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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 7 3
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 186 127 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 11.45% 11.97% 17.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 52.69% 60.19% 57.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 75 52
Average daily rate
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£350 £185 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+89.18% -42.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £125 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £356 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 15 13
Average hourly rate £12.75 £13.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.92% -21.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.35 £11.13 £10.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £16.00 £41.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
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
353 211 262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 21.72% 19.89% 30.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 134 121
Average daily rate £375 £185 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+102.70% -38.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £150 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 17 17
Average hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.73% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.05 £11.13 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £16.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

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 31 July 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 31 July 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Leeds

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 115 (36.62%) Microsoft
2 89 (28.34%) SQL
3 79 (25.16%) Active Directory
4 78 (24.84%) SQL Server
5 74 (23.57%) VMware
5 74 (23.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 69 (21.97%) ITIL
7 66 (21.02%) Windows 7
8 63 (20.06%) Linux
9 60 (19.11%) Oracle
10 46 (14.65%) UNIX
11 42 (13.38%) Migration
12 40 (12.74%) MS Office
13 39 (12.42%) MS Exchange
14 35 (11.15%) Red Hat
14 35 (11.15%) VMware Infrastructure
15 34 (10.83%) Windows Server 2012
15 34 (10.83%) IIS
16 33 (10.51%) PL/SQL
16 33 (10.51%) MS Excel
16 33 (10.51%) Windows Server 2003
17 30 (9.55%) Windows XP
17 30 (9.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 30 (9.55%) Oracle Database
18 28 (8.92%) Microsoft Certification
18 28 (8.92%) Finance
19 27 (8.60%) Data Centre
20 26 (8.28%) Cisco
21 24 (7.64%) SAN
21 24 (7.64%) SharePoint

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 39 (12.42%) MS Exchange
2 34 (10.83%) IIS
3 24 (7.64%) SharePoint
4 19 (6.05%) Exchange Server 2010
5 18 (5.73%) Tomcat
6 17 (5.41%) Apache
7 14 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2007
8 9 (2.87%) SAS
8 9 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2013
9 7 (2.23%) nginx
9 7 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2003
10 6 (1.91%) JBoss
11 5 (1.59%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (1.59%) Node.js
12 3 (0.96%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.64%) CMS
13 2 (0.64%) Office Communications Server
13 2 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.64%) OpenStack
Applications
1 40 (12.74%) MS Office
2 33 (10.51%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.64%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.32%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.32%) Unica
2 1 (0.32%) Line 500
2 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.82%) Office 365
2 8 (2.55%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (2.23%) Route 53
3 7 (2.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 7 (2.23%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (2.23%) Amazon S3
