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 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 4 20
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +16
Contract jobs citing Windows 121 148 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 11.71% 16.03% 8.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.08% 56.49% 39.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 52 35
Average daily rate
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£245 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.43% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £108 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £421 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £318 £315
% change year-on-year
-5.25% +0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 17 13
Average hourly rate £11.56 £13.50 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.35% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.35 £45.00 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
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
212 262 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 20.52% 28.39% 20.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 123 131
Average daily rate £248 £323 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.25% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £107 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £415 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 22 13
Average hourly rate £13.60 £30.00 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.68% +110.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £150.00 £45.00 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -8.57%

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 August 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 22 August 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Leeds

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 109 (40.07%) Microsoft
2 87 (31.99%) Active Directory
3 70 (25.74%) Windows 7
4 68 (25.00%) VMware
5 67 (24.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 55 (20.22%) SQL Server
7 51 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 47 (17.28%) SAN
8 47 (17.28%) SQL
9 45 (16.54%) MS Excel
10 42 (15.44%) Windows XP
10 42 (15.44%) MS Exchange
11 41 (15.07%) .NET
12 35 (12.87%) Service Management
13 30 (11.03%) ITIL
14 29 (10.66%) Linux
14 29 (10.66%) Citrix
15 27 (9.93%) Cisco
15 27 (9.93%) VMware Infrastructure
16 26 (9.56%) CentOS
16 26 (9.56%) MS Office
17 24 (8.82%) Incident Management
18 23 (8.46%) Ubuntu
18 23 (8.46%) HP
19 22 (8.09%) NetApp
19 22 (8.09%) Firewall
19 22 (8.09%) SCCM
19 22 (8.09%) vSphere
19 22 (8.09%) Windows Server 2012
20 21 (7.72%) Oracle

