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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 7 5
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 407 283 353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 12.87% 11.97% 15.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 56.53% 57.64% 57.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 135 144
Average daily rate
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£325 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £125 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £369 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £304 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.90% -3.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 65 56
Average hourly rate £12.00 £13.25 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.43% +1.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.43 £10.08 £10.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £21.80 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.73% -
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
720 491 612
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 22.76% 20.77% 27.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 398 277 298
Average daily rate £350 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £145 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 67 68
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.98 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.55% +3.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.47 £10.12 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £25.00 £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 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 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +3 281 £335 +24.07% 92
South Yorkshire -3 76 £255 -7.27% 15
North Yorkshire +2 43 £350 +33.33% 21
East Yorkshire 0 4 £148 -30.58% 4
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 289 (37.39%) Microsoft
2 239 (30.92%) Active Directory
3 224 (28.98%) VMware
4 199 (25.74%) SQL
5 186 (24.06%) ITIL
6 175 (22.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 174 (22.51%) SQL Server
8 165 (21.35%) Linux
9 152 (19.66%) Windows 7
10 122 (15.78%) Windows Server 2003
11 114 (14.75%) VMware Infrastructure
11 114 (14.75%) Windows Server 2012
12 112 (14.49%) UNIX
13 107 (13.84%) Oracle
14 103 (13.32%) Migration
15 102 (13.20%) MS Office
16 97 (12.55%) IIS
17 93 (12.03%) MS Excel
18 92 (11.90%) MS Exchange
19 83 (10.74%) Windows XP
19 83 (10.74%) Cisco
19 83 (10.74%) Finance
20 80 (10.35%) SAN
21 78 (10.09%) Red Hat
22 76 (9.83%) .NET
23 74 (9.57%) PowerShell
24 73 (9.44%) SharePoint
25 72 (9.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
26 67 (8.67%) Firewall
27 61 (7.89%) Citrix

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (12.55%) IIS
2 92 (11.90%) MS Exchange
3 73 (9.44%) SharePoint
4 44 (5.69%) Exchange Server 2010
5 39 (5.05%) JBoss
6 32 (4.14%) Apache
7 28 (3.62%) Tomcat
8 25 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
9 23 (2.98%) BizTalk Server
10 20 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2013
11 18 (2.33%) SAS
12 15 (1.94%) WebSphere
13 14 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2003
14 13 (1.68%) Node.js
15 12 (1.55%) Lync
16 8 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
16 8 (1.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 7 (0.91%) nginx
18 5 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
19 4 (0.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 102 (13.20%) MS Office
2 93 (12.03%) MS Excel
3 11 (1.42%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.26%) Line 500
4 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.13%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.13%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 24 (3.10%) Office 365
2 13 (1.68%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
4 8 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (0.78%) Amazon S3
5 6 (0.78%) Route 53
5 6 (0.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 4 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.39%) PaaS
7 3 (0.39%) Google App Engine
8 2 (0.26%) SaaS
8 2 (0.26%) IaaS
8 2 (0.26%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 80 (10.35%) SAN
2 67 (8.67%) Firewall
3 55 (7.12%) LAN
4 54 (6.99%) WAN
5 47 (6.08%) DNS
6 42 (5.43%) TCP/IP
7 38 (4.92%) Internet
8 35 (4.53%) DHCP
9 18 (2.33%) NAS
10 16 (2.07%) SSL
11 15 (1.94%) VPN
12 14 (1.81%) Wireless
13 13 (1.68%) Intrusion Detection
14 12 (1.55%) VoIP
15 10 (1.29%) Fibre Channel
16 9 (1.16%) DMZ
16 9 (1.16%) Network Security
17 7 (0.91%) VLAN
17 7 (0.91%) Wi-Fi
18 6 (0.78%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 174 (22.51%) SQL Server
2 35 (4.53%) Oracle Database
3 32 (4.14%) MySQL
3 32 (4.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 29 (3.75%) SQL Server 2012
5 24 (3.10%) Relational Database
6 23 (2.98%) Data Warehouse
7 21 (2.72%) MongoDB
8 20 (2.59%) Oracle Database 11g
8 20 (2.59%) RDBMS
9 16 (2.07%) SQL Server 2008
10 15 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 14 (1.81%) NoSQL
12 10 (1.29%) Oracle Database 12c
12 10 (1.29%) SQL Server 2005
13 9 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
14 8 (1.03%) Oracle OLAP
14 8 (1.03%) BusinessObjects
14 8 (1.03%) OLAP
14 8 (1.03%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 25 (3.23%) Jenkins
2 21 (2.72%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (1.55%) Git (software)
3 12 (1.55%) JIRA
4 11 (1.42%) Visual Studio
5 8 (1.03%) TeamCity
6 7 (0.91%) Subversion
6 7 (0.91%) Octopus Deploy
7 5 (0.65%) Eclipse
8 4 (0.52%) MSI
8 4 (0.52%) Maven
8 4 (0.52%) Selenium
9 2 (0.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.26%) InstallShield
9 2 (0.26%) AdminStudio
9 2 (0.26%) JUnit
9 2 (0.26%) FishEye
9 2 (0.26%) PHPUnit
10 1 (0.13%) Axure RP
10 1 (0.13%) Hudson
General
1 83 (10.74%) Finance
2 20 (2.59%) Telecoms
3 15 (1.94%) Law
4 13 (1.68%) Legal
4 13 (1.68%) Retail
5 11 (1.42%) Banking
6 9 (1.16%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.65%) Electronics
7 5 (0.65%) Marketing
8 4 (0.52%) Local Government
8 4 (0.52%) Games
8 4 (0.52%) Back Office
8 4 (0.52%) Advertising
9 3 (0.39%) Publishing
9 3 (0.39%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.39%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.13%) Military
10 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 150 (19.40%) Analyst
2 64 (8.28%) Support Engineer
3 54 (6.99%) Service Analyst
3 54 (6.99%) Service Desk Analyst
4 53 (6.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 52 (6.73%) Administrator
6 51 (6.60%) Support Analyst
7 48 (6.21%) 2nd Line Support
8 42 (5.43%) Consultant
8 42 (5.43%) DBA
9 38 (4.92%) Desktop Support
10 34 (4.40%) 1st Line Support
10 34 (4.40%) IT Support
11 33 (4.27%) Server Engineer
12 32 (4.14%) Applications Support
13 28 (3.62%) Migration Engineer
13 28 (3.62%) Architect
13 28 (3.62%) Desktop Engineer
14 27 (3.49%) Developer
15 24 (3.10%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (9.83%) .NET
2 37 (4.79%) XML
3 30 (3.88%) Web Services
4 20 (2.59%) HTML
4 20 (2.59%) Application Packaging
5 14 (1.81%) CSS
6 12 (1.55%) ASP.NET
7 10 (1.29%) J2EE
8 8 (1.03%) SOAP
8 8 (1.03%) WebSphere MQ
8 8 (1.03%) Middleware
9 7 (0.91%) ASP.NET 2.0
9 7 (0.91%) JSP
10 6 (0.78%) ODBC
10 6 (0.78%) POSIX
11 5 (0.65%) XSLT
11 5 (0.65%) Java EE
12 4 (0.52%) WinForms
12 4 (0.52%) XSL
12 4 (0.52%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 61 (7.89%) Data Centre
2 44 (5.69%) Clustering
3 24 (3.10%) Blackberry
3 24 (3.10%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (2.33%) NHS
5 14 (1.81%) Management Information System
5 14 (1.81%) User Experience
6 12 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
6 12 (1.55%) Client/Server
7 9 (1.16%) Replication
7 9 (1.16%) IBM XIV
7 9 (1.16%) Enterprise Storage
7 9 (1.16%) iPhone
8 8 (1.03%) CMDB
8 8 (1.03%) Visualisation
9 5 (0.65%) Mobile App
9 5 (0.65%) DTV
10 4 (0.52%) Smartphone
10 4 (0.52%) Wiki
11 3 (0.39%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 175 (22.64%) Windows Server 2008
2 165 (21.35%) Linux
3 152 (19.66%) Windows 7
4 122 (15.78%) Windows Server 2003
5 114 (14.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 112 (14.49%) UNIX
7 83 (10.74%) Windows XP
8 72 (9.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 32 (4.14%) Windows 2000 Server
10 30 (3.88%) Windows 8
11 28 (3.62%) AIX
11 28 (3.62%) Windows 2000
12 18 (2.33%) Ubuntu
13 16 (2.07%) Apple iOS
14 15 (1.94%) Solaris
15 14 (1.81%) CentOS
16 13 (1.68%) zOS
17 10 (1.29%) Data ONTAP
18 9 (1.16%) Android
19 8 (1.03%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (24.06%) ITIL
2 103 (13.32%) Migration
3 48 (6.21%) DevOps
4 46 (5.95%) Service Management
5 41 (5.30%) Incident Management
6 37 (4.79%) Project Management
7 36 (4.66%) Change Management
8 28 (3.62%) Load Balancing
9 27 (3.49%) Stakeholder Management
9 27 (3.49%) Configuration Management
10 25 (3.23%) PRINCE2
