The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 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 Sheffield 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 3 10
Rank change year-on-year
0 +7
Contract jobs citing Windows 34 31 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 18.58% 16.06% 10.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 68.00% 64.58% 67.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 15 7
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -29.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £138 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £400 £462
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 6
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £10.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +21.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £10.73 £10.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £32.50 £23.36
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Sheffield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
50 48 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 27.32% 24.87% 15.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 25 16
Average daily rate £284 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.41% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £113 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 6
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.30 £10.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £32.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -4.41%
Windows
South Yorkshire

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 29 July 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Sheffield

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Sheffield region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Sheffield

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 30 (38.96%) Microsoft
2 26 (33.77%) Windows 7
3 20 (25.97%) Windows XP
3 20 (25.97%) HP
4 18 (23.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (22.08%) Active Directory
6 16 (20.78%) ITIL
7 14 (18.18%) Citrix
8 13 (16.88%) VMware
8 13 (16.88%) SCCM
9 10 (12.99%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (12.99%) MS Office
9 10 (12.99%) Finance
9 10 (12.99%) XenServer
10 9 (11.69%) Linux
11 8 (10.39%) SQL
11 8 (10.39%) MS Excel
11 8 (10.39%) SAN
12 7 (9.09%) SQL Server
12 7 (9.09%) Application Packaging
12 7 (9.09%) Migration
13 6 (7.79%) Windows Server 2012
14 5 (6.49%) Veeam
14 5 (6.49%) Hyper-V
14 5 (6.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 5 (6.49%) Validation
14 5 (6.49%) NHS
15 4 (5.19%) Firmware
15 4 (5.19%) Incident Management
15 4 (5.19%) SCOM

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 2 (2.60%) WebLogic
1 2 (2.60%) IIS
1 2 (2.60%) Apache
1 2 (2.60%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.30%) IBM Notes
2 1 (1.30%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 10 (12.99%) MS Office
2 8 (10.39%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.60%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.39%) SAN
2 4 (5.19%) NetScaler
3 3 (3.90%) VLAN
3 3 (3.90%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.60%) VPN
4 2 (2.60%) LDAP
4 2 (2.60%) LAN
4 2 (2.60%) WAN
4 2 (2.60%) HTTP
4 2 (2.60%) OpenLDAP
5 1 (1.30%) VRRP
5 1 (1.30%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.90%) DataStage
2 3 (3.90%) QlikView
3 2 (2.60%) MySQL
4 1 (1.30%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Subversion
1 2 (2.60%) TeamCity
1 2 (2.60%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.60%) Hudson
General
1 10 (12.99%) Finance
2 2 (2.60%) Banking
2 2 (2.60%) Mandarin Language
2 2 (2.60%) Cantonese Language
3 1 (1.30%) French Language
3 1 (1.30%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 11 (14.29%) Analyst
1 11 (14.29%) Support Engineer
1 11 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
2 10 (12.99%) Deployment Engineer
3 8 (10.39%) SCCM Engineer
4 7 (9.09%) Build Engineer
5 6 (7.79%) Rollout Engineer
5 6 (7.79%) Technical Engineer
5 6 (7.79%) 1st Line Support
6 5 (6.49%) Support Analyst
6 5 (6.49%) Desktop Engineer
6 5 (6.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (6.49%) IT Support
7 4 (5.19%) Server Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) Applications Support
7 4 (5.19%) Desktop Support
8 3 (3.90%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (3.90%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (3.90%) Service Analyst
8 3 (3.90%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.09%) Application Packaging
2 3 (3.90%) .NET
3 2 (2.60%) Middleware
4 1 (1.30%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.49%) NHS
2 4 (5.19%) Firmware
3 3 (3.90%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.30%) Social Media
4 1 (1.30%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.30%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 26 (33.77%) Windows 7
2 20 (25.97%) Windows XP
3 18 (23.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (12.99%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (11.69%) Linux
6 6 (7.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (3.90%) UNIX
7 3 (3.90%) AIX
8 2 (2.60%) CentOS
9 1 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.30%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.30%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (20.78%) ITIL
2 7 (9.09%) Migration
3 5 (6.49%) Validation
4 4 (5.19%) Incident Management
4 4 (5.19%) Problem Management
5 3 (3.90%) WFM
5 3 (3.90%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (3.90%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (2.60%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (2.60%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (1.30%) Technical Analysis
7 1 (1.30%) Data Protection
7 1 (1.30%) ITIL V3
7 1 (1.30%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (1.30%) Change Control
7 1 (1.30%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (1.30%) Scrum
7 1 (1.30%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (1.30%) TDD
7 1 (1.30%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.39%) SQL
2 3 (3.90%) Python
3 2 (2.60%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.60%) Bash Shell
3 2 (2.60%) Java
3 2 (2.60%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (6.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.60%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.30%) CCAA
4 1 (1.30%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.30%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.30%) MCSE
4 1 (1.30%) CCA
4 1 (1.30%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.30%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.60%) QA
2 1 (1.30%) COREP
2 1 (1.30%) SLA
2 1 (1.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.30%) Basel II
System Software
1 17 (22.08%) Active Directory
2 10 (12.99%) XenServer
3 5 (6.49%) Hyper-V
4 4 (5.19%) XenApp
5 2 (2.60%) qmail
5 2 (2.60%) Xen
6 1 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (1.30%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.30%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.30%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (16.88%) SCCM
2 4 (5.19%) SCOM
2 4 (5.19%) SCDPM
3 1 (1.30%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 30 (38.96%) Microsoft
2 20 (25.97%) HP
3 14 (18.18%) Citrix
4 13 (16.88%) VMware
5 5 (6.49%) Veeam
6 3 (3.90%) Dell
6 3 (3.90%) Cisco
7 2 (2.60%) JBoss
7 2 (2.60%) AppSense
7 2 (2.60%) Toshiba
8 1 (1.30%) Splunk
8 1 (1.30%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.30%) NetApp
8 1 (1.30%) Lotus
8 1 (1.30%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.30%) Oracle
8 1 (1.30%) IBM
8 1 (1.30%) EMC
8 1 (1.30%) Compaq
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
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Posted: 6 days ago