The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 6 6
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 365 351 308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 13.16% 14.10% 16.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.43% 60.83% 57.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 166 104
Average daily rate
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£300 £243 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.45% -11.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £110 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £395 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 67 56
Average hourly rate £13.87 £13.25 £12.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.67% +4.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.60 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.20 £19.30 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
Windows
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Yorkshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
604 577 532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 21.77% 23.17% 28.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 318 236
Average daily rate £300 £298 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.84% -3.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £153 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.36% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 72 57
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.98 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.17% +3.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £25.00 £33.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Yorkshire region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Yorkshire region.

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Windows
Hourly Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Windows
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 29 May 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
West Yorkshire -1 231 £325 +18.18% 82
South Yorkshire -3 88 £275 +37.50% 18
North Yorkshire -5 33 £300 +29.72% 14
East Yorkshire -1 5 - - 7
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 220 (35.37%) Microsoft
2 192 (30.87%) Active Directory
3 170 (27.33%) VMware
4 154 (24.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 143 (22.99%) ITIL
6 139 (22.35%) Windows 7
7 131 (21.06%) SQL
8 130 (20.90%) SQL Server
9 115 (18.49%) Linux
10 101 (16.24%) Windows Server 2003
11 97 (15.59%) MS Exchange
12 95 (15.27%) .NET
13 84 (13.50%) MS Office
14 80 (12.86%) Windows XP
15 76 (12.22%) Migration
16 75 (12.06%) Windows Server 2012
17 72 (11.58%) Oracle
18 71 (11.41%) IIS
18 71 (11.41%) Cisco
19 68 (10.93%) VMware Infrastructure
20 65 (10.45%) SAN
21 63 (10.13%) UNIX
22 62 (9.97%) Finance
23 60 (9.65%) Firewall
24 57 (9.16%) Red Hat
24 57 (9.16%) MS Excel
24 57 (9.16%) SharePoint
25 56 (9.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
26 53 (8.52%) LAN
27 52 (8.36%) Citrix

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 97 (15.59%) MS Exchange
2 71 (11.41%) IIS
3 57 (9.16%) SharePoint
4 41 (6.59%) Exchange Server 2010
5 36 (5.79%) JBoss
6 26 (4.18%) Tomcat
6 26 (4.18%) Apache
7 23 (3.70%) BizTalk Server
8 22 (3.54%) Exchange Server 2003
9 20 (3.22%) Exchange Server 2007
10 15 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2013
11 13 (2.09%) SAS
12 10 (1.61%) WebSphere
12 10 (1.61%) Lync
13 8 (1.29%) nginx
14 7 (1.13%) Node.js
15 5 (0.80%) WebSphere Application Server
16 4 (0.64%) Tuxedo
16 4 (0.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 4 (0.64%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 84 (13.50%) MS Office
2 57 (9.16%) MS Excel
3 7 (1.13%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.64%) BusinessWorks
2 4 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.64%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.48%) Exstream
4 2 (0.32%) SAP SRM
4 2 (0.32%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.16%) Unica
5 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.16%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.93%) Microsoft Azure
1 12 (1.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 11 (1.77%) Office 365
3 9 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (1.29%) Route 53
4 8 (1.29%) Amazon EC2
4 8 (1.29%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.32%) IaaS
5 2 (0.32%) SaaS
5 2 (0.32%) PaaS
6 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 65 (10.45%) SAN
2 60 (9.65%) Firewall
3 53 (8.52%) LAN
4 41 (6.59%) DNS
5 39 (6.27%) WAN
6 33 (5.31%) TCP/IP
7 29 (4.66%) Internet
8 27 (4.34%) DHCP
9 13 (2.09%) NAS
9 13 (2.09%) SSL
9 13 (2.09%) VPN
10 8 (1.29%) Intrusion Detection
10 8 (1.29%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (1.13%) Wireless
11 7 (1.13%) BIG-IP
12 6 (0.96%) VLAN
12 6 (0.96%) VoIP
12 6 (0.96%) DMZ
12 6 (0.96%) MPLS
12 6 (0.96%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (20.90%) SQL Server
2 34 (5.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 22 (3.54%) Relational Database
3 22 (3.54%) SQL Server 2005
4 21 (3.38%) MySQL
5 20 (3.22%) SQL Server 2008
6 19 (3.05%) RDBMS
6 19 (3.05%) Oracle Database
7 16 (2.57%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (1.61%) MongoDB
9 9 (1.45%) Oracle Database 11g
10 8 (1.29%) Oracle OLAP
10 8 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 8 (1.29%) OLAP
10 8 (1.29%) Amazon RDS
10 8 (1.29%) NoSQL
10 8 (1.29%) Redis
11 7 (1.13%) SimpleDB
11 7 (1.13%) Couchbase
11 7 (1.13%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (2.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (2.09%) Jenkins
3 11 (1.77%) Git (software)
3 11 (1.77%) Visual Studio
4 9 (1.45%) JIRA
5 6 (0.96%) MSI
6 4 (0.64%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (0.48%) JUnit
7 3 (0.48%) Subversion
7 3 (0.48%) NUnit
7 3 (0.48%) Maven
8 2 (0.32%) Selenium
8 2 (0.32%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.32%) InstallShield
8 2 (0.32%) LoadUI
8 2 (0.32%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.32%) PHPUnit
9 1 (0.16%) Axure RP
9 1 (0.16%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.16%) JMeter
General
1 62 (9.97%) Finance
2 20 (3.22%) Telecoms
3 15 (2.41%) Banking
3 15 (2.41%) Law
4 11 (1.77%) Legal
5 8 (1.29%) Retail
6 4 (0.64%) Marketing
6 4 (0.64%) Local Government
6 4 (0.64%) Games
7 3 (0.48%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.48%) Publishing
8 2 (0.32%) Advertising
8 2 (0.32%) Back Office
9 1 (0.16%) Electronics
9 1 (0.16%) Military
9 1 (0.16%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.16%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.16%) German Language
9 1 (0.16%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 116 (18.65%) Analyst
2 51 (8.20%) Support Engineer
3 45 (7.23%) Developer
4 44 (7.07%) Service Analyst
4 44 (7.07%) Support Analyst
4 44 (7.07%) Service Desk Analyst
5 38 (6.11%) Server Engineer
6 37 (5.95%) 2nd Line Support
7 36 (5.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 30 (4.82%) Desktop Support
9 27 (4.34%) Architect
9 27 (4.34%) Administrator
9 27 (4.34%) 1st Line Support
10 26 (4.18%) Applications Support
11 24 (3.86%) DBA
12 22 (3.54%) Migration Engineer
13 21 (3.38%) Windows Server Engineer
13 21 (3.38%) .NET Developer
13 21 (3.38%) Desktop Engineer
14 20 (3.22%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (15.27%) .NET
2 40 (6.43%) Web Services
3 32 (5.14%) XML
4 27 (4.34%) ASP.NET
5 17 (2.73%) HTML
6 15 (2.41%) WCF
6 15 (2.41%) .NET Framework
7 14 (2.25%) ASP.NET MVC
8 13 (2.09%) Application Packaging
9 12 (1.93%) CSS
10 7 (1.13%) ASP.NET 2.0
10 7 (1.13%) POSIX
11 6 (0.96%) jQuery
12 5 (0.80%) WinForms
12 5 (0.80%) Ajax
13 4 (0.64%) SOAP
13 4 (0.64%) J2EE
13 4 (0.64%) Oracle GoldenGate
13 4 (0.64%) Entity Framework
14 3 (0.48%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 43 (6.91%) Data Centre
2 30 (4.82%) Clustering
3 21 (3.38%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (2.73%) NHS
5 15 (2.41%) Blackberry
6 12 (1.93%) Mobile App
7 11 (1.77%) Replication
8 10 (1.61%) User Experience
9 8 (1.29%) IBM XIV
9 8 (1.29%) Enterprise Storage
9 8 (1.29%) iPhone
10 6 (0.96%) CMDB
10 6 (0.96%) Management Information System
11 5 (0.80%) BYOD
11 5 (0.80%) Smartphone
12 4 (0.64%) Client/Server
13 3 (0.48%) iPad
13 3 (0.48%) PKI
14 2 (0.32%) Smartcard
14 2 (0.32%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 154 (24.76%) Windows Server 2008
2 139 (22.35%) Windows 7
3 115 (18.49%) Linux
4 101 (16.24%) Windows Server 2003
5 80 (12.86%) Windows XP
6 75 (12.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 63 (10.13%) UNIX
8 56 (9.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 33 (5.31%) Windows 2000 Server
10 24 (3.86%) Windows 2000
11 21 (3.38%) Windows 8
11 21 (3.38%) Android
12 18 (2.89%) Apple iOS
13 17 (2.73%) Windows Phone
14 12 (1.93%) Solaris
15 11 (1.77%) AIX
16 10 (1.61%) Windows Mobile
17 9 (1.45%) CentOS
17 9 (1.45%) Ubuntu
18 5 (0.80%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (22.99%) ITIL
2 76 (12.22%) Migration
3 35 (5.63%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (5.63%) Service Management
4 34 (5.47%) Incident Management
5 24 (3.86%) MVC
5 24 (3.86%) TDD
6 23 (3.70%) Service Delivery
7 22 (3.54%) DevOps
8 21 (3.38%) Project Management
9 20 (3.22%) Configuration Management
10 19 (3.05%) Workflow
10 19 (3.05%) Change Management
11 18 (2.89%) Performance Tuning
11 18 (2.89%) Continuous Integration
11 18 (2.89%) Stakeholder Management
11 18 (2.89%) Load Balancing
12 17 (2.73%) E-Commerce
13 12 (1.93%) Performance Testing
13 12 (1.93%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 131 (21.06%) SQL
2 47 (7.56%) PowerShell
3 40 (6.43%) JavaScript
4 26 (4.18%) C#
5 22 (3.54%) Python
6 20 (3.22%) VB
7 18 (2.89%) T-SQL
7 18 (2.89%) Java
8 17 (2.73%) PL/SQL
9 16 (2.57%) Bash Shell
10 13 (2.09%) Perl
10 13 (2.09%) PHP
11 6 (0.96%) VBScript
11 6 (0.96%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.64%) Korn
12 4 (0.64%) Jython
12 4 (0.64%) C++
13 3 (0.48%) C
13 3 (0.48%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.48%) VBA
Qualifications
1 31 (4.98%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (3.70%) Security Cleared
3 17 (2.73%) MCSE
4 11 (1.77%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (1.61%) SC Cleared
6 9 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 8 (1.29%) MCITP
7 8 (1.29%) CCNA
8 7 (1.13%) Degree
9 6 (0.96%) MCSA
10 4 (0.64%) JNCIE
10 4 (0.64%) CCNP
10 4 (0.64%) ISEB
10 4 (0.64%) MCP
11 3 (0.48%) BC Cleared
11 3 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.48%) Citrix Certification
11 3 (0.48%) CCIE
11 3 (0.48%) MCDST
11 3 (0.48%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (4.82%) SLA
2 13 (2.09%) QA
3 2 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 192 (30.87%) Active Directory
2 68 (10.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (4.02%) Hyper-V
4 22 (3.54%) vSphere
5 13 (2.09%) XenApp
5 13 (2.09%) Terminal Services
6 12 (1.93%) VMware ESX
7 11 (1.77%) VMware Server
8 9 (1.45%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (0.96%) NFS
9 6 (0.96%) ISA Server
9 6 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (0.80%) XenServer
11 4 (0.64%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 4 (0.64%) UAG
12 3 (0.48%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.48%) vCloud
12 3 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.32%) Terminal Server
13 2 (0.32%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 45 (7.23%) SCCM
2 18 (2.89%) Puppet
3 14 (2.25%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (2.09%) Salt
5 11 (1.77%) Nagios
6 10 (1.61%) Backup Exec
7 9 (1.45%) SCOM
7 9 (1.45%) NetBackup
7 9 (1.45%) WSUS
8 8 (1.29%) HAProxy
8 8 (1.29%) Opsview
9 7 (1.13%) SolarWinds Orion
9 7 (1.13%) Cacti
9 7 (1.13%) Ansible
9 7 (1.13%) Graphite
10 6 (0.96%) Tivoli
10 6 (0.96%) Foglight
10 6 (0.96%) SCVMM
11 5 (0.80%) AirWatch
11 5 (0.80%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 220 (35.37%) Microsoft
2 170 (27.33%) VMware
3 72 (11.58%) Oracle
4 71 (11.41%) Cisco
5 57 (9.16%) Red Hat
6 52 (8.36%) Citrix
7 50 (8.04%) HP
8 44 (7.07%) NetApp
9 27 (4.34%) IBM
9 27 (4.34%) EMC
10 15 (2.41%) Remedy
10 15 (2.41%) McAfee
11 14 (2.25%) SolarWinds
12 11 (1.77%) Xamarin
13 9 (1.45%) Juniper
13 9 (1.45%) Dell
13 9 (1.45%) Altiris
13 9 (1.45%) Brocade
14 7 (1.13%) hybris
14 7 (1.13%) F5
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