The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Yorkshire region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 5 9
Rank change year-on-year
0 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 290 341 287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 12.78% 16.14% 11.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.29% 56.18% 54.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 132 105
Average daily rate
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£250 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £150 £117
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 48 67
Average hourly rate £13.25 £12.88 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.91% -0.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.13 £9.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £33.55 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
481 607 522
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 21.19% 28.73% 20.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 273 243
Average daily rate £275 £308 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.56% -2.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £125 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £439 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 59 69
Average hourly rate £14.25 £14.50 £13.93
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.72% +4.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.51 £10.13 £9.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £39.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -7.24%
Windows
England

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 22 July 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
(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 -4 164 £215 -28.33% 82
South Yorkshire 0 66 £206 +10.00% 31
North Yorkshire +11 37 £300 +50.00% 21
East Yorkshire +2 12 £213 - 4
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 247 (37.14%) Microsoft
2 194 (29.17%) Active Directory
3 193 (29.02%) Windows 7
4 150 (22.56%) Windows XP
5 147 (22.11%) VMware
6 135 (20.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 123 (18.50%) SQL
8 108 (16.24%) Windows Server 2003
9 107 (16.09%) SQL Server
10 87 (13.08%) MS Office
11 85 (12.78%) Linux
12 83 (12.48%) ITIL
13 82 (12.33%) Finance
14 80 (12.03%) MS Excel
15 79 (11.88%) HP
16 77 (11.58%) SAN
17 75 (11.28%) MS Exchange
18 74 (11.13%) .NET
19 66 (9.92%) Citrix
20 65 (9.77%) SCCM
21 59 (8.87%) Migration
22 57 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
23 46 (6.92%) Service Management
24 45 (6.77%) T-SQL
24 45 (6.77%) Oracle
25 44 (6.62%) Windows Server 2012
26 42 (6.32%) PowerShell
26 42 (6.32%) Incident Management
27 41 (6.17%) Firewall
27 41 (6.17%) UNIX

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 75 (11.28%) MS Exchange
2 38 (5.71%) IIS
3 32 (4.81%) SharePoint
4 26 (3.91%) Exchange Server 2007
5 22 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2003
5 22 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2010
6 15 (2.26%) WebSphere
7 11 (1.65%) Lync
8 10 (1.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 9 (1.35%) IBM Notes
10 7 (1.05%) nginx
10 7 (1.05%) Apache
11 6 (0.90%) WebLogic
11 6 (0.90%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (0.60%) Oracle Application Server
13 4 (0.60%) Lotus Domino
13 4 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
14 3 (0.45%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 87 (13.08%) MS Office
2 80 (12.03%) MS Excel
3 5 (0.75%) MS Project
4 4 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.45%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.15%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 7 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
2 9 (1.35%) Office 365
3 7 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.75%) SaaS
5 2 (0.30%) IaaS
6 1 (0.15%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 77 (11.58%) SAN
2 41 (6.17%) Firewall
3 34 (5.11%) LAN
4 33 (4.96%) TCP/IP
5 27 (4.06%) WAN
6 21 (3.16%) DNS
7 18 (2.71%) VPN
8 14 (2.11%) FTP
9 13 (1.95%) DHCP
9 13 (1.95%) Internet
9 13 (1.95%) Wireless
10 10 (1.50%) NAS
11 8 (1.20%) MPLS
11 8 (1.20%) IPsec
12 6 (0.90%) VLAN
12 6 (0.90%) SMTP
12 6 (0.90%) SSL
12 6 (0.90%) NetScaler
13 5 (0.75%) VoIP
13 5 (0.75%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (16.09%) SQL Server
