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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 13 7 7
Rank change year-on-year
-6 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 146 153 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 10.76% 12.57% 13.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.11% 56.04% 48.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 84 42
Average daily rate
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£350 £280 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £133 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £391 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £314
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 17 13
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.86 £11.13 £10.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.70 £16.08 £35.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -1.63%
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
331 273 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 24.39% 22.43% 28.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 162 114
Average daily rate £350 £275 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -0.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £168 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £393 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 19 14
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.28 £11.13 £11.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £17.50 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -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 22 May 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 22 May 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Leeds

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 80 (33.76%) Microsoft
2 65 (27.43%) Active Directory
3 53 (22.36%) Windows 7
4 52 (21.94%) SQL Server
5 49 (20.68%) ITIL
5 49 (20.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 48 (20.25%) SQL
7 47 (19.83%) Linux
8 44 (18.57%) VMware
9 41 (17.30%) .NET
10 34 (14.35%) Oracle
10 34 (14.35%) MS Exchange
11 33 (13.92%) Migration
12 32 (13.50%) MS Office
13 31 (13.08%) UNIX
14 27 (11.39%) Windows Server 2003
15 26 (10.97%) Windows XP
15 26 (10.97%) Windows Server 2012
16 24 (10.13%) Red Hat
17 22 (9.28%) Cisco
17 22 (9.28%) JavaScript
17 22 (9.28%) TDD
18 21 (8.86%) C#
18 21 (8.86%) SLA
18 21 (8.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 20 (8.44%) VMware Infrastructure
19 20 (8.44%) ASP.NET
19 20 (8.44%) Agile Software Development
20 19 (8.02%) MVC
20 19 (8.02%) IIS

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 34 (14.35%) MS Exchange
2 19 (8.02%) IIS
3 17 (7.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (6.33%) Tomcat
5 14 (5.91%) Apache
6 13 (5.49%) SharePoint
7 12 (5.06%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (3.38%) SAS
9 7 (2.95%) nginx
10 6 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2003
10 6 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2013
11 5 (2.11%) WebSphere
12 3 (1.27%) JBoss
12 3 (1.27%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.84%) Office Communications Server
13 2 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.84%) Node.js
13 2 (0.84%) Lotus Domino
13 2 (0.84%) IBM HTTP Server
14 1 (0.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 32 (13.50%) MS Office
2 19 (8.02%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.42%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.42%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.42%) Line 500
2 1 (0.42%) Unica
2 1 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (3.38%) Office 365
2 8 (3.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 7 (2.95%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (2.95%) Amazon S3
3 7 (2.95%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (2.95%) Route 53
4 1 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 19 (8.02%) SAN
2 16 (6.75%) DNS
3 15 (6.33%) LAN
4 14 (5.91%) Internet
4 14 (5.91%) Firewall
5 10 (4.22%) TCP/IP
6 9 (3.80%) WAN
7 7 (2.95%) DHCP
7 7 (2.95%) Intrusion Detection
8 6 (2.53%) OSPF
8 6 (2.53%) BGP
9 5 (2.11%) MPLS
9 5 (2.11%) HTTPS
9 5 (2.11%) VPN
10 4 (1.69%) Skype
10 4 (1.69%) Junos
10 4 (1.69%) DMZ
10 4 (1.69%) SSL
11 3 (1.27%) EIGRP
11 3 (1.27%) RSVP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (21.94%) SQL Server
2 16 (6.75%) Oracle Database
3 15 (6.33%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (5.49%) SQL Server 2008
5 12 (5.06%) Relational Database
6 11 (4.64%) MySQL
6 11 (4.64%) SQL Server 2005
7 10 (4.22%) RDBMS
8 9 (3.80%) Oracle Database 11g
9 8 (3.38%) BODI
9 8 (3.38%) Data Mart
9 8 (3.38%) Oracle OLAP
9 8 (3.38%) MongoDB
9 8 (3.38%) OLAP
10 7 (2.95%) NoSQL
10 7 (2.95%) Redis
10 7 (2.95%) Amazon RDS
11 6 (2.53%) Couchbase
11 6 (2.53%) SimpleDB
12 4 (1.69%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (3.80%) Git (software)
2 6 (2.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.69%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.27%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.84%) JIRA
5 2 (0.84%) NUnit
6 1 (0.42%) MSI
6 1 (0.42%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.42%) PHPUnit
6 1 (0.42%) Fiddler
6 1 (0.42%) Maven
General
1 17 (7.17%) Finance
2 12 (5.06%) Law
3 11 (4.64%) Legal
4 9 (3.80%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.27%) Banking
5 3 (1.27%) Games
6 2 (0.84%) Marketing
6 2 (0.84%) Retail
7 1 (0.42%) Back Office
7 1 (0.42%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.42%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 47 (19.83%) Analyst
2 34 (14.35%) Developer
3 21 (8.86%) Support Analyst
4 19 (8.02%) Service Desk Analyst
4 19 (8.02%) Service Analyst
5 17 (7.17%) .NET Developer
6 16 (6.75%) Support Engineer
7 15 (6.33%) 2nd Line Support
7 15 (6.33%) DBA
8 12 (5.06%) Administrator
8 12 (5.06%) Consultant
9 11 (4.64%) 1st Line Support
10 9 (3.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (3.80%) Architect
10 9 (3.80%) Desktop Support
