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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 13 7
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows 108 74 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 13.67% 9.20% 12.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 72.00% 54.81% 59.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 40 37
Median daily rate £375 £325 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +22.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £125 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £425 £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.15% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 16
Median hourly rate £11.80 £14.38 £14.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.91% +1.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £26.35 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
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
150 135 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 18.99% 16.79% 20.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 82 68
Median daily rate £338 £330 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +13.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £403 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £347 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.04% +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 18
Median hourly rate £11.80 £26.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.61% +73.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £28.00 £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

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 27 May 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 27 May 2016.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 83 (39.71%) Microsoft
1 83 (39.71%) Active Directory
2 75 (35.89%) Windows Server
3 46 (22.01%) Windows 7
4 42 (20.10%) Oracle
5 39 (18.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 38 (18.18%) SQL Server
7 36 (17.22%) ITIL
7 36 (17.22%) Finance
8 33 (15.79%) SQL
9 32 (15.31%) VMware
9 32 (15.31%) Windows Server 2008
10 31 (14.83%) Citrix
11 28 (13.40%) Security Cleared
12 25 (11.96%) Java
12 25 (11.96%) Windows XP
13 24 (11.48%) MS Excel
13 24 (11.48%) Windows Server 2003
13 24 (11.48%) SC Cleared
13 24 (11.48%) Relational Database
14 23 (11.00%) Oracle Database
14 23 (11.00%) WAN
15 22 (10.53%) LAN
15 22 (10.53%) MS Office
15 22 (10.53%) Migration
16 21 (10.05%) MS Exchange
17 20 (9.57%) Unix
17 20 (9.57%) Linux
18 19 (9.09%) Data Centre
18 19 (9.09%) SCCM

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 21 (10.05%) MS Exchange
2 13 (6.22%) SharePoint
2 13 (6.22%) WebLogic
3 8 (3.83%) Tomcat
4 7 (3.35%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (3.35%) IBM Notes
5 6 (2.87%) Skype for Business
6 5 (2.39%) Documentum
6 5 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (2.39%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (1.91%) Apache
7 4 (1.91%) Captiva
7 4 (1.91%) IBM Domino
7 4 (1.91%) IIS
7 4 (1.91%) JBoss
7 4 (1.91%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (1.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.48%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 24 (11.48%) MS Excel
2 22 (10.53%) MS Office
3 6 (2.87%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (2.87%) MS Project
3 6 (2.87%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.48%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 17 (8.13%) Office 365
2 8 (3.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.35%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.48%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (0.48%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.48%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 23 (11.00%) WAN
2 22 (10.53%) LAN
3 17 (8.13%) Remote Desktop
4 16 (7.66%) Firewall
5 15 (7.18%) DNS
5 15 (7.18%) VPN
6 12 (5.74%) TCP/IP
6 12 (5.74%) Wireless
7 11 (5.26%) DHCP
8 9 (4.31%) Internet
9 8 (3.83%) SSL
10 7 (3.35%) NetScaler
11 6 (2.87%) Junos
12 5 (2.39%) SAN
13 4 (1.91%) BIG-IP
13 4 (1.91%) SSH
13 4 (1.91%) VoIP
14 3 (1.44%) ADSL
14 3 (1.44%) Skype
14 3 (1.44%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 24 (11.48%) Relational Database
3 23 (11.00%) Oracle Database
4 18 (8.61%) RDBMS
5 13 (6.22%) Oracle Reports
6 10 (4.78%) BusinessObjects
6 10 (4.78%) Oracle OWB
7 9 (4.31%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (2.87%) Oracle Database 10g
9 5 (2.39%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (2.39%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (1.91%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.96%) MS Access
13 1 (0.48%) Azure SQL Database
13 1 (0.48%) Data Mining
13 1 (0.48%) JasperReports
13 1 (0.48%) Oracle Database 11g
13 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2000
13 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (6.70%) Oracle Forms
2 13 (6.22%) ClearQuest
2 13 (6.22%) JIRA
3 12 (5.74%) Jenkins
4 10 (4.78%) Toad
5 9 (4.31%) Eclipse
5 9 (4.31%) PVCS
6 8 (3.83%) JUnit
6 8 (3.83%) Maven
7 7 (3.35%) Ant
7 7 (3.35%) Artifactory
8 5 (2.39%) Visual Studio
9 4 (1.91%) Git (software)
10 1 (0.48%) AdminStudio
10 1 (0.48%) InstallShield
10 1 (0.48%) MSI
10 1 (0.48%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.48%) SonarQube
10 1 (0.48%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 36 (17.22%) Finance
2 9 (4.31%) Law
3 8 (3.83%) Banking
4 6 (2.87%) Legal
5 5 (2.39%) German Language
5 5 (2.39%) Retail
6 4 (1.91%) Automotive
6 4 (1.91%) Billing
7 3 (1.44%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.96%) Advertising
8 2 (0.96%) Front Office
8 2 (0.96%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.96%) Italian Language
8 2 (0.96%) Marketing
