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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 16 10 6
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 18 16 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 9.14% 10.13% 14.81%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.67% 61.54% 61.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 9
Average daily rate
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£200 £260 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +22.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £203 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £339 £273
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £321
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Average hourly rate £18.12 £13.00 £13.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.40% -6.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.62 £13.00 £11.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.62 £13.00 £127.08
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -6.45%
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
27 26 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 13.71% 16.46% 24.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 15 16
Average daily rate £310 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £210 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £388 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 5
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.00 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.88% -14.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 25 (44.64%) SQL
1 25 (44.64%) Microsoft
2 24 (42.86%) SQL Server
3 22 (39.29%) VMware
4 14 (25.00%) ITIL
4 14 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 13 (23.21%) Windows 7
6 11 (19.64%) VMware Infrastructure
7 10 (17.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (17.86%) SAN
8 9 (16.07%) HP
8 9 (16.07%) Cisco
8 9 (16.07%) Linux
8 9 (16.07%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (16.07%) PowerShell
9 8 (14.29%) MS Excel
9 8 (14.29%) IIS
9 8 (14.29%) Citrix
10 7 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (12.50%) MS Office
10 7 (12.50%) .NET
10 7 (12.50%) Windows XP
10 7 (12.50%) Remedy
10 7 (12.50%) Service Management
10 7 (12.50%) Finance
10 7 (12.50%) Clustering
10 7 (12.50%) SCCM
10 7 (12.50%) Windows 2000 Server
10 7 (12.50%) DevOps
11 6 (10.71%) SQL Server 2005

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Bradford by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 8 (14.29%) IIS
2 4 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 4 (7.14%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.57%) SAP EP
4 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.79%) Lync
4 1 (1.79%) SAS
4 1 (1.79%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 8 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 7 (12.50%) MS Office
3 2 (3.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.57%) SAP SRM
1 2 (3.57%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (3.57%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (17.86%) SAN
2 6 (10.71%) TCP/IP
3 5 (8.93%) VPN
3 5 (8.93%) SSL
4 4 (7.14%) Broadband
4 4 (7.14%) Wireless
5 3 (5.36%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (3.57%) LAN
6 2 (3.57%) WAN
6 2 (3.57%) LDAP
7 1 (1.79%) DNS
7 1 (1.79%) DHCP
7 1 (1.79%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (10.71%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (10.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (8.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (5.36%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (3.57%) MySQL
5 2 (3.57%) SAP BW
6 1 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.79%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 2 (3.57%) MSI
2 1 (1.79%) InstallShield
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (1.79%) Axure RP
General
1 7 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (16.07%) Analyst
2 7 (12.50%) DBA
2 7 (12.50%) Administrator
3 6 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (10.71%) SQL Server DBA
3 6 (10.71%) Customer Engineer
3 6 (10.71%) SQL DBA
4 5 (8.93%) Test Analyst
4 5 (8.93%) Systems Engineer
4 5 (8.93%) Windows Systems Engineer
4 5 (8.93%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 4 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (7.14%) 1st Line Support
5 4 (7.14%) Service Analyst
5 4 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) Server Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) Windows Administrator
6 3 (5.36%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.50%) .NET
2 4 (7.14%) Application Packaging
3 2 (3.57%) SAP PI
3 2 (3.57%) SPML
3 2 (3.57%) SailPoint
3 2 (3.57%) HTML
3 2 (3.57%) J2EE
3 2 (3.57%) JSP
3 2 (3.57%) Servlets
3 2 (3.57%) SOAP
3 2 (3.57%) Web Services
3 2 (3.57%) XML
3 2 (3.57%) SAP Basis
3 2 (3.57%) SAP ALE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.50%) Clustering
2 6 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (8.93%) Replication
4 3 (5.36%) Visualisation
5 2 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (3.57%) iPhone
6 1 (1.79%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.79%) NHS
6 1 (1.79%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 13 (23.21%) Windows 7
2 10 (17.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (16.07%) Linux
3 9 (16.07%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (12.50%) Windows 2000 Server
4 7 (12.50%) Windows XP
4 7 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (8.93%) UNIX
5 5 (8.93%) Windows 8
6 2 (3.57%) AIX
7 1 (1.79%) Android
7 1 (1.79%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.00%) ITIL
2 7 (12.50%) Service Management
2 7 (12.50%) DevOps
3 6 (10.71%) Regression Testing
4 5 (8.93%) Project Management
4 5 (8.93%) E-Commerce
4 5 (8.93%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (8.93%) Usability Testing
4 5 (8.93%) Performance Testing
4 5 (8.93%) SDLC
5 3 (5.36%) Server Building
5 3 (5.36%) Systems Analysis
5 3 (5.36%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (5.36%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (5.36%) Mentoring
5 3 (5.36%) PRINCE2
5 3 (5.36%) Service Delivery
6 2 (3.57%) Identity Management
6 2 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (3.57%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 25 (44.64%) SQL
2 9 (16.07%) PowerShell
3 5 (8.93%) T-SQL
4 3 (5.36%) Java
5 2 (3.57%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.57%) BeanShell
6 1 (1.79%) C++
6 1 (1.79%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.79%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 2 (3.57%) CISSP
1 2 (3.57%) Sun Certification
2 1 (1.79%) Degree
2 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.79%) A+ Certification
2 1 (1.79%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.93%) SLA
2 3 (5.36%) QA
System Software
1 14 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 11 (19.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.36%) VMware Server
4 1 (1.79%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.79%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (12.50%) SCCM
2 2 (3.57%) SCOM
2 2 (3.57%) SCVMM
2 2 (3.57%) SCDPM
2 2 (3.57%) Tivoli
2 2 (3.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 25 (44.64%) Microsoft
2 22 (39.29%) VMware
3 9 (16.07%) HP
3 9 (16.07%) Cisco
4 8 (14.29%) Citrix
5 7 (12.50%) Remedy
6 6 (10.71%) Oracle
7 5 (8.93%) IBM
7 5 (8.93%) Adobe
7 5 (8.93%) LANDesk
7 5 (8.93%) SonicWALL
8 4 (7.14%) SAP
8 4 (7.14%) Juniper
9 3 (5.36%) Dell
10 2 (3.57%) EMC
10 2 (3.57%) BMC
10 2 (3.57%) Novell
10 2 (3.57%) Lotus
10 2 (3.57%) Sun
10 2 (3.57%) Sybase
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