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 21 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 10 9 10
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 173 196 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 10.12% 12.28% 10.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 43.03% 54.60% 60.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 81 72
Average daily rate
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£275 £295 £289
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.77% +2.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £122 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £400 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 22 24
Average hourly rate £10.50 £12.64 £14.34
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.89% -11.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £21.85 £17.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -4.91%
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
402 359 285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 23.52% 22.49% 17.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 194 117
Average daily rate £300 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
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 £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 22 28
Average hourly rate £12.00 £11.50 £14.67
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -21.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.90 £22.50 £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

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 21 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 21 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 21 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 -5 121 £275 -5.98% 71
Bradford +4 18 £275 -35.29% 8
Wakefield +3 11 £275 +103.70% 4
Huddersfield +5 3 £95 -57.77% 2
Dewsbury - 2 - -
Halifax -5 1 - - 5
Ilkley - 1 - - 1
Knottingley - - - -
Otley - - - -
Pontefract - - - -
Castleford - - - -
Wetherby - - - - 3
Windows
Yorkshire

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 21 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.

1 153 (44.22%) Active Directory
2 134 (38.73%) Microsoft
3 108 (31.21%) VMware
4 89 (25.72%) Windows 7
5 88 (25.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 69 (19.94%) MS Exchange
7 59 (17.05%) Windows Server 2003
7 59 (17.05%) VMware Infrastructure
8 54 (15.61%) MS Office
9 52 (15.03%) Windows XP
10 51 (14.74%) MS Excel
11 50 (14.45%) SAN
12 49 (14.16%) ITIL
13 45 (13.01%) Windows Server 2012
14 43 (12.43%) SQL Server
15 42 (12.14%) Exchange Server 2010
16 41 (11.85%) SQL
17 38 (10.98%) Citrix
18 37 (10.69%) Linux
19 34 (9.83%) NetApp
19 34 (9.83%) vSphere
20 33 (9.54%) SCCM
20 33 (9.54%) Migration
21 31 (8.96%) Finance
22 29 (8.38%) HP
23 27 (7.80%) DNS
23 27 (7.80%) VMware ESX
24 26 (7.51%) .NET
24 26 (7.51%) SQL Server 2008
25 25 (7.23%) DHCP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 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 (19.94%) MS Exchange
2 42 (12.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 23 (6.65%) Exchange Server 2013
4 19 (5.49%) IIS
5 18 (5.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 17 (4.91%) SharePoint
7 16 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2003
8 14 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2007
9 10 (2.89%) WebSphere
10 8 (2.31%) Lync
10 8 (2.31%) Apache
11 7 (2.02%) Lotus Domino
12 5 (1.45%) CMS
12 5 (1.45%) Kentico
13 4 (1.16%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.87%) JBoss
14 3 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
14 3 (0.87%) IBM HTTP Server
14 3 (0.87%) WorkSite
15 2 (0.58%) Node.js
Applications
1 54 (15.61%) MS Office
2 51 (14.74%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.58%) MS Project
4 2 (0.58%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.87%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (1.16%) Amazon S3
1 4 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (1.16%) Office 365
2 3 (0.87%) Google Apps
3 2 (0.58%) Route 53
3 2 (0.58%) SaaS
3 2 (0.58%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (14.45%) SAN
2 27 (7.80%) DNS
3 25 (7.23%) DHCP
4 21 (6.07%) Firewall
5 18 (5.20%) NAS
