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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 5 14
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +9
Contract jobs citing Windows 262 330 266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 10.80% 15.30% 10.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 51.57% 57.39% 56.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 145 84
Average daily rate
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£290 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £119 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £412 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 49 45
Average hourly rate £13.20 £12.52 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.43% -16.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.13 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.20 £41.80 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
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
508 575 468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 20.95% 26.66% 17.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 303 198
Average daily rate £320 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £125 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 60 48
Average hourly rate £13.55 £13.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.21% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.13 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £45.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -8.82%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 18 September 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
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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 -5 166 £290 -3.33% 92
South Yorkshire -4 52 £306 +36.11% 28
North Yorkshire +11 25 £225 +71.42% 14
East Yorkshire -1 9 £320 - 8
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 211 (35.40%) Active Directory
2 206 (34.56%) Microsoft
3 162 (27.18%) Windows 7
4 139 (23.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 132 (22.15%) Windows XP
5 132 (22.15%) VMware
6 102 (17.11%) Windows Server 2003
7 89 (14.93%) SQL
8 86 (14.43%) MS Office
9 78 (13.09%) ITIL
10 77 (12.92%) MS Exchange
11 76 (12.75%) MS Excel
12 72 (12.08%) SQL Server
13 70 (11.74%) Citrix
14 69 (11.58%) Migration
15 66 (11.07%) HP
15 66 (11.07%) SCCM
16 64 (10.74%) Finance
17 63 (10.57%) SAN
18 56 (9.40%) Linux
19 54 (9.06%) .NET
20 46 (7.72%) Windows Server 2012
21 45 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure
22 43 (7.21%) Service Management
22 43 (7.21%) Incident Management
23 41 (6.88%) Oracle
24 37 (6.21%) Firewall
25 36 (6.04%) Exchange Server 2010
26 35 (5.87%) PowerShell
26 35 (5.87%) SharePoint

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 77 (12.92%) MS Exchange
2 36 (6.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 35 (5.87%) SharePoint
4 30 (5.03%) IIS
5 23 (3.86%) Exchange Server 2007
6 16 (2.68%) Lync
6 16 (2.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 16 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2003
7 11 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2013
8 10 (1.68%) WebSphere
9 9 (1.51%) IBM Notes
9 9 (1.51%) Apache
10 7 (1.17%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (0.84%) CMS
12 4 (0.67%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.67%) Kentico
13 3 (0.50%) Office Communications Server
13 3 (0.50%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 86 (14.43%) MS Office
2 76 (12.75%) MS Excel
3 6 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.84%) MS Project
5 4 (0.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.17%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.85%) Office 365
2 3 (0.50%) Google Apps
2 3 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (0.50%) Amazon S3
2 3 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.50%) SaaS
3 2 (0.34%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.17%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 63 (10.57%) SAN
2 37 (6.21%) Firewall
3 33 (5.54%) LAN
4 29 (4.87%) DNS
5 28 (4.70%) TCP/IP
5 28 (4.70%) WAN
6 22 (3.69%) DHCP
7 17 (2.85%) VPN
8 14 (2.35%) FTP
9 12 (2.01%) Wireless
10 11 (1.85%) Internet
11 9 (1.51%) VoIP
12 8 (1.34%) Wi-Fi
13 7 (1.17%) S/MIME
13 7 (1.17%) Unified Communications
14 6 (1.01%) SSL
14 6 (1.01%) LDAP
14 6 (1.01%) HTTP
15 5 (0.84%) MPLS
15 5 (0.84%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (12.08%) SQL Server
2 20 (3.36%) SQL Server 2005
3 19 (3.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 19 (3.19%) MySQL
