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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 18 13 8
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows 105 100 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 9.69% 10.52% 14.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 39.77% 45.25% 64.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 35 58
Average daily rate
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£320 £250 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £137 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £350 £366
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 12
Average hourly rate £12.13 £12.50 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.00% -20.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £11.60 £9.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £15.40 £113.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.37%
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
264 221 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 24.35% 23.24% 22.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 124 85
Average daily rate £345 £300 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% +10.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £175 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £373 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 12
Average hourly rate £12.25 £14.50 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.51% -7.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.30 £7.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.40 £15.70 £114.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -11.76%

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 30 January 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 87 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 76 (32.76%) Microsoft
3 65 (28.02%) VMware
4 55 (23.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 50 (21.55%) Windows 7
6 48 (20.69%) SQL Server
7 42 (18.10%) MS Exchange
8 38 (16.38%) Linux
9 36 (15.52%) SAN
10 35 (15.09%) ITIL
10 35 (15.09%) .NET
10 35 (15.09%) VMware Infrastructure
11 34 (14.66%) Windows XP
12 29 (12.50%) Migration
12 29 (12.50%) SQL
12 29 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
13 27 (11.64%) NetApp
14 26 (11.21%) Windows Server 2012
15 25 (10.78%) SQL Server 2008
16 23 (9.91%) MS Excel
16 23 (9.91%) SCCM
16 23 (9.91%) Exchange Server 2010
17 22 (9.48%) Microsoft Certification
17 22 (9.48%) VMware ESX
18 21 (9.05%) C#
18 21 (9.05%) UNIX
18 21 (9.05%) MS Office
19 20 (8.62%) Oracle
19 20 (8.62%) MVC
19 20 (8.62%) vSphere

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (18.10%) MS Exchange
2 23 (9.91%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (7.76%) Exchange Server 2013
4 12 (5.17%) IIS
5 10 (4.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 9 (3.88%) Apache
6 9 (3.88%) Lotus Domino
7 6 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (2.59%) SharePoint
7 6 (2.59%) Tomcat
8 5 (2.16%) IBM HTTP Server
8 5 (2.16%) Lync
8 5 (2.16%) WebSphere
9 4 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (1.29%) JBoss
10 3 (1.29%) CMS
10 3 (1.29%) Node.js
10 3 (1.29%) Kentico
10 3 (1.29%) nginx
10 3 (1.29%) WorkSite
Applications
1 23 (9.91%) MS Excel
2 21 (9.05%) MS Office
3 1 (0.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.43%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.29%) Office 365
2 3 (1.29%) Route 53
2 3 (1.29%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.29%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (1.29%) Amazon S3
3 2 (0.86%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.43%) SaaS
4 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 36 (15.52%) SAN
2 15 (6.47%) DNS
2 15 (6.47%) NAS
3 14 (6.03%) Firewall
3 14 (6.03%) TCP/IP
4 11 (4.74%) DHCP
4 11 (4.74%) LAN
5 10 (4.31%) Internet
6 8 (3.45%) VPN
6 8 (3.45%) SSL
7 5 (2.16%) HTTPS
8 4 (1.72%) iSCSI
8 4 (1.72%) Unified Communications
8 4 (1.72%) Fibre Channel
8 4 (1.72%) MPLS
8 4 (1.72%) S/MIME
8 4 (1.72%) Ethernet
8 4 (1.72%) FTP
8 4 (1.72%) HTTP
8 4 (1.72%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (20.69%) SQL Server
2 25 (10.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (8.62%) SQL Server 2005
4 18 (7.76%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (3.02%) Oracle Database
6 6 (2.59%) MongoDB
6 6 (2.59%) NoSQL
6 6 (2.59%) Redis
6 6 (2.59%) MySQL
7 5 (2.16%) RDBMS
7 5 (2.16%) Relational Database
7 5 (2.16%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (1.72%) Data Mart
8 4 (1.72%) BODI
8 4 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 3 (1.29%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (1.29%) RavenDB
9 3 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (2.59%) Git (software)
1 6 (2.59%) Subversion
1 6 (2.59%) MSI
2 3 (1.29%) LLBLGen Pro
2 3 (1.29%) Appcelerator Titanium
2 3 (1.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.86%) Wise Package Studio
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.43%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.43%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.43%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.43%) JIRA
General
1 11 (4.74%) Finance
2 9 (3.88%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.16%) Legal
4 2 (0.86%) Law
5 1 (0.43%) Banking
5 1 (0.43%) Retail
5 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 39 (16.81%) Analyst
2 32 (13.79%) Developer
3 24 (10.34%) Support Engineer
4 20 (8.62%) Support Analyst
5 19 (8.19%) .NET Developer
