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 1 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 8 7
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 338 355 363
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 11.53% 11.96% 14.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 48.29% 53.95% 65.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 181 175
Average daily rate £383 £275 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.09% -0.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £131 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £389 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 56 67
Average hourly rate £12.25 £13.69 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.48% +7.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.61 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.10 £17.75 £25.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.26 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.70% -3.22%
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
700 658 555
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 23.88% 22.18% 22.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 487 372 301
Average daily rate £400 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £180 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 67 70
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.87 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.87% -0.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.04 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £25.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 1 May 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 +4 216 £400 +29.24% 85
South Yorkshire -5 68 £388 +55.00% 15
North Yorkshire +4 32 £238 -20.83% 17
East Yorkshire -1 6 £400 +142.42% 9
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 236 (35.38%) Microsoft
2 232 (34.78%) Active Directory
3 222 (33.28%) Windows Server
4 156 (23.39%) Linux
5 145 (21.74%) VMware
6 143 (21.44%) Finance
7 133 (19.94%) SQL
8 119 (17.84%) ITIL
9 114 (17.09%) Windows 7
10 109 (16.34%) SQL Server
11 106 (15.89%) Unix
12 101 (15.14%) VMware Infrastructure
13 89 (13.34%) MS Excel
14 87 (13.04%) MS Exchange
15 85 (12.74%) MS Office
16 82 (12.29%) Windows Server 2008
17 75 (11.24%) Windows Server 2012
18 67 (10.04%) Agile Software Development
19 57 (8.55%) Data Centre
20 56 (8.40%) Java
21 55 (8.25%) SAN
22 53 (7.95%) Migration
23 52 (7.80%) Windows Server 2003
24 51 (7.65%) Office 365
25 50 (7.50%) SCCM
26 49 (7.35%) Firewall
26 49 (7.35%) .NET
27 46 (6.90%) Windows XP
28 44 (6.60%) HP
28 44 (6.60%) Internet

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 87 (13.04%) MS Exchange
2 39 (5.85%) IIS
3 31 (4.65%) WebSphere
4 29 (4.35%) Tomcat
5 27 (4.05%) SharePoint
6 21 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2010
7 17 (2.55%) Skype for Business
8 16 (2.40%) Apache
9 15 (2.25%) Confluence
10 14 (2.10%) Node.js
11 12 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2013
12 10 (1.50%) JBoss
12 10 (1.50%) nginx
13 9 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2003
13 9 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2007
13 9 (1.35%) SAS
13 9 (1.35%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
14 8 (1.20%) Jetty
15 7 (1.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 7 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 89 (13.34%) MS Excel
2 85 (12.74%) MS Office
3 5 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (0.75%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.45%) Acrobat
4 3 (0.45%) MS Project
4 3 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 26 (3.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.30%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.30%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.15%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.15%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.15%) Siebel Analytics
Cloud Services
1 51 (7.65%) Office 365
2 15 (2.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (1.50%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (1.05%) SaaS
6 6 (0.90%) GitHub
6 6 (0.90%) IaaS
7 5 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (0.75%) PaaS
8 2 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.30%) Google App Engine
8 2 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.30%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 55 (8.25%) SAN
2 49 (7.35%) Firewall
3 44 (6.60%) Internet
4 43 (6.45%) DNS
5 34 (5.10%) TCP/IP
6 30 (4.50%) LAN
7 28 (4.20%) WAN
8 22 (3.30%) DHCP
9 21 (3.15%) FTP
10 19 (2.85%) VPN
11 18 (2.70%) HTTP
12 13 (1.95%) Network Security
13 12 (1.80%) DMZ
14 10 (1.50%) NAS
15 9 (1.35%) Fibre Channel
15 9 (1.35%) SNMP
16 8 (1.20%) Cisco Nexus
16 8 (1.20%) IPsec
17 7 (1.05%) FWSM
17 7 (1.05%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (16.34%) SQL Server
2 33 (4.95%) MySQL
3 28 (4.20%) SQL Server 2008
4 23 (3.45%) MongoDB
5 17 (2.55%) SQL Server 2012
6 14 (2.10%) CouchDB
7 13 (1.95%) RDBMS
7 13 (1.95%) Relational Database
8 11 (1.65%) Hadoop
8 11 (1.65%) SQL Server 2005
9 9 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
9 9 (1.35%) SQL Server 2000
10 8 (1.20%) Informix
11 6 (0.90%) DB2
11 6 (0.90%) Oracle Database
12 4 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
14 2 (0.30%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 43 (6.45%) Jenkins
2 31 (4.65%) JIRA
3 19 (2.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 18 (2.70%) Git (software)
4 18 (2.70%) Maven
5 16 (2.40%) Selenium
5 16 (2.40%) Subversion
6 13 (1.95%) JUnit
7 12 (1.80%) Visual Studio
8 11 (1.65%) HP UFT
9 10 (1.50%) Cucumber
10 8 (1.20%) JMeter
10 8 (1.20%) LoadRunner
10 8 (1.20%) Travis CI
11 7 (1.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 7 (1.05%) Hudson
12 6 (0.90%) MSI
12 6 (0.90%) Sonatype Nexus
13 5 (0.75%) Metasploit
13 5 (0.75%) TeamCity
General
1 143 (21.44%) Finance
2 44 (6.60%) Banking
3 22 (3.30%) Legal
4 21 (3.15%) Telecoms
5 20 (3.00%) Law
6 17 (2.55%) Games
7 7 (1.05%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.05%) Retail
8 6 (0.90%) Electronics
8 6 (0.90%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.75%) Marketing
10 4 (0.60%) Advertising
10 4 (0.60%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.45%) Back Office
11 3 (0.45%) Publishing
12 2 (0.30%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 163 (24.44%) Analyst
2 64 (9.60%) Developer
3 59 (8.85%) Administrator
3 59 (8.85%) Service Analyst
3 59 (8.85%) Service Desk Analyst
4 51 (7.65%) Support Analyst
5 43 (6.45%) 1st Line Support
6 37 (5.55%) 2nd Line Support
7 36 (5.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 34 (5.10%) Applications Support
9 33 (4.95%) Support Engineer
9 33 (4.95%) Windows Engineer
10 28 (4.20%) Applications Support Analyst
10 28 (4.20%) Consultant
11 23 (3.45%) 1st/2nd Line Support
11 23 (3.45%) Desktop Support
12 22 (3.30%) Java Developer
13 21 (3.15%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 21 (3.15%) Server Engineer
13 21 (3.15%) SQL Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (7.35%) .NET
2 26 (3.90%) CSS
3 23 (3.45%) Web Services
4 21 (3.15%) Hibernate
4 21 (3.15%) RabbitMQ
4 21 (3.15%) RESTful
4 21 (3.15%) Spring
5 20 (3.00%) XML
6 19 (2.85%) Middleware
7 18 (2.70%) HTML
8 17 (2.55%) ASP.NET
9 15 (2.25%) AngularJS
10 14 (2.10%) Ember.js
10 14 (2.10%) JPA
10 14 (2.10%) LESS
10 14 (2.10%) React
11 13 (1.95%) LAMP
12 12 (1.80%) jQuery
12 12 (1.80%) Servlets
13 11 (1.65%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 57 (8.55%) Data Centre
2 34 (5.10%) Client/Server
3 29 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (3.45%) Clustering
5 22 (3.30%) Mainframe
6 20 (3.00%) Blackberry
7 12 (1.80%) Management Information System
8 11 (1.65%) Mobile App
9 9 (1.35%) PKI
10 8 (1.20%) Enterprise Storage
10 8 (1.20%) Mathematics
10 8 (1.20%) Replication
11 7 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
12 6 (0.90%) iPad
13 5 (0.75%) Driving Licence
13 5 (0.75%) iPhone
13 5 (0.75%) NHS
14 4 (0.60%) Algorithms
14 4 (0.60%) IBM XIV
14 4 (0.60%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 222 (33.28%) Windows Server
