Period
to 17 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 6 months to 17 February 2019 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
6 months to
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 16 25 12
Rank change year-on-year +9 -13 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 198 164 226
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 8.67% 7.01% 9.97%
As % of the Operating Systems category 43.33% 36.44% 45.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 102 129
Leeds median daily rate £350 £309 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.36% -10.51% +7.81%
10th Percentile £128 £113 £125
90th Percentile £506 £494 £475
West Yorkshire median daily rate £358 £300 £360
% change year-on-year +19.17% -16.67% +10.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 17 24
Leeds median hourly rate £13.00 £12.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -3.85% -4.06%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.50 £10.15
90th Percentile £21.50 £20.45 £23.65
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.00 £12.50 £11.88
% change year-on-year +4.00% +5.20% -6.80%

Windows 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 457 450 502
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 20.00% 19.22% 22.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 311 301
Leeds median daily rate £425 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.59% -0.62%
10th Percentile £207 £183 £213
90th Percentile £575 £550 £520
West Yorkshire median daily rate £405 £420 £400
% change year-on-year -3.57% +5.00% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 18 26
Leeds median hourly rate £14.00 £13.25 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.66% - +7.72%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.50 £10.25
90th Percentile £21.50 £29.38 £27.50
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £13.10 £12.00
% change year-on-year +6.87% +9.17% -4.00%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Leeds

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Leeds

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Leeds over the 6 months to 17 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Leeds

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Leeds

For the 6 months to 17 February 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Windows 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.

1 97 (48.99%) Microsoft
2 77 (38.89%) Active Directory
3 58 (29.29%) Windows Server
4 56 (28.28%) Windows 10
5 43 (21.72%) VMware
6 42 (21.21%) Linux
7 41 (20.71%) Windows 7
8 35 (17.68%) Office 365
9 34 (17.17%) Microsoft Azure
10 30 (15.15%) Migration
11 26 (13.13%) ITIL
11 26 (13.13%) SCCM
12 23 (11.62%) Microsoft Office
12 23 (11.62%) Security Cleared
13 22 (11.11%) SC Cleared
13 22 (11.11%) SQL
13 22 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
14 19 (9.60%) VMware Infrastructure
15 18 (9.09%) Cisco
16 17 (8.59%) Windows Server 2008
17 16 (8.08%) PowerShell
17 16 (8.08%) Amazon AWS
17 16 (8.08%) Windows Server 2012
17 16 (8.08%) Microsoft Excel
17 16 (8.08%) MS Exchange
17 16 (8.08%) Citrix
18 15 (7.58%) DNS
18 15 (7.58%) DevOps
18 15 (7.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 14 (7.07%) Firewall

Windows
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 (8.08%) MS Exchange
2 11 (5.56%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.53%) Skype for Business
4 4 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (2.02%) IIS
4 4 (2.02%) Tuxedo
5 3 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (1.01%) CICS
6 2 (1.01%) Confluence
6 2 (1.01%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.01%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.51%) Apache
7 1 (0.51%) AquaLogic
7 1 (0.51%) CloudStack
7 1 (0.51%) JBoss
7 1 (0.51%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.51%) Tomcat
Applications
1 23 (11.62%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (8.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Carpe Diem
1 1 (0.51%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 35 (17.68%) Office 365
2 34 (17.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (8.08%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.52%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.01%) IaaS
5 2 (1.01%) Sage Pay
6 1 (0.51%) GitHub
6 1 (0.51%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.51%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.51%) PaaS
6 1 (0.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.58%) DNS
2 14 (7.07%) Firewall
3 13 (6.57%) SAN
4 9 (4.55%) DHCP
5 8 (4.04%) LAN
6 7 (3.54%) Remote Desktop
6 7 (3.54%) Skype
6 7 (3.54%) TCP/IP
6 7 (3.54%) WAN
7 6 (3.03%) VoIP
8 4 (2.02%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (2.02%) Cisco ISE
8 4 (2.02%) NAS
8 4 (2.02%) VPN
9 3 (1.52%) PBX
9 3 (1.52%) VLAN
10 2 (1.01%) BGP
10 2 (1.01%) MPLS
10 2 (1.01%) OSPF
10 2 (1.01%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.02%) Amazon RDS
2 4 (2.02%) DB2
3 3 (1.52%) MongoDB
3 3 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.01%) Big Data
4 2 (1.01%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.01%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.51%) Amazon Aurora
5 1 (0.51%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.51%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (0.51%) MS Access
5 1 (0.51%) MySQL
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (3.54%) MSI
2 6 (3.03%) InstallShield
2 6 (3.03%) WinDbg
3 5 (2.53%) Jenkins
3 5 (2.53%) Octopus Deploy
4 4 (2.02%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.52%) Artifactory
5 3 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.01%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.01%) JIRA
6 2 (1.01%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.51%) Maven
7 1 (0.51%) Selenium
7 1 (0.51%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.51%) TestNG
General
1 10 (5.05%) Retail
2 8 (4.04%) Finance
3 7 (3.54%) Banking
4 6 (3.03%) Retail Banking
5 5 (2.53%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.52%) Law
6 3 (1.52%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.01%) Legal
8 1 (0.51%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 30 (15.15%) Analyst
2 25 (12.63%) Windows Engineer
3 24 (12.12%) 2nd Line Support
4 20 (10.10%) Service Analyst
4 20 (10.10%) Service Desk Analyst
4 20 (10.10%) Support Engineer
5 15 (7.58%) Service Desk Support
6 13 (6.57%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 13 (6.57%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 13 (6.57%) Architect
7 12 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 12 (6.06%) Service Desk Support Analyst
8 11 (5.56%) 1st Line Support
8 11 (5.56%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
9 10 (5.05%) DevOps Engineer
9 10 (5.05%) IT Support
10 8 (4.04%) Coordinator
10 8 (4.04%) IT Engineer
10 8 (4.04%) Rollout Engineer
10 8 (4.04%) Windows Rollout Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.54%) Middleware
2 6 (3.03%) .NET
2 6 (3.03%) Web Services
3 5 (2.53%) XML
4 4 (2.02%) ASP.NET
4 4 (2.02%) JSON
5 3 (1.52%) SOAP
6 2 (1.01%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (1.01%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (1.01%) HTML
6 2 (1.01%) J2EE
6 2 (1.01%) jQuery
6 2 (1.01%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (1.01%) REST
6 2 (1.01%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (1.01%) Universal Windows Platform
7 1 (0.51%) .NET Core
7 1 (0.51%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.51%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.51%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.04%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (3.54%) iPhone
3 7 (3.54%) NHS
3 7 (3.54%) Private Cloud
4 5 (2.53%) Clustering
4 5 (2.53%) Data Centre
4 5 (2.53%) Driving Licence
5 3 (1.52%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (1.01%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.01%) CMDB
6 2 (1.01%) EMC VNX
6 2 (1.01%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.01%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.51%) e-Health
7 1 (0.51%) Handset
7 1 (0.51%) IVR
7 1 (0.51%) LIMS
7 1 (0.51%) PKI
7 1 (0.51%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 58 (29.29%) Windows Server
2 56 (28.28%) Windows 10
3 42 (21.21%) Linux
4 41 (20.71%) Windows 7
5 17 (8.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (8.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (6.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (5.56%) Unix
9 8 (4.04%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (3.54%) Windows XP
11 5 (2.53%) Android
11 5 (2.53%) Apple iOS
11 5 (2.53%) Embedded Linux
11 5 (2.53%) Mac OS
11 5 (2.53%) Windows Embedded Compact
12 4 (2.02%) Windows 8
13 3 (1.52%) AIX
13 3 (1.52%) Windows Vista
14 2 (1.01%) SUSE
14 2 (1.01%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (15.15%) Migration
2 26 (13.13%) ITIL
3 22 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
4 15 (7.58%) DevOps
4 15 (7.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 14 (7.07%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (6.06%) Service Delivery
7 9 (4.55%) Configuration Management
7 9 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (4.04%) Information Security
8 8 (4.04%) Project Management
9 7 (3.54%) Break/Fix
9 7 (3.54%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (3.54%) Technical Analysis
10 6 (3.03%) Continuous Deployment
10 6 (3.03%) Data Security
10 6 (3.03%) ITSM
11 5 (2.53%) Change Management
11 5 (2.53%) Cybersecurity
11 5 (2.53%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 22 (11.11%) SQL
2 16 (8.08%) PowerShell
3 10 (5.05%) Python
4 8 (4.04%) Bash Shell
5 7 (3.54%) Perl
6 6 (3.03%) C++
6 6 (3.03%) Shell Script
6 6 (3.03%) VBScript
7 5 (2.53%) C#
7 5 (2.53%) JavaScript
8 4 (2.02%) Ruby
9 2 (1.01%) C
9 2 (1.01%) COBOL
9 2 (1.01%) Java
9 2 (1.01%) JCL
9 2 (1.01%) Tcl
10 1 (0.51%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.51%) VBA
10 1 (0.51%) XPath
Qualifications
1 23 (11.62%) Security Cleared
2 22 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (3.03%) Degree
3 6 (3.03%) MCP
4 5 (2.53%) CCNA
4 5 (2.53%) DBS Check
4 5 (2.53%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (2.02%) CCNP
5 4 (2.02%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.01%) A+ Certification
7 2 (1.01%) CCSA
7 2 (1.01%) CCSE
7 2 (1.01%) CISSP
7 2 (1.01%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (0.51%) CCSP
8 1 (0.51%) MCSE
8 1 (0.51%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.56%) SLA
2 3 (1.52%) QA
3 2 (1.01%) GDPR
3 2 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.51%) HL7
4 1 (0.51%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 77 (38.89%) Active Directory
2 19 (9.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.04%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (3.54%) Hyper-V
4 7 (3.54%) XenApp
5 6 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.01%) Docker
7 2 (1.01%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.51%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.51%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (0.51%) KVM
8 1 (0.51%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.51%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.51%) vSphere
8 1 (0.51%) Xen
8 1 (0.51%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.51%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 26 (13.13%) SCCM
2 7 (3.54%) Puppet
3 6 (3.03%) Perfmon
3 6 (3.03%) WSUS
4 4 (2.02%) Ansible
5 3 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.01%) ArcSight ESM
6 2 (1.01%) Kubernetes
6 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (1.01%) Nagios
6 2 (1.01%) vCenter Server
6 2 (1.01%) vMotion
7 1 (0.51%) Aspera SmartTrack
7 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.51%) Nessus
7 1 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.51%) OpenView
7 1 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.51%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.51%) vRealize
Vendors
1 97 (48.99%) Microsoft
2 43 (21.72%) VMware
3 18 (9.09%) Cisco
4 16 (8.08%) Citrix
5 10 (5.05%) McAfee
5 10 (5.05%) Oracle
5 10 (5.05%) Red Hat
6 9 (4.55%) Symantec
7 8 (4.04%) F5
7 8 (4.04%) Ivanti
7 8 (4.04%) ServiceNow
8 5 (2.53%) Altiris
9 4 (2.02%) HP
10 3 (1.52%) Apple
10 3 (1.52%) IBM
11 2 (1.01%) CheckPoint
11 2 (1.01%) EMC
11 2 (1.01%) NetApp
11 2 (1.01%) Remedy
11 2 (1.01%) Salesforce.com