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 29 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 4 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 41 39 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 15.07% 19.60% 26.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 65.08% 61.90% 84.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 17 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 £122 £123 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 10
Average hourly rate £14.85 £13.98 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.26% -49.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £12.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.74 £24.10 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
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 63 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 23.16% 31.66% 31.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 36 21
Average daily rate £275 £280 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% +39.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £130 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.36% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 10
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.98 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.39% -44.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £12.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.28 £25.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 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 29 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 27 (48.21%) Microsoft
2 25 (44.64%) Active Directory
3 22 (39.29%) ITIL
4 20 (35.71%) Windows 7
5 18 (32.14%) Linux
6 17 (30.36%) SQL
7 14 (25.00%) SQL Server
7 14 (25.00%) MS Office
8 13 (23.21%) Firewall
8 13 (23.21%) Migration
8 13 (23.21%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (21.43%) IIS
9 12 (21.43%) JBoss
9 12 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (21.43%) SharePoint
10 11 (19.64%) MS Exchange
10 11 (19.64%) Red Hat
10 11 (19.64%) Oracle
10 11 (19.64%) .NET
10 11 (19.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (17.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 10 (17.86%) Windows XP
12 9 (16.07%) BizTalk Server
12 9 (16.07%) VMware
12 9 (16.07%) Windows Server 2012
13 8 (14.29%) PowerShell
13 8 (14.29%) Windows 8
13 8 (14.29%) LAN
14 7 (12.50%) VB
14 7 (12.50%) MS Excel

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 (21.43%) IIS
1 12 (21.43%) JBoss
1 12 (21.43%) SharePoint
2 11 (19.64%) MS Exchange
3 9 (16.07%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (5.36%) Apache
5 3 (5.36%) Lync
6 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (3.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.79%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.79%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (25.00%) MS Office
2 7 (12.50%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) SaaS
1 1 (1.79%) PaaS
1 1 (1.79%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (23.21%) Firewall
2 8 (14.29%) LAN
3 6 (10.71%) Internet
4 5 (8.93%) DNS
5 4 (7.14%) ADSL
5 4 (7.14%) WAN
6 3 (5.36%) DHCP
6 3 (5.36%) SAN
7 2 (3.57%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.79%) Wireless
8 1 (1.79%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (17.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.79%) DataStage
3 1 (1.79%) MySQL
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.79%) Toad
3 1 (1.79%) JUnit
3 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.79%) ClearCase
3 1 (1.79%) MSI
3 1 (1.79%) Subversion
3 1 (1.79%) Maven
3 1 (1.79%) Selenium
3 1 (1.79%) JIRA
General
1 4 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.79%) Banking
2 1 (1.79%) Retail
2 1 (1.79%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (19.64%) Analyst
2 10 (17.86%) Migration Engineer
3 7 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (12.50%) Service Analyst
4 5 (8.93%) Applications Support
4 5 (8.93%) 1st Line Support
5 4 (7.14%) Support Analyst
5 4 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (7.14%) Applications Support Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) Deployment Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) Citrix Analyst
7 2 (3.57%) Build Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) Citrix Support Analyst
7 2 (3.57%) IT Support
7 2 (3.57%) Windows Support Analyst
7 2 (3.57%) Citrix Support
7 2 (3.57%) SQL DBA
7 2 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (3.57%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (19.64%) .NET
2 5 (8.93%) Web Services
3 4 (7.14%) XML
4 1 (1.79%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.93%) Blackberry
2 4 (7.14%) User Experience
2 4 (7.14%) Smartphone
3 3 (5.36%) iPhone
4 2 (3.57%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.57%) Clustering
5 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 20 (35.71%) Windows 7
2 18 (32.14%) Linux
3 13 (23.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (19.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (17.86%) Windows XP
7 9 (16.07%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (14.29%) Windows 8
9 7 (12.50%) Windows 2000 Server
10 5 (8.93%) UNIX
10 5 (8.93%) Windows 2000
11 3 (5.36%) Solaris
12 1 (1.79%) Windows Vista
12 1 (1.79%) Apple iOS
12 1 (1.79%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (39.29%) ITIL
2 13 (23.21%) Migration
3 6 (10.71%) Service Management
4 4 (7.14%) Incident Management
5 3 (5.36%) Capacity Management
6 2 (3.57%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (3.57%) Server Building
6 2 (3.57%) Quality Management
6 2 (3.57%) ITSM
6 2 (3.57%) CRM
7 1 (1.79%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (1.79%) OOD
7 1 (1.79%) Code Coverage
7 1 (1.79%) UML
7 1 (1.79%) OOA/OOD
7 1 (1.79%) Configuration Management
7 1 (1.79%) BCP
7 1 (1.79%) Service Delivery
7 1 (1.79%) Regression Testing
7 1 (1.79%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 17 (30.36%) SQL
2 8 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 7 (12.50%) VB
4 5 (8.93%) Java
4 5 (8.93%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.57%) Perl
6 1 (1.79%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.79%) PHP
6 1 (1.79%) C++
6 1 (1.79%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (8.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (5.36%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (3.57%) MCSE
3 2 (3.57%) MCSA
3 2 (3.57%) CCA
3 2 (3.57%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.79%) MCP
4 1 (1.79%) MCTS
4 1 (1.79%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.79%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) SLA
1 1 (1.79%) QA
System Software
1 25 (44.64%) Active Directory
2 7 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.36%) vSphere
4 2 (3.57%) XenApp
4 2 (3.57%) UAG
4 2 (3.57%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (3.57%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.79%) ISA Server
5 1 (1.79%) Squid
5 1 (1.79%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (1.79%) vCloud
5 1 (1.79%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 5 (8.93%) Foglight
1 5 (8.93%) SCCM
2 4 (7.14%) Puppet
3 3 (5.36%) Backup Exec
4 2 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (3.57%) SCOM
5 1 (1.79%) Control-M
5 1 (1.79%) WSUS
Vendors
1 27 (48.21%) Microsoft
2 11 (19.64%) Red Hat
2 11 (19.64%) Oracle
3 9 (16.07%) VMware
4 6 (10.71%) Citrix
4 6 (10.71%) NetApp
5 5 (8.93%) HP
5 5 (8.93%) EMC
5 5 (8.93%) Cisco
5 5 (8.93%) New Relic
6 3 (5.36%) IBM
7 2 (3.57%) Symantec
8 1 (1.79%) Sun
8 1 (1.79%) Lotus
8 1 (1.79%) Sybase
8 1 (1.79%) Websense
8 1 (1.79%) AppSense
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