The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Leeds region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 4 14
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +10
Contract jobs citing Windows 125 149 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 11.56% 16.97% 9.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 56.56% 52.84% 39.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 54 32
Average daily rate
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£200 £313 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £150 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £404 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 11 25
Average hourly rate £13.20 £16.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.65 £9.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.25 £41.00 £16.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -7.29%
Operating Systems Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
221 282 248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 20.44% 32.12% 23.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 137 130
Average daily rate £200 £308 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.95% -5.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £125 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 13 25
Average hourly rate £15.50 £30.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.33% +150.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £11.00 £9.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £37.00 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
Windows
West Yorkshire

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 11 July 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 11 July 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.

1 106 (37.06%) Microsoft
2 77 (26.92%) Active Directory
3 73 (25.52%) Windows 7
4 64 (22.38%) SQL Server
4 64 (22.38%) VMware
5 59 (20.63%) SQL
6 54 (18.88%) .NET
7 52 (18.18%) Windows XP
8 51 (17.83%) Windows Server 2008
9 43 (15.03%) Windows Server 2003
10 42 (14.69%) SAN
11 40 (13.99%) MS Excel
12 38 (13.29%) MS Exchange
13 35 (12.24%) Linux
14 31 (10.84%) C#
14 31 (10.84%) MS Office
14 31 (10.84%) ITIL
14 31 (10.84%) Service Management
15 30 (10.49%) Citrix
16 29 (10.14%) Cisco
16 29 (10.14%) Oracle
17 28 (9.79%) Incident Management
18 27 (9.44%) Ubuntu
19 26 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
20 25 (8.74%) ASP.NET
21 24 (8.39%) Agile Software Development
21 24 (8.39%) SCCM
21 24 (8.39%) CentOS
22 23 (8.04%) Splunk
22 23 (8.04%) Firewall

