The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Yorkshire region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 4 8
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 290 342 287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 12.44% 16.19% 11.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.17% 56.34% 55.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 130 105
Average daily rate
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£238 £290 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.10% +0.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £150 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £314
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 53 65
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £13.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -4.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.13 £9.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £35.30 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
482 607 519
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 20.67% 28.73% 20.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 270 245
Average daily rate £275 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.29% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £125 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £399
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 64 68
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.13 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £40.40 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Windows
England

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 28 July 2014.

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 28 July 2014.

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 28 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -6 163 £213 -29.16% 101
South Yorkshire -1 66 £213 +6.25% 31
North Yorkshire +8 37 £298 +48.75% 24
East Yorkshire +1 13 £213 - 3
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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.

1 240 (36.87%) Microsoft
2 192 (29.49%) Active Directory
3 188 (28.88%) Windows 7
4 148 (22.73%) Windows XP
5 142 (21.81%) VMware
6 129 (19.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 119 (18.28%) SQL
8 103 (15.82%) Windows Server 2003
9 101 (15.51%) SQL Server
10 85 (13.06%) MS Office
11 83 (12.75%) ITIL
11 83 (12.75%) Linux
12 81 (12.44%) MS Excel
13 79 (12.14%) HP
13 79 (12.14%) Finance
14 76 (11.67%) SAN
15 73 (11.21%) .NET
16 72 (11.06%) MS Exchange
17 65 (9.98%) Citrix
18 62 (9.52%) SCCM
19 59 (9.06%) Migration
20 54 (8.29%) VMware Infrastructure
21 46 (7.07%) Service Management
22 44 (6.76%) T-SQL
23 43 (6.61%) Incident Management
23 43 (6.61%) Windows Server 2012
24 42 (6.45%) PowerShell
24 42 (6.45%) Oracle
25 40 (6.14%) Firewall
25 40 (6.14%) vSphere

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 72 (11.06%) MS Exchange
2 37 (5.68%) IIS
3 32 (4.92%) SharePoint
4 24 (3.69%) Exchange Server 2007
5 20 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2010
6 18 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2003
7 14 (2.15%) WebSphere
8 12 (1.84%) Lync
9 10 (1.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 10 (1.54%) IBM Notes
10 7 (1.08%) nginx
11 6 (0.92%) Apache
11 6 (0.92%) Tomcat
11 6 (0.92%) WebLogic
12 5 (0.77%) Lotus Domino
12 5 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
13 4 (0.61%) Oracle Application Server
13 4 (0.61%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 85 (13.06%) MS Office
2 81 (12.44%) MS Excel
3 5 (0.77%) MS Project
4 4 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.46%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.15%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 7 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.54%) Office 365
2 8 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.46%) SaaS
5 1 (0.15%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 76 (11.67%) SAN
2 40 (6.14%) Firewall
3 34 (5.22%) TCP/IP
3 34 (5.22%) LAN
4 27 (4.15%) WAN
5 20 (3.07%) DNS
6 18 (2.76%) VPN
7 14 (2.15%) FTP
8 13 (2.00%) DHCP
8 13 (2.00%) Internet
8 13 (2.00%) Wireless
9 10 (1.54%) NAS
10 8 (1.23%) IPsec
10 8 (1.23%) MPLS
11 6 (0.92%) VLAN
11 6 (0.92%) SMTP
11 6 (0.92%) SSL
11 6 (0.92%) NetScaler
12 5 (0.77%) Intranet
13 4 (0.61%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (15.51%) SQL Server
2 29 (4.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 28 (4.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 25 (3.84%) SQL Server 2005
5 24 (3.69%) SQL Server 2008
6 22 (3.38%) MySQL
7 14 (2.15%) Oracle Database
8 9 (1.38%) SQL Server 2000
9 8 (1.23%) NoSQL
10 7 (1.08%) Pentaho
10 7 (1.08%) MongoDB
10 7 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (0.92%) RDBMS
11 6 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (0.92%) Relational Database
12 5 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
13 3 (0.46%) Oracle Database 12c
13 3 (0.46%) Big Data
13 3 (0.46%) QlikView
13 3 (0.46%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 14 (2.15%) QuickTest Pro
2 9 (1.38%) Selenium
2 9 (1.38%) TeamCity
3 7 (1.08%) Maven
4 6 (0.92%) Oracle APEX
4 6 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (0.77%) Git (software)
5 5 (0.77%) Visual Studio
5 5 (0.77%) InstallShield
6 4 (0.61%) NUnit
6 4 (0.61%) Cucumber
7 3 (0.46%) Behat
7 3 (0.46%) AdminStudio
7 3 (0.46%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (0.46%) MSTest
8 2 (0.31%) MSI
8 2 (0.31%) Subversion
8 2 (0.31%) Hudson
9 1 (0.15%) JMeter
9 1 (0.15%) LoadRunner
General
1 79 (12.14%) Finance
2 26 (3.99%) Banking
3 7 (1.08%) Manufacturing
4 6 (0.92%) Telecoms
5 5 (0.77%) Publishing
5 5 (0.77%) Investment Banking
5 5 (0.77%) Marketing
6 4 (0.61%) Legal
7 3 (0.46%) Electronics
7 3 (0.46%) Mandarin Language
7 3 (0.46%) Cantonese Language
7 3 (0.46%) French Language
7 3 (0.46%) Retail
8 2 (0.31%) Norwegian Language
9 1 (0.15%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.15%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 119 (18.28%) Analyst
2 63 (9.68%) 2nd Line Support
3 53 (8.14%) Support Engineer
4 50 (7.68%) Developer
5 42 (6.45%) Administrator
6 41 (6.30%) Desktop Support
7 40 (6.14%) 1st Line Support
7 40 (6.14%) Service Analyst
7 40 (6.14%) Service Desk Analyst
8 36 (5.53%) Support Analyst
9 34 (5.22%) DBA
10 29 (4.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 23 (3.53%) SQL DBA
11 23 (3.53%) Deployment Engineer
12 22 (3.38%) Consultant
13 20 (3.07%) Architect
13 20 (3.07%) Desktop Engineer
13 20 (3.07%) IT Support
14 17 (2.61%) .NET Developer
14 17 (2.61%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (11.21%) .NET
2 29 (4.45%) ASP.NET
3 22 (3.38%) WinForms
4 21 (3.23%) XML
5 20 (3.07%) HTML
6 18 (2.76%) Application Packaging
7 17 (2.61%) WCF
8 15 (2.30%) Web Services
9 14 (2.15%) Middleware
10 12 (1.84%) CSS
10 12 (1.84%) ASP.NET MVC
11 9 (1.38%) WebSphere MQ
12 8 (1.23%) WPF
12 8 (1.23%) jQuery
12 8 (1.23%) XMPP
13 7 (1.08%) WebSphere Message Broker
14 6 (0.92%) .NET Framework
14 6 (0.92%) J2EE
15 5 (0.77%) HTML5
16 4 (0.61%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 30 (4.61%) Clustering
2 23 (3.53%) NHS
3 18 (2.76%) Blackberry
4 8 (1.23%) Firmware
4 8 (1.23%) Replication
5 7 (1.08%) iPhone
5 7 (1.08%) Data Integration
6 6 (0.92%) Management Information System
7 5 (0.77%) Mainframe
8 4 (0.61%) Handset
9 3 (0.46%) Thin Client
9 3 (0.46%) Fat Client
9 3 (0.46%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (0.46%) Statistics
9 3 (0.46%) iSeries
9 3 (0.46%) Open Source
9 3 (0.46%) iPad
10 2 (0.31%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (0.31%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.31%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 188 (28.88%) Windows 7
2 148 (22.73%) Windows XP
3 129 (19.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 103 (15.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 83 (12.75%) Linux
6 43 (6.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 39 (5.99%) UNIX
8 33 (5.07%) Ubuntu
9 32 (4.92%) CentOS
10 17 (2.61%) Windows 2000
11 15 (2.30%) Windows 8
12 13 (2.00%) AIX
13 10 (1.54%) Windows Vista
13 10 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 7 (1.08%) Windows NT
15 6 (0.92%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.61%) HPUX
16 4 (0.61%) zOS
17 3 (0.46%) Android
17 3 (0.46%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (12.75%) ITIL
2 59 (9.06%) Migration
3 46 (7.07%) Service Management
4 43 (6.61%) Incident Management
5 38 (5.84%) Disaster Recovery
6 28 (4.30%) Agile Software Development
7 27 (4.15%) Project Management
8 21 (3.23%) Workflow
8 21 (3.23%) Problem Management
9 19 (2.92%) Scrum
10 18 (2.76%) Performance Tuning
11 17 (2.61%) MVC
12 14 (2.15%) Stakeholder Management
12 14 (2.15%) Data Modelling
12 14 (2.15%) Data Protection
12 14 (2.15%) Root Cause Analysis
13 12 (1.84%) High Availability
13 12 (1.84%) Performance Monitoring
14 11 (1.69%) Validation
14 11 (1.69%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 119 (18.28%) SQL
2 44 (6.76%) T-SQL
3 42 (6.45%) PowerShell
4 34 (5.22%) C#
5 26 (3.99%) Python
6 22 (3.38%) Java
7 19 (2.92%) VB.NET
8 13 (2.00%) C
9 12 (1.84%) JavaScript
10 11 (1.69%) Perl
11 9 (1.38%) C++
11 9 (1.38%) VB
11 9 (1.38%) Ruby
12 8 (1.23%) VB6
13 7 (1.08%) PL/SQL
13 7 (1.08%) VBScript
14 6 (0.92%) VBA
14 6 (0.92%) PHP
15 2 (0.31%) Delphi
15 2 (0.31%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 25 (3.84%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (3.07%) Security Cleared
3 16 (2.46%) SC Cleared
4 14 (2.15%) ISTQB
5 13 (2.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 13 (2.00%) MCSE
6 11 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (1.23%) CCNA
8 7 (1.08%) MCITP
9 6 (0.92%) MCP
9 6 (0.92%) CCA
9 6 (0.92%) Citrix Certification
9 6 (0.92%) CCEA
9 6 (0.92%) VCAP
10 5 (0.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 5 (0.77%) Degree
11 3 (0.46%) MCSA
12 2 (0.31%) ISEB
12 2 (0.31%) Oracle Certification
12 2 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (4.61%) SLA
2 19 (2.92%) QA
3 3 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.15%) Basel II
4 1 (0.15%) COREP
System Software
1 192 (29.49%) Active Directory
2 54 (8.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (6.14%) vSphere
4 31 (4.76%) Hyper-V
5 26 (3.99%) VMware Server
6 19 (2.92%) XenApp
7 18 (2.76%) VMware ESXi
8 16 (2.46%) XenServer
9 15 (2.30%) VMware ESX
10 11 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
11 10 (1.54%) Xen
11 10 (1.54%) XenDesktop
12 6 (0.92%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.31%) qmail
13 2 (0.31%) Sendmail
13 2 (0.31%) MetaFrame
14 1 (0.15%) Terminal Server
14 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 1 (0.15%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 62 (9.52%) SCCM
2 18 (2.76%) SCOM
3 14 (2.15%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (1.08%) Capistrano
4 7 (1.08%) Puppet
4 7 (1.08%) HAProxy
4 7 (1.08%) WSUS
5 5 (0.77%) SCOrch
5 5 (0.77%) Backup Exec
5 5 (0.77%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (0.61%) Unicenter
6 4 (0.61%) SCVMM
6 4 (0.61%) SCDPM
7 3 (0.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (0.46%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (0.46%) Foglight
7 3 (0.46%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.31%) ARCserve
8 2 (0.31%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.31%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 240 (36.87%) Microsoft
2 142 (21.81%) VMware
3 79 (12.14%) HP
4 65 (9.98%) Citrix
5 42 (6.45%) Oracle
6 37 (5.68%) Cisco
7 29 (4.45%) Splunk
8 18 (2.76%) IBM
8 18 (2.76%) EMC
8 18 (2.76%) NetApp
9 17 (2.61%) Dell
10 13 (2.00%) Remedy
11 12 (1.84%) Symantec
11 12 (1.84%) Lotus
12 10 (1.54%) Adobe
13 7 (1.08%) AppSense
13 7 (1.08%) Veeam
13 7 (1.08%) Greenplum
14 6 (0.92%) Altiris
14 6 (0.92%) Red Hat
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Posted: 5 days ago
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