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 May 2016 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 10 8
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 221 235 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 10.74% 11.33% 11.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 46.92% 50.54% 57.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 134 108
Median daily rate £400 £325 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £125 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £415 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.15% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 27 29
Median hourly rate £11.75 £14.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.07% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.32 £10.91 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £32.00 £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
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
471 465 358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 22.89% 22.41% 19.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 277 201
Median daily rate £425 £338 £298
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.92% +13.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £175 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £347 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.04% +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 34 31
Median hourly rate £12.00 £17.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.42% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.24 £11.93 £10.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £40.00 £16.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

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 May 2016.

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
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 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -1 145 £400 +14.28% 63
Halifax +9 22 £430 +62.26% 4
Bradford +3 15 £450 +95.65% 6
Bingley - 7 £400 -
Wakefield -4 3 £226 +101.11% 2
Pudsey -2 2 £200 -
Castleford - 1 - -
Dewsbury - 1 - -
Keighley - 1 - -
Windows
Yorkshire

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, 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.

1 135 (32.45%) Active Directory
2 134 (32.21%) Microsoft
3 133 (31.97%) Windows Server
4 113 (27.16%) Finance
5 97 (23.32%) Linux
6 92 (22.12%) SQL
7 91 (21.88%) VMware
8 90 (21.63%) SQL Server
9 66 (15.87%) Windows 7
10 65 (15.63%) Unix
11 59 (14.18%) VMware Infrastructure
12 53 (12.74%) Agile Software Development
12 53 (12.74%) ITIL
13 52 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
14 51 (12.26%) MS Office
15 49 (11.78%) MS Excel
16 46 (11.06%) Java
17 44 (10.58%) Firewall
18 40 (9.62%) Windows Server 2008
19 39 (9.38%) PowerShell
20 37 (8.89%) MS Exchange
21 36 (8.65%) JavaScript
21 36 (8.65%) IBM
21 36 (8.65%) Data Centre
22 34 (8.17%) Perl
22 34 (8.17%) Windows XP
23 33 (7.93%) Oracle
24 32 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
24 32 (7.69%) Shell Script
25 31 (7.45%) AIX

