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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 12 11 6
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows 176 169 204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 9.57% 10.56% 12.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 40.46% 53.14% 63.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 71 86
Average daily rate
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£285 £295 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.38% +2.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 21 29
Average hourly rate £11.50 £12.50 £14.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% -14.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £9.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.79 £16.00 £27.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.81 £15.00 £16.16
% change year-on-year
-1.28% -7.14%
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
435 318 323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 23.64% 19.86% 19.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 174 136
Average daily rate £338 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £199 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 21 33
Average hourly rate £12.00 £11.50 £14.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -21.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.06 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.90 £15.65 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -2 122 £289 -0.43% 43
Bradford -5 23 £269 -36.76% 6
Wakefield 0 6 £275 +103.70% 3
Huddersfield +5 2 £95 -57.30% 6
Halifax -2 1 £275 -31.25% 3
Dewsbury - 1 - -
Wetherby - - - - 3
Heckmondwike - - - -
Castleford - - - -
Keighley - - - -
Pontefract - - - -
Windows
Yorkshire

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 141 (42.09%) Active Directory
2 128 (38.21%) Microsoft
3 97 (28.96%) VMware
4 87 (25.97%) Windows 7
5 84 (25.07%) Windows Server 2008
6 68 (20.30%) MS Exchange
7 58 (17.31%) VMware Infrastructure
8 54 (16.12%) SQL Server
9 53 (15.82%) Windows XP
9 53 (15.82%) Windows Server 2003
10 51 (15.22%) MS Office
11 50 (14.93%) MS Excel
12 48 (14.33%) SAN
13 44 (13.13%) ITIL
14 42 (12.54%) SQL
14 42 (12.54%) Migration
14 42 (12.54%) Windows Server 2012
15 41 (12.24%) Linux
16 39 (11.64%) Exchange Server 2010
17 33 (9.85%) Citrix
18 32 (9.55%) NetApp
18 32 (9.55%) SCCM
19 31 (9.25%) Oracle
20 29 (8.66%) Finance
21 28 (8.36%) DNS
21 28 (8.36%) vSphere
22 27 (8.06%) .NET
23 26 (7.76%) UNIX
23 26 (7.76%) VMware ESX
23 26 (7.76%) SQL Server 2008

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 68 (20.30%) MS Exchange
2 39 (11.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 24 (7.16%) Exchange Server 2013
4 20 (5.97%) IIS
5 18 (5.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 17 (5.07%) Exchange Server 2003
7 16 (4.78%) SharePoint
8 12 (3.58%) Exchange Server 2007
9 10 (2.99%) Apache
10 8 (2.39%) WebSphere
10 8 (2.39%) Lync
11 7 (2.09%) Lotus Domino
12 5 (1.49%) IBM HTTP Server
12 5 (1.49%) CMS
12 5 (1.49%) Kentico
13 4 (1.19%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.90%) Tuxedo
14 3 (0.90%) JBoss
14 3 (0.90%) TeamSite
14 3 (0.90%) WorkSite
Applications
1 51 (15.22%) MS Office
2 50 (14.93%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.60%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.30%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.90%) BusinessWorks
1 3 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (0.90%) Exstream
1 3 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.90%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (1.49%) Amazon S3
1 5 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.19%) Office 365
3 3 (0.90%) Route 53
3 3 (0.90%) Google Apps
4 2 (0.60%) SaaS
4 2 (0.60%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (14.33%) SAN
2 28 (8.36%) DNS
3 24 (7.16%) DHCP
4 22 (6.57%) Firewall
5 18 (5.37%) TCP/IP
6 17 (5.07%) VPN
6 17 (5.07%) LAN
6 17 (5.07%) NAS
7 13 (3.88%) WAN
8 11 (3.28%) Internet
9 10 (2.99%) SSL
10 8 (2.39%) iSCSI
11 7 (2.09%) Unified Communications
11 7 (2.09%) Fibre Channel
11 7 (2.09%) S/MIME
11 7 (2.09%) SMTP
11 7 (2.09%) Ethernet
