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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 17 7 10
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 110 149 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 9.02% 13.57% 10.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 39.57% 59.36% 69.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 70 37
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£320 £285 £140
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.28% +103.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £110 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £366 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 13
Average hourly rate £12.00 £14.75 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.64% +28.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.80 £10.90 £10.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £16.02 £32.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.80 £15.35 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.58% +2.33%
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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
278 251 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 22.79% 22.86% 15.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 139 56
Average daily rate £325 £313 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £150 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 14
Average hourly rate £12.25 £14.75 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.94% +18.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.62 £10.70 £9.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £16.00 £80.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 1 April 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 1 April 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Leeds

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 72 (31.86%) Active Directory
2 65 (28.76%) Microsoft
3 61 (26.99%) VMware
4 49 (21.68%) Windows 7
5 48 (21.24%) SQL Server
5 48 (21.24%) Linux
6 45 (19.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 38 (16.81%) Windows XP
8 36 (15.93%) MS Exchange
9 34 (15.04%) ITIL
10 33 (14.60%) .NET
11 31 (13.72%) SQL
11 31 (13.72%) SAN
11 31 (13.72%) VMware Infrastructure
12 27 (11.95%) Windows Server 2012
12 27 (11.95%) Migration
13 25 (11.06%) Red Hat
13 25 (11.06%) UNIX
14 24 (10.62%) Windows Server 2003
15 23 (10.18%) MS Office
16 22 (9.73%) C#
16 22 (9.73%) SQL Server 2008
17 21 (9.29%) Agile Software Development
18 19 (8.41%) MVC
18 19 (8.41%) Oracle
18 19 (8.41%) SLA
18 19 (8.41%) Exchange Server 2010
19 18 (7.96%) CentOS
19 18 (7.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 18 (7.96%) Incident Management

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 36 (15.93%) MS Exchange
2 19 (8.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (5.31%) Exchange Server 2013
4 11 (4.87%) Apache
5 9 (3.98%) IIS
6 8 (3.54%) Tomcat
7 7 (3.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 6 (2.65%) Lotus Domino
8 6 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2003
8 6 (2.65%) WebSphere
9 5 (2.21%) SharePoint
10 3 (1.33%) Node.js
10 3 (1.33%) nginx
10 3 (1.33%) WorkSite
10 3 (1.33%) IBM HTTP Server
11 2 (0.88%) JBoss
11 2 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.44%) Lync
12 1 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 23 (10.18%) MS Office
2 16 (7.08%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.44%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.44%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.21%) Office 365
3 4 (1.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 3 (1.33%) Route 53
4 3 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (1.33%) Amazon S3
4 3 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 31 (13.72%) SAN
2 16 (7.08%) Firewall
3 13 (5.75%) NAS
3 13 (5.75%) LAN
3 13 (5.75%) TCP/IP
3 13 (5.75%) DNS
4 9 (3.98%) Internet
4 9 (3.98%) SSL
5 7 (3.10%) VPN
5 7 (3.10%) DHCP
6 6 (2.65%) HTTPS
6 6 (2.65%) OSPF
6 6 (2.65%) BGP
7 5 (2.21%) MPLS
7 5 (2.21%) WAN
8 4 (1.77%) SMTP
8 4 (1.77%) Ethernet
8 4 (1.77%) FTP
8 4 (1.77%) iSCSI
8 4 (1.77%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (21.24%) SQL Server
2 22 (9.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (7.08%) SQL Server 2005
4 14 (6.19%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (2.65%) MySQL
5 6 (2.65%) Relational Database
5 6 (2.65%) Oracle Database
5 6 (2.65%) Redis
6 5 (2.21%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.77%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (1.77%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.77%) BODI
7 4 (1.77%) Data Mart
8 3 (1.33%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.33%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.33%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (1.33%) DB2
9 2 (0.88%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 5 (2.21%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (2.21%) MSI
2 3 (1.33%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.33%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.88%) JIRA
3 2 (0.88%) Wise Package Studio
4 1 (0.44%) PHPUnit
4 1 (0.44%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.44%) Subversion
4 1 (0.44%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.44%) NUnit
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle Forms
General
1 11 (4.87%) Finance
1 11 (4.87%) Legal
2 8 (3.54%) Law
3 7 (3.10%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.33%) Banking
4 3 (1.33%) Games
5 2 (0.88%) Marketing
5 2 (0.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 42 (18.58%) Analyst
2 33 (14.60%) Developer
3 26 (11.50%) Support Engineer
4 23 (10.18%) Support Analyst
5 21 (9.29%) 2nd Line Support
6 17 (7.52%) .NET Developer
