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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 4 22
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +18
Contract jobs citing Windows 120 150 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 11.88% 15.86% 7.97%
As % of the Operating Systems category 55.56% 55.15% 39.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 59 33
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£263 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.32% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £107 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £430 £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £313 £312
% change year-on-year
-2.40% +0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 19 12
Average hourly rate £11.56 £13.50 £14.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.35% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.35 £45.00 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
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
216 272 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 21.39% 28.75% 20.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 137 122
Average daily rate £250 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.63% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £107 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.57% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 24 12
Average hourly rate £13.60 £22.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.20% +46.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 2 September 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 2 September 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Leeds

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 102 (39.84%) Microsoft
2 80 (31.25%) Active Directory
3 64 (25.00%) VMware
3 64 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 61 (23.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 50 (19.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 48 (18.75%) SQL Server
7 42 (16.41%) MS Excel
8 41 (16.02%) SAN
9 39 (15.23%) SQL
10 37 (14.45%) Windows XP
11 35 (13.67%) .NET
12 34 (13.28%) MS Exchange
12 34 (13.28%) Service Management
13 30 (11.72%) Citrix
14 29 (11.33%) Linux
14 29 (11.33%) ITIL
15 26 (10.16%) CentOS
15 26 (10.16%) VMware Infrastructure
16 23 (8.98%) Ubuntu
16 23 (8.98%) Incident Management
17 22 (8.59%) SCCM
17 22 (8.59%) Python
18 21 (8.20%) MS Office
18 21 (8.20%) Cisco
19 20 (7.81%) HP
19 20 (7.81%) NetApp
19 20 (7.81%) C#
19 20 (7.81%) vSphere
19 20 (7.81%) Splunk

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 34 (13.28%) MS Exchange
2 15 (5.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (4.69%) Lync
4 9 (3.52%) IIS
5 7 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (2.34%) Tomcat
7 5 (1.95%) SharePoint
7 5 (1.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (1.56%) Apache
9 3 (1.17%) Office Communications Server
9 3 (1.17%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.78%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.39%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.39%) IBM HTTP Server
11 1 (0.39%) nginx
11 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.39%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.39%) Node.js
Applications
1 42 (16.41%) MS Excel
2 21 (8.20%) MS Office
3 3 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.39%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.95%) Office 365
2 2 (0.78%) SaaS
2 2 (0.78%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.39%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.39%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 41 (16.02%) SAN
2 16 (6.25%) Firewall
3 10 (3.91%) TCP/IP
4 9 (3.52%) VPN
5 8 (3.13%) DNS
5 8 (3.13%) DHCP
5 8 (3.13%) Wireless
6 7 (2.73%) LAN
7 6 (2.34%) MPLS
7 6 (2.34%) WAN
7 6 (2.34%) IPsec
7 6 (2.34%) Unified Communications
8 5 (1.95%) S/MIME
9 4 (1.56%) SSL
10 3 (1.17%) Internet
10 3 (1.17%) NAS
10 3 (1.17%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (0.78%) HTTP
12 1 (0.39%) DSL
12 1 (0.39%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 12 (4.69%) SQL Server 2005
2 12 (4.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (4.30%) MySQL
4 9 (3.52%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (1.95%) RDBMS
5 5 (1.95%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.78%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.78%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.78%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.39%) Redis
7 1 (0.39%) SimpleDB
7 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.39%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.39%) MS Access
7 1 (0.39%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 8 (3.13%) Selenium
2 7 (2.73%) Maven
3 5 (1.95%) Visual Studio
4 4 (1.56%) AdminStudio
4 4 (1.56%) NUnit
4 4 (1.56%) Cucumber
4 4 (1.56%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.17%) Behat
5 3 (1.17%) MSTest
6 2 (0.78%) InstallShield
6 2 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.78%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (0.39%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.39%) MSI
7 1 (0.39%) Subversion
7 1 (0.39%) JMeter
7 1 (0.39%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 16 (6.25%) Finance
2 6 (2.34%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.56%) Banking
4 1 (0.39%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 36 (14.06%) Analyst
