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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 14 9 8
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 120 117 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 9.74% 11.99% 12.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 35.40% 49.58% 59.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 51 59
Average daily rate
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£290 £290 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £175 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £359 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 16
Average hourly rate £12.50 £12.63 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.99% -18.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.39 £16.00 £66.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.81 £14.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.38% -7.81%
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
339 236 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 27.52% 24.18% 20.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 135 95
Average daily rate £325 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £400 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 16
Average hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -20.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £8.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £16.00 £114.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -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 19 December 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 19 December 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Leeds

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 96 (40.68%) Active Directory
2 90 (38.14%) Microsoft
3 70 (29.66%) VMware
4 63 (26.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 58 (24.58%) Windows 7
6 46 (19.49%) MS Exchange
7 44 (18.64%) SQL Server
8 40 (16.95%) SAN
8 40 (16.95%) VMware Infrastructure
9 36 (15.25%) Windows Server 2003
10 35 (14.83%) Linux
11 34 (14.41%) Windows XP
11 34 (14.41%) MS Excel
12 32 (13.56%) ITIL
13 31 (13.14%) Windows Server 2012
14 30 (12.71%) Migration
15 29 (12.29%) NetApp
16 27 (11.44%) Exchange Server 2010
17 26 (11.02%) SQL
18 25 (10.59%) SCCM
19 24 (10.17%) .NET
20 23 (9.75%) Citrix
20 23 (9.75%) Microsoft Certification
20 23 (9.75%) SQL Server 2008
20 23 (9.75%) vSphere
21 22 (9.32%) MS Office
21 22 (9.32%) VMware ESX
22 20 (8.47%) UNIX
22 20 (8.47%) Oracle
22 20 (8.47%) Symantec

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (19.49%) MS Exchange
2 27 (11.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (8.47%) Exchange Server 2013
4 13 (5.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 12 (5.08%) IIS
6 9 (3.81%) Apache
6 9 (3.81%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (3.39%) Lync
8 7 (2.97%) Lotus Domino
8 7 (2.97%) SharePoint
9 5 (2.12%) IBM HTTP Server
9 5 (2.12%) WebSphere
10 4 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (1.69%) Tomcat
11 3 (1.27%) JBoss
11 3 (1.27%) CMS
11 3 (1.27%) WorkSite
11 3 (1.27%) nginx
11 3 (1.27%) Kentico
11 3 (1.27%) Node.js
Applications
1 34 (14.41%) MS Excel
2 22 (9.32%) MS Office
3 2 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.85%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (1.27%) Amazon S3
1 3 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.27%) Google Apps
1 3 (1.27%) Office 365
1 3 (1.27%) Route 53
2 2 (0.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (16.95%) SAN
2 17 (7.20%) DNS
3 16 (6.78%) Firewall
4 15 (6.36%) NAS
5 13 (5.51%) DHCP
6 10 (4.24%) Internet
6 10 (4.24%) TCP/IP
6 10 (4.24%) VPN
7 9 (3.81%) LAN
8 8 (3.39%) SSL
9 7 (2.97%) S/MIME
9 7 (2.97%) Unified Communications
10 5 (2.12%) WAN
10 5 (2.12%) iSCSI
11 4 (1.69%) Fibre Channel
11 4 (1.69%) SMTP
11 4 (1.69%) Ethernet
11 4 (1.69%) FTP
11 4 (1.69%) HTTP
12 3 (1.27%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (18.64%) SQL Server
2 23 (9.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (7.63%) SQL Server 2012
3 18 (7.63%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (2.54%) Oracle Database
4 6 (2.54%) MongoDB
4 6 (2.54%) NoSQL
4 6 (2.54%) Redis
4 6 (2.54%) MySQL
5 5 (2.12%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (1.69%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.69%) BODI
6 4 (1.69%) Data Mart
6 4 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.69%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (1.27%) RavenDB
7 3 (1.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 8 (3.39%) Git (software)
2 6 (2.54%) Subversion
2 6 (2.54%) MSI
3 4 (1.69%) Cucumber
3 4 (1.69%) Selenium
3 4 (1.69%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.27%) MSTest
4 3 (1.27%) Appcelerator Titanium
4 3 (1.27%) LLBLGen Pro
5 2 (0.85%) Wise Package Studio
5 2 (0.85%) Maven
6 1 (0.42%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.42%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.42%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 12 (5.08%) Finance
2 10 (4.24%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.12%) Legal
4 2 (0.85%) Law
4 2 (0.85%) Banking
5 1 (0.42%) Retail
5 1 (0.42%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.42%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 46 (19.49%) Analyst
2 24 (10.17%) Support Engineer
3 21 (8.90%) Developer
3 21 (8.90%) 2nd Line Support
4 18 (7.63%) Administrator
5 16 (6.78%) Support Analyst
6 15 (6.36%) Service Analyst
