The first table below looks at the demand for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Birmingham region.

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.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 6 7
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 97 83 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 13.60% 13.70% 13.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 62.99% 69.17% 69.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 44 37
Average daily rate
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£313 £300 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +12.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £186 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £447 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 9 11
Average hourly rate £12.38 £16.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.65% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.86 £11.80 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £20.70 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
154 120 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 21.60% 19.80% 19.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 62 51
Average daily rate £320 £305 £218
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% +40.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £167 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 11 14
Average hourly rate £12.25 £16.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.75% -26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £37.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows
West Midlands

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Windows also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows.

1 91 (49.19%) Windows 7
2 66 (35.68%) Active Directory
3 59 (31.89%) Microsoft
4 52 (28.11%) Windows XP
5 43 (23.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 37 (20.00%) VMware
7 30 (16.22%) Windows Server 2003
8 25 (13.51%) MS Exchange
9 24 (12.97%) MS Excel
9 24 (12.97%) DNS
10 23 (12.43%) .NET
10 23 (12.43%) SQL Server
11 21 (11.35%) C#
11 21 (11.35%) SQL
11 21 (11.35%) Citrix
12 20 (10.81%) Migration
12 20 (10.81%) DHCP
12 20 (10.81%) TCP/IP
13 19 (10.27%) MS Office
13 19 (10.27%) SCCM
14 18 (9.73%) VMware Infrastructure
14 18 (9.73%) LAN
15 17 (9.19%) ASP.NET
15 17 (9.19%) Windows Server 2012
16 16 (8.65%) SAN
17 15 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
17 15 (8.11%) WAN
18 14 (7.57%) HP
19 13 (7.03%) Visual Studio
19 13 (7.03%) Security Cleared

