Period
to 16 January 2018

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 16 January 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
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 13 12
Rank change year-on-year -9 -1 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 170 246 320
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 7.72% 10.25% 10.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 40.28% 48.05% 46.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 142 163
Leeds median daily rate £316 £339 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.64% +12.92% +9.09%
10th Percentile £113 £141 £110
90th Percentile £496 £475 £475
West Yorkshire median daily rate £290 £350 £325
% change year-on-year -17.14% +7.69% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 25 49
Leeds median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.20 £9.99
90th Percentile £24.63 £21.67 £45.00
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £12.75
% change year-on-year +12.00% -1.96% +15.91%

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 422 512 685
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 19.17% 21.34% 22.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 311 424
Leeds median daily rate £425 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% +14.29%
10th Percentile £191 £200 £130
90th Percentile £561 £538 £541
West Yorkshire median daily rate £420 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 27 46
Leeds median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -5.45% +7.84%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.30 £9.99
90th Percentile £24.63 £27.00 £20.50
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.85 £12.75 £13.00
% change year-on-year +8.63% -1.92% +8.33%

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 16 January 2018.

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

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Leeds

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Leeds over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Leeds

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 Leeds region with a requirement for Windows.

1 80 (47.06%) Active Directory
2 63 (37.06%) Microsoft
3 47 (27.65%) Windows Server
4 44 (25.88%) Windows 7
5 42 (24.71%) ITIL
6 39 (22.94%) Linux
7 36 (21.18%) Windows 10
8 34 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 33 (19.41%) SharePoint
10 31 (18.24%) VMware
11 26 (15.29%) SCCM
12 25 (14.71%) Office 365
13 22 (12.94%) MS Exchange
14 21 (12.35%) Microsoft Office
14 21 (12.35%) Migration
15 18 (10.59%) Citrix
16 17 (10.00%) PowerShell
17 16 (9.41%) Windows Server 2012
17 16 (9.41%) SharePoint 2013
17 16 (9.41%) SQL
17 16 (9.41%) Finance
18 15 (8.82%) Android
18 15 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
18 15 (8.82%) vSphere
18 15 (8.82%) GDPR
19 14 (8.24%) Git (software)
19 14 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
19 14 (8.24%) SQL Server
20 13 (7.65%) Microsoft Certification
20 13 (7.65%) NetScaler

