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 4 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 10 6 7
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 212 207 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 10.62% 11.79% 12.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 47.43% 62.35% 56.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 108 50
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £120 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 28 34
Average hourly rate £13.87 £11.75 £12.21
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.04% -3.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.80 £10.00 £8.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £16.06 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £15.50 £15.33
% change year-on-year
-1.61% +1.14%
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
447 332 283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 22.38% 18.91% 21.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 184 125
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £175 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 28 36
Average hourly rate £16.72 £12.00 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.33% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.53 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £16.20 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.15% -0.78%

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 4 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 4 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 4 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 -4 129 £313 +5.04% 55
Bradford 0 37 £310 +14.62% 8
Halifax -4 8 £200 -52.94% 3
Wakefield -1 5 £200 +66.66% 4
Huddersfield +8 2 - - 4
Pudsey +4 2 - -
Windows
Yorkshire

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 4 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.

1 127 (34.23%) Microsoft
2 100 (26.95%) Active Directory
2 100 (26.95%) VMware
3 80 (21.56%) Windows 7
4 78 (21.02%) SQL Server
5 77 (20.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 73 (19.68%) SQL
7 72 (19.41%) ITIL
8 61 (16.44%) Linux
9 56 (15.09%) .NET
10 49 (13.21%) MS Exchange
11 48 (12.94%) SAN
12 47 (12.67%) Finance
13 46 (12.40%) MS Office
14 45 (12.13%) Windows XP
14 45 (12.13%) Windows Server 2003
15 42 (11.32%) VMware Infrastructure
16 39 (10.51%) Windows Server 2012
17 38 (10.24%) Migration
18 37 (9.97%) Cisco
18 37 (9.97%) Oracle
19 35 (9.43%) MS Excel
20 34 (9.16%) UNIX
21 30 (8.09%) DNS
22 29 (7.82%) SLA
23 28 (7.55%) Citrix
23 28 (7.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
24 27 (7.28%) Red Hat
24 27 (7.28%) ASP.NET
24 27 (7.28%) C#

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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 49 (13.21%) MS Exchange
2 25 (6.74%) IIS
3 19 (5.12%) SharePoint
4 18 (4.85%) Exchange Server 2010
5 16 (4.31%) Apache
5 16 (4.31%) Tomcat
6 13 (3.50%) Exchange Server 2007
6 13 (3.50%) Exchange Server 2003
7 12 (3.23%) SAS
8 9 (2.43%) WebSphere
9 7 (1.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 6 (1.62%) Node.js
10 6 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2013
11 5 (1.35%) WebSphere Application Server
12 4 (1.08%) nginx
12 4 (1.08%) Office Communications Server
12 4 (1.08%) Tuxedo
13 3 (0.81%) Lync
13 3 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
13 3 (0.81%) JBoss
Applications
1 46 (12.40%) MS Office
2 35 (9.43%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.08%) BusinessWorks
2 4 (1.08%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.08%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.81%) Exstream
4 2 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.54%) SAP SRM
4 2 (0.54%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.27%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (2.16%) Office 365
2 8 (2.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 4 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (1.08%) Amazon S3
3 4 (1.08%) Route 53
