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 June 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
West Yorkshire / Bradford
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 12 18
Rank change year-on-year +7 +6  
Contract jobs citing Windows 14 14 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bradford 15.22% 9.46% 9.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 70.00% 56.00% 70.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 10
Median daily rate £225 £450 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +95.65%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £450 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £810 £335
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £338 £325
% change year-on-year - +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £11.75 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.96%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.25 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.69% +4.83%  

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 20 25 30
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bradford 21.74% 16.89% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 19 12
Median daily rate £320 £450 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.88% +45.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £380 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £700 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Median hourly rate - £11.75 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.96%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

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 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows in Bradford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Bradford

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 18 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 14 (42.42%) ITIL
3 13 (39.39%) Windows Server
4 12 (36.36%) SQL Server
4 12 (36.36%) Linux
5 11 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (33.33%) DevOps
6 10 (30.30%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (30.30%) Octopus Deploy
7 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (24.24%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (24.24%) VMware
7 8 (24.24%) Project Management
8 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (21.21%) IIS
8 7 (21.21%) PowerShell
8 7 (21.21%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (21.21%) SQL Server 2014
9 6 (18.18%) Continuous Delivery
9 6 (18.18%) Git (software)
9 6 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
9 6 (18.18%) Incident Management
9 6 (18.18%) SQL
9 6 (18.18%) Finance
9 6 (18.18%) Active Directory
9 6 (18.18%) MS Visio
10 5 (15.15%) Citrix
10 5 (15.15%) .NET
10 5 (15.15%) SAP
10 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Excel

Windows
Co-occurring 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 7 (21.21%) IIS
2 3 (9.09%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.03%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 6 (18.18%) MS Visio
2 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (12.12%) GitHub
3 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.12%) DHCP
1 4 (12.12%) DNS
1 4 (12.12%) Firewall
1 4 (12.12%) FTP
1 4 (12.12%) HTTP
1 4 (12.12%) HTTPS
1 4 (12.12%) LAN
1 4 (12.12%) SAN
1 4 (12.12%) SMTP
1 4 (12.12%) SSL
1 4 (12.12%) Telnet
1 4 (12.12%) VPN
1 4 (12.12%) WAN
2 3 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 7 (21.21%) SQL Server 2012
2 7 (21.21%) SQL Server 2014
3 4 (12.12%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (3.03%) CouchDB
4 1 (3.03%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.03%) MS Access
4 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (30.30%) Octopus Deploy
2 6 (18.18%) Git (software)
3 4 (12.12%) Jenkins
4 2 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (3.03%) ReSharper
5 1 (3.03%) Subversion
5 1 (3.03%) TeamCity
5 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (3.03%) YouTrack
General
1 6 (18.18%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (18.18%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (15.15%) Analyst
3 4 (12.12%) Administrator
3 4 (12.12%) Business Process Administrator
3 4 (12.12%) Developer
3 4 (12.12%) Implementation Specialist
4 3 (9.09%) C# Developer
4 3 (9.09%) DevOps Specialist
4 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) IT Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (6.06%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Designer
5 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Release Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Senior .NET Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Senior C# Developer
5 2 (6.06%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.15%) .NET
2 3 (9.09%) CSS
3 2 (6.06%) .NET Framework
3 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET
3 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 2 (6.06%) HTML
3 2 (6.06%) REST
3 2 (6.06%) SOAP
3 2 (6.06%) WPF
4 1 (3.03%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.03%) Ember.js
4 1 (3.03%) JPA
4 1 (3.03%) LESS
4 1 (3.03%) Node.js
4 1 (3.03%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (3.03%) React
4 1 (3.03%) RESTful
4 1 (3.03%) Spring
4 1 (3.03%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.03%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.03%) Driving Licence
2 1 (3.03%) EMC VNX
2 1 (3.03%) iPad
2 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.03%) NHS
2 1 (3.03%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 13 (39.39%) Windows Server
2 12 (36.36%) Linux
3 11 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (9.09%) Windows Phone
7 2 (6.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (3.03%) Unix
8 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (42.42%) ITIL
2 11 (33.33%) DevOps
3 8 (24.24%) Project Management
4 6 (18.18%) Continuous Delivery
4 6 (18.18%) Incident Management
5 5 (15.15%) Business Process Modelling
5 5 (15.15%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (15.15%) SAP Implementation
5 5 (15.15%) Test Automation
6 4 (12.12%) Configuration Management
6 4 (12.12%) Load Balancing
6 4 (12.12%) SDLC
7 3 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (6.06%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (6.06%) MVC
8 2 (6.06%) Task Automation
9 1 (3.03%) Software Deployment
9 1 (3.03%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.21%) PowerShell
2 6 (18.18%) SQL
3 3 (9.09%) C#
3 3 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.03%) ECMAScript
4 1 (3.03%) ES6
4 1 (3.03%) Java
4 1 (3.03%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) MCSE
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.06%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.03%) MCITP
3 1 (3.03%) MCP
3 1 (3.03%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (24.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (18.18%) Active Directory
3 4 (12.12%) Docker
3 4 (12.12%) vSphere
4 3 (9.09%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (30.30%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (15.15%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 8 (24.24%) VMware
3 5 (15.15%) Citrix
3 5 (15.15%) SAP
4 3 (9.09%) EMC
4 3 (9.09%) HP
5 2 (6.06%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.03%) Altiris
6 1 (3.03%) DevExpress
6 1 (3.03%) Google
6 1 (3.03%) Lotus
6 1 (3.03%) NetMotion Wireless
6 1 (3.03%) Oracle