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Windows also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 25 (13.51%) MS Exchange
2 6 (3.24%) IBM Notes
2 6 (3.24%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.62%) IIS
4 3 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (1.08%) WorkSite
5 2 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.08%) Lync
6 1 (0.54%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.54%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.54%) CMS
Applications
1 24 (12.97%) MS Excel
2 19 (10.27%) MS Office
3 4 (2.16%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.08%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.70%) Office 365
2 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (12.97%) DNS
2 20 (10.81%) DHCP
2 20 (10.81%) TCP/IP
3 18 (9.73%) LAN
4 16 (8.65%) SAN
5 15 (8.11%) WAN
6 10 (5.41%) VPN
7 9 (4.86%) Wireless
8 6 (3.24%) Firewall
9 4 (2.16%) VoIP
10 2 (1.08%) LDAP
10 2 (1.08%) ADSL
10 2 (1.08%) Internet
10 2 (1.08%) DDNS
11 1 (0.54%) IP Telephony
11 1 (0.54%) Nortel Meridian
11 1 (0.54%) Cisco IOS
11 1 (0.54%) Network Security
11 1 (0.54%) NAS
11 1 (0.54%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (12.43%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.08%) MS Access
4 2 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.54%) DB2
5 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 13 (7.03%) Visual Studio
2 7 (3.78%) Subversion
2 7 (3.78%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (2.16%) MSI
4 3 (1.62%) JIRA
5 1 (0.54%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.54%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 10 (5.41%) Finance
2 6 (3.24%) Banking
3 5 (2.70%) Legal
4 4 (2.16%) Back Office
5 2 (1.08%) Retail
5 2 (1.08%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.08%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.54%) Games
6 1 (0.54%) Law
Job Titles
1 30 (16.22%) Analyst
2 25 (13.51%) Support Engineer
3 21 (11.35%) Developer
4 18 (9.73%) Desktop Support
5 17 (9.19%) Support Analyst
6 13 (7.03%) Consultant
7 12 (6.49%) Support Technician
7 12 (6.49%) 2nd Line Support
7 12 (6.49%) 1st Line Support
8 10 (5.41%) Administrator
9 9 (4.86%) 3rd Line Support
10 8 (4.32%) Project Manager
10 8 (4.32%) Field Engineer
10 8 (4.32%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 8 (4.32%) Desktop Analyst
10 8 (4.32%) Wintel Engineer
10 8 (4.32%) IT Support
11 7 (3.78%) .NET Developer
11 7 (3.78%) ASP.NET Developer
11 7 (3.78%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (12.43%) .NET
2 17 (9.19%) ASP.NET
3 11 (5.95%) WCF
4 8 (4.32%) Web Services
5 7 (3.78%) jQuery
5 7 (3.78%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (2.70%) WF
6 5 (2.70%) XML
7 4 (2.16%) Application Packaging
8 3 (1.62%) Middleware
8 3 (1.62%) DCOM
8 3 (1.62%) SOAP
9 2 (1.08%) HTML
9 2 (1.08%) CSS
9 2 (1.08%) J2EE
9 2 (1.08%) JMS
10 1 (0.54%) OLE
10 1 (0.54%) Ajax
10 1 (0.54%) XSLT
10 1 (0.54%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.32%) Blackberry
2 6 (3.24%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.70%) EPoS
4 4 (2.16%) Clustering
5 3 (1.62%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.08%) NHS
6 2 (1.08%) Firmware
6 2 (1.08%) FMCG
6 2 (1.08%) Pocket PC
6 2 (1.08%) PDA
7 1 (0.54%) CMDB
7 1 (0.54%) AS400
7 1 (0.54%) Replication
7 1 (0.54%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.54%) LPAR
7 1 (0.54%) iPad
7 1 (0.54%) HP StorageWorks
7 1 (0.54%) WURFL
7 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.54%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 91 (49.19%) Windows 7
2 52 (28.11%) Windows XP
3 43 (23.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 30 (16.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (9.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (5.95%) Windows 8
7 9 (4.86%) Windows Vista
8 7 (3.78%) Android
9 6 (3.24%) Solaris
10 5 (2.70%) Linux
10 5 (2.70%) Windows 2000
10 5 (2.70%) Windows Mobile
11 4 (2.16%) UNIX
12 3 (1.62%) AIX
13 2 (1.08%) Windows CE
13 2 (1.08%) Windows NT
13 2 (1.08%) Apple iOS
13 2 (1.08%) Windows Phone 8
13 2 (1.08%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.54%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (10.81%) Migration
2 12 (6.49%) ITIL
2 12 (6.49%) Incident Management
3 11 (5.95%) Workflow
4 10 (5.41%) Project Management
4 10 (5.41%) Root Cause Analysis
5 9 (4.86%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (4.32%) Scrum
7 7 (3.78%) Change Management
7 7 (3.78%) MVC
8 6 (3.24%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (3.24%) Data Migration
9 3 (1.62%) Service Management
9 3 (1.62%) SOA
9 3 (1.62%) PRINCE2
9 3 (1.62%) CRM
9 3 (1.62%) Performance Tuning
10 2 (1.08%) Software Distribution
10 2 (1.08%) Mobile Application Development
10 2 (1.08%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 21 (11.35%) C#
1 21 (11.35%) SQL
2 9 (4.86%) JavaScript
3 8 (4.32%) T-SQL
3 8 (4.32%) PowerShell
4 3 (1.62%) C
5 2 (1.08%) C++
5 2 (1.08%) Java
5 2 (1.08%) VB.NET
5 2 (1.08%) VBA
5 2 (1.08%) Embedded C++
6 1 (0.54%) VBScript
6 1 (0.54%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (7.03%) Security Cleared
3 11 (5.95%) SC Cleared
4 8 (4.32%) MCITP
5 7 (3.78%) MCSE
6 4 (2.16%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (2.16%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.62%) MCP
7 3 (1.62%) MCTS
8 2 (1.08%) Degree
9 1 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.54%) CCSE
9 1 (0.54%) JNCIS
9 1 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.54%) CCIE
9 1 (0.54%) CCNP
9 1 (0.54%) CCDP
9 1 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.86%) QA
2 3 (1.62%) SLA
System Software
1 66 (35.68%) Active Directory
2 18 (9.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (5.41%) XenApp
4 8 (4.32%) vSphere
5 7 (3.78%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.62%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.08%) XenServer
8 1 (0.54%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.54%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.54%) SRDF
8 1 (0.54%) NFS
8 1 (0.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.54%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.54%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 19 (10.27%) SCCM
2 4 (2.16%) SCOM
3 3 (1.62%) SCVMM
3 3 (1.62%) Ionix
3 3 (1.62%) Tivoli
3 3 (1.62%) NetBackup
3 3 (1.62%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.08%) WMI
5 1 (0.54%) WSUS
5 1 (0.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.54%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.54%) DameWare
5 1 (0.54%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.54%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 59 (31.89%) Microsoft
2 37 (20.00%) VMware
3 21 (11.35%) Citrix
4 14 (7.57%) HP
5 7 (3.78%) NetApp
5 7 (3.78%) Apple
6 6 (3.24%) Lotus
6 6 (3.24%) Cisco
7 5 (2.70%) EMC
8 4 (2.16%) IBM
8 4 (2.16%) Symantec
9 3 (1.62%) Business Objects
9 3 (1.62%) Juniper
10 2 (1.08%) Compaq
10 2 (1.08%) Sophos
10 2 (1.08%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.08%) Meru Networks
10 2 (1.08%) LANDesk
11 1 (0.54%) AccuRev
11 1 (0.54%) Kaseya
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