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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 10 9 8
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 264 342 307
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 10.99% 11.10% 11.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 54.32% 51.58% 49.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 164 137
Median daily rate £318 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.30% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £120 £114
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £484 £421
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 76 66
Median hourly rate £14.48 £13.25 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.28% +6.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.92 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.20 £25.30 £19.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +1.66%
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
486 663 616
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 20.23% 21.51% 22.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 393 341
Median daily rate £400 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £125 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £540 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 80 78
Median hourly rate £14.48 £13.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.38% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.11 £9.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £25.00 £24.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 10 December 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 +3 159 £370 +13.84% 63
South Yorkshire -8 55 £323 -19.37% 8
North Yorkshire +5 44 £300 +100.00% 10
East Yorkshire +2 2 £118 -27.69% 4
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 222 (38.47%) Active Directory
2 215 (37.26%) Microsoft
3 184 (31.89%) Windows Server
4 149 (25.82%) VMware
5 116 (20.10%) Linux
6 111 (19.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 108 (18.72%) Windows 7
8 105 (18.20%) SQL Server
9 101 (17.50%) Windows Server 2012
10 96 (16.64%) ITIL
11 88 (15.25%) Finance
12 87 (15.08%) DNS
13 86 (14.90%) SQL
14 83 (14.38%) VMware Infrastructure
15 82 (14.21%) SCCM
16 77 (13.34%) MS Office
17 69 (11.96%) PowerShell
17 69 (11.96%) DevOps
18 66 (11.44%) MS Excel
19 63 (10.92%) MS Exchange
20 61 (10.57%) Unix
21 59 (10.23%) Migration
22 54 (9.36%) TCP/IP
22 54 (9.36%) Microsoft Azure
23 52 (9.01%) Cisco
24 51 (8.84%) IIS
25 50 (8.67%) .NET
25 50 (8.67%) Firewall
25 50 (8.67%) Agile Software Development
25 50 (8.67%) Amazon AWS

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 63 (10.92%) MS Exchange
2 51 (8.84%) IIS
3 32 (5.55%) SharePoint
4 27 (4.68%) Exchange Server 2010
5 19 (3.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 16 (2.77%) WebSphere
7 15 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2013
8 14 (2.43%) Exchange Server 2007
8 14 (2.43%) nginx
8 14 (2.43%) Skype for Business
9 13 (2.25%) Tomcat
10 12 (2.08%) Apache
11 11 (1.91%) SAS
12 8 (1.39%) CICS
12 8 (1.39%) IBM HTTP Server
12 8 (1.39%) Jetty
12 8 (1.39%) Mongrel
13 5 (0.87%) Oracle Coherence
13 5 (0.87%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 5 (0.87%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 77 (13.34%) MS Office
2 66 (11.44%) MS Excel
3 6 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (1.04%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.35%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.17%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (1.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.87%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.17%) Academy Housing
3 1 (0.17%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 54 (9.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 50 (8.67%) Amazon AWS
3 38 (6.59%) Office 365
4 7 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (1.21%) PaaS
5 4 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (0.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 3 (0.52%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 2 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.35%) CloudFront
