Period
to 20 June 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 20 June 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
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 27 15
Rank change year-on-year -10 -12 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 152 147 282
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 6.00% 6.95% 9.83%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.58% 34.51% 42.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 84 168
Leeds median daily rate £369 £340 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.46% -15.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £125 £121 £137
90th Percentile £553 £475 £462
West Yorkshire median daily rate £363 £340 £400
% change year-on-year +6.62% -15.00% +23.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 14 20
Leeds median hourly rate £15.00 £14.20 £12.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.63% +15.45% +2.50%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.40 £9.95
90th Percentile £29.85 £19.68 £22.25
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.82 £10.65 £12.10
% change year-on-year +29.71% -11.96% -12.76%

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 497 426 656
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 19.63% 20.14% 22.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 273 441
Leeds median daily rate £413 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -3.03% +22.68%
10th Percentile £202 £294 £281
90th Percentile £550 £525 £570
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £403 £415
% change year-on-year -0.68% -2.95% +27.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 15 22
Leeds median hourly rate £15.00 £14.20 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.63% +11.37% +5.15%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.49 £10.02
90th Percentile £38.38 £23.50 £21.75
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.25 £11.13 £12.50
% change year-on-year +28.09% -11.00% -13.79%

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 20 June 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 20 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Leeds

For the 6 months to 20 June 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 (44.08%) Active Directory
2 48 (31.58%) Microsoft
3 38 (25.00%) Linux
3 38 (25.00%) Windows 10
4 33 (21.71%) Windows 7
5 31 (20.39%) Windows Server
6 22 (14.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (13.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 20 (13.16%) VMware
7 20 (13.16%) MS Exchange
8 18 (11.84%) Microsoft Excel
8 18 (11.84%) SQL
9 17 (11.18%) Finance
9 17 (11.18%) Exchange Server 2010
10 16 (10.53%) Migration
10 16 (10.53%) Firewall
10 16 (10.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 16 (10.53%) SLA
11 15 (9.87%) HP
11 15 (9.87%) Office 365
11 15 (9.87%) Security Cleared
11 15 (9.87%) Time Management
12 14 (9.21%) Microsoft Office
13 13 (8.55%) Citrix
13 13 (8.55%) VMware Infrastructure
13 13 (8.55%) Apple iOS
14 12 (7.89%) Splunk
14 12 (7.89%) Web Services
14 12 (7.89%) C#
14 12 (7.89%) SQL Server

