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 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 6 4
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 381 294 350
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 12.88% 12.52% 16.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.96% 60.00% 56.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 140 135
Average daily rate
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£320 £250 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £125 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £385 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 57 52
Average hourly rate £12.00 £13.25 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.43% +1.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.43 £10.00 £10.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.40 £16.00 £35.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -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
625 490 619
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 21.14% 20.86% 29.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 277 278
Average daily rate £320 £275 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% -10.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £150 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 59 63
Average hourly rate £12.50 £14.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.43 £10.58 £10.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £17.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +3 253 £350 +62.79% 77
South Yorkshire -2 72 £263 +27.27% 34
North Yorkshire +2 48 £300 - 18
East Yorkshire -4 3 £120 -43.52% 6
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 272 (37.36%) Microsoft
2 215 (29.53%) Active Directory
3 213 (29.26%) VMware
4 195 (26.79%) SQL
5 173 (23.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 172 (23.63%) ITIL
7 171 (23.49%) SQL Server
8 148 (20.33%) Linux
9 143 (19.64%) Windows 7
10 118 (16.21%) Windows Server 2003
11 101 (13.87%) UNIX
11 101 (13.87%) Oracle
12 100 (13.74%) MS Exchange
13 98 (13.46%) MS Office
14 97 (13.32%) VMware Infrastructure
14 97 (13.32%) Windows Server 2012
15 93 (12.77%) Migration
16 89 (12.23%) Cisco
17 88 (12.09%) IIS
18 85 (11.68%) SAN
19 83 (11.40%) Windows XP
20 82 (11.26%) .NET
21 73 (10.03%) MS Excel
22 72 (9.89%) Red Hat
23 70 (9.62%) SharePoint
23 70 (9.62%) Finance
24 67 (9.20%) Firewall
25 66 (9.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
26 61 (8.38%) Data Centre
27 59 (8.10%) Citrix

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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
1 100 (13.74%) MS Exchange
2 88 (12.09%) IIS
3 70 (9.62%) SharePoint
4 49 (6.73%) Exchange Server 2010
5 39 (5.36%) JBoss
6 30 (4.12%) Apache
6 30 (4.12%) Tomcat
7 22 (3.02%) BizTalk Server
7 22 (3.02%) Exchange Server 2007
8 17 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2013
8 17 (2.34%) SAS
9 16 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2003
10 14 (1.92%) WebSphere
11 12 (1.65%) Lync
11 12 (1.65%) Node.js
12 8 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
12 8 (1.10%) nginx
13 7 (0.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 5 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
15 4 (0.55%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 98 (13.46%) MS Office
2 73 (10.03%) MS Excel
3 9 (1.24%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.14%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.14%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.14%) SAP SRM
4 1 (0.14%) Unica
4 1 (0.14%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 20 (2.75%) Office 365
2 10 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (0.96%) Amazon S3
3 7 (0.96%) Route 53
3 7 (0.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 5 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.27%) SaaS
5 2 (0.27%) PaaS
5 2 (0.27%) IaaS
6 1 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 85 (11.68%) SAN
