Period
to 21 September 2019

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 21 September 2019 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
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 8 6 6
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 163 183 175
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 11.98% 12.43% 12.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 67.36% 74.69% 68.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 123 131
Birmingham median daily rate £250 £313 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -0.79% -16.00%
10th Percentile £121 £105 £155
90th Percentile £438 £471 £438
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £360 £325
% change year-on-year -9.72% +10.77% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 32 17
Birmingham median hourly rate £16.00 £12.71 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.89% -9.21% +12.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.25 £8.39
90th Percentile £20.00 £16.61 £16.90
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +10.71% - +7.69%

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 242 245 256
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 17.78% 16.64% 18.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 153 176
Birmingham median daily rate £373 £330 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.88% +1.54% -12.75%
10th Percentile £129 £105 £184
90th Percentile £544 £498 £500
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year +3.33% +1.35% -6.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 34 20
Birmingham median hourly rate £16.00 £13.25 £14.11
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.75% -6.08% +12.86%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.25 £8.39
90th Percentile £20.00 £21.75 £17.83
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £14.22
% change year-on-year +6.90% +2.00% +5.30%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

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 6 months to 21 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Birmingham

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 21 September 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 21 September 2019, 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 77 (47.24%) Active Directory
2 73 (44.79%) Microsoft
3 70 (42.94%) Windows 10
4 64 (39.26%) Office 365
5 50 (30.67%) Windows Server
6 40 (24.54%) Windows 7
7 39 (23.93%) Azure
8 37 (22.70%) SCCM
9 35 (21.47%) VMware
10 30 (18.40%) Migration
11 24 (14.72%) Public Sector
12 23 (14.11%) Citrix
13 22 (13.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 18 (11.04%) ITIL
15 17 (10.43%) Finance
15 17 (10.43%) Problem-Solving
15 17 (10.43%) Windows Server 2012
16 16 (9.82%) Microsoft Intune
16 16 (9.82%) Hyper-V
16 16 (9.82%) Windows Server 2008
17 15 (9.20%) Apple
17 15 (9.20%) VPN
18 14 (8.59%) MS Exchange
18 14 (8.59%) Microsoft Office
18 14 (8.59%) PowerShell
19 13 (7.98%) VMware Infrastructure
19 13 (7.98%) Skype
19 13 (7.98%) SharePoint
19 13 (7.98%) DNS
19 13 (7.98%) DHCP

