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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 14 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 19 43 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 7.98% 22.40% 27.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 47.50% 74.14% 72.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 21 22
Average daily rate
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£300 £190 £188
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.89% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £110 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £275 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 15
Average hourly rate £10.50 £14.50 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.58% -36.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.38 £9.00 £10.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.16 £35.00 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.81 £15.00 £16.16
% change year-on-year
-1.28% -7.14%
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
40 58 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 16.81% 30.21% 37.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 30 41
Average daily rate £325 £200 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £109 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £355 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 15 16
Average hourly rate £15.73 £22.69 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.69% -0.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.00 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.60 £30.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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 24 December 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 22 (43.14%) Active Directory
2 18 (35.29%) Microsoft
3 15 (29.41%) MS Office
3 15 (29.41%) ITIL
4 14 (27.45%) Windows 7
5 13 (25.49%) SQL
5 13 (25.49%) Windows XP
6 12 (23.53%) Cisco
7 11 (21.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (17.65%) Oracle
9 8 (15.69%) VMware
9 8 (15.69%) Incident Management
9 8 (15.69%) HP
9 8 (15.69%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (13.73%) SLA
11 6 (11.76%) EMC
11 6 (11.76%) NetApp
11 6 (11.76%) Solaris
11 6 (11.76%) Apache
11 6 (11.76%) Tomcat
11 6 (11.76%) MS Excel
11 6 (11.76%) Finance
11 6 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (9.80%) vSphere
12 5 (9.80%) SCOM
12 5 (9.80%) Migration
12 5 (9.80%) Change Management
12 5 (9.80%) Disaster Recovery
12 5 (9.80%) Symantec
12 5 (9.80%) WebSphere

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 6 (11.76%) Apache
1 6 (11.76%) Tomcat
2 5 (9.80%) SharePoint
2 5 (9.80%) IIS
2 5 (9.80%) WebSphere
3 4 (7.84%) JBoss
4 3 (5.88%) MS Exchange
5 2 (3.92%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 2 (3.92%) IBM Notes
5 2 (3.92%) Oracle Coherence
5 2 (3.92%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.96%) Lync
6 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.96%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 15 (29.41%) MS Office
2 6 (11.76%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.96%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.96%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.80%) DNS
2 4 (7.84%) SAN
2 4 (7.84%) DHCP
3 3 (5.88%) LAN
3 3 (5.88%) WAN
3 3 (5.88%) NAS
4 2 (3.92%) FCoE
4 2 (3.92%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (3.92%) Multicast
4 2 (3.92%) iSCSI
4 2 (3.92%) HTTP
5 1 (1.96%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.96%) Firewall
5 1 (1.96%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.80%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (3.92%) QlikView
3 1 (1.96%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.96%) HBase
3 1 (1.96%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.96%) DB2
General
1 6 (11.76%) Finance
2 3 (5.88%) Manufacturing
2 3 (5.88%) Retail
2 3 (5.88%) Mandarin Language
2 3 (5.88%) Cantonese Language
3 2 (3.92%) Banking
4 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (17.65%) Support Engineer
2 8 (15.69%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (9.80%) Applications Support
4 5 (9.80%) Desktop Support
4 5 (9.80%) Desktop Engineer
4 5 (9.80%) 1st Line Support
4 5 (9.80%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (7.84%) Storage Engineer
5 4 (7.84%) Senior Storage Engineer
5 4 (7.84%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (7.84%) Rollout Engineer
5 4 (7.84%) Analyst
5 4 (7.84%) Support Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Desktop Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Deployment Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Help Desk Support
7 2 (3.92%) Implementation Consultant
7 2 (3.92%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.84%) Middleware
2 2 (3.92%) HTML
2 2 (3.92%) XML
2 2 (3.92%) XSLT
2 2 (3.92%) Rendezvous
3 1 (1.96%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.80%) NHS
2 4 (7.84%) Management Information System
2 4 (7.84%) CLARiiON
3 3 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.92%) FMCG
5 1 (1.96%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.96%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 14 (27.45%) Windows 7
2 13 (25.49%) Windows XP
3 11 (21.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (15.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (11.76%) Solaris
6 5 (9.80%) Linux
7 3 (5.88%) UNIX
8 2 (3.92%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.96%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (29.41%) ITIL
2 8 (15.69%) Incident Management
3 5 (9.80%) Change Management
3 5 (9.80%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (9.80%) Migration
4 4 (7.84%) BCP
4 4 (7.84%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (5.88%) Change Control
5 3 (5.88%) Software Deployment
5 3 (5.88%) Software Distribution
6 2 (3.92%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (3.92%) Benchmarking
6 2 (3.92%) PRINCE2
6 2 (3.92%) ERP
6 2 (3.92%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (1.96%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (1.96%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (1.96%) ITIL V3
7 1 (1.96%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (25.49%) SQL
2 4 (7.84%) Shell Script
3 2 (3.92%) Java
3 2 (3.92%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.96%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.96%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.96%) MCSE
2 1 (1.96%) MCSA
2 1 (1.96%) CCA
2 1 (1.96%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.73%) SLA
2 1 (1.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 22 (43.14%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.80%) vSphere
3 4 (7.84%) vCloud
3 4 (7.84%) Hyper-V
4 3 (5.88%) XenApp
4 3 (5.88%) Firmware
4 3 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (3.92%) NFS
5 2 (3.92%) KVM
5 2 (3.92%) Xen
5 2 (3.92%) XenServer
5 2 (3.92%) SRDF
6 1 (1.96%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (1.96%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.96%) UAG
6 1 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (9.80%) SCOM
2 4 (7.84%) EMC Navisphere
2 4 (7.84%) NetBackup
2 4 (7.84%) ZABBIX
2 4 (7.84%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (7.84%) Puppet
2 4 (7.84%) Red Hat Satellite
2 4 (7.84%) SCCM
3 1 (1.96%) OVSD
3 1 (1.96%) WSUS
3 1 (1.96%) SCVMM
3 1 (1.96%) OpenView
3 1 (1.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.96%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 18 (35.29%) Microsoft
2 12 (23.53%) Cisco
3 9 (17.65%) Oracle
4 8 (15.69%) HP
4 8 (15.69%) VMware
5 6 (11.76%) EMC
5 6 (11.76%) NetApp
6 5 (9.80%) Symantec
7 4 (7.84%) Red Hat
7 4 (7.84%) Citrix
7 4 (7.84%) McAfee
8 2 (3.92%) DataSynapse
8 2 (3.92%) Lotus
8 2 (3.92%) TIBCO
8 2 (3.92%) Intel
8 2 (3.92%) IBM
9 1 (1.96%) Sybase
9 1 (1.96%) Dell
9 1 (1.96%) Remedy
9 1 (1.96%) CommVault