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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 12 7 5
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 218 215 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 10.98% 12.01% 14.77%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.23% 59.39% 54.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 114 60
Average daily rate
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£316 £280 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £150 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £314
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 29 32
Average hourly rate £13.94 £12.00 £11.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% +2.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.21 £10.00 £8.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.13 £16.04 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -1.63%
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
434 362 348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 21.85% 20.22% 27.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 204 150
Average daily rate £345 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £168 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 31 33
Average hourly rate £16.86 £15.00 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.40% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £10.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £17.50 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -3.12%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the West Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 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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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
Leeds -6 146 £350 +25.00% 48
Bradford -5 27 £200 -25.92% 8
Halifax +1 10 £233 -45.29% 4
Wakefield -2 3 £113 -6.25% 5
Huddersfield +6 2 - - 1
Pudsey +4 2 - -
Windows
Yorkshire

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West 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.

1 126 (33.42%) Microsoft
2 98 (25.99%) VMware
3 97 (25.73%) Active Directory
4 87 (23.08%) SQL Server
5 81 (21.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 79 (20.95%) SQL
7 78 (20.69%) Windows 7
8 73 (19.36%) ITIL
9 62 (16.45%) Linux
10 56 (14.85%) .NET
11 51 (13.53%) Finance
12 48 (12.73%) MS Exchange
13 46 (12.20%) Oracle
13 46 (12.20%) Windows Server 2003
13 46 (12.20%) VMware Infrastructure
14 43 (11.41%) SAN
15 42 (11.14%) MS Office
15 42 (11.14%) UNIX
16 39 (10.34%) Cisco
17 38 (10.08%) Migration
18 37 (9.81%) Windows XP
18 37 (9.81%) Windows Server 2012
19 34 (9.02%) MS Excel
20 32 (8.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 28 (7.43%) Red Hat
22 27 (7.16%) HP
22 27 (7.16%) IIS
23 26 (6.90%) C#
23 26 (6.90%) SLA
23 26 (6.90%) Citrix

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 48 (12.73%) MS Exchange
2 27 (7.16%) IIS
3 21 (5.57%) SharePoint
4 19 (5.04%) Tomcat
4 19 (5.04%) Apache
5 18 (4.77%) Exchange Server 2010
6 15 (3.98%) Exchange Server 2007
7 13 (3.45%) SAS
8 12 (3.18%) Exchange Server 2003
9 9 (2.39%) WebSphere
10 7 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2013
10 7 (1.86%) nginx
11 6 (1.59%) Node.js
12 5 (1.33%) WebSphere Application Server
13 4 (1.06%) Office Communications Server
13 4 (1.06%) Tuxedo
14 3 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
14 3 (0.80%) Lync
14 3 (0.80%) JBoss
15 2 (0.53%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 42 (11.14%) MS Office
2 34 (9.02%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.06%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.06%) BusinessWorks
2 4 (1.06%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.80%) Exstream
4 2 (0.53%) SAP SRM
4 2 (0.53%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.27%) Unica
5 1 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.27%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.92%) Microsoft Azure
