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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 10 6 17
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +11
Contract jobs citing Windows 189 202 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 10.95% 13.21% 8.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 47.25% 56.58% 58.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 82 51
Average daily rate
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£275 £298 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.56% +3.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £115 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £303 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.13% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 25 26
Average hourly rate £11.00 £12.75 £15.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.72% -15.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.70 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.30 £45.00 £19.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -7.20%
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
400 357 251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 23.17% 23.35% 14.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 191 95
Average daily rate £298 £319 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.73% +2.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £157 £149 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £425 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 26 28
Average hourly rate £12.00 £12.45 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -17.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £115.00 £45.00 £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

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 30 October 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 30 October 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 30 October 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 -2 129 £280 -6.66% 53
Bradford +3 22 £263 +16.66% 7
Wakefield 0 12 - - 7
Huddersfield +5 5 £95 -57.77% 4
Dewsbury - 4 - - 1
Halifax -9 1 - - 9
Ilkley - - - -
Knottingley - - - -
Otley - - - -
Pontefract - - - - 1
Pudsey - - - -
Wetherby - - - - 2
Windows
Yorkshire

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 (41.27%) Active Directory
2 134 (37.12%) Microsoft
3 114 (31.58%) VMware
4 96 (26.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 85 (23.55%) Windows 7
6 69 (19.11%) Windows Server 2003
7 66 (18.28%) MS Exchange
8 60 (16.62%) Windows XP
9 56 (15.51%) VMware Infrastructure
10 55 (15.24%) SAN
11 52 (14.40%) MS Office
12 51 (14.13%) MS Excel
13 47 (13.02%) ITIL
14 46 (12.74%) SQL Server
14 46 (12.74%) SQL
15 43 (11.91%) Linux
16 41 (11.36%) Windows Server 2012
17 40 (11.08%) Exchange Server 2010
18 37 (10.25%) Citrix
19 35 (9.70%) Service Management
20 33 (9.14%) Migration
21 32 (8.86%) Finance
21 32 (8.86%) SCCM
22 31 (8.59%) HP
22 31 (8.59%) NetApp
23 30 (8.31%) CentOS
23 30 (8.31%) vSphere
24 29 (8.03%) .NET
25 27 (7.48%) Python
25 27 (7.48%) SQL Server 2008

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 66 (18.28%) MS Exchange
2 40 (11.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (6.09%) Exchange Server 2013
4 19 (5.26%) IIS
5 18 (4.99%) SharePoint
6 14 (3.88%) Exchange Server 2007
7 13 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2003
8 11 (3.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 10 (2.77%) WebSphere
10 8 (2.22%) Lync
10 8 (2.22%) Apache
11 7 (1.94%) Lotus Domino
12 5 (1.39%) CMS
12 5 (1.39%) Kentico
13 4 (1.11%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.83%) IBM HTTP Server
14 3 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
14 3 (0.83%) JBoss
14 3 (0.83%) WorkSite
15 2 (0.55%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 52 (14.40%) MS Office
2 51 (14.13%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.83%) MS Project
5 2 (0.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (1.11%) Amazon S3
1 4 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (1.11%) Office 365
2 3 (0.83%) Google Apps
3 2 (0.55%) Route 53
3 2 (0.55%) Amazon SQS
3 2 (0.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (15.24%) SAN
