The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 7 6
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 327 373 321
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 11.73% 12.65% 13.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 49.40% 59.11% 62.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 200 149
Median daily rate £400 £310 £215
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% +44.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £140 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £415 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 52 59
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -1.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.15 £9.05 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.90 £22.25 £18.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% +6.89%
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
662 631 513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 23.74% 21.40% 21.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 458 354 278
Median daily rate £414 £300 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.91% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £190 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £420 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £345 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.34% +11.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 56 62
Median hourly rate £13.19 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.78% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.15 £9.70 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £40.00 £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Yorkshire region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 June 2016.

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 30 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 30 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire -2 213 £400 +16.36% 69
South Yorkshire -1 72 £450 +63.63% 10
North Yorkshire -4 25 £260 -16.80% 15
East Yorkshire +4 12 £400 +233.33% 4
Humberside - 1 £155 -
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Windows.

1 236 (35.33%) Windows Server
2 226 (33.83%) Microsoft
3 220 (32.93%) Active Directory
4 168 (25.15%) VMware
5 167 (25.00%) Linux
6 166 (24.85%) Finance
7 135 (20.21%) SQL
8 134 (20.06%) Unix
9 131 (19.61%) SQL Server
10 110 (16.47%) VMware Infrastructure
11 102 (15.27%) ITIL
12 95 (14.22%) Windows Server 2012
13 85 (12.72%) Windows 7
14 84 (12.57%) Windows Server 2008
15 80 (11.98%) MS Exchange
16 72 (10.78%) MS Excel
16 72 (10.78%) Data Centre
17 70 (10.48%) SAN
17 70 (10.48%) Agile Software Development
18 68 (10.18%) Java
19 67 (10.03%) PowerShell
20 66 (9.88%) Firewall
21 63 (9.43%) MS Office
22 60 (8.98%) Windows Server 2003
22 60 (8.98%) Banking
23 58 (8.68%) Migration
23 58 (8.68%) IIS
24 52 (7.78%) Oracle
24 52 (7.78%) Cisco
24 52 (7.78%) Office 365

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire 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 80 (11.98%) MS Exchange
2 58 (8.68%) IIS
3 48 (7.19%) WebSphere
4 34 (5.09%) SharePoint
4 34 (5.09%) Tomcat
5 22 (3.29%) Exchange Server 2010
6 18 (2.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 16 (2.40%) nginx
7 16 (2.40%) Skype for Business
8 14 (2.10%) Apache
8 14 (2.10%) Jetty
8 14 (2.10%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
9 11 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2013
9 11 (1.65%) SAS
10 9 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2003
10 9 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2007
10 9 (1.35%) SharePoint 2013
11 8 (1.20%) Confluence
12 7 (1.05%) CICS
12 7 (1.05%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 72 (10.78%) MS Excel
2 63 (9.43%) MS Office
3 6 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (0.90%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.15%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.15%) MS Project
4 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 28 (4.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.30%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.30%) SAP GRC
2 2 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle Utilities
3 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.15%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.15%) Siebel Analytics
