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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 101 104 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 15.19% 17.48% 16.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.21% 78.20% 75.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 49 49
Average daily rate £319 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.92% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £123 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £475 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £295
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +8.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 18 9
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £11.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £21.45 £15.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -
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
165 133 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 24.81% 22.35% 21.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 64 70
Average daily rate £345 £355 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.81% +23.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £123 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 18 10
Average hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £11.35 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.05 £21.00 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%

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 5 February 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 80 (43.48%) Active Directory
2 75 (40.76%) Microsoft
3 57 (30.98%) Windows 7
4 56 (30.43%) Windows Server
5 46 (25.00%) Citrix
6 45 (24.46%) Windows XP
7 41 (22.28%) Finance
8 37 (20.11%) SQL Server
9 36 (19.57%) MS Office
10 35 (19.02%) ITIL
10 35 (19.02%) Windows Server 2008
11 34 (18.48%) VMware
12 32 (17.39%) SQL
12 32 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
13 30 (16.30%) MS Exchange
14 28 (15.22%) Blackberry
15 24 (13.04%) Oracle
16 21 (11.41%) MS Excel
17 20 (10.87%) Migration
17 20 (10.87%) SCCM
17 20 (10.87%) Security Cleared
18 19 (10.33%) Law
19 18 (9.78%) TCP/IP
19 18 (9.78%) Windows Server 2003
20 17 (9.24%) Microsoft Certification
20 17 (9.24%) Legal
20 17 (9.24%) SC Cleared
21 16 (8.70%) iManage
22 15 (8.15%) LAN
22 15 (8.15%) Unix

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 30 (16.30%) MS Exchange
2 11 (5.98%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (4.89%) Exchange Server 2013
3 9 (4.89%) SharePoint
4 8 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (3.80%) IBM Notes
6 6 (3.26%) WebLogic
7 5 (2.72%) Captiva
7 5 (2.72%) Documentum
7 5 (2.72%) JBoss
7 5 (2.72%) Tomcat
8 4 (2.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (2.17%) Lync
9 3 (1.63%) IIS
10 2 (1.09%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.54%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.54%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 36 (19.57%) MS Office
2 21 (11.41%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.54%) MS Project
4 1 (0.54%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.54%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 5 (2.72%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (8.15%) Office 365
2 4 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.63%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.54%) IaaS
4 1 (0.54%) IBM PureFlex
4 1 (0.54%) PaaS
4 1 (0.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (9.78%) TCP/IP
2 15 (8.15%) LAN
3 14 (7.61%) Remote Desktop
4 13 (7.07%) DNS
5 12 (6.52%) WAN
6 11 (5.98%) VPN
7 9 (4.89%) SAN
7 9 (4.89%) Wireless
8 7 (3.80%) Firewall
9 6 (3.26%) DHCP
10 4 (2.17%) Junos
10 4 (2.17%) VoIP
10 4 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (1.63%) ADSL
11 3 (1.63%) Cisco IOS
12 2 (1.09%) Internet
12 2 (1.09%) Modbus
12 2 (1.09%) Network Security
12 2 (1.09%) Skype
13 1 (0.54%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (20.11%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.43%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (3.80%) Oracle Database
5 6 (3.26%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (2.72%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.09%) Data Mining
7 2 (1.09%) MS Access
7 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.54%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.54%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (1.09%) Oracle Forms
1 2 (1.09%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.54%) CaliberRM
2 1 (0.54%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.54%) PVCS
2 1 (0.54%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.54%) VectorCAST
General
1 41 (22.28%) Finance
2 19 (10.33%) Law
3 17 (9.24%) Legal
4 7 (3.80%) German Language
5 6 (3.26%) Banking
6 5 (2.72%) Retail
7 4 (2.17%) Billing
8 3 (1.63%) Telecoms
9 2 (1.09%) Front Office
9 2 (1.09%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.54%) Back Office
10 1 (0.54%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.54%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (16.85%) Analyst
2 30 (16.30%) Support Engineer
3 17 (9.24%) Service Analyst
4 16 (8.70%) Service Desk Analyst
5 15 (8.15%) 2nd Line Support
