The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 11 7 4
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 192 122 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 11.33% 12.08% 15.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 47.88% 56.48% 55.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 72 56
Average daily rate
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£323 £256 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.85% -17.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £136 £125 £109
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £359 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.73% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 14 19
Average hourly rate £11.67 £11.56 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.92% -14.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.43 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.22 £16.35 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £15.12
% change year-on-year
+5.73% -0.76%
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 Leeds region.

Operating Systems Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
401 216 269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 23.67% 21.39% 28.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 140 134
Average daily rate £375 £250 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -21.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £150 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £430 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 16 24
Average hourly rate £12.00 £13.60 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.73% -38.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.36 £10.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £150.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

Windows
Hourly Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Leeds

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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.

1 129 (36.75%) Microsoft
2 99 (28.21%) Active Directory
3 96 (27.35%) SQL
4 85 (24.22%) SQL Server
4 85 (24.22%) VMware
5 81 (23.08%) Windows 7
6 79 (22.51%) ITIL
7 78 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 70 (19.94%) Linux
9 67 (19.09%) Oracle
10 56 (15.95%) UNIX
11 46 (13.11%) MS Office
12 45 (12.82%) Migration
13 42 (11.97%) MS Exchange
14 41 (11.68%) MS Excel
14 41 (11.68%) VMware Infrastructure
15 40 (11.40%) Windows Server 2012
16 37 (10.54%) Red Hat
17 36 (10.26%) PL/SQL
18 35 (9.97%) Finance
19 33 (9.40%) IIS
19 33 (9.40%) Windows Server 2003
19 33 (9.40%) Windows XP
20 32 (9.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 31 (8.83%) Microsoft Certification
21 31 (8.83%) Oracle Database
22 27 (7.69%) Service Management
22 27 (7.69%) T-SQL
22 27 (7.69%) SCCM
22 27 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 42 (11.97%) MS Exchange
2 33 (9.40%) IIS
3 25 (7.12%) SharePoint
4 20 (5.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 19 (5.41%) Apache
6 16 (4.56%) Tomcat
6 16 (4.56%) Exchange Server 2007
7 10 (2.85%) Exchange Server 2013
8 9 (2.56%) SAS
9 6 (1.71%) nginx
9 6 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2003
9 6 (1.71%) Node.js
10 5 (1.42%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (1.42%) JBoss
11 4 (1.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (1.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 3 (0.85%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.57%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.57%) CMS
Applications
1 46 (13.11%) MS Office
2 41 (11.68%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.14%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.28%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.28%) Line 500
2 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
1 11 (3.13%) Office 365
2 8 (2.28%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (1.71%) Amazon S3
3 6 (1.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.71%) Route 53
