Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 18 13
Rank change year-on-year -2 -5 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 194 186 268
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 8.19% 8.37% 10.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.09% 41.99% 47.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 102 161
Leeds median daily rate £358 £338 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.93% -6.25% +10.77%
10th Percentile £133 £113 £163
90th Percentile £500 £480 £563
West Yorkshire median daily rate £358 £300 £375
% change year-on-year +19.17% -20.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 17 21
Leeds median hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.00% -7.41% +12.50%
10th Percentile £9.30 £10.30 £8.58
90th Percentile £20.55 £26.30 £16.38
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.75 £12.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% -3.85% +5.07%

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 440 443 570
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 18.57% 19.95% 21.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 297 369
Leeds median daily rate £413 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £208 £209 £230
90th Percentile £575 £543 £563
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £420 £400
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 17 23
Leeds median hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.00% -7.41% +8.00%
10th Percentile £9.60 £10.30 £8.86
90th Percentile £22.85 £26.30 £24.75
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year +12.00% -3.85% +1.96%

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 19 November 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 19 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Leeds

For the 6 months to 19 November 2018, 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 81 (41.75%) Microsoft
2 75 (38.66%) Active Directory
3 62 (31.96%) Windows 10
4 61 (31.44%) Windows Server
5 42 (21.65%) Windows 7
5 42 (21.65%) Linux
5 42 (21.65%) VMware
6 37 (19.07%) Microsoft Azure
7 27 (13.92%) Office 365
8 26 (13.40%) Migration
9 24 (12.37%) Problem-Solving
10 22 (11.34%) SCCM
10 22 (11.34%) SQL
10 22 (11.34%) MS Exchange
10 22 (11.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 20 (10.31%) Microsoft Office
11 20 (10.31%) Citrix
11 20 (10.31%) VMware Infrastructure
12 19 (9.79%) Firewall
13 18 (9.28%) Microsoft Excel
14 16 (8.25%) Agile Software Development
15 15 (7.73%) TCP/IP
15 15 (7.73%) Cisco
15 15 (7.73%) DevOps
16 14 (7.22%) Security Cleared
16 14 (7.22%) ITIL
16 14 (7.22%) SAN
17 13 (6.70%) Red Hat
17 13 (6.70%) DNS
17 13 (6.70%) Clustering

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 22 (11.34%) MS Exchange
2 11 (5.67%) SharePoint
3 9 (4.64%) Skype for Business
4 6 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (3.09%) WebSphere
5 4 (2.06%) CloudStack
5 4 (2.06%) JBoss
5 4 (2.06%) OpenStack
5 4 (2.06%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.55%) Confluence
6 3 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.55%) IIS
7 2 (1.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.03%) CICS
7 2 (1.03%) Tuxedo
8 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.52%) nginx
8 1 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.52%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 20 (10.31%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (9.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (3.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 37 (19.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (13.92%) Office 365
3 12 (6.19%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.55%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.03%) SaaS
5 2 (1.03%) Sage Pay
6 1 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.52%) GitHub
6 1 (0.52%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.52%) IaaS
6 1 (0.52%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.52%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (9.79%) Firewall
2 15 (7.73%) TCP/IP
3 14 (7.22%) SAN
4 13 (6.70%) DNS
5 9 (4.64%) Skype
6 7 (3.61%) NAS
7 5 (2.58%) DHCP
7 5 (2.58%) LAN
7 5 (2.58%) VoIP
8 4 (2.06%) Internet
8 4 (2.06%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (2.06%) Network Security
9 3 (1.55%) HTTP
9 3 (1.55%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (1.55%) SSL
9 3 (1.55%) VPN
10 2 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.52%) iSCSI
11 1 (0.52%) S/MIME
11 1 (0.52%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.12%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.03%) Amazon Aurora
3 2 (1.03%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (1.03%) Big Data
3 2 (1.03%) DB2
3 2 (1.03%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.03%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.03%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.03%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.52%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.52%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.52%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.52%) MS Access
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (3.61%) Octopus Deploy
2 5 (2.58%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.06%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.06%) JIRA
4 3 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.03%) Artifactory
5 2 (1.03%) IntelliJ
5 2 (1.03%) Metasploit
5 2 (1.03%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.03%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.52%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.52%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.52%) Grunt
6 1 (0.52%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (0.52%) Maven
6 1 (0.52%) Mockito
6 1 (0.52%) MSI
6 1 (0.52%) Selenium
6 1 (0.52%) Sublime Text
General
1 12 (6.19%) Finance
2 11 (5.67%) Retail
3 9 (4.64%) Banking
4 6 (3.09%) Retail Banking
5 5 (2.58%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.55%) Law
7 2 (1.03%) Back Office
8 1 (0.52%) Advertising
8 1 (0.52%) Brand Awareness
8 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 33 (17.01%) Analyst
2 23 (11.86%) Windows Engineer
3 21 (10.82%) 2nd Line Support
4 20 (10.31%) Support Engineer
5 18 (9.28%) Service Analyst
5 18 (9.28%) Service Desk Analyst
6 16 (8.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 12 (6.19%) Service Desk Support
8 11 (5.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 11 (5.67%) Architect
8 11 (5.67%) Desktop Support
8 11 (5.67%) DevOps Engineer
8 11 (5.67%) IT Engineer
8 11 (5.67%) Service Desk Support Analyst
9 10 (5.15%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
9 10 (5.15%) IT Support
10 9 (4.64%) Azure Engineer
10 9 (4.64%) Desktop Engineer
10 9 (4.64%) Support Analyst
11 8 (4.12%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.64%) .NET
2 8 (4.12%) Web Services
3 4 (2.06%) ASP.NET
3 4 (2.06%) XML
4 3 (1.55%) HTML
4 3 (1.55%) jQuery
4 3 (1.55%) JSON
4 3 (1.55%) Middleware
4 3 (1.55%) SOAP
5 2 (1.03%) 802.1X
5 2 (1.03%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.03%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (1.03%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (1.03%) KnockoutJS
5 2 (1.03%) Node.js
5 2 (1.03%) REST
5 2 (1.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (1.03%) Universal Windows Platform
6 1 (0.52%) .NET Core
6 1 (0.52%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.70%) Clustering
1 13 (6.70%) Self-Motivation
2 12 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (5.67%) iPhone
4 7 (3.61%) CMDB
4 7 (3.61%) Private Cloud
5 6 (3.09%) Driving Licence
6 5 (2.58%) Cyberthreat
7 4 (2.06%) Blackberry
7 4 (2.06%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.06%) Data Centre
7 4 (2.06%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.06%) NHS
8 3 (1.55%) PKI
8 3 (1.55%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.03%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.03%) PDA
10 1 (0.52%) CCTV
10 1 (0.52%) LIMS
10 1 (0.52%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 62 (31.96%) Windows 10
2 61 (31.44%) Windows Server
3 42 (21.65%) Linux
3 42 (21.65%) Windows 7
4 13 (6.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (6.19%) Unix
5 12 (6.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (5.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (5.15%) Android
8 8 (4.12%) Mac OS
9 6 (3.09%) Apple iOS
10 4 (2.06%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.55%) AIX
11 3 (1.55%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (1.55%) zOS
12 2 (1.03%) CentOS
12 2 (1.03%) Solaris
12 2 (1.03%) SUSE
12 2 (1.03%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.52%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (13.40%) Migration
2 24 (12.37%) Problem-Solving
3 22 (11.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 16 (8.25%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (7.73%) DevOps
6 14 (7.22%) ITIL
7 12 (6.19%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (5.15%) Information Security
8 10 (5.15%) Service Delivery
9 9 (4.64%) Configuration Management
9 9 (4.64%) SDLC
9 9 (4.64%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (4.12%) Incident Management
10 8 (4.12%) Project Management
10 8 (4.12%) Test Automation
11 7 (3.61%) Analytics
11 7 (3.61%) Time Management
12 6 (3.09%) Service Management
12 6 (3.09%) Test Scripting
12 6 (3.09%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (11.34%) SQL
2 12 (6.19%) PowerShell
3 7 (3.61%) Python
3 7 (3.61%) Shell Script
4 6 (3.09%) Ruby
5 5 (2.58%) C#
6 4 (2.06%) Bash Shell
6 4 (2.06%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.06%) Perl
7 3 (1.55%) Java
8 2 (1.03%) COBOL
8 2 (1.03%) JCL
9 1 (0.52%) Groovy
9 1 (0.52%) Haskell
9 1 (0.52%) Java 8
9 1 (0.52%) Scala
9 1 (0.52%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 14 (7.22%) Security Cleared
2 11 (5.67%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.61%) DBS Check
3 7 (3.61%) Degree
4 6 (3.09%) ISEB
4 6 (3.09%) ISTQB
4 6 (3.09%) MCP
5 5 (2.58%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (2.06%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (2.06%) CISSP
7 3 (1.55%) CCNA
7 3 (1.55%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.55%) MCITP
7 3 (1.55%) MCSE
8 2 (1.03%) CCA
8 2 (1.03%) CEH
8 2 (1.03%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.52%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.19%) SLA
2 2 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.03%) QA
3 1 (0.52%) GDPR
3 1 (0.52%) HL7
3 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (0.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 75 (38.66%) Active Directory
2 20 (10.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (4.64%) Hyper-V
4 8 (4.12%) XenApp
5 7 (3.61%) Docker
5 7 (3.61%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (3.09%) XenServer
7 5 (2.58%) vSphere
8 4 (2.06%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (2.06%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (2.06%) Xen
9 3 (1.55%) BitLocker
10 2 (1.03%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (1.03%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.52%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 22 (11.34%) SCCM
2 10 (5.15%) Puppet
3 5 (2.58%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (2.58%) WSUS
4 4 (2.06%) HP SIM
4 4 (2.06%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (2.06%) SCOM
5 3 (1.55%) Aspera SmartTrack
5 3 (1.55%) Cobbler
5 3 (1.55%) Kubernetes
5 3 (1.55%) Nessus
6 2 (1.03%) CSIRT
6 2 (1.03%) Nagios
6 2 (1.03%) Nmap
6 2 (1.03%) QRadar
6 2 (1.03%) Rancher
6 2 (1.03%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.52%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.52%) OpenView
7 1 (0.52%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 81 (41.75%) Microsoft
2 42 (21.65%) VMware
3 20 (10.31%) Citrix
4 15 (7.73%) Cisco
5 13 (6.70%) Red Hat
6 9 (4.64%) HP
7 8 (4.12%) F5
7 8 (4.12%) Oracle
8 7 (3.61%) McAfee
9 6 (3.09%) Remedy
9 6 (3.09%) Splunk
10 4 (2.06%) Dell
10 4 (2.06%) IBM
10 4 (2.06%) SolarWinds
11 3 (1.55%) Atlassian
11 3 (1.55%) EMC
11 3 (1.55%) Fujitsu
11 3 (1.55%) Ivanti
11 3 (1.55%) ServiceNow
12 2 (1.03%) Xamarin