Engineer
3 11 (7.97%) 2nd Line Support
3 11 (7.97%) Applications Packager
4 10 (7.25%) Application Integration Engineer
4 10 (7.25%) Applications Engineer
4 10 (7.25%) Integration Engineer
5 8 (5.80%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 8 (5.80%) Administrator
5 8 (5.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (5.80%) Project Manager
6 7 (5.07%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 6 (4.35%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
7 6 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
7 6 (4.35%) Architect
7 6 (4.35%) Desktop Engineer
7 6 (4.35%) Office 365 Manager
7 6 (4.35%) Service Analyst
7 6 (4.35%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (14.49%) WSH
2 1 (0.72%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.72%) Software Packaging
2 1 (0.72%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.17%) Data Centre
1 3 (2.17%) iPhone
2 2 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (1.45%) Blackberry
2 2 (1.45%) Driving Licence
2 2 (1.45%) NHS
2 2 (1.45%) Replication
2 2 (1.45%) RSA SecurID
3 1 (0.72%) Analytical Mindset
3 1 (0.72%) Fat Client
3 1 (0.72%) FMCG
3 1 (0.72%) iPad
3 1 (0.72%) Management Information System
3 1 (0.72%) Thin Client
3 1 (0.72%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 138 (100.00%) Windows
2 72 (52.17%) Windows 7
3 14 (10.14%) Windows 8
4 13 (9.42%) Windows Server
5 10 (7.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (5.80%) Apple iOS
7 6 (4.35%) Android
8 4 (2.90%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.45%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.72%) Linux
10 1 (0.72%) Unix
10 1 (0.72%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (42.75%) Migration
2 19 (13.77%) Application Discovery
2 19 (13.77%) Application Packaging
2 19 (13.77%) ITIL
3 18 (13.04%) Release Management
4 17 (12.32%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (5.80%) Project Management
6 7 (5.07%) Service Management
7 6 (4.35%) Incident Management
8 5 (3.62%) Data Migration
8 5 (3.62%) Email Migration
8 5 (3.62%) PRINCE2
8 5 (3.62%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 4 (2.90%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (2.90%) Test Automation
10 3 (2.17%) Data Management
10 3 (2.17%) Defect Management
10 3 (2.17%) Identity Management
10 3 (2.17%) Master Data Management
10 3 (2.17%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 22 (15.94%) PowerShell
2 20 (14.49%) VBScript
3 9 (6.52%) SQL
4 1 (0.72%) C#
4 1 (0.72%) C++
4 1 (0.72%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (6.52%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.07%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.62%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (2.90%) MCSA
5 3 (2.17%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (2.17%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.45%) APMP
6 2 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.45%) MCSE
6 2 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.72%) CCIE
7 1 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.72%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.72%) ISEB
7 1 (0.72%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.72%) MCP
7 1 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (14.49%) QA
2 5 (3.62%) SLA
3 3 (2.17%) Data Quality
System Software
1 44 (31.88%) Active Directory
2 26 (18.84%) Microsoft App-V
3 23 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (5.07%) Hyper-V
5 6 (4.35%) BitLocker
6 4 (2.90%) vSphere
6 4 (2.90%) XenApp
7 3 (2.17%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 45 (32.61%) SCCM
2 20 (14.49%) WMI
3 2 (1.45%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (1.45%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.72%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.72%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (0.72%) SCOM
4 1 (0.72%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 49 (35.51%) Microsoft
2 34 (24.64%) VMware
3 18 (13.04%) Citrix
4 7 (5.07%) Apple
5 6 (4.35%) McAfee
6 3 (2.17%) Cisco
6 3 (2.17%) SAP
7 2 (1.45%) Avaya
7 2 (1.45%) IBM
7 2 (1.45%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.45%) Sophos
7 2 (1.45%) Sun
7 2 (1.45%) Symantec
7 2 (1.45%) Veeam
8 1 (0.72%) Dell
8 1 (0.72%) Fujitsu
8 1 (0.72%) HP
8 1 (0.72%) Juniper
8 1 (0.72%) Kaseya
8 1 (0.72%) Splunk