The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 11 4 5
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 60 104 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 9.33% 15.98% 16.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.82% 63.80% 78.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 45 42
Median daily rate £275 £305 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.83% +1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £108 £150 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £415 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 19 16
Median hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.58 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £16.30 £24.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% +6.89%

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
102 163 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 15.86% 25.04% 20.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 80 56
Median daily rate £331 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.92% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £169 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £415 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £353 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.54% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 19 16
Median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £10.73 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £16.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 February 2017.

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 February 2017.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Windows.

1 65 (44.52%) Active Directory
2 61 (41.78%) Windows Server
3 59 (40.41%) Microsoft
4 41 (28.08%) VMware
5 36 (24.66%) Windows 7
6 26 (17.81%) MS Office
7 24 (16.44%) Microsoft Azure
7 24 (16.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 23 (15.75%) Office 365
8 23 (15.75%) Windows Server 2012
9 22 (15.07%) Windows 10
10 19 (13.01%) SQL Server
10 19 (13.01%) Migration
11 17 (11.64%) SCCM
12 16 (10.96%) Security Cleared
12 16 (10.96%) Hyper-V
12 16 (10.96%) SQL
12 16 (10.96%) ITIL
13 15 (10.27%) Linux
13 15 (10.27%) MS Excel
13 15 (10.27%) LAN
13 15 (10.27%) DHCP
13 15 (10.27%) DNS
13 15 (10.27%) Citrix
13 15 (10.27%) VMware Infrastructure
14 14 (9.59%) SC Cleared
14 14 (9.59%) Finance
15 12 (8.22%) Retail
15 12 (8.22%) WAN
16 11 (7.53%) Skype for Business

