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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 18 8 9
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 157 196 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 9.13% 12.47% 11.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.10% 59.94% 71.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 93 64
Average daily rate
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£325 £265 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.64% -3.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £120 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £395 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 15 33
Average hourly rate £13.12 £11.50 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.10% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £10.30 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.50 £18.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £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
356 327 225
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 20.71% 20.80% 16.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 183 95
Average daily rate £350 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £165 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 15 34
Average hourly rate £16.72 £12.75 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.13% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.30 £9.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.90 £15.50 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 6 March 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 -12 91 £355 +33.96% 72
Bradford -3 27 £315 +6.69% 9
Wakefield 0 6 £206 +79.34% 8
Halifax -1 4 £275 -8.33%
Pudsey -3 1 - -
Dewsbury - 1 - -
Liversedge - - - -
Pontefract - - - -
Huddersfield - - - - 4
Keighley - - - -
Castleford - - - -
Wetherby - - - - 1
Windows
Yorkshire

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

1 109 (32.15%) Active Directory
2 107 (31.56%) Microsoft
3 95 (28.02%) VMware
4 81 (23.89%) Windows 7
5 71 (20.94%) SQL Server
6 64 (18.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 62 (18.29%) MS Exchange
8 61 (17.99%) VMware Infrastructure
9 53 (15.63%) SQL
9 53 (15.63%) ITIL
10 51 (15.04%) Windows XP
11 45 (13.27%) Linux
12 44 (12.98%) .NET
13 42 (12.39%) SAN
13 42 (12.39%) Finance
14 41 (12.09%) MS Office
15 40 (11.80%) Windows Server 2012
16 36 (10.62%) Migration
17 35 (10.32%) MS Excel
18 34 (10.03%) Windows Server 2003
19 32 (9.44%) SQL Server 2008
20 30 (8.85%) SCCM
20 30 (8.85%) Oracle
21 29 (8.55%) Citrix
22 28 (8.26%) C#
22 28 (8.26%) vSphere
22 28 (8.26%) Exchange Server 2010
23 27 (7.96%) SQL Server 2005
23 27 (7.96%) HP
23 27 (7.96%) MVC

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 62 (18.29%) MS Exchange
2 28 (8.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 23 (6.78%) IIS
4 19 (5.60%) Exchange Server 2003
4 19 (5.60%) Exchange Server 2013
5 12 (3.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 12 (3.54%) SharePoint
6 11 (3.24%) Apache
7 9 (2.65%) Lotus Domino
7 9 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (2.06%) WebSphere
9 6 (1.77%) Tomcat
10 4 (1.18%) Tuxedo
10 4 (1.18%) CMS
10 4 (1.18%) IBM HTTP Server
10 4 (1.18%) Kentico
11 3 (0.88%) Lync
11 3 (0.88%) nginx
11 3 (0.88%) WorkSite
11 3 (0.88%) SAS
Applications
1 41 (12.09%) MS Office
2 35 (10.32%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.29%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.18%) BusinessWorks
1 4 (1.18%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (1.18%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.88%) Exstream
2 3 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.59%) SAP SRM
3 2 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.59%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (1.18%) Amazon S3
3 3 (0.88%) Office 365
3 3 (0.88%) Route 53
4 1 (0.29%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.29%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 42 (12.39%) SAN
2 26 (7.67%) DNS
3 24 (7.08%) TCP/IP
4 22 (6.49%) VPN
5 21 (6.19%) Firewall
6 20 (5.90%) DHCP
7 17 (5.01%) LAN
7 17 (5.01%) NAS
