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 28 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 3 14
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +11
Contract jobs citing Windows 119 155 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 11.32% 17.40% 9.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.62% 56.78% 43.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 54 37
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £133 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £425 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £314
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 22
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +20.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.76 £8.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £41.70 £16.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
203 273 251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 19.31% 30.64% 22.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 126 130
Average daily rate £185 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.33% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £125 £225
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 17 18 22
Average hourly rate £15.00 £30.00 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +135.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £11.00 £8.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £45.00 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
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 28 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 28 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.

1 102 (38.93%) Microsoft
2 74 (28.24%) Active Directory
3 66 (25.19%) Windows 7
4 59 (22.52%) VMware
5 56 (21.37%) SQL Server
6 54 (20.61%) SQL
7 49 (18.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 47 (17.94%) .NET
8 47 (17.94%) Windows XP
9 42 (16.03%) SAN
10 41 (15.65%) Windows Server 2003
10 41 (15.65%) MS Excel
11 37 (14.12%) MS Exchange
12 35 (13.36%) Linux
13 32 (12.21%) Service Management
14 28 (10.69%) ITIL
15 27 (10.31%) Citrix
15 27 (10.31%) Cisco
15 27 (10.31%) Ubuntu
16 26 (9.92%) MS Office
17 25 (9.54%) Incident Management
17 25 (9.54%) VMware Infrastructure
18 24 (9.16%) CentOS
18 24 (9.16%) C#
19 23 (8.78%) vSphere
19 23 (8.78%) Splunk
20 22 (8.40%) ASP.NET
20 22 (8.40%) Oracle
20 22 (8.40%) Firewall
21 21 (8.02%) T-SQL

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 37 (14.12%) MS Exchange
2 11 (4.20%) IIS
2 11 (4.20%) Lync
3 9 (3.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (3.44%) Exchange Server 2003
3 9 (3.44%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (2.67%) SharePoint
5 6 (2.29%) nginx
6 4 (1.53%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.15%) Office Communications Server
8 2 (0.76%) LiveCycle
8 2 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.76%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.76%) Apache
8 2 (0.76%) SAS
8 2 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 41 (15.65%) MS Excel
2 26 (9.92%) MS Office
3 2 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.38%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.76%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.29%) Cloud Computing
1 6 (2.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.53%) Office 365
3 3 (1.15%) SaaS
4 1 (0.38%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 42 (16.03%) SAN
2 22 (8.40%) Firewall
3 14 (5.34%) TCP/IP
4 13 (4.96%) VPN
5 10 (3.82%) LAN
5 10 (3.82%) Wireless
6 9 (3.44%) WAN
7 8 (3.05%) DNS
7 8 (3.05%) IPsec
7 8 (3.05%) NAS
7 8 (3.05%) MPLS
8 6 (2.29%) DHCP
9 4 (1.53%) SMTP
10 3 (1.15%) SSL
10 3 (1.15%) Internet
10 3 (1.15%) Unified Communications
10 3 (1.15%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (0.76%) NetScaler
11 2 (0.76%) OpenLDAP
11 2 (0.76%) S/MIME
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (21.37%) SQL Server
2 17 (6.49%) MySQL
3 14 (5.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (4.96%) SQL Server 2005
4 13 (4.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (4.58%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.53%) RDBMS
6 4 (1.53%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.15%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (1.15%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.15%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.76%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.76%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.76%) OLTP
9 1 (0.38%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.38%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 8 (3.05%) Selenium
2 7 (2.67%) Maven
3 6 (2.29%) TeamCity
4 5 (1.91%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (1.91%) Visual Studio
5 4 (1.53%) NUnit
5 4 (1.53%) Cucumber
6 3 (1.15%) Behat
6 3 (1.15%) Git (software)
6 3 (1.15%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (1.15%) AdminStudio
7 2 (0.76%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (0.76%) MSTest
8 1 (0.38%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 1 (0.38%) JMeter
8 1 (0.38%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.38%) InstallShield
General
1 15 (5.73%) Finance
2 4 (1.53%) Banking
2 4 (1.53%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.15%) Legal
4 1 (0.38%) Advertising
4 1 (0.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 43 (16.41%) Analyst
2 37 (14.12%) Developer
3 28 (10.69%) 2nd Line Support
4 21 (8.02%) Service Analyst
4 21 (8.02%) Service Desk Analyst