2 30 (4.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 29 (4.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 26 (3.91%) SQL Server 2005
5 24 (3.61%) SQL Server 2008
6 22 (3.31%) MySQL
7 15 (2.26%) Oracle Database
8 9 (1.35%) SQL Server 2000
9 8 (1.20%) NoSQL
10 7 (1.05%) MongoDB
10 7 (1.05%) Pentaho
10 7 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (0.90%) RDBMS
11 6 (0.90%) Relational Database
12 5 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
13 3 (0.45%) Oracle Database 12c
13 3 (0.45%) Big Data
13 3 (0.45%) Oracle Database 10g
13 3 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 14 (2.11%) QuickTest Pro
2 9 (1.35%) TeamCity
2 9 (1.35%) Selenium
3 7 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (1.05%) Maven
4 6 (0.90%) Oracle APEX
4 6 (0.90%) InstallShield
4 6 (0.90%) Visual Studio
5 5 (0.75%) Git (software)
6 4 (0.60%) NUnit
6 4 (0.60%) Cucumber
7 3 (0.45%) MSTest
7 3 (0.45%) Behat
7 3 (0.45%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (0.45%) MSI
7 3 (0.45%) AdminStudio
8 2 (0.30%) Subversion
8 2 (0.30%) Hudson
9 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
9 1 (0.15%) WebDriver
General
1 82 (12.33%) Finance
2 27 (4.06%) Banking
3 7 (1.05%) Telecoms
3 7 (1.05%) Manufacturing
4 5 (0.75%) Marketing
4 5 (0.75%) Investment Banking
4 5 (0.75%) Legal
4 5 (0.75%) Publishing
5 3 (0.45%) Electronics
5 3 (0.45%) French Language
5 3 (0.45%) Retail
6 2 (0.30%) Mandarin Language
6 2 (0.30%) Cantonese Language
6 2 (0.30%) Norwegian Language
7 1 (0.15%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.15%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 118 (17.74%) Analyst
2 62 (9.32%) 2nd Line Support
3 53 (7.97%) Support Engineer
4 51 (7.67%) Developer
5 44 (6.62%) Administrator
6 41 (6.17%) Service Desk Analyst
6 41 (6.17%) Service Analyst
6 41 (6.17%) 1st Line Support
7 40 (6.02%) Desktop Support
8 36 (5.41%) Support Analyst
9 35 (5.26%) DBA
10 31 (4.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 24 (3.61%) SQL DBA
12 23 (3.46%) Deployment Engineer
13 22 (3.31%) Consultant
14 20 (3.01%) Architect
14 20 (3.01%) Desktop Engineer
14 20 (3.01%) IT Support
15 17 (2.56%) .NET Developer
15 17 (2.56%) Rollout Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (11.13%) .NET
2 29 (4.36%) ASP.NET
3 22 (3.31%) WinForms
4 21 (3.16%) XML
5 20 (3.01%) HTML
6 19 (2.86%) Application Packaging
7 18 (2.71%) WCF
8 15 (2.26%) Web Services
9 14 (2.11%) Middleware
10 12 (1.80%) CSS
10 12 (1.80%) ASP.NET MVC
11 9 (1.35%) WebSphere MQ
12 8 (1.20%) XMPP
12 8 (1.20%) WPF
12 8 (1.20%) jQuery
13 7 (1.05%) WebSphere Message Broker
14 6 (0.90%) .NET Framework
14 6 (0.90%) J2EE
15 5 (0.75%) HTML5
16 4 (0.60%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 31 (4.66%) Clustering
2 24 (3.61%) NHS
3 18 (2.71%) Blackberry
4 9 (1.35%) Replication
5 8 (1.20%) iPhone
6 7 (1.05%) Data Integration
6 7 (1.05%) Firmware
7 5 (0.75%) Management Information System
7 5 (0.75%) Mainframe
8 4 (0.60%) Handset
9 3 (0.45%) Open Source
9 3 (0.45%) iPad
9 3 (0.45%) iSeries
9 3 (0.45%) Fat Client
9 3 (0.45%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (0.45%) Thin Client
9 3 (0.45%) Statistics
10 2 (0.30%) PDA
10 2 (0.30%) PKI
10 2 (0.30%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 193 (29.02%) Windows 7
2 150 (22.56%) Windows XP
3 135 (20.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 108 (16.24%) Windows Server 2003
5 85 (12.78%) Linux
6 44 (6.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 41 (6.17%) UNIX
8 33 (4.96%) Ubuntu
9 32 (4.81%) CentOS
10 17 (2.56%) Windows 2000
11 15 (2.26%) Windows 8
12 14 (2.11%) AIX
13 10 (1.50%) Windows Vista
13 10 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 7 (1.05%) Windows NT
15 6 (0.90%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.60%) zOS
16 4 (0.60%) HPUX
16 4 (0.60%) Solaris
16 4 (0.60%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (12.48%) ITIL
2 59 (8.87%) Migration
3 46 (6.92%) Service Management
4 42 (6.32%) Incident Management
5 39 (5.86%) Disaster Recovery
6 30 (4.51%) Agile Software Development
7 29 (4.36%) Project Management
8 21 (3.16%) Workflow
9 20 (3.01%) Problem Management
10 19 (2.86%) Performance Tuning
10 19 (2.86%) Scrum
11 17 (2.56%) MVC
12 15 (2.26%) Data Modelling
13 14 (2.11%) Stakeholder Management
13 14 (2.11%) Root Cause Analysis
13 14 (2.11%) Data Protection
14 12 (1.80%) High Availability
14 12 (1.80%) Performance Monitoring
15 11 (1.65%) Validation
15 11 (1.65%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 123 (18.50%) SQL
