The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in North Yorkshire 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 28 March 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
Yorkshire / North Yorkshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 5 9
Rank change year-on-year +3 +4  
Contract jobs citing Windows 39 45 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in North Yorkshire 21.31% 21.23% 13.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 92.86% 78.95% 57.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 27 16
Median daily rate £400 £238 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +68.42% -17.39%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £142 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £325 £355
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £340 £320
% change year-on-year +1.47% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 5
Median hourly rate £12.38 £13.81 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.39% +6.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.49 £11.87 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.55 £14.21 £13.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.75
% change year-on-year -6.45% +5.08%  

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 North Yorkshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
North Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 42 57 59
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in North Yorkshire 22.95% 26.89% 23.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 35 36
Median daily rate £275 £250 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £134 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £365 £401
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 5
Median hourly rate £12.75 £13.81 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.67% +6.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.99 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £30.99 £13.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in North Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in North Yorkshire 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 North Yorkshire

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in North Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows in North Yorkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in North Yorkshire

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in North Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in North Yorkshire over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in North Yorkshire

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in North Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows in North Yorkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in North Yorkshire

Windows
Contract Job Locations in North Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the North Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
York +3 11 £125 -44.44% 7
Harrogate +1 6 £430 +48.27% 1
Middlesbrough - 6 - -
Skipton - 3 - - 2
Selby -7 2 £725 -
Scarborough - 2 - - 1
Northallerton -1 1 - - 3
Ripon - 1 £275 -
Windows
Yorkshire

Windows
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in North Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 North Yorkshire region with a requirement for Windows.

1 39 (51.32%) Active Directory
2 35 (46.05%) Windows Server
3 26 (34.21%) Microsoft
4 22 (28.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (27.63%) SCCM
6 20 (26.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (23.68%) VMware
8 15 (19.74%) MS Excel
8 15 (19.74%) MS Exchange
9 14 (18.42%) Firewall
10 13 (17.11%) MS Office
10 13 (17.11%) ITIL
10 13 (17.11%) Windows 7
11 12 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
11 12 (15.79%) Citrix
12 10 (13.16%) PowerShell
13 9 (11.84%) VMware Infrastructure
13 9 (11.84%) Migration
14 8 (10.53%) Symantec
14 8 (10.53%) DNS
14 8 (10.53%) SQL Server
14 8 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
15 7 (9.21%) Network Security
15 7 (9.21%) .NET
15 7 (9.21%) Unix
15 7 (9.21%) DHCP
15 7 (9.21%) Law
15 7 (9.21%) Windows 10
16 6 (7.89%) VMware ESX
16 6 (7.89%) VPN

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in North Yorkshire 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 15 (19.74%) MS Exchange
2 12 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (3.95%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.63%) Confluence
4 2 (2.63%) IBM Notes
4 2 (2.63%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.32%) Apache
5 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.32%) IIS
5 1 (1.32%) Live Communications Server
5 1 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.32%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.32%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 15 (19.74%) MS Excel
2 13 (17.11%) MS Office
3 4 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (5.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.58%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.26%) Google Cloud Platform
2 4 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.95%) Google Compute Engine
4 2 (2.63%) Office 365
5 1 (1.32%) IaaS
5 1 (1.32%) PaaS
5 1 (1.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (18.42%) Firewall
2 8 (10.53%) DNS
3 7 (9.21%) DHCP
3 7 (9.21%) Network Security
4 6 (7.89%) VPN
5 5 (6.58%) Internet
5 5 (6.58%) TCP/IP
6 4 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (5.26%) NetScaler
6 4 (5.26%) SSL
6 4 (5.26%) Wireless
7 2 (2.63%) LAN
7 2 (2.63%) SAN
7 2 (2.63%) Skype
8 1 (1.32%) SMS
8 1 (1.32%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.63%) GIS
2 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.32%) Big Data
3 1 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.32%) MS Access
3 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (6.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 5 (6.58%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.95%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.95%) Hudson
2 3 (3.95%) JIRA
2 3 (3.95%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (2.63%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.32%) Calabash
4 1 (1.32%) Capybara
4 1 (1.32%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.32%) Fiddler
4 1 (1.32%) FitNesse
4 1 (1.32%) MSI
4 1 (1.32%) NuGet
4 1 (1.32%) NUnit
4 1 (1.32%) Robot Framework
4 1 (1.32%) Selenium
4 1 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.32%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 7 (9.21%) Law
2 5 (6.58%) Finance
3 1 (1.32%) Games
Job Titles
1 15 (19.74%) Analyst
2 9 (11.84%) Windows Engineer
3 8 (10.53%) Service Analyst
3 8 (10.53%) Service Desk Analyst
3 8 (10.53%) Support Engineer
4 7 (9.21%) Systems Engineer
5 6 (7.89%) Administrator
5 6 (7.89%) Consultant
5 6 (7.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (6.58%) 1st Line Support
6 5 (6.58%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (6.58%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 5 (6.58%) Active Directory Support
6 5 (6.58%) Desktop Support
6 5 (6.58%) DevOps Engineer
6 5 (6.58%) Exchange Support
7 4 (5.26%) Citrix Consultant
7 4 (5.26%) Field Engineer
7 4 (5.26%) Network Systems Engineer
7 4 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.21%) .NET
2 4 (5.26%) 802.1X
3 2 (2.63%) Web Services
4 1 (1.32%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.32%) Silverlight
4 1 (1.32%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 1 (1.32%) WPF
4 1 (1.32%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.95%) Data Centre
1 3 (3.95%) Fat Client
1 3 (3.95%) Thin Client
2 2 (2.63%) Clustering
2 2 (2.63%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.63%) Digital Media
2 2 (2.63%) iPad
2 2 (2.63%) User Experience
2 2 (2.63%) Xbox
3 1 (1.32%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.32%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.32%) CMDB
3 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.32%) PKI
3 1 (1.32%) Smartphone
3 1 (1.32%) STB
Operating Systems
1 35 (46.05%) Windows Server
2 22 (28.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (26.32%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (17.11%) Windows 7
5 7 (9.21%) Unix
5 7 (9.21%) Windows 10
6 4 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (5.26%) Windows XP
7 3 (3.95%) Solaris
8 2 (2.63%) Android
8 2 (2.63%) OS/390
9 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.32%) Linux
9 1 (1.32%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (17.11%) ITIL
2 9 (11.84%) Migration
3 8 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (6.58%) DevOps
4 5 (6.58%) Mobile Device Management
4 5 (6.58%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 4 (5.26%) Disk Encryption
5 4 (5.26%) Information Security
5 4 (5.26%) Malware Detection/Protection
5 4 (5.26%) Software Deployment
5 4 (5.26%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 4 (5.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 4 (5.26%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 3 (3.95%) Configuration Management
6 3 (3.95%) Continuous Deployment
6 3 (3.95%) High Availability
6 3 (3.95%) IT Strategy
6 3 (3.95%) Mentoring
7 2 (2.63%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (2.63%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 10 (13.16%) PowerShell
2 5 (6.58%) SQL
3 4 (5.26%) C#
4 3 (3.95%) Java
5 2 (2.63%) JCL
5 2 (2.63%) XAML
6 1 (1.32%) C++
6 1 (1.32%) Ruby
6 1 (1.32%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.32%) VB
6 1 (1.32%) VBScript
6 1 (1.32%) XPath
6 1 (1.32%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 5 (6.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (5.26%) CCA
2 4 (5.26%) Citrix Certification
2 4 (5.26%) MCSE
3 3 (3.95%) MCP
3 3 (3.95%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.32%) CCNA
4 1 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.32%) Degree
4 1 (1.32%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.32%) MCITP
4 1 (1.32%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.95%) SLA
2 2 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 39 (51.32%) Active Directory
2 9 (11.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (7.89%) VMware ESX
4 5 (6.58%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (5.26%) Hyper-V
5 4 (5.26%) XenApp
5 4 (5.26%) XenDesktop
6 3 (3.95%) vSphere
7 2 (2.63%) Time Sharing Option
8 1 (1.32%) ISA Server
8 1 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 21 (27.63%) SCCM
2 5 (6.58%) Backup Exec
2 5 (6.58%) NetVault Backup
3 4 (5.26%) Nexpose
3 4 (5.26%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (5.26%) WSUS
4 3 (3.95%) NetBackup
4 3 (3.95%) Tivoli
5 2 (2.63%) Ansible
5 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (1.32%) AppDNA
6 1 (1.32%) Netcool
6 1 (1.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (1.32%) Unicenter
6 1 (1.32%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 26 (34.21%) Microsoft
2 18 (23.68%) VMware
3 12 (15.79%) Citrix
4 8 (10.53%) Symantec
5 6 (7.89%) Cisco
5 6 (7.89%) HP
5 6 (7.89%) Veritas
6 4 (5.26%) AppSense
6 4 (5.26%) ArcSight
6 4 (5.26%) Blue Coat
6 4 (5.26%) Dell
6 4 (5.26%) F5
6 4 (5.26%) Fortinet
6 4 (5.26%) GFI Software
6 4 (5.26%) Google
6 4 (5.26%) Intel Security
6 4 (5.26%) Juniper
6 4 (5.26%) Sourcefire
6 4 (5.26%) TippingPoint
6 4 (5.26%) Verint