Period
to 14 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South 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 6 months to 14 November 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
Yorkshire > South Yorkshire
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 9 8
Rank change year-on-year +3 -1 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 124 83 135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 14.19% 10.13% 11.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.25% 44.86% 55.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 61 89
South Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £340 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -12.26% +29.17%
10th Percentile £206 £115 £140
90th Percentile £525 £575 £538
Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £275 £345
% change year-on-year +27.27% -20.29% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 25
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -25.71% +40.00%
10th Percentile £9.90 £10.46 £11.10
90th Percentile £51.00 £18.80 £28.75
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £14.48
% change year-on-year +12.00% -13.67% +18.20%

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 South Yorkshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
South Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 193 185 244
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 22.08% 22.59% 20.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 115 166
South Yorkshire median daily rate £405 £425 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.71% -8.11% +22.52%
10th Percentile £250 £248 £258
90th Percentile £528 £615 £575
Yorkshire median daily rate £396 £418 £400
% change year-on-year -5.09% +4.38% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 9 30
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -38.82% +70.00%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.46 £11.85
90th Percentile £55.84 £18.80 £47.75
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.17 £12.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year +13.32% -13.79% +16.00%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows in South Yorkshire

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in South Yorkshire

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in South Yorkshire over the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in South Yorkshire

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in South Yorkshire

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in South Yorkshire over the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in South Yorkshire

Windows
Contract Job Locations in South 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 South Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 14 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Sheffield +5 85 £370 +8.82% 30
Doncaster +2 17 £213 -37.50% 8
Rotherham -1 4 £395 +16.18% 4
Barnsley - 1 - - 2
Windows
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 14 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South Yorkshire region with a requirement for Windows.

1 55 (44.35%) Active Directory
2 44 (35.48%) Microsoft
3 37 (29.84%) Windows 7
4 31 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 31 (25.00%) SCCM
4 31 (25.00%) Linux
5 26 (20.97%) VMware
6 25 (20.16%) Finance
6 25 (20.16%) NetApp
6 25 (20.16%) DevOps
6 25 (20.16%) Windows 10
7 24 (19.35%) Cisco
7 24 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
8 22 (17.74%) SQL
8 22 (17.74%) Amazon AWS
9 20 (16.13%) Windows Server
9 20 (16.13%) VB
9 20 (16.13%) JavaScript
10 18 (14.52%) EMC
11 17 (13.71%) ITIL
11 17 (13.71%) Unix
12 16 (12.90%) SAN
13 15 (12.10%) VMware Infrastructure
13 15 (12.10%) Self-Motivation
14 14 (11.29%) Banking
14 14 (11.29%) Google
14 14 (11.29%) Oracle
14 14 (11.29%) Java
15 13 (10.48%) SC Cleared
15 13 (10.48%) Security Cleared

