Period
to 20 July 2017

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 20 July 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
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 10 8
Rank change year-on-year -8 -2 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows 62 111 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 10.08% 13.17% 12.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 35.84% 48.68% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 89 37
Sheffield median daily rate £300 £415 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.71% +50.91% +37.50%
10th Percentile £81 £281 £118
90th Percentile £538 £538 £363
South Yorkshire median daily rate £325 £400 £270
% change year-on-year -18.75% +48.15% +35.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 14
Sheffield median hourly rate £10.41 £22.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.72% +80.00% -10.71%
10th Percentile £9.00 £17.70 £10.25
90th Percentile £12.30 £27.70 £16.20
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.00 £21.75 £11.00
% change year-on-year -40.23% +97.73% -21.29%

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 173 228 108
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Sheffield 28.13% 27.05% 18.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 183 62
Sheffield median daily rate £440 £475 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.37% +48.44% +14.29%
10th Percentile £111 £305 £134
90th Percentile £585 £691 £536
South Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £450 £288
% change year-on-year -5.56% +56.52% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 14
Sheffield median hourly rate £10.41 £22.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.72% +80.00% -10.63%
10th Percentile £9.00 £17.70 £10.25
90th Percentile £12.30 £27.70 £16.20
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.00 £21.75 £11.00
% change year-on-year -40.23% +97.73% -20.53%