11 8 (3.38%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 8 (3.38%) Agile .NET Developer
11 8 (3.38%) SQL DBA
12 7 (2.95%) Deployment Engineer
12 7 (2.95%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (17.30%) .NET
2 20 (8.44%) ASP.NET
3 12 (5.06%) HTML
3 12 (5.06%) Web Services
3 12 (5.06%) XML
4 11 (4.64%) .NET Framework
5 10 (4.22%) CSS
6 8 (3.38%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (2.95%) WCF
7 7 (2.95%) ASP.NET 2.0
8 6 (2.53%) Application Packaging
8 6 (2.53%) POSIX
9 4 (1.69%) Ajax
9 4 (1.69%) jQuery
10 3 (1.27%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 2 (0.84%) LINQ
11 2 (0.84%) WPF
11 2 (0.84%) HTML5
11 2 (0.84%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 2 (0.84%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.22%) NHS
1 10 (4.22%) Clustering
2 7 (2.95%) Mobile App
3 6 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.11%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.11%) Blackberry
4 5 (2.11%) BYOD
5 4 (1.69%) User Experience
5 4 (1.69%) Open Source
6 3 (1.27%) CMDB
6 3 (1.27%) iPhone
6 3 (1.27%) PKI
7 2 (0.84%) IBM XIV
7 2 (0.84%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.84%) iPad
7 2 (0.84%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (0.84%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.84%) Smartcard
8 1 (0.42%) CLARiiON
8 1 (0.42%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 53 (22.36%) Windows 7
2 49 (20.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 47 (19.83%) Linux
4 31 (13.08%) UNIX
5 27 (11.39%) Windows Server 2003
6 26 (10.97%) Windows XP
6 26 (10.97%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (8.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 17 (7.17%) Android
9 14 (5.91%) Windows Phone
10 13 (5.49%) Apple iOS
11 9 (3.80%) CentOS
11 9 (3.80%) Ubuntu
11 9 (3.80%) Windows Mobile
12 4 (1.69%) Windows 2000 Server
12 4 (1.69%) Windows 8
12 4 (1.69%) AIX
12 4 (1.69%) Solaris
13 3 (1.27%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.42%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (20.68%) ITIL
2 33 (13.92%) Migration
3 22 (9.28%) TDD
4 20 (8.44%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (8.02%) MVC
6 18 (7.59%) Service Management
7 15 (6.33%) Configuration Management
7 15 (6.33%) Incident Management
8 14 (5.91%) Change Management
9 13 (5.49%) DevOps
10 12 (5.06%) Workflow
11 11 (4.64%) E-Commerce
12 10 (4.22%) Network Design
12 10 (4.22%) Mobile Development
13 9 (3.80%) Scrum
13 9 (3.80%) Project Management
13 9 (3.80%) Business Intelligence
13 9 (3.80%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (3.80%) Data Migration
14 8 (3.38%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 48 (20.25%) SQL
2 22 (9.28%) JavaScript
3 21 (8.86%) C#
4 17 (7.17%) PL/SQL
5 16 (6.75%) Python
6 14 (5.91%) Bash Shell
7 10 (4.22%) Perl
8 9 (3.80%) PowerShell
9 8 (3.38%) Java
10 7 (2.95%) T-SQL
11 5 (2.11%) Shell Script
11 5 (2.11%) VBScript
12 4 (1.69%) Korn
12 4 (1.69%) PHP
13 3 (1.27%) Jython
14 2 (0.84%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.42%) VB6
15 1 (0.42%) VB
15 1 (0.42%) C++
15 1 (0.42%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (6.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (3.38%) MCSE
3 7 (2.95%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (2.11%) Security Cleared
4 5 (2.11%) MCITP
4 5 (2.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (1.69%) JNCIE
5 4 (1.69%) Degree
5 4 (1.69%) CCNP
5 4 (1.69%) CCNA
6 3 (1.27%) CCIE
6 3 (1.27%) MCSA
6 3 (1.27%) BC Cleared
6 3 (1.27%) JNCIP
7 2 (0.84%) MCDST
7 2 (0.84%) ISEB
8 1 (0.42%) CCSA
8 1 (0.42%) CCDA
8 1 (0.42%) CCDP
8 1 (0.42%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (8.86%) SLA
2 6 (2.53%) QA
3 2 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 65 (27.43%) Active Directory
2 20 (8.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.38%) VMware ESX
4 7 (2.95%) vSphere
4 7 (2.95%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.69%) VMware Server
5 4 (1.69%) Terminal Services
6 3 (1.27%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.84%) UAG
7 2 (0.84%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.42%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.42%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 1 (0.42%) XenApp
8 1 (0.42%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.42%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.42%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 11 (4.64%) Puppet
2 10 (4.22%) SCCM
2 10 (4.22%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (2.95%) HAProxy
3 7 (2.95%) Salt
4 6 (2.53%) Ansible
4 6 (2.53%) Nagios
4 6 (2.53%) Backup Exec
5 5 (2.11%) SCOM
5 5 (2.11%) AirWatch
6 3 (1.27%) HP UCMDB
6 3 (1.27%) Opsview
6 3 (1.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.84%) Graphite
7 2 (0.84%) WSUS
7 2 (0.84%) Cacti
7 2 (0.84%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.84%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.84%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (0.84%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 80 (33.76%) Microsoft
2 44 (18.57%) VMware
3 34 (14.35%) Oracle
4 24 (10.13%) Red Hat
5 22 (9.28%) Cisco
6 12 (5.06%) Xamarin
7 11 (4.64%) IBM
7 11 (4.64%) Citrix
8 10 (4.22%) HP
9 8 (3.38%) Business Objects
10 6 (2.53%) hybris
10 6 (2.53%) Splunk
10 6 (2.53%) NetApp
10 6 (2.53%) Remedy
11 4 (1.69%) McAfee
11 4 (1.69%) Juniper
12 3 (1.27%) Symantec
12 3 (1.27%) Brocade
13 2 (0.84%) LANDesk
13 2 (0.84%) SolarWinds
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £420 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £400 - £500
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
IDPP
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Rate: £11 - £12 per hour + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Leeds
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £280 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
Leeds
Real Staffing
Rate: £150 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago