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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 10 5
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows 240 177 245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 11.34% 10.45% 16.96%
As % of the Operating Systems category 56.47% 57.47% 55.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 87 84
Average daily rate
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£350 £215 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.79% -28.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £125 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £394 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £321
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 23 27
Average hourly rate £13.94 £13.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.19% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.45 £9.20 £10.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.88 £15.90 £39.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -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
425 308 445
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 20.08% 18.19% 30.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 174 190
Average daily rate £345 £245 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.81% -18.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £152 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £400 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 25 31
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.13 £10.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £17.05 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +1 190 £363 +74.69% 84
Bradford -6 18 £200 -23.07% 11
Halifax -1 8 £400 -5.88% 5
Huddersfield +2 3 £225 - 2
Wakefield -2 2 £131 - 5
Dewsbury - 1 - -
Windows
Yorkshire

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 154 (34.84%) Microsoft
2 125 (28.28%) VMware
3 112 (25.34%) SQL
3 112 (25.34%) SQL Server
4 109 (24.66%) Active Directory
5 95 (21.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 94 (21.27%) ITIL
7 85 (19.23%) Windows 7
8 75 (16.97%) Linux
9 64 (14.48%) VMware Infrastructure
10 60 (13.57%) Oracle
11 57 (12.90%) Windows Server 2003
12 56 (12.67%) UNIX
13 52 (11.76%) MS Office
13 52 (11.76%) Finance
14 50 (11.31%) MS Exchange
15 49 (11.09%) .NET
16 48 (10.86%) Cisco
17 46 (10.41%) SAN
18 45 (10.18%) Windows Server 2012
19 42 (9.50%) MS Excel
20 41 (9.28%) IIS
20 41 (9.28%) Migration
21 39 (8.82%) Windows XP
22 36 (8.14%) Red Hat
22 36 (8.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 31 (7.01%) Microsoft Certification
23 31 (7.01%) HP
24 29 (6.56%) Citrix
25 28 (6.33%) Firewall

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 50 (11.31%) MS Exchange
2 41 (9.28%) IIS
3 26 (5.88%) Tomcat
3 26 (5.88%) SharePoint
4 24 (5.43%) Exchange Server 2010
5 23 (5.20%) Apache
6 15 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2007
7 14 (3.17%) SAS
8 11 (2.49%) Node.js
9 10 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2013
10 8 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2003
11 7 (1.58%) WebSphere
11 7 (1.58%) nginx
12 6 (1.36%) JBoss
13 5 (1.13%) SharePoint 2010
14 4 (0.90%) Lync
14 4 (0.90%) Office Communications Server
14 4 (0.90%) WebSphere Application Server
15 3 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 2 (0.45%) SAP EP
Applications
1 52 (11.76%) MS Office
2 42 (9.50%) MS Excel
3 4 (0.90%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.45%) SAP SRM
2 2 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.45%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.23%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.23%) Unica
3 1 (0.23%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.17%) Office 365
2 8 (1.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 8 (1.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (1.81%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.58%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (1.58%) Amazon S3
3 7 (1.58%) Route 53
4 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 46 (10.41%) SAN
2 28 (6.33%) Firewall
3 25 (5.66%) DNS
4 22 (4.98%) Internet
5 20 (4.52%) LAN
5 20 (4.52%) WAN
5 20 (4.52%) TCP/IP
6 16 (3.62%) DHCP
7 11 (2.49%) SSL
8 10 (2.26%) VPN
8 10 (2.26%) Intrusion Detection
9 9 (2.04%) NAS
10 8 (1.81%) DMZ
11 7 (1.58%) Wireless
12 5 (1.13%) OSPF
12 5 (1.13%) BGP