2 35 (13.67%) Developer
3 30 (11.72%) 2nd Line Support
4 21 (8.20%) Service Analyst
4 21 (8.20%) Service Desk Analyst
5 17 (6.64%) Support Engineer
6 16 (6.25%) .NET Developer
7 14 (5.47%) Administrator
7 14 (5.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 12 (4.69%) VB.NET Developer
9 11 (4.30%) Desktop Support
10 9 (3.52%) Architect
10 9 (3.52%) Senior Developer
10 9 (3.52%) Deployment Engineer
11 8 (3.13%) DBA
12 7 (2.73%) 1st Line Support
12 7 (2.73%) Systems Engineer
12 7 (2.73%) WinForms Developer
12 7 (2.73%) Exchange Engineer
12 7 (2.73%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (13.67%) .NET
2 19 (7.42%) ASP.NET
3 16 (6.25%) WinForms
3 16 (6.25%) Web Services
4 11 (4.30%) WCF
5 9 (3.52%) HTML
6 7 (2.73%) CSS
7 6 (2.34%) XMPP
7 6 (2.34%) jQuery
7 6 (2.34%) .NET Framework
7 6 (2.34%) J2EE
7 6 (2.34%) XML
8 5 (1.95%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (1.56%) HTML5
9 4 (1.56%) Hibernate
9 4 (1.56%) JPA
9 4 (1.56%) CSS3
9 4 (1.56%) Middleware
9 4 (1.56%) Spring
10 3 (1.17%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (3.13%) Blackberry
1 8 (3.13%) Clustering
2 5 (1.95%) NHS
3 4 (1.56%) Management Information System
3 4 (1.56%) Replication
4 3 (1.17%) iPhone
5 2 (0.78%) Statistics
5 2 (0.78%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.39%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.39%) Animation
6 1 (0.39%) EqualLogic
6 1 (0.39%) Social Media
6 1 (0.39%) Handset
6 1 (0.39%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 64 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 61 (23.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 50 (19.53%) Windows Server 2003
4 37 (14.45%) Windows XP
5 29 (11.33%) Linux
6 26 (10.16%) CentOS
7 23 (8.98%) Ubuntu
8 20 (7.81%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (5.86%) UNIX
10 6 (2.34%) VMS
11 5 (1.95%) Mac OS
12 4 (1.56%) Windows 2000
13 3 (1.17%) Windows NT
13 3 (1.17%) Android
14 2 (0.78%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.78%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.78%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.39%) AIX
15 1 (0.39%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (13.28%) Service Management
2 29 (11.33%) ITIL
3 23 (8.98%) Incident Management
4 18 (7.03%) Migration
5 16 (6.25%) Workflow
6 12 (4.69%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (4.30%) Root Cause Analysis
8 10 (3.91%) Project Management
8 10 (3.91%) MVC
9 9 (3.52%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (3.13%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (2.73%) Problem Management
11 7 (2.73%) TDD
11 7 (2.73%) Scrum
11 7 (2.73%) Mobile Device Management
12 6 (2.34%) Automation Testing
12 6 (2.34%) Data Management
12 6 (2.34%) Test Scripting
12 6 (2.34%) Manual Testing
12 6 (2.34%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (15.23%) SQL
2 22 (8.59%) Python
3 20 (7.81%) C#
4 17 (6.64%) VB.NET
5 15 (5.86%) T-SQL
6 14 (5.47%) PowerShell
7 13 (5.08%) Java
8 10 (3.91%) JavaScript
9 8 (3.13%) VB
10 7 (2.73%) C++
11 6 (2.34%) PHP
11 6 (2.34%) VB6
12 5 (1.95%) VBA
12 5 (1.95%) C
13 3 (1.17%) Perl
13 3 (1.17%) Ruby
14 2 (0.78%) Delphi
15 1 (0.39%) VBScript
15 1 (0.39%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.39%) VC++
Qualifications
1 14 (5.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (4.69%) Security Cleared
3 10 (3.91%) MCSE
4 8 (3.13%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (1.95%) MCSA
5 5 (1.95%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.56%) Degree
7 3 (1.17%) MCITP
8 2 (0.78%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.78%) VCAP
8 2 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.78%) CCNA
8 2 (0.78%) ISEB
9 1 (0.39%) CCNP
9 1 (0.39%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.52%) SLA
1 9 (3.52%) QA
2 2 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.39%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 80 (31.25%) Active Directory
2 26 (10.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (7.81%) vSphere
4 15 (5.86%) VMware Server
5 13 (5.08%) Hyper-V
6 10 (3.91%) VMware ESX
7 9 (3.52%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (2.73%) XenApp
9 6 (2.34%) Xen
10 3 (1.17%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.39%) ProxySG
12 1 (0.39%) MetaFrame
12 1 (0.39%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.39%) XenServer
12 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 22 (8.59%) SCCM
2 11 (4.30%) SCOM
3 5 (1.95%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 5 (1.95%) SCOrch
4 3 (1.17%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (1.17%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.39%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.39%) Hyperic
6 1 (0.39%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.39%) Puppet
6 1 (0.39%) Salt
6 1 (0.39%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.39%) CA SiteMinder
6 1 (0.39%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.39%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.39%) Cacti
Vendors
1 102 (39.84%) Microsoft
2 64 (25.00%) VMware
3 30 (11.72%) Citrix
4 21 (8.20%) Cisco
5 20 (7.81%) HP
5 20 (7.81%) NetApp
5 20 (7.81%) Splunk
6 19 (7.42%) Oracle
7 8 (3.13%) IBM
7 8 (3.13%) Symantec
8 7 (2.73%) EMC
9 6 (2.34%) Dell
10 5 (1.95%) Google
10 5 (1.95%) Postini
11 3 (1.17%) Xamarin
12 2 (0.78%) Cyber-Ark
12 2 (0.78%) Riverbed
12 2 (0.78%) SolarWinds
12 2 (0.78%) CheckPoint
12 2 (0.78%) Lotus
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