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 13 February 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 15 10
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows 148 99 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 10.39% 8.70% 10.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.68% 38.52% 49.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 54 47
Average daily rate £343 £360 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.86% +35.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £116 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £425 £354
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 7
Average hourly rate £15.25 £11.75 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.78% -6.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £9.56 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £13.23 £14.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.31% -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
292 257 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 20.51% 22.58% 21.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 169 130
Average daily rate £400 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £425 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.10% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 7
Average hourly rate £15.25 £12.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.08% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.47 £9.80 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £19.40 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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 13 February 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
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 13 February 2016.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Leeds

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 13 February 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.

1 114 (37.25%) Active Directory
2 89 (29.08%) Microsoft
3 86 (28.10%) Windows 7
4 72 (23.53%) VMware
5 71 (23.20%) Linux
6 68 (22.22%) SQL
7 59 (19.28%) Finance
8 54 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
9 51 (16.67%) Windows Server
10 49 (16.01%) Agile Software Development
10 49 (16.01%) ITIL
11 43 (14.05%) .NET
12 40 (13.07%) Unix
13 37 (12.09%) SQL Server
13 37 (12.09%) Microsoft Certification
14 36 (11.76%) MS Exchange
15 34 (11.11%) MS Office
16 32 (10.46%) Java
17 30 (9.80%) C#
18 28 (9.15%) MS Excel
19 27 (8.82%) Oracle
20 26 (8.50%) Migration
21 25 (8.17%) Jenkins
22 24 (7.84%) Windows XP
23 23 (7.52%) Perl
23 23 (7.52%) Shell Script
23 23 (7.52%) Windows Server 2008
23 23 (7.52%) Data Centre
24 22 (7.19%) TDD
24 22 (7.19%) Service Delivery

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 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 36 (11.76%) MS Exchange
2 12 (3.92%) Tomcat
3 11 (3.59%) Confluence
4 9 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (2.29%) IIS
5 7 (2.29%) SharePoint
6 6 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (1.96%) IBM Domino
6 6 (1.96%) Skype for Business
7 5 (1.63%) OpenStack
7 5 (1.63%) SAS
8 4 (1.31%) Apache
8 4 (1.31%) JBoss
8 4 (1.31%) Node.js
9 3 (0.98%) CloudStack
10 2 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.65%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.65%) nginx
10 2 (0.65%) WebSphere
Applications
1 34 (11.11%) MS Office
2 28 (9.15%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.65%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 14 (4.58%) Office 365
2 13 (4.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.98%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.65%) IaaS
5 2 (0.65%) PaaS
6 1 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.33%) GitHub
6 1 (0.33%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (6.54%) DNS
1 20 (6.54%) TCP/IP
2 18 (5.88%) Firewall
3 17 (5.56%) Internet
4 16 (5.23%) DHCP
5 13 (4.25%) LAN
