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 2 October 2014 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 5 19
Rank change year-on-year
0 +14
Contract jobs citing Windows 122 144 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 12.10% 16.51% 7.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 51.91% 54.34% 46.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 55 31
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£270 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £107 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £305 £313
% change year-on-year
- -2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 18 11
Average hourly rate £12.00 £12.22 £14.67
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.82% -16.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.70 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.10 £45.00 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -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
235 265 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 23.31% 30.39% 16.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 144 83
Average daily rate £263 £340 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.79% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £107 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £425 £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 21 12
Average hourly rate £16.50 £12.45 £14.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.58% -16.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £150.00 £45.00 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -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 2 October 2014.

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 2 October 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Leeds

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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 97 (38.34%) Microsoft
2 91 (35.97%) Active Directory
3 66 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 65 (25.69%) VMware
5 63 (24.90%) Windows 7
6 48 (18.97%) Windows Server 2003
7 42 (16.60%) SAN
8 41 (16.21%) SQL Server
9 40 (15.81%) MS Excel
10 39 (15.42%) Windows XP
10 39 (15.42%) MS Exchange
11 35 (13.83%) .NET
12 33 (13.04%) Service Management
13 32 (12.65%) SQL
14 30 (11.86%) ITIL
15 27 (10.67%) VMware Infrastructure
16 26 (10.28%) CentOS
16 26 (10.28%) Citrix
17 24 (9.49%) SCCM
18 23 (9.09%) Ubuntu
18 23 (9.09%) Incident Management
18 23 (9.09%) NetApp
18 23 (9.09%) MS Office
18 23 (9.09%) Linux
19 22 (8.70%) Python
19 22 (8.70%) C#
19 22 (8.70%) Migration
19 22 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
20 21 (8.30%) Windows Server 2012
21 20 (7.91%) Splunk

