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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 6 5
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 347 364 318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 11.93% 14.54% 15.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 54.22% 64.65% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 172 105
Average daily rate
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£275 £290 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% +5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £136 £112 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £392 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 65 74
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £12.46
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.90 £25.90 £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +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
640 563 477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 22.00% 22.49% 23.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 359 302 204
Average daily rate £300 £321 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.46% -1.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £175 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 68 78
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £9.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £35.00 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.38 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.90% -

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 27 April 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 27 April 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 27 April 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 -7 206 £310 +3.33% 89
South Yorkshire -2 92 £250 +25.00% 27
North Yorkshire -6 33 £294 -8.20% 13
East Yorkshire 0 9 £180 +30.90% 5
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 216 (34.84%) Microsoft
2 198 (31.94%) Active Directory
3 171 (27.58%) VMware
4 160 (25.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 146 (23.55%) Windows 7
6 138 (22.26%) ITIL
7 120 (19.35%) SQL Server
8 116 (18.71%) SQL
9 110 (17.74%) Linux
10 95 (15.32%) Windows Server 2003
11 94 (15.16%) MS Exchange
12 91 (14.68%) .NET
12 91 (14.68%) MS Office
13 90 (14.52%) Windows XP
14 80 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012
15 76 (12.26%) Migration
16 75 (12.10%) SAN
17 67 (10.81%) Cisco
18 65 (10.48%) Oracle
19 64 (10.32%) VMware Infrastructure
20 63 (10.16%) Finance
21 61 (9.84%) IIS
22 57 (9.19%) MS Excel
22 57 (9.19%) Firewall
23 55 (8.87%) LAN
23 55 (8.87%) Citrix
24 52 (8.39%) SharePoint
25 49 (7.90%) HP
26 48 (7.74%) Red Hat
27 46 (7.42%) DNS

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 94 (15.16%) MS Exchange
2 61 (9.84%) IIS
3 52 (8.39%) SharePoint
4 39 (6.29%) Exchange Server 2010
5 27 (4.35%) JBoss
6 26 (4.19%) Exchange Server 2003
7 20 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
7 20 (3.23%) Apache
7 20 (3.23%) Tomcat
8 18 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2007
9 13 (2.10%) WebSphere
9 13 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2013
10 12 (1.94%) SAS
11 11 (1.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 8 (1.29%) Lync
13 6 (0.97%) WebSphere Application Server
14 5 (0.81%) Node.js
15 4 (0.65%) Office Communications Server
15 4 (0.65%) nginx
15 4 (0.65%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 91 (14.68%) MS Office
2 57 (9.19%) MS Excel
3 5 (0.81%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.16%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.97%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.65%) BusinessWorks
3 4 (0.65%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.48%) Exstream
5 2 (0.32%) SAP SRM
5 2 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.32%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.16%) Unica
6 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (1.61%) Office 365
3 8 (1.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 5 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.65%) Route 53
5 4 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (0.65%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.32%) IaaS
6 2 (0.32%) SaaS
6 2 (0.32%) PaaS
7 1 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 75 (12.10%) SAN
2 57 (9.19%) Firewall
3 55 (8.87%) LAN
4 46 (7.42%) DNS
5 42 (6.77%) TCP/IP
6 41 (6.61%) WAN
7 34 (5.48%) DHCP
8 21 (3.39%) VPN
9 19 (3.06%) Internet
10 16 (2.58%) NAS
11 13 (2.10%) SSL
12 10 (1.61%) VoIP