2 20 (5.54%) Firewall
3 19 (5.26%) DNS
4 18 (4.99%) DHCP
5 17 (4.71%) NAS
6 15 (4.16%) LAN
7 13 (3.60%) WAN
8 11 (3.05%) TCP/IP
8 11 (3.05%) VPN
9 10 (2.77%) Internet
10 7 (1.94%) SSL
10 7 (1.94%) S/MIME
10 7 (1.94%) Unified Communications
11 6 (1.66%) DMZ
12 5 (1.39%) HTTP
13 4 (1.11%) Network Security
13 4 (1.11%) iSCSI
13 4 (1.11%) Ethernet
13 4 (1.11%) VoIP
14 3 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (12.74%) SQL Server
2 27 (7.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (5.82%) SQL Server 2005
4 17 (4.71%) SQL Server 2012
5 11 (3.05%) MySQL
6 8 (2.22%) NoSQL
6 8 (2.22%) RDBMS
6 8 (2.22%) Relational Database
7 7 (1.94%) MongoDB
8 6 (1.66%) Oracle Database
9 5 (1.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 5 (1.39%) RavenDB
9 5 (1.39%) Redis
9 5 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (1.11%) Pentaho
10 4 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.11%) SQL Server 2000
10 4 (1.11%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (3.05%) Git (software)
2 8 (2.22%) Subversion
2 8 (2.22%) Selenium
2 8 (2.22%) QuickTest Pro
3 7 (1.94%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (1.39%) Visual Studio
4 5 (1.39%) Appcelerator Titanium
4 5 (1.39%) LLBLGen Pro
5 4 (1.11%) Cucumber
5 4 (1.11%) MSI
6 3 (0.83%) MSTest
6 3 (0.83%) Behat
6 3 (0.83%) Maven
7 1 (0.28%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.28%) AdminStudio
7 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 32 (8.86%) Finance
2 10 (2.77%) Banking
2 10 (2.77%) Telecoms
3 3 (0.83%) Legal
4 2 (0.55%) Investment Banking
4 2 (0.55%) Retail
4 2 (0.55%) Advertising
5 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.28%) French Language
Job Titles
1 60 (16.62%) Analyst
2 37 (10.25%) 2nd Line Support
3 33 (9.14%) Support Engineer
4 28 (7.76%) Administrator
5 27 (7.48%) Developer
6 25 (6.93%) Service Analyst
6 25 (6.93%) Service Desk Analyst
7 19 (5.26%) Desktop Support
8 17 (4.71%) 1st Line Support
9 15 (4.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 14 (3.88%) Windows Engineer
10 14 (3.88%) Desktop Engineer
11 13 (3.60%) Consultant
11 13 (3.60%) Systems Engineer
11 13 (3.60%) Architect
11 13 (3.60%) Exchange Engineer
12 12 (3.32%) Support Analyst
13 11 (3.05%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 10 (2.77%) IT Support
15 9 (2.49%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (8.03%) .NET
2 19 (5.26%) Web Services
3 15 (4.16%) ASP.NET
4 11 (3.05%) HTML
4 11 (3.05%) WCF
5 9 (2.49%) XML
6 8 (2.22%) CSS
7 6 (1.66%) .NET Framework
7 6 (1.66%) WebSphere MQ
8 5 (1.39%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 5 (1.39%) Dapper ORM
8 5 (1.39%) Middleware
8 5 (1.39%) CSS3
8 5 (1.39%) Sencha Touch
8 5 (1.39%) NHibernate
8 5 (1.39%) JSON
9 4 (1.11%) jQuery
9 4 (1.11%) Application Packaging
9 4 (1.11%) WinForms
10 3 (0.83%) ADO
Miscellaneous
1 10 (2.77%) NHS
2 8 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (1.66%) iPhone
3 6 (1.66%) Blackberry
3 6 (1.66%) Mobile App
3 6 (1.66%) User Experience
4 5 (1.39%) Replication
4 5 (1.39%) Clustering
5 4 (1.11%) PDA
5 4 (1.11%) Data Integration
5 4 (1.11%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.55%) iSeries
6 2 (0.55%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.55%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.28%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.28%) CLARiiON
7 1 (0.28%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.28%) Social Media
7 1 (0.28%) PKI
7 1 (0.28%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 96 (26.59%) Windows Server 2008
2 85 (23.55%) Windows 7
3 69 (19.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 60 (16.62%) Windows XP
5 43 (11.91%) Linux
6 41 (11.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 30 (8.31%) CentOS
8 27 (7.48%) Ubuntu
9 24 (6.65%) UNIX
10 12 (3.32%) Windows 8
11 9 (2.49%) VMS
12 8 (2.22%) AIX
13 7 (1.94%) Android
14 6 (1.66%) Windows Mobile
15 5 (1.39%) Windows 2000
16 4 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 4 (1.11%) Mac OS
17 3 (0.83%) Windows Phone
17 3 (0.83%) Windows NT
18 2 (0.55%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (13.02%) ITIL
2 35 (9.70%) Service Management
3 33 (9.14%) Migration
