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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 11 6 17
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +11
Contract jobs citing Windows 165 208 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 10.04% 14.08% 9.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 46.74% 54.03% 53.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 82 58
Average daily rate
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£275 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £107 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £310 £311
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -0.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 21 24
Average hourly rate £11.56 £12.45 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.09% -17.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.13 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.98 £45.00 £19.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -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
353 385 330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 21.49% 26.07% 17.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 189 138
Average daily rate £320 £323 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.77% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £107 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £415 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 29 27
Average hourly rate £12.45 £12.48 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.30% -16.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.13 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £150.00 £45.00 £19.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 19 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 19 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 19 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 -1 116 £270 -10.00% 46
Wakefield 0 11 - - 9
Bradford -8 10 £275 -6.38% 8
Halifax -16 6 £425 +41.66% 1
Huddersfield +1 4 £95 -52.50% 4
Dewsbury - 3 - - 4
Keighley - 1 - -
Knottingley - - - - 1
Ilkley - - - - 1
Batley - - - -
Cleckheaton - - - - 1
Wetherby - - - - 2
Mirfield - - - -
Otley - - - -
Pontefract - - - -
Pudsey - - - -
Windows
Yorkshire

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 19 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.

1 128 (36.78%) Microsoft
2 113 (32.47%) Active Directory
3 86 (24.71%) Windows 7
4 83 (23.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 83 (23.85%) VMware
5 63 (18.10%) Windows Server 2003
6 58 (16.67%) SQL
7 52 (14.94%) MS Exchange
8 50 (14.37%) SQL Server
9 48 (13.79%) MS Excel
10 47 (13.51%) Windows XP
11 46 (13.22%) SAN
12 40 (11.49%) ITIL
12 40 (11.49%) MS Office
12 40 (11.49%) .NET
13 39 (11.21%) Finance
14 37 (10.63%) Migration
14 37 (10.63%) Linux
14 37 (10.63%) HP
15 36 (10.34%) Citrix
15 36 (10.34%) Service Management
16 31 (8.91%) Oracle
17 28 (8.05%) CentOS
17 28 (8.05%) SCCM
17 28 (8.05%) Exchange Server 2010
18 27 (7.76%) VMware Infrastructure
19 26 (7.47%) UNIX
19 26 (7.47%) Windows Server 2012
20 25 (7.18%) NetApp
20 25 (7.18%) Ubuntu

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 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 52 (14.94%) MS Exchange
2 28 (8.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (4.31%) SharePoint
4 12 (3.45%) Lync
5 11 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2007
6 9 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2003
6 9 (2.59%) WebSphere
6 9 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (2.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 7 (2.01%) IIS
9 5 (1.44%) Apache
10 4 (1.15%) Kentico
10 4 (1.15%) CMS
10 4 (1.15%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.57%) Office Communications Server
12 2 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.57%) IBM HTTP Server
13 1 (0.29%) SAS
13 1 (0.29%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 48 (13.79%) MS Excel
2 40 (11.49%) MS Office
3 4 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.86%) MS Project
5 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.44%) Office 365
2 3 (0.86%) SaaS
2 3 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (0.86%) Amazon S3
2 3 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.86%) Google Apps
3 2 (0.57%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.29%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 46 (13.22%) SAN
2 20 (5.75%) Firewall
3 14 (4.02%) TCP/IP
4 13 (3.74%) WAN
4 13 (3.74%) LAN
5 12 (3.45%) VPN
6 10 (2.87%) DHCP
6 10 (2.87%) DNS
7 7 (2.01%) S/MIME
7 7 (2.01%) Wireless
7 7 (2.01%) Unified Communications
8 6 (1.72%) SSL
9 5 (1.44%) MPLS
9 5 (1.44%) IPsec
10 4 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (1.15%) HTTP
11 3 (0.86%) Internet
11 3 (0.86%) VLAN
11 3 (0.86%) Cisco IOS
12 2 (0.57%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (14.37%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.60%) MySQL
3 13 (3.74%) SQL Server 2005
4 12 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (3.16%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (2.59%) Oracle Database
7 8 (2.30%) Relational Database
7 8 (2.30%) RDBMS
8 6 (1.72%) MongoDB
8 6 (1.72%) NoSQL
9 4 (1.15%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 4 (1.15%) Pentaho
9 4 (1.15%) RavenDB
9 4 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.86%) SQL Server 2000
10 3 (0.86%) Oracle OWB
10 3 (0.86%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (3.16%) QuickTest Pro
2 9 (2.59%) Git (software)
3 8 (2.30%) Selenium
4 6 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (1.72%) Subversion
5 5 (1.44%) Visual Studio
6 4 (1.15%) LLBLGen Pro
6 4 (1.15%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 4 (1.15%) Cucumber
6 4 (1.15%) Maven
7 3 (0.86%) Oracle APEX
7 3 (0.86%) MSTest
7 3 (0.86%) Behat
8 2 (0.57%) AdminStudio
9 1 (0.29%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.29%) MSI
9 1 (0.29%) InstallShield
9 1 (0.29%) JMeter
9 1 (0.29%) NUnit
9 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 39 (11.21%) Finance
2 14 (4.02%) Banking
3 9 (2.59%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.57%) Investment Banking
4 2 (0.57%) Marketing
4 2 (0.57%) Advertising
5 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.29%) French Language
Job Titles
1 60 (17.24%) Analyst
2 40 (11.49%) Developer
3 36 (10.34%) 2nd Line Support
4 27 (7.76%) Support Engineer
5 26 (7.47%) Service Analyst
5 26 (7.47%) Service Desk Analyst
6 24 (6.90%) Administrator
7 19 (5.46%) Architect
8 17 (4.89%) .NET Developer
9 16 (4.60%) Desktop Support
10 15 (4.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 14 (4.02%) 1st Line Support
12 11 (3.16%) Support Analyst
12 11 (3.16%) VB.NET Developer
12 11 (3.16%) Desktop Engineer
12 11 (3.16%) IT Support
13 10 (2.87%) Systems Engineer
13 10 (2.87%) DBA
14 9 (2.59%) Senior Developer
14 9 (2.59%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (11.49%) .NET
2 23 (6.61%) ASP.NET
3 21 (6.03%) Web Services
4 15 (4.31%) WinForms
4 15 (4.31%) WCF
5 13 (3.74%) HTML
6 9 (2.59%) CSS
6 9 (2.59%) XML
7 6 (1.72%) .NET Framework
7 6 (1.72%) WebSphere MQ
8 5 (1.44%) Middleware
8 5 (1.44%) XMPP
8 5 (1.44%) jQuery
8 5 (1.44%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (1.44%) CSS3
9 4 (1.15%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 4 (1.15%) Dapper ORM
9 4 (1.15%) Sencha Touch
9 4 (1.15%) JSON
9 4 (1.15%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 9 (2.59%) Clustering
2 8 (2.30%) Blackberry
2 8 (2.30%) NHS
3 6 (1.72%) Mobile App
3 6 (1.72%) User Experience
3 6 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (1.72%) iPhone
4 4 (1.15%) Data Integration
4 4 (1.15%) Management Information System
5 3 (0.86%) Replication
6 2 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.57%) iSeries
6 2 (0.57%) Statistics
6 2 (0.57%) PDA
6 2 (0.57%) Mainframe
6 2 (0.57%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.29%) Handset
7 1 (0.29%) CLARiiON
7 1 (0.29%) Animation
7 1 (0.29%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 86 (24.71%) Windows 7
2 83 (23.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 63 (18.10%) Windows Server 2003
4 47 (13.51%) Windows XP
5 37 (10.63%) Linux
6 28 (8.05%) CentOS
7 26 (7.47%) UNIX
7 26 (7.47%) Windows Server 2012
8 25 (7.18%) Ubuntu
9 15 (4.31%) Windows 8
10 8 (2.30%) AIX
11 7 (2.01%) VMS
11 7 (2.01%) Android
12 6 (1.72%) Windows Mobile
13 5 (1.44%) Mac OS
14 4 (1.15%) Windows NT
14 4 (1.15%) Windows 2000
15 3 (0.86%) HPUX
15 3 (0.86%) Windows Phone
16 2 (0.57%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (11.49%) ITIL
2 37 (10.63%) Migration
3 36 (10.34%) Service Management
4 24 (6.90%) Incident Management
5 20 (5.75%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (4.89%) Workflow
7 15 (4.31%) Project Management
7 15 (4.31%) MVC
8 14 (4.02%) Root Cause Analysis
8 14 (4.02%) Disaster Recovery
9 10 (2.87%) TDD
10 8 (2.30%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (2.30%) High Availability
10 8 (2.30%) Problem Management
10 8 (2.30%) Service Delivery
11 7 (2.01%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (2.01%) Test Scripting
11 7 (2.01%) Time Management
12 6 (1.72%) Mobile Device Management
12 6 (1.72%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 58 (16.67%) SQL
2 24 (6.90%) Python
2 24 (6.90%) C#
3 17 (4.89%) PowerShell
4 16 (4.60%) VB.NET
5 13 (3.74%) JavaScript
6 12 (3.45%) Java
7 11 (3.16%) T-SQL
8 7 (2.01%) VB
8 7 (2.01%) C++
8 7 (2.01%) Perl
9 6 (1.72%) VB6
9 6 (1.72%) PHP
10 5 (1.44%) C
11 4 (1.15%) Ruby
11 4 (1.15%) VBA
11 4 (1.15%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.86%) VBScript
13 2 (0.57%) BeanShell
13 2 (0.57%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 17 (4.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (4.02%) Security Cleared
3 11 (3.16%) ISTQB
4 9 (2.59%) MCSE
4 9 (2.59%) SC Cleared
5 6 (1.72%) MCSA
6 5 (1.44%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (1.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (1.15%) Degree
8 3 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.57%) MCITP
9 2 (0.57%) CCNA
9 2 (0.57%) ISEB
10 1 (0.29%) CCNP
10 1 (0.29%) MCP
10 1 (0.29%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.16%) SLA
2 8 (2.30%) QA
3 2 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 113 (32.47%) Active Directory
2 27 (7.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (4.89%) VMware Server
4 15 (4.31%) vSphere
5 13 (3.74%) Hyper-V
6 11 (3.16%) VMware ESX
7 9 (2.59%) XenApp
8 8 (2.30%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (1.44%) Xen
10 3 (0.86%) XenServer
11 2 (0.57%) UAG
11 2 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.29%) MetaFrame
12 1 (0.29%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.29%) ProxySG
12 1 (0.29%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 28 (8.05%) SCCM
2 13 (3.74%) SCOM
3 11 (3.16%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (2.01%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 3 (0.86%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (0.86%) NetBackup
5 3 (0.86%) SCOrch
5 3 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.57%) Sysprep
6 2 (0.57%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.57%) CA SiteMinder
7 1 (0.29%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.29%) ZENworks
7 1 (0.29%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.29%) WSUS
7 1 (0.29%) Puppet
7 1 (0.29%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.29%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.29%) Cacti
Vendors
1 128 (36.78%) Microsoft
2 83 (23.85%) VMware
3 37 (10.63%) HP
4 36 (10.34%) Citrix
5 31 (8.91%) Oracle
6 25 (7.18%) NetApp
7 22 (6.32%) Splunk
8 18 (5.17%) Cisco
9 17 (4.89%) IBM
10 10 (2.87%) Symantec
11 8 (2.30%) Dell
12 7 (2.01%) Postini
12 7 (2.01%) Google
13 6 (1.72%) Sophos
13 6 (1.72%) EMC
14 4 (1.15%) Sencha
14 4 (1.15%) Appcelerator
14 4 (1.15%) Greenplum
15 3 (0.86%) Sun
15 3 (0.86%) Novell
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