11 7 (2.09%) FTP
12 6 (1.79%) HTTP
12 6 (1.79%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (16.12%) SQL Server
2 26 (7.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (5.97%) SQL Server 2005
3 20 (5.97%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (3.58%) Oracle Database
5 11 (3.28%) MySQL
6 9 (2.69%) Relational Database
6 9 (2.69%) RDBMS
7 8 (2.39%) MongoDB
7 8 (2.39%) NoSQL
8 7 (2.09%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (1.79%) Oracle Reports
9 6 (1.79%) Redis
10 5 (1.49%) RavenDB
10 5 (1.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 5 (1.49%) Amazon RDS
10 5 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (1.49%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (1.19%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 10 (2.99%) Git (software)
2 9 (2.69%) MSI
3 8 (2.39%) Subversion
4 6 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (1.49%) LLBLGen Pro
5 5 (1.49%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 4 (1.19%) Cucumber
6 4 (1.19%) Selenium
6 4 (1.19%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.90%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (0.90%) MSTest
8 2 (0.60%) Maven
8 2 (0.60%) Wise Package Studio
9 1 (0.30%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.30%) LoadUI
9 1 (0.30%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.30%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
9 1 (0.30%) InstallShield
9 1 (0.30%) AdminStudio
9 1 (0.30%) NUnit
General
1 29 (8.66%) Finance
2 11 (3.28%) Telecoms
3 9 (2.69%) Banking
4 6 (1.79%) Legal
5 3 (0.90%) Advertising
6 2 (0.60%) Retail
6 2 (0.60%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.60%) Law
7 1 (0.30%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 57 (17.01%) Analyst
2 35 (10.45%) Support Engineer
3 26 (7.76%) 2nd Line Support
4 25 (7.46%) Developer
5 24 (7.16%) Desktop Support
5 24 (7.16%) Administrator
6 22 (6.57%) Support Analyst
7 20 (5.97%) Desktop Engineer
8 19 (5.67%) 1st Line Support
9 18 (5.37%) Architect
10 17 (5.07%) Service Analyst
10 17 (5.07%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 17 (5.07%) Service Desk Analyst
11 15 (4.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 15 (4.48%) Consultant
12 14 (4.18%) Windows Engineer
13 13 (3.88%) Exchange Engineer
14 12 (3.58%) Help Desk Support
15 11 (3.28%) Rollout Engineer
15 11 (3.28%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (8.06%) .NET
2 18 (5.37%) Web Services
3 13 (3.88%) ASP.NET
4 12 (3.58%) HTML
5 10 (2.99%) WCF
6 8 (2.39%) CSS
7 7 (2.09%) .NET Framework
8 6 (1.79%) XML
8 6 (1.79%) CSS3
9 5 (1.49%) Sencha Touch
9 5 (1.49%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 5 (1.49%) Dapper ORM
9 5 (1.49%) JSON
9 5 (1.49%) Application Packaging
9 5 (1.49%) NHibernate
10 4 (1.19%) jQuery
10 4 (1.19%) WPF
11 3 (0.90%) WinForms
11 3 (0.90%) LINQ
11 3 (0.90%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 12 (3.58%) NHS
2 10 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (2.69%) Blackberry
3 9 (2.69%) Clustering
4 7 (2.09%) iPhone
4 7 (2.09%) Mobile App
5 6 (1.79%) User Experience
5 6 (1.79%) PDA
6 4 (1.19%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.19%) Replication
7 3 (0.90%) Data Integration
8 2 (0.60%) iSeries
8 2 (0.60%) EqualLogic
8 2 (0.60%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.60%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.30%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.30%) Smartcard
9 1 (0.30%) CLARiiON
9 1 (0.30%) Economics
9 1 (0.30%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 87 (25.97%) Windows 7
2 84 (25.07%) Windows Server 2008
3 53 (15.82%) Windows Server 2003
3 53 (15.82%) Windows XP
4 42 (12.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 41 (12.24%) Linux
6 26 (7.76%) UNIX
7 14 (4.18%) Windows 8
8 13 (3.88%) CentOS
9 12 (3.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (3.28%) Ubuntu
11 10 (2.99%) Android
12 9 (2.69%) VMS
13 6 (1.79%) Windows Mobile
14 5 (1.49%) Apple iOS
15 4 (1.19%) Windows Phone
15 4 (1.19%) AIX
16 3 (0.90%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.90%) Windows Vista
17 2 (0.60%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (13.13%) ITIL
2 42 (12.54%) Migration
3 17 (5.07%) Service Management
4 16 (4.78%) Root Cause Analysis
5 15 (4.48%) PRINCE2
5 15 (4.48%) Project Management
5 15 (4.48%) MVC
6 13 (3.88%) Service Delivery
6 13 (3.88%) TDD
7 12 (3.58%) Incident Management
7 12 (3.58%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (3.28%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (2.69%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (2.39%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (2.09%) Time Management
11 7 (2.09%) Problem Management
11 7 (2.09%) Scrum
11 7 (2.09%) ETL
11 7 (2.09%) DevOps
12 6 (1.79%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (12.54%) SQL
2 19 (5.67%) JavaScript
3 16 (4.78%) C#
4 15 (4.48%) Python
4 15 (4.48%) PowerShell
5 8 (2.39%) Java
5 8 (2.39%) Perl
6 7 (2.09%) Ruby
6 7 (2.09%) Bash Shell
7 5 (1.49%) PL/SQL
7 5 (1.49%) VB
8 4 (1.19%) PHP
8 4 (1.19%) C++
9 3 (0.90%) C
9 3 (0.90%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.60%) VB6
10 2 (0.60%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.60%) VBScript
10 2 (0.60%) BeanShell
11 1 (0.30%) Korn
Qualifications
1 25 (7.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (3.88%) MCSE
3 11 (3.28%) MCSA
3 11 (3.28%) Security Cleared
4 9 (2.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 7 (2.09%) Degree
6 6 (1.79%) SC Cleared
6 6 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (1.49%) MCP
8 3 (0.90%) CCNA
8 3 (0.90%) ISEB
8 3 (0.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.60%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.60%) CCSA
9 2 (0.60%) CCSE
9 2 (0.60%) RHCA
9 2 (0.60%) VCAP
9 2 (0.60%) VCP5
9 2 (0.60%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.78%) SLA
2 12 (3.58%) QA
3 3 (0.90%) HIPAA
3 3 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 141 (42.09%) Active Directory
2 58 (17.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (8.36%) vSphere
4 26 (7.76%) VMware ESX
5 8 (2.39%) Hyper-V
6 7 (2.09%) XenApp
7 6 (1.79%) XenDesktop
8 5 (1.49%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (1.49%) Terminal Services
9 4 (1.19%) VMware Server
10 3 (0.90%) UAG
10 3 (0.90%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 3 (0.90%) Samba
10 3 (0.90%) XenServer
11 2 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.30%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 32 (9.55%) SCCM
2 19 (5.67%) SCOM
3 12 (3.58%) NetBackup
4 7 (2.09%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 7 (2.09%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (1.79%) Puppet
5 6 (1.79%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.90%) Backup Exec
6 3 (0.90%) Nagios
6 3 (0.90%) CA SiteMinder
6 3 (0.90%) HAProxy
7 2 (0.60%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.60%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.30%) WSUS
8 1 (0.30%) ARCserve
8 1 (0.30%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.30%) Salt
8 1 (0.30%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 128 (38.21%) Microsoft
2 97 (28.96%) VMware
3 33 (9.85%) Citrix
4 32 (9.55%) NetApp
5 31 (9.25%) Oracle
6 23 (6.87%) HP
7 22 (6.57%) IBM
8 21 (6.27%) Symantec
9 16 (4.78%) Red Hat
10 12 (3.58%) EMC
10 12 (3.58%) Cisco
11 9 (2.69%) Dell
11 9 (2.69%) Splunk
12 7 (2.09%) Postini
12 7 (2.09%) Lotus
12 7 (2.09%) Google
13 6 (1.79%) Sophos
14 5 (1.49%) Remedy
14 5 (1.49%) Business Objects
14 5 (1.49%) Appcelerator
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £410 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £340 - £380 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
X4 Group
Rate: £225 - 250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 6 days ago
West Yorkshire
Venn Group - UK
Posted: 10 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £10.00 - £12.00 per hour
Posted: 11 days ago
West Yorkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Leeds
Eden Lea
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 20 days ago
Leeds
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £100 - £110 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
Bradford
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
West Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago