Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 20 17
Rank change year-on-year -11 -3 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows 169 170 269
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 6.79% 7.82% 9.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 39.12% 41.46% 41.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 77 177
Leeds median daily rate £375 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £140 £113 £175
90th Percentile £515 £470 £575
West Yorkshire median daily rate £358 £320 £380
% change year-on-year +11.72% -15.79% +10.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 19 14
Leeds median hourly rate £13.25 £15.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.11% +17.31% +11.40%
10th Percentile £9.15 £10.40 £8.58
90th Percentile £18.75 £25.90 £14.86
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.00 £13.25 £12.50
% change year-on-year -1.89% +6.00% +0.04%

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 432 410 653
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 17.35% 18.87% 22.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 253 440
Leeds median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +10.73%
10th Percentile £213 £264 £260
90th Percentile £575 £550 £565
West Yorkshire median daily rate £405 £420 £400
% change year-on-year -3.57% +5.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 20 18
Leeds median hourly rate £13.50 £15.56 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.21% +11.11% +14.29%
10th Percentile £9.30 £10.45 £8.58
90th Percentile £20.02 £28.70 £19.03
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69% -6.27%

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 22 September 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 22 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Leeds

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 67 (39.64%) Active Directory
2 62 (36.69%) Microsoft
3 56 (33.14%) Windows 10
4 49 (28.99%) Windows Server
5 46 (27.22%) Linux
6 36 (21.30%) VMware
7 32 (18.93%) Windows 7
8 25 (14.79%) Microsoft Azure
9 23 (13.61%) VMware Infrastructure
9 23 (13.61%) Firewall
10 22 (13.02%) Migration
11 21 (12.43%) Office 365
12 20 (11.83%) MS Exchange
13 18 (10.65%) SQL
13 18 (10.65%) Microsoft Office
13 18 (10.65%) Problem-Solving
13 18 (10.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 16 (9.47%) SCCM
14 16 (9.47%) Analytical Skills
14 16 (9.47%) Microsoft Excel
14 16 (9.47%) TCP/IP
14 16 (9.47%) Finance
14 16 (9.47%) Clustering
15 15 (8.88%) Citrix
15 15 (8.88%) Security Cleared
16 14 (8.28%) Android
16 14 (8.28%) HP
17 13 (7.69%) Retail
17 13 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
17 13 (7.69%) DNS

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 20 (11.83%) MS Exchange
2 8 (4.73%) Skype for Business
3 7 (4.14%) SharePoint
4 6 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (2.37%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.78%) CloudStack
6 3 (1.78%) IIS
6 3 (1.78%) JBoss
6 3 (1.78%) OpenStack
6 3 (1.78%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.18%) CICS
7 2 (1.18%) Confluence
7 2 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.18%) Tuxedo
8 1 (0.59%) nginx
8 1 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.59%) Tomcat
Applications
1 18 (10.65%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (9.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.59%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.59%) Carpe Diem
1 1 (0.59%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 25 (14.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (12.43%) Office 365
3 9 (5.33%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.18%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.59%) GitHub
5 1 (0.59%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.59%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.59%) IaaS
5 1 (0.59%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.59%) PaaS
5 1 (0.59%) SaaS
5 1 (0.59%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 23 (13.61%) Firewall
2 16 (9.47%) TCP/IP
3 13 (7.69%) DNS
4 12 (7.10%) SAN
5 7 (4.14%) HTTP
5 7 (4.14%) Internet
5 7 (4.14%) LAN
5 7 (4.14%) NAS
5 7 (4.14%) Network Security
6 6 (3.55%) Intrusion Detection
6 6 (3.55%) Skype
7 5 (2.96%) VPN
8 4 (2.37%) SSL
9 3 (1.78%) DHCP
9 3 (1.78%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (1.78%) WAN
10 2 (1.18%) SSH
10 2 (1.18%) VoIP
10 2 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.59%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.78%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (1.78%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (1.18%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (1.18%) Big Data
3 2 (1.18%) DB2
3 2 (1.18%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.18%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.18%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.59%) Amazon Aurora
4 1 (0.59%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.59%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.59%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.59%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.59%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (4.14%) Git (software)
2 6 (3.55%) Metasploit
3 4 (2.37%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.78%) JIRA
4 3 (1.78%) Selenium
5 2 (1.18%) Artifactory
5 2 (1.18%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.18%) IntelliJ
5 2 (1.18%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (1.18%) SpecFlow
5 2 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.18%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.18%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.18%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (1.18%) Xcode
6 1 (0.59%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.59%) GitLab
6 1 (0.59%) Mocha
6 1 (0.59%) Mockito
6 1 (0.59%) WebDriver
General
1 16 (9.47%) Finance
2 13 (7.69%) Retail
3 10 (5.92%) Telecoms
4 8 (4.73%) Banking
5 2 (1.18%) Back Office
5 2 (1.18%) Publishing
6 1 (0.59%) Advertising
6 1 (0.59%) Brand Awareness
6 1 (0.59%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.59%) Law
6 1 (0.59%) Legal
6 1 (0.59%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (16.57%) Analyst
2 20 (11.83%) Support Engineer
3 18 (10.65%) Windows Engineer
4 16 (9.47%) Desktop Support
5 14 (8.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 12 (7.10%) Desktop Engineer
7 11 (6.51%) 2nd Line Support
8 10 (5.92%) Architect
8 10 (5.92%) Developer
9 9 (5.33%) Support Analyst
10 8 (4.73%) 1st Line Support
10 8 (4.73%) Coordinator
10 8 (4.73%) DevOps Engineer
10 8 (4.73%) Server Engineer
11 7 (4.14%) Infrastructure Support
11 7 (4.14%) IT Engineer
11 7 (4.14%) Service Analyst
11 7 (4.14%) Service Desk Analyst
12 6 (3.55%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 6 (3.55%) Test Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.92%) Web Services
2 9 (5.33%) .NET
3 4 (2.37%) ASP.NET
3 4 (2.37%) XML
4 3 (1.78%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (1.78%) Middleware
5 2 (1.18%) 802.1X
5 2 (1.18%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.18%) Cocoa
5 2 (1.18%) HTML
5 2 (1.18%) jQuery
5 2 (1.18%) JSON
5 2 (1.18%) Node.js
5 2 (1.18%) SOAP
5 2 (1.18%) Universal Windows Platform
6 1 (0.59%) .NET Core
6 1 (0.59%) Chai
6 1 (0.59%) CSS
6 1 (0.59%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.59%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.47%) Analytical Skills
1 16 (9.47%) Clustering
2 10 (5.92%) CMDB
3 9 (5.33%) iPhone
3 9 (5.33%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (4.14%) Cyberthreat
5 5 (2.96%) PKI
6 4 (2.37%) Blackberry
6 4 (2.37%) Driving Licence
6 4 (2.37%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.37%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.78%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.78%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.78%) NHS
7 3 (1.78%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.18%) iPad
8 2 (1.18%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.18%) PDA
9 1 (0.59%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 56 (33.14%) Windows 10
2 49 (28.99%) Windows Server
3 46 (27.22%) Linux
4 32 (18.93%) Windows 7
5 14 (8.28%) Android
6 12 (7.10%) Apple iOS
6 12 (7.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (6.51%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (5.92%) Mac OS
8 10 (5.92%) Unix
9 8 (4.73%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (2.96%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.78%) CentOS
11 3 (1.78%) SUSE
11 3 (1.78%) Windows XP
11 3 (1.78%) zOS
12 2 (1.18%) AIX
12 2 (1.18%) Windows 2000
12 2 (1.18%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (13.02%) Migration
2 18 (10.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 18 (10.65%) Problem-Solving
3 13 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (7.69%) ITIL
4 12 (7.10%) DevOps
4 12 (7.10%) Information Security
5 11 (6.51%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (6.51%) SDLC
5 11 (6.51%) Service Management
5 11 (6.51%) Test Automation
6 10 (5.92%) Change Management
7 9 (5.33%) Configuration Management
7 9 (5.33%) Test Scripting
7 9 (5.33%) Time Management
7 9 (5.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (4.73%) High Availability
8 8 (4.73%) Service Delivery
9 7 (4.14%) Analytics
9 7 (4.14%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (10.65%) SQL
2 9 (5.33%) PowerShell
3 8 (4.73%) C#
4 7 (4.14%) Python
5 6 (3.55%) Shell Script
6 5 (2.96%) Java
6 5 (2.96%) Ruby
7 4 (2.37%) JavaScript
7 4 (2.37%) Perl
8 2 (1.18%) Apple Swift
8 2 (1.18%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.18%) COBOL
8 2 (1.18%) JCL
8 2 (1.18%) Objective-C
8 2 (1.18%) VBScript
9 1 (0.59%) Groovy
9 1 (0.59%) Haskell
9 1 (0.59%) Java 8
9 1 (0.59%) Scala
9 1 (0.59%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (8.88%) Security Cleared
2 12 (7.10%) SC Cleared
3 9 (5.33%) ISEB
4 6 (3.55%) CISSP
4 6 (3.55%) ISTQB
5 5 (2.96%) Degree
5 5 (2.96%) MCP
6 4 (2.37%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (2.37%) CEH
6 4 (2.37%) DBS Check
6 4 (2.37%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (1.78%) MCITP
7 3 (1.78%) MCSE
7 3 (1.78%) Server+ Certification
8 2 (1.18%) CCA
8 2 (1.18%) CCNA
8 2 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.18%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.96%) SLA
2 4 (2.37%) QA
3 2 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.18%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 67 (39.64%) Active Directory
2 23 (13.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (5.33%) Hyper-V
3 9 (5.33%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (3.55%) Docker
4 6 (3.55%) vSphere
5 5 (2.96%) XenServer
6 4 (2.37%) BitLocker
6 4 (2.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 4 (2.37%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (1.78%) Xen
8 2 (1.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (1.18%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (1.18%) XenApp
8 2 (1.18%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.59%) KVM
9 1 (0.59%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.59%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 16 (9.47%) SCCM
2 10 (5.92%) Puppet
3 7 (4.14%) Nessus
4 6 (3.55%) CSIRT
4 6 (3.55%) Nmap
5 4 (2.37%) HP SIM
5 4 (2.37%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (2.37%) QRadar
5 4 (2.37%) SCOM
5 4 (2.37%) WSUS
6 3 (1.78%) Aspera SmartTrack
6 3 (1.78%) Kubernetes
6 3 (1.78%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (1.18%) Cobbler
7 2 (1.18%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (1.18%) Rancher
7 2 (1.18%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.59%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.59%) OpenView
8 1 (0.59%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 62 (36.69%) Microsoft
2 36 (21.30%) VMware
3 15 (8.88%) Citrix
4 14 (8.28%) HP
5 12 (7.10%) Red Hat
6 11 (6.51%) Cisco
7 10 (5.92%) Splunk
8 8 (4.73%) Remedy
9 7 (4.14%) McAfee
10 6 (3.55%) F5
10 6 (3.55%) Oracle
11 5 (2.96%) SolarWinds
12 4 (2.37%) Dell
12 4 (2.37%) IBM
13 3 (1.78%) Apple
13 3 (1.78%) Atlassian
13 3 (1.78%) Fujitsu
14 2 (1.18%) CheckPoint
14 2 (1.18%) Google
14 2 (1.18%) Micro Focus