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 (13.16%) MS Exchange
2 17 (11.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (4.61%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.63%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.97%) IIS
5 3 (1.97%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.32%) Confluence
6 2 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.32%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.66%) CloudStack
7 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.66%) nginx
7 1 (0.66%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.66%) SAS
Applications
1 18 (11.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (10.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 14 (9.21%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.66%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.66%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.66%) Carpe Diem
1 1 (0.66%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 15 (9.87%) Office 365
2 11 (7.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (4.61%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.66%) CloudFront
4 1 (0.66%) GitHub
4 1 (0.66%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.66%) Google Compute Engine
4 1 (0.66%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.53%) Firewall
2 11 (7.24%) DNS
3 7 (4.61%) Internet
3 7 (4.61%) VPN
4 6 (3.95%) DHCP
4 6 (3.95%) LAN
5 5 (3.29%) HTTP
5 5 (3.29%) Network Security
5 5 (3.29%) SAN
6 4 (2.63%) TCP/IP
6 4 (2.63%) WAN
7 3 (1.97%) SSL
8 2 (1.32%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (0.66%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.66%) IPsec
9 1 (0.66%) MPLS
9 1 (0.66%) SSH
9 1 (0.66%) VPLS
9 1 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.66%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.89%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.97%) NoSQL
3 3 (1.97%) RDBMS
3 3 (1.97%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.32%) MySQL
4 2 (1.32%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.66%) Big Data
5 1 (0.66%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.66%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.66%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (5.26%) Git (software)
2 7 (4.61%) Jenkins
2 7 (4.61%) Selenium
3 5 (3.29%) MSI
4 4 (2.63%) Metasploit
4 4 (2.63%) WebDriver
5 3 (1.97%) Cucumber
5 3 (1.97%) Eclipse
5 3 (1.97%) GitLab
5 3 (1.97%) IntelliJ
5 3 (1.97%) JIRA
5 3 (1.97%) JUnit
5 3 (1.97%) Maven
5 3 (1.97%) TeamCity
5 3 (1.97%) Xcode
6 2 (1.32%) AdminStudio
6 2 (1.32%) Flyway
6 2 (1.32%) HP UFT
6 2 (1.32%) InstallShield
6 2 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (11.18%) Finance
2 10 (6.58%) Telecoms
3 7 (4.61%) Banking
4 5 (3.29%) Retail
5 3 (1.97%) Publishing
6 1 (0.66%) Brand Awareness
6 1 (0.66%) Games
6 1 (0.66%) Legal
6 1 (0.66%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.66%) Military
Job Titles
1 27 (17.76%) Analyst
2 23 (15.13%) Support Engineer
3 21 (13.82%) Windows Engineer
4 19 (12.50%) Developer
5 18 (11.84%) 2nd Line Support
6 14 (9.21%) 1st Line Support
6 14 (9.21%) Desktop Support
7 9 (5.92%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 9 (5.92%) Service Analyst
7 9 (5.92%) Service Desk Analyst
8 8 (5.26%) Desktop Engineer
8 8 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (5.26%) Linux Engineer
9 7 (4.61%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 7 (4.61%) Java Developer
9 7 (4.61%) Support Analyst
10 6 (3.95%) IT Analyst
11 5 (3.29%) 1st Line Engineer
11 5 (3.29%) Server Engineer
11 5 (3.29%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.89%) Web Services
2 8 (5.26%) .NET
3 6 (3.95%) HTML
4 5 (3.29%) AngularJS
4 5 (3.29%) XML
5 4 (2.63%) ASP.NET
5 4 (2.63%) Middleware
6 3 (1.97%) Cocoa
6 3 (1.97%) JSON
6 3 (1.97%) Node.js
6 3 (1.97%) SOAP
7 2 (1.32%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (1.32%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (1.32%) Hibernate
7 2 (1.32%) JPA
7 2 (1.32%) RESTful
7 2 (1.32%) Spring
7 2 (1.32%) WebSockets
7 2 (1.32%) WinForms
7 2 (1.32%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.61%) Clustering
3 5 (3.29%) CMDB
3 5 (3.29%) NHS
4 4 (2.63%) Cyberthreat
4 4 (2.63%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.97%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (1.97%) iPad
5 3 (1.97%) iPhone
5 3 (1.97%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.97%) User Experience
6 2 (1.32%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.32%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.32%) PDA
6 2 (1.32%) PKI
6 2 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.66%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.66%) Minimum Viable Product
7 1 (0.66%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 38 (25.00%) Linux
1 38 (25.00%) Windows 10
2 33 (21.71%) Windows 7
3 31 (20.39%) Windows Server
4 22 (14.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (13.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (8.55%) Apple iOS
7 9 (5.92%) Android
7 9 (5.92%) Windows 8
8 8 (5.26%) CentOS
9 7 (4.61%) Mac OS
9 7 (4.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (2.63%) SUSE
10 4 (2.63%) Unix
10 4 (2.63%) Windows XP
11 3 (1.97%) AIX
11 3 (1.97%) Windows Mobile
11 3 (1.97%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (1.32%) HPUX
12 2 (1.32%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (10.53%) Migration
2 15 (9.87%) Time Management
3 12 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (7.24%) Problem-Solving
5 9 (5.92%) Change Management
5 9 (5.92%) Information Security
5 9 (5.92%) ITIL
5 9 (5.92%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (5.26%) BDD
6 8 (5.26%) Configuration Management
6 8 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (5.26%) Service Delivery
6 8 (5.26%) Service Management
6 8 (5.26%) Test Automation
7 7 (4.61%) High Availability
7 7 (4.61%) Network Management
7 7 (4.61%) TDD
8 5 (3.29%) Application Packaging
8 5 (3.29%) DevOps
8 5 (3.29%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 18 (11.84%) SQL
2 12 (7.89%) C#
3 11 (7.24%) Java
3 11 (7.24%) PowerShell
4 8 (5.26%) JavaScript
4 8 (5.26%) Python
5 4 (2.63%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.97%) Apple Swift
6 3 (1.97%) Objective-C
6 3 (1.97%) Ruby
6 3 (1.97%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.32%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.32%) C++
7 2 (1.32%) Java 8
7 2 (1.32%) Perl
7 2 (1.32%) VB
7 2 (1.32%) VBScript
8 1 (0.66%) Groovy
8 1 (0.66%) Haskell
8 1 (0.66%) Scala
Qualifications
1 15 (9.87%) Security Cleared
2 9 (5.92%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.95%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (3.29%) CEH
4 5 (3.29%) DBS Check
4 5 (3.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (2.63%) CCSA
5 4 (2.63%) ISEB
6 3 (1.97%) CCNA
6 3 (1.97%) CCSP
6 3 (1.97%) Server+ Certification
7 2 (1.32%) CISSP
7 2 (1.32%) Degree
7 2 (1.32%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.66%) CCA
8 1 (0.66%) CCEA
8 1 (0.66%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.66%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (10.53%) SLA
2 3 (1.97%) QA
3 2 (1.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.66%) GDPR
4 1 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.66%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 67 (44.08%) Active Directory
2 13 (8.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (5.26%) Hyper-V
4 6 (3.95%) Docker
5 5 (3.29%) KVM
5 5 (3.29%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (3.29%) vSphere
6 4 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.66%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.66%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.66%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.66%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.66%) Xen
7 1 (0.66%) XenApp
7 1 (0.66%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (7.24%) SCCM
2 6 (3.95%) Puppet
3 4 (2.63%) CSIRT
3 4 (2.63%) Nessus
3 4 (2.63%) Nmap
3 4 (2.63%) Rancher
4 2 (1.32%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.32%) QRadar
4 2 (1.32%) SCDPM
5 1 (0.66%) Ansible
5 1 (0.66%) EdgeSight
5 1 (0.66%) Graphite
5 1 (0.66%) Kibana
5 1 (0.66%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.66%) Opsview
5 1 (0.66%) Packer
5 1 (0.66%) Rundeck
5 1 (0.66%) Terraform
5 1 (0.66%) vMotion
Vendors
1 48 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 20 (13.16%) VMware
3 15 (9.87%) HP
4 13 (8.55%) Citrix
5 12 (7.89%) Splunk
6 7 (4.61%) Apple
6 7 (4.61%) Red Hat
7 6 (3.95%) Oracle
8 5 (3.29%) Dell
9 4 (2.63%) Remedy
10 3 (1.97%) IBM
11 2 (1.32%) CheckPoint
11 2 (1.32%) Cisco
11 2 (1.32%) Google
12 1 (0.66%) Fortinet
12 1 (0.66%) Ivanti
12 1 (0.66%) SolarWinds
12 1 (0.66%) Tableau
12 1 (0.66%) WatchGuard
12 1 (0.66%) Zoho