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 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 6 6
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 290 312 324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 11.44% 13.68% 13.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.52% 58.65% 65.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 135 115
Average daily rate
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£286 £275 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.09% -3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £106 £124 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 55 58
Average hourly rate £12.25 £12.88 £15.93
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.89% -19.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.13 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.55 £30.50 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -4.91%
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
574 532 494
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 22.65% 23.32% 20.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 288 198
Average daily rate £313 £300 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £425 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 59 63
Average hourly rate £12.51 £12.52 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.07% -24.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.13 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £23.75 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 21 November 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
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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 -1 173 £275 -6.77% 95
South Yorkshire -4 52 £313 +56.25% 36
North Yorkshire 0 32 £325 +30.00% 21
East Yorkshire 0 19 £258 -35.62% 6
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 248 (43.66%) Active Directory
2 206 (36.27%) Microsoft
3 158 (27.82%) VMware
3 158 (27.82%) Windows 7
4 141 (24.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 109 (19.19%) Windows XP
6 102 (17.96%) MS Exchange
6 102 (17.96%) Windows Server 2003
7 92 (16.20%) MS Office
8 82 (14.44%) VMware Infrastructure
9 79 (13.91%) ITIL
10 73 (12.85%) MS Excel
11 69 (12.15%) Windows Server 2012
12 68 (11.97%) Citrix
13 64 (11.27%) SQL
14 63 (11.09%) SAN
14 63 (11.09%) SCCM
15 60 (10.56%) SQL Server
16 59 (10.39%) Migration
17 58 (10.21%) Finance
18 52 (9.15%) Linux
18 52 (9.15%) DNS
19 51 (8.98%) Exchange Server 2010
20 49 (8.63%) HP
21 48 (8.45%) vSphere
22 46 (8.10%) NetApp
23 43 (7.57%) DHCP
24 41 (7.22%) Oracle
25 40 (7.04%) Microsoft Certification
26 39 (6.87%) SharePoint

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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
1 102 (17.96%) MS Exchange
2 51 (8.98%) Exchange Server 2010
3 39 (6.87%) SharePoint
4 31 (5.46%) IIS
5 24 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2013
6 23 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2007
6 23 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2003
7 20 (3.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 17 (2.99%) Lync
9 16 (2.82%) WebSphere
9 16 (2.82%) Apache
10 11 (1.94%) Tomcat
11 9 (1.58%) Lotus Domino
12 7 (1.23%) JBoss
13 6 (1.06%) CMS
13 6 (1.06%) Office Communications Server
14 5 (0.88%) Kentico
14 5 (0.88%) IBM Notes
15 4 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
16 3 (0.53%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 92 (16.20%) MS Office
2 73 (12.85%) MS Excel
3 5 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.70%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.53%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (0.88%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.18%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.64%) Office 365
2 4 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (0.70%) Amazon S3
2 4 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.53%) Google Apps
4 2 (0.35%) Route 53
4 2 (0.35%) SaaS
4 2 (0.35%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.18%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 63 (11.09%) SAN
