The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Sheffield region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
South Yorkshire / Sheffield
Rank 22 9 14
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows 27 54 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 6.87% 12.39% 7.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 29.35% 42.19% 61.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 30 7
Median daily rate £400 £288 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.13% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £103 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 4
Median hourly rate £13.00 £10.50 £13.11
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% -19.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £9.00 £10.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £15.30 £15.73
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +6.66%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Sheffield region.

Operating Systems Category
Sheffield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
92 128 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 23.41% 29.36% 12.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 87 15
Median daily rate £425 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £120 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 4
Median hourly rate £13.00 £9.00 £15.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% -42.76%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Sheffield region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Sheffield region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Sheffield region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Sheffield region.

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Sheffield region with a requirement for Windows.

1 23 (37.70%) Microsoft
2 21 (34.43%) Linux
3 16 (26.23%) Active Directory
3 16 (26.23%) VMware
4 15 (24.59%) Finance
4 15 (24.59%) Oracle
5 14 (22.95%) SQL
6 12 (19.67%) AIX
6 12 (19.67%) DNS
6 12 (19.67%) Replication
6 12 (19.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (19.67%) Windows Server
7 11 (18.03%) Solaris
7 11 (18.03%) SQL Server
8 10 (16.39%) MS Excel
8 10 (16.39%) SUSE
9 9 (14.75%) SCCM
9 9 (14.75%) VMware Infrastructure
9 9 (14.75%) DevOps
9 9 (14.75%) TCP/IP
10 8 (13.11%) IBM
10 8 (13.11%) Unix
10 8 (13.11%) SAN
10 8 (13.11%) NetApp
10 8 (13.11%) Middleware
10 8 (13.11%) Windows 7
10 8 (13.11%) Banking
11 7 (11.48%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (11.48%) Oracle RAC
11 7 (11.48%) SRDF

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (9.84%) CICS
1 6 (9.84%) IBM HTTP Server
1 6 (9.84%) IIS
2 5 (8.20%) WebSphere
3 4 (6.56%) nginx
3 4 (6.56%) SharePoint
3 4 (6.56%) Tomcat
4 3 (4.92%) Jetty
4 3 (4.92%) Mongrel
4 3 (4.92%) MS Exchange
5 2 (3.28%) Apache
5 2 (3.28%) Oracle Service Bus
5 2 (3.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (3.28%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.64%) MQSeries
6 1 (1.64%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (1.64%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (1.64%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 10 (16.39%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.20%) MS Office
3 1 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.64%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.84%) Office 365
2 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.92%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.92%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 3 (4.92%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (3.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 2 (3.28%) CloudFront
4 2 (3.28%) IaaS
4 2 (3.28%) PaaS
5 1 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.64%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (19.67%) DNS
2 9 (14.75%) TCP/IP
3 8 (13.11%) SAN
4 6 (9.84%) LDAP
4 6 (9.84%) NAS
5 5 (8.20%) DHCP
6 4 (6.56%) HTTP
7 3 (4.92%) FTP
7 3 (4.92%) IPsec
8 2 (3.28%) Firewall
8 2 (3.28%) LAN
8 2 (3.28%) VPN
8 2 (3.28%) WAN
9 1 (1.64%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (1.64%) FCoE
9 1 (1.64%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (1.64%) Internet
9 1 (1.64%) iSCSI
9 1 (1.64%) Multicast
9 1 (1.64%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.03%) SQL Server
2 7 (11.48%) MongoDB
2 7 (11.48%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (9.84%) DB2
3 6 (9.84%) MySQL
4 5 (8.20%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (3.28%) Hadoop
5 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database
5 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.64%) HBase
6 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.64%) PerformancePoint
6 1 (1.64%) Power BI
6 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Jenkins
1 3 (4.92%) Travis CI
2 1 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.64%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (24.59%) Finance
2 8 (13.11%) Banking
3 3 (4.92%) Retail
4 1 (1.64%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 10 (16.39%) Architect
1 10 (16.39%) Infrastructure Architect
2 9 (14.75%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
2 9 (14.75%) Solutions Architect
3 8 (13.11%) Administrator
3 8 (13.11%) DevOps Engineer
4 7 (11.48%) DBA
4 7 (11.48%) Support Engineer
5 6 (9.84%) Desktop Support
6 5 (8.20%) Analyst
6 5 (8.20%) Desktop Engineer
6 5 (8.20%) SQL DBA
7 4 (6.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) Linux Administrator
7 4 (6.56%) Linux Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) Senior Support Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) Unix Administrator
8 3 (4.92%) Release Manager
8 3 (4.92%) SQL Server DBA
8 3 (4.92%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.11%) Middleware
2 7 (11.48%) WebSphere MQ
3 5 (8.20%) LAMP
4 4 (6.56%) .NET
5 3 (4.92%) LAPP Stack
5 3 (4.92%) LEMP Stack
5 3 (4.92%) Servlets
5 3 (4.92%) Web Services
6 2 (3.28%) AngularJS
6 2 (3.28%) Software Packaging
7 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (1.64%) Backbone.js
7 1 (1.64%) CSS
7 1 (1.64%) HTML
7 1 (1.64%) IBM Integration Bus
7 1 (1.64%) Marionette.js
7 1 (1.64%) REST
7 1 (1.64%) WPF
7 1 (1.64%) XML
7 1 (1.64%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.67%) Replication
2 6 (9.84%) Symmetrix
3 5 (8.20%) Data Centre
4 4 (6.56%) Clustering
5 3 (4.92%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.64%) iSeries
6 1 (1.64%) NHS
6 1 (1.64%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 21 (34.43%) Linux
2 12 (19.67%) AIX
2 12 (19.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 12 (19.67%) Windows Server
3 11 (18.03%) Solaris
4 10 (16.39%) SUSE
5 8 (13.11%) Unix
5 8 (13.11%) Windows 7
6 7 (11.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (11.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (11.48%) zOS
7 4 (6.56%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 4 (6.56%) VMS
7 4 (6.56%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.64%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.64%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.64%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (14.75%) DevOps
2 7 (11.48%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (9.84%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (9.84%) Feasibility Study
4 5 (8.20%) Change Management
4 5 (8.20%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (6.56%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (6.56%) E-Commerce
5 4 (6.56%) Migration
5 4 (6.56%) Process Improvement
6 3 (4.92%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (4.92%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (4.92%) Data Migration
6 3 (4.92%) Project Management
6 3 (4.92%) SOA
6 3 (4.92%) System Integration Testing
7 2 (3.28%) Change Control
7 2 (3.28%) High Availability
7 2 (3.28%) Integration Testing
7 2 (3.28%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (22.95%) SQL
2 6 (9.84%) Perl
3 3 (4.92%) Bash Shell
3 3 (4.92%) JavaScript
3 3 (4.92%) Python
3 3 (4.92%) Ruby
4 2 (3.28%) Java
4 2 (3.28%) PL/SQL
4 2 (3.28%) Shell Script
4 2 (3.28%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.64%) C#
5 1 (1.64%) PHP
5 1 (1.64%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (4.92%) MCSE
1 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.28%) MCSA
2 2 (3.28%) OCP
2 2 (3.28%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.64%) Degree
3 1 (1.64%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) SLA
2 1 (1.64%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (26.23%) Active Directory
2 9 (14.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (11.48%) NFS
3 7 (11.48%) Oracle RAC
3 7 (11.48%) SRDF
4 6 (9.84%) Veritas File System
4 6 (9.84%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 4 (6.56%) Docker
6 2 (3.28%) Hyper-V
6 2 (3.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (1.64%) KVM
7 1 (1.64%) Squid
7 1 (1.64%) Terminal Server
7 1 (1.64%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.64%) vSphere
7 1 (1.64%) Xen
7 1 (1.64%) XenApp
7 1 (1.64%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (14.75%) SCCM
2 6 (9.84%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 3 (4.92%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (4.92%) Puppet
4 2 (3.28%) Data Guard
4 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (3.28%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (1.64%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 23 (37.70%) Microsoft
2 16 (26.23%) VMware
3 15 (24.59%) Oracle
4 8 (13.11%) IBM
4 8 (13.11%) NetApp
5 7 (11.48%) EMC
5 7 (11.48%) Intel
6 6 (9.84%) Dell
6 6 (9.84%) Red Hat
6 6 (9.84%) Sun
6 6 (9.84%) Veritas
7 5 (8.20%) Citrix
8 4 (6.56%) Cisco
9 1 (1.64%) Cloudera
9 1 (1.64%) DataSynapse
9 1 (1.64%) Intel Security
9 1 (1.64%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.64%) Sybase
9 1 (1.64%) Symantec
9 1 (1.64%) TIBCO