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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 79 98 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 11.24% 14.71% 15.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 59.85% 69.50% 81.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 40 56
Median daily rate £300 £244 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -32.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £159 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £378 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £324 £301
% change year-on-year
+1.93% +7.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 15
Median hourly rate £15.00 £12.90 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.27% -0.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £10.73 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.37 £17.70 £24.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +1.66%
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
132 141 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 18.78% 21.17% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 60 69
Median daily rate £350 £280 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £160 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £400 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 18 15
Median hourly rate £16.50 £13.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.73 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £18.00 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

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 9 December 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 9 December 2016.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 76 (45.24%) Active Directory
2 72 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 69 (41.07%) Windows Server
4 42 (25.00%) VMware
5 39 (23.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 37 (22.02%) SQL Server
7 32 (19.05%) Windows 7
8 28 (16.67%) MS Office
9 26 (15.48%) WAN
9 26 (15.48%) LAN
9 26 (15.48%) Office 365
10 25 (14.88%) Security Cleared
10 25 (14.88%) Cisco
11 24 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
11 24 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
11 24 (14.29%) Data Centre
12 23 (13.69%) SCCM
12 23 (13.69%) Firewall
13 22 (13.10%) Microsoft Certification
13 22 (13.10%) Linux
14 21 (12.50%) SC Cleared
14 21 (12.50%) Windows 10
15 20 (11.90%) Migration
16 19 (11.31%) SQL
16 19 (11.31%) Skype for Business
17 17 (10.12%) Windows 8
17 17 (10.12%) Skype
17 17 (10.12%) Cisco Certification
18 16 (9.52%) CCNP
18 16 (9.52%) SAN

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 19 (11.31%) Skype for Business
2 14 (8.33%) MS Exchange
3 7 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (3.57%) IIS
4 6 (3.57%) SharePoint
5 4 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.79%) Apache
7 2 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.60%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.60%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.60%) JBoss
8 1 (0.60%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.60%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.60%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.60%) WebLogic
Applications
1 28 (16.67%) MS Office
2 12 (7.14%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.38%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.19%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.60%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 26 (15.48%) Office 365
2 24 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (3.57%) OneDrive
3 6 (3.57%) Yammer
4 3 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.79%) SaaS
5 2 (1.19%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.19%) IaaS
5 2 (1.19%) IBM PureFlex
6 1 (0.60%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (15.48%) LAN
1 26 (15.48%) WAN
2 23 (13.69%) Firewall
3 17 (10.12%) Skype
4 16 (9.52%) SAN
5 14 (8.33%) DNS
6 13 (7.74%) Cisco ASA
7 12 (7.14%) DHCP
7 12 (7.14%) LDAP
7 12 (7.14%) Unified Communications
8 11 (6.55%) IPv4
9 9 (5.36%) VoIP
10 7 (4.17%) Internet
11 6 (3.57%) H.323
11 6 (3.57%) Kerberos
11 6 (3.57%) PBX
11 6 (3.57%) Wireless
12 5 (2.98%) TCP/IP
13 4 (2.38%) Network Security
13 4 (2.38%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (22.02%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.19%) MySQL
4 2 (1.19%) OLTP
4 2 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.19%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (1.19%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.19%) SQLite
5 1 (0.60%) MS Access
5 1 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.60%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (2.98%) MSI
2 3 (1.79%) InstallShield
3 2 (1.19%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.19%) MSBuild
3 2 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.60%) git-flow
4 1 (0.60%) Selenium
4 1 (0.60%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.60%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (6.55%) Finance
2 10 (5.95%) Retail
3 8 (4.76%) Banking
4 4 (2.38%) German Language
5 2 (1.19%) Legal
5 2 (1.19%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.19%) Private Banking
5 2 (1.19%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.60%) Advertising
6 1 (0.60%) Electronics
6 1 (0.60%) French Language
6 1 (0.60%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.60%) Marketing
6 1 (0.60%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (14.29%) Analyst
2 21 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 14 (8.33%) Developer