3 19 (3.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 18 (3.02%) SQL Server 2008
5 12 (2.01%) Oracle Database
6 8 (1.34%) Relational Database
6 8 (1.34%) MongoDB
6 8 (1.34%) NoSQL
6 8 (1.34%) RDBMS
7 7 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (1.17%) Pentaho
8 6 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (1.01%) SQL Server 2000
9 5 (0.84%) QlikView
10 4 (0.67%) RavenDB
10 4 (0.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 3 (0.50%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (0.50%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 11 (1.85%) QuickTest Pro
1 11 (1.85%) Git (software)
2 9 (1.51%) Selenium
3 8 (1.34%) Subversion
4 6 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (0.84%) Visual Studio
6 4 (0.67%) MSI
6 4 (0.67%) InstallShield
6 4 (0.67%) Maven
6 4 (0.67%) MSTest
6 4 (0.67%) Cucumber
6 4 (0.67%) LLBLGen Pro
6 4 (0.67%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 3 (0.50%) Behat
7 3 (0.50%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (0.34%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.34%) AdminStudio
8 2 (0.34%) Hudson
8 2 (0.34%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.17%) JMeter
General
1 64 (10.74%) Finance
2 19 (3.19%) Banking
3 10 (1.68%) Telecoms
4 9 (1.51%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.01%) Mandarin Language
5 6 (1.01%) Cantonese Language
6 5 (0.84%) Marketing
7 4 (0.67%) Advertising
7 4 (0.67%) Publishing
8 3 (0.50%) German Language
9 2 (0.34%) Norwegian Language
9 2 (0.34%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.34%) French Language
10 1 (0.17%) Electronics
10 1 (0.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 110 (18.46%) Analyst
2 68 (11.41%) Support Engineer
3 63 (10.57%) 2nd Line Support
4 47 (7.89%) Developer
5 41 (6.88%) Desktop Support
6 40 (6.71%) Service Analyst
6 40 (6.71%) Support Analyst
6 40 (6.71%) Administrator
6 40 (6.71%) Service Desk Analyst
7 36 (6.04%) 1st Line Support
8 30 (5.03%) IT Support
9 29 (4.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 21 (3.52%) Desktop Engineer
11 20 (3.36%) Architect
11 20 (3.36%) Consultant
12 19 (3.19%) Deployment Engineer
13 17 (2.85%) DBA
13 17 (2.85%) .NET Developer
13 17 (2.85%) IT Support Engineer
14 16 (2.68%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (9.06%) .NET
2 23 (3.86%) ASP.NET
3 21 (3.52%) Web Services
4 17 (2.85%) XML
4 17 (2.85%) WinForms
5 15 (2.52%) WCF
6 14 (2.35%) HTML
7 12 (2.01%) Application Packaging
8 9 (1.51%) CSS
9 8 (1.34%) Middleware
10 7 (1.17%) WebSphere MQ
11 6 (1.01%) .NET Framework
12 5 (0.84%) XMPP
12 5 (0.84%) jQuery
12 5 (0.84%) ASP.NET MVC
12 5 (0.84%) CSS3
13 4 (0.67%) Sencha Touch
13 4 (0.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 4 (0.67%) Dapper ORM
13 4 (0.67%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 23 (3.86%) NHS
2 20 (3.36%) Blackberry
3 15 (2.52%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (1.85%) Clustering
5 10 (1.68%) Management Information System
6 9 (1.51%) iPhone
7 8 (1.34%) User Experience
8 7 (1.17%) Data Integration
8 7 (1.17%) Firmware
9 6 (1.01%) Mobile App
10 4 (0.67%) Handset
11 3 (0.50%) Replication
11 3 (0.50%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.50%) iPad
11 3 (0.50%) FMCG
11 3 (0.50%) iSeries
12 2 (0.34%) Social Media
12 2 (0.34%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.34%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.34%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 162 (27.18%) Windows 7
2 139 (23.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 132 (22.15%) Windows XP
4 102 (17.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 56 (9.40%) Linux
6 46 (7.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 31 (5.20%) CentOS
8 29 (4.87%) UNIX
9 28 (4.70%) Ubuntu
10 25 (4.19%) Windows 8
11 12 (2.01%) AIX
11 12 (2.01%) Windows 2000
12 8 (1.34%) Windows Vista
12 8 (1.34%) Android
13 7 (1.17%) VMS
14 6 (1.01%) Windows NT
14 6 (1.01%) Windows Mobile
15 5 (0.84%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.67%) HPUX
17 3 (0.50%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (13.09%) ITIL
2 69 (11.58%) Migration
3 43 (7.21%) Service Management
3 43 (7.21%) Incident Management
4 24 (4.03%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (3.86%) Project Management
6 21 (3.52%) Disaster Recovery
6 21 (3.52%) Workflow
7 20 (3.36%) Root Cause Analysis
8 18 (3.02%) Problem Management
9 15 (2.52%) MVC
10 14 (2.35%) Service Delivery
11 11 (1.85%) Change Management
11 11 (1.85%) TDD
12 10 (1.68%) High Availability
