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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 3 1
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 41 41 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 15.24% 22.28% 25.48%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.13% 67.21% 85.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 20 19
Average daily rate
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£275 £238 £205
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% +15.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £112 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £328 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 13
Average hourly rate £14.85 £12.49 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.91% -61.57%
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
62 61 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 23.05% 33.15% 29.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 34 24
Average daily rate £275 £288 £253
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% +13.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £112 £141
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 13
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.98 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.39% -55.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £12.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.46 £25.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -7.40%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 29 (46.03%) Microsoft
2 26 (41.27%) Active Directory
3 24 (38.10%) ITIL
4 21 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 20 (31.75%) Linux
6 17 (26.98%) SQL
7 15 (23.81%) SQL Server
7 15 (23.81%) MS Office
8 14 (22.22%) Firewall
8 14 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (20.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (20.63%) Migration
9 13 (20.63%) Red Hat
9 13 (20.63%) SharePoint
10 12 (19.05%) IIS
10 12 (19.05%) JBoss
10 12 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (17.46%) Oracle
11 11 (17.46%) .NET
11 11 (17.46%) Windows XP
11 11 (17.46%) MS Exchange
12 10 (15.87%) VMware
12 10 (15.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 10 (15.87%) Windows Server 2012
13 9 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
13 9 (14.29%) MS Excel
14 8 (12.70%) UNIX
14 8 (12.70%) LAN
14 8 (12.70%) Finance
14 8 (12.70%) Service Management

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 13 (20.63%) SharePoint
2 12 (19.05%) IIS
2 12 (19.05%) JBoss
3 11 (17.46%) MS Exchange
4 9 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (6.35%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (4.76%) Lync
6 3 (4.76%) Apache
7 2 (3.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.59%) WebSphere
8 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (1.59%) Tomcat
Applications
1 15 (23.81%) MS Office
2 9 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) SaaS
1 1 (1.59%) PaaS
1 1 (1.59%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (22.22%) Firewall
2 8 (12.70%) LAN
3 6 (9.52%) Internet
4 5 (7.94%) DNS
5 4 (6.35%) SAN
5 4 (6.35%) ADSL
5 4 (6.35%) WAN
6 3 (4.76%) DHCP
6 3 (4.76%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.59%) Wireless
7 1 (1.59%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 10 (15.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.59%) DataStage
3 1 (1.59%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (4.76%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.59%) JUnit
3 1 (1.59%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.59%) ClearCase
3 1 (1.59%) Toad
3 1 (1.59%) MSI
3 1 (1.59%) Subversion
3 1 (1.59%) Maven
3 1 (1.59%) JIRA
3 1 (1.59%) Selenium
General
1 8 (12.70%) Finance
2 1 (1.59%) Banking
2 1 (1.59%) Retail
2 1 (1.59%) Investment Banking
2 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (22.22%) Analyst
2 10 (15.87%) Migration Engineer
3 8 (12.70%) Service Analyst
3 8 (12.70%) Service Desk Analyst
4 5 (7.94%) Applications Support
4 5 (7.94%) 1st Line Support
5 4 (6.35%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (6.35%) Deployment Engineer
6 3 (4.76%) Applications Support Analyst
6 3 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (4.76%) Support Analyst
7 2 (3.17%) Desktop Support
7 2 (3.17%) Support Engineer
7 2 (3.17%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (3.17%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (3.17%) DBA
7 2 (3.17%) SQL DBA
7 2 (3.17%) Operations Analyst
7 2 (3.17%) Build Engineer
7 2 (3.17%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (17.46%) .NET
2 5 (7.94%) Web Services
3 4 (6.35%) XML
4 1 (1.59%) Application Packaging
4 1 (1.59%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.94%) Blackberry
1 5 (7.94%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.35%) User Experience
2 4 (6.35%) Smartphone
3 3 (4.76%) iPhone
4 2 (3.17%) Clustering
5 1 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.59%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 21 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 20 (31.75%) Linux
3 14 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (20.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (17.46%) Windows XP
7 10 (15.87%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (12.70%) Windows 8
8 8 (12.70%) UNIX
9 7 (11.11%) Windows 2000 Server
10 5 (7.94%) Windows 2000
11 4 (6.35%) Solaris
12 2 (3.17%) AIX
13 1 (1.59%) Windows Vista
13 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
13 1 (1.59%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (38.10%) ITIL
2 13 (20.63%) Migration
3 8 (12.70%) Service Management
4 6 (9.52%) Capacity Management
4 6 (9.52%) Incident Management
5 4 (6.35%) Quality Management
6 3 (4.76%) Problem Management
6 3 (4.76%) ITSM
7 2 (3.17%) Server Building
7 2 (3.17%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (3.17%) Business Continuity
7 2 (3.17%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (3.17%) Change Management
7 2 (3.17%) Configuration Management
7 2 (3.17%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (3.17%) CRM
8 1 (1.59%) OOD
8 1 (1.59%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (1.59%) Code Coverage
8 1 (1.59%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 17 (26.98%) SQL
2 7 (11.11%) VB
2 7 (11.11%) PowerShell
3 5 (7.94%) Java
3 5 (7.94%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.17%) Perl
4 2 (3.17%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.59%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.59%) PHP
5 1 (1.59%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (4.76%) MCSE
3 2 (3.17%) MCSA
3 2 (3.17%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (3.17%) MCP
4 1 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.59%) MCTS
4 1 (1.59%) Degree
4 1 (1.59%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.59%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.59%) CCA
4 1 (1.59%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.17%) SLA
2 1 (1.59%) QA
System Software
1 26 (41.27%) Active Directory
2 7 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.17%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (3.17%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (3.17%) vSphere
4 1 (1.59%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (1.59%) UAG
4 1 (1.59%) vCloud
4 1 (1.59%) Squid
4 1 (1.59%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.59%) ISA Server
4 1 (1.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (1.59%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (9.52%) SCCM
2 5 (7.94%) Foglight
3 4 (6.35%) Puppet
4 3 (4.76%) Backup Exec
5 2 (3.17%) SCOM
5 2 (3.17%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.59%) Control-M
6 1 (1.59%) WSUS
Vendors
1 29 (46.03%) Microsoft
2 13 (20.63%) Red Hat
3 11 (17.46%) Oracle
4 10 (15.87%) VMware
5 7 (11.11%) Citrix
5 7 (11.11%) HP
6 6 (9.52%) NetApp
7 5 (7.94%) New Relic
7 5 (7.94%) EMC
7 5 (7.94%) Cisco
8 4 (6.35%) IBM
9 2 (3.17%) Sun
9 2 (3.17%) Symantec
10 1 (1.59%) Websense
10 1 (1.59%) Lotus
10 1 (1.59%) AppSense
10 1 (1.59%) Sybase
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