3 14 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 12 (7.14%) Windows Engineer
5 11 (6.55%) Desktop Support
6 10 (5.95%) 2nd Line Support
6 10 (5.95%) Support Analyst
7 8 (4.76%) Server Engineer
8 7 (4.17%) Administrator
8 7 (4.17%) Architect
8 7 (4.17%) IT Support
8 7 (4.17%) Technical Engineer
8 7 (4.17%) Technical Leader
9 6 (3.57%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 6 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support
9 6 (3.57%) Lync Engineer
9 6 (3.57%) Senior Technical Engineer
9 6 (3.57%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (3.57%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.55%) .NET
2 6 (3.57%) XMPP
3 5 (2.98%) CSS
3 5 (2.98%) HTML
4 3 (1.79%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.19%) Apache Cordova
5 2 (1.19%) Flash
5 2 (1.19%) jQuery
5 2 (1.19%) KnockoutJS
5 2 (1.19%) Web Services
5 2 (1.19%) WinForms
6 1 (0.60%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.60%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.60%) J2EE
6 1 (0.60%) JDBC
6 1 (0.60%) JSON
6 1 (0.60%) LAMP
6 1 (0.60%) Node.js
6 1 (0.60%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 24 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 9 (5.36%) PKI
3 7 (4.17%) Replication
4 4 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.38%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.79%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.19%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.19%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.19%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.60%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.60%) Clustering
7 1 (0.60%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.60%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.60%) PMI
7 1 (0.60%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.60%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.60%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.60%) User Experience
7 1 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 69 (41.07%) Windows Server
2 39 (23.21%) Windows Server 2012
3 32 (19.05%) Windows 7
4 24 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (13.10%) Linux
6 21 (12.50%) Windows 10
7 17 (10.12%) Windows 8
8 11 (6.55%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (5.95%) Windows XP
10 9 (5.36%) Ubuntu
11 8 (4.76%) Android
12 7 (4.17%) Unix
13 6 (3.57%) Apple iOS
14 4 (2.38%) Windows Mobile
14 4 (2.38%) Windows Vista
15 2 (1.19%) HPUX
16 1 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.60%) Windows 2000 Server
16 1 (0.60%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (11.90%) Migration
2 13 (7.74%) ITIL
3 8 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (4.17%) Patch Management
5 6 (3.57%) Email Filtering
5 6 (3.57%) Identity Management
5 6 (3.57%) Kalman Filter
5 6 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (2.98%) Asset Management
6 5 (2.98%) Capacity Planning
6 5 (2.98%) CRM
6 5 (2.98%) ERP
7 4 (2.38%) E-Discovery
7 4 (2.38%) Logistics
7 4 (2.38%) Server Building
7 4 (2.38%) Web Development
8 3 (1.79%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (1.79%) High Availability
8 3 (1.79%) Investment Management
8 3 (1.79%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 19 (11.31%) SQL
2 12 (7.14%) C#
3 8 (4.76%) PowerShell
4 6 (3.57%) Java
4 6 (3.57%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.79%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.19%) PHP
7 1 (0.60%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.60%) Korn
7 1 (0.60%) Perl
7 1 (0.60%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 25 (14.88%) Security Cleared
2 22 (13.10%) Microsoft Certification
3 21 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 17 (10.12%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (9.52%) CCNP
6 15 (8.93%) MCSE
7 13 (7.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 10 (5.95%) MCSA
9 6 (3.57%) CCNA
10 5 (2.98%) MCITP
11 3 (1.79%) Degree
12 2 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (1.19%) CCDA
12 2 (1.19%) CCDP
12 2 (1.19%) CCIE
12 2 (1.19%) CLAS
12 2 (1.19%) DBS Check
12 2 (1.19%) RHCE
13 1 (0.60%) CREST Certified
13 1 (0.60%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.98%) SLA
2 3 (1.79%) QA
3 2 (1.19%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.60%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 76 (45.24%) Active Directory
2 12 (7.14%) vSphere
3 11 (6.55%) Hyper-V
4 10 (5.95%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (3.57%) VMware ESX
6 4 (2.38%) XenApp
7 3 (1.79%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.60%) Docker
9 1 (0.60%) vCloud
9 1 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.60%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 23 (13.69%) SCCM
2 11 (6.55%) SCOM
3 8 (4.76%) Microsoft Intune
4 6 (3.57%) Nagios
5 2 (1.19%) AirWatch
5 2 (1.19%) FortiGate
5 2 (1.19%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (1.19%) MOM
6 1 (0.60%) Ansible
6 1 (0.60%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.60%) Control-M
6 1 (0.60%) vRealize
6 1 (0.60%) WSUS
Vendors
1 72 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 42 (25.00%) VMware
3 25 (14.88%) Cisco
4 15 (8.93%) Citrix
4 15 (8.93%) Juniper
5 11 (6.55%) HP
6 10 (5.95%) SolarWinds
7 7 (4.17%) NetApp
8 4 (2.38%) Dell
8 4 (2.38%) Red Hat
8 4 (2.38%) Veeam
9 3 (1.79%) Altiris
9 3 (1.79%) Aruba
9 3 (1.79%) IBM
9 3 (1.79%) Kronos
9 3 (1.79%) Remedy
9 3 (1.79%) Sophos
9 3 (1.79%) Symantec
10 2 (1.19%) Google
10 2 (1.19%) Huawei
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