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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 10 7 5
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 316 374 294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 11.54% 14.81% 14.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 55.73% 63.18% 70.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 170 99
Average daily rate
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£275 £278 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.90% +0.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £115 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 61 72
Average hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.30 £10.00 £9.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.03 £26.50 £23.73
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.80 £15.35 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.58% +2.33%
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
567 592 415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 20.70% 23.44% 20.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 314 167
Average daily rate £310 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.88% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £166 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £319 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 63 77
Average hourly rate £12.25 £13.35 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.23% +2.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £35.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 31 March 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 31 March 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 31 March 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 -9 192 £320 +6.66% 97
South Yorkshire -3 65 £225 +12.50% 19
North Yorkshire 0 36 £288 -21.76% 23
East Yorkshire +2 16 £158 +14.54% 8
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

1 218 (36.21%) Active Directory
2 199 (33.06%) Microsoft
3 182 (30.23%) VMware
4 143 (23.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 136 (22.59%) Windows 7
6 112 (18.60%) SQL Server
6 112 (18.60%) ITIL
7 100 (16.61%) Windows XP
7 100 (16.61%) MS Exchange
8 93 (15.45%) SQL
9 92 (15.28%) Linux
10 88 (14.62%) MS Office
11 85 (14.12%) Windows Server 2003
12 83 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
13 76 (12.62%) Windows Server 2012
14 70 (11.63%) SAN
14 70 (11.63%) .NET
14 70 (11.63%) Finance
15 62 (10.30%) Migration
16 57 (9.47%) Citrix
17 56 (9.30%) Cisco
17 56 (9.30%) MS Excel
17 56 (9.30%) Oracle
18 50 (8.31%) LAN
19 48 (7.97%) HP
20 47 (7.81%) DNS
21 46 (7.64%) Exchange Server 2010
22 45 (7.48%) SCCM
22 45 (7.48%) TCP/IP
22 45 (7.48%) SharePoint

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 (16.61%) MS Exchange
2 46 (7.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 45 (7.48%) SharePoint
4 42 (6.98%) IIS
5 28 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2003
6 19 (3.16%) Apache
7 17 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2013
8 16 (2.66%) JBoss
9 14 (2.33%) Tomcat
9 14 (2.33%) WebSphere
10 13 (2.16%) BizTalk Server
10 13 (2.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 13 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2007
11 7 (1.16%) Lync
11 7 (1.16%) Lotus Domino
12 6 (1.00%) WebSphere Application Server
13 5 (0.83%) IBM Notes
14 4 (0.66%) Tuxedo
14 4 (0.66%) SAS
14 4 (0.66%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 88 (14.62%) MS Office
2 56 (9.30%) MS Excel
3 6 (1.00%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (1.50%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.83%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.66%) BusinessWorks
4 4 (0.66%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.50%) Exstream
6 2 (0.33%) SAP SRM
6 2 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.33%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.99%) Office 365
2 10 (1.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 4 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.50%) Amazon S3
5 3 (0.50%) Route 53
6 2 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.17%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 70 (11.63%) SAN
2 50 (8.31%) LAN
3 47 (7.81%) DNS
4 45 (7.48%) TCP/IP
5 42 (6.98%) Firewall
6 37 (6.15%) WAN
7 33 (5.48%) DHCP
8 21 (3.49%) VPN
8 21 (3.49%) Internet
9 19 (3.16%) NAS
10 14 (2.33%) SSL
10 14 (2.33%) VoIP
11 10 (1.66%) Ethernet
11 10 (1.66%) Fibre Channel
12 9 (1.50%) iSCSI
12 9 (1.50%) FTP
13 7 (1.16%) HTTPS
13 7 (1.16%) SMTP
13 7 (1.16%) Wi-Fi
13 7 (1.16%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (18.60%) SQL Server
2 31 (5.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 29 (4.82%) SQL Server 2005
4 20 (3.32%) SQL Server 2012
5 19 (3.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 11 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (1.66%) Oracle Database
7 10 (1.66%) Relational Database
8 8 (1.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (1.16%) MySQL
9 7 (1.16%) RDBMS
9 7 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (1.00%) SQL Server 2000
10 6 (1.00%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (1.00%) Redis
11 4 (0.66%) MongoDB
11 4 (0.66%) Data Mart
11 4 (0.66%) BODI
11 4 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (0.66%) DB2
Development Applications
1 11 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (1.66%) MSI
3 7 (1.16%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.66%) Oracle Forms
4 4 (0.66%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.33%) LoadUI
5 2 (0.33%) Wise Package Studio
5 2 (0.33%) SoapUI
5 2 (0.33%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.33%) NUnit
5 2 (0.33%) Subversion
5 2 (0.33%) JIRA
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.17%) Fiddler
6 1 (0.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.17%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.17%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.17%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.17%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.17%) Toad
General
1 70 (11.63%) Finance
2 17 (2.82%) Telecoms
3 14 (2.33%) Banking
4 12 (1.99%) Legal
5 11 (1.83%) Law
6 7 (1.16%) Retail
7 5 (0.83%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.66%) Advertising
8 4 (0.66%) Marketing
8 4 (0.66%) Local Government
9 3 (0.50%) Games
10 1 (0.17%) Military
10 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.17%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.17%) German Language
10 1 (0.17%) Russian Language
10 1 (0.17%) Publishing
10 1 (0.17%) Back Office
10 1 (0.17%) Electronics
10 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 90 (14.95%) Analyst
2 68 (11.30%) Support Engineer
3 46 (7.64%) Developer
4 43 (7.14%) Support Analyst
4 43 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
5 41 (6.81%) 1st Line Support
6 40 (6.64%) Server Engineer
7 32 (5.32%) Desktop Support
8 31 (5.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 30 (4.98%) Architect
10 29 (4.82%) Service Analyst
10 29 (4.82%) Service Desk Analyst
11 25 (4.15%) Desktop Engineer
11 25 (4.15%) Administrator
12 24 (3.99%) .NET Developer
13 22 (3.65%) 3rd Line Support
14 21 (3.49%) Consultant
15 20 (3.32%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 19 (3.16%) Windows Server Engineer
17 18 (2.99%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (11.63%) .NET
2 33 (5.48%) Web Services
3 23 (3.82%) XML
3 23 (3.82%) ASP.NET
4 19 (3.16%) .NET Framework
5 16 (2.66%) WCF
6 15 (2.49%) ASP.NET MVC
7 12 (1.99%) HTML
7 12 (1.99%) Middleware
8 9 (1.50%) Application Packaging
9 7 (1.16%) Entity Framework
10 6 (1.00%) jQuery
10 6 (1.00%) Oracle Fusion
11 5 (0.83%) Ajax
11 5 (0.83%) X-Windows
11 5 (0.83%) WinForms
11 5 (0.83%) CSS
11 5 (0.83%) SOAP
11 5 (0.83%) XSLT
12 4 (0.66%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 30 (4.98%) NHS
2 21 (3.49%) Clustering
3 20 (3.32%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (2.49%) Replication
5 9 (1.50%) Blackberry
6 8 (1.33%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.00%) PDA
8 5 (0.83%) Client/Server
9 4 (0.66%) Management Information System
9 4 (0.66%) Open Source
9 4 (0.66%) iPhone
10 3 (0.50%) Enterprise Storage
10 3 (0.50%) User Experience
10 3 (0.50%) CLARiiON
11 2 (0.33%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.33%) IBM XIV
