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 7 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 8 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 187 135 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 11.99% 12.12% 16.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 56.50% 57.20% 50.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 78 50
Average daily rate
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£355 £220 £309
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.36% -28.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £157 £125 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £377 £354
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 15 11
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.20 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.13 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £16.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -6.45%
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
331 236 279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 21.22% 21.18% 31.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 151 133
Average daily rate £350 £225 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% -26.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £150 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £393 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 17 13
Average hourly rate £15.13 £15.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.83% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.13 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £17.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%

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 7 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 7 July 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Leeds

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 7 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.

1 112 (37.33%) Microsoft
2 79 (26.33%) Active Directory
3 77 (25.67%) SQL
4 75 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 70 (23.33%) VMware
6 68 (22.67%) ITIL
7 67 (22.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 63 (21.00%) Windows 7
9 55 (18.33%) Linux
10 49 (16.33%) Oracle
11 41 (13.67%) MS Exchange
12 40 (13.33%) MS Office
13 39 (13.00%) Migration
14 38 (12.67%) UNIX
15 36 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
16 35 (11.67%) .NET
16 35 (11.67%) VMware Infrastructure
17 33 (11.00%) Windows Server 2012
18 31 (10.33%) IIS
18 31 (10.33%) Windows XP
19 30 (10.00%) Red Hat
19 30 (10.00%) MS Excel
20 27 (9.00%) Microsoft Certification
21 26 (8.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 25 (8.33%) Cisco
22 25 (8.33%) PL/SQL
22 25 (8.33%) Finance
23 24 (8.00%) Oracle Database
24 23 (7.67%) Data Centre
25 22 (7.33%) Exchange Server 2010

