Period
to 25 January 2021

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 6 months to 25 January 2021 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
6 months to
25 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 5 8 7
Rank change year-on-year +3 -1 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 77 144 171
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Birmingham 13.16% 13.21% 12.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 67.54% 73.85% 78.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 89 144
Median daily rate £325 £184 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +77.11% -49.03% +15.20%
10th Percentile £133 £114 £130
90th Percentile £525 £538 £443
West Midlands median daily rate £338 £300 £370
% change year-on-year +12.67% -18.92% +13.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 28 19
Median hourly rate £17.13 £16.00 £15.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.03% +0.88% +37.91%
10th Percentile £13.85 £11.75 £10.25
90th Percentile £18.00 £18.63 £21.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.50 £15.85 £15.50
% change year-on-year +4.10% +2.26% +10.71%

Windows is in the Operating Systems category. The following 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.

All Operating Systems
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 114 195 219
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 19.49% 17.89% 16.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 124 151
Median daily rate £325 £323 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.78% -10.42% +2.86%
10th Percentile £133 £125 £135
90th Percentile £600 £573 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £360 £370 £378
% change year-on-year -2.70% -1.99% +7.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 26 21
Median hourly rate £17.13 £16.00 £15.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.03% +0.88% +37.91%
10th Percentile £13.85 £12.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £18.00 £18.88 £21.75
Median hourly rate £16.50 £15.85 £15.85
% change year-on-year +4.10% - +9.22%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Windows as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Birmingham

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows in Birmingham.

Daily rate trend for Windows in Birmingham

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows in Birmingham over the 6 months to 25 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Windows in Birmingham

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows in Birmingham.

Hourly rate trend for Windows in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 January 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Windows.

1 29 (37.66%) Windows 10
2 26 (33.77%) Microsoft
3 21 (27.27%) Azure
4 20 (25.97%) Active Directory
5 19 (24.68%) Windows 7
6 18 (23.38%) SCCM
7 15 (19.48%) Office 365
7 15 (19.48%) Windows Server
8 14 (18.18%) Firewall
9 12 (15.58%) VMware
10 10 (12.99%) SQL
10 10 (12.99%) Microsoft Office
10 10 (12.99%) Security Cleared
10 10 (12.99%) Project Delivery
11 9 (11.69%) Public Sector
11 9 (11.69%) Problem-Solving
11 9 (11.69%) SC Cleared
11 9 (11.69%) SaaS
11 9 (11.69%) Linux
11 9 (11.69%) SQL Server
12 8 (10.39%) Finance
12 8 (10.39%) Power BI
12 8 (10.39%) Power Platform
12 8 (10.39%) DevOps
13 7 (9.09%) Law
13 7 (9.09%) Legal
13 7 (9.09%) Migration
13 7 (9.09%) PowerShell
13 7 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
14 6 (7.79%) VMware Infrastructure