4 1 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 48 (12.94%) SAN
2 30 (8.09%) DNS
3 24 (6.47%) TCP/IP
4 23 (6.20%) DHCP
5 22 (5.93%) Firewall
6 21 (5.66%) LAN
7 18 (4.85%) VPN
8 13 (3.50%) WAN
9 12 (3.23%) Internet
10 10 (2.70%) SSL
11 7 (1.89%) BGP
11 7 (1.89%) OSPF
11 7 (1.89%) NAS
12 6 (1.62%) HTTPS
12 6 (1.62%) MPLS
12 6 (1.62%) Wireless
13 5 (1.35%) SMTP
13 5 (1.35%) BIG-IP
14 4 (1.08%) iSCSI
14 4 (1.08%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (21.02%) SQL Server
2 20 (5.39%) SQL Server 2005
3 18 (4.85%) SQL Server 2008
4 16 (4.31%) Oracle Database
4 16 (4.31%) Relational Database
5 14 (3.77%) RDBMS
6 13 (3.50%) MySQL
7 12 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (2.16%) Oracle OLAP
8 8 (2.16%) OLAP
9 7 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (1.62%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (1.35%) MongoDB
11 5 (1.35%) Informix
11 5 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (1.08%) Data Mart
12 4 (1.08%) BODI
12 4 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (2.43%) MSI
3 7 (1.89%) Jenkins
3 7 (1.89%) Visual Studio
4 6 (1.62%) Git (software)
4 6 (1.62%) JIRA
5 4 (1.08%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (0.81%) NUnit
7 2 (0.54%) InstallShield
7 2 (0.54%) Wise Package Studio
7 2 (0.54%) SoapUI
7 2 (0.54%) LoadUI
8 1 (0.27%) PHPUnit
8 1 (0.27%) Axure RP
8 1 (0.27%) Maven
8 1 (0.27%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.27%) Fiddler
8 1 (0.27%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 47 (12.67%) Finance
2 16 (4.31%) Law
3 13 (3.50%) Banking
4 12 (3.23%) Legal
5 9 (2.43%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.81%) Games
6 3 (0.81%) Retail
7 2 (0.54%) Marketing
7 2 (0.54%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.54%) Advertising
8 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 64 (17.25%) Analyst
2 41 (11.05%) Developer
3 34 (9.16%) Support Engineer
4 28 (7.55%) 2nd Line Support
5 27 (7.28%) Support Analyst
6 21 (5.66%) Service Desk Analyst
6 21 (5.66%) Service Analyst
6 21 (5.66%) Desktop Support
7 20 (5.39%) Architect
7 20 (5.39%) .NET Developer
8 19 (5.12%) DBA
9 18 (4.85%) Administrator
10 17 (4.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 16 (4.31%) 1st Line Support
12 13 (3.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 12 (3.23%) Desktop Engineer
14 11 (2.96%) Consultant
14 11 (2.96%) SQL DBA
14 11 (2.96%) Server Engineer
15 10 (2.70%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (15.09%) .NET
2 27 (7.28%) ASP.NET
3 18 (4.85%) Web Services
4 17 (4.58%) XML
5 15 (4.04%) .NET Framework
6 14 (3.77%) WCF
6 14 (3.77%) HTML
7 12 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
8 10 (2.70%) Application Packaging
9 9 (2.43%) CSS
10 7 (1.89%) ASP.NET 2.0
10 7 (1.89%) jQuery
11 5 (1.35%) WinForms
12 4 (1.08%) Ajax
12 4 (1.08%) SOAP
12 4 (1.08%) Oracle GoldenGate
13 3 (0.81%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 3 (0.81%) Entity Framework
13 3 (0.81%) CSS3
13 3 (0.81%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 17 (4.58%) Clustering
2 15 (4.04%) NHS
3 14 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (3.23%) Replication
5 9 (2.43%) Blackberry
6 8 (2.16%) Mobile App
7 7 (1.89%) Enterprise Storage
8 6 (1.62%) iPhone
8 6 (1.62%) IBM XIV
8 6 (1.62%) BYOD
9 4 (1.08%) PDA
9 4 (1.08%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.08%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.08%) Open Source
10 3 (0.81%) PKI
11 2 (0.54%) Smartcard
11 2 (0.54%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.54%) User Experience
12 1 (0.27%) Algorithms
12 1 (0.27%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 80 (21.56%) Windows 7
2 77 (20.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 61 (16.44%) Linux
4 45 (12.13%) Windows XP
4 45 (12.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 39 (10.51%) Windows Server 2012
6 34 (9.16%) UNIX
7 28 (7.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 19 (5.12%) Android
9 15 (4.04%) Windows Phone
9 15 (4.04%) Apple iOS
9 15 (4.04%) Ubuntu
10 14 (3.77%) CentOS
11 10 (2.70%) Windows 2000 Server
11 10 (2.70%) Windows Mobile
11 10 (2.70%) Windows 8
12 8 (2.16%) AIX
12 8 (2.16%) Solaris
13 7 (1.89%) Windows 2000
14 4 (1.08%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (19.41%) ITIL
2 38 (10.24%) Migration
3 24 (6.47%) Service Management
3 24 (6.47%) MVC
4 22 (5.93%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (5.39%) Stakeholder Management
5 20 (5.39%) Incident Management
6 19 (5.12%) TDD
7 18 (4.85%) Workflow
8 17 (4.58%) Service Delivery
9 15 (4.04%) E-Commerce
10 14 (3.77%) Configuration Management
10 14 (3.77%) DevOps
11 13 (3.50%) Performance Tuning
11 13 (3.50%) Load Balancing
12 11 (2.96%) Change Management
12 11 (2.96%) Project Management
13 10 (2.70%) Data Migration
13 10 (2.70%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (2.70%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 73 (19.68%) SQL
2 27 (7.28%) C#
3 22 (5.93%) Python
4 21 (5.66%) PowerShell
4 21 (5.66%) JavaScript
5 16 (4.31%) T-SQL
6 14 (3.77%) PL/SQL
7 9 (2.43%) PHP
8 7 (1.89%) Bash Shell
8 7 (1.89%) Java
9 6 (1.62%) Perl
10 3 (0.81%) VB
10 3 (0.81%) VB.NET
10 3 (0.81%) VBA
10 3 (0.81%) XPath
11 2 (0.54%) Ruby
11 2 (0.54%) VBScript
11 2 (0.54%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.27%) C
12 1 (0.27%) C++
Qualifications
1 18 (4.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (2.96%) Security Cleared
3 10 (2.70%) MCSE
4 9 (2.43%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (1.62%) CCNA
6 5 (1.35%) MCP
6 5 (1.35%) CCNP
6 5 (1.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (1.08%) MCDST
7 4 (1.08%) MCITP
7 4 (1.08%) JNCIE
7 4 (1.08%) ISEB
7 4 (1.08%) MCSA
8 3 (0.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (0.81%) CCIE
8 3 (0.81%) JNCIP
8 3 (0.81%) Degree
8 3 (0.81%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.54%) CCSE
9 2 (0.54%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (7.82%) SLA
2 9 (2.43%) QA
3 2 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 100 (26.95%) Active Directory
2 42 (11.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (3.50%) Hyper-V
4 12 (3.23%) VMware ESX
4 12 (3.23%) vSphere
5 10 (2.70%) VMware Server
6 8 (2.16%) XenApp
7 6 (1.62%) XenDesktop
8 5 (1.35%) Terminal Services
8 5 (1.35%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (1.08%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 4 (1.08%) ISA Server
10 3 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.54%) UAG
12 1 (0.27%) vCloud
12 1 (0.27%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.27%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.27%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 24 (6.47%) SCCM
2 11 (2.96%) Nagios
3 9 (2.43%) Puppet
4 8 (2.16%) NetBackup
4 8 (2.16%) Salt
5 7 (1.89%) Opsview
5 7 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (1.62%) Cacti
6 6 (1.62%) SolarWinds Orion
6 6 (1.62%) SCOM
6 6 (1.62%) Tivoli
6 6 (1.62%) Backup Exec
6 6 (1.62%) Graphite
6 6 (1.62%) AirWatch
7 4 (1.08%) SCVMM
7 4 (1.08%) HAProxy
8 3 (0.81%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 3 (0.81%) Ansible
8 3 (0.81%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.81%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 127 (34.23%) Microsoft
2 100 (26.95%) VMware
3 37 (9.97%) Cisco
3 37 (9.97%) Oracle
4 28 (7.55%) Citrix
5 27 (7.28%) Red Hat
6 23 (6.20%) HP
7 14 (3.77%) IBM
7 14 (3.77%) McAfee
7 14 (3.77%) Xamarin
8 11 (2.96%) Dell
9 10 (2.70%) Remedy
9 10 (2.70%) Splunk
10 8 (2.16%) Juniper
11 7 (1.89%) NetApp
11 7 (1.89%) SolarWinds
12 6 (1.62%) LANDesk
12 6 (1.62%) SonicWALL
12 6 (1.62%) Symantec
13 5 (1.35%) F5
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Rate: From £350 to £420 per annum
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Rate: From £15 to £20 per hour
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Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
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Rate: £15.00 - £20.00 per hour
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £13.00 - £17.00 per hour
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