2 67 (9.20%) Firewall
3 52 (7.14%) LAN
4 50 (6.87%) WAN
5 43 (5.91%) DNS
6 36 (4.95%) Internet
7 35 (4.81%) TCP/IP
8 31 (4.26%) DHCP
9 19 (2.61%) NAS
10 17 (2.34%) VPN
11 15 (2.06%) SSL
11 15 (2.06%) Wireless
12 11 (1.51%) Intrusion Detection
13 10 (1.37%) Fibre Channel
14 9 (1.24%) Network Security
14 9 (1.24%) VoIP
14 9 (1.24%) DMZ
15 6 (0.82%) BIG-IP
15 6 (0.82%) VLAN
15 6 (0.82%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 171 (23.49%) SQL Server
2 37 (5.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 34 (4.67%) Oracle Database
4 26 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
4 26 (3.57%) MySQL
5 22 (3.02%) Data Warehouse
6 21 (2.88%) SQL Server 2008
7 20 (2.75%) Oracle Database 11g
8 19 (2.61%) Relational Database
9 18 (2.47%) SQL Server 2005
10 17 (2.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 16 (2.20%) RDBMS
12 14 (1.92%) MongoDB
13 12 (1.65%) NoSQL
14 10 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
14 10 (1.37%) Oracle Database 12c
15 8 (1.10%) Oracle OLAP
15 8 (1.10%) Data Mart
15 8 (1.10%) BODI
15 8 (1.10%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 18 (2.47%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (2.06%) Jenkins
3 12 (1.65%) Git (software)
4 11 (1.51%) JIRA
5 10 (1.37%) Visual Studio
6 4 (0.55%) MSI
6 4 (0.55%) Eclipse
6 4 (0.55%) Subversion
6 4 (0.55%) Maven
6 4 (0.55%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (0.41%) Selenium
7 3 (0.41%) JUnit
8 2 (0.27%) Ant
8 2 (0.27%) InstallShield
8 2 (0.27%) JMeter
8 2 (0.27%) NUnit
8 2 (0.27%) CruiseControl
8 2 (0.27%) ClearCase
8 2 (0.27%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.27%) PHPUnit
General
1 70 (9.62%) Finance
2 18 (2.47%) Law
3 16 (2.20%) Telecoms
4 14 (1.92%) Banking
5 13 (1.79%) Legal
6 11 (1.51%) Retail
7 7 (0.96%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.82%) Marketing
9 5 (0.69%) Games
10 4 (0.55%) Local Government
10 4 (0.55%) Back Office
11 3 (0.41%) Electronics
11 3 (0.41%) Advertising
11 3 (0.41%) Publishing
11 3 (0.41%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.27%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.14%) Russian Language
13 1 (0.14%) Military
13 1 (0.14%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 141 (19.37%) Analyst
2 57 (7.83%) Support Engineer
3 48 (6.59%) Support Analyst
3 48 (6.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 46 (6.32%) Service Analyst
4 46 (6.32%) Service Desk Analyst
5 44 (6.04%) Administrator
6 43 (5.91%) 2nd Line Support
6 43 (5.91%) DBA
7 38 (5.22%) 1st Line Support
8 37 (5.08%) Consultant
9 36 (4.95%) Applications Support
10 35 (4.81%) Desktop Support
11 34 (4.67%) Server Engineer
12 28 (3.85%) Architect
12 28 (3.85%) IT Support
13 27 (3.71%) Desktop Engineer
14 26 (3.57%) Developer
15 25 (3.43%) SQL DBA
16 23 (3.16%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (11.26%) .NET
2 38 (5.22%) Web Services
3 36 (4.95%) XML
4 18 (2.47%) Application Packaging
5 17 (2.34%) HTML
6 15 (2.06%) ASP.NET
7 13 (1.79%) CSS
8 8 (1.10%) SOAP
8 8 (1.10%) J2EE
9 7 (0.96%) POSIX
9 7 (0.96%) ASP.NET 2.0
10 6 (0.82%) WCF
10 6 (0.82%) ODBC
11 5 (0.69%) JSP
11 5 (0.69%) WebSphere MQ
11 5 (0.69%) Middleware
11 5 (0.69%) Java EE
11 5 (0.69%) WinForms
11 5 (0.69%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (0.69%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 61 (8.38%) Data Centre
2 39 (5.36%) Clustering
3 21 (2.88%) Blackberry
4 20 (2.75%) NHS
4 20 (2.75%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (1.92%) Management Information System
6 12 (1.65%) Replication
7 11 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (1.51%) User Experience
8 10 (1.37%) IBM XIV
9 9 (1.24%) Enterprise Storage
10 8 (1.10%) CMDB
10 8 (1.10%) iPhone
10 8 (1.10%) Client/Server
11 7 (0.96%) Mobile App
12 6 (0.82%) Smartphone
13 5 (0.69%) Visualisation
14 3 (0.41%) Data Integration
14 3 (0.41%) Data Protection Act
14 3 (0.41%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 173 (23.76%) Windows Server 2008
2 148 (20.33%) Linux
3 143 (19.64%) Windows 7
4 118 (16.21%) Windows Server 2003
5 101 (13.87%) UNIX
6 97 (13.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 83 (11.40%) Windows XP
8 66 (9.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 35 (4.81%) Windows 2000 Server
10 27 (3.71%) Windows 8
11 25 (3.43%) Windows 2000
12 22 (3.02%) AIX
13 16 (2.20%) Apple iOS
14 14 (1.92%) CentOS
14 14 (1.92%) Ubuntu
15 12 (1.65%) Solaris
16 10 (1.37%) Windows Phone
16 10 (1.37%) Data ONTAP
17 9 (1.24%) Android
18 8 (1.10%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (23.63%) ITIL
2 93 (12.77%) Migration
3 46 (6.32%) Service Management
4 40 (5.49%) Incident Management
5 39 (5.36%) DevOps
6 34 (4.67%) Project Management
7 32 (4.40%) Change Management
8 29 (3.98%) Configuration Management
9 26 (3.57%) Workflow
10 22 (3.02%) Load Balancing
10 22 (3.02%) Problem Management
11 21 (2.88%) Agile Software Development
11 21 (2.88%) ETL
12 20 (2.75%) Business Intelligence
12 20 (2.75%) CRM
12 20 (2.75%) Service Delivery
12 20 (2.75%) Stakeholder Management
12 20 (2.75%) Performance Tuning
12 20 (2.75%) Continuous Integration
13 19 (2.61%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 195 (26.79%) SQL
2 54 (7.42%) PowerShell
3 34 (4.67%) JavaScript
4 33 (4.53%) PL/SQL
5 27 (3.71%) T-SQL
5 27 (3.71%) Python
6 24 (3.30%) Java
7 20 (2.75%) Bash Shell
8 18 (2.47%) VB
9 17 (2.34%) Perl
10 14 (1.92%) PHP
11 13 (1.79%) C#
11 13 (1.79%) Shell Script
12 9 (1.24%) VBScript
13 7 (0.96%) Korn
14 6 (0.82%) C
14 6 (0.82%) Jython
15 5 (0.69%) VB.NET
15 5 (0.69%) C++
16 3 (0.41%) VBA
Qualifications
1 53 (7.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (3.98%) MCSE
3 26 (3.57%) Security Cleared
4 14 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (1.92%) MCP
4 14 (1.92%) SC Cleared
5 13 (1.79%) MCITP
6 11 (1.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 10 (1.37%) CCNA
8 9 (1.24%) MCSA
9 8 (1.10%) Degree
10 6 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (0.82%) MCDST
10 6 (0.82%) MCTS
11 5 (0.69%) CCNP
12 4 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (0.55%) A+ Certification
12 4 (0.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 3 (0.41%) JNCIE
13 3 (0.41%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (4.26%) SLA
2 10 (1.37%) QA
3 3 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 215 (29.53%) Active Directory
2 97 (13.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (4.12%) Hyper-V
4 21 (2.88%) vSphere
5 16 (2.20%) VMware Server
6 15 (2.06%) XenApp
7 12 (1.65%) Terminal Services
7 12 (1.65%) VMware ESX
8 11 (1.51%) XenServer
9 10 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
9 10 (1.37%) NFS
9 10 (1.37%) Oracle RAC
10 6 (0.82%) ISA Server
11 4 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (0.55%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.55%) vCloud
12 2 (0.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.27%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (0.27%) UAG
12 2 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 50 (6.87%) SCCM
2 25 (3.43%) Puppet
3 18 (2.47%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (1.92%) Salt
5 10 (1.37%) SCOM
5 10 (1.37%) NetBackup
5 10 (1.37%) Oracle RMAN
5 10 (1.37%) Nagios
6 9 (1.24%) WSUS
6 9 (1.24%) Backup Exec
6 9 (1.24%) Opsview
7 8 (1.10%) Graphite
7 8 (1.10%) HAProxy
7 8 (1.10%) Cacti
7 8 (1.10%) SolarWinds Orion
7 8 (1.10%) SCVMM
8 7 (0.96%) Ansible
9 6 (0.82%) Foglight
9 6 (0.82%) HP UCMDB
10 4 (0.55%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 272 (37.36%) Microsoft
2 213 (29.26%) VMware
3 101 (13.87%) Oracle
4 89 (12.23%) Cisco
5 72 (9.89%) Red Hat
6 59 (8.10%) Citrix
7 58 (7.97%) HP
8 57 (7.83%) NetApp
9 34 (4.67%) IBM
10 26 (3.57%) SolarWinds
11 20 (2.75%) EMC
12 19 (2.61%) Remedy
13 17 (2.34%) McAfee
14 13 (1.79%) Brocade
15 11 (1.51%) Splunk
16 10 (1.37%) Sun
16 10 (1.37%) Apple
17 9 (1.24%) Juniper
17 9 (1.24%) Dell
18 7 (0.96%) PeopleSoft
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