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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 1 5
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 44 44 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 20.18% 24.58% 14.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.11% 75.86% 56.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 17 9
Average daily rate £200 £225 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £166 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £420 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 3
Average hourly rate £12.00 £25.00 £20.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.00% +24.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.35 £13.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £32.50 £21.61
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Sheffield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
72 58 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 33.03% 32.40% 25.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 26 17
Average daily rate £283 £239 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.32% +19.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £175 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 3
Average hourly rate £14.00 £25.00 £20.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.00% +24.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £32.50 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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 18 April 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 18 April 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Sheffield

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 37 (42.05%) Microsoft
2 25 (28.41%) ITIL
3 23 (26.14%) VMware
3 23 (26.14%) Windows 7
4 21 (23.86%) SQL
5 20 (22.73%) Windows XP
6 16 (18.18%) Active Directory
6 16 (18.18%) HP
6 16 (18.18%) Citrix
6 16 (18.18%) SAN
6 16 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (15.91%) UNIX
8 12 (13.64%) Linux
8 12 (13.64%) MS Excel
8 12 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (10.23%) SQL Server
10 8 (9.09%) IIS
10 8 (9.09%) MS Office
10 8 (9.09%) Finance
10 8 (9.09%) Security Cleared
10 8 (9.09%) XenServer
11 7 (7.95%) Hyper-V
11 7 (7.95%) NetApp
12 6 (6.82%) SLA
12 6 (6.82%) MS Exchange
12 6 (6.82%) Application Packaging
12 6 (6.82%) SCCM
12 6 (6.82%) SC Cleared
12 6 (6.82%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (5.68%) NetScaler

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 8 (9.09%) IIS
2 6 (6.82%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.41%) WebSphere
3 3 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.14%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (1.14%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 12 (13.64%) MS Excel
2 8 (9.09%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 16 (18.18%) SAN
2 5 (5.68%) NetScaler
2 5 (5.68%) Internet
3 4 (4.55%) LAN
4 3 (3.41%) NAS
4 3 (3.41%) Fibre Channel
4 3 (3.41%) WAN
4 3 (3.41%) VPN
4 3 (3.41%) DNS
4 3 (3.41%) Firewall
5 2 (2.27%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.27%) DHCP
5 2 (2.27%) VoIP
6 1 (1.14%) VLAN
6 1 (1.14%) Wireless Security
6 1 (1.14%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (1.14%) FTP
6 1 (1.14%) HTTP
6 1 (1.14%) SMTP
6 1 (1.14%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.23%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.41%) DB2
2 3 (3.41%) DataStage
3 2 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.14%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 8 (9.09%) Finance
2 2 (2.27%) Back Office
2 2 (2.27%) French Language
3 1 (1.14%) Mandarin Language
3 1 (1.14%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (22.73%) Analyst
2 13 (14.77%) Support Analyst
3 10 (11.36%) Support Engineer
3 10 (11.36%) Applications Support
4 7 (7.95%) Build Engineer
4 7 (7.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (7.95%) Technical Engineer
4 7 (7.95%) Deployment Engineer
5 5 (5.68%) SCCM Engineer
5 5 (5.68%) Technical Support Analyst
5 5 (5.68%) Technical Analyst
5 5 (5.68%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (5.68%) Technical Support
6 4 (4.55%) Desktop Support
6 4 (4.55%) 1st Line Support
6 4 (4.55%) IT Support
6 4 (4.55%) Citrix Engineer
7 3 (3.41%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 3 (3.41%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (3.41%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.82%) Application Packaging
2 4 (4.55%) .NET
3 1 (1.14%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.14%) Java EE
3 1 (1.14%) Software Packaging
3 1 (1.14%) WCF
3 1 (1.14%) Silverlight
3 1 (1.14%) JAX-WS
3 1 (1.14%) Windows Identity Foundation
3 1 (1.14%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.14%) COM
3 1 (1.14%) SOAP
3 1 (1.14%) Web Services
3 1 (1.14%) XML
3 1 (1.14%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.55%) Firmware
2 3 (3.41%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (2.27%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.14%) EqualLogic
4 1 (1.14%) NHS
4 1 (1.14%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.14%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 23 (26.14%) Windows 7
2 20 (22.73%) Windows XP
3 16 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (15.91%) UNIX
5 12 (13.64%) Linux
5 12 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (6.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (4.55%) AIX
8 1 (1.14%) CentOS
8 1 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.14%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (28.41%) ITIL
2 4 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (3.41%) Incident Management
3 3 (3.41%) Problem Management
3 3 (3.41%) Change Management
3 3 (3.41%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (3.41%) Information Security
4 2 (2.27%) Validation
4 2 (2.27%) B2B
4 2 (2.27%) B2C
4 2 (2.27%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (2.27%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (2.27%) Data Protection
5 1 (1.14%) Business Analysis
5 1 (1.14%) Performance Testing
5 1 (1.14%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (1.14%) ITIL V3
5 1 (1.14%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (1.14%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (1.14%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 21 (23.86%) SQL
2 5 (5.68%) Java
3 2 (2.27%) VB
4 1 (1.14%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.14%) C#
4 1 (1.14%) Perl
4 1 (1.14%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.14%) VBScript
4 1 (1.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.82%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.14%) BC Cleared
3 1 (1.14%) CISSP
3 1 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.14%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.82%) SLA
2 4 (4.55%) QA
3 3 (3.41%) PCI DSS
3 3 (3.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 16 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 8 (9.09%) XenServer
3 7 (7.95%) Hyper-V
4 5 (5.68%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (3.41%) vSphere
5 3 (3.41%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.14%) UAG
6 1 (1.14%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (6.82%) SCCM
2 4 (4.55%) SCOM
2 4 (4.55%) SCDPM
3 1 (1.14%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.14%) Control-M
3 1 (1.14%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 37 (42.05%) Microsoft
2 23 (26.14%) VMware
3 16 (18.18%) HP
3 16 (18.18%) Citrix
4 7 (7.95%) NetApp
5 5 (5.68%) Oracle
6 4 (4.55%) Cisco
6 4 (4.55%) Veeam
7 3 (3.41%) Brocade
7 3 (3.41%) IBM
8 2 (2.27%) AppSense
8 2 (2.27%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.27%) Dell
9 1 (1.14%) NETGEAR
9 1 (1.14%) Aruba
9 1 (1.14%) EMC
9 1 (1.14%) Juniper
9 1 (1.14%) Sun
9 1 (1.14%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.14%) Symantec
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