The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bradford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 10 8 3
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows 38 20 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 14.56% 13.51% 17.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 71.70% 62.50% 72.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 12 8
Average daily rate
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£310 £270 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.62% +27.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £207 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £357 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £322 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 8
Average hourly rate £16.72 £11.50 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.39% +15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £9.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £34.80 £12.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
Windows
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Bradford region.

Operating Systems Category
Bradford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
53 32 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 20.31% 21.62% 24.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 17 13
Average daily rate £325 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £203 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £370 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.42% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 9
Average hourly rate £16.72 £10.50 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.23% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £50.00 £12.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Bradford

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

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Bradford

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Bradford

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

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Bradford

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Bradford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Bradford region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Bradford

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Bradford

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

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Bradford

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bradford

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bradford 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 29 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 24 (41.38%) VMware
3 21 (36.21%) SQL
4 19 (32.76%) SQL Server
5 17 (29.31%) Windows 7
6 15 (25.86%) Finance
7 14 (24.14%) Windows XP
8 13 (22.41%) Active Directory
9 12 (20.69%) ITIL
9 12 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
10 11 (18.97%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (15.52%) HP
11 9 (15.52%) Citrix
11 9 (15.52%) PowerShell
11 9 (15.52%) SCCM
12 8 (13.79%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (13.79%) MS Excel
13 7 (12.07%) MS Exchange
13 7 (12.07%) Oracle
13 7 (12.07%) IIS
13 7 (12.07%) MS Office
13 7 (12.07%) .NET
13 7 (12.07%) SAN
13 7 (12.07%) Windows 2000 Server
14 6 (10.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 6 (10.34%) SQL Server 2005
14 6 (10.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 6 (10.34%) Service Management
14 6 (10.34%) Remedy
14 6 (10.34%) TCP/IP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Bradford by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bradford 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.

Application Platforms
1 7 (12.07%) IIS
1 7 (12.07%) MS Exchange
2 5 (8.62%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.17%) Tuxedo
3 3 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (5.17%) TeamSite
4 2 (3.45%) SAP EP
4 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.72%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.72%) Apache
Applications
1 8 (13.79%) MS Excel
2 7 (12.07%) MS Office
3 1 (1.72%) MS Project
3 1 (1.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (5.17%) BusinessWorks
1 3 (5.17%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (5.17%) Exstream
1 3 (5.17%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (3.45%) SAP BPC
2 2 (3.45%) SAP SRM
3 1 (1.72%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 2 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.07%) SAN
2 6 (10.34%) TCP/IP
3 4 (6.90%) VPN
3 4 (6.90%) Wireless
3 4 (6.90%) SSL
3 4 (6.90%) Broadband
4 2 (3.45%) LAN
4 2 (3.45%) WAN
5 1 (1.72%) DHCP
5 1 (1.72%) VoIP
5 1 (1.72%) DMZ
5 1 (1.72%) Intranet
5 1 (1.72%) Firewall
5 1 (1.72%) BIG-IP
5 1 (1.72%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (32.76%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (10.34%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (10.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (8.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (6.90%) Oracle Database
5 3 (5.17%) Relational Database
5 3 (5.17%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (5.17%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (5.17%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (5.17%) RDBMS
6 2 (3.45%) SAP BW
7 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.72%) Oracle OWB
7 1 (1.72%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (3.45%) MSI
3 1 (1.72%) InstallShield
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (1.72%) Axure RP
General
1 15 (25.86%) Finance
2 3 (5.17%) Banking
3 1 (1.72%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (17.24%) Analyst
2 7 (12.07%) Administrator
3 6 (10.34%) Test Analyst
3 6 (10.34%) DBA
4 5 (8.62%) Customer Engineer
4 5 (8.62%) Systems Engineer
4 5 (8.62%) Desktop Support
4 5 (8.62%) SQL Server DBA
4 5 (8.62%) SQL DBA
4 5 (8.62%) Windows Systems Engineer
4 5 (8.62%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) Windows Administrator
5 4 (6.90%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 4 (6.90%) Server Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) Desktop Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (6.90%) 1st Line Support
6 3 (5.17%) Support Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.07%) .NET
2 3 (5.17%) Web Services
2 3 (5.17%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 2 (3.45%) SAP PI
3 2 (3.45%) SAP Basis
3 2 (3.45%) SAP ALE
4 1 (1.72%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (1.72%) Application Packaging
4 1 (1.72%) Symfony
4 1 (1.72%) XML
4 1 (1.72%) CSS
4 1 (1.72%) HTML5
4 1 (1.72%) CSS3
4 1 (1.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (1.72%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.62%) Replication
1 5 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.90%) NHS
2 4 (6.90%) Clustering
3 2 (3.45%) iPhone
4 1 (1.72%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.72%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.72%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 17 (29.31%) Windows 7
2 14 (24.14%) Windows XP
3 11 (18.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (13.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (12.07%) Windows 2000 Server
6 6 (10.34%) Linux
7 3 (5.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (5.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (3.45%) Windows 8
8 2 (3.45%) UNIX
9 1 (1.72%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (20.69%) ITIL
2 6 (10.34%) Service Management
3 5 (8.62%) E-Commerce
3 5 (8.62%) Regression Testing
3 5 (8.62%) Usability Testing
3 5 (8.62%) Performance Testing
3 5 (8.62%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (8.62%) DevOps
4 3 (5.17%) Mentoring
4 3 (5.17%) High Availability
4 3 (5.17%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (5.17%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (5.17%) Migration
4 3 (5.17%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (5.17%) Systems Analysis
4 3 (5.17%) SOA
4 3 (5.17%) Service Delivery
5 2 (3.45%) Workflow
5 2 (3.45%) Problem Management
6 1 (1.72%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 21 (36.21%) SQL
2 9 (15.52%) PowerShell
3 5 (8.62%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.72%) FoxPro (VFP)
4 1 (1.72%) Ruby
4 1 (1.72%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.72%) PHP
4 1 (1.72%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (1.72%) MCSE
1 1 (1.72%) ISEB
1 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (1.72%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.62%) SLA
2 1 (1.72%) QA
System Software
1 13 (22.41%) Active Directory
2 12 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.17%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 2 (3.45%) XenApp
5 1 (1.72%) vSphere
5 1 (1.72%) vCloud
5 1 (1.72%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (15.52%) SCCM
2 5 (8.62%) Tivoli
3 2 (3.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (3.45%) SCOM
3 2 (3.45%) SCVMM
3 2 (3.45%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 29 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 24 (41.38%) VMware
3 9 (15.52%) HP
3 9 (15.52%) Citrix
4 7 (12.07%) Oracle
5 6 (10.34%) Remedy
6 5 (8.62%) SonicWALL
6 5 (8.62%) Cisco
7 4 (6.90%) Adobe
7 4 (6.90%) Juniper
7 4 (6.90%) LANDesk
8 3 (5.17%) TIBCO
8 3 (5.17%) Dell
8 3 (5.17%) Infor
8 3 (5.17%) IBM
9 2 (3.45%) SAP
9 2 (3.45%) EMC
10 1 (1.72%) Wyse
10 1 (1.72%) Altiris
10 1 (1.72%) F5