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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 10 15 9
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows 196 163 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 9.98% 9.31% 11.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 49.00% 44.54% 53.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 82 76
Average daily rate £338 £343 £253
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.45% +35.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £125 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 24 19
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.13 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.46% +10.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £10.30 £10.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £16.72 £15.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.31% -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
400 366 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 20.38% 20.90% 21.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 223 184
Average daily rate £400 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.10% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 32 19
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.87 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.93% +26.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.15 £10.30 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £35.25 £14.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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 13 February 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
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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 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
(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 +6 148 £343 -4.86% 66
Bradford +1 16 £344 +9.21% 8
Halifax +8 11 £310 +12.72% 1
Wakefield +1 8 £315 +72.60% 5
Bingley - 4 - -
Huddersfield - 2 - -
Windows
Yorkshire

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 179 (39.34%) Active Directory
2 154 (33.85%) Microsoft
3 128 (28.13%) VMware
4 120 (26.37%) Windows Server
5 118 (25.93%) Windows 7
6 109 (23.96%) Finance
7 92 (20.22%) SQL
8 81 (17.80%) VMware Infrastructure
9 79 (17.36%) Linux
10 71 (15.60%) ITIL
11 61 (13.41%) MS Office
12 59 (12.97%) SQL Server
13 56 (12.31%) .NET
13 56 (12.31%) MS Excel
14 51 (11.21%) Agile Software Development
14 51 (11.21%) Windows Server 2012
15 50 (10.99%) Unix
16 49 (10.77%) Windows Server 2008
17 46 (10.11%) Migration
17 46 (10.11%) Microsoft Certification
18 44 (9.67%) C#
19 39 (8.57%) MS Exchange
20 37 (8.13%) Windows XP
21 35 (7.69%) Java
22 33 (7.25%) Windows Server 2003
23 31 (6.81%) Data Centre
24 30 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
24 30 (6.59%) Oracle
24 30 (6.59%) IIS
25 29 (6.37%) Cisco

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 39 (8.57%) MS Exchange
2 30 (6.59%) IIS
3 12 (2.64%) Tomcat
4 11 (2.42%) Confluence
4 11 (2.42%) WebSphere
5 10 (2.20%) Skype for Business
6 9 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (1.76%) SharePoint
8 7 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (1.32%) IBM Domino
9 6 (1.32%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
10 5 (1.10%) OpenStack
10 5 (1.10%) SAS
11 4 (0.88%) Apache
11 4 (0.88%) JBoss
11 4 (0.88%) Node.js
12 3 (0.66%) CloudStack
13 2 (0.44%) MQSeries
13 2 (0.44%) nginx
Applications
1 61 (13.41%) MS Office
2 56 (12.31%) MS Excel
3 4 (0.88%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.44%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (1.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.66%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.22%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.22%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 25 (5.49%) Office 365
2 19 (4.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.42%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.66%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.44%) IaaS