13 9 (1.45%) Fibre Channel
14 7 (1.13%) Ethernet
14 7 (1.13%) MPLS
14 7 (1.13%) OSPF
14 7 (1.13%) BGP
14 7 (1.13%) Wi-Fi
14 7 (1.13%) Wireless
14 7 (1.13%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (19.35%) SQL Server
2 31 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 26 (4.19%) SQL Server 2008
4 23 (3.71%) SQL Server 2005
5 17 (2.74%) Relational Database
6 16 (2.58%) MySQL
6 16 (2.58%) Oracle Database
7 13 (2.10%) Data Warehouse
7 13 (2.10%) RDBMS
8 11 (1.77%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (1.29%) Oracle OLAP
9 8 (1.29%) OLAP
10 6 (0.97%) SQL Server 2000
10 6 (0.97%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (0.97%) MongoDB
11 5 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
12 4 (0.65%) Informix
Development Applications
1 15 (2.42%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (1.45%) Jenkins
2 9 (1.45%) Visual Studio
2 9 (1.45%) MSI
3 7 (1.13%) JIRA
4 5 (0.81%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.65%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (0.48%) JUnit
6 3 (0.48%) NUnit
6 3 (0.48%) Subversion
6 3 (0.48%) Maven
7 2 (0.32%) Selenium
7 2 (0.32%) LoadUI
7 2 (0.32%) PHPUnit
7 2 (0.32%) Wise Package Studio
7 2 (0.32%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.16%) Axure RP
8 1 (0.16%) Fiddler
8 1 (0.16%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle APEX
General
1 63 (10.16%) Finance
2 19 (3.06%) Telecoms
3 17 (2.74%) Law
4 16 (2.58%) Legal
4 16 (2.58%) Banking
5 5 (0.81%) Retail
5 5 (0.81%) Advertising
6 4 (0.65%) Marketing
6 4 (0.65%) Local Government
7 3 (0.48%) Games
7 3 (0.48%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.16%) Publishing
8 1 (0.16%) Back Office
8 1 (0.16%) Electronics
8 1 (0.16%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.16%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.16%) German Language
8 1 (0.16%) Russian Language
8 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 102 (16.45%) Analyst
2 64 (10.32%) Support Engineer
3 48 (7.74%) Developer
4 46 (7.42%) Support Analyst
5 45 (7.26%) 2nd Line Support
6 40 (6.45%) Server Engineer
7 37 (5.97%) Service Desk Analyst
7 37 (5.97%) Service Analyst
8 35 (5.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 33 (5.32%) 1st Line Support
10 30 (4.84%) Desktop Support
11 27 (4.35%) Architect
12 23 (3.71%) .NET Developer
13 22 (3.55%) 3rd Line Support
14 20 (3.23%) Applications Support
14 20 (3.23%) Administrator
14 20 (3.23%) Desktop Engineer
14 20 (3.23%) Windows Server Engineer
14 20 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 19 (3.06%) Migration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (14.68%) .NET
2 37 (5.97%) Web Services
3 33 (5.32%) XML
4 30 (4.84%) ASP.NET
5 18 (2.90%) .NET Framework
6 17 (2.74%) HTML
7 16 (2.58%) WCF
8 14 (2.26%) ASP.NET MVC
9 11 (1.77%) Application Packaging
10 10 (1.61%) CSS
11 8 (1.29%) Middleware
12 7 (1.13%) jQuery
12 7 (1.13%) ASP.NET 2.0
13 6 (0.97%) Entity Framework
14 5 (0.81%) X-Windows
14 5 (0.81%) WinForms
14 5 (0.81%) Ajax
14 5 (0.81%) SOAP
14 5 (0.81%) XSLT
15 4 (0.65%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 30 (4.84%) NHS
2 23 (3.71%) Clustering
3 20 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (2.90%) Blackberry
5 15 (2.42%) Replication
6 9 (1.45%) iPhone
7 8 (1.29%) Mobile App
8 6 (0.97%) Enterprise Storage
8 6 (0.97%) User Experience
8 6 (0.97%) BYOD
9 5 (0.81%) IBM XIV
9 5 (0.81%) Smartphone
9 5 (0.81%) Management Information System
10 4 (0.65%) Client/Server
10 4 (0.65%) PDA
10 4 (0.65%) Open Source
11 3 (0.48%) PKI
12 2 (0.32%) Smartcard
12 2 (0.32%) Data Structures
13 1 (0.16%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 160 (25.81%) Windows Server 2008
2 146 (23.55%) Windows 7
3 110 (17.74%) Linux
4 95 (15.32%) Windows Server 2003
5 90 (14.52%) Windows XP
6 80 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 44 (7.10%) UNIX
8 43 (6.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 22 (3.55%) Windows 2000 Server
10 21 (3.39%) Android
11 20 (3.23%) Windows 8
12 19 (3.06%) Apple iOS
13 18 (2.90%) Windows Phone
13 18 (2.90%) CentOS
13 18 (2.90%) Ubuntu
14 17 (2.74%) Windows 2000
15 14 (2.26%) Solaris
16 12 (1.94%) AIX
17 10 (1.61%) Windows Mobile
18 4 (0.65%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (22.26%) ITIL
2 76 (12.26%) Migration
3 37 (5.97%) Incident Management
4 35 (5.65%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (5.00%) Service Management
6 27 (4.35%) Service Delivery
7 26 (4.19%) MVC
8 23 (3.71%) Stakeholder Management
9 22 (3.55%) TDD
10 21 (3.39%) Workflow
