The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Sheffield 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 30 April 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
South Yorkshire / Sheffield
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 15 7
Rank change year-on-year -6 -8  
Contract jobs citing Windows 29 50 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 8.55% 11.26% 13.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 29.59% 41.32% 66.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 42 17
Median daily rate £330 £395 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.45% +43.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £83 £351 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £352
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £338 £325
% change year-on-year - +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 12
Median hourly rate - - £12.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.26 £15.00
% change year-on-year -1.67% +1.70%  

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 Sheffield with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Sheffield
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 98 121 65
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Sheffield 28.91% 27.25% 20.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 99 35
Median daily rate £425 £425 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +41.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £625 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +6.89% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 12
Median hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year -8.82% +7.25%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Sheffield

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Sheffield 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 Sheffield

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Sheffield

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Sheffield over the 3 months to 30 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Sheffield

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 Sheffield region with a requirement for Windows.

1 17 (32.69%) Windows Server 2012
1 17 (32.69%) Windows Server
2 16 (30.77%) SQL
3 15 (28.85%) Microsoft Office
4 14 (26.92%) Oracle
5 13 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 12 (23.08%) Active Directory
6 12 (23.08%) Migration
6 12 (23.08%) VMware
7 11 (21.15%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (21.15%) Performance Tuning
8 10 (19.23%) Data Migration
8 10 (19.23%) SQL Server
9 9 (17.31%) Linux
9 9 (17.31%) Tomcat
9 9 (17.31%) ETL
9 9 (17.31%) Finance
9 9 (17.31%) Office 365
10 8 (15.38%) Kimball Methodology
10 8 (15.38%) Oracle Database
10 8 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
10 8 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
10 8 (15.38%) Oracle Database 11g
10 8 (15.38%) SAP BW
10 8 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (15.38%) Data Modelling
10 8 (15.38%) BusinessObjects
10 8 (15.38%) RDBMS
10 8 (15.38%) SAP
10 8 (15.38%) Relational Database

