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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 8 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 302 304 373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 11.39% 13.46% 15.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 49.51% 59.84% 66.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 129 136
Average daily rate
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£300 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £125 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £425 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 56 66
Average hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £15.93
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -21.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.13 £9.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.03 £22.58 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.69% -7.81%
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
610 508 558
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 23.01% 22.50% 23.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 262 226
Average daily rate £325 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £155 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 61 72
Average hourly rate £13.00 £12.13 £16.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.17% -25.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £22.69 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 18 December 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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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 -5 178 £289 -0.43% 76
North Yorkshire +6 48 £325 +30.00% 22
South Yorkshire -5 42 £313 +56.25% 16
East Yorkshire 0 19 £200 -46.66% 3
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 243 (43.09%) Active Directory
2 208 (36.88%) Microsoft
3 162 (28.72%) VMware
4 151 (26.77%) Windows 7
5 145 (25.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 108 (19.15%) MS Exchange
7 103 (18.26%) Windows Server 2003
8 101 (17.91%) Windows XP
9 95 (16.84%) MS Office
10 85 (15.07%) VMware Infrastructure
11 75 (13.30%) ITIL
12 74 (13.12%) SQL Server
13 72 (12.77%) MS Excel
14 71 (12.59%) Windows Server 2012
15 70 (12.41%) Citrix
16 66 (11.70%) SAN
16 66 (11.70%) SQL
17 65 (11.52%) Migration
18 61 (10.82%) Linux
19 59 (10.46%) SCCM
20 56 (9.93%) DNS
21 54 (9.57%) Finance
22 51 (9.04%) Exchange Server 2010
23 49 (8.69%) NetApp
23 49 (8.69%) Oracle
24 48 (8.51%) vSphere
25 45 (7.98%) SharePoint
25 45 (7.98%) HP
25 45 (7.98%) Cisco
26 44 (7.80%) DHCP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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
1 108 (19.15%) MS Exchange
2 51 (9.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 45 (7.98%) SharePoint
4 30 (5.32%) IIS
5 27 (4.79%) Exchange Server 2003
6 24 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2013
7 21 (3.72%) Exchange Server 2007
8 19 (3.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 18 (3.19%) Apache
10 17 (3.01%) Lync
11 16 (2.84%) WebSphere
12 11 (1.95%) Tomcat
13 9 (1.60%) Lotus Domino
14 7 (1.24%) JBoss
15 6 (1.06%) Office Communications Server
15 6 (1.06%) IBM Notes
15 6 (1.06%) CMS
16 5 (0.89%) IBM HTTP Server
16 5 (0.89%) Kentico
17 4 (0.71%) Quickr
Applications
1 95 (16.84%) MS Office
2 72 (12.77%) MS Excel
3 4 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.53%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.53%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (1.42%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.89%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.53%) Exstream
4 3 (0.53%) BusinessWorks
4 3 (0.53%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.18%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 16 (2.84%) Office 365
2 5 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (0.89%) Amazon S3
3 3 (0.53%) Google Apps
3 3 (0.53%) Route 53
3 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.35%) SaaS
4 2 (0.35%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.18%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 66 (11.70%) SAN
2 56 (9.93%) DNS
3 44 (7.80%) DHCP
4 40 (7.09%) LAN
5 38 (6.74%) TCP/IP
6 33 (5.85%) Firewall
7 32 (5.67%) WAN
8 23 (4.08%) VPN
9 22 (3.90%) Internet
10 21 (3.72%) VoIP
11 20 (3.55%) NAS
12 10 (1.77%) iSCSI
12 10 (1.77%) Ethernet
12 10 (1.77%) SSL
13 9 (1.60%) HTTP
13 9 (1.60%) Fibre Channel
14 7 (1.24%) Wi-Fi
