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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 12 7 5
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 84 74 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 10.82% 10.03% 15.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 75.00% 74.75% 70.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 42 55
Median daily rate £375 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £150 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £304
% change year-on-year
- +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 11 25
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £11.50 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.38 £18.00 £24.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.86 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-5.42% +5.73%
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
112 99 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 14.43% 13.41% 22.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 55 73
Median daily rate £373 £300 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.16% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £150 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £410 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 11 26
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% -13.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.10 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £19.40 £24.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.66 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.96% +4.12%

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 31 August 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 31 August 2016.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 78 (41.05%) Windows Server
2 75 (39.47%) Active Directory
3 73 (38.42%) Microsoft
4 45 (23.68%) SQL Server
4 45 (23.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 39 (20.53%) WAN
6 35 (18.42%) LAN
6 35 (18.42%) Data Centre
7 33 (17.37%) Windows 7
8 31 (16.32%) Windows Server 2008
9 29 (15.26%) VMware
10 28 (14.74%) Firewall
10 28 (14.74%) ITIL
11 27 (14.21%) Oracle
11 27 (14.21%) Security Cleared
12 26 (13.68%) Cisco
13 25 (13.16%) Windows Server 2003
13 25 (13.16%) SQL
14 24 (12.63%) Java
14 24 (12.63%) Relational Database
15 23 (12.11%) SC Cleared
15 23 (12.11%) SCCM
16 22 (11.58%) Oracle Database
16 22 (11.58%) Linux
16 22 (11.58%) MS Exchange
17 21 (11.05%) Citrix
17 21 (11.05%) Windows 8
18 20 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
19 19 (10.00%) Unix
19 19 (10.00%) MS Office

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 22 (11.58%) MS Exchange
2 13 (6.84%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (5.26%) Skype for Business
3 10 (5.26%) WebLogic
4 9 (4.74%) SharePoint
5 6 (3.16%) IBM Notes
6 5 (2.63%) Apache
6 5 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (2.63%) IBM Domino
6 5 (2.63%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (2.11%) SharePoint Server
7 4 (2.11%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.58%) IIS
9 1 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.53%) Documentum
9 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.53%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
Applications
1 19 (10.00%) MS Office
2 18 (9.47%) MS Excel
3 7 (3.68%) MS Visio
4 6 (3.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (3.16%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.53%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 16 (8.42%) Office 365
2 14 (7.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (2.11%) SaaS
5 2 (1.05%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.05%) IaaS
5 2 (1.05%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (20.53%) WAN
2 35 (18.42%) LAN
3 28 (14.74%) Firewall
4 14 (7.37%) Cisco ASA
4 14 (7.37%) SAN
5 12 (6.32%) VPN
5 12 (6.32%) Wireless
6 11 (5.79%) IPv4
7 9 (4.74%) Internet
7 9 (4.74%) NetScaler
7 9 (4.74%) Skype
8 8 (4.21%) DNS
8 8 (4.21%) SSL
8 8 (4.21%) TCP/IP
9 7 (3.68%) DHCP
9 7 (3.68%) Remote Desktop
10 5 (2.63%) H.323
10 5 (2.63%) LDAP
10 5 (2.63%) Unified Communications
11 4 (2.11%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (23.68%) SQL Server
2 24 (12.63%) Relational Database
3 22 (11.58%) Oracle Database
4 18 (9.47%) RDBMS
5 15 (7.89%) Oracle Reports
6 12 (6.32%) BusinessObjects
6 12 (6.32%) Oracle OWB
7 7 (3.68%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (3.16%) Oracle Database 10g
9 4 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (1.05%) OLTP
10 2 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.53%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 14 (7.37%) ClearQuest
1 14 (7.37%) JIRA
1 14 (7.37%) Oracle Forms
2 13 (6.84%) Jenkins
3 12 (6.32%) Toad
4 11 (5.79%) Eclipse
5 10 (5.26%) JUnit
6 9 (4.74%) Maven
6 9 (4.74%) PVCS
7 8 (4.21%) Ant
7 8 (4.21%) Artifactory
8 4 (2.11%) Git (software)
8 4 (2.11%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.05%) MSBuild
9 2 (1.05%) MSI
9 2 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.53%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.53%) SonarQube
10 1 (0.53%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 17 (8.95%) Finance
2 7 (3.68%) Retail
3 6 (3.16%) German Language
4 5 (2.63%) Banking
