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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 11 4
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -7
Contract jobs citing Windows 287 172 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 12.71% 10.33% 14.93%
As % of the Operating Systems category 53.05% 51.19% 55.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 90 87
Average daily rate
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£338 £275 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.72% -11.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £125 £107
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £447
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £313
% change year-on-year
+6.55% -2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 33 26
Average hourly rate £12.37 £11.13 £12.26
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.21% -9.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.43 £10.00 £10.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.44 £16.40 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.86 £15.60 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+1.66% +4.00%
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
541 336 410
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 23.96% 20.18% 27.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 206 187
Average daily rate £375 £303 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.76% -3.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £150 £107
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £430 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 35 35
Average hourly rate £15.25 £12.45 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.53% -7.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £10.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.75 £150.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 4 September 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 -5 186 £320 +18.51% 72
Bradford +15 45 £365 +32.72% 13
Halifax +17 23 £426 +0.29% 5
Huddersfield +1 7 £245 +157.89%
Bingley - 4 £350 -
Wakefield -4 2 - - 7
Batley - 2 £123 -
Dewsbury +2 1 - -
Pontefract - 1 £120 -
Windows
Yorkshire

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 197 (37.17%) Microsoft
2 162 (30.57%) VMware
3 154 (29.06%) Active Directory
4 139 (26.23%) SQL
5 117 (22.08%) SQL Server
6 116 (21.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 107 (20.19%) ITIL
7 107 (20.19%) Windows 7
8 93 (17.55%) Linux
9 83 (15.66%) VMware Infrastructure
10 80 (15.09%) UNIX
11 78 (14.72%) Oracle
12 68 (12.83%) Finance
12 68 (12.83%) Windows Server 2012
13 67 (12.64%) Windows Server 2003
13 67 (12.64%) MS Office
13 67 (12.64%) MS Excel
14 64 (12.08%) Migration
15 56 (10.57%) IIS
16 50 (9.43%) MS Exchange
16 50 (9.43%) Cisco
17 48 (9.06%) SAN
18 45 (8.49%) Red Hat
19 43 (8.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 41 (7.74%) Windows XP
21 39 (7.36%) Microsoft Certification
22 38 (7.17%) PowerShell
23 37 (6.98%) SCCM
23 37 (6.98%) PL/SQL
24 35 (6.60%) DevOps

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 56 (10.57%) IIS
2 50 (9.43%) MS Exchange
3 30 (5.66%) SharePoint
4 25 (4.72%) Apache
5 23 (4.34%) Exchange Server 2010
6 22 (4.15%) Tomcat
7 19 (3.58%) Exchange Server 2007
8 18 (3.40%) SAS
9 14 (2.64%) WebSphere
10 13 (2.45%) Node.js
11 12 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2013
12 7 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2003
13 6 (1.13%) nginx
14 5 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
14 5 (0.94%) Lync
14 5 (0.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 5 (0.94%) JBoss
15 4 (0.75%) WebSphere Application Server
15 4 (0.75%) Office Communications Server
15 4 (0.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 67 (12.64%) MS Office
1 67 (12.64%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.70%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.19%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.19%) Line 500
3 1 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 18 (3.40%) Office 365
2 13 (2.45%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.51%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (1.13%) Amazon S3
5 6 (1.13%) Route 53
5 6 (1.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (0.38%) PaaS
