Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 14 13
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows 188 262 351
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 8.29% 9.99% 10.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 42.25% 46.62% 48.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 157 191
Leeds median daily rate £338 £360 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +10.77% +22.64%
10th Percentile £113 £163 £120
90th Percentile £491 £555 £445
West Yorkshire median daily rate £300 £365 £325
% change year-on-year -17.81% +12.31% +20.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 20 58
Leeds median hourly rate £12.50 £13.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.41% +12.50% -4.00%
10th Percentile £10.30 £9.86 £9.15
90th Percentile £26.30 £17.24 £21.13
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £12.50 £13.00 £12.37
% change year-on-year -3.85% +5.07% +11.21%

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 445 562 719
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 19.63% 21.43% 22.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 363 439
Leeds median daily rate £425 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +10.00% +20.00%
10th Percentile £209 £245 £195
90th Percentile £543 £560 £525
West Yorkshire median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 22 56
Leeds median hourly rate £12.50 £13.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.41% +8.00% -5.30%
10th Percentile £10.30 £10.10 £9.08
90th Percentile £26.30 £24.88 £18.75
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £12.50 £13.25 £12.75
% change year-on-year -5.66% +3.92% +6.25%

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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Leeds

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 82 (43.62%) Active Directory
2 66 (35.11%) Microsoft
3 56 (29.79%) Windows Server
4 47 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 42 (22.34%) VMware
6 40 (21.28%) Linux
7 39 (20.74%) ITIL
7 39 (20.74%) Windows Server 2008
8 32 (17.02%) Windows 10
8 32 (17.02%) SharePoint
9 29 (15.43%) SCCM
9 29 (15.43%) Office 365
10 28 (14.89%) Finance
11 27 (14.36%) PowerShell
12 26 (13.83%) Android
13 21 (11.17%) MS Exchange
14 20 (10.64%) Microsoft Office
14 20 (10.64%) SQL Server
14 20 (10.64%) Windows Server 2012
15 19 (10.11%) VMware Infrastructure
15 19 (10.11%) Migration
16 17 (9.04%) Unix
16 17 (9.04%) Citrix
17 16 (8.51%) LAN
17 16 (8.51%) WAN
17 16 (8.51%) vSphere
17 16 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
18 15 (7.98%) GDPR
18 15 (7.98%) Git (software)
18 15 (7.98%) Cisco

