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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 18 3 5
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 16 49 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 6.75% 20.16% 17.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.67% 73.13% 72.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 20 7
Average daily rate
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£438 £187 £205
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+134.11% -8.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £166 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £300 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 9
Average hourly rate £10.50 £12.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.10 £11.20 £10.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.09 £23.40 £25.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
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
24 67 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 10.13% 27.57% 23.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 33 15
Average daily rate £325 £240 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.41% -22.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £170 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £353 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 9
Average hourly rate £10.50 £14.50 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.58% -38.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.50 £10.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.27 £35.00 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 23 (54.76%) Active Directory
2 21 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 17 (40.48%) MS Office
4 15 (35.71%) ITIL
5 13 (30.95%) Windows XP
5 13 (30.95%) Windows 7
6 11 (26.19%) SQL
6 11 (26.19%) Oracle
7 10 (23.81%) VMware
8 9 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (21.43%) Solaris
8 9 (21.43%) Linux
8 9 (21.43%) Cisco
9 8 (19.05%) HP
9 8 (19.05%) Finance
10 7 (16.67%) MS Exchange
10 7 (16.67%) SQL Server
10 7 (16.67%) vSphere
11 6 (14.29%) VCP4
11 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (14.29%) SharePoint
11 6 (14.29%) Apache
11 6 (14.29%) Tomcat
11 6 (14.29%) DNS
11 6 (14.29%) EMC
11 6 (14.29%) NetApp
11 6 (14.29%) Red Hat
11 6 (14.29%) WebSphere
12 5 (11.90%) SCOM
12 5 (11.90%) Disaster Recovery

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 7 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 6 (14.29%) WebSphere
2 6 (14.29%) Apache
2 6 (14.29%) Tomcat
2 6 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 5 (11.90%) JBoss
4 3 (7.14%) IIS
5 2 (4.76%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (4.76%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 2 (4.76%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.38%) Lync
6 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.38%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (2.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (2.38%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 17 (40.48%) MS Office
2 4 (9.52%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.38%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.38%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (14.29%) DNS
2 5 (11.90%) SAN
3 4 (9.52%) DHCP
4 3 (7.14%) LAN
4 3 (7.14%) WAN
4 3 (7.14%) Firewall
4 3 (7.14%) NAS
5 2 (4.76%) FCoE
5 2 (4.76%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (4.76%) Multicast
5 2 (4.76%) iSCSI
5 2 (4.76%) HTTP
6 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.38%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.38%) HBase
3 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.38%) DB2
3 1 (2.38%) DataStage
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) ClearCase
1 1 (2.38%) Toad
General
1 8 (19.05%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Banking
2 2 (4.76%) Retail
3 1 (2.38%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (21.43%) 1st Line Support
2 5 (11.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (9.52%) Support Engineer
3 4 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (9.52%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (9.52%) Storage Engineer
3 4 (9.52%) Senior Storage Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (7.14%) Architect
4 3 (7.14%) Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Applications Support
5 2 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (4.76%) Support Technician
5 2 (4.76%) Support Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Desktop Support
5 2 (4.76%) Applications Support Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Help Desk Support
5 2 (4.76%) Citrix Support
5 2 (4.76%) Rollout Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.52%) Middleware
2 3 (7.14%) XML
3 2 (4.76%) XSLT
3 2 (4.76%) Rendezvous
3 2 (4.76%) HTML
3 2 (4.76%) Web Services
4 1 (2.38%) .NET
4 1 (2.38%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) CLARiiON
2 3 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.38%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.38%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.38%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.38%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.38%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 13 (30.95%) Windows XP
1 13 (30.95%) Windows 7
2 9 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
2 9 (21.43%) Solaris
2 9 (21.43%) Linux
3 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (11.90%) UNIX
5 2 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (4.76%) Windows 2000
6 1 (2.38%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.38%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (2.38%) Windows Phone
6 1 (2.38%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (35.71%) ITIL
2 5 (11.90%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (9.52%) BCP
4 3 (7.14%) Incident Management
4 3 (7.14%) Software Deployment
5 2 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (4.76%) Capacity Management
5 2 (4.76%) Benchmarking
5 2 (4.76%) Quality Management
5 2 (4.76%) Migration
5 2 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.38%) ERP
6 1 (2.38%) Change Management
6 1 (2.38%) Problem Management
6 1 (2.38%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (26.19%) SQL
2 5 (11.90%) Shell Script
3 3 (7.14%) Java
4 2 (4.76%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.76%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (14.29%) VCP4
2 3 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (4.76%) CCA
3 2 (4.76%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.38%) MCSE
4 1 (2.38%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) SLA
2 1 (2.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 23 (54.76%) Active Directory
2 7 (16.67%) vSphere
3 5 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (11.90%) Hyper-V
4 4 (9.52%) vCloud
5 2 (4.76%) KVM
5 2 (4.76%) UAG
5 2 (4.76%) NFS
5 2 (4.76%) XenApp
5 2 (4.76%) SRDF
5 2 (4.76%) Terminal Services
5 2 (4.76%) Xen
6 1 (2.38%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (11.90%) SCOM
2 4 (9.52%) ZABBIX
2 4 (9.52%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (9.52%) Puppet
2 4 (9.52%) Red Hat Satellite
2 4 (9.52%) EMC Navisphere
2 4 (9.52%) NetBackup
3 3 (7.14%) SCCM
4 1 (2.38%) SCVMM
4 1 (2.38%) OVSD
4 1 (2.38%) WSUS
4 1 (2.38%) OpenView
4 1 (2.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (2.38%) Control-M
4 1 (2.38%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 21 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (26.19%) Oracle
3 10 (23.81%) VMware
4 9 (21.43%) Cisco
5 8 (19.05%) HP
6 6 (14.29%) EMC
6 6 (14.29%) NetApp
6 6 (14.29%) Red Hat
7 5 (11.90%) Symantec
8 4 (9.52%) McAfee
8 4 (9.52%) Citrix
8 4 (9.52%) IBM
9 2 (4.76%) Sybase
9 2 (4.76%) Intel
9 2 (4.76%) TIBCO
9 2 (4.76%) DataSynapse
10 1 (2.38%) CommVault
10 1 (2.38%) Lotus
10 1 (2.38%) Sun
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