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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 74 123 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 9.96% 15.93% 15.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 74.00% 71.51% 69.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 57 67
Average daily rate
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£300 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £140 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £435 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 26 13
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £13.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +18.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.13 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £25.00 £16.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.27% +1.66%
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
100 172 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 13.46% 22.28% 22.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 75 94
Average daily rate £300 £320 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 27 14
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £13.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% +18.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.80 £25.00 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 2 September 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 60 (41.38%) Microsoft
2 53 (36.55%) Active Directory
3 45 (31.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 43 (29.66%) Windows Server 2012
5 42 (28.97%) Windows 7
5 42 (28.97%) VMware
6 31 (21.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 27 (18.62%) Windows XP
8 25 (17.24%) Citrix
9 22 (15.17%) SQL Server
9 22 (15.17%) Linux
10 19 (13.10%) MS Office
10 19 (13.10%) Finance
11 18 (12.41%) Migration
11 18 (12.41%) MS Excel
12 16 (11.03%) SAN
13 15 (10.34%) MS Exchange
13 15 (10.34%) Cisco
13 15 (10.34%) ITIL
14 14 (9.66%) DNS
15 13 (8.97%) SQL
15 13 (8.97%) VMware Infrastructure
15 13 (8.97%) SCCM
16 12 (8.28%) VPN
17 11 (7.59%) DHCP
17 11 (7.59%) TCP/IP
17 11 (7.59%) LAN
17 11 (7.59%) UNIX
17 11 (7.59%) PowerShell
17 11 (7.59%) Windows 8

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 15 (10.34%) MS Exchange
2 7 (4.83%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (4.14%) WorkSite
4 4 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (2.76%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.07%) Lync
6 2 (1.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.38%) SAS
6 2 (1.38%) IIS
7 1 (0.69%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.69%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (0.69%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.69%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 19 (13.10%) MS Office
2 18 (12.41%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.38%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.38%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.38%) Vectorworks
4 1 (0.69%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.69%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.69%) MS Project
4 1 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.83%) Office 365
2 4 (2.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.38%) Yammer
4 1 (0.69%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.69%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 16 (11.03%) SAN
2 14 (9.66%) DNS
3 12 (8.28%) VPN
4 11 (7.59%) DHCP
4 11 (7.59%) TCP/IP
4 11 (7.59%) LAN
5 10 (6.90%) WAN
5 10 (6.90%) Firewall
6 6 (4.14%) Network Security
7 5 (3.45%) Wireless
7 5 (3.45%) Junos
8 4 (2.76%) VoIP
9 3 (2.07%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (1.38%) NAS
10 2 (1.38%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (1.38%) Extranet
10 2 (1.38%) OSPF
10 2 (1.38%) BGP
11 1 (0.69%) 3G
11 1 (0.69%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (15.17%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.52%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (4.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.76%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (2.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.07%) DB2
6 2 (1.38%) Oracle9i Database
6 2 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.38%) Big Data
6 2 (1.38%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.38%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.69%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Power View
7 1 (0.69%) MOLAP
7 1 (0.69%) ROLAP
7 1 (0.69%) HOLAP
7 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.38%) MSI
1 2 (1.38%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.69%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.69%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.69%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 1 (0.69%) Axure RP
2 1 (0.69%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 19 (13.10%) Finance
2 9 (6.21%) Banking
3 6 (4.14%) Legal
4 4 (2.76%) Law
4 4 (2.76%) Retail
4 4 (2.76%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.38%) Back Office
5 2 (1.38%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.69%) German Language
6 1 (0.69%) Automotive
6 1 (0.69%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.69%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 26 (17.93%) Analyst
