The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Birmingham region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 4 9
Rank change year-on-year
0 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows 99 84 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 16.26% 16.44% 10.08%
As % of the Operating Systems category 72.26% 76.36% 71.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 39 17
Average daily rate £270 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.81% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £150 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £470 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 15
Average hourly rate £14.19 £13.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.11% -10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £10.05 £8.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.38 £17.96 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
137 110 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 22.50% 21.53% 14.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 54 25
Average daily rate £270 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.92% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £127 £172 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £433 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.91% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 18 15
Average hourly rate £14.75 £13.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.25% -6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.05 £11.30 £8.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.08 £37.00 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows
West Midlands

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 17 April 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 17 April 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 71 (38.38%) Windows 7
2 68 (36.76%) Active Directory
3 66 (35.68%) Microsoft
4 52 (28.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 38 (20.54%) Windows Server 2003
5 38 (20.54%) SQL Server
6 34 (18.38%) Windows XP
7 31 (16.76%) SQL
7 31 (16.76%) VMware
8 29 (15.68%) .NET
9 28 (15.14%) Migration
10 26 (14.05%) MS Office
11 25 (13.51%) C#
12 24 (12.97%) MS Excel
13 22 (11.89%) Citrix
14 20 (10.81%) LAN
15 19 (10.27%) Microsoft Certification
15 19 (10.27%) SQL Server 2008
15 19 (10.27%) PowerShell
16 18 (9.73%) MS Exchange
17 17 (9.19%) Android
18 16 (8.65%) WCF
18 16 (8.65%) Visual Studio
18 16 (8.65%) Finance
19 15 (8.11%) IIS
19 15 (8.11%) SCCM
20 14 (7.57%) ASP.NET
20 14 (7.57%) ITIL
21 13 (7.03%) SharePoint
21 13 (7.03%) DNS

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 18 (9.73%) MS Exchange
2 15 (8.11%) IIS
3 13 (7.03%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.70%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.62%) Lync
6 3 (1.62%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.62%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.08%) CMS
7 2 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.54%) Apache
8 1 (0.54%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.54%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.54%) WorkSite
Applications
1 26 (14.05%) MS Office
2 24 (12.97%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.62%) InfoPath
4 2 (1.08%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.54%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.54%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.54%) Movex
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.70%) Office 365
2 2 (1.08%) SaaS
3 1 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (10.81%) LAN
2 13 (7.03%) DNS
3 11 (5.95%) DHCP
4 10 (5.41%) WAN
4 10 (5.41%) Wireless
5 9 (4.86%) Internet
6 8 (4.32%) TCP/IP
7 7 (3.78%) LDAP
7 7 (3.78%) Firewall
8 6 (3.24%) DDNS
8 6 (3.24%) VPN
9 5 (2.70%) Kerberos
9 5 (2.70%) VoIP
10 4 (2.16%) SSL
10 4 (2.16%) SAN
11 3 (1.62%) VLAN
11 3 (1.62%) IPv4
11 3 (1.62%) IPv6
11 3 (1.62%) 3G
11 3 (1.62%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (20.54%) SQL Server
2 19 (10.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (4.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (3.78%) SQLite
4 7 (3.78%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (2.16%) MySQL
6 4 (2.16%) MS Access
6 4 (2.16%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.62%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.62%) DB2
8 2 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 16 (8.65%) Visual Studio
2 10 (5.41%) Subversion
3 7 (3.78%) JIRA
4 6 (3.24%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.54%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.54%) MSI
6 1 (0.54%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.54%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 16 (8.65%) Finance
2 7 (3.78%) Banking
3 5 (2.70%) Retail
3 5 (2.70%) Games
4 4 (2.16%) Legal
5 3 (1.62%) Back Office
6 2 (1.08%) Front Office
7 1 (0.54%) Law
7 1 (0.54%) Billing
7 1 (0.54%) French Language
7 1 (0.54%) German Language
7 1 (0.54%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 30 (16.22%) Developer
2 24 (12.97%) Support Engineer
3 23 (12.43%) Analyst
4 13 (7.03%) 2nd Line Support
4 13 (7.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 12 (6.49%) Desktop Support