5 15 (8.15%) 3rd Line Support
6 14 (7.61%) Architect
6 14 (7.61%) Desktop Support
7 13 (7.07%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 12 (6.52%) Legal Analyst
9 11 (5.98%) Desktop Engineer
9 11 (5.98%) Developer
9 11 (5.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 11 (5.98%) Windows Engineer
10 10 (5.43%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 10 (5.43%) DBA
11 9 (4.89%) Administrator
11 9 (4.89%) SQL DBA
11 9 (4.89%) SQL Developer
11 9 (4.89%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.89%) .NET
2 5 (2.72%) XML
3 4 (2.17%) JSON
4 3 (1.63%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.09%) ADO
5 2 (1.09%) DAO
6 1 (0.54%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.54%) CGI
6 1 (0.54%) CSS
6 1 (0.54%) Flash
6 1 (0.54%) HTML
6 1 (0.54%) WinForms
6 1 (0.54%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 28 (15.22%) Blackberry
2 12 (6.52%) Data Centre
3 9 (4.89%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.17%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.17%) NHS
4 4 (2.17%) SecurID
5 3 (1.63%) Replication
5 3 (1.63%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.09%) Clustering
6 2 (1.09%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.09%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.09%) iPad
6 2 (1.09%) iPhone
6 2 (1.09%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.54%) CESG
7 1 (0.54%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.54%) FlexPod
7 1 (0.54%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 57 (30.98%) Windows 7
2 56 (30.43%) Windows Server
3 45 (24.46%) Windows XP
4 35 (19.02%) Windows Server 2008
5 32 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (9.78%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (8.15%) Unix
8 12 (6.52%) Linux
9 6 (3.26%) Mac OS X
10 5 (2.72%) Windows 10
11 3 (1.63%) Android
11 3 (1.63%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.63%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (1.63%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.63%) Windows Vista
12 2 (1.09%) BlackBerry OS
12 2 (1.09%) Mac OS
12 2 (1.09%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.54%) Windows CE
13 1 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (19.02%) ITIL
2 20 (10.87%) Migration
3 11 (5.98%) Change Management
3 11 (5.98%) Service Management
4 10 (5.43%) Incident Management
5 8 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
5 8 (4.35%) Service Delivery
6 6 (3.26%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (3.26%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (2.72%) CRM
7 5 (2.72%) Data Migration
7 5 (2.72%) SOA
8 4 (2.17%) Business Continuity
8 4 (2.17%) Data Security
8 4 (2.17%) ITIL V3
8 4 (2.17%) ITSM
8 4 (2.17%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (2.17%) Problem Management
8 4 (2.17%) Time Management
8 4 (2.17%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 32 (17.39%) SQL
2 14 (7.61%) T-SQL
3 9 (4.89%) Java
4 6 (3.26%) PowerShell
5 5 (2.72%) C
6 4 (2.17%) C#
6 4 (2.17%) VBScript
7 2 (1.09%) VBA
8 1 (0.54%) C++
8 1 (0.54%) Embedded C
8 1 (0.54%) Perl
8 1 (0.54%) Python
8 1 (0.54%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 20 (10.87%) Security Cleared
2 17 (9.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (9.24%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.26%) MCSE
4 4 (2.17%) Degree
4 4 (2.17%) MCP
5 3 (1.63%) CCNA
5 3 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.63%) DBS Check
6 2 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.09%) CCNP
6 2 (1.09%) MCSA
7 1 (0.54%) CCVP
7 1 (0.54%) CISM
7 1 (0.54%) CISSP
7 1 (0.54%) CSSLP
7 1 (0.54%) MCDST
7 1 (0.54%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.35%) SLA
2 1 (0.54%) MISRA
2 1 (0.54%) MISRA C
2 1 (0.54%) QA
System Software
1 80 (43.48%) Active Directory
2 13 (7.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.80%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.17%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (2.17%) XenDesktop
5 3 (1.63%) NFS
5 3 (1.63%) Samba
5 3 (1.63%) Terminal Server
5 3 (1.63%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.09%) XenApp
7 1 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.54%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.54%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (10.87%) SCCM
2 5 (2.72%) SCOM
3 4 (2.17%) WSUS
4 2 (1.09%) AirWatch
4 2 (1.09%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.09%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.54%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.54%) FlexNet
5 1 (0.54%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.54%) SCSM
5 1 (0.54%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.54%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 75 (40.76%) Microsoft
2 46 (25.00%) Citrix
3 34 (18.48%) VMware
4 24 (13.04%) Oracle
5 16 (8.70%) iManage
6 12 (6.52%) Cisco
6 12 (6.52%) Dell
7 10 (5.43%) Sophos
8 7 (3.80%) EMC
8 7 (3.80%) Lotus
8 7 (3.80%) Pega
9 5 (2.72%) HP
9 5 (2.72%) IBM
10 4 (2.17%) Juniper
11 3 (1.63%) Acronis
11 3 (1.63%) LANDesk
11 3 (1.63%) Symantec
12 2 (1.09%) Apple
12 2 (1.09%) MobileIron
12 2 (1.09%) ServiceNow
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