Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 91 82 65
Rank change year-on-year -9 -17 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 49 52 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.97% 2.39% 3.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.34% 12.68% 15.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 23 75
Leeds median daily rate £375 £363 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +5.07% +10.84%
10th Percentile £206 £275 £223
90th Percentile £480 £450 £438
West Yorkshire median daily rate £356 £348 £345
% change year-on-year +2.52% +0.72% +11.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
Leeds median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year +12.00% - -26.47%

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 432 410 653
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 17.35% 18.87% 22.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 253 440
Leeds median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +10.73%
10th Percentile £213 £264 £260
90th Percentile £575 £550 £565
West Yorkshire median daily rate £405 £420 £400
% change year-on-year -3.57% +5.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 20 18
Leeds median hourly rate £13.50 £15.56 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.21% +11.11% +14.29%
10th Percentile £9.30 £10.45 £8.58
90th Percentile £20.02 £28.70 £19.03
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69% -6.27%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 49 (100.00%) Windows
2 32 (65.31%) Microsoft
2 32 (65.31%) Active Directory
3 30 (61.22%) VMware
4 22 (44.90%) Linux
5 20 (40.82%) VMware Infrastructure
6 16 (32.65%) Clustering
6 16 (32.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 15 (30.61%) TCP/IP
8 14 (28.57%) MS Exchange
8 14 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
9 12 (24.49%) Firewall
9 12 (24.49%) SAN
10 11 (22.45%) Red Hat
10 11 (22.45%) Cisco
10 11 (22.45%) HP
10 11 (22.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (20.41%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (20.41%) DNS
11 10 (20.41%) SQL
12 9 (18.37%) Citrix
12 9 (18.37%) VMware ESXi
12 9 (18.37%) SCCM
12 9 (18.37%) Problem-Solving
13 8 (16.33%) Windows 7
13 8 (16.33%) Hyper-V
13 8 (16.33%) Office 365
13 8 (16.33%) ITIL
14 7 (14.29%) Windows 10
14 7 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008

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 14 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 6 (12.24%) SharePoint
3 3 (6.12%) Skype for Business
4 2 (4.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (4.08%) IIS
4 2 (4.08%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (4.08%) Tuxedo
5 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.04%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (2.04%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Carpe Diem
1 1 (2.04%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 14 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (16.33%) Office 365
3 5 (10.20%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (4.08%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 15 (30.61%) TCP/IP
2 12 (24.49%) Firewall
2 12 (24.49%) SAN
3 10 (20.41%) DNS
4 7 (14.29%) NAS
5 5 (10.20%) LAN
6 3 (6.12%) SSL
6 3 (6.12%) VPN
6 3 (6.12%) WAN
7 2 (4.08%) DHCP
7 2 (4.08%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (2.04%) BGP
8 1 (2.04%) EIGRP
8 1 (2.04%) FTP
8 1 (2.04%) HTTPS
8 1 (2.04%) Kerberos
8 1 (2.04%) MPLS
8 1 (2.04%) OSPF
8 1 (2.04%) VoIP
8 1 (2.04%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.24%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.08%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (2.04%) Amazon Aurora
3 1 (2.04%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.04%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Artifactory
1 2 (4.08%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (10.20%) Finance
1 5 (10.20%) Retail
2 2 (4.08%) Back Office
2 2 (4.08%) Banking
3 1 (2.04%) Advertising
3 1 (2.04%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (26.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (18.37%) Windows Engineer
3 8 (16.33%) Analyst
3 8 (16.33%) Server Engineer
4 7 (14.29%) Architect
4 7 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support
5 6 (12.24%) Windows Server Engineer
6 5 (10.20%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
