The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Sheffield region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 3 1
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 42 43 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 13.59% 20.38% 27.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.67% 59.72% 79.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 18 18
Average daily rate
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£275 £200 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £141 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £325 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 11
Average hourly rate £12.75 £11.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.86% -54.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £24.10 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.13 £15.50 £15.10
% change year-on-year
-2.41% +2.64%
Windows
South 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 Sheffield region.

Operating Systems Category
Sheffield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
63 72 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 20.39% 34.12% 34.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 41 25
Average daily rate £300 £280 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +39.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.58% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 11
Average hourly rate £13.00 £12.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -52.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £12.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £35.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.94% -0.93%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Sheffield region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Sheffield region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Sheffield region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Sheffield region.

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield 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 25 (43.10%) Active Directory
2 24 (41.38%) Microsoft
3 23 (39.66%) ITIL
4 20 (34.48%) Linux
4 20 (34.48%) Windows 7
5 16 (27.59%) MS Office
5 16 (27.59%) SQL
6 14 (24.14%) SQL Server
7 13 (22.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (20.69%) Oracle
8 12 (20.69%) IIS
9 11 (18.97%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (18.97%) Windows XP
9 11 (18.97%) Firewall
9 11 (18.97%) Migration
10 10 (17.24%) VMware
10 10 (17.24%) MS Exchange
10 10 (17.24%) SharePoint
10 10 (17.24%) JBoss
11 9 (15.52%) Red Hat
11 9 (15.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (15.52%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
12 8 (13.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 8 (13.79%) LAN
13 7 (12.07%) HP
13 7 (12.07%) Cisco
13 7 (12.07%) Citrix
13 7 (12.07%) SAN
13 7 (12.07%) MS Excel

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield 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 12 (20.69%) IIS
2 10 (17.24%) MS Exchange
2 10 (17.24%) SharePoint
2 10 (17.24%) JBoss
3 7 (12.07%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (8.62%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (8.62%) Apache
5 4 (6.90%) Lync
5 4 (6.90%) WebSphere
6 3 (5.17%) Tomcat
7 2 (3.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (3.45%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (3.45%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.72%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 16 (27.59%) MS Office
2 7 (12.07%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) SaaS
1 1 (1.72%) PaaS
1 1 (1.72%) Office 365
1 1 (1.72%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (18.97%) Firewall
2 8 (13.79%) LAN
3 7 (12.07%) SAN
4 6 (10.34%) WAN
5 5 (8.62%) DNS
6 4 (6.90%) Internet
7 3 (5.17%) NAS
7 3 (5.17%) DHCP
8 2 (3.45%) HTTP
8 2 (3.45%) TCP/IP
8 2 (3.45%) ADSL
8 2 (3.45%) FCoE
8 2 (3.45%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (3.45%) iSCSI
8 2 (3.45%) Multicast
9 1 (1.72%) PABX
9 1 (1.72%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (24.14%) SQL Server
2 8 (13.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.72%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.72%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.72%) HBase
3 1 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.72%) DB2
3 1 (1.72%) MySQL
3 1 (1.72%) DataStage
3 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.72%) Selenium
3 1 (1.72%) JIRA
3 1 (1.72%) Toad
3 1 (1.72%) JUnit
3 1 (1.72%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.72%) ClearCase
3 1 (1.72%) MSI
3 1 (1.72%) Subversion
3 1 (1.72%) Maven
General
1 7 (12.07%) Finance
2 2 (3.45%) Banking
2 2 (3.45%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.72%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (15.52%) Analyst
2 8 (13.79%) Migration Engineer
3 6 (10.34%) 1st Line Support
4 5 (8.62%) Applications Support
4 5 (8.62%) Service Analyst
4 5 (8.62%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (8.62%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) Applications Support Analyst
5 4 (6.90%) Support Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) Support Analyst
6 3 (5.17%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (5.17%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (5.17%) Architect
6 3 (5.17%) Deployment Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Windows Support Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) Citrix Support
7 2 (3.45%) Help Desk Support
7 2 (3.45%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.07%) .NET
2 6 (10.34%) Web Services
2 6 (10.34%) XML
3 3 (5.17%) Middleware
4 2 (3.45%) Rendezvous
4 2 (3.45%) XSLT
4 2 (3.45%) HTML
5 1 (1.72%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.62%) Blackberry
2 4 (6.90%) Smartphone
2 4 (6.90%) User Experience
3 3 (5.17%) iPhone
4 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 20 (34.48%) Linux
1 20 (34.48%) Windows 7
2 13 (22.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (18.97%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (18.97%) Windows XP
4 9 (15.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (15.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (12.07%) UNIX
6 6 (10.34%) Windows 8
7 5 (8.62%) Windows 2000 Server
7 5 (8.62%) Solaris
8 3 (5.17%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.72%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.72%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.72%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (39.66%) ITIL
2 11 (18.97%) Migration
3 5 (8.62%) Incident Management
4 4 (6.90%) Service Management
5 3 (5.17%) Capacity Management
5 3 (5.17%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (3.45%) Benchmarking
6 2 (3.45%) Quality Management
6 2 (3.45%) ITSM
6 2 (3.45%) CRM
6 2 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (3.45%) Continuous Delivery
7 1 (1.72%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (1.72%) DevOps
7 1 (1.72%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (1.72%) Mentoring
7 1 (1.72%) Problem Management
7 1 (1.72%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (1.72%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (1.72%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 16 (27.59%) SQL
2 6 (10.34%) Java
2 6 (10.34%) PowerShell
3 5 (8.62%) JavaScript
3 5 (8.62%) VB
4 2 (3.45%) Perl
5 1 (1.72%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.72%) PHP
5 1 (1.72%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (5.17%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (5.17%) MCSE
2 3 (5.17%) MCSA
3 2 (3.45%) CCA
3 2 (3.45%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.72%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.72%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.72%) MCP
4 1 (1.72%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.45%) SLA
2 1 (1.72%) QA
System Software
1 25 (43.10%) Active Directory
2 8 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (10.34%) Hyper-V
4 3 (5.17%) vSphere
5 2 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (3.45%) NFS
5 2 (3.45%) Terminal Services
5 2 (3.45%) UAG
5 2 (3.45%) XenApp
5 2 (3.45%) SRDF
5 2 (3.45%) Xen
5 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (3.45%) KVM
6 1 (1.72%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (1.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.72%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (1.72%) vCloud
6 1 (1.72%) ISA Server
6 1 (1.72%) Squid
Systems Management
1 6 (10.34%) SCCM
2 4 (6.90%) Puppet
3 3 (5.17%) SCOM
3 3 (5.17%) Backup Exec
3 3 (5.17%) Foglight
4 2 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (3.45%) WSUS
5 1 (1.72%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.72%) Control-M
Vendors
1 24 (41.38%) Microsoft
2 12 (20.69%) Oracle
3 10 (17.24%) VMware
4 9 (15.52%) Red Hat
5 7 (12.07%) HP
5 7 (12.07%) Cisco
5 7 (12.07%) Citrix
6 6 (10.34%) NetApp
7 5 (8.62%) IBM
7 5 (8.62%) EMC
8 3 (5.17%) New Relic
9 2 (3.45%) Symantec
9 2 (3.45%) TIBCO
9 2 (3.45%) Sybase
9 2 (3.45%) Intel
9 2 (3.45%) DataSynapse
10 1 (1.72%) Sun
10 1 (1.72%) CommVault
10 1 (1.72%) Websense
10 1 (1.72%) AppSense
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