The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 13 9 12
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 177 288 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 9.39% 12.65% 9.77%
As % of the Operating Systems category 46.46% 50.79% 45.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 134 80
Median daily rate £350 £350 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £127 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £451 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £304
% change year-on-year
- +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 51 37
Median hourly rate £13.00 £12.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £9.45 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.91 £17.50 £18.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.69 £15.26 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.75% -4.62%
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 West Yorkshire region.

Operating Systems Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
381 567 355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 20.22% 24.91% 21.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 328 212
Median daily rate £365 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £180 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £485 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 54 39
Median hourly rate £13.50 £12.38 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.86 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.60 £17.50 £150.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Yorkshire region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Windows Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 29 September 2016.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Windows
Hourly Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 29 September 2016.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

Windows
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 29 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds -3 120 £325 +0.77% 40
Bradford -2 28 £368 +0.68% 11
Wakefield 0 8 £225 - 2
Halifax -7 6 £403 -5.57% 1
Castleford - 2 £150 - 2
Huddersfield -3 1 £215 -12.24% 1
Pudsey - 1 £200 -
Windows
Yorkshire

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Windows.

1 139 (35.64%) Active Directory
1 139 (35.64%) Windows Server
2 127 (32.56%) Microsoft
3 111 (28.46%) VMware
4 101 (25.90%) Finance
5 92 (23.59%) SQL Server
6 78 (20.00%) Linux
7 74 (18.97%) Windows Server 2012
8 71 (18.21%) PowerShell
9 70 (17.95%) VMware Infrastructure
9 70 (17.95%) Windows 7
10 65 (16.67%) ITIL
11 64 (16.41%) SQL
11 64 (16.41%) Windows Server 2008
12 59 (15.13%) Unix
13 58 (14.87%) MS Office
14 53 (13.59%) Microsoft Azure
15 46 (11.79%) Firewall
16 44 (11.28%) Service Management
17 43 (11.03%) Amazon AWS
17 43 (11.03%) Data Centre
18 41 (10.51%) Configuration Management
18 41 (10.51%) MS Excel
18 41 (10.51%) Agile Software Development
19 40 (10.26%) Problem Management
19 40 (10.26%) Migration
19 40 (10.26%) Opscode Chef
20 39 (10.00%) Puppet
21 37 (9.49%) DevOps
21 37 (9.49%) Legal