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 33 (19.41%) SharePoint
2 22 (12.94%) MS Exchange
3 16 (9.41%) SharePoint 2013
4 12 (7.06%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (5.29%) IIS
5 9 (5.29%) SharePoint Server
6 8 (4.71%) Skype for Business
7 5 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (2.94%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (2.35%) IBM Notes
8 4 (2.35%) SAS
9 3 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.59%) WebSphere
Applications
1 21 (12.35%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (6.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (3.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.59%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 25 (14.71%) Office 365
2 7 (4.12%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.35%) GitHub
4 3 (1.76%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.59%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.65%) NetScaler
2 10 (5.88%) DNS
2 10 (5.88%) SAN
2 10 (5.88%) VPN
3 9 (5.29%) Firewall
4 8 (4.71%) LAN
4 8 (4.71%) Skype
4 8 (4.71%) WAN
5 4 (2.35%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (1.18%) Internet
6 2 (1.18%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.18%) VLAN
6 2 (1.18%) Wireless
7 1 (0.59%) 3G
7 1 (0.59%) DHCP
7 1 (0.59%) IPsec
7 1 (0.59%) MPLS
7 1 (0.59%) SSL
7 1 (0.59%) VoIP
7 1 (0.59%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.24%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.12%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.35%) SAS Visual Analytics
5 3 (1.76%) Big Data
5 3 (1.76%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.59%) DTS
6 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (8.24%) Git (software)
2 9 (5.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (2.94%) Chocolatey
4 4 (2.35%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.76%) Subversion
6 2 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (1.18%) GoCD
6 2 (1.18%) Gradle
6 2 (1.18%) Maven
6 2 (1.18%) ReSharper
6 2 (1.18%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.18%) Travis CI
6 2 (1.18%) Vagrant
6 2 (1.18%) Xcode
6 2 (1.18%) YouTrack
7 1 (0.59%) Android Studio
7 1 (0.59%) Appium
7 1 (0.59%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.59%) GitLab
7 1 (0.59%) WebDriver
General
1 16 (9.41%) Finance
2 7 (4.12%) Back Office
3 5 (2.94%) Retail
4 4 (2.35%) Banking
5 2 (1.18%) German Language
5 2 (1.18%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.18%) Marketing
6 1 (0.59%) Law
6 1 (0.59%) Military
6 1 (0.59%) Publishing
6 1 (0.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (18.82%) Analyst
2 20 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support
3 14 (8.24%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 14 (8.24%) Administrator
3 14 (8.24%) Service Analyst
3 14 (8.24%) Service Desk Analyst
4 11 (6.47%) Support Analyst
5 10 (5.88%) Desktop Support
5 10 (5.88%) Support Engineer
6 9 (5.29%) SharePoint Administrator
7 8 (4.71%) Active Directory Analyst
7 8 (4.71%) Developer
7 8 (4.71%) IT Analyst
7 8 (4.71%) Linux Engineer
8 7 (4.12%) Windows Engineer
9 6 (3.53%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
9 6 (3.53%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 6 (3.53%) Active Directory Support
9 6 (3.53%) Exchange Support
9 6 (3.53%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.76%) .NET
1 3 (1.76%) Regular Expression
1 3 (1.76%) Web Services
2 2 (1.18%) Node.js
2 2 (1.18%) OAuth
2 2 (1.18%) SAML
2 2 (1.18%) WCF
2 2 (1.18%) WinForms
3 1 (0.59%) Cocoa
3 1 (0.59%) Middleware
3 1 (0.59%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (0.59%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.59%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.94%) Driving Licence
3 4 (2.35%) Blackberry
3 4 (2.35%) Data Centre
4 3 (1.76%) BYOD
4 3 (1.76%) Clustering
4 3 (1.76%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (1.18%) CMDB
5 2 (1.18%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.18%) HP Storage
5 2 (1.18%) iPad
5 2 (1.18%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.18%) NHS
5 2 (1.18%) Smartphone
5 2 (1.18%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.59%) Cyberattack
6 1 (0.59%) iPhone
6 1 (0.59%) Life Science
6 1 (0.59%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.59%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 47 (27.65%) Windows Server
2 44 (25.88%) Windows 7
3 39 (22.94%) Linux
4 36 (21.18%) Windows 10
5 34 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (9.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (8.82%) Android
8 7 (4.12%) Unix
8 7 (4.12%) Windows XP
9 6 (3.53%) Mac OS
9 6 (3.53%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.76%) Apple iOS
10 3 (1.76%) Data ONTAP
10 3 (1.76%) Mac OS X
10 3 (1.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.18%) AIX
11 2 (1.18%) CentOS
11 2 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.59%) HPUX
12 1 (0.59%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (24.71%) ITIL
2 21 (12.35%) Migration
3 12 (7.06%) Capacity Planning
4 10 (5.88%) Infrastructure Management
5 8 (4.71%) Change Control
5 8 (4.71%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (4.71%) Time Management
6 7 (4.12%) Analytics
7 6 (3.53%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (3.53%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (3.53%) Information Security
7 6 (3.53%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (2.94%) Configuration Management
8 5 (2.94%) Data Protection
8 5 (2.94%) Identity Management
8 5 (2.94%) Information Governance
8 5 (2.94%) ITIL V3
8 5 (2.94%) Service Delivery
9 4 (2.35%) SIEM
9 4 (2.35%) Visual Analytics
Programming Languages
1 17 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 16 (9.41%) SQL
3 6 (3.53%) C#
3 6 (3.53%) Java
3 6 (3.53%) Python
3 6 (3.53%) Ruby
4 4 (2.35%) Bash Shell
5 3 (1.76%) C++
6 2 (1.18%) Apple Swift
6 2 (1.18%) Go
7 1 (0.59%) C
7 1 (0.59%) Elixir
7 1 (0.59%) Erlang
7 1 (0.59%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.59%) Perl
7 1 (0.59%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (7.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (5.88%) MCSE
2 10 (5.88%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (1.76%) CCA
4 3 (1.76%) CCAA
4 3 (1.76%) CCEA
4 3 (1.76%) CCSA
4 3 (1.76%) CCSP
4 3 (1.76%) CEH
4 3 (1.76%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (1.18%) CCNA
5 2 (1.18%) MCSA
5 2 (1.18%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.59%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.59%) CISM
6 1 (0.59%) CISSP
6 1 (0.59%) ISEB
6 1 (0.59%) MCP
6 1 (0.59%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (8.82%) GDPR
2 12 (7.06%) SLA
3 3 (1.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.59%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.59%) PMO
4 1 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 80 (47.06%) Active Directory
2 15 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (8.82%) vSphere
3 8 (4.71%) Virtual Servers
4 7 (4.12%) XenApp
5 5 (2.94%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (1.76%) Docker
6 3 (1.76%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.76%) VMware NSX
6 3 (1.76%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.18%) XenServer
8 1 (0.59%) KVM
8 1 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 26 (15.29%) SCCM
2 11 (6.47%) SCOM
3 5 (2.94%) Puppet
4 3 (1.76%) EdgeSight
5 2 (1.18%) Ansible
5 2 (1.18%) Kubernetes
5 2 (1.18%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 2 (1.18%) Terraform
5 2 (1.18%) WSUS
6 1 (0.59%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.59%) Rancher
6 1 (0.59%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.59%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 63 (37.06%) Microsoft
2 31 (18.24%) VMware
3 18 (10.59%) Citrix
4 11 (6.47%) Apple
4 11 (6.47%) NetApp
5 9 (5.29%) Cisco
5 9 (5.29%) Splunk
6 7 (4.12%) Oracle
7 6 (3.53%) HP
7 6 (3.53%) McAfee
8 4 (2.35%) Lotus
9 3 (1.76%) Dell
9 3 (1.76%) EMC
9 3 (1.76%) IBM
9 3 (1.76%) Ivanti
10 2 (1.18%) DevExpress
10 2 (1.18%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.18%) SolarWinds
10 2 (1.18%) Veritas
11 1 (0.59%) Riverbed