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 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 2 10
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +8
Contract jobs citing Windows 36 51 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 16.67% 20.56% 11.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 56.25% 65.38% 63.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 26 10
Average daily rate
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£275 £300 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -31.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £109 £173 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £315 £313
% change year-on-year
-3.17% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 7
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +31.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.68 £10.30 £10.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £32.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
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
64 78 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 29.63% 31.45% 18.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 46 22
Average daily rate £280 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £108 £175 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £413 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 7
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 £13.98 £10.30 £10.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £32.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 August 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 29 August 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 (29.73%) Microsoft
2 19 (25.68%) Active Directory
2 19 (25.68%) Windows XP
2 19 (25.68%) Windows 7
3 17 (22.97%) ITIL
4 16 (21.62%) HP
4 16 (21.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (16.22%) SCCM
5 12 (16.22%) MS Office
5 12 (16.22%) Citrix
6 9 (12.16%) Incident Management
6 9 (12.16%) SQL
7 8 (10.81%) Linux
7 8 (10.81%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (10.81%) VMware
8 7 (9.46%) Finance
8 7 (9.46%) Migration
8 7 (9.46%) SQL Server
8 7 (9.46%) MS Excel
9 6 (8.11%) XenServer
9 6 (8.11%) SAN
9 6 (8.11%) NHS
10 5 (6.76%) Mandarin Language
10 5 (6.76%) Cantonese Language
10 5 (6.76%) QlikView
10 5 (6.76%) Firmware
10 5 (6.76%) SLA
10 5 (6.76%) Hyper-V
11 4 (5.41%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (5.41%) XenApp

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 4 (5.41%) IIS
2 2 (2.70%) Apache
2 2 (2.70%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.70%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.35%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.35%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 12 (16.22%) MS Office
2 7 (9.46%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.11%) SAN
2 3 (4.05%) VLAN
2 3 (4.05%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.70%) OpenLDAP
3 2 (2.70%) NetScaler
3 2 (2.70%) LDAP
3 2 (2.70%) LAN
3 2 (2.70%) WAN
3 2 (2.70%) HTTP
3 2 (2.70%) VPN
4 1 (1.35%) Firewall
4 1 (1.35%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.46%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.76%) QlikView
3 3 (4.05%) DataStage
4 2 (2.70%) MySQL
5 1 (1.35%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Hudson
1 2 (2.70%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.70%) TeamCity
1 2 (2.70%) Subversion
General
1 7 (9.46%) Finance
2 5 (6.76%) Mandarin Language
2 5 (6.76%) Cantonese Language
3 3 (4.05%) Banking
4 1 (1.35%) French Language
4 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (18.92%) Support Engineer
2 10 (13.51%) 2nd Line Support
3 9 (12.16%) Deployment Engineer
3 9 (12.16%) Analyst
4 7 (9.46%) Applications Support
4 7 (9.46%) SCCM Engineer
5 6 (8.11%) Desktop Support
5 6 (8.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (8.11%) Rollout Engineer
6 5 (6.76%) Desktop Engineer
6 5 (6.76%) 1st Line Support
6 5 (6.76%) Support Analyst
6 5 (6.76%) IT Support
7 4 (5.41%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 4 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (5.41%) Desktop Analyst
8 3 (4.05%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 3 (4.05%) Migration Engineer
8 3 (4.05%) Service Desk Analyst
8 3 (4.05%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.41%) Application Packaging
2 3 (4.05%) .NET
3 2 (2.70%) Middleware
4 1 (1.35%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.11%) NHS
2 5 (6.76%) Firmware
3 4 (5.41%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.35%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.35%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 19 (25.68%) Windows XP
1 19 (25.68%) Windows 7
2 16 (21.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (10.81%) Linux
3 8 (10.81%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (4.05%) UNIX
5 3 (4.05%) AIX
6 1 (1.35%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.35%) CentOS
6 1 (1.35%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.97%) ITIL
2 9 (12.16%) Incident Management
3 7 (9.46%) Migration
4 4 (5.41%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (5.41%) Change Management
5 3 (4.05%) WFM
5 3 (4.05%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (4.05%) Validation
5 3 (4.05%) Software Distribution
5 3 (4.05%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (4.05%) Change Control
6 2 (2.70%) ITIL V3
6 2 (2.70%) Problem Management
6 2 (2.70%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (1.35%) Business Analysis
7 1 (1.35%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (1.35%) TDD
7 1 (1.35%) Scrum
7 1 (1.35%) Service Management
7 1 (1.35%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 9 (12.16%) SQL
2 3 (4.05%) Python
3 2 (2.70%) Bash Shell
3 2 (2.70%) Java
3 2 (2.70%) Perl
3 2 (2.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (4.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (2.70%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.70%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.35%) MCSE
3 1 (1.35%) CCA
3 1 (1.35%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (1.35%) CCEA
3 1 (1.35%) CCAA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.76%) SLA
2 2 (2.70%) QA
3 1 (1.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.35%) Basel II
3 1 (1.35%) COREP
System Software
1 19 (25.68%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.11%) XenServer
3 5 (6.76%) Hyper-V
4 4 (5.41%) XenApp
5 2 (2.70%) qmail
5 2 (2.70%) Xen
6 1 (1.35%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (16.22%) SCCM
2 3 (4.05%) SCOM
3 2 (2.70%) SCDPM
4 1 (1.35%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 22 (29.73%) Microsoft
2 16 (21.62%) HP
3 12 (16.22%) Citrix
4 8 (10.81%) VMware
5 4 (5.41%) Dell
6 3 (4.05%) Cisco
6 3 (4.05%) Veeam
7 2 (2.70%) JBoss
7 2 (2.70%) Toshiba
7 2 (2.70%) AppSense
8 1 (1.35%) Oracle
8 1 (1.35%) Compaq
8 1 (1.35%) Remedy
8 1 (1.35%) Lotus
8 1 (1.35%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.35%) Splunk
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