The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 5 8
Rank change year-on-year -8 +3  
Contract jobs citing Windows 57 93 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 9.18% 13.86% 10.83%
As % of the Operating Systems category 65.52% 65.03% 75.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 39 35
Median daily rate £325 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £185 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £460 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £340 £320
% change year-on-year +1.47% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 18 13
Median hourly rate £13.00 £14.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.77% +9.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.73 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £22.50 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.75
% change year-on-year -6.45% +5.08%  

Windows is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 87 143 108
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 14.01% 21.31% 14.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 70 45
Median daily rate £381 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.30% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £190 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £447 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 19 13
Median hourly rate £11.00 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.13% -3.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.73 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.90 £22.75 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Windows as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Birmingham

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Birmingham

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Birmingham over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Birmingham

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Birmingham

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Birmingham over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Birmingham

Windows
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 58 (43.94%) Active Directory
2 55 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 52 (39.39%) Windows Server
4 43 (32.58%) VMware
5 30 (22.73%) Windows 7
6 24 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 23 (17.42%) Microsoft Azure
7 23 (17.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 23 (17.42%) MS Office
8 22 (16.67%) Windows 10
9 20 (15.15%) Office 365
10 19 (14.39%) VMware Infrastructure
11 18 (13.64%) SQL Server
11 18 (13.64%) Migration
12 17 (12.88%) DNS
13 16 (12.12%) DHCP
13 16 (12.12%) Linux
13 16 (12.12%) MS Excel
13 16 (12.12%) SCCM
14 15 (11.36%) Security Cleared
14 15 (11.36%) Cisco
15 14 (10.61%) Citrix
15 14 (10.61%) Finance
16 13 (9.85%) ITIL
16 13 (9.85%) SQL
16 13 (9.85%) SC Cleared
16 13 (9.85%) Hyper-V
17 11 (8.33%) LAN
17 11 (8.33%) SAN
18 10 (7.58%) Microsoft Certification

