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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 16 8
Rank change year-on-year -15 -8  
Contract jobs citing Windows 66 143 184
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 6.10% 9.70% 12.03%
As % of the Operating Systems category 34.74% 39.07% 53.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 81 111
Median daily rate £338 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.90% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £141
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £338 £325
% change year-on-year - +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 18
Median hourly rate £14.63 £11.35 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.85% -21.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £9.11 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.75 £14.73 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.25 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.69% +4.83%  

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 190 366 342
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 17.56% 24.83% 22.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 258 214
Median daily rate £388 £401 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.24% +23.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £290 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 20
Median hourly rate £15.25 £12.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.00% -28.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £9.08 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.75 £16.13 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

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 25 June 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

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Leeds

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Leeds over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Leeds

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 61 (42.66%) Microsoft
2 40 (27.97%) Active Directory
3 38 (26.57%) Windows Server
4 36 (25.17%) Finance
5 34 (23.78%) SQL Server
6 32 (22.38%) Windows 7
7 31 (21.68%) Linux
8 28 (19.58%) Microsoft Office
9 27 (18.88%) VMware
10 26 (18.18%) SQL
11 25 (17.48%) Unix
12 23 (16.08%) ITIL
13 21 (14.69%) Windows Server 2012
14 20 (13.99%) HTML
15 17 (11.89%) Java
15 17 (11.89%) Cisco
15 17 (11.89%) Migration
15 17 (11.89%) Firewall
15 17 (11.89%) Windows 10
16 16 (11.19%) Android
16 16 (11.19%) Hyper-V
16 16 (11.19%) VMware Infrastructure
16 16 (11.19%) LAN
16 16 (11.19%) WAN
16 16 (11.19%) IIS
17 15 (10.49%) SCCM
18 14 (9.79%) PowerShell
18 14 (9.79%) HP
19 13 (9.09%) .NET
19 13 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008

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 16 (11.19%) IIS
2 10 (6.99%) MS Exchange
3 5 (3.50%) Apache
3 5 (3.50%) IBM Domino
3 5 (3.50%) IBM Notes
3 5 (3.50%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.50%) WebSphere
4 4 (2.80%) SAS
5 3 (2.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.40%) CMS
6 2 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.40%) Plone
6 2 (1.40%) SilverStripe
6 2 (1.40%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.40%) WordPress
7 1 (0.70%) Confluence
7 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.70%) Moodle
7 1 (0.70%) Umbraco
Applications
1 28 (19.58%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.10%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (5.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.40%) Eikon
3 1 (0.70%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 13 (9.09%) Office 365
2 11 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.40%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.70%) IaaS
4 1 (0.70%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 17 (11.89%) Firewall
2 16 (11.19%) LAN
2 16 (11.19%) WAN
3 12 (8.39%) DNS
4 9 (6.29%) DHCP
5 8 (5.59%) 3G
5 8 (5.59%) GPRS
5 8 (5.59%) GSM
5 8 (5.59%) Internet
5 8 (5.59%) LTE
5 8 (5.59%) SGSN
5 8 (5.59%) VPN
5 8 (5.59%) Wireless
6 6 (4.20%) Cisco IOS
6 6 (4.20%) SAN
6 6 (4.20%) VLAN
6 6 (4.20%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (2.10%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (2.10%) Network Security
7 3 (2.10%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (23.78%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (3.50%) MS Access
3 5 (3.50%) MySQL
3 5 (3.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.10%) DB2
5 3 (2.10%) DB2 UDB
5 3 (2.10%) Hadoop
5 3 (2.10%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.10%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.40%) OLTP
6 2 (1.40%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.40%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.70%) CouchDB
7 1 (0.70%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.70%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.70%) SAS Visual Analytics
7 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (5.59%) Visual Studio
2 5 (3.50%) Git (software)
2 5 (3.50%) JIRA
3 3 (2.10%) Eclipse
3 3 (2.10%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (1.40%) Android Studio
4 2 (1.40%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.40%) Maven
5 1 (0.70%) GCC
5 1 (0.70%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.70%) ReSharper
5 1 (0.70%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.70%) Subversion
5 1 (0.70%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.70%) YouTrack
General
1 36 (25.17%) Finance
2 10 (6.99%) Electronics
3 9 (6.29%) Telecoms
4 8 (5.59%) Banking
4 8 (5.59%) Manufacturing
4 8 (5.59%) Marketing
5 7 (4.90%) Retail
6 6 (4.20%) Legal
7 2 (1.40%) Law
7 2 (1.40%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.70%) Advertising
8 1 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 23 (16.08%) Analyst
2 15 (10.49%) Windows Engineer
3 14 (9.79%) Service Analyst
3 14 (9.79%) Service Desk Analyst
4 13 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 12 (8.39%) 3rd Line Support
5 12 (8.39%) Administrator
5 12 (8.39%) Support Engineer
6 10 (6.99%) 2nd Line Support
6 10 (6.99%) Desktop Support
6 10 (6.99%) Developer
6 10 (6.99%) Infrastructure Manager
7 9 (6.29%) DBA
8 8 (5.59%) 3rd Line Technical Support
8 8 (5.59%) Technical Support
9 7 (4.90%) Support Analyst
10 6 (4.20%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
11 5 (3.50%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
11 5 (3.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 5 (3.50%) Active Directory Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (13.99%) HTML
2 13 (9.09%) .NET
3 11 (7.69%) XML
4 7 (4.90%) CSS
5 6 (4.20%) jQuery
5 6 (4.20%) Web Services
6 5 (3.50%) .NET Framework
7 3 (2.10%) LAMP
7 3 (2.10%) Middleware
8 2 (1.40%) Google Maps API
8 2 (1.40%) Hibernate
8 2 (1.40%) J2EE
8 2 (1.40%) JPA
8 2 (1.40%) JSP
8 2 (1.40%) MSMQ
8 2 (1.40%) RESTful
8 2 (1.40%) RSS
8 2 (1.40%) Spring
8 2 (1.40%) WAMP
8 2 (1.40%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.39%) Blackberry
2 10 (6.99%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.20%) BYOD
3 6 (4.20%) Replication
4 5 (3.50%) Data Centre
4 5 (3.50%) iSeries
5 4 (2.80%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.10%) Driving Licence
6 3 (2.10%) iPad
7 2 (1.40%) HACMP
8 1 (0.70%) Clustering
8 1 (0.70%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.70%) EMC VNXe
8 1 (0.70%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.70%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 38 (26.57%) Windows Server
2 32 (22.38%) Windows 7
3 31 (21.68%) Linux
4 25 (17.48%) Unix
5 21 (14.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (11.89%) Windows 10
7 16 (11.19%) Android
8 13 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (6.99%) Mac OS X
10 9 (6.29%) Apple iOS
10 9 (6.29%) Windows Phone
10 9 (6.29%) Windows XP
11 8 (5.59%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (4.20%) Solaris
13 5 (3.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (2.80%) CentOS
14 4 (2.80%) Mac OS
14 4 (2.80%) SUSE
15 2 (1.40%) AIX
15 2 (1.40%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (16.08%) ITIL
2 17 (11.89%) Migration
3 12 (8.39%) Project Management
4 11 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (6.29%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (6.29%) Change Management
5 9 (6.29%) Web Development
6 8 (5.59%) Digital Marketing
6 8 (5.59%) Programme Management
7 7 (4.90%) Data Protection
7 7 (4.90%) Service Delivery
8 6 (4.20%) Configuration Management
8 6 (4.20%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (4.20%) Incident Management
8 6 (4.20%) Software Engineering
9 5 (3.50%) Coaching
9 5 (3.50%) DevOps
9 5 (3.50%) Information Governance
9 5 (3.50%) People Management
10 4 (2.80%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 26 (18.18%) SQL
2 17 (11.89%) Java
3 14 (9.79%) PowerShell
4 12 (8.39%) JavaScript
4 12 (8.39%) PHP
5 10 (6.99%) VB
6 8 (5.59%) C#
7 5 (3.50%) C
7 5 (3.50%) C++
7 5 (3.50%) Delphi
8 3 (2.10%) Python
9 2 (1.40%) AWK
9 2 (1.40%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.40%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.40%) VB6
10 1 (0.70%) ECMAScript
10 1 (0.70%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.70%) ES6
10 1 (0.70%) Groovy
10 1 (0.70%) VC++
Qualifications
1 8 (5.59%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.20%) Degree
2 6 (4.20%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (2.80%) DBS Check
3 4 (2.80%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (2.80%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.10%) MCSE
4 3 (2.10%) MOS
4 3 (2.10%) SAS Certification
5 2 (1.40%) MCP
6 1 (0.70%) CCIE
6 1 (0.70%) CCNA
6 1 (0.70%) CCNP
6 1 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.70%) ISEB
6 1 (0.70%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.70%) MCITP
6 1 (0.70%) MCTS
6 1 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.59%) SLA
2 4 (2.80%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 40 (27.97%) Active Directory
2 16 (11.19%) Hyper-V
2 16 (11.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.80%) KVM
3 4 (2.80%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.40%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.40%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.70%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 15 (10.49%) SCCM
2 8 (5.59%) AirWatch
3 6 (4.20%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 3 (2.10%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (2.10%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (1.40%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.40%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (1.40%) SCDPM
5 2 (1.40%) SCOM
5 2 (1.40%) SmoothWall
5 2 (1.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (1.40%) WSUS
6 1 (0.70%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.70%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.70%) Puppet
6 1 (0.70%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (0.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.70%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.70%) yum
Vendors
1 61 (42.66%) Microsoft
2 27 (18.88%) VMware
3 17 (11.89%) Cisco
4 14 (9.79%) HP
5 10 (6.99%) Citrix
5 10 (6.99%) Oracle
6 9 (6.29%) Dell
7 8 (5.59%) MobileIron
7 8 (5.59%) SAP
8 7 (4.90%) Avaya
8 7 (4.90%) Veeam
9 5 (3.50%) Lotus
9 5 (3.50%) Palo Alto
9 5 (3.50%) Red Hat
10 4 (2.80%) Apple
10 4 (2.80%) NetApp
11 3 (2.10%) Bloomberg
11 3 (2.10%) IBM
11 3 (2.10%) McAfee
11 3 (2.10%) Reuters
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