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 2 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (2.60%) IIS
1 2 (2.60%) SharePoint
1 2 (2.60%) Tomcat
1 2 (2.60%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.30%) Apache
2 1 (1.30%) Confluence
2 1 (1.30%) DNN
2 1 (1.30%) Jupyter
2 1 (1.30%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.30%) SAS
2 1 (1.30%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (12.99%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (6.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (3.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (1.30%) Fusion 360
5 1 (1.30%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 21 (27.27%) Azure
2 15 (19.48%) Office 365
3 9 (11.69%) SaaS
4 8 (10.39%) Power Platform
5 3 (3.90%) GCP
5 3 (3.90%) GitHub
6 2 (2.60%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (1.30%) AWS
7 1 (1.30%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (1.30%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (1.30%) Data Lake Analytics
7 1 (1.30%) IaaS
7 1 (1.30%) npm
7 1 (1.30%) NuGet
7 1 (1.30%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (18.18%) Firewall
2 6 (7.79%) LAN
2 6 (7.79%) WAN
3 4 (5.19%) DNS
3 4 (5.19%) SAN
4 2 (2.60%) DHCP
4 2 (2.60%) Internet
4 2 (2.60%) Skype
5 1 (1.30%) 802.11
5 1 (1.30%) DMZ
5 1 (1.30%) FTP
5 1 (1.30%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.30%) SSL
5 1 (1.30%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.30%) VoIP
5 1 (1.30%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.69%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.39%) Power BI
3 2 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.60%) DB2
3 2 (2.60%) MySQL
3 2 (2.60%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.30%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.30%) Base SAS
4 1 (1.30%) DTS
4 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (1.30%) Oracle OLAP
4 1 (1.30%) PowerPivot
4 1 (1.30%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.30%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 1 (1.30%) Snowflake Schema
4 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.30%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 5 (6.49%) Git (software)
1 5 (6.49%) JIRA
2 3 (3.90%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (2.60%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.60%) MSI
3 2 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.30%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.30%) Burp Suite
4 1 (1.30%) CMake
4 1 (1.30%) GitLab
4 1 (1.30%) Gradle
4 1 (1.30%) HP UFT
4 1 (1.30%) Maven
4 1 (1.30%) ProC
4 1 (1.30%) PyCharm
4 1 (1.30%) SonarQube
4 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.30%) Subversion
4 1 (1.30%) Toad
4 1 (1.30%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (11.69%) Public Sector
2 8 (10.39%) Finance
3 7 (9.09%) Law
3 7 (9.09%) Legal
4 4 (5.19%) Billing
5 2 (2.60%) Banking
5 2 (2.60%) Military
6 1 (1.30%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.30%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
2 8 (10.39%) Architect
3 7 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
3 7 (9.09%) Windows Engineer
4 6 (7.79%) Field Engineer
4 6 (7.79%) Support Engineer
5 5 (6.49%) Deployment Engineer
6 4 (5.19%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 4 (5.19%) Windows Deployment Engineer
7 3 (3.90%) Active Directory Technician
7 3 (3.90%) Administrator
7 3 (3.90%) Analyst
7 3 (3.90%) Cloud Engineer
7 3 (3.90%) Desktop Support
7 3 (3.90%) Developer
7 3 (3.90%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (3.90%) Hardware Technician
7 3 (3.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (3.90%) IT Technician
7 3 (3.90%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.60%) .NET
1 2 (2.60%) HTML
1 2 (2.60%) Middleware
1 2 (2.60%) Node.js
1 2 (2.60%) Pandas
1 2 (2.60%) Web Services
2 1 (1.30%) .NET Core
2 1 (1.30%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.30%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.30%) Ajax
2 1 (1.30%) Anaconda
2 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET Core
2 1 (1.30%) Doctrine
2 1 (1.30%) JSON
2 1 (1.30%) Matplotlib
2 1 (1.30%) REST
2 1 (1.30%) scikit-learn
2 1 (1.30%) Seaborn
2 1 (1.30%) TensorFlow
2 1 (1.30%) XGBoost
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.79%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.19%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.60%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.60%) Fat Client
3 2 (2.60%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (2.60%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.60%) NHS
3 2 (2.60%) Replication
3 2 (2.60%) Smartphone
3 2 (2.60%) Thin Client
3 2 (2.60%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.30%) Augmented Reality
4 1 (1.30%) CMDB
4 1 (1.30%) Derivative
4 1 (1.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.30%) iPad
4 1 (1.30%) Social Media
4 1 (1.30%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 29 (37.66%) Windows 10
2 19 (24.68%) Windows 7
3 15 (19.48%) Windows Server
4 9 (11.69%) Linux
5 6 (7.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (6.49%) Unix
7 4 (5.19%) Windows 8
7 4 (5.19%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (2.60%) Android
8 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2019
9 1 (1.30%) AIX
9 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.30%) CentOS
9 1 (1.30%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.30%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.30%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (12.99%) Project Delivery
2 9 (11.69%) Problem-Solving
3 8 (10.39%) DevOps
4 7 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (9.09%) Migration
5 6 (7.79%) ITIL
6 5 (6.49%) Document Management
7 4 (5.19%) Project Management
7 4 (5.19%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (3.90%) Business Analysis
8 3 (3.90%) Case Management
8 3 (3.90%) CRM
8 3 (3.90%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (3.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 3 (3.90%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (3.90%) TOGAF
9 2 (2.60%) Data Science
9 2 (2.60%) Decision-Making
9 2 (2.60%) Disruptive Innovation
9 2 (2.60%) Proactive Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.99%) SQL
2 7 (9.09%) PowerShell
3 5 (6.49%) Python
4 4 (5.19%) Java
5 3 (3.90%) PHP
6 2 (2.60%) C#
6 2 (2.60%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.60%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.30%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.30%) C
7 1 (1.30%) C++
7 1 (1.30%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 1 (1.30%) PHP 7
7 1 (1.30%) PROC SQL
7 1 (1.30%) SAS Macro
7 1 (1.30%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.30%) VB
7 1 (1.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (12.99%) Security Cleared
2 9 (11.69%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.90%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.30%) CISSP
4 1 (1.30%) Degree
4 1 (1.30%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.30%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.60%) PMO
2 1 (1.30%) QA
2 1 (1.30%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (25.97%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (6.49%) vSphere
4 3 (3.90%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (3.90%) XenApp
4 3 (3.90%) XenDesktop
5 2 (2.60%) BitLocker
5 2 (2.60%) Docker
5 2 (2.60%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.30%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 18 (23.38%) SCCM
2 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (2.60%) WSUS
4 1 (1.30%) Ansible
4 1 (1.30%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.30%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.30%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.30%) Puppet
4 1 (1.30%) SCOM
Vendors
1 26 (33.77%) Microsoft
2 12 (15.58%) VMware
3 6 (7.79%) Citrix
4 4 (5.19%) Apple
4 4 (5.19%) iManage
4 4 (5.19%) Oracle
5 3 (3.90%) ServiceNow
6 2 (2.60%) Google
6 2 (2.60%) HP
6 2 (2.60%) Juniper
6 2 (2.60%) MobileIron
6 2 (2.60%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.60%) SolarWinds
6 2 (2.60%) Veeam
6 2 (2.60%) Wyse
6 2 (2.60%) Zscaler
7 1 (1.30%) McAfee
7 1 (1.30%) Remedy
7 1 (1.30%) Teradata
7 1 (1.30%) Virgin Media