3 6 (1.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.57%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.28%) GitHub
5 1 (0.28%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (6.55%) DNS
1 23 (6.55%) SAN
2 19 (5.41%) Internet
3 18 (5.13%) Firewall
4 16 (4.56%) WAN
5 14 (3.99%) DHCP
6 13 (3.70%) LAN
7 10 (2.85%) TCP/IP
8 8 (2.28%) VPN
8 8 (2.28%) DMZ
9 6 (1.71%) Wireless
9 6 (1.71%) Intrusion Detection
10 5 (1.42%) SSL
11 4 (1.14%) VoIP
12 3 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (0.85%) Extranet
12 3 (0.85%) MPLS
12 3 (0.85%) OSPF
12 3 (0.85%) BGP
13 2 (0.57%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (24.22%) SQL Server
2 31 (8.83%) Oracle Database
3 27 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 21 (5.98%) MongoDB
5 19 (5.41%) Oracle Database 11g
6 18 (5.13%) MySQL
7 16 (4.56%) Relational Database
8 15 (4.27%) Data Warehouse
9 14 (3.99%) RDBMS
9 14 (3.99%) NoSQL
10 13 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
11 11 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 10 (2.85%) Oracle Database 12c
13 8 (2.28%) Oracle OLAP
13 8 (2.28%) BusinessObjects
13 8 (2.28%) OLAP
13 8 (2.28%) Data Mart
13 8 (2.28%) BODI
14 7 (1.99%) PostgreSQL
14 7 (1.99%) Redis
Development Applications
1 15 (4.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (2.85%) Git (software)
2 10 (2.85%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.14%) Subversion
4 2 (0.57%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.57%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.57%) AdminStudio
4 2 (0.57%) JIRA
5 1 (0.28%) Selenium
5 1 (0.28%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.28%) NUnit
5 1 (0.28%) MSI
5 1 (0.28%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.28%) Maven
5 1 (0.28%) PHPUnit
5 1 (0.28%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (0.28%) FishEye
General
1 35 (9.97%) Finance
2 14 (3.99%) Telecoms
3 13 (3.70%) Law
4 12 (3.42%) Legal
5 4 (1.14%) Games
5 4 (1.14%) Back Office
6 3 (0.85%) Banking
6 3 (0.85%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.57%) Retail
8 1 (0.28%) Marketing
8 1 (0.28%) Advertising
8 1 (0.28%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 82 (23.36%) Analyst
2 34 (9.69%) DBA
2 34 (9.69%) Support Analyst
3 29 (8.26%) Service Analyst
3 29 (8.26%) Service Desk Analyst
4 28 (7.98%) Consultant
5 24 (6.84%) Administrator
6 23 (6.55%) Support Engineer
7 22 (6.27%) 2nd Line Support
8 18 (5.13%) Developer
9 17 (4.84%) 1st Line Support
9 17 (4.84%) Applications Support
9 17 (4.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 17 (4.84%) SQL DBA
10 16 (4.56%) Oracle DBA
11 15 (4.27%) 3rd Line Support
12 14 (3.99%) Technical Analyst
12 14 (3.99%) Technical Support
13 12 (3.42%) Architect
13 12 (3.42%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (6.27%) XML
2 20 (5.70%) .NET
3 17 (4.84%) Web Services
4 13 (3.70%) HTML
5 12 (3.42%) CSS
5 12 (3.42%) Application Packaging
6 11 (3.13%) ASP.NET
7 8 (2.28%) J2EE
8 7 (1.99%) ASP.NET 2.0
9 6 (1.71%) POSIX
9 6 (1.71%) ODBC
10 4 (1.14%) XHTML
10 4 (1.14%) JSP
10 4 (1.14%) SOAP
10 4 (1.14%) XSL
10 4 (1.14%) XSLT
10 4 (1.14%) Java EE
11 3 (0.85%) CSS3
11 3 (0.85%) WSDL
11 3 (0.85%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 26 (7.41%) Data Centre
2 15 (4.27%) Clustering
3 12 (3.42%) NHS
4 11 (3.13%) Blackberry
5 8 (2.28%) Client/Server
5 8 (2.28%) CMDB
6 7 (1.99%) User Experience
7 6 (1.71%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (1.71%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.42%) iPhone
9 4 (1.14%) Wiki
9 4 (1.14%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.57%) IBM XIV
10 2 (0.57%) iPad
10 2 (0.57%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (0.57%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.57%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.57%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.57%) PKI
10 2 (0.57%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 81 (23.08%) Windows 7
2 78 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 70 (19.94%) Linux