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in Sheffield 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 9 (17.31%) Tomcat
2 3 (5.77%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.85%) Apache
3 2 (3.85%) CICS
3 2 (3.85%) IBM HTTP Server
3 2 (3.85%) IIS
3 2 (3.85%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.92%) CMS
4 1 (1.92%) DataSynapse
4 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.92%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.92%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.92%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (28.85%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (17.31%) Office 365
2 8 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.85%) IaaS
3 2 (3.85%) PaaS
4 1 (1.92%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.46%) SAN
2 6 (11.54%) NAS
3 5 (9.62%) DNS
4 4 (7.69%) Firewall
4 4 (7.69%) LAN
4 4 (7.69%) WAN
5 3 (5.77%) LDAP
5 3 (5.77%) TCP/IP
6 2 (3.85%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (1.92%) DHCP
7 1 (1.92%) FCoE
7 1 (1.92%) HTTP
7 1 (1.92%) Internet
7 1 (1.92%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.92%) Multicast
7 1 (1.92%) Skype
7 1 (1.92%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (19.23%) SQL Server
2 8 (15.38%) BusinessObjects
2 8 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (15.38%) Oracle Database
2 8 (15.38%) Oracle Database 11g
2 8 (15.38%) RDBMS
2 8 (15.38%) Relational Database
2 8 (15.38%) SAP BW
3 7 (13.46%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 7 (13.46%) SAP Data Services
3 7 (13.46%) SAP HANA
3 7 (13.46%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.85%) DB2
4 2 (3.85%) MySQL
4 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.92%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.92%) PerformancePoint
5 1 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Cucumber
1 1 (1.92%) HP UFT
1 1 (1.92%) JIRA
1 1 (1.92%) JMeter
1 1 (1.92%) JUnit
1 1 (1.92%) LoadRunner
1 1 (1.92%) NUnit
1 1 (1.92%) ReSharper
1 1 (1.92%) Sahi
1 1 (1.92%) Selenium
1 1 (1.92%) SoapUI
1 1 (1.92%) SpecFlow
1 1 (1.92%) Subversion
1 1 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.92%) TeamCity
1 1 (1.92%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.92%) WATIR
1 1 (1.92%) YouTrack
1 1 (1.92%) Zephyr
General
1 9 (17.31%) Finance
2 4 (7.69%) Banking
3 2 (3.85%) Law
4 1 (1.92%) Advertising
4 1 (1.92%) Electronics
4 1 (1.92%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.92%) Marketing
4 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (21.15%) Analyst
2 9 (17.31%) Developer
2 9 (17.31%) Support Engineer
3 7 (13.46%) Architect
3 7 (13.46%) Infrastructure Architect
3 7 (13.46%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 7 (13.46%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Analyst
3 7 (13.46%) Solutions Architect
4 6 (11.54%) Administrator
4 6 (11.54%) Analyst Developer
4 6 (11.54%) Business Developer
4 6 (11.54%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Developer
5 4 (7.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 4 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (7.69%) Azure Engineer
5 4 (7.69%) DBA
5 4 (7.69%) Windows Engineer
5 4 (7.69%) Windows Support Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Customer Service Advisor
6 3 (5.77%) Office 365 Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.77%) .NET
1 3 (5.77%) Middleware
2 2 (3.85%) CSS
2 2 (3.85%) HTML
2 2 (3.85%) REST
2 2 (3.85%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.92%) CSS3
3 1 (1.92%) HTML5
3 1 (1.92%) LAMP
3 1 (1.92%) Marionette.js
3 1 (1.92%) Rendezvous
3 1 (1.92%) SOAP
3 1 (1.92%) Software Packaging
3 1 (1.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (1.92%) WAP
3 1 (1.92%) WCF
3 1 (1.92%) WinForms
3 1 (1.92%) XML
3 1 (1.92%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.46%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (11.54%) Data Centre
2 6 (11.54%) Replication
3 3 (5.77%) Symmetrix
4 2 (3.85%) Clustering
5 1 (1.92%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.92%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 17 (32.69%) Windows Server
1 17 (32.69%) Windows Server 2012
2 9 (17.31%) Linux
3 7 (13.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (11.54%) Solaris
5 5 (9.62%) AIX
5 5 (9.62%) SUSE
5 5 (9.62%) Unix
6 4 (7.69%) Windows 7
6 4 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (5.77%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 3 (5.77%) VMS
8 2 (3.85%) zOS
9 1 (1.92%) Android
9 1 (1.92%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.92%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (1.92%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (23.08%) Migration
2 11 (21.15%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (21.15%) Performance Tuning
3 10 (19.23%) Data Migration
4 9 (17.31%) ETL
5 8 (15.38%) Data Modelling
5 8 (15.38%) Kimball Methodology
6 5 (9.62%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (7.69%) Change Management
8 3 (5.77%) Data Protection
8 3 (5.77%) DevOps
9 2 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (3.85%) Feasibility Study
9 2 (3.85%) High Availability
9 2 (3.85%) ITIL
9 2 (3.85%) Web Development
10 1 (1.92%) ERP
10 1 (1.92%) Quality Management
10 1 (1.92%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 16 (30.77%) SQL
2 3 (5.77%) JavaScript
2 3 (5.77%) Perl
3 2 (3.85%) C#
3 2 (3.85%) Java
3 2 (3.85%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.92%) PHP
4 1 (1.92%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.92%) Ruby
4 1 (1.92%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.92%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (7.69%) MCSE
1 4 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (5.77%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.85%) BC Cleared
3 2 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.85%) MCSA
4 1 (1.92%) CCNA
4 1 (1.92%) CISA
4 1 (1.92%) Degree
4 1 (1.92%) MCP
4 1 (1.92%) OCP
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.69%) SLA
2 2 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.92%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.92%) QA
System Software
1 12 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 8 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (9.62%) NFS
4 4 (7.69%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (7.69%) SRDF
5 3 (5.77%) Hyper-V
5 3 (5.77%) Veritas File System
5 3 (5.77%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 3 (5.77%) vSphere
6 2 (3.85%) vCloud
6 2 (3.85%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (1.92%) KVM
7 1 (1.92%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.92%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.92%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (5.77%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 2 (3.85%) SCOM
2 2 (3.85%) vCenter Server
3 1 (1.92%) Data Guard
3 1 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (1.92%) SCCM
3 1 (1.92%) vMotion
3 1 (1.92%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (26.92%) Oracle
2 13 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 12 (23.08%) VMware
4 8 (15.38%) SAP
5 7 (13.46%) EMC
5 7 (13.46%) NetApp
6 5 (9.62%) Red Hat
7 4 (7.69%) IBM
8 3 (5.77%) Citrix
8 3 (5.77%) Intel
8 3 (5.77%) Sun
8 3 (5.77%) Veritas
9 2 (3.85%) Cisco
9 2 (3.85%) SolarWinds
10 1 (1.92%) Brocade
10 1 (1.92%) Dell
10 1 (1.92%) DevExpress
10 1 (1.92%) HP
10 1 (1.92%) Sybase
10 1 (1.92%) TIBCO
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