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 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 4 7
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 98 85 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 15.31% 15.40% 14.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 75.38% 72.65% 72.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 40 30
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £130 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £445 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 9 13
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £9.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.25 £22.00 £18.17
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
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
130 117 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 20.31% 21.20% 20.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 61 43
Average daily rate £300 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £140 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £444 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 17
Average hourly rate £13.00 £12.25 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.12% -9.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £30.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -1.71%

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 March 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 5 March 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 82 (41.62%) Active Directory
2 76 (38.58%) Windows 7
3 59 (29.95%) Microsoft
4 57 (28.93%) Windows XP
5 50 (25.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 49 (24.87%) MS Office
7 41 (20.81%) VMware
8 34 (17.26%) Citrix
9 31 (15.74%) ITIL
10 30 (15.23%) SQL Server
11 27 (13.71%) Linux
12 25 (12.69%) MS Exchange
12 25 (12.69%) Windows Server 2012
13 24 (12.18%) MS Excel
13 24 (12.18%) Cisco
13 24 (12.18%) UNIX
14 23 (11.68%) SCCM
15 21 (10.66%) SQL
15 21 (10.66%) Blackberry
16 20 (10.15%) Windows Server 2003
16 20 (10.15%) .NET
16 20 (10.15%) Migration
17 19 (9.64%) TCP/IP
18 18 (9.14%) VMware Infrastructure
19 17 (8.63%) HP
20 16 (8.12%) DNS
20 16 (8.12%) Java
20 16 (8.12%) Security Cleared
21 15 (7.61%) Finance
21 15 (7.61%) SharePoint

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 25 (12.69%) MS Exchange
2 15 (7.61%) SharePoint
3 13 (6.60%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (6.09%) Lync
5 8 (4.06%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (3.05%) Apache
7 5 (2.54%) WorkSite
7 5 (2.54%) WebLogic
7 5 (2.54%) IBM Notes
8 4 (2.03%) Tomcat
9 3 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (1.02%) IIS
10 2 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (1.02%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 49 (24.87%) MS Office
2 24 (12.18%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.52%) MS Project
4 2 (1.02%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (5.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (4.06%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (4.06%) Eikon
3 1 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.51%) Remedy AR System
3 1 (0.51%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (9.64%) TCP/IP
2 16 (8.12%) DNS
3 14 (7.11%) DHCP
4 11 (5.58%) SAN
5 8 (4.06%) Firewall
6 7 (3.55%) LAN
6 7 (3.55%) WAN
7 6 (3.05%) VoIP
8 4 (2.03%) VPN
9 3 (1.52%) Network Security
9 3 (1.52%) Unified Communications
10 2 (1.02%) ATM
10 2 (1.02%) FTP
10 2 (1.02%) SSL
10 2 (1.02%) IP Telephony
10 2 (1.02%) VLAN
10 2 (1.02%) NetScaler
11 1 (0.51%) Cisco ICM
11 1 (0.51%) NAS
11 1 (0.51%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (15.23%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (5.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (4.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (4.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (3.55%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.02%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.51%) QlikView
8 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.51%) DTS
Development Applications
1 7 (3.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (2.03%) Subversion
2 4 (2.03%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.02%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.51%) NSubstitute
4 1 (0.51%) Moq
General
1 15 (7.61%) Finance
2 14 (7.11%) Legal
3 13 (6.60%) Banking
4 11 (5.58%) Retail
5 7 (3.55%) Law
6 5 (2.54%) Back Office
6 5 (2.54%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.02%) Electronics
7 2 (1.02%) Local Government
8 1 (0.51%) French Language
8 1 (0.51%) German Language
8 1 (0.51%) Polish Language
8 1 (0.51%) Billing
Job Titles
1 40 (20.30%) Analyst
2 23 (11.68%) Service Analyst
2 23 (11.68%) Service Desk Analyst
3 18 (9.14%) Architect
4 16 (8.12%) Technical Architect
4 16 (8.12%) 2nd Line Support
5 15 (7.61%) Support Engineer
5 15 (7.61%) Desktop Support
6 14 (7.11%) 3rd Line Support
7 13 (6.60%) Support Analyst
8 12 (6.09%) Server Engineer
9 10 (5.08%) Developer
10 9 (4.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (4.57%) Help Desk Analyst
11 8 (4.06%) Desktop Analyst
11 8 (4.06%) Desktop Support Analyst
12 7 (3.55%) Senior Server Engineer
13 6 (3.05%) Server Support
