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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 22 11 11
Rank change year-on-year
-11 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 89 115 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 7.69% 11.79% 12.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.97% 53.24% 66.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 50 42
Average daily rate
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£360 £265 £205
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.84% +29.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £119 £106
10% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £363 £359
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 13
Average hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +8.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.64 £10.80 £9.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.35 £15.10 £91.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-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
262 216 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 22.63% 22.15% 18.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 125 64
Average daily rate £350 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £377 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 13
Average hourly rate £12.00 £13.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.30 £7.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £15.35 £112.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.32%

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 3 March 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 3 March 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Leeds

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 71 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 64 (30.05%) Microsoft
3 55 (25.82%) VMware
4 47 (22.07%) SQL Server
4 47 (22.07%) Windows 7
5 42 (19.72%) Windows Server 2008
6 38 (17.84%) Linux
6 38 (17.84%) MS Exchange
7 34 (15.96%) .NET
8 33 (15.49%) Windows XP
8 33 (15.49%) VMware Infrastructure
9 31 (14.55%) SQL
10 30 (14.08%) ITIL
11 29 (13.62%) SAN
12 27 (12.68%) Migration
13 26 (12.21%) SQL Server 2008
14 23 (10.80%) Windows Server 2012
14 23 (10.80%) C#
15 22 (10.33%) MVC
15 22 (10.33%) VMware ESX
16 21 (9.86%) Exchange Server 2010
17 20 (9.39%) MS Office
18 19 (8.92%) Oracle
18 19 (8.92%) JavaScript
18 19 (8.92%) Red Hat
18 19 (8.92%) vSphere
18 19 (8.92%) SQL Server 2005
19 18 (8.45%) Android
19 18 (8.45%) SCCM
19 18 (8.45%) SQL Server 2012

