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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 28 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
Rank 9 10 14
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 156 195 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 10.63% 10.24% 9.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 46.02% 47.45% 45.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 103 79
Median daily rate £350 £348 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% +2.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £110 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 20 23
Median hourly rate £10.31 £12.05 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.48% -1.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.09 £8.50 £10.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.86 £21.50 £16.72
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +10.34%

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
339 411 341
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 23.11% 21.59% 20.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 260 201
Median daily rate £400 £400 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £185 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £355 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.66% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 20 33
Median hourly rate £11.25 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.64% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £9.15 £10.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £21.50 £35.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £15.73
% change year-on-year
-10.29% +8.10%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Yorkshire region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 February 2017.

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 28 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 28 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds -3 103 £340 -2.85% 31
Bradford +6 17 £425 -5.55% 6
Brighouse - 6 - -
Halifax +1 5 £440 +57.14% 3
Huddersfield 0 4 - - 1
Wakefield -5 3 £221 -47.94% 5
Pudsey - 2 £425 -
Bingley +4 1 £325 -
Dewsbury - 1 - -
Keighley - 1 - -
Windows
Yorkshire

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Windows.

1 115 (37.34%) Microsoft
2 110 (35.71%) Active Directory
3 91 (29.55%) Windows Server
4 78 (25.32%) Linux
5 68 (22.08%) Windows 7
6 62 (20.13%) VMware
7 61 (19.81%) Windows Server 2008
8 58 (18.83%) Finance
9 56 (18.18%) ITIL
10 54 (17.53%) SQL
11 53 (17.21%) SQL Server
12 50 (16.23%) DNS
12 50 (16.23%) DevOps
13 47 (15.26%) Windows Server 2012
14 46 (14.94%) MS Office
15 45 (14.61%) Unix
16 38 (12.34%) Microsoft Azure
17 30 (9.74%) JavaScript
18 29 (9.42%) Firewall
19 28 (9.09%) Migration
19 28 (9.09%) HTML
19 28 (9.09%) IIS
19 28 (9.09%) XML
19 28 (9.09%) MS Excel
19 28 (9.09%) TCP/IP
19 28 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
20 27 (8.77%) CSS
21 26 (8.44%) DHCP
21 26 (8.44%) Cisco
21 26 (8.44%) Windows Server 2003

