The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 13 11 8
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 145 160 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 9.55% 11.59% 11.77%
As % of the Operating Systems category 40.06% 49.54% 54.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 99 80
Median daily rate £400 £350 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £125 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £415 £393
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.15% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 16 16
Median hourly rate £10.60 £13.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.46% -14.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £9.00 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.68 £18.75 £16.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.43 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-0.46% +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 Leeds region.

Operating Systems Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
362 323 270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 23.83% 23.39% 21.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 207 161
Median daily rate £400 £348 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.10% +26.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £160 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £393
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 18
Median hourly rate £11.00 £17.25 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.23% +11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.83 £9.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £21.00 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +4.25%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Leeds region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 May 2016.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Leeds region with a requirement for Windows.

1 95 (32.87%) Microsoft
2 89 (30.80%) Windows Server
3 85 (29.41%) Active Directory
4 80 (27.68%) Linux
5 79 (27.34%) SQL
5 79 (27.34%) SQL Server
6 63 (21.80%) VMware
7 54 (18.69%) Windows 7
8 52 (17.99%) Finance
9 51 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
10 45 (15.57%) VMware Infrastructure
11 44 (15.22%) ITIL
12 43 (14.88%) Java
13 39 (13.49%) MS Office
14 35 (12.11%) JavaScript
14 35 (12.11%) MS Excel
15 33 (11.42%) Unix
16 31 (10.73%) TDD
16 31 (10.73%) Windows Server 2012
17 29 (10.03%) Windows XP
17 29 (10.03%) .NET
17 29 (10.03%) Firewall
18 28 (9.69%) MS Exchange
19 27 (9.34%) Cisco
20 25 (8.65%) CRM
20 25 (8.65%) Oracle
21 24 (8.30%) Windows Server 2008
21 24 (8.30%) SQL Server 2008
21 24 (8.30%) Jenkins
22 23 (7.96%) RabbitMQ

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 28 (9.69%) MS Exchange
2 20 (6.92%) Node.js
3 13 (4.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 12 (4.15%) Tomcat
5 10 (3.46%) Skype for Business
6 7 (2.42%) Confluence
6 7 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (2.42%) SAS
6 7 (2.42%) SharePoint
7 6 (2.08%) Apache
7 6 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (1.73%) WebSphere
9 4 (1.38%) CloudStack
9 4 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (1.38%) IBM Domino
9 4 (1.38%) IIS
9 4 (1.38%) JBoss
9 4 (1.38%) OpenStack
10 3 (1.04%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 39 (13.49%) MS Office
2 35 (12.11%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 19 (6.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle Utilities
Cloud Services
1 21 (7.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (6.57%) Office 365
3 10 (3.46%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (2.08%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.35%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.35%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 29 (10.03%) Firewall
2 21 (7.27%) SAN
3 19 (6.57%) Internet
4 12 (4.15%) DNS
4 12 (4.15%) LAN
5 10 (3.46%) VPN
5 10 (3.46%) WAN
6 7 (2.42%) Cisco Nexus
6 7 (2.42%) SNMP
6 7 (2.42%) TCP/IP
7 6 (2.08%) DHCP
7 6 (2.08%) FWSM
8 5 (1.73%) FTP
8 5 (1.73%) MPLS
9 4 (1.38%) BGP
9 4 (1.38%) EIGRP
9 4 (1.38%) NAS
9 4 (1.38%) Network Security
9 4 (1.38%) OSPF
10 3 (1.04%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (27.34%) SQL Server
2 24 (8.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (6.57%) MongoDB
4 18 (6.23%) MySQL
5 17 (5.88%) CouchDB
6 13 (4.50%) SQL Server 2012
7 12 (4.15%) RDBMS
7 12 (4.15%) Relational Database
8 11 (3.81%) SQL Server 2005
9 9 (3.11%) Oracle Database
9 9 (3.11%) SQL Server 2000
10 8 (2.77%) Hadoop
11 7 (2.42%) Informix
11 7 (2.42%) Oracle Database 11g
12 5 (1.73%) DB2
13 4 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 3 (1.04%) Crystal Reports
14 3 (1.04%) Oracle9i Database
14 3 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 24 (8.30%) Jenkins
2 17 (5.88%) JIRA
3 13 (4.50%) Git (software)
4 12 (4.15%) Maven
5 10 (3.46%) Subversion
6 9 (3.11%) Selenium
7 8 (2.77%) Cucumber
7 8 (2.77%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (2.42%) HP UFT
8 7 (2.42%) JMeter
9 6 (2.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (2.08%) Hudson
9 6 (2.08%) JUnit
9 6 (2.08%) LoadRunner
10 5 (1.73%) Sonatype Nexus
10 5 (1.73%) TeamCity
10 5 (1.73%) Travis CI
11 4 (1.38%) CruiseControl
11 4 (1.38%) Visual Studio
11 4 (1.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 52 (17.99%) Finance
2 23 (7.96%) Legal
3 13 (4.50%) Games
4 11 (3.81%) Telecoms
5 10 (3.46%) Banking
6 8 (2.77%) Law
7 4 (1.38%) Retail
8 3 (1.04%) Electronics
8 3 (1.04%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.04%) Marketing
8 3 (1.04%) Publishing
9 2 (0.69%) iGaming
Job Titles
1 74 (25.61%) Analyst
2 46 (15.92%) Developer
3 36 (12.46%) Support Analyst
4 28 (9.69%) Service Analyst
5 27 (9.34%) Service Desk Analyst
6 25 (8.65%) Applications Support
7 24 (8.30%) Java Developer
8 22 (7.61%) Administrator
8 22 (7.61%) Applications Support Analyst
8 22 (7.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 22 (7.61%) Windows Engineer
9 21 (7.27%) 2nd Line Support
10 20 (6.92%) Support Engineer
11 18 (6.23%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
11 18 (6.23%) Desktop Support
12 16 (5.54%) 1st Line Support
13 15 (5.19%) SQL Analyst
13 15 (5.19%) SQL Support Analyst
14 12 (4.15%) 1st/2nd Line Support
14 12 (4.15%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (10.03%) .NET
2 23 (7.96%) Hibernate
2 23 (7.96%) RabbitMQ
2 23 (7.96%) Spring
3 21 (7.27%) CSS
3 21 (7.27%) Web Services
4 20 (6.92%) AngularJS
4 20 (6.92%) React
5 17 (5.88%) Ember.js
5 17 (5.88%) JPA
5 17 (5.88%) LESS
5 17 (5.88%) RESTful
6 13 (4.50%) XML
7 10 (3.46%) HTML
7 10 (3.46%) Middleware
8 8 (2.77%) JSON
9 6 (2.08%) ActiveMQ
9 6 (2.08%) ASP.NET
9 6 (2.08%) WCF
9 6 (2.08%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.27%) Data Centre
2 14 (4.84%) Blackberry
2 14 (4.84%) Mobile App
3 13 (4.50%) Clustering
4 9 (3.11%) Algorithms
5 8 (2.77%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (2.77%) Client/Server
5 8 (2.77%) iPad
5 8 (2.77%) iPhone
5 8 (2.77%) PKI
6 7 (2.42%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.42%) Replication
7 6 (2.08%) Enterprise Storage
7 6 (2.08%) Mathematics
8 5 (1.73%) Cryptography
8 5 (1.73%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (1.38%) Artificial Intelligence
9 4 (1.38%) Driving Licence
9 4 (1.38%) IBM XIV
9 4 (1.38%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 89 (30.80%) Windows Server
2 80 (27.68%) Linux
3 54 (18.69%) Windows 7
4 33 (11.42%) Unix
5 31 (10.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 29 (10.03%) Windows XP
7 24 (8.30%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (4.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (4.84%) Windows 8
9 9 (3.11%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (2.77%) Mac OS X
10 8 (2.77%) Windows 10
11 7 (2.42%) AIX
11 7 (2.42%) Windows Vista
12 5 (1.73%) Apple iOS
12 5 (1.73%) SUSE
13 4 (1.38%) Android
13 4 (1.38%) HPUX
14 2 (0.69%) Solaris
14 2 (0.69%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (15.22%) ITIL
3 31 (10.73%) TDD
4 25 (8.65%) CRM
5 17 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
5 17 (5.88%) Change Management
5 17 (5.88%) Incident Management
5 17 (5.88%) ITSM
6 16 (5.54%) High Availability
6 16 (5.54%) Problem Management
7 13 (4.50%) Migration
7 13 (4.50%) Scrum
7 13 (4.50%) Service Delivery
8 12 (4.15%) Release Management
9 11 (3.81%) DevOps
9 11 (3.81%) Disaster Recovery
9 11 (3.81%) Load Balancing
10 10 (3.46%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (3.46%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (3.46%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 79 (27.34%) SQL
2 43 (14.88%) Java
3 35 (12.11%) JavaScript
4 22 (7.61%) C#
4 22 (7.61%) Perl
4 22 (7.61%) Shell Script
5 21 (7.27%) PowerShell
6 17 (5.88%) ECMAScript
6 17 (5.88%) ES6
6 17 (5.88%) Ruby
7 14 (4.84%) Python
8 11 (3.81%) T-SQL
9 10 (3.46%) Bash Shell
9 10 (3.46%) VB
10 9 (3.11%) C
11 8 (2.77%) PL/SQL
12 7 (2.42%) VB.NET
13 5 (1.73%) VBA
14 4 (1.38%) C++
15 2 (0.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 14 (4.84%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (3.46%) MCSE
3 9 (3.11%) MCSA
4 8 (2.77%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (2.42%) CCNP
5 7 (2.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (2.08%) Degree
7 5 (1.73%) MCITP
7 5 (1.73%) SAS Certification
8 4 (1.38%) MCP
9 3 (1.04%) CCIE
9 3 (1.04%) CISSP
9 3 (1.04%) CREST Certified
9 3 (1.04%) ISTQB
9 3 (1.04%) Security Cleared
9 3 (1.04%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.69%) CCDE
10 2 (0.69%) CCNA
10 2 (0.69%) CCSP
10 2 (0.69%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.50%) SLA
2 5 (1.73%) QA
3 1 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 85 (29.41%) Active Directory
2 45 (15.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (7.27%) Hyper-V
4 8 (2.77%) vSphere
5 7 (2.42%) VMware ESX
5 7 (2.42%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (1.73%) Xen
7 4 (1.38%) KVM
7 4 (1.38%) vCloud
7 4 (1.38%) XenApp
8 3 (1.04%) Terminal Services
8 3 (1.04%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.35%) Docker
9 1 (0.35%) Firmware
9 1 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.35%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.35%) Time Sharing Option
9 1 (0.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 16 (5.54%) SCCM
2 12 (4.15%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (3.81%) Puppet
4 8 (2.77%) Opsview
5 7 (2.42%) DameWare
6 4 (1.38%) Cacti
6 4 (1.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 4 (1.38%) Graphite
6 4 (1.38%) logstash
6 4 (1.38%) Nagios
6 4 (1.38%) SCOM
7 3 (1.04%) Ansible
7 3 (1.04%) Nessus
7 3 (1.04%) NetBackup
7 3 (1.04%) Salt
8 2 (0.69%) Grafana
8 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (0.69%) SolarWinds Orion
8 2 (0.69%) ThinApp
9 1 (0.35%) SCSM
Vendors
1 95 (32.87%) Microsoft
2 63 (21.80%) VMware
3 27 (9.34%) Cisco
4 25 (8.65%) Oracle
5 22 (7.61%) HP
6 20 (6.92%) Citrix
7 15 (5.19%) IBM
8 13 (4.50%) Red Hat
9 11 (3.81%) F5
10 9 (3.11%) NetApp
11 7 (2.42%) Dell
12 6 (2.08%) EMC
13 4 (1.38%) Adobe
13 4 (1.38%) Apple
13 4 (1.38%) CA
13 4 (1.38%) DevExpress
13 4 (1.38%) iManage
13 4 (1.38%) Splunk
13 4 (1.38%) TIBCO
14 3 (1.04%) Zerto
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