5 16 (6.11%) .NET Developer
6 15 (5.73%) DBA
7 14 (5.34%) Support Engineer
8 13 (4.96%) Administrator
9 12 (4.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 12 (4.58%) VB.NET Developer
9 12 (4.58%) Senior Developer
10 11 (4.20%) Desktop Support
10 11 (4.20%) SQL DBA
11 10 (3.82%) Architect
12 8 (3.05%) Tester
12 8 (3.05%) 1st Line Support
12 8 (3.05%) VB Developer
12 8 (3.05%) Desktop Engineer
12 8 (3.05%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (17.94%) .NET
2 22 (8.40%) ASP.NET
3 16 (6.11%) WinForms
3 16 (6.11%) HTML
4 12 (4.58%) Web Services
5 11 (4.20%) XML
5 11 (4.20%) WCF
6 10 (3.82%) CSS
7 8 (3.05%) XMPP
8 7 (2.67%) jQuery
8 7 (2.67%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (1.91%) .NET Framework
9 5 (1.91%) Middleware
9 5 (1.91%) J2EE
10 4 (1.53%) Spring
10 4 (1.53%) HTML5
10 4 (1.53%) Hibernate
10 4 (1.53%) JPA
10 4 (1.53%) CSS3
11 3 (1.15%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.73%) Clustering
2 7 (2.67%) Blackberry
3 5 (1.91%) NHS
3 5 (1.91%) Replication
4 4 (1.53%) iPhone
5 3 (1.15%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.15%) Statistics
6 2 (0.76%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.76%) Open Source
7 1 (0.38%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.38%) Social Media
7 1 (0.38%) Handset
7 1 (0.38%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.38%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 66 (25.19%) Windows 7
2 49 (18.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 47 (17.94%) Windows XP
4 41 (15.65%) Windows Server 2003
5 35 (13.36%) Linux
6 27 (10.31%) Ubuntu
7 24 (9.16%) CentOS
8 15 (5.73%) UNIX
9 14 (5.34%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (2.67%) Windows 2000
11 6 (2.29%) Mac OS
12 3 (1.15%) Windows NT
12 3 (1.15%) VMS
12 3 (1.15%) Android
13 2 (0.76%) Solaris
13 2 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.76%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.76%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.76%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.76%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (12.21%) Service Management
2 28 (10.69%) ITIL
3 25 (9.54%) Incident Management
4 20 (7.63%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (6.11%) Scrum
6 15 (5.73%) Workflow
7 13 (4.96%) Disaster Recovery
8 12 (4.58%) Migration
9 11 (4.20%) MVC
10 10 (3.82%) Project Management
11 8 (3.05%) TDD
11 8 (3.05%) Data Management
11 8 (3.05%) Test Scripting
11 8 (3.05%) Data Protection
11 8 (3.05%) Master Data Management
11 8 (3.05%) Mobile Device Management
12 7 (2.67%) Root Cause Analysis
12 7 (2.67%) Manual Testing
12 7 (2.67%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (2.67%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 54 (20.61%) SQL
2 24 (9.16%) C#
3 21 (8.02%) T-SQL
4 19 (7.25%) Python
5 18 (6.87%) VB.NET
6 17 (6.49%) PowerShell
7 16 (6.11%) Java
8 11 (4.20%) JavaScript
9 9 (3.44%) C++
9 9 (3.44%) VB
10 8 (3.05%) VB6
10 8 (3.05%) Ruby
11 6 (2.29%) C
11 6 (2.29%) PHP
12 5 (1.91%) Perl
12 5 (1.91%) VBA
13 2 (0.76%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.76%) Delphi
13 2 (0.76%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.38%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 11 (4.20%) Security Cleared
2 10 (3.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (3.44%) MCSE
4 8 (3.05%) SC Cleared
5 6 (2.29%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (1.15%) MCITP
7 3 (1.15%) ISTQB
7 3 (1.15%) VCAP
7 3 (1.15%) MCSA
7 3 (1.15%) CCNA
8 2 (0.76%) ISEB
8 2 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.76%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.76%) Degree
9 1 (0.38%) MCP
9 1 (0.38%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.34%) SLA
2 12 (4.58%) QA
3 2 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.38%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 74 (28.24%) Active Directory
2 25 (9.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (8.78%) vSphere
4 16 (6.11%) Hyper-V
5 15 (5.73%) VMware Server
6 11 (4.20%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (3.44%) VMware ESX
8 8 (3.05%) Xen
9 5 (1.91%) XenApp
10 3 (1.15%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.76%) Sendmail
11 2 (0.76%) MetaFrame
12 1 (0.38%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.38%) ProxySG
12 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.38%) XenServer
12 1 (0.38%) UAG
Systems Management
1 19 (7.25%) SCCM
2 12 (4.58%) SCOM
3 6 (2.29%) Capistrano
3 6 (2.29%) Puppet
3 6 (2.29%) HAProxy
4 5 (1.91%) SCOrch
5 4 (1.53%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (1.15%) NetBackup
6 3 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.76%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (0.76%) WSUS
8 1 (0.38%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.38%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.38%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.38%) Cacti
8 1 (0.38%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.38%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 102 (38.93%) Microsoft
2 59 (22.52%) VMware
3 27 (10.31%) Cisco
3 27 (10.31%) Citrix
4 23 (8.78%) Splunk
5 22 (8.40%) Oracle
6 21 (8.02%) HP
7 13 (4.96%) NetApp
8 10 (3.82%) EMC
9 7 (2.67%) IBM
10 6 (2.29%) Symantec
11 5 (1.91%) Dell
12 4 (1.53%) Adobe
13 3 (1.15%) Sun
13 3 (1.15%) Sybase
13 3 (1.15%) McAfee
13 3 (1.15%) Percona
13 3 (1.15%) Xamarin
14 2 (0.76%) Sophos
14 2 (0.76%) Remedy
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