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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 6 19
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +13
Contract jobs citing Windows 128 141 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 11.57% 15.39% 7.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.29% 56.18% 49.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 53 33
Average daily rate
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£275 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £107 £107 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £390 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £301 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.90% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 17 9
Average hourly rate £12.00 £12.75 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.80 £10.60 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.10 £45.00 £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £14.17 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+7.65% -10.06%
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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
289 251 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 26.13% 27.40% 14.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 135 72
Average daily rate £290 £323 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.07% +3.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £109 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £418 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 18 10
Average hourly rate £14.87 £12.52 £14.46
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.73% -13.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £150.00 £45.00 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

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 24 October 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 24 October 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Leeds

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 103 (41.70%) Active Directory
2 91 (36.84%) Microsoft
3 77 (31.17%) VMware
4 66 (26.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 59 (23.89%) Windows 7
6 49 (19.84%) Windows Server 2003
7 46 (18.62%) MS Exchange
8 44 (17.81%) Windows XP
9 42 (17.00%) SAN
10 38 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
11 36 (14.57%) SQL Server
12 35 (14.17%) MS Excel
13 32 (12.96%) Service Management
14 30 (12.15%) ITIL
15 29 (11.74%) .NET
16 28 (11.34%) Linux
16 28 (11.34%) Exchange Server 2010
17 26 (10.53%) SCCM
18 25 (10.12%) CentOS
18 25 (10.12%) SQL
18 25 (10.12%) MS Office
18 25 (10.12%) Citrix
18 25 (10.12%) NetApp
19 23 (9.31%) Python
19 23 (9.31%) vSphere
19 23 (9.31%) Ubuntu
20 22 (8.91%) Windows Server 2012
21 21 (8.50%) Migration
21 21 (8.50%) Incident Management
22 20 (8.10%) SQL Server 2005

