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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 10 10 7
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 207 212 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 10.35% 10.60% 11.75%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.39% 47.43% 62.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 107 108
Median daily rate £400 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £128 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £405 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 31 28
Median hourly rate £12.00 £13.87 £11.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.48% +18.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.94 £9.80 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £20.00 £16.06
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.25 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.63% -1.61%
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
456 447 332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 22.80% 22.35% 18.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 253 184
Median daily rate £419 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £185 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £343 £315
% change year-on-year
+5.83% +8.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 39 28
Median hourly rate £12.25 £16.72 £11.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.73% +42.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.25 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £35.50 £16.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Yorkshire region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 5 May 2016.

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 5 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds -1 137 £400 +28.00% 58
Bradford +6 22 £450 +45.39% 4
Halifax +12 18 £430 +114.75% 2
Wakefield -3 5 £363 +81.25% 11
Bingley - 5 £363 -
Pudsey -2 2 £200 -
Castleford - 1 - - 1
Dewsbury - 1 - -
Windows
Yorkshire

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Windows.

1 133 (32.60%) Active Directory
2 130 (31.86%) Microsoft
3 119 (29.17%) Windows Server
4 102 (25.00%) Finance
5 93 (22.79%) VMware
5 93 (22.79%) Linux
6 90 (22.06%) SQL
7 82 (20.10%) SQL Server
8 67 (16.42%) Windows 7
9 66 (16.18%) VMware Infrastructure
10 58 (14.22%) Unix
11 55 (13.48%) Agile Software Development
12 49 (12.01%) MS Excel
13 47 (11.52%) ITIL
13 47 (11.52%) MS Office
14 43 (10.54%) Windows Server 2012
15 42 (10.29%) Java
16 39 (9.56%) MS Exchange
17 36 (8.82%) .NET
18 35 (8.58%) JavaScript
18 35 (8.58%) Windows Server 2008
19 34 (8.33%) Data Centre
20 33 (8.09%) TDD
20 33 (8.09%) IBM
20 33 (8.09%) Firewall
21 31 (7.60%) Internet
22 30 (7.35%) Windows XP
22 30 (7.35%) Perl
23 29 (7.11%) Windows Server 2003
24 28 (6.86%) PowerShell

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 39 (9.56%) MS Exchange
2 24 (5.88%) WebSphere
3 19 (4.66%) IIS
4 16 (3.92%) Node.js
5 15 (3.68%) Tomcat
6 12 (2.94%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
7 11 (2.70%) Skype for Business
8 10 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2010
9 9 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2013
10 8 (1.96%) Apache
10 8 (1.96%) SAS
10 8 (1.96%) SharePoint
11 7 (1.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 7 (1.72%) Confluence
12 5 (1.23%) JBoss
13 4 (0.98%) CloudStack
13 4 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2007
13 4 (0.98%) FileNet
13 4 (0.98%) OpenStack
14 3 (0.74%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 49 (12.01%) MS Excel
2 47 (11.52%) MS Office
3 4 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 20 (4.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.49%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.49%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.25%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 27 (6.62%) Office 365
2 15 (3.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.23%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.25%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.25%) IaaS
5 1 (0.25%) PaaS
