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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 13 8 12
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 176 181 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 9.76% 11.62% 10.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category 42.21% 54.35% 61.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 73 78
Average daily rate
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£275 £295 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.77% +4.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £123 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £400 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £304
% change year-on-year
- -1.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 19 25
Average hourly rate £11.50 £12.45 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.59% -18.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.46 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £16.00 £19.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%
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
417 333 300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 23.12% 21.39% 17.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 176 127
Average daily rate £311 £315 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.19% +9.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £425 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 19 30
Average hourly rate £12.00 £11.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £16.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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 28 November 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 -4 124 £278 -5.93% 65
Bradford +5 20 £263 -38.23% 8
Wakefield +3 9 £275 +103.70% 6
Huddersfield +6 2 £95 -57.54% 2
Dewsbury - 2 - -
Halifax -4 1 - - 5
Ilkley - 1 - -
Knottingley - - - -
Otley - - - -
Pontefract - - - -
Castleford - - - -
Wetherby - - - - 3
Windows
Yorkshire

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 November 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.

1 150 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 131 (37.43%) Microsoft
3 107 (30.57%) VMware
4 91 (26.00%) Windows 7
5 90 (25.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 69 (19.71%) MS Exchange
7 60 (17.14%) VMware Infrastructure
8 59 (16.86%) Windows Server 2003
9 53 (15.14%) MS Office
10 51 (14.57%) Windows XP
11 50 (14.29%) SAN
12 49 (14.00%) MS Excel
13 47 (13.43%) ITIL
13 47 (13.43%) SQL Server
14 45 (12.86%) Windows Server 2012
15 43 (12.29%) SQL
16 41 (11.71%) Exchange Server 2010
17 40 (11.43%) Linux
18 39 (11.14%) Citrix
19 35 (10.00%) Migration
20 34 (9.71%) NetApp
20 34 (9.71%) vSphere
21 32 (9.14%) Finance
22 31 (8.86%) SCCM
23 29 (8.29%) HP
24 28 (8.00%) DNS
24 28 (8.00%) .NET
25 27 (7.71%) VMware ESX
26 26 (7.43%) Oracle
26 26 (7.43%) UNIX

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 69 (19.71%) MS Exchange
2 41 (11.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 23 (6.57%) Exchange Server 2013
4 18 (5.14%) SharePoint
4 18 (5.14%) IIS
4 18 (5.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 16 (4.57%) Exchange Server 2003
6 13 (3.71%) Exchange Server 2007
7 10 (2.86%) WebSphere
8 9 (2.57%) Apache
9 8 (2.29%) Lync
10 7 (2.00%) Lotus Domino
11 5 (1.43%) Kentico
11 5 (1.43%) CMS
12 4 (1.14%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.86%) WorkSite
13 3 (0.86%) IBM HTTP Server
13 3 (0.86%) JBoss
13 3 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
14 2 (0.57%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 53 (15.14%) MS Office
2 49 (14.00%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.57%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.57%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.86%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (1.14%) Amazon S3
1 4 (1.14%) Office 365
2 3 (0.86%) Google Apps
3 2 (0.57%) Amazon SQS
3 2 (0.57%) SaaS
