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 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 10 4 16
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +12
Contract jobs citing Windows 174 241 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 10.41% 15.35% 9.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 52.41% 56.71% 47.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 88 60
Average daily rate
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£270 £305 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.47% +10.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £113 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £445 £337
UK excluding London average daily rate £304 £315 £313
% change year-on-year
-3.49% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 27 22
Average hourly rate £11.13 £12.52 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.14% -16.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.13 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.45 £45.00 £18.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.23 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -4.81%
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
332 425 379
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 19.87% 27.07% 19.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 190 173
Average daily rate £301 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.60% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £125 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £445 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 36 24
Average hourly rate £12.45 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.03% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.13 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £150.00 £45.00 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 27 August 2014.

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 27 August 2014.

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 27 August 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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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 -2 122 £256 -17.67% 49
Wakefield 0 10 - - 7
Bradford -11 10 £263 +20.00% 16
Halifax -14 9 £425 +36.00%
Huddersfield -2 5 £95 -52.50% 3
Dewsbury - 2 - -
Keighley - 1 - -
Knottingley - - - - 1
Batley - - - -
Castleford - - - - 1
Cleckheaton - - - -
Wetherby - - - - 4
Mirfield - - - -
Ossett - - - -
Pontefract - - - -
Pudsey - - - -
Windows
Yorkshire

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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.

1 149 (39.01%) Microsoft
2 118 (30.89%) Active Directory
3 93 (24.35%) VMware
4 91 (23.82%) Windows 7
5 81 (21.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 69 (18.06%) SQL
7 68 (17.80%) SQL Server
8 66 (17.28%) Windows Server 2003
9 55 (14.40%) MS Exchange
10 54 (14.14%) MS Excel
11 50 (13.09%) Windows XP
12 49 (12.83%) SAN
13 46 (12.04%) Linux
14 45 (11.78%) Finance
15 43 (11.26%) ITIL
16 42 (10.99%) HP
17 41 (10.73%) .NET
18 40 (10.47%) MS Office
19 37 (9.69%) Service Management
20 36 (9.42%) Citrix
21 35 (9.16%) Migration
22 32 (8.38%) VMware Infrastructure
22 32 (8.38%) SCCM
23 30 (7.85%) Oracle
24 29 (7.59%) UNIX
25 28 (7.33%) CentOS
25 28 (7.33%) Windows Server 2012
26 25 (6.54%) vSphere
26 25 (6.54%) Ubuntu
26 25 (6.54%) Incident Management

