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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 36 71 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 10.75% 22.83% 28.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.02% 80.68% 75.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 27 30
Average daily rate
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£313 £190 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+64.47% -15.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £103 £105 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £380 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 25 22
Average hourly rate £12.47 £12.88 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.18% -39.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.48 £10.13 £10.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.85 £23.75 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.81 £15.00 £16.16
% change year-on-year
-1.28% -7.14%
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
59 88 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 17.61% 28.30% 38.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 36 53
Average daily rate £325 £200 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £105 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £385 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 29 24
Average hourly rate £14.12 £13.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.13 £10.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £23.75 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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 24 December 2014.

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
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 24 December 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -12 19 £300 +57.89% 6
Barnsley 0 5 £175 -68.18% 1
Doncaster 0 4 £353 - 1
Rotherham -1 1 - -
Windows
Yorkshire

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 46 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 35 (38.04%) Microsoft
3 29 (31.52%) Windows 7
4 25 (27.17%) VMware
4 25 (27.17%) Windows XP
5 24 (26.09%) MS Office
6 20 (21.74%) Citrix
7 19 (20.65%) MS Exchange
8 18 (19.57%) Cisco
8 18 (19.57%) SQL
8 18 (19.57%) ITIL
8 18 (19.57%) Windows Server 2003
9 17 (18.48%) DNS
10 15 (16.30%) SLA
10 15 (16.30%) LAN
10 15 (16.30%) Windows Server 2008
11 13 (14.13%) NetApp
11 13 (14.13%) MS Excel
11 13 (14.13%) SharePoint
11 13 (14.13%) TCP/IP
12 12 (13.04%) WAN
12 12 (13.04%) Incident Management
13 11 (11.96%) Windows Server 2012
13 11 (11.96%) HP
14 10 (10.87%) DHCP
14 10 (10.87%) VMware Infrastructure
14 10 (10.87%) SCCM
14 10 (10.87%) SCOM
15 9 (9.78%) NHS
15 9 (9.78%) IBM

