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 20 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
England / Yorkshire
Rank 11 7 8
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 237 329 281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 10.78% 11.61% 11.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 53.99% 51.97% 50.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 166 144
Median daily rate £340 £298 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -0.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £120 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £409
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 47 51
Median hourly rate £12.00 £14.00 £12.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +11.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.10 £9.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.49 £45.00 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.97 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.46% +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 Yorkshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
439 633 560
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 19.96% 22.34% 22.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 381 343
Median daily rate £375 £380 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +12.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £125 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £527 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 50 63
Median hourly rate £12.51 £13.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.37% +3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.27 £9.00 £9.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.97 £45.00 £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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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 -2 148 £350 +7.69% 74
South Yorkshire -7 51 £350 +21.73% 17
North Yorkshire +2 31 £300 +100.00% 3
East Yorkshire +3 1 - - 5
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 20 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Windows.

1 221 (40.04%) Microsoft
1 221 (40.04%) Active Directory
2 185 (33.51%) Windows Server
3 136 (24.64%) VMware
4 109 (19.75%) Linux
4 109 (19.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 105 (19.02%) Windows 7
6 98 (17.75%) ITIL
6 98 (17.75%) SQL Server
7 95 (17.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 84 (15.22%) SQL
9 82 (14.86%) Finance
10 81 (14.67%) SCCM
11 78 (14.13%) DNS
12 76 (13.77%) MS Office
13 66 (11.96%) Unix
13 66 (11.96%) MS Excel
13 66 (11.96%) VMware Infrastructure
14 65 (11.78%) DevOps
15 59 (10.69%) MS Exchange
16 55 (9.96%) Migration
17 53 (9.60%) Microsoft Azure
18 50 (9.06%) TCP/IP
19 49 (8.88%) PowerShell
20 48 (8.70%) Firewall
21 47 (8.51%) Cisco
22 43 (7.79%) Citrix
22 43 (7.79%) Windows Server 2003
23 42 (7.61%) Amazon AWS
24 40 (7.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 59 (10.69%) MS Exchange
2 40 (7.25%) IIS
3 28 (5.07%) SharePoint
4 26 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2010
5 19 (3.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 12 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
6 12 (2.17%) Skype for Business
6 12 (2.17%) WebSphere
7 10 (1.81%) Apache
7 10 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2007
7 10 (1.81%) nginx
8 7 (1.27%) SAS
9 6 (1.09%) CICS
9 6 (1.09%) IBM Domino
9 6 (1.09%) IBM HTTP Server
10 5 (0.91%) CMS
10 5 (0.91%) SharePoint Server
10 5 (0.91%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.72%) Jetty
11 4 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 76 (13.77%) MS Office
2 66 (11.96%) MS Excel
3 5 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (0.91%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.91%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.18%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.36%) SystmOne
3 1 (0.18%) Academy Housing
3 1 (0.18%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 53 (9.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 42 (7.61%) Amazon AWS
3 35 (6.34%) Office 365
4 8 (1.45%) PaaS
5 6 (1.09%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (0.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 3 (0.54%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 3 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.54%) IaaS
7 2 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.36%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.18%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.18%) DigitalOcean
8 1 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.18%) Heroku
8 1 (0.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 78 (14.13%) DNS
2 50 (9.06%) TCP/IP
3 48 (8.70%) Firewall
4 38 (6.88%) DHCP
5 33 (5.98%) LAN
6 32 (5.80%) WAN
7 28 (5.07%) SAN
8 27 (4.89%) LDAP
9 26 (4.71%) Internet
10 23 (4.17%) SMTP
11 18 (3.26%) SNMP
12 16 (2.90%) SSL
13 15 (2.72%) Network Security
13 15 (2.72%) VPN
14 12 (2.17%) FTP
14 12 (2.17%) NAS
15 10 (1.81%) Cisco ASA
16 9 (1.63%) HTTP
16 9 (1.63%) NetScaler
17 7 (1.27%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (17.75%) SQL Server
2 33 (5.98%) SQL Server 2012
3 21 (3.80%) SQL Server 2008
4 18 (3.26%) MySQL
5 15 (2.72%) SQL Server 2014
6 11 (1.99%) DB2
6 11 (1.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (1.63%) MongoDB
9 8 (1.45%) MS Access
10 7 (1.27%) Hadoop
10 7 (1.27%) Oracle Database
10 7 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
12 5 (0.91%) DB2 UDB
12 5 (0.91%) OLTP
12 5 (0.91%) Relational Database
13 4 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
13 4 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 18 (3.26%) Jenkins
2 16 (2.90%) Octopus Deploy
3 14 (2.54%) TeamCity
4 13 (2.36%) Visual Studio
5 10 (1.81%) JIRA
6 9 (1.63%) Vagrant
7 8 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (1.27%) Subversion
9 6 (1.09%) Git (software)
10 5 (0.91%) Travis CI
11 4 (0.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (0.72%) ClearCase
11 4 (0.72%) Selenium
12 3 (0.54%) Bitbucket
12 3 (0.54%) Eclipse
12 3 (0.54%) FitNesse
12 3 (0.54%) Robot Framework
13 2 (0.36%) Android Studio
13 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 2 (0.36%) YouTrack
General
1 82 (14.86%) Finance
2 18 (3.26%) Legal
3 17 (3.08%) Banking
4 16 (2.90%) Law
5 7 (1.27%) Retail
5 7 (1.27%) Telecoms
6 4 (0.72%) Advertising
7 3 (0.54%) Marketing
8 2 (0.36%) Back Office
8 2 (0.36%) Electronics
8 2 (0.36%) Games
8 2 (0.36%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.36%) Publishing
9 1 (0.18%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.18%) French Language
9 1 (0.18%) German Language
9 1 (0.18%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.18%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 99 (17.93%) Analyst
2 57 (10.33%) Support Engineer
3 50 (9.06%) Administrator
4 48 (8.70%) Service Analyst
5 47 (8.51%) Service Desk Analyst
6 43 (7.79%) 2nd Line Support
6 43 (7.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 39 (7.07%) Windows Engineer
8 33 (5.98%) Desktop Support
9 29 (5.25%) DevOps Engineer
10 28 (5.07%) Support Analyst
11 26 (4.71%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
12 25 (4.53%) 1st Line Support
13 24 (4.35%) IT Support
14 23 (4.17%) DBA
15 22 (3.99%) Developer
16 20 (3.62%) Consultant
17 19 (3.44%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 19 (3.44%) Architect
18 17 (3.08%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (7.25%) .NET
2 31 (5.62%) HTML
2 31 (5.62%) XML
3 30 (5.43%) CSS
4 22 (3.99%) Web Services
5 10 (1.81%) LAMP
6 9 (1.63%) Middleware
7 8 (1.45%) .NET Framework
7 8 (1.45%) WebSphere MQ
8 7 (1.27%) AngularJS
8 7 (1.27%) jQuery
8 7 (1.27%) SOAP
9 5 (0.91%) REST
10 4 (0.72%) 802.1X
10 4 (0.72%) Ajax
10 4 (0.72%) LEMP Stack
10 4 (0.72%) WinForms
11 3 (0.54%) JSON
11 3 (0.54%) Spring
11 3 (0.54%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 33 (5.98%) Data Centre
2 26 (4.71%) Replication
3 24 (4.35%) Blackberry
4 18 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (3.08%) iPad
5 17 (3.08%) iPhone
6 12 (2.17%) Client/Server
7 11 (1.99%) NHS
8 9 (1.63%) Clustering
9 8 (1.45%) Computer Science
9 8 (1.45%) iSeries
9 8 (1.45%) Mainframe
9 8 (1.45%) Smartphone
10 6 (1.09%) PKI
10 6 (1.09%) Symmetrix
11 5 (0.91%) Driving Licence
11 5 (0.91%) HACMP
12 4 (0.72%) Public Cloud
12 4 (0.72%) User Experience
13 3 (0.54%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 185 (33.51%) Windows Server
2 109 (19.75%) Linux
2 109 (19.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 105 (19.02%) Windows 7
4 95 (17.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 66 (11.96%) Unix
6 43 (7.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 40 (7.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 32 (5.80%) Windows 10
9 31 (5.62%) Windows XP
10 25 (4.53%) Ubuntu
11 23 (4.17%) Solaris
12 20 (3.62%) Android
13 18 (3.26%) AIX
14 15 (2.72%) Apple iOS
15 13 (2.36%) SUSE
16 9 (1.63%) zOS
17 7 (1.27%) Windows 8
17 7 (1.27%) Windows Vista
18 6 (1.09%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (17.75%) ITIL
2 65 (11.78%) DevOps
3 55 (9.96%) Migration
4 40 (7.25%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (5.43%) Problem Management
6 27 (4.89%) Service Management
7 24 (4.35%) Continuous Delivery
8 23 (4.17%) Configuration Management
9 22 (3.99%) Project Management
10 21 (3.80%) Disaster Recovery
11 20 (3.62%) Service Delivery
12 19 (3.44%) ITSM
13 15 (2.72%) Load Balancing
14 14 (2.54%) Change Management
14 14 (2.54%) Continuous Integration
15 13 (2.36%) Change Control
16 12 (2.17%) Mobile Device Management
16 12 (2.17%) Performance Tuning
16 12 (2.17%) Scrum
16 12 (2.17%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 84 (15.22%) SQL
2 49 (8.88%) PowerShell
3 39 (7.07%) JavaScript
4 26 (4.71%) Python
5 22 (3.99%) Java
6 15 (2.72%) C#
7 13 (2.36%) Ruby
7 13 (2.36%) Shell Script
8 11 (1.99%) Perl
9 10 (1.81%) PHP
10 8 (1.45%) C++
11 7 (1.27%) C
12 6 (1.09%) Bash Shell
12 6 (1.09%) T-SQL
13 5 (0.91%) AWK
13 5 (0.91%) Delphi
14 3 (0.54%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.54%) VB
14 3 (0.54%) VBScript
14 3 (0.54%) XPath
Qualifications
1 30 (5.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (3.80%) Security Cleared
3 19 (3.44%) Degree
4 17 (3.08%) MCSE
5 12 (2.17%) SC Cleared
6 11 (1.99%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (1.27%) DBS Check
9 6 (1.09%) AWS Certification
9 6 (1.09%) CCA
9 6 (1.09%) Citrix Certification
9 6 (1.09%) MCP
10 4 (0.72%) CCNP
10 4 (0.72%) SAS Certification
10 4 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.54%) RHCE
12 2 (0.36%) CCNA
12 2 (0.36%) MCSA
12 2 (0.36%) OCP
12 2 (0.36%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (5.98%) SLA
2 8 (1.45%) QA
3 4 (0.72%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.54%) HL7
System Software
1 221 (40.04%) Active Directory
2 66 (11.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (4.71%) Hyper-V
4 25 (4.53%) vSphere
5 21 (3.80%) Docker
6 17 (3.08%) XenApp
7 14 (2.54%) Virtual Machines
7 14 (2.54%) XenDesktop
8 13 (2.36%) VMware ESX
9 8 (1.45%) Microsoft App-V
9 8 (1.45%) NFS
9 8 (1.45%) Oracle RAC
9 8 (1.45%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 8 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (1.27%) SRDF
11 6 (1.09%) Veritas File System
12 5 (0.91%) BitLocker
13 4 (0.72%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 3 (0.54%) vCloud
14 3 (0.54%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 81 (14.67%) SCCM
2 34 (6.16%) Opscode Chef
3 33 (5.98%) Puppet
4 27 (4.89%) SCOM
5 13 (2.36%) Ansible
6 11 (1.99%) NetBackup
7 10 (1.81%) Backup Exec
8 7 (1.27%) Norton AntiVirus
8 7 (1.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 7 (1.27%) WSUS
9 6 (1.09%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 6 (1.09%) Oracle RMAN
9 6 (1.09%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 5 (0.91%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 5 (0.91%) NetVault Backup
10 5 (0.91%) vRealize
11 4 (0.72%) Nexpose
12 3 (0.54%) AirWatch
12 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Clustering
12 3 (0.54%) Salt
Vendors
1 221 (40.04%) Microsoft
2 136 (24.64%) VMware
3 47 (8.51%) Cisco
4 43 (7.79%) Citrix
5 35 (6.34%) Oracle
6 29 (5.25%) Red Hat
7 28 (5.07%) HP
8 27 (4.89%) Splunk
9 25 (4.53%) NetApp
10 21 (3.80%) IBM
11 19 (3.44%) Dell
12 18 (3.26%) Symantec
13 16 (2.90%) EMC
13 16 (2.90%) Veritas
14 15 (2.72%) Avaya
15 8 (1.45%) BMC
15 8 (1.45%) Intel
15 8 (1.45%) Sun
15 8 (1.45%) Veeam
16 7 (1.27%) Apple
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