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 38 (13.29%) MS Exchange
2 12 (4.20%) IIS
2 12 (4.20%) Exchange Server 2003
3 11 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
4 9 (3.15%) Lync
5 8 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (2.45%) SharePoint
6 7 (2.45%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (2.10%) nginx
8 4 (1.40%) Tomcat
9 3 (1.05%) Apache
9 3 (1.05%) Office Communications Server
10 2 (0.70%) LiveCycle
10 2 (0.70%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.70%) SAS
11 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 40 (13.99%) MS Excel
2 31 (10.84%) MS Office
3 2 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.35%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.80%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (2.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.75%) SaaS
4 4 (1.40%) Office 365
5 2 (0.70%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (14.69%) SAN
2 23 (8.04%) Firewall
3 14 (4.90%) TCP/IP
4 13 (4.55%) VPN
5 10 (3.50%) DNS
6 9 (3.15%) LAN
6 9 (3.15%) Wireless
7 8 (2.80%) IPsec
7 8 (2.80%) WAN
7 8 (2.80%) MPLS
7 8 (2.80%) NAS
8 6 (2.10%) DHCP
9 4 (1.40%) Internet
9 4 (1.40%) SMTP
10 3 (1.05%) SSL
10 3 (1.05%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (0.70%) Network Security
11 2 (0.70%) Intrusion Detection
11 2 (0.70%) NetScaler
11 2 (0.70%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (22.38%) SQL Server
2 18 (6.29%) SQL Server 2005
3 17 (5.94%) MySQL
4 15 (5.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 14 (4.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (2.10%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.40%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.40%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.40%) Oracle9i Database
9 3 (1.05%) MongoDB
9 3 (1.05%) NoSQL
9 3 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (1.05%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.70%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.70%) OLTP
11 1 (0.35%) MS Access
11 1 (0.35%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 12 (4.20%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (3.50%) Visual Studio
3 8 (2.80%) Selenium
4 7 (2.45%) Maven
5 6 (2.10%) TeamCity
6 4 (1.40%) Cucumber
6 4 (1.40%) NUnit
7 3 (1.05%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (1.05%) InstallShield
7 3 (1.05%) AdminStudio
7 3 (1.05%) Behat
7 3 (1.05%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.70%) MSI
8 2 (0.70%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.35%) JMeter
9 1 (0.35%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.35%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
9 1 (0.35%) MSTest
9 1 (0.35%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 23 (8.04%) Finance
2 5 (1.75%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.40%) Banking
3 4 (1.40%) Legal
4 1 (0.35%) Advertising
4 1 (0.35%) Publishing
4 1 (0.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 44 (15.38%) Analyst
2 43 (15.03%) Developer
3 29 (10.14%) 2nd Line Support
4 24 (8.39%) Service Analyst
4 24 (8.39%) Service Desk Analyst
5 17 (5.94%) Administrator
5 17 (5.94%) DBA
6 16 (5.59%) .NET Developer
7 14 (4.90%) Support Engineer
7 14 (4.90%) Senior Developer
8 13 (4.55%) SQL DBA
9 12 (4.20%) VB.NET Developer
9 12 (4.20%) Desktop Support
9 12 (4.20%) Architect
10 10 (3.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 9 (3.15%) 1st Line Support
11 9 (3.15%) Deployment Engineer
12 8 (2.80%) Desktop Engineer
12 8 (2.80%) VB6 Developer
12 8 (2.80%) Senior VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (18.88%) .NET
2 25 (8.74%) ASP.NET
3 18 (6.29%) WCF
4 17 (5.94%) WinForms
5 16 (5.59%) HTML
6 12 (4.20%) Web Services
7 11 (3.85%) XML
7 11 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
8 10 (3.50%) CSS
9 9 (3.15%) jQuery
10 8 (2.80%) XMPP
11 5 (1.75%) Middleware
11 5 (1.75%) J2EE
12 4 (1.40%) Spring
12 4 (1.40%) .NET Framework
12 4 (1.40%) Hibernate
12 4 (1.40%) HTML5
12 4 (1.40%) LINQ
12 4 (1.40%) JPA
12 4 (1.40%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 17 (5.94%) Clustering
2 8 (2.80%) Blackberry
3 7 (2.45%) Replication
4 6 (2.10%) NHS
5 5 (1.75%) iPhone
6 3 (1.05%) Statistics
6 3 (1.05%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.70%) Open Source
7 2 (0.70%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.70%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.35%) Social Media
8 1 (0.35%) Animation
8 1 (0.35%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 73 (25.52%) Windows 7
2 52 (18.18%) Windows XP
3 51 (17.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 43 (15.03%) Windows Server 2003
5 35 (12.24%) Linux
6 27 (9.44%) Ubuntu
7 24 (8.39%) CentOS
8 19 (6.64%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (5.24%) UNIX
10 7 (2.45%) Windows 2000
11 6 (2.10%) Mac OS
12 4 (1.40%) Solaris
12 4 (1.40%) Android
13 3 (1.05%) VMS
13 3 (1.05%) Windows NT
14 2 (0.70%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.70%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.70%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.35%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (10.84%) ITIL
1 31 (10.84%) Service Management
2 28 (9.79%) Incident Management
3 24 (8.39%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (6.29%) Scrum
5 15 (5.24%) Workflow
6 14 (4.90%) Disaster Recovery
6 14 (4.90%) MVC
7 12 (4.20%) Project Management
8 11 (3.85%) Migration
9 8 (2.80%) Data Management
9 8 (2.80%) TDD
9 8 (2.80%) Data Modelling
9 8 (2.80%) Test Scripting
9 8 (2.80%) Data Protection
9 8 (2.80%) Master Data Management
9 8 (2.80%) Mobile Device Management
9 8 (2.80%) Performance Tuning
10 7 (2.45%) Root Cause Analysis
10 7 (2.45%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 59 (20.63%) SQL
2 31 (10.84%) C#
3 23 (8.04%) T-SQL
4 22 (7.69%) VB.NET
5 20 (6.99%) Python
6 17 (5.94%) Java
7 16 (5.59%) PowerShell
8 14 (4.90%) JavaScript
9 11 (3.85%) C++
9 11 (3.85%) VB
10 8 (2.80%) PHP
10 8 (2.80%) C
10 8 (2.80%) VB6
10 8 (2.80%) Ruby
11 7 (2.45%) Perl
12 5 (1.75%) VBA
13 4 (1.40%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.70%) Delphi
14 2 (0.70%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.35%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 15 (5.24%) Security Cleared
2 11 (3.85%) SC Cleared
2 11 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (3.15%) MCSE
4 6 (2.10%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (1.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (1.40%) Degree
6 3 (1.05%) MCITP
6 3 (1.05%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.05%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.05%) VCAP
6 3 (1.05%) MCSA
6 3 (1.05%) CCNA
7 2 (0.70%) ISEB
7 2 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.35%) MOS
8 1 (0.35%) MCP
8 1 (0.35%) CCNP
8 1 (0.35%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.29%) QA
2 16 (5.59%) SLA
3 2 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.35%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 77 (26.92%) Active Directory
2 26 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (7.69%) vSphere
4 15 (5.24%) VMware Server
4 15 (5.24%) Hyper-V
5 11 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (3.15%) VMware ESX
7 8 (2.80%) Xen
8 6 (2.10%) XenApp
9 4 (1.40%) XenDesktop
9 4 (1.40%) Sendmail
10 3 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.70%) MetaFrame
12 1 (0.35%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.35%) ProxySG
12 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.35%) XenServer
12 1 (0.35%) UAG
Systems Management
1 24 (8.39%) SCCM
2 13 (4.55%) SCOM
3 6 (2.10%) Capistrano
3 6 (2.10%) Puppet
3 6 (2.10%) HAProxy
4 5 (1.75%) SCOrch
5 4 (1.40%) WSUS
5 4 (1.40%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (1.05%) NetBackup
6 3 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.35%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.35%) Hyperic
7 1 (0.35%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.35%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.35%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.35%) Cacti
Vendors
1 106 (37.06%) Microsoft
2 64 (22.38%) VMware
3 30 (10.49%) Citrix
4 29 (10.14%) Oracle
4 29 (10.14%) Cisco
5 23 (8.04%) Splunk
6 20 (6.99%) HP
7 16 (5.59%) NetApp
8 10 (3.50%) EMC
9 7 (2.45%) IBM
9 7 (2.45%) McAfee
10 4 (1.40%) Sophos
10 4 (1.40%) Symantec
10 4 (1.40%) Veeam
10 4 (1.40%) Dell
10 4 (1.40%) Adobe
10 4 (1.40%) Sun
10 4 (1.40%) CommVault
11 3 (1.05%) Sybase
11 3 (1.05%) Percona
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