The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 70 62 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 16.91% 19.81% 19.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 65.42% 75.61% 64.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 19 34
Average daily rate
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£275 £275 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +27.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £108 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £320 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 20 18
Average hourly rate £11.75 £13.99 £13.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.99% +2.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.19 £11.77 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.80 £25.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
Windows
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 South Yorkshire region.

Operating Systems Category
South Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
107 82 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 25.85% 26.20% 30.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 33 53
Average daily rate £275 £280 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £127 £100 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £368 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 20 18
Average hourly rate £12.50 £14.00 £14.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.19 £11.85 £10.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £25.00 £103.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the South Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the South Yorkshire region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the South Yorkshire region.

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

Windows
Hourly Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

Windows
Contract Job Locations in South Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Sheffield -6 33 £250 -9.09% 21
Doncaster +1 14 £450 - 4
Rotherham +3 6 £288 +64.28% 3
Barnsley -3 3 £225 -7.69% 2
Windows
Yorkshire

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Yorkshire 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 72 (43.64%) Microsoft
2 56 (33.94%) Linux
3 51 (30.91%) ITIL
3 51 (30.91%) SQL
4 42 (25.45%) Active Directory
5 38 (23.03%) IIS
6 37 (22.42%) VMware
7 36 (21.82%) Windows Server 2008
8 35 (21.21%) Migration
8 35 (21.21%) Firewall
9 33 (20.00%) SQL Server
9 33 (20.00%) JBoss
9 33 (20.00%) Windows 7
10 32 (19.39%) .NET
10 32 (19.39%) NetApp
11 31 (18.79%) Windows Server 2003
12 30 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
13 29 (17.58%) Data Centre
13 29 (17.58%) Red Hat
14 28 (16.97%) UNIX
14 28 (16.97%) SharePoint
15 26 (15.76%) MS Office
15 26 (15.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 24 (14.55%) Cisco
17 23 (13.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 22 (13.33%) MS Exchange
19 21 (12.73%) Windows XP
19 21 (12.73%) Oracle
19 21 (12.73%) BizTalk Server
20 20 (12.12%) SAN