3 2 (0.57%) Route 53
4 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 50 (14.29%) SAN
2 28 (8.00%) DNS
3 26 (7.43%) DHCP
4 21 (6.00%) Firewall
5 18 (5.14%) NAS
6 17 (4.86%) VPN
7 16 (4.57%) TCP/IP
7 16 (4.57%) LAN
8 12 (3.43%) WAN
9 10 (2.86%) Internet
10 9 (2.57%) SSL
11 8 (2.29%) iSCSI
12 7 (2.00%) Fibre Channel
12 7 (2.00%) Unified Communications
12 7 (2.00%) SMTP
12 7 (2.00%) Ethernet
12 7 (2.00%) FTP
12 7 (2.00%) S/MIME
13 6 (1.71%) HTTP
13 6 (1.71%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (13.43%) SQL Server
2 26 (7.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (6.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 19 (5.43%) SQL Server 2012
5 11 (3.14%) MySQL
6 8 (2.29%) NoSQL
6 8 (2.29%) Oracle Database
7 7 (2.00%) MongoDB
8 6 (1.71%) RDBMS
8 6 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (1.71%) Relational Database
9 5 (1.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 5 (1.43%) RavenDB
9 5 (1.43%) Redis
9 5 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (1.14%) Pentaho
10 4 (1.14%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (0.86%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (0.86%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 11 (3.14%) Git (software)
2 9 (2.57%) MSI
3 8 (2.29%) Subversion
4 7 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (1.71%) QuickTest Pro
6 5 (1.43%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 5 (1.43%) LLBLGen Pro
6 5 (1.43%) Selenium
7 4 (1.14%) Visual Studio
7 4 (1.14%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.86%) Maven
8 3 (0.86%) MSTest
9 2 (0.57%) Wise Package Studio
10 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
10 1 (0.29%) InstallShield
10 1 (0.29%) AdminStudio
General
1 32 (9.14%) Finance
2 11 (3.14%) Telecoms
3 9 (2.57%) Banking
4 6 (1.71%) Legal
5 3 (0.86%) Advertising
6 2 (0.57%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.57%) Law
6 2 (0.57%) Retail
6 2 (0.57%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.29%) French Language
Job Titles
1 57 (16.29%) Analyst
2 36 (10.29%) Support Engineer
3 34 (9.71%) 2nd Line Support
4 28 (8.00%) Administrator
5 27 (7.71%) Developer
6 20 (5.71%) Desktop Support
7 19 (5.43%) 1st Line Support
7 19 (5.43%) Service Analyst
7 19 (5.43%) Service Desk Analyst
8 17 (4.86%) Support Analyst
8 17 (4.86%) Desktop Engineer
9 15 (4.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 14 (4.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 14 (4.00%) Consultant
10 14 (4.00%) Exchange Engineer
10 14 (4.00%) Windows Engineer
11 12 (3.43%) Systems Engineer
11 12 (3.43%) Architect
11 12 (3.43%) Help Desk Support
12 11 (3.14%) Rollout Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (8.00%) .NET
2 19 (5.43%) Web Services
3 17 (4.86%) ASP.NET
4 11 (3.14%) WCF
4 11 (3.14%) HTML
5 9 (2.57%) CSS
6 7 (2.00%) XML
7 6 (1.71%) WebSphere MQ
7 6 (1.71%) Application Packaging
7 6 (1.71%) CSS3
8 5 (1.43%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 5 (1.43%) Dapper ORM
8 5 (1.43%) Sencha Touch
8 5 (1.43%) .NET Framework
8 5 (1.43%) JSON
8 5 (1.43%) NHibernate
9 4 (1.14%) jQuery
10 3 (0.86%) Regular Expression
10 3 (0.86%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 3 (0.86%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 13 (3.71%) NHS
2 9 (2.57%) Blackberry
3 7 (2.00%) PDA
3 7 (2.00%) iPhone
3 7 (2.00%) Clustering
4 6 (1.71%) Replication
4 6 (1.71%) Mobile App
4 6 (1.71%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (1.43%) User Experience
6 4 (1.14%) Data Integration
7 2 (0.57%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.57%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.57%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.57%) iSeries
7 2 (0.57%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.29%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.29%) Economics
8 1 (0.29%) PKI
8 1 (0.29%) CMDB
8 1 (0.29%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 91 (26.00%) Windows 7