8 2 (0.96%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.48%) Back Office
9 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 32 (15.31%) Analyst
2 28 (13.40%) Developer
3 25 (11.96%) Support Engineer
4 17 (8.13%) Architect
5 13 (6.22%) Administrator
5 13 (6.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 12 (5.74%) Service Analyst
6 12 (5.74%) Service Desk Analyst
7 11 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
7 11 (5.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 11 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
7 11 (5.26%) Support Analyst
8 10 (4.78%) Oracle Developer
9 9 (4.31%) .NET Developer
9 9 (4.31%) IT Support
10 8 (3.83%) Consultant
10 8 (3.83%) Java Developer
10 8 (3.83%) Systems Administrator
11 7 (3.35%) Applications Support
11 7 (3.35%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.74%) Web Services
2 11 (5.26%) .NET
2 11 (5.26%) Apache CXF
3 10 (4.78%) HTML
4 8 (3.83%) Hibernate
4 8 (3.83%) J2EE
4 8 (3.83%) JSP
4 8 (3.83%) Servlets
4 8 (3.83%) Spring
4 8 (3.83%) XML
5 4 (1.91%) SAML
5 4 (1.91%) Struts
6 3 (1.44%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.44%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 3 (1.44%) OC4J
7 2 (0.96%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.96%) ADO
7 2 (0.96%) CSS
7 2 (0.96%) DAO
8 1 (0.48%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 9 (4.31%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.83%) Blackberry
3 8 (3.83%) Computer Science
3 8 (3.83%) Management Information System
4 7 (3.35%) Hybrid Cloud
5 6 (2.87%) RSA SecurID
6 5 (2.39%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.96%) BYOD
7 2 (0.96%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.96%) Clustering
7 2 (0.96%) Data Integration
7 2 (0.96%) Fat Client
7 2 (0.96%) Smartphone
7 2 (0.96%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.48%) CESG
8 1 (0.48%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.48%) Informatics
8 1 (0.48%) PDA
8 1 (0.48%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 75 (35.89%) Windows Server
2 46 (22.01%) Windows 7
3 39 (18.66%) Windows Server 2012
4 32 (15.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (11.96%) Windows XP
6 24 (11.48%) Windows Server 2003
7 20 (9.57%) Linux
7 20 (9.57%) Unix
8 14 (6.70%) Windows 10
9 9 (4.31%) Windows 8
10 7 (3.35%) Mac OS X
11 6 (2.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (2.39%) Android
12 5 (2.39%) Apple iOS
13 3 (1.44%) Windows 2000 Server
13 3 (1.44%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.96%) BlackBerry OS
14 2 (0.96%) CentOS
14 2 (0.96%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.48%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (17.22%) ITIL
2 22 (10.53%) Migration
3 16 (7.66%) Service Management
4 15 (7.18%) Project Management
5 13 (6.22%) Defect Tracking
5 13 (6.22%) Incident Management
6 12 (5.74%) OO
6 12 (5.74%) OOP
7 11 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (5.26%) UML
7 11 (5.26%) Workflow
8 10 (4.78%) Service Delivery
9 8 (3.83%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (3.83%) ITSM
9 8 (3.83%) Performance Tuning
10 7 (3.35%) Problem Management
11 6 (2.87%) Root Cause Analysis
11 6 (2.87%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (2.39%) Change Management
12 5 (2.39%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 33 (15.79%) SQL
2 25 (11.96%) Java
3 10 (4.78%) PL/SQL
4 8 (3.83%) C++
4 8 (3.83%) VB
5 7 (3.35%) C#
6 6 (2.87%) C
7 5 (2.39%) PowerShell
8 4 (1.91%) R
9 2 (0.96%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.96%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.96%) VBA
9 2 (0.96%) VBScript
10 1 (0.48%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.48%) Python
10 1 (0.48%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 28 (13.40%) Security Cleared
2 24 (11.48%) SC Cleared
3 17 (8.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (5.26%) Degree
5 7 (3.35%) Sun Certification
6 6 (2.87%) MCSA
6 6 (2.87%) MCSE
6 6 (2.87%) Oracle Certification
7 5 (2.39%) MCP
8 4 (1.91%) OCPJP
9 3 (1.44%) CCNA
9 3 (1.44%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.44%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.48%) CCNP
10 1 (0.48%) CISSP
10 1 (0.48%) ISEB
10 1 (0.48%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.48%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.44%) SLA
2 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 83 (39.71%) Active Directory
2 15 (7.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (5.26%) XenDesktop
4 7 (3.35%) Hyper-V
4 7 (3.35%) XenServer
5 6 (2.87%) XenApp
6 5 (2.39%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (1.91%) vSphere
8 2 (0.96%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.48%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.48%) vCloud
9 1 (0.48%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.48%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 19 (9.09%) SCCM
2 10 (4.78%) WSUS
3 6 (2.87%) SCOM
4 4 (1.91%) Backup Exec
5 3 (1.44%) Windows Intune
6 2 (0.96%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.96%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.48%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.48%) DameWare
7 1 (0.48%) Puppet
7 1 (0.48%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.48%) Terraform
7 1 (0.48%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 83 (39.71%) Microsoft
2 42 (20.10%) Oracle
3 32 (15.31%) VMware
4 31 (14.83%) Citrix
5 11 (5.26%) Dell
6 9 (4.31%) Sophos
7 7 (3.35%) Avaya
7 7 (3.35%) Cisco
8 6 (2.87%) HP
8 6 (2.87%) IBM
8 6 (2.87%) Juniper
8 6 (2.87%) Lotus
8 6 (2.87%) Rackspace
9 4 (1.91%) EMC
9 4 (1.91%) F5
9 4 (1.91%) Pega
10 3 (1.44%) Acronis
10 3 (1.44%) CheckPoint
10 3 (1.44%) Intel Security
10 3 (1.44%) MobileIron
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