Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 9 6
Rank change year-on-year +3 -3 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 215 175 152
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 13.48% 11.51% 11.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 70.03% 66.79% 71.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 101 74
Birmingham median daily rate £325 £350 £289
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +21.21% -17.50%
10th Percentile £150 £135 £147
90th Percentile £499 £500 £443
West Midlands median daily rate £335 £350 £325
% change year-on-year -4.29% +7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 28 32
Birmingham median hourly rate £12.50 £14.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.71% -3.45% +10.69%
10th Percentile £8.39 £10.18 £10.73
90th Percentile £17.30 £19.06 £18.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.10 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +4.44% -3.57% -5.08%

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 307 262 212
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 19.25% 17.23% 15.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 160 101
Birmingham median daily rate £325 £388 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.13% +29.17% -14.29%
10th Percentile £155 £180 £156
90th Percentile £516 £539 £438
West Midlands median daily rate £365 £400 £336
% change year-on-year -8.75% +18.96% +5.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 29 26
Birmingham median hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.57% -3.45% +10.69%
10th Percentile £8.39 £10.20 £10.68
90th Percentile £19.45 £19.74 £19.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.40
% change year-on-year +3.57% -2.78% -4.00%

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 23 November 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 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 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 85 (39.53%) Active Directory
2 84 (39.07%) Office 365
3 75 (34.88%) Windows 10
4 59 (27.44%) Microsoft
5 52 (24.19%) Windows Server
6 49 (22.79%) Microsoft Azure
7 47 (21.86%) ITIL
8 46 (21.40%) Windows 7
9 45 (20.93%) Migration
10 37 (17.21%) Microsoft Office
11 35 (16.28%) VMware
12 32 (14.88%) SQL
12 32 (14.88%) SCCM
13 29 (13.49%) Linux
14 26 (12.09%) Citrix
15 25 (11.63%) SQL Server
16 24 (11.16%) Windows Server 2012
17 20 (9.30%) Amazon AWS
18 19 (8.84%) Firewall
18 19 (8.84%) Oracle
19 18 (8.37%) DNS
19 18 (8.37%) Stakeholder Management
19 18 (8.37%) DevOps
20 17 (7.91%) Windows 8
20 17 (7.91%) VMware Infrastructure
20 17 (7.91%) MS Exchange
21 16 (7.44%) DHCP
21 16 (7.44%) Cisco
21 16 (7.44%) Windows Server 2008
22 15 (6.98%) Jenkins

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 17 (7.91%) MS Exchange
2 15 (6.98%) SharePoint
3 9 (4.19%) IIS
4 8 (3.72%) Skype for Business
5 6 (2.79%) Apache
6 5 (2.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (2.33%) JBoss
6 5 (2.33%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.86%) Confluence
7 4 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.93%) WordPress
9 1 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.47%) nginx
9 1 (0.47%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.47%) Oracle 10gAS
9 1 (0.47%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.47%) SAS
Applications
1 37 (17.21%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.86%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 84 (39.07%) Office 365
2 49 (22.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (9.30%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (2.33%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (1.40%) IaaS
5 3 (1.40%) OneDrive
5 3 (1.40%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (8.84%) Firewall
2 18 (8.37%) DNS
3 16 (7.44%) DHCP
4 13 (6.05%) SAN
5 11 (5.12%) LAN
6 10 (4.65%) VPN
7 5 (2.33%) Skype
7 5 (2.33%) WAN
8 4 (1.86%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (1.86%) HSRP
8 4 (1.86%) IPsec
8 4 (1.86%) SNMP
8 4 (1.86%) SSH
8 4 (1.86%) TACACS
8 4 (1.86%) TCP/IP
8 4 (1.86%) VLAN
9 3 (1.40%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.93%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (0.93%) Internet
10 2 (0.93%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (11.63%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.33%) Hadoop
2 5 (2.33%) RDBMS
2 5 (2.33%) Relational Database
2 5 (2.33%) SQL Server 2016
3 4 (1.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.86%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.40%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (1.40%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (1.40%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.93%) Big Data
5 2 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.93%) MySQL
5 2 (0.93%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.47%) Informix
6 1 (0.47%) OLAP
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 15 (6.98%) Jenkins
2 14 (6.51%) Git (software)
3 13 (6.05%) Subversion
4 7 (3.26%) Maven
4 7 (3.26%) Sonatype Nexus
4 7 (3.26%) TeamCity
5 6 (2.79%) JIRA
6 5 (2.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (2.33%) GitLab
6 5 (2.33%) JMeter
6 5 (2.33%) Selenium
7 4 (1.86%) MSI
8 3 (1.40%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.93%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.47%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.47%) PVCS
10 1 (0.47%) Vagrant
General
1 15 (6.98%) Finance
2 5 (2.33%) Retail
3 4 (1.86%) Law
4 2 (0.93%) Banking
5 1 (0.47%) Back Office
5 1 (0.47%) Legal
5 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 41 (19.07%) Analyst
2 27 (12.56%) Desktop Support
2 27 (12.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 23 (10.70%) Support Engineer
4 20 (9.30%) 3rd Line Support
5 15 (6.98%) 2nd Line Support
5 15 (6.98%) Administrator
6 14 (6.51%) Desktop Engineer
6 14 (6.51%) Service Analyst
6 14 (6.51%) Support Analyst
7 13 (6.05%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 13 (6.05%) Service Desk Analyst
8 10 (4.65%) Azure Engineer
8 10 (4.65%) DevOps Engineer
9 9 (4.19%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 9 (4.19%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 9 (4.19%) Developer
10 8 (3.72%) DBA
10 8 (3.72%) IT Analyst
10 8 (3.72%) Lead DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.58%) Middleware
2 11 (5.12%) .NET
3 9 (4.19%) HTML
4 8 (3.72%) CSS
5 6 (2.79%) ASP.NET
5 6 (2.79%) JSON
5 6 (2.79%) Web Services
6 4 (1.86%) 802.1X
6 4 (1.86%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 4 (1.86%) HTML5
7 3 (1.40%) .NET Framework
7 3 (1.40%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (1.40%) CSS3
7 3 (1.40%) XML
8 2 (0.93%) Entity Framework
8 2 (0.93%) LINQ
9 1 (0.47%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.47%) Kendo UI
9 1 (0.47%) Node.js
9 1 (0.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.51%) Data Centre
2 13 (6.05%) PKI
3 6 (2.79%) Fat Client
3 6 (2.79%) Thin Client
4 5 (2.33%) Blackberry
4 5 (2.33%) DataPower
5 3 (1.40%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.40%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.40%) Wiki
6 2 (0.93%) AS400
6 2 (0.93%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.93%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.93%) Replication
6 2 (0.93%) RSA SecurID
6 2 (0.93%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.47%) CMDB
7 1 (0.47%) HP Storage
7 1 (0.47%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.47%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.47%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 75 (34.88%) Windows 10
2 52 (24.19%) Windows Server
3 46 (21.40%) Windows 7
4 29 (13.49%) Linux
5 24 (11.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (7.91%) Windows 8
7 16 (7.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (5.58%) Unix
9 11 (5.12%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (3.72%) Windows XP
11 4 (1.86%) Android
11 4 (1.86%) Apple iOS
12 3 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.93%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.47%) CentOS
14 1 (0.47%) HPUX
14 1 (0.47%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.47%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (21.86%) ITIL
2 45 (20.93%) Migration
3 18 (8.37%) DevOps
3 18 (8.37%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (6.51%) Incident Management
5 11 (5.12%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (5.12%) Project Management
6 10 (4.65%) Service Management
7 9 (4.19%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (4.19%) Mentoring
7 9 (4.19%) Test Automation
8 8 (3.72%) Change Management
8 8 (3.72%) Problem Management
9 7 (3.26%) Continuous Delivery
9 7 (3.26%) Infrastructure Management
9 7 (3.26%) Load Balancing
9 7 (3.26%) PRINCE2
10 6 (2.79%) Data Migration
10 6 (2.79%) Document Management
10 6 (2.79%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 32 (14.88%) SQL
2 13 (6.05%) PowerShell
3 10 (4.65%) Python
4 8 (3.72%) JavaScript
4 8 (3.72%) Perl
5 7 (3.26%) C#
5 7 (3.26%) T-SQL
6 5 (2.33%) Shell Script
7 4 (1.86%) Java
8 3 (1.40%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.40%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.93%) MATLAB
9 2 (0.93%) RPG
10 1 (0.47%) C++
10 1 (0.47%) PHP
10 1 (0.47%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.47%) Progress 4GL
10 1 (0.47%) Tcl
10 1 (0.47%) VBScript
10 1 (0.47%) XPath
Qualifications
1 13 (6.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (5.58%) MCSE
3 9 (4.19%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (2.79%) CCNP
4 6 (2.79%) SC Cleared
4 6 (2.79%) Security Cleared
4 6 (2.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (2.33%) Degree
5 5 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (1.86%) CCIE
6 4 (1.86%) CCNA
7 3 (1.40%) MCP
8 2 (0.93%) APMP
8 2 (0.93%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.93%) MCSA
8 2 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.93%) RHCE
9 1 (0.47%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.47%) MCITP
9 1 (0.47%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.65%) SLA
2 3 (1.40%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.47%) MiFID
3 1 (0.47%) QA
3 1 (0.47%) Solvency II
System Software
1 85 (39.53%) Active Directory
2 17 (7.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (6.05%) Hyper-V
4 10 (4.65%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (4.19%) Docker
5 9 (4.19%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (3.26%) BitLocker
7 6 (2.79%) XenApp
8 5 (2.33%) vSphere
8 5 (2.33%) XenDesktop
9 4 (1.86%) Terminal Services
9 4 (1.86%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (1.86%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.93%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 32 (14.88%) SCCM
2 14 (6.51%) Puppet
3 8 (3.72%) WSUS
4 7 (3.26%) Ansible
5 6 (2.79%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (2.79%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (2.33%) Graylog
6 5 (2.33%) logstash
6 5 (2.33%) Nagios
6 5 (2.33%) Rundeck
6 5 (2.33%) Tivoli
7 4 (1.86%) SafeCom
8 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.47%) AppDNA
9 1 (0.47%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.47%) ITRS Geneos
9 1 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.47%) SCOM
9 1 (0.47%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.47%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 59 (27.44%) Microsoft
2 35 (16.28%) VMware
3 26 (12.09%) Citrix
4 19 (8.84%) Oracle
5 16 (7.44%) Cisco
6 13 (6.05%) IBM
7 10 (4.65%) McAfee
8 8 (3.72%) Apple
8 8 (3.72%) NetApp
8 8 (3.72%) Symantec
9 7 (3.26%) SolarWinds
9 7 (3.26%) Sophos
10 6 (2.79%) Remedy
10 6 (2.79%) Splunk
11 5 (2.33%) BMC
11 5 (2.33%) CA
11 5 (2.33%) HP
11 5 (2.33%) Juniper
11 5 (2.33%) Serena
11 5 (2.33%) Teradata