Period
to 14 August 2020

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 14 August 2020 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
14 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 5 8 12
Rank change year-on-year +3 +4 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows 61 153 152
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Birmingham 13.17% 11.04% 10.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 71.76% 61.69% 68.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 99 99
Median daily rate £325 £280 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.07% -6.67% -7.69%
10th Percentile £149 £125 £105
90th Percentile £418 £450 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £394 £330 £350
% change year-on-year +19.32% -5.71% +5.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 19 34
Median hourly rate £18.50 £16.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.63% +16.36% -3.27%
10th Percentile £12.63 £11.14 £8.57
90th Percentile £37.75 £20.40 £21.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year +9.68% +6.90% +2.00%

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 85 248 221
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 18.36% 17.89% 14.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 155 132
Median daily rate £375 £390 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.85% +13.45% -1.79%
10th Percentile £160 £131 £105
90th Percentile £593 £550 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £409 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.19% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 19 35
Median hourly rate £26.75 £16.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +67.19% +14.29% -1.51%
10th Percentile £13.22 £11.14 £8.63
90th Percentile £35.00 £20.40 £24.90
Median hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% +4.60%

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 14 August 2020.

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

Windows
Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Windows in Birmingham over the 6 months to 14 August 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Windows in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 14 August 2020, 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 24 (39.34%) Active Directory
2 23 (37.70%) Microsoft
3 19 (31.15%) Windows 10
4 18 (29.51%) Azure
5 15 (24.59%) SCCM
5 15 (24.59%) VMware
5 15 (24.59%) Windows 7
6 13 (21.31%) WAN
6 13 (21.31%) Office 365
7 11 (18.03%) Microsoft Office
7 11 (18.03%) LAN
7 11 (18.03%) Windows Server
8 10 (16.39%) Citrix
9 8 (13.11%) PowerShell
10 7 (11.48%) Linux
10 7 (11.48%) DevOps
10 7 (11.48%) Public Sector
10 7 (11.48%) Windows Server 2016
11 6 (9.84%) Virtual Desktop
11 6 (9.84%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (9.84%) XenApp
11 6 (9.84%) Security Cleared
11 6 (9.84%) SQL
11 6 (9.84%) SAN
11 6 (9.84%) Finance
11 6 (9.84%) Migration
12 5 (8.20%) Firewall
12 5 (8.20%) DNS
12 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Excel
12 5 (8.20%) MS Exchange