4 3 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (7.64%) SAN
2 20 (6.37%) DNS
3 18 (5.73%) Internet
3 18 (5.73%) Firewall
4 15 (4.78%) WAN
5 13 (4.14%) LAN
6 11 (3.50%) DHCP
7 8 (2.55%) DMZ
8 7 (2.23%) Intrusion Detection
9 6 (1.91%) SSL
9 6 (1.91%) TCP/IP
9 6 (1.91%) VPN
10 4 (1.27%) OSPF
10 4 (1.27%) BGP
10 4 (1.27%) Wireless
11 3 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (0.96%) NAS
11 3 (0.96%) Junos
11 3 (0.96%) VoIP
11 3 (0.96%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (24.84%) SQL Server
2 30 (9.55%) Oracle Database
3 24 (7.64%) SQL Server 2012
4 19 (6.05%) Oracle Database 11g
5 15 (4.78%) Data Warehouse
6 14 (4.46%) SQL Server 2008
6 14 (4.46%) MongoDB
7 13 (4.14%) Relational Database
7 13 (4.14%) MySQL
8 12 (3.82%) NoSQL
9 11 (3.50%) RDBMS
10 10 (3.18%) Oracle Database 12c
11 8 (2.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 8 (2.55%) Oracle OLAP
11 8 (2.55%) BusinessObjects
11 8 (2.55%) OLAP
11 8 (2.55%) Data Mart
11 8 (2.55%) BODI
12 7 (2.23%) PostgreSQL
12 7 (2.23%) SimpleDB
Development Applications
1 12 (3.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (3.18%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.27%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.27%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.64%) NUnit
5 1 (0.32%) Subversion
5 1 (0.32%) Maven
5 1 (0.32%) JIRA
5 1 (0.32%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.32%) MSI
5 1 (0.32%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.32%) PHPUnit
General
1 28 (8.92%) Finance
2 15 (4.78%) Law
3 12 (3.82%) Telecoms
4 11 (3.50%) Legal
5 5 (1.59%) Games
6 4 (1.27%) Banking
7 3 (0.96%) Retail
7 3 (0.96%) Marketing
7 3 (0.96%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.96%) Back Office
8 1 (0.32%) Electronics
8 1 (0.32%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 71 (22.61%) Analyst
2 31 (9.87%) Support Analyst
3 30 (9.55%) DBA
4 26 (8.28%) Consultant
5 20 (6.37%) Service Analyst
5 20 (6.37%) Administrator
5 20 (6.37%) Service Desk Analyst
6 19 (6.05%) 2nd Line Support
6 19 (6.05%) Support Engineer
7 17 (5.41%) 1st Line Support
7 17 (5.41%) Applications Support
8 16 (5.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 16 (5.10%) Oracle DBA
9 15 (4.78%) Developer
10 13 (4.14%) SQL DBA
11 12 (3.82%) Architect
11 12 (3.82%) Applications Support Analyst
11 12 (3.82%) 3rd Line Support
12 11 (3.50%) Technical Analyst
12 11 (3.50%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (7.01%) .NET
2 21 (6.69%) Web Services
3 19 (6.05%) XML
4 13 (4.14%) ASP.NET
5 11 (3.50%) CSS
6 10 (3.18%) HTML
6 10 (3.18%) Application Packaging
7 7 (2.23%) POSIX
7 7 (2.23%) ASP.NET 2.0
8 6 (1.91%) ODBC
9 4 (1.27%) SOAP
9 4 (1.27%) J2EE
9 4 (1.27%) WCF
9 4 (1.27%) Java EE
10 3 (0.96%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (0.96%) HTML5
10 3 (0.96%) CSS3
10 3 (0.96%) WSDL
10 3 (0.96%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 3 (0.96%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.60%) Data Centre
2 14 (4.46%) Clustering
3 12 (3.82%) NHS
4 9 (2.87%) Blackberry
5 8 (2.55%) CMDB
6 6 (1.91%) Client/Server
6 6 (1.91%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.59%) iPhone
8 4 (1.27%) User Experience
8 4 (1.27%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.27%) Wiki
9 3 (0.96%) IBM XIV
9 3 (0.96%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (0.96%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (0.64%) iPad
10 2 (0.64%) PKI
11 1 (0.32%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.32%) Statistics
11 1 (0.32%) Mathematics
11 1 (0.32%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 74 (23.57%) Windows Server 2008
2 66 (21.02%) Windows 7
3 63 (20.06%) Linux
4 46 (14.65%) UNIX
5 34 (10.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 33 (10.51%) Windows Server 2003
7 30 (9.55%) Windows XP