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 7 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 41 (13.67%) MS Exchange
2 31 (10.33%) IIS
3 22 (7.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 20 (6.67%) Tomcat
5 19 (6.33%) SharePoint
6 17 (5.67%) Apache
7 13 (4.33%) Exchange Server 2007
8 10 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
9 9 (3.00%) SAS
10 7 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2003
10 7 (2.33%) nginx
11 6 (2.00%) JBoss
12 5 (1.67%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (1.67%) Node.js
13 3 (1.00%) WebSphere
13 3 (1.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.67%) Office Communications Server
14 2 (0.67%) Lotus Domino
14 2 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
14 2 (0.67%) OpenStack
Applications
1 40 (13.33%) MS Office
2 30 (10.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.33%) Unica
2 1 (0.33%) Line 500
2 1 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.33%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.33%) Office 365
2 8 (2.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 8 (2.67%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (2.33%) Amazon S3
3 7 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.33%) Route 53
4 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (6.33%) SAN
2 18 (6.00%) Internet
2 18 (6.00%) Firewall
3 16 (5.33%) DNS
4 14 (4.67%) WAN
5 13 (4.33%) LAN
6 8 (2.67%) DHCP
6 8 (2.67%) DMZ
7 7 (2.33%) Intrusion Detection
8 6 (2.00%) TCP/IP
9 5 (1.67%) VPN
9 5 (1.67%) OSPF
9 5 (1.67%) BGP
10 4 (1.33%) MPLS
10 4 (1.33%) Junos
11 3 (1.00%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (1.00%) Wireless
11 3 (1.00%) RSVP
11 3 (1.00%) Extranet
11 3 (1.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 24 (8.00%) Oracle Database
3 19 (6.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 17 (5.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 15 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (4.33%) Relational Database
6 13 (4.33%) Oracle Database 11g
7 12 (4.00%) NoSQL
8 11 (3.67%) MongoDB
8 11 (3.67%) RDBMS
8 11 (3.67%) MySQL
8 11 (3.67%) SQL Server 2005
9 8 (2.67%) Data Mart
9 8 (2.67%) BODI
9 8 (2.67%) OLAP
9 8 (2.67%) Oracle OLAP
10 7 (2.33%) SimpleDB
10 7 (2.33%) Redis
10 7 (2.33%) Couchbase
10 7 (2.33%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 10 (3.33%) Git (software)
2 9 (3.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.33%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.00%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.67%) NUnit
5 2 (0.67%) JIRA
6 1 (0.33%) Fiddler
6 1 (0.33%) Maven
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.33%) MSI
6 1 (0.33%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.33%) PHPUnit
General
1 25 (8.33%) Finance
2 14 (4.67%) Law
3 12 (4.00%) Telecoms
4 11 (3.67%) Legal
5 4 (1.33%) Games
6 3 (1.00%) Banking
6 3 (1.00%) Retail
6 3 (1.00%) Marketing
6 3 (1.00%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.33%) Advertising
7 1 (0.33%) Back Office
7 1 (0.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 65 (21.67%) Analyst
2 31 (10.33%) Support Analyst
3 28 (9.33%) Developer
4 25 (8.33%) Consultant
5 21 (7.00%) DBA
6 19 (6.33%) Support Engineer
6 19 (6.33%) 2nd Line Support
7 18 (6.00%) Service Analyst
7 18 (6.00%) Service Desk Analyst
8 17 (5.67%) Administrator
8 17 (5.67%) 1st Line Support
9 16 (5.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 15 (5.00%) Applications Support
11 13 (4.33%) Architect
12 12 (4.00%) .NET Developer
13 11 (3.67%) Desktop Support
14 10 (3.33%) Oracle DBA
14 10 (3.33%) Applications Support Analyst
14 10 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support
14 10 (3.33%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (11.67%) .NET
2 21 (7.00%) Web Services
3 18 (6.00%) ASP.NET
4 17 (5.67%) XML
5 10 (3.33%) HTML
5 10 (3.33%) CSS
6 8 (2.67%) Application Packaging
7 7 (2.33%) WCF
7 7 (2.33%) ASP.NET 2.0
7 7 (2.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (2.33%) POSIX
8 6 (2.00%) .NET Framework
9 4 (1.33%) Java EE
9 4 (1.33%) ODBC
9 4 (1.33%) J2EE
9 4 (1.33%) SOAP
10 3 (1.00%) WinForms
10 3 (1.00%) WSDL
10 3 (1.00%) Middleware
10 3 (1.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 23 (7.67%) Data Centre
2 13 (4.33%) Clustering
3 10 (3.33%) NHS
4 9 (3.00%) Blackberry
5 8 (2.67%) CMDB
6 6 (2.00%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.67%) iPhone
7 5 (1.67%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.33%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.33%) User Experience
9 3 (1.00%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (1.00%) PKI
10 2 (0.67%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.67%) iPad
10 2 (0.67%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (0.67%) IBM XIV
10 2 (0.67%) BYOD
11 1 (0.33%) DTV
11 1 (0.33%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.33%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 67 (22.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 63 (21.00%) Windows 7
3 55 (18.33%) Linux
4 38 (12.67%) UNIX
5 36 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 33 (11.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 31 (10.33%) Windows XP
8 26 (8.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (3.67%) Apple iOS
9 11 (3.67%) Android
10 10 (3.33%) Windows Phone
11 9 (3.00%) CentOS
11 9 (3.00%) Ubuntu
12 7 (2.33%) Windows 2000 Server
12 7 (2.33%) AIX
13 6 (2.00%) Windows NT
13 6 (2.00%) Windows Mobile
13 6 (2.00%) Windows 8
14 5 (1.67%) Solaris
15 3 (1.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (22.67%) ITIL
2 39 (13.00%) Migration
3 20 (6.67%) Configuration Management
4 19 (6.33%) Service Management
4 19 (6.33%) DevOps
5 18 (6.00%) Change Management
6 17 (5.67%) TDD
7 16 (5.33%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (5.00%) Incident Management
8 15 (5.00%) Workflow
8 15 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
9 14 (4.67%) CRM
9 14 (4.67%) E-Commerce
10 13 (4.33%) MVC
11 12 (4.00%) Project Management
12 11 (3.67%) ETL
13 10 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
13 10 (3.33%) Network Design
13 10 (3.33%) Continuous Integration
14 9 (3.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 77 (25.67%) SQL
2 25 (8.33%) PL/SQL
3 19 (6.33%) JavaScript
4 17 (5.67%) Python
4 17 (5.67%) Bash Shell
5 16 (5.33%) T-SQL
5 16 (5.33%) C#
6 13 (4.33%) Perl
6 13 (4.33%) PowerShell
7 11 (3.67%) Java
8 8 (2.67%) VBScript
8 8 (2.67%) Shell Script
9 7 (2.33%) Korn
10 6 (2.00%) Jython
11 4 (1.33%) VB.NET
12 3 (1.00%) PHP
13 1 (0.33%) VBA
13 1 (0.33%) VB6
13 1 (0.33%) VB
13 1 (0.33%) C
Qualifications
1 27 (9.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (4.33%) MCSE
3 9 (3.00%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (3.00%) MCITP
3 9 (3.00%) Security Cleared
4 8 (2.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (1.67%) CCNP
6 4 (1.33%) CCNA
6 4 (1.33%) JNCIE
6 4 (1.33%) MCDST
7 3 (1.00%) MCTS
7 3 (1.00%) Degree
7 3 (1.00%) BC Cleared
7 3 (1.00%) MCSA
7 3 (1.00%) CCIE
7 3 (1.00%) MCP
7 3 (1.00%) JNCIP
7 3 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.67%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.00%) SLA
2 5 (1.67%) QA
3 3 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 79 (26.33%) Active Directory
2 35 (11.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (4.67%) Hyper-V
4 9 (3.00%) vSphere
5 8 (2.67%) VMware ESX
6 5 (1.67%) Terminal Services
7 4 (1.33%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (1.33%) VMware Server
8 3 (1.00%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.67%) UAG
9 2 (0.67%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.67%) vCloud
10 1 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.33%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.33%) XenApp
10 1 (0.33%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.33%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 1 (0.33%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 17 (5.67%) SCCM
2 15 (5.00%) Puppet
3 13 (4.33%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (2.67%) Salt
5 7 (2.33%) Ansible
5 7 (2.33%) HAProxy
6 6 (2.00%) HP UCMDB
7 5 (1.67%) Backup Exec
7 5 (1.67%) SCOM
8 4 (1.33%) Oracle RMAN
9 3 (1.00%) Nagios
9 3 (1.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 3 (1.00%) Opsview
10 2 (0.67%) Graphite
10 2 (0.67%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.67%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.67%) SCVMM
10 2 (0.67%) WSUS
10 2 (0.67%) Cacti
10 2 (0.67%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 112 (37.33%) Microsoft
2 70 (23.33%) VMware
3 49 (16.33%) Oracle
4 30 (10.00%) Red Hat
5 25 (8.33%) Cisco
6 16 (5.33%) Citrix
7 13 (4.33%) HP
8 11 (3.67%) IBM
9 9 (3.00%) Remedy
10 8 (2.67%) Business Objects
10 8 (2.67%) NetApp
11 7 (2.33%) hybris
11 7 (2.33%) Splunk
12 6 (2.00%) Xamarin
12 6 (2.00%) SolarWinds
12 6 (2.00%) McAfee
13 4 (1.33%) Juniper
13 4 (1.33%) PeopleSoft
14 3 (1.00%) Nokia
14 3 (1.00%) Lotus
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