14 7 (1.24%) DMZ
14 7 (1.24%) SMTP
14 7 (1.24%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (13.12%) SQL Server
2 27 (4.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (4.08%) SQL Server 2005
3 23 (4.08%) SQL Server 2012
4 13 (2.30%) Oracle Database
5 11 (1.95%) MySQL
5 11 (1.95%) Relational Database
6 10 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (1.60%) RDBMS
8 8 (1.42%) MongoDB
8 8 (1.42%) NoSQL
9 7 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (1.06%) Pentaho
10 6 (1.06%) Redis
10 6 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (0.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 5 (0.89%) Amazon RDS
11 5 (0.89%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 11 (1.95%) MSI
2 10 (1.77%) Git (software)
3 8 (1.42%) Subversion
4 6 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (0.89%) LLBLGen Pro
5 5 (0.89%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 4 (0.71%) Cucumber
6 4 (0.71%) Visual Studio
6 4 (0.71%) Selenium
7 3 (0.53%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (0.53%) MSTest
8 2 (0.35%) Wise Package Studio
8 2 (0.35%) AdminStudio
8 2 (0.35%) Maven
9 1 (0.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.18%) NUnit
9 1 (0.18%) InstallShield
9 1 (0.18%) QuickTest Pro
9 1 (0.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.18%) LoadUI
General
1 54 (9.57%) Finance
2 20 (3.55%) Telecoms
3 15 (2.66%) Banking
4 10 (1.77%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.24%) Advertising
6 6 (1.06%) Legal
7 5 (0.89%) Retail
8 4 (0.71%) Mandarin Language
8 4 (0.71%) Cantonese Language
9 3 (0.53%) German Language
10 2 (0.35%) Law
10 2 (0.35%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.18%) Local Government
11 1 (0.18%) Marketing
11 1 (0.18%) Norwegian Language
11 1 (0.18%) French Language
11 1 (0.18%) Military
11 1 (0.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 83 (14.72%) Analyst
2 64 (11.35%) Support Engineer
3 49 (8.69%) 2nd Line Support
4 42 (7.45%) Desktop Support
5 39 (6.91%) Developer
6 38 (6.74%) 1st Line Support
7 37 (6.56%) Administrator
8 35 (6.21%) Support Analyst
9 31 (5.50%) Desktop Engineer
10 28 (4.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 26 (4.61%) Service Analyst
11 26 (4.61%) Service Desk Analyst
12 25 (4.43%) Consultant
12 25 (4.43%) IT Support
13 24 (4.26%) Help Desk Support
14 22 (3.90%) Architect
15 20 (3.55%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 20 (3.55%) 3rd Line Support
16 18 (3.19%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 18 (3.19%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (5.85%) .NET
2 22 (3.90%) Web Services
3 19 (3.37%) ASP.NET
4 14 (2.48%) HTML
5 11 (1.95%) WCF
5 11 (1.95%) Middleware
6 9 (1.60%) .NET Framework
6 9 (1.60%) XML
7 8 (1.42%) CSS
7 8 (1.42%) Application Packaging
8 6 (1.06%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 6 (1.06%) CSS3
9 5 (0.89%) JSON
9 5 (0.89%) NHibernate
9 5 (0.89%) WPF
9 5 (0.89%) WinForms
9 5 (0.89%) X-Windows
9 5 (0.89%) WebSphere MQ
9 5 (0.89%) Sencha Touch
9 5 (0.89%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 30 (5.32%) NHS
2 18 (3.19%) Clustering
3 17 (3.01%) Blackberry
4 14 (2.48%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (1.42%) Mobile App
6 7 (1.24%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.24%) iPhone
7 6 (1.06%) Data Integration
7 6 (1.06%) User Experience
7 6 (1.06%) Replication
7 6 (1.06%) PDA
8 5 (0.89%) CLARiiON
8 5 (0.89%) FMCG
8 5 (0.89%) iSeries
9 4 (0.71%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (0.71%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.53%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.35%) EqualLogic
11 2 (0.35%) Thin Client
11 2 (0.35%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 151 (26.77%) Windows 7
2 145 (25.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 103 (18.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 101 (17.91%) Windows XP
5 71 (12.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 61 (10.82%) Linux
7 29 (5.14%) UNIX
8 25 (4.43%) Windows 8
9 15 (2.66%) Android
10 14 (2.48%) CentOS
11 12 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (2.13%) Ubuntu
12 10 (1.77%) AIX
13 9 (1.60%) VMS
13 9 (1.60%) Apple iOS
14 8 (1.42%) Windows Mobile
15 7 (1.24%) Windows 2000
16 6 (1.06%) Solaris
16 6 (1.06%) Windows Vista
17 5 (0.89%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (13.30%) ITIL
2 65 (11.52%) Migration
3 27 (4.79%) Incident Management