5 2 (0.44%) PaaS
6 1 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.22%) GitHub
6 1 (0.22%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (6.37%) TCP/IP
2 24 (5.27%) DNS
3 23 (5.05%) Internet
4 22 (4.84%) LAN
5 21 (4.62%) Firewall
6 20 (4.40%) SAN
7 19 (4.18%) WAN
8 17 (3.74%) DHCP
9 13 (2.86%) VPN
10 10 (2.20%) SNMP
11 8 (1.76%) FTP
12 7 (1.54%) Cisco Nexus
12 7 (1.54%) SSL
12 7 (1.54%) VoIP
13 6 (1.32%) FWSM
14 5 (1.10%) Bluetooth
14 5 (1.10%) Intranet
14 5 (1.10%) Network Security
14 5 (1.10%) Wireless
15 4 (0.88%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (12.97%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.40%) MySQL
3 17 (3.74%) SQL Server 2012
4 14 (3.08%) RDBMS
4 14 (3.08%) Relational Database
4 14 (3.08%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (2.20%) MongoDB
6 9 (1.98%) SQL Server 2005
7 8 (1.76%) SQL Server 2000
8 7 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (1.32%) Informix
10 5 (1.10%) Hadoop
11 3 (0.66%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (0.66%) CouchDB
11 3 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.66%) Redis
11 3 (0.66%) SQL Server 2014
11 3 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.44%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 28 (6.15%) Jenkins
2 19 (4.18%) JIRA
3 16 (3.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (3.52%) Visual Studio
4 14 (3.08%) Selenium
5 13 (2.86%) Maven
6 11 (2.42%) Cucumber
7 10 (2.20%) HP UFT
7 10 (2.20%) JMeter
7 10 (2.20%) Subversion
8 9 (1.98%) Git (software)
8 9 (1.98%) LoadRunner
9 8 (1.76%) JUnit
10 5 (1.10%) Hudson
10 5 (1.10%) Octopus Deploy
10 5 (1.10%) Sonatype Nexus
11 4 (0.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (0.88%) TeamCity
12 3 (0.66%) CruiseControl
12 3 (0.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 109 (23.96%) Finance
2 25 (5.49%) Telecoms
3 19 (4.18%) Legal
4 12 (2.64%) Games
5 11 (2.42%) Law
6 10 (2.20%) Banking
7 9 (1.98%) Manufacturing
7 9 (1.98%) Marketing
7 9 (1.98%) Retail
8 8 (1.76%) Electronics
9 2 (0.44%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 108 (23.74%) Analyst
2 55 (12.09%) Developer
3 49 (10.77%) Service Analyst
4 46 (10.11%) Service Desk Analyst
5 44 (9.67%) 2nd Line Support
6 43 (9.45%) Support Analyst
7 33 (7.25%) 1st Line Support
8 26 (5.71%) Applications Support
9 25 (5.49%) Applications Support Analyst
9 25 (5.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 25 (5.49%) Service Desk Support
9 25 (5.49%) Support Engineer
9 25 (5.49%) Windows Engineer
10 23 (5.05%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 23 (5.05%) Administrator
11 20 (4.40%) SQL Analyst
11 20 (4.40%) SQL Support Analyst
12 19 (4.18%) Linux Support
13 18 (3.96%) Desktop Support
13 18 (3.96%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (12.31%) .NET
2 23 (5.05%) XML
3 16 (3.52%) WCF
3 16 (3.52%) WinForms
4 15 (3.30%) .NET Framework
5 14 (3.08%) ASP.NET
5 14 (3.08%) HTML
5 14 (3.08%) jQuery
6 13 (2.86%) Web Services
7 11 (2.42%) CSS
8 10 (2.20%) Hibernate
8 10 (2.20%) Spring
9 8 (1.76%) JSON
9 8 (1.76%) RabbitMQ
9 8 (1.76%) XSLT
10 7 (1.54%) ASP.NET MVC
10 7 (1.54%) Entity Framework
10 7 (1.54%) SOAP
10 7 (1.54%) XSD
11 5 (1.10%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 31 (6.81%) Data Centre
2 30 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (3.30%) Blackberry
3 15 (3.30%) Client/Server
4 12 (2.64%) PKI
5 11 (2.42%) Clustering
6 9 (1.98%) NHS
6 9 (1.98%) Video Conferencing
7 8 (1.76%) Mathematics
8 7 (1.54%) Driving Licence
8 7 (1.54%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.32%) AS400
9 6 (1.32%) Visualisation
10 5 (1.10%) Computer Science
10 5 (1.10%) Enterprise Storage
10 5 (1.10%) Fat Client
10 5 (1.10%) N-Tier
10 5 (1.10%) Replication
10 5 (1.10%) Thin Client
10 5 (1.10%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 120 (26.37%) Windows Server
2 118 (25.93%) Windows 7
3 79 (17.36%) Linux
4 51 (11.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 50 (10.99%) Unix
