The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the West Yorkshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 7 12
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows 234 170 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 12.98% 12.83% 9.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.41% 63.91% 54.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 58 55
Average daily rate £300 £265 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% -11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £109 £110 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £388 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 38 32
Average hourly rate £11.50 £11.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.24 £9.24 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.04 £19.00 £19.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
369 266 318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 20.47% 20.08% 17.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 110 142
Average daily rate £325 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £111 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £413 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 40 37
Average hourly rate £11.50 £12.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% -10.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.24 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £34.60 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows
Yorkshire

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Leeds +3 157 £300 +96.72% 64
Bradford -4 19 £270 +27.05% 13
Wakefield 0 11 £118 - 1
Halifax -6 8 £425 +9.67% 5
Pudsey - 3 £100 -
Huddersfield -5 2 £236 +12.50% 4
Bingley - 2 £210 -
Batley - - - -
Brighouse - - - -
Castleford - - - - 1
Cleckheaton - - - -
Wetherby - - - - 1
Mirfield - - - -
Otley - - - -
Pontefract - - - -
Windows
Yorkshire

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 156 (39.39%) Microsoft
2 122 (30.81%) Windows 7
3 106 (26.77%) SQL Server
4 91 (22.98%) SQL
4 91 (22.98%) Active Directory
5 72 (18.18%) VMware
6 65 (16.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 62 (15.66%) .NET
8 57 (14.39%) Windows XP
9 55 (13.89%) MS Exchange
10 53 (13.38%) Windows Server 2003
11 51 (12.88%) MS Excel
12 48 (12.12%) Linux
12 48 (12.12%) Finance
13 43 (10.86%) C#
14 42 (10.61%) Migration
15 39 (9.85%) MS Office
16 38 (9.60%) Oracle
17 37 (9.34%) HP
17 37 (9.34%) Citrix
18 35 (8.84%) SCCM
19 34 (8.59%) UNIX
20 33 (8.33%) ASP.NET
20 33 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
21 32 (8.08%) T-SQL
21 32 (8.08%) SAN
22 30 (7.58%) ITIL
23 29 (7.32%) WinForms
23 29 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
24 28 (7.07%) Cisco

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 55 (13.89%) MS Exchange
2 24 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2003
3 20 (5.05%) IIS
4 14 (3.54%) SharePoint
5 13 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2007
5 13 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (2.53%) IBM Notes
6 10 (2.53%) WebSphere
6 10 (2.53%) Lync
7 9 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
8 8 (2.02%) Lotus Domino
9 7 (1.77%) nginx
10 6 (1.52%) Apache
11 5 (1.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (1.26%) Oracle Application Server
11 5 (1.26%) WebLogic
12 4 (1.01%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.76%) SAS
14 2 (0.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.51%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 51 (12.88%) MS Excel
2 39 (9.85%) MS Office
3 1 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.25%) CATIA
3 1 (0.25%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 10 (2.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.02%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (1.77%) Office 365
3 6 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.01%) SaaS
5 2 (0.51%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (8.08%) SAN
2 27 (6.82%) TCP/IP
3 23 (5.81%) DNS
4 22 (5.56%) Firewall
5 13 (3.28%) DHCP
6 12 (3.03%) VPN
6 12 (3.03%) LAN
7 10 (2.53%) Wireless
7 10 (2.53%) WAN
8 8 (2.02%) IPsec
8 8 (2.02%) MPLS
8 8 (2.02%) NAS
9 6 (1.52%) SMTP
10 5 (1.26%) Internet
11 4 (1.01%) SSL
11 4 (1.01%) VLAN
12 3 (0.76%) OpenLDAP
12 3 (0.76%) Intrusion Detection
13 2 (0.51%) Intranet
13 2 (0.51%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (26.77%) SQL Server
2 24 (6.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 23 (5.81%) SQL Server 2005
4 21 (5.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 18 (4.55%) MySQL
6 11 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (2.53%) Oracle Database
7 10 (2.53%) Relational Database
8 8 (2.02%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (1.52%) SQL Server 2000
9 6 (1.52%) RDBMS
9 6 (1.52%) MongoDB
9 6 (1.52%) NoSQL
10 4 (1.01%) Oracle9i Database
10 4 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (0.76%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (0.76%) Oracle OWB
12 2 (0.51%) DB2
12 2 (0.51%) DTS
12 2 (0.51%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 15 (3.79%) Visual Studio
2 14 (3.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (2.02%) QuickTest Pro
3 8 (2.02%) PhoneGap
4 7 (1.77%) NUnit
5 6 (1.52%) TeamCity
6 5 (1.26%) Oracle APEX
7 4 (1.01%) InstallShield
7 4 (1.01%) Eclipse
7 4 (1.01%) Maven
8 3 (0.76%) Subversion
8 3 (0.76%) JIRA
8 3 (0.76%) AdminStudio
9 2 (0.51%) MSI
9 2 (0.51%) Git (software)
10 1 (0.25%) Wise Package Studio
10 1 (0.25%) ClearCase
10 1 (0.25%) Xcode
General
1 48 (12.12%) Finance
2 20 (5.05%) Banking
3 11 (2.78%) Retail
4 10 (2.53%) Legal
5 4 (1.01%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.76%) Investment Banking
6 3 (0.76%) Publishing
7 2 (0.51%) Marketing
8 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.25%) Law
8 1 (0.25%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 60 (15.15%) Developer
2 57 (14.39%) Analyst
3 35 (8.84%) Administrator
4 27 (6.82%) DBA
5 26 (6.57%) .NET Developer
6 25 (6.31%) Architect
7 20 (5.05%) Deployment Engineer
8 18 (4.55%) SQL DBA
9 17 (4.29%) Desktop Support
10 16 (4.04%) Consultant
10 16 (4.04%) Service Analyst
10 16 (4.04%) Support Engineer
10 16 (4.04%) Service Desk Analyst
11 15 (3.79%) 2nd Line Support
12 14 (3.54%) VB.NET Developer
12 14 (3.54%) Test Analyst
13 12 (3.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 11 (2.78%) Infrastructure Architect
14 11 (2.78%) Rollout Engineer
14 11 (2.78%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (15.66%) .NET
2 33 (8.33%) ASP.NET
3 29 (7.32%) WinForms
4 26 (6.57%) WCF
5 25 (6.31%) HTML
6 22 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
7 18 (4.55%) Middleware
7 18 (4.55%) WPF
8 17 (4.29%) jQuery
9 13 (3.28%) HTML5
10 12 (3.03%) Web Services
11 11 (2.78%) CSS
12 10 (2.53%) XML
13 8 (2.02%) XMPP
13 8 (2.02%) WebSphere Message Broker
13 8 (2.02%) REST
14 7 (1.77%) Sencha Touch
14 7 (1.77%) Ext JS
14 7 (1.77%) OpenGL
15 6 (1.52%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 23 (5.81%) Clustering
2 16 (4.04%) Blackberry
3 9 (2.27%) Replication
4 8 (2.02%) Mobile App
5 7 (1.77%) NHS
5 7 (1.77%) Client/Server
5 7 (1.77%) 3D Graphics
6 4 (1.01%) Mainframe
6 4 (1.01%) Smartphone
6 4 (1.01%) iPhone
7 3 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (0.76%) Open Source
7 3 (0.76%) Social Media
7 3 (0.76%) Mathematics
7 3 (0.76%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.51%) Statistics
9 1 (0.25%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.25%) PDA
9 1 (0.25%) W3C
9 1 (0.25%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 122 (30.81%) Windows 7
2 65 (16.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 57 (14.39%) Windows XP
4 53 (13.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 48 (12.12%) Linux
6 34 (8.59%) UNIX