1 11 (2.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 10 (2.65%) Office 365
3 7 (1.86%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.86%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (1.86%) Amazon S3
3 7 (1.86%) Route 53
4 1 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 43 (11.41%) SAN
2 26 (6.90%) DNS
3 23 (6.10%) TCP/IP
4 21 (5.57%) Firewall
5 20 (5.31%) LAN
6 18 (4.77%) Internet
7 16 (4.24%) DHCP
8 14 (3.71%) WAN
9 12 (3.18%) VPN
10 9 (2.39%) SSL
11 7 (1.86%) Intrusion Detection
12 6 (1.59%) NAS
12 6 (1.59%) Wireless
12 6 (1.59%) OSPF
12 6 (1.59%) BGP
13 5 (1.33%) HTTPS
13 5 (1.33%) MPLS
13 5 (1.33%) BIG-IP
14 4 (1.06%) DMZ
14 4 (1.06%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 20 (5.31%) Oracle Database
3 19 (5.04%) Relational Database
3 19 (5.04%) SQL Server 2005
4 17 (4.51%) SQL Server 2008
4 17 (4.51%) RDBMS
5 16 (4.24%) Data Warehouse
5 16 (4.24%) MySQL
6 10 (2.65%) Oracle Database 11g
7 8 (2.12%) Oracle OLAP
7 8 (2.12%) BODI
7 8 (2.12%) Data Mart
7 8 (2.12%) OLAP
7 8 (2.12%) MongoDB
8 7 (1.86%) NoSQL
8 7 (1.86%) Amazon RDS
8 7 (1.86%) Redis
8 7 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (1.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (1.59%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 10 (2.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (2.39%) Visual Studio
2 9 (2.39%) Git (software)
3 7 (1.86%) Jenkins
4 6 (1.59%) JIRA
5 4 (1.06%) MSI
5 4 (1.06%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (0.80%) NUnit
7 2 (0.53%) InstallShield
7 2 (0.53%) LoadUI
7 2 (0.53%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.27%) PHPUnit
8 1 (0.27%) Axure RP
8 1 (0.27%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.27%) Maven
8 1 (0.27%) Fiddler
8 1 (0.27%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.27%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 51 (13.53%) Finance
2 15 (3.98%) Law
3 13 (3.45%) Banking
4 12 (3.18%) Telecoms
5 11 (2.92%) Legal
6 4 (1.06%) Retail
7 3 (0.80%) Games
8 2 (0.53%) Marketing
8 2 (0.53%) Advertising
9 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.27%) Back Office
9 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 66 (17.51%) Analyst
2 41 (10.88%) Developer
3 29 (7.69%) Support Engineer
4 24 (6.37%) Support Analyst
5 23 (6.10%) Administrator
6 22 (5.84%) Service Desk Analyst
6 22 (5.84%) Service Analyst
6 22 (5.84%) DBA
7 21 (5.57%) Desktop Support
7 21 (5.57%) Architect
7 21 (5.57%) 2nd Line Support
8 20 (5.31%) .NET Developer
9 18 (4.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 16 (4.24%) Consultant
11 14 (3.71%) SQL DBA
11 14 (3.71%) 1st Line Support
12 12 (3.18%) Server Engineer
13 11 (2.92%) Desktop Engineer
13 11 (2.92%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 10 (2.65%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (14.85%) .NET
2 25 (6.63%) ASP.NET
3 21 (5.57%) Web Services
4 18 (4.77%) XML
5 16 (4.24%) HTML
6 15 (3.98%) .NET Framework
7 14 (3.71%) WCF
8 12 (3.18%) ASP.NET MVC
9 11 (2.92%) CSS
10 10 (2.65%) Application Packaging
11 7 (1.86%) jQuery
11 7 (1.86%) ASP.NET 2.0
12 6 (1.59%) POSIX
13 5 (1.33%) WinForms
14 4 (1.06%) Ajax
14 4 (1.06%) SOAP
14 4 (1.06%) Oracle GoldenGate
15 3 (0.80%) HTML5
15 3 (0.80%) CSS3
15 3 (0.80%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 21 (5.57%) Clustering
2 15 (3.98%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (3.45%) NHS
4 11 (2.92%) Replication
5 10 (2.65%) Mobile App
6 7 (1.86%) Enterprise Storage
6 7 (1.86%) Blackberry
7 6 (1.59%) IBM XIV
8 5 (1.33%) BYOD
8 5 (1.33%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.33%) iPhone
9 4 (1.06%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.06%) User Experience
9 4 (1.06%) Open Source
10 3 (0.80%) PKI
10 3 (0.80%) CMDB
11 2 (0.53%) Smartcard
11 2 (0.53%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.53%) iPad
12 1 (0.27%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 81 (21.49%) Windows Server 2008
2 78 (20.69%) Windows 7
3 62 (16.45%) Linux
