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 1 September 2014 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 10 4 16
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +12
Contract jobs citing Windows 172 240 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 10.14% 15.30% 9.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 51.19% 56.60% 47.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 92 61
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£270 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £113 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £439 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £313 £313
% change year-on-year
-0.80% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 26 22
Average hourly rate £11.13 £12.26 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.25% -18.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.13 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.45 £45.00 £18.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -6.25%
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
336 424 378
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 19.81% 27.02% 19.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 194 173
Average daily rate £301 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £113 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £445 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 35 24
Average hourly rate £12.45 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.81% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.13 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £150.00 £45.00 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 1 September 2014.

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 1 September 2014.

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 1 September 2014. 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 -2 121 £256 -15.98% 67
Wakefield 0 10 - - 9
Bradford -14 10 £263 +20.00% 21
Halifax -14 9 £425 +37.31% 1
Huddersfield -2 5 £95 -52.50% 4
Dewsbury - 2 - -
Keighley - 1 - -
Knottingley - - - - 1
Batley - - - -
Castleford - - - - 1
Cleckheaton - - - - 1
Wetherby - - - - 7
Mirfield - - - - 1
Ossett - - - -
Pontefract - - - -
Pudsey - - - - 1
Windows
Yorkshire

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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.

1 140 (38.36%) Microsoft
2 113 (30.96%) Active Directory
3 88 (24.11%) Windows 7
4 87 (23.84%) VMware
5 78 (21.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 64 (17.53%) Windows Server 2003
7 63 (17.26%) SQL
8 61 (16.71%) SQL Server
9 51 (13.97%) MS Excel
9 51 (13.97%) MS Exchange
10 48 (13.15%) Windows XP
10 48 (13.15%) SAN
11 45 (12.33%) Linux
12 43 (11.78%) Finance
13 41 (11.23%) ITIL
14 39 (10.68%) MS Office
15 38 (10.41%) .NET
15 38 (10.41%) HP
16 36 (9.86%) Service Management
17 35 (9.59%) Citrix
18 34 (9.32%) Migration
19 32 (8.77%) SCCM
20 30 (8.22%) VMware Infrastructure
21 29 (7.95%) UNIX
22 28 (7.67%) CentOS
23 27 (7.40%) Oracle
24 26 (7.12%) Windows Server 2012
25 25 (6.85%) Ubuntu
26 24 (6.58%) Incident Management
26 24 (6.58%) Python

