Period
to 19 January 2018

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 6 months to 19 January 2018 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
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 20 9
Rank change year-on-year +6 -11 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 56 65 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 8.22% 7.30% 10.97%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.09% 37.57% 47.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 49 55
Sheffield median daily rate £340 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +5.26% +60.00%
10th Percentile £120 £179 £105
90th Percentile £588 £528 £521
South Yorkshire median daily rate £340 £338 £313
% change year-on-year +0.74% +8.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 19
Sheffield median hourly rate £12.50 £17.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +45.83% -14.13%
10th Percentile £9.77 £12.10 £9.20
90th Percentile £21.40 £28.75 £17.35
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £12.50 £15.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year -19.35% +19.23% -6.98%

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 Sheffield with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Sheffield
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 151 173 205
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 22.17% 19.44% 23.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 124 136
Sheffield median daily rate £475 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +30.77%
10th Percentile £340 £290 £201
90th Percentile £625 £575 £550
South Yorkshire median daily rate £460 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +8.24% - +30.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 19
Sheffield median hourly rate £12.50 £17.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +45.83% -20.00%
10th Percentile £9.77 £12.40 £9.20
90th Percentile £21.40 £33.00 £17.35
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.25 £16.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year -19.70% +26.92% -13.33%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Sheffield

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

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 6 months to 19 January 2018.

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

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Sheffield

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Sheffield over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 18 (32.14%) Finance
1 18 (32.14%) Windows Server
2 17 (30.36%) Linux
3 15 (26.79%) Information Security
4 14 (25.00%) Banking
5 13 (23.21%) Unix
5 13 (23.21%) SMS
5 13 (23.21%) Microsoft
6 11 (19.64%) Python
6 11 (19.64%) Active Directory
6 11 (19.64%) Investment Management
6 11 (19.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (17.86%) Windows 7
7 10 (17.86%) Cybersecurity
8 9 (16.07%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (16.07%) Investment Banking
8 9 (16.07%) VMware
8 9 (16.07%) Red Hat
9 8 (14.29%) Firewall
9 8 (14.29%) Client/Server
9 8 (14.29%) MS Exchange
9 8 (14.29%) Perl
9 8 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (14.29%) Software Testing
9 8 (14.29%) QA
9 8 (14.29%) Server Building
9 8 (14.29%) Windows 10
9 8 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (10.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 8 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.79%) SAS
3 1 (1.79%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (8.93%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (3.57%) Acrobat
3 2 (3.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (3.57%) MS Visio
3 2 (3.57%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (23.21%) SMS
2 8 (14.29%) Firewall
3 6 (10.71%) DNS
4 4 (7.14%) DHCP
4 4 (7.14%) Internet
4 4 (7.14%) NetScaler
4 4 (7.14%) SMTP
5 3 (5.36%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (3.57%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (3.57%) TCP/IP
6 2 (3.57%) VPN
6 2 (3.57%) WebEx
7 1 (1.79%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (5.36%) Power BI
4 1 (1.79%) MySQL
4 1 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.79%) QlikView
4 1 (1.79%) Redis
Development Applications
1 5 (8.93%) ReSharper
1 5 (8.93%) Subversion
1 5 (8.93%) TeamCity
1 5 (8.93%) YouTrack
General
1 18 (32.14%) Finance
2 14 (25.00%) Banking
3 9 (16.07%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (14.29%) Analyst
2 5 (8.93%) C# Developer
2 5 (8.93%) Developer
3 4 (7.14%) Architect
3 4 (7.14%) Citrix Architect
3 4 (7.14%) Incident Analyst
3 4 (7.14%) WinForms Developer
4 3 (5.36%) Administrator
4 3 (5.36%) Consultant
4 3 (5.36%) Desktop Support
4 3 (5.36%) Integration Tester
4 3 (5.36%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (5.36%) Security Analyst
4 3 (5.36%) Solaris Engineer
4 3 (5.36%) Splunk Specialist
4 3 (5.36%) Support Engineer
4 3 (5.36%) Technical Specialist
4 3 (5.36%) Tester
4 3 (5.36%) Unix Administrator
4 3 (5.36%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.93%) .NET
1 5 (8.93%) WCF
1 5 (8.93%) WinForms
2 3 (5.36%) Regular Expression
3 1 (1.79%) Dojo
3 1 (1.79%) Drools
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (14.29%) Client/Server
2 6 (10.71%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.57%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.57%) Clustering
3 2 (3.57%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.57%) PDA
3 2 (3.57%) Replication
4 1 (1.79%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 18 (32.14%) Windows Server
2 17 (30.36%) Linux
3 13 (23.21%) Unix
4 11 (19.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (17.86%) Windows 7
6 9 (16.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (14.29%) Windows 10
8 6 (10.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (8.93%) Solaris
10 4 (7.14%) Windows 8
11 2 (3.57%) AIX
11 2 (3.57%) Windows 2000
11 2 (3.57%) Windows NT
11 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (3.57%) Windows Vista
11 2 (3.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (26.79%) Information Security
2 11 (19.64%) Investment Management
3 10 (17.86%) Cybersecurity
4 8 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (14.29%) Server Building
4 8 (14.29%) Software Testing
5 6 (10.71%) Security Operations
6 5 (8.93%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (8.93%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 5 (8.93%) Data Analysis
6 5 (8.93%) Data Loss Prevention
6 5 (8.93%) Test Automation
6 5 (8.93%) Threat Intelligence
6 5 (8.93%) Use Case
6 5 (8.93%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 4 (7.14%) Incident Management
7 4 (7.14%) Information Assurance
7 4 (7.14%) Portfolio Management
7 4 (7.14%) SIEM
7 4 (7.14%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 11 (19.64%) Python
2 8 (14.29%) Perl
3 5 (8.93%) C#
3 5 (8.93%) PowerShell
3 5 (8.93%) SQL
4 4 (7.14%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.79%) Korn
5 1 (1.79%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.79%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.79%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.36%) Degree
2 3 (5.36%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.57%) CEH
3 2 (3.57%) CISM
3 2 (3.57%) CISSP
3 2 (3.57%) CRISC
4 1 (1.79%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.29%) QA
2 2 (3.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (19.64%) Active Directory
2 8 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (8.93%) Hyper-V
4 4 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (7.14%) Terminal Server
4 4 (7.14%) XenApp
4 4 (7.14%) XenDesktop
4 4 (7.14%) XenServer
5 2 (3.57%) VMware NSX
6 1 (1.79%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.79%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (10.71%) CSIRT
1 6 (10.71%) QRadar
2 4 (7.14%) EdgeSight
3 3 (5.36%) Nessus
3 3 (5.36%) SCCM
3 3 (5.36%) SCOM
4 2 (3.57%) DameWare
4 2 (3.57%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (3.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.79%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.79%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 13 (23.21%) Microsoft
2 9 (16.07%) Red Hat
2 9 (16.07%) VMware
3 5 (8.93%) Citrix
3 5 (8.93%) DevExpress
4 4 (7.14%) Ivanti
5 3 (5.36%) Splunk
5 3 (5.36%) xMatters
6 2 (3.57%) Adobe
6 2 (3.57%) Bomgar
6 2 (3.57%) CyberArk
6 2 (3.57%) Oracle
6 2 (3.57%) Remedy
6 2 (3.57%) Symantec
6 2 (3.57%) Varonis
7 1 (1.79%) Cisco
7 1 (1.79%) EMC
7 1 (1.79%) HP
7 1 (1.79%) IBM
7 1 (1.79%) NetApp