5 12 (6.49%) Consultant
5 12 (6.49%) Support Technician
6 11 (5.95%) Support Analyst
6 11 (5.95%) C# Developer
7 10 (5.41%) Network Technician
7 10 (5.41%) Network Support
7 10 (5.41%) Network Support Technician
8 8 (4.32%) Field Engineer
9 7 (3.78%) Migration Engineer
9 7 (3.78%) Software Engineer
9 7 (3.78%) Deployment Engineer
9 7 (3.78%) Wintel Engineer
9 7 (3.78%) IT Support
9 7 (3.78%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (15.68%) .NET
2 16 (8.65%) WCF
3 14 (7.57%) ASP.NET
4 13 (7.03%) .NET Framework
5 9 (4.86%) SOAP
6 8 (4.32%) WPF
6 8 (4.32%) HTML
6 8 (4.32%) CSS
7 7 (3.78%) JMS
7 7 (3.78%) Web Services
7 7 (3.78%) J2EE
8 6 (3.24%) jQuery
9 5 (2.70%) HTML5
10 4 (2.16%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (2.16%) COM+
10 4 (2.16%) DCOM
11 3 (1.62%) WF
12 2 (1.08%) Silverlight
12 2 (1.08%) Middleware
12 2 (1.08%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.41%) PDA
2 8 (4.32%) Mobile App
3 7 (3.78%) Pocket PC
3 7 (3.78%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.24%) Blackberry
5 5 (2.70%) EPoS
6 4 (2.16%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.08%) Clustering
7 2 (1.08%) iPad
7 2 (1.08%) FlexPod
8 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.54%) HP StorageWorks
8 1 (0.54%) CMDB
8 1 (0.54%) FMCG
8 1 (0.54%) iPhone
8 1 (0.54%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.54%) LPAR
8 1 (0.54%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.54%) AS400
8 1 (0.54%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 71 (38.38%) Windows 7
2 52 (28.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 38 (20.54%) Windows Server 2003
4 34 (18.38%) Windows XP
5 17 (9.19%) Android
6 12 (6.49%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (5.41%) Windows Vista
8 8 (4.32%) Windows Mobile
9 7 (3.78%) Windows CE
9 7 (3.78%) Linux
9 7 (3.78%) Windows 8
10 6 (3.24%) Apple iOS
11 5 (2.70%) UNIX
12 3 (1.62%) Windows 2000
13 2 (1.08%) Gentoo
13 2 (1.08%) Solaris
13 2 (1.08%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.54%) CentOS
14 1 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.54%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (15.14%) Migration
2 14 (7.57%) ITIL
3 11 (5.95%) Scrum
3 11 (5.95%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (4.86%) Incident Management
4 9 (4.86%) Data Migration
5 8 (4.32%) Software Engineering
5 8 (4.32%) Workflow
6 7 (3.78%) SOA
6 7 (3.78%) ERP
6 7 (3.78%) EAI
7 5 (2.70%) Project Management
7 5 (2.70%) CRM
7 5 (2.70%) Business Analysis
7 5 (2.70%) Game Development
7 5 (2.70%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (2.16%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (2.16%) ITIL V3
8 4 (2.16%) Software Deployment
8 4 (2.16%) OO
Programming Languages
1 31 (16.76%) SQL
2 25 (13.51%) C#
3 19 (10.27%) PowerShell
4 12 (6.49%) JavaScript
5 10 (5.41%) Java
6 7 (3.78%) C++
6 7 (3.78%) Embedded C++
7 5 (2.70%) T-SQL
8 4 (2.16%) VBScript
8 4 (2.16%) PHP
8 4 (2.16%) FoxPro (VFP)
9 3 (1.62%) VB
10 2 (1.08%) VBA
11 1 (0.54%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.54%) C
Qualifications
1 19 (10.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (4.86%) MCSE
2 9 (4.86%) Security Cleared
3 6 (3.24%) MCITP
4 4 (2.16%) MCP
4 4 (2.16%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.16%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.62%) MCTS
6 2 (1.08%) MCSA
6 2 (1.08%) A+ Certification
6 2 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.54%) CCSE
7 1 (0.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.54%) JNCIS
7 1 (0.54%) CCIE
7 1 (0.54%) CCNP
7 1 (0.54%) CCDP
7 1 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.54%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.24%) QA
2 5 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 68 (36.76%) Active Directory
2 12 (6.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.32%) XenApp
4 4 (2.16%) vSphere
5 3 (1.62%) XenDesktop
5 3 (1.62%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.54%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.54%) XenServer
7 1 (0.54%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.54%) SRDF
7 1 (0.54%) IAG
7 1 (0.54%) UAG
7 1 (0.54%) NFS
Systems Management
1 15 (8.11%) SCCM
2 5 (2.70%) Tivoli
3 3 (1.62%) ARCserve
3 3 (1.62%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (1.62%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.54%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (0.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.54%) SCOM
4 1 (0.54%) DameWare
4 1 (0.54%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.54%) WSUS
4 1 (0.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.54%) MOM
4 1 (0.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.54%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.54%) Control-M
Vendors
1 66 (35.68%) Microsoft
2 31 (16.76%) VMware
3 22 (11.89%) Citrix
4 10 (5.41%) IBM
4 10 (5.41%) Apple
5 8 (4.32%) Business Objects
5 8 (4.32%) HP
6 5 (2.70%) NetApp
6 5 (2.70%) Oracle
6 5 (2.70%) Cisco
7 4 (2.16%) CheckPoint
7 4 (2.16%) LANDesk
7 4 (2.16%) Symantec
8 3 (1.62%) Lotus
9 2 (1.08%) Mercator
9 2 (1.08%) McAfee
9 2 (1.08%) BMC
9 2 (1.08%) Dell
10 1 (0.54%) Nortel
10 1 (0.54%) Avaya
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