6 2 (0.38%) GitHub
6 2 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.38%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 48 (9.06%) SAN
2 34 (6.42%) DNS
3 29 (5.47%) WAN
4 27 (5.09%) TCP/IP
4 27 (5.09%) Internet
5 26 (4.91%) LAN
5 26 (4.91%) Firewall
6 24 (4.53%) DHCP
7 14 (2.64%) SSL
7 14 (2.64%) Intrusion Detection
8 11 (2.08%) VPN
9 8 (1.51%) DMZ
9 8 (1.51%) NAS
10 7 (1.32%) Wireless
11 5 (0.94%) VoIP
12 4 (0.75%) Network Security
12 4 (0.75%) BIG-IP
12 4 (0.75%) MPLS
12 4 (0.75%) OSPF
13 3 (0.57%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (22.08%) SQL Server
2 32 (6.04%) Oracle Database
3 30 (5.66%) SQL Server 2012
4 28 (5.28%) MySQL
5 23 (4.34%) MongoDB
5 23 (4.34%) Relational Database
6 22 (4.15%) Data Warehouse
7 20 (3.77%) RDBMS
7 20 (3.77%) Oracle Database 11g
8 14 (2.64%) NoSQL
9 13 (2.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 13 (2.45%) SQL Server 2008
10 10 (1.89%) Oracle Database 12c
11 9 (1.70%) SQL Server 2005
12 8 (1.51%) Oracle OLAP
12 8 (1.51%) Redis
12 8 (1.51%) BusinessObjects
12 8 (1.51%) OLAP
12 8 (1.51%) Informix
12 8 (1.51%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 18 (3.40%) Jenkins
2 17 (3.21%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (2.08%) Git (software)
4 9 (1.70%) JIRA
5 7 (1.32%) Visual Studio
6 4 (0.75%) Eclipse
6 4 (0.75%) Subversion
7 2 (0.38%) MSI
7 2 (0.38%) InstallShield
7 2 (0.38%) AdminStudio
7 2 (0.38%) Selenium
7 2 (0.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.38%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.38%) FishEye
8 1 (0.19%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.19%) Fiddler
8 1 (0.19%) PHPUnit
8 1 (0.19%) Axure RP
8 1 (0.19%) Rational Rhapsody
8 1 (0.19%) NUnit
General
1 68 (12.83%) Finance
2 19 (3.58%) Telecoms
3 16 (3.02%) Law
4 12 (2.26%) Legal
5 10 (1.89%) Banking
6 8 (1.51%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.32%) Retail
8 5 (0.94%) Marketing
8 5 (0.94%) Electronics
9 4 (0.75%) Back Office
9 4 (0.75%) Games
10 3 (0.57%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.38%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 105 (19.81%) Analyst
2 51 (9.62%) Administrator
3 38 (7.17%) Support Analyst
3 38 (7.17%) DBA
4 36 (6.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 34 (6.42%) Service Analyst
5 34 (6.42%) Consultant
5 34 (6.42%) Service Desk Analyst
6 32 (6.04%) 2nd Line Support
6 32 (6.04%) Support Engineer
7 26 (4.91%) 1st Line Support
7 26 (4.91%) Developer
8 21 (3.96%) Architect
9 20 (3.77%) Desktop Support
9 20 (3.77%) SQL DBA
10 18 (3.40%) Applications Support
10 18 (3.40%) 3rd Line Support
11 17 (3.21%) Server Engineer
12 16 (3.02%) Technical Analyst
12 16 (3.02%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (6.23%) .NET
2 30 (5.66%) XML
3 18 (3.40%) Web Services
3 18 (3.40%) HTML
4 16 (3.02%) Application Packaging
5 12 (2.26%) ASP.NET
5 12 (2.26%) CSS
6 10 (1.89%) J2EE
7 8 (1.51%) SOAP
7 8 (1.51%) WebSphere MQ
8 7 (1.32%) ASP.NET 2.0
8 7 (1.32%) JSP
8 7 (1.32%) ODBC
9 6 (1.13%) POSIX
10 5 (0.94%) XSLT
10 5 (0.94%) Middleware
11 4 (0.75%) Java EE
11 4 (0.75%) XHTML
11 4 (0.75%) XSL
12 3 (0.57%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 34 (6.42%) Clustering
2 31 (5.85%) Data Centre
3 17 (3.21%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (3.02%) Blackberry
5 15 (2.83%) NHS
6 10 (1.89%) Client/Server
7 9 (1.70%) Visualisation
8 8 (1.51%) Enterprise Storage
8 8 (1.51%) IBM XIV
8 8 (1.51%) User Experience
8 8 (1.51%) CMDB
9 7 (1.32%) Replication
9 7 (1.32%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.13%) iPhone
11 5 (0.94%) DTV
12 4 (0.75%) Wiki
12 4 (0.75%) Mobile App
12 4 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.57%) PKI
14 2 (0.38%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 116 (21.89%) Windows Server 2008
2 107 (20.19%) Windows 7
3 93 (17.55%) Linux
4 80 (15.09%) UNIX
5 68 (12.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 67 (12.64%) Windows Server 2003
7 43 (8.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 41 (7.74%) Windows XP
9 26 (4.91%) AIX
10 18 (3.40%) Ubuntu
11 17 (3.21%) Windows 8
12 14 (2.64%) CentOS
12 14 (2.64%) zOS
13 11 (2.08%) Solaris
13 11 (2.08%) Windows 2000
13 11 (2.08%) Apple iOS
14 10 (1.89%) Windows 2000 Server
15 9 (1.70%) Android
16 7 (1.32%) Windows Vista
17 6 (1.13%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (20.19%) ITIL
2 64 (12.08%) Migration
3 35 (6.60%) DevOps
4 29 (5.47%) Service Management
5 28 (5.28%) Load Balancing
6 27 (5.09%) Project Management
7 25 (4.72%) Change Management
8 24 (4.53%) Stakeholder Management
8 24 (4.53%) Incident Management
9 23 (4.34%) PRINCE2
9 23 (4.34%) E-Commerce
10 22 (4.15%) ETL
11 21 (3.96%) Business Intelligence
12 20 (3.77%) Workflow
13 19 (3.58%) Continuous Integration
14 17 (3.21%) User Acceptance Testing
14 17 (3.21%) Configuration Management
15 16 (3.02%) CRM
15 16 (3.02%) Agile Software Development
16 15 (2.83%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 139 (26.23%) SQL
2 38 (7.17%) PowerShell
3 37 (6.98%) PL/SQL
4 31 (5.85%) Python
5 29 (5.47%) T-SQL
6 27 (5.09%) Java
7 25 (4.72%) Bash Shell
8 21 (3.96%) Perl
9 20 (3.77%) JavaScript
10 15 (2.83%) Shell Script
11 10 (1.89%) PHP
12 9 (1.70%) VBScript
13 8 (1.51%) C#
14 7 (1.32%) C++
14 7 (1.32%) C
14 7 (1.32%) Korn
15 6 (1.13%) Jython
16 4 (0.75%) Ruby
17 3 (0.57%) BeanShell
17 3 (0.57%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 39 (7.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (3.02%) MCSE
3 12 (2.26%) Security Cleared
4 11 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (1.89%) MCP
6 9 (1.70%) MCDST
6 9 (1.70%) MCITP
7 8 (1.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 7 (1.32%) CCNA
9 6 (1.13%) CCNP
10 5 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 5 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.75%) MOS
12 3 (0.57%) Degree
12 3 (0.57%) MCTS
12 3 (0.57%) A+ Certification
12 3 (0.57%) CISSP
12 3 (0.57%) MCSA
12 3 (0.57%) CCIE
12 3 (0.57%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.96%) SLA
2 8 (1.51%) QA
3 3 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.19%) HL7
5 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 154 (29.06%) Active Directory
2 83 (15.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (4.15%) Hyper-V
4 21 (3.96%) VMware Server
5 19 (3.58%) vSphere
6 12 (2.26%) VMware ESX
7 10 (1.89%) Oracle RAC
8 8 (1.51%) XenApp
9 6 (1.13%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (1.13%) Terminal Services
9 6 (1.13%) VirtualBox
10 4 (0.75%) ISA Server
10 4 (0.75%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.57%) vCloud
12 2 (0.38%) UAG
12 2 (0.38%) XenServer
12 2 (0.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 1 (0.19%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.19%) Forefront TMG
13 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 37 (6.98%) SCCM
2 23 (4.34%) Puppet
3 19 (3.58%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (2.45%) Salt
5 10 (1.89%) Opsview
5 10 (1.89%) SolarWinds Orion
5 10 (1.89%) Nagios
5 10 (1.89%) Oracle RMAN
6 9 (1.70%) Graphite
6 9 (1.70%) Cacti
7 8 (1.51%) Ansible
7 8 (1.51%) SCOM
8 7 (1.32%) NetBackup
9 6 (1.13%) Backup Exec
9 6 (1.13%) HAProxy
9 6 (1.13%) HP UCMDB
10 4 (0.75%) Vagrant
10 4 (0.75%) SCVMM
11 3 (0.57%) SCOrch
11 3 (0.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 197 (37.17%) Microsoft
2 162 (30.57%) VMware
3 78 (14.72%) Oracle
4 50 (9.43%) Cisco
5 45 (8.49%) Red Hat
6 30 (5.66%) HP
6 30 (5.66%) Citrix
7 25 (4.72%) IBM
8 22 (4.15%) SolarWinds
9 11 (2.08%) Splunk
9 11 (2.08%) McAfee
10 9 (1.70%) Remedy
11 8 (1.51%) NetApp
11 8 (1.51%) SAP
12 7 (1.32%) PeopleSoft
12 7 (1.32%) Veritas
12 7 (1.32%) Lotus
13 6 (1.13%) Google
13 6 (1.13%) hybris
14 5 (0.94%) F5
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Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Rate: £130 - £150 per day + DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
CV Screen Ltd
Rate: Up to £30k plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Connectus
Rate: £8.5 - £10.35 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £150 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £10.00 - £14.00 per hour + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Rate: £130 - £140 per day + DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
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People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Marker Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + DOE
Posted: 16 days ago
Bradford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £9.00 - £11.00 per hour
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