Cloud Services
1 52 (7.78%) Office 365
2 27 (4.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (2.10%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (1.05%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (1.05%) GitHub
6 4 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.60%) Google App Engine
6 4 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.45%) SaaS
8 2 (0.30%) IaaS
9 1 (0.15%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.15%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 70 (10.48%) SAN
2 66 (9.88%) Firewall
3 50 (7.49%) DNS
4 42 (6.29%) Internet
5 40 (5.99%) LAN
6 37 (5.54%) TCP/IP
7 36 (5.39%) WAN
8 35 (5.24%) DHCP
9 29 (4.34%) FTP
10 28 (4.19%) HTTP
11 21 (3.14%) VPN
12 17 (2.54%) NAS
13 14 (2.10%) DMZ
13 14 (2.10%) IPsec
13 14 (2.10%) Network Security
14 13 (1.95%) Fibre Channel
15 12 (1.80%) SSL
16 9 (1.35%) Intranet
17 7 (1.05%) FCoE
17 7 (1.05%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (19.61%) SQL Server
2 34 (5.09%) MongoDB
3 31 (4.64%) MySQL
4 30 (4.49%) SQL Server 2008
5 19 (2.84%) CouchDB
5 19 (2.84%) Hadoop
6 17 (2.54%) PostgreSQL
7 16 (2.40%) SQL Server 2012
8 14 (2.10%) DB2
9 13 (1.95%) Relational Database
10 12 (1.80%) RDBMS
11 11 (1.65%) Oracle Database
12 7 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
13 6 (0.90%) HBase
13 6 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
14 5 (0.75%) Informix
14 5 (0.75%) SAS Data Integration Studio
14 5 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 4 (0.60%) Base SAS
15 4 (0.60%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 43 (6.44%) Jenkins
2 25 (3.74%) Git (software)
3 19 (2.84%) Travis CI
4 18 (2.69%) JIRA
5 12 (1.80%) Subversion
6 11 (1.65%) Maven
6 11 (1.65%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (1.20%) ClearCase
7 8 (1.20%) TeamCity
8 7 (1.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (0.90%) Hudson
9 6 (0.90%) JUnit
9 6 (0.90%) Sonatype Nexus
10 4 (0.60%) Ant
10 4 (0.60%) ClearQuest
10 4 (0.60%) CruiseControl
10 4 (0.60%) HP UFT
10 4 (0.60%) Visual Studio
10 4 (0.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 3 (0.45%) UltraEdit
General
1 166 (24.85%) Finance
2 60 (8.98%) Banking
3 31 (4.64%) Law
4 27 (4.04%) Legal
5 16 (2.40%) Telecoms
6 10 (1.50%) Games
7 7 (1.05%) Financial Institution
8 6 (0.90%) Retail
9 4 (0.60%) Advertising
9 4 (0.60%) Publishing
10 3 (0.45%) Electronics
10 3 (0.45%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.30%) Back Office
11 2 (0.30%) iGaming
11 2 (0.30%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.30%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 129 (19.31%) Analyst
2 70 (10.48%) Administrator
2 70 (10.48%) Developer
3 59 (8.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 48 (7.19%) Windows Engineer
5 44 (6.59%) Service Analyst
6 41 (6.14%) Service Desk Analyst
7 34 (5.09%) Server Engineer
7 34 (5.09%) Support Engineer
8 33 (4.94%) Support Analyst
9 26 (3.89%) Consultant
9 26 (3.89%) DevOps Engineer
9 26 (3.89%) Java Developer
10 25 (3.74%) 1st Line Support
11 24 (3.59%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
12 23 (3.44%) 2nd Line Support
12 23 (3.44%) Linux Engineer
13 22 (3.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 21 (3.14%) Desktop Support
15 20 (2.99%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (4.64%) Middleware
1 31 (4.64%) Web Services
2 29 (4.34%) RESTful
3 28 (4.19%) CSS
4 27 (4.04%) .NET
5 26 (3.89%) RabbitMQ
6 25 (3.74%) XML
7 24 (3.59%) Spring
8 23 (3.44%) AngularJS
8 23 (3.44%) Hibernate
9 22 (3.29%) HTML
9 22 (3.29%) Node.js
9 22 (3.29%) React
10 19 (2.84%) Ember.js
10 19 (2.84%) JPA
10 19 (2.84%) LESS
10 19 (2.84%) Servlets
11 15 (2.25%) LAMP
12 13 (1.95%) LEMP Stack
13 12 (1.80%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 72 (10.78%) Data Centre
2 28 (4.19%) Client/Server
3 24 (3.59%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (3.59%) Blackberry
4 22 (3.29%) Clustering
5 21 (3.14%) Mainframe
6 16 (2.40%) Mobile App
7 15 (2.25%) Management Information System
8 13 (1.95%) iPad
8 13 (1.95%) Replication
9 12 (1.80%) iPhone
10 9 (1.35%) Algorithms
10 9 (1.35%) Virtual Team
11 6 (0.90%) Cryptography
11 6 (0.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 6 (0.90%) Mathematics
12 5 (0.75%) Enterprise Storage