10 25 (3.23%) E-Commerce
10 25 (3.23%) Problem Management
11 24 (3.10%) Agile Software Development
11 24 (3.10%) Workflow
12 23 (2.98%) Business Intelligence
13 22 (2.85%) ETL
13 22 (2.85%) Continuous Integration
14 19 (2.46%) CRM
14 19 (2.46%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 199 (25.74%) SQL
2 74 (9.57%) PowerShell
3 40 (5.17%) JavaScript
4 38 (4.92%) PL/SQL
5 36 (4.66%) Python
5 36 (4.66%) Java
6 30 (3.88%) Bash Shell
7 29 (3.75%) T-SQL
8 28 (3.62%) Perl
9 21 (2.72%) VB
10 19 (2.46%) Shell Script
11 13 (1.68%) PHP
12 10 (1.29%) C#
13 9 (1.16%) C
13 9 (1.16%) VBScript
14 8 (1.03%) C++
15 7 (0.91%) Korn
16 6 (0.78%) Jython
17 5 (0.65%) Ruby
18 4 (0.52%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 57 (7.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (3.88%) Security Cleared
3 29 (3.75%) MCSE
4 17 (2.20%) MCP
5 16 (2.07%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (2.07%) SC Cleared
6 13 (1.68%) MCITP
6 13 (1.68%) CCNA
7 11 (1.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 9 (1.16%) MCDST
9 7 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (0.91%) MCSA
10 6 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 6 (0.78%) MCTS
10 6 (0.78%) Degree
11 5 (0.65%) A+ Certification
11 5 (0.65%) CCNP
12 4 (0.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 3 (0.39%) CISSP
13 3 (0.39%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (4.27%) SLA
2 10 (1.29%) QA
3 3 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.13%) HL7
5 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 239 (30.92%) Active Directory
2 114 (14.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (4.53%) Hyper-V
4 21 (2.72%) vSphere
5 20 (2.59%) VMware Server
6 18 (2.33%) XenApp
7 14 (1.81%) VMware ESX
8 12 (1.55%) Microsoft App-V
8 12 (1.55%) XenServer
9 10 (1.29%) NFS
9 10 (1.29%) Oracle RAC
10 9 (1.16%) Terminal Services
11 6 (0.78%) ISA Server
12 5 (0.65%) VirtualBox
12 5 (0.65%) vCloud
13 4 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 4 (0.52%) XenDesktop
14 3 (0.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 2 (0.26%) Forefront TMG
15 2 (0.26%) UAG
Systems Management
1 52 (6.73%) SCCM
2 33 (4.27%) Puppet
3 30 (3.88%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (1.81%) Nagios
5 13 (1.68%) Salt
6 11 (1.42%) Ansible
7 10 (1.29%) Oracle RMAN
7 10 (1.29%) Opsview
8 9 (1.16%) Graphite
8 9 (1.16%) SCOM
8 9 (1.16%) Foglight
8 9 (1.16%) Cacti
8 9 (1.16%) SolarWinds Orion
9 8 (1.03%) NetBackup
9 8 (1.03%) Backup Exec
10 7 (0.91%) SCVMM
10 7 (0.91%) HAProxy
11 6 (0.78%) HP UCMDB
11 6 (0.78%) WSUS
12 4 (0.52%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 289 (37.39%) Microsoft
2 224 (28.98%) VMware
3 107 (13.84%) Oracle
4 83 (10.74%) Cisco
5 78 (10.09%) Red Hat
6 61 (7.89%) Citrix
7 60 (7.76%) HP
8 57 (7.37%) NetApp
9 33 (4.27%) IBM
10 27 (3.49%) SolarWinds
11 20 (2.59%) EMC
12 13 (1.68%) Remedy
12 13 (1.68%) McAfee
12 13 (1.68%) Brocade
12 13 (1.68%) New Relic
13 12 (1.55%) Splunk
14 10 (1.29%) Apple
15 9 (1.16%) Lotus
15 9 (1.16%) Sun
15 9 (1.16%) SAP
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Rate: From £350 to £450 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 18 hours ago
East Riding
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day + Laptop & Phone
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Mortimer Spinks
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
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West Yorkshire
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Rate: £300.00 - £320.00 per day
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Bradford, West Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £15 - £20 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
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Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Premier IT
Rate: £330 - £380 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day + DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
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Rate: £15 per hour
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day + DOE
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Computer Futures
Rate: £13 - £15 per hour + DOE
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Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £230 per annum + DOE
Posted: 9 days ago
Bradford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £9.00 - £11.00 per hour
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