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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 14 5 5
Rank change year-on-year
-9 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 56 95 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 7.65% 13.44% 13.84%
As % of the Operating Systems category 62.22% 64.19% 70.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 43 46
Average daily rate
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£300 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £130 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 20 10
Average hourly rate £15.50 £12.38 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.25% -22.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £10.86 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £20.50 £20.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
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
90 148 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 12.30% 20.93% 19.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 65 64
Average daily rate £300 £320 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +4.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £154 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £446 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 22 11
Average hourly rate £18.00 £12.25 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.93% -23.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £20.00 £23.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

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 31 July 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 31 July 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 58 (39.46%) Microsoft
1 58 (39.46%) Active Directory
2 50 (34.01%) Windows Server 2008
3 47 (31.97%) Windows 7
4 40 (27.21%) VMware
5 39 (26.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 33 (22.45%) Citrix
7 32 (21.77%) Windows Server 2003
8 30 (20.41%) Windows XP
9 24 (16.33%) MS Office
10 21 (14.29%) Linux
11 19 (12.93%) ITIL
11 19 (12.93%) MS Exchange
11 19 (12.93%) MS Excel
12 17 (11.56%) SQL Server
13 16 (10.88%) DNS
13 16 (10.88%) SAN
14 15 (10.20%) SCCM
15 13 (8.84%) Migration
15 13 (8.84%) DHCP
15 13 (8.84%) SQL
15 13 (8.84%) VMware Infrastructure
16 12 (8.16%) PowerShell
16 12 (8.16%) Windows 8
16 12 (8.16%) Cisco
17 11 (7.48%) TCP/IP
17 11 (7.48%) VPN
17 11 (7.48%) XenApp
18 10 (6.80%) Hyper-V
18 10 (6.80%) Analytical Skills

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (12.93%) MS Exchange
2 7 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (3.40%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.40%) Lync
4 3 (2.04%) WorkSite
5 2 (1.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.36%) SAS
5 2 (1.36%) IIS
5 2 (1.36%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.68%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.68%) Lotus Domino
6 1 (0.68%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.68%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 24 (16.33%) MS Office
2 19 (12.93%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.36%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.36%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.36%) Vectorworks
4 1 (0.68%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.68%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.68%) MS Project
4 1 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.12%) Office 365
2 4 (2.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.36%) Yammer
4 1 (0.68%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.68%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.88%) DNS
1 16 (10.88%) SAN
2 13 (8.84%) DHCP
3 11 (7.48%) TCP/IP
3 11 (7.48%) VPN
4 8 (5.44%) Firewall
4 8 (5.44%) LAN
4 8 (5.44%) WAN
5 5 (3.40%) Network Security
5 5 (3.40%) Junos
5 5 (3.40%) VoIP
6 4 (2.72%) Wireless
7 2 (1.36%) NAS
7 2 (1.36%) NetScaler
7 2 (1.36%) OSPF
7 2 (1.36%) BGP
7 2 (1.36%) Extranet
8 1 (0.68%) 3G
8 1 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.68%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.56%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.04%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (2.04%) DB2
4 2 (1.36%) Oracle9i Database
4 2 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.36%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.36%) Big Data
4 2 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.36%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.68%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Power View
5 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.68%) MySQL
5 1 (0.68%) HOLAP
5 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.68%) MOLAP
5 1 (0.68%) ROLAP
Development Applications
1 2 (1.36%) MSI
1 2 (1.36%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.68%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.68%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.68%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 1 (0.68%) Axure RP
2 1 (0.68%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 10 (6.80%) Finance
2 8 (5.44%) Banking
3 5 (3.40%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.72%) Retail
5 3 (2.04%) Legal
6 2 (1.36%) German Language
6 2 (1.36%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.36%) Back Office
7 1 (0.68%) Electronics
7 1 (0.68%) Automotive
7 1 (0.68%) French Language