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 19 (20.65%) MS Exchange
2 13 (14.13%) SharePoint
3 6 (6.52%) Apache
3 6 (6.52%) Tomcat
3 6 (6.52%) IBM Notes
4 5 (5.43%) IIS
4 5 (5.43%) WebSphere
4 5 (5.43%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (5.43%) Lync
5 4 (4.35%) Quickr
5 4 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (4.35%) JBoss
6 3 (3.26%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 3 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (2.17%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 2 (2.17%) Oracle Coherence
7 2 (2.17%) Lotus Domino
7 2 (2.17%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (1.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 24 (26.09%) MS Office
2 13 (14.13%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.09%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.09%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.17%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.09%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (18.48%) DNS
2 15 (16.30%) LAN
3 13 (14.13%) TCP/IP
4 12 (13.04%) WAN
5 10 (10.87%) DHCP
6 6 (6.52%) Internet
7 5 (5.43%) VoIP
8 4 (4.35%) SAN
9 3 (3.26%) Intranet
9 3 (3.26%) Ethernet
9 3 (3.26%) NAS
9 3 (3.26%) SNMP
10 2 (2.17%) FCoE
10 2 (2.17%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (2.17%) Multicast
10 2 (2.17%) HTTP
10 2 (2.17%) VPN
10 2 (2.17%) Wireless
10 2 (2.17%) iSCSI
11 1 (1.09%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.78%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (2.17%) QlikView
3 1 (1.09%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.09%) HBase
3 1 (1.09%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.09%) DB2
3 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.09%) MSI
General
1 8 (8.70%) Finance
2 6 (6.52%) Manufacturing
3 4 (4.35%) Mandarin Language
3 4 (4.35%) Cantonese Language
3 4 (4.35%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.26%) German Language
4 3 (3.26%) Banking
4 3 (3.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (15.22%) Analyst
2 12 (13.04%) Support Engineer
3 10 (10.87%) Support Analyst
3 10 (10.87%) Desktop Support
3 10 (10.87%) 2nd Line Support
4 7 (7.61%) 1st Line Support
5 6 (6.52%) Developer
5 6 (6.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (6.52%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 6 (6.52%) Desktop Engineer
5 6 (6.52%) Desktop Analyst
6 5 (5.43%) Server Administrator
6 5 (5.43%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (5.43%) Help Desk Support
6 5 (5.43%) Administrator
6 5 (5.43%) Project Manager
6 5 (5.43%) Applications Support
7 4 (4.35%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 4 (4.35%) Service Analyst
7 4 (4.35%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.35%) Middleware
2 3 (3.26%) XML
3 2 (2.17%) XSLT
3 2 (2.17%) Rendezvous
3 2 (2.17%) HTML
3 2 (2.17%) WinForms
3 2 (2.17%) Web Services
4 1 (1.09%) WCF
4 1 (1.09%) Silverlight
4 1 (1.09%) Reactive Extensions
4 1 (1.09%) Managed Extensibility Framework
4 1 (1.09%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.78%) NHS
2 7 (7.61%) Blackberry
3 5 (5.43%) Management Information System
3 5 (5.43%) FMCG
4 4 (4.35%) CLARiiON
4 4 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.26%) iSeries
6 1 (1.09%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.09%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 29 (31.52%) Windows 7
2 25 (27.17%) Windows XP
3 18 (19.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (16.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (11.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (8.70%) Linux
7 6 (6.52%) Solaris
8 4 (4.35%) Windows 8
9 3 (3.26%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (3.26%) Windows 2000
9 3 (3.26%) UNIX
9 3 (3.26%) AIX
10 2 (2.17%) Windows NT
10 2 (2.17%) Windows Vista
11 1 (1.09%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (19.57%) ITIL
2 12 (13.04%) Incident Management
3 6 (6.52%) Migration
4 5 (5.43%) Service Delivery
4 5 (5.43%) Change Management
4 5 (5.43%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (4.35%) ERP
5 4 (4.35%) BCP
5 4 (4.35%) Software Distribution
5 4 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (4.35%) Project Management
6 3 (3.26%) Change Control
6 3 (3.26%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (3.26%) Software Deployment
6 3 (3.26%) PRINCE2
6 3 (3.26%) Problem Management
6 3 (3.26%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (3.26%) Network Design
6 3 (3.26%) Logistics
7 2 (2.17%) Benchmarking
Programming Languages
1 18 (19.57%) SQL
2 4 (4.35%) Shell Script
3 3 (3.26%) C
3 3 (3.26%) C#
4 2 (2.17%) Java
4 2 (2.17%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.09%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.09%) VBScript
5 1 (1.09%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (6.52%) SC Cleared
1 6 (6.52%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.43%) MCP
3 4 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.26%) CCNA
4 3 (3.26%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.17%) MCSE
6 1 (1.09%) MCSA
6 1 (1.09%) CCA
6 1 (1.09%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (16.30%) SLA
2 1 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 46 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (10.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (8.70%) vSphere
4 6 (6.52%) XenApp
5 5 (5.43%) MetaFrame
5 5 (5.43%) vCloud
6 4 (4.35%) Firmware
6 4 (4.35%) Hyper-V
7 3 (3.26%) Forefront TMG
7 3 (3.26%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (3.26%) Terminal Server
7 3 (3.26%) ISA Server
8 2 (2.17%) Xen
8 2 (2.17%) Terminal Services
8 2 (2.17%) NFS
8 2 (2.17%) XenServer
8 2 (2.17%) SRDF
8 2 (2.17%) KVM
9 1 (1.09%) UAG
9 1 (1.09%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 10 (10.87%) SCCM
1 10 (10.87%) SCOM
2 4 (4.35%) EMC Navisphere
2 4 (4.35%) NetBackup
2 4 (4.35%) ZABBIX
2 4 (4.35%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (4.35%) Puppet
2 4 (4.35%) Red Hat Satellite
3 3 (3.26%) Unicenter
3 3 (3.26%) WSUS
4 1 (1.09%) OpenView
4 1 (1.09%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.09%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.09%) OVSD
Vendors
1 35 (38.04%) Microsoft
2 25 (27.17%) VMware
3 20 (21.74%) Citrix
4 18 (19.57%) Cisco
5 13 (14.13%) NetApp
6 11 (11.96%) HP
7 9 (9.78%) IBM
7 9 (9.78%) Oracle
8 6 (6.52%) EMC
8 6 (6.52%) Lotus
8 6 (6.52%) Remedy
9 5 (5.43%) Symantec
9 5 (5.43%) Red Hat
10 4 (4.35%) McAfee
11 3 (3.26%) CA
12 2 (2.17%) Siemens
12 2 (2.17%) Intel
12 2 (2.17%) TIBCO
12 2 (2.17%) DataSynapse
13 1 (1.09%) Mitel