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 5 (8.20%) Exchange Server 2013
1 5 (8.20%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.92%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.64%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (18.03%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.64%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 18 (29.51%) Azure
2 13 (21.31%) Office 365
3 4 (6.56%) IaaS
4 2 (3.28%) AWS
4 2 (3.28%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 2 (3.28%) GitHub
4 2 (3.28%) PaaS
4 2 (3.28%) SaaS
5 1 (1.64%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.64%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (1.64%) Data Lake Analytics
5 1 (1.64%) NuGet
5 1 (1.64%) Power Platform
5 1 (1.64%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 13 (21.31%) WAN
2 11 (18.03%) LAN
3 6 (9.84%) SAN
4 5 (8.20%) DNS
4 5 (8.20%) Firewall
5 4 (6.56%) DHCP
6 3 (4.92%) Internet
6 3 (4.92%) Skype
6 3 (4.92%) TCP/IP
7 2 (3.28%) Network Security
7 2 (3.28%) VPN
7 2 (3.28%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.64%) DMZ
8 1 (1.64%) NetScaler
8 1 (1.64%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (1.64%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (1.64%) SNMP
8 1 (1.64%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.56%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.28%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.28%) OLAP
2 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.64%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.64%) Cosmos DB
3 1 (1.64%) Data Lake
3 1 (1.64%) DTS
3 1 (1.64%) OLAP Cube
3 1 (1.64%) OLTP
3 1 (1.64%) Power BI
3 1 (1.64%) PowerPivot
3 1 (1.64%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 1 (1.64%) SAS Visual Analytics
3 1 (1.64%) Snowflake Schema
3 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2017
3 1 (1.64%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.28%) JIRA
2 2 (3.28%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (3.28%) Subversion
2 2 (3.28%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.64%) HP UFT
3 1 (1.64%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.64%) ProC
3 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.64%) Toad
3 1 (1.64%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (11.48%) Public Sector
2 6 (9.84%) Finance
3 2 (3.28%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.64%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.64%) Automotive
4 1 (1.64%) Banking
4 1 (1.64%) Electronics
4 1 (1.64%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.64%) Law
4 1 (1.64%) Marketing
4 1 (1.64%) Retail
4 1 (1.64%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (14.75%) Windows Engineer
2 8 (13.11%) Desktop Engineer
2 8 (13.11%) Support Engineer
3 7 (11.48%) IT Engineer
4 6 (9.84%) Analyst
5 5 (8.20%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (8.20%) Deployment Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) Desktop Support
6 4 (6.56%) Azure Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) IT Support
6 4 (6.56%) Wintel Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
7 3 (4.92%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Architect
7 3 (4.92%) Azure DevOps
7 3 (4.92%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) IT Support Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Office 365 Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.92%) .NET
2 2 (3.28%) .NET Core
2 2 (3.28%) .NET Framework
2 2 (3.28%) XML
3 1 (1.64%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET Core
3 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (1.64%) jQuery
3 1 (1.64%) Kendo UI
3 1 (1.64%) Matplotlib
3 1 (1.64%) MDX
3 1 (1.64%) NumPy
3 1 (1.64%) Pandas
3 1 (1.64%) REST
3 1 (1.64%) RESTful
3 1 (1.64%) SciPy
3 1 (1.64%) Seaborn
3 1 (1.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (1.64%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.56%) Data Centre
1 4 (6.56%) NHS
2 3 (4.92%) Fat Client
2 3 (4.92%) Replication
2 3 (4.92%) Thin Client
3 2 (3.28%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.28%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (3.28%) Social Media
4 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.64%) CAN bus
4 1 (1.64%) Clustering
4 1 (1.64%) CMDB
4 1 (1.64%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (1.64%) Derivative
4 1 (1.64%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.64%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.64%) Handset
4 1 (1.64%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.64%) User Experience
4 1 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 19 (31.15%) Windows 10
2 15 (24.59%) Windows 7
3 11 (18.03%) Windows Server
4 7 (11.48%) Linux
4 7 (11.48%) Windows Server 2016
5 6 (9.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (6.56%) Unix
7 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2019
8 1 (1.64%) AIX
8 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.64%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.64%) Solaris
8 1 (1.64%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (11.48%) DevOps
2 6 (9.84%) Migration
3 5 (8.20%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (6.56%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (6.56%) Test Automation
5 3 (4.92%) Analytics
5 3 (4.92%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (4.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 3 (4.92%) ITIL
5 3 (4.92%) Manual Testing
6 2 (3.28%) Asset Management
6 2 (3.28%) Coaching
6 2 (3.28%) Defect Management
6 2 (3.28%) Deployment Automation
6 2 (3.28%) Network Management
6 2 (3.28%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 2 (3.28%) Project Delivery
6 2 (3.28%) Resilience Testing
6 2 (3.28%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (3.28%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (13.11%) PowerShell
2 6 (9.84%) SQL
3 3 (4.92%) C#
4 2 (3.28%) Bash Shell
4 2 (3.28%) C
4 2 (3.28%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.64%) C++
5 1 (1.64%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 1 (1.64%) Java
5 1 (1.64%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.64%) PHP
5 1 (1.64%) PROC SQL
5 1 (1.64%) Python
5 1 (1.64%) SAS Macro
5 1 (1.64%) VB
5 1 (1.64%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (9.84%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.56%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.28%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.64%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.64%) GDPR
1 1 (1.64%) ISO 26262
1 1 (1.64%) MISRA
1 1 (1.64%) MISRA C
1 1 (1.64%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (39.34%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.84%) Virtual Desktop
2 6 (9.84%) XenApp
3 5 (8.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (8.20%) vSphere
3 5 (8.20%) XenDesktop
4 4 (6.56%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (3.28%) DFS Replication
5 2 (3.28%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.64%) BitLocker
6 1 (1.64%) Docker
6 1 (1.64%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.64%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 15 (24.59%) SCCM
2 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.64%) Ansible
4 1 (1.64%) Data Guard
4 1 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.64%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.64%) Puppet
4 1 (1.64%) SCOM
4 1 (1.64%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.64%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (1.64%) WMI
Vendors
1 23 (37.70%) Microsoft
2 15 (24.59%) VMware
3 10 (16.39%) Citrix
4 5 (8.20%) Veeam
5 4 (6.56%) SolarWinds
6 3 (4.92%) Oracle
6 3 (4.92%) ServiceNow
7 2 (3.28%) Apple
7 2 (3.28%) Google
7 2 (3.28%) HP
8 1 (1.64%) Juniper
8 1 (1.64%) Meraki
8 1 (1.64%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.64%) Remedy
8 1 (1.64%) SAP
8 1 (1.64%) Teradata
8 1 (1.64%) Wyse
8 1 (1.64%) Xamarin