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 37 (8.89%) MS Exchange
2 26 (6.25%) WebSphere
3 23 (5.53%) IIS
4 19 (4.57%) Node.js
5 14 (3.37%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
6 13 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 13 (3.13%) Tomcat
7 10 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2010
7 10 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2013
8 9 (2.16%) SharePoint
8 9 (2.16%) Skype for Business
9 7 (1.68%) Confluence
9 7 (1.68%) SAS
10 6 (1.44%) Apache
11 5 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (1.20%) FileNet
12 4 (0.96%) CloudStack
12 4 (0.96%) IBM Domino
12 4 (0.96%) JBoss
12 4 (0.96%) OpenStack
Applications
1 51 (12.26%) MS Office
2 49 (11.78%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 21 (5.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.48%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.48%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle Utilities
4 1 (0.24%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 28 (6.73%) Office 365
2 22 (5.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.40%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.68%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.24%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.24%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.24%) IaaS
5 1 (0.24%) PaaS
5 1 (0.24%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (10.58%) Firewall
2 30 (7.21%) Internet
3 27 (6.49%) SAN
4 16 (3.85%) DNS
4 16 (3.85%) FTP
5 15 (3.61%) LAN
6 13 (3.13%) TCP/IP
6 13 (3.13%) WAN
7 11 (2.64%) DMZ
7 11 (2.64%) VPN
8 7 (1.68%) Cisco Nexus
8 7 (1.68%) SNMP
9 6 (1.44%) DHCP
9 6 (1.44%) FWSM
10 5 (1.20%) Intranet
10 5 (1.20%) MPLS
11 4 (0.96%) BGP
11 4 (0.96%) EIGRP
11 4 (0.96%) Network Security
11 4 (0.96%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (21.63%) SQL Server
2 28 (6.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (4.57%) MongoDB
3 19 (4.57%) MySQL
4 17 (4.09%) CouchDB
5 15 (3.61%) SQL Server 2012
6 14 (3.37%) RDBMS
6 14 (3.37%) Relational Database
7 11 (2.64%) SQL Server 2005
8 10 (2.40%) Oracle Database
9 9 (2.16%) SQL Server 2000
10 8 (1.92%) Hadoop
11 7 (1.68%) Informix
11 7 (1.68%) Oracle Database 11g
12 5 (1.20%) DB2
12 5 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 4 (0.96%) BusinessObjects
13 4 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 3 (0.72%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 24 (5.77%) Jenkins
2 17 (4.09%) JIRA
3 13 (3.13%) Git (software)
3 13 (3.13%) Maven
4 10 (2.40%) Subversion
5 9 (2.16%) Selenium
6 8 (1.92%) Cucumber
6 8 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (1.68%) ClearCase
7 7 (1.68%) HP UFT
7 7 (1.68%) JMeter
7 7 (1.68%) JUnit
8 6 (1.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 6 (1.44%) Hudson
8 6 (1.44%) LoadRunner
9 5 (1.20%) Sonatype Nexus
9 5 (1.20%) TeamCity
9 5 (1.20%) Visual Studio
10 4 (0.96%) Ant
10 4 (0.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 113 (27.16%) Finance
2 28 (6.73%) Banking
3 24 (5.77%) Legal
4 23 (5.53%) Law
5 13 (3.13%) Games
5 13 (3.13%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.20%) Retail
7 4 (0.96%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.72%) Electronics
8 3 (0.72%) Marketing
8 3 (0.72%) Publishing
9 2 (0.48%) iGaming
9 2 (0.48%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.24%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 88 (21.15%) Analyst
2 61 (14.66%) Developer
3 41 (9.86%) Administrator
4 38 (9.13%) Support Analyst
5 30 (7.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 29 (6.97%) Service Analyst
7 28 (6.73%) Service Desk Analyst
8 27 (6.49%) Windows Engineer
9 26 (6.25%) Applications Support
10 25 (6.01%) Java Developer
11 24 (5.77%) 1st Line Support
12 23 (5.53%) 2nd Line Support
12 23 (5.53%) Applications Support Analyst
12 23 (5.53%) Support Engineer
13 20 (4.81%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
13 20 (4.81%) Desktop Support
14 16 (3.85%) SQL Analyst
14 16 (3.85%) SQL Support Analyst
15 14 (3.37%) 1st/2nd Line Support
15 14 (3.37%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (7.21%) .NET
2 24 (5.77%) Hibernate
2 24 (5.77%) Spring
3 23 (5.53%) RabbitMQ
3 23 (5.53%) Web Services
4 21 (5.05%) CSS
5 19 (4.57%) AngularJS
5 19 (4.57%) React
6 18 (4.33%) XML
7 17 (4.09%) Ember.js
7 17 (4.09%) JPA
7 17 (4.09%) LESS
7 17 (4.09%) RESTful
8 12 (2.88%) JSON
9 11 (2.64%) HTML
10 10 (2.40%) Middleware
11 7 (1.68%) ASP.NET
12 6 (1.44%) ActiveMQ
12 6 (1.44%) WCF
12 6 (1.44%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 36 (8.65%) Data Centre
2 19 (4.57%) Blackberry
