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 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 15 10 13
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 129 145 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 9.73% 12.59% 10.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 40.06% 59.67% 47.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 77 37
Average daily rate
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£323 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £103 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £390 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 12
Average hourly rate £12.00 £15.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% +24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.24 £11.20 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.95 £16.16 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.13 £15.50 £15.10
% change year-on-year
-2.41% +2.64%
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
322 243 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 24.28% 21.09% 22.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 139 96
Average daily rate £325 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £150 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.58% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 13
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% -6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.48 £10.90 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.60 £16.43 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.94% -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 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 1 May 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Leeds

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 78 (33.62%) Microsoft
2 65 (28.02%) Active Directory
3 55 (23.71%) Windows 7
4 47 (20.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 46 (19.83%) Linux
6 45 (19.40%) ITIL
6 45 (19.40%) VMware
7 43 (18.53%) SQL Server
8 42 (18.10%) .NET
9 39 (16.81%) SQL
10 34 (14.66%) MS Office
10 34 (14.66%) MS Exchange
11 32 (13.79%) Migration
12 31 (13.36%) Windows XP
13 27 (11.64%) Windows Server 2012
14 26 (11.21%) Windows Server 2003
15 25 (10.78%) Oracle
16 24 (10.34%) UNIX
16 24 (10.34%) SLA
17 23 (9.91%) SAN
17 23 (9.91%) Red Hat
18 22 (9.48%) C#
18 22 (9.48%) ASP.NET
19 19 (8.19%) JavaScript
19 19 (8.19%) Cisco
19 19 (8.19%) MVC
19 19 (8.19%) Agile Software Development
19 19 (8.19%) TDD
20 18 (7.76%) Incident Management
20 18 (7.76%) Python

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 34 (14.66%) MS Exchange
2 17 (7.33%) IIS
3 16 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (5.17%) Tomcat
5 11 (4.74%) SharePoint
5 11 (4.74%) Apache
5 11 (4.74%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (3.45%) SAS
7 6 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (2.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (2.16%) WebSphere
9 4 (1.72%) nginx
10 3 (1.29%) JBoss
10 3 (1.29%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.86%) Office Communications Server
11 2 (0.86%) Node.js
11 2 (0.86%) IBM HTTP Server
11 2 (0.86%) Lotus Domino
12 1 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 34 (14.66%) MS Office
2 18 (7.76%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.43%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.43%) Unica
2 1 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.59%) Office 365
3 5 (2.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 4 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.72%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (1.72%) Amazon S3
4 4 (1.72%) Route 53
5 1 (0.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 23 (9.91%) SAN
2 16 (6.90%) DNS
3 15 (6.47%) LAN
4 14 (6.03%) Firewall
5 12 (5.17%) TCP/IP
6 10 (4.31%) DHCP
7 9 (3.88%) VPN
8 8 (3.45%) Internet
9 7 (3.02%) OSPF
9 7 (3.02%) WAN
9 7 (3.02%) BGP
10 6 (2.59%) SSL
10 6 (2.59%) HTTPS
10 6 (2.59%) MPLS
11 4 (1.72%) Intrusion Detection
11 4 (1.72%) Junos
11 4 (1.72%) EIGRP
11 4 (1.72%) SMTP
11 4 (1.72%) Skype
12 3 (1.29%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (18.53%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.60%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (5.17%) Oracle Database
3 12 (5.17%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (4.74%) SQL Server 2005
5 9 (3.88%) Relational Database
6 8 (3.45%) Oracle OLAP
6 8 (3.45%) OLAP
6 8 (3.45%) MySQL
7 7 (3.02%) RDBMS
8 5 (2.16%) MongoDB
8 5 (2.16%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (1.72%) BODI
9 4 (1.72%) Data Mart
9 4 (1.72%) NoSQL
9 4 (1.72%) Redis
9 4 (1.72%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (1.29%) DB2
10 3 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (1.29%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 6 (2.59%) Git (software)
1 6 (2.59%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (2.16%) MSI
3 3 (1.29%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.29%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.86%) NUnit
4 2 (0.86%) JIRA
4 2 (0.86%) Wise Package Studio
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.43%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.43%) PHPUnit
5 1 (0.43%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.43%) Maven
General
1 14 (6.03%) Law
2 13 (5.60%) Finance
3 12 (5.17%) Legal
4 7 (3.02%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.29%) Games
5 3 (1.29%) Banking
6 2 (0.86%) Retail
6 2 (0.86%) Marketing
7 1 (0.43%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 45 (19.40%) Analyst
2 35 (15.09%) Developer
3 23 (9.91%) Support Analyst
4 22 (9.48%) Support Engineer
5 19 (8.19%) 2nd Line Support
6 18 (7.76%) Service Analyst
6 18 (7.76%) Service Desk Analyst
