Period
to 14 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for Windows Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows Server over the 6 months to 14 December 2018 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 Server
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 79 86 64
Rank change year-on-year +7 -22 +28
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 67 52 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 2.81% 2.32% 3.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.73% 11.95% 15.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 22 54
Leeds median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% +6.56%
10th Percentile £185 £151 £217
90th Percentile £481 £450 £468
West Yorkshire median daily rate £358 £318 £345
% change year-on-year +12.60% -7.97% +15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Leeds median hourly rate £14.00 £12.25 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -51.00% +38.89%
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.56 £11.50 £17.60
% change year-on-year +26.61% -34.66% +46.67%

Windows Server is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Leeds
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 455 435 523
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 19.11% 19.45% 20.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 296 325
Leeds median daily rate £416 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.06% +3.66% +7.89%
10th Percentile £216 £199 £213
90th Percentile £575 £559 £550
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 15 26
Leeds median hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.00% -3.85% +4.00%
10th Percentile £9.60 £10.20 £9.00
90th Percentile £21.50 £25.20 £27.50
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year +12.00% -3.85% +4.00%

Windows Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

Job postings citing Windows Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leeds.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server in Leeds

Windows Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server in Leeds

Windows Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server in Leeds over the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server in Leeds

Windows Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server in Leeds

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Leeds region with a requirement for Windows Server.

1 67 (100.00%) Windows
2 38 (56.72%) VMware
3 35 (52.24%) Active Directory
4 31 (46.27%) Microsoft
5 29 (43.28%) Linux
6 21 (31.34%) Microsoft Azure
7 18 (26.87%) VMware Infrastructure
8 17 (25.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 16 (23.88%) MS Exchange
10 15 (22.39%) Cisco
10 15 (22.39%) Citrix
10 15 (22.39%) Red Hat
10 15 (22.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 14 (20.90%) Office 365
11 14 (20.90%) TCP/IP
12 13 (19.40%) Windows 7
12 13 (19.40%) Problem-Solving
13 12 (17.91%) SCCM
13 12 (17.91%) Clustering
14 11 (16.42%) Firewall
14 11 (16.42%) SAN
14 11 (16.42%) Windows 10
15 10 (14.93%) Windows Server 2008
16 9 (13.43%) Hyper-V
16 9 (13.43%) Amazon AWS
16 9 (13.43%) Windows Server 2012
16 9 (13.43%) SQL
17 8 (11.94%) DNS
17 8 (11.94%) Migration
17 8 (11.94%) PowerShell