12 5 (0.75%) Hybrid Cloud
12 5 (0.75%) Social Media
13 4 (0.60%) Artificial Intelligence
Operating Systems
1 236 (35.33%) Windows Server
2 167 (25.00%) Linux
3 134 (20.06%) Unix
4 95 (14.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 85 (12.72%) Windows 7
6 84 (12.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 60 (8.98%) Windows Server 2003
8 50 (7.49%) AIX
9 46 (6.89%) Windows XP
10 37 (5.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 17 (2.54%) Windows 10
12 16 (2.40%) Solaris
13 15 (2.25%) Windows 8
14 13 (1.95%) SUSE
14 13 (1.95%) zOS
15 9 (1.35%) Android
15 9 (1.35%) Apple iOS
16 6 (0.90%) Data ONTAP
16 6 (0.90%) OpenVMS
16 6 (0.90%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (15.27%) ITIL
2 70 (10.48%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (8.68%) Migration
4 44 (6.59%) DevOps
5 40 (5.99%) Problem Management
6 37 (5.54%) Capacity Planning
6 37 (5.54%) CRM
7 33 (4.94%) Service Management
8 29 (4.34%) Continuous Integration
8 29 (4.34%) TDD
9 28 (4.19%) Configuration Management
10 26 (3.89%) Load Balancing
10 26 (3.89%) Server Building
11 25 (3.74%) Incident Management
12 23 (3.44%) High Availability
13 22 (3.29%) ITSM
13 22 (3.29%) Stakeholder Management
14 21 (3.14%) Disaster Recovery
14 21 (3.14%) SDLC
15 19 (2.84%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 135 (20.21%) SQL
2 68 (10.18%) Java
3 67 (10.03%) PowerShell
4 45 (6.74%) JavaScript
5 44 (6.59%) Perl
6 33 (4.94%) Shell Script
7 29 (4.34%) Bash Shell
8 23 (3.44%) Ruby
9 21 (3.14%) Python
10 19 (2.84%) ECMAScript
10 19 (2.84%) ES6
11 16 (2.40%) C#
12 10 (1.50%) T-SQL
12 10 (1.50%) VB
13 7 (1.05%) Groovy
14 6 (0.90%) C
14 6 (0.90%) PHP
14 6 (0.90%) PL/SQL
14 6 (0.90%) VBScript
15 4 (0.60%) C++
Qualifications
1 24 (3.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (2.40%) MCSE
3 14 (2.10%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (1.80%) Degree
5 10 (1.50%) MCSA
5 10 (1.50%) Security Cleared
5 10 (1.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 8 (1.20%) SAS Certification
7 7 (1.05%) CCNP
7 7 (1.05%) MCITP
7 7 (1.05%) MCP
8 6 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (0.90%) SC Cleared
9 5 (0.75%) CCNA
9 5 (0.75%) MCDST
10 4 (0.60%) GCIH
10 4 (0.60%) GSEC
11 3 (0.45%) CCIE
11 3 (0.45%) CISSP
11 3 (0.45%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 15 (2.25%) SLA
3 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.30%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.15%) ISO22301
4 1 (0.15%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.15%) QA
System Software
1 220 (32.93%) Active Directory
2 110 (16.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (6.89%) Hyper-V
4 17 (2.54%) Xen
5 15 (2.25%) Virtual Servers
6 13 (1.95%) KVM
6 13 (1.95%) NFS
7 11 (1.65%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (1.65%) vSphere
8 10 (1.50%) XenApp
9 9 (1.35%) XenDesktop
10 8 (1.20%) Oracle RAC
10 8 (1.20%) vCloud
11 7 (1.05%) SRDF
11 7 (1.05%) Terminal Services
11 7 (1.05%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 7 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
11 7 (1.05%) VMware ESX
12 6 (0.90%) Virtual Desktop
13 4 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 50 (7.49%) SCCM
2 30 (4.49%) Puppet
3 29 (4.34%) Opscode Chef
4 19 (2.84%) SCOM
5 7 (1.05%) Ansible
6 6 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (0.90%) Opsview
7 5 (0.75%) Control-M
7 5 (0.75%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 5 (0.75%) Nagios
8 4 (0.60%) DameWare
8 4 (0.60%) logstash
8 4 (0.60%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (0.60%) SolarWinds Orion
8 4 (0.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 3 (0.45%) Cacti
9 3 (0.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 3 (0.45%) Graphite
9 3 (0.45%) SCSM
9 3 (0.45%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 226 (33.83%) Microsoft
2 168 (25.15%) VMware
3 52 (7.78%) Cisco
3 52 (7.78%) Oracle
4 50 (7.49%) IBM
5 45 (6.74%) Citrix
6 31 (4.64%) NetApp
7 30 (4.49%) Red Hat
8 29 (4.34%) HP
9 27 (4.04%) F5
10 23 (3.44%) EMC
11 14 (2.10%) Intel
11 14 (2.10%) Veritas
12 10 (1.50%) Brocade
12 10 (1.50%) Dell
12 10 (1.50%) TIBCO
13 8 (1.20%) Apple
14 7 (1.05%) Google
14 7 (1.05%) Symantec
15 6 (0.90%) DataSynapse
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