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 51 (13.97%) MS Exchange
2 21 (5.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (3.84%) SharePoint
4 12 (3.29%) WebSphere
4 12 (3.29%) Lync
5 11 (3.01%) IIS
6 10 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2007
6 10 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (1.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 6 (1.64%) Tomcat
7 6 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (1.37%) Apache
9 3 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.82%) Office Communications Server
9 3 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.55%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.27%) SAS
11 1 (0.27%) nginx
11 1 (0.27%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.27%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 51 (13.97%) MS Excel
2 39 (10.68%) MS Office
3 4 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.82%) MS Project
5 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.64%) Office 365
2 2 (0.55%) SaaS
2 2 (0.55%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.27%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.27%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.27%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 48 (13.15%) SAN
2 21 (5.75%) Firewall
3 15 (4.11%) TCP/IP
4 13 (3.56%) LAN
4 13 (3.56%) WAN
5 12 (3.29%) VPN
6 10 (2.74%) DNS
6 10 (2.74%) DHCP
7 8 (2.19%) Wireless
8 7 (1.92%) SSL
9 6 (1.64%) MPLS
9 6 (1.64%) IPsec
9 6 (1.64%) Unified Communications
10 5 (1.37%) S/MIME
11 4 (1.10%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (1.10%) NAS
12 3 (0.82%) VLAN
12 3 (0.82%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (0.82%) Internet
13 2 (0.55%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (16.71%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 17 (4.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (3.84%) SQL Server 2005
5 13 (3.56%) SQL Server 2008
6 12 (3.29%) MySQL
7 9 (2.47%) Oracle Database
8 7 (1.92%) Relational Database
8 7 (1.92%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.10%) Pentaho
9 4 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.82%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.82%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.82%) SQL Server 2000
10 3 (0.82%) Oracle OWB
10 3 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.55%) DTS
12 1 (0.27%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 12 (3.29%) QuickTest Pro
2 8 (2.19%) Selenium
3 7 (1.92%) Maven
4 5 (1.37%) Visual Studio
5 4 (1.10%) AdminStudio
5 4 (1.10%) NUnit
5 4 (1.10%) Cucumber
5 4 (1.10%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.82%) Behat
6 3 (0.82%) Oracle APEX
6 3 (0.82%) MSTest
7 2 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.55%) InstallShield
8 1 (0.27%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.27%) MSI
8 1 (0.27%) Subversion
8 1 (0.27%) JMeter
8 1 (0.27%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 43 (11.78%) Finance
2 19 (5.21%) Banking
3 7 (1.92%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.10%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.55%) Marketing
5 2 (0.55%) Advertising
6 1 (0.27%) Retail
6 1 (0.27%) French Language
Job Titles
1 59 (16.16%) Analyst
2 41 (11.23%) Developer
3 37 (10.14%) 2nd Line Support
4 28 (7.67%) Administrator
5 27 (7.40%) Service Analyst
5 27 (7.40%) Service Desk Analyst
6 24 (6.58%) Support Engineer
7 18 (4.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 17 (4.66%) Architect
9 16 (4.38%) .NET Developer
10 15 (4.11%) DBA
11 14 (3.84%) Desktop Support
12 13 (3.56%) 1st Line Support
13 12 (3.29%) VB.NET Developer
13 12 (3.29%) Rollout Engineer
14 11 (3.01%) Desktop Engineer
15 10 (2.74%) Deployment Engineer
15 10 (2.74%) Support Analyst
15 10 (2.74%) Project Manager
15 10 (2.74%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (10.41%) .NET
2 21 (5.75%) ASP.NET
3 18 (4.93%) WinForms
4 17 (4.66%) Web Services
5 13 (3.56%) WCF
6 9 (2.47%) HTML
7 8 (2.19%) WebSphere MQ
8 7 (1.92%) Middleware
8 7 (1.92%) J2EE
8 7 (1.92%) CSS
8 7 (1.92%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (1.64%) jQuery
9 6 (1.64%) XMPP
9 6 (1.64%) .NET Framework
9 6 (1.64%) XML
10 5 (1.37%) WPF
10 5 (1.37%) WebSphere Message Broker
11 4 (1.10%) Hibernate
11 4 (1.10%) Application Packaging
11 4 (1.10%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 14 (3.84%) Clustering
2 10 (2.74%) Blackberry
3 8 (2.19%) NHS
4 5 (1.37%) Replication
5 4 (1.10%) Mainframe
5 4 (1.10%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.10%) Data Integration
5 4 (1.10%) iPhone
6 2 (0.55%) iSeries
6 2 (0.55%) PDA
6 2 (0.55%) Statistics
6 2 (0.55%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.55%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.27%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.27%) CLARiiON
7 1 (0.27%) Handset
7 1 (0.27%) Animation
7 1 (0.27%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.27%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 88 (24.11%) Windows 7
2 78 (21.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 64 (17.53%) Windows Server 2003
4 48 (13.15%) Windows XP
5 45 (12.33%) Linux
6 29 (7.95%) UNIX
7 28 (7.67%) CentOS
8 26 (7.12%) Windows Server 2012
9 25 (6.85%) Ubuntu
10 12 (3.29%) Windows 8
11 8 (2.19%) AIX
12 7 (1.92%) VMS
13 5 (1.37%) Windows 2000
13 5 (1.37%) Mac OS
14 4 (1.10%) Windows NT
14 4 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.82%) zOS
15 3 (0.82%) HPUX
15 3 (0.82%) Android
15 3 (0.82%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (11.23%) ITIL
2 36 (9.86%) Service Management
3 34 (9.32%) Migration
4 24 (6.58%) Incident Management
5 19 (5.21%) Disaster Recovery
6 17 (4.66%) Workflow
6 17 (4.66%) Project Management
7 15 (4.11%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (3.29%) MVC
9 11 (3.01%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (3.01%) Root Cause Analysis
10 9 (2.47%) High Availability
11 8 (2.19%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (2.19%) PRINCE2
12 7 (1.92%) Data Modelling
12 7 (1.92%) Service Delivery
12 7 (1.92%) Change Management
12 7 (1.92%) Scrum
12 7 (1.92%) TDD
12 7 (1.92%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 63 (17.26%) SQL
2 24 (6.58%) Python
3 22 (6.03%) C#
4 19 (5.21%) PowerShell
5 18 (4.93%) T-SQL
6 17 (4.66%) VB.NET
7 13 (3.56%) Java
8 10 (2.74%) JavaScript
9 8 (2.19%) VB
10 7 (1.92%) Perl
10 7 (1.92%) C++
11 6 (1.64%) PHP
11 6 (1.64%) VB6
12 5 (1.37%) C
12 5 (1.37%) VBA
13 4 (1.10%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.82%) VBScript
14 3 (0.82%) Ruby
15 2 (0.55%) Delphi
16 1 (0.27%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 16 (4.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (3.29%) MCSE
2 12 (3.29%) ISTQB
2 12 (3.29%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.19%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 6 (1.64%) MCSA
6 5 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.10%) Degree
8 3 (0.82%) MCITP
8 3 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.82%) VCAP
9 2 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.55%) CCNA
9 2 (0.55%) ISEB
10 1 (0.27%) CCNP
10 1 (0.27%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.84%) SLA
2 9 (2.47%) QA
3 3 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 113 (30.96%) Active Directory
2 30 (8.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (6.03%) vSphere
4 17 (4.66%) VMware Server
5 14 (3.84%) Hyper-V
6 12 (3.29%) VMware ESX
7 9 (2.47%) XenApp
7 9 (2.47%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (1.64%) Xen
9 3 (0.82%) XenServer
9 3 (0.82%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.55%) UAG
11 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.27%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.27%) MetaFrame
11 1 (0.27%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 32 (8.77%) SCCM
2 12 (3.29%) SCOM
2 12 (3.29%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (1.37%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 5 (1.37%) SCOrch
4 4 (1.10%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (0.82%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.55%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.55%) Sysprep
6 2 (0.55%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.27%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.27%) Hyperic
7 1 (0.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.27%) Salt
7 1 (0.27%) Puppet
7 1 (0.27%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.27%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.27%) Cacti
7 1 (0.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 140 (38.36%) Microsoft
2 87 (23.84%) VMware
3 38 (10.41%) HP
4 35 (9.59%) Citrix
5 27 (7.40%) Oracle
6 22 (6.03%) NetApp
6 22 (6.03%) Splunk
7 21 (5.75%) Cisco
8 14 (3.84%) IBM
9 10 (2.74%) Dell
10 9 (2.47%) EMC
10 9 (2.47%) Symantec
11 5 (1.37%) Google
11 5 (1.37%) Postini
12 4 (1.10%) Greenplum
12 4 (1.10%) Sophos
13 3 (0.82%) Remedy
13 3 (0.82%) Red Hat
13 3 (0.82%) Xamarin
14 2 (0.55%) Becrypt
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