Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 32 12 31
Rank change year-on-year -20 +19 -10
Contract jobs citing Windows 39 184 169
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Leeds 7.29% 10.45% 6.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.71% 50.83% 39.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 123 78
Median daily rate £275 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.43% -6.67% +10.70%
10th Percentile £191 £155 £140
90th Percentile £650 £568 £515
West Yorkshire median daily rate £325 £325 £359
% change year-on-year - -9.41% +12.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 15 22
Median hourly rate £11.78 £20.50 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.54% +54.72% -13.11%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £9.15
90th Percentile £12.39 £21.90 £18.75
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.13 £17.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year -19.29% +34.62% -1.89%

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 123 362 432
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 22.99% 20.56% 17.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 245 242
Median daily rate £499 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.35% +3.53% -
10th Percentile £261 £186 £213
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
West Yorkshire median daily rate £450 £410 £405
% change year-on-year +9.76% +1.23% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 17 23
Median hourly rate £25.30 £20.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.41% +51.85% -13.21%
10th Percentile £15.01 £11.00 £9.30
90th Percentile £35.00 £23.00 £20.02
Median hourly rate £19.89 £17.18 £13.00
% change year-on-year +15.79% +32.15% -7.14%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

Job postings citing Windows as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Leeds.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Leeds

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows in Leeds.

Daily rate trend for Windows in Leeds

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows in Leeds over the 6 months to 22 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Windows in Leeds

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows in Leeds.

Hourly rate trend for Windows in Leeds

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 13 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 11 (28.21%) Migration
3 10 (25.64%) Microsoft
3 10 (25.64%) Solaris
3 10 (25.64%) Linux
3 10 (25.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (25.64%) Puppet
3 10 (25.64%) Windows 10
4 8 (20.51%) Windows Server
4 8 (20.51%) Office 365
4 8 (20.51%) Red Hat
5 7 (17.95%) VMware
5 7 (17.95%) Azure
5 7 (17.95%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (17.95%) Data Centre
6 6 (15.38%) Private Cloud
6 6 (15.38%) Virtual Environments
6 6 (15.38%) CentOS
6 6 (15.38%) Debian
6 6 (15.38%) MySQL
7 5 (12.82%) Perl
7 5 (12.82%) Python
7 5 (12.82%) NHS
7 5 (12.82%) Network+ Certification
7 5 (12.82%) Data Protection
7 5 (12.82%) Security Cleared
7 5 (12.82%) Software Packaging
7 5 (12.82%) CEH
7 5 (12.82%) Bash Shell
7 5 (12.82%) MariaDB

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 3 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.13%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (20.51%) Office 365
2 7 (17.95%) Azure
3 3 (7.69%) IaaS
4 2 (5.13%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (2.56%) AWS
5 1 (2.56%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (2.56%) G Suite
5 1 (2.56%) Mimecast
5 1 (2.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.69%) SSH
2 2 (5.13%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.56%) DNS
3 1 (2.56%) Firewall
3 1 (2.56%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.38%) MySQL
2 5 (12.82%) MariaDB
3 4 (10.26%) Oracle Database
3 4 (10.26%) Oracle Database 12c
3 4 (10.26%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (10.26%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (5.13%) Hudson
3 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (5.13%) Finance
1 2 (5.13%) Legal
2 1 (2.56%) Law
2 1 (2.56%) Public Sector
2 1 (2.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (15.38%) Analyst
2 5 (12.82%) Cybersecurity Analyst
2 5 (12.82%) Linux Engineer
2 5 (12.82%) Security Analyst
3 4 (10.26%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (10.26%) Administrator
3 4 (10.26%) Architect
4 3 (7.69%) Azure Architect
4 3 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (7.69%) Support Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 2 (5.13%) Cloud Architect
5 2 (5.13%) Cloud Solutions Architect
5 2 (5.13%) Linux Systems Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Office 365 Architect
5 2 (5.13%) Office 365 Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Solaris Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.82%) Anaconda
1 5 (12.82%) Software Packaging
2 1 (2.56%) .NET
2 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) Data Centre
2 6 (15.38%) Private Cloud
3 5 (12.82%) NHS
4 3 (7.69%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 10 (25.64%) Linux
1 10 (25.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 10 (25.64%) Solaris
1 10 (25.64%) Windows 10
2 8 (20.51%) Windows Server
3 6 (15.38%) CentOS
3 6 (15.38%) Debian
4 2 (5.13%) Unix
4 2 (5.13%) Windows 7
4 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.21%) Migration
2 6 (15.38%) Virtual Environments
3 5 (12.82%) Cybersecurity
3 5 (12.82%) Data Protection
3 5 (12.82%) SIEM
4 4 (10.26%) Configuration Management
4 4 (10.26%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
4 4 (10.26%) Data Security
4 4 (10.26%) DevOps
4 4 (10.26%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (10.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 4 (10.26%) Server Building
4 4 (10.26%) Storage Management
4 4 (10.26%) Threat Intelligence
4 4 (10.26%) Use Case
5 3 (7.69%) Cyber Resilience
5 3 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (7.69%) Information Management
5 3 (7.69%) Protective Monitoring
5 3 (7.69%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.82%) Bash Shell
1 5 (12.82%) Perl
1 5 (12.82%) Python
2 3 (7.69%) SQL
3 2 (5.13%) C
4 1 (2.56%) C#
4 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (12.82%) CEH
1 5 (12.82%) CompTIA Security+
1 5 (12.82%) Network+ Certification
1 5 (12.82%) SANS
1 5 (12.82%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.26%) Degree
2 4 (10.26%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 13 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 7 (17.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.69%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (5.13%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (25.64%) Puppet
2 5 (12.82%) Stealthwatch
3 4 (10.26%) Ansible
3 4 (10.26%) Data Guard
4 3 (7.69%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (2.56%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (2.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (25.64%) Microsoft
2 8 (20.51%) Red Hat
3 7 (17.95%) VMware
4 5 (12.82%) Splunk
5 4 (10.26%) Cisco
5 4 (10.26%) Oracle
6 2 (5.13%) Dell
6 2 (5.13%) Veeam
7 1 (2.56%) Citrix
7 1 (2.56%) EqualLogic
7 1 (2.56%) Google
7 1 (2.56%) Hitachi
7 1 (2.56%) HP
7 1 (2.56%) Huawei
7 1 (2.56%) NetApp
7 1 (2.56%) Sage