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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 10 7
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 316 263 307
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 11.23% 10.32% 13.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 49.61% 51.17% 60.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 118 132
Average daily rate £300 £320 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £133 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £412 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 50 45
Average hourly rate £12.75 £12.46 £11.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.32% +6.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.02 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.35 £16.80 £15.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.31% -3.33%
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
637 514 509
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 22.64% 20.16% 22.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 401 295 268
Average daily rate £400 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £161 £157 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.10% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 59 46
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.00 £11.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +10.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £22.50 £14.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 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
(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 +5 196 £338 -1.45% 88
South Yorkshire 0 62 £288 +15.00% 26
North Yorkshire +3 47 £160 -51.51% 22
East Yorkshire -6 6 £155 -1.58% 6
Humberside 0 1 - -
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 276 (40.47%) Active Directory
2 254 (37.24%) Microsoft
3 211 (30.94%) Windows Server
4 177 (25.95%) VMware
5 173 (25.37%) Windows 7
6 140 (20.53%) Finance
7 134 (19.65%) Linux
8 133 (19.50%) ITIL
9 120 (17.60%) SQL
10 111 (16.28%) VMware Infrastructure
11 101 (14.81%) MS Office
12 97 (14.22%) MS Excel
13 92 (13.49%) Windows Server 2008
14 82 (12.02%) SQL Server
15 79 (11.58%) Migration
16 75 (11.00%) Windows Server 2012
17 72 (10.56%) MS Exchange
18 71 (10.41%) .NET
19 69 (10.12%) Unix
19 69 (10.12%) Agile Software Development
20 57 (8.36%) Windows Server 2003
21 56 (8.21%) Windows XP
21 56 (8.21%) Data Centre
22 54 (7.92%) SCCM
22 54 (7.92%) Microsoft Certification
23 53 (7.77%) PowerShell
24 50 (7.33%) HP
24 50 (7.33%) Jenkins
25 49 (7.18%) C#
26 47 (6.89%) IIS

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 (10.56%) MS Exchange
2 47 (6.89%) IIS
3 25 (3.67%) SharePoint
4 24 (3.52%) Tomcat
5 21 (3.08%) Confluence
6 16 (2.35%) Apache
7 13 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2010
7 13 (1.91%) JBoss
7 13 (1.91%) WebSphere
8 12 (1.76%) Skype for Business
9 10 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2007
9 10 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
10 9 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2003
11 8 (1.17%) nginx
12 6 (0.88%) IBM Domino
12 6 (0.88%) SharePoint Server
12 6 (0.88%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
13 5 (0.73%) OpenStack
13 5 (0.73%) SAS
14 4 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 101 (14.81%) MS Office
2 97 (14.22%) MS Excel
3 7 (1.03%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.59%) MS Project
5 2 (0.29%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.44%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.15%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.15%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 37 (5.43%) Office 365
2 19 (2.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.88%) IaaS
4 6 (0.88%) PaaS
4 6 (0.88%) SaaS
5 3 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.29%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.15%) GitHub
7 1 (0.15%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 44 (6.45%) DNS
2 41 (6.01%) SAN
3 39 (5.72%) TCP/IP
4 38 (5.57%) Firewall
5 36 (5.28%) Internet
6 30 (4.40%) DHCP
7 29 (4.25%) LAN
8 26 (3.81%) WAN
9 22 (3.23%) SNMP
10 18 (2.64%) VPN
11 12 (1.76%) Network Security
12 11 (1.61%) HTTP
12 11 (1.61%) Wireless
13 10 (1.47%) Fibre Channel
14 9 (1.32%) FTP
14 9 (1.32%) LDAP
14 9 (1.32%) SSL
14 9 (1.32%) VoIP
15 7 (1.03%) Intranet
15 7 (1.03%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (12.02%) SQL Server
2 30 (4.40%) MySQL
3 20 (2.93%) SQL Server 2012
4 17 (2.49%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (2.05%) RDBMS
5 14 (2.05%) Relational Database
6 11 (1.61%) MongoDB
7 9 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
8 8 (1.17%) SQL Server 2000
9 7 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (0.88%) Informix
10 6 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (0.73%) Hadoop
12 4 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
13 3 (0.44%) BusinessObjects
13 3 (0.44%) CouchDB
13 3 (0.44%) MS Access
13 3 (0.44%) Redis
13 3 (0.44%) SQL Server 2014
14 2 (0.29%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 50 (7.33%) Jenkins
2 34 (4.99%) JIRA
3 28 (4.11%) Selenium
4 22 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
5 21 (3.08%) Cucumber
6 20 (2.93%) HP UFT
6 20 (2.93%) JMeter
6 20 (2.93%) Visual Studio
7 19 (2.79%) LoadRunner
8 17 (2.49%) Maven
9 14 (2.05%) Subversion
10 12 (1.76%) Git (software)
10 12 (1.76%) JUnit
11 8 (1.17%) Octopus Deploy
12 6 (0.88%) Metasploit
12 6 (0.88%) MSI
12 6 (0.88%) TeamCity
13 5 (0.73%) Hudson
13 5 (0.73%) Sonatype Nexus
14 4 (0.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 140 (20.53%) Finance
2 31 (4.55%) Telecoms
3 20 (2.93%) Legal
4 16 (2.35%) Banking
5 13 (1.91%) Retail
6 12 (1.76%) Games
7 11 (1.61%) Law
7 11 (1.61%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.47%) Electronics
8 10 (1.47%) Marketing
9 7 (1.03%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.73%) Advertising
11 4 (0.59%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.44%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 165 (24.19%) Analyst
2 75 (11.00%) Service Analyst
3 72 (10.56%) Service Desk Analyst
4 61 (8.94%) Developer
5 58 (8.50%) 2nd Line Support
6 51 (7.48%) Support Analyst
7 41 (6.01%) 1st Line Support
8 40 (5.87%) Support Engineer
9 37 (5.43%) Administrator
9 37 (5.43%) Windows Engineer
10 35 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 29 (4.25%) Applications Support
12 28 (4.11%) 1st/2nd Line Support
13 27 (3.96%) Desktop Support
14 26 (3.81%) Applications Support Analyst
14 26 (3.81%) Service Desk Support
15 24 (3.52%) IT Engineer
16 22 (3.23%) Consultant
16 22 (3.23%) Desktop Engineer
17 21 (3.08%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (10.41%) .NET
2 26 (3.81%) XML
3 19 (2.79%) ASP.NET
4 18 (2.64%) HTML
5 17 (2.49%) jQuery
6 16 (2.35%) .NET Framework
6 16 (2.35%) CSS
6 16 (2.35%) WCF
6 16 (2.35%) WinForms
7 15 (2.20%) Web Services
8 10 (1.47%) Hibernate
8 10 (1.47%) Spring
9 9 (1.32%) ASP.NET MVC
9 9 (1.32%) LAMP
10 8 (1.17%) Entity Framework
10 8 (1.17%) JSON
10 8 (1.17%) Middleware
10 8 (1.17%) RabbitMQ
10 8 (1.17%) XSLT
11 7 (1.03%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 56 (8.21%) Data Centre
2 39 (5.72%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (3.67%) Client/Server
4 22 (3.23%) PKI
5 19 (2.79%) Blackberry
6 13 (1.91%) Clustering
7 12 (1.76%) NHS
8 10 (1.47%) Driving Licence
9 9 (1.32%) Mathematics
9 9 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
10 8 (1.17%) User Experience
11 7 (1.03%) Enterprise Storage
11 7 (1.03%) Management Information System
12 6 (0.88%) AS400
12 6 (0.88%) Fat Client
12 6 (0.88%) Thin Client
12 6 (0.88%) Visualisation
13 5 (0.73%) Computer Science
13 5 (0.73%) iSeries
13 5 (0.73%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 211 (30.94%) Windows Server
2 173 (25.37%) Windows 7
3 134 (19.65%) Linux
4 92 (13.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 75 (11.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 69 (10.12%) Unix
7 57 (8.36%) Windows Server 2003
8 56 (8.21%) Windows XP
9 33 (4.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 30 (4.40%) Windows 8
11 22 (3.23%) Android
12 20 (2.93%) Mac OS X
13 19 (2.79%) Windows Vista
14 14 (2.05%) Windows 2000
15 13 (1.91%) Apple iOS
16 12 (1.76%) AIX
17 7 (1.03%) Data ONTAP
18 4 (0.59%) Solaris
19 3 (0.44%) HPUX
19 3 (0.44%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (19.50%) ITIL
2 79 (11.58%) Migration
3 69 (10.12%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (5.57%) DevOps
5 31 (4.55%) Service Management
6 29 (4.25%) Change Management
7 25 (3.67%) Service Delivery
8 24 (3.52%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 23 (3.37%) TDD
10 21 (3.08%) Incident Management
10 21 (3.08%) Test Automation
11 20 (2.93%) Network Monitoring
11 20 (2.93%) Problem Management
11 20 (2.93%) User Acceptance Testing
12 19 (2.79%) Configuration Management
12 19 (2.79%) Continuous Integration
13 18 (2.64%) Business Intelligence
13 18 (2.64%) Stakeholder Management
14 17 (2.49%) Functional Testing
14 17 (2.49%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 120 (17.60%) SQL
2 53 (7.77%) PowerShell
3 49 (7.18%) C#
4 46 (6.74%) Java
5 33 (4.84%) Perl
6 29 (4.25%) JavaScript
7 25 (3.67%) C
7 25 (3.67%) Shell Script
8 24 (3.52%) Python
9 21 (3.08%) T-SQL
10 19 (2.79%) Ruby
11 18 (2.64%) Bash Shell
12 14 (2.05%) VB
13 12 (1.76%) C++
14 11 (1.61%) VB.NET
15 9 (1.32%) PL/SQL
16 7 (1.03%) PHP
16 7 (1.03%) XPath
17 6 (0.88%) VBA
18 3 (0.44%) ECMAScript
Qualifications
1 54 (7.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (4.11%) Security Cleared
3 22 (3.23%) SC Cleared
4 20 (2.93%) MCSA
5 15 (2.20%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (2.05%) MCSE
7 13 (1.91%) MCDST
8 12 (1.76%) MCP
9 11 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
9 11 (1.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 10 (1.47%) CCNA
11 9 (1.32%) Degree
12 7 (1.03%) ISEB
13 6 (0.88%) CCNP
14 5 (0.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 5 (0.73%) MCITP
14 5 (0.73%) MOS
15 4 (0.59%) A+ Certification
15 4 (0.59%) SAS Certification
16 3 (0.44%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.96%) SLA
2 21 (3.08%) QA
3 4 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.15%) GPG13
4 1 (0.15%) HL7
4 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.15%) WAI
4 1 (0.15%) WCAG
System Software
1 276 (40.47%) Active Directory
2 111 (16.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (4.40%) Hyper-V
4 11 (1.61%) vSphere
5 10 (1.47%) NFS
5 10 (1.47%) vCloud
5 10 (1.47%) VMware ESX
5 10 (1.47%) VMware Server
6 9 (1.32%) Xen
7 8 (1.17%) KVM
7 8 (1.17%) XenApp
7 8 (1.17%) XenDesktop
8 5 (0.73%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 5 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.59%) Firmware
10 3 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (0.44%) Varnish
11 2 (0.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (0.29%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 54 (7.92%) SCCM
2 28 (4.11%) Opscode Chef
2 28 (4.11%) Puppet
3 13 (1.91%) SCOM
4 8 (1.17%) Nagios
4 8 (1.17%) Opsview
5 7 (1.03%) Ansible
6 6 (0.88%) logstash
6 6 (0.88%) Nessus
7 5 (0.73%) Cacti
7 5 (0.73%) DameWare
7 5 (0.73%) Graphite
7 5 (0.73%) SolarWinds Orion
8 4 (0.59%) Backup Exec
8 4 (0.59%) NetBackup
8 4 (0.59%) ThinApp
9 3 (0.44%) Foglight
9 3 (0.44%) Nmap
9 3 (0.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (0.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 254 (37.24%) Microsoft
2 177 (25.95%) VMware
3 50 (7.33%) HP
4 43 (6.30%) Cisco
5 37 (5.43%) Oracle
6 33 (4.84%) Citrix
7 32 (4.69%) Red Hat
8 19 (2.79%) IBM
8 19 (2.79%) NetApp
9 12 (1.76%) EMC
10 11 (1.61%) SAP
11 10 (1.47%) Dell
12 8 (1.17%) F5
13 7 (1.03%) Brocade
13 7 (1.03%) SolarWinds
13 7 (1.03%) Splunk
13 7 (1.03%) Veritas
14 6 (0.88%) New Relic
14 6 (0.88%) Remedy
15 5 (0.73%) Palo Alto
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