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 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 10 4 3
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 27 46 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 9.61% 18.55% 17.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 69.23% 62.16% 65.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 19 7
Average daily rate
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£288 £200 £205
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.75% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £162 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £300 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 9
Average hourly rate £10.50 £13.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.23% -45.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.10 £11.35 £10.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.09 £21.95 £25.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.80 £15.35 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.58% +2.33%
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
39 74 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 13.88% 29.84% 27.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 42 17
Average daily rate £320 £264 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.44% -1.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 9
Average hourly rate £10.50 £14.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -41.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.50 £11.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.27 £35.00 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 April 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 April 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 24 (52.17%) Active Directory
2 21 (45.65%) Microsoft
3 17 (36.96%) MS Office
4 16 (34.78%) Windows 7
5 14 (30.43%) ITIL
6 13 (28.26%) Linux
7 11 (23.91%) SQL
8 10 (21.74%) Windows XP
8 10 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (21.74%) VMware
9 9 (19.57%) MS Exchange
9 9 (19.57%) Oracle
9 9 (19.57%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (17.39%) SQL Server
10 8 (17.39%) Finance
11 7 (15.22%) Migration
11 7 (15.22%) SharePoint
11 7 (15.22%) Cisco
11 7 (15.22%) HP
11 7 (15.22%) Solaris
11 7 (15.22%) Red Hat
11 7 (15.22%) VMware Infrastructure
11 7 (15.22%) SCCM
12 6 (13.04%) Hyper-V
12 6 (13.04%) SAN
13 5 (10.87%) NetApp
13 5 (10.87%) EMC
13 5 (10.87%) Citrix
13 5 (10.87%) DNS

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 9 (19.57%) MS Exchange
2 7 (15.22%) SharePoint
3 5 (10.87%) JBoss
3 5 (10.87%) IIS
3 5 (10.87%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (8.70%) WebSphere
4 4 (8.70%) Lync
4 4 (8.70%) Apache
4 4 (8.70%) Tomcat
5 3 (6.52%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (4.35%) Oracle Coherence
6 2 (4.35%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (2.17%) IBM Notes
7 1 (2.17%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (2.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 17 (36.96%) MS Office
2 5 (10.87%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.17%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.04%) SAN
2 5 (10.87%) DNS
2 5 (10.87%) LAN
2 5 (10.87%) Firewall
3 4 (8.70%) WAN
4 3 (6.52%) DHCP
4 3 (6.52%) NAS
5 2 (4.35%) iSCSI
5 2 (4.35%) FCoE
5 2 (4.35%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (4.35%) Multicast
5 2 (4.35%) Internet
5 2 (4.35%) HTTP
6 1 (2.17%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.17%) ADSL
6 1 (2.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.17%) DataStage
4 1 (2.17%) DB2
4 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.17%) HBase
4 1 (2.17%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.17%) Toad
2 1 (2.17%) ClearCase
General
1 8 (17.39%) Finance
2 2 (4.35%) Banking
3 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.17%) Retail
3 1 (2.17%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (17.39%) 1st Line Support
2 4 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (8.70%) Support Engineer
2 4 (8.70%) Analyst
2 4 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (8.70%) Migration Engineer
3 3 (6.52%) Architect
3 3 (6.52%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 2 (4.35%) Citrix Support Analyst
4 2 (4.35%) Citrix Analyst
4 2 (4.35%) Support Technician
4 2 (4.35%) Support Analyst
4 2 (4.35%) Project Manager
4 2 (4.35%) Desktop Support
4 2 (4.35%) Applications Support
4 2 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (4.35%) Service Analyst
4 2 (4.35%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.70%) XML
2 3 (6.52%) Web Services
2 3 (6.52%) .NET
2 3 (6.52%) Middleware
3 2 (4.35%) Rendezvous
3 2 (4.35%) XSLT
3 2 (4.35%) HTML
4 1 (2.17%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.70%) Smartphone
1 4 (8.70%) User Experience
1 4 (8.70%) Blackberry
2 3 (6.52%) iPhone
3 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.35%) CLARiiON
4 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.17%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 16 (34.78%) Windows 7
2 13 (28.26%) Linux
3 10 (21.74%) Windows XP
3 10 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (19.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (15.22%) Solaris
7 5 (10.87%) UNIX
7 5 (10.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (4.35%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (4.35%) Windows Vista
8 2 (4.35%) Windows 8
8 2 (4.35%) Windows 2000
9 1 (2.17%) Windows Phone
9 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (30.43%) ITIL
2 7 (15.22%) Migration
3 4 (8.70%) Software Deployment
4 2 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (4.35%) Incident Management
4 2 (4.35%) Capacity Management
4 2 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (4.35%) Quality Management
4 2 (4.35%) BCP
4 2 (4.35%) Benchmarking
4 2 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.17%) CRM
5 1 (2.17%) ERP
5 1 (2.17%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.17%) Change Management
5 1 (2.17%) Service Management
5 1 (2.17%) DevOps
5 1 (2.17%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (2.17%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 11 (23.91%) SQL
2 3 (6.52%) Java
2 3 (6.52%) JavaScript
2 3 (6.52%) Shell Script
2 3 (6.52%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.17%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (6.52%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (4.35%) CCA
2 2 (4.35%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.17%) MCSE
3 1 (2.17%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (52.17%) Active Directory
2 7 (15.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (13.04%) Hyper-V
4 5 (10.87%) vSphere
5 2 (4.35%) XenApp
5 2 (4.35%) SRDF
5 2 (4.35%) Xen
5 2 (4.35%) UAG
5 2 (4.35%) vCloud
5 2 (4.35%) KVM
5 2 (4.35%) Terminal Services
5 2 (4.35%) NFS
6 1 (2.17%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (2.17%) ISA Server
6 1 (2.17%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.17%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (2.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 7 (15.22%) SCCM
2 4 (8.70%) SCOM
2 4 (8.70%) Puppet
3 2 (4.35%) WSUS
3 2 (4.35%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (4.35%) ZABBIX
3 2 (4.35%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (4.35%) NetBackup
3 2 (4.35%) Backup Exec
3 2 (4.35%) EMC Navisphere
4 1 (2.17%) OpenView
4 1 (2.17%) OVSD
4 1 (2.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (2.17%) Control-M
4 1 (2.17%) Foglight
4 1 (2.17%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 21 (45.65%) Microsoft
2 10 (21.74%) VMware
3 9 (19.57%) Oracle
4 7 (15.22%) Cisco
4 7 (15.22%) HP
4 7 (15.22%) Red Hat
5 5 (10.87%) NetApp
5 5 (10.87%) EMC
5 5 (10.87%) Citrix
6 4 (8.70%) IBM
7 3 (6.52%) Symantec
8 2 (4.35%) DataSynapse
8 2 (4.35%) McAfee
8 2 (4.35%) TIBCO
8 2 (4.35%) Sybase
8 2 (4.35%) Intel
9 1 (2.17%) Sun
9 1 (2.17%) Lotus
9 1 (2.17%) CommVault
9 1 (2.17%) Websense
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