11 19 (3.06%) Project Management
11 19 (3.06%) Performance Tuning
12 16 (2.58%) Configuration Management
13 14 (2.26%) E-Commerce
14 13 (2.10%) CRM
14 13 (2.10%) Load Balancing
15 12 (1.94%) Problem Management
15 12 (1.94%) Continuous Integration
15 12 (1.94%) SOA
15 12 (1.94%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 116 (18.71%) SQL
2 36 (5.81%) PowerShell
3 33 (5.32%) JavaScript
4 31 (5.00%) C#
5 24 (3.87%) Python
6 16 (2.58%) T-SQL
6 16 (2.58%) VB
7 14 (2.26%) Java
7 14 (2.26%) PL/SQL
8 12 (1.94%) PHP
9 6 (0.97%) Perl
9 6 (0.97%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.48%) XPath
10 3 (0.48%) VB.NET
10 3 (0.48%) VBA
10 3 (0.48%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.32%) C
11 2 (0.32%) Ruby
12 1 (0.16%) Korn
12 1 (0.16%) C++
Qualifications
1 27 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (3.23%) Security Cleared
3 17 (2.74%) MCSE
4 13 (2.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 12 (1.94%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (1.77%) MCSA
7 9 (1.45%) MCP
7 9 (1.45%) CCNA
8 7 (1.13%) Degree
9 6 (0.97%) SC Cleared
10 5 (0.81%) MCDST
10 5 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.81%) CCNP
11 4 (0.65%) Citrix Certification
11 4 (0.65%) JNCIE
11 4 (0.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (0.48%) BC Cleared
12 3 (0.48%) A+ Certification
12 3 (0.48%) ISEB
12 3 (0.48%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (5.97%) SLA
2 9 (1.45%) QA
3 3 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.16%) HIPAA
System Software
1 198 (31.94%) Active Directory
2 64 (10.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (5.00%) Hyper-V
4 23 (3.71%) vSphere
5 17 (2.74%) Terminal Services
6 14 (2.26%) VMware ESX
6 14 (2.26%) XenApp
7 12 (1.94%) VMware Server
8 11 (1.77%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (0.97%) XenDesktop
9 6 (0.97%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (0.81%) NFS
10 5 (0.81%) ISA Server
11 4 (0.65%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 4 (0.65%) UAG
12 2 (0.32%) vCloud
12 2 (0.32%) KVM
12 2 (0.32%) SRDF
12 2 (0.32%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (0.32%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 44 (7.10%) SCCM
2 14 (2.26%) Puppet
3 11 (1.77%) WSUS
3 11 (1.77%) SCOM
3 11 (1.77%) Nagios
4 8 (1.29%) NetBackup
4 8 (1.29%) Backup Exec
4 8 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (1.13%) Salt
5 7 (1.13%) Tivoli
6 6 (0.97%) SCVMM
6 6 (0.97%) Opsview
6 6 (0.97%) AirWatch
7 5 (0.81%) Graphite
7 5 (0.81%) Cacti
7 5 (0.81%) SolarWinds Orion
7 5 (0.81%) ARCserve
8 4 (0.65%) Foglight
8 4 (0.65%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (0.65%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 216 (34.84%) Microsoft
2 171 (27.58%) VMware
3 67 (10.81%) Cisco
4 65 (10.48%) Oracle
5 55 (8.87%) Citrix
6 49 (7.90%) HP
7 48 (7.74%) Red Hat
8 38 (6.13%) NetApp
9 22 (3.55%) EMC
10 19 (3.06%) IBM
11 14 (2.26%) McAfee
11 14 (2.26%) Xamarin
12 13 (2.10%) Splunk
12 13 (2.10%) Dell
13 12 (1.94%) Remedy
14 11 (1.77%) SolarWinds
15 8 (1.29%) Juniper
16 7 (1.13%) Apple
16 7 (1.13%) Symantec
16 7 (1.13%) F5
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4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £420 per day 3 Months initially
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4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £420 per day 3 Months Initially
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Rate: £200 - £220 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
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Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £15.00 - £20.00 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
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Head Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
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Spring Technology
Rate: £230 - £231 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £115 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £13.00 - £17.00 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
South Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £275 - £290 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £12 - £13 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
South Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £210 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Spring Technology
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: market rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
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