4 46 (12.20%) Windows Server 2003
5 42 (11.14%) UNIX
6 37 (9.81%) Windows XP
6 37 (9.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 32 (8.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 20 (5.31%) Android
9 15 (3.98%) Apple iOS
10 14 (3.71%) Windows Phone
11 13 (3.45%) Windows 2000 Server
12 10 (2.65%) Windows Mobile
12 10 (2.65%) Windows 8
13 9 (2.39%) Windows 2000
13 9 (2.39%) Ubuntu
13 9 (2.39%) CentOS
14 8 (2.12%) AIX
14 8 (2.12%) Solaris
15 4 (1.06%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (19.36%) ITIL
2 38 (10.08%) Migration
3 25 (6.63%) Service Management
4 24 (6.37%) MVC
5 23 (6.10%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (5.84%) TDD
7 19 (5.04%) DevOps
8 18 (4.77%) Stakeholder Management
8 18 (4.77%) Incident Management
9 16 (4.24%) E-Commerce
9 16 (4.24%) Configuration Management
9 16 (4.24%) Workflow
10 15 (3.98%) Change Management
11 14 (3.71%) Performance Tuning
11 14 (3.71%) Service Delivery
12 13 (3.45%) Load Balancing
12 13 (3.45%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (3.18%) Project Management
14 11 (2.92%) Performance Testing
15 10 (2.65%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 79 (20.95%) SQL
2 26 (6.90%) C#
3 24 (6.37%) JavaScript
4 20 (5.31%) Python
4 20 (5.31%) PowerShell
5 18 (4.77%) PL/SQL
6 16 (4.24%) T-SQL
7 14 (3.71%) Bash Shell
8 10 (2.65%) Perl
9 9 (2.39%) PHP
9 9 (2.39%) Java
10 5 (1.33%) VBScript
10 5 (1.33%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.06%) Korn
12 3 (0.80%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.80%) VBA
12 3 (0.80%) Jython
12 3 (0.80%) XPath
13 2 (0.53%) Ruby
13 2 (0.53%) C++
Qualifications
1 19 (5.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (2.92%) MCSE
3 10 (2.65%) Security Cleared
4 8 (2.12%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (1.33%) CCNA
5 5 (1.33%) MCITP
5 5 (1.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (1.06%) Degree
6 4 (1.06%) JNCIE
6 4 (1.06%) MCSA
6 4 (1.06%) CCNP
6 4 (1.06%) ISEB
7 3 (0.80%) CCIE
7 3 (0.80%) MCDST
7 3 (0.80%) JNCIP
7 3 (0.80%) BC Cleared
8 2 (0.53%) MCP
8 2 (0.53%) HND
8 2 (0.53%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.27%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (6.90%) SLA
2 11 (2.92%) QA
3 2 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 97 (25.73%) Active Directory
2 46 (12.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (3.18%) vSphere
4 11 (2.92%) VMware ESX
4 11 (2.92%) Hyper-V
5 9 (2.39%) VMware Server
6 7 (1.86%) XenApp
7 4 (1.06%) ISA Server
7 4 (1.06%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 4 (1.06%) Terminal Services
8 3 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.80%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.53%) vCloud
9 2 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.53%) UAG
10 1 (0.27%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.27%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.27%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 26 (6.90%) SCCM
2 11 (2.92%) Puppet
2 11 (2.92%) Salt
3 10 (2.65%) Nagios
3 10 (2.65%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (1.86%) HAProxy
4 7 (1.86%) Opsview
4 7 (1.86%) NetBackup
4 7 (1.86%) Backup Exec
4 7 (1.86%) SCOM
5 6 (1.59%) SolarWinds Orion
5 6 (1.59%) Cacti
5 6 (1.59%) Tivoli
5 6 (1.59%) Graphite
5 6 (1.59%) Ansible
6 5 (1.33%) AirWatch
7 4 (1.06%) SCVMM
8 3 (0.80%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.80%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 3 (0.80%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 126 (33.42%) Microsoft
2 98 (25.99%) VMware
3 46 (12.20%) Oracle
4 39 (10.34%) Cisco
5 28 (7.43%) Red Hat
6 27 (7.16%) HP
7 26 (6.90%) Citrix
8 18 (4.77%) IBM
9 14 (3.71%) McAfee
10 12 (3.18%) Remedy
10 12 (3.18%) Xamarin
11 9 (2.39%) Dell
12 8 (2.12%) Juniper
12 8 (2.12%) Business Objects
13 7 (1.86%) NetApp
13 7 (1.86%) SolarWinds
14 6 (1.59%) SonicWALL
14 6 (1.59%) LANDesk
14 6 (1.59%) Splunk
14 6 (1.59%) hybris
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