The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Bradford region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 14 10 6
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 14 21 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 8.28% 10.66% 15.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 46.67% 56.76% 53.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 9
Average daily rate
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£263 £213 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.52% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £198 £99
10% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £295 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £13.00 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Bradford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
30 37 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 17.75% 18.78% 28.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 14 15
Average daily rate £300 £238 £208
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.31% +14.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £195 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £440 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £13.00 £27.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.72% -15.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Windows
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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 30 July 2014.

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 30 July 2014, 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 15 (48.39%) SQL
2 13 (41.94%) VMware
3 11 (35.48%) Finance
4 10 (32.26%) HP
5 9 (29.03%) QuickTest Pro
5 9 (29.03%) ISTQB
5 9 (29.03%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (22.58%) Banking
6 7 (22.58%) Active Directory
7 6 (19.35%) Microsoft
7 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
7 6 (19.35%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (19.35%) High Availability
8 5 (16.13%) Windows 7
8 5 (16.13%) Migration
9 4 (12.90%) Project Management
9 4 (12.90%) MS Exchange
9 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (9.68%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (9.68%) Oracle APEX
10 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (9.68%) Oracle Database
10 3 (9.68%) Oracle
10 3 (9.68%) PL/SQL
10 3 (9.68%) UNIX
10 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (9.68%) Oracle OWB
11 2 (6.45%) Firewall

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Bradford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 4 (12.90%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.45%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.23%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.23%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Project
1 1 (3.23%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) Firewall
1 2 (6.45%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (6.45%) LAN
1 2 (6.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.68%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (9.68%) Oracle Database
2 3 (9.68%) Oracle OWB
3 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (6.45%) DTS
3 2 (6.45%) RDBMS
3 2 (6.45%) Relational Database
3 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (29.03%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (9.68%) Oracle APEX
General
1 11 (35.48%) Finance
2 7 (22.58%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) French Language
3 1 (3.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (41.94%) Analyst
2 9 (29.03%) Test Analyst
3 5 (16.13%) DBA
4 3 (9.68%) Oracle DBA
4 3 (9.68%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (6.45%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) SQL DBA
6 1 (3.23%) Junior Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Project Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) IT Support Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Server Administrator
6 1 (3.23%) Deployment Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) IT Project Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Windows Administrator
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Desktop Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) WinForms Developer
6 1 (3.23%) IT Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (3.23%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) Application Packaging
1 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
1 1 (3.23%) .NET
1 1 (3.23%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) NHS
2 1 (3.23%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.13%) Windows 7
2 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (9.68%) UNIX
3 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (6.45%) Windows XP
4 2 (6.45%) Windows 8
4 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.23%) Windows Vista
5 1 (3.23%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (19.35%) Disaster Recovery
1 6 (19.35%) High Availability
2 5 (16.13%) Migration
3 4 (12.90%) Project Management
4 2 (6.45%) ITIL
4 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2
4 2 (6.45%) Database Security
4 2 (6.45%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (3.23%) Compatibility Testing
5 1 (3.23%) Project Planning
5 1 (3.23%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.23%) Change Control
5 1 (3.23%) Software Deployment
5 1 (3.23%) PRINCE
5 1 (3.23%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.23%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (48.39%) SQL
2 3 (9.68%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.23%) C#
3 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.23%) VB.NET
3 1 (3.23%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (29.03%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 7 (22.58%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.23%) XenApp
3 1 (3.23%) XenDesktop
3 1 (3.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (29.03%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.23%) SCCM
2 1 (3.23%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (3.23%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (3.23%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 13 (41.94%) VMware
2 10 (32.26%) HP
3 6 (19.35%) Microsoft
4 3 (9.68%) Oracle
5 1 (3.23%) Novell
5 1 (3.23%) Dell
5 1 (3.23%) Citrix
5 1 (3.23%) CommVault
5 1 (3.23%) McAfee
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