7 14 (6.19%) Service Analyst
7 14 (6.19%) Service Desk Analyst
8 13 (5.75%) 1st Line Support
8 13 (5.75%) Consultant
9 12 (5.31%) Desktop Support
10 11 (4.87%) Desktop Engineer
11 10 (4.42%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 9 (3.98%) Architect
13 8 (3.54%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 8 (3.54%) Administrator
13 8 (3.54%) Agile .NET Developer
14 7 (3.10%) Xamarin Developer
14 7 (3.10%) Technical Support
14 7 (3.10%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (14.60%) .NET
2 14 (6.19%) ASP.NET
3 11 (4.87%) .NET Framework
4 9 (3.98%) Web Services
5 8 (3.54%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (3.10%) WCF
6 7 (3.10%) HTML
7 5 (2.21%) Application Packaging
7 5 (2.21%) XML
7 5 (2.21%) CSS
8 4 (1.77%) Ajax
9 3 (1.33%) Regular Expression
9 3 (1.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 3 (1.33%) jQuery
9 3 (1.33%) Middleware
10 2 (0.88%) WSH
10 2 (0.88%) WinForms
10 2 (0.88%) LINQ
10 2 (0.88%) WPF
10 2 (0.88%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.87%) NHS
2 7 (3.10%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.21%) Mobile App
4 4 (1.77%) Replication
4 4 (1.77%) PDA
4 4 (1.77%) Open Source
5 3 (1.33%) Clustering
5 3 (1.33%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.33%) Blackberry
5 3 (1.33%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.88%) Smartcard
6 2 (0.88%) PKI
6 2 (0.88%) User Experience
6 2 (0.88%) IBM XIV
6 2 (0.88%) Data Structures
6 2 (0.88%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.44%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.44%) Economics
7 1 (0.44%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.44%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 49 (21.68%) Windows 7
2 48 (21.24%) Linux
3 45 (19.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 38 (16.81%) Windows XP
5 27 (11.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (11.06%) UNIX
7 24 (10.62%) Windows Server 2003
8 18 (7.96%) CentOS
8 18 (7.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 16 (7.08%) Ubuntu
9 16 (7.08%) Android
10 14 (6.19%) Apple iOS
11 13 (5.75%) Windows Phone
12 9 (3.98%) Windows Mobile
13 4 (1.77%) AIX
13 4 (1.77%) Solaris
13 4 (1.77%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.88%) Debian
14 2 (0.88%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.44%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (15.04%) ITIL
2 27 (11.95%) Migration
3 21 (9.29%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (8.41%) MVC
5 18 (7.96%) Incident Management
6 16 (7.08%) TDD
6 16 (7.08%) Service Management
7 12 (5.31%) Configuration Management
8 10 (4.42%) Workflow
8 10 (4.42%) Mobile Development
9 9 (3.98%) Project Management
9 9 (3.98%) Scrum
10 8 (3.54%) PRINCE2
11 7 (3.10%) DevOps
11 7 (3.10%) E-Commerce
12 6 (2.65%) Service Delivery
12 6 (2.65%) Change Management
12 6 (2.65%) Problem Management
12 6 (2.65%) Data Migration
12 6 (2.65%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 31 (13.72%) SQL
2 22 (9.73%) C#
3 18 (7.96%) JavaScript
4 16 (7.08%) Python
5 10 (4.42%) PowerShell
6 7 (3.10%) Perl
7 6 (2.65%) Bash Shell
8 5 (2.21%) PHP
9 4 (1.77%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.77%) Java
10 3 (1.33%) Ruby
10 3 (1.33%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.33%) VB
11 2 (0.88%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.88%) VBScript
11 2 (0.88%) C
11 2 (0.88%) C++
12 1 (0.44%) VB6
12 1 (0.44%) Korn
12 1 (0.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (7.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (5.31%) MCSE
3 9 (3.98%) Security Cleared
3 9 (3.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 8 (3.54%) MCSA
4 8 (3.54%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (2.21%) Degree
5 5 (2.21%) CCNP
5 5 (2.21%) CCNA
6 4 (1.77%) MCP
6 4 (1.77%) MCDST
7 3 (1.33%) JNCIP
7 3 (1.33%) JNCIE
7 3 (1.33%) MCITP
7 3 (1.33%) BC Cleared
7 3 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.33%) CCIE
8 2 (0.88%) CISSP
8 2 (0.88%) RHCE
8 2 (0.88%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (8.41%) SLA
2 7 (3.10%) QA
3 3 (1.33%) HIPAA
3 3 (1.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 72 (31.86%) Active Directory
2 31 (13.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (7.96%) VMware ESX
4 16 (7.08%) vSphere
5 6 (2.65%) VMware Server
5 6 (2.65%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.77%) Terminal Services
6 4 (1.77%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.33%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (1.33%) Samba
8 1 (0.44%) UAG
8 1 (0.44%) XenApp
8 1 (0.44%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 1 (0.44%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 13 (5.75%) SCCM
2 10 (4.42%) SCOM
3 9 (3.98%) NetBackup
4 7 (3.10%) Puppet
5 6 (2.65%) Nagios
6 5 (2.21%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (2.21%) Backup Exec
7 4 (1.77%) Tivoli
8 3 (1.33%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (1.33%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 2 (0.88%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.88%) Salt
10 1 (0.44%) SolarWinds Orion
10 1 (0.44%) Graphite
10 1 (0.44%) Opsview
10 1 (0.44%) Ansible
10 1 (0.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.44%) WSUS
10 1 (0.44%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 65 (28.76%) Microsoft
2 61 (26.99%) VMware
3 25 (11.06%) Red Hat
4 19 (8.41%) Oracle
5 18 (7.96%) Cisco
6 15 (6.64%) Citrix
6 15 (6.64%) IBM
7 14 (6.19%) Xamarin
8 13 (5.75%) HP
8 13 (5.75%) NetApp
9 11 (4.87%) Splunk
10 9 (3.98%) Symantec
11 8 (3.54%) EMC
12 7 (3.10%) Remedy
13 6 (2.65%) Lotus
14 4 (1.77%) Business Objects
14 4 (1.77%) McAfee
15 3 (1.33%) Imperva
15 3 (1.33%) ServiceNow
15 3 (1.33%) Juniper
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