12 5 (1.13%) LDAP
13 4 (0.90%) Broadband
13 4 (0.90%) BIG-IP
13 4 (0.90%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (25.34%) SQL Server
2 24 (5.43%) Oracle Database
3 23 (5.20%) SQL Server 2008
4 20 (4.52%) MySQL
4 20 (4.52%) SQL Server 2005
5 19 (4.30%) Relational Database
6 18 (4.07%) SQL Server 2012
6 18 (4.07%) Data Warehouse
7 17 (3.85%) RDBMS
8 13 (2.94%) Oracle Database 11g
9 12 (2.71%) NoSQL
10 11 (2.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 11 (2.49%) MongoDB
11 8 (1.81%) Oracle OLAP
11 8 (1.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 8 (1.81%) Data Mart
11 8 (1.81%) BODI
11 8 (1.81%) OLAP
12 7 (1.58%) Informix
12 7 (1.58%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 12 (2.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (2.26%) Git (software)
3 9 (2.04%) Jenkins
3 9 (2.04%) Visual Studio
4 8 (1.81%) JIRA
5 3 (0.68%) MSI
6 2 (0.45%) InstallShield
6 2 (0.45%) NUnit
6 2 (0.45%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.23%) LoadUI
7 1 (0.23%) PHPUnit
7 1 (0.23%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.23%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.23%) Maven
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.23%) Fiddler
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle Forms
General
1 52 (11.76%) Finance
2 17 (3.85%) Law
3 14 (3.17%) Telecoms
4 11 (2.49%) Legal
5 10 (2.26%) Banking
6 7 (1.58%) Retail
7 4 (0.90%) Games
8 3 (0.68%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.68%) Marketing
9 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.23%) Advertising
9 1 (0.23%) Back Office
9 1 (0.23%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 85 (19.23%) Analyst
2 35 (7.92%) Developer
3 33 (7.47%) Support Analyst
4 31 (7.01%) Consultant
5 29 (6.56%) Administrator
6 28 (6.33%) Support Engineer
6 28 (6.33%) DBA
7 26 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
7 26 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 24 (5.43%) Desktop Support
9 22 (4.98%) Service Analyst
9 22 (4.98%) Service Desk Analyst
10 21 (4.75%) 1st Line Support
10 21 (4.75%) Architect
11 17 (3.85%) SQL DBA
12 16 (3.62%) .NET Developer
12 16 (3.62%) Applications Support
13 13 (2.94%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 13 (2.94%) 3rd Line Support
13 13 (2.94%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (11.09%) .NET
2 27 (6.11%) Web Services
3 24 (5.43%) XML
4 22 (4.98%) ASP.NET
5 15 (3.39%) HTML
6 12 (2.71%) Application Packaging
6 12 (2.71%) WCF
7 11 (2.49%) ASP.NET MVC
8 10 (2.26%) CSS
9 9 (2.04%) SOAP
9 9 (2.04%) .NET Framework
10 7 (1.58%) POSIX
10 7 (1.58%) ASP.NET 2.0
11 6 (1.36%) WinForms
11 6 (1.36%) J2EE
12 5 (1.13%) jQuery
13 4 (0.90%) JSP
13 4 (0.90%) ODBC
13 4 (0.90%) Java EE
14 3 (0.68%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 26 (5.88%) Clustering
1 26 (5.88%) Data Centre
2 12 (2.71%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (2.49%) Replication
3 11 (2.49%) NHS
3 11 (2.49%) Blackberry
4 9 (2.04%) Enterprise Storage
5 8 (1.81%) Mobile App
5 8 (1.81%) IBM XIV
5 8 (1.81%) CMDB
6 7 (1.58%) iPhone
7 6 (1.36%) Client/Server
8 4 (0.90%) Management Information System
8 4 (0.90%) Visualisation
8 4 (0.90%) User Experience
9 3 (0.68%) BYOD
9 3 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.68%) PKI
10 2 (0.45%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.45%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 95 (21.49%) Windows Server 2008
2 85 (19.23%) Windows 7
3 75 (16.97%) Linux
4 57 (12.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 56 (12.67%) UNIX
6 45 (10.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 39 (8.82%) Windows XP
8 36 (8.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 16 (3.62%) Windows 2000 Server
10 15 (3.39%) Android
10 15 (3.39%) Apple iOS
11 14 (3.17%) AIX
12 12 (2.71%) Windows Phone
13 11 (2.49%) Windows 8
14 10 (2.26%) Windows 2000
15 9 (2.04%) Solaris
15 9 (2.04%) CentOS
15 9 (2.04%) Ubuntu
16 8 (1.81%) Windows Mobile
17 6 (1.36%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (21.27%) ITIL
2 41 (9.28%) Migration
3 27 (6.11%) Service Management
3 27 (6.11%) DevOps
4 22 (4.98%) Configuration Management
5 21 (4.75%) Project Management
6 20 (4.52%) Change Management
6 20 (4.52%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (4.30%) Load Balancing
7 19 (4.30%) Stakeholder Management
7 19 (4.30%) Workflow
7 19 (4.30%) E-Commerce