2 52 (9.15%) DNS
3 43 (7.57%) DHCP
4 36 (6.34%) LAN
5 33 (5.81%) TCP/IP
6 31 (5.46%) Firewall
7 30 (5.28%) WAN
8 21 (3.70%) VPN
8 21 (3.70%) Internet
8 21 (3.70%) NAS
9 19 (3.35%) VoIP
10 10 (1.76%) iSCSI
11 9 (1.58%) Fibre Channel
11 9 (1.58%) FTP
11 9 (1.58%) HTTP
11 9 (1.58%) SSL
12 7 (1.23%) S/MIME
12 7 (1.23%) SMTP
12 7 (1.23%) Ethernet
12 7 (1.23%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (10.56%) SQL Server
2 26 (4.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (4.05%) SQL Server 2005
4 22 (3.87%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (1.76%) MySQL
6 8 (1.41%) NoSQL
6 8 (1.41%) Relational Database
7 7 (1.23%) MongoDB
7 7 (1.23%) Oracle Database
7 7 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (1.23%) Pentaho
8 6 (1.06%) RDBMS
8 6 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (0.88%) RavenDB
9 5 (0.88%) Redis
9 5 (0.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 5 (0.88%) QlikView
10 4 (0.70%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (0.70%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 11 (1.94%) MSI
1 11 (1.94%) Git (software)
2 8 (1.41%) Subversion
3 7 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (1.06%) Selenium
4 6 (1.06%) QuickTest Pro
5 5 (0.88%) LLBLGen Pro
5 5 (0.88%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 4 (0.70%) MSTest
6 4 (0.70%) Cucumber
7 3 (0.53%) Maven
7 3 (0.53%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.35%) AdminStudio
8 2 (0.35%) Wise Package Studio
9 1 (0.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.18%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
9 1 (0.18%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.18%) InstallShield
9 1 (0.18%) Jenkins
General
1 58 (10.21%) Finance
2 15 (2.64%) Telecoms
2 15 (2.64%) Banking
3 9 (1.58%) Manufacturing
4 6 (1.06%) Advertising
4 6 (1.06%) Legal
4 6 (1.06%) Mandarin Language
4 6 (1.06%) Cantonese Language
5 5 (0.88%) Retail
6 3 (0.53%) German Language
7 2 (0.35%) Norwegian Language
7 2 (0.35%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.35%) Law
7 2 (0.35%) Marketing
8 1 (0.18%) Publishing
8 1 (0.18%) Military
8 1 (0.18%) Local Government
8 1 (0.18%) French Language
Job Titles
1 88 (15.49%) Analyst
2 70 (12.32%) Support Engineer
3 60 (10.56%) 2nd Line Support
4 40 (7.04%) 1st Line Support
5 38 (6.69%) Desktop Support
6 36 (6.34%) Developer
6 36 (6.34%) Administrator
7 31 (5.46%) Support Analyst
7 31 (5.46%) Service Analyst
7 31 (5.46%) Service Desk Analyst
8 29 (5.11%) Desktop Engineer
8 29 (5.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 25 (4.40%) Consultant
9 25 (4.40%) Help Desk Support
10 24 (4.23%) IT Support
11 21 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 19 (3.35%) Systems Engineer
13 18 (3.17%) 3rd Line Support
13 18 (3.17%) Exchange Engineer
14 17 (2.99%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (5.63%) .NET
2 21 (3.70%) Web Services
3 20 (3.52%) ASP.NET
4 12 (2.11%) XML
4 12 (2.11%) Middleware
4 12 (2.11%) WCF
5 11 (1.94%) Application Packaging
5 11 (1.94%) HTML
6 7 (1.23%) CSS
6 7 (1.23%) WebSphere MQ
6 7 (1.23%) .NET Framework
7 6 (1.06%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 5 (0.88%) CSS3
8 5 (0.88%) Sencha Touch
8 5 (0.88%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 5 (0.88%) Dapper ORM
8 5 (0.88%) JSON
8 5 (0.88%) WinForms
8 5 (0.88%) NHibernate
8 5 (0.88%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 28 (4.93%) NHS
2 18 (3.17%) Blackberry
3 13 (2.29%) Clustering
4 10 (1.76%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (1.41%) Management Information System
5 8 (1.41%) PDA
6 7 (1.23%) iPhone
6 7 (1.23%) Data Integration
7 6 (1.06%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.06%) User Experience
7 6 (1.06%) Replication
8 5 (0.88%) CLARiiON
8 5 (0.88%) FMCG
9 4 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (0.70%) iSeries
10 3 (0.53%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.35%) Thin Client
11 2 (0.35%) EqualLogic
11 2 (0.35%) Social Media
