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 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 15 16 9
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -7
Contract jobs citing Windows 145 128 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 9.28% 9.38% 12.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 41.19% 39.26% 59.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 72 76
Average daily rate £400 £323 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.03% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £126 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £400 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 13
Average hourly rate £10.60 £12.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.66% -22.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £9.24 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.03 £19.95 £16.16
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.26 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.70% -3.22%
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
352 326 239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 22.54% 23.90% 20.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 209 137
Average daily rate £400 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £185 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 13
Average hourly rate £12.00 £14.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £9.72 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £22.40 £16.43
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

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 May 2016.

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 1 May 2016, 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 92 (31.19%) Microsoft
2 91 (30.85%) Active Directory
3 82 (27.80%) SQL
4 80 (27.12%) Linux
5 79 (26.78%) Windows Server
6 68 (23.05%) SQL Server
7 65 (22.03%) VMware
8 59 (20.00%) Windows 7
9 55 (18.64%) Finance
10 52 (17.63%) Agile Software Development
11 49 (16.61%) VMware Infrastructure
12 39 (13.22%) Java
12 39 (13.22%) ITIL
13 38 (12.88%) Unix
14 35 (11.86%) MS Office
15 34 (11.53%) MS Excel
15 34 (11.53%) MS Exchange
16 33 (11.19%) .NET
17 32 (10.85%) TDD
18 30 (10.17%) JavaScript
19 24 (8.14%) Perl
19 24 (8.14%) C#
19 24 (8.14%) Windows XP
19 24 (8.14%) Cisco
19 24 (8.14%) Windows Server 2012
20 23 (7.80%) HP
20 23 (7.80%) CRM
20 23 (7.80%) Shell Script
21 22 (7.46%) Firewall
21 22 (7.46%) Legal

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 (11.53%) MS Exchange
2 14 (4.75%) Node.js
2 14 (4.75%) Tomcat
3 11 (3.73%) Skype for Business
4 8 (2.71%) Apache
4 8 (2.71%) SAS
5 7 (2.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 7 (2.37%) Confluence
5 7 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (1.69%) JBoss
7 5 (1.69%) SharePoint
7 5 (1.69%) WebSphere
8 4 (1.36%) CloudStack
8 4 (1.36%) OpenStack
9 3 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (1.02%) IBM Domino
9 3 (1.02%) IIS
10 2 (0.68%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 35 (11.86%) MS Office
2 34 (11.53%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 18 (6.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.34%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 20 (6.78%) Office 365
2 13 (4.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.69%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.34%) IaaS
4 1 (0.34%) PaaS
4 1 (0.34%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (7.46%) Firewall
2 21 (7.12%) Internet
3 19 (6.44%) SAN
4 14 (4.75%) DNS
4 14 (4.75%) LAN
5 12 (4.07%) VPN
5 12 (4.07%) WAN
6 11 (3.73%) TCP/IP
7 8 (2.71%) Cisco Nexus
8 7 (2.37%) FWSM
8 7 (2.37%) SNMP
9 5 (1.69%) BGP
9 5 (1.69%) DHCP
9 5 (1.69%) EIGRP
9 5 (1.69%) FTP
9 5 (1.69%) MPLS
9 5 (1.69%) OSPF
10 4 (1.36%) HSRP
10 4 (1.36%) Network Security
10 4 (1.36%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (23.05%) SQL Server
2 21 (7.12%) MySQL
3 18 (6.10%) SQL Server 2008
4 17 (5.76%) MongoDB
5 14 (4.75%) CouchDB
6 13 (4.41%) RDBMS
6 13 (4.41%) Relational Database
7 11 (3.73%) SQL Server 2005
7 11 (3.73%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (3.05%) Hadoop
8 9 (3.05%) SQL Server 2000
9 8 (2.71%) Informix
10 5 (1.69%) Oracle Database
11 4 (1.36%) DB2
11 4 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 2 (0.68%) Crystal Reports
13 2 (0.68%) Data Mining
13 2 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (7.46%) Jenkins
2 19 (6.44%) JIRA
3 14 (4.75%) Maven
4 12 (4.07%) Subversion
5 11 (3.73%) Git (software)
5 11 (3.73%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (3.39%) Selenium
7 8 (2.71%) Cucumber
7 8 (2.71%) JUnit
8 7 (2.37%) HP UFT
8 7 (2.37%) Hudson
8 7 (2.37%) JMeter
9 6 (2.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (2.03%) LoadRunner
9 6 (2.03%) Sonatype Nexus
9 6 (2.03%) Visual Studio
10 4 (1.36%) Ant
10 4 (1.36%) ClearCase
10 4 (1.36%) TeamCity
10 4 (1.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 55 (18.64%) Finance
2 22 (7.46%) Legal
3 17 (5.76%) Games
4 14 (4.75%) Telecoms
5 9 (3.05%) Law
6 7 (2.37%) Banking
7 4 (1.36%) Retail
8 3 (1.02%) Electronics
8 3 (1.02%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.02%) Marketing
8 3 (1.02%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 79 (26.78%) Analyst
2 43 (14.58%) Developer
3 41 (13.90%) Support Analyst
4 31 (10.51%) Applications Support
5 29 (9.83%) Service Analyst
5 29 (9.83%) Service Desk Analyst
6 27 (9.15%) Applications Support Analyst
7 26 (8.81%) 2nd Line Support
8 23 (7.80%) 1st Line Support
9 22 (7.46%) Java Developer
10 21 (7.12%) SQL Analyst
10 21 (7.12%) SQL Support Analyst
11 18 (6.10%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
11 18 (6.10%) Windows Engineer
12 17 (5.76%) 1st/2nd Line Support
12 17 (5.76%) Administrator
12 17 (5.76%) Support Engineer
13 16 (5.42%) Desktop Support
14 14 (4.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 14 (4.75%) Unix Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (11.19%) .NET
2 21 (7.12%) Hibernate
2 21 (7.12%) RabbitMQ
2 21 (7.12%) Spring
3 19 (6.44%) CSS
4 18 (6.10%) Web Services
5 15 (5.08%) XML
6 14 (4.75%) AngularJS
6 14 (4.75%) Ember.js
6 14 (4.75%) JPA
6 14 (4.75%) LESS
6 14 (4.75%) React
6 14 (4.75%) RESTful
7 11 (3.73%) HTML
8 10 (3.39%) WCF
9 9 (3.05%) JSON
9 9 (3.05%) Middleware
10 8 (2.71%) .NET Framework
10 8 (2.71%) Entity Framework
10 8 (2.71%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.46%) Data Centre
2 14 (4.75%) Clustering
3 11 (3.73%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.73%) Blackberry
3 11 (3.73%) Mobile App
4 9 (3.05%) Client/Server
5 8 (2.71%) Mathematics
5 8 (2.71%) PKI
6 7 (2.37%) Enterprise Storage
6 7 (2.37%) Hybrid Cloud
6 7 (2.37%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.69%) Replication
8 4 (1.36%) Algorithms
8 4 (1.36%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.36%) IBM XIV
8 4 (1.36%) iPad
8 4 (1.36%) iPhone
8 4 (1.36%) N-Tier
8 4 (1.36%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (1.36%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 80 (27.12%) Linux
2 79 (26.78%) Windows Server
3 59 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 38 (12.88%) Unix
5 24 (8.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (8.14%) Windows XP
6 21 (7.12%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (6.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (4.41%) Windows 8
9 10 (3.39%) Android
