The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Barnsley with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows
South Yorkshire / Barnsley
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 3 1
Rank change year-on-year +2 -2  
Contract jobs citing Windows 5 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Barnsley 41.67% 35.00% 50.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 71.43% 41.18% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 3
Median daily rate - £325 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +44.44%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £340 £320
% change year-on-year +1.47% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £13.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.75
% change year-on-year -6.45% +5.08%  

Windows is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Barnsley with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Barnsley
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 7 17 5
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Barnsley 58.33% 85.00% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 12 3
Median daily rate - £350 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +40.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £12.51 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Barnsley

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Barnsley citing Windows as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Barnsley

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Barnsley

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows in Barnsley.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Barnsley

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Barnsley

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows in Barnsley.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Barnsley

Windows
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Barnsley

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 Barnsley region with a requirement for Windows.

1 5 (41.67%) Linux
1 5 (41.67%) Red Hat
2 4 (33.33%) ITIL
2 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (33.33%) Office 365
2 4 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (25.00%) Capacity Management
3 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (25.00%) Migration
4 2 (16.67%) Quality Management
4 2 (16.67%) NHS
4 2 (16.67%) HP
4 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
4 2 (16.67%) LAN
4 2 (16.67%) WAN
4 2 (16.67%) Windows 2000
4 2 (16.67%) Finance
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Vista
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (8.33%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (8.33%) vMotion
5 1 (8.33%) Data Centre Operations
5 1 (8.33%) Windows 10

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in Barnsley 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 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (33.33%) Office 365
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) LAN
1 2 (16.67%) WAN
2 1 (8.33%) NAS
2 1 (8.33%) SAN
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Support Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) Windows Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Azure Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Office 365 Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Technical Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (16.67%) First Line Help Desk Support
3 2 (16.67%) Help Desk Support
3 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Data Centre Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Field Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (16.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Linux
2 4 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (16.67%) Windows 2000
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Vista
4 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
5 1 (8.33%) Solaris
5 1 (8.33%) SUSE
5 1 (8.33%) Unix
5 1 (8.33%) Windows 10
5 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (25.00%) Capacity Management
2 3 (25.00%) Migration
2 3 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (16.67%) Quality Management
4 1 (8.33%) Change Management
4 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
4 1 (8.33%) Data Centre Operations
4 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
4 1 (8.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
1 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) MCSE
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (8.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (8.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) vMotion
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Red Hat
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (16.67%) HP
4 1 (8.33%) Citrix
4 1 (8.33%) EMC
4 1 (8.33%) IBM
4 1 (8.33%) Veritas
4 1 (8.33%) VMware