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 23 July 2016 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 7 3
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 59 35 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 14.75% 12.82% 20.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.84% 66.04% 70.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 20 15
Median daily rate £500 £238 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+110.52% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £120 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £325 £330
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 12
Median hourly rate £27.50 £12.50 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+120.00% -15.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-1.61% +6.89%
Windows
South Yorkshire

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
102 53 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 25.50% 19.41% 29.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 33 25
Median daily rate £500 £275 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £120 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £445 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £303
% change year-on-year
- +15.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 12
Median hourly rate £27.50 £12.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+120.00% -16.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

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 23 July 2016.

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 23 July 2016, 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 74 (67.89%) Linux
2 48 (44.04%) Unix
3 28 (25.69%) SQL
4 27 (24.77%) HTTP
4 27 (24.77%) Microsoft
4 27 (24.77%) Banking
5 26 (23.85%) Finance
5 26 (23.85%) IIS
5 26 (23.85%) DevOps
6 25 (22.94%) Jenkins
7 23 (21.10%) VMware
8 22 (20.18%) WebSphere
8 22 (20.18%) Continuous Integration
8 22 (20.18%) Agile Software Development
8 22 (20.18%) Tomcat
9 21 (19.27%) VMware Infrastructure
10 20 (18.35%) TCP/IP
10 20 (18.35%) DNS
10 20 (18.35%) Middleware
11 18 (16.51%) DHCP
11 18 (16.51%) Java
12 17 (15.60%) SQL Server
12 17 (15.60%) Windows Server
13 16 (14.68%) Bash Shell
13 16 (14.68%) Puppet
13 16 (14.68%) Oracle
14 15 (13.76%) Intel
14 15 (13.76%) MySQL
14 15 (13.76%) Servlets
14 15 (13.76%) FTP

