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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 3 11
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +8
Contract jobs citing Windows 105 123 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 15.35% 19.55% 10.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 84.00% 78.85% 52.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 73 21
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£375 £288 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% -11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £150 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £433 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 19 10
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.85 £9.40 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.15 £34.00 £17.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -4.91%
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
125 156 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 18.27% 24.80% 20.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 96 45
Average daily rate £360 £288 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.21% -10.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £94 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 19 12
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £34.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

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 21 November 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 21 November 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 94 (42.53%) Windows 7
2 59 (26.70%) Windows XP
2 59 (26.70%) Active Directory
3 56 (25.34%) Microsoft
4 55 (24.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 52 (23.53%) VMware
6 38 (17.19%) SQL
7 35 (15.84%) SQL Server
8 31 (14.03%) Migration
9 30 (13.57%) ITIL
9 30 (13.57%) TCP/IP
10 29 (13.12%) MS Exchange
10 29 (13.12%) MS Office
11 28 (12.67%) .NET
11 28 (12.67%) Linux
12 27 (12.22%) SCCM
13 26 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
13 26 (11.76%) SAN
13 26 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
14 24 (10.86%) Agile Software Development
14 24 (10.86%) DNS
14 24 (10.86%) UNIX
15 23 (10.41%) DHCP
16 21 (9.50%) Citrix
17 20 (9.05%) Cisco
17 20 (9.05%) MS Excel
17 20 (9.05%) C#
17 20 (9.05%) Security Cleared
17 20 (9.05%) VMware Infrastructure
18 19 (8.60%) HP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 29 (13.12%) MS Exchange
2 15 (6.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (6.33%) SharePoint
4 13 (5.88%) Lync
5 11 (4.98%) IBM Notes
6 7 (3.17%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (2.71%) Apache
8 5 (2.26%) WebLogic
8 5 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (1.81%) IIS
9 4 (1.81%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.45%) TPMS
11 1 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 5.5
11 1 (0.45%) CICS
Applications
1 29 (13.12%) MS Office
2 20 (9.05%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.36%) MS Project
4 2 (0.90%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.45%) CATIA
5 1 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.45%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 14 (6.33%) Eikon
2 11 (4.98%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.45%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.45%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.26%) Office 365
2 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 30 (13.57%) TCP/IP
2 26 (11.76%) SAN
3 24 (10.86%) DNS
4 23 (10.41%) DHCP
5 14 (6.33%) WAN
6 11 (4.98%) LAN
7 9 (4.07%) VoIP
8 8 (3.62%) Firewall
9 5 (2.26%) VPN
10 3 (1.36%) Wireless
11 2 (0.90%) Network Security
11 2 (0.90%) Unified Communications
11 2 (0.90%) ATM
12 1 (0.45%) Cisco Nexus
12 1 (0.45%) Multicast
12 1 (0.45%) IP Telephony
12 1 (0.45%) VLAN
12 1 (0.45%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (15.84%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (4.52%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (4.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (3.62%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.36%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.90%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.45%) MySQL
8 1 (0.45%) DB2
8 1 (0.45%) Informix
8 1 (0.45%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 12 (5.43%) Subversion
2 9 (4.07%) Visual Studio
3 8 (3.62%) JIRA
4 7 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (1.81%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.90%) MSI
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle Forms
General
1 13 (5.88%) Banking
2 12 (5.43%) Finance
3 11 (4.98%) Back Office
4 5 (2.26%) Retail
4 5 (2.26%) Legal
5 3 (1.36%) Law
6 1 (0.45%) Billing
6 1 (0.45%) Local Government
6 1 (0.45%) Electronics
6 1 (0.45%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.45%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 41 (18.55%) Analyst
2 25 (11.31%) Developer
2 25 (11.31%) Support Analyst
3 22 (9.95%) Desktop Support
4 20 (9.05%) Support Engineer
4 20 (9.05%) 3rd Line Support
5 17 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
6 13 (5.88%) Consultant
6 13 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 13 (5.88%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 13 (5.88%) Desktop Analyst
7 12 (5.43%) Project Manager
8 11 (4.98%) Server Engineer
9 10 (4.52%) Mobile Developer
10 9 (4.07%) Windows Mobile Developer
10 9 (4.07%) Senior Server Engineer
10 9 (4.07%) Applications Support
10 9 (4.07%) Server Support
11 8 (3.62%) Support Technician
11 8 (3.62%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (12.67%) .NET
2 16 (7.24%) Web Services
3 13 (5.88%) XMPP
3 13 (5.88%) WCF
4 8 (3.62%) ASP.NET
5 6 (2.71%) HTML
6 4 (1.81%) XML
7 3 (1.36%) Middleware
7 3 (1.36%) CSS
7 3 (1.36%) jQuery
7 3 (1.36%) HTML5
8 2 (0.90%) Reactive Extensions
8 2 (0.90%) Managed Extensibility Framework
8 2 (0.90%) Silverlight
8 2 (0.90%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (0.90%) Application Packaging
8 2 (0.90%) SOAP
9 1 (0.45%) EJB
9 1 (0.45%) OLE
9 1 (0.45%) JavaBeans
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.24%) Blackberry
2 12 (5.43%) Mobile App
3 8 (3.62%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.62%) Pocket PC
4 6 (2.71%) FMCG
5 5 (2.26%) IVR
6 3 (1.36%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.36%) Clustering
6 3 (1.36%) Device Driver
7 2 (0.90%) Replication
7 2 (0.90%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.90%) NHS
8 1 (0.45%) PDA
8 1 (0.45%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 94 (42.53%) Windows 7
2 59 (26.70%) Windows XP
3 55 (24.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 28 (12.67%) Linux
5 26 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 26 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (10.86%) UNIX
7 16 (7.24%) Solaris
7 16 (7.24%) Windows 8
8 9 (4.07%) Windows Phone
8 9 (4.07%) Windows Mobile
9 8 (3.62%) Windows CE
9 8 (3.62%) Windows Phone 8
10 5 (2.26%) Windows Vista
11 4 (1.81%) Mac OS X
11 4 (1.81%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.90%) AIX
12 2 (0.90%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.45%) CentOS
13 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (14.03%) Migration
2 30 (13.57%) ITIL
3 24 (10.86%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (4.98%) CRM
5 10 (4.52%) Scrum
6 8 (3.62%) Incident Management
6 8 (3.62%) Project Planning
6 8 (3.62%) Change Management
6 8 (3.62%) Project Management
6 8 (3.62%) Data Migration
6 8 (3.62%) Mobile Application Development
7 7 (3.17%) Workflow
8 6 (2.71%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (2.71%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (2.26%) PRINCE2
9 5 (2.26%) Logistics
9 5 (2.26%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (2.26%) Waterfall
10 4 (1.81%) Time Management
10 4 (1.81%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (17.19%) SQL
2 20 (9.05%) C#
3 18 (8.14%) Java
4 14 (6.33%) T-SQL
5 11 (4.98%) PowerShell
6 10 (4.52%) VB
7 8 (3.62%) JavaScript
7 8 (3.62%) C++
7 8 (3.62%) Embedded C++
8 6 (2.71%) C
9 5 (2.26%) Perl
9 5 (2.26%) VBA
10 4 (1.81%) Bash Shell
10 4 (1.81%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.36%) Ruby
11 3 (1.36%) Python
12 2 (0.90%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (9.05%) Security Cleared
2 14 (6.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (5.43%) ITIL Certification
3 12 (5.43%) SC Cleared
4 10 (4.52%) DV Cleared
5 6 (2.71%) MCSE
6 4 (1.81%) MCITP
6 4 (1.81%) Degree
6 4 (1.81%) MCP
7 3 (1.36%) MCSA
8 2 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.45%) CCNP
9 1 (0.45%) CCNA
9 1 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.81%) SLA
2 3 (1.36%) QA
System Software
1 59 (26.70%) Active Directory
2 20 (9.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (4.52%) vSphere
4 9 (4.07%) XenApp
5 5 (2.26%) Hyper-V
5 5 (2.26%) Terminal Services
6 3 (1.36%) VMware ESX
6 3 (1.36%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.45%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.45%) Postfix
7 1 (0.45%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 27 (12.22%) SCCM
2 18 (8.14%) NetBackup
3 4 (1.81%) Ionix
4 3 (1.36%) Sysprep
4 3 (1.36%) Backup Exec
4 3 (1.36%) WMI
5 2 (0.90%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.90%) SCOM
6 1 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 56 (25.34%) Microsoft
2 52 (23.53%) VMware
3 21 (9.50%) Citrix
4 20 (9.05%) Cisco
5 19 (8.60%) HP
6 15 (6.79%) Symantec
7 14 (6.33%) Reuters
8 11 (4.98%) Oracle
8 11 (4.98%) Lotus
9 9 (4.07%) Red Hat
9 9 (4.07%) EMC
10 7 (3.17%) NetApp
10 7 (3.17%) Dell
11 6 (2.71%) Sun
11 6 (2.71%) IBM
12 4 (1.81%) webMethods
12 4 (1.81%) RedPrairie
13 3 (1.36%) Juniper
14 2 (0.90%) CommVault
14 2 (0.90%) Apple
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