4 23 (4.08%) Project Management
5 21 (3.72%) Service Management
5 21 (3.72%) PRINCE2
5 21 (3.72%) Root Cause Analysis
6 20 (3.55%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (3.55%) Service Delivery
7 18 (3.19%) Disaster Recovery
8 16 (2.84%) MVC
8 16 (2.84%) TDD
9 14 (2.48%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (2.13%) ETL
11 11 (1.95%) Problem Management
11 11 (1.95%) Change Management
12 10 (1.77%) Performance Tuning
12 10 (1.77%) High Availability
13 9 (1.60%) User Acceptance Testing
13 9 (1.60%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 66 (11.70%) SQL
2 29 (5.14%) PowerShell
3 27 (4.79%) C#
4 20 (3.55%) JavaScript
5 17 (3.01%) Python
6 12 (2.13%) Java
7 9 (1.60%) VB
7 9 (1.60%) Perl
8 8 (1.42%) Ruby
9 7 (1.24%) Bash Shell
10 6 (1.06%) C
11 5 (0.89%) Shell Script
11 5 (0.89%) PL/SQL
12 4 (0.71%) PHP
12 4 (0.71%) C++
13 3 (0.53%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.53%) VBScript
14 2 (0.35%) BeanShell
14 2 (0.35%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.35%) VB6
Qualifications
1 37 (6.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (3.55%) Security Cleared
3 19 (3.37%) MCSE
4 13 (2.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 12 (2.13%) SC Cleared
5 12 (2.13%) MCSA
6 10 (1.77%) MCP
6 10 (1.77%) Degree
7 8 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (1.42%) MCITP
8 6 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (1.06%) CCNA
9 4 (0.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (0.53%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.53%) ISEB
11 2 (0.35%) VCAP
11 2 (0.35%) VCP5
11 2 (0.35%) CISSP
11 2 (0.35%) RHCE
11 2 (0.35%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (6.38%) SLA
2 13 (2.30%) QA
3 4 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.53%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 243 (43.09%) Active Directory
2 85 (15.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (8.51%) vSphere
4 31 (5.50%) VMware ESX
5 23 (4.08%) Hyper-V
6 19 (3.37%) XenApp
7 14 (2.48%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
9 11 (1.95%) Terminal Services
10 7 (1.24%) ISA Server
10 7 (1.24%) Forefront TMG
11 6 (1.06%) XenDesktop
12 5 (0.89%) VMware Server
12 5 (0.89%) MetaFrame
12 5 (0.89%) vCloud
12 5 (0.89%) XenServer
13 4 (0.71%) Firmware
14 3 (0.53%) Samba
14 3 (0.53%) Terminal Server
14 3 (0.53%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 59 (10.46%) SCCM
2 30 (5.32%) SCOM
3 18 (3.19%) NetBackup
4 11 (1.95%) Puppet
5 9 (1.60%) WSUS
6 8 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (1.24%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 6 (1.06%) Tivoli
9 5 (0.89%) ARCserve
9 5 (0.89%) McAfee ePO
10 4 (0.71%) ZABBIX
10 4 (0.71%) Red Hat Satellite
10 4 (0.71%) Nagios
10 4 (0.71%) Norton AntiVirus
10 4 (0.71%) EMC Navisphere
10 4 (0.71%) Backup Exec
11 3 (0.53%) CA SiteMinder
11 3 (0.53%) Unicenter
11 3 (0.53%) HAProxy
12 2 (0.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 208 (36.88%) Microsoft
2 162 (28.72%) VMware
3 70 (12.41%) Citrix
4 49 (8.69%) NetApp
4 49 (8.69%) Oracle
5 45 (7.98%) HP
5 45 (7.98%) Cisco
6 34 (6.03%) IBM
7 31 (5.50%) Symantec
8 23 (4.08%) EMC
8 23 (4.08%) Red Hat
9 15 (2.66%) Dell
10 13 (2.30%) Remedy
10 13 (2.30%) Lotus
11 10 (1.77%) Splunk
12 9 (1.60%) Sophos
13 8 (1.42%) Apple
13 8 (1.42%) Mitel
14 7 (1.24%) Google
14 7 (1.24%) Postini
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Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
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Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
East Riding
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Rate: £15 - £20 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds
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Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 9 days ago
North Yorkshire
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Rate: £12.00 - £14.00 per hour
Posted: 12 days ago
Leeds
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Rate: £100 - £110 per day
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Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
West Yorkshire
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Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
South Yorkshire
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Rate: £400.00 - £425.00 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day + negotiable
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