6 5 (10.20%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (10.20%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 5 (10.20%) IT Engineer
6 5 (10.20%) Support Analyst
6 5 (10.20%) Technical Manager
6 5 (10.20%) VMware Engineer
7 4 (8.16%) Implementation Manager
7 4 (8.16%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (8.16%) Security Architect
7 4 (8.16%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (8.16%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (8.16%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.12%) Middleware
2 2 (4.08%) 802.1X
3 1 (2.04%) .NET
3 1 (2.04%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 16 (32.65%) Clustering
2 6 (12.24%) CMDB
3 4 (8.16%) Blackberry
3 4 (8.16%) PKI
4 3 (6.12%) Computer Science
4 3 (6.12%) Data Centre
4 3 (6.12%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (4.08%) Private Cloud
5 2 (4.08%) Public Cloud
6 1 (2.04%) EMC VNX
6 1 (2.04%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 49 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (44.90%) Linux
3 11 (22.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (20.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (16.33%) Windows 7
6 7 (14.29%) Windows 10
6 7 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (8.16%) Unix
8 3 (6.12%) CentOS
8 3 (6.12%) SUSE
9 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (2.04%) AIX
10 1 (2.04%) Mac OS
10 1 (2.04%) Solaris
10 1 (2.04%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (32.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 9 (18.37%) Problem-Solving
3 8 (16.33%) ITIL
4 7 (14.29%) High Availability
5 5 (10.20%) Proactive Management
5 5 (10.20%) Server Building
6 4 (8.16%) Change Management
6 4 (8.16%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (8.16%) Infrastructure Management
6 4 (8.16%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (8.16%) PLM
6 4 (8.16%) Server Patching
7 3 (6.12%) Server Virtualisation
7 3 (6.12%) Service Delivery
7 3 (6.12%) Service Design
7 3 (6.12%) Vulnerability Management
8 2 (4.08%) Continuous Deployment
8 2 (4.08%) SIEM
8 2 (4.08%) Storage Management
8 2 (4.08%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.41%) SQL
2 4 (8.16%) PowerShell
3 3 (6.12%) Perl
4 2 (4.08%) Python
4 2 (4.08%) Ruby
4 2 (4.08%) Shell Script
4 2 (4.08%) VBScript
5 1 (2.04%) Java
5 1 (2.04%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (8.16%) Degree
1 4 (8.16%) MCP
2 3 (6.12%) MCITP
2 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.08%) CCA
3 2 (4.08%) CISSP
3 2 (4.08%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (4.08%) MCSE
3 2 (4.08%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (2.04%) CCNA
4 1 (2.04%) CCSA
4 1 (2.04%) CCSE
4 1 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.04%) MCTS
4 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.12%) QA
2 2 (4.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (4.08%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (2.04%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (65.31%) Active Directory
2 20 (40.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (18.37%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (16.33%) Hyper-V
5 4 (8.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 4 (8.16%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (6.12%) vSphere
7 2 (4.08%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (4.08%) XenApp
7 2 (4.08%) XenDesktop
7 2 (4.08%) XenServer
8 1 (2.04%) Docker
8 1 (2.04%) KVM
8 1 (2.04%) Terminal Services
8 1 (2.04%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 9 (18.37%) SCCM
2 4 (8.16%) HP SIM
2 4 (8.16%) SCOM
3 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (6.12%) WSUS
4 2 (4.08%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (4.08%) Puppet
4 2 (4.08%) SCDPM
5 1 (2.04%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (2.04%) Nessus
5 1 (2.04%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.04%) OpenView
5 1 (2.04%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (2.04%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (2.04%) vCenter Server
5 1 (2.04%) vRealize
Vendors
1 32 (65.31%) Microsoft
2 30 (61.22%) VMware
3 11 (22.45%) Cisco
3 11 (22.45%) HP
3 11 (22.45%) Red Hat
4 9 (18.37%) Citrix
5 6 (12.24%) F5
6 5 (10.20%) SolarWinds
7 4 (8.16%) Dell
7 4 (8.16%) Oracle
8 3 (6.12%) IBM
8 3 (6.12%) McAfee
8 3 (6.12%) Remedy
9 2 (4.08%) EMC
10 1 (2.04%) BMC
10 1 (2.04%) CheckPoint
10 1 (2.04%) CommVault
10 1 (2.04%) NetApp
10 1 (2.04%) Sage
10 1 (2.04%) Splunk