12 10 (1.68%) Time Management
13 9 (1.51%) User Acceptance Testing
14 8 (1.34%) ETL
14 8 (1.34%) PRINCE2
14 8 (1.34%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 89 (14.93%) SQL
2 35 (5.87%) PowerShell
3 29 (4.87%) Python
4 27 (4.53%) T-SQL
5 26 (4.36%) C#
6 16 (2.68%) Java
6 16 (2.68%) VB.NET
7 14 (2.35%) JavaScript
8 9 (1.51%) Perl
8 9 (1.51%) C
9 8 (1.34%) VB
10 7 (1.17%) C++
10 7 (1.17%) VBScript
11 6 (1.01%) PHP
11 6 (1.01%) VB6
12 4 (0.67%) Ruby
12 4 (0.67%) VBA
12 4 (0.67%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.50%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.34%) BeanShell
Qualifications
1 31 (5.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (3.69%) Security Cleared
3 17 (2.85%) SC Cleared
4 14 (2.35%) MCSE
5 11 (1.85%) ISTQB
6 9 (1.51%) MCP
7 8 (1.34%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (1.17%) MCITP
9 6 (1.01%) MCSA
10 5 (0.84%) CCNA
10 5 (0.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.67%) Degree
11 4 (0.67%) CCA
11 4 (0.67%) Citrix Certification
11 4 (0.67%) CCEA
12 3 (0.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (0.34%) ISEB
13 2 (0.34%) Oracle Certification
14 1 (0.17%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (4.87%) SLA
2 11 (1.85%) QA
3 2 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.17%) Basel II
4 1 (0.17%) COREP
System Software
1 211 (35.40%) Active Directory
2 45 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (4.36%) Hyper-V
4 24 (4.03%) vSphere
4 24 (4.03%) VMware Server
5 22 (3.69%) XenApp
6 15 (2.52%) VMware ESX
7 12 (2.01%) Microsoft App-V
7 12 (2.01%) XenServer
8 10 (1.68%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (1.17%) Xen
10 5 (0.84%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.67%) MetaFrame
11 4 (0.67%) ISA Server
11 4 (0.67%) Forefront TMG
12 3 (0.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (0.34%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.34%) UAG
13 2 (0.34%) qmail
14 1 (0.17%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 66 (11.07%) SCCM
2 21 (3.52%) SCOM
3 11 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (1.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 4 (0.67%) NetBackup
5 4 (0.67%) SCVMM
6 3 (0.50%) Backup Exec
6 3 (0.50%) Unicenter
6 3 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (0.50%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.34%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.34%) Puppet
7 2 (0.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.34%) SCDPM
7 2 (0.34%) Nagios
7 2 (0.34%) CA SiteMinder
7 2 (0.34%) Sysprep
8 1 (0.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 206 (34.56%) Microsoft
2 132 (22.15%) VMware
3 70 (11.74%) Citrix
4 66 (11.07%) HP
5 41 (6.88%) Oracle
6 33 (5.54%) Cisco
7 30 (5.03%) NetApp
8 25 (4.19%) Splunk
9 23 (3.86%) IBM
10 16 (2.68%) Dell
11 14 (2.35%) Symantec
12 12 (2.01%) Remedy
13 11 (1.85%) EMC
14 9 (1.51%) Lotus
15 8 (1.34%) SAP
15 8 (1.34%) JBoss
16 7 (1.17%) Sophos
16 7 (1.17%) Google
16 7 (1.17%) Postini
16 7 (1.17%) Greenplum
Shipley, West Yorkshire
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Posted: 49 minutes ago
North Yorkshire
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Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
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Rate: £150.00 - £200.00 per day
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £13.00 - £17.00 per hour
Posted: 2 hours ago
Yorkshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: £140 per day Plus expenses
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £100 - £110 per day
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Dewsbury, West Yorkshire
Connectus
Rate: £18 - £22.5 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Roc Search
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £12.00 - £14.00 per hour
Posted: 8 days ago
North Yorkshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £12.00 - £14.00 per hour
Posted: 8 days ago
West Yorkshire
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 150-200 Per Day
Posted: 9 days ago
Middlesbrough
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £12 - £17 per hour
Posted: 10 days ago
Middlesbrough
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £25 - £32 per hour
Posted: 10 days ago
Halifax
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Kingston Upon Hull
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £220.00 - £260.00 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Barnsley
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