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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 8 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 351 366 355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 12.41% 12.91% 14.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 48.95% 58.47% 60.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 210 167
Median daily rate £400 £300 £246
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +21.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £125 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £412 £394
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.15% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 43 68
Median hourly rate £12.50 £13.87 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.87% +4.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.14 £9.60 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.60 £23.20 £19.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.43 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-0.46% +3.33%
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
717 626 583
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 25.34% 22.07% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 497 369 320
Median daily rate £400 £300 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £160 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 51 73
Median hourly rate £13.74 £14.50 £13.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.24% +3.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £10.25 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.90 £32.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +4.25%

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 31 May 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 31 May 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 31 May 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 +2 221 £400 +23.07% 72
South Yorkshire -1 79 £388 +40.90% 12
North Yorkshire +2 23 £271 -9.58% 9
East Yorkshire +2 12 £400 - 4
Humberside - 1 £155 -
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 31 May 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
2 231 (34.58%) Microsoft
3 223 (33.38%) Active Directory
4 167 (25.00%) Linux
5 158 (23.65%) Finance
6 156 (23.35%) VMware
7 141 (21.11%) SQL
8 125 (18.71%) SQL Server
9 123 (18.41%) Unix
10 113 (16.92%) ITIL
11 100 (14.97%) VMware Infrastructure
12 92 (13.77%) Windows 7
13 84 (12.57%) Windows Server 2012
14 82 (12.28%) MS Exchange
15 81 (12.13%) MS Excel
16 79 (11.83%) Windows Server 2008
17 73 (10.93%) Agile Software Development
18 72 (10.78%) MS Office
19 68 (10.18%) Java
20 63 (9.43%) Data Centre
21 62 (9.28%) SAN
22 60 (8.98%) Firewall
23 56 (8.38%) Banking
24 53 (7.93%) PowerShell
25 52 (7.78%) Migration
26 51 (7.63%) Windows Server 2003
26 51 (7.63%) IIS
27 49 (7.34%) DNS
28 48 (7.19%) JavaScript
28 48 (7.19%) SCCM

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 82 (12.28%) MS Exchange
2 51 (7.63%) IIS
3 43 (6.44%) WebSphere
4 32 (4.79%) Tomcat
5 29 (4.34%) SharePoint
6 20 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2010
6 20 (2.99%) Node.js
7 15 (2.25%) Apache
7 15 (2.25%) Confluence
8 14 (2.10%) nginx
8 14 (2.10%) Skype for Business
8 14 (2.10%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
9 13 (1.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 12 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2013
10 12 (1.80%) Jetty
11 9 (1.35%) SAS
12 8 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2003
12 8 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2007
12 8 (1.20%) JBoss
12 8 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 81 (12.13%) MS Excel
2 72 (10.78%) 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 3 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.30%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.30%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Utilities
4 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.15%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.15%) Siebel Analytics
Cloud Services
1 48 (7.19%) Office 365
2 27 (4.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (2.40%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (1.20%) Azure Active Directory
6 6 (0.90%) GitHub
6 6 (0.90%) SaaS
7 5 (0.75%) IaaS
8 4 (0.60%) PaaS
9 3 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.45%) Google App Engine
9 3 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.15%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.15%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 62 (9.28%) SAN
2 60 (8.98%) Firewall
3 49 (7.34%) DNS
4 37 (5.54%) Internet
5 32 (4.79%) DHCP
5 32 (4.79%) LAN
5 32 (4.79%) TCP/IP
6 27 (4.04%) FTP
6 27 (4.04%) WAN
7 25 (3.74%) HTTP
8 17 (2.54%) VPN
9 14 (2.10%) NAS
9 14 (2.10%) Network Security
10 13 (1.95%) DMZ
11 12 (1.80%) IPsec
11 12 (1.80%) SNMP
12 10 (1.50%) Fibre Channel
12 10 (1.50%) SSL
13 7 (1.05%) Cisco Nexus
13 7 (1.05%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (18.71%) SQL Server
2 36 (5.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 32 (4.79%) MySQL
4 29 (4.34%) MongoDB
5 20 (2.99%) SQL Server 2012
6 17 (2.54%) CouchDB
7 15 (2.25%) RDBMS
7 15 (2.25%) Relational Database
8 13 (1.95%) Hadoop
8 13 (1.95%) PostgreSQL
9 11 (1.65%) SQL Server 2005
10 10 (1.50%) Oracle Database
11 9 (1.35%) DB2
11 9 (1.35%) SQL Server 2000
12 7 (1.05%) Informix
12 7 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
13 5 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 5 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 4 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
14 4 (0.60%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 48 (7.19%) Jenkins
2 28 (4.19%) JIRA
3 20 (2.99%) Git (software)
4 16 (2.40%) Travis CI
5 15 (2.25%) Maven
5 15 (2.25%) Team Foundation Server
6 14 (2.10%) Selenium
7 13 (1.95%) Subversion
8 11 (1.65%) HP UFT
9 10 (1.50%) Cucumber
9 10 (1.50%) JUnit
10 8 (1.20%) JMeter
10 8 (1.20%) LoadRunner
10 8 (1.20%) Visual Studio
11 7 (1.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 7 (1.05%) ClearCase
12 6 (0.90%) Hudson
13 5 (0.75%) Metasploit
13 5 (0.75%) Sonatype Nexus
13 5 (0.75%) TeamCity
General
1 158 (23.65%) Finance
2 56 (8.38%) Banking
3 25 (3.74%) Law
4 23 (3.44%) Legal
5 18 (2.69%) Telecoms
6 13 (1.95%) Games
7 8 (1.20%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.75%) Retail
9 4 (0.60%) Advertising
9 4 (0.60%) Electronics
9 4 (0.60%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.45%) Back Office
10 3 (0.45%) Marketing
10 3 (0.45%) Publishing
11 2 (0.30%) iGaming
11 2 (0.30%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 151 (22.60%) Analyst
2 71 (10.63%) Developer
3 65 (9.73%) Administrator
4 49 (7.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 49 (7.34%) Service Analyst
5 47 (7.04%) Service Desk Analyst
6 44 (6.59%) Support Analyst
7 37 (5.54%) Windows Engineer
8 35 (5.24%) Support Engineer
9 28 (4.19%) 1st Line Support
9 28 (4.19%) Applications Support
10 27 (4.04%) 2nd Line Support
10 27 (4.04%) Server Engineer
11 26 (3.89%) Consultant
12 24 (3.59%) Java Developer
13 23 (3.44%) Applications Support Analyst
13 23 (3.44%) Desktop Support
13 23 (3.44%) DevOps Engineer
13 23 (3.44%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 23 (3.44%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (6.44%) .NET
2 29 (4.34%) Web Services
3 27 (4.04%) CSS
4 26 (3.89%) RESTful
4 26 (3.89%) XML
5 23 (3.44%) Hibernate
5 23 (3.44%) Middleware
5 23 (3.44%) RabbitMQ
5 23 (3.44%) Spring
6 21 (3.14%) AngularJS
6 21 (3.14%) HTML
7 20 (2.99%) React
8 17 (2.54%) Ember.js
8 17 (2.54%) JPA
8 17 (2.54%) LESS
9 16 (2.40%) Servlets
10 15 (2.25%) LAMP
11 14 (2.10%) ASP.NET
12 13 (1.95%) JSON
13 10 (1.50%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 63 (9.43%) Data Centre
2 32 (4.79%) Client/Server
3 28 (4.19%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (3.59%) Clustering
5 22 (3.29%) Mainframe
6 21 (3.14%) Blackberry
7 15 (2.25%) Management Information System
8 14 (2.10%) Mobile App
9 10 (1.50%) Replication
10 9 (1.35%) Algorithms
10 9 (1.35%) iPad
10 9 (1.35%) PKI
11 8 (1.20%) iPhone
12 7 (1.05%) Enterprise Storage
13 6 (0.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 6 (0.90%) Driving Licence
13 6 (0.90%) Mathematics
13 6 (0.90%) Smartphone
14 5 (0.75%) Cryptography
14 5 (0.75%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 236 (35.33%) Windows Server
2 167 (25.00%) Linux
3 123 (18.41%) Unix
4 92 (13.77%) Windows 7
5 84 (12.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 79 (11.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 51 (7.63%) Windows Server 2003
8 46 (6.89%) Windows XP
9 42 (6.29%) AIX
10 34 (5.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 18 (2.69%) Windows 8
12 14 (2.10%) Windows 10
13 12 (1.80%) Android
14 9 (1.35%) Apple iOS
14 9 (1.35%) Mac OS X
14 9 (1.35%) Solaris
14 9 (1.35%) Windows Vista
14 9 (1.35%) zOS
15 8 (1.20%) SUSE
16 7 (1.05%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (16.92%) ITIL
2 73 (10.93%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (7.78%) Migration
4 39 (5.84%) DevOps
5 37 (5.54%) CRM
6 35 (5.24%) Problem Management
7 32 (4.79%) Capacity Planning
7 32 (4.79%) TDD
8 30 (4.49%) Incident Management
9 27 (4.04%) Configuration Management
10 26 (3.89%) Continuous Integration
11 25 (3.74%) Service Management
12 24 (3.59%) Change Management
13 23 (3.44%) Load Balancing
14 22 (3.29%) High Availability
14 22 (3.29%) Server Building
15 20 (2.99%) Continuous Delivery
15 20 (2.99%) Release Management
15 20 (2.99%) Stakeholder Management
16 19 (2.84%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 141 (21.11%) SQL
2 68 (10.18%) Java
3 53 (7.93%) PowerShell
4 48 (7.19%) JavaScript
5 43 (6.44%) Perl
6 37 (5.54%) Shell Script
7 29 (4.34%) C#
8 28 (4.19%) Ruby
9 26 (3.89%) Python
10 21 (3.14%) Bash Shell
11 17 (2.54%) ECMAScript
11 17 (2.54%) ES6
12 16 (2.40%) T-SQL
13 13 (1.95%) C
13 13 (1.95%) VB
14 9 (1.35%) PHP
15 8 (1.20%) PL/SQL
15 8 (1.20%) VB.NET
16 6 (0.90%) Groovy
16 6 (0.90%) VBA
Qualifications
1 25 (3.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (2.54%) MCSE
3 11 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (1.65%) Degree
3 11 (1.65%) MCSA
3 11 (1.65%) Security Cleared
4 10 (1.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 8 (1.20%) SC Cleared
6 7 (1.05%) CCNP
6 7 (1.05%) MCP
6 7 (1.05%) SAS Certification
7 5 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (0.75%) MCDST
7 5 (0.75%) MCITP
8 4 (0.60%) CTC Cleared
8 4 (0.60%) GCIH
8 4 (0.60%) GSEC
9 3 (0.45%) CREST Certified
9 3 (0.45%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.45%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.29%) SLA
2 11 (1.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 10 (1.50%) QA
4 2 (0.30%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.15%) PMBOK
System Software
1 223 (33.38%) Active Directory
2 100 (14.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (6.14%) Hyper-V
4 13 (1.95%) Xen
5 12 (1.80%) vSphere
6 10 (1.50%) NFS
7 9 (1.35%) XenApp
8 8 (1.20%) KVM
8 8 (1.20%) vCloud
8 8 (1.20%) VMware ESX
8 8 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (1.05%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 7 (1.05%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.75%) Terminal Services
10 5 (0.75%) VMware Server
11 4 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
12 3 (0.45%) SRDF
13 2 (0.30%) DFS Replication
13 2 (0.30%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 48 (7.19%) SCCM
2 29 (4.34%) Puppet
3 27 (4.04%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (2.25%) SCOM
5 8 (1.20%) Opsview
6 7 (1.05%) DameWare
7 5 (0.75%) Ansible
7 5 (0.75%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 5 (0.75%) Nessus
8 4 (0.60%) Cacti
8 4 (0.60%) Control-M
8 4 (0.60%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 4 (0.60%) Graphite
8 4 (0.60%) logstash
8 4 (0.60%) Nagios
8 4 (0.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 3 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.45%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.45%) SCSM
9 3 (0.45%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 231 (34.58%) Microsoft
2 156 (23.35%) VMware
3 47 (7.04%) IBM
4 43 (6.44%) Citrix
4 43 (6.44%) Oracle
5 41 (6.14%) Cisco
6 38 (5.69%) HP
7 31 (4.64%) Red Hat
8 26 (3.89%) NetApp
9 20 (2.99%) F5
10 17 (2.54%) EMC
11 14 (2.10%) Dell
12 13 (1.95%) Veritas
13 11 (1.65%) Brocade
14 8 (1.20%) Apple
15 7 (1.05%) Splunk
15 7 (1.05%) TIBCO
16 6 (0.90%) CA
16 6 (0.90%) Intel
16 6 (0.90%) Lotus
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