Period
to 5 June 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 5 June 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
5 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 5 8 13
Rank change year-on-year +3 +5 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 107 133 145
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Birmingham 16.56% 10.21% 9.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 78.68% 63.94% 59.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 91 93
Median daily rate £350 £338 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +14.41% -6.35%
10th Percentile £113 £115 £105
90th Percentile £553 £438 £475
West Midlands median daily rate £360 £350 £331
% change year-on-year +2.86% +5.74% +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 17 33
Median hourly rate £15.30 £16.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.36% +23.08% -7.14%
10th Percentile £11.57 £10.75 £8.39
90th Percentile £35.00 £18.95 £21.40
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year +4.52% +6.90% +1.06%

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 136 208 244
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 21.05% 15.96% 16.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 135 148
Median daily rate £375 £390 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.85% +8.33% +0.35%
10th Percentile £115 £133 £113
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 17 36
Median hourly rate £15.86 £16.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.88% +18.52% -3.57%
10th Percentile £11.63 £10.75 £8.39
90th Percentile £35.00 £18.95 £31.00
Median hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year +4.52% +6.90% -

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 5 June 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 5 June 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Windows in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 5 June 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 46 (42.99%) Active Directory
1 46 (42.99%) Windows 10
2 37 (34.58%) Microsoft
3 27 (25.23%) Windows 7
4 26 (24.30%) Azure
5 25 (23.36%) Office 365
6 20 (18.69%) Microsoft Office
7 17 (15.89%) Migration
7 17 (15.89%) SCCM
8 16 (14.95%) VMware
9 14 (13.08%) Windows Server
10 13 (12.15%) Linux
11 12 (11.21%) WAN
12 11 (10.28%) Security Cleared
12 11 (10.28%) Public Sector
13 10 (9.35%) Windows Server 2012
13 10 (9.35%) SC Cleared
13 10 (9.35%) Internet
13 10 (9.35%) LAN
14 9 (8.41%) Citrix
14 9 (8.41%) SQL
14 9 (8.41%) Firewall
14 9 (8.41%) PowerShell
14 9 (8.41%) Microsoft Intune
14 9 (8.41%) Data Centre
14 9 (8.41%) Windows Server 2016
15 8 (7.48%) Self-Motivation
15 8 (7.48%) Problem-Solving
15 8 (7.48%) Degree
15 8 (7.48%) 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 7 (6.54%) MS Exchange
2 5 (4.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (4.67%) Skype for Business
3 4 (3.74%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.93%) Apache
4 1 (0.93%) CMS
4 1 (0.93%) GlassFish
4 1 (0.93%) IIS
4 1 (0.93%) Tomcat
Applications
1 20 (18.69%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (6.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Lorenzo
Cloud Services
1 26 (24.30%) Azure
2 25 (23.36%) Office 365
3 5 (4.67%) AWS
4 4 (3.74%) IaaS
5 3 (2.80%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.87%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 2 (1.87%) PaaS
6 2 (1.87%) Power Platform
7 1 (0.93%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.93%) GCP
7 1 (0.93%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.93%) SaaS
7 1 (0.93%) Serverless
7 1 (0.93%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 12 (11.21%) WAN
2 10 (9.35%) Internet
2 10 (9.35%) LAN
3 9 (8.41%) Firewall
4 7 (6.54%) SAN
4 7 (6.54%) Skype
4 7 (6.54%) VPN
5 6 (5.61%) DNS
6 4 (3.74%) DHCP
7 3 (2.80%) Wireless
8 2 (1.87%) Network Security
8 2 (1.87%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.93%) HTTP
9 1 (0.93%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.93%) Multicast
9 1 (0.93%) Reverse Proxy
9 1 (0.93%) SSL
9 1 (0.93%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.93%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.61%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 2 (1.87%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.87%) Power BI
2 2 (1.87%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (1.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.93%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.93%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.93%) OLAP
3 1 (0.93%) OLTP
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (2.80%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (1.87%) JIRA
2 2 (1.87%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.93%) Charles Proxy
3 1 (0.93%) Fiddler
3 1 (0.93%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.93%) Subversion
3 1 (0.93%) TeamCity
General
1 11 (10.28%) Public Sector
2 8 (7.48%) Finance
3 5 (4.67%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.80%) Aerospace
4 3 (2.80%) Automotive
4 3 (2.80%) Retail
4 3 (2.80%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.87%) Banking
6 1 (0.93%) Billing
6 1 (0.93%) Electronics
6 1 (0.93%) Law
6 1 (0.93%) Legal
6 1 (0.93%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (12.15%) IT Engineer
1 13 (12.15%) Support Engineer
2 12 (11.21%) Analyst
3 11 (10.28%) Desktop Engineer
4 9 (8.41%) Deployment Engineer
4 9 (8.41%) Desktop Support
4 9 (8.41%) Windows Engineer
5 7 (6.54%) Architect
5 7 (6.54%) IT Support
6 6 (5.61%) 1st Line Support
6 6 (5.61%) Azure Engineer
6 6 (5.61%) Wintel Engineer
7 5 (4.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 5 (4.67%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (4.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 5 (4.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (4.67%) IT Support Engineer
7 5 (4.67%) Service Analyst
7 5 (4.67%) Service Desk Analyst
8 4 (3.74%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.74%) .NET
2 3 (2.80%) HTML
2 3 (2.80%) XML
3 2 (1.87%) CSS
3 2 (1.87%) HTML5
3 2 (1.87%) LDAP
4 1 (0.93%) .NET Core
4 1 (0.93%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.93%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.93%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (0.93%) Java SE
4 1 (0.93%) Kendo UI
4 1 (0.93%) REST
4 1 (0.93%) SAML
4 1 (0.93%) Servlets
4 1 (0.93%) SOAP
4 1 (0.93%) Spring
4 1 (0.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (0.93%) Velocity
4 1 (0.93%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.41%) Data Centre
2 8 (7.48%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (4.67%) NHS
4 3 (2.80%) Chip and PIN
4 3 (2.80%) Client/Server
4 3 (2.80%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.87%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.87%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.87%) Replication
6 1 (0.93%) CAN bus
6 1 (0.93%) CCTV
6 1 (0.93%) Clustering
6 1 (0.93%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.93%) IPTV
6 1 (0.93%) PKI
6 1 (0.93%) Social Media
6 1 (0.93%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.93%) User Experience
6 1 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.93%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 46 (42.99%) Windows 10
2 27 (25.23%) Windows 7
3 14 (13.08%) Windows Server
4 13 (12.15%) Linux
5 10 (9.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (8.41%) Windows Server 2016
7 6 (5.61%) Unix
8 4 (3.74%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.87%) Mac OS
9 2 (1.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.87%) Solaris
9 2 (1.87%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.87%) Windows Server 2019
10 1 (0.93%) AIX
10 1 (0.93%) VMS
10 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.93%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.93%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (15.89%) Migration
2 8 (7.48%) Problem-Solving
3 6 (5.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 5 (4.67%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (4.67%) ITIL
5 4 (3.74%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (3.74%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.74%) DevOps
5 4 (3.74%) Project Delivery
5 4 (3.74%) Test Automation
6 3 (2.80%) Break/Fix
6 3 (2.80%) Change Management
6 3 (2.80%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (2.80%) Deployment Automation
6 3 (2.80%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (2.80%) Manual Testing
6 3 (2.80%) Mobile Device Management
6 3 (2.80%) Network Management
6 3 (2.80%) Service Delivery
6 3 (2.80%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (8.41%) PowerShell
1 9 (8.41%) SQL
2 4 (3.74%) Java
3 3 (2.80%) Bash Shell
3 3 (2.80%) C#
3 3 (2.80%) T-SQL
4 2 (1.87%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.87%) Python
4 2 (1.87%) R
5 1 (0.93%) C
5 1 (0.93%) C++
5 1 (0.93%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.93%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (10.28%) Security Cleared
2 10 (9.35%) SC Cleared
3 8 (7.48%) Degree
4 3 (2.80%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.87%) CCNA
5 2 (1.87%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.87%) DBS Check
5 2 (1.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.93%) ACCA
6 1 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.93%) CCNP
6 1 (0.93%) CIMA
6 1 (0.93%) CISA
6 1 (0.93%) CISM
6 1 (0.93%) MBA
6 1 (0.93%) MCSE
6 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.93%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.74%) SLA
2 3 (2.80%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.93%) GDPR
3 1 (0.93%) ISO 26262
3 1 (0.93%) MISRA
3 1 (0.93%) MISRA C
3 1 (0.93%) PMO
3 1 (0.93%) QA
System Software
1 46 (42.99%) Active Directory
2 8 (7.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.61%) Virtual Desktop
3 6 (5.61%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (4.67%) vSphere
5 4 (3.74%) XenApp
6 3 (2.80%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.87%) DFS Replication
7 2 (1.87%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.93%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.93%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.93%) OpenAM
8 1 (0.93%) OpenDJ
8 1 (0.93%) OpenIDM
8 1 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.93%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 17 (15.89%) SCCM
2 9 (8.41%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.93%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.93%) SCOM
3 1 (0.93%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 37 (34.58%) Microsoft
2 16 (14.95%) VMware
3 9 (8.41%) Citrix
4 6 (5.61%) Veeam
5 5 (4.67%) Apple
6 4 (3.74%) Google
6 4 (3.74%) Oracle
7 3 (2.80%) Remedy
8 2 (1.87%) Cisco
8 2 (1.87%) HP
8 2 (1.87%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.87%) SAP
9 1 (0.93%) 3PAR
9 1 (0.93%) Acronis
9 1 (0.93%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.93%) F5
9 1 (0.93%) ForgeRock
9 1 (0.93%) McAfee
9 1 (0.93%) Meraki
9 1 (0.93%) NetApp