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 14 (8.59%) MS Exchange
2 13 (7.98%) SharePoint
3 10 (6.13%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.23%) IIS
4 2 (1.23%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.61%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.61%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (8.59%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.84%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.61%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.84%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.84%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 64 (39.26%) Office 365
2 39 (23.93%) Azure
3 10 (6.13%) OneDrive
4 9 (5.52%) Azure Active Directory
4 9 (5.52%) IaaS
4 9 (5.52%) Power Platform
5 7 (4.29%) PaaS
6 5 (3.07%) AWS
7 3 (1.84%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (1.84%) Mimecast
7 3 (1.84%) PowerApps
8 1 (0.61%) GCP
8 1 (0.61%) SaaS
8 1 (0.61%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.20%) VPN
2 13 (7.98%) DHCP
2 13 (7.98%) DNS
2 13 (7.98%) Skype
3 11 (6.75%) Firewall
3 11 (6.75%) WAN
4 8 (4.91%) LAN
4 8 (4.91%) SAN
4 8 (4.91%) TCP/IP
5 6 (3.68%) Unified Communications
6 5 (3.07%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (2.45%) VLAN
7 4 (2.45%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (1.84%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (1.84%) IP Telephony
8 3 (1.84%) NetScaler
8 3 (1.84%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (1.23%) Internet
9 2 (1.23%) Softphone
9 2 (1.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.36%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.52%) Power BI
3 6 (3.68%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.84%) Big Data
4 3 (1.84%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.84%) SQL Server 2017
5 2 (1.23%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (1.23%) DB2
5 2 (1.23%) DB2 UDB
5 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.84%) JIRA
2 2 (1.23%) Hudson
3 1 (0.61%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.61%) Selenium
3 1 (0.61%) SpecFlow
3 1 (0.61%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.61%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 24 (14.72%) Public Sector
2 17 (10.43%) Finance
3 11 (6.75%) Retail
4 9 (5.52%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.07%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.84%) Banking
6 3 (1.84%) Games
6 3 (1.84%) German Language
7 2 (1.23%) Advertising
7 2 (1.23%) Electronics
7 2 (1.23%) Marketing
8 1 (0.61%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.61%) Law
8 1 (0.61%) Legal
8 1 (0.61%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (18.40%) Windows Engineer
2 25 (15.34%) Analyst
3 22 (13.50%) Support Engineer
4 18 (11.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 16 (9.82%) Desktop Engineer
6 13 (7.98%) Deployment Engineer
6 13 (7.98%) Desktop Support
7 10 (6.13%) 2nd Line Support
7 10 (6.13%) Server Engineer
7 10 (6.13%) Service Analyst
8 9 (5.52%) Service Desk Analyst
9 8 (4.91%) Consultant
9 8 (4.91%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 8 (4.91%) IT Engineer
9 8 (4.91%) Windows Support Engineer
10 7 (4.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 7 (4.29%) IT Support
10 7 (4.29%) VMware Engineer
10 7 (4.29%) Windows Deployment Engineer
11 6 (3.68%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.68%) Web Services
2 4 (2.45%) .NET
3 2 (1.23%) Java RMI
3 2 (1.23%) Middleware
3 2 (1.23%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.61%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.61%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.61%) ASP.NET Core
4 1 (0.61%) CSS
4 1 (0.61%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.61%) HTML
4 1 (0.61%) LDAP
4 1 (0.61%) MassTransit
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.91%) Data Centre
2 6 (3.68%) NHS
2 6 (3.68%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (3.07%) Driving Licence
3 5 (3.07%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (2.45%) FMCG
5 3 (1.84%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.84%) Clustering
5 3 (1.84%) PKI
5 3 (1.84%) Replication
5 3 (1.84%) Tandem
6 2 (1.23%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.23%) HACMP
6 2 (1.23%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.23%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.23%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.61%) Digital Signage
7 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.61%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.61%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 70 (42.94%) Windows 10
2 50 (30.67%) Windows Server
3 40 (24.54%) Windows 7
4 17 (10.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (9.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (7.36%) Linux
7 8 (4.91%) Windows XP
8 7 (4.29%) Unix
8 7 (4.29%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (3.68%) Windows 8
10 4 (2.45%) Apple iOS
10 4 (2.45%) Solaris
11 3 (1.84%) Android
12 2 (1.23%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.61%) OpenVMS
13 1 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.61%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.61%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.61%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.61%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (18.40%) Migration
2 22 (13.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 18 (11.04%) ITIL
4 17 (10.43%) Problem-Solving
5 10 (6.13%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (4.91%) Time Management
7 7 (4.29%) Infrastructure Management
7 7 (4.29%) Project Delivery
8 6 (3.68%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (3.68%) Analytics
8 6 (3.68%) Document Management
8 6 (3.68%) Mentoring
8 6 (3.68%) Service Delivery
8 6 (3.68%) Workflow
9 5 (3.07%) Data Analysis
9 5 (3.07%) DevOps
9 5 (3.07%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (3.07%) Incident Management
9 5 (3.07%) Mobile Device Management
9 5 (3.07%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 14 (8.59%) PowerShell
2 9 (5.52%) SQL
3 4 (2.45%) C#
4 3 (1.84%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.61%) C
5 1 (0.61%) Java
5 1 (0.61%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.61%) Python
5 1 (0.61%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (4.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (3.68%) DBS Check
2 6 (3.68%) MCSE
2 6 (3.68%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.45%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.84%) CCNA
4 3 (1.84%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (1.84%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.23%) Degree
5 2 (1.23%) MCP
5 2 (1.23%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.91%) SLA
2 6 (3.68%) PMO
3 3 (1.84%) GDPR
3 3 (1.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.84%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.61%) QA
System Software
1 77 (47.24%) Active Directory
2 16 (9.82%) Hyper-V
3 13 (7.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (7.36%) XenDesktop
5 9 (5.52%) XenApp
6 5 (3.07%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (3.07%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.84%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (1.84%) vSphere
8 2 (1.23%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 2 (1.23%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (1.23%) ISA Server
8 2 (1.23%) Squid
9 1 (0.61%) Docker
9 1 (0.61%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.61%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.61%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 37 (22.70%) SCCM
2 16 (9.82%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (3.68%) Single Sign-On
4 4 (2.45%) SCOM
4 4 (2.45%) Terraform
5 3 (1.84%) Backup Exec
5 3 (1.84%) FortiGate
5 3 (1.84%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.23%) AirWatch
6 2 (1.23%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.61%) Ansible
7 1 (0.61%) AppDNA
7 1 (0.61%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.61%) PowerCLI
7 1 (0.61%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 73 (44.79%) Microsoft
2 35 (21.47%) VMware
3 23 (14.11%) Citrix
4 15 (9.20%) Apple
5 13 (7.98%) Cisco
6 7 (4.29%) HP
7 5 (3.07%) Juniper
8 4 (2.45%) Meraki
8 4 (2.45%) SolarWinds
8 4 (2.45%) Splunk
9 3 (1.84%) Adobe
9 3 (1.84%) Aerohive Networks
9 3 (1.84%) CheckPoint
9 3 (1.84%) Darktrace
9 3 (1.84%) IBM
9 3 (1.84%) NetApp
9 3 (1.84%) Polycom
9 3 (1.84%) Sparx
9 3 (1.84%) UiPath
9 3 (1.84%) Zscaler