The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 86 92 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 10.64% 15.31% 16.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 68.80% 69.70% 78.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 44 36
Average daily rate
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£300 £268 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -2.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £125 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £437 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 10
Average hourly rate £12.00 £14.75 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.64% +13.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £9.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £23.38 £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +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
125 132 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 15.47% 21.96% 21.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 69 49
Average daily rate £305 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.90% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £130 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 15
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +18.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £26.75 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.38 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.90% -

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 27 April 2015.

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 April 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 (46.91%) Active Directory
2 67 (34.54%) Windows 7
3 62 (31.96%) Microsoft
4 54 (27.84%) Windows XP
5 49 (25.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 45 (23.20%) VMware
7 38 (19.59%) MS Office
8 36 (18.56%) Citrix
9 35 (18.04%) ITIL
10 30 (15.46%) Linux
11 29 (14.95%) Windows Server 2003
11 29 (14.95%) Windows Server 2012
12 27 (13.92%) SQL Server
13 24 (12.37%) MS Excel
14 19 (9.79%) UNIX
14 19 (9.79%) MS Exchange
14 19 (9.79%) VMware Infrastructure
15 18 (9.28%) SAN
16 17 (8.76%) Blackberry
16 17 (8.76%) Cisco
16 17 (8.76%) Finance
16 17 (8.76%) SCCM
17 16 (8.25%) Legal
18 15 (7.73%) .NET
18 15 (7.73%) Migration
19 14 (7.22%) DNS
20 13 (6.70%) DHCP
20 13 (6.70%) SQL
21 12 (6.19%) Firewall
21 12 (6.19%) HP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 19 (9.79%) MS Exchange
2 11 (5.67%) SharePoint
3 8 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (3.61%) WorkSite
5 5 (2.58%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (2.06%) Lync
7 3 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.03%) IIS
8 2 (1.03%) SAS
8 2 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.52%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 38 (19.59%) MS Office
2 24 (12.37%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (4.12%) Dynamics CRM
1 8 (4.12%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.52%) Remedy AR System
2 1 (0.52%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.55%) Office 365
3 1 (0.52%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 18 (9.28%) SAN
2 14 (7.22%) DNS
3 13 (6.70%) DHCP
4 12 (6.19%) Firewall
5 11 (5.67%) VPN
5 11 (5.67%) WAN
5 11 (5.67%) LAN
6 9 (4.64%) TCP/IP
7 4 (2.06%) Network Security
7 4 (2.06%) Junos
8 3 (1.55%) VLAN
8 3 (1.55%) VoIP
9 2 (1.03%) Broadband
9 2 (1.03%) FTP
9 2 (1.03%) SSL
9 2 (1.03%) Internet
9 2 (1.03%) OSPF
9 2 (1.03%) BGP
9 2 (1.03%) NAS
9 2 (1.03%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (13.92%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (4.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 8 (4.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (3.61%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.55%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.03%) Big Data
6 2 (1.03%) DB2
6 2 (1.03%) Oracle9i Database
6 2 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.52%) DTS
7 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.52%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (3.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (2.58%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.06%) Subversion
4 2 (1.03%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.52%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.52%) Moq
5 1 (0.52%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.52%) NSubstitute
General
1 17 (8.76%) Finance
2 16 (8.25%) Legal
3 11 (5.67%) Banking
4 8 (4.12%) Retail
5 7 (3.61%) Law
6 6 (3.09%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.03%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.03%) Local Government
8 1 (0.52%) French Language
8 1 (0.52%) German Language
8 1 (0.52%) Polish Language
8 1 (0.52%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 45 (23.20%) Analyst
2 30 (15.46%) Service Analyst
2 30 (15.46%) Service Desk Analyst
3 22 (11.34%) Architect
4 16 (8.25%) Technical Architect
5 15 (7.73%) Support Engineer
5 15 (7.73%) 2nd Line Support
5 15 (7.73%) Server Engineer
6 13 (6.70%) Help Desk Analyst
7 12 (6.19%) Desktop Support
8 10 (5.15%) 3rd Line Support
9 9 (4.64%) Developer
10 8 (4.12%) Support Analyst
10 8 (4.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (4.12%) Windows Server Engineer
11 5 (2.58%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 5 (2.58%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 5 (2.58%) IT Support
11 5 (2.58%) Systems Administrator
11 5 (2.58%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (7.73%) .NET
2 3 (1.55%) HTML
3 2 (1.03%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.03%) CSS
3 2 (1.03%) jQuery
3 2 (1.03%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (1.03%) Web Services
4 1 (0.52%) OLE
4 1 (0.52%) WinForms
4 1 (0.52%) JNI
4 1 (0.52%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.52%) WCF
4 1 (0.52%) WPF
4 1 (0.52%) LINQ
4 1 (0.52%) HTML5
4 1 (0.52%) Reactive Extensions
4 1 (0.52%) Managed Extensibility Framework
4 1 (0.52%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.76%) Blackberry
2 10 (5.15%) Replication
3 8 (4.12%) Clustering
4 7 (3.61%) CMDB
5 6 (3.09%) NHS
6 4 (2.06%) Mainframe
6 4 (2.06%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.03%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.03%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.03%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.03%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.03%) FMCG
8 1 (0.52%) iSeries
8 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.52%) User Experience
8 1 (0.52%) AS400
8 1 (0.52%) PKI
8 1 (0.52%) PDA
8 1 (0.52%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 67 (34.54%) Windows 7
2 54 (27.84%) Windows XP
3 49 (25.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 30 (15.46%) Linux
5 29 (14.95%) Windows Server 2003
5 29 (14.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (9.79%) UNIX
7 6 (3.09%) Windows 2000
8 5 (2.58%) AIX
9 4 (2.06%) Mac OS X
9 4 (2.06%) Solaris
10 3 (1.55%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.03%) Android
11 2 (1.03%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.03%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.03%) HPUX
12 1 (0.52%) zOS
12 1 (0.52%) MVS
12 1 (0.52%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (18.04%) ITIL
2 15 (7.73%) Migration
3 9 (4.64%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (4.64%) Incident Management
4 8 (4.12%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (4.12%) CRM
5 7 (3.61%) Change Management
6 6 (3.09%) Service Management
6 6 (3.09%) Logistics
6 6 (3.09%) Time Management
7 5 (2.58%) Data Migration
7 5 (2.58%) PRINCE2
8 4 (2.06%) Web Development
8 4 (2.06%) Load Balancing
8 4 (2.06%) Project Management
9 3 (1.55%) Asset Management
9 3 (1.55%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (1.55%) ITSM
9 3 (1.55%) Risk Analysis
9 3 (1.55%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (6.70%) SQL
2 7 (3.61%) Java
3 6 (3.09%) C
3 6 (3.09%) PowerShell
4 4 (2.06%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.55%) VB
5 3 (1.55%) Ruby
5 3 (1.55%) Python
6 2 (1.03%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.03%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.03%) C#
7 1 (0.52%) PHP
7 1 (0.52%) VBScript
7 1 (0.52%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.52%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (6.19%) Microsoft Certification
1 12 (6.19%) Security Cleared
2 8 (4.12%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.61%) MCSE
4 5 (2.58%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.55%) CCSA
5 3 (1.55%) MCITP
5 3 (1.55%) Degree
5 3 (1.55%) CCNP
5 3 (1.55%) MCP
5 3 (1.55%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.55%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.55%) Check Point Certification
6 2 (1.03%) CCA
6 2 (1.03%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (1.03%) MCSA
7 1 (0.52%) ISEB
7 1 (0.52%) CCEA
7 1 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.12%) SLA
2 4 (2.06%) QA
3 3 (1.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.52%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 91 (46.91%) Active Directory
2 19 (9.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (5.67%) XenApp
4 10 (5.15%) vSphere
5 5 (2.58%) Hyper-V
6 4 (2.06%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.03%) MetaFrame
7 2 (1.03%) Terminal Server
7 2 (1.03%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.52%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.52%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.52%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.52%) Xen
8 1 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 17 (8.76%) SCCM
2 6 (3.09%) NetBackup
3 3 (1.55%) EdgeSight
4 2 (1.03%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (1.03%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.03%) SCOM
5 1 (0.52%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.52%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.52%) WSUS
5 1 (0.52%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.52%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.52%) Control-M
5 1 (0.52%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 62 (31.96%) Microsoft
2 45 (23.20%) VMware
3 36 (18.56%) Citrix
4 17 (8.76%) Cisco
5 12 (6.19%) HP
6 8 (4.12%) NetApp
7 7 (3.61%) Progress
8 5 (2.58%) EMC
8 5 (2.58%) Juniper
8 5 (2.58%) Oracle
8 5 (2.58%) AppSense
9 4 (2.06%) Remedy
9 4 (2.06%) CheckPoint
9 4 (2.06%) webMethods
9 4 (2.06%) IBM
10 3 (1.55%) Dell
10 3 (1.55%) Blue Coat
10 3 (1.55%) SolarWinds
11 2 (1.03%) RedPrairie
11 2 (1.03%) Netezza
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