4 24 (6.65%) Incident Management
5 17 (4.71%) Project Management
5 17 (4.71%) Workflow
6 15 (4.16%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (4.16%) Root Cause Analysis
7 12 (3.32%) PRINCE2
8 11 (3.05%) MVC
8 11 (3.05%) TDD
9 10 (2.77%) Time Management
9 10 (2.77%) Disaster Recovery
9 10 (2.77%) Service Delivery
10 9 (2.49%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (2.22%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (1.94%) Test Scripting
13 6 (1.66%) Problem Management
13 6 (1.66%) Continuous Integration
13 6 (1.66%) Data Entry
Programming Languages
1 46 (12.74%) SQL
2 27 (7.48%) Python
3 20 (5.54%) C#
4 18 (4.99%) PowerShell
5 13 (3.60%) JavaScript
6 10 (2.77%) Java
7 8 (2.22%) Perl
8 6 (1.66%) PHP
8 6 (1.66%) VB
9 5 (1.39%) VB.NET
9 5 (1.39%) C++
9 5 (1.39%) Bash Shell
9 5 (1.39%) VB6
9 5 (1.39%) Ruby
10 2 (0.55%) BeanShell
10 2 (0.55%) Delphi
10 2 (0.55%) C
10 2 (0.55%) VBScript
11 1 (0.28%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.28%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (6.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (3.88%) Security Cleared
3 13 (3.60%) MCSE
4 10 (2.77%) MCSA
5 8 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 8 (2.22%) ISTQB
5 8 (2.22%) SC Cleared
6 6 (1.66%) Degree
7 5 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.55%) RHCA
8 2 (0.55%) MCITP
8 2 (0.55%) MCP
8 2 (0.55%) ISEB
8 2 (0.55%) CCNA
8 2 (0.55%) RHCE
9 1 (0.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.28%) CCNP
9 1 (0.28%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.05%) SLA
2 10 (2.77%) QA
3 3 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.83%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 149 (41.27%) Active Directory
2 56 (15.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (8.31%) vSphere
4 25 (6.93%) VMware ESX
5 17 (4.71%) VMware Server
6 8 (2.22%) XenApp
7 6 (1.66%) Hyper-V
8 4 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.83%) Samba
9 3 (0.83%) UAG
9 3 (0.83%) XenServer
9 3 (0.83%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.55%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.28%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 32 (8.86%) SCCM
2 20 (5.54%) SCOM
3 13 (3.60%) NetBackup
4 8 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (1.94%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 5 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.83%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.83%) CA SiteMinder
7 3 (0.83%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.83%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (0.83%) Puppet
8 2 (0.55%) Sysprep
8 2 (0.55%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.55%) HAProxy
8 2 (0.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.28%) Salt
9 1 (0.28%) Nagios
9 1 (0.28%) ZENworks
9 1 (0.28%) WSUS
Vendors
1 134 (37.12%) Microsoft
2 114 (31.58%) VMware
3 37 (10.25%) Citrix
4 31 (8.59%) HP
4 31 (8.59%) NetApp
5 25 (6.93%) Oracle
6 24 (6.65%) IBM
7 23 (6.37%) Splunk
8 22 (6.09%) Symantec
9 14 (3.88%) Cisco
10 12 (3.32%) EMC
11 9 (2.49%) Dell
12 7 (1.94%) Lotus
12 7 (1.94%) Red Hat
12 7 (1.94%) Google
12 7 (1.94%) Postini
13 6 (1.66%) Remedy
13 6 (1.66%) Sophos
14 5 (1.39%) Sencha
14 5 (1.39%) Appcelerator
West Yorkshire
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 150-200 Per Day
Posted: 7 hours ago
West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £10.00 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Brighouse, West Yorkshire
Connectus
Rate: £8.59 - £10.41 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £280.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + Neg
Posted: 4 days ago
Halifax
Networx Recruitment
Rate: £18,000 - £20,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + Neg
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Interquest - Korus Group - Brighton
Rate: £10 - £15 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago
West Yorkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Wakefield
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £13.00 - £16.00 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Leeds
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £100 - £110 per day
Posted: 22 days ago