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in South 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 8 (6.45%) WebSphere
2 5 (4.03%) Tomcat
3 4 (3.23%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (1.61%) IBM Notes
4 2 (1.61%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.61%) nginx
4 2 (1.61%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.81%) Apache
5 1 (0.81%) CICS
5 1 (0.81%) Confluence
5 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.81%) IIS
5 1 (0.81%) Jetty
5 1 (0.81%) Mongrel
5 1 (0.81%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.81%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (5.65%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 22 (17.74%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (10.48%) Office 365
3 10 (8.06%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (5.65%) IaaS
4 7 (5.65%) PaaS
5 6 (4.84%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (4.03%) Amazon S3
6 5 (4.03%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.81%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.81%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.81%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (12.90%) SAN
2 13 (10.48%) NAS
3 7 (5.65%) LAN
3 7 (5.65%) TCP/IP
3 7 (5.65%) WAN
4 6 (4.84%) DNS
4 6 (4.84%) FCoE
4 6 (4.84%) Firewall
5 5 (4.03%) Fibre Channel
5 5 (4.03%) SSL
5 5 (4.03%) VPN
6 4 (3.23%) DHCP
6 4 (3.23%) Ethernet
6 4 (3.23%) HTTP
6 4 (3.23%) iSCSI
6 4 (3.23%) VSAN
7 3 (2.42%) FTP
7 3 (2.42%) IPsec
7 3 (2.42%) VoIP
8 2 (1.61%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.06%) Hadoop
2 9 (7.26%) MongoDB
3 7 (5.65%) Big Data
3 7 (5.65%) NoSQL
4 6 (4.84%) SQL Server
5 5 (4.03%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (2.42%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.61%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.81%) DB2
8 1 (0.81%) MySQL
8 1 (0.81%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (0.81%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.81%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 7 (5.65%) Jenkins
2 6 (4.84%) JIRA
3 5 (4.03%) Git (software)
4 4 (3.23%) Maven
4 4 (3.23%) Selenium
4 4 (3.23%) WebDriver
5 2 (1.61%) GitLab
5 2 (1.61%) JUnit
6 1 (0.81%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.81%) Gatling
6 1 (0.81%) Subversion
6 1 (0.81%) Travis CI
6 1 (0.81%) Zephyr
General
1 25 (20.16%) Finance
2 14 (11.29%) Banking
3 6 (4.84%) Japanese Language
4 4 (3.23%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.42%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.61%) Retail
7 1 (0.81%) Back Office
7 1 (0.81%) Games
Job Titles
1 15 (12.10%) Technical Specialist
2 14 (11.29%) Consultant
3 10 (8.06%) Architect
4 8 (6.45%) Analyst
4 8 (6.45%) DevOps Engineer
5 7 (5.65%) Desktop Support
5 7 (5.65%) NetBackup Engineer
5 7 (5.65%) Support Engineer
6 6 (4.84%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (4.84%) Desktop Engineer
6 6 (4.84%) NAS Engineer
7 4 (3.23%) Developer
7 4 (3.23%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (3.23%) Project Manager
7 4 (3.23%) Security Consultant
7 4 (3.23%) Server Engineer
7 4 (3.23%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (3.23%) Windows Specialist
8 3 (2.42%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (2.42%) Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.26%) HTML
2 6 (4.84%) CSS
2 6 (4.84%) Node.js
3 5 (4.03%) Middleware
3 5 (4.03%) XML
4 4 (3.23%) .NET
4 4 (3.23%) Flash
5 3 (2.42%) 802.1X
5 3 (2.42%) REST
5 3 (2.42%) XSLT
6 2 (1.61%) Anaconda
6 2 (1.61%) Gherkin
6 2 (1.61%) J2EE
6 2 (1.61%) RESTful
7 1 (0.81%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.81%) IBM Integration Bus
7 1 (0.81%) JSON
7 1 (0.81%) Servlets
7 1 (0.81%) SOAP
7 1 (0.81%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.10%) Self-Motivation
2 12 (9.68%) Mainframe
3 11 (8.87%) iSeries
4 5 (4.03%) Cloud Native
5 3 (2.42%) Clustering
5 3 (2.42%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.42%) NHS
6 2 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.61%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.61%) PKI
7 1 (0.81%) EMV
7 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.81%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.81%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.81%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 37 (29.84%) Windows 7
2 31 (25.00%) Linux
3 25 (20.16%) Windows 10
4 20 (16.13%) Windows Server
5 17 (13.71%) Unix
6 13 (10.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (5.65%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (4.03%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (4.03%) Windows XP
9 4 (3.23%) Solaris
10 3 (2.42%) Data ONTAP
11 2 (1.61%) AIX
11 2 (1.61%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.81%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.81%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (20.16%) DevOps
2 24 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (13.71%) ITIL
4 12 (9.68%) Migration
5 10 (8.06%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (8.06%) Test Automation
6 9 (7.26%) Continuous Delivery
7 8 (6.45%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 8 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (5.65%) Configuration Management
8 7 (5.65%) Test Scripting
9 6 (4.84%) Build Automation
9 6 (4.84%) Process Improvement
9 6 (4.84%) Web Operations
10 5 (4.03%) PRINCE2
11 4 (3.23%) API Testing
11 4 (3.23%) Converged Infrastructure
11 4 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 4 (3.23%) Server Virtualