The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Barnsley region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 1 3
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 3 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Barnsley 23.08% 37.50% 38.89%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.00% 100.00% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 6
Average daily rate
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£225 £244 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +21.87%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £10.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Barnsley region.

Operating Systems Category
Barnsley
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
6 3 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Barnsley 46.15% 37.50% 77.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 9
Average daily rate £225 £213 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £103 £213 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £275 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £10.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Barnsley

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Barnsley region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Barnsley

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Barnsley

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Barnsley region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Barnsley

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Barnsley

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Barnsley region.

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Barnsley

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Barnsley

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Barnsley region citing Windows also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows.

1 4 (80.00%) HP
1 4 (80.00%) VMware
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
1 4 (80.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (60.00%) MCITP
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (60.00%) DNS
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) MCSE
2 3 (60.00%) DHCP
3 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (40.00%) MCP
3 2 (40.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (40.00%) Project Management
3 2 (40.00%) Migration
3 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (40.00%) SCCM
3 2 (40.00%) SCVMM
3 2 (40.00%) Data Centre Operations
3 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (40.00%) Workflow
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (20.00%) Capacity Management
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (20.00%) HP ASE

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Barnsley by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Barnsley region citing Windows also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) DNS
1 3 (60.00%) DHCP
2 1 (20.00%) VPN
2 1 (20.00%) SAN
2 1 (20.00%) Internet
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Wintel Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) IT Support
2 1 (20.00%) Middleware Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) IT Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (20.00%) Solaris
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Workflow
1 2 (40.00%) Migration
1 2 (40.00%) Project Management
1 2 (40.00%) Data Centre Operations
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Quality Management
2 1 (20.00%) Supplier Management
2 1 (20.00%) Capacity Management
2 1 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) MCSE
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (60.00%) MCITP
2 2 (40.00%) MCP
3 1 (20.00%) HP ASE
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (20.00%) MCTS
3 1 (20.00%) MCSA
3 1 (20.00%) CCNA
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) SCCM
1 2 (40.00%) SCVMM
2 1 (20.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) HP
1 4 (80.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco
4 1 (20.00%) IBM