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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 6 17
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +11
Contract jobs citing Windows 189 197 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 11.04% 13.00% 8.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 47.61% 55.34% 56.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 73 53
Average daily rate
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£275 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £109 £99
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £301 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.90% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 25 23
Average hourly rate £11.00 £12.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.72% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.70 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.93 £45.00 £19.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £14.17 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+7.65% -10.06%
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
397 356 262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 23.19% 23.50% 15.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 186 101
Average daily rate £293 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £125 £125
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 25
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 £10.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £115.00 £45.00 £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

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 24 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 24 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 24 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
(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
Leeds -2 128 £275 -8.33% 63
Bradford +5 21 £275 +22.22% 10
Wakefield +2 13 - - 6
Huddersfield +5 5 £95 -57.77% 2
Dewsbury - 4 - -
Halifax -11 1 - - 9
Ilkley - - - -
Knottingley - - - -
Otley - - - -
Pontefract - - - -
Pudsey - - - -
Wetherby - - - - 2
Batley - - - -
Windows
Yorkshire

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 147 (41.53%) Active Directory
2 129 (36.44%) Microsoft
3 108 (30.51%) VMware
4 88 (24.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 82 (23.16%) Windows 7
6 68 (19.21%) Windows Server 2003
7 67 (18.93%) MS Exchange
8 57 (16.10%) Windows XP
9 52 (14.69%) MS Office
9 52 (14.69%) VMware Infrastructure
10 51 (14.41%) MS Excel
10 51 (14.41%) SAN
11 45 (12.71%) SQL
12 43 (12.15%) SQL Server
12 43 (12.15%) ITIL
13 40 (11.30%) Linux
13 40 (11.30%) Exchange Server 2010
14 35 (9.89%) Citrix
15 34 (9.60%) Finance
15 34 (9.60%) Windows Server 2012
16 33 (9.32%) Service Management
17 32 (9.04%) Migration
17 32 (9.04%) .NET
18 31 (8.76%) SCCM
19 30 (8.47%) vSphere
20 29 (8.19%) NetApp
21 28 (7.91%) HP
22 27 (7.63%) CentOS
23 25 (7.06%) Oracle
23 25 (7.06%) UNIX

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 67 (18.93%) MS Exchange
2 40 (11.30%) Exchange Server 2010
3 21 (5.93%) Exchange Server 2013
4 19 (5.37%) IIS
5 18 (5.08%) SharePoint
6 14 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2007
7 13 (3.67%) Exchange Server 2003
8 11 (3.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 10 (2.82%) WebSphere
10 8 (2.26%) Lync
10 8 (2.26%) Apache
11 7 (1.98%) Lotus Domino
12 5 (1.41%) CMS
12 5 (1.41%) Kentico
13 4 (1.13%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.85%) JBoss
14 3 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
14 3 (0.85%) IBM HTTP Server
15 2 (0.56%) Node.js
15 2 (0.56%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 52 (14.69%) MS Office
2 51 (14.41%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.56%) MS Project
5 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (1.13%) Amazon S3
1 4 (1.13%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (1.13%) Office 365
2 3 (0.85%) Google Apps
3 2 (0.56%) Route 53
3 2 (0.56%) SaaS
3 2 (0.56%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (14.41%) SAN
2 19 (5.37%) DNS
2 19 (5.37%) Firewall
3 18 (5.08%) DHCP
4 14 (3.95%) LAN
5 13 (3.67%) NAS
6 12 (3.39%) WAN
6 12 (3.39%) TCP/IP
7 11 (3.11%) VPN
7 11 (3.11%) Internet
8 7 (1.98%) Unified Communications
8 7 (1.98%) S/MIME
9 6 (1.69%) SSL
9 6 (1.69%) DMZ
9 6 (1.69%) HTTP
10 4 (1.13%) Ethernet
10 4 (1.13%) VoIP
10 4 (1.13%) iSCSI
11 3 (0.85%) SMTP
11 3 (0.85%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (12.15%) SQL Server
2 23 (6.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (6.21%) SQL Server 2005
4 13 (3.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 11 (3.11%) MySQL
6 8 (2.26%) RDBMS
6 8 (2.26%) NoSQL
6 8 (2.26%) Relational Database
7 7 (1.98%) MongoDB
8 6 (1.69%) Oracle Database
9 5 (1.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 5 (1.41%) RavenDB
9 5 (1.41%) Redis
9 5 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (1.13%) SQL Server 2000
10 4 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.13%) Pentaho
10 4 (1.13%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 11 (3.11%) Git (software)
2 8 (2.26%) Selenium
2 8 (2.26%) QuickTest Pro
2 8 (2.26%) Subversion
3 7 (1.98%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (1.41%) Visual Studio
4 5 (1.41%) LLBLGen Pro
4 5 (1.41%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 4 (1.13%) Cucumber
5 4 (1.13%) MSI
6 3 (0.85%) Maven
6 3 (0.85%) MSTest
6 3 (0.85%) Behat
7 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 1 (0.28%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.28%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.28%) AdminStudio
7 1 (0.28%) JMeter
General
1 34 (9.60%) Finance
2 10 (2.82%) Telecoms
2 10 (2.82%) Banking
3 2 (0.56%) Retail
3 2 (0.56%) Investment Banking
3 2 (0.56%) Advertising
4 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.28%) Marketing
4 1 (0.28%) French Language
Job Titles
1 61 (17.23%) Analyst
2 35 (9.89%) 2nd Line Support
3 31 (8.76%) Support Engineer
4 29 (8.19%) Developer
5 28 (7.91%) Administrator
6 26 (7.34%) Service Analyst
6 26 (7.34%) Service Desk Analyst
7 18 (5.08%) Desktop Support
8 17 (4.80%) 1st Line Support
9 14 (3.95%) Architect
9 14 (3.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 14 (3.95%) Desktop Engineer
9 14 (3.95%) Windows Engineer
10 13 (3.67%) Exchange Engineer
10 13 (3.67%) Systems Engineer
11 12 (3.39%) Consultant
11 12 (3.39%) Support Analyst
12 11 (3.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 11 (3.11%) IT Support
13 9 (2.54%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (9.04%) .NET
2 20 (5.65%) Web Services
3 17 (4.80%) ASP.NET
4 12 (3.39%) HTML
4 12 (3.39%) WCF
5 9 (2.54%) XML
6 8 (2.26%) CSS
7 6 (1.69%) WinForms
7 6 (1.69%) WebSphere MQ
7 6 (1.69%) Middleware
7 6 (1.69%) .NET Framework
8 5 (1.41%) JSON
8 5 (1.41%) CSS3
8 5 (1.41%) Sencha Touch
8 5 (1.41%) NHibernate
8 5 (1.41%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 5 (1.41%) Dapper ORM
9 4 (1.13%) Application Packaging
9 4 (1.13%) jQuery
10 3 (0.85%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (2.26%) NHS
1 8 (2.26%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (1.98%) Mobile App
2 7 (1.98%) Blackberry
2 7 (1.98%) iPhone
3 6 (1.69%) User Experience
4 5 (1.41%) Clustering
5 4 (1.13%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.13%) PDA
5 4 (1.13%) Data Integration
6 2 (0.56%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.56%) iSeries
6 2 (0.56%) Mainframe
6 2 (0.56%) Replication
7 1 (0.28%) CLARiiON
7 1 (0.28%) PKI
7 1 (0.28%) Handset
7 1 (0.28%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.28%) Social Media
7 1 (0.28%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 88 (24.86%) Windows Server 2008
2 82 (23.16%) Windows 7
3 68 (19.21%) Windows Server 2003
4 57 (16.10%) Windows XP
5 40 (11.30%) Linux
6 34 (9.60%) Windows Server 2012
7 27 (7.63%) CentOS
8 25 (7.06%) Ubuntu
8 25 (7.06%) UNIX
9 12 (3.39%) Windows 8
10 9 (2.54%) VMS
11 8 (2.26%) AIX
11 8 (2.26%) Android
12 7 (1.98%) Windows Mobile
13 5 (1.41%) Windows 2000
14 4 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (1.13%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.85%) Windows NT
15 3 (0.85%) Windows Phone
16 2 (0.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (12.15%) ITIL
2 33 (9.32%) Service Management
3 32 (9.04%) Migration
4 22 (6.21%) Incident Management
5 17 (4.80%) Workflow
6 16 (4.52%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (4.52%) Project Management
7 15 (4.24%) Root Cause Analysis
8 12 (3.39%) MVC
9 11 (3.11%) TDD
10 10 (2.82%) Service Delivery
10 10 (2.82%) Disaster Recovery
11 9 (2.54%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (2.54%) Time Management
12 8 (2.26%) PRINCE2
13 7 (1.98%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (1.98%) Test Scripting
14 6 (1.69%) Continuous Integration
14 6 (1.69%) Data Entry
14 6 (1.69%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 45 (12.71%) SQL
2 25 (7.06%) Python
3 21 (5.93%) C#
4 16 (4.52%) PowerShell
5 13 (3.67%) JavaScript
6 11 (3.11%) Java
7 8 (2.26%) Perl
8 7 (1.98%) VB.NET
9 6 (1.69%) PHP
9 6 (1.69%) C++
9 6 (1.69%) VB
10 5 (1.41%) Bash Shell
10 5 (1.41%) VB6
10 5 (1.41%) Ruby
11 4 (1.13%) C
12 2 (0.56%) Delphi
12 2 (0.56%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.56%) VBScript
12 2 (0.56%) BeanShell
13 1 (0.28%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (5.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (3.67%) Security Cleared
3 9 (2.54%) MCSE
4 8 (2.26%) ISTQB
4 8 (2.26%) SC Cleared
5 6 (1.69%) Degree
5 6 (1.69%) MCSA
6 5 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (1.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.56%) RHCA
8 2 (0.56%) MCITP
8 2 (0.56%) MCP
8 2 (0.56%) RHCE
8 2 (0.56%) CCNA
8 2 (0.56%) ISEB
9 1 (0.28%) CCNP
9 1 (0.28%) MCTS
9 1 (0.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.11%) SLA
2 10 (2.82%) QA
3 2 (0.56%) HIPAA
3 2 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 147 (41.53%) Active Directory
2 52 (14.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (8.47%) vSphere
4 24 (6.78%) VMware ESX
5 17 (4.80%) VMware Server
6 8 (2.26%) XenApp
7 6 (1.69%) Hyper-V
8 4 (1.13%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.85%) UAG
9 3 (0.85%) XenServer
9 3 (0.85%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.85%) Samba
9 3 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.56%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.28%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 31 (8.76%) SCCM
2 20 (5.65%) SCOM
3 13 (3.67%) NetBackup
4 8 (2.26%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (1.98%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 5 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.85%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (0.85%) CA SiteMinder
7 3 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.56%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.56%) Sysprep
8 2 (0.56%) Puppet
8 2 (0.56%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.56%) HAProxy
8 2 (0.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.28%) Salt
9 1 (0.28%) WSUS
9 1 (0.28%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 129 (36.44%) Microsoft
2 108 (30.51%) VMware
3 35 (9.89%) Citrix
4 29 (8.19%) NetApp
5 28 (7.91%) HP
6 25 (7.06%) Oracle
7 24 (6.78%) IBM
8 22 (6.21%) Symantec
9 21 (5.93%) Splunk
10 13 (3.67%) Cisco
11 12 (3.39%) EMC
12 9 (2.54%) Dell
13 7 (1.98%) Lotus
13 7 (1.98%) Google
13 7 (1.98%) Postini
14 6 (1.69%) Sophos
15 5 (1.41%) Red Hat
15 5 (1.41%) Remedy
15 5 (1.41%) Sencha
15 5 (1.41%) Appcelerator
Halifax
Networx Recruitment
Rate: £18,000 - £20,000
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + Neg
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds
Interquest - Korus Group - Brighton
Rate: £10 - £15 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Head Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £120.00 - £140 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £100.00 - £150.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £280 - £305 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Yorkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Wakefield
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £13.00 - £16.00 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Leeds
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £100 - £110 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Negotiable upon skills
Posted: 26 days ago