13 6 (3.05%) Messaging Engineer
14 5 (2.54%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (10.15%) .NET
2 8 (4.06%) XMPP
3 4 (2.03%) HTML
3 4 (2.03%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.52%) Web Services
5 2 (1.02%) CSS
5 2 (1.02%) Reactive Extensions
5 2 (1.02%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 2 (1.02%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (1.02%) HTML5
5 2 (1.02%) WCF
5 2 (1.02%) jQuery
6 1 (0.51%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.51%) WPF
6 1 (0.51%) LINQ
6 1 (0.51%) JNI
6 1 (0.51%) WinForms
6 1 (0.51%) SOAP
6 1 (0.51%) XML
6 1 (0.51%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.66%) Blackberry
2 10 (5.08%) Replication
3 5 (2.54%) CMDB
3 5 (2.54%) FMCG
3 5 (2.54%) IVR
4 4 (2.03%) NHS
5 3 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (1.52%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.02%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.02%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.02%) Device Driver
6 2 (1.02%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.02%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.51%) iSeries
7 1 (0.51%) User Experience
7 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.51%) AS400
7 1 (0.51%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 76 (38.58%) Windows 7
2 57 (28.93%) Windows XP
3 50 (25.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 27 (13.71%) Linux
5 25 (12.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (12.18%) UNIX
7 20 (10.15%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (5.08%) Solaris
9 7 (3.55%) Windows 8
10 5 (2.54%) AIX
11 4 (2.03%) Mac OS X
12 3 (1.52%) Windows 2000
13 2 (1.02%) HPUX
13 2 (1.02%) Apple iOS
13 2 (1.02%) Android
13 2 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (1.02%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.51%) CentOS
14 1 (0.51%) Fedora
14 1 (0.51%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (15.74%) ITIL
2 20 (10.15%) Migration
3 14 (7.11%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (5.58%) CRM
5 10 (5.08%) Incident Management
6 9 (4.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (4.57%) Change Management
7 8 (4.06%) Logistics
8 7 (3.55%) Service Management
9 6 (3.05%) Data Migration
10 5 (2.54%) Time Management
10 5 (2.54%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (2.54%) Project Management
11 4 (2.03%) Workflow
11 4 (2.03%) Project Planning
11 4 (2.03%) Web Development
12 3 (1.52%) Root Cause Analysis
12 3 (1.52%) Asset Management
12 3 (1.52%) ITSM
12 3 (1.52%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 21 (10.66%) SQL
2 16 (8.12%) Java
3 8 (4.06%) C
3 8 (4.06%) PowerShell
4 6 (3.05%) VB
5 5 (2.54%) C#
5 5 (2.54%) JavaScript
5 5 (2.54%) Perl
6 4 (2.03%) T-SQL
6 4 (2.03%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.52%) Ruby
7 3 (1.52%) Python
7 3 (1.52%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.02%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.02%) VBA
9 1 (0.51%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.51%) VBScript
9 1 (0.51%) PHP
Qualifications
1 16 (8.12%) Security Cleared
2 15 (7.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (4.57%) SC Cleared
3 9 (4.57%) MCSE
4 8 (4.06%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (3.05%) MCP
5 6 (3.05%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.52%) Degree
6 3 (1.52%) MCITP
7 2 (1.02%) CCA
7 2 (1.02%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.02%) MCSA
8 1 (0.51%) HP APS
8 1 (0.51%) MCTS
8 1 (0.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.51%) CCNP
8 1 (0.51%) CCNA
8 1 (0.51%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.06%) SLA
2 3 (1.52%) QA
2 3 (1.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.51%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 82 (41.62%) Active Directory
2 18 (9.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (5.08%) vSphere
4 8 (4.06%) XenApp
5 5 (2.54%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.02%) Terminal Server
6 2 (1.02%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.02%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.51%) Xen
7 1 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.51%) Postfix
7 1 (0.51%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.51%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 23 (11.68%) SCCM
2 10 (5.08%) NetBackup
3 3 (1.52%) EdgeSight
4 2 (1.02%) WMI
4 2 (1.02%) Sysprep
4 2 (1.02%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (1.02%) SCOM
5 1 (0.51%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.51%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.51%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.51%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.51%) Control-M
Vendors
1 59 (29.95%) Microsoft
2 41 (20.81%) VMware
3 34 (17.26%) Citrix
4 24 (12.18%) Cisco
5 17 (8.63%) HP
6 11 (5.58%) Oracle
7 9 (4.57%) NetApp
8 8 (4.06%) Reuters
9 7 (3.55%) Symantec
10 6 (3.05%) Sun
10 6 (3.05%) Dell
10 6 (3.05%) EMC
10 6 (3.05%) Lotus
10 6 (3.05%) IBM
11 5 (2.54%) RedPrairie
11 5 (2.54%) Progress
11 5 (2.54%) webMethods
12 4 (2.03%) Remedy
13 3 (1.52%) SolarWinds
13 3 (1.52%) AppSense
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