7 30 (9.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (4.46%) Ubuntu
9 13 (4.14%) CentOS
10 7 (2.23%) Apple iOS
10 7 (2.23%) Windows 2000 Server
11 6 (1.91%) Windows NT
11 6 (1.91%) AIX
11 6 (1.91%) Windows 8
11 6 (1.91%) Windows Phone
12 5 (1.59%) Android
13 4 (1.27%) Solaris
14 3 (0.96%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.96%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (21.97%) ITIL
2 42 (13.38%) Migration
3 23 (7.32%) Service Management
4 21 (6.69%) Workflow
5 19 (6.05%) Configuration Management
5 19 (6.05%) DevOps
6 18 (5.73%) Incident Management
7 17 (5.41%) Change Management
8 16 (5.10%) Business Intelligence
9 15 (4.78%) CRM
10 14 (4.46%) E-Commerce
10 14 (4.46%) Project Management
11 12 (3.82%) ETL
11 12 (3.82%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (3.50%) PRINCE2
13 10 (3.18%) TDD
13 10 (3.18%) Continuous Integration
14 9 (2.87%) Systems Analysis
14 9 (2.87%) Network Design
14 9 (2.87%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 89 (28.34%) SQL
2 33 (10.51%) PL/SQL
3 21 (6.69%) Python
4 20 (6.37%) T-SQL
5 19 (6.05%) PowerShell
6 18 (5.73%) Bash Shell
7 15 (4.78%) JavaScript
8 14 (4.46%) Perl
9 12 (3.82%) Java
10 9 (2.87%) VBScript
10 9 (2.87%) Shell Script
11 8 (2.55%) C#
12 7 (2.23%) Korn
13 6 (1.91%) Jython
14 3 (0.96%) PHP
14 3 (0.96%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.32%) VBA
15 1 (0.32%) C++
15 1 (0.32%) C
Qualifications
1 28 (8.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (4.14%) MCSE
3 9 (2.87%) MCITP
4 8 (2.55%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (2.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 7 (2.23%) Security Cleared
6 5 (1.59%) CCNP
7 4 (1.27%) CCNA
7 4 (1.27%) MCP
7 4 (1.27%) MCDST
8 3 (0.96%) MCTS
8 3 (0.96%) Degree
8 3 (0.96%) JNCIE
8 3 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.96%) MCSA
9 2 (0.64%) CCIE
9 2 (0.64%) ISEB
9 2 (0.64%) A+ Certification
9 2 (0.64%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.41%) SLA
2 4 (1.27%) QA
3 3 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 79 (25.16%) Active Directory
2 35 (11.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (4.46%) Hyper-V
4 10 (3.18%) Oracle RAC
5 8 (2.55%) VMware ESX
5 8 (2.55%) vSphere
6 7 (2.23%) VMware Server
7 6 (1.91%) Terminal Services
8 3 (0.96%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.64%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.64%) UAG
9 2 (0.64%) XenApp
9 2 (0.64%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.64%) vCloud
10 1 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.32%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.32%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.32%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 24 (7.64%) SCCM
2 16 (5.10%) Puppet
3 14 (4.46%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (3.18%) Oracle RMAN
5 8 (2.55%) Salt
6 7 (2.23%) HAProxy
6 7 (2.23%) Ansible
7 6 (1.91%) HP UCMDB
7 6 (1.91%) SCOM
8 5 (1.59%) Backup Exec
9 3 (0.96%) SCOrch
9 3 (0.96%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 3 (0.96%) Opsview
9 3 (0.96%) SCVMM
9 3 (0.96%) Nagios
10 2 (0.64%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.64%) WSUS
10 2 (0.64%) Cacti
10 2 (0.64%) SolarWinds Orion
10 2 (0.64%) Graphite
Vendors
1 115 (36.62%) Microsoft
2 74 (23.57%) VMware
3 60 (19.11%) Oracle
4 35 (11.15%) Red Hat
5 26 (8.28%) Cisco
6 17 (5.41%) Citrix
7 14 (4.46%) IBM
8 13 (4.14%) SolarWinds
9 12 (3.82%) HP
10 10 (3.18%) Splunk
11 8 (2.55%) NetApp
11 8 (2.55%) Remedy
12 7 (2.23%) hybris
13 6 (1.91%) McAfee
14 4 (1.27%) PeopleSoft
15 3 (0.96%) Nokia
15 3 (0.96%) Juniper
15 3 (0.96%) Google
15 3 (0.96%) Brocade
15 3 (0.96%) Symantec
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Posted: 17 hours ago
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Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: Up to £380 per day
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