Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 124 89 67
Rank change year-on-year -35 -22 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 33 38 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.30% 1.80% 3.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.78% 8.96% 13.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 20 59
Leeds median daily rate £385 £343 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.41% -8.67% +18.58%
10th Percentile £209 £287 £180
90th Percentile £423 £426 £438
West Yorkshire median daily rate £375 £355 £348
% change year-on-year +5.63% +2.16% +25.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Leeds median hourly rate £11.50 £17.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.29% +59.09% -37.14%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.50 £9.50
90th Percentile £12.25 £23.50 £12.50
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £11.50 £14.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year -17.86% +12.00% -28.57%

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 487 424 662
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 19.26% 20.06% 22.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 270 446
Leeds median daily rate £420 £411 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.13% -0.30% +22.68%
10th Percentile £200 £303 £288
90th Percentile £550 £525 £570
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £413 £413
% change year-on-year -3.03% - +26.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 16 23
Leeds median hourly rate £15.00 £14.20 £12.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.63% +17.36% -13.57%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.82 £8.76
90th Percentile £38.38 £23.00 £21.25
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.25 £11.00 £12.05
% change year-on-year +29.55% -8.71% -20.33%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 33 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (60.61%) Microsoft
3 19 (57.58%) Active Directory
4 15 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (42.42%) VMware
6 11 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (33.33%) HP
7 10 (30.30%) Linux
8 9 (27.27%) SQL
8 9 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
8 9 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
9 8 (24.24%) Hyper-V
9 8 (24.24%) Firewall
10 7 (21.21%) SQL Server
10 7 (21.21%) Red Hat
11 6 (18.18%) DNS
11 6 (18.18%) Clustering
11 6 (18.18%) Finance
11 6 (18.18%) CentOS
11 6 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
12 5 (15.15%) vSphere
12 5 (15.15%) High Availability
12 5 (15.15%) KVM
12 5 (15.15%) Server Building
12 5 (15.15%) PowerShell
12 5 (15.15%) ITIL
12 5 (15.15%) SAN
13 4 (12.12%) Middleware
13 4 (12.12%) Dell

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 4 (12.12%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (6.06%) IIS
2 2 (6.06%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.06%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (6.06%) Skype for Business
3 1 (3.03%) CloudStack
3 1 (3.03%) OpenStack
3 1 (3.03%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Carpe Diem
1 1 (3.03%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 9 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (6.06%) Office 365
4 1 (3.03%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (3.03%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (3.03%) Google Compute Engine
4 1 (3.03%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (24.24%) Firewall
2 6 (18.18%) DNS
3 5 (15.15%) SAN
4 4 (12.12%) LAN
4 4 (12.12%) WAN
5 3 (9.09%) SSL
5 3 (9.09%) TCP/IP
5 3 (9.09%) VPN
6 1 (3.03%) BGP
6 1 (3.03%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (3.03%) EIGRP
6 1 (3.03%) HTTPS
6 1 (3.03%) IPsec
6 1 (3.03%) MPLS
6 1 (3.03%) NAS
6 1 (3.03%) OSPF
6 1 (3.03%) SSH
6 1 (3.03%) VPLS
6 1 (3.03%) VRRP
6 1 (3.03%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.21%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (3.03%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.03%) MySQL
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.03%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Octopus Deploy
1 2 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (6.06%) TeamCity
2 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Banking
2 1 (3.03%) Legal
2 1 (3.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (36.36%) Windows Engineer
2 7 (21.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (18.18%) Linux Engineer
4 5 (15.15%) Server Engineer
4 5 (15.15%) Systems Engineer
4 5 (15.15%) Windows Systems Engineer
5 4 (12.12%) Analyst
5 4 (12.12%) Windows Server Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Linux Systems Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) Windows DevOps Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) 1st Line Support
7 2 (6.06%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Support Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) Middleware
2 1 (3.03%) .NET
2 1 (3.03%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) Clustering
2 3 (9.09%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.06%) CMDB
3 2 (6.06%) NHS
3 2 (6.06%) PKI
4 1 (3.03%) Public Cloud
4 1 (3.03%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 33 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (30.30%) Linux
5 6 (18.18%) CentOS
5 6 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (12.12%) SUSE
7 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (9.09%) Windows XP
8 2 (6.06%) Windows 10
8 2 (6.06%) Windows 7
8 2 (6.06%) Windows 8
8 2 (6.06%) Windows Vista
9 1 (3.03%) Mac OS
9 1 (3.03%) Unix
9 1 (3.03%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (15.15%) High Availability
1 5 (15.15%) ITIL
1 5 (15.15%) Server Building
2 4 (12.12%) Change Management
2 4 (12.12%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (9.09%) DevOps
3 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (6.06%) Application Packaging
4 2 (6.06%) Break/Fix
4 2 (6.06%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (6.06%) Configuration Management
4 2 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (6.06%) Load Balancing
4 2 (6.06%) Mentoring
4 2 (6.06%) Migration
4 2 (6.06%) Performance Management
4 2 (6.06%) Problem Management
4 2 (6.06%) Server Patching
4 2 (6.06%) Task Automation
5 1 (3.03%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (27.27%) SQL
2 5 (15.15%) PowerShell
3 2 (6.06%) VBScript
4 1 (3.03%) Java
4 1 (3.03%) Perl
4 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) CCNA
1 2 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.03%) CCA
2 1 (3.03%) CCAA
2 1 (3.03%) CCEA
2 1 (3.03%) CCSA
2 1 (3.03%) CCSE
2 1 (3.03%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (3.03%) DBS Check
2 1 (3.03%) Degree
2 1 (3.03%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (3.03%) MCITP
2 1 (3.03%) MCTS
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) QA
2 1 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.03%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (57.58%) Active Directory
2 9 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (24.24%) Hyper-V
4 5 (15.15%) KVM
4 5 (15.15%) vSphere
5 4 (12.12%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (6.06%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (3.03%) Terminal Services
7 1 (3.03%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (3.03%) Xen
7 1 (3.03%) XenApp
7 1 (3.03%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) SCCM
2 2 (6.06%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (6.06%) SCDPM
3 1 (3.03%) Ansible
3 1 (3.03%) EdgeSight
3 1 (3.03%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (3.03%) NetBackup
3 1 (3.03%) OpenView
3 1 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.03%) Puppet
3 1 (3.03%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (3.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (3.03%) vMotion
3 1 (3.03%) WMI
Vendors
1 20 (60.61%) Microsoft
2 14 (42.42%) VMware
3 11 (33.33%) HP
4 7 (21.21%) Red Hat
5 4 (12.12%) Dell
6 3 (9.09%) Cisco
7 2 (6.06%) Citrix
7 2 (6.06%) Remedy
8 1 (3.03%) Apple
8 1 (3.03%) BMC
8 1 (3.03%) CheckPoint
8 1 (3.03%) CommVault
8 1 (3.03%) F5
8 1 (3.03%) Fortinet
8 1 (3.03%) Google
8 1 (3.03%) iManage
8 1 (3.03%) Oracle
8 1 (3.03%) SolarWinds
8 1 (3.03%) WatchGuard