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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 8 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 95 73 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 12.37% 10.25% 15.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 71.43% 78.49% 75.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 38 56
Median daily rate £350 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £161 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £431 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £326 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
+0.15% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 8 24
Median hourly rate £13.00 £12.25 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.12% -36.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.92 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £15.90 £26.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £15.43 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-4.39% -3.57%
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
133 93 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.32% 13.06% 20.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 51 71
Median daily rate £400 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £165 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £423 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 8 24
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.59 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £18.00 £26.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -

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 26 September 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 26 September 2016.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 77 (40.53%) Windows Server
2 75 (39.47%) Microsoft
2 75 (39.47%) Active Directory
3 47 (24.74%) SQL Server
4 43 (22.63%) WAN
5 42 (22.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 39 (20.53%) LAN
7 35 (18.42%) Data Centre
8 34 (17.89%) Windows 7
9 31 (16.32%) VMware
10 29 (15.26%) ITIL
10 29 (15.26%) Windows Server 2008
11 27 (14.21%) Cisco
11 27 (14.21%) Firewall
12 25 (13.16%) SCCM
13 23 (12.11%) Windows Server 2003
13 23 (12.11%) MS Exchange
13 23 (12.11%) Security Cleared
14 22 (11.58%) Windows 10
14 22 (11.58%) Linux
15 21 (11.05%) Oracle
15 21 (11.05%) Java
15 21 (11.05%) SC Cleared
16 20 (10.53%) Windows 8
16 20 (10.53%) SQL
16 20 (10.53%) MS Office
16 20 (10.53%) Migration
17 19 (10.00%) MS Excel
17 19 (10.00%) Citrix
17 19 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification

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 23 (12.11%) MS Exchange
2 12 (6.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (5.79%) Skype for Business
4 7 (3.68%) SharePoint
5 6 (3.16%) Apache
5 6 (3.16%) WebLogic
6 5 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (2.63%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (2.11%) IBM Notes
7 4 (2.11%) SharePoint Server
7 4 (2.11%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.58%) IBM Domino
8 3 (1.58%) IIS
9 2 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.53%) Documentum
10 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.53%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
Applications
1 20 (10.53%) MS Office
2 19 (10.00%) MS Excel
3 8 (4.21%) MS Visio
4 7 (3.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (3.68%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.53%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 17 (8.95%) Office 365
2 15 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (6.32%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (2.63%) SaaS
5 3 (1.58%) IaaS
5 3 (1.58%) PaaS
6 2 (1.05%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 43 (22.63%) WAN
2 39 (20.53%) LAN
3 27 (14.21%) Firewall
4 16 (8.42%) SAN
5 14 (7.37%) Cisco ASA
6 13 (6.84%) Wireless
7 11 (5.79%) IPv4
8 10 (5.26%) Skype
9 9 (4.74%) Internet
9 9 (4.74%) VPN
10 8 (4.21%) DHCP
10 8 (4.21%) DNS
10 8 (4.21%) NetScaler
11 7 (3.68%) TCP/IP
12 6 (3.16%) H.323
12 6 (3.16%) LDAP
12 6 (3.16%) Network Security
12 6 (3.16%) Unified Communications
13 5 (2.63%) Remote Desktop
13 5 (2.63%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (24.74%) SQL Server
2 16 (8.42%) Oracle Database
2 16 (8.42%) Relational Database
3 11 (5.79%) Oracle Reports
4 10 (5.26%) RDBMS
5 7 (3.68%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (3.16%) BusinessObjects
6 6 (3.16%) Oracle OWB
7 4 (2.11%) Oracle Database 10g
7 4 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.05%) OLTP
8 2 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.53%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 11 (5.79%) Oracle Forms
2 10 (5.26%) Jenkins
3 9 (4.74%) ClearQuest
3 9 (4.74%) JIRA
4 7 (3.68%) Eclipse
5 6 (3.16%) JUnit
5 6 (3.16%) Maven
5 6 (3.16%) Toad
6 5 (2.63%) Ant
6 5 (2.63%) Artifactory
7 4 (2.11%) Git (software)
7 4 (2.11%) PVCS
7 4 (2.11%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.05%) MSBuild
8 2 (1.05%) MSI
8 2 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.53%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.53%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.53%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 16 (8.42%) Finance
2 8 (4.21%) Banking
3 7 (3.68%) German Language
4 5 (2.63%) Retail
5 3 (1.58%) Automotive
5 3 (1.58%) Spanish Language
5 3 (1.58%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.05%) Advertising
6 2 (1.05%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.53%) French Language
7 1 (0.53%) Law
7 1 (0.53%) Legal
7 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.53%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (13.16%) Developer
2 24 (12.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 23 (12.11%) Analyst
4 15 (7.89%) Support Engineer
5 11 (5.79%) Architect
5 11 (5.79%) Service Analyst
5 11 (5.79%) Service Desk Analyst
6 10 (5.26%) Server Engineer
7 9 (4.74%) .NET Developer
7 9 (4.74%) 2nd Line Support
7 9 (4.74%) IT Support
8 8 (4.21%) Technical Leader
9 7 (3.68%) Administrator
9 7 (3.68%) Consultant
9 7 (3.68%) IT Engineer
9 7 (3.68%) Senior Developer
9 7 (3.68%) Support Analyst
9 7 (3.68%) Technical Engineer
10 6 (3.16%) Lync Engineer
10 6 (3.16%) Senior Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.42%) .NET
2 12 (6.32%) Web Services
3 10 (5.26%) HTML
4 9 (4.74%) Apache CXF
5 6 (3.16%) Hibernate
5 6 (3.16%) J2EE
5 6 (3.16%) JSP
5 6 (3.16%) Servlets
5 6 (3.16%) Spring
5 6 (3.16%) Struts
5 6 (3.16%) XML
5 6 (3.16%) XMPP
6 4 (2.11%) CSS
6 4 (2.11%) SAML
7 3 (1.58%) ASP.NET
7 3 (1.58%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 2 (1.05%) Apache Cordova
8 2 (1.05%) Flash
8 2 (1.05%) jQuery
8 2 (1.05%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 35 (18.42%) Data Centre
2 8 (4.21%) Computer Science
2 8 (4.21%) Replication
3 7 (3.68%) Hybrid Cloud
3 7 (3.68%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.58%) Digital Media
5 3 (1.58%) Mainframe
5 3 (1.58%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.58%) PKI
5 3 (1.58%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.05%) RSA SecurID
7 1 (0.53%) BYOD
7 1 (0.53%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.53%) Health Informatics
7 1 (0.53%) Informatics
7 1 (0.53%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.53%) User Experience
7 1 (0.53%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 77 (40.53%) Windows Server
2 42 (22.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 34 (17.89%) Windows 7
4 29 (15.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (12.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 22 (11.58%) Linux
6 22 (11.58%) Windows 10
7 20 (10.53%) Windows 8
8 14 (7.37%) Windows XP
9 12 (6.32%) Unix
10 9 (4.74%) Ubuntu
11 7 (3.68%) Android
12 5 (2.63%) Apple iOS
12 5 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (1.58%) Windows Vista
14 2 (1.05%) Mac OS X
14 2 (1.05%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.53%) CentOS
15 1 (0.53%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (15.26%) ITIL
2 20 (10.53%) Migration
3 15 (7.89%) Project Management
4 14 (7.37%) Service Management
5 12 (6.32%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (5.26%) OO
6 10 (5.26%) OOP
6 10 (5.26%) UML
7 9 (4.74%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (4.74%) Defect Tracking
8 8 (4.21%) ETL
8 8 (4.21%) Service Delivery
9 7 (3.68%) Asset Management
9 7 (3.68%) Workflow
10 6 (3.16%) CRM
10 6 (3.16%) ERP
10 6 (3.16%) Incident Management
10 6 (3.16%) ITSM
10 6 (3.16%) MVC
10 6 (3.16%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 21 (11.05%) Java
2 20 (10.53%) SQL
3 13 (6.84%) C#
4 9 (4.74%) PowerShell
5 6 (3.16%) JavaScript
5 6 (3.16%) PL/SQL
6 5 (2.63%) C
6 5 (2.63%) C++
6 5 (2.63%) VB
7 4 (2.11%) R
8 3 (1.58%) PHP
8 3 (1.58%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.53%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.53%) Korn
9 1 (0.53%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.53%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 23 (12.11%) Security Cleared
2 21 (11.05%) SC Cleared
3 19 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (8.95%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (7.89%) CCNP
6 14 (7.37%) MCSE
7 13 (6.84%) MCSA
8 10 (5.26%) Degree
8 10 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (3.16%) CCNA
10 5 (2.63%) OCPJP
10 5 (2.63%) Oracle Certification
11 4 (2.11%) Sun Certification
12 2 (1.05%) CCDA
12 2 (1.05%) CCDP
12 2 (1.05%) CCIE
12 2 (1.05%) CLAS
12 2 (1.05%) DBS Check
12 2 (1.05%) MCP
13 1 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.63%) SLA
2 1 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.53%) QA
System Software
1 75 (39.47%) Active Directory
2 13 (6.84%) vSphere
3 12 (6.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (4.74%) Hyper-V
5 8 (4.21%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (4.21%) XenDesktop
6 6 (3.16%) XenServer
7 4 (2.11%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (2.11%) XenApp
8 2 (1.05%) VirtualBox
8 2 (1.05%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.53%) Docker
9 1 (0.53%) vCloud
9 1 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 25 (13.16%) SCCM
2 7 (3.68%) SCOM
3 4 (2.11%) WSUS
4 2 (1.05%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.05%) FortiGate
4 2 (1.05%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.05%) MOM
4 2 (1.05%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.53%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.53%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.53%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.53%) Control-M
5 1 (0.53%) DameWare
5 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.53%) Puppet
5 1 (0.53%) Terraform
5 1 (0.53%) TIBCO Hawk
5 1 (0.53%) vRealize
Vendors
1 75 (39.47%) Microsoft
2 31 (16.32%) VMware
3 27 (14.21%) Cisco
4 21 (11.05%) Oracle
5 19 (10.00%) Citrix
6 15 (7.89%) Juniper
7 9 (4.74%) HP
8 7 (3.68%) Avaya
8 7 (3.68%) CheckPoint
9 6 (3.16%) Dell
9 6 (3.16%) Rackspace
10 5 (2.63%) IBM
10 5 (2.63%) Sophos
11 4 (2.11%) F5
11 4 (2.11%) SolarWinds
12 3 (1.58%) Altiris
12 3 (1.58%) Google
12 3 (1.58%) Intel Security
12 3 (1.58%) Lotus
12 3 (1.58%) NetApp
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