8 13 (3.83%) Internet
9 12 (3.54%) SSL
10 8 (2.36%) HTTPS
10 8 (2.36%) WAN
11 7 (2.06%) SMTP
11 7 (2.06%) Ethernet
11 7 (2.06%) FTP
11 7 (2.06%) iSCSI
11 7 (2.06%) Fibre Channel
12 6 (1.77%) DMZ
12 6 (1.77%) MPLS
12 6 (1.77%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (20.94%) SQL Server
2 32 (9.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 27 (7.96%) SQL Server 2005
4 19 (5.60%) SQL Server 2012
5 11 (3.24%) MySQL
6 10 (2.95%) Relational Database
7 9 (2.65%) RDBMS
8 8 (2.36%) Oracle Database
9 7 (2.06%) MongoDB
9 7 (2.06%) NoSQL
9 7 (2.06%) Oracle Reports
9 7 (2.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (1.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (1.77%) Redis
11 5 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (1.47%) SQL Server 2000
12 4 (1.18%) Data Mart
12 4 (1.18%) BODI
12 4 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 10 (2.95%) MSI
2 8 (2.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (2.06%) Git (software)
4 6 (1.77%) Subversion
4 6 (1.77%) Visual Studio
5 4 (1.18%) Oracle Forms
5 4 (1.18%) LLBLGen Pro
5 4 (1.18%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 2 (0.59%) LoadUI
6 2 (0.59%) NUnit
6 2 (0.59%) Wise Package Studio
6 2 (0.59%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.29%) JIRA
7 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 42 (12.39%) Finance
2 11 (3.24%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.06%) Legal
4 6 (1.77%) Banking
5 5 (1.47%) Retail
5 5 (1.47%) Law
6 2 (0.59%) Games
6 2 (0.59%) Marketing
7 1 (0.29%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.29%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 51 (15.04%) Analyst
2 38 (11.21%) Developer
3 34 (10.03%) Support Engineer
4 26 (7.67%) Desktop Support
5 25 (7.37%) Support Analyst
6 21 (6.19%) Architect
6 21 (6.19%) .NET Developer
6 21 (6.19%) Desktop Engineer
7 20 (5.90%) 1st Line Support
8 19 (5.60%) Administrator
9 18 (5.31%) 2nd Line Support
10 15 (4.42%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 15 (4.42%) Consultant
11 12 (3.54%) Service Desk Analyst
11 12 (3.54%) Service Analyst
12 11 (3.24%) 3rd Line Support
12 11 (3.24%) Server Engineer
13 10 (2.95%) SQL DBA
13 10 (2.95%) Help Desk Support
13 10 (2.95%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (12.98%) .NET
2 22 (6.49%) ASP.NET
3 20 (5.90%) Web Services
4 15 (4.42%) HTML
4 15 (4.42%) WCF
5 13 (3.83%) .NET Framework
6 11 (3.24%) XML
6 11 (3.24%) ASP.NET MVC
7 9 (2.65%) CSS
8 6 (1.77%) jQuery
8 6 (1.77%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 5 (1.47%) CSS3
9 5 (1.47%) NHibernate
9 5 (1.47%) SOAP
10 4 (1.18%) Ajax
10 4 (1.18%) JSON
10 4 (1.18%) Application Packaging
10 4 (1.18%) Dapper ORM
10 4 (1.18%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 4 (1.18%) Sencha Touch
Miscellaneous
1 12 (3.54%) Mobile App
2 11 (3.24%) Replication
3 10 (2.95%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (2.65%) NHS
4 9 (2.65%) Clustering
5 7 (2.06%) iPhone
6 6 (1.77%) PDA
7 5 (1.47%) Blackberry
8 4 (1.18%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.88%) Open Source
9 3 (0.88%) User Experience
10 2 (0.59%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.59%) Smartcard
10 2 (0.59%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (0.59%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.59%) PKI
11 1 (0.29%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.29%) Economics
11 1 (0.29%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.29%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 81 (23.89%) Windows 7
2 64 (18.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 51 (15.04%) Windows XP
4 45 (13.27%) Linux
5 40 (11.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 34 (10.03%) Windows Server 2003
7 24 (7.08%) UNIX
8 22 (6.49%) Android
9 18 (5.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 15 (4.42%) Apple iOS
11 14 (4.13%) Windows Mobile
12 11 (3.24%) Windows Phone
12 11 (3.24%) CentOS
13 10 (2.95%) Windows 8
14 9 (2.65%) Ubuntu
15 7 (2.06%) Windows 2000 Server
16 6 (1.77%) AIX
17 3 (0.88%) Solaris
17 3 (0.88%) Mac OS X
17 3 (0.88%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (15.63%) ITIL