7 28 (7.07%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (4.29%) Windows 8
9 11 (2.78%) AIX
10 9 (2.27%) Windows Vista
10 9 (2.27%) Windows 2000
11 6 (1.52%) Solaris
11 6 (1.52%) Ubuntu
11 6 (1.52%) Windows Mobile
11 6 (1.52%) Windows Phone
12 5 (1.26%) Oracle Linux
12 5 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (1.01%) zOS
14 3 (0.76%) BlackBerry OS
14 3 (0.76%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (10.61%) Migration
2 33 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (7.58%) ITIL
4 24 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
5 22 (5.56%) MVC
6 18 (4.55%) Scrum
7 15 (3.79%) Data Modelling
8 14 (3.54%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (3.28%) Incident Management
9 13 (3.28%) Project Management
10 12 (3.03%) CRM
10 12 (3.03%) OO
10 12 (3.03%) Data Protection
11 11 (2.78%) Performance Tuning
12 10 (2.53%) Performance Monitoring
13 9 (2.27%) Multithreading
13 9 (2.27%) Data Analysis
13 9 (2.27%) SOA
14 8 (2.02%) Data Management
14 8 (2.02%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 91 (22.98%) SQL
2 43 (10.86%) C#
3 32 (8.08%) T-SQL
4 19 (4.80%) JavaScript
4 19 (4.80%) VB.NET
5 18 (4.55%) Java
6 17 (4.29%) PowerShell
7 14 (3.54%) PHP
8 11 (2.78%) C++
9 10 (2.53%) VBA
9 10 (2.53%) VB
10 9 (2.27%) Ruby
11 8 (2.02%) C
11 8 (2.02%) Perl
12 6 (1.52%) XAML
12 6 (1.52%) VB6
13 5 (1.26%) Shell Script
13 5 (1.26%) PL/SQL
14 4 (1.01%) Python
15 2 (0.51%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (5.30%) Security Cleared
2 20 (5.05%) SC Cleared
3 19 (4.80%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (3.03%) MCSE
5 11 (2.78%) ISTQB
6 10 (2.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (1.52%) MCITP
7 6 (1.52%) VCAP
8 5 (1.26%) Degree
9 4 (1.01%) ISEB
9 4 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.01%) MCTS
10 3 (0.76%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.76%) CCNA
10 3 (0.76%) MCSA
11 2 (0.51%) MCP
11 2 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.25%) VCDX
12 1 (0.25%) CCDE
12 1 (0.25%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.05%) QA
1 20 (5.05%) SLA
2 2 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 91 (22.98%) Active Directory
2 29 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (5.56%) vSphere
4 16 (4.04%) Hyper-V
5 13 (3.28%) VMware ESX
6 12 (3.03%) XenApp
7 9 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (2.02%) Terminal Services
8 8 (2.02%) Xen
9 6 (1.52%) XenDesktop
10 5 (1.26%) Sendmail
11 4 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (1.01%) MetaFrame
12 3 (0.76%) Forefront TMG
12 3 (0.76%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.25%) UAG
13 1 (0.25%) Varnish
13 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.25%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.25%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 35 (8.84%) SCCM
2 11 (2.78%) SCOM
3 8 (2.02%) Puppet
3 8 (2.02%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (1.52%) Norton AntiVirus
4 6 (1.52%) Capistrano
4 6 (1.52%) HAProxy
5 5 (1.26%) SCOrch
6 4 (1.01%) WSUS
7 3 (0.76%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.51%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.51%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.51%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.25%) Hyperic
9 1 (0.25%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.25%) Cacti
9 1 (0.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 156 (39.39%) Microsoft
2 72 (18.18%) VMware
3 38 (9.60%) Oracle
4 37 (9.34%) HP
4 37 (9.34%) Citrix
5 28 (7.07%) Cisco
6 16 (4.04%) NetApp
7 13 (3.28%) EMC
8 12 (3.03%) IBM
8 12 (3.03%) Lotus
9 9 (2.27%) Symantec
10 8 (2.02%) McAfee
10 8 (2.02%) Dell
11 7 (1.77%) Sencha
12 6 (1.52%) Sophos
12 6 (1.52%) Splunk
13 5 (1.26%) Percona
13 5 (1.26%) Sun
13 5 (1.26%) CheckPoint
13 5 (1.26%) CommVault
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