The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the South Yorkshire region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 1 4
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 68 57 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 21.38% 19.39% 14.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 77.27% 67.06% 63.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 33 16
Average daily rate
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£206 £188 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -21.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £151 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £400 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 17 12
Average hourly rate £13.61 £14.40 £16.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.46% -14.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £10.30 £10.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £32.50 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
South Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
88 85 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 27.67% 28.91% 22.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 49 32
Average daily rate £275 £253 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.91% -21.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £165 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £400 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £321
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 17 13
Average hourly rate £13.98 £14.40 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.95% -24.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.85 £10.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £132.25 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows
Yorkshire

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 July 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
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 24 July 2014.

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 24 July 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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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 -1 37 £200 -24.52% 16
Doncaster 0 9 - - 3
Rotherham - 4 £180 - 1
Barnsley +2 3 £244 +21.87% 2
Windows
Yorkshire

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (32.86%) Microsoft
1 46 (32.86%) Windows 7
2 38 (27.14%) Active Directory
3 36 (25.71%) Windows XP
4 33 (23.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (17.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 24 (17.14%) HP
6 24 (17.14%) SQL
7 23 (16.43%) ITIL
7 23 (16.43%) VMware
8 21 (15.00%) MS Office
9 20 (14.29%) Linux
10 19 (13.57%) SCCM
11 18 (12.86%) IIS
11 18 (12.86%) Citrix
12 15 (10.71%) LAN
12 15 (10.71%) SQL Server
12 15 (10.71%) .NET
13 14 (10.00%) MS Excel
13 14 (10.00%) Finance
13 14 (10.00%) NHS
14 12 (8.57%) FTP
14 12 (8.57%) Migration
15 11 (7.86%) Firewall
16 10 (7.14%) T-SQL
16 10 (7.14%) XenServer
17 9 (6.43%) VMware Infrastructure
17 9 (6.43%) Problem Management
17 9 (6.43%) WAN
17 9 (6.43%) SAN

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 18 (12.86%) IIS
2 8 (5.71%) SharePoint
3 6 (4.29%) MS Exchange
4 5 (3.57%) WebLogic
5 4 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (2.14%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 3 (2.14%) Oracle Application Server
6 3 (2.14%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.43%) Lotus Domino
7 2 (1.43%) Apache
7 2 (1.43%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.43%) Quickr
7 2 (1.43%) Oracle 10gAS
8 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.71%) Lync
8 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 21 (15.00%) MS Office
2 14 (10.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.71%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.71%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.86%) Office 365
2 1 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.71%) LAN
2 12 (8.57%) FTP
3 11 (7.86%) Firewall
4 9 (6.43%) WAN
4 9 (6.43%) SAN
5 6 (4.29%) TCP/IP
6 5 (3.57%) DNS
6 5 (3.57%) Internet
7 4 (2.86%) NetScaler
8 3 (2.14%) VLAN
8 3 (2.14%) DHCP
9 2 (1.43%) 3G
9 2 (1.43%) LDAP
9 2 (1.43%) VoIP
9 2 (1.43%) VPN
9 2 (1.43%) HTTP
9 2 (1.43%) OpenLDAP
10 1 (0.71%) Fibre Channel
10 1 (0.71%) NAS
10 1 (0.71%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (2.14%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (2.14%) QlikView
3 3 (2.14%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (2.14%) DataStage
3 3 (2.14%) Oracle Database 12c
3 3 (2.14%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.43%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (1.43%) MySQL
4 2 (1.43%) DB2
4 2 (1.43%) Oracle Discoverer
4 2 (1.43%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.71%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.71%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.71%) Redis
Development Applications
1 3 (2.14%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (1.43%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.43%) TeamCity
2 2 (1.43%) Hudson
2 2 (1.43%) Subversion
3 1 (0.71%) InstallShield
General
1 14 (10.00%) Finance
2 3 (2.14%) Publishing
2 3 (2.14%) Mandarin Language
2 3 (2.14%) Cantonese Language
3 2 (1.43%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.43%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.43%) French Language
3 2 (1.43%) Banking
4 1 (0.71%) Marketing
4 1 (0.71%) Electronics
4 1 (0.71%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 25 (17.86%) Analyst
2 22 (15.71%) Support Engineer
3 16 (11.43%) 2nd Line Support
4 13 (9.29%) Support Analyst
5 12 (8.57%) Desktop Support
6 10 (7.14%) Deployment Engineer
7 9 (6.43%) Build Engineer
7 9 (6.43%) 1st Line Support
8 8 (5.71%) Help Desk Support
8 8 (5.71%) SCCM Engineer
9 7 (5.00%) Service Desk Analyst
9 7 (5.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 7 (5.00%) Rollout Engineer
9 7 (5.00%) Desktop Analyst
9 7 (5.00%) IT Support
9 7 (5.00%) Service Analyst
9 7 (5.00%) Applications Support
10 6 (4.29%) Technical Engineer
10 6 (4.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 5 (3.57%) Migration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (10.71%) .NET
2 8 (5.71%) XML
3 7 (5.00%) Application Packaging
4 2 (1.43%) Middleware
5 1 (0.71%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.71%) HTML5
5 1 (0.71%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.00%) NHS
2 5 (3.57%) Firmware
3 4 (2.86%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.14%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.43%) FMCG
6 1 (0.71%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.71%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.71%) Social Media
6 1 (0.71%) iSeries
6 1 (0.71%) DTV
6 1 (0.71%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.71%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 46 (32.86%) Windows 7
2 36 (25.71%) Windows XP
3 33 (23.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (17.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 20 (14.29%) Linux
6 8 (5.71%) UNIX
6 8 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (5.00%) Windows Vista
7 7 (5.00%) Windows 2000
8 5 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (2.86%) CentOS
10 3 (2.14%) Windows NT
10 3 (2.14%) AIX
11 2 (1.43%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.71%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.71%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (16.43%) ITIL
2 12 (8.57%) Migration
3 9 (6.43%) Problem Management
4 7 (5.00%) Incident Management
5 5 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (3.57%) Validation
5 5 (3.57%) Project Management
6 4 (2.86%) Service Management
7 3 (2.14%) Data Management
7 3 (2.14%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (2.14%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (2.14%) WFM
7 3 (2.14%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (2.14%) Infrastructure Management
8 2 (1.43%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (1.43%) Technical Analysis
8 2 (1.43%) Vulnerability Management
8 2 (1.43%) Workflow
9 1 (0.71%) Asset Management
9 1 (0.71%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 24 (17.14%) SQL
2 10 (7.14%) T-SQL
3 4 (2.86%) Python
3 4 (2.86%) PowerShell
4 3 (2.14%) C
5 2 (1.43%) Java
5 2 (1.43%) Perl
5 2 (1.43%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.71%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.71%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (5.71%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.00%) SC Cleared
2 7 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (3.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 4 (2.86%) MCSE
5 2 (1.43%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (1.43%) MCP
5 2 (1.43%) MCITP
6 1 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.71%) Degree
6 1 (0.71%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.71%) CCAA
6 1 (0.71%) CCA
6 1 (0.71%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.71%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.86%) SLA
1 4 (2.86%) QA
2 1 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.71%) Basel II
2 1 (0.71%) COREP
System Software
1 38 (27.14%) Active Directory
2 10 (7.14%) XenServer
3 9 (6.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (5.71%) Hyper-V
5 4 (2.86%) XenApp
6 3 (2.14%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.43%) qmail
7 2 (1.43%) vSphere
7 2 (1.43%) Xen
7 2 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.71%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.71%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.71%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.71%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.71%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 19 (13.57%) SCCM
2 5 (3.57%) SCOM
3 4 (2.86%) SCDPM
4 3 (2.14%) SCVMM
4 3 (2.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (2.14%) Unicenter
5 2 (1.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (1.43%) Foglight
5 2 (1.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 46 (32.86%) Microsoft
2 24 (17.14%) HP
3 23 (16.43%) VMware
4 18 (12.86%) Citrix
5 7 (5.00%) Oracle
6 6 (4.29%) Remedy
6 6 (4.29%) Cisco
7 5 (3.57%) Veeam
7 5 (3.57%) JBoss
7 5 (3.57%) Red Hat
8 4 (2.86%) NetApp
8 4 (2.86%) IBM
9 3 (2.14%) Dell
9 3 (2.14%) EMC
9 3 (2.14%) Lotus
9 3 (2.14%) CA
10 2 (1.43%) Toshiba
10 2 (1.43%) BMC
10 2 (1.43%) AppSense
11 1 (0.71%) Brocade
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