The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bradford 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 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
West Yorkshire / Bradford
Rank 6 4 10
Rank change year-on-year -2 +6  
Contract jobs citing Windows 19 21 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bradford 17.92% 14.19% 14.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 76.00% 84.00% 70.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 10
Median daily rate £375 £450 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +42.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £275 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £543 £347
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £340 £320
% change year-on-year +1.47% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 11
Median hourly rate £12.50 £8.50 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.05% -49.16%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.45% +6.89%  

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 Bradford with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Bradford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 25 25 48
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bradford 23.58% 16.89% 20.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 15 17
Median daily rate £428 £400 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.87% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £275 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £368
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 11
Median hourly rate £12.50 £14.00 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.71% -16.26%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Bradford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bradford 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 Bradford

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bradford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Bradford

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bradford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Bradford over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Bradford

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bradford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Bradford

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bradford

For the 6 months to 25 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 Bradford region with a requirement for Windows.

1 15 (45.45%) Opscode Chef
2 14 (42.42%) DevOps
2 14 (42.42%) SQL Server
2 14 (42.42%) ITIL
2 14 (42.42%) Linux
3 13 (39.39%) Octopus Deploy
3 13 (39.39%) Windows Server
4 12 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (36.36%) IIS
4 12 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (30.30%) VMware
5 10 (30.30%) SQL Server 2014
6 9 (27.27%) Continuous Delivery
6 9 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
6 9 (27.27%) Microsoft
7 8 (24.24%) Active Directory
7 8 (24.24%) Project Management
8 7 (21.21%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (21.21%) PowerShell
8 7 (21.21%) Incident Management
8 7 (21.21%) Jenkins
8 7 (21.21%) Docker
9 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (15.15%) Red Hat
10 5 (15.15%) Telnet
10 5 (15.15%) Firewall
10 5 (15.15%) DNS
10 5 (15.15%) HTTPS
10 5 (15.15%) SSL

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Bradford 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 12 (36.36%) IIS
2 3 (9.09%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (15.15%) MS Office
2 4 (12.12%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.03%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (12.12%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (12.12%) GitHub
3 2 (6.06%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.15%) DHCP
1 5 (15.15%) DNS
1 5 (15.15%) Firewall
1 5 (15.15%) FTP
1 5 (15.15%) HTTP
1 5 (15.15%) HTTPS
1 5 (15.15%) SMTP
1 5 (15.15%) SSL
1 5 (15.15%) Telnet
2 3 (9.09%) SAN
3 2 (6.06%) LAN
3 2 (6.06%) VoIP
3 2 (6.06%) WAN
3 2 (6.06%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (3.03%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (3.03%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (42.42%) SQL Server
2 10 (30.30%) SQL Server 2014
3 7 (21.21%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (12.12%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (3.03%) CouchDB
6 1 (3.03%) MongoDB
6 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (39.39%) Octopus Deploy
2 7 (21.21%) Jenkins
3 4 (12.12%) Git (software)
3 4 (12.12%) TeamCity
4 3 (9.09%) Vagrant
5 1 (3.03%) ReSharper
5 1 (3.03%) Subversion
5 1 (3.03%) YouTrack
General
1 4 (12.12%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (21.21%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (15.15%) Implementation Specialist
3 4 (12.12%) Automation Specialist
3 4 (12.12%) DevOps Specialist
4 3 (9.09%) 1st Line Support
4 3 (9.09%) First Line Help Desk Support
4 3 (9.09%) Help Desk Support
4 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Administrator
5 2 (6.06%) Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Designer
5 2 (6.06%) Developer
5 2 (6.06%) DevOps Administrator
5 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Designer
5 2 (6.06%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Storage Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (6.06%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Telecoms Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) Web Services
2 2 (6.06%) .NET
3 1 (3.03%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.03%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.03%) CSS
3 1 (3.03%) Ember.js
3 1 (3.03%) Hibernate
3 1 (3.03%) JPA
3 1 (3.03%) LESS
3 1 (3.03%) Node.js
3 1 (3.03%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (3.03%) React
3 1 (3.03%) RESTful
3 1 (3.03%) Spring
3 1 (3.03%) Struts
3 1 (3.03%) WCF
3 1 (3.03%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) NHS
2 2 (6.06%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.03%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.03%) Clustering
3 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 14 (42.42%) Linux
2 13 (39.39%) Windows Server
3 12 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (15.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (9.09%) Android
7 2 (6.06%) Apple iOS
7 2 (6.06%) Windows 2000
7 2 (6.06%) Windows NT
7 2 (6.06%) Windows Phone
7 2 (6.06%) Windows XP
8 1 (3.03%) Unix
8 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (42.42%) DevOps
1 14 (42.42%) ITIL
2 9 (27.27%) Continuous Delivery
3 8 (24.24%) Project Management
4 7 (21.21%) Incident Management
5 5 (15.15%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (15.15%) Load Balancing
6 4 (12.12%) Configuration Management
6 4 (12.12%) SDLC
7 3 (9.09%) Application Performance Monitoring
7 3 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (9.09%) Software Deployment
8 2 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (6.06%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (6.06%) Migration
8 2 (6.06%) Service Management
8 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (3.03%) TDD
9 1 (3.03%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.21%) PowerShell
2 4 (12.12%) SQL
3 1 (3.03%) C#
3 1 (3.03%) ECMAScript
3 1 (3.03%) ES6
3 1 (3.03%) Java
3 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) AWS Certification
1 3 (9.09%) MCSE
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.06%) Degree
3 1 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (24.24%) Active Directory
3 7 (21.21%) Docker
4 4 (12.12%) vSphere
5 2 (6.06%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (45.45%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (12.12%) SCCM
3 3 (9.09%) Puppet
3 3 (9.09%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (30.30%) VMware
2 9 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 5 (15.15%) Red Hat
4 3 (9.09%) HP
4 3 (9.09%) Splunk
5 2 (6.06%) Citrix
5 2 (6.06%) EMC
6 1 (3.03%) Cisco
6 1 (3.03%) DevExpress
6 1 (3.03%) Google
6 1 (3.03%) Oracle