6 10 (3.27%) SAN
6 10 (3.27%) SNMP
6 10 (3.27%) WAN
7 9 (2.94%) VPN
8 7 (2.29%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (1.96%) FWSM
10 5 (1.63%) VoIP
11 4 (1.31%) BGP
11 4 (1.31%) HSRP
11 4 (1.31%) MPLS
11 4 (1.31%) Network Security
11 4 (1.31%) OSPF
11 4 (1.31%) VRRP
12 3 (0.98%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (12.09%) SQL Server
2 19 (6.21%) MySQL
3 14 (4.58%) RDBMS
3 14 (4.58%) Relational Database
4 13 (4.25%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (3.27%) MongoDB
5 10 (3.27%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
7 8 (2.61%) SQL Server 2000
8 6 (1.96%) Informix
9 5 (1.63%) Hadoop
9 5 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.98%) CouchDB
10 3 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.98%) Redis
11 2 (0.65%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.65%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
12 1 (0.33%) QlikView
12 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 25 (8.17%) Jenkins
2 19 (6.21%) JIRA
3 14 (4.58%) Selenium
4 13 (4.25%) Maven
5 12 (3.92%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (3.59%) Cucumber
7 10 (3.27%) HP UFT
7 10 (3.27%) JMeter
7 10 (3.27%) Subversion
8 9 (2.94%) Git (software)
8 9 (2.94%) LoadRunner
8 9 (2.94%) Visual Studio
9 8 (2.61%) JUnit
10 5 (1.63%) Hudson
10 5 (1.63%) Sonatype Nexus
11 4 (1.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (0.98%) Ant
12 3 (0.98%) CruiseControl
12 3 (0.98%) Metasploit
12 3 (0.98%) TeamCity
General
1 59 (19.28%) Finance
2 20 (6.54%) Telecoms
3 19 (6.21%) Legal
4 12 (3.92%) Games
5 6 (1.96%) Law
6 5 (1.63%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.63%) Marketing
7 4 (1.31%) Electronics
7 4 (1.31%) Retail
8 3 (0.98%) Banking
9 2 (0.65%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 86 (28.10%) Analyst
2 40 (13.07%) Service Analyst
2 40 (13.07%) Service Desk Analyst
2 40 (13.07%) Support Analyst
3 36 (11.76%) Developer
4 33 (10.78%) 2nd Line Support
5 26 (8.50%) Applications Support
6 25 (8.17%) Applications Support Analyst
7 22 (7.19%) 1st Line Support
8 20 (6.54%) SQL Analyst
8 20 (6.54%) SQL Support Analyst
9 19 (6.21%) Service Desk Support
10 18 (5.88%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 18 (5.88%) Linux Support
11 17 (5.56%) Support Engineer
11 17 (5.56%) Unix Support
12 16 (5.23%) Unix Analyst
12 16 (5.23%) Unix Support Analyst
13 14 (4.58%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
14 13 (4.25%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (14.05%) .NET
2 18 (5.88%) XML
3 11 (3.59%) WCF
4 10 (3.27%) .NET Framework
4 10 (3.27%) Hibernate
4 10 (3.27%) Spring
5 9 (2.94%) WinForms
6 8 (2.61%) CSS
6 8 (2.61%) HTML
6 8 (2.61%) jQuery
6 8 (2.61%) JSON
6 8 (2.61%) RabbitMQ
7 7 (2.29%) ASP.NET
8 6 (1.96%) Entity Framework
8 6 (1.96%) Web Services
9 5 (1.63%) ActiveMQ
9 5 (1.63%) Classic ASP
9 5 (1.63%) Middleware
9 5 (1.63%) Servlets
9 5 (1.63%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 23 (7.52%) Data Centre
2 18 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (3.92%) PKI
4 9 (2.94%) Blackberry
4 9 (2.94%) Client/Server
4 9 (2.94%) Video Conferencing
5 8 (2.61%) Mathematics
6 6 (1.96%) AS400
6 6 (1.96%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.63%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.63%) Driving Licence
7 5 (1.63%) Enterprise Storage
7 5 (1.63%) N-Tier
7 5 (1.63%) User Experience
8 4 (1.31%) Algorithms
8 4 (1.31%) Clustering
8 4 (1.31%) iSeries
9 3 (0.98%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (0.98%) Replication
10 2 (0.65%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 86 (28.10%) Windows 7
2 71 (23.20%) Linux
3 51 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 40 (13.07%) Unix
5 24 (7.84%) Windows XP
6 23 (7.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 20 (6.54%) Windows 8
8 19 (6.21%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (5.56%) Android
10 13 (4.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (4.25%) Windows Vista
11 12 (3.92%) Apple iOS
12 10 (3.27%) Mac OS X
12 10 (3.27%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (1.31%) AIX
14 3 (0.98%) HPUX
14 3 (0.98%) SUSE
14 3 (0.98%) Windows 10
15 2 (0.65%) Solaris
15 2 (0.65%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (16.01%) Agile Software Development
1 49 (16.01%) ITIL
2 26 (8.50%) Migration
3 22 (7.19%) Service Delivery
3 22 (7.19%) TDD
4 21 (6.86%) Service Management
5 18 (5.88%) Change Management
6 14 (4.58%) Release Management
6 14 (4.58%) Scrum
7 13 (4.25%) BDD
7 13 (4.25%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 10 (3.27%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (3.27%) High Availability
8 10 (3.27%) Network Monitoring
8 10 (3.27%) SOA
8 10 (3.27%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (3.27%) Unit Testing
9 9 (2.94%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (2.94%) Data Entry
9 9 (2.94%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 68 (22.22%) SQL
2 32 (10.46%) Java
3 30 (9.80%) C#
4 23 (7.52%) Perl
4 23 (7.52%) Shell Script
5 19 (6.21%) JavaScript
6 17 (5.56%) C
7 15 (4.90%) T-SQL
8 14 (4.58%) Python
8 14 (4.58%) Ruby
9 11 (3.59%) Bash Shell
9 11 (3.59%) PowerShell
10 10 (3.27%) VB
11 9 (2.94%) PL/SQL
11 9 (2.94%) VB.NET
12 5 (1.63%) C++
12 5 (1.63%) VBA
13 4 (1.31%) XPath
14 3 (0.98%) ECMAScript
14 3 (0.98%) PHP
Qualifications
1 37 (12.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (6.54%) MCSA
3 11 (3.59%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (2.94%) Degree
4 9 (2.94%) MCSE
5 7 (2.29%) ISEB
5 7 (2.29%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (2.29%) MCDST
5 7 (2.29%) Security Cleared
6 6 (1.96%) CCNA
6 6 (1.96%) CCNP
7 5 (1.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (1.63%) MOS
8 4 (1.31%) MCP
8 4 (1.31%) SAS Certification
8 4 (1.31%) SC Cleared
8 4 (1.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (0.98%) CCIE
9 3 (0.98%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.98%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.25%) SLA
2 9 (2.94%) QA
3 1 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.33%) GPG13
3 1 (0.33%) HL7
3 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.33%) WAI
3 1 (0.33%) WCAG
System Software
1 114 (37.25%) Active Directory
2 54 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (5.56%) Hyper-V
4 7 (2.29%) vCloud
4 7 (2.29%) VMware ESX
5 6 (1.96%) vSphere
6 5 (1.63%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.31%) Xen
7 4 (1.31%) XenApp
8 3 (0.98%) Firmware
8 3 (0.98%) KVM
8 3 (0.98%) NFS
8 3 (0.98%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.65%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.65%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.65%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.33%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 14 (4.58%) SCCM
2 8 (2.61%) Opsview
3 6 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (1.96%) Puppet
4 5 (1.63%) Cacti
4 5 (1.63%) DameWare
4 5 (1.63%) Graphite
4 5 (1.63%) Nagios
4 5 (1.63%) SolarWinds Orion
5 4 (1.31%) logstash
6 3 (0.98%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (0.98%) Nessus
6 3 (0.98%) ThinApp
7 2 (0.65%) HP SIM
7 2 (0.65%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.65%) SCOM
8 1 (0.33%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.33%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.33%) Salt
8 1 (0.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 89 (29.08%) Microsoft
2 72 (23.53%) VMware
3 27 (8.82%) Oracle
4 18 (5.88%) Cisco
4 18 (5.88%) Citrix
4 18 (5.88%) HP
5 13 (4.25%) Red Hat
6 8 (2.61%) IBM
7 7 (2.29%) F5
8 6 (1.96%) SolarWinds
9 5 (1.63%) SAP
10 4 (1.31%) Dell
10 4 (1.31%) DevExpress
10 4 (1.31%) Intel
10 4 (1.31%) Splunk
11 3 (0.98%) CA
11 3 (0.98%) Google
11 3 (0.98%) Lotus
11 3 (0.98%) Palo Alto
11 3 (0.98%) TIBCO
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