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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 5 7
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 118 96 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 15.88% 14.22% 11.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 72.39% 68.57% 64.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 60 34
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £196 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £426 £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £318 £315
% change year-on-year
-5.25% +0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 13 6
Average hourly rate £16.50 £13.98 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.06% -6.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.20 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.55 £16.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
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
163 140 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 21.94% 20.74% 17.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 85 54
Average daily rate £320 £295 £258
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.47% +14.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £160 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 14 8
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -37.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.80 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.25 £17.20 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -8.57%

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 22 August 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 22 August 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (46.43%) Windows 7
2 64 (32.65%) Microsoft
2 64 (32.65%) Active Directory
3 52 (26.53%) Windows XP
4 48 (24.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 45 (22.96%) VMware
6 35 (17.86%) Windows Server 2003
7 32 (16.33%) SQL
8 30 (15.31%) SQL Server
9 28 (14.29%) MS Exchange
10 27 (13.78%) .NET
10 27 (13.78%) Migration
11 26 (13.27%) C#
12 25 (12.76%) TCP/IP
12 25 (12.76%) VMware Infrastructure
13 24 (12.24%) MS Excel
14 23 (11.73%) DNS
14 23 (11.73%) SAN
15 20 (10.20%) DHCP
15 20 (10.20%) SCCM
15 20 (10.20%) Windows Server 2012
16 18 (9.18%) ITIL
17 16 (8.16%) LAN
17 16 (8.16%) Citrix
17 16 (8.16%) HP
17 16 (8.16%) Windows 8
18 15 (7.65%) WCF
18 15 (7.65%) Web Services
18 15 (7.65%) MS Office
18 15 (7.65%) Visual Studio

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 12 (6.12%) SharePoint
3 8 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (3.06%) Lync
4 6 (3.06%) IBM Notes
5 5 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (2.04%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (2.04%) IIS
7 3 (1.53%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.02%) WorkSite
8 2 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.51%) CICS
9 1 (0.51%) CMS
9 1 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.51%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.51%) TPMS
9 1 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 24 (12.24%) MS Excel
2 15 (7.65%) MS Office
3 3 (1.53%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.51%) CATIA
4 1 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (4.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.04%) Eikon
3 2 (1.02%) TRIRIGA
4 1 (0.51%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.06%) Office 365
2 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (12.76%) TCP/IP
2 23 (11.73%) DNS
2 23 (11.73%) SAN
3 20 (10.20%) DHCP
4 16 (8.16%) LAN
5 14 (7.14%) WAN
6 9 (4.59%) Wireless
7 7 (3.57%) VPN
8 6 (3.06%) Firewall
9 5 (2.55%) VoIP
10 2 (1.02%) ADSL
11 1 (0.51%) ATM
11 1 (0.51%) Broadband
11 1 (0.51%) SSL
11 1 (0.51%) Kerberos
11 1 (0.51%) 3G
11 1 (0.51%) OSPF
11 1 (0.51%) BGP
11 1 (0.51%) Intranet
11 1 (0.51%) Nortel Meridian
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (15.31%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.10%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (4.59%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.53%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (1.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.02%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.51%) Informix
7 1 (0.51%) MySQL
7 1 (0.51%) DB2
Development Applications
1 15 (7.65%) Visual Studio
2 11 (5.61%) Subversion
3 9 (4.59%) JIRA
4 6 (3.06%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (2.55%) MSI
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.51%) InstallShield
General
1 12 (6.12%) Finance
2 5 (2.55%) Banking
2 5 (2.55%) Legal
3 4 (2.04%) Back Office
4 2 (1.02%) Corporate Banking
4 2 (1.02%) Retail
4 2 (1.02%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.51%) Automotive
5 1 (0.51%) Games
Job Titles
1 31 (15.82%) Analyst
2 27 (13.78%) Developer