6 17 (7.33%) Administrator
7 15 (6.47%) 2nd Line Support
8 14 (6.03%) Windows Engineer
8 14 (6.03%) 1st Line Support
8 14 (6.03%) Desktop Support
9 13 (5.60%) Desktop Engineer
10 10 (4.31%) Exchange Engineer
10 10 (4.31%) 3rd Line Support
10 10 (4.31%) Service Analyst
10 10 (4.31%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 10 (4.31%) Service Desk Analyst
11 9 (3.88%) Help Desk Support
11 9 (3.88%) Consultant
12 8 (3.45%) Agile .NET Developer
12 8 (3.45%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (15.09%) .NET
2 15 (6.47%) ASP.NET
3 10 (4.31%) Web Services
4 9 (3.88%) .NET Framework
5 7 (3.02%) HTML
6 6 (2.59%) WCF
6 6 (2.59%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (2.16%) CSS
7 5 (2.16%) Application Packaging
8 3 (1.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 3 (1.29%) Dapper ORM
8 3 (1.29%) Sencha Touch
8 3 (1.29%) Regular Expression
8 3 (1.29%) CSS3
8 3 (1.29%) NHibernate
8 3 (1.29%) JSON
9 2 (0.86%) WPF
9 2 (0.86%) Ajax
9 2 (0.86%) Middleware
9 2 (0.86%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 9 (3.88%) NHS
2 8 (3.45%) Mobile App
3 7 (3.02%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.16%) Blackberry
5 4 (1.72%) PDA
5 4 (1.72%) User Experience
6 3 (1.29%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.29%) Clustering
6 3 (1.29%) Replication
6 3 (1.29%) Open Source
6 3 (1.29%) iPhone
7 2 (0.86%) PKI
7 2 (0.86%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.43%) Smartcard
8 1 (0.43%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.43%) Economics
8 1 (0.43%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 55 (23.71%) Windows Server 2008
2 50 (21.55%) Windows 7
3 38 (16.38%) Linux
4 34 (14.66%) Windows XP
5 29 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 26 (11.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (9.05%) UNIX
8 17 (7.33%) Android
9 14 (6.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (5.17%) Windows Mobile
10 12 (5.17%) CentOS
10 12 (5.17%) Apple iOS
11 10 (4.31%) Ubuntu
11 10 (4.31%) Windows Phone
12 8 (3.45%) VMS
13 2 (0.86%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.86%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.86%) Solaris
13 2 (0.86%) AIX
14 1 (0.43%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (15.09%) ITIL
2 29 (12.50%) Migration
3 20 (8.62%) MVC
4 18 (7.76%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (7.33%) TDD
6 13 (5.60%) Incident Management
7 11 (4.74%) Service Management
8 9 (3.88%) PRINCE2
8 9 (3.88%) Configuration Management
8 9 (3.88%) Project Management
9 8 (3.45%) Root Cause Analysis
9 8 (3.45%) Scrum
10 7 (3.02%) Service Delivery
10 7 (3.02%) DevOps
10 7 (3.02%) Time Management
11 6 (2.59%) Problem Management
11 6 (2.59%) Capacity Management
11 6 (2.59%) Mobile Device Management
11 6 (2.59%) Disaster Recovery
12 5 (2.16%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (12.50%) SQL
2 21 (9.05%) C#
3 17 (7.33%) JavaScript
4 13 (5.60%) Python
5 10 (4.31%) PowerShell
6 7 (3.02%) Bash Shell
7 6 (2.59%) Ruby
8 5 (2.16%) Perl
9 4 (1.72%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.72%) VB
10 3 (1.29%) C
10 3 (1.29%) PHP
10 3 (1.29%) C++
11 2 (0.86%) Java
11 2 (0.86%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.86%) VBScript
12 1 (0.43%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.43%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.43%) VB6
12 1 (0.43%) Korn
Qualifications
1 22 (9.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (4.74%) Security Cleared
3 10 (4.31%) MCSE
4 8 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 8 (3.45%) MCSA
5 6 (2.59%) Degree
6 5 (2.16%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.29%) MCP
8 3 (1.29%) CCNP
8 3 (1.29%) CCNA
9 2 (0.86%) RHCA
9 2 (0.86%) CCSE
9 2 (0.86%) MCDST
9 2 (0.86%) VCP5
9 2 (0.86%) VCAP
9 2 (0.86%) CCSA
9 2 (0.86%) RHCE
9 2 (0.86%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.17%) SLA
2 9 (3.88%) QA
3 3 (1.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.29%) HIPAA
System Software
1 87 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 35 (15.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (9.48%) VMware ESX
4 20 (8.62%) vSphere
5 4 (1.72%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.72%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (1.72%) Terminal Services
6 3 (1.29%) Samba
6 3 (1.29%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.86%) VMware Server
7 2 (0.86%) XenApp
7 2 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.43%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 1 (0.43%) UAG
Systems Management
1 23 (9.91%) SCCM
2 17 (7.33%) SCOM
3 11 (4.74%) NetBackup
4 7 (3.02%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (2.59%) Puppet
6 5 (2.16%) Nagios
7 4 (1.72%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 4 (1.72%) Tivoli
8 3 (1.29%) CA SiteMinder
8 3 (1.29%) Backup Exec
8 3 (1.29%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.86%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 1 (0.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.43%) Salt
Vendors
1 76 (32.76%) Microsoft
2 65 (28.02%) VMware
3 27 (11.64%) NetApp
4 20 (8.62%) Oracle
5 19 (8.19%) Red Hat
6 18 (7.76%) IBM
7 15 (6.47%) Citrix
7 15 (6.47%) Symantec
8 14 (6.03%) Xamarin
9 11 (4.74%) HP
9 11 (4.74%) EMC
10 9 (3.88%) Lotus
10 9 (3.88%) Cisco
11 8 (3.45%) Splunk
12 5 (2.16%) Business Objects
12 5 (2.16%) Dell
12 5 (2.16%) Remedy
13 4 (1.72%) Postini
13 4 (1.72%) Google
14 3 (1.29%) CommVault
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