7 17 (7.33%) .NET Developer
8 13 (5.60%) 1st Line Support
9 11 (4.74%) DBA
10 10 (4.31%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 10 (4.31%) Desktop Support
11 9 (3.88%) Consultant
12 8 (3.45%) Agile .NET Developer
13 7 (3.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 7 (3.02%) Oracle DBA
13 7 (3.02%) Desktop Engineer
13 7 (3.02%) Architect
13 7 (3.02%) Administrator
13 7 (3.02%) Xamarin Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (18.10%) .NET
2 22 (9.48%) ASP.NET
3 12 (5.17%) XML
4 11 (4.74%) .NET Framework
5 10 (4.31%) HTML
6 9 (3.88%) Web Services
7 8 (3.45%) Application Packaging
7 8 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (3.45%) CSS
8 7 (3.02%) WCF
8 7 (3.02%) ASP.NET 2.0
9 4 (1.72%) Ajax
9 4 (1.72%) jQuery
10 3 (1.29%) POSIX
10 3 (1.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 2 (0.86%) WPF
11 2 (0.86%) LINQ
11 2 (0.86%) Entity Framework
11 2 (0.86%) REST
11 2 (0.86%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.17%) NHS
2 7 (3.02%) Blackberry
3 6 (2.59%) BYOD
4 5 (2.16%) Mobile App
4 5 (2.16%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (1.72%) Open Source
5 4 (1.72%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.72%) Clustering
6 3 (1.29%) iPhone
6 3 (1.29%) PDA
6 3 (1.29%) PKI
7 2 (0.86%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (0.86%) User Experience
7 2 (0.86%) IBM XIV
7 2 (0.86%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.86%) Smartcard
7 2 (0.86%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.43%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.43%) EPoS
8 1 (0.43%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 55 (23.71%) Windows 7
2 47 (20.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 46 (19.83%) Linux
4 31 (13.36%) Windows XP
5 27 (11.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 26 (11.21%) Windows Server 2003
7 24 (10.34%) UNIX
8 17 (7.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 16 (6.90%) Android
10 15 (6.47%) Windows Phone
10 15 (6.47%) Ubuntu
11 14 (6.03%) Apple iOS
11 14 (6.03%) CentOS
12 9 (3.88%) Windows Mobile
13 4 (1.72%) AIX
13 4 (1.72%) Solaris
14 3 (1.29%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.86%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.86%) Debian
16 1 (0.43%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (19.40%) ITIL
2 32 (13.79%) Migration
3 19 (8.19%) MVC
3 19 (8.19%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (8.19%) TDD
4 18 (7.76%) Incident Management
5 16 (6.90%) Service Management
6 14 (6.03%) Workflow
7 13 (5.60%) Configuration Management
8 10 (4.31%) Data Migration
8 10 (4.31%) E-Commerce
8 10 (4.31%) Change Management
8 10 (4.31%) Mobile Development
9 9 (3.88%) Project Management
9 9 (3.88%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (3.88%) Scrum
9 9 (3.88%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (3.45%) Network Design
10 8 (3.45%) DevOps
10 8 (3.45%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 39 (16.81%) SQL
2 22 (9.48%) C#
3 19 (8.19%) JavaScript
4 18 (7.76%) Python
5 13 (5.60%) PL/SQL
6 10 (4.31%) PowerShell
7 7 (3.02%) Java
7 7 (3.02%) Bash Shell
8 6 (2.59%) Perl
8 6 (2.59%) T-SQL
9 4 (1.72%) PHP
10 3 (1.29%) VB
11 2 (0.86%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.86%) VBScript
11 2 (0.86%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.43%) C
12 1 (0.43%) C++
12 1 (0.43%) Ruby
12 1 (0.43%) Korn
12 1 (0.43%) VB6
Qualifications
1 15 (6.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (3.45%) MCSE
2 8 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (2.59%) Security Cleared
4 5 (2.16%) CCNP
4 5 (2.16%) CCNA
4 5 (2.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (1.72%) JNCIE
5 4 (1.72%) MCDST
5 4 (1.72%) MCSA
5 4 (1.72%) MCP
6 3 (1.29%) CCIE
6 3 (1.29%) Degree
6 3 (1.29%) BC Cleared
6 3 (1.29%) JNCIP
6 3 (1.29%) MCITP
7 2 (0.86%) CCSE
7 2 (0.86%) VCP5
7 2 (0.86%) VCAP
7 2 (0.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (10.34%) SLA
2 5 (2.16%) QA
3 2 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 65 (28.02%) Active Directory
2 17 (7.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.88%) VMware ESX
3 9 (3.88%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.59%) VMware Server
4 6 (2.59%) vSphere
5 5 (2.16%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (1.72%) Terminal Services
7 3 (1.29%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.86%) UAG
8 2 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.86%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.43%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.43%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 1 (0.43%) XenApp
9 1 (0.43%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 9 (3.88%) Puppet
2 8 (3.45%) SCCM
3 7 (3.02%) Nagios
3 7 (3.02%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (2.59%) AirWatch
5 5 (2.16%) Backup Exec
6 4 (1.72%) SCOM
6 4 (1.72%) HAProxy
6 4 (1.72%) Salt
7 3 (1.29%) Ansible
7 3 (1.29%) Opsview
7 3 (1.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.86%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.86%) WSUS
8 2 (0.86%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.86%) SolarWinds Orion
8 2 (0.86%) Cacti
8 2 (0.86%) Graphite
8 2 (0.86%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 78 (33.62%) Microsoft
2 45 (19.40%) VMware
3 25 (10.78%) Oracle
4 23 (9.91%) Red Hat
5 19 (8.19%) Cisco
6 14 (6.03%) Xamarin
7 10 (4.31%) Splunk
7 10 (4.31%) Citrix
8 8 (3.45%) HP
9 7 (3.02%) IBM
10 6 (2.59%) NetApp
11 4 (1.72%) Business Objects
11 4 (1.72%) Juniper
11 4 (1.72%) McAfee
12 3 (1.29%) Remedy
12 3 (1.29%) Symantec
12 3 (1.29%) hybris
13 2 (0.86%) LANDesk
13 2 (0.86%) SolarWinds
13 2 (0.86%) Sophos
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