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 28 (9.09%) IIS
2 22 (7.14%) MS Exchange
3 15 (4.87%) SharePoint
4 12 (3.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 9 (2.92%) Apache
6 8 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (2.27%) SAS
7 7 (2.27%) Skype for Business
7 7 (2.27%) WebSphere
8 6 (1.95%) IBM Domino
9 5 (1.62%) CMS
9 5 (1.62%) SharePoint Server
10 4 (1.30%) nginx
11 3 (0.97%) CloudStack
11 3 (0.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.97%) Plone
11 3 (0.97%) SilverStripe
11 3 (0.97%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
12 2 (0.65%) OpenStack
Applications
1 46 (14.94%) MS Office
2 28 (9.09%) MS Excel
3 8 (2.60%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.30%) SystmOne
2 1 (0.32%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 38 (12.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (6.82%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (6.82%) Office 365
3 6 (1.95%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (1.30%) PaaS
5 3 (0.97%) GitHub
6 2 (0.65%) IaaS
7 1 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.32%) DigitalOcean
7 1 (0.32%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 50 (16.23%) DNS
2 29 (9.42%) Firewall
3 28 (9.09%) TCP/IP
4 26 (8.44%) DHCP
5 25 (8.12%) SMTP
6 18 (5.84%) LDAP
6 18 (5.84%) SNMP
7 17 (5.52%) LAN
7 17 (5.52%) WAN
8 12 (3.90%) FTP
9 11 (3.57%) SSL
10 8 (2.60%) HTTP
10 8 (2.60%) Internet
11 7 (2.27%) HTTPS
11 7 (2.27%) Telnet
12 6 (1.95%) SAN
12 6 (1.95%) VPN
13 4 (1.30%) Network Security
14 3 (0.97%) Intranet
14 3 (0.97%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (17.21%) SQL Server
2 18 (5.84%) SQL Server 2012
3 15 (4.87%) SQL Server 2014
4 10 (3.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (2.92%) MySQL
5 9 (2.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (2.27%) Hadoop
6 7 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.62%) DB2
7 5 (1.62%) DB2 UDB
7 5 (1.62%) OLTP
7 5 (1.62%) Oracle Database
7 5 (1.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (1.30%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (1.30%) MS Access
9 3 (0.97%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.97%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.97%) SQL Server 2000
9 3 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 19 (6.17%) Octopus Deploy
2 13 (4.22%) Jenkins
3 10 (3.25%) JIRA
3 10 (3.25%) TeamCity
4 7 (2.27%) Git (software)
4 7 (2.27%) Vagrant
5 5 (1.62%) Eclipse
5 5 (1.62%) Visual Studio
6 4 (1.30%) Android Studio
7 3 (0.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (0.97%) Bitbucket
7 3 (0.97%) Selenium
7 3 (0.97%) Subversion
8 2 (0.65%) ClearCase
8 2 (0.65%) FitNesse
8 2 (0.65%) Robot Framework
8 2 (0.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.32%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.32%) YouTrack
9 1 (0.32%) Zephyr
General
1 58 (18.83%) Finance
2 17 (5.52%) Legal
3 9 (2.92%) Banking
4 6 (1.95%) Law
5 5 (1.62%) Retail
5 5 (1.62%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.30%) Electronics
7 3 (0.97%) Marketing
8 2 (0.65%) Advertising
9 1 (0.32%) Back Office
9 1 (0.32%) French Language
9 1 (0.32%) Games
9 1 (0.32%) German Language
9 1 (0.32%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.32%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 58 (18.83%) Analyst
2 29 (9.42%) Administrator
3 28 (9.09%) Service Analyst
3 28 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
4 23 (7.47%) Support Engineer
5 20 (6.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 20 (6.49%) Support Analyst
6 19 (6.17%) Windows Engineer
7 18 (5.84%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
7 18 (5.84%) 2nd Line Support
8 17 (5.52%) DBA
8 17 (5.52%) Developer
8 17 (5.52%) DevOps Engineer
9 16 (5.19%) Infrastructure Manager
10 15 (4.87%) 1st Line Support
11 13 (4.22%) IT Support
12 12 (3.90%) Desktop Support
13 11 (3.57%) IT Analyst
13 11 (3.57%) Service Desk Support
14 10 (3.25%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (9.09%) HTML
1 28 (9.09%) XML
2 27 (8.77%) CSS
3 15 (4.87%) .NET
4 13 (4.22%) Web Services
5 5 (1.62%) ISPF
6 4 (1.30%) jQuery
6 4 (1.30%) SOAP
7 3 (0.97%) AngularJS
7 3 (0.97%) HTML5
7 3 (0.97%) Middleware
7 3 (0.97%) RESTful
8 2 (0.65%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.65%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (0.65%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (0.65%) Google Maps API
8 2 (0.65%) JSON
8 2 (0.65%) JSP
8 2 (0.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (0.65%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.17%) Data Centre
2 18 (5.84%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (4.22%) Blackberry
3 13 (4.22%) iPad
4 12 (3.90%) iPhone
5 11 (3.57%) Client/Server
6 10 (3.25%) iSeries
7 9 (2.92%) Replication
8 7 (2.27%) Driving Licence
8 7 (2.27%) Mainframe
8 7 (2.27%) NHS
9 5 (1.62%) HACMP
9 5 (1.62%) Tandem
10 3 (0.97%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.65%) Clustering
11 2 (0.65%) EMC VNXe
11 2 (0.65%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.65%) User Experience
11 2 (0.65%) VxBlock/Vblock
12 1 (0.32%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 91 (29.55%) Windows Server
2 78 (25.32%) Linux
3 68 (22.08%) Windows 7
4 61 (19.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 47 (15.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 45 (14.61%) Unix
7 26 (8.44%) Windows Server 2003
8 22 (7.14%) Ubuntu
9 20 (6.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 20 (6.49%) Windows XP
10 16 (5.19%) Android
11 15 (4.87%) Windows 10
12 10 (3.25%) Apple iOS
13 7 (2.27%) Windows 8
14 5 (1.62%) CentOS
14 5 (1.62%) Solaris
15 4 (1.30%) Embedded Linux
15 4 (1.30%) Windows Embedded Compact
16 3 (0.97%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.97%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (18.18%) ITIL
2 50 (16.23%) DevOps
3 28 (9.09%) Migration
4 25 (8.12%) Project Management
5 22 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (6.49%) Service Delivery
7 17 (5.52%) Configuration Management
7 17 (5.52%) Continuous Delivery
8 13 (4.22%) Disaster Recovery
8 13 (4.22%) Incident Management
8 13 (4.22%) Problem Management
8 13 (4.22%) Service Management
9 11 (3.57%) ITSM
10 10 (3.25%) SDLC
11 9 (2.92%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (2.92%) Server Building
11 9 (2.92%) Time Management
12 8 (2.60%) Load Balancing
12 8 (2.60%) Scrum
12 8 (2.60%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 54 (17.53%) SQL
2 30 (9.74%) JavaScript
3 25 (8.12%) Python
4 19 (6.17%) PowerShell
5 11 (3.57%) Java
6 10 (3.25%) Shell Script
7 8 (2.60%) C
8 7 (2.27%) C++
9 5 (1.62%) AWK
9 5 (1.62%) C#
9 5 (1.62%) JCL
9 5 (1.62%) PHP
9 5 (1.62%) Ruby
10 3 (0.97%) Perl
10 3 (0.97%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.97%) VB
11 2 (0.65%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.65%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.65%) XPath
11 2 (0.65%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 21 (6.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (3.25%) Degree
3 9 (2.92%) MCSE
3 9 (2.92%) Security Cleared
4 5 (1.62%) AWS Certification
4 5 (1.62%) SAS Certification
5 4 (1.30%) DBS Check
5 4 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (1.30%) MCP
5 4 (1.30%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.97%) MOS
7 2 (0.65%) CCA
7 2 (0.65%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (0.65%) MCITP
7 2 (0.65%) OCP
7 2 (0.65%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.32%) MCDST
8 1 (0.32%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.52%) SLA
2 4 (1.30%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.30%) QA
3 2 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 110 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 28 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (6.17%) vSphere
4 14 (4.55%) Docker
5 13 (4.22%) Hyper-V
6 8 (2.60%) XenApp
7 7 (2.27%) XenDesktop
8 5 (1.62%) Time Sharing Option
9 4 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.97%) vCloud
10 3 (0.97%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.65%) VMware ESX
11 2 (0.65%) VMware GSX
11 2 (0.65%) Xen
11 2 (0.65%) XenServer
12 1 (0.32%) NFS
12 1 (0.32%) OpenSIPS
12 1 (0.32%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 26 (8.44%) Opscode Chef
2 24 (7.79%) SCCM
3 18 (5.84%) Puppet
4 11 (3.57%) SCOM
5 7 (2.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 6 (1.95%) NetBackup
6 6 (1.95%) Oracle RMAN
7 5 (1.62%) Ansible
7 5 (1.62%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 4 (1.30%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (1.30%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 4 (1.30%) vRealize
9 3 (0.97%) AirWatch
9 3 (0.97%) Data Guard
9 3 (0.97%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.65%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.65%) PowerCLI
10 2 (0.65%) SCDPM
10 2 (0.65%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 115 (37.34%) Microsoft
2 62 (20.13%) VMware
3 26 (8.44%) Cisco
4 25 (8.12%) Splunk
5 23 (7.47%) Citrix
6 21 (6.82%) HP
6 21 (6.82%) Oracle
7 16 (5.19%) Red Hat
8 11 (3.57%) Avaya
9 8 (2.60%) Dell
9 8 (2.60%) IBM
9 8 (2.60%) NetApp
10 7 (2.27%) Veeam
11 6 (1.95%) Apple
11 6 (1.95%) ThinPrint
12 5 (1.62%) EMC
12 5 (1.62%) Palo Alto
13 4 (1.30%) Intel Security
13 4 (1.30%) Sophos
13 4 (1.30%) Symantec
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