11 2 (0.33%) iSeries
11 2 (0.33%) Smartcard
11 2 (0.33%) FMCG
11 2 (0.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 143 (23.75%) Windows Server 2008
2 136 (22.59%) Windows 7
3 100 (16.61%) Windows XP
4 92 (15.28%) Linux
5 85 (14.12%) Windows Server 2003
6 76 (12.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 37 (6.15%) UNIX
8 31 (5.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 22 (3.65%) Android
10 20 (3.32%) Apple iOS
11 18 (2.99%) Windows 8
12 16 (2.66%) CentOS
12 16 (2.66%) Solaris
13 15 (2.49%) Windows Phone
14 14 (2.33%) Ubuntu
15 13 (2.16%) AIX
16 12 (1.99%) Windows 2000 Server
17 11 (1.83%) Windows Mobile
18 9 (1.50%) Windows 2000
19 6 (1.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (18.60%) ITIL
2 62 (10.30%) Migration
3 33 (5.48%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (5.32%) Incident Management
5 29 (4.82%) Service Delivery
6 26 (4.32%) MVC
7 24 (3.99%) Service Management
8 22 (3.65%) Project Management
9 20 (3.32%) Stakeholder Management
10 19 (3.16%) Performance Tuning
11 18 (2.99%) TDD
12 17 (2.82%) Disaster Recovery
13 15 (2.49%) PRINCE2
13 15 (2.49%) SOA
14 14 (2.33%) Configuration Management
14 14 (2.33%) Workflow
15 13 (2.16%) Mobile Development
16 12 (1.99%) DevOps
17 11 (1.83%) E-Commerce
17 11 (1.83%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 93 (15.45%) SQL
2 33 (5.48%) C#
3 26 (4.32%) PowerShell
4 23 (3.82%) JavaScript
5 21 (3.49%) Python
6 15 (2.49%) T-SQL
7 11 (1.83%) Java
8 8 (1.33%) Perl
9 7 (1.16%) VB
9 7 (1.16%) Bash Shell
10 6 (1.00%) PHP
11 5 (0.83%) PL/SQL
11 5 (0.83%) Ruby
12 4 (0.66%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.50%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.50%) VBA
13 3 (0.50%) XPath
14 2 (0.33%) VBScript
14 2 (0.33%) C
14 2 (0.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 27 (4.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (2.99%) Security Cleared
3 17 (2.82%) MCSE
4 13 (2.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 12 (1.99%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (1.83%) Degree
7 9 (1.50%) MCSA
7 9 (1.50%) CCNA
8 8 (1.33%) MCP
9 6 (1.00%) MCITP
9 6 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.83%) CCNP
10 5 (0.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (0.66%) Citrix Certification
11 4 (0.66%) MCDST
11 4 (0.66%) SC Cleared
12 3 (0.50%) BC Cleared
12 3 (0.50%) MCTS
12 3 (0.50%) JNCIP
12 3 (0.50%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (5.98%) SLA
2 9 (1.50%) QA
3 3 (0.50%) HIPAA
3 3 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 218 (36.21%) Active Directory
2 83 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (6.81%) vSphere
4 28 (4.65%) Hyper-V
5 26 (4.32%) VMware ESX
6 18 (2.99%) Terminal Services
7 14 (2.33%) XenApp
8 12 (1.99%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (1.66%) VMware Server
10 9 (1.50%) XenDesktop
11 5 (0.83%) ISA Server
12 4 (0.66%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 4 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (0.50%) Samba
13 3 (0.50%) NFS
13 3 (0.50%) Terminal Server
13 3 (0.50%) vCloud
13 3 (0.50%) Forefront TMG
13 3 (0.50%) UAG
13 3 (0.50%) KVM
Systems Management
1 45 (7.48%) SCCM
2 19 (3.16%) SCOM
3 14 (2.33%) NetBackup
4 12 (1.99%) Puppet
5 10 (1.66%) WSUS
6 9 (1.50%) Tivoli
7 8 (1.33%) Backup Exec
8 6 (1.00%) McAfee ePO
8 6 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (1.00%) SCVMM
8 6 (1.00%) Nagios
9 5 (0.83%) ARCserve
10 3 (0.50%) HAProxy
11 2 (0.33%) SCDPM
11 2 (0.33%) Salt
11 2 (0.33%) Red Hat Satellite
11 2 (0.33%) ZABBIX
11 2 (0.33%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (0.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 2 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 199 (33.06%) Microsoft
2 182 (30.23%) VMware
3 57 (9.47%) Citrix
4 56 (9.30%) Cisco
4 56 (9.30%) Oracle
5 48 (7.97%) HP
6 38 (6.31%) Red Hat
7 35 (5.81%) NetApp
8 25 (4.15%) EMC
9 24 (3.99%) IBM
10 17 (2.82%) Symantec
11 15 (2.49%) Dell
12 14 (2.33%) Remedy
12 14 (2.33%) Xamarin
13 13 (2.16%) McAfee
14 11 (1.83%) Lotus
14 11 (1.83%) Splunk
15 7 (1.16%) F5
15 7 (1.16%) Mitel
15 7 (1.16%) Apple
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