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (7.53%) Skype for Business
2 7 (4.79%) IIS
2 7 (4.79%) MS Exchange
2 7 (4.79%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.05%) Apache
4 2 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.68%) Confluence
5 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.68%) JBoss
5 1 (0.68%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (0.68%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.68%) WebLogic
Applications
1 26 (17.81%) MS Office
2 15 (10.27%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.74%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.37%) MS Project
4 2 (1.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.37%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 24 (16.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (15.75%) Office 365
3 6 (4.11%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (4.11%) OneDrive
3 6 (4.11%) Yammer
4 3 (2.05%) IaaS
4 3 (2.05%) IBM PureFlex
5 2 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.68%) PaaS
6 1 (0.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.27%) DHCP
1 15 (10.27%) DNS
1 15 (10.27%) LAN
2 12 (8.22%) WAN
3 10 (6.85%) Firewall
3 10 (6.85%) SAN
3 10 (6.85%) VoIP
4 9 (6.16%) Skype
5 7 (4.79%) LDAP
5 7 (4.79%) Unified Communications
6 6 (4.11%) Kerberos
6 6 (4.11%) PBX
6 6 (4.11%) VPN
7 5 (3.42%) Internet
7 5 (3.42%) Network Security
7 5 (3.42%) Remote Desktop
8 4 (2.74%) Wireless
9 3 (2.05%) TCP/IP
9 3 (2.05%) VLAN
9 3 (2.05%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (13.01%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.05%) MySQL
2 3 (2.05%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (2.05%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (2.05%) SQL Server 2014
2 3 (2.05%) SQL Server 2016
2 3 (2.05%) SQLite
3 2 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.37%) MS Access
3 2 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (2.74%) MSI
1 4 (2.74%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.05%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.05%) InstallShield
3 2 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.68%) git-flow
4 1 (0.68%) JIRA
4 1 (0.68%) LabVIEW
4 1 (0.68%) Selenium
4 1 (0.68%) TeamCity
General
1 14 (9.59%) Finance
2 12 (8.22%) Retail
3 8 (5.48%) Banking
4 4 (2.74%) Electronics
4 4 (2.74%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.05%) German Language
5 3 (2.05%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.37%) Advertising
6 2 (1.37%) Private Banking
6 2 (1.37%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.68%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.68%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.68%) Law
7 1 (0.68%) Legal
7 1 (0.68%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (14.38%) Analyst
2 15 (10.27%) Support Engineer
3 12 (8.22%) Windows Engineer
4 11 (7.53%) 1st Line Support
4 11 (7.53%) Desktop Support
5 10 (6.85%) Developer
5 10 (6.85%) Support Analyst
6 9 (6.16%) 2nd Line Support
6 9 (6.16%) Architect
7 8 (5.48%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 8 (5.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (4.79%) 3rd Line Support
9 6 (4.11%) Desktop Engineer
9 6 (4.11%) IT Engineer
9 6 (4.11%) IT Support
9 6 (4.11%) Server Engineer
10 5 (3.42%) Administrator
10 5 (3.42%) Desktop Analyst
10 5 (3.42%) Infrastructure Support
10 5 (3.42%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.79%) .NET
2 4 (2.74%) CSS
2 4 (2.74%) HTML
3 3 (2.05%) WinForms
4 2 (1.37%) Apache Cordova
4 2 (1.37%) jQuery
4 2 (1.37%) KnockoutJS
4 2 (1.37%) Web Services
5 1 (0.68%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.68%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.68%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.68%) Flash
5 1 (0.68%) J2EE
5 1 (0.68%) JDBC
5 1 (0.68%) JSON
5 1 (0.68%) LAMP
5 1 (0.68%) Node.js
5 1 (0.68%) Spring
5 1 (0.68%) XMPP
5 1 (0.68%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.53%) Data Centre
2 6 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.11%) Mobile App
2 6 (4.11%) PKI
3 2 (1.37%) Clustering
3 2 (1.37%) HP Storage
3 2 (1.37%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (1.37%) Mainframe
3 2 (1.37%) Private Cloud
3 2 (1.37%) Public Cloud
3 2 (1.37%) Smartphone
4 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.68%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.68%) Driving Licence
4 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.68%) NHS
4 1 (0.68%) PMI
4 1 (0.68%) Replication
4 1 (0.68%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (0.68%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 61 (41.78%) Windows Server
2 36 (24.66%) Windows 7
3 24 (16.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (15.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (15.07%) Windows 10
6 15 (10.27%) Linux
7 9 (6.16%) Unix
7 9 (6.16%) Windows XP
8 7 (4.79%) Windows 8
9 6 (4.11%) Android
10 5 (3.42%) Windows Mobile
10 5 (3.42%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (2.74%) HPUX
12 3 (2.05%) Apple iOS
12 3 (2.05%) Windows Vista
13 2 (1.37%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.68%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.68%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (13.01%) Migration
2 16 (10.96%) ITIL
3 7 (4.79%) Email Filtering
3 7 (4.79%) Kalman Filter
3 7 (4.79%) Patch Management
3 7 (4.79%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (4.11%) Change Management
4 6 (4.11%) Identity Management
5 4 (2.74%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (2.74%) Asset Management
5 4 (2.74%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (2.74%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (2.74%) Incident Management
5 4 (2.74%) Performance Analysis
5 4 (2.74%) Problem Management
6 3 (2.05%) Android Development
6 3 (2.05%) Application Packaging
6 3 (2.05%) Investment Management
6 3 (2.05%) Use Case
6 3 (2.05%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 16 (10.96%) SQL
2 7 (4.79%) C#
3 6 (4.11%) PowerShell
4 5 (3.42%) Java
5 4 (2.74%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.68%) Perl
6 1 (0.68%) PHP
6 1 (0.68%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.68%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (10.96%) Security Cleared
2 14 (9.59%) SC Cleared
3 11 (7.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (4.11%) MCSE
5 5 (3.42%) Degree
5 5 (3.42%) MCITP
5 5 (3.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (2.74%) CCNA
6 4 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (2.74%) DBS Check
7 3 (2.05%) RHCE
8 2 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.37%) CCNP
9 1 (0.68%) CREST Certified
9 1 (0.68%) ISEB
9 1 (0.68%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.68%) MCSA
9 1 (0.68%) MCTS
9 1 (0.68%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.68%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.11%) SLA
2 4 (2.74%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.05%) QA
4 2 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.68%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 65 (44.52%) Active Directory
2 16 (10.96%) Hyper-V
3 15 (10.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (7.53%) VMware ESX
5 4 (2.74%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (2.74%) vSphere
6 3 (2.05%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (2.05%) XenApp
7 1 (0.68%) Docker
7 1 (0.68%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.68%) vCloud
7 1 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 17 (11.64%) SCCM
2 8 (5.48%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (4.11%) Nagios
3 6 (4.11%) SCOM
4 3 (2.05%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.68%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.68%) Ansible
5 1 (0.68%) Jamf Pro
5 1 (0.68%) vRealize
5 1 (0.68%) WSUS
Vendors
1 59 (40.41%) Microsoft
2 41 (28.08%) VMware
3 15 (10.27%) Citrix
4 11 (7.53%) Cisco
4 11 (7.53%) HP
5 8 (5.48%) SolarWinds
6 7 (4.79%) Dell
6 7 (4.79%) NetApp
7 6 (4.11%) IBM
8 5 (3.42%) Red Hat
9 4 (2.74%) Symantec
10 3 (2.05%) Altiris
10 3 (2.05%) Apple
10 3 (2.05%) Brocade
10 3 (2.05%) Juniper
10 3 (2.05%) Oracle
10 3 (2.05%) Remedy
11 2 (1.37%) Imperva
11 2 (1.37%) LANDesk
11 2 (1.37%) Veeam
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