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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 6 2
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 45 34 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 11.60% 15.60% 21.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 59.21% 53.97% 67.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 13 29
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £108 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £350 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £313
% change year-on-year
+6.55% -2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 11
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.30 £16.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.86 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+2.32% +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
76 63 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 19.59% 28.90% 32.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 28 49
Average daily rate £375 £280 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.92% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £108 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 11
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.60 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.60 £16.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+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 3 September 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
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 3 September 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Sheffield

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 34 (39.53%) Microsoft
2 31 (36.05%) ITIL
3 30 (34.88%) Active Directory
4 28 (32.56%) Linux
5 20 (23.26%) Windows 7
6 19 (22.09%) Firewall
7 18 (20.93%) SQL
8 17 (19.77%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (18.60%) SQL Server
9 16 (18.60%) VMware
9 16 (18.60%) Red Hat
10 14 (16.28%) Finance
10 14 (16.28%) Migration
10 14 (16.28%) MS Excel
10 14 (16.28%) SharePoint
10 14 (16.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 13 (15.12%) Windows Server 2012
11 13 (15.12%) Cisco
11 13 (15.12%) .NET
11 13 (15.12%) MS Office
12 12 (13.95%) JBoss
12 12 (13.95%) IIS
12 12 (13.95%) MS Exchange
12 12 (13.95%) Windows Server 2003
12 12 (13.95%) PowerShell
13 10 (11.63%) VMware Infrastructure
13 10 (11.63%) Service Management
13 10 (11.63%) LAN
13 10 (11.63%) Oracle
13 10 (11.63%) Data Centre

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 14 (16.28%) SharePoint
2 12 (13.95%) MS Exchange
2 12 (13.95%) IIS
2 12 (13.95%) JBoss
3 8 (9.30%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (4.65%) Apache
4 4 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (3.49%) Lync
5 3 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (3.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (2.33%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.33%) IBM Notes
6 2 (2.33%) Moodle
6 2 (2.33%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.16%) Jetty
7 1 (1.16%) nginx
7 1 (1.16%) Confluence
7 1 (1.16%) Node.js
Applications
1 14 (16.28%) MS Excel
2 13 (15.12%) MS Office
3 1 (1.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.65%) Office 365
2 2 (2.33%) OneDrive
3 1 (1.16%) IaaS
3 1 (1.16%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.16%) SaaS
3 1 (1.16%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (22.09%) Firewall
2 10 (11.63%) LAN
3 8 (9.30%) SAN
4 7 (8.14%) TCP/IP
5 6 (6.98%) WAN
5 6 (6.98%) DNS
5 6 (6.98%) Internet
6 4 (4.65%) Wireless
6 4 (4.65%) ADSL
6 4 (4.65%) DHCP
7 2 (2.33%) VPN
8 1 (1.16%) DMZ
8 1 (1.16%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (18.60%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.33%) MySQL
4 1 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (6.98%) Jenkins
2 4 (4.65%) TeamCity
3 3 (3.49%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (2.33%) Subversion
4 2 (2.33%) Maven
4 2 (2.33%) JIRA
4 2 (2.33%) Selenium
4 2 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.16%) Mercurial
5 1 (1.16%) Hudson
5 1 (1.16%) Gerrit
5 1 (1.16%) FishEye
5 1 (1.16%) Jasmine
5 1 (1.16%) Gradle
5 1 (1.16%) Artifactory
5 1 (1.16%) Ant
5 1 (1.16%) JUnit
5 1 (1.16%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.16%) PVCS
5 1 (1.16%) ClearCase
General
1 14 (16.28%) Finance
2 2 (2.33%) Legal
2 2 (2.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.16%) Banking
3 1 (1.16%) Retail
3 1 (1.16%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (22.09%) Analyst
2 10 (11.63%) Service Analyst
2 10 (11.63%) Service Desk Analyst
3 9 (10.47%) Migration Engineer
4 6 (6.98%) 2nd Line Support
4 6 (6.98%) IT Support
5 5 (5.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (5.81%) Support Engineer
