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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 9 2
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -7
Contract jobs citing Windows 70 34 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 13.62% 10.18% 20.88%
As % of the Operating Systems category 43.75% 72.34% 78.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 13 31
Average daily rate £288 £313 £185
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% +68.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £165 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £409 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £295
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +8.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 17
Average hourly rate £15.25 £15.73 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.02% +31.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.40 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £21.30 £15.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -
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
160 47 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 31.13% 14.07% 26.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 20 44
Average daily rate £400 £325 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +35.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 18
Average hourly rate £11.50 £16.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.12% +28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.50 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +4 48 £281 -29.68% 15
Doncaster +1 11 £250 -32.43% 2
Barnsley 0 6 £319 +82.14% 1
Rotherham +3 1 - - 1
Windows
Yorkshire

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 52 (38.24%) Linux
1 52 (38.24%) Microsoft
2 43 (31.62%) Active Directory
3 42 (30.88%) Windows Server
4 33 (24.26%) ITIL
5 29 (21.32%) VMware
6 23 (16.91%) MS Excel
6 23 (16.91%) Windows 7
7 22 (16.18%) Data Centre
7 22 (16.18%) Finance
8 21 (15.44%) Windows Server 2008
9 20 (14.71%) MS Office
9 20 (14.71%) HP
10 19 (13.97%) PowerShell
10 19 (13.97%) Jenkins
11 18 (13.24%) SQL
12 17 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
12 17 (12.50%) DevOps
12 17 (12.50%) Security Cleared
13 16 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 16 (11.76%) Opscode Chef
13 16 (11.76%) Migration
13 16 (11.76%) Unix
14 15 (11.03%) SQL Server
14 15 (11.03%) MS Exchange
14 15 (11.03%) VMware Infrastructure
14 15 (11.03%) SC Cleared
14 15 (11.03%) Puppet
15 14 (10.29%) SAN
15 14 (10.29%) NetApp

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 15 (11.03%) MS Exchange
2 13 (9.56%) Apache
3 12 (8.82%) Tomcat
4 9 (6.62%) Confluence
4 9 (6.62%) JBoss
4 9 (6.62%) SharePoint
5 8 (5.88%) IIS
6 6 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (4.41%) nginx
7 4 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (2.21%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (2.21%) WebLogic
9 2 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.47%) Moodle
9 2 (1.47%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (1.47%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.74%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 23 (16.91%) MS Excel
2 20 (14.71%) MS Office
3 3 (2.21%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.47%) Acrobat
4 2 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.47%) MS Project
4 2 (1.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.21%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.41%) Office 365
2 4 (2.94%) IaaS
2 4 (2.94%) PaaS
2 4 (2.94%) SaaS
3 2 (1.47%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (10.29%) Firewall
1 14 (10.29%) SAN
2 11 (8.09%) SNMP
3 10 (7.35%) TCP/IP
4 9 (6.62%) HTTP
4 9 (6.62%) Internet
5 8 (5.88%) DNS
6 7 (5.15%) Fibre Channel
6 7 (5.15%) NAS
6 7 (5.15%) Network Security
7 5 (3.68%) VPN
8 4 (2.94%) DHCP
8 4 (2.94%) LAN
8 4 (2.94%) LDAP
8 4 (2.94%) WAN
8 4 (2.94%) Wireless
9 3 (2.21%) VLAN
10 2 (1.47%) IMAP
10 2 (1.47%) POP3
10 2 (1.47%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (11.03%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.35%) MySQL
3 3 (2.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.47%) InfluxDB
4 2 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.74%) Big Data
5 1 (0.74%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.74%) MS Access
5 1 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 19 (13.97%) Jenkins
2 13 (9.56%) JIRA
2 13 (9.56%) Selenium
3 9 (6.62%) Cucumber
3 9 (6.62%) HP UFT
3 9 (6.62%) JMeter
3 9 (6.62%) LoadRunner
4 4 (2.94%) JUnit
4 4 (2.94%) Maven
4 4 (2.94%) MSI
4 4 (2.94%) Subversion
4 4 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (2.94%) Visual Studio
5 3 (2.21%) Metasploit
6 2 (1.47%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.47%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (1.47%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.74%) Moq
7 1 (0.74%) MSTest
General
1 22 (16.18%) Finance
2 7 (5.15%) Financial Institution
3 6 (4.41%) Banking
4 4 (2.94%) Aerospace
5 3 (2.21%) Retail
6 1 (0.74%) Advertising
6 1 (0.74%) Back Office
6 1 (0.74%) Electronics
6 1 (0.74%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.74%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (19.12%) Analyst
2 11 (8.09%) DevOps Engineer
2 11 (8.09%) Support Engineer
3 10 (7.35%) Linux Engineer
3 10 (7.35%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 10 (7.35%) Service Analyst
3 10 (7.35%) Service Desk Analyst
4 9 (6.62%) 2nd Line Support
4 9 (6.62%) Administrator
4 9 (6.62%) Test Leader
5 7 (5.15%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 7 (5.15%) Windows Engineer
6 6 (4.41%) 1st Line Support
6 6 (4.41%) Windows Administrator
7 5 (3.68%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (3.68%) Data Centre Engineer
7 5 (3.68%) Developer
7 5 (3.68%) SAN Engineer
7 5 (3.68%) Storage Engineer
7 5 (3.68%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.56%) .NET
2 7 (5.15%) LAMP
3 5 (3.68%) CSS
4 4 (2.94%) ASP.NET
4 4 (2.94%) HTML
5 3 (2.21%) jQuery
5 3 (2.21%) LEMP Stack
5 3 (2.21%) Middleware
5 3 (2.21%) XML
6 2 (1.47%) ELK Stack
6 2 (1.47%) HTML5
6 2 (1.47%) Regular Expression
6 2 (1.47%) Sensu
7 1 (0.74%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.74%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 1 (0.74%) CSS3
7 1 (0.74%) Entity Framework
7 1 (0.74%) KML
7 1 (0.74%) LAPP Stack
7 1 (0.74%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 22 (16.18%) Data Centre
2 9 (6.62%) PKI
3 5 (3.68%) Client/Server
4 4 (2.94%) Blackberry
5 3 (2.21%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.21%) User Experience
6 2 (1.47%) Clustering
6 2 (1.47%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (1.47%) PDA
7 1 (0.74%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.74%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.74%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.74%) iSeries
7 1 (0.74%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 52 (38.24%) Linux
2 42 (30.88%) Windows Server
3 23 (16.91%) Windows 7
4 21 (15.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (11.76%) Unix
6 14 (10.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (8.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (8.82%) Windows XP
8 9 (6.62%) Mac OS X
8 9 (6.62%) Windows 2000
9 7 (5.15%) Data ONTAP
10 5 (3.68%) Windows Vista
11 3 (2.21%) Android
12 2 (1.47%) Debian
12 2 (1.47%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (1.47%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.74%) AIX
13 1 (0.74%) OpenVMS
13 1 (0.74%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (24.26%) ITIL
2 17 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (12.50%) DevOps
3 16 (11.76%) Migration
4 13 (9.56%) Configuration Management
5 12 (8.82%) Test Automation
6 10 (7.35%) Incident Management
7 9 (6.62%) Network Monitoring
7 9 (6.62%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 8 (5.88%) Functional Testing
8 8 (5.88%) Non-Functional Testing
9 7 (5.15%) Change Management
9 7 (5.15%) Continuous Delivery
9 7 (5.15%) Problem Management
9 7 (5.15%) Project Management
10 6 (4.41%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (4.41%) Service Management
10 6 (4.41%) Test Strategy
11 5 (3.68%) Capacity Management
11 5 (3.68%) Data Centre Operations
Programming Languages
1 19 (13.97%) PowerShell
2 18 (13.24%) SQL
3 10 (7.35%) Java
4 9 (6.62%) Perl
5 8 (5.88%) Python
6 7 (5.15%) JavaScript
7 6 (4.41%) Bash Shell
8 5 (3.68%) PHP
9 4 (2.94%) Ruby
10 3 (2.21%) C
10 3 (2.21%) C#
10 3 (2.21%) VB
11 2 (1.47%) C++
11 2 (1.47%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.47%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.74%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 15 (11.03%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.21%) CCNA
4 3 (2.21%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.21%) MCP
5 2 (1.47%) CTC Cleared
5 2 (1.47%) MCSE
5 2 (1.47%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.47%) PMP
6 1 (0.74%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.74%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.35%) QA
2 5 (3.68%) SLA
3 3 (2.21%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 43 (31.62%) Active Directory
2 15 (11.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (5.15%) NFS
4 6 (4.41%) Hyper-V
5 5 (3.68%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 5 (3.68%) Xen
6 4 (2.94%) KVM
7 3 (2.21%) Varnish
8 2 (1.47%) XenApp
9 1 (0.74%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.74%) Firmware
9 1 (0.74%) PowerHA
9 1 (0.74%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.74%) vSphere
9 1 (0.74%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (11.76%) Opscode Chef
2 15 (11.03%) Puppet
3 9 (6.62%) SCCM
4 6 (4.41%) Ansible
5 4 (2.94%) Nagios
5 4 (2.94%) SCOM
6 3 (2.21%) Foglight
6 3 (2.21%) Nessus
6 3 (2.21%) Nmap
6 3 (2.21%) ServiceCenter
7 2 (1.47%) Backup Exec
7 2 (1.47%) Grafana
7 2 (1.47%) Kibana
7 2 (1.47%) logstash
7 2 (1.47%) NetBackup
7 2 (1.47%) Pingdom
7 2 (1.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (1.47%) Uchiwa
7 2 (1.47%) vMotion
8 1 (0.74%) QRadar
Vendors
1 52 (38.24%) Microsoft
2 29 (21.32%) VMware
3 20 (14.71%) HP
4 14 (10.29%) NetApp
4 14 (10.29%) Red Hat
5 11 (8.09%) Cisco
6 9 (6.62%) EMC
7 7 (5.15%) Brocade
8 6 (4.41%) New Relic
9 5 (3.68%) Citrix
9 5 (3.68%) Veritas
10 4 (2.94%) IBM
10 4 (2.94%) Peregrine
10 4 (2.94%) Remedy
11 3 (2.21%) Oracle
12 2 (1.47%) Adobe
12 2 (1.47%) Bomgar
12 2 (1.47%) Dell
12 2 (1.47%) Ektron
13 1 (0.74%) Veeam
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