2 18 (12.41%) Server Engineer
3 15 (10.34%) Service Desk Analyst
3 15 (10.34%) Service Analyst
4 13 (8.97%) Windows Server Engineer
5 11 (7.59%) Support Engineer
6 10 (6.90%) Administrator
6 10 (6.90%) Developer
7 9 (6.21%) Project Manager
7 9 (6.21%) Systems Administrator
7 9 (6.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (4.83%) 2nd Line Support
8 7 (4.83%) Deployment Engineer
9 6 (4.14%) Help Desk Analyst
9 6 (4.14%) Architect
10 5 (3.45%) Desktop Support
10 5 (3.45%) Consultant
10 5 (3.45%) Support Analyst
11 4 (2.76%) DBA
11 4 (2.76%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.52%) .NET
2 4 (2.76%) Web Services
2 4 (2.76%) XML
2 4 (2.76%) Application Packaging
3 3 (2.07%) JSON
3 3 (2.07%) Flash
4 2 (1.38%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.38%) HTML
5 1 (0.69%) MDX
5 1 (0.69%) HTML5
5 1 (0.69%) CSS
5 1 (0.69%) JSP
5 1 (0.69%) ADO.NET
5 1 (0.69%) CGI
5 1 (0.69%) SAP Basis
5 1 (0.69%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.21%) Clustering
3 8 (5.52%) Blackberry
4 5 (3.45%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.76%) Replication
6 3 (2.07%) NHS
7 2 (1.38%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.38%) CMDB
8 1 (0.69%) Wiki
8 1 (0.69%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.69%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.69%) User Experience
8 1 (0.69%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.69%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.69%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.69%) PKI
8 1 (0.69%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.69%) PDA
8 1 (0.69%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.69%) Psychology
Operating Systems
1 45 (31.03%) Windows Server 2008
2 43 (29.66%) Windows Server 2012
3 42 (28.97%) Windows 7
4 31 (21.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 27 (18.62%) Windows XP
6 22 (15.17%) Linux
7 11 (7.59%) UNIX
7 11 (7.59%) Windows 8
8 5 (3.45%) Windows 2000
9 4 (2.76%) Solaris
9 4 (2.76%) Android
10 3 (2.07%) Mac OS X
10 3 (2.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (2.07%) Windows Phone
11 2 (1.38%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.69%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.69%) VMS
12 1 (0.69%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.69%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (12.41%) Migration
2 15 (10.34%) ITIL
3 7 (4.83%) Time Management
4 6 (4.14%) PRINCE2
4 6 (4.14%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (3.45%) Data Migration
6 4 (2.76%) Patch Management
6 4 (2.76%) Project Management
6 4 (2.76%) ETL
6 4 (2.76%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (2.07%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (2.07%) Service Management
7 3 (2.07%) Service Delivery
7 3 (2.07%) Load Testing
7 3 (2.07%) Risk Analysis
8 2 (1.38%) Data Protection
8 2 (1.38%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (1.38%) Database Tuning
8 2 (1.38%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (1.38%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 13 (8.97%) SQL
2 11 (7.59%) PowerShell
3 7 (4.83%) T-SQL
3 7 (4.83%) Java
4 5 (3.45%) C
5 4 (2.76%) VB
5 4 (2.76%) Shell Script
6 3 (2.07%) C#
7 2 (1.38%) VBA
8 1 (0.69%) Python
8 1 (0.69%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.69%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (5.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (4.83%) SC Cleared
2 7 (4.83%) Security Cleared
3 6 (4.14%) MCP
4 5 (3.45%) MCSE
5 4 (2.76%) MCSA
5 4 (2.76%) CCNP
5 4 (2.76%) Check Point Certification
5 4 (2.76%) CCSA
5 4 (2.76%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (2.76%) Degree
6 3 (2.07%) MCTS
7 2 (1.38%) MCITP
7 2 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.38%) CCNA
8 1 (0.69%) ISEB
8 1 (0.69%) CCA
8 1 (0.69%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.69%) CISSP
8 1 (0.69%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.83%) SLA
2 4 (2.76%) QA
System Software
1 53 (36.55%) Active Directory
2 13 (8.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (6.90%) Hyper-V
4 7 (4.83%) XenApp
5 4 (2.76%) vSphere
6 3 (2.07%) VMware ESX
6 3 (2.07%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (2.07%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (1.38%) XenServer
7 2 (1.38%) MetaFrame
7 2 (1.38%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.69%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.69%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.69%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (8.97%) SCCM
2 7 (4.83%) NetBackup
3 4 (2.76%) SCOM
4 2 (1.38%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.38%) WSUS
5 1 (0.69%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.69%) ARCserve
5 1 (0.69%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.69%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 60 (41.38%) Microsoft
2 42 (28.97%) VMware
3 25 (17.24%) Citrix
4 15 (10.34%) Cisco
5 6 (4.14%) IBM
5 6 (4.14%) HP
6 5 (3.45%) Juniper
6 5 (3.45%) Red Hat
6 5 (3.45%) Oracle
6 5 (3.45%) CheckPoint
7 4 (2.76%) webMethods
7 4 (2.76%) Symantec
7 4 (2.76%) Veeam
7 4 (2.76%) NetApp
8 2 (1.38%) Informatica
8 2 (1.38%) Dell
8 2 (1.38%) SAP
8 2 (1.38%) Progress
8 2 (1.38%) Autodesk
8 2 (1.38%) Ab Initio