Period
to 27 January 2020

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 27 January 2020 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
27 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 10 16 24
Rank change year-on-year +6 +8 -11
Contract jobs citing Windows 178 196 167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 10.63% 8.50% 7.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 55.45% 43.65% 39.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 101 101
Leeds median daily rate £350 £350 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.82% -10.22%
10th Percentile £159 £130 £113
90th Percentile £531 £488 £494
West Yorkshire median daily rate £340 £358 £290
% change year-on-year -4.90% +23.28% -19.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 25 17
Leeds median hourly rate £17.10 £12.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.80% -16.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £11.09 £10.08 £10.65
90th Percentile £22.48 £21.50 £32.90
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.10 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +26.67% -3.57% +17.82%

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 321 449 427
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 19.18% 19.48% 18.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 269 290
Leeds median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £185 £223 £182
90th Percentile £571 £575 £557
West Yorkshire median daily rate £375 £405 £420
% change year-on-year -7.41% -3.57% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 28 18
Leeds median hourly rate £17.10 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.14% -6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.29 £10.68
90th Percentile £32.15 £21.50 £35.93
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.10 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +22.14% - +16.67%

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 27 January 2020.

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 27 January 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Leeds

For the 6 months to 27 January 2020, 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 84 (47.19%) Active Directory
2 79 (44.38%) Microsoft
3 75 (42.13%) VMware
4 64 (35.96%) Azure
4 64 (35.96%) Office 365
5 60 (33.71%) Linux
6 54 (30.34%) Windows Server
7 47 (26.40%) Data Centre
7 47 (26.40%) SCCM
8 45 (25.28%) DNS
9 40 (22.47%) AWS
9 40 (22.47%) Windows 10
10 39 (21.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 39 (21.91%) Retail
11 35 (19.66%) SQL
12 33 (18.54%) Migration
13 28 (15.73%) Microsoft Office
14 26 (14.61%) McAfee
15 25 (14.04%) Windows Server 2008
16 24 (13.48%) ITIL
17 23 (12.92%) VMware Infrastructure
18 22 (12.36%) Windows 7
18 22 (12.36%) Windows Server 2012
19 19 (10.67%) PowerShell
20 16 (8.99%) Microsoft Certification
21 15 (8.43%) Finance
22 14 (7.87%) Apple
22 14 (7.87%) SLA
22 14 (7.87%) HP
23 13 (7.30%) MS Exchange

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 13 (7.30%) MS Exchange
1 13 (7.30%) Skype for Business
2 9 (5.06%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.81%) IIS
4 4 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.56%) Apache
5 1 (0.56%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.56%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.56%) Confluence
5 1 (0.56%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 28 (15.73%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.56%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.12%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 64 (35.96%) Azure
1 64 (35.96%) Office 365
2 40 (22.47%) AWS
3 10 (5.62%) Azure Active Directory
3 10 (5.62%) IaaS
4 9 (5.06%) PaaS
5 8 (4.49%) SaaS
6 5 (2.81%) OneDrive
7 2 (1.12%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.12%) Power Platform
8 1 (0.56%) Azure Machine Learning
8 1 (0.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 45 (25.28%) DNS
2 13 (7.30%) DHCP
2 13 (7.30%) Skype
3 12 (6.74%) TCP/IP
4 11 (6.18%) VSAN
5 10 (5.62%) Firewall
6 9 (5.06%) SAN
7 4 (2.25%) Internet
7 4 (2.25%) LAN
8 3 (1.69%) DMZ
9 2 (1.12%) NAS
9 2 (1.12%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (1.12%) WAN
9 2 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.56%) DKIM
10 1 (0.56%) DMARC
10 1 (0.56%) Kerberos
10 1 (0.56%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.56%) Network Security
10 1 (0.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.06%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.81%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (2.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.69%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (1.69%) MySQL
3 3 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.12%) Big Data
4 2 (1.12%) Data Lake
4 2 (1.12%) Power BI
4 2 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.12%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.56%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.56%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.56%) Cloudera CDH
5 1 (0.56%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Navigator
5 1 (0.56%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 5 (2.81%) Git (software)
1 5 (2.81%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.69%) JIRA
2 3 (1.69%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (1.12%) Cucumber
3 2 (1.12%) Selenium
3 2 (1.12%) Wise Package Studio
4 1 (0.56%) Ant
4 1 (0.56%) FitNesse
4 1 (0.56%) Gatling
4 1 (0.56%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.56%) JMeter
4 1 (0.56%) MSI
4 1 (0.56%) NeoLoad
4 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 39 (21.91%) Retail
2 15 (8.43%) Finance
3 13 (7.30%) Public Sector
4 4 (2.25%) Billing
4 4 (2.25%) Law
5 3 (1.69%) Back Office
5 3 (1.69%) Games
5 3 (1.69%) Legal
6 2 (1.12%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (17.42%) Analyst
2 26 (14.61%) Support Engineer
3 22 (12.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 16 (8.99%) Support Analyst
5 15 (8.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 15 (8.43%) 3rd Line Support
5 15 (8.43%) Windows Engineer
6 13 (7.30%) Deployment Engineer
6 13 (7.30%) Technical Engineer
7 8 (4.49%) Field Engineer
7 8 (4.49%) Server Engineer
8 7 (3.93%) 2nd Line Support
8 7 (3.93%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 7 (3.93%) Azure Engineer
8 7 (3.93%) Desktop Engineer
8 7 (3.93%) Desktop Support
8 7 (3.93%) IT Analyst
8 7 (3.93%) Service Analyst
9 6 (3.37%) IT Engineer
9 6 (3.37%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.93%) .NET
2 2 (1.12%) Web Services
3 1 (0.56%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.56%) COM
3 1 (0.56%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (0.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 47 (26.40%) Data Centre
2 13 (7.30%) Driving Licence
3 12 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.49%) Clustering
5 7 (3.93%) iPad
6 5 (2.81%) iPhone
6 5 (2.81%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.81%) Mobile Computing
6 5 (2.81%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.69%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (1.69%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.12%) EMC VMAX
8 2 (1.12%) EMC VNX
8 2 (1.12%) NHS
8 2 (1.12%) PKI
8 2 (1.12%) User Experience
9 1 (0.56%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.56%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 60 (33.71%) Linux
2 54 (30.34%) Windows Server
3 40 (22.47%) Windows 10
4 25 (14.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (12.36%) Windows 7
5 22 (12.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (6.18%) Unix
7 7 (3.93%) Android
8 6 (3.37%) CentOS
9 5 (2.81%) Apple iOS
10 3 (1.69%) Mac OS
10 3 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.69%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (1.69%) Windows XP
11 2 (1.12%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.12%) SUSE
12 1 (0.56%) HPUX
12 1 (0.56%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (21.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 33 (18.54%) Migration
3 24 (13.48%) ITIL
4 12 (6.74%) Service Delivery
5 11 (6.18%) Performance Tuning
5 11 (6.18%) Technology Roadmap
6 9 (5.06%) Change Management
6 9 (5.06%) Data Management
6 9 (5.06%) Incident Management
6 9 (5.06%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (4.49%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (3.93%) Configuration Management
8 7 (3.93%) Service Management
9 6 (3.37%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (3.37%) Load Balancing
10 5 (2.81%) Problem Management
10 5 (2.81%) Root Cause Analysis
11 4 (2.25%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (2.25%) High Availability
11 4 (2.25%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 35 (19.66%) SQL
2 19 (10.67%) PowerShell
3 6 (3.37%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.12%) Java
4 2 (1.12%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.56%) C
5 1 (0.56%) C#
5 1 (0.56%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.56%) Python
5 1 (0.56%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (8.99%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (6.74%) MCSE
3 5 (2.81%) MCITP
4 4 (2.25%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.69%) CCA
5 3 (1.69%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (1.69%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.12%) MCP
6 2 (1.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.56%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.56%) Degree
7 1 (0.56%) ISEB
7 1 (0.56%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.87%) SLA
2 6 (3.37%) QA
3 2 (1.12%) GDPR
3 2 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.12%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 84 (47.19%) Active Directory
2 23 (12.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (6.74%) vSphere
4 11 (6.18%) Hyper-V
4 11 (6.18%) XenApp
5 9 (5.06%) VMware NSX
6 4 (2.25%) Firmware
6 4 (2.25%) VMware Server
7 3 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (1.12%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (1.12%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (1.12%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.56%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.56%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (0.56%) Docker
9 1 (0.56%) HDFS
9 1 (0.56%) vCloud
9 1 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 47 (26.40%) SCCM
2 13 (7.30%) McAfee ePO
3 9 (5.06%) Nagios
3 9 (5.06%) vRealize
4 5 (2.81%) Puppet
4 5 (2.81%) SCOM
5 4 (2.25%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (2.25%) Terraform
6 3 (1.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (1.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (1.12%) EMC VPLEX
7 2 (1.12%) HP SIM
7 2 (1.12%) WSUS
8 1 (0.56%) Ambari
8 1 (0.56%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.56%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.56%) Oozie
8 1 (0.56%) QRadar
8 1 (0.56%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 79 (44.38%) Microsoft
2 75 (42.13%) VMware
3 26 (14.61%) McAfee
4 14 (7.87%) Apple
4 14 (7.87%) HP
5 12 (6.74%) Citrix
6 7 (3.93%) Cisco
6 7 (3.93%) Symantec
7 6 (3.37%) Fujitsu
7 6 (3.37%) Oracle
7 6 (3.37%) Red Hat
8 5 (2.81%) 3PAR
8 5 (2.81%) Adobe
8 5 (2.81%) Dell
8 5 (2.81%) Samsung
9 4 (2.25%) NetApp
9 4 (2.25%) Veeam
10 3 (1.69%) Brocade
10 3 (1.69%) IBM
10 3 (1.69%) SolarWinds