5 1 (0.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (8.09%) Firewall
2 31 (7.60%) Internet
3 24 (5.88%) SAN
4 18 (4.41%) DNS
4 18 (4.41%) LAN
4 18 (4.41%) TCP/IP
5 16 (3.92%) WAN
6 15 (3.68%) FTP
7 12 (2.94%) VPN
8 10 (2.45%) DMZ
9 8 (1.96%) Cisco Nexus
10 7 (1.72%) FWSM
10 7 (1.72%) SNMP
11 5 (1.23%) BGP
11 5 (1.23%) DHCP
11 5 (1.23%) EIGRP
11 5 (1.23%) Intranet
11 5 (1.23%) MPLS
11 5 (1.23%) OSPF
12 4 (0.98%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (20.10%) SQL Server
2 22 (5.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (5.15%) MySQL
4 18 (4.41%) MongoDB
5 15 (3.68%) CouchDB
6 13 (3.19%) RDBMS
6 13 (3.19%) Relational Database
6 13 (3.19%) SQL Server 2012
7 11 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
8 9 (2.21%) Hadoop
8 9 (2.21%) SQL Server 2000
9 8 (1.96%) Informix
10 6 (1.47%) Oracle Database
11 4 (0.98%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (0.98%) DB2
11 4 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 2 (0.49%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 25 (6.13%) Jenkins
2 19 (4.66%) JIRA
3 14 (3.43%) Maven
4 13 (3.19%) Git (software)
5 12 (2.94%) Subversion
6 11 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (2.45%) Selenium
8 8 (1.96%) Cucumber
8 8 (1.96%) JUnit
8 8 (1.96%) Visual Studio
9 7 (1.72%) HP UFT
9 7 (1.72%) Hudson
9 7 (1.72%) JMeter
10 6 (1.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (1.47%) LoadRunner
10 6 (1.47%) Sonatype Nexus
11 5 (1.23%) TeamCity
12 4 (0.98%) ClearCase
12 4 (0.98%) CruiseControl
12 4 (0.98%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 102 (25.00%) Finance
2 23 (5.64%) Banking
3 20 (4.90%) Legal
4 19 (4.66%) Law
5 17 (4.17%) Games
6 16 (3.92%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.47%) Retail
8 5 (1.23%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.98%) Electronics
9 4 (0.98%) Marketing
10 3 (0.74%) Publishing
11 2 (0.49%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.25%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 89 (21.81%) Analyst
2 60 (14.71%) Developer
3 40 (9.80%) Support Analyst
4 38 (9.31%) Administrator
5 30 (7.35%) Applications Support
5 30 (7.35%) Service Analyst
5 30 (7.35%) Service Desk Analyst
6 29 (7.11%) 1st Line Support
7 28 (6.86%) 2nd Line Support
8 26 (6.37%) Applications Support Analyst
9 23 (5.64%) Java Developer
9 23 (5.64%) Windows Engineer
10 21 (5.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 20 (4.90%) SQL Analyst
11 20 (4.90%) SQL Support Analyst
11 20 (4.90%) Support Engineer
12 19 (4.66%) 1st/2nd Line Support
13 18 (4.41%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
14 17 (4.17%) Desktop Support
14 17 (4.17%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (8.82%) .NET
2 22 (5.39%) Hibernate
2 22 (5.39%) RabbitMQ
2 22 (5.39%) Spring
3 21 (5.15%) Web Services
4 20 (4.90%) CSS
5 17 (4.17%) XML
6 16 (3.92%) AngularJS
6 16 (3.92%) React
7 15 (3.68%) Ember.js
7 15 (3.68%) JPA
7 15 (3.68%) LESS
7 15 (3.68%) RESTful
8 12 (2.94%) HTML
9 11 (2.70%) JSON
9 11 (2.70%) WCF
10 10 (2.45%) ASP.NET
10 10 (2.45%) WinForms
11 9 (2.21%) Middleware
12 8 (1.96%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 34 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 17 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (4.17%) Clustering
2 17 (4.17%) Mainframe
3 14 (3.43%) Blackberry
4 12 (2.94%) Mobile App
5 11 (2.70%) Client/Server
6 8 (1.96%) Mathematics
6 8 (1.96%) PKI
7 7 (1.72%) Enterprise Storage
7 7 (1.72%) Hybrid Cloud
7 7 (1.72%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.47%) Replication
9 4 (0.98%) Algorithms
9 4 (0.98%) Artificial Intelligence
9 4 (0.98%) e-Learning
9 4 (0.98%) IBM XIV
9 4 (0.98%) iPad
9 4 (0.98%) NHS
9 4 (0.98%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 119 (29.17%) Windows Server
2 93 (22.79%) Linux
3 67 (16.42%) Windows 7
4 58 (14.22%) Unix
5 43 (10.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 35 (8.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 30 (7.35%) Windows XP
8 29 (7.11%) Windows Server 2003
9 25 (6.13%) AIX
9 25 (6.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (3.19%) Windows 8
11 10 (2.45%) Android
