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 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 5 11
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +6
Contract jobs citing Windows 283 353 272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 11.98% 15.84% 10.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.76% 57.68% 51.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 144 88
Average daily rate
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£275 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £140 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £315 £313
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 56 45
Average hourly rate £13.25 £13.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.92% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.08 £10.13 £10.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.80 £43.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.12 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.76% -5.53%
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
490 612 524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 20.74% 27.47% 19.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 298 236
Average daily rate £300 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £125 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 68 48
Average hourly rate £13.98 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.51% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.12 £10.00 £10.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £45.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -6 174 £270 -11.47% 102
South Yorkshire -2 61 £275 +22.22% 19
North Yorkshire +16 25 £263 +110.00% 14
East Yorkshire 0 12 £213 - 5
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 227 (35.80%) Microsoft
2 211 (33.28%) Active Directory
3 172 (27.13%) Windows 7
4 140 (22.08%) VMware
5 136 (21.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 133 (20.98%) Windows XP
7 104 (16.40%) Windows Server 2003
8 102 (16.09%) SQL
9 90 (14.20%) SQL Server
10 86 (13.56%) MS Office
11 84 (13.25%) MS Excel
12 83 (13.09%) ITIL
13 77 (12.15%) MS Exchange
14 71 (11.20%) HP
14 71 (11.20%) Finance
14 71 (11.20%) SCCM
15 69 (10.88%) Citrix
16 67 (10.57%) Linux
17 66 (10.41%) Migration
18 65 (10.25%) SAN
19 54 (8.52%) .NET
20 48 (7.57%) Windows Server 2012
21 46 (7.26%) VMware Infrastructure
22 45 (7.10%) Incident Management
23 44 (6.94%) Service Management
24 40 (6.31%) Oracle
25 38 (5.99%) Firewall
25 38 (5.99%) T-SQL
26 37 (5.84%) PowerShell
27 35 (5.52%) SharePoint

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (12.15%) MS Exchange
2 35 (5.52%) SharePoint
3 34 (5.36%) IIS
4 30 (4.73%) Exchange Server 2010
5 21 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2007
6 20 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2003
7 18 (2.84%) Lync
8 14 (2.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 13 (2.05%) WebSphere
10 10 (1.58%) IBM Notes
11 8 (1.26%) Apache
11 8 (1.26%) Tomcat
11 8 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2013
12 5 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (0.79%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.63%) Office Communications Server
14 3 (0.47%) Oracle Application Server
14 3 (0.47%) Exchange Server 5.5
15 2 (0.32%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 86 (13.56%) MS Office
2 84 (13.25%) MS Excel
3 6 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.79%) MS Project
5 4 (0.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.16%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.89%) Office 365
2 2 (0.32%) SaaS
2 2 (0.32%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.16%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.16%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.16%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 65 (10.25%) SAN
2 38 (5.99%) Firewall
3 34 (5.36%) LAN
4 30 (4.73%) TCP/IP
5 28 (4.42%) WAN
6 27 (4.26%) DNS
7 21 (3.31%) DHCP
8 18 (2.84%) VPN