10 9 (3.05%) Windows Vista
11 8 (2.71%) Apple iOS
11 8 (2.71%) Mac OS X
11 8 (2.71%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (2.37%) AIX
13 5 (1.69%) SUSE
14 4 (1.36%) HPUX
14 4 (1.36%) Windows 10
15 2 (0.68%) Solaris
15 2 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (17.63%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (13.22%) ITIL
3 32 (10.85%) TDD
4 23 (7.80%) CRM
5 18 (6.10%) Change Management
5 18 (6.10%) Service Delivery
6 15 (5.08%) Migration
7 14 (4.75%) Capacity Planning
7 14 (4.75%) Incident Management
8 12 (4.07%) BDD
8 12 (4.07%) ITSM
8 12 (4.07%) Release Management
9 11 (3.73%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (3.73%) DevOps
9 11 (3.73%) High Availability
9 11 (3.73%) Scrum
9 11 (3.73%) SOA
10 10 (3.39%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (3.39%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 9 (3.05%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 82 (27.80%) SQL
2 39 (13.22%) Java
3 30 (10.17%) JavaScript
4 24 (8.14%) C#
4 24 (8.14%) Perl
5 23 (7.80%) Shell Script
6 14 (4.75%) ECMAScript
6 14 (4.75%) ES6
7 13 (4.41%) Bash Shell
7 13 (4.41%) C
7 13 (4.41%) Python
7 13 (4.41%) Ruby
8 11 (3.73%) T-SQL
8 11 (3.73%) VB
9 10 (3.39%) PowerShell
10 9 (3.05%) PL/SQL
11 8 (2.71%) VB.NET
12 5 (1.69%) C++
12 5 (1.69%) VBA
13 4 (1.36%) PHP
Qualifications
1 22 (7.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (5.08%) MCSA
3 12 (4.07%) Degree
4 8 (2.71%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (2.71%) MCSE
5 7 (2.37%) CCNP
5 7 (2.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (2.03%) ISEB
6 6 (2.03%) MCITP
6 6 (2.03%) SAS Certification
7 4 (1.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (1.02%) CCIE
8 3 (1.02%) CISSP
8 3 (1.02%) CREST Certified
8 3 (1.02%) ISTQB
8 3 (1.02%) MCP
8 3 (1.02%) Security Cleared
8 3 (1.02%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.68%) CCNA
9 2 (0.68%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.08%) SLA
2 6 (2.03%) QA
3 2 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 91 (30.85%) Active Directory
2 49 (16.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (7.46%) Hyper-V
4 8 (2.71%) VMware ESX
4 8 (2.71%) vSphere
5 7 (2.37%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (2.03%) vCloud
7 5 (1.69%) Xen
8 4 (1.36%) KVM
9 2 (0.68%) Firmware
9 2 (0.68%) NFS
9 2 (0.68%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.68%) XenApp
9 2 (0.68%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.34%) Docker
10 1 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.34%) Time Sharing Option
10 1 (0.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.34%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 12 (4.07%) SCCM
2 9 (3.05%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (3.05%) Opsview
3 8 (2.71%) Puppet
4 7 (2.37%) DameWare
5 6 (2.03%) Cacti
5 6 (2.03%) Graphite
5 6 (2.03%) Nagios
6 4 (1.36%) logstash
6 4 (1.36%) NetBackup
6 4 (1.36%) SolarWinds Orion
7 3 (1.02%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (1.02%) Nessus
7 3 (1.02%) Salt
8 2 (0.68%) Ansible
8 2 (0.68%) Grafana
8 2 (0.68%) SCOM
8 2 (0.68%) ThinApp
9 1 (0.34%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (0.34%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 92 (31.19%) Microsoft
2 65 (22.03%) VMware
3 24 (8.14%) Cisco
4 23 (7.80%) HP
5 21 (7.12%) Oracle
6 17 (5.76%) Red Hat
7 15 (5.08%) Citrix
7 15 (5.08%) IBM
8 9 (3.05%) F5
9 6 (2.03%) Dell
9 6 (2.03%) NetApp
10 5 (1.69%) SolarWinds
11 4 (1.36%) Adobe
11 4 (1.36%) Apple
11 4 (1.36%) CA
11 4 (1.36%) DevExpress
11 4 (1.36%) Splunk
11 4 (1.36%) Symantec
11 4 (1.36%) TIBCO
11 4 (1.36%) Veritas
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