11 2 (0.35%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 158 (27.82%) Windows 7
2 141 (24.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 109 (19.19%) Windows XP
4 102 (17.96%) Windows Server 2003
5 69 (12.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 52 (9.15%) Linux
7 27 (4.75%) UNIX
8 22 (3.87%) Windows 8
9 19 (3.35%) CentOS
10 17 (2.99%) Ubuntu
11 12 (2.11%) Android
12 11 (1.94%) Windows 2000
13 9 (1.58%) AIX
13 9 (1.58%) VMS
14 8 (1.41%) Windows Vista
14 8 (1.41%) Apple iOS
15 7 (1.23%) Windows Mobile
16 6 (1.06%) Solaris
17 5 (0.88%) Windows Phone
18 4 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (13.91%) ITIL
2 59 (10.39%) Migration
3 30 (5.28%) Incident Management
4 27 (4.75%) Service Management
5 23 (4.05%) Project Management
6 20 (3.52%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (3.52%) Root Cause Analysis
7 19 (3.35%) PRINCE2
8 18 (3.17%) Service Delivery
8 18 (3.17%) Disaster Recovery
9 15 (2.64%) Stakeholder Management
10 14 (2.46%) TDD
11 13 (2.29%) Problem Management
12 12 (2.11%) MVC
13 11 (1.94%) Workflow
13 11 (1.94%) Change Management
13 11 (1.94%) Time Management
13 11 (1.94%) High Availability
14 9 (1.58%) Software Deployment
14 9 (1.58%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 64 (11.27%) SQL
2 31 (5.46%) PowerShell
3 28 (4.93%) C#
4 21 (3.70%) Python
5 13 (2.29%) JavaScript
6 11 (1.94%) Java
7 9 (1.58%) Perl
8 7 (1.23%) VB
9 6 (1.06%) C
9 6 (1.06%) Ruby
10 5 (0.88%) Bash Shell
11 4 (0.70%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.70%) VB.NET
11 4 (0.70%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.53%) VBScript
12 3 (0.53%) VB6
12 3 (0.53%) C++
12 3 (0.53%) PHP
13 2 (0.35%) BeanShell
14 1 (0.18%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (7.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (3.70%) MCSE
3 18 (3.17%) Security Cleared
4 12 (2.11%) SC Cleared
4 12 (2.11%) MCSA
5 11 (1.94%) MCP
6 9 (1.58%) Degree
6 9 (1.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 9 (1.58%) MCITP
7 6 (1.06%) ISTQB
7 6 (1.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 6 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.35%) RHCE
9 2 (0.35%) A+ Certification
9 2 (0.35%) CCNA
9 2 (0.35%) ISEB
9 2 (0.35%) CCA
9 2 (0.35%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (0.35%) CCAA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (5.81%) SLA
2 12 (2.11%) QA
3 4 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.53%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 248 (43.66%) Active Directory
2 82 (14.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (8.45%) vSphere
4 29 (5.11%) VMware ESX
5 21 (3.70%) XenApp
6 16 (2.82%) Hyper-V
7 13 (2.29%) Microsoft App-V
8 12 (2.11%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (1.23%) Forefront TMG
9 7 (1.23%) XenServer
9 7 (1.23%) XenDesktop
9 7 (1.23%) Terminal Services
9 7 (1.23%) ISA Server
10 6 (1.06%) VMware Server
11 5 (0.88%) vCloud
11 5 (0.88%) Firmware
12 4 (0.70%) MetaFrame
13 3 (0.53%) Samba
13 3 (0.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 3 (0.53%) UAG
Systems Management
1 63 (11.09%) SCCM
2 32 (5.63%) SCOM
3 18 (3.17%) NetBackup
4 10 (1.76%) Puppet
5 7 (1.23%) McAfee ePO
5 7 (1.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 7 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (1.06%) WSUS
7 4 (0.70%) EMC Navisphere
7 4 (0.70%) Backup Exec
7 4 (0.70%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (0.70%) ZABBIX
7 4 (0.70%) Red Hat Satellite
8 3 (0.53%) SCVMM
8 3 (0.53%) Unicenter
8 3 (0.53%) Tivoli
8 3 (0.53%) Nagios
8 3 (0.53%) CA SiteMinder
9 2 (0.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 206 (36.27%) Microsoft
2 158 (27.82%) VMware
3 68 (11.97%) Citrix
4 49 (8.63%) HP
5 46 (8.10%) NetApp
6 41 (7.22%) Oracle
7 38 (6.69%) Cisco
8 33 (5.81%) IBM
9 31 (5.46%) Symantec
10 21 (3.70%) EMC
11 18 (3.17%) Red Hat
12 17 (2.99%) Dell
13 15 (2.64%) Splunk
14 13 (2.29%) Remedy
15 12 (2.11%) Lotus
16 8 (1.41%) McAfee
17 7 (1.23%) Sophos
17 7 (1.23%) Apple
17 7 (1.23%) Google
17 7 (1.23%) Postini
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