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 3 months to 29 March 2017 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 16 19
Rank change year-on-year -9 +3  
Contract jobs citing Windows 69 136 104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 6.79% 9.50% 8.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.80% 46.74% 39.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 69 57
Median daily rate £350 £380 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +16.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £136 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £340 £320
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 11
Median hourly rate £13.60 £11.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.26% -4.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.38 £10.20 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £21.00 £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.75
% change year-on-year -6.45% +5.08%  

Windows is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 224 291 263
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 22.05% 20.34% 22.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 187 164
Median daily rate £400 £400 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +16.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £192 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 14
Median hourly rate £14.20 £12.00 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.33% -2.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.77 £10.20 £10.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £21.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds citing Windows as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 29 March 2017, 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 66 (33.50%) Microsoft
2 64 (32.49%) Active Directory
3 59 (29.95%) Linux
4 54 (27.41%) Windows Server
5 44 (22.34%) SQL
6 43 (21.83%) Windows 7
7 40 (20.30%) VMware
8 38 (19.29%) Windows Server 2008
9 37 (18.78%) Finance
10 35 (17.77%) SQL Server
11 33 (16.75%) DNS
12 29 (14.72%) JavaScript
13 28 (14.21%) HTML
13 28 (14.21%) XML
13 28 (14.21%) Unix
14 27 (13.71%) CSS
15 26 (13.20%) ITIL
15 26 (13.20%) DevOps
16 24 (12.18%) Python
17 22 (11.17%) MS Office
17 22 (11.17%) TCP/IP
18 21 (10.66%) Windows Server 2012
19 19 (9.64%) Migration
19 19 (9.64%) LDAP
19 19 (9.64%) Ubuntu
20 18 (9.14%) Splunk
20 18 (9.14%) SMTP
20 18 (9.14%) Agile Software Development
21 17 (8.63%) Firewall
21 17 (8.63%) SNMP

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 12 (6.09%) MS Exchange
2 9 (4.57%) IIS
3 7 (3.55%) Apache
3 7 (3.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 7 (3.55%) SAS
3 7 (3.55%) SharePoint
4 6 (3.05%) WebSphere
5 5 (2.54%) CMS
5 5 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (2.54%) IBM Domino
6 3 (1.52%) Plone
6 3 (1.52%) SilverStripe
6 3 (1.52%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.02%) CloudStack
7 2 (1.02%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (1.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (1.02%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.02%) Umbraco
7 2 (1.02%) WordPress
8 1 (0.51%) nginx
Applications
1 22 (11.17%) MS Office
2 12 (6.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 15 (7.61%) Office 365
2 13 (6.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.03%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.03%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.51%) IaaS
4 1 (0.51%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (16.75%) DNS
2 22 (11.17%) TCP/IP
3 19 (9.64%) LDAP
4 18 (9.14%) SMTP
5 17 (8.63%) Firewall
5 17 (8.63%) SNMP
6 12 (6.09%) DHCP
7 11 (5.58%) LAN
7 11 (5.58%) WAN
8 7 (3.55%) Internet
9 4 (2.03%) Network Security
9 4 (2.03%) SSL
10 3 (1.52%) Intranet
10 3 (1.52%) SAN
11 2 (1.02%) FTP
11 2 (1.02%) VPN
12 1 (0.51%) DMZ
12 1 (0.51%) Extranet
12 1 (0.51%) HTTP
12 1 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (17.77%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (4.06%) MySQL
3 8 (4.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (4.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (3.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (2.54%) DB2
5 5 (2.54%) DB2 UDB
5 5 (2.54%) Hadoop
5 5 (2.54%) OLTP
5 5 (2.54%) Oracle Database
5 5 (2.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.52%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.02%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.02%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.51%) Oracle8/8i Database
8 1 (0.51%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 9 (4.57%) JIRA
2 5 (2.54%) Eclipse
2 5 (2.54%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.54%) Visual Studio
3 4 (2.03%) Android Studio
4 2 (1.02%) FitNesse
4 2 (1.02%) Robot Framework
4 2 (1.02%) Selenium
4 2 (1.02%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (1.02%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.51%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.51%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.51%) MSTest
5 1 (0.51%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.51%) ReSharper
5 1 (0.51%) Subversion
5 1 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.51%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.51%) YouTrack
General
1 37 (18.78%) Finance
2 12 (6.09%) Legal
3 5 (2.54%) Retail
4 4 (2.03%) Electronics
5 3 (1.52%) Banking
5 3 (1.52%) Law
5 3 (1.52%) Marketing
6 2 (1.02%) Advertising
7 1 (0.51%) Back Office
7 1 (0.51%) Games
7 1 (0.51%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (16.24%) Analyst
2 25 (12.69%) Administrator
3 22 (11.17%) Service Analyst
3 22 (11.17%) Service Desk Analyst
4 20 (10.15%) Support Engineer
5 16 (8.12%) DBA
5 16 (8.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 15 (7.61%) Windows Engineer
7 14 (7.11%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
8 13 (6.60%) Developer
9 11 (5.58%) 1st Line Support
9 11 (5.58%) 2nd Line Support
9 11 (5.58%) Infrastructure Manager
10 10 (5.08%) Support Analyst
11 9 (4.57%) Service Desk Support
11 9 (4.57%) Service Desk Support Analyst
12 8 (4.06%) Desktop Support
12 8 (4.06%) Server Engineer
12 8 (4.06%) Server Support
12 8 (4.06%) Windows Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (14.21%) HTML
1 28 (14.21%) XML
2 27 (13.71%) CSS
3 13 (6.60%) .NET
4 6 (3.05%) Web Services
5 3 (1.52%) AngularJS
5 3 (1.52%) HTML5
5 3 (1.52%) jQuery
5 3 (1.52%) JSON
5 3 (1.52%) RESTful
5 3 (1.52%) SOAP
6 2 (1.02%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.02%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.02%) Google Maps API
6 2 (1.02%) ISPF
6 2 (1.02%) JSP
6 2 (1.02%) Middleware
6 2 (1.02%) MSMQ
6 2 (1.02%) RSS
6 2 (1.02%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
1 12 (6.09%) Data Centre
2 9 (4.57%) Client/Server
3 8 (4.06%) iPad
3 8 (4.06%) Replication
4 7 (3.55%) Blackberry
4 7 (3.55%) iSeries
5 6 (3.05%) iPhone
6 5 (2.54%) Driving Licence
6 5 (2.54%) HACMP
7 4 (2.03%) Mainframe
7 4 (2.03%) NHS
8 2 (1.02%) EMC VNXe
8 2 (1.02%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.02%) Tandem
8 2 (1.02%) User Experience
8 2 (1.02%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 1 (0.51%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.51%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (0.51%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 59 (29.95%) Linux
2 54 (27.41%) Windows Server
3 43 (21.83%) Windows 7
4 38 (19.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 28 (14.21%) Unix
6 21 (10.66%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (9.64%) Ubuntu
8 16 (8.12%) Windows 10
8 16 (8.12%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (6.60%) Windows XP
10 11 (5.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (3.05%) CentOS
11 6 (3.05%) Solaris
12 5 (2.54%) Android
12 5 (2.54%) Windows 8
13 4 (2.03%) Apple iOS
13 4 (2.03%) Embedded Linux
13 4 (2.03%) Windows Embedded Compact
14 3 (1.52%) Mac OS
14 3 (1.52%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (13.20%) DevOps
1 26 (13.20%) ITIL
2 19 (9.64%) Migration
3 18 (9.14%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (6.09%) Service Delivery
5 10 (5.08%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (5.08%) Project Management
6 9 (4.57%) Time Management
7 8 (4.06%) Problem Management
7 8 (4.06%) Server Building
7 8 (4.06%) Software Engineering
8 7 (3.55%) Analytics
8 7 (3.55%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (3.55%) Configuration Management
8 7 (3.55%) ITSM
8 7 (3.55%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (3.05%) Scrum
10 5 (2.54%) Incident Management
10 5 (2.54%) Service Management
10 5 (2.54%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 44 (22.34%) SQL
2 29 (14.72%) JavaScript
3 24 (12.18%) Python
4 11 (5.58%) Java
5 9 (4.57%) C
6 8 (4.06%) C++
7 7 (3.55%) PowerShell
8 6 (3.05%) Shell Script
9 5 (2.54%) AWK
9 5 (2.54%) C#
9 5 (2.54%) PHP
10 3 (1.52%) Ruby
10 3 (1.52%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.02%) JCL
11 2 (1.02%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.02%) VB
11 2 (1.02%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.02%) VB6
11 2 (1.02%) XPath
11 2 (1.02%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 13 (6.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (4.57%) Security Cleared
3 6 (3.05%) Degree
4 5 (2.54%) SAS Certification
5 4 (2.03%) DBS Check
5 4 (2.03%) MCSE
5 4 (2.03%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.52%) MOS
7 2 (1.02%) CCA
7 2 (1.02%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (1.02%) MCITP
7 2 (1.02%) MCP
7 2 (1.02%) OCP
7 2 (1.02%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.51%) CCIE
8 1 (0.51%) CCNA
8 1 (0.51%) CCNP
8 1 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.06%) SLA
2 5 (2.54%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.51%) QA
System Software
1 64 (32.49%) Active Directory
2 15 (7.61%) vSphere
3 14 (7.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (6.60%) Hyper-V
5 7 (3.55%) XenApp
6 6 (3.05%) XenDesktop
7 4 (2.03%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (1.52%) Docker
8 3 (1.52%) VMware Server
9 2 (1.02%) KVM
9 2 (1.02%) Time Sharing Option
9 2 (1.02%) vCloud
9 2 (1.02%) VMware ESX
9 2 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (1.02%) VMware GSX
9 2 (1.02%) XenServer
10 1 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.51%) Xen
Systems Management
1 17 (8.63%) SCCM
2 6 (3.05%) Oracle RMAN
3 5 (2.54%) Puppet
3 5 (2.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (2.03%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (2.03%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 3 (1.52%) Data Guard
5 3 (1.52%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (1.52%) SCOM
5 3 (1.52%) vRealize
6 2 (1.02%) Ansible
6 2 (1.02%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.02%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.02%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.51%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.51%) PowerCLI
7 1 (0.51%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 66 (33.50%) Microsoft
2 40 (20.30%) VMware
3 18 (9.14%) Splunk
4 16 (8.12%) Cisco
4 16 (8.12%) Citrix
5 15 (7.61%) Oracle
6 10 (5.08%) Red Hat
7 9 (4.57%) Avaya
8 8 (4.06%) HP
9 7 (3.55%) Dell
10 6 (3.05%) Apple
10 6 (3.05%) NetApp
10 6 (3.05%) ThinPrint
11 5 (2.54%) IBM
11 5 (2.54%) Palo Alto
11 5 (2.54%) Veeam
12 4 (2.03%) Intel Security
12 4 (2.03%) Sophos
13 3 (1.52%) EMC
13 3 (1.52%) Novell
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