Windows
Co-occurring 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 10 (7.58%) SharePoint
1 10 (7.58%) Skype for Business
2 9 (6.82%) IIS
2 9 (6.82%) MS Exchange
3 4 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (2.27%) Confluence
4 3 (2.27%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.76%) Apache
6 1 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.76%) JBoss
6 1 (0.76%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.76%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.76%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.76%) WebLogic
Applications
1 23 (17.42%) MS Office
2 16 (12.12%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.27%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.52%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.76%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.52%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 23 (17.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (15.15%) Office 365
3 6 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (4.55%) OneDrive
3 6 (4.55%) Yammer
4 3 (2.27%) IBM PureFlex
5 2 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.52%) IaaS
6 1 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 17 (12.88%) DNS
2 16 (12.12%) DHCP
3 11 (8.33%) LAN
3 11 (8.33%) SAN
4 10 (7.58%) Firewall
4 10 (7.58%) Skype
5 9 (6.82%) VoIP
5 9 (6.82%) WAN
6 8 (6.06%) VPN
7 6 (4.55%) Kerberos
7 6 (4.55%) LDAP
7 6 (4.55%) PBX
7 6 (4.55%) Unified Communications
8 4 (3.03%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (2.27%) Internet
9 3 (2.27%) NAS
9 3 (2.27%) TCP/IP
9 3 (2.27%) WebEx
9 3 (2.27%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (2.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.27%) MySQL
2 3 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (2.27%) SQL Server 2014
2 3 (2.27%) SQL Server 2016
2 3 (2.27%) SQLite
3 2 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.52%) MS Access
3 2 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.76%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (4.55%) MSI
2 5 (3.79%) InstallShield
3 4 (3.03%) Visual Studio
4 3 (2.27%) Git (software)
4 3 (2.27%) JIRA
5 2 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.76%) git-flow
6 1 (0.76%) LabVIEW
6 1 (0.76%) Selenium
6 1 (0.76%) TeamCity
General
1 14 (10.61%) Finance
2 8 (6.06%) Retail
3 4 (3.03%) Electronics
4 3 (2.27%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.27%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.52%) Banking
5 2 (1.52%) Legal
6 1 (0.76%) Advertising
6 1 (0.76%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.76%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.76%) Law
6 1 (0.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (13.64%) Analyst
2 11 (8.33%) Support Engineer
3 10 (7.58%) 1st Line Support
3 10 (7.58%) Architect
3 10 (7.58%) Windows Engineer
4 9 (6.82%) Developer
5 7 (5.30%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 7 (5.30%) Administrator
5 7 (5.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (5.30%) Support Analyst
6 6 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (4.55%) Business Analyst
6 6 (4.55%) Consultant
6 6 (4.55%) Desktop Support
7 5 (3.79%) Software Packager
7 5 (3.79%) Technical Architect
7 5 (3.79%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (3.03%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (3.03%) Infrastructure Support
8 4 (3.03%) Windows Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.55%) .NET
2 3 (2.27%) WinForms
3 2 (1.52%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.52%) CSS
3 2 (1.52%) HTML
4 1 (0.76%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.76%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.76%) J2EE
4 1 (0.76%) JDBC
4 1 (0.76%) JSON
4 1 (0.76%) LAMP
4 1 (0.76%) Node.js
4 1 (0.76%) Spring
4 1 (0.76%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.82%) Data Centre
2 7 (5.30%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.55%) PKI
4 4 (3.03%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.27%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.52%) Clustering
6 2 (1.52%) HP Storage
6 2 (1.52%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.52%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.76%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.76%) CMDB
7 1 (0.76%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.76%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.76%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.76%) NHS
7 1 (0.76%) PMI
7 1 (0.76%) Replication
7 1 (0.76%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 52 (39.39%) Windows Server
2 30 (22.73%) Windows 7
3 24 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (17.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (16.67%) Windows 10
6 16 (12.12%) Linux
7 8 (6.06%) Unix
8 6 (4.55%) Windows 8
9 5 (3.79%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (3.79%) Windows XP
10 4 (3.03%) HPUX
11 3 (2.27%) Android
11 3 (2.27%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (1.52%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.52%) CentOS
12 2 (1.52%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.52%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.76%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.76%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (13.64%) Migration
2 13 (9.85%) ITIL
3 7 (5.30%) Email Filtering
3 7 (5.30%) Kalman Filter
3 7 (5.30%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (4.55%) Change Management
4 6 (4.55%) Identity Management
4 6 (4.55%) Patch Management
5 5 (3.79%) Application Packaging
5 5 (3.79%) Capacity Planning
5 5 (3.79%) Incident Management
5 5 (3.79%) Virtual Environments
6 4 (3.03%) Document Management
6 4 (3.03%) Mobile Device Management
6 4 (3.03%) Performance Analysis
6 4 (3.03%) Problem Management
7 3 (2.27%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (2.27%) Logistics
7 3 (2.27%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 13 (9.85%) SQL
2 8 (6.06%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.03%) C#
4 3 (2.27%) Java
5 2 (1.52%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.76%) Perl
6 1 (0.76%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.76%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (11.36%) Security Cleared
2 13 (9.85%) SC Cleared
3 10 (7.58%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (4.55%) MCSE
4 6 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (3.79%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (3.79%) Degree
6 4 (3.03%) CCNA
6 4 (3.03%) MCITP
7 3 (2.27%) CCNP
7 3 (2.27%) RHCE
8 2 (1.52%) DBS Check
8 2 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.76%) CREST Certified
9 1 (0.76%) ISEB
9 1 (0.76%) JNCIA
9 1 (0.76%) MCP
9 1 (0.76%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.76%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.03%) PCI DSS
1 4 (3.03%) QA
1 4 (3.03%) SLA
2 2 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.76%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.76%) Data Quality
System Software
1 58 (43.94%) Active Directory
2 19 (14.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (9.85%) Hyper-V
4 9 (6.82%) VMware ESX
5 7 (5.30%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (4.55%) vSphere
7 4 (3.03%) XenApp
8 3 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (1.52%) Docker
10 1 (0.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.76%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.76%) vCloud
10 1 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (12.12%) SCCM
2 7 (5.30%) Microsoft Intune
2 7 (5.30%) SCOM
3 6 (4.55%) Nagios
4 3 (2.27%) Ansible
4 3 (2.27%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (1.52%) Puppet
5 2 (1.52%) Terraform
6 1 (0.76%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.76%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.76%) EMC VPLEX
6 1 (0.76%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.76%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.76%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.76%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.76%) vMotion
6 1 (0.76%) vRealize
Vendors
1 55 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 43 (32.58%) VMware
3 15 (11.36%) Cisco
4 14 (10.61%) Citrix
5 10 (7.58%) HP
6 8 (6.06%) NetApp
7 7 (5.30%) SolarWinds
8 6 (4.55%) Dell
8 6 (4.55%) IBM
9 5 (3.79%) Red Hat
10 4 (3.03%) Brocade
10 4 (3.03%) EMC
11 3 (2.27%) Juniper
11 3 (2.27%) Oracle
11 3 (2.27%) Remedy
11 3 (2.27%) Symantec
12 2 (1.52%) Apple
12 2 (1.52%) Cognos
12 2 (1.52%) Imperva
12 2 (1.52%) Kronos
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