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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 4 6
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 108 92 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 18.09% 16.14% 13.98%
As % of the Operating Systems category 78.83% 76.03% 64.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 51 23
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£350 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £120 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 9 8
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £9.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.30 £15.20 £17.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.37%
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
137 121 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 22.95% 21.23% 21.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 72 38
Average daily rate £360 £288 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.21% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £120 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 10 10
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.00 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -13.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £15.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -11.76%

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 30 January 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 30 January 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 87 (38.50%) Windows 7
2 82 (36.28%) Active Directory
3 65 (28.76%) Microsoft
4 58 (25.66%) Windows XP
5 54 (23.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 52 (23.01%) VMware
7 43 (19.03%) MS Office
8 39 (17.26%) SQL Server
9 37 (16.37%) ITIL
10 35 (15.49%) Linux
10 35 (15.49%) Migration
11 32 (14.16%) UNIX
11 32 (14.16%) SQL
12 30 (13.27%) SCCM
13 29 (12.83%) Windows Server 2012
13 29 (12.83%) .NET
13 29 (12.83%) Citrix
14 28 (12.39%) Windows Server 2003
15 27 (11.95%) Cisco
16 26 (11.50%) MS Excel
17 25 (11.06%) TCP/IP
18 23 (10.18%) MS Exchange
18 23 (10.18%) Blackberry
18 23 (10.18%) VMware Infrastructure
19 22 (9.73%) HP
20 21 (9.29%) Agile Software Development
21 20 (8.85%) SAN
21 20 (8.85%) SharePoint
22 19 (8.41%) Java
22 19 (8.41%) Microsoft Certification

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 23 (10.18%) MS Exchange
2 20 (8.85%) SharePoint
3 16 (7.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (6.64%) Lync
5 11 (4.87%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (3.54%) IBM Notes
7 6 (2.65%) Apache
8 5 (2.21%) WebLogic
9 4 (1.77%) IIS
9 4 (1.77%) Tomcat
9 4 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (1.77%) WorkSite
10 3 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 5.5
12 1 (0.44%) TPMS
12 1 (0.44%) CICS
12 1 (0.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 43 (19.03%) MS Office
2 26 (11.50%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.33%) MS Project
4 2 (0.88%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.44%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.44%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 17 (7.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (6.19%) Eikon
3 8 (3.54%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.44%) Remedy AR System
4 1 (0.44%) Magento
4 1 (0.44%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (11.06%) TCP/IP
2 20 (8.85%) SAN
3 16 (7.08%) DNS
4 14 (6.19%) DHCP
5 11 (4.87%) Firewall
6 7 (3.10%) LAN
6 7 (3.10%) WAN
7 6 (2.65%) VoIP
8 4 (1.77%) VPN
9 3 (1.33%) Network Security
10 2 (0.88%) IP Telephony
10 2 (0.88%) Intranet
10 2 (0.88%) SSL
10 2 (0.88%) ATM
10 2 (0.88%) FTP
10 2 (0.88%) VLAN
10 2 (0.88%) Unified Communications
11 1 (0.44%) Cisco Nexus
11 1 (0.44%) SSH
11 1 (0.44%) Cisco ICM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (17.26%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (6.19%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (5.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (4.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 8 (3.54%) Oracle Database
7 6 (2.65%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (1.33%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.44%) QlikView
10 1 (0.44%) DTS
10 1 (0.44%) Informix
10 1 (0.44%) MySQL
10 1 (0.44%) DB2
Development Applications
1 9 (3.98%) Subversion
2 7 (3.10%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (3.10%) Visual Studio
3 5 (2.21%) JIRA
4 4 (1.77%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.44%) Moq
5 1 (0.44%) NSubstitute
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.44%) MSI
General
1 16 (7.08%) Finance
2 15 (6.64%) Banking
3 14 (6.19%) Legal
4 10 (4.42%) Retail
5 8 (3.54%) Back Office
6 7 (3.10%) Law
7 3 (1.33%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.88%) Local Government
9 1 (0.44%) Electronics
9 1 (0.44%) Automotive
9 1 (0.44%) Billing
Job Titles
1 41 (18.14%) Analyst
2 19 (8.41%) Developer
3 18 (7.96%) Architect
3 18 (7.96%) Service Analyst
3 18 (7.96%) Service Desk Analyst
4 17 (7.52%) 3rd Line Support
4 17 (7.52%) 2nd Line Support
4 17 (7.52%) Support Analyst
5 16 (7.08%) Technical Architect
5 16 (7.08%) Desktop Support
6 14 (6.19%) Server Engineer
7 13 (5.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 11 (4.87%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 11 (4.87%) Desktop Analyst