6 17 (4.91%) VPN
7 16 (4.62%) LAN
8 15 (4.34%) TCP/IP
9 12 (3.47%) WAN
10 10 (2.89%) Internet
11 9 (2.60%) SSL
12 8 (2.31%) iSCSI
13 7 (2.02%) S/MIME
13 7 (2.02%) SMTP
13 7 (2.02%) Ethernet
13 7 (2.02%) FTP
13 7 (2.02%) Unified Communications
13 7 (2.02%) Fibre Channel
14 6 (1.73%) HTTP
14 6 (1.73%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (12.43%) SQL Server
2 26 (7.51%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (6.07%) SQL Server 2005
4 19 (5.49%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (2.89%) MySQL
6 8 (2.31%) NoSQL
7 7 (2.02%) MongoDB
8 6 (1.73%) Oracle Database
8 6 (1.73%) Relational Database
8 6 (1.73%) RDBMS
9 5 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (1.45%) RavenDB
9 5 (1.45%) Redis
9 5 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (1.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 4 (1.16%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (1.16%) Pentaho
10 4 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.87%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 11 (3.18%) Git (software)
2 9 (2.60%) MSI
3 8 (2.31%) Subversion
4 7 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (1.73%) QuickTest Pro
6 5 (1.45%) Selenium
6 5 (1.45%) LLBLGen Pro
6 5 (1.45%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 4 (1.16%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.87%) MSTest
8 3 (0.87%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.87%) Maven
9 2 (0.58%) Wise Package Studio
10 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
10 1 (0.29%) InstallShield
10 1 (0.29%) AdminStudio
General
1 31 (8.96%) Finance
2 11 (3.18%) Telecoms
3 9 (2.60%) Banking
4 6 (1.73%) Legal
5 2 (0.58%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.58%) Advertising
5 2 (0.58%) Law
5 2 (0.58%) Retail
5 2 (0.58%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.29%) French Language
Job Titles
1 59 (17.05%) Analyst
2 35 (10.12%) Support Engineer
3 34 (9.83%) 2nd Line Support
4 27 (7.80%) Administrator
5 24 (6.94%) Developer
6 21 (6.07%) Service Analyst
6 21 (6.07%) Service Desk Analyst
7 20 (5.78%) Desktop Support
8 19 (5.49%) 1st Line Support
9 17 (4.91%) Support Analyst
9 17 (4.91%) Desktop Engineer
10 16 (4.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 14 (4.05%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 14 (4.05%) Consultant
11 14 (4.05%) Exchange Engineer
11 14 (4.05%) Windows Engineer
12 13 (3.76%) Systems Engineer
13 12 (3.47%) Help Desk Support
14 11 (3.18%) Help Desk Analyst
14 11 (3.18%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (7.51%) .NET
2 19 (5.49%) Web Services
3 17 (4.91%) ASP.NET
4 11 (3.18%) WCF
5 9 (2.60%) HTML
6 7 (2.02%) CSS
6 7 (2.02%) XML
7 6 (1.73%) WebSphere MQ
7 6 (1.73%) Application Packaging
8 5 (1.45%) JSON
8 5 (1.45%) CSS3
8 5 (1.45%) Sencha Touch
8 5 (1.45%) NHibernate
8 5 (1.45%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 5 (1.45%) Dapper ORM
9 4 (1.16%) .NET Framework
10 3 (0.87%) WinForms
10 3 (0.87%) ADO
10 3 (0.87%) Regular Expression
10 3 (0.87%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (3.18%) NHS
2 9 (2.60%) Blackberry
3 8 (2.31%) PDA
4 7 (2.02%) iPhone
4 7 (2.02%) Clustering
5 6 (1.73%) Replication
5 6 (1.73%) Mobile App
5 6 (1.73%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (1.45%) User Experience
7 4 (1.16%) Data Integration
8 2 (0.58%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.58%) iSeries
8 2 (0.58%) EqualLogic
8 2 (0.58%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.58%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.29%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.29%) CLARiiON
9 1 (0.29%) Economics
9 1 (0.29%) PKI
9 1 (0.29%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 89 (25.72%) Windows 7
2 88 (25.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 59 (17.05%) Windows Server 2003
4 52 (15.03%) Windows XP
5 45 (13.01%) Windows Server 2012
6 37 (10.69%) Linux
7 24 (6.94%) UNIX
8 18 (5.20%) CentOS
9 16 (4.62%) Ubuntu
10 14 (4.05%) Windows 8
11 9 (2.60%) VMS
12 8 (2.31%) AIX
12 8 (2.31%) Android
13 6 (1.73%) Windows Mobile
14 5 (1.45%) Apple iOS
15 4 (1.16%) Windows Phone
15 4 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 3 (0.87%) Windows 2000
16 3 (0.87%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.58%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (14.16%) ITIL
2 33 (9.54%) Migration
3 25 (7.23%) Service Management
4 16 (4.62%) Project Management
5 15 (4.34%) Incident Management
5 15 (4.34%) Root Cause Analysis
6 14 (4.05%) PRINCE2
7 12 (3.47%) Service Delivery
8 11 (3.18%) MVC
8 11 (3.18%) Disaster Recovery
8 11 (3.18%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (3.18%) TDD
9 10 (2.89%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (2.60%) Time Management
11 8 (2.31%) Problem Management
11 8 (2.31%) Workflow
12 7 (2.02%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (2.02%) Test Scripting
13 6 (1.73%) Continuous Integration
13 6 (1.73%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 41 (11.85%) SQL
2 20 (5.78%) C#
3 19 (5.49%) Python
3 19 (5.49%) PowerShell
4 11 (3.18%) JavaScript
5 8 (2.31%) Perl
6 7 (2.02%) Java
7 6 (1.73%) VB
8 5 (1.45%) Bash Shell
8 5 (1.45%) Ruby
9 4 (1.16%) VB.NET
10 3 (0.87%) VB6
10 3 (0.87%) C
10 3 (0.87%) C++
10 3 (0.87%) PHP
11 2 (0.58%) BeanShell
11 2 (0.58%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.58%) VBScript
12 1 (0.29%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (7.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (3.76%) MCSE
3 12 (3.47%) Security Cleared
4 11 (3.18%) MCSA
5 8 (2.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (1.73%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (1.73%) MCP
6 6 (1.73%) SC Cleared
6 6 (1.73%) ISTQB
6 6 (1.73%) Degree
7 4 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.58%) RHCE
9 2 (0.58%) RHCA
9 2 (0.58%) ISEB
9 2 (0.58%) CCNA
9 2 (0.58%) MCDST
10 1 (0.29%) MCTS
10 1 (0.29%) MCITP
10 1 (0.29%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.47%) SLA
2 11 (3.18%) QA
3 3 (0.87%) HIPAA
3 3 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 153 (44.22%) Active Directory
2 59 (17.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (9.83%) vSphere
4 27 (7.80%) VMware ESX
5 9 (2.60%) XenApp
6 6 (1.73%) Hyper-V
6 6 (1.73%) XenDesktop
7 5 (1.45%) VMware Server
7 5 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (1.45%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (1.16%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.87%) Samba
9 3 (0.87%) XenServer
9 3 (0.87%) UAG
10 1 (0.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 33 (9.54%) SCCM
2 21 (6.07%) SCOM
3 14 (4.05%) NetBackup
4 7 (2.02%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 6 (1.73%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (1.73%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (1.45%) Puppet
7 3 (0.87%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.87%) CA SiteMinder
7 3 (0.87%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.87%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.58%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.58%) HAProxy
8 2 (0.58%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.58%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 2 (0.58%) Nagios
8 2 (0.58%) Sysprep
9 1 (0.29%) ZENworks
9 1 (0.29%) Salt
9 1 (0.29%) WSUS
Vendors
1 134 (38.73%) Microsoft
2 108 (31.21%) VMware
3 38 (10.98%) Citrix
4 34 (9.83%) NetApp
5 29 (8.38%) HP
6 24 (6.94%) IBM
7 23 (6.65%) Oracle
7 23 (6.65%) Symantec
8 14 (4.05%) Splunk
9 12 (3.47%) EMC
9 12 (3.47%) Cisco
10 11 (3.18%) Dell
10 11 (3.18%) Red Hat
11 7 (2.02%) Lotus
11 7 (2.02%) Remedy
11 7 (2.02%) Google
11 7 (2.02%) Postini
12 6 (1.73%) Sophos
13 5 (1.45%) Sun
13 5 (1.45%) Appcelerator
Leeds
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Huddersfield
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Rate: £200 - £251 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Yorkshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £300 - £350
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £12.00 - £15.00 per hour
Posted: 16 days ago
West Yorkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Wakefield
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
West Yorkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Leeds
Interquest - Korus Group - Brighton
Rate: £10 - £17 per hour
Posted: 20 days ago
West Yorkshire
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 150-200 Per Day
Posted: 24 days ago