9 14 (2.21%) FTP
9 14 (2.21%) Wireless
10 11 (1.74%) Internet
11 8 (1.26%) IPsec
11 8 (1.26%) MPLS
12 7 (1.10%) SSL
12 7 (1.10%) Wi-Fi
13 6 (0.95%) VLAN
13 6 (0.95%) Unified Communications
13 6 (0.95%) VoIP
14 5 (0.79%) S/MIME
14 5 (0.79%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (14.20%) SQL Server
2 28 (4.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 27 (4.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 21 (3.31%) SQL Server 2005
5 20 (3.15%) SQL Server 2008
6 18 (2.84%) MySQL
7 13 (2.05%) Oracle Database
8 7 (1.10%) Relational Database
8 7 (1.10%) Pentaho
8 7 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
8 7 (1.10%) RDBMS
8 7 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (0.95%) SQL Server 2000
9 6 (0.95%) MongoDB
9 6 (0.95%) NoSQL
10 5 (0.79%) QlikView
11 3 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.47%) Oracle Database 12c
11 3 (0.47%) Big Data
11 3 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (2.21%) QuickTest Pro
2 9 (1.42%) Selenium
3 7 (1.10%) Maven
4 6 (0.95%) Git (software)
4 6 (0.95%) Visual Studio
4 6 (0.95%) InstallShield
5 4 (0.63%) AdminStudio
5 4 (0.63%) NUnit
5 4 (0.63%) MSTest
5 4 (0.63%) Cucumber
6 3 (0.47%) MSI
6 3 (0.47%) Behat
6 3 (0.47%) Subversion
6 3 (0.47%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.47%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (0.32%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.32%) Hudson
8 1 (0.16%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 1 (0.16%) WebDriver
General
1 71 (11.20%) Finance
2 25 (3.94%) Banking
3 9 (1.42%) Telecoms
4 7 (1.10%) Manufacturing
5 5 (0.79%) Marketing
5 5 (0.79%) Mandarin Language
5 5 (0.79%) Cantonese Language
6 4 (0.63%) Investment Banking
6 4 (0.63%) Advertising
6 4 (0.63%) Publishing
7 3 (0.47%) German Language
8 2 (0.32%) Norwegian Language
8 2 (0.32%) French Language
9 1 (0.16%) Retail
9 1 (0.16%) Legal
9 1 (0.16%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.16%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 111 (17.51%) Analyst
2 64 (10.09%) Support Engineer
2 64 (10.09%) 2nd Line Support
3 51 (8.04%) Developer
4 46 (7.26%) Administrator
5 41 (6.47%) Service Analyst
5 41 (6.47%) Service Desk Analyst
6 39 (6.15%) Desktop Support
7 38 (5.99%) Support Analyst
8 36 (5.68%) 1st Line Support
9 34 (5.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 28 (4.42%) IT Support
11 27 (4.26%) DBA
12 24 (3.79%) Deployment Engineer
13 22 (3.47%) Desktop Engineer
14 21 (3.31%) Consultant
15 19 (3.00%) Rollout Engineer
16 18 (2.84%) SQL DBA
16 18 (2.84%) Architect
17 16 (2.52%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (8.52%) .NET
2 22 (3.47%) ASP.NET
3 20 (3.15%) WinForms
4 17 (2.68%) Web Services
5 15 (2.37%) Application Packaging
6 14 (2.21%) WCF
6 14 (2.21%) XML
7 10 (1.58%) HTML
7 10 (1.58%) Middleware
8 9 (1.42%) WebSphere MQ
9 8 (1.26%) XMPP
9 8 (1.26%) ASP.NET MVC
10 7 (1.10%) jQuery
10 7 (1.10%) CSS
10 7 (1.10%) J2EE
11 6 (0.95%) .NET Framework
12 5 (0.79%) WPF
12 5 (0.79%) WebSphere Message Broker
12 5 (0.79%) HTML5
13 4 (0.63%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 23 (3.63%) NHS
1 23 (3.63%) Blackberry
2 20 (3.15%) Clustering
3 10 (1.58%) Management Information System
4 7 (1.10%) Data Integration
4 7 (1.10%) iPhone
5 6 (0.95%) Firmware
6 5 (0.79%) Mainframe
6 5 (0.79%) Replication
7 4 (0.63%) Handset
8 3 (0.47%) iSeries
8 3 (0.47%) iPad
9 2 (0.32%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.32%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.32%) Social Media
9 2 (0.32%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.32%) FMCG
9 2 (0.32%) PKI
9 2 (0.32%) PDA
9 2 (0.32%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 172 (27.13%) Windows 7
2 136 (21.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 133 (20.98%) Windows XP
4 104 (16.40%) Windows Server 2003
5 67 (10.57%) Linux
6 48 (7.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 32 (5.05%) UNIX
8 31 (4.89%) CentOS
9 28 (4.42%) Ubuntu
10 23 (3.63%) Windows 8