7 2 (0.35%) IaaS
8 1 (0.17%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.17%) DigitalOcean
8 1 (0.17%) GitHub
8 1 (0.17%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 87 (15.08%) DNS
2 54 (9.36%) TCP/IP
3 50 (8.67%) Firewall
4 43 (7.45%) DHCP
5 41 (7.11%) LAN
5 41 (7.11%) WAN
6 36 (6.24%) Internet
7 35 (6.07%) SAN
8 28 (4.85%) LDAP
9 23 (3.99%) VPN
10 22 (3.81%) SMTP
11 19 (3.29%) NAS
12 18 (3.12%) SNMP
13 16 (2.77%) HTTP
14 15 (2.60%) FTP
14 15 (2.60%) SSL
15 14 (2.43%) Network Security
16 13 (2.25%) iSCSI
17 10 (1.73%) Cisco ASA
18 9 (1.56%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (18.20%) SQL Server
2 27 (4.68%) SQL Server 2012
3 20 (3.47%) SQL Server 2008
4 18 (3.12%) MySQL
5 14 (2.43%) MongoDB
6 11 (1.91%) DB2
7 10 (1.73%) Hadoop
7 10 (1.73%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (1.73%) SQL Server 2014
8 8 (1.39%) MS Access
9 7 (1.21%) Crystal Reports
9 7 (1.21%) SQL Server 2005
9 7 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (1.04%) Oracle Database
10 6 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (0.87%) HBase
12 4 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (0.69%) Relational Database
12 4 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (0.52%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 24 (4.16%) Jenkins
2 17 (2.95%) Visual Studio
3 15 (2.60%) TeamCity
4 14 (2.43%) Octopus Deploy
4 14 (2.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (1.91%) Subversion
6 10 (1.73%) JIRA
6 10 (1.73%) Travis CI
7 9 (1.56%) Vagrant
8 8 (1.39%) ClearCase
8 8 (1.39%) Git (software)
9 4 (0.69%) Selenium
10 3 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (0.52%) Bitbucket
10 3 (0.52%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.52%) FitNesse
10 3 (0.52%) JUnit
10 3 (0.52%) Robot Framework
11 2 (0.35%) IntelliJ
11 2 (0.35%) MSI
General
1 88 (15.25%) Finance
2 22 (3.81%) Legal
3 21 (3.64%) Banking
3 21 (3.64%) Law
4 12 (2.08%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.21%) Retail
6 3 (0.52%) Advertising
6 3 (0.52%) Games
6 3 (0.52%) Marketing
6 3 (0.52%) Publishing
7 2 (0.35%) Back Office
7 2 (0.35%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.17%) Electronics
8 1 (0.17%) French Language
8 1 (0.17%) German Language
8 1 (0.17%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.17%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 102 (17.68%) Analyst
2 61 (10.57%) Support Engineer
3 53 (9.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 48 (8.32%) Service Analyst
5 46 (7.97%) 2nd Line Support
5 46 (7.97%) Service Desk Analyst
6 43 (7.45%) Windows Engineer
7 40 (6.93%) Administrator
8 36 (6.24%) Desktop Support
9 35 (6.07%) DevOps Engineer
9 35 (6.07%) Support Analyst
10 28 (4.85%) Developer
11 27 (4.68%) IT Support
12 25 (4.33%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
13 24 (4.16%) Architect
14 21 (3.64%) 1st Line Support
15 20 (3.47%) 1st/2nd Line Support
16 19 (3.29%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
16 19 (3.29%) Active Directory Support
16 19 (3.29%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (8.67%) .NET
2 34 (5.89%) XML
3 33 (5.72%) HTML
4 28 (4.85%) CSS
5 23 (3.99%) Web Services
6 17 (2.95%) Middleware
7 12 (2.08%) .NET Framework
8 11 (1.91%) LAMP
9 10 (1.73%) AngularJS
9 10 (1.73%) WebSphere MQ
10 8 (1.39%) jQuery
10 8 (1.39%) LEMP Stack
11 7 (1.21%) LAPP Stack
11 7 (1.21%) Servlets
11 7 (1.21%) SOAP
11 7 (1.21%) WinForms
12 6 (1.04%) ASP.NET
12 6 (1.04%) REST
12 6 (1.04%) XSLT
13 5 (0.87%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 44 (7.63%) Data Centre
2 26 (4.51%) Replication
3 25 (4.33%) Blackberry
4 18 (3.12%) iPad
4 18 (3.12%) iPhone
5 16 (2.77%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (1.91%) NHS
7 9 (1.56%) Client/Server
7 9 (1.56%) Mainframe
8 8 (1.39%) Public Cloud
8 8 (1.39%) Smartphone
9 6 (1.04%) Clustering
9 6 (1.04%) Computer Science
9 6 (1.04%) Symmetrix
10 5 (0.87%) Driving Licence
10 5 (0.87%) Microsoft Licensing
10 5 (0.87%) PKI
11 4 (0.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 4 (0.69%) iSeries
