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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 9 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 253 175 245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 11.67% 10.49% 16.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 55.12% 56.09% 56.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 96 83
Average daily rate
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£350 £215 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.79% -28.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £125 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £385 £437
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 24 22
Average hourly rate £12.37 £12.47 £11.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.80% +9.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.43 £10.09 £10.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £16.00 £40.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
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
459 312 430
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 21.17% 18.69% 28.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 193 175
Average daily rate £375 £245 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.06% -18.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £150 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 26 30
Average hourly rate £15.56 £13.20 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.84% +3.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.43 £10.51 £10.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £16.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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 -1 185 £350 +81.81% 53
Bradford -2 25 £188 -28.57% 12
Halifax +8 19 £425 - 3
Bingley +2 3 £350 +66.66% 1
Huddersfield -1 2 £225 - 1
Wakefield -2 2 £150 - 4
Dewsbury +4 1 - - 2
Pontefract - 1 £120 - 1
Batley - 1 £100 -
Windows
Yorkshire

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 4 August 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.

1 160 (34.63%) Microsoft
2 134 (29.00%) VMware
3 125 (27.06%) SQL
4 115 (24.89%) Active Directory
5 112 (24.24%) SQL Server
6 105 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 95 (20.56%) ITIL
8 87 (18.83%) Linux
9 85 (18.40%) Windows 7
10 70 (15.15%) Oracle
11 67 (14.50%) UNIX
12 66 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
13 59 (12.77%) Windows Server 2003
14 58 (12.55%) MS Office
15 51 (11.04%) Cisco
15 51 (11.04%) Finance
16 50 (10.82%) Windows Server 2012
17 48 (10.39%) SAN
17 48 (10.39%) MS Excel
18 46 (9.96%) MS Exchange
18 46 (9.96%) Migration
19 45 (9.74%) IIS
20 43 (9.31%) Red Hat
21 41 (8.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 39 (8.44%) Windows XP
23 37 (8.01%) .NET
24 34 (7.36%) PL/SQL
24 34 (7.36%) Microsoft Certification
25 32 (6.93%) SCCM
26 31 (6.71%) Oracle Database

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 46 (9.96%) MS Exchange
2 45 (9.74%) IIS
3 29 (6.28%) SharePoint
4 24 (5.19%) Tomcat
5 23 (4.98%) Apache
6 22 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
7 17 (3.68%) Exchange Server 2007
8 16 (3.46%) SAS
9 14 (3.03%) WebSphere
10 11 (2.38%) Node.js
11 10 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2013
12 8 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2003
13 7 (1.52%) nginx
14 6 (1.30%) JBoss
15 5 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
16 4 (0.87%) Lync
16 4 (0.87%) WebSphere Application Server
16 4 (0.87%) Office Communications Server
17 3 (0.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 3 (0.65%) OpenStack
Applications
1 58 (12.55%) MS Office
2 48 (10.39%) MS Excel
3 6 (1.30%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.22%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.22%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.22%) SAP SRM
4 1 (0.22%) Unica
4 1 (0.22%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 18 (3.90%) Office 365
2 9 (1.95%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.52%) Route 53
3 7 (1.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 7 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (1.52%) Amazon S3
4 5 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 48 (10.39%) SAN
2 30 (6.49%) DNS
3 26 (5.63%) Firewall
4 25 (5.41%) WAN
5 24 (5.19%) Internet
6 23 (4.98%) LAN
7 22 (4.76%) TCP/IP
8 20 (4.33%) DHCP
9 14 (3.03%) SSL
10 11 (2.38%) VPN
10 11 (2.38%) Intrusion Detection
11 9 (1.95%) NAS
12 8 (1.73%) DMZ
13 7 (1.52%) Wireless
14 4 (0.87%) BIG-IP
14 4 (0.87%) VoIP
14 4 (0.87%) LDAP
14 4 (0.87%) Network Security
15 3 (0.65%) Broadband
15 3 (0.65%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (24.24%) SQL Server
2 31 (6.71%) Oracle Database
3 26 (5.63%) SQL Server 2012
4 22 (4.76%) MySQL
5 21 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
6 20 (4.33%) Oracle Database 11g
7 19 (4.11%) Relational Database
8 17 (3.68%) RDBMS
9 16 (3.46%) SQL Server 2008
10 14 (3.03%) MongoDB
11 12 (2.60%) NoSQL
12 11 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
12 11 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 10 (2.16%) Oracle Database 12c
14 8 (1.73%) Oracle OLAP
14 8 (1.73%) Data Mart
14 8 (1.73%) BODI
14 8 (1.73%) BusinessObjects
14 8 (1.73%) OLAP
14 8 (1.73%) Informix
Development Applications
1 14 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (2.16%) Git (software)
2 10 (2.16%) Jenkins
3 8 (1.73%) Visual Studio
4 7 (1.52%) JIRA
5 3 (0.65%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.43%) MSI
6 2 (0.43%) InstallShield
6 2 (0.43%) NUnit
7 1 (0.22%) Subversion
7 1 (0.22%) Maven
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.22%) Fiddler
7 1 (0.22%) PHPUnit
7 1 (0.22%) Axure RP
General
1 51 (11.04%) Finance
2 17 (3.68%) Law
2 17 (3.68%) Telecoms
3 11 (2.38%) Legal
4 10 (2.16%) Banking
5 8 (1.73%) Retail
6 6 (1.30%) Marketing
6 6 (1.30%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.87%) Electronics
7 4 (0.87%) Games
8 3 (0.65%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.65%) Back Office
9 2 (0.43%) Advertising
10 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 90 (19.48%) Analyst
2 40 (8.66%) Administrator
3 35 (7.58%) DBA
4 33 (7.14%) Support Analyst
5 31 (6.71%) Consultant
6 27 (5.84%) 2nd Line Support
6 27 (5.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 26 (5.63%) Support Engineer
8 24 (5.19%) Service Analyst
8 24 (5.19%) Service Desk Analyst
9 23 (4.98%) 1st Line Support
10 21 (4.55%) Developer
10 21 (4.55%) Desktop Support
11 20 (4.33%) Architect
12 18 (3.90%) Applications Support
13 17 (3.68%) SQL DBA
14 16 (3.46%) Oracle DBA
15 15 (3.25%) 3rd Line Support
16 14 (3.03%) Technical Analyst
16 14 (3.03%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (8.01%) .NET
2 26 (5.63%) XML
3 23 (4.98%) Web Services
4 15 (3.25%) HTML
5 14 (3.03%) ASP.NET
5 14 (3.03%) Application Packaging
6 11 (2.38%) CSS
7 8 (1.73%) SOAP
8 7 (1.52%) POSIX
8 7 (1.52%) ASP.NET 2.0
9 6 (1.30%) WebSphere MQ
9 6 (1.30%) WCF
9 6 (1.30%) J2EE
9 6 (1.30%) ODBC
10 4 (0.87%) JSP
10 4 (0.87%) Java EE
10 4 (0.87%) Middleware
10 4 (0.87%) WinForms
10 4 (0.87%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (0.87%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 31 (6.71%) Data Centre
2 27 (5.84%) Clustering
3 14 (3.03%) NHS
4 11 (2.38%) Blackberry
4 11 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (1.95%) Enterprise Storage
5 9 (1.95%) IBM XIV
6 8 (1.73%) Client/Server
6 8 (1.73%) CMDB
7 7 (1.52%) Replication
7 7 (1.52%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.08%) iPhone
8 5 (1.08%) Visualisation
9 4 (0.87%) User Experience
9 4 (0.87%) Mobile App
9 4 (0.87%) DTV
9 4 (0.87%) Wiki
10 3 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.43%) Data Integration
11 2 (0.43%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 105 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
2 87 (18.83%) Linux
3 85 (18.40%) Windows 7
4 67 (14.50%) UNIX
5 59 (12.77%) Windows Server 2003
6 50 (10.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 41 (8.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 39 (8.44%) Windows XP
9 21 (4.55%) AIX
10 14 (3.03%) Ubuntu
10 14 (3.03%) Windows 8
11 13 (2.81%) Windows 2000 Server
11 13 (2.81%) CentOS
12 11 (2.38%) Windows 2000
13 9 (1.95%) zOS
14 8 (1.73%) Solaris
14 8 (1.73%) Apple iOS
15 6 (1.30%) Windows Phone
15 6 (1.30%) Windows NT
15 6 (1.30%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (20.56%) ITIL
2 46 (9.96%) Migration
3 31 (6.71%) DevOps
4 29 (6.28%) Service Management
5 24 (5.19%) Project Management
6 23 (4.98%) Workflow
7 21 (4.55%) Change Management
7 21 (4.55%) E-Commerce
7 21 (4.55%) Incident Management
7 21 (4.55%) Load Balancing
8 20 (4.33%) Configuration Management
8 20 (4.33%) ETL
8 20 (4.33%) Business Intelligence
9 19 (4.11%) PRINCE2
9 19 (4.11%) Stakeholder Management
10 17 (3.68%) CRM
11 16 (3.46%) Continuous Integration
12 12 (2.60%) Performance Testing
12 12 (2.60%) Software Engineering
13 11 (2.38%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 125 (27.06%) SQL
2 34 (7.36%) PL/SQL
3 28 (6.06%) PowerShell
4 27 (5.84%) Python
5 23 (4.98%) T-SQL
6 20 (4.33%) Java
6 20 (4.33%) Bash Shell
7 18 (3.90%) JavaScript
8 16 (3.46%) Perl
9 9 (1.95%) PHP
9 9 (1.95%) C#
9 9 (1.95%) VBScript
9 9 (1.95%) Shell Script
10 7 (1.52%) Korn
11 6 (1.30%) Jython
12 5 (1.08%) C++
13 4 (0.87%) C
13 4 (0.87%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.65%) VBA
14 3 (0.65%) BeanShell
Qualifications
1 34 (7.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (3.46%) MCSE
3 10 (2.16%) Security Cleared
4 9 (1.95%) MCITP
5 8 (1.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 8 (1.73%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (1.52%) MCP
7 5 (1.08%) CCNA
7 5 (1.08%) MCDST
8 4 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.87%) MCSA
8 4 (0.87%) CCNP
9 3 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.65%) A+ Certification
9 3 (0.65%) MCTS
9 3 (0.65%) Degree
10 2 (0.43%) JNCIE
10 2 (0.43%) Sun Certification
10 2 (0.43%) CISSP
10 2 (0.43%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.76%) SLA
2 6 (1.30%) QA
3 3 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 115 (24.89%) Active Directory
2 66 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (3.68%) Hyper-V
3 17 (3.68%) vSphere
4 15 (3.25%) VMware Server
5 11 (2.38%) VMware ESX
6 10 (2.16%) Oracle RAC
7 6 (1.30%) Terminal Services
7 6 (1.30%) XenApp
8 4 (0.87%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.87%) ISA Server
8 4 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.65%) vCloud
10 2 (0.43%) UAG
10 2 (0.43%) XenServer
11 1 (0.22%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.22%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.22%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 32 (6.93%) SCCM
2 18 (3.90%) Puppet
3 16 (3.46%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (3.03%) Salt
5 10 (2.16%) Oracle RMAN
6 9 (1.95%) Nagios
6 9 (1.95%) Opsview
7 8 (1.73%) Graphite
7 8 (1.73%) NetBackup
7 8 (1.73%) SCOM
7 8 (1.73%) Cacti
7 8 (1.73%) SolarWinds Orion
8 7 (1.52%) Backup Exec
8 7 (1.52%) HAProxy
8 7 (1.52%) Ansible
9 6 (1.30%) HP UCMDB
10 5 (1.08%) SCVMM
11 3 (0.65%) SCOrch
11 3 (0.65%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 2 (0.43%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 160 (34.63%) Microsoft
2 134 (29.00%) VMware
3 70 (15.15%) Oracle
4 51 (11.04%) Cisco
5 43 (9.31%) Red Hat
6 29 (6.28%) Citrix
7 28 (6.06%) HP
8 26 (5.63%) IBM
9 20 (4.33%) SolarWinds
10 14 (3.03%) McAfee
11 13 (2.81%) Remedy
12 10 (2.16%) Splunk
13 9 (1.95%) NetApp
14 8 (1.73%) SAP
15 7 (1.52%) Dell
15 7 (1.52%) Veritas
15 7 (1.52%) PeopleSoft
15 7 (1.52%) hybris
16 6 (1.30%) LANDesk
16 6 (1.30%) SonicWALL
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