11 14 (2.21%) Windows 2000
12 12 (1.89%) AIX
13 9 (1.42%) Windows Vista
14 7 (1.10%) VMS
15 6 (0.95%) Windows NT
16 5 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 5 (0.79%) Mac OS
17 4 (0.63%) Android
17 4 (0.63%) zOS
17 4 (0.63%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (13.09%) ITIL
2 66 (10.41%) Migration
3 45 (7.10%) Incident Management
4 44 (6.94%) Service Management
5 31 (4.89%) Disaster Recovery
6 25 (3.94%) Project Management
7 21 (3.31%) Workflow
8 18 (2.84%) Problem Management
8 18 (2.84%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (2.84%) Root Cause Analysis
9 13 (2.05%) High Availability
9 13 (2.05%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (2.05%) MVC
9 13 (2.05%) Service Delivery
9 13 (2.05%) Change Management
10 12 (1.89%) Data Modelling
11 11 (1.74%) Performance Tuning
12 10 (1.58%) Mobile Device Management
12 10 (1.58%) Time Management
13 9 (1.42%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 102 (16.09%) SQL
2 38 (5.99%) T-SQL
3 37 (5.84%) PowerShell
4 29 (4.57%) Python
5 25 (3.94%) C#
6 18 (2.84%) Java
6 18 (2.84%) VB.NET
7 12 (1.89%) JavaScript
8 9 (1.42%) Perl
8 9 (1.42%) C
8 9 (1.42%) VB
9 7 (1.10%) VB6
9 7 (1.10%) C++
10 6 (0.95%) VBScript
10 6 (0.95%) PHP
11 5 (0.79%) VBA
12 4 (0.63%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.47%) Ruby
13 3 (0.47%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.32%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 30 (4.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (3.15%) Security Cleared
3 17 (2.68%) MCSE
4 16 (2.52%) SC Cleared
5 14 (2.21%) ISTQB
6 9 (1.42%) MCITP
6 9 (1.42%) MCP
6 9 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (1.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (0.95%) MCSA
8 6 (0.95%) CCNA
9 4 (0.63%) CCA
9 4 (0.63%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (0.63%) CCEA
9 4 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.63%) Degree
10 3 (0.47%) VCAP
10 3 (0.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.32%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (5.36%) SLA
2 17 (2.68%) QA
3 3 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.16%) Basel II
4 1 (0.16%) COREP
System Software
1 211 (33.28%) Active Directory
2 46 (7.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (5.05%) vSphere
4 29 (4.57%) Hyper-V
5 24 (3.79%) VMware Server
6 22 (3.47%) XenApp
7 15 (2.37%) VMware ESX
8 13 (2.05%) Microsoft App-V
9 12 (1.89%) XenServer
9 12 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
10 10 (1.58%) Xen
11 7 (1.10%) XenDesktop
12 4 (0.63%) MetaFrame
12 4 (0.63%) ISA Server
12 4 (0.63%) Forefront TMG
13 3 (0.47%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.32%) qmail
14 2 (0.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 2 (0.32%) UAG
15 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 71 (11.20%) SCCM
2 20 (3.15%) SCOM
3 14 (2.21%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (0.79%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 5 (0.79%) SCOrch
5 4 (0.63%) SCVMM
5 4 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.47%) NetBackup
6 3 (0.47%) Backup Exec
6 3 (0.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (0.47%) Unicenter
7 2 (0.32%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.32%) Sysprep
7 2 (0.32%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.32%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.32%) SCDPM
7 2 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.16%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.16%) Hyperic
8 1 (0.16%) Salt
Vendors
1 227 (35.80%) Microsoft
2 140 (22.08%) VMware
3 71 (11.20%) HP
4 69 (10.88%) Citrix
5 40 (6.31%) Oracle
6 35 (5.52%) Cisco
7 28 (4.42%) NetApp
8 25 (3.94%) Splunk
9 22 (3.47%) IBM
10 17 (2.68%) Dell
11 14 (2.21%) EMC
12 12 (1.89%) Symantec
12 12 (1.89%) Remedy
13 10 (1.58%) Lotus
14 7 (1.10%) SAP
14 7 (1.10%) Greenplum
15 6 (0.95%) JBoss
15 6 (0.95%) Adobe
16 5 (0.79%) Red Hat
16 5 (0.79%) Apple
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