2 90 (25.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 59 (16.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 51 (14.57%) Windows XP
5 45 (12.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 40 (11.43%) Linux
7 26 (7.43%) UNIX
8 18 (5.14%) CentOS
9 16 (4.57%) Ubuntu
10 15 (4.29%) Windows 8
11 9 (2.57%) Android
11 9 (2.57%) VMS
12 8 (2.29%) AIX
13 7 (2.00%) Windows Mobile
14 6 (1.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 5 (1.43%) Apple iOS
16 4 (1.14%) Windows Phone
17 3 (0.86%) Windows Vista
17 3 (0.86%) Mac OS X
18 2 (0.57%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (13.43%) ITIL
2 35 (10.00%) Migration
3 23 (6.57%) Service Management
4 17 (4.86%) Project Management
5 15 (4.29%) PRINCE2
5 15 (4.29%) Root Cause Analysis
6 14 (4.00%) Incident Management
7 13 (3.71%) MVC
8 12 (3.43%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (3.43%) Service Delivery
9 11 (3.14%) TDD
9 11 (3.14%) Disaster Recovery
10 10 (2.86%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (2.29%) Workflow
11 8 (2.29%) Time Management
12 7 (2.00%) Problem Management
12 7 (2.00%) Test Scripting
12 7 (2.00%) User Acceptance Testing
13 6 (1.71%) ETL
13 6 (1.71%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 43 (12.29%) SQL
2 22 (6.29%) C#
3 19 (5.43%) Python
3 19 (5.43%) PowerShell
4 13 (3.71%) JavaScript
5 8 (2.29%) Perl
6 7 (2.00%) Java
7 6 (1.71%) VB
7 6 (1.71%) Bash Shell
7 6 (1.71%) Ruby
8 4 (1.14%) VB.NET
8 4 (1.14%) PHP
9 3 (0.86%) VB6
9 3 (0.86%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.86%) C++
9 3 (0.86%) C
10 2 (0.57%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.57%) VBScript
10 2 (0.57%) BeanShell
11 1 (0.29%) Korn
Qualifications
1 25 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (3.71%) MCSE
3 12 (3.43%) Security Cleared
4 11 (3.14%) MCSA
5 8 (2.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (1.71%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (1.71%) MCP
6 6 (1.71%) SC Cleared
6 6 (1.71%) ISTQB
6 6 (1.71%) Degree
7 4 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.57%) CCNA
9 2 (0.57%) ISEB
9 2 (0.57%) RHCE
9 2 (0.57%) MCDST
9 2 (0.57%) RHCA
10 1 (0.29%) VCP5
10 1 (0.29%) VCAP
10 1 (0.29%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.43%) SLA
2 11 (3.14%) QA
3 3 (0.86%) HIPAA
3 3 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 150 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 60 (17.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (9.71%) vSphere
4 27 (7.71%) VMware ESX
5 10 (2.86%) XenApp
6 6 (1.71%) Hyper-V
6 6 (1.71%) XenDesktop
7 5 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (1.43%) VMware Server
7 5 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (1.14%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.86%) XenServer
9 3 (0.86%) UAG
9 3 (0.86%) Samba
10 1 (0.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 31 (8.86%) SCCM
2 21 (6.00%) SCOM
3 14 (4.00%) NetBackup
4 7 (2.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 6 (1.71%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (1.43%) Puppet
7 3 (0.86%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (0.86%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.86%) CA SiteMinder
7 3 (0.86%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 2 (0.57%) Nagios
8 2 (0.57%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.57%) HAProxy
8 2 (0.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.29%) Salt
9 1 (0.29%) WSUS
9 1 (0.29%) Sysprep
9 1 (0.29%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 131 (37.43%) Microsoft
2 107 (30.57%) VMware
3 39 (11.14%) Citrix
4 34 (9.71%) NetApp
5 29 (8.29%) HP
6 26 (7.43%) Oracle
7 24 (6.86%) IBM
8 23 (6.57%) Symantec
9 14 (4.00%) Splunk
10 13 (3.71%) Red Hat
11 12 (3.43%) Cisco
11 12 (3.43%) EMC
12 11 (3.14%) Dell
13 7 (2.00%) Google
13 7 (2.00%) Postini
13 7 (2.00%) Remedy
13 7 (2.00%) Lotus
14 6 (1.71%) Sophos
14 6 (1.71%) Xamarin
15 5 (1.43%) Appcelerator
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