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 29 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
Yorkshire > North Yorkshire
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 8 4
Rank change year-on-year +5 -4  
Contract jobs citing Windows 29 27 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in North Yorkshire 21.01% 14.59% 16.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 74.36% 75.00% 77.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 32 28
North Yorkshire median daily rate £130 £675 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -80.74% +107.69%  
10th Percentile £111 £113 £115
90th Percentile £488 £1,000 £388
Yorkshire median daily rate £310 £400 £310
% change year-on-year -22.50% +29.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 8
North Yorkshire median hourly rate £11.50 £12.85 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.47% +16.77%  
10th Percentile £9.32 £11.44 £10.35
90th Percentile £15.25 £13.69 £15.11
Yorkshire median hourly rate £11.50 £13.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year -11.53% -  

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 39 36 48
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in North Yorkshire 28.26% 19.46% 21.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 73 106
North Yorkshire median daily rate £130 £450 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -71.11% +45.16%  
10th Percentile £113 £113 £115
90th Percentile £488 £985 £425
Yorkshire median daily rate £375 £425 £300
% change year-on-year -11.76% +41.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 5 27
North Yorkshire median hourly rate £11.50 £13.19 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.81% -4.90%  
10th Percentile £8.97 £11.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £18.75 £17.50 £40.00
Yorkshire median hourly rate £11.25 £13.35 £14.00
% change year-on-year -15.69% -4.67%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in North Yorkshire

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in North Yorkshire.

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 29 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 29 June 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 +14 14 £125 -86.11% 11
Scarborough - 3 - -
Northallerton +1 2 - -
Middlesbrough -3 1 - -
Ripon - 1 £320 -
Skipton - 1 - - 1
Windows
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 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 North Yorkshire region with a requirement for Windows.

1 40 (59.70%) Active Directory
2 24 (35.82%) Windows 7
3 19 (28.36%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (28.36%) ITIL
3 19 (28.36%) Windows Server
4 17 (25.37%) SCCM
5 16 (23.88%) Microsoft
6 11 (16.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (16.42%) Windows 10
7 9 (13.43%) Migration
7 9 (13.43%) VMware
8 8 (11.94%) Firewall
8 8 (11.94%) Finance
8 8 (11.94%) Unix
8 8 (11.94%) VMware Infrastructure
8 8 (11.94%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (10.45%) MS Exchange
9 7 (10.45%) VPN
9 7 (10.45%) Cisco
9 7 (10.45%) Citrix
9 7 (10.45%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (8.96%) Multi-Factor Authentication
10 6 (8.96%) Internet
10 6 (8.96%) .NET
10 6 (8.96%) SQL Server
10 6 (8.96%) PowerShell
11 5 (7.46%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 5 (7.46%) 802.1X
11 5 (7.46%) DevOps
11 5 (7.46%) Malware Detection/Protection

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 7 (10.45%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.97%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (4.48%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.99%) Confluence
4 2 (2.99%) IBM Notes
4 2 (2.99%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.49%) Apache
5 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.49%) IIS
5 1 (1.49%) Live Communications Server
5 1 (1.49%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.49%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 19 (28.36%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (4.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (4.48%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.46%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (7.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.97%) Google Cloud Platform
2 4 (5.97%) Office 365
3 3 (4.48%) Google Compute Engine
4 1 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.49%) IaaS
4 1 (1.49%) PaaS
4 1 (1.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.94%) Firewall
2 7 (10.45%) VPN
3 6 (8.96%) Internet
4 5 (7.46%) DNS
4 5 (7.46%) SSL
4 5 (7.46%) TCP/IP
4 5 (7.46%) Wireless
5 4 (5.97%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (4.48%) DHCP
7 2 (2.99%) LAN
7 2 (2.99%) Skype
7 2 (2.99%) WAN
8 1 (1.49%) Cisco IPT
8 1 (1.49%) IP Telephony
8 1 (1.49%) SAN
8 1 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.96%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.99%) GIS
3 1 (1.49%) Big Data
3 1 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.49%) MS Access
3 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (7.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 5 (7.46%) Jenkins
2 3 (4.48%) Hudson
2 3 (4.48%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (2.99%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.99%) JIRA
3 2 (2.99%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.49%) MSI
4 1 (1.49%) NuGet
4 1 (1.49%) NUnit
4 1 (1.49%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 8 (11.94%) Finance
2 1 (1.49%) Banking
2 1 (1.49%) Financial Institution
2 1 (1.49%) Law
Job Titles
1 25 (37.31%) Analyst
2 14 (20.90%) Service Analyst
2 14 (20.90%) Service Desk Analyst
3 11 (16.42%) Support Engineer
4 9 (13.43%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 9 (13.43%) Active Directory Analyst
5 7 (10.45%) Desktop Support
5 7 (10.45%) ITIL Service Analyst
5 7 (10.45%) ITIL Service Desk Analyst
6 6 (8.96%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (8.96%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 6 (8.96%) Active Directory Support
6 6 (8.96%) Exchange Support
6 6 (8.96%) Support Analyst
7 5 (7.46%) 1st Line Support
7 5 (7.46%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (7.46%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (7.46%) DevOps Engineer
7 5 (7.46%) Information Security Specialist
7 5 (7.46%) Information Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.96%) .NET
2 5 (7.46%) 802.1X
3 2 (2.99%) Web Services
4 1 (1.49%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.49%) Silverlight
4 1 (1.49%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 1 (1.49%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (4.48%) Fat Client
1 3 (4.48%) NHS
1 3 (4.48%) Thin Client
2 2 (2.99%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.99%) Digital Media
2 2 (2.99%) iPad
2 2 (2.99%) PKI
2 2 (2.99%) Smartphone
2 2 (2.99%) Xbox
3 1 (1.49%) Clustering
3 1 (1.49%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.49%) User Experience
3 1 (1.49%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 24 (35.82%) Windows 7
2 19 (28.36%) Windows Server
3 11 (16.42%) Windows 10
3 11 (16.42%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (11.94%) Unix
4 8 (11.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (5.97%) Windows XP
6 2 (2.99%) OS/390
6 2 (2.99%) Solaris
6 2 (2.99%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.49%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (28.36%) ITIL
2 9 (13.43%) Migration
3 7 (10.45%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (8.96%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 5 (7.46%) DevOps
5 5 (7.46%) Information Security
5 5 (7.46%) Malware Detection/Protection
5 5 (7.46%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 5 (7.46%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 5 (7.46%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 3 (4.48%) Change Management
6 3 (4.48%) Document Management
6 3 (4.48%) Invoice Processing
6 3 (4.48%) IT Strategy
6 3 (4.48%) Mentoring
7 2 (2.99%) Business Continuity
7 2 (2.99%) Continuous Deployment
7 2 (2.99%) Server Virtualisation
7 2 (2.99%) Service Design
7 2 (2.99%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.96%) PowerShell
2 4 (5.97%) C#
3 3 (4.48%) SQL
4 2 (2.99%) Java
4 2 (2.99%) JCL
4 2 (2.99%) XAML
5 1 (1.49%) VB
5 1 (1.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (7.46%) MCSE
1 5 (7.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (4.48%) CCNA
2 3 (4.48%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (4.48%) MCP
3 2 (2.99%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.49%) Degree
4 1 (1.49%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.49%) MCITP
4 1 (1.49%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.48%) SLA
System Software
1 40 (59.70%) Active Directory
2 8 (11.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.97%) Hyper-V
4 3 (4.48%) vSphere
5 2 (2.99%) Time Sharing Option
6 1 (1.49%) BitLocker
6 1 (1.49%) ISA Server
6 1 (1.49%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 17 (25.37%) SCCM
2 4 (5.97%) Nexpose
3 3 (4.48%) Tivoli
4 2 (2.99%) Ansible
4 2 (2.99%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.49%) AppDNA
5 1 (1.49%) Cisco CME
5 1 (1.49%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.49%) Netcool
5 1 (1.49%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (1.49%) SCOM
5 1 (1.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.49%) Unicenter
5 1 (1.49%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 16 (23.88%) Microsoft
2 9 (13.43%) VMware
3 7 (10.45%) Cisco
3 7 (10.45%) Citrix
4 4 (5.97%) ArcSight
4 4 (5.97%) Blue Coat
4 4 (5.97%) F5
4 4 (5.97%) FireEye
4 4 (5.97%) GFI Software
4 4 (5.97%) Google
4 4 (5.97%) Juniper
4 4 (5.97%) LogRhythm
4 4 (5.97%) McAfee
4 4 (5.97%) Rapid7
4 4 (5.97%) Sourcefire
4 4 (5.97%) Symantec
4 4 (5.97%) TippingPoint
5 2 (2.99%) HP
5 2 (2.99%) Lotus
5 2 (2.99%) Veritas