6 4 (4.65%) Support Analyst
6 4 (4.65%) 1st Line Support
6 4 (4.65%) Applications Support
6 4 (4.65%) Desktop Support
6 4 (4.65%) Deployment Engineer
7 3 (3.49%) Data Centre Engineer
7 3 (3.49%) Senior IT Support
7 3 (3.49%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (3.49%) Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (3.49%) Project Manager
7 3 (3.49%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 2 (2.33%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (15.12%) .NET
2 5 (5.81%) Web Services
3 3 (3.49%) XML
4 1 (1.16%) LAMP
4 1 (1.16%) Java EE
4 1 (1.16%) Application Packaging
4 1 (1.16%) jQuery
4 1 (1.16%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.63%) Data Centre
2 6 (6.98%) Blackberry
2 6 (6.98%) Clustering
3 4 (4.65%) User Experience
4 3 (3.49%) Smartphone
4 3 (3.49%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (3.49%) iPhone
5 2 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.33%) Life Science
5 2 (2.33%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.16%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.16%) Tandem
6 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.16%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 28 (32.56%) Linux
2 20 (23.26%) Windows 7
3 17 (19.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (16.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (15.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (13.95%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (10.47%) UNIX
8 8 (9.30%) Windows XP
8 8 (9.30%) Windows 8
9 7 (8.14%) Windows 2000 Server
10 5 (5.81%) Windows 2000
11 4 (4.65%) Solaris
12 3 (3.49%) AIX
13 2 (2.33%) Apple iOS
14 1 (1.16%) CentOS
14 1 (1.16%) Mac OS
14 1 (1.16%) Ubuntu
14 1 (1.16%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (36.05%) ITIL
2 14 (16.28%) Migration
3 10 (11.63%) Service Management
4 7 (8.14%) Incident Management
4 7 (8.14%) Capacity Management
4 7 (8.14%) DevOps
5 6 (6.98%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (5.81%) Project Management
7 4 (4.65%) Configuration Management
7 4 (4.65%) Quality Management
7 4 (4.65%) Change Management
7 4 (4.65%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (4.65%) Continuous Delivery
8 3 (3.49%) Data Centre Operations
8 3 (3.49%) Problem Management
8 3 (3.49%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (3.49%) Data Protection
8 3 (3.49%) ITSM
8 3 (3.49%) PRINCE2
9 2 (2.33%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 18 (20.93%) SQL
2 12 (13.95%) PowerShell
3 8 (9.30%) Java
4 7 (8.14%) VB
5 6 (6.98%) JavaScript
5 6 (6.98%) Perl
6 4 (4.65%) Python
6 4 (4.65%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.33%) C++
7 2 (2.33%) PHP
8 1 (1.16%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.16%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (9.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (5.81%) MCSE
3 4 (4.65%) CCNA
3 4 (4.65%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (3.49%) MCSA
4 3 (3.49%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.49%) MCP
5 2 (2.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (2.33%) PMP
5 2 (2.33%) PMI Certification
5 2 (2.33%) MCTS
6 1 (1.16%) MCITP
6 1 (1.16%) Degree
6 1 (1.16%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.16%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.98%) SLA
2 1 (1.16%) QA
System Software
1 30 (34.88%) Active Directory
2 10 (11.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.81%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.49%) vCloud
5 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (2.33%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.33%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.16%) Squid
6 1 (1.16%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.16%) ISA Server
6 1 (1.16%) vSphere
6 1 (1.16%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (1.16%) PowerHA
6 1 (1.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (1.16%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (10.47%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (9.30%) SCCM
3 7 (8.14%) Puppet
4 5 (5.81%) Foglight
5 3 (3.49%) Backup Exec
5 3 (3.49%) Nagios
5 3 (3.49%) Pingdom
6 2 (2.33%) Ansible
6 2 (2.33%) SCOM
7 1 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (1.16%) WSUS
7 1 (1.16%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 34 (39.53%) Microsoft
2 16 (18.60%) Red Hat
2 16 (18.60%) VMware
3 13 (15.12%) Cisco
4 10 (11.63%) Oracle
5 9 (10.47%) HP
6 8 (9.30%) New Relic
7 6 (6.98%) Citrix
7 6 (6.98%) NetApp
8 5 (5.81%) EMC
9 3 (3.49%) Lotus
9 3 (3.49%) IBM
9 3 (3.49%) Sun
10 2 (2.33%) Symantec
11 1 (1.16%) Websense
11 1 (1.16%) Apple
11 1 (1.16%) AppSense
11 1 (1.16%) Google
11 1 (1.16%) Atlassian
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