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 20 July 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 20 July 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 26 (41.94%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (27.42%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (24.19%) SQL
3 15 (24.19%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (22.58%) Microsoft
4 14 (22.58%) Migration
5 13 (20.97%) Finance
5 13 (20.97%) Windows Server
6 11 (17.74%) Banking
6 11 (17.74%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (16.13%) RDBMS
7 10 (16.13%) Relational Database
8 9 (14.52%) Performance Tuning
8 9 (14.52%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (14.52%) Tomcat
8 9 (14.52%) Data Modelling
9 8 (12.90%) Blackberry
9 8 (12.90%) ETL
9 8 (12.90%) SAP
9 8 (12.90%) Oracle
9 8 (12.90%) VPN
9 8 (12.90%) SLA
9 8 (12.90%) BusinessObjects
9 8 (12.90%) SAP BW
9 8 (12.90%) Data Migration
9 8 (12.90%) Data Protection
9 8 (12.90%) Kimball Methodology
9 8 (12.90%) Android
9 8 (12.90%) Windows 7
10 7 (11.29%) Oracle 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 (14.52%) Tomcat
2 5 (8.06%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.61%) Apache
3 1 (1.61%) CMS
3 1 (1.61%) DataSynapse
3 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.61%) IIS
3 1 (1.61%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (1.61%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.61%) WebSphere
Applications
1 26 (41.94%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.68%) Office 365
2 5 (8.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.61%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.61%) IaaS
3 1 (1.61%) PaaS
3 1 (1.61%) SaaS
3 1 (1.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.90%) VPN
2 6 (9.68%) Cisco IOS
2 6 (9.68%) Firewall
3 4 (6.45%) LAN
3 4 (6.45%) WAN
4 3 (4.84%) DNS
4 3 (4.84%) Internet
4 3 (4.84%) SAN
4 3 (4.84%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.23%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (3.23%) NAS
5 2 (3.23%) Skype
6 1 (1.61%) FCoE
6 1 (1.61%) HTTP
6 1 (1.61%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.61%) Multicast
6 1 (1.61%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.13%) RDBMS
1 10 (16.13%) Relational Database
2 9 (14.52%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (12.90%) BusinessObjects
3 8 (12.90%) SAP BW
4 7 (11.29%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 7 (11.29%) Oracle Database
4 7 (11.29%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (11.29%) SAP Data Services
4 7 (11.29%) SAP HANA
5 6 (9.68%) SQL Server
6 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.61%) DTS
7 1 (1.61%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.61%) HBase
7 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (1.61%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.61%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.61%) HP UFT
2 1 (1.61%) JIRA
2 1 (1.61%) JMeter
2 1 (1.61%) JUnit
2 1 (1.61%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.61%) NUnit
2 1 (1.61%) ReSharper
2 1 (1.61%) Sahi
2 1 (1.61%) Selenium
2 1 (1.61%) SoapUI
2 1 (1.61%) SpecFlow
2 1 (1.61%) Subversion
2 1 (1.61%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.61%) WATIR
2 1 (1.61%) YouTrack
2 1 (1.61%) Zephyr
General
1 13 (20.97%) Finance
2 11 (17.74%) Banking
3 3 (4.84%) Legal
4 2 (3.23%) Law
5 1 (1.61%) Electronics
5 1 (1.61%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.61%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.61%) Marketing
5 1 (1.61%) Retail
5 1 (1.61%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (27.42%) Analyst
2 9 (14.52%) Developer
3 8 (12.90%) Support Engineer
4 7 (11.29%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Analyst
5 6 (9.68%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (9.68%) Analyst Developer
5 6 (9.68%) Business Developer
5 6 (9.68%) Consultant
5 6 (9.68%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Developer
5 6 (9.68%) Service Analyst
5 6 (9.68%) Service Desk Analyst
5 6 (9.68%) Windows Engineer
5 6 (9.68%) Windows Support Engineer
6 5 (8.06%) Customer Service Advisor
7 4 (6.45%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 4 (6.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 4 (6.45%) Architect
7 4 (6.45%) Azure Engineer
7 4 (6.45%) Customer Engineer
7 4 (6.45%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.68%) .NET
2 2 (3.23%) HTML
3 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.61%) CSS
3 1 (1.61%) CSS3
3 1 (1.61%) HTML5
3 1 (1.61%) Memcached
3 1 (1.61%) Middleware
3 1 (1.61%) Rendezvous
3 1 (1.61%) REST
3 1 (1.61%) SOAP
3 1 (1.61%) WCF
3 1 (1.61%) WinForms
3 1 (1.61%) XML
3 1 (1.61%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 17 (27.42%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (12.90%) Blackberry
3 6 (9.68%) BYOD
4 3 (4.84%) Client/Server
4 3 (4.84%) Clustering
4 3 (4.84%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.84%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.23%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.61%) iPad
6 1 (1.61%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.61%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.61%) NHS
6 1 (1.61%) Replication
6 1 (1.61%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 15 (24.19%) Windows Server 2012
2 13 (20.97%) Windows Server
3 8 (12.90%) Android
3 8 (12.90%) Windows 7
4 7 (11.29%) Linux
5 6 (9.68%) Unix
6 5 (8.06%) Mac OS
7 3 (4.84%) Windows 10
7 3 (4.84%) Windows NT
7 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (3.23%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.61%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.61%) Solaris
9 1 (1.61%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.61%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (22.58%) Migration
2 11 (17.74%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (14.52%) Data Modelling
3 9 (14.52%) Performance Tuning
4 8 (12.90%) Data Migration
4 8 (12.90%) Data Protection
4 8 (12.90%) ETL
4 8 (12.90%) Kimball Methodology
5 6 (9.68%) Coaching
6 4 (6.45%) Test Automation
7 3 (4.84%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (4.84%) Change Management
7 3 (4.84%) Computer Forensics
7 3 (4.84%) Computer Security
7 3 (4.84%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (4.84%) Information Security
7 3 (4.84%) ITIL
7 3 (4.84%) Security Operations
7 3 (4.84%) SIEM
8 2 (3.23%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (24.19%) SQL
2 5 (8.06%) C#
3 3 (4.84%) VB.NET
4 2 (3.23%) Java
4 2 (3.23%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.23%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.61%) Ruby
5 1 (1.61%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.61%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (6.45%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.23%) BC Cleared
2 2 (3.23%) CISA
2 2 (3.23%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.61%) CCNA
3 1 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.61%) CISSP
3 1 (1.61%) MCSE
3 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.90%) SLA
2 2 (3.23%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 6 (9.68%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.45%) Hyper-V
2 4 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.84%) vCloud
4 2 (3.23%) NFS
4 2 (3.23%) vSphere
5 1 (1.61%) KVM
5 1 (1.61%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (1.61%) SRDF
5 1 (1.61%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.61%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (4.84%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 3 (4.84%) SCOM
1 3 (4.84%) WSUS
2 2 (3.23%) vCenter Server
3 1 (1.61%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.61%) vMotion
3 1 (1.61%) vRealize
Vendors
1 14 (22.58%) Microsoft
2 8 (12.90%) Oracle
2 8 (12.90%) SAP
3 7 (11.29%) Cisco
3 7 (11.29%) Citrix
3 7 (11.29%) VMware
4 5 (8.06%) Lotus
5 4 (6.45%) EMC
5 4 (6.45%) NetApp
6 3 (4.84%) Pega
7 1 (1.61%) 3PAR
7 1 (1.61%) Apple
7 1 (1.61%) Brocade
7 1 (1.61%) DevExpress
7 1 (1.61%) HP
7 1 (1.61%) IBM
7 1 (1.61%) Intel
7 1 (1.61%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.61%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.61%) Sybase