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Yorkshire 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 38 (23.03%) IIS
2 33 (20.00%) JBoss
3 28 (16.97%) SharePoint
4 22 (13.33%) MS Exchange
5 21 (12.73%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (3.64%) Apache
6 6 (3.64%) Tomcat
7 5 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (2.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (1.82%) Lync
10 2 (1.21%) Exchange Server 5.5
10 2 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.61%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.61%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.61%) Node.js
11 1 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.61%) Jetty
11 1 (0.61%) nginx
Applications
1 26 (15.76%) MS Office
2 20 (12.12%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.21%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.21%) SaaS
1 2 (1.21%) PaaS
1 2 (1.21%) IaaS
2 1 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 35 (21.21%) Firewall
2 20 (12.12%) SAN
3 15 (9.09%) LAN
4 13 (7.88%) TCP/IP
5 11 (6.67%) WAN
6 10 (6.06%) DNS
6 10 (6.06%) NAS
6 10 (6.06%) Fibre Channel
7 9 (5.45%) Internet
8 8 (4.85%) DHCP
9 4 (2.42%) ADSL
10 3 (1.82%) VPN
10 3 (1.82%) SMS
11 2 (1.21%) VoIP
11 2 (1.21%) FTP
11 2 (1.21%) Wireless
12 1 (0.61%) PABX
12 1 (0.61%) MPLS
12 1 (0.61%) DSL
12 1 (0.61%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 23 (13.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (1.82%) MySQL
4 2 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.21%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.61%) DTS
5 1 (0.61%) DataStage
5 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.61%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (3.64%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.82%) Subversion
3 3 (1.82%) Maven
3 3 (1.82%) JIRA
3 3 (1.82%) Selenium
3 3 (1.82%) TeamCity
4 2 (1.21%) MSI
4 2 (1.21%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (1.21%) JUnit
4 2 (1.21%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.21%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.61%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.61%) Toad
5 1 (0.61%) PVCS
5 1 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.61%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.61%) Hudson
5 1 (0.61%) Gerrit
5 1 (0.61%) FishEye
General
1 19 (11.52%) Finance
2 4 (2.42%) Retail
3 3 (1.82%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.82%) Publishing
3 3 (1.82%) Banking
3 3 (1.82%) Spanish Language
4 2 (1.21%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.21%) Marketing
4 2 (1.21%) Legal
5 1 (0.61%) Back Office
5 1 (0.61%) Electronics
5 1 (0.61%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (20.61%) Analyst
2 18 (10.91%) Migration Engineer
3 16 (9.70%) Applications Support
4 13 (7.88%) Service Analyst
4 13 (7.88%) Service Desk Analyst
5 12 (7.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 12 (7.27%) Support Engineer
5 12 (7.27%) Support Analyst
6 11 (6.67%) 1st Line Support
7 9 (5.45%) Server Engineer
8 8 (4.85%) 2nd Line Support
8 8 (4.85%) Consultant
9 7 (4.24%) IT Support
10 6 (3.64%) NetApp Consultant
11 5 (3.03%) NetApp Engineer
11 5 (3.03%) NAS Engineer
11 5 (3.03%) SAN Storage Engineer
11 5 (3.03%) Architect
11 5 (3.03%) Project Manager
11 5 (3.03%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (19.39%) .NET
2 14 (8.48%) Web Services
3 11 (6.67%) XML
4 2 (1.21%) Middleware
5 1 (0.61%) LAMP
5 1 (0.61%) Java EE
5 1 (0.61%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.61%) jQuery
5 1 (0.61%) J2EE
5 1 (0.61%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (17.58%) Data Centre
2 9 (5.45%) Blackberry
3 7 (4.24%) Clustering
4 6 (3.64%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.64%) NHS
4 6 (3.64%) User Experience
5 4 (2.42%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.42%) Smartphone
6 3 (1.82%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (1.82%) iPhone
7 2 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.21%) Life Science
7 2 (1.21%) Replication
8 1 (0.61%) Tandem
8 1 (0.61%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.61%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 56 (33.94%) Linux
2 36 (21.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 33 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 31 (18.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 30 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 28 (16.97%) UNIX
7 26 (15.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 21 (12.73%) Windows XP
9 19 (11.52%) Windows 2000 Server
10 15 (9.09%) Windows 2000
11 11 (6.67%) Windows 8
12 10 (6.06%) Data ONTAP
13 5 (3.03%) Solaris
14 2 (1.21%) Apple iOS
14 2 (1.21%) Windows NT
14 2 (1.21%) AIX
14 2 (1.21%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.61%) Windows Phone 8
15 1 (0.61%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.61%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (30.91%) ITIL
2 35 (21.21%) Migration
3 13 (7.88%) Incident Management
3 13 (7.88%) Service Management
4 9 (5.45%) Capacity Management
5 8 (4.85%) Project Management
5 8 (4.85%) Service Delivery
6 7 (4.24%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (4.24%) Configuration Management
6 7 (4.24%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (3.64%) Problem Management
8 5 (3.03%) Quality Management
8 5 (3.03%) Change Management
8 5 (3.03%) Data Centre Operations
9 4 (2.42%) Continuous Delivery
9 4 (2.42%) Data Protection
9 4 (2.42%) DevOps
10 3 (1.82%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (1.82%) Server Building
10 3 (1.82%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 51 (30.91%) SQL
2 20 (12.12%) PowerShell
3 16 (9.70%) VB
4 15 (9.09%) JavaScript
5 8 (4.85%) Java
6 5 (3.03%) Perl
7 4 (2.42%) PHP
7 4 (2.42%) Bash Shell
7 4 (2.42%) Python
8 2 (1.21%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.21%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.21%) C
8 2 (1.21%) C++
9 1 (0.61%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.61%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (8.48%) Security Cleared
3 12 (7.27%) SC Cleared
4 11 (6.67%) MCSE
5 5 (3.03%) MCP
6 4 (2.42%) MCITP
6 4 (2.42%) MCSA
6 4 (2.42%) CCNA
6 4 (2.42%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (1.82%) MCTS
7 3 (1.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.61%) HP ASE
8 1 (0.61%) Degree
8 1 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.61%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.85%) SLA
2 2 (1.21%) QA
System Software
1 42 (25.45%) Active Directory
2 17 (10.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (6.06%) NFS
4 8 (4.85%) Hyper-V
5 4 (2.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (1.82%) vSphere
6 3 (1.82%) vCloud
7 2 (1.21%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.61%) Squid
8 1 (0.61%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.61%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.61%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.61%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.61%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.61%) Docker
8 1 (0.61%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.61%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (7.88%) SCCM
2 7 (4.24%) Puppet
3 6 (3.64%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (3.64%) Foglight
4 5 (3.03%) WSUS
5 3 (1.82%) Backup Exec
5 3 (1.82%) Unicenter
6 2 (1.21%) Nagios
6 2 (1.21%) Pingdom
6 2 (1.21%) SCOM
6 2 (1.21%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.61%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.61%) SnapMirror
7 1 (0.61%) SnapVault
7 1 (0.61%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.61%) OpenView
7 1 (0.61%) Control-M
7 1 (0.61%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 72 (43.64%) Microsoft
2 37 (22.42%) VMware
3 32 (19.39%) NetApp
4 29 (17.58%) Red Hat
5 24 (14.55%) Cisco
6 21 (12.73%) Oracle
7 18 (10.91%) HP
8 14 (8.48%) Citrix
9 12 (7.27%) EMC
10 10 (6.06%) Brocade
11 8 (4.85%) New Relic
12 7 (4.24%) Sun
13 6 (3.64%) SolarWinds
14 4 (2.42%) IBM
15 3 (1.82%) CA
15 3 (1.82%) Peregrine
15 3 (1.82%) Remedy
16 2 (1.21%) Symantec
16 2 (1.21%) ServiceNow
16 2 (1.21%) Lotus
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