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 55 (14.40%) MS Exchange
2 21 (5.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (3.93%) SharePoint
4 14 (3.66%) Lync
5 12 (3.14%) WebSphere
6 11 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2007
6 11 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2003
6 11 (2.88%) IIS
7 6 (1.57%) Tomcat
7 6 (1.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 6 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (1.31%) Apache
9 3 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.79%) Office Communications Server
9 3 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.52%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.26%) SAS
11 1 (0.26%) nginx
11 1 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.26%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 54 (14.14%) MS Excel
2 40 (10.47%) MS Office
3 4 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.79%) MS Project
5 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.57%) Office 365
2 2 (0.52%) SaaS
2 2 (0.52%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.26%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.26%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 49 (12.83%) SAN
2 23 (6.02%) Firewall
3 17 (4.45%) TCP/IP
4 14 (3.66%) VPN
5 13 (3.40%) LAN
5 13 (3.40%) WAN
6 11 (2.88%) DHCP
6 11 (2.88%) DNS
7 10 (2.62%) Wireless
8 8 (2.09%) IPsec
8 8 (2.09%) MPLS
9 7 (1.83%) SSL
10 6 (1.57%) Unified Communications
11 5 (1.31%) S/MIME
12 4 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (1.05%) NAS
13 3 (0.79%) VLAN
13 3 (0.79%) Cisco IOS
13 3 (0.79%) Internet
14 2 (0.52%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (17.80%) SQL Server
2 20 (5.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 18 (4.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (3.93%) SQL Server 2005
4 15 (3.93%) SQL Server 2008
4 15 (3.93%) MySQL
5 9 (2.36%) Oracle Database
6 7 (1.83%) Relational Database
6 7 (1.83%) RDBMS
7 5 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.05%) Pentaho
8 4 (1.05%) MongoDB
8 4 (1.05%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.79%) SQL Server 2000
9 3 (0.79%) Oracle OWB
10 2 (0.52%) OLTP
10 2 (0.52%) DTS
Development Applications
1 14 (3.66%) QuickTest Pro
2 8 (2.09%) Selenium
3 7 (1.83%) Maven
4 6 (1.57%) Visual Studio
5 4 (1.05%) AdminStudio
5 4 (1.05%) NUnit
5 4 (1.05%) Cucumber
5 4 (1.05%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.79%) Behat
6 3 (0.79%) Oracle APEX
6 3 (0.79%) MSTest
7 2 (0.52%) InstallShield
8 1 (0.26%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.26%) MSI
8 1 (0.26%) Subversion
8 1 (0.26%) JMeter
8 1 (0.26%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 45 (11.78%) Finance
2 20 (5.24%) Banking
3 7 (1.83%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.05%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.52%) Marketing
5 2 (0.52%) Advertising
6 1 (0.26%) Legal
6 1 (0.26%) French Language
6 1 (0.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 63 (16.49%) Analyst
2 43 (11.26%) Developer
3 37 (9.69%) 2nd Line Support
4 30 (7.85%) Administrator
5 28 (7.33%) Service Analyst
5 28 (7.33%) Service Desk Analyst
6 24 (6.28%) Support Engineer
7 19 (4.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 18 (4.71%) DBA
9 17 (4.45%) Architect
10 16 (4.19%) .NET Developer
11 14 (3.66%) 1st Line Support
11 14 (3.66%) Desktop Support
12 13 (3.40%) Test Analyst
13 12 (3.14%) VB.NET Developer
13 12 (3.14%) Rollout Engineer
14 11 (2.88%) Desktop Engineer
14 11 (2.88%) SQL DBA
14 11 (2.88%) Deployment Engineer
14 11 (2.88%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (10.73%) .NET
2 22 (5.76%) ASP.NET
3 18 (4.71%) WinForms
4 17 (4.45%) Web Services
5 14 (3.66%) WCF
6 9 (2.36%) HTML
7 8 (2.09%) WebSphere MQ
7 8 (2.09%) XMPP
7 8 (2.09%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (1.83%) jQuery
8 7 (1.83%) CSS
8 7 (1.83%) Middleware
8 7 (1.83%) J2EE
9 6 (1.57%) XML
9 6 (1.57%) .NET Framework
10 5 (1.31%) WPF
10 5 (1.31%) WebSphere Message Broker
11 4 (1.05%) Hibernate
11 4 (1.05%) LINQ
11 4 (1.05%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 16 (4.19%) Clustering
2 10 (2.62%) Blackberry
3 8 (2.09%) NHS
4 5 (1.31%) Replication
5 4 (1.05%) Mainframe
5 4 (1.05%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.05%) Data Integration
5 4 (1.05%) iPhone
6 2 (0.52%) iSeries
6 2 (0.52%) PDA
6 2 (0.52%) Statistics
6 2 (0.52%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.52%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.26%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.26%) CLARiiON
7 1 (0.26%) Handset
7 1 (0.26%) Animation
7 1 (0.26%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.26%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 91 (23.82%) Windows 7
2 81 (21.20%) Windows Server 2008
