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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 10 7 7
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 333 404 283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 11.35% 12.95% 11.97%
As % of the Operating Systems category 53.88% 56.35% 57.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 197 135
Median daily rate £325 £325 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £140 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £428 £369
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £304
% change year-on-year
- +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 73 65
Median hourly rate £13.50 £12.00 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -9.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.70 £9.43 £10.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £20.00 £21.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.86 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-5.42% +5.73%
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
618 717 492
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 21.06% 22.98% 20.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 409 400 277
Median daily rate £375 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £465 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 77 67
Median hourly rate £13.70 £13.00 £13.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.38% -6.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.80 £9.50 £10.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.50 £22.50 £25.00
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 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 August 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 August 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 August 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 -8 189 £345 +2.98% 68
South Yorkshire -2 79 £500 +96.07% 12
North Yorkshire +2 48 £258 -26.42% 10
East Yorkshire 0 15 £290 +96.61% 7
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 30 August 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.

1 242 (35.54%) Microsoft
2 233 (34.21%) Windows Server
3 230 (33.77%) Active Directory
4 177 (25.99%) VMware
5 156 (22.91%) Linux
6 154 (22.61%) SQL Server
7 150 (22.03%) Finance
8 132 (19.38%) SQL
9 118 (17.33%) Unix
10 113 (16.59%) VMware Infrastructure
11 112 (16.45%) Windows Server 2012
12 104 (15.27%) ITIL
13 96 (14.10%) Windows 7
14 89 (13.07%) PowerShell
14 89 (13.07%) Windows Server 2008
15 80 (11.75%) MS Excel
16 74 (10.87%) MS Exchange
17 70 (10.28%) Agile Software Development
18 64 (9.40%) MS Office
19 63 (9.25%) Data Centre
20 62 (9.10%) SCCM
20 62 (9.10%) DNS
20 62 (9.10%) Cisco
20 62 (9.10%) Firewall
21 61 (8.96%) Banking
21 61 (8.96%) Migration
22 57 (8.37%) SAN
22 57 (8.37%) IIS
22 57 (8.37%) Office 365
23 56 (8.22%) AIX

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 74 (10.87%) MS Exchange
2 57 (8.37%) IIS
3 39 (5.73%) WebSphere
4 33 (4.85%) SharePoint
5 23 (3.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 23 (3.38%) Tomcat
6 20 (2.94%) Skype for Business
7 19 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2010
8 18 (2.64%) Exchange Server 2013
9 17 (2.50%) nginx
10 16 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2007
11 15 (2.20%) Apache
12 13 (1.91%) Jetty
12 13 (1.91%) Mongrel
13 12 (1.76%) CICS
13 12 (1.76%) SAS
14 11 (1.62%) IBM HTTP Server
15 9 (1.32%) Confluence
15 9 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2003
16 7 (1.03%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 80 (11.75%) MS Excel
2 64 (9.40%) MS Office
3 6 (0.88%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.29%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.29%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.15%) MS Project
6 1 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 35 (5.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Utilities
4 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.15%) Siebel Analytics
Cloud Services
1 57 (8.37%) Office 365
2 53 (7.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (6.17%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (1.91%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (1.03%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (1.03%) GitHub