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 35 (8.97%) IIS
2 24 (6.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 23 (5.90%) MS Exchange
4 21 (5.38%) SharePoint
5 13 (3.33%) WebSphere
6 12 (3.08%) Skype for Business
7 8 (2.05%) SAS
8 7 (1.79%) Apache
8 7 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (1.28%) IBM Transformation Extender
10 5 (1.28%) nginx
11 4 (1.03%) FileNet
11 4 (1.03%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (1.03%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.77%) IBM Domino
13 2 (0.51%) CICS
14 1 (0.26%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 58 (14.87%) MS Office
2 41 (10.51%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.03%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.51%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.51%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.26%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.26%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 18 (4.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.26%) Oracle Utilities
2 1 (0.26%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 53 (13.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 43 (11.03%) Amazon AWS
3 31 (7.95%) Office 365
4 6 (1.54%) PaaS
5 5 (1.28%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.51%) Google App Engine
7 2 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.51%) IaaS
8 1 (0.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.26%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.26%) DigitalOcean
8 1 (0.26%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.26%) Heroku
8 1 (0.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (11.79%) Firewall
2 34 (8.72%) DNS
3 26 (6.67%) SAN
4 21 (5.38%) Internet
5 19 (4.87%) LAN
5 19 (4.87%) WAN
6 15 (3.85%) DHCP
6 15 (3.85%) VPN
7 10 (2.56%) FTP
8 9 (2.31%) MPLS
9 8 (2.05%) SSL
10 7 (1.79%) TCP/IP
11 6 (1.54%) DMZ
11 6 (1.54%) NAS
11 6 (1.54%) VoIP
12 5 (1.28%) DSL
12 5 (1.28%) Intranet
12 5 (1.28%) iSCSI
12 5 (1.28%) Structured Cabling
12 5 (1.28%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (23.59%) SQL Server
2 20 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (3.59%) SQL Server 2012
4 13 (3.33%) MongoDB
5 11 (2.82%) CouchDB
5 11 (2.82%) Oracle Database
6 9 (2.31%) MySQL
7 8 (2.05%) SQL Server 2014
8 7 (1.79%) MS Access
9 6 (1.54%) Crystal Reports
9 6 (1.54%) Oracle Database 11g
9 6 (1.54%) Relational Database
10 5 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (1.28%) RDBMS
11 4 (1.03%) Hadoop
11 4 (1.03%) Oracle Database 10g
11 4 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (0.77%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 20 (5.13%) Jenkins
2 15 (3.85%) Visual Studio
3 13 (3.33%) Octopus Deploy
3 13 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (3.33%) TeamCity
4 11 (2.82%) ClearCase
4 11 (2.82%) Subversion
5 10 (2.56%) Git (software)
6 8 (2.05%) Travis CI
6 8 (2.05%) Vagrant
7 6 (1.54%) JIRA
8 4 (1.03%) ClearQuest
9 3 (0.77%) JUnit
9 3 (0.77%) MSI
9 3 (0.77%) UltraEdit
10 2 (0.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.51%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.51%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.51%) IntelliJ
10 2 (0.51%) Maven
General
1 101 (25.90%) Finance
2 37 (9.49%) Legal
3 25 (6.41%) Banking
3 25 (6.41%) Law
4 8 (2.05%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.79%) Publishing
6 6 (1.54%) Games
7 5 (1.28%) Retail
8 2 (0.51%) iGaming
8 2 (0.51%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.26%) Advertising
9 1 (0.26%) French Language
9 1 (0.26%) German Language
9 1 (0.26%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.26%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.26%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 66 (16.92%) Analyst
2 60 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 41 (10.51%) Windows Engineer
4 35 (8.97%) Developer
5 32 (8.21%) Service Analyst
6 30 (7.69%) Administrator
6 30 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
7 25 (6.41%) Configuration Manager
7 25 (6.41%) Software Manager
7 25 (6.41%) Support Analyst
8 24 (6.15%) DevOps Engineer
8 24 (6.15%) Software Configuration Manager
9 22 (5.64%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
10 21 (5.38%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
11 20 (5.13%) 2nd Line Support
12 19 (4.87%) VMware Engineer
13 16 (4.10%) Desktop Support
13 16 (4.10%) Server Engineer
13 16 (4.10%) Support Engineer
14 13 (3.33%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (7.18%) Web Services
2 24 (6.15%) .NET
3 17 (4.36%) AngularJS
3 17 (4.36%) Node.js
4 16 (4.10%) CSS
4 16 (4.10%) React
5 14 (3.59%) RabbitMQ
5 14 (3.59%) Spring
6 12 (3.08%) Hibernate
6 12 (3.08%) RESTful
7 11 (2.82%) Ember.js
7 11 (2.82%) JPA
7 11 (2.82%) LESS
7 11 (2.82%) XML
8 9 (2.31%) HTML
9 6 (1.54%) .NET Framework
9 6 (1.54%) jQuery
9 6 (1.54%) JSON
10 5 (1.28%) LAMP