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 46 (18.62%) MS Exchange
2 28 (11.34%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (7.29%) Exchange Server 2013
4 12 (4.86%) IIS
5 10 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (3.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 8 (3.24%) Apache
6 8 (3.24%) Lync
7 7 (2.83%) Lotus Domino
7 7 (2.83%) SharePoint
8 4 (1.62%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (1.21%) WebSphere
9 3 (1.21%) CMS
9 3 (1.21%) JBoss
9 3 (1.21%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (1.21%) IBM HTTP Server
9 3 (1.21%) Kentico
10 2 (0.81%) Node.js
10 2 (0.81%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 35 (14.17%) MS Excel
2 25 (10.12%) MS Office
3 3 (1.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.40%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.81%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.21%) Google Apps
1 3 (1.21%) Office 365
2 2 (0.81%) Route 53
2 2 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.81%) Amazon S3
2 2 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.81%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (17.00%) SAN
2 15 (6.07%) Firewall
3 12 (4.86%) NAS
4 11 (4.45%) DNS
4 11 (4.45%) Internet
5 10 (4.05%) DHCP
6 8 (3.24%) LAN
7 7 (2.83%) S/MIME
7 7 (2.83%) Unified Communications
8 5 (2.02%) WAN
8 5 (2.02%) TCP/IP
8 5 (2.02%) VPN
9 4 (1.62%) HTTP
9 4 (1.62%) SSL
10 3 (1.21%) IP Telephony
10 3 (1.21%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (1.21%) Network Security
11 2 (0.81%) iSCSI
11 2 (0.81%) Intrusion Detection
11 2 (0.81%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (14.57%) SQL Server
2 20 (8.10%) SQL Server 2005
2 20 (8.10%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (4.86%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (2.83%) MySQL
5 6 (2.43%) NoSQL
6 5 (2.02%) MongoDB
6 5 (2.02%) Redis
7 4 (1.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.62%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.62%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 3 (1.21%) RavenDB
9 2 (0.81%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.81%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.81%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.40%) Couchbase
10 1 (0.40%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 9 (3.64%) Git (software)
2 8 (3.24%) Selenium
3 6 (2.43%) Subversion
4 5 (2.02%) Visual Studio
4 5 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (1.62%) Cucumber
6 3 (1.21%) LLBLGen Pro
6 3 (1.21%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 3 (1.21%) Behat
6 3 (1.21%) MSTest
6 3 (1.21%) Maven
7 2 (0.81%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (0.81%) MSI
8 1 (0.40%) InstallShield
8 1 (0.40%) AdminStudio
8 1 (0.40%) JMeter
8 1 (0.40%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.40%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 11 (4.45%) Finance
2 9 (3.64%) Telecoms
3 2 (0.81%) Banking
4 1 (0.40%) Retail
4 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.40%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 44 (17.81%) Analyst
2 29 (11.74%) 2nd Line Support
3 24 (9.72%) Developer
4 22 (8.91%) Support Engineer
5 21 (8.50%) Service Analyst
5 21 (8.50%) Service Desk Analyst
6 16 (6.48%) Administrator
7 14 (5.67%) Windows Engineer
8 13 (5.26%) Exchange Engineer
9 11 (4.45%) Desktop Support
10 10 (4.05%) Systems Engineer
10 10 (4.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 9 (3.64%) .NET Developer
11 9 (3.64%) 1st Line Support
12 8 (3.24%) Support Analyst
13 7 (2.83%) 3rd Line Support
13 7 (2.83%) Architect
13 7 (2.83%) Help Desk Support
13 7 (2.83%) Desktop Engineer
13 7 (2.83%) Exchange Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (11.74%) .NET
2 18 (7.29%) Web Services
3 15 (6.07%) ASP.NET
4 10 (4.05%) WCF
5 8 (3.24%) HTML
6 7 (2.83%) XML
7 6 (2.43%) CSS
7 6 (2.43%) WinForms
7 6 (2.43%) .NET Framework
8 5 (2.02%) Middleware
9 3 (1.21%) ADO
9 3 (1.21%) JSON
9 3 (1.21%) Application Packaging
9 3 (1.21%) WPF
9 3 (1.21%) LINQ
9 3 (1.21%) NHibernate
9 3 (1.21%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 3 (1.21%) CSS3
9 3 (1.21%) Sencha Touch
9 3 (1.21%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (2.43%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.02%) Mobile App
2 5 (2.02%) NHS
3 4 (1.62%) Blackberry
3 4 (1.62%) Management Information System
3 4 (1.62%) User Experience
3 4 (1.62%) iPhone
4 2 (0.81%) Client/Server
4 2 (0.81%) Replication
4 2 (0.81%) Clustering
5 1 (0.40%) PKI
5 1 (0.40%) PDA
5 1 (0.40%) Statistics
5 1 (0.40%) Animation
5 1 (0.40%) CMDB
5 1 (0.40%) Handset
5 1 (0.40%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (0.40%) EqualLogic
5 1 (0.40%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 66 (26.72%) Windows Server 2008
2 59 (23.89%) Windows 7
3 49 (19.84%) Windows Server 2003
4 44 (17.81%) Windows XP
5 28 (11.34%) Linux
6 25 (10.12%) CentOS
7 23 (9.31%) Ubuntu
8 22 (8.91%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (6.48%) UNIX
10 8 (3.24%) VMS
11 6 (2.43%) Android
12 5 (2.02%) Windows Mobile
13 4 (1.62%) Windows 2000
13 4 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (1.62%) Mac OS
14 3 (1.21%) Windows NT
15 2 (0.81%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.81%) Windows 8
16 1 (0.40%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.40%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (12.96%) Service Management
2 30 (12.15%) ITIL
3 21 (8.50%) Migration
3 21 (8.50%) Incident Management
4 16 (6.48%) Workflow
5 15 (6.07%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (6.07%) Root Cause Analysis
6 10 (4.05%) MVC
6 10 (4.05%) Project Management
7 9 (3.64%) TDD
7 9 (3.64%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (2.83%) Time Management
9 6 (2.43%) Test Scripting
9 6 (2.43%) Data Entry
9 6 (2.43%) Problem Management
9 6 (2.43%) Automation Testing
9 6 (2.43%) DevOps
10 5 (2.02%) Kalman Filter
10 5 (2.02%) Infrastructure Management
10 5 (2.02%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (10.12%) SQL
2 23 (9.31%) Python
3 19 (7.69%) C#
4 14 (5.67%) PowerShell
5 9 (3.64%) Java
5 9 (3.64%) JavaScript
6 7 (2.83%) VB.NET
7 6 (2.43%) VB
7 6 (2.43%) C++
7 6 (2.43%) PHP
8 5 (2.02%) VB6
8 5 (2.02%) Ruby
8 5 (2.02%) Bash Shell
9 4 (1.62%) C
9 4 (1.62%) Perl
10 2 (0.81%) Delphi
10 2 (0.81%) VBScript
11 1 (0.40%) VBA
11 1 (0.40%) VC++
11 1 (0.40%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 17 (6.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (5.26%) Security Cleared
3 8 (3.24%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.83%) MCSE
5 6 (2.43%) Degree
6 5 (2.02%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (2.02%) MCSA
7 3 (1.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.81%) MCITP
8 2 (0.81%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.81%) CCNA
8 2 (0.81%) ISEB
8 2 (0.81%) RHCE
8 2 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.81%) RHCA
9 1 (0.40%) CCNP
9 1 (0.40%) MCTS
9 1 (0.40%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.64%) QA
2 6 (2.43%) SLA
3 2 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.81%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.40%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 103 (41.70%) Active Directory
2 38 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (9.31%) vSphere
4 19 (7.69%) VMware ESX
5 15 (6.07%) VMware Server
6 6 (2.43%) XenApp
7 5 (2.02%) Hyper-V
8 4 (1.62%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (1.21%) Samba
10 2 (0.81%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.40%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.40%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.40%) UAG
11 1 (0.40%) XenServer
11 1 (0.40%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 26 (10.53%) SCCM
2 19 (7.69%) SCOM
3 13 (5.26%) NetBackup
4 7 (2.83%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 5 (2.02%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.21%) CA SiteMinder
7 2 (0.81%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.81%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.81%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.81%) Puppet
7 2 (0.81%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.40%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.40%) Salt
Vendors
1 91 (36.84%) Microsoft
2 77 (31.17%) VMware
3 25 (10.12%) Citrix
3 25 (10.12%) NetApp
4 20 (8.10%) Symantec
5 19 (7.69%) Splunk
6 16 (6.48%) Oracle
6 16 (6.48%) IBM
7 12 (4.86%) Cisco
7 12 (4.86%) HP
8 11 (4.45%) EMC
9 7 (2.83%) Lotus
9 7 (2.83%) Google
9 7 (2.83%) Postini
10 5 (2.02%) Remedy
10 5 (2.02%) Dell
11 4 (1.62%) Red Hat
12 3 (1.21%) Sencha
12 3 (1.21%) Appcelerator
12 3 (1.21%) Xamarin
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