6 4 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.59%) PaaS
7 3 (0.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 3 (0.44%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 2 (0.29%) CloudFront
8 2 (0.29%) Google App Engine
8 2 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.15%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.15%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.15%) IaaS
9 1 (0.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 62 (9.10%) DNS
1 62 (9.10%) Firewall
2 57 (8.37%) SAN
3 47 (6.90%) LAN
4 44 (6.46%) WAN
5 41 (6.02%) Internet
6 38 (5.58%) DHCP
6 38 (5.58%) TCP/IP
7 28 (4.11%) VPN
8 24 (3.52%) HTTP
9 22 (3.23%) FTP
10 17 (2.50%) NAS
11 16 (2.35%) SSL
12 15 (2.20%) iSCSI
13 14 (2.06%) IPsec
14 10 (1.47%) DMZ
14 10 (1.47%) FCoE
14 10 (1.47%) Fibre Channel
14 10 (1.47%) Multicast
15 9 (1.32%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (22.61%) SQL Server
2 37 (5.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 32 (4.70%) MongoDB
4 23 (3.38%) MySQL
4 23 (3.38%) SQL Server 2012
5 18 (2.64%) DB2
6 16 (2.35%) Hadoop
7 14 (2.06%) CouchDB
7 14 (2.06%) PostgreSQL
8 13 (1.91%) Oracle Database
9 10 (1.47%) Crystal Reports
10 9 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
11 8 (1.17%) Relational Database
12 7 (1.03%) HBase
12 7 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
12 7 (1.03%) RDBMS
13 6 (0.88%) SAS Data Integration Studio
13 6 (0.88%) SQL Server 2014
13 6 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 6 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 35 (5.14%) Jenkins
2 20 (2.94%) Travis CI
3 19 (2.79%) Git (software)
4 18 (2.64%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (2.20%) Visual Studio
6 14 (2.06%) JIRA
7 9 (1.32%) ClearCase
7 9 (1.32%) Subversion
8 8 (1.17%) TeamCity
9 6 (0.88%) Octopus Deploy
10 4 (0.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (0.59%) ClearQuest
10 4 (0.59%) HP UFT
10 4 (0.59%) Vagrant
11 3 (0.44%) Bitbucket
11 3 (0.44%) JUnit
11 3 (0.44%) UltraEdit
12 2 (0.29%) Eclipse
12 2 (0.29%) IntelliJ
12 2 (0.29%) MSI
General
1 150 (22.03%) Finance
2 61 (8.96%) Banking
3 33 (4.85%) Legal
4 28 (4.11%) Law
5 18 (2.64%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.17%) Retail
7 7 (1.03%) Publishing
8 6 (0.88%) Games
9 4 (0.59%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.29%) Advertising
10 2 (0.29%) Back Office
10 2 (0.29%) Electronics
10 2 (0.29%) iGaming
10 2 (0.29%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.29%) Marketing
11 1 (0.15%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 108 (15.86%) Analyst
2 85 (12.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 55 (8.08%) Windows Engineer
4 53 (7.78%) Administrator
5 51 (7.49%) Developer
6 49 (7.20%) Support Engineer
7 46 (6.75%) Service Analyst
8 43 (6.31%) Service Desk Analyst
9 39 (5.73%) DevOps Engineer
10 35 (5.14%) 2nd Line Support
11 32 (4.70%) Server Engineer
11 32 (4.70%) Support Analyst
12 29 (4.26%) Architect
13 28 (4.11%) Desktop Support
14 25 (3.67%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
15 23 (3.38%) Configuration Manager
15 23 (3.38%) Infrastructure Architect
15 23 (3.38%) Linux Engineer
15 23 (3.38%) Software Manager
16 22 (3.23%) Software Configuration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (5.14%) .NET
2 32 (4.70%) Middleware
2 32 (4.70%) Web Services
3 25 (3.67%) RESTful
4 23 (3.38%) CSS
5 22 (3.23%) AngularJS
6 21 (3.08%) HTML
6 21 (3.08%) XML
7 20 (2.94%) Node.js
8 19 (2.79%) LAMP
8 19 (2.79%) React
9 17 (2.50%) RabbitMQ
9 17 (2.50%) Spring
10 16 (2.35%) WebSphere MQ
11 15 (2.20%) Hibernate
12 14 (2.06%) Ember.js
12 14 (2.06%) JPA
12 14 (2.06%) LESS
12 14 (2.06%) Servlets
13 13 (1.91%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 63 (9.25%) Data Centre
2 31 (4.55%) Blackberry
3 26 (3.82%) Replication
4 25 (3.67%) Mainframe
5 21 (3.08%) Clustering
6 19 (2.79%) iPad
7 17 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
7 17 (2.50%) iPhone
8 15 (2.20%) Mobile App
9 14 (2.06%) Client/Server
10 13 (1.91%) Management Information System
11 9 (1.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 9 (1.32%) Public Cloud
12 6 (0.88%) Algorithms
12 6 (0.88%) Computer Science