2 36 (10.62%) Migration
3 27 (7.96%) MVC
4 21 (6.19%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (5.90%) Service Management
6 19 (5.60%) TDD
7 18 (5.31%) Service Delivery
8 16 (4.72%) Stakeholder Management
8 16 (4.72%) Incident Management
9 15 (4.42%) Project Management
10 13 (3.83%) PRINCE2
11 12 (3.54%) Configuration Management
12 11 (3.24%) Disaster Recovery
13 8 (2.36%) Workflow
13 8 (2.36%) Scrum
13 8 (2.36%) Problem Management
13 8 (2.36%) Performance Tuning
13 8 (2.36%) DevOps
14 7 (2.06%) Change Management
14 7 (2.06%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 53 (15.63%) SQL
2 28 (8.26%) C#
3 24 (7.08%) JavaScript
4 13 (3.83%) PowerShell
5 11 (3.24%) T-SQL
5 11 (3.24%) Python
6 6 (1.77%) Bash Shell
7 5 (1.47%) Ruby
7 5 (1.47%) Perl
7 5 (1.47%) Java
8 4 (1.18%) PHP
8 4 (1.18%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.88%) VB
10 2 (0.59%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.59%) C
10 2 (0.59%) C++
10 2 (0.59%) BeanShell
10 2 (0.59%) XPath
11 1 (0.29%) VBA
11 1 (0.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (4.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (2.95%) MCSE
3 9 (2.65%) Security Cleared
4 8 (2.36%) MCSA
5 7 (2.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (1.47%) Degree
6 5 (1.47%) VCP4
6 5 (1.47%) MCP
6 5 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (1.18%) CCNP
8 3 (0.88%) CCNA
8 3 (0.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (0.88%) MCDST
9 2 (0.59%) JNCIP
9 2 (0.59%) JNCIE
9 2 (0.59%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.59%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.59%) VCAP
9 2 (0.59%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.60%) SLA
2 12 (3.54%) QA
3 3 (0.88%) HIPAA
3 3 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 109 (32.15%) Active Directory
2 61 (17.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (8.26%) vSphere
4 27 (7.96%) VMware ESX
5 6 (1.77%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.77%) XenDesktop
6 5 (1.47%) Terminal Services
7 4 (1.18%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 4 (1.18%) XenApp
7 4 (1.18%) VMware Server
7 4 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.88%) Samba
9 1 (0.29%) vCloud
9 1 (0.29%) UAG
Systems Management
1 30 (8.85%) SCCM
2 16 (4.72%) SCOM
3 14 (4.13%) NetBackup
4 9 (2.65%) Tivoli
5 6 (1.77%) Backup Exec
5 6 (1.77%) Puppet
5 6 (1.77%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (1.47%) Nagios
7 3 (0.88%) HAProxy
7 3 (0.88%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.59%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (0.59%) CA Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.59%) ARCserve
8 2 (0.59%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.59%) WSUS
8 2 (0.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (0.59%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 1 (0.29%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.29%) SCDPM
9 1 (0.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 107 (31.56%) Microsoft
2 95 (28.02%) VMware
3 30 (8.85%) Oracle
4 29 (8.55%) Citrix
5 27 (7.96%) HP
6 23 (6.78%) Cisco
7 22 (6.49%) IBM
8 19 (5.60%) Red Hat
8 19 (5.60%) Symantec
9 16 (4.72%) NetApp
10 14 (4.13%) EMC
10 14 (4.13%) Xamarin
11 12 (3.54%) Remedy
12 9 (2.65%) Lotus
13 8 (2.36%) McAfee
13 8 (2.36%) Dell
14 7 (2.06%) Splunk
15 6 (1.77%) Juniper
16 4 (1.18%) Novell
16 4 (1.18%) SAP
West Yorkshire
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ComputAppoint
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Integrity IT Solutions
Rate: £125 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Huddersfield
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £25 - £35 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Coal IT Services
Rate: £120 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Bradford
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 21 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
QA Limited
Rate: £150.00 per week
Posted: 22 days ago
West Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £320 per day + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago