The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 13 6
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -7
Contract jobs citing Windows 98 68 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 12.13% 9.37% 12.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 68.53% 52.31% 60.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 36 38
Median daily rate £391 £344 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.81% +12.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £125 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 20
Median hourly rate £11.80 £15.50 £12.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.87% +27.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.41 £10.50 £10.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £26.30 £17.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% +6.89%
Windows
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Operating Systems Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
143 130 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.70% 17.91% 20.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 78 67
Median daily rate £330 £340 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £413 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 23
Median hourly rate £11.80 £21.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.11% +65.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.25 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £28.00 £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Birmingham region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 28 June 2016.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Birmingham region.

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Windows.

1 75 (39.27%) Windows Server
2 73 (38.22%) Microsoft
2 73 (38.22%) Active Directory
3 41 (21.47%) Windows Server 2012
4 40 (20.94%) Windows 7
5 36 (18.85%) SQL Server
6 35 (18.32%) Oracle
7 34 (17.80%) Windows Server 2008
8 32 (16.75%) Security Cleared
9 31 (16.23%) WAN
10 30 (15.71%) ITIL
11 29 (15.18%) SQL
11 29 (15.18%) LAN
11 29 (15.18%) Finance
11 29 (15.18%) VMware
12 27 (14.14%) SC Cleared
13 26 (13.61%) Windows Server 2003
14 25 (13.09%) Citrix
14 25 (13.09%) Java
14 25 (13.09%) Oracle Database
14 25 (13.09%) Relational Database
15 24 (12.57%) MS Exchange
16 23 (12.04%) Migration
17 22 (11.52%) Unix
17 22 (11.52%) Data Centre
18 21 (10.99%) Firewall
19 20 (10.47%) Linux
19 20 (10.47%) MS Excel
19 20 (10.47%) Windows XP
19 20 (10.47%) RDBMS

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 24 (12.57%) MS Exchange
2 13 (6.81%) WebLogic
3 10 (5.24%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (4.71%) SharePoint
5 6 (3.14%) IBM Notes
5 6 (3.14%) Tomcat
6 5 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (2.62%) IBM Domino
6 5 (2.62%) Oracle Workflow
6 5 (2.62%) Skype for Business
7 4 (2.09%) Apache
7 4 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (2.09%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (1.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (1.57%) Documentum
9 2 (1.05%) Captiva
9 2 (1.05%) IIS
9 2 (1.05%) JBoss
10 1 (0.52%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.52%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
Applications
1 20 (10.47%) MS Excel
2 19 (9.95%) MS Office
3 7 (3.66%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (3.66%) MS Project
3 7 (3.66%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.33%) Office 365
2 9 (4.71%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (4.19%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.05%) IaaS
4 2 (1.05%) PaaS
4 2 (1.05%) SaaS
5 1 (0.52%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (0.52%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.52%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 31 (16.23%) WAN
2 29 (15.18%) LAN
3 21 (10.99%) Firewall
4 15 (7.85%) Remote Desktop
5 12 (6.28%) Wireless
6 11 (5.76%) DHCP
6 11 (5.76%) DNS
6 11 (5.76%) VPN
7 8 (4.19%) NetScaler
7 8 (4.19%) SAN
7 8 (4.19%) SSL
7 8 (4.19%) TCP/IP
8 7 (3.66%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (3.66%) Internet
9 4 (2.09%) BIG-IP
9 4 (2.09%) IPv4
9 4 (2.09%) Network Security
9 4 (2.09%) SSH
9 4 (2.09%) TACACS
9 4 (2.09%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (18.85%) SQL Server
2 25 (13.09%) Oracle Database
2 25 (13.09%) Relational Database
3 20 (10.47%) RDBMS
4 15 (7.85%) Oracle Reports
5 12 (6.28%) BusinessObjects
5 12 (6.28%) Oracle OWB
6 7 (3.66%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (3.14%) Oracle Database 10g
8 5 (2.62%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (1.05%) MS Access
10 2 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.52%) Azure SQL Database
11 1 (0.52%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.52%) JasperReports
11 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database 12c
11 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 16 (8.38%) Oracle Forms
2 14 (7.33%) ClearQuest
2 14 (7.33%) JIRA
3 13 (6.81%) Jenkins
4 12 (6.28%) Toad
5 11 (5.76%) Eclipse
6 10 (5.24%) JUnit
7 9 (4.71%) Maven
7 9 (4.71%) PVCS
8 8 (4.19%) Ant
8 8 (4.19%) Artifactory
9 4 (2.09%) Git (software)
9 4 (2.09%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.52%) AdminStudio
10 1 (0.52%) InstallShield
10 1 (0.52%) MSI
10 1 (0.52%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.52%) SonarQube
10 1 (0.52%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 29 (15.18%) Finance
2 7 (3.66%) Law
3 6 (3.14%) German Language
4 5 (2.62%) Retail
5 4 (2.09%) Automotive
5 4 (2.09%) Banking
5 4 (2.09%) Legal
5 4 (2.09%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.57%) Spanish Language
7 2 (1.05%) Advertising
7 2 (1.05%) Italian Language
7 2 (1.05%) Marketing
8 1 (0.52%) Back Office
8 1 (0.52%) French Language
8 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 29 (15.18%) Developer
2 26 (13.61%) Analyst
3 19 (9.95%) Support Engineer
4 15 (7.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 13 (6.81%) Administrator
6 12 (6.28%) Architect
6 12 (6.28%) Oracle Developer
7 11 (5.76%) Service Analyst
7 11 (5.76%) Service Desk Analyst
8 9 (4.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 9 (4.71%) Java Developer
9 8 (4.19%) 2nd Line Support
9 8 (4.19%) Consultant
9 8 (4.19%) Server Engineer
9 8 (4.19%) Support Analyst
9 8 (4.19%) Systems Administrator
10 7 (3.66%) .NET Developer
10 7 (3.66%) Applications Support
10 7 (3.66%) IT Manager
10 7 (3.66%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.81%) Web Services
2 12 (6.28%) Apache CXF
3 11 (5.76%) HTML
4 10 (5.24%) .NET
4 10 (5.24%) Hibernate
4 10 (5.24%) J2EE
4 10 (5.24%) JSP
4 10 (5.24%) Servlets
4 10 (5.24%) Spring
4 10 (5.24%) XML
5 6 (3.14%) Struts
6 4 (2.09%) SAML
7 3 (1.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 3 (1.57%) OC4J
8 2 (1.05%) ADO
8 2 (1.05%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.05%) DAO
9 1 (0.52%) CSS
9 1 (0.52%) MAPI
9 1 (0.52%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.52%) Data Centre
2 9 (4.71%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.19%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.19%) Computer Science
4 7 (3.66%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.05%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.05%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.05%) Replication
5 2 (1.05%) RSA SecurID
5 2 (1.05%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.52%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.52%) BYOD
6 1 (0.52%) CESG
6 1 (0.52%) Clustering
6 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.52%) Health Informatics
6 1 (0.52%) Informatics
6 1 (0.52%) PDA
6 1 (0.52%) User Experience
6 1 (0.52%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 75 (39.27%) Windows Server
2 41 (21.47%) Windows Server 2012
3 40 (20.94%) Windows 7
4 34 (17.80%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (13.61%) Windows Server 2003
6 22 (11.52%) Unix
7 20 (10.47%) Linux
7 20 (10.47%) Windows XP
8 14 (7.33%) Windows 10
9 13 (6.81%) Windows 8
10 6 (3.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (2.09%) Android
11 4 (2.09%) Apple iOS
12 3 (1.57%) Mac OS X
12 3 (1.57%) Ubuntu
12 3 (1.57%) Windows Phone
13 2 (1.05%) CentOS
13 2 (1.05%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (1.05%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.52%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (15.71%) ITIL
2 23 (12.04%) Migration
3 17 (8.90%) Service Management
4 14 (7.33%) Defect Tracking
4 14 (7.33%) Project Management
5 13 (6.81%) OO
5 13 (6.81%) OOP
6 12 (6.28%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (6.28%) UML
7 9 (4.71%) Incident Management
7 9 (4.71%) ITSM
8 8 (4.19%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (3.66%) Performance Tuning
9 7 (3.66%) Workflow
10 6 (3.14%) ETL
10 6 (3.14%) Server Building
10 6 (3.14%) Service Delivery
11 5 (2.62%) MVC
11 5 (2.62%) Root Cause Analysis
11 5 (2.62%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (15.18%) SQL
2 25 (13.09%) Java
3 12 (6.28%) PL/SQL
4 9 (4.71%) C++
4 9 (4.71%) VB
5 6 (3.14%) C#
5 6 (3.14%) PowerShell
6 5 (2.62%) C
7 4 (2.09%) R
8 3 (1.57%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.05%) PHP
9 2 (1.05%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.05%) VBA
9 2 (1.05%) VBScript
10 1 (0.52%) Python
10 1 (0.52%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.52%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (16.75%) Security Cleared
2 27 (14.14%) SC Cleared
3 17 (8.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (6.28%) Degree
5 10 (5.24%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (3.66%) CCNP
6 7 (3.66%) MCSA
6 7 (3.66%) Oracle Certification
6 7 (3.66%) Sun Certification
7 6 (3.14%) CCNA
7 6 (3.14%) MCSE
8 5 (2.62%) OCPJP
9 4 (2.09%) MCP
10 2 (1.05%) CCDA
10 2 (1.05%) CCDP
10 2 (1.05%) CCIE
10 2 (1.05%) CLAS
10 2 (1.05%) DBS Check
10 2 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.52%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.05%) SLA
2 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 73 (38.22%) Active Directory
2 14 (7.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (5.76%) XenDesktop
4 7 (3.66%) Hyper-V
4 7 (3.66%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (3.66%) XenServer
5 6 (3.14%) vSphere
5 6 (3.14%) XenApp
6 5 (2.62%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (1.57%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.05%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.52%) vCloud
9 1 (0.52%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 19 (9.95%) SCCM
2 10 (5.24%) WSUS
3 6 (3.14%) SCOM
4 4 (2.09%) Backup Exec
5 3 (1.57%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (1.05%) FortiGate
6 2 (1.05%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (1.05%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.52%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.52%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.52%) DameWare
7 1 (0.52%) Puppet
7 1 (0.52%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.52%) Terraform
7 1 (0.52%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 73 (38.22%) Microsoft
2 35 (18.32%) Oracle
3 29 (15.18%) VMware
4 25 (13.09%) Citrix
5 14 (7.33%) Cisco
6 10 (5.24%) Dell
7 9 (4.71%) Juniper
7 9 (4.71%) Sophos
8 8 (4.19%) Avaya
9 7 (3.66%) CheckPoint
9 7 (3.66%) HP
10 6 (3.14%) IBM
10 6 (3.14%) Rackspace
11 5 (2.62%) Lotus
12 4 (2.09%) F5
13 3 (1.57%) Aruba
13 3 (1.57%) Intel Security
14 2 (1.05%) Adobe
14 2 (1.05%) EMC
14 2 (1.05%) Sun
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