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 June 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 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 11 6 5
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 71 85 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 9.73% 12.76% 14.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 54.62% 62.04% 67.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 39 35
Average daily rate
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£334 £310 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.66% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £116 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 20 5
Average hourly rate £15.50 £12.13 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.83% -26.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.45 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.30 £17.10 £22.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
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
130 137 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.81% 20.57% 21.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 67 57
Average daily rate £340 £315 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.93% -7.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £125 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 23 7
Average hourly rate £21.50 £12.25 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.51% -25.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £17.80 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -7.40%

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 June 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 June 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 67 (44.67%) Active Directory
2 59 (39.33%) Microsoft
3 47 (31.33%) Windows 7
4 45 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 36 (24.00%) Windows XP
5 36 (24.00%) VMware
6 34 (22.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 33 (22.00%) Citrix
8 31 (20.67%) Windows Server 2003
9 27 (18.00%) MS Office
10 23 (15.33%) MS Excel
11 22 (14.67%) ITIL
11 22 (14.67%) Linux
11 22 (14.67%) SQL Server
12 17 (11.33%) SAN
13 15 (10.00%) SCCM
14 14 (9.33%) VMware Infrastructure
14 14 (9.33%) MS Exchange
15 12 (8.00%) Cisco
15 12 (8.00%) SQL
16 11 (7.33%) DHCP
16 11 (7.33%) TCP/IP
16 11 (7.33%) DNS
16 11 (7.33%) Migration
17 10 (6.67%) Finance
17 10 (6.67%) VPN
17 10 (6.67%) SLA
17 10 (6.67%) SharePoint
17 10 (6.67%) UNIX
17 10 (6.67%) PowerShell

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 14 (9.33%) MS Exchange
2 10 (6.67%) SharePoint
3 6 (4.00%) WorkSite
4 4 (2.67%) Lync
4 4 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.33%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.33%) IIS
5 2 (1.33%) SAS
6 1 (0.67%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.67%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 27 (18.00%) MS Office
2 23 (15.33%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.33%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.33%) Vectorworks
3 2 (1.33%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.67%) MS Project
4 1 (0.67%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 7 (4.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 7 (4.67%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.67%) Remedy AR System
2 1 (0.67%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (4.00%) Office 365
3 1 (0.67%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 17 (11.33%) SAN
2 11 (7.33%) DHCP
2 11 (7.33%) TCP/IP
2 11 (7.33%) DNS
3 10 (6.67%) VPN
4 8 (5.33%) LAN
4 8 (5.33%) Firewall
4 8 (5.33%) WAN
5 5 (3.33%) Wireless
5 5 (3.33%) VoIP
6 4 (2.67%) Junos
7 3 (2.00%) Network Security
8 2 (1.33%) NAS
8 2 (1.33%) NetScaler
8 2 (1.33%) Broadband
8 2 (1.33%) OSPF
8 2 (1.33%) BGP
9 1 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.67%) Intranet
9 1 (0.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (14.67%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (4.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (4.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.00%) DB2
6 2 (1.33%) Oracle9i Database
6 2 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.33%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.33%) Big Data
6 2 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.33%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.67%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Power View
7 1 (0.67%) MySQL
7 1 (0.67%) HOLAP
7 1 (0.67%) MOLAP
7 1 (0.67%) ROLAP
7 1 (0.67%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 3 (2.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.67%) MSI
2 1 (0.67%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.67%) Moq
2 1 (0.67%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (0.67%) NSubstitute
General
1 10 (6.67%) Finance
2 8 (5.33%) Banking
3 7 (4.67%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.00%) Legal
5 4 (2.67%) Retail
6 2 (1.33%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.33%) Back Office
6 2 (1.33%) German Language
7 1 (0.67%) Polish Language
7 1 (0.67%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.67%) Electronics
7 1 (0.67%) Automotive
7 1 (0.67%) Local Government
7 1 (0.67%) French Language
Job Titles
1 34 (22.67%) Analyst
2 22 (14.67%) Service Analyst
2 22 (14.67%) Service Desk Analyst
3 15 (10.00%) Architect
4 13 (8.67%) Server Engineer
5 11 (7.33%) 2nd Line Support
6 10 (6.67%) Support Engineer
7 9 (6.00%) Administrator