5 4 (2.11%) Automotive
6 3 (1.58%) Spanish Language
6 3 (1.58%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.05%) Italian Language
7 2 (1.05%) Legal
8 1 (0.53%) Advertising
8 1 (0.53%) French Language
8 1 (0.53%) Law
8 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.53%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (16.32%) Developer
2 27 (14.21%) Analyst
3 25 (13.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (6.32%) Support Engineer
5 11 (5.79%) Architect
5 11 (5.79%) Service Analyst
5 11 (5.79%) Service Desk Analyst
6 10 (5.26%) Oracle Developer
6 10 (5.26%) Server Engineer
7 9 (4.74%) .NET Developer
7 9 (4.74%) Java Developer
7 9 (4.74%) Support Analyst
8 8 (4.21%) 2nd Line Support
8 8 (4.21%) Technical Leader
9 7 (3.68%) Administrator
9 7 (3.68%) Consultant
9 7 (3.68%) IT Support
9 7 (3.68%) Technical Engineer
10 6 (3.16%) Senior Developer
10 6 (3.16%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.37%) .NET
2 13 (6.84%) HTML
2 13 (6.84%) Web Services
3 12 (6.32%) Apache CXF
4 10 (5.26%) Hibernate
4 10 (5.26%) J2EE
4 10 (5.26%) JSP
4 10 (5.26%) Servlets
4 10 (5.26%) Spring
4 10 (5.26%) XML
5 6 (3.16%) Struts
6 5 (2.63%) XMPP
7 4 (2.11%) SAML
8 3 (1.58%) ASP.NET
8 3 (1.58%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 3 (1.58%) CSS
8 3 (1.58%) OC4J
9 1 (0.53%) 802.1X
9 1 (0.53%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (0.53%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 35 (18.42%) Data Centre
2 8 (4.21%) Computer Science
2 8 (4.21%) Management Information System
2 8 (4.21%) Replication
3 7 (3.68%) Hybrid Cloud
4 6 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.58%) Digital Media
5 3 (1.58%) PKI
5 3 (1.58%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.05%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.05%) Mobile App
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%) User Experience
7 1 (0.53%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.53%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 78 (41.05%) Windows Server
2 45 (23.68%) Windows Server 2012
3 33 (17.37%) Windows 7
4 31 (16.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (13.16%) Windows Server 2003
6 22 (11.58%) Linux
7 21 (11.05%) Windows 8
8 19 (10.00%) Unix
9 17 (8.95%) Windows 10
10 14 (7.37%) Windows XP
11 9 (4.74%) Ubuntu
12 5 (2.63%) Android
12 5 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (2.11%) Apple iOS
14 2 (1.05%) Mac OS X
14 2 (1.05%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.53%) CentOS
15 1 (0.53%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.53%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (14.74%) ITIL
2 19 (10.00%) Migration
3 16 (8.42%) Service Management
4 15 (7.89%) Project Management
5 14 (7.37%) Defect Tracking
6 13 (6.84%) OO
6 13 (6.84%) OOP
6 13 (6.84%) UML
7 12 (6.32%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (4.74%) ITSM
10 8 (4.21%) ETL
10 8 (4.21%) Incident Management
11 7 (3.68%) Service Delivery
11 7 (3.68%) Workflow
12 6 (3.16%) Asset Management
12 6 (3.16%) Capacity Planning
12 6 (3.16%) Server Building
13 5 (2.63%) MVC
13 5 (2.63%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (13.16%) SQL
2 24 (12.63%) Java
3 12 (6.32%) PL/SQL
4 11 (5.79%) C#
5 9 (4.74%) C++
5 9 (4.74%) VB
6 8 (4.21%) PowerShell
7 5 (2.63%) C
7 5 (2.63%) JavaScript
8 4 (2.11%) R
9 3 (1.58%) PHP
10 2 (1.05%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.53%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.53%) Korn
11 1 (0.53%) Python
11 1 (0.53%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.53%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 27 (14.21%) Security Cleared
2 23 (12.11%) SC Cleared
3 20 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (9.47%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (7.89%) CCNP
6 14 (7.37%) MCSA
6 14 (7.37%) MCSE
7 10 (5.26%) Degree
7 10 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 7 (3.68%) CCNA
8 7 (3.68%) Oracle Certification
8 7 (3.68%) Sun Certification
9 5 (2.63%) OCPJP
10 3 (1.58%) MCP
11 2 (1.05%) CCDA
11 2 (1.05%) CCDP
11 2 (1.05%) CCIE
11 2 (1.05%) CLAS
12 1 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.53%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.58%) SLA
2 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 75 (39.47%) Active Directory
2 13 (6.84%) vSphere
3 11 (5.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (4.74%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (4.74%) XenDesktop
5 7 (3.68%) Hyper-V
5 7 (3.68%) XenServer
6 5 (2.63%) XenApp
7 4 (2.11%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.05%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.53%) vCloud
9 1 (0.53%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 23 (12.11%) SCCM
2 8 (4.21%) SCOM
3 3 (1.58%) 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
Vendors
1 73 (38.42%) Microsoft
2 29 (15.26%) VMware
3 27 (14.21%) Oracle
4 26 (13.68%) Cisco
5 21 (11.05%) Citrix
6 17 (8.95%) Juniper
7 9 (4.74%) HP
8 7 (3.68%) CheckPoint
8 7 (3.68%) Sophos
9 6 (3.16%) Avaya
9 6 (3.16%) Rackspace
10 5 (2.63%) Dell
10 5 (2.63%) IBM
10 5 (2.63%) Lotus
11 4 (2.11%) F5
12 3 (1.58%) Intel Security
13 2 (1.05%) Altiris
13 2 (1.05%) Google
13 2 (1.05%) NEC
13 2 (1.05%) Remedy
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