8 11 (4.87%) Support Engineer
9 10 (4.42%) Consultant
10 9 (3.98%) Senior Server Engineer
11 8 (3.54%) Help Desk Analyst
11 8 (3.54%) Server Support
12 7 (3.10%) Messaging Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (12.83%) .NET
2 13 (5.75%) XMPP
3 9 (3.98%) Web Services
4 7 (3.10%) WCF
5 6 (2.65%) HTML
6 5 (2.21%) ASP.NET
7 4 (1.77%) jQuery
8 3 (1.33%) HTML5
8 3 (1.33%) CSS
9 2 (0.88%) Application Packaging
9 2 (0.88%) Reactive Extensions
9 2 (0.88%) Managed Extensibility Framework
9 2 (0.88%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (0.44%) JNI
10 1 (0.44%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.44%) LINQ
10 1 (0.44%) WPF
10 1 (0.44%) Silverlight
10 1 (0.44%) SOAP
10 1 (0.44%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (10.18%) Blackberry
2 10 (4.42%) Replication
3 8 (3.54%) Mobile App
4 6 (2.65%) FMCG
5 5 (2.21%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.21%) Pocket PC
5 5 (2.21%) IVR
6 4 (1.77%) CMDB
7 3 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.33%) NHS
7 3 (1.33%) Device Driver
8 2 (0.88%) Clustering
8 2 (0.88%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.88%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.44%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.44%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.44%) PDA
9 1 (0.44%) iSeries
9 1 (0.44%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 87 (38.50%) Windows 7
2 58 (25.66%) Windows XP
3 54 (23.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 35 (15.49%) Linux
5 32 (14.16%) UNIX
6 29 (12.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 28 (12.39%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (6.64%) Solaris
9 12 (5.31%) Windows 8
10 6 (2.65%) Windows Phone
11 5 (2.21%) Windows Phone 8
11 5 (2.21%) Windows Mobile
11 5 (2.21%) AIX
11 5 (2.21%) Windows CE
12 4 (1.77%) Mac OS X
12 4 (1.77%) Windows Vista
13 3 (1.33%) Apple iOS
13 3 (1.33%) Android
13 3 (1.33%) HPUX
13 3 (1.33%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (16.37%) ITIL
2 35 (15.49%) Migration
3 21 (9.29%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (7.52%) CRM
5 9 (3.98%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (3.54%) Scrum
6 8 (3.54%) Data Migration
6 8 (3.54%) Incident Management
6 8 (3.54%) Logistics
7 7 (3.10%) Project Planning
7 7 (3.10%) Change Management
7 7 (3.10%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (2.65%) Project Management
9 5 (2.21%) Mobile Application Development
9 5 (2.21%) Time Management
9 5 (2.21%) PRINCE2
9 5 (2.21%) Workflow
10 4 (1.77%) Service Management
10 4 (1.77%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (1.77%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 32 (14.16%) SQL
2 19 (8.41%) Java
3 13 (5.75%) C#
4 12 (5.31%) PowerShell
5 10 (4.42%) VB
6 9 (3.98%) T-SQL
7 8 (3.54%) C
7 8 (3.54%) JavaScript
8 6 (2.65%) VBA
9 5 (2.21%) C++
9 5 (2.21%) Perl
9 5 (2.21%) Embedded C++
10 4 (1.77%) Shell Script
10 4 (1.77%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.33%) Ruby
11 3 (1.33%) Python
12 2 (0.88%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.44%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.44%) PHP
Qualifications
1 19 (8.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (7.52%) Security Cleared
3 10 (4.42%) ITIL Certification
3 10 (4.42%) MCSE
4 8 (3.54%) SC Cleared
4 8 (3.54%) DV Cleared
5 6 (2.65%) MCP
6 3 (1.33%) Degree
6 3 (1.33%) MCITP
6 3 (1.33%) MCSA
7 2 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.88%) CCA
7 2 (0.88%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.44%) MCTS
8 1 (0.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.44%) HP APS
8 1 (0.44%) CCEA
8 1 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.44%) CCNP
8 1 (0.44%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.77%) SLA
2 3 (1.33%) QA
2 3 (1.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.44%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 82 (36.28%) Active Directory
2 23 (10.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (4.42%) vSphere
4 5 (2.21%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.77%) XenApp
6 2 (0.88%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.88%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.44%) Xen
7 1 (0.44%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.44%) Postfix
7 1 (0.44%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 30 (13.27%) SCCM
2 17 (7.52%) NetBackup
3 3 (1.33%) Sysprep
3 3 (1.33%) EdgeSight
3 3 (1.33%) WMI
4 1 (0.44%) Ionix
4 1 (0.44%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.44%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (0.44%) SCOM
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.44%) Control-M
4 1 (0.44%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.44%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 65 (28.76%) Microsoft
2 52 (23.01%) VMware
3 29 (12.83%) Citrix
4 27 (11.95%) Cisco
5 22 (9.73%) HP
6 14 (6.19%) Reuters
7 13 (5.75%) Symantec
7 13 (5.75%) Oracle
8 9 (3.98%) Dell
8 9 (3.98%) NetApp
8 9 (3.98%) Red Hat
9 8 (3.54%) Lotus
9 8 (3.54%) IBM
10 7 (3.10%) EMC
11 6 (2.65%) Sun
12 5 (2.21%) RedPrairie
12 5 (2.21%) webMethods
13 4 (1.77%) Remedy
13 4 (1.77%) Progress
14 3 (1.33%) SolarWinds
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