3 24 (12.24%) Support Engineer
4 19 (9.69%) Desktop Support
5 16 (8.16%) Support Analyst
6 15 (7.65%) Consultant
7 13 (6.63%) Support Technician
8 11 (5.61%) 1st Line Support
8 11 (5.61%) 3rd Line Support
8 11 (5.61%) 2nd Line Support
9 10 (5.10%) Mobile Developer
9 10 (5.10%) Administrator
10 9 (4.59%) Project Manager
10 9 (4.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (4.59%) Windows Mobile Developer
11 8 (4.08%) Wintel Engineer
11 8 (4.08%) Field Engineer
11 8 (4.08%) Applications Support
11 8 (4.08%) Desktop Analyst
11 8 (4.08%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (13.78%) .NET
2 15 (7.65%) WCF
2 15 (7.65%) Web Services
3 14 (7.14%) ASP.NET
4 8 (4.08%) jQuery
5 6 (3.06%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (2.55%) XML
6 5 (2.55%) Application Packaging
7 4 (2.04%) XMPP
8 3 (1.53%) HTML
8 3 (1.53%) Middleware
8 3 (1.53%) WF
9 2 (1.02%) Silverlight
9 2 (1.02%) HTML5
9 2 (1.02%) CSS
9 2 (1.02%) DCOM
10 1 (0.51%) XHTML
10 1 (0.51%) JavaBeans
10 1 (0.51%) XSLT
10 1 (0.51%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.59%) Mobile App
2 8 (4.08%) Pocket PC
2 8 (4.08%) Blackberry
3 5 (2.55%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.55%) Clustering
4 3 (1.53%) EPoS
5 2 (1.02%) PDA
5 2 (1.02%) FMCG
5 2 (1.02%) NHS
5 2 (1.02%) Firmware
6 1 (0.51%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.51%) Replication
6 1 (0.51%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.51%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.51%) iPad
6 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.51%) WURFL
Operating Systems
1 91 (46.43%) Windows 7
2 52 (26.53%) Windows XP
3 48 (24.49%) Windows Server 2008
4 35 (17.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 20 (10.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (8.16%) Windows 8
7 11 (5.61%) Linux
7 11 (5.61%) Windows Mobile
8 10 (5.10%) UNIX
8 10 (5.10%) Solaris
9 9 (4.59%) Windows Phone
9 9 (4.59%) Windows Vista
10 8 (4.08%) Android
10 8 (4.08%) Windows Phone 8
10 8 (4.08%) Windows CE
11 4 (2.04%) Windows 2000
12 3 (1.53%) Apple iOS
13 2 (1.02%) AIX
13 2 (1.02%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.51%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (13.78%) Migration
2 18 (9.18%) ITIL
3 14 (7.14%) Scrum
3 14 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (5.61%) Project Management
5 10 (5.10%) Incident Management
5 10 (5.10%) Root Cause Analysis
5 10 (5.10%) Workflow
6 9 (4.59%) CRM
7 8 (4.08%) Mobile Application Development
8 7 (3.57%) Change Management
9 6 (3.06%) Data Migration
9 6 (3.06%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (3.06%) MVC
10 4 (2.04%) Project Planning
10 4 (2.04%) PRINCE2
11 3 (1.53%) Business Intelligence
11 3 (1.53%) Configuration Management
11 3 (1.53%) TDD
11 3 (1.53%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 32 (16.33%) SQL
2 26 (13.27%) C#
3 11 (5.61%) T-SQL
3 11 (5.61%) PowerShell
4 10 (5.10%) JavaScript
5 8 (4.08%) Embedded C++
5 8 (4.08%) C++
6 5 (2.55%) VB
7 4 (2.04%) VBA
8 2 (1.02%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.02%) C
9 1 (0.51%) VBScript
9 1 (0.51%) Java
9 1 (0.51%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (5.10%) Security Cleared
3 9 (4.59%) MCSE
4 8 (4.08%) MCITP
4 8 (4.08%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.55%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (2.04%) DV Cleared
6 4 (2.04%) MCP
7 2 (1.02%) Degree
8 1 (0.51%) MCSA
8 1 (0.51%) CCIE
8 1 (0.51%) CCNP
8 1 (0.51%) CCDP
8 1 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.51%) JNCIS
8 1 (0.51%) CCSE
8 1 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.08%) QA
2 3 (1.53%) SLA
System Software
1 64 (32.65%) Active Directory
2 25 (12.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (5.10%) XenApp
4 8 (4.08%) vSphere
5 7 (3.57%) Hyper-V
6 4 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.53%) Terminal Services
8 2 (1.02%) XenServer
8 2 (1.02%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (1.02%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.51%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 20 (10.20%) SCCM
2 8 (4.08%) NetBackup
3 4 (2.04%) Ionix
4 3 (1.53%) Tivoli
4 3 (1.53%) Backup Exec
4 3 (1.53%) SCOM
4 3 (1.53%) SCVMM
4 3 (1.53%) WMI
5 1 (0.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.51%) DameWare
5 1 (0.51%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.51%) Sysprep
5 1 (0.51%) WSUS
Vendors
1 64 (32.65%) Microsoft
2 45 (22.96%) VMware
3 16 (8.16%) Citrix
3 16 (8.16%) HP
4 10 (5.10%) Cisco
5 7 (3.57%) Apple
6 6 (3.06%) Lotus
6 6 (3.06%) NetApp
6 6 (3.06%) EMC
6 6 (3.06%) Symantec
7 5 (2.55%) Red Hat
8 4 (2.04%) Reuters
9 3 (1.53%) Oracle
9 3 (1.53%) Juniper
9 3 (1.53%) Dell
9 3 (1.53%) IBM
10 2 (1.02%) LANDesk
10 2 (1.02%) Meru Networks
10 2 (1.02%) Compaq
10 2 (1.02%) CheckPoint
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