12 9 (2.21%) Windows Vista
13 8 (1.96%) Apple iOS
13 8 (1.96%) Mac OS X
14 6 (1.47%) SUSE
15 5 (1.23%) Windows 10
15 5 (1.23%) zOS
16 4 (0.98%) HPUX
16 4 (0.98%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (13.48%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (11.52%) ITIL
3 33 (8.09%) TDD
4 26 (6.37%) CRM
5 21 (5.15%) Change Management
6 20 (4.90%) Capacity Planning
6 20 (4.90%) Service Delivery
7 19 (4.66%) Load Balancing
7 19 (4.66%) Migration
8 16 (3.92%) Stakeholder Management
9 15 (3.68%) DevOps
9 15 (3.68%) Incident Management
9 15 (3.68%) Server Building
9 15 (3.68%) Service Management
10 14 (3.43%) Problem Management
11 13 (3.19%) Business Intelligence
11 13 (3.19%) ITSM
12 12 (2.94%) BDD
12 12 (2.94%) Release Management
13 11 (2.70%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 90 (22.06%) SQL
2 42 (10.29%) Java
3 35 (8.58%) JavaScript
4 30 (7.35%) Perl
5 28 (6.86%) PowerShell
6 27 (6.62%) C#
7 26 (6.37%) Shell Script
8 16 (3.92%) Bash Shell
8 16 (3.92%) Ruby
9 15 (3.68%) ECMAScript
9 15 (3.68%) ES6
9 15 (3.68%) Python
10 13 (3.19%) C
11 12 (2.94%) T-SQL
11 12 (2.94%) VB
12 9 (2.21%) PL/SQL
12 9 (2.21%) VB.NET
13 5 (1.23%) C++
13 5 (1.23%) VBA
14 4 (0.98%) PHP
Qualifications
1 24 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (3.43%) MCSA
3 11 (2.70%) Degree
3 11 (2.70%) MCSE
4 9 (2.21%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (1.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 7 (1.72%) CCNP
7 6 (1.47%) MCITP
7 6 (1.47%) MCP
7 6 (1.47%) SAS Certification
7 6 (1.47%) Security Cleared
8 5 (1.23%) ISEB
9 4 (0.98%) SC Cleared
10 3 (0.74%) CCIE
10 3 (0.74%) CCNA
10 3 (0.74%) CISSP
10 3 (0.74%) CREST Certified
10 3 (0.74%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.74%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.17%) SLA
2 7 (1.72%) QA
3 2 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.49%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 133 (32.60%) Active Directory
2 66 (16.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (6.62%) Hyper-V
4 12 (2.94%) vSphere
5 8 (1.96%) VMware ESX
6 7 (1.72%) vCloud
6 7 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (1.23%) Xen
7 5 (1.23%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.98%) KVM
8 4 (0.98%) VMware Server
8 4 (0.98%) XenApp
9 2 (0.49%) Firmware
9 2 (0.49%) NFS
9 2 (0.49%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.25%) Docker
10 1 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.25%) Time Sharing Option
10 1 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 14 (3.43%) SCCM
2 11 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (2.70%) Puppet
3 9 (2.21%) Opsview
4 7 (1.72%) DameWare
5 6 (1.47%) Cacti
5 6 (1.47%) Graphite
5 6 (1.47%) Nagios
6 4 (0.98%) Ansible
6 4 (0.98%) logstash
6 4 (0.98%) NetBackup
6 4 (0.98%) SCOM
6 4 (0.98%) SolarWinds Orion
7 3 (0.74%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (0.74%) Nessus
7 3 (0.74%) Salt
8 2 (0.49%) Grafana
8 2 (0.49%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.49%) ThinApp
9 1 (0.25%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 130 (31.86%) Microsoft
2 93 (22.79%) VMware
3 33 (8.09%) IBM
4 27 (6.62%) HP
5 26 (6.37%) Cisco
5 26 (6.37%) Oracle
6 23 (5.64%) Red Hat
7 21 (5.15%) Citrix
8 18 (4.41%) F5
9 9 (2.21%) NetApp
10 8 (1.96%) Dell
11 6 (1.47%) Apple
11 6 (1.47%) SAP
11 6 (1.47%) SolarWinds
12 5 (1.23%) Veritas
13 4 (0.98%) Adobe
13 4 (0.98%) CA
13 4 (0.98%) EMC
13 4 (0.98%) Splunk
13 4 (0.98%) Symantec
West Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £400 to £460 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
Venn Group
Rate: £10 - £11 Per Hour
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
Sanderson
Rate: £420 - £421 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Castleford, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £18177 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £200 to £230 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Head Resourcing
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West Yorkshire
Sanderson
Posted: 8 days ago
Leeds
Amoria Bond
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 23 days ago