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 38 (17.84%) MS Exchange
2 21 (9.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (7.51%) Exchange Server 2013
4 12 (5.63%) IIS
5 9 (4.23%) Lotus Domino
5 9 (4.23%) Apache
6 8 (3.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 6 (2.82%) Tomcat
8 5 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (2.35%) WebSphere
9 4 (1.88%) SharePoint
9 4 (1.88%) IBM HTTP Server
9 4 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (1.41%) nginx
10 3 (1.41%) Kentico
10 3 (1.41%) Lync
10 3 (1.41%) CMS
10 3 (1.41%) JBoss
10 3 (1.41%) WorkSite
11 2 (0.94%) Node.js
Applications
1 20 (9.39%) MS Office
2 17 (7.98%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.47%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (1.41%) Amazon S3
2 3 (1.41%) Route 53
3 2 (0.94%) Office 365
4 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.47%) SaaS
4 1 (0.47%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 29 (13.62%) SAN
2 17 (7.98%) Firewall
3 16 (7.51%) NAS
4 13 (6.10%) DNS
5 12 (5.63%) TCP/IP
5 12 (5.63%) LAN
5 12 (5.63%) Internet
6 8 (3.76%) DHCP
6 8 (3.76%) VPN
6 8 (3.76%) SSL
7 6 (2.82%) HTTPS
8 5 (2.35%) MPLS
8 5 (2.35%) OSPF
8 5 (2.35%) BGP
9 4 (1.88%) SMTP
9 4 (1.88%) Ethernet
9 4 (1.88%) FTP
9 4 (1.88%) iSCSI
9 4 (1.88%) Fibre Channel
10 3 (1.41%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (22.07%) SQL Server
2 26 (12.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (8.92%) SQL Server 2005
4 18 (8.45%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (3.29%) MySQL
6 6 (2.82%) MongoDB
6 6 (2.82%) NoSQL
6 6 (2.82%) Redis
6 6 (2.82%) Relational Database
7 5 (2.35%) Oracle Database
7 5 (2.35%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.88%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (1.88%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.88%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (1.88%) Data Mart
8 4 (1.88%) BODI
9 3 (1.41%) DB2
9 3 (1.41%) RavenDB
9 3 (1.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 3 (1.41%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 6 (2.82%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.35%) Subversion
2 5 (2.35%) MSI
3 4 (1.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.41%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.41%) LLBLGen Pro
4 3 (1.41%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 2 (0.94%) Wise Package Studio
6 1 (0.47%) JIRA
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.47%) NUnit
General
1 9 (4.23%) Telecoms
2 8 (3.76%) Finance
3 6 (2.82%) Legal
4 4 (1.88%) Law
5 3 (1.41%) Retail
6 2 (0.94%) Marketing
6 2 (0.94%) Games
6 2 (0.94%) Banking
7 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 34 (15.96%) Analyst
2 33 (15.49%) Developer
3 21 (9.86%) Support Engineer
4 19 (8.92%) .NET Developer
5 18 (8.45%) Support Analyst
6 15 (7.04%) Desktop Support
7 14 (6.57%) Desktop Engineer
8 13 (6.10%) 1st Line Support
8 13 (6.10%) 2nd Line Support
8 13 (6.10%) Administrator
9 11 (5.16%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 10 (4.69%) Consultant
11 9 (4.23%) Help Desk Support
12 8 (3.76%) 3rd Line Support
12 8 (3.76%) Architect
12 8 (3.76%) Agile .NET Developer
13 7 (3.29%) Windows Engineer
13 7 (3.29%) Xamarin Developer
13 7 (3.29%) Exchange Administrator
13 7 (3.29%) Exchange Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (15.96%) .NET
2 17 (7.98%) ASP.NET
3 11 (5.16%) Web Services
4 10 (4.69%) .NET Framework
5 9 (4.23%) HTML
6 8 (3.76%) WCF
6 8 (3.76%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (3.29%) CSS
8 5 (2.35%) XML
8 5 (2.35%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 4 (1.88%) Application Packaging
9 4 (1.88%) Ajax
10 3 (1.41%) NHibernate
10 3 (1.41%) JSON
10 3 (1.41%) Dapper ORM
10 3 (1.41%) jQuery
10 3 (1.41%) CSS3
10 3 (1.41%) Sencha Touch
10 3 (1.41%) Regular Expression
11 2 (0.94%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 8 (3.76%) Mobile App
2 6 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.35%) NHS
4 4 (1.88%) PDA
5 3 (1.41%) iPhone
5 3 (1.41%) Open Source
5 3 (1.41%) Clustering
5 3 (1.41%) Blackberry
5 3 (1.41%) Replication
5 3 (1.41%) User Experience
6 2 (0.94%) Data Structures
6 2 (0.94%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.94%) Smartcard
6 2 (0.94%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.94%) PKI
7 1 (0.47%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.47%) Economics
7 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.47%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.47%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 47 (22.07%) Windows 7
2 42 (19.72%) Windows Server 2008
3 38 (17.84%) Linux
4 33 (15.49%) Windows XP
5 23 (10.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (8.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 18 (8.45%) UNIX
6 18 (8.45%) Android
7 14 (6.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (6.10%) Apple iOS
9 12 (5.63%) Windows Mobile
10 11 (5.16%) Windows Phone
10 11 (5.16%) CentOS
11 9 (4.23%) Ubuntu
12 4 (1.88%) VMS
13 2 (0.94%) AIX
13 2 (0.94%) Solaris
13 2 (0.94%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.94%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.47%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (14.08%) ITIL
2 27 (12.68%) Migration
3 22 (10.33%) MVC
4 18 (8.45%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (8.45%) TDD
5 14 (6.57%) Incident Management
6 11 (5.16%) Service Management
7 10 (4.69%) Configuration Management
7 10 (4.69%) Project Management
7 10 (4.69%) PRINCE2
8 8 (3.76%) Scrum
9 7 (3.29%) Change Management
10 6 (2.82%) Mobile Device Management
10 6 (2.82%) DevOps
11 5 (2.35%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (2.35%) Service Delivery
11 5 (2.35%) Network Design
11 5 (2.35%) Problem Management
11 5 (2.35%) Data Migration
11 5 (2.35%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 31 (14.55%) SQL
2 23 (10.80%) C#
3 19 (8.92%) JavaScript
4 10 (4.69%) Python
5 8 (3.76%) PowerShell
6 6 (2.82%) Bash Shell
7 5 (2.35%) Perl
8 4 (1.88%) Ruby
8 4 (1.88%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.41%) VB
9 3 (1.41%) PHP
9 3 (1.41%) Java
10 2 (0.94%) C
10 2 (0.94%) C++
10 2 (0.94%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.47%) VBScript
11 1 (0.47%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.47%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.47%) VB6
11 1 (0.47%) Korn
Qualifications
1 17 (7.98%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (4.23%) MCSE
2 9 (4.23%) Security Cleared
3 8 (3.76%) MCSA
4 7 (3.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (2.35%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (2.35%) Degree
6 4 (1.88%) CCNP
6 4 (1.88%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.41%) CCNA
7 3 (1.41%) MCP
7 3 (1.41%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.94%) BC Cleared
8 2 (0.94%) CCSA
8 2 (0.94%) CCSE
8 2 (0.94%) RHCA
8 2 (0.94%) VCP4
8 2 (0.94%) VCAP
8 2 (0.94%) VCP5
8 2 (0.94%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.10%) SLA
2 9 (4.23%) QA
3 3 (1.41%) HIPAA
3 3 (1.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 71 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 33 (15.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (10.33%) VMware ESX
4 19 (8.92%) vSphere
5 4 (1.88%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.88%) Terminal Services
6 3 (1.41%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (1.41%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.41%) Samba
6 3 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.94%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.47%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 1 (0.47%) UAG
Systems Management
1 18 (8.45%) SCCM
2 15 (7.04%) SCOM
3 12 (5.63%) NetBackup
4 6 (2.82%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (2.82%) Puppet
5 5 (2.35%) Nagios
6 4 (1.88%) Tivoli
7 3 (1.41%) Backup Exec
7 3 (1.41%) HAProxy
8 2 (0.94%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (0.94%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 2 (0.94%) CA Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.47%) WSUS
9 1 (0.47%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.47%) Ansible
9 1 (0.47%) Salt
Vendors
1 64 (30.05%) Microsoft
2 55 (25.82%) VMware
3 19 (8.92%) Oracle
3 19 (8.92%) Red Hat
4 18 (8.45%) IBM
5 17 (7.98%) NetApp
6 15 (7.04%) Cisco
6 15 (7.04%) Symantec
7 14 (6.57%) Xamarin
8 12 (5.63%) EMC
8 12 (5.63%) Citrix
9 10 (4.69%) HP
10 9 (4.23%) Lotus
11 7 (3.29%) Splunk
12 6 (2.82%) Remedy
13 4 (1.88%) Business Objects
14 3 (1.41%) Dell
14 3 (1.41%) CommVault
14 3 (1.41%) McAfee
14 3 (1.41%) Appcelerator
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