10 5 (1.28%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 43 (11.03%) Data Centre
2 27 (6.92%) Blackberry
3 23 (5.90%) iPad
3 23 (5.90%) iPhone
4 14 (3.59%) Replication
5 12 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (3.08%) Mobile App
6 9 (2.31%) Mainframe
6 9 (2.31%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.31%) Public Cloud
7 8 (2.05%) Clustering
8 6 (1.54%) Algorithms
8 6 (1.54%) Cryptography
9 5 (1.28%) Microsoft Licensing
10 4 (1.03%) Artificial Intelligence
10 4 (1.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 4 (1.03%) Driving Licence
10 4 (1.03%) e-Learning
10 4 (1.03%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (1.03%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 139 (35.64%) Windows Server
2 78 (20.00%) Linux
3 74 (18.97%) Windows Server 2012
4 70 (17.95%) Windows 7
5 64 (16.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 59 (15.13%) Unix
7 35 (8.97%) AIX
8 32 (8.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 30 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
10 29 (7.44%) Windows XP
11 16 (4.10%) Windows 10
12 12 (3.08%) Android
13 10 (2.56%) Apple iOS
14 6 (1.54%) zOS
15 5 (1.28%) Ubuntu
15 5 (1.28%) Windows 8
16 3 (0.77%) Solaris
17 2 (0.51%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.51%) SUSE
17 2 (0.51%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (16.67%) ITIL
2 44 (11.28%) Service Management
3 41 (10.51%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (10.51%) Configuration Management
4 40 (10.26%) Migration
4 40 (10.26%) Problem Management
5 37 (9.49%) DevOps
6 36 (9.23%) Capacity Planning
7 31 (7.95%) TDD
8 30 (7.69%) ITSM
9 27 (6.92%) CRM
10 26 (6.67%) SDLC
11 25 (6.41%) Translating Business Requirements
12 22 (5.64%) Load Balancing
13 20 (5.13%) Continuous Delivery
13 20 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
14 17 (4.36%) Continuous Integration
14 17 (4.36%) Disaster Recovery
15 15 (3.85%) Project Management
16 13 (3.33%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 71 (18.21%) PowerShell
2 64 (16.41%) SQL
3 35 (8.97%) Perl
4 31 (7.95%) JavaScript
4 31 (7.95%) Shell Script
5 26 (6.67%) Java
6 13 (3.33%) Ruby
7 11 (2.82%) ECMAScript
7 11 (2.82%) ES6
8 10 (2.56%) Bash Shell
9 9 (2.31%) C#
10 7 (1.79%) PHP
11 6 (1.54%) T-SQL
12 4 (1.03%) Delphi
12 4 (1.03%) VBScript
13 3 (0.77%) C
13 3 (0.77%) C++
13 3 (0.77%) Python
14 2 (0.51%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.51%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (3.08%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (2.82%) MCSE
4 7 (1.79%) CCNP
4 7 (1.79%) Degree
5 5 (1.28%) CCNA
5 5 (1.28%) MCP
5 5 (1.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (1.03%) AWS Certification
6 4 (1.03%) MCSA
6 4 (1.03%) Security Cleared
7 3 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.77%) MCDST
7 3 (0.77%) RHCE
8 2 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.51%) CCDE
8 2 (0.51%) CCIE
8 2 (0.51%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.26%) CCDP
9 1 (0.26%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 9 (2.31%) SLA
3 3 (0.77%) HL7
3 3 (0.77%) QA
4 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.26%) ISO22301
System Software
1 139 (35.64%) Active Directory
2 70 (17.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (4.87%) Hyper-V
4 13 (3.33%) Docker
5 12 (3.08%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (2.31%) XenDesktop
8 8 (2.05%) vSphere
8 8 (2.05%) XenApp
9 7 (1.79%) Terminal Services
10 6 (1.54%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.77%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.51%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.51%) VMware ESX
12 2 (0.51%) Xen
13 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.26%) Squid
13 1 (0.26%) Time Sharing Option
13 1 (0.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 40 (10.26%) Opscode Chef
2 39 (10.00%) Puppet
3 33 (8.46%) SCCM
4 23 (5.90%) Ansible
5 19 (4.87%) SCOM
6 8 (2.05%) NetBackup
7 5 (1.28%) vMotion
8 4 (1.03%) Opsview
8 4 (1.03%) Salt
9 3 (0.77%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 3 (0.77%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.77%) WSUS
10 2 (0.51%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (0.51%) ThinApp
10 2 (0.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 1 (0.26%) Graphite
11 1 (0.26%) SCSM
11 1 (0.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 1 (0.26%) vRealize
Vendors
1 127 (32.56%) Microsoft
2 111 (28.46%) VMware
3 36 (9.23%) Cisco
4 32 (8.21%) Citrix
5 27 (6.92%) Oracle
6 25 (6.41%) Red Hat
7 21 (5.38%) HP
8 20 (5.13%) NetApp
9 18 (4.62%) IBM
10 17 (4.36%) F5
11 10 (2.56%) Dell
11 10 (2.56%) EMC
11 10 (2.56%) Symantec
12 7 (1.79%) Splunk
13 6 (1.54%) Adobe
13 6 (1.54%) SonicWALL
14 5 (1.28%) Apple
14 5 (1.28%) Brocade
14 5 (1.28%) NETGEAR
14 5 (1.28%) Riverbed
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