2 156 (23.39%) Linux
3 114 (17.09%) Windows 7
4 106 (15.89%) Unix
5 82 (12.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 75 (11.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 52 (7.80%) Windows Server 2003
8 46 (6.90%) Windows XP
9 39 (5.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 31 (4.65%) AIX
11 18 (2.70%) Windows 8
12 16 (2.40%) Android
13 14 (2.10%) Windows Vista
14 11 (1.65%) Apple iOS
15 9 (1.35%) Mac OS X
15 9 (1.35%) Windows 2000
16 8 (1.20%) Windows 10
17 7 (1.05%) Data ONTAP
17 7 (1.05%) SUSE
17 7 (1.05%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (17.84%) ITIL
2 67 (10.04%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (7.95%) Migration
4 36 (5.40%) DevOps
5 33 (4.95%) CRM
5 33 (4.95%) TDD
6 30 (4.50%) Change Management
7 27 (4.05%) Incident Management
8 26 (3.90%) Continuous Integration
8 26 (3.90%) Problem Management
9 25 (3.75%) Service Delivery
10 23 (3.45%) Service Management
11 21 (3.15%) Server Building
12 20 (3.00%) Load Balancing
12 20 (3.00%) Release Management
13 19 (2.85%) Capacity Planning
13 19 (2.85%) Configuration Management
14 18 (2.70%) Continuous Delivery
14 18 (2.70%) Project Management
15 17 (2.55%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 133 (19.94%) SQL
2 56 (8.40%) Java
3 40 (6.00%) JavaScript
4 37 (5.55%) PowerShell
5 32 (4.80%) C#
5 32 (4.80%) Perl
6 27 (4.05%) Shell Script
7 21 (3.15%) Bash Shell
7 21 (3.15%) Python
8 20 (3.00%) Ruby
9 17 (2.55%) C
10 16 (2.40%) T-SQL
11 14 (2.10%) ECMAScript
11 14 (2.10%) ES6
12 13 (1.95%) VB
13 10 (1.50%) VB.NET
14 9 (1.35%) PHP
14 9 (1.35%) PL/SQL
15 6 (0.90%) Groovy
15 6 (0.90%) VBA
Qualifications
1 35 (5.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (2.55%) Security Cleared
3 16 (2.40%) MCSA
4 15 (2.25%) MCSE
4 15 (2.25%) SC Cleared
5 13 (1.95%) Degree
6 11 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (1.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 8 (1.20%) MCP
8 7 (1.05%) CCNP
8 7 (1.05%) SAS Certification
9 6 (0.90%) ISEB
9 6 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (0.90%) MCITP
10 5 (0.75%) MCDST
11 4 (0.60%) CCNA
11 4 (0.60%) CTC Cleared
11 4 (0.60%) GCIH
11 4 (0.60%) GSEC
11 4 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (4.20%) SLA
2 12 (1.80%) QA
3 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.30%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.15%) PMBOK
System Software
1 232 (34.78%) Active Directory
2 101 (15.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (5.40%) Hyper-V
4 13 (1.95%) vSphere
5 11 (1.65%) Xen
6 10 (1.50%) NFS
6 10 (1.50%) vCloud
7 9 (1.35%) VMware ESX
8 8 (1.20%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 8 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (1.20%) XenApp
9 7 (1.05%) XenDesktop
10 6 (0.90%) KVM
11 4 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (0.60%) Terminal Services
11 4 (0.60%) VMware Server
12 3 (0.45%) Firmware
13 2 (0.30%) DFS Replication
13 2 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
14 1 (0.15%) Docker
Systems Management
1 50 (7.50%) SCCM
2 23 (3.45%) Puppet
3 21 (3.15%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (1.95%) SCOM
5 9 (1.35%) Opsview
6 7 (1.05%) DameWare
7 6 (0.90%) Cacti
7 6 (0.90%) Graphite
7 6 (0.90%) Nagios
8 5 (0.75%) Nessus
9 4 (0.60%) Ansible
9 4 (0.60%) logstash
9 4 (0.60%) NetBackup
9 4 (0.60%) ServiceCenter
9 4 (0.60%) SolarWinds Orion
9 4 (0.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 3 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (0.45%) Salt
10 3 (0.45%) SCVMM
10 3 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 236 (35.38%) Microsoft
2 145 (21.74%) VMware
3 44 (6.60%) HP
4 39 (5.85%) IBM
5 37 (5.55%) Citrix
6 36 (5.40%) Cisco
6 36 (5.40%) Red Hat
7 34 (5.10%) Oracle
8 22 (3.30%) NetApp
9 17 (2.55%) F5
10 15 (2.25%) Veritas
11 13 (1.95%) Dell
11 13 (1.95%) EMC
12 11 (1.65%) Apple
13 10 (1.50%) Brocade
14 7 (1.05%) Adobe
14 7 (1.05%) SAP
14 7 (1.05%) Splunk
15 6 (0.90%) CA
15 6 (0.90%) SolarWinds
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