8 18 (4.07%) TDD
9 17 (3.85%) ETL
9 17 (3.85%) MVC
10 16 (3.62%) Business Intelligence
10 16 (3.62%) CRM
10 16 (3.62%) Incident Management
10 16 (3.62%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (3.39%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 112 (25.34%) SQL
2 25 (5.66%) PL/SQL
3 24 (5.43%) PowerShell
3 24 (5.43%) T-SQL
4 22 (4.98%) JavaScript
5 21 (4.75%) Python
5 21 (4.75%) C#
6 17 (3.85%) Bash Shell
7 16 (3.62%) Java
8 13 (2.94%) Perl
9 9 (2.04%) PHP
10 8 (1.81%) Shell Script
10 8 (1.81%) VBScript
11 7 (1.58%) Korn
12 6 (1.36%) Jython
13 5 (1.13%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.68%) VBA
14 3 (0.68%) C
14 3 (0.68%) C++
14 3 (0.68%) BeanShell
Qualifications
1 31 (7.01%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (3.62%) MCSE
3 13 (2.94%) Security Cleared
4 10 (2.26%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (2.04%) MCITP
6 8 (1.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (1.13%) MCDST
7 5 (1.13%) CCNP
7 5 (1.13%) CCNA
8 4 (0.90%) MCSA
8 4 (0.90%) MCP
8 4 (0.90%) JNCIE
8 4 (0.90%) Degree
9 3 (0.68%) BC Cleared
9 3 (0.68%) JNCIP
9 3 (0.68%) MCTS
9 3 (0.68%) CCIE
9 3 (0.68%) ISEB
9 3 (0.68%) A+ Certification
9 3 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.20%) SLA
2 9 (2.04%) QA
3 3 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 109 (24.66%) Active Directory
2 64 (14.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (3.62%) Hyper-V
3 16 (3.62%) vSphere
4 13 (2.94%) VMware ESX
5 11 (2.49%) VMware Server
6 5 (1.13%) Terminal Services
6 5 (1.13%) XenApp
7 4 (0.90%) ISA Server
7 4 (0.90%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (0.68%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.45%) UAG
9 2 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.45%) vCloud
10 1 (0.23%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.23%) XenServer
10 1 (0.23%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 1 (0.23%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 28 (6.33%) SCCM
2 15 (3.39%) Puppet
3 14 (3.17%) Salt
4 13 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (2.26%) Nagios
6 9 (2.04%) NetBackup
6 9 (2.04%) Opsview
7 8 (1.81%) Graphite
7 8 (1.81%) Cacti
7 8 (1.81%) SolarWinds Orion
8 7 (1.58%) SCOM
8 7 (1.58%) HAProxy
8 7 (1.58%) Ansible
9 6 (1.36%) HP UCMDB
9 6 (1.36%) Backup Exec
10 4 (0.90%) SCVMM
11 3 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
11 3 (0.68%) Oracle RMAN
11 3 (0.68%) WSUS
11 3 (0.68%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 154 (34.84%) Microsoft
2 125 (28.28%) VMware
3 60 (13.57%) Oracle
4 48 (10.86%) Cisco
5 36 (8.14%) Red Hat
6 31 (7.01%) HP
7 29 (6.56%) Citrix
8 23 (5.20%) IBM
9 16 (3.62%) Remedy
9 16 (3.62%) McAfee
10 12 (2.71%) SolarWinds
11 9 (2.04%) Dell
12 8 (1.81%) Business Objects
12 8 (1.81%) Juniper
12 8 (1.81%) NetApp
13 7 (1.58%) Veritas
13 7 (1.58%) PeopleSoft
13 7 (1.58%) hybris
13 7 (1.58%) LANDesk
13 7 (1.58%) Splunk
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Rate: £350.00 - £360.00 per annum
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Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate - 3 - 6 Months initially
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £140.00 - £170.00 per day
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Intuition IT Solutions
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Rate: £220 - £260 per annum + DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
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Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Connectus
Rate: £8.5 - £10.35 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
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Connectus
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £200.00 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: Up to £320 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Markets Rates - 3 Months initially
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £180.00 - £220.00 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 16 days ago
Wetherby
Bluefire Consulting
Rate: £13 - £14 per hour
Posted: 17 days ago
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Bluefire Consulting
Rate: £13 - £14 per hour
Posted: 17 days ago
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Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + DOE
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