6 15 (6.36%) Service Desk Analyst
7 14 (5.93%) Windows Engineer
8 13 (5.51%) Exchange Engineer
8 13 (5.51%) 1st Line Support
8 13 (5.51%) Desktop Support
9 11 (4.66%) Help Desk Support
9 11 (4.66%) Desktop Engineer
10 10 (4.24%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 10 (4.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 10 (4.24%) Systems Engineer
11 9 (3.81%) 3rd Line Support
11 9 (3.81%) .NET Developer
12 8 (3.39%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (10.17%) .NET
2 16 (6.78%) Web Services
3 13 (5.51%) ASP.NET
4 7 (2.97%) HTML
4 7 (2.97%) WCF
5 6 (2.54%) .NET Framework
6 5 (2.12%) CSS
6 5 (2.12%) Application Packaging
7 3 (1.27%) WinForms
7 3 (1.27%) JSON
7 3 (1.27%) NHibernate
7 3 (1.27%) WPF
7 3 (1.27%) LINQ
7 3 (1.27%) Sencha Touch
7 3 (1.27%) Regular Expression
7 3 (1.27%) CSS3
7 3 (1.27%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 3 (1.27%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 3 (1.27%) Dapper ORM
8 2 (0.85%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (3.39%) NHS
2 7 (2.97%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.12%) Blackberry
3 5 (2.12%) Replication
3 5 (2.12%) User Experience
4 4 (1.69%) Mobile App
4 4 (1.69%) PDA
5 3 (1.27%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.27%) iPhone
6 2 (0.85%) Clustering
7 1 (0.42%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.42%) Economics
7 1 (0.42%) CMDB
7 1 (0.42%) PKI
7 1 (0.42%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.42%) Social Media
7 1 (0.42%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 63 (26.69%) Windows Server 2008
2 58 (24.58%) Windows 7
3 36 (15.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 35 (14.83%) Linux
5 34 (14.41%) Windows XP
6 31 (13.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (8.47%) UNIX
8 13 (5.51%) CentOS
9 11 (4.66%) Ubuntu
10 9 (3.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (3.39%) VMS
12 7 (2.97%) Android
13 5 (2.12%) Windows Mobile
13 5 (2.12%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.85%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.85%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.85%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.85%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.42%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.42%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (13.56%) ITIL
2 30 (12.71%) Migration
3 19 (8.05%) Service Management
4 15 (6.36%) Root Cause Analysis
5 12 (5.08%) MVC
6 11 (4.66%) Project Management
6 11 (4.66%) PRINCE2
6 11 (4.66%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (4.66%) TDD
7 10 (4.24%) Incident Management
8 8 (3.39%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (2.97%) Service Delivery
9 7 (2.97%) Time Management
9 7 (2.97%) DevOps
10 6 (2.54%) Capacity Management
10 6 (2.54%) Problem Management
10 6 (2.54%) Scrum
11 5 (2.12%) Configuration Management
11 5 (2.12%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (2.12%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 26 (11.02%) SQL
2 17 (7.20%) PowerShell
2 17 (7.20%) C#
3 15 (6.36%) Python
4 12 (5.08%) JavaScript
5 7 (2.97%) Bash Shell
6 6 (2.54%) Ruby
6 6 (2.54%) Java
7 5 (2.12%) VB
7 5 (2.12%) Perl
8 4 (1.69%) PL/SQL
8 4 (1.69%) C++
9 3 (1.27%) C
9 3 (1.27%) PHP
9 3 (1.27%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.85%) VB6
10 2 (0.85%) VBScript
11 1 (0.42%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.42%) Korn
Qualifications
1 23 (9.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (4.66%) MCSE
2 11 (4.66%) Security Cleared
3 10 (4.24%) MCSA
4 8 (3.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 7 (2.97%) Degree
6 6 (2.54%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.27%) CCNA
8 3 (1.27%) MCP
9 2 (0.85%) VCAP
9 2 (0.85%) VCP5
9 2 (0.85%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.85%) MCDST
9 2 (0.85%) RHCA
9 2 (0.85%) CCSA
9 2 (0.85%) CCSE
9 2 (0.85%) CCDA
9 2 (0.85%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.24%) QA
1 10 (4.24%) SLA
2 3 (1.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (1.27%) HIPAA
System Software
1 96 (40.68%) Active Directory
2 40 (16.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (9.75%) vSphere
4 22 (9.32%) VMware ESX
5 5 (2.12%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.69%) XenApp
6 4 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (1.69%) Terminal Services
7 3 (1.27%) Samba
7 3 (1.27%) VMware Server
7 3 (1.27%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.42%) XenServer
8 1 (0.42%) UAG
Systems Management
1 25 (10.59%) SCCM
2 18 (7.63%) SCOM
3 13 (5.51%) NetBackup
4 7 (2.97%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 7 (2.97%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (2.54%) Puppet
6 3 (1.27%) Tivoli
6 3 (1.27%) Nagios
6 3 (1.27%) CA SiteMinder
6 3 (1.27%) HAProxy
7 2 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.42%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.42%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.42%) Salt
Vendors
1 90 (38.14%) Microsoft
2 70 (29.66%) VMware
3 29 (12.29%) NetApp
4 23 (9.75%) Citrix
5 20 (8.47%) Oracle
5 20 (8.47%) Symantec
6 18 (7.63%) IBM
7 15 (6.36%) Red Hat
8 12 (5.08%) HP
9 11 (4.66%) EMC
10 10 (4.24%) Cisco
11 9 (3.81%) Splunk
12 7 (2.97%) Lotus
12 7 (2.97%) Google
12 7 (2.97%) Postini
13 6 (2.54%) Xamarin
13 6 (2.54%) Remedy
14 5 (2.12%) Dell
14 5 (2.12%) Business Objects
15 3 (1.27%) CheckPoint
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