6 49 (10.77%) Windows Server 2008
7 37 (8.13%) Windows XP
8 33 (7.25%) Windows Server 2003
9 28 (6.15%) Windows 8
10 19 (4.18%) Android
11 16 (3.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 14 (3.08%) Windows Vista
13 12 (2.64%) Apple iOS
14 11 (2.42%) AIX
15 10 (2.20%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.66%) HPUX
16 3 (0.66%) Solaris
16 3 (0.66%) SUSE
16 3 (0.66%) Windows 2000
16 3 (0.66%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (15.60%) ITIL
2 51 (11.21%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (10.11%) Migration
4 24 (5.27%) Service Delivery
4 24 (5.27%) Service Management
5 23 (5.05%) Change Management
6 22 (4.84%) TDD
7 18 (3.96%) DevOps
8 16 (3.52%) Stakeholder Management
9 15 (3.30%) Business Intelligence
9 15 (3.30%) Release Management
10 14 (3.08%) Scrum
10 14 (3.08%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 13 (2.86%) BDD
11 13 (2.86%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (2.86%) MVC
12 12 (2.64%) Incident Management
12 12 (2.64%) Load Balancing
12 12 (2.64%) Problem Management
13 11 (2.42%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 92 (20.22%) SQL
2 44 (9.67%) C#
3 35 (7.69%) Java
4 29 (6.37%) PowerShell
5 24 (5.27%) Perl
6 23 (5.05%) Shell Script
7 21 (4.62%) JavaScript
8 20 (4.40%) C
9 18 (3.96%) T-SQL
10 15 (3.30%) Python
11 14 (3.08%) Ruby
12 12 (2.64%) Bash Shell
13 11 (2.42%) VB
14 10 (2.20%) C++
14 10 (2.20%) VB.NET
15 9 (1.98%) PL/SQL
16 7 (1.54%) XPath
17 5 (1.10%) VBA
18 3 (0.66%) ECMAScript
18 3 (0.66%) PHP
Qualifications
1 46 (10.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (4.40%) MCSA
3 12 (2.64%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (2.64%) MCSE
4 11 (2.42%) MCDST
5 10 (2.20%) ITIL Certification
6 9 (1.98%) Degree
6 9 (1.98%) MCP
6 9 (1.98%) Security Cleared
7 7 (1.54%) CCNA
7 7 (1.54%) ISEB
7 7 (1.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (1.32%) CCNP
8 6 (1.32%) SC Cleared
9 5 (1.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (1.10%) MCITP
9 5 (1.10%) MOS
10 4 (0.88%) SAS Certification
11 3 (0.66%) CCIE
11 3 (0.66%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.74%) SLA
2 10 (2.20%) QA
3 1 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.22%) GPG13
3 1 (0.22%) HL7
3 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.22%) WAI
3 1 (0.22%) WCAG
System Software
1 179 (39.34%) Active Directory
2 81 (17.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (3.74%) Hyper-V
4 10 (2.20%) VMware Server
5 9 (1.98%) vSphere
6 8 (1.76%) vCloud
6 8 (1.76%) VMware ESX
7 6 (1.32%) XenDesktop
8 5 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (1.10%) XenApp
9 4 (0.88%) Xen
10 3 (0.66%) Firmware
10 3 (0.66%) KVM
10 3 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.66%) NFS
11 2 (0.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (0.44%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.22%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 22 (4.84%) SCCM
2 11 (2.42%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (2.42%) Puppet
3 9 (1.98%) SCOM
4 8 (1.76%) Opsview
5 5 (1.10%) Cacti
5 5 (1.10%) DameWare
5 5 (1.10%) Graphite
5 5 (1.10%) Nagios
5 5 (1.10%) SolarWinds Orion
6 4 (0.88%) logstash
7 3 (0.66%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (0.66%) Nessus
7 3 (0.66%) ThinApp
8 2 (0.44%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.44%) HP SIM
8 2 (0.44%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.22%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.22%) Salt
9 1 (0.22%) yum
Vendors
1 154 (33.85%) Microsoft
2 128 (28.13%) VMware
3 30 (6.59%) Oracle
4 29 (6.37%) Cisco
5 25 (5.49%) Citrix
5 25 (5.49%) HP
6 16 (3.52%) Red Hat
7 15 (3.30%) IBM
8 10 (2.20%) SAP
9 8 (1.76%) F5
10 7 (1.54%) SolarWinds
11 6 (1.32%) Dell
12 5 (1.10%) Lotus
13 4 (0.88%) DevExpress
13 4 (0.88%) Intel
13 4 (0.88%) NetApp
13 4 (0.88%) Splunk
14 3 (0.66%) Apple
14 3 (0.66%) CA
14 3 (0.66%) Palo Alto
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