4 56 (15.95%) UNIX
5 40 (11.40%) Windows Server 2012
6 33 (9.40%) Windows XP
6 33 (9.40%) Windows Server 2003
7 32 (9.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 17 (4.84%) Ubuntu
9 13 (3.70%) CentOS
10 9 (2.56%) Apple iOS
11 8 (2.28%) Windows 8
12 7 (1.99%) Windows 2000 Server
12 7 (1.99%) Windows Vista
12 7 (1.99%) Android
12 7 (1.99%) Solaris
13 6 (1.71%) Windows NT
13 6 (1.71%) AIX
14 5 (1.42%) Windows Phone
15 3 (0.85%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (22.51%) ITIL
2 45 (12.82%) Migration
3 27 (7.69%) Service Management
4 22 (6.27%) DevOps
5 20 (5.70%) Incident Management
6 19 (5.41%) Workflow
7 18 (5.13%) E-Commerce
8 17 (4.84%) Configuration Management
9 16 (4.56%) Business Intelligence
9 16 (4.56%) Change Management
10 15 (4.27%) Stakeholder Management
11 14 (3.99%) CRM
12 13 (3.70%) Project Management
12 13 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
12 13 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
13 12 (3.42%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (3.42%) ETL
13 12 (3.42%) PRINCE2
14 11 (3.13%) TDD
15 10 (2.85%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 96 (27.35%) SQL
2 36 (10.26%) PL/SQL
3 27 (7.69%) T-SQL
4 25 (7.12%) Python
4 25 (7.12%) PowerShell
5 23 (6.55%) Bash Shell
6 19 (5.41%) Perl
6 19 (5.41%) Java
7 17 (4.84%) JavaScript
8 15 (4.27%) Shell Script
9 9 (2.56%) VBScript
10 7 (1.99%) Korn
11 6 (1.71%) Jython
11 6 (1.71%) C#
12 3 (0.85%) PHP
12 3 (0.85%) C
12 3 (0.85%) Ruby
12 3 (0.85%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.28%) VBA
13 1 (0.28%) C++
Qualifications
1 31 (8.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (3.70%) MCSE
3 9 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (2.56%) MCITP
4 8 (2.28%) Security Cleared
4 8 (2.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 8 (2.28%) MCDST
5 6 (1.71%) CCNA
6 5 (1.42%) MCP
6 5 (1.42%) CCNP
6 5 (1.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 5 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (1.14%) MOS
8 3 (0.85%) MCTS
8 3 (0.85%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.85%) A+ Certification
9 2 (0.57%) CCIE
9 2 (0.57%) CCSP
9 2 (0.57%) ISEB
9 2 (0.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.84%) SLA
2 5 (1.42%) QA
3 3 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.28%) HL7
5 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 99 (28.21%) Active Directory
2 41 (11.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (5.70%) Hyper-V
4 10 (2.85%) vSphere
4 10 (2.85%) Oracle RAC
5 7 (1.99%) VMware ESX
5 7 (1.99%) VMware Server
6 6 (1.71%) Terminal Services
7 5 (1.42%) VirtualBox
8 4 (1.14%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (1.14%) XenApp
9 2 (0.57%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.57%) UAG
9 2 (0.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (0.57%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.57%) vCloud
10 1 (0.28%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.28%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 27 (7.69%) SCCM
2 19 (5.41%) Puppet
3 16 (4.56%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (2.85%) Oracle RMAN
5 8 (2.28%) Ansible
6 7 (1.99%) Salt
7 6 (1.71%) HP UCMDB
7 6 (1.71%) HAProxy
7 6 (1.71%) SCOM
8 5 (1.42%) Backup Exec
9 4 (1.14%) Nagios
9 4 (1.14%) Opsview
10 3 (0.85%) Graphite
10 3 (0.85%) SCOrch
10 3 (0.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 3 (0.85%) Vagrant
10 3 (0.85%) SCVMM
10 3 (0.85%) Cacti
10 3 (0.85%) SolarWinds Orion
11 1 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 129 (36.75%) Microsoft
2 85 (24.22%) VMware
3 67 (19.09%) Oracle
4 37 (10.54%) Red Hat
5 22 (6.27%) Cisco
6 21 (5.98%) Citrix
7 14 (3.99%) SolarWinds
8 13 (3.70%) IBM
9 11 (3.13%) HP
10 10 (2.85%) Splunk
11 7 (1.99%) Remedy
11 7 (1.99%) NetApp
12 6 (1.71%) Google
12 6 (1.71%) hybris
13 5 (1.42%) McAfee
14 4 (1.14%) Adobe
14 4 (1.14%) PeopleSoft
15 3 (0.85%) Intel
15 3 (0.85%) Brocade
15 3 (0.85%) Nokia
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