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 6 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
6 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 352 312 347
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 12.31% 13.76% 17.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 59.56% 62.28% 56.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 145 125
Average daily rate
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£325 £225 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% -19.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £123 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £382 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £321
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 56 58
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.10 £12.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.58% +1.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.00 £10.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.63 £16.00 £33.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -6.45%
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
591 501 614
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 20.66% 22.09% 30.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 276 273
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 £188 £150 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 58 63
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.61 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.77% +0.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.20 £10.00 £10.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £18.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.35 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+9.00% -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 6 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 6 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 6 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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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 -2 237 £350 +52.17% 108
South Yorkshire -3 69 £275 +37.50% 20
North Yorkshire -2 35 £350 +33.33% 22
East Yorkshire -3 4 £120 -43.52% 5
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 6 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.

1 254 (36.18%) Microsoft
2 205 (29.20%) Active Directory
3 195 (27.78%) VMware
4 175 (24.93%) SQL
5 166 (23.65%) SQL Server
6 165 (23.50%) ITIL
7 160 (22.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 143 (20.37%) Windows 7
9 139 (19.80%) Linux
10 110 (15.67%) Windows Server 2003
11 95 (13.53%) MS Exchange
12 92 (13.11%) Oracle
13 91 (12.96%) .NET
14 90 (12.82%) MS Office
15 88 (12.54%) UNIX
16 87 (12.39%) Migration
16 87 (12.39%) VMware Infrastructure
17 86 (12.25%) IIS
18 83 (11.82%) Windows Server 2012
19 81 (11.54%) Windows XP
20 80 (11.40%) Cisco
21 72 (10.26%) SAN
22 70 (9.97%) Finance
23 69 (9.83%) Red Hat
24 67 (9.54%) Firewall
25 65 (9.26%) MS Excel
26 64 (9.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
27 63 (8.97%) SharePoint
28 59 (8.40%) Data Centre
29 56 (7.98%) Citrix

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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 95 (13.53%) MS Exchange
2 86 (12.25%) IIS
3 63 (8.97%) SharePoint
4 46 (6.55%) Exchange Server 2010
5 39 (5.56%) JBoss
6 31 (4.42%) Tomcat
7 29 (4.13%) Apache
8 23 (3.28%) BizTalk Server
9 19 (2.71%) Exchange Server 2007
10 18 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
11 16 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2003
12 14 (1.99%) SAS
13 12 (1.71%) Lync
14 11 (1.57%) Node.js
15 8 (1.14%) WebSphere
16 7 (1.00%) nginx
17 5 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
17 5 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
17 5 (0.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 4 (0.57%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 90 (12.82%) MS Office
2 65 (9.26%) MS Excel
3 7 (1.00%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.28%) SAP SRM
2 2 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.28%) SAP BPC
2 2 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.14%) Unica
3 1 (0.14%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.14%) Office 365
2 9 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 7 (1.00%) Route 53
4 7 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (1.00%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.28%) IaaS
5 2 (0.28%) SaaS
5 2 (0.28%) PaaS
6 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 72 (10.26%) SAN
2 67 (9.54%) Firewall
3 48 (6.84%) LAN
4 43 (6.13%) WAN
5 38 (5.41%) DNS
6 32 (4.56%) TCP/IP
6 32 (4.56%) Internet
7 27 (3.85%) DHCP
8 19 (2.71%) NAS
9 14 (1.99%) SSL
10 12 (1.71%) VPN
11 10 (1.42%) Wireless
11 10 (1.42%) Intrusion Detection
11 10 (1.42%) Fibre Channel
12 8 (1.14%) DMZ
13 7 (1.00%) VLAN
14 6 (0.85%) BIG-IP
15 5 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
15 5 (0.71%) MPLS
15 5 (0.71%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 166 (23.65%) SQL Server
2 38 (5.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 28 (3.99%) Oracle Database
4 26 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
5 24 (3.42%) MySQL
6 22 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
7 20 (2.85%) SQL Server 2012
7 20 (2.85%) Relational Database
8 19 (2.71%) Data Warehouse
9 17 (2.42%) RDBMS
10 15 (2.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 14 (1.99%) Oracle Database 11g
12 12 (1.71%) MongoDB
12 12 (1.71%) NoSQL
13 9 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
14 8 (1.14%) Oracle OLAP
14 8 (1.14%) SQL Server 2000
14 8 (1.14%) Data Mart
14 8 (1.14%) BODI
14 8 (1.14%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 17 (2.42%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (1.99%) Jenkins
3 11 (1.57%) Git (software)
3 11 (1.57%) Visual Studio
3 11 (1.57%) JIRA
4 5 (0.71%) MSI
5 3 (0.43%) JUnit
5 3 (0.43%) Subversion
5 3 (0.43%) Maven
5 3 (0.43%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (0.28%) PHPUnit
6 2 (0.28%) NUnit
6 2 (0.28%) Selenium
6 2 (0.28%) InstallShield
6 2 (0.28%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.14%) Toad
7 1 (0.14%) JMeter
7 1 (0.14%) Ant
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.14%) ClearCase
General
1 70 (9.97%) Finance
2 17 (2.42%) Law
3 16 (2.28%) Telecoms
4 12 (1.71%) Legal
4 12 (1.71%) Banking
5 10 (1.42%) Retail
6 5 (0.71%) Marketing
6 5 (0.71%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.57%) Games
7 4 (0.57%) Local Government
8 3 (0.43%) Spanish Language
8 3 (0.43%) Publishing
9 2 (0.28%) Back Office
9 2 (0.28%) Electronics
9 2 (0.28%) Advertising
10 1 (0.14%) Military
10 1 (0.14%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.14%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.14%) German Language
10 1 (0.14%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 136 (19.37%) Analyst
2 56 (7.98%) Support Engineer
3 48 (6.84%) Support Analyst
4 47 (6.70%) Service Analyst
4 47 (6.70%) Service Desk Analyst
5 42 (5.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 41 (5.84%) 2nd Line Support
7 38 (5.41%) Developer
7 38 (5.41%) Consultant
8 36 (5.13%) 1st Line Support
9 35 (4.99%) Administrator
9 35 (4.99%) DBA
9 35 (4.99%) Server Engineer
10 34 (4.84%) Desktop Support
10 34 (4.84%) Applications Support
11 29 (4.13%) Architect
12 24 (3.42%) Desktop Engineer
13 23 (3.28%) SQL DBA
14 22 (3.13%) Migration Engineer
15 21 (2.99%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (12.96%) .NET
2 43 (6.13%) Web Services
3 37 (5.27%) XML
4 21 (2.99%) ASP.NET
5 17 (2.42%) HTML
6 16 (2.28%) Application Packaging
7 12 (1.71%) WCF
7 12 (1.71%) CSS
8 10 (1.42%) .NET Framework
8 10 (1.42%) ASP.NET MVC
9 9 (1.28%) SOAP
9 9 (1.28%) J2EE
10 7 (1.00%) POSIX
10 7 (1.00%) WinForms
10 7 (1.00%) ASP.NET 2.0
11 6 (0.85%) JSP
12 5 (0.71%) jQuery
13 4 (0.57%) Servlets
13 4 (0.57%) ODBC
13 4 (0.57%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 59 (8.40%) Data Centre
2 34 (4.84%) Clustering
3 19 (2.71%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (2.56%) Blackberry
5 17 (2.42%) NHS
6 12 (1.71%) Replication
7 10 (1.42%) iPhone
7 10 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (1.28%) IBM XIV
8 9 (1.28%) User Experience
8 9 (1.28%) Enterprise Storage
8 9 (1.28%) Management Information System
9 8 (1.14%) Mobile App
9 8 (1.14%) CMDB
10 6 (0.85%) Client/Server
10 6 (0.85%) Smartphone
11 4 (0.57%) Visualisation
12 3 (0.43%) iPad
12 3 (0.43%) BYOD
12 3 (0.43%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 160 (22.79%) Windows Server 2008
2 143 (20.37%) Windows 7
3 139 (19.80%) Linux
4 110 (15.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 88 (12.54%) UNIX
6 83 (11.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 81 (11.54%) Windows XP
8 64 (9.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 35 (4.99%) Windows 2000 Server
10 25 (3.56%) Windows 2000
11 22 (3.13%) Windows 8
12 19 (2.71%) Apple iOS
13 17 (2.42%) AIX
14 15 (2.14%) Android
15 14 (1.99%) Solaris
15 14 (1.99%) Windows Phone
16 10 (1.42%) Data ONTAP
17 9 (1.28%) CentOS
17 9 (1.28%) Ubuntu
18 7 (1.00%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (23.50%) ITIL
2 87 (12.39%) Migration
3 40 (5.70%) Service Management
4 34 (4.84%) Incident Management
4 34 (4.84%) DevOps
5 30 (4.27%) Configuration Management
5 30 (4.27%) Project Management
6 28 (3.99%) Agile Software Development
7 27 (3.85%) Change Management
8 22 (3.13%) Workflow
9 21 (2.99%) Service Delivery
10 20 (2.85%) Load Balancing
10 20 (2.85%) Stakeholder Management
10 20 (2.85%) E-Commerce
10 20 (2.85%) Performance Tuning
11 19 (2.71%) Continuous Integration
11 19 (2.71%) CRM
12 18 (2.56%) Business Intelligence
12 18 (2.56%) Problem Management
12 18 (2.56%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 175 (24.93%) SQL
2 50 (7.12%) PowerShell
3 38 (5.41%) JavaScript
4 27 (3.85%) T-SQL
5 26 (3.70%) PL/SQL
6 23 (3.28%) C#
6 23 (3.28%) Java
7 22 (3.13%) Python
8 18 (2.56%) VB
8 18 (2.56%) Bash Shell
9 15 (2.14%) Perl
10 13 (1.85%) PHP
10 13 (1.85%) Shell Script
11 8 (1.14%) VBScript
12 7 (1.00%) Korn
13 6 (0.85%) Jython
13 6 (0.85%) VB.NET
14 4 (0.57%) C
15 3 (0.43%) C++
15 3 (0.43%) VBA
Qualifications
1 42 (5.98%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (3.70%) Security Cleared
3 22 (3.13%) MCSE
4 13 (1.85%) SC Cleared
5 11 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (1.57%) MCITP
6 9 (1.28%) MCP
7 8 (1.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 8 (1.14%) Degree
8 6 (0.85%) MCSA
8 6 (0.85%) CCNA
9 5 (0.71%) CCNP
9 5 (0.71%) MCDST
10 4 (0.57%) MCTS
10 4 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.57%) JNCIE
11 3 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.43%) A+ Certification
11 3 (0.43%) ISEB
11 3 (0.43%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (4.27%) SLA
2 11 (1.57%) QA
3 3 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 205 (29.20%) Active Directory
2 87 (12.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (3.99%) Hyper-V
4 21 (2.99%) vSphere
5 12 (1.71%) XenApp
5 12 (1.71%) VMware ESX
5 12 (1.71%) VMware Server
6 11 (1.57%) Terminal Services
7 10 (1.42%) Microsoft App-V
7 10 (1.42%) NFS
8 7 (1.00%) XenServer
9 6 (0.85%) ISA Server
10 4 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.43%) vCloud
11 3 (0.43%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.28%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (0.28%) UAG
13 1 (0.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 45 (6.41%) SCCM
2 24 (3.42%) Puppet
3 16 (2.28%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (1.99%) Salt
5 10 (1.42%) NetBackup
6 9 (1.28%) SCOM
6 9 (1.28%) Nagios
6 9 (1.28%) Opsview
7 8 (1.14%) Graphite
7 8 (1.14%) Cacti
7 8 (1.14%) SolarWinds Orion
7 8 (1.14%) Backup Exec
8 7 (1.00%) WSUS
8 7 (1.00%) SCVMM
8 7 (1.00%) HAProxy
8 7 (1.00%) Ansible
9 6 (0.85%) HP UCMDB
9 6 (0.85%) Foglight
10 4 (0.57%) Oracle RMAN
10 4 (0.57%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 254 (36.18%) Microsoft
2 195 (27.78%) VMware
3 92 (13.11%) Oracle
4 80 (11.40%) Cisco
5 69 (9.83%) Red Hat
6 56 (7.98%) Citrix
7 54 (7.69%) HP
8 52 (7.41%) NetApp
9 30 (4.27%) IBM
10 23 (3.28%) EMC
11 19 (2.71%) SolarWinds
12 18 (2.56%) Remedy
13 17 (2.42%) McAfee
14 13 (1.85%) Brocade
15 10 (1.42%) Juniper
15 10 (1.42%) Dell
16 9 (1.28%) Apple
17 8 (1.14%) Sun
17 8 (1.14%) Business Objects
17 8 (1.14%) LANDesk
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