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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 4 7
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 111 98 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.65% 16.12% 11.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 82.84% 77.17% 53.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 57 16
Average daily rate
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£350 £288 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £112 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £410 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 14 7
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.75 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.86% +9.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £9.50 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £34.00 £14.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.81 £15.00 £16.16
% change year-on-year
-1.28% -7.14%
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
134 127 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 21.30% 20.89% 20.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 77 32
Average daily rate £350 £288 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £113 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 14 9
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £9.50 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.75 £34.00 £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (39.74%) Windows 7
2 69 (30.13%) Active Directory
3 66 (28.82%) Microsoft
4 60 (26.20%) Windows XP
5 59 (25.76%) VMware
5 59 (25.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 39 (17.03%) SQL
7 38 (16.59%) SQL Server
8 37 (16.16%) MS Office
8 37 (16.16%) Migration
9 36 (15.72%) ITIL
10 35 (15.28%) Linux
11 32 (13.97%) UNIX
12 30 (13.10%) .NET
13 29 (12.66%) Windows Server 2003
13 29 (12.66%) SCCM
13 29 (12.66%) Windows Server 2012
14 28 (12.23%) MS Exchange
15 27 (11.79%) TCP/IP
16 26 (11.35%) Cisco
17 25 (10.92%) Agile Software Development
17 25 (10.92%) VMware Infrastructure
18 23 (10.04%) SAN
18 23 (10.04%) MS Excel
19 21 (9.17%) DNS
19 21 (9.17%) HP
19 21 (9.17%) Citrix
20 20 (8.73%) Blackberry
21 19 (8.30%) Microsoft Certification
21 19 (8.30%) DHCP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 28 (12.23%) MS Exchange
2 18 (7.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (6.99%) SharePoint
4 14 (6.11%) Lync
5 10 (4.37%) BizTalk Server
6 9 (3.93%) IBM Notes
7 6 (2.62%) Apache
7 6 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (2.18%) WebLogic
9 4 (1.75%) IIS
9 4 (1.75%) Tomcat
9 4 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.44%) TPMS
11 1 (0.44%) CICS
11 1 (0.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.44%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 37 (16.16%) MS Office
2 23 (10.04%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.31%) MS Project
4 2 (0.87%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.44%) CATIA
5 1 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.44%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 14 (6.11%) Eikon
2 13 (5.68%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.87%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.44%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (1.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (11.79%) TCP/IP
2 23 (10.04%) SAN
3 21 (9.17%) DNS
4 19 (8.30%) DHCP
5 11 (4.80%) Firewall
6 9 (3.93%) LAN
6 9 (3.93%) WAN
7 7 (3.06%) VoIP
8 4 (1.75%) VPN
9 2 (0.87%) FTP
9 2 (0.87%) ATM
9 2 (0.87%) IP Telephony
9 2 (0.87%) Intranet
9 2 (0.87%) VLAN
9 2 (0.87%) Network Security
9 2 (0.87%) Unified Communications
10 1 (0.44%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (0.44%) NAS
10 1 (0.44%) Internet
10 1 (0.44%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (16.59%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (4.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (3.93%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (3.49%) Oracle Database
6 6 (2.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (2.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (1.31%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.44%) MySQL
10 1 (0.44%) QlikView
10 1 (0.44%) DB2
10 1 (0.44%) Informix
10 1 (0.44%) DTS
Development Applications
1 12 (5.24%) Subversion
2 9 (3.93%) Visual Studio
3 8 (3.49%) JIRA
4 7 (3.06%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (1.75%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.44%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.44%) MSI
General
1 15 (6.55%) Finance
1 15 (6.55%) Banking
2 10 (4.37%) Back Office
2 10 (4.37%) Legal
3 7 (3.06%) Law
4 6 (2.62%) Retail
5 1 (0.44%) Billing
5 1 (0.44%) Local Government
5 1 (0.44%) Electronics
5 1 (0.44%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.44%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 44 (19.21%) Analyst
2 23 (10.04%) Developer
3 22 (9.61%) Desktop Support
3 22 (9.61%) Support Analyst
4 20 (8.73%) 3rd Line Support
5 18 (7.86%) Support Engineer
6 17 (7.42%) 2nd Line Support
7 15 (6.55%) Service Analyst
7 15 (6.55%) Service Desk Analyst
8 13 (5.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 12 (5.24%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 12 (5.24%) Consultant
9 12 (5.24%) Desktop Analyst
10 11 (4.80%) Server Engineer
11 10 (4.37%) Mobile Developer
12 9 (3.93%) Windows Mobile Developer
12 9 (3.93%) Senior Server Engineer
12 9 (3.93%) Help Desk Analyst
12 9 (3.93%) Server Support
13 8 (3.49%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (13.10%) .NET
2 14 (6.11%) Web Services
3 13 (5.68%) XMPP
4 11 (4.80%) WCF
5 6 (2.62%) HTML
5 6 (2.62%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.31%) CSS
6 3 (1.31%) jQuery
6 3 (1.31%) HTML5
7 2 (0.87%) Reactive Extensions
7 2 (0.87%) Managed Extensibility Framework
7 2 (0.87%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (0.87%) SOAP
7 2 (0.87%) XML
7 2 (0.87%) Application Packaging
7 2 (0.87%) Silverlight
7 2 (0.87%) OLE
8 1 (0.44%) JNI
8 1 (0.44%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.44%) JavaBeans
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.73%) Blackberry
2 12 (5.24%) Mobile App
3 8 (3.49%) Pocket PC
4 6 (2.62%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.62%) FMCG
5 5 (2.18%) IVR
6 4 (1.75%) NHS
6 4 (1.75%) Replication
7 3 (1.31%) Clustering
7 3 (1.31%) Device Driver
7 3 (1.31%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.87%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.87%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.44%) AS400
9 1 (0.44%) PDA
9 1 (0.44%) iSeries
9 1 (0.44%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.44%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 91 (39.74%) Windows 7
2 60 (26.20%) Windows XP
3 59 (25.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 35 (15.28%) Linux
5 32 (13.97%) UNIX
6 29 (12.66%) Windows Server 2003
6 29 (12.66%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (6.99%) Solaris
7 16 (6.99%) Windows 8
8 9 (3.93%) Windows Phone
8 9 (3.93%) Windows Mobile
9 8 (3.49%) Windows CE
9 8 (3.49%) Windows Phone 8
10 6 (2.62%) AIX
11 4 (1.75%) Mac OS X
12 3 (1.31%) Windows 2000
12 3 (1.31%) Windows Vista
12 3 (1.31%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.87%) Android
13 2 (0.87%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (16.16%) Migration
2 36 (15.72%) ITIL
3 25 (10.92%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (5.68%) CRM
5 11 (4.80%) Data Migration
6 10 (4.37%) Scrum
7 8 (3.49%) Project Planning
7 8 (3.49%) Mobile Application Development
8 7 (3.06%) Logistics
9 6 (2.62%) Incident Management
9 6 (2.62%) Project Management
9 6 (2.62%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (2.62%) Workflow
10 5 (2.18%) Change Management
10 5 (2.18%) PRINCE2
10 5 (2.18%) Time Management
10 5 (2.18%) Waterfall
11 4 (1.75%) Unit Testing
11 4 (1.75%) Root Cause Analysis
11 4 (1.75%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 39 (17.03%) SQL
2 19 (8.30%) Java
3 18 (7.86%) C#
4 13 (5.68%) T-SQL
5 12 (5.24%) PowerShell
6 10 (4.37%) VB
7 8 (3.49%) JavaScript
7 8 (3.49%) C
7 8 (3.49%) C++
7 8 (3.49%) Embedded C++
8 6 (2.62%) VBA
9 5 (2.18%) Perl
10 4 (1.75%) Shell Script
10 4 (1.75%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.31%) Ruby
11 3 (1.31%) Python
12 2 (0.87%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (8.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (7.86%) Security Cleared
3 11 (4.80%) ITIL Certification
4 10 (4.37%) DV Cleared
4 10 (4.37%) MCSE
5 9 (3.93%) SC Cleared
6 6 (2.62%) MCP
7 5 (2.18%) MCITP
8 4 (1.75%) Degree
9 3 (1.31%) MCSA
10 2 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.87%) CCA
10 2 (0.87%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.44%) CCEA
11 1 (0.44%) CCNP
11 1 (0.44%) CCNA
11 1 (0.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.44%) MCTS
11 1 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.44%) HP APS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.75%) SLA
2 2 (0.87%) QA
System Software
1 69 (30.13%) Active Directory
2 25 (10.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (5.24%) vSphere
4 8 (3.49%) XenApp
5 7 (3.06%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.75%) Terminal Services
7 3 (1.31%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.44%) Postfix
9 1 (0.44%) XenServer
9 1 (0.44%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.44%) Xen
9 1 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.44%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 29 (12.66%) SCCM
2 18 (7.86%) NetBackup
3 3 (1.31%) WMI
3 3 (1.31%) Sysprep
3 3 (1.31%) Ionix
4 2 (0.87%) SCOM
4 2 (0.87%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.87%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.44%) Control-M
5 1 (0.44%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.44%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.44%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 66 (28.82%) Microsoft
2 59 (25.76%) VMware
3 26 (11.35%) Cisco
4 21 (9.17%) HP
4 21 (9.17%) Citrix
5 14 (6.11%) Reuters
5 14 (6.11%) Symantec
6 13 (5.68%) Oracle
7 11 (4.80%) NetApp
8 9 (3.93%) Lotus
8 9 (3.93%) Red Hat
8 9 (3.93%) EMC
9 8 (3.49%) IBM
9 8 (3.49%) Dell
10 6 (2.62%) Sun
11 5 (2.18%) webMethods
11 5 (2.18%) RedPrairie
12 2 (0.87%) CommVault
12 2 (0.87%) Remedy
12 2 (0.87%) Avaya
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