3 18 (4.33%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (4.09%) Clustering
5 16 (3.85%) Mainframe
6 14 (3.37%) Mobile App
7 10 (2.40%) Client/Server
8 9 (2.16%) Algorithms
9 8 (1.92%) iPad
9 8 (1.92%) iPhone
9 8 (1.92%) PKI
9 8 (1.92%) Replication
10 7 (1.68%) Management Information System
11 6 (1.44%) Enterprise Storage
11 6 (1.44%) Mathematics
12 5 (1.20%) Cryptography
12 5 (1.20%) Driving Licence
12 5 (1.20%) Hybrid Cloud
13 4 (0.96%) Artificial Intelligence
13 4 (0.96%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 133 (31.97%) Windows Server
2 97 (23.32%) Linux
3 66 (15.87%) Windows 7
4 65 (15.63%) Unix
5 52 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 40 (9.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 34 (8.17%) Windows XP
8 32 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
9 31 (7.45%) AIX
10 22 (5.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 15 (3.61%) Windows 8
12 10 (2.40%) Windows 10
13 8 (1.92%) Mac OS X
14 7 (1.68%) Windows Vista
15 6 (1.44%) Apple iOS
15 6 (1.44%) SUSE
16 5 (1.20%) Android
16 5 (1.20%) Solaris
16 5 (1.20%) zOS
17 4 (0.96%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (12.74%) Agile Software Development
1 53 (12.74%) ITIL
2 31 (7.45%) TDD
3 29 (6.97%) Capacity Planning
4 28 (6.73%) CRM
5 23 (5.53%) Load Balancing
6 22 (5.29%) Problem Management
7 19 (4.57%) Change Management
7 19 (4.57%) Stakeholder Management
8 18 (4.33%) High Availability
8 18 (4.33%) Incident Management
8 18 (4.33%) ITSM
9 17 (4.09%) Migration
9 17 (4.09%) Service Delivery
9 17 (4.09%) Service Management
10 16 (3.85%) Server Building
11 14 (3.37%) DevOps
11 14 (3.37%) Scrum
12 13 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
13 12 (2.88%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 92 (22.12%) SQL
2 46 (11.06%) Java
3 39 (9.38%) PowerShell
4 36 (8.65%) JavaScript
5 34 (8.17%) Perl
6 32 (7.69%) Shell Script
7 24 (5.77%) C#
8 17 (4.09%) ECMAScript
8 17 (4.09%) ES6
8 17 (4.09%) Ruby
9 15 (3.61%) Python
10 12 (2.88%) T-SQL
11 11 (2.64%) Bash Shell
11 11 (2.64%) VB
12 9 (2.16%) C
12 9 (2.16%) PL/SQL
13 7 (1.68%) VB.NET
14 5 (1.20%) VBA
15 4 (0.96%) C++
15 4 (0.96%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (4.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (3.13%) MCSE
3 10 (2.40%) MCSA
4 8 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (1.68%) CCNP
5 7 (1.68%) Degree
5 7 (1.68%) MCP
5 7 (1.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (1.20%) MCITP
6 5 (1.20%) SAS Certification
7 4 (0.96%) Security Cleared
8 3 (0.72%) CCIE
8 3 (0.72%) CISSP
8 3 (0.72%) CREST Certified
8 3 (0.72%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.72%) MCDST
8 3 (0.72%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.48%) CCNA
9 2 (0.48%) CCSP
9 2 (0.48%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.37%) SLA
2 8 (1.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (1.44%) QA
4 2 (0.48%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 135 (32.45%) Active Directory
2 59 (14.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (6.49%) Hyper-V
4 11 (2.64%) vSphere
5 7 (1.68%) VMware ESX
5 7 (1.68%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (1.44%) XenApp
7 5 (1.20%) vCloud
7 5 (1.20%) Xen
7 5 (1.20%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.96%) KVM
9 3 (0.72%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.72%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.24%) Docker
10 1 (0.24%) Firmware
10 1 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.24%) Time Sharing Option
10 1 (0.24%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 18 (4.33%) SCCM
2 11 (2.64%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (2.64%) Puppet
3 8 (1.92%) Opsview
4 7 (1.68%) DameWare
5 6 (1.44%) SCOM
6 4 (0.96%) Ansible
6 4 (0.96%) Cacti
6 4 (0.96%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 4 (0.96%) Graphite
6 4 (0.96%) logstash
6 4 (0.96%) Nagios
7 3 (0.72%) Nessus
7 3 (0.72%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.72%) Salt
8 2 (0.48%) Grafana
8 2 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (0.48%) SolarWinds Orion
8 2 (0.48%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 134 (32.21%) Microsoft
2 91 (21.88%) VMware
3 36 (8.65%) IBM
4 33 (7.93%) Oracle
5 28 (6.73%) Cisco
6 27 (6.49%) HP
7 25 (6.01%) Citrix
8 20 (4.81%) Red Hat
9 19 (4.57%) F5
10 9 (2.16%) Dell
10 9 (2.16%) NetApp
11 5 (1.20%) Apple
11 5 (1.20%) EMC
11 5 (1.20%) SAP
12 4 (0.96%) Adobe
12 4 (0.96%) BMC
12 4 (0.96%) CA
12 4 (0.96%) Splunk
12 4 (0.96%) TIBCO
12 4 (0.96%) Veritas
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