3 66 (17.28%) Windows Server 2003
4 50 (13.09%) Windows XP
5 46 (12.04%) Linux
6 29 (7.59%) UNIX
7 28 (7.33%) CentOS
7 28 (7.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 25 (6.54%) Ubuntu
9 12 (3.14%) Windows 8
10 8 (2.09%) AIX
11 7 (1.83%) VMS
12 5 (1.31%) Windows 2000
12 5 (1.31%) Mac OS
13 4 (1.05%) Windows NT
13 4 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.79%) zOS
14 3 (0.79%) HPUX
14 3 (0.79%) Android
14 3 (0.79%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (11.26%) ITIL
2 37 (9.69%) Service Management
3 35 (9.16%) Migration
4 25 (6.54%) Incident Management
5 21 (5.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 18 (4.71%) Project Management
7 17 (4.45%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (4.45%) Workflow
8 13 (3.40%) MVC
9 12 (3.14%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (3.14%) Root Cause Analysis
10 11 (2.88%) High Availability
11 9 (2.36%) Scrum
11 9 (2.36%) Mobile Device Management
12 8 (2.09%) Master Data Management
12 8 (2.09%) Data Management
12 8 (2.09%) PRINCE2
12 8 (2.09%) User Acceptance Testing
13 7 (1.83%) Problem Management
13 7 (1.83%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 69 (18.06%) SQL
2 24 (6.28%) Python
3 23 (6.02%) C#
4 20 (5.24%) T-SQL
5 19 (4.97%) PowerShell
6 18 (4.71%) VB.NET
7 13 (3.40%) Java
8 11 (2.88%) JavaScript
9 9 (2.36%) VB
10 7 (1.83%) VB6
10 7 (1.83%) Perl
10 7 (1.83%) C++
11 6 (1.57%) PHP
12 5 (1.31%) C
12 5 (1.31%) VBA
13 4 (1.05%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.79%) VBScript
14 3 (0.79%) Ruby
15 2 (0.52%) Delphi
16 1 (0.26%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 18 (4.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (3.66%) ISTQB
3 13 (3.40%) MCSE
4 12 (3.14%) Security Cleared
5 8 (2.09%) SC Cleared
5 8 (2.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (1.57%) MCSA
6 6 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.05%) MCITP
7 4 (1.05%) Degree
8 3 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.79%) VCAP
8 3 (0.79%) CCNA
9 2 (0.52%) ISEB
9 2 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.26%) MCP
10 1 (0.26%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.93%) SLA
2 11 (2.88%) QA
3 3 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 118 (30.89%) Active Directory
2 32 (8.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (6.54%) vSphere
4 17 (4.45%) VMware Server
4 17 (4.45%) Hyper-V
5 12 (3.14%) VMware ESX
6 11 (2.88%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (2.62%) XenApp
8 8 (2.09%) Xen
9 4 (1.05%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.79%) UAG
10 3 (0.79%) XenServer
10 3 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.26%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.26%) MetaFrame
11 1 (0.26%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 32 (8.38%) SCCM
2 14 (3.66%) HP Quality Center
3 13 (3.40%) SCOM
4 5 (1.31%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 5 (1.31%) SCOrch
5 4 (1.05%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.79%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.52%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.52%) Sysprep
7 2 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.26%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.26%) Hyperic
8 1 (0.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.26%) Salt
8 1 (0.26%) Puppet
8 1 (0.26%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.26%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.26%) Cacti
8 1 (0.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 149 (39.01%) Microsoft
2 93 (24.35%) VMware
3 42 (10.99%) HP
4 36 (9.42%) Citrix
5 30 (7.85%) Oracle
6 24 (6.28%) NetApp
7 23 (6.02%) Cisco
8 22 (5.76%) Splunk
9 16 (4.19%) IBM
10 11 (2.88%) EMC
11 10 (2.62%) Dell
12 9 (2.36%) Symantec
13 5 (1.31%) Google
13 5 (1.31%) Postini
14 4 (1.05%) Greenplum
14 4 (1.05%) Sophos
15 3 (0.79%) Remedy
15 3 (0.79%) Red Hat
15 3 (0.79%) Percona
15 3 (0.79%) Xamarin
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £10.00 - £11.00 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Huddersfield
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £80 - £110 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West Yorkshire
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 9 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Bradford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £10.00 - £12.00 per hour
Posted: 14 days ago
Bradford
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Bradford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £13.00 - £15.00 per hour
Posted: 20 days ago
Leeds
DP Connect
Rate: £330 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Leeds
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £250 - £330 per day
Posted: 26 days ago