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 31 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 3 6
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 79 95 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 10.25% 16.78% 15.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 72.48% 72.52% 72.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 44 34
Average daily rate
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£300 £305 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% +6.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £127 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £437 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 14
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £10.10 £9.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £25.40 £16.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.80 £15.35 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.58% +2.33%
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
109 131 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 14.14% 23.14% 21.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 65 49
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 £138 £183 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £439 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £319 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 21
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.75 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +1.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £26.75 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 31 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 31 March 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 31 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 84 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 64 (35.16%) Windows 7
3 56 (30.77%) Microsoft
4 52 (28.57%) Windows XP
5 48 (26.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 42 (23.08%) VMware
7 41 (22.53%) MS Office
8 33 (18.13%) Citrix
8 33 (18.13%) ITIL
9 27 (14.84%) Windows Server 2012
10 26 (14.29%) Linux
10 26 (14.29%) SQL Server
11 25 (13.74%) Windows Server 2003
12 22 (12.09%) UNIX
12 22 (12.09%) MS Exchange
13 21 (11.54%) MS Excel
14 20 (10.99%) SCCM
15 19 (10.44%) VMware Infrastructure
16 18 (9.89%) Blackberry
16 18 (9.89%) .NET
17 16 (8.79%) DHCP
17 16 (8.79%) DNS
17 16 (8.79%) Migration
18 15 (8.24%) SAN
18 15 (8.24%) Cisco
18 15 (8.24%) Java
18 15 (8.24%) SQL
19 14 (7.69%) HP
19 14 (7.69%) TCP/IP
19 14 (7.69%) Legal

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 22 (12.09%) MS Exchange
2 13 (7.14%) SharePoint
3 10 (5.49%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (3.30%) Apache
6 5 (2.75%) WorkSite
6 5 (2.75%) Lync
7 4 (2.20%) Tomcat
7 4 (2.20%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.65%) IBM Notes
8 3 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (1.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (1.10%) IIS
10 1 (0.55%) SAS
10 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 41 (22.53%) MS Office
2 21 (11.54%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.55%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.55%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (4.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (4.40%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.55%) Remedy AR System
3 1 (0.55%) Magento
3 1 (0.55%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.10%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (8.79%) DHCP
1 16 (8.79%) DNS
2 15 (8.24%) SAN
3 14 (7.69%) TCP/IP
4 8 (4.40%) LAN
4 8 (4.40%) WAN
5 7 (3.85%) Firewall
6 4 (2.20%) VPN
7 3 (1.65%) VoIP
8 2 (1.10%) Broadband
8 2 (1.10%) FTP
8 2 (1.10%) SSL
8 2 (1.10%) VLAN
8 2 (1.10%) Network Security
8 2 (1.10%) NAS
8 2 (1.10%) IP Telephony
8 2 (1.10%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.55%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (0.55%) SSH
9 1 (0.55%) Cisco ICM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 9 (4.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (4.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 8 (4.40%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (3.30%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.55%) Big Data
6 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.55%) DB2
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.55%) DTS
Development Applications
1 6 (3.30%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (2.20%) Subversion
2 4 (2.20%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.10%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.55%) Moq
4 1 (0.55%) NSubstitute
General
1 14 (7.69%) Legal
2 12 (6.59%) Finance
3 11 (6.04%) Retail
4 9 (4.95%) Banking
5 7 (3.85%) Law
6 5 (2.75%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.65%) Back Office
8 2 (1.10%) Local Government
9 1 (0.55%) French Language
9 1 (0.55%) German Language
9 1 (0.55%) Polish Language
9 1 (0.55%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 38 (20.88%) Analyst
2 24 (13.19%) Service Analyst
2 24 (13.19%) Service Desk Analyst
3 19 (10.44%) Architect
4 16 (8.79%) Technical Architect
4 16 (8.79%) 2nd Line Support
5 15 (8.24%) Support Engineer
6 14 (7.69%) Desktop Support
6 14 (7.69%) Server Engineer
7 12 (6.59%) 3rd Line Support
8 10 (5.49%) Support Analyst
9 9 (4.95%) Developer
9 9 (4.95%) Help Desk Analyst
10 8 (4.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 7 (3.85%) Desktop Analyst
11 7 (3.85%) Desktop Support Analyst
12 6 (3.30%) Senior Server Engineer
12 6 (3.30%) Windows Server Engineer
13 5 (2.75%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 5 (2.75%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (9.89%) .NET
2 3 (1.65%) ASP.NET
2 3 (1.65%) HTML
3 2 (1.10%) jQuery
3 2 (1.10%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (1.10%) CSS
3 2 (1.10%) Web Services
4 1 (0.55%) OLE
4 1 (0.55%) WinForms
4 1 (0.55%) JNI
4 1 (0.55%) XMPP
4 1 (0.55%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.55%) WCF
4 1 (0.55%) WPF
4 1 (0.55%) LINQ
4 1 (0.55%) HTML5
4 1 (0.55%) Reactive Extensions
4 1 (0.55%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.89%) Blackberry
2 9 (4.95%) Replication
3 5 (2.75%) NHS
3 5 (2.75%) IVR
3 5 (2.75%) CMDB
3 5 (2.75%) FMCG
4 4 (2.20%) Clustering
5 3 (1.65%) Mainframe
5 3 (1.65%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.65%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.10%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.10%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.10%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.55%) AS400
7 1 (0.55%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.55%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.55%) PKI
7 1 (0.55%) PDA
7 1 (0.55%) User Experience
7 1 (0.55%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 64 (35.16%) Windows 7
2 52 (28.57%) Windows XP
3 48 (26.37%) Windows Server 2008
4 27 (14.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (14.29%) Linux
6 25 (13.74%) Windows Server 2003
7 22 (12.09%) UNIX
8 9 (4.95%) Solaris
9 5 (2.75%) AIX
9 5 (2.75%) Windows 2000
10 4 (2.20%) Mac OS X
10 4 (2.20%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.10%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.10%) HPUX
11 2 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.10%) Windows Vista
11 2 (1.10%) Android
12 1 (0.55%) Tru64
12 1 (0.55%) Fedora
12 1 (0.55%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (18.13%) ITIL
2 16 (8.79%) Migration
3 12 (6.59%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (4.95%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (4.95%) CRM
4 9 (4.95%) Incident Management
5 8 (4.40%) Logistics
6 7 (3.85%) Time Management
6 7 (3.85%) Change Management
7 6 (3.30%) Data Migration
7 6 (3.30%) Service Management
8 5 (2.75%) Project Management
9 4 (2.20%) PRINCE2
9 4 (2.20%) Asset Management
9 4 (2.20%) Web Development
10 3 (1.65%) Root Cause Analysis
10 3 (1.65%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (1.65%) ITSM
11 2 (1.10%) MVC
11 2 (1.10%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 15 (8.24%) Java
1 15 (8.24%) SQL
2 9 (4.95%) C
3 5 (2.75%) Perl
3 5 (2.75%) PowerShell
4 4 (2.20%) Bash Shell
4 4 (2.20%) VB
4 4 (2.20%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.65%) C#
5 3 (1.65%) T-SQL
5 3 (1.65%) Python
5 3 (1.65%) Ruby
6 2 (1.10%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.55%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.55%) VBA
7 1 (0.55%) VBScript
7 1 (0.55%) PHP
Qualifications
1 14 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 12 (6.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (4.40%) MCSE
3 8 (4.40%) SC Cleared
4 7 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (2.75%) DV Cleared
6 4 (2.20%) MCP
7 2 (1.10%) MCITP
7 2 (1.10%) Degree
7 2 (1.10%) CCA
7 2 (1.10%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.55%) CCEA
8 1 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.55%) MCSA
8 1 (0.55%) CCNP
8 1 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.55%) MCTS
8 1 (0.55%) HP APS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.40%) SLA
2 3 (1.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.10%) QA
4 1 (0.55%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 84 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 19 (10.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (4.95%) XenApp
3 9 (4.95%) vSphere
4 5 (2.75%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.65%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.10%) Terminal Server
6 2 (1.10%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.55%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.55%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.55%) Xen
7 1 (0.55%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.55%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 20 (10.99%) SCCM
2 8 (4.40%) NetBackup
3 3 (1.65%) EdgeSight
4 2 (1.10%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (1.10%) SCOM
4 2 (1.10%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.55%) WMI
5 1 (0.55%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.55%) Control-M
5 1 (0.55%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.55%) Sysprep
5 1 (0.55%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 56 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 42 (23.08%) VMware
3 33 (18.13%) Citrix
4 15 (8.24%) Cisco
5 14 (7.69%) HP
6 9 (4.95%) Oracle
7 8 (4.40%) NetApp
8 6 (3.30%) EMC
8 6 (3.30%) webMethods
9 5 (2.75%) RedPrairie
9 5 (2.75%) Progress
9 5 (2.75%) Sun
10 4 (2.20%) IBM
10 4 (2.20%) Lotus
10 4 (2.20%) Symantec
10 4 (2.20%) Remedy
11 3 (1.65%) SolarWinds
11 3 (1.65%) AppSense
11 3 (1.65%) Dell
12 2 (1.10%) BMC
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