12 6 (0.88%) Cryptography
13 5 (0.73%) Hybrid Cloud
13 5 (0.73%) Microsoft Licensing
13 5 (0.73%) Social Media
13 5 (0.73%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 233 (34.21%) Windows Server
2 156 (22.91%) Linux
3 118 (17.33%) Unix
4 112 (16.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 96 (14.10%) Windows 7
6 89 (13.07%) Windows Server 2008
7 56 (8.22%) AIX
7 56 (8.22%) Windows Server 2003
8 41 (6.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 39 (5.73%) Windows XP
10 32 (4.70%) Windows 10
11 25 (3.67%) Solaris
12 22 (3.23%) zOS
13 13 (1.91%) Android
13 13 (1.91%) SUSE
14 12 (1.76%) Apple iOS
15 8 (1.17%) Windows 8
16 5 (0.73%) OpenVMS
17 4 (0.59%) Ubuntu
17 4 (0.59%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (15.27%) ITIL
2 70 (10.28%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (8.96%) Migration
4 54 (7.93%) DevOps
5 51 (7.49%) Service Management
6 46 (6.75%) CRM
7 44 (6.46%) Problem Management
8 40 (5.87%) Configuration Management
9 39 (5.73%) Capacity Planning
10 38 (5.58%) Continuous Integration
11 33 (4.85%) TDD
12 30 (4.41%) Load Balancing
13 29 (4.26%) ITSM
14 28 (4.11%) Continuous Delivery
15 25 (3.67%) Stakeholder Management
16 24 (3.52%) SDLC
16 24 (3.52%) Translating Business Requirements
17 23 (3.38%) Project Management
18 20 (2.94%) Disaster Recovery
19 19 (2.79%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 132 (19.38%) SQL
2 89 (13.07%) PowerShell
3 53 (7.78%) Java
4 47 (6.90%) JavaScript
5 38 (5.58%) Perl
6 30 (4.41%) Shell Script
7 27 (3.96%) Bash Shell
8 24 (3.52%) Ruby
9 15 (2.20%) Python
10 14 (2.06%) ECMAScript
10 14 (2.06%) ES6
11 11 (1.62%) PHP
12 10 (1.47%) VB
13 9 (1.32%) C#
14 8 (1.17%) T-SQL
15 7 (1.03%) Groovy
15 7 (1.03%) VBScript
16 6 (0.88%) C
17 4 (0.59%) C++
17 4 (0.59%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 31 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (2.64%) Degree
3 17 (2.50%) MCSE
4 15 (2.20%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (1.76%) Security Cleared
6 10 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (1.17%) CCNP
8 7 (1.03%) MCSA
9 6 (0.88%) CCNA
9 6 (0.88%) SC Cleared
9 6 (0.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (0.73%) MCITP
10 5 (0.73%) SAS Certification
11 4 (0.59%) MCDST
11 4 (0.59%) MCP
12 3 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (0.44%) RHCE
13 2 (0.29%) CCDE
13 2 (0.29%) MCTS
13 2 (0.29%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.08%) SLA
2 19 (2.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.44%) HL7
4 2 (0.29%) QA
5 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.15%) ISO22301
5 1 (0.15%) PMBOK
System Software
1 230 (33.77%) Active Directory
2 113 (16.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (7.78%) Hyper-V
4 14 (2.06%) Docker
4 14 (2.06%) Virtual Machines
5 13 (1.91%) Xen
6 12 (1.76%) XenApp
7 11 (1.62%) KVM
7 11 (1.62%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (1.47%) NFS
8 10 (1.47%) SRDF
8 10 (1.47%) vSphere
8 10 (1.47%) XenDesktop
9 9 (1.32%) Oracle RAC
10 7 (1.03%) Virtual Desktop
10 7 (1.03%) Virtual Servers
11 6 (0.88%) Terminal Services
12 5 (0.73%) BitLocker
12 5 (0.73%) VMware ESX
13 4 (0.59%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 62 (9.10%) SCCM
2 44 (6.46%) Opscode Chef
3 43 (6.31%) Puppet
4 28 (4.11%) SCOM
5 21 (3.08%) Ansible
6 7 (1.03%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 6 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
7 6 (0.88%) vMotion
8 5 (0.73%) Control-M
8 5 (0.73%) NetBackup
9 4 (0.59%) Backup Exec
9 4 (0.59%) Nexpose
9 4 (0.59%) Opsview
9 4 (0.59%) Salt
10 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Clustering
10 3 (0.44%) Nagios
10 3 (0.44%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (0.44%) SCSM
10 3 (0.44%) SolarWinds Orion
10 3 (0.44%) WSUS
Vendors
1 242 (35.54%) Microsoft
2 177 (25.99%) VMware
3 62 (9.10%) Cisco
4 48 (7.05%) Oracle
5 45 (6.61%) Citrix
6 41 (6.02%) IBM
7 34 (4.99%) NetApp
8 30 (4.41%) HP
9 24 (3.52%) F5
10 23 (3.38%) EMC
10 23 (3.38%) Intel
10 23 (3.38%) Red Hat
11 20 (2.94%) Dell
12 15 (2.20%) Symantec
13 9 (1.32%) Veritas
14 8 (1.17%) Apple
14 8 (1.17%) Brocade
14 8 (1.17%) Intel Security
15 7 (1.03%) DataSynapse
15 7 (1.03%) TIBCO
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