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 26 (23.85%) IIS
2 22 (20.18%) Tomcat
2 22 (20.18%) WebSphere
3 15 (13.76%) Jetty
3 15 (13.76%) nginx
4 7 (6.42%) Apache
4 7 (6.42%) Cloud Foundry
4 7 (6.42%) Confluence
4 7 (6.42%) MS Exchange
4 7 (6.42%) Oracle Coherence
4 7 (6.42%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 6 (5.50%) CICS
5 6 (5.50%) IBM HTTP Server
6 4 (3.67%) SAS
6 4 (3.67%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.92%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (7.34%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.83%) MS Office
3 1 (0.92%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.92%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.92%) MS Project
3 1 (0.92%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.92%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 15 (13.76%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (6.42%) GitHub
3 6 (5.50%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.83%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.83%) Google App Engine
4 2 (1.83%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.92%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (24.77%) HTTP
2 20 (18.35%) DNS
2 20 (18.35%) TCP/IP
3 18 (16.51%) DHCP
4 15 (13.76%) FTP
4 15 (13.76%) IPsec
5 14 (12.84%) LAN
6 13 (11.93%) SAN
7 11 (10.09%) WAN
8 10 (9.17%) Fibre Channel
8 10 (9.17%) NAS
9 9 (8.26%) FCoE
9 9 (8.26%) iSCSI
9 9 (8.26%) Multicast
10 8 (7.34%) Firewall
11 5 (4.59%) SSL
12 4 (3.67%) Internet
12 4 (3.67%) Network Security
12 4 (3.67%) VPN
13 3 (2.75%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (15.60%) SQL Server
2 15 (13.76%) MySQL
3 13 (11.93%) Hadoop
3 13 (11.93%) MongoDB
3 13 (11.93%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (10.09%) DB2
5 7 (6.42%) HBase
6 4 (3.67%) Base SAS
6 4 (3.67%) Crystal Reports
6 4 (3.67%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 4 (3.67%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 2 (1.83%) Big Data
7 2 (1.83%) Data Lake
7 2 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.92%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.92%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 25 (22.94%) Jenkins
2 15 (13.76%) Travis CI
3 9 (8.26%) Git (software)
4 7 (6.42%) JIRA
5 4 (3.67%) HP UFT
General
1 27 (24.77%) Banking
2 26 (23.85%) Finance
3 3 (2.75%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.83%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 16 (14.68%) Analyst
1 16 (14.68%) Architect
2 15 (13.76%) DevOps Engineer
2 15 (13.76%) Infrastructure Architect
2 15 (13.76%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 14 (12.84%) Linux Engineer
4 13 (11.93%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 12 (11.01%) Solutions Architect
6 11 (10.09%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 11 (10.09%) Security Analyst
7 9 (8.26%) Developer
8 8 (7.34%) Project Manager
9 7 (6.42%) Infrastructure Manager
10 6 (5.50%) Administrator
10 6 (5.50%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 6 (5.50%) OAT Tester
10 6 (5.50%) Tester
11 4 (3.67%) Consultant
11 4 (3.67%) Security Specialist
11 4 (3.67%) Vulnerability Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (18.35%) Middleware
2 15 (13.76%) Servlets
3 13 (11.93%) LAMP
3 13 (11.93%) LAPP Stack
3 13 (11.93%) LEMP Stack
4 8 (7.34%) HTML
4 8 (7.34%) XML
5 7 (6.42%) .NET
5 7 (6.42%) Rendezvous
5 7 (6.42%) RESTful
5 7 (6.42%) XSLT
6 6 (5.50%) WebSphere MQ
7 4 (3.67%) .NET Framework
7 4 (3.67%) ADO
7 4 (3.67%) WinForms
8 2 (1.83%) J2EE
8 2 (1.83%) Web Services
9 1 (0.92%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.92%) CSS
9 1 (0.92%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.76%) Client/Server
2 8 (7.34%) Replication
3 5 (4.59%) Data Centre
3 5 (4.59%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.67%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.67%) Biometrics
4 4 (3.67%) Clustering
5 3 (2.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (2.75%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.83%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.83%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (1.83%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.92%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.92%) NHS
7 1 (0.92%) PDA
7 1 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 74 (67.89%) Linux
2 48 (44.04%) Unix
3 17 (15.60%) Windows Server
4 15 (13.76%) Solaris
5 11 (10.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (6.42%) AIX
6 7 (6.42%) SUSE
6 7 (6.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (6.42%) zOS
7 6 (5.50%) OpenVMS
7 6 (5.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (2.75%) Windows 7
8 3 (2.75%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.83%) CentOS
9 2 (1.83%) Windows 2000
9 2 (1.83%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.92%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (0.92%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.92%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.92%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (23.85%) DevOps
2 22 (20.18%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (20.18%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (13.76%) Continuous Delivery
4 11 (10.09%) ITIL
4 11 (10.09%) Performance Tuning
5 10 (9.17%) Migration
6 9 (8.26%) Benchmarking
6 9 (8.26%) Project Management
7 7 (6.42%) Business Transformation
7 7 (6.42%) Release Management
8 6 (5.50%) Configuration Management
8 6 (5.50%) Line Management
8 6 (5.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 6 (5.50%) Process Improvement
9 5 (4.59%) Change Management
9 5 (4.59%) Incident Management
9 5 (4.59%) Information Management
9 5 (4.59%) Re-Platforming
9 5 (4.59%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (25.69%) SQL
2 18 (16.51%) Java
3 16 (14.68%) Bash Shell
4 13 (11.93%) Python
4 13 (11.93%) Ruby
5 10 (9.17%) JavaScript
6 7 (6.42%) Groovy
7 5 (4.59%) VB
8 3 (2.75%) Perl
8 3 (2.75%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.92%) C#
9 1 (0.92%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.92%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.92%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.92%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (3.67%) GCIH
1 4 (3.67%) GSEC
1 4 (3.67%) ITIL Certification
1 4 (3.67%) SAS Certification
2 1 (0.92%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (0.92%) MCSE
2 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (0.92%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.92%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 21 (19.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (11.01%) Active Directory
3 10 (9.17%) NFS
4 9 (8.26%) Hyper-V
4 9 (8.26%) KVM
4 9 (8.26%) SRDF
4 9 (8.26%) Xen
5 8 (7.34%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (1.83%) Docker
7 1 (0.92%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.92%) Oracle Clusterware
7 1 (0.92%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.92%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.92%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 16 (14.68%) Puppet
2 15 (13.76%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (5.50%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (4.59%) Control-M
5 4 (3.67%) SCCM
6 3 (2.75%) BMC PATROL
7 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (1.83%) Nagios
7 2 (1.83%) QRadar
8 1 (0.92%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.92%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.92%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.92%) Oracle Flashback
8 1 (0.92%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.92%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.92%) SCOM
8 1 (0.92%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.92%) ServiceCenter
8 1 (0.92%) vMotion
Vendors
1 27 (24.77%) Microsoft
2 23 (21.10%) VMware
3 16 (14.68%) Oracle
4 15 (13.76%) Intel
5 12 (11.01%) Cisco
6 10 (9.17%) EMC
6 10 (9.17%) NetApp
7 7 (6.42%) DataSynapse
7 7 (6.42%) IBM
7 7 (6.42%) Sybase
7 7 (6.42%) TIBCO
8 4 (3.67%) Teradata
8 4 (3.67%) Veritas
9 3 (2.75%) HP
9 3 (2.75%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.83%) ArcSight
10 2 (1.83%) Citrix
10 2 (1.83%) Google
10 2 (1.83%) Lotus
10 2 (1.83%) Splunk
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