2 45 (6.77%) T-SQL
3 42 (6.32%) PowerShell
4 35 (5.26%) C#
5 27 (4.06%) Python
6 24 (3.61%) Java
7 19 (2.86%) VB.NET
8 13 (1.95%) C
9 12 (1.80%) JavaScript
9 12 (1.80%) Perl
10 10 (1.50%) C++
10 10 (1.50%) VB
11 9 (1.35%) Ruby
12 8 (1.20%) VB6
13 7 (1.05%) VBScript
13 7 (1.05%) PHP
13 7 (1.05%) PL/SQL
14 6 (0.90%) VBA
15 3 (0.45%) Shell Script
16 2 (0.30%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 28 (4.21%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (3.46%) Security Cleared
3 18 (2.71%) SC Cleared
4 15 (2.26%) MCSE
5 14 (2.11%) ISTQB
5 14 (2.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 12 (1.80%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (1.35%) CCNA
8 8 (1.20%) MCITP
9 7 (1.05%) MCP
10 6 (0.90%) CCA
10 6 (0.90%) Citrix Certification
10 6 (0.90%) CCEA
10 6 (0.90%) VCAP
11 5 (0.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 5 (0.75%) Degree
12 3 (0.45%) MCSA
13 2 (0.30%) Oracle Certification
13 2 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (4.51%) SLA
2 20 (3.01%) QA
3 3 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.15%) COREP
4 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.15%) Basel II
System Software
1 194 (29.17%) Active Directory
2 57 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (6.17%) vSphere
4 32 (4.81%) Hyper-V
5 26 (3.91%) VMware Server
6 19 (2.86%) XenApp
7 18 (2.71%) VMware ESXi
8 16 (2.41%) XenServer
9 15 (2.26%) VMware ESX
10 12 (1.80%) Microsoft App-V
11 10 (1.50%) Xen
11 10 (1.50%) XenDesktop
12 6 (0.90%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.45%) Sendmail
14 2 (0.30%) MetaFrame
14 2 (0.30%) qmail
15 1 (0.15%) UAG
15 1 (0.15%) Terminal Server
15 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 1 (0.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 65 (9.77%) SCCM
2 20 (3.01%) SCOM
3 14 (2.11%) HP Quality Center
4 8 (1.20%) WSUS
5 7 (1.05%) Puppet
5 7 (1.05%) Capistrano
5 7 (1.05%) HAProxy
6 5 (0.75%) SCOrch
6 5 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (0.75%) Backup Exec
7 4 (0.60%) SCVMM
7 4 (0.60%) SCDPM
8 3 (0.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (0.45%) Foglight
8 3 (0.45%) Unicenter
8 3 (0.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (0.45%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.30%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.30%) ARCserve
9 2 (0.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 247 (37.14%) Microsoft
2 147 (22.11%) VMware
3 79 (11.88%) HP
4 66 (9.92%) Citrix
5 45 (6.77%) Oracle
6 38 (5.71%) Cisco
7 29 (4.36%) Splunk
8 20 (3.01%) NetApp
9 18 (2.71%) EMC
9 18 (2.71%) IBM
10 17 (2.56%) Dell
11 13 (1.95%) Remedy
12 12 (1.80%) Symantec
13 11 (1.65%) Lotus
14 10 (1.50%) Adobe
15 8 (1.20%) Veeam
16 7 (1.05%) Greenplum
16 7 (1.05%) AppSense
17 6 (0.90%) Altiris
17 6 (0.90%) Red Hat
South Yorkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £15 - £22 per hour + competitive
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Eden Lea Consultants
Rate: From £300 to £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South Yorkshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Excellent Day Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £400 - £500
Posted: 3 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
QUANTICA
Rate: £15 - £17 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Doncaster, Yorkshire
Network IT Recruitment
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Integrity IT Solutions
Rate: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Kingston Upon Hull
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £280 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £240 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £140.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £140.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £150.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Eden Lea Consultants
Rate: From £300 to £380 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £220 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
North Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
York
Computer Futures
Rate: £170 - £200 per day + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
South Yorkshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Competitive Day Rate
Posted: 14 days ago
Leeds
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £250 - £500 per day
Posted: 14 days ago