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 32 (17.02%) SharePoint
2 21 (11.17%) MS Exchange
3 15 (7.98%) IIS
4 14 (7.45%) SharePoint 2013
5 11 (5.85%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (5.32%) SharePoint Server
7 7 (3.72%) IBM Notes
8 6 (3.19%) SAS
8 6 (3.19%) Skype for Business
9 5 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (2.66%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (1.06%) Moodle
12 1 (0.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.53%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.53%) WebSphere
Applications
1 20 (10.64%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 29 (15.43%) Office 365
2 8 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.13%) GitHub
4 2 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.53%) G Suite
5 1 (0.53%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 16 (8.51%) LAN
1 16 (8.51%) WAN
2 14 (7.45%) DNS
2 14 (7.45%) SAN
3 11 (5.85%) NetScaler
3 11 (5.85%) VPN
4 9 (4.79%) 3G
4 9 (4.79%) Firewall
4 9 (4.79%) Wireless
5 8 (4.26%) Cisco IOS
5 8 (4.26%) GPRS
5 8 (4.26%) GSM
5 8 (4.26%) LTE
5 8 (4.26%) SGSN
6 6 (3.19%) Skype
7 4 (2.13%) DHCP
8 3 (1.60%) TCP/IP
9 2 (1.06%) Broadband
9 2 (1.06%) Internet
9 2 (1.06%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (10.64%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.72%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (3.19%) SAS Visual Analytics
3 6 (3.19%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.13%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.60%) Big Data
6 1 (0.53%) DTS
6 1 (0.53%) MySQL
6 1 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (7.98%) Git (software)
2 9 (4.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (3.19%) Chocolatey
4 4 (2.13%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.60%) Maven
6 2 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (1.06%) GoCD
6 2 (1.06%) LoadRunner
6 2 (1.06%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (1.06%) ReSharper
6 2 (1.06%) Subversion
6 2 (1.06%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.06%) Travis CI
6 2 (1.06%) Vagrant
6 2 (1.06%) Xcode
6 2 (1.06%) YouTrack
7 1 (0.53%) Android Studio
7 1 (0.53%) GCC
7 1 (0.53%) Gradle
7 1 (0.53%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 28 (14.89%) Finance
2 10 (5.32%) Marketing
2 10 (5.32%) Telecoms
3 9 (4.79%) Manufacturing
4 8 (4.26%) Electronics
5 7 (3.72%) Back Office
5 7 (3.72%) Banking
6 3 (1.60%) Retail
7 2 (1.06%) German Language
8 1 (0.53%) Law
8 1 (0.53%) Military
8 1 (0.53%) Publishing
8 1 (0.53%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (16.49%) Analyst
2 22 (11.70%) 2nd Line Support
3 16 (8.51%) Administrator
3 16 (8.51%) Service Analyst
3 16 (8.51%) Service Desk Analyst
4 15 (7.98%) Support Engineer
5 12 (6.38%) Windows Engineer
6 11 (5.85%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 11 (5.85%) Active Directory Analyst
6 11 (5.85%) Developer
7 10 (5.32%) 3rd Line Support
7 10 (5.32%) Support Analyst
8 9 (4.79%) Desktop Support
8 9 (4.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 9 (4.79%) SharePoint Administrator
8 9 (4.79%) Technical Support
9 8 (4.26%) 3rd Line Technical Support
10 7 (3.72%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 7 (3.72%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 7 (3.72%) ITIL Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.26%) HTML
2 4 (2.13%) .NET
3 3 (1.60%) Regular Expression
4 2 (1.06%) J2EE
4 2 (1.06%) Node.js
4 2 (1.06%) OAuth
4 2 (1.06%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (1.06%) SAML
4 2 (1.06%) WCF
4 2 (1.06%) WinForms
5 1 (0.53%) Cocoa
5 1 (0.53%) Ext JS
5 1 (0.53%) Hibernate
5 1 (0.53%) JPA
5 1 (0.53%) LAMP
5 1 (0.53%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (0.53%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.53%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.79%) Blackberry
3 7 (3.72%) BYOD
3 7 (3.72%) Data Centre
4 6 (3.19%) Driving Licence
5 4 (2.13%) HP Storage
6 3 (1.60%) Clustering
6 3 (1.60%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (1.60%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.06%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.06%) CMDB
7 2 (1.06%) iPad
7 2 (1.06%) Replication
8 1 (0.53%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.53%) iPhone
8 1 (0.53%) Life Science
8 1 (0.53%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.53%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (0.53%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.53%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 56 (29.79%) Windows Server
2 47 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 40 (21.28%) Linux
4 39 (20.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 32 (17.02%) Windows 10
6 26 (13.83%) Android
7 20 (10.64%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (9.04%) Unix
9 10 (5.32%) Apple iOS
9 10 (5.32%) Mac OS X
10 8 (4.26%) Windows Phone
10 8 (4.26%) Windows XP
11 7 (3.72%) Mac OS
12 4 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (1.60%) Data ONTAP
13 3 (1.60%) Windows 8
14 2 (1.06%) AIX
14 2 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.53%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.53%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (20.74%) ITIL
2 19 (10.11%) Migration
3 12 (6.38%) Capacity Planning
4 9 (4.79%) Infrastructure Management
5 8 (4.26%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (4.26%) Analytics
5 8 (4.26%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (4.26%) Digital Marketing
5 8 (4.26%) Programme Management
5 8 (4.26%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (3.72%) Change Management
6 7 (3.72%) Coaching
6 7 (3.72%) SDLC
6 7 (3.72%) Time Management
7 6 (3.19%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (3.19%) Data Protection
7 6 (3.19%) Visual Analytics
8 5 (2.66%) Change Control
8 5 (2.66%) DevOps
8 5 (2.66%) Information Governance
Programming Languages
1 27 (14.36%) PowerShell
2 15 (7.98%) Java
2 15 (7.98%) SQL
3 8 (4.26%) PHP
3 8 (4.26%) VB
4 7 (3.72%) Bash Shell
5 6 (3.19%) Python
5 6 (3.19%) Ruby
6 5 (2.66%) C#
7 4 (2.13%) C++
8 3 (1.60%) C
8 3 (1.60%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.06%) Apple Swift
9 2 (1.06%) Elixir
9 2 (1.06%) Erlang
9 2 (1.06%) Go
10 1 (0.53%) Groovy
10 1 (0.53%) Perl
10 1 (0.53%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.53%) VC++
Qualifications
1 12 (6.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (5.85%) Security Cleared
3 10 (5.32%) MCSE
4 3 (1.60%) DBS Check
4 3 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (1.60%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.06%) CCA
5 2 (1.06%) CCAA
5 2 (1.06%) CCEA
5 2 (1.06%) CCNA
5 2 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.06%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (1.06%) Degree
6 1 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.53%) CISM
6 1 (0.53%) CISSP
6 1 (0.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.53%) MCSA
6 1 (0.53%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.98%) GDPR
2 7 (3.72%) SLA
3 3 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.53%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.53%) PMO
System Software
1 82 (43.62%) Active Directory
2 19 (10.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (8.51%) vSphere
4 10 (5.32%) Hyper-V
5 8 (4.26%) Virtual Servers
6 7 (3.72%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (2.13%) XenApp
8 3 (1.60%) VMware NSX
8 3 (1.60%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.06%) Docker
9 2 (1.06%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.53%) RACF
10 1 (0.53%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 29 (15.43%) SCCM
2 13 (6.91%) SCOM
3 8 (4.26%) AirWatch
3 8 (4.26%) Puppet
4 4 (2.13%) WSUS
5 3 (1.60%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (1.06%) Ansible
6 2 (1.06%) EdgeSight
6 2 (1.06%) Kubernetes
6 2 (1.06%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 2 (1.06%) SmoothWall
6 2 (1.06%) Terraform
6 2 (1.06%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.53%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.53%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 66 (35.11%) Microsoft
2 42 (22.34%) VMware
3 17 (9.04%) Citrix
4 15 (7.98%) Cisco
5 14 (7.45%) NetApp
6 13 (6.91%) Apple
7 11 (5.85%) HP
8 9 (4.79%) SAP
9 8 (4.26%) MobileIron
9 8 (4.26%) Oracle
9 8 (4.26%) Splunk
10 7 (3.72%) Lotus
11 5 (2.66%) Dell
11 5 (2.66%) McAfee
12 4 (2.13%) IBM
13 3 (1.60%) EMC
13 3 (1.60%) Veeam
14 2 (1.06%) DevExpress
14 2 (1.06%) Intel
14 2 (1.06%) SolarWinds