7 9 (6.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (6.00%) Technical Architect
7 9 (6.00%) Systems Administrator
7 9 (6.00%) Windows Server Engineer
8 7 (4.67%) Desktop Support
8 7 (4.67%) Help Desk Analyst
9 6 (4.00%) Developer
9 6 (4.00%) Project Manager
10 5 (3.33%) Support Analyst
10 5 (3.33%) Deployment Engineer
10 5 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 4 (2.67%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.00%) .NET
2 3 (2.00%) Web Services
3 2 (1.33%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.33%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.67%) MDX
4 1 (0.67%) WCF
4 1 (0.67%) WPF
4 1 (0.67%) LINQ
4 1 (0.67%) jQuery
4 1 (0.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.67%) HTML5
4 1 (0.67%) Reactive Extensions
4 1 (0.67%) Managed Extensibility Framework
4 1 (0.67%) JSP
4 1 (0.67%) ADO.NET
4 1 (0.67%) XML
4 1 (0.67%) XSLT
4 1 (0.67%) WinForms
4 1 (0.67%) SAP Basis
4 1 (0.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.00%) Clustering
2 8 (5.33%) Blackberry
2 8 (5.33%) Replication
3 7 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.67%) Data Centre
4 6 (4.00%) CMDB
5 4 (2.67%) NHS
6 3 (2.00%) Thin Client
6 3 (2.00%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.33%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.33%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.67%) PKI
8 1 (0.67%) PDA
8 1 (0.67%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.67%) User Experience
8 1 (0.67%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.67%) Wiki
8 1 (0.67%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 47 (31.33%) Windows 7
2 45 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 36 (24.00%) Windows XP
4 34 (22.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 31 (20.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 22 (14.67%) Linux
7 10 (6.67%) UNIX
7 10 (6.67%) Windows 8
8 6 (4.00%) Windows 2000
8 6 (4.00%) Solaris
9 4 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (2.00%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.33%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (1.33%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.67%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.67%) Android
12 1 (0.67%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.67%) VMS
12 1 (0.67%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (14.67%) ITIL
2 11 (7.33%) Migration
3 8 (5.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (4.67%) CRM
4 7 (4.67%) Service Management
5 6 (4.00%) Incident Management
6 5 (3.33%) Change Management
6 5 (3.33%) PRINCE2
6 5 (3.33%) Time Management
7 4 (2.67%) ITSM
7 4 (2.67%) Project Management
8 3 (2.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (2.00%) Service Delivery
8 3 (2.00%) Risk Analysis
8 3 (2.00%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (2.00%) Patch Management
9 2 (1.33%) Parallel Processing
9 2 (1.33%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (1.33%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (1.33%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 12 (8.00%) SQL
2 10 (6.67%) PowerShell
3 6 (4.00%) VB
4 5 (3.33%) Java
4 5 (3.33%) Shell Script
5 3 (2.00%) C
6 2 (1.33%) C#
6 2 (1.33%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.33%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.33%) VBA
7 1 (0.67%) VBScript
7 1 (0.67%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (6.00%) SC Cleared
1 9 (6.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (5.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (3.33%) MCP
4 3 (2.00%) MCSE
4 3 (2.00%) MCSA
4 3 (2.00%) Check Point Certification
4 3 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (2.00%) CCSA
4 3 (2.00%) Degree
5 2 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.33%) MCTS
5 2 (1.33%) CCNP
6 1 (0.67%) ISEB
6 1 (0.67%) JNCIA
6 1 (0.67%) JNCIS
6 1 (0.67%) JNCIE
6 1 (0.67%) MCITP
6 1 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.67%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.67%) SLA
2 4 (2.67%) QA
3 2 (1.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.67%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 67 (44.67%) Active Directory
2 14 (9.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (6.00%) XenApp
4 5 (3.33%) vSphere
4 5 (3.33%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (2.67%) Hyper-V
6 3 (2.00%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (1.33%) XenServer
7 2 (1.33%) MetaFrame
7 2 (1.33%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.67%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.67%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.67%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 15 (10.00%) SCCM
2 7 (4.67%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.33%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.33%) WSUS
3 2 (1.33%) SCOM
3 2 (1.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (1.33%) EdgeSight
4 1 (0.67%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.67%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 59 (39.33%) Microsoft
2 36 (24.00%) VMware
3 33 (22.00%) Citrix
4 12 (8.00%) Cisco
5 8 (5.33%) HP
6 6 (4.00%) IBM
6 6 (4.00%) Progress
7 5 (3.33%) Red Hat
8 4 (2.67%) CheckPoint
8 4 (2.67%) AppSense
8 4 (2.67%) Juniper
9 3 (2.00%) NetApp
9 3 (2.00%) Oracle
9 3 (2.00%) Business Objects
9 3 (2.00%) Dell
9 3 (2.00%) Blue Coat
9 3 (2.00%) webMethods
9 3 (2.00%) Symantec
9 3 (2.00%) Remedy
10 2 (1.33%) Autodesk
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