11 4 (0.69%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 184 (31.89%) Windows Server
2 116 (20.10%) Linux
3 111 (19.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 108 (18.72%) Windows 7
5 101 (17.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 61 (10.57%) Unix
7 48 (8.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 45 (7.80%) Windows Server 2003
9 34 (5.89%) Windows XP
10 31 (5.37%) Windows 10
11 25 (4.33%) AIX
11 25 (4.33%) Solaris
11 25 (4.33%) Ubuntu
12 21 (3.64%) Android
13 15 (2.60%) Apple iOS
14 14 (2.43%) SUSE
15 12 (2.08%) zOS
16 8 (1.39%) Windows 8
17 7 (1.21%) CentOS
18 6 (1.04%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (16.64%) ITIL
2 69 (11.96%) DevOps
3 59 (10.23%) Migration
4 50 (8.67%) Agile Software Development
5 42 (7.28%) Service Management
6 36 (6.24%) Problem Management
7 28 (4.85%) Configuration Management
7 28 (4.85%) Continuous Delivery
8 25 (4.33%) Continuous Integration
9 23 (3.99%) ITSM
10 20 (3.47%) Project Management
11 18 (3.12%) TDD
12 17 (2.95%) CRM
12 17 (2.95%) Service Delivery
13 16 (2.77%) Disaster Recovery
13 16 (2.77%) Server Building
14 15 (2.60%) Load Balancing
14 15 (2.60%) Performance Tuning
15 14 (2.43%) Change Management
16 12 (2.08%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 86 (14.90%) SQL
2 69 (11.96%) PowerShell
3 47 (8.15%) JavaScript
4 29 (5.03%) Java
4 29 (5.03%) Python
5 19 (3.29%) Perl
6 18 (3.12%) Ruby
7 15 (2.60%) C#
8 14 (2.43%) Bash Shell
8 14 (2.43%) Shell Script
9 8 (1.39%) T-SQL
10 7 (1.21%) C++
11 6 (1.04%) PHP
11 6 (1.04%) VB
12 5 (0.87%) C
12 5 (0.87%) Delphi
13 4 (0.69%) VB.NET
13 4 (0.69%) VBScript
14 3 (0.52%) AWK
14 3 (0.52%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 30 (5.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (3.81%) Degree
3 19 (3.29%) Security Cleared
4 14 (2.43%) MCSE
5 13 (2.25%) SC Cleared
6 11 (1.91%) ITIL Certification
7 10 (1.73%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (1.04%) AWS Certification
8 6 (1.04%) CCA
8 6 (1.04%) Citrix Certification
8 6 (1.04%) MCP
9 5 (0.87%) CCNP
9 5 (0.87%) MCDST
10 4 (0.69%) MCITP
11 3 (0.52%) CCNA
11 3 (0.52%) DBS Check
11 3 (0.52%) RHCE
11 3 (0.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.35%) OCP
12 2 (0.35%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (4.85%) SLA
2 8 (1.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 7 (1.21%) QA
4 3 (0.52%) HL7
System Software
1 222 (38.47%) Active Directory
2 83 (14.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (6.59%) Hyper-V
4 24 (4.16%) vSphere
5 22 (3.81%) Docker
5 22 (3.81%) Virtual Machines
6 17 (2.95%) XenApp
7 16 (2.77%) XenDesktop
8 14 (2.43%) NFS
8 14 (2.43%) SRDF
9 12 (2.08%) Oracle RAC
9 12 (2.08%) VMware ESX
10 11 (1.91%) VMware ESXi
11 10 (1.73%) Xen
12 8 (1.39%) KVM
12 8 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
12 8 (1.39%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 6 (1.04%) Veritas File System
13 6 (1.04%) Virtual Servers
14 5 (0.87%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 82 (14.21%) SCCM
2 46 (7.97%) Opscode Chef
3 45 (7.80%) Puppet
4 31 (5.37%) SCOM
5 20 (3.47%) Ansible
6 10 (1.73%) Backup Exec
7 8 (1.39%) NetBackup
7 8 (1.39%) Norton AntiVirus
8 7 (1.21%) WSUS
9 6 (1.04%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 6 (1.04%) vMotion
10 5 (0.87%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 5 (0.87%) NetVault Backup
10 5 (0.87%) Nexpose
10 5 (0.87%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 4 (0.69%) vRealize
12 3 (0.52%) AirWatch
12 3 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
12 3 (0.52%) Salt
12 3 (0.52%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 215 (37.26%) Microsoft
2 149 (25.82%) VMware
3 52 (9.01%) Cisco
4 43 (7.45%) Citrix
5 38 (6.59%) Oracle
6 35 (6.07%) NetApp
7 34 (5.89%) Red Hat
8 28 (4.85%) IBM
9 27 (4.68%) Splunk
10 24 (4.16%) HP
11 22 (3.81%) EMC
12 19 (3.29%) Symantec
13 17 (2.95%) Dell
13 17 (2.95%) Intel
14 14 (2.43%) Veritas
15 13 (2.25%) F5
16 8 (1.39%) Avaya
17 7 (1.21%) BMC
17 7 (1.21%) Intel Security
18 6 (1.04%) Brocade
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