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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 3 1
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 74 60 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 14.20% 16.67% 24.03%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.67% 64.52% 70.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 21 55
Average daily rate
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£250 £275 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £110 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £350 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £313
% change year-on-year
+6.55% -2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 22 16
Average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £13.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.19 £10.70 £10.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.25 £18.85 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.86 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+2.32% +3.33%
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
120 93 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 23.03% 25.83% 34.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 40 81
Average daily rate £300 £310 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +12.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £110 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 22 16
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.19 £10.20 £10.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £25.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 3 September 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 -3 45 £250 - 15
Doncaster 0 10 - - 1
Rotherham +6 6 £300 - 1
Barnsley -3 3 £175 -30.00%
Windows
Yorkshire

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 65 (39.88%) Microsoft
2 59 (36.20%) Linux
3 55 (33.74%) ITIL
4 49 (30.06%) SQL
5 37 (22.70%) Active Directory
5 37 (22.70%) Migration
6 36 (22.09%) VMware
6 36 (22.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 36 (22.09%) NetApp
7 35 (21.47%) IIS
7 35 (21.47%) Firewall
8 34 (20.86%) Windows Server 2003
9 33 (20.25%) Windows Server 2012
10 32 (19.63%) JBoss
11 31 (19.02%) .NET
11 31 (19.02%) SQL Server
11 31 (19.02%) SharePoint
11 31 (19.02%) Red Hat
12 29 (17.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 29 (17.79%) Data Centre
13 28 (17.18%) PowerShell
14 27 (16.56%) Cisco
14 27 (16.56%) Windows 7
15 26 (15.95%) UNIX
16 22 (13.50%) MS Office
16 22 (13.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 21 (12.88%) Windows 2000 Server
17 21 (12.88%) MS Excel
18 20 (12.27%) Oracle
18 20 (12.27%) BizTalk Server

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 35 (21.47%) IIS
2 32 (19.63%) JBoss
3 31 (19.02%) SharePoint
4 20 (12.27%) BizTalk Server
5 17 (10.43%) MS Exchange
6 6 (3.68%) Apache
6 6 (3.68%) Tomcat
7 5 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (2.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (1.84%) Lync
9 3 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (1.23%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (1.23%) Exchange Server 5.5
10 2 (1.23%) IBM Notes
10 2 (1.23%) Moodle
11 1 (0.61%) Confluence
11 1 (0.61%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.61%) Jetty
Applications
1 22 (13.50%) MS Office
2 21 (12.88%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.07%) Office 365
2 2 (1.23%) IaaS
2 2 (1.23%) SaaS
2 2 (1.23%) PaaS
2 2 (1.23%) OneDrive
3 1 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 35 (21.47%) Firewall
2 19 (11.66%) SAN
3 15 (9.20%) LAN
4 14 (8.59%) TCP/IP
5 11 (6.75%) WAN
6 10 (6.13%) NAS
6 10 (6.13%) Fibre Channel
6 10 (6.13%) DNS
7 9 (5.52%) Internet
8 8 (4.91%) DHCP
9 4 (2.45%) ADSL
9 4 (2.45%) VoIP
9 4 (2.45%) Wireless
10 3 (1.84%) SMS
10 3 (1.84%) VPN
11 1 (0.61%) PABX
11 1 (0.61%) MPLS
11 1 (0.61%) DSL
11 1 (0.61%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (19.02%) SQL Server
2 22 (13.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (1.84%) MySQL
4 1 (0.61%) Big Data
4 1 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (4.91%) Jenkins
2 5 (3.07%) TeamCity
3 4 (2.45%) Octopus Deploy
3 4 (2.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.84%) Subversion
4 3 (1.84%) Maven
4 3 (1.84%) JIRA
4 3 (1.84%) Selenium
5 2 (1.23%) JUnit
5 2 (1.23%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.23%) MSI
6 1 (0.61%) JMeter
6 1 (0.61%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.61%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.61%) Ant
6 1 (0.61%) Apache Ivy
6 1 (0.61%) PhantomJS
6 1 (0.61%) PVCS
6 1 (0.61%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.61%) Eclipse
General
1 18 (11.04%) Finance
2 4 (2.45%) Retail
3 3 (1.84%) Spanish Language
3 3 (1.84%) Publishing
4 2 (1.23%) Legal
4 2 (1.23%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.61%) Banking
5 1 (0.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (19.63%) Analyst
2 21 (12.88%) Migration Engineer
3 13 (7.98%) Service Analyst
3 13 (7.98%) Service Desk Analyst
4 12 (7.36%) Support Engineer
5 11 (6.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (6.13%) Applications Support
6 10 (6.13%) Support Analyst
7 9 (5.52%) 2nd Line Support
7 9 (5.52%) Server Engineer
7 9 (5.52%) IT Support
8 8 (4.91%) Consultant
9 7 (4.29%) 1st Line Support
10 6 (3.68%) Project Manager
10 6 (3.68%) NetApp Consultant
11 5 (3.07%) NetApp Engineer
11 5 (3.07%) NAS Engineer
11 5 (3.07%) SAN Storage Engineer
11 5 (3.07%) Desktop Support
11 5 (3.07%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (19.02%) .NET
2 10 (6.13%) Web Services
3 6 (3.68%) XML
4 3 (1.84%) 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%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (17.79%) Data Centre
2 9 (5.52%) Blackberry
3 6 (3.68%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.68%) Clustering
3 6 (3.68%) User Experience
4 4 (2.45%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.84%) iPhone
5 3 (1.84%) Smartphone
5 3 (1.84%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (1.84%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.84%) NHS
6 2 (1.23%) Replication
6 2 (1.23%) Life Science
6 2 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.61%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 59 (36.20%) Linux
2 36 (22.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 34 (20.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 33 (20.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 29 (17.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 27 (16.56%) Windows 7
7 26 (15.95%) UNIX
8 21 (12.88%) Windows 2000 Server
9 17 (10.43%) Windows 2000
10 15 (9.20%) Windows XP
11 10 (6.13%) Windows 8
11 10 (6.13%) Data ONTAP
12 4 (2.45%) Solaris
13 3 (1.84%) AIX
14 2 (1.23%) Windows NT
14 2 (1.23%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.61%) CentOS
15 1 (0.61%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.61%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.61%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (33.74%) ITIL
2 37 (22.70%) Migration
3 16 (9.82%) Service Management
4 13 (7.98%) Incident Management
5 9 (5.52%) Project Management
6 8 (4.91%) Configuration Management
6 8 (4.91%) Service Delivery
6 8 (4.91%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (4.91%) Capacity Management
6 8 (4.91%) DevOps
7 7 (4.29%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (3.68%) Change Management
8 6 (3.68%) Problem Management
8 6 (3.68%) Data Centre Operations
9 5 (3.07%) Continuous Delivery
10 4 (2.45%) Data Protection
10 4 (2.45%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (2.45%) Quality Management
11 3 (1.84%) ITSM
11 3 (1.84%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 49 (30.06%) SQL
2 28 (17.18%) PowerShell
3 19 (11.66%) VB
4 18 (11.04%) JavaScript
5 9 (5.52%) Java
6 7 (4.29%) Perl
7 5 (3.07%) Python
7 5 (3.07%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.84%) PHP
9 2 (1.23%) C
9 2 (1.23%) C++
10 1 (0.61%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.61%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.61%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (10.43%) Security Cleared
2 15 (9.20%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (7.98%) SC Cleared
4 11 (6.75%) MCSE
5 6 (3.68%) CCNA
5 6 (3.68%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (3.07%) MCP
7 4 (2.45%) MCSA
7 4 (2.45%) MCITP
8 3 (1.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (1.84%) MCTS
8 3 (1.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.23%) PMP
9 2 (1.23%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.61%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.61%) Degree
10 1 (0.61%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.61%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.13%) SLA
2 2 (1.23%) QA
System Software
1 37 (22.70%) Active Directory
2 18 (11.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (6.13%) NFS
4 7 (4.29%) Hyper-V
5 4 (2.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (1.84%) vCloud
7 2 (1.23%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.61%) Squid
8 1 (0.61%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.61%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.61%) XenApp
8 1 (0.61%) vSphere
8 1 (0.61%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.61%) PowerHA
8 1 (0.61%) Docker
8 1 (0.61%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.61%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 12 (7.36%) SCCM
2 11 (6.75%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (5.52%) Puppet
3 9 (5.52%) Foglight
4 4 (2.45%) WSUS
4 4 (2.45%) Nagios
4 4 (2.45%) Pingdom
5 3 (1.84%) Backup Exec
5 3 (1.84%) Unicenter
6 2 (1.23%) SCOM
6 2 (1.23%) SCVMM
6 2 (1.23%) Ansible
7 1 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.61%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.61%) OpenView
7 1 (0.61%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.61%) SnapMirror
7 1 (0.61%) SnapVault
7 1 (0.61%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.61%) DatAdvantage
Vendors
1 65 (39.88%) Microsoft
2 36 (22.09%) NetApp
2 36 (22.09%) VMware
3 31 (19.02%) Red Hat
4 27 (16.56%) Cisco
5 20 (12.27%) Oracle
6 18 (11.04%) HP
7 15 (9.20%) EMC
8 14 (8.59%) Citrix
9 13 (7.98%) New Relic
10 10 (6.13%) Brocade
11 6 (3.68%) SolarWinds
11 6 (3.68%) Sun
12 3 (1.84%) IBM
12 3 (1.84%) CA
12 3 (1.84%) Peregrine
12 3 (1.84%) Lotus
12 3 (1.84%) Remedy
13 2 (1.23%) Apple
13 2 (1.23%) Symantec
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