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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 39 (15.42%) MS Exchange
2 22 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (4.74%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (3.95%) IIS
5 9 (3.56%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (3.56%) Lync
6 7 (2.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (1.98%) SharePoint
8 4 (1.58%) Apache
8 4 (1.58%) Lotus Domino
8 4 (1.58%) Tomcat
9 3 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (1.19%) Kentico
9 3 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (1.19%) CMS
10 2 (0.79%) IBM HTTP Server
10 2 (0.79%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.79%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.40%) nginx
11 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 40 (15.81%) MS Excel
2 23 (9.09%) MS Office
3 3 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.40%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.58%) Office 365
2 3 (1.19%) SaaS
2 3 (1.19%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.40%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.40%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 42 (16.60%) SAN
2 14 (5.53%) Firewall
3 9 (3.56%) DNS
3 9 (3.56%) DHCP
4 8 (3.16%) LAN
5 7 (2.77%) Unified Communications
5 7 (2.77%) S/MIME
5 7 (2.77%) Internet
6 6 (2.37%) TCP/IP
6 6 (2.37%) VPN
6 6 (2.37%) WAN
6 6 (2.37%) NAS
7 4 (1.58%) Wireless
7 4 (1.58%) SSL
8 3 (1.19%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (1.19%) HTTP
8 3 (1.19%) MPLS
8 3 (1.19%) IP Telephony
9 2 (0.79%) IPsec
10 1 (0.40%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (16.21%) SQL Server
2 16 (6.32%) SQL Server 2005
3 14 (5.53%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (3.56%) MySQL
5 7 (2.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (2.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (2.37%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (1.98%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.98%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.58%) MongoDB
8 4 (1.58%) NoSQL
9 3 (1.19%) RavenDB
9 3 (1.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (0.79%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (0.79%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.40%) SimpleDB
11 1 (0.40%) Redis
11 1 (0.40%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 8 (3.16%) Selenium
1 8 (3.16%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.98%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (1.98%) Visual Studio
2 5 (1.98%) Subversion
3 4 (1.58%) Cucumber
3 4 (1.58%) Maven
4 3 (1.19%) MSTest
4 3 (1.19%) Appcelerator Titanium
4 3 (1.19%) LLBLGen Pro
4 3 (1.19%) Behat
5 2 (0.79%) AdminStudio
5 2 (0.79%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.40%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 1 (0.40%) MSI
6 1 (0.40%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.40%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.40%) JMeter
6 1 (0.40%) NUnit
General
1 14 (5.53%) Finance
2 9 (3.56%) Telecoms
3 2 (0.79%) Banking
4 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.40%) Advertising
4 1 (0.40%) Retail
Job Titles
1 42 (16.60%) Analyst
2 32 (12.65%) Developer
3 31 (12.25%) 2nd Line Support
4 20 (7.91%) Service Analyst
4 20 (7.91%) Support Engineer
4 20 (7.91%) Service Desk Analyst
5 15 (5.93%) .NET Developer
6 14 (5.53%) Administrator
7 12 (4.74%) Desktop Support
7 12 (4.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 12 (4.74%) Windows Engineer
8 9 (3.56%) Exchange Engineer
8 9 (3.56%) Help Desk Support
8 9 (3.56%) 1st Line Support
9 8 (3.16%) Support Analyst
9 8 (3.16%) Systems Engineer
9 8 (3.16%) VB.NET Developer
10 7 (2.77%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 7 (2.77%) Senior Developer
10 7 (2.77%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (13.83%) .NET
2 20 (7.91%) ASP.NET
3 19 (7.51%) Web Services
4 13 (5.14%) WCF
5 12 (4.74%) WinForms
6 10 (3.95%) HTML
7 8 (3.16%) CSS
8 7 (2.77%) XML
9 6 (2.37%) .NET Framework
10 4 (1.58%) Middleware
10 4 (1.58%) CSS3
10 4 (1.58%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (1.19%) jQuery
11 3 (1.19%) LINQ
11 3 (1.19%) JSON
11 3 (1.19%) WPF
11 3 (1.19%) NHibernate
11 3 (1.19%) Sencha Touch
11 3 (1.19%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 3 (1.19%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (2.37%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (1.98%) Mobile App
2 5 (1.98%) NHS
3 4 (1.58%) Clustering
3 4 (1.58%) Management Information System
3 4 (1.58%) Blackberry
3 4 (1.58%) iPhone
4 3 (1.19%) User Experience
5 2 (0.79%) Replication
5 2 (0.79%) Statistics
6 1 (0.40%) Animation
6 1 (0.40%) EqualLogic
6 1 (0.40%) Social Media
6 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.40%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.40%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 66 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
2 63 (24.90%) Windows 7
3 48 (18.97%) Windows Server 2003
4 39 (15.42%) Windows XP
5 26 (10.28%) CentOS
6 23 (9.09%) Ubuntu
6 23 (9.09%) Linux
7 21 (8.30%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (5.93%) UNIX
9 7 (2.77%) VMS
10 6 (2.37%) Android
11 5 (1.98%) Mac OS
11 5 (1.98%) Windows Mobile
12 4 (1.58%) Windows 2000
13 3 (1.19%) Windows NT
14 2 (0.79%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.79%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.40%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.40%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (13.04%) Service Management
2 30 (11.86%) ITIL
3 23 (9.09%) Incident Management
4 22 (8.70%) Migration
5 17 (6.72%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (6.32%) Workflow
7 14 (5.53%) Root Cause Analysis
8 13 (5.14%) MVC
9 9 (3.56%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (3.56%) Project Management
9 9 (3.56%) TDD
10 8 (3.16%) Problem Management
11 6 (2.37%) Scrum
11 6 (2.37%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (2.37%) Automation Testing
11 6 (2.37%) Data Entry
11 6 (2.37%) Test Scripting
11 6 (2.37%) Manual Testing
12 5 (1.98%) Time Management
12 5 (1.98%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 32 (12.65%) SQL
2 22 (8.70%) Python
2 22 (8.70%) C#
3 13 (5.14%) PowerShell
3 13 (5.14%) VB.NET
4 10 (3.95%) Java
4 10 (3.95%) JavaScript
5 7 (2.77%) VB
5 7 (2.77%) T-SQL
5 7 (2.77%) C++
6 6 (2.37%) VB6
6 6 (2.37%) PHP
7 5 (1.98%) C
8 4 (1.58%) Ruby
9 3 (1.19%) Perl
9 3 (1.19%) VBA
10 2 (0.79%) Delphi
11 1 (0.40%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.40%) VC++
11 1 (0.40%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (5.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (5.53%) Security Cleared
3 9 (3.56%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.77%) MCSE
5 5 (1.98%) MCSA
5 5 (1.98%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.58%) Degree
7 3 (1.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.79%) ISEB
8 2 (0.79%) CCNA
8 2 (0.79%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.79%) MCITP
9 1 (0.40%) MCP
9 1 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.40%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.16%) SLA
1 8 (3.16%) QA
2 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.40%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 91 (35.97%) Active Directory
2 27 (10.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (6.32%) vSphere
4 15 (5.93%) VMware Server
5 12 (4.74%) VMware ESX
6 10 (3.95%) Hyper-V
7 7 (2.77%) XenApp
8 5 (1.98%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.79%) Xen
10 1 (0.40%) XenServer
10 1 (0.40%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.40%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.40%) MetaFrame
10 1 (0.40%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.40%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 24 (9.49%) SCCM
2 16 (6.32%) SCOM
3 7 (2.77%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 7 (2.77%) NetBackup
4 3 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.79%) CA SiteMinder
5 2 (0.79%) SCOrch
5 2 (0.79%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.40%) Cacti
6 1 (0.40%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.40%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.40%) Puppet
6 1 (0.40%) Salt
6 1 (0.40%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.40%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 97 (38.34%) Microsoft
2 65 (25.69%) VMware
3 26 (10.28%) Citrix
4 23 (9.09%) NetApp
5 20 (7.91%) Splunk
6 18 (7.11%) Oracle
7 15 (5.93%) HP
7 15 (5.93%) Cisco
8 14 (5.53%) Symantec
9 11 (4.35%) IBM
10 7 (2.77%) Postini
10 7 (2.77%) Google
10 7 (2.77%) EMC
11 4 (1.58%) Lotus
11 4 (1.58%) Dell
12 3 (1.19%) Appcelerator
12 3 (1.19%) Sencha
12 3 (1.19%) Xamarin
13 2 (0.79%) Remedy
13 2 (0.79%) McAfee
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