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 12 September 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 4 11
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +7
Contract jobs citing Windows 118 102 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 15.28% 15.29% 9.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 71.95% 68.92% 58.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 65 24
Average daily rate
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£338 £288 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.39% -12.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £127 £154 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £423 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £306 £313 £310
% change year-on-year
-2.00% +0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 15 7
Average hourly rate £18.50 £13.87 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.38% -7.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.28 £10.00 £12.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £16.30 £26.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
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
164 148 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 21.24% 22.19% 16.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 90 49
Average daily rate £325 £288 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% +6.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £150 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 16 9
Average hourly rate £20.00 £13.87 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.19% -38.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £17.25 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.85 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.95% -6.76%

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 12 September 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 12 September 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 95 (47.50%) Windows 7
2 68 (34.00%) Microsoft
3 67 (33.50%) Active Directory
4 60 (30.00%) Windows XP
5 48 (24.00%) VMware
6 47 (23.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 34 (17.00%) Migration
8 33 (16.50%) SQL
9 32 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 31 (15.50%) SQL Server
11 29 (14.50%) MS Exchange
11 29 (14.50%) TCP/IP
12 26 (13.00%) MS Excel
13 25 (12.50%) .NET
13 25 (12.50%) SAN
13 25 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
14 24 (12.00%) DNS
15 23 (11.50%) ITIL
15 23 (11.50%) C#
15 23 (11.50%) SCCM
16 21 (10.50%) Windows Server 2012
16 21 (10.50%) DHCP
17 20 (10.00%) MS Office
18 19 (9.50%) Citrix
19 18 (9.00%) Agile Software Development
20 17 (8.50%) HP
20 17 (8.50%) Windows 8
21 15 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
21 15 (7.50%) Web Services
22 14 (7.00%) Cisco

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 (14.50%) MS Exchange
2 11 (5.50%) Lync
2 11 (5.50%) SharePoint
3 9 (4.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (4.50%) IBM Notes
4 5 (2.50%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (1.50%) IIS
6 2 (1.00%) WorkSite
6 2 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.50%) TPMS
7 1 (0.50%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.50%) CICS
7 1 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 26 (13.00%) MS Excel
2 20 (10.00%) MS Office
3 2 (1.00%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.50%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 10 (5.00%) Eikon
2 9 (4.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.00%) TRIRIGA
4 1 (0.50%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.00%) Office 365
2 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 29 (14.50%) TCP/IP
2 25 (12.50%) SAN
3 24 (12.00%) DNS
4 21 (10.50%) DHCP
5 14 (7.00%) WAN
6 11 (5.50%) LAN
7 7 (3.50%) VoIP
8 6 (3.00%) VPN
8 6 (3.00%) Firewall
9 4 (2.00%) Wireless
10 2 (1.00%) ADSL
10 2 (1.00%) ATM
11 1 (0.50%) Broadband
11 1 (0.50%) IP Telephony
11 1 (0.50%) Network Security
11 1 (0.50%) Unified Communications
11 1 (0.50%) Cisco Nexus
11 1 (0.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 1 (0.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 1 (0.50%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (15.50%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (4.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (3.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.50%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (1.00%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.50%) MySQL
7 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.50%) DB2
7 1 (0.50%) Informix
7 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 12 (6.00%) Visual Studio
2 10 (5.00%) Subversion
3 9 (4.50%) JIRA
4 5 (2.50%) MSI
5 4 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.50%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle Forms
General
1 9 (4.50%) Finance
1 9 (4.50%) Banking
2 6 (3.00%) Back Office
3 5 (2.50%) Legal
4 2 (1.00%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.00%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (0.50%) Games
5 1 (0.50%) Retail
5 1 (0.50%) Billing
5 1 (0.50%) Electronics
5 1 (0.50%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 36 (18.00%) Analyst
2 24 (12.00%) Developer
3 23 (11.50%) Support Engineer
4 20 (10.00%) Support Analyst
4 20 (10.00%) Desktop Support
5 17 (8.50%) Consultant
6 14 (7.00%) 2nd Line Support
7 12 (6.00%) 3rd Line Support
8 11 (5.50%) Project Manager
8 11 (5.50%) 1st Line Support
9 10 (5.00%) Administrator
9 10 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 10 (5.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 10 (5.00%) Desktop Analyst
9 10 (5.00%) Mobile Developer
10 9 (4.50%) Windows Mobile Developer
11 8 (4.00%) Wintel Engineer
11 8 (4.00%) Field Engineer
11 8 (4.00%) Applications Support
11 8 (4.00%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (12.50%) .NET
2 15 (7.50%) Web Services
3 14 (7.00%) WCF
4 12 (6.00%) ASP.NET
5 9 (4.50%) XMPP
6 6 (3.00%) jQuery
7 5 (2.50%) Application Packaging
7 5 (2.50%) XML
8 4 (2.00%) HTML
8 4 (2.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (1.50%) HTML5
9 3 (1.50%) Middleware
10 2 (1.00%) CSS
10 2 (1.00%) DCOM
10 2 (1.00%) WF
10 2 (1.00%) Silverlight
11 1 (0.50%) CSS3
11 1 (0.50%) Reactive Extensions
11 1 (0.50%) Managed Extensibility Framework
11 1 (0.50%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.50%) Blackberry
2 9 (4.50%) Mobile App
3 8 (4.00%) Pocket PC
3 8 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.50%) Clustering
5 2 (1.00%) Replication
5 2 (1.00%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.00%) NHS
5 2 (1.00%) Firmware
5 2 (1.00%) PDA
5 2 (1.00%) FMCG
6 1 (0.50%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.50%) iPad
6 1 (0.50%) WURFL
6 1 (0.50%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.50%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.50%) EPoS
6 1 (0.50%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 95 (47.50%) Windows 7
2 60 (30.00%) Windows XP
3 47 (23.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 32 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 21 (10.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (8.50%) Windows 8
7 14 (7.00%) Linux
8 13 (6.50%) UNIX
9 11 (5.50%) Windows Mobile
9 11 (5.50%) Solaris
10 9 (4.50%) Windows Vista
10 9 (4.50%) Windows Phone
11 8 (4.00%) Windows CE
11 8 (4.00%) Windows Phone 8
12 6 (3.00%) Windows 2000
13 3 (1.50%) Android
13 3 (1.50%) Apple iOS
14 2 (1.00%) Windows NT
14 2 (1.00%) AIX
15 1 (0.50%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (17.00%) Migration
2 23 (11.50%) ITIL
3 18 (9.00%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (6.00%) Scrum
5 11 (5.50%) Project Management
6 10 (5.00%) Workflow
7 9 (4.50%) CRM
8 8 (4.00%) Incident Management
8 8 (4.00%) Root Cause Analysis
8 8 (4.00%) Mobile Application Development
9 7 (3.50%) Change Management
10 6 (3.00%) PRINCE2
10 6 (3.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (3.00%) Data Migration
11 4 (2.00%) Waterfall
11 4 (2.00%) Unit Testing
11 4 (2.00%) Project Planning
11 4 (2.00%) MVC
12 3 (1.50%) Disaster Recovery
12 3 (1.50%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (16.50%) SQL
2 23 (11.50%) C#
3 12 (6.00%) T-SQL
4 10 (5.00%) PowerShell
5 9 (4.50%) JavaScript
6 8 (4.00%) C++
6 8 (4.00%) Embedded C++
7 6 (3.00%) VB
8 5 (2.50%) VBA
9 3 (1.50%) Java
10 2 (1.00%) C
10 2 (1.00%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.50%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.50%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (5.50%) Security Cleared
3 8 (4.00%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.00%) MCSE
4 7 (3.50%) MCITP
5 6 (3.00%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (2.50%) DV Cleared
7 4 (2.00%) MCP
8 3 (1.50%) Degree
9 2 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.50%) MCSA
10 1 (0.50%) CCIE
10 1 (0.50%) CCNP
10 1 (0.50%) CCNA
10 1 (0.50%) CCDP
10 1 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.50%) CCSE
10 1 (0.50%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.00%) QA
2 2 (1.00%) SLA
System Software
1 67 (33.50%) Active Directory
2 25 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (5.50%) XenApp
4 8 (4.00%) vSphere
5 7 (3.50%) Hyper-V
6 4 (2.00%) Terminal Services
6 4 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.00%) XenServer
7 2 (1.00%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.00%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.50%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 23 (11.50%) SCCM
2 10 (5.00%) NetBackup
3 4 (2.00%) Ionix
4 3 (1.50%) SCOM
4 3 (1.50%) SCVMM
4 3 (1.50%) Backup Exec
4 3 (1.50%) WMI
5 2 (1.00%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.50%) DameWare
6 1 (0.50%) WSUS
6 1 (0.50%) Sysprep
6 1 (0.50%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 68 (34.00%) Microsoft
2 48 (24.00%) VMware
3 19 (9.50%) Citrix
4 17 (8.50%) HP
5 14 (7.00%) Cisco
6 10 (5.00%) Reuters
7 9 (4.50%) Symantec
7 9 (4.50%) Lotus
8 7 (3.50%) Red Hat
9 6 (3.00%) EMC
9 6 (3.00%) NetApp
10 4 (2.00%) Dell
10 4 (2.00%) IBM
11 3 (1.50%) Oracle
11 3 (1.50%) Juniper
12 2 (1.00%) Compaq
12 2 (1.00%) Apple
12 2 (1.00%) McAfee
12 2 (1.00%) Sophos
12 2 (1.00%) Meru Networks
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