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 42 (15.44%) MS Exchange
2 15 (5.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (5.15%) Lync
4 13 (4.78%) IIS
5 12 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (2.94%) SharePoint
7 6 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (1.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (1.47%) Tomcat
10 3 (1.10%) Office Communications Server
10 3 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.74%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.74%) Apache
12 1 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.37%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 45 (16.54%) MS Excel
2 26 (9.56%) MS Office
3 3 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.37%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.74%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.84%) Office 365
2 2 (0.74%) SaaS
2 2 (0.74%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 47 (17.28%) SAN
2 22 (8.09%) Firewall
3 15 (5.51%) TCP/IP
4 11 (4.04%) VPN
4 11 (4.04%) LAN
5 10 (3.68%) WAN
5 10 (3.68%) Wireless
6 8 (2.94%) MPLS
6 8 (2.94%) DNS
6 8 (2.94%) DHCP
6 8 (2.94%) IPsec
7 7 (2.57%) NAS
8 6 (2.21%) Unified Communications
9 5 (1.84%) S/MIME
10 4 (1.47%) SMTP
11 3 (1.10%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (1.10%) Internet
11 3 (1.10%) SSL
12 1 (0.37%) NetScaler
12 1 (0.37%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (20.22%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (4.78%) SQL Server 2005
3 13 (4.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (4.78%) MySQL
4 11 (4.04%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.47%) RDBMS
5 4 (1.47%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.74%) OLTP
6 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.74%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.74%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.74%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.37%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.37%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 8 (2.94%) Selenium
2 7 (2.57%) Maven
3 6 (2.21%) Visual Studio
4 4 (1.47%) AdminStudio
4 4 (1.47%) NUnit
4 4 (1.47%) Cucumber
5 3 (1.10%) Behat
5 3 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.10%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.10%) MSTest
5 3 (1.10%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (0.74%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.37%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 1 (0.37%) JMeter
7 1 (0.37%) MSI
7 1 (0.37%) LoadRunner
General
1 16 (5.88%) Finance
2 5 (1.84%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.47%) Banking
4 1 (0.37%) Legal
4 1 (0.37%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 40 (14.71%) Analyst
2 36 (13.24%) Developer
3 30 (11.03%) 2nd Line Support
4 22 (8.09%) Service Analyst
4 22 (8.09%) Service Desk Analyst
5 17 (6.25%) Support Engineer
6 16 (5.88%) .NET Developer
7 15 (5.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 15 (5.51%) Administrator
8 12 (4.41%) DBA
8 12 (4.41%) VB.NET Developer
9 11 (4.04%) Senior Developer
9 11 (4.04%) Desktop Support
10 10 (3.68%) Deployment Engineer
11 9 (3.31%) SQL DBA
11 9 (3.31%) Architect
12 8 (2.94%) Tester
12 8 (2.94%) 1st Line Support
13 7 (2.57%) Windows Engineer
13 7 (2.57%) Exchange Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (15.07%) .NET
2 20 (7.35%) ASP.NET
3 16 (5.88%) WinForms
4 14 (5.15%) Web Services
5 13 (4.78%) HTML
6 12 (4.41%) WCF
7 10 (3.68%) XML
8 8 (2.94%) XMPP
9 7 (2.57%) jQuery
9 7 (2.57%) CSS
10 6 (2.21%) .NET Framework
10 6 (2.21%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (1.84%) J2EE
12 4 (1.47%) Middleware
12 4 (1.47%) Hibernate
12 4 (1.47%) LINQ
12 4 (1.47%) Spring
12 4 (1.47%) JPA
12 4 (1.47%) HTML5
12 4 (1.47%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.04%) Clustering
2 9 (3.31%) Blackberry
3 6 (2.21%) NHS
4 4 (1.47%) Replication
4 4 (1.47%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.47%) iPhone
5 3 (1.10%) Statistics
6 2 (0.74%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.37%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.37%) Social Media
7 1 (0.37%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.37%) Animation
7 1 (0.37%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 70 (25.74%) Windows 7
2 67 (24.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 51 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
4 42 (15.44%) Windows XP
5 29 (10.66%) Linux
6 26 (9.56%) CentOS
7 23 (8.46%) Ubuntu
8 22 (8.09%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (4.78%) UNIX
10 7 (2.57%) VMS
11 5 (1.84%) Mac OS
12 4 (1.47%) Windows 2000
13 3 (1.10%) Android
13 3 (1.10%) Windows NT
14 2 (0.74%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.74%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.74%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.37%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.37%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (12.87%) Service Management
2 30 (11.03%) ITIL
3 24 (8.82%) Incident Management
4 18 (6.62%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (6.62%) Migration
5 16 (5.88%) Workflow
6 13 (4.78%) Scrum
7 12 (4.41%) Project Management
8 11 (4.04%) Root Cause Analysis
8 11 (4.04%) MVC
9 10 (3.68%) Disaster Recovery
10 9 (3.31%) Mobile Device Management
11 8 (2.94%) Data Management
11 8 (2.94%) Master Data Management
11 8 (2.94%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (2.57%) Test Scripting
13 6 (2.21%) TDD
13 6 (2.21%) Problem Management
13 6 (2.21%) Data Entry
13 6 (2.21%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 47 (17.28%) SQL
2 21 (7.72%) C#
2 21 (7.72%) Python
3 18 (6.62%) T-SQL
3 18 (6.62%) VB.NET
4 13 (4.78%) PowerShell
4 13 (4.78%) Java
5 10 (3.68%) JavaScript
6 9 (3.31%) VB
7 7 (2.57%) VB6
8 6 (2.21%) C++
9 5 (1.84%) C
9 5 (1.84%) PHP
9 5 (1.84%) VBA
10 3 (1.10%) Perl
11 2 (0.74%) Delphi
12 1 (0.37%) Ruby
12 1 (0.37%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.37%) VBScript
12 1 (0.37%) VC++
Qualifications
1 15 (5.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (4.41%) Security Cleared
3 11 (4.04%) MCSE
4 8 (2.94%) SC Cleared
5 6 (2.21%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (1.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (1.84%) MCSA
7 4 (1.47%) MCITP
8 3 (1.10%) ISTQB
8 3 (1.10%) Degree
8 3 (1.10%) CCNA
9 2 (0.74%) ISEB
9 2 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.74%) VCAP
10 1 (0.37%) CCNP
10 1 (0.37%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.04%) SLA
2 10 (3.68%) QA
3 2 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.37%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 87 (31.99%) Active Directory
2 27 (9.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (8.09%) vSphere
4 16 (5.88%) Hyper-V
5 15 (5.51%) VMware Server
6 11 (4.04%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (3.68%) VMware ESX
8 8 (2.94%) Xen
9 7 (2.57%) XenApp
10 3 (1.10%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.37%) UAG
12 1 (0.37%) XenServer
12 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.37%) ProxySG
12 1 (0.37%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.37%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 22 (8.09%) SCCM
2 12 (4.41%) SCOM
3 5 (1.84%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 5 (1.84%) SCOrch
4 3 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.10%) NetBackup
4 3 (1.10%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.37%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.37%) Hyperic
5 1 (0.37%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.37%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.37%) Cacti
5 1 (0.37%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 109 (40.07%) Microsoft
2 68 (25.00%) VMware
3 29 (10.66%) Citrix
4 27 (9.93%) Cisco
5 23 (8.46%) HP
6 22 (8.09%) NetApp
7 21 (7.72%) Oracle
8 20 (7.35%) Splunk
9 9 (3.31%) IBM
9 9 (3.31%) EMC
10 8 (2.94%) Symantec
11 6 (2.21%) Dell
12 5 (1.84%) Google
12 5 (1.84%) Postini
13 3 (1.10%) Xamarin
14 2 (0.74%) Sybase
14 2 (0.74%) BMC
14 2 (0.74%) Lotus
14 2 (0.74%) CheckPoint
14 2 (0.74%) Remedy
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