Windows Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 16 (23.88%) MS Exchange
2 7 (10.45%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (4.48%) Tuxedo
4 2 (2.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (2.99%) Skype for Business
4 2 (2.99%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.49%) IIS
5 1 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.49%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 21 (31.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (20.90%) Office 365
3 9 (13.43%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.99%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (20.90%) TCP/IP
2 11 (16.42%) Firewall
2 11 (16.42%) SAN
3 8 (11.94%) DNS
4 7 (10.45%) NAS
5 4 (5.97%) DHCP
5 4 (5.97%) VoIP
6 3 (4.48%) LAN
6 3 (4.48%) Skype
6 3 (4.48%) VPN
7 2 (2.99%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (2.99%) SSL
8 1 (1.49%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.49%) Kerberos
8 1 (1.49%) MPLS
8 1 (1.49%) PBX
8 1 (1.49%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (1.49%) WAN
8 1 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.97%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.48%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.99%) Amazon Aurora
3 2 (2.99%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.49%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.49%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (4.48%) Artifactory
1 3 (4.48%) Git (software)
1 3 (4.48%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 6 (8.96%) Retail
2 5 (7.46%) Finance
3 2 (2.99%) Back Office
3 2 (2.99%) Banking
3 2 (2.99%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.49%) Advertising
4 1 (1.49%) Law
4 1 (1.49%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (19.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (17.91%) Windows Engineer
3 8 (11.94%) Architect
3 8 (11.94%) Server Engineer
4 7 (10.45%) Analyst
4 7 (10.45%) Infrastructure Support
4 7 (10.45%) Support Engineer
5 6 (8.96%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (8.96%) Administrator
5 6 (8.96%) IT Engineer
5 6 (8.96%) Support Analyst
6 5 (7.46%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
6 5 (7.46%) DevOps Engineer
6 5 (7.46%) Server Administrator
6 5 (7.46%) Technical Manager
7 4 (5.97%) Citrix Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) Implementation Manager
7 4 (5.97%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 4 (5.97%) Security Architect
7 4 (5.97%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.97%) Middleware
2 2 (2.99%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.49%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.91%) Clustering
2 7 (10.45%) Private Cloud
3 4 (5.97%) Blackberry
3 4 (5.97%) CMDB
3 4 (5.97%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.99%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.99%) PKI
4 2 (2.99%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.49%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 67 (100.00%) Windows
2 29 (43.28%) Linux
3 15 (22.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (19.40%) Windows 7
5 11 (16.42%) Windows 10
6 10 (14.93%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (13.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (7.46%) Unix
9 3 (4.48%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (2.99%) AIX
10 2 (2.99%) CentOS
10 2 (2.99%) Solaris
10 2 (2.99%) SUSE
11 1 (1.49%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.49%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (25.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 13 (19.40%) Problem-Solving
3 8 (11.94%) Migration
4 7 (10.45%) ITIL
4 7 (10.45%) Service Delivery
5 6 (8.96%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (8.96%) Continuous Deployment
5 6 (8.96%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (7.46%) Computer Science
6 5 (7.46%) DevOps
6 5 (7.46%) Proactive Management
6 5 (7.46%) Technical Analysis
7 4 (5.97%) PLM
7 4 (5.97%) Server Building
8 3 (4.48%) Network Management
8 3 (4.48%) Process Improvement
8 3 (4.48%) Vulnerability Management
9 2 (2.99%) Network Load Balancing
9 2 (2.99%) Operations Management
9 2 (2.99%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.43%) SQL
2 8 (11.94%) PowerShell
3 6 (8.96%) Perl
4 5 (7.46%) Python
5 3 (4.48%) Ruby
5 3 (4.48%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.99%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.49%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (10.45%) SC Cleared
1 7 (10.45%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.46%) Degree
2 5 (7.46%) MCP
3 3 (4.48%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (4.48%) DBS Check
3 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.99%) CCA
4 2 (2.99%) CCNA
4 2 (2.99%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.99%) CISSP
4 2 (2.99%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (2.99%) MCITP
4 2 (2.99%) MCSE
4 2 (2.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.49%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.49%) CCNP
5 1 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.49%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.97%) SLA
2 2 (2.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (1.49%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.49%) QA
System Software
1 35 (52.24%) Active Directory
2 18 (26.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (13.43%) Hyper-V
4 7 (10.45%) XenApp
5 6 (8.96%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (5.97%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 4 (5.97%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (2.99%) Docker
7 2 (2.99%) XenDesktop
7 2 (2.99%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (17.91%) SCCM
2 4 (5.97%) HP SIM
2 4 (5.97%) Microsoft Clustering
2 4 (5.97%) SCOM
2 4 (5.97%) WSUS
3 3 (4.48%) Puppet
4 2 (2.99%) Ansible
4 2 (2.99%) vCenter Server
5 1 (1.49%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (1.49%) Nessus
5 1 (1.49%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.49%) OpenView
5 1 (1.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.49%) vRealize
Vendors
1 38 (56.72%) VMware
2 31 (46.27%) Microsoft
3 15 (22.39%) Cisco
3 15 (22.39%) Citrix
3 15 (22.39%) Red Hat
4 7 (10.45%) F5
5 6 (8.96%) Oracle
6 5 (7.46%) HP
7 4 (5.97%) Dell
7 4 (5.97%) SolarWinds
8 3 (4.48%) EMC
8 3 (4.48%) IBM
8 3 (4.48%) Ivanti
8 3 (4.48%) McAfee
9 2 (2.99%) NetApp
9 2 (2.99%) Splunk
10 1 (1.49%) Atlassian
10 1 (1.49%) CyberArk
10 1 (1.49%) Fortinet
10 1 (1.49%) Meraki