7 1 (0.68%) Polish Language
7 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.68%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 30 (20.41%) Analyst
2 18 (12.24%) Service Analyst
2 18 (12.24%) Service Desk Analyst
3 16 (10.88%) Server Engineer
4 12 (8.16%) Windows Server Engineer
4 12 (8.16%) Support Engineer
5 10 (6.80%) Administrator
6 9 (6.12%) 2nd Line Support
6 9 (6.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (6.12%) Systems Administrator
7 8 (5.44%) Architect
7 8 (5.44%) Project Manager
7 8 (5.44%) Desktop Support
8 7 (4.76%) Help Desk Analyst
8 7 (4.76%) Deployment Engineer
9 6 (4.08%) Support Analyst
10 5 (3.40%) Developer
10 5 (3.40%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 4 (2.72%) IT Support
11 4 (2.72%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.40%) .NET
2 4 (2.72%) Web Services
2 4 (2.72%) Application Packaging
3 2 (1.36%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.68%) JSP
4 1 (0.68%) ADO.NET
4 1 (0.68%) XML
4 1 (0.68%) XSLT
4 1 (0.68%) Flash
4 1 (0.68%) SAP Basis
4 1 (0.68%) MDX
4 1 (0.68%) HTML5
4 1 (0.68%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.80%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.12%) Clustering
3 6 (4.08%) Data Centre
4 5 (3.40%) Blackberry
5 3 (2.04%) NHS
5 3 (2.04%) Thin Client
5 3 (2.04%) Fat Client
5 3 (2.04%) Replication
5 3 (2.04%) CMDB
6 2 (1.36%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.36%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.36%) User Experience
7 1 (0.68%) PKI
7 1 (0.68%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.68%) PDA
7 1 (0.68%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.68%) Psychology
7 1 (0.68%) Wiki
7 1 (0.68%) EPoS
7 1 (0.68%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 50 (34.01%) Windows Server 2008
2 47 (31.97%) Windows 7
3 39 (26.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 32 (21.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 30 (20.41%) Windows XP
6 21 (14.29%) Linux
7 12 (8.16%) Windows 8
8 9 (6.12%) UNIX
9 6 (4.08%) Windows 2000
10 5 (3.40%) Solaris
11 4 (2.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (2.04%) Mac OS X
12 3 (2.04%) Android
13 2 (1.36%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (1.36%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.68%) VMS
14 1 (0.68%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (12.93%) ITIL
2 13 (8.84%) Migration
3 6 (4.08%) PRINCE2
3 6 (4.08%) Time Management
4 5 (3.40%) Service Management
4 5 (3.40%) Patch Management
5 3 (2.04%) Service Delivery
5 3 (2.04%) Change Management
5 3 (2.04%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (2.04%) ITSM
5 3 (2.04%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (2.04%) Project Management
5 3 (2.04%) Risk Analysis
5 3 (2.04%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (2.04%) Incident Management
6 2 (1.36%) Project Planning
6 2 (1.36%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (1.36%) Load Balancing
6 2 (1.36%) Load Testing
6 2 (1.36%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 13 (8.84%) SQL
2 12 (8.16%) PowerShell
3 6 (4.08%) VB
4 5 (3.40%) Java
4 5 (3.40%) Shell Script
5 3 (2.04%) C
6 2 (1.36%) C#
6 2 (1.36%) VBA
6 2 (1.36%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.68%) VBScript
7 1 (0.68%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (6.12%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (4.76%) MCP
2 7 (4.76%) SC Cleared
2 7 (4.76%) Security Cleared
3 6 (4.08%) MCSE
4 4 (2.72%) MCSA
4 4 (2.72%) Check Point Certification
4 4 (2.72%) CCSA
5 3 (2.04%) MCTS
5 3 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (2.04%) Degree
6 2 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.36%) CCNP
6 2 (1.36%) MCITP
7 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.68%) JNCIA
7 1 (0.68%) JNCIS
7 1 (0.68%) JNCIE
7 1 (0.68%) ISEB
7 1 (0.68%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.12%) SLA
2 3 (2.04%) QA
3 1 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 58 (39.46%) Active Directory
2 13 (8.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (7.48%) XenApp
4 10 (6.80%) Hyper-V
5 6 (4.08%) vSphere
6 5 (3.40%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (2.04%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (1.36%) XenServer
8 2 (1.36%) MetaFrame
8 2 (1.36%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.68%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.68%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.68%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.68%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (10.20%) SCCM
2 6 (4.08%) NetBackup
3 4 (2.72%) SCOM
4 2 (1.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (1.36%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.36%) WSUS
5 1 (0.68%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.68%) EdgeSight
5 1 (0.68%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 58 (39.46%) Microsoft
2 40 (27.21%) VMware
3 33 (22.45%) Citrix
4 12 (8.16%) Cisco
5 7 (4.76%) IBM
6 6 (4.08%) HP
7 5 (3.40%) Juniper
7 5 (3.40%) Red Hat
8 4 (2.72%) NetApp
8 4 (2.72%) Oracle
8 4 (2.72%) CheckPoint
8 4 (2.72%) Veeam
9 3 (2.04%) webMethods
9 3 (2.04%) AppSense
9 3 (2.04%) Dell
9 3 (2.04%) Progress
10 2 (1.36%) Informatica
10 2 (1.36%) SAP
10 2 (1.36%) Blue Coat
10 2 (1.36%) Netezza
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