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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 9 6
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 275 300 323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 11.28% 13.25% 14.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 51.59% 58.94% 64.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 126 112
Average daily rate
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£300 £240 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -12.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £120 £117
10% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £425 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £290 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 41 60
Average hourly rate £12.50 £12.07 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.60% -3.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.32 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £15.95 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.15
% change year-on-year
- -7.12%
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
533 509 497
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 21.85% 22.48% 22.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 262 199
Average daily rate £338 £300 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £125 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.31% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 42 66
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.75 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.63% -18.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.90 £10.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £15.50 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.67 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.45% -14.28%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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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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 -3 169 £305 +5.17% 106
North Yorkshire +7 37 £335 +48.88% 19
South Yorkshire -8 34 £300 +63.26% 17
East Yorkshire 0 21 £150 -49.15% 5
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 240 (42.63%) Active Directory
2 202 (35.88%) Microsoft
3 164 (29.13%) VMware
4 150 (26.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 140 (24.87%) Windows 7
6 109 (19.36%) MS Exchange
7 98 (17.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 97 (17.23%) Windows XP
9 92 (16.34%) MS Office
10 91 (16.16%) ITIL
11 82 (14.56%) SQL Server
12 81 (14.39%) VMware Infrastructure
13 73 (12.97%) MS Excel
13 73 (12.97%) Windows Server 2012
14 64 (11.37%) SQL
14 64 (11.37%) SAN
15 62 (11.01%) Linux
16 60 (10.66%) Citrix
17 58 (10.30%) Finance
18 56 (9.95%) Migration
18 56 (9.95%) SCCM
19 53 (9.41%) DNS
20 49 (8.70%) NetApp
20 49 (8.70%) vSphere
20 49 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
21 47 (8.35%) HP
21 47 (8.35%) .NET
22 46 (8.17%) LAN
23 44 (7.82%) Oracle
24 43 (7.64%) TCP/IP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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
1 109 (19.36%) MS Exchange
2 49 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 40 (7.10%) SharePoint
4 30 (5.33%) IIS
4 30 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2003
5 24 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2013
6 20 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2007
7 17 (3.02%) Apache
7 17 (3.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 14 (2.49%) Lync
9 13 (2.31%) Tomcat
10 10 (1.78%) WebSphere
11 8 (1.42%) JBoss
11 8 (1.42%) Lotus Domino
12 6 (1.07%) CMS
13 5 (0.89%) IBM HTTP Server
13 5 (0.89%) Kentico
14 4 (0.71%) Office Communications Server
14 4 (0.71%) nginx
14 4 (0.71%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 92 (16.34%) MS Office
2 73 (12.97%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.53%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.36%) MS Project
4 2 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (1.60%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.89%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.71%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (0.71%) BusinessWorks
3 4 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.53%) Exstream
5 2 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.18%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.18%) SAP SRM
6 1 (0.18%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.13%) Office 365
2 9 (1.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (0.89%) Amazon S3
4 3 (0.53%) Route 53
5 2 (0.36%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (0.36%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.18%) IaaS
6 1 (0.18%) SaaS
6 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 64 (11.37%) SAN
2 53 (9.41%) DNS
3 46 (8.17%) LAN
4 43 (7.64%) TCP/IP
5 40 (7.10%) DHCP
6 36 (6.39%) WAN
7 32 (5.68%) Firewall
8 23 (4.09%) VPN
9 20 (3.55%) Internet
9 20 (3.55%) NAS
10 18 (3.20%) VoIP
11 10 (1.78%) Ethernet
12 9 (1.60%) iSCSI
12 9 (1.60%) HTTP
12 9 (1.60%) SSL
12 9 (1.60%) Fibre Channel
13 7 (1.24%) SMTP
13 7 (1.24%) HTTPS
13 7 (1.24%) FTP
13 7 (1.24%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (14.56%) SQL Server
2 30 (5.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 25 (4.44%) SQL Server 2005
4 23 (4.09%) SQL Server 2012
5 12 (2.13%) Relational Database
6 11 (1.95%) MySQL
7 10 (1.78%) Oracle Database
7 10 (1.78%) RDBMS
8 8 (1.42%) MongoDB
8 8 (1.42%) NoSQL
9 7 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (1.24%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (1.07%) Redis
11 5 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (0.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 5 (0.89%) Amazon RDS
11 5 (0.89%) RavenDB
12 4 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (0.71%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 13 (2.31%) MSI
2 8 (1.42%) Git (software)
2 8 (1.42%) Subversion
3 7 (1.24%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (0.89%) Visual Studio
4 5 (0.89%) LLBLGen Pro
4 5 (0.89%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 4 (0.71%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.36%) Wise Package Studio
6 2 (0.36%) AdminStudio
7 1 (0.18%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.18%) JIRA
7 1 (0.18%) NUnit
7 1 (0.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.18%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.18%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.18%) LoadUI
7 1 (0.18%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.18%) MSTest
General
1 58 (10.30%) Finance
2 19 (3.37%) Telecoms
3 9 (1.60%) Banking
4 8 (1.42%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.07%) Advertising
5 6 (1.07%) Legal
5 6 (1.07%) Retail
6 4 (0.71%) German Language
6 4 (0.71%) Mandarin Language
6 4 (0.71%) Cantonese Language
7 2 (0.36%) Law
8 1 (0.18%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.18%) Local Government
8 1 (0.18%) Marketing
8 1 (0.18%) Military
8 1 (0.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 81 (14.39%) Analyst
2 70 (12.43%) Support Engineer
3 50 (8.88%) Developer
4 40 (7.10%) 2nd Line Support
4 40 (7.10%) Support Analyst
5 38 (6.75%) 1st Line Support
5 38 (6.75%) Desktop Support
6 32 (5.68%) Administrator
7 29 (5.15%) Desktop Engineer
8 27 (4.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 25 (4.44%) Service Analyst
9 25 (4.44%) .NET Developer
9 25 (4.44%) Service Desk Analyst
10 24 (4.26%) Help Desk Support
10 24 (4.26%) Server Engineer
10 24 (4.26%) Architect
10 24 (4.26%) IT Support
11 22 (3.91%) 3rd Line Support
11 22 (3.91%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 20 (3.55%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (8.35%) .NET
2 25 (4.44%) ASP.NET
2 25 (4.44%) Web Services
3 17 (3.02%) .NET Framework
4 16 (2.84%) WCF
4 16 (2.84%) HTML
5 13 (2.31%) XML
6 11 (1.95%) Middleware
6 11 (1.95%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (1.42%) CSS
8 7 (1.24%) NHibernate
9 6 (1.07%) CSS3
9 6 (1.07%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 6 (1.07%) Oracle Fusion
9 6 (1.07%) SOAP
10 5 (0.89%) WPF
10 5 (0.89%) jQuery
10 5 (0.89%) JSON
10 5 (0.89%) Application Packaging
10 5 (0.89%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 29 (5.15%) NHS
2 17 (3.02%) Clustering
3 16 (2.84%) Blackberry
4 14 (2.49%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (1.95%) Mobile App
6 9 (1.60%) iPhone
7 6 (1.07%) User Experience
7 6 (1.07%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.07%) PDA
8 5 (0.89%) Replication
8 5 (0.89%) CLARiiON
9 4 (0.71%) Client/Server
9 4 (0.71%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (0.53%) Open Source
10 3 (0.53%) FMCG
11 2 (0.36%) iSeries
11 2 (0.36%) Thin Client
11 2 (0.36%) PKI
11 2 (0.36%) Fat Client
12 1 (0.18%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 150 (26.64%) Windows Server 2008
2 140 (24.87%) Windows 7
3 98 (17.41%) Windows Server 2003
4 97 (17.23%) Windows XP
5 73 (12.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 62 (11.01%) Linux
7 29 (5.15%) UNIX
8 24 (4.26%) Android
9 23 (4.09%) Windows 8
10 19 (3.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 15 (2.66%) Apple iOS
12 14 (2.49%) Windows Mobile
13 13 (2.31%) CentOS
14 12 (2.13%) Windows Phone
15 11 (1.95%) Ubuntu
16 10 (1.78%) Solaris
17 9 (1.60%) VMS
18 8 (1.42%) AIX
19 6 (1.07%) Windows 2000
19 6 (1.07%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (16.16%) ITIL
2 56 (9.95%) Migration
3 33 (5.86%) Incident Management
4 29 (5.15%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (4.97%) MVC
6 24 (4.26%) Service Delivery
7 22 (3.91%) Project Management
8 21 (3.73%) TDD
8 21 (3.73%) Disaster Recovery
9 20 (3.55%) PRINCE2
10 17 (3.02%) Stakeholder Management
11 14 (2.49%) Root Cause Analysis
11 14 (2.49%) Service Management
12 12 (2.13%) Problem Management
13 11 (1.95%) SOA
13 11 (1.95%) High Availability
14 10 (1.78%) Performance Tuning
14 10 (1.78%) Configuration Management
15 9 (1.60%) Change Management
16 8 (1.42%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 64 (11.37%) SQL
2 36 (6.39%) C#
3 26 (4.62%) JavaScript
4 17 (3.02%) PowerShell
5 15 (2.66%) Python
6 9 (1.60%) Java
7 8 (1.42%) Ruby
8 7 (1.24%) VB
8 7 (1.24%) Bash Shell
9 6 (1.07%) T-SQL
9 6 (1.07%) Perl
10 5 (0.89%) C
10 5 (0.89%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.71%) PHP
11 4 (0.71%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.53%) C++
12 3 (0.53%) VBScript
13 2 (0.36%) BeanShell
13 2 (0.36%) XPath
14 1 (0.18%) Korn
Qualifications
1 32 (5.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (3.37%) Security Cleared
3 18 (3.20%) MCSE
4 13 (2.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 11 (1.95%) SC Cleared
6 10 (1.78%) MCP
6 10 (1.78%) MCSA
7 9 (1.60%) Degree
8 8 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (1.07%) MCITP
10 5 (0.89%) CCNA
10 5 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (0.53%) CCA
12 3 (0.53%) Citrix Certification
13 2 (0.36%) VCAP
13 2 (0.36%) VCP5
13 2 (0.36%) CISSP
13 2 (0.36%) CCNP
13 2 (0.36%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (6.93%) SLA
2 10 (1.78%) QA
3 4 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.53%) HIPAA
System Software
1 240 (42.63%) Active Directory
2 81 (14.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (8.70%) vSphere
4 30 (5.33%) VMware ESX
5 22 (3.91%) Hyper-V
6 18 (3.20%) XenApp
7 14 (2.49%) VMware ESXi
8 13 (2.31%) Terminal Services
9 7 (1.24%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (1.24%) ISA Server
9 7 (1.24%) Forefront TMG
10 6 (1.07%) XenDesktop
10 6 (1.07%) vCloud
11 5 (0.89%) VMware Server
11 5 (0.89%) MetaFrame
11 5 (0.89%) UAG
12 4 (0.71%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 4 (0.71%) Firmware
13 3 (0.53%) Samba
13 3 (0.53%) KVM
Systems Management
1 56 (9.95%) SCCM
2 29 (5.15%) SCOM
3 16 (2.84%) NetBackup
4 11 (1.95%) Puppet
5 9 (1.60%) WSUS
6 8 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (1.42%) Tivoli
7 6 (1.07%) Nagios
8 5 (0.89%) ARCserve
8 5 (0.89%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 5 (0.89%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (0.71%) Red Hat Satellite
9 4 (0.71%) ZABBIX
9 4 (0.71%) EMC Navisphere
9 4 (0.71%) Backup Exec
10 3 (0.53%) CA SiteMinder
10 3 (0.53%) HAProxy
11 2 (0.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 2 (0.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 2 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 202 (35.88%) Microsoft
2 164 (29.13%) VMware
3 60 (10.66%) Citrix
4 49 (8.70%) NetApp
5 47 (8.35%) HP
6 44 (7.82%) Oracle
7 42 (7.46%) Cisco
8 31 (5.51%) Red Hat
8 31 (5.51%) IBM
9 27 (4.80%) EMC
10 24 (4.26%) Symantec
11 14 (2.49%) Dell
12 13 (2.31%) Xamarin
13 11 (1.95%) Lotus
14 9 (1.60%) Splunk
15 8 (1.42%) Remedy
15 8 (1.42%) Sophos
15 8 (1.42%) Mitel
16 7 (1.24%) McAfee
17 6 (1.07%) Apple
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Posted: 2 days ago
East Riding
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Posted: 2 days ago
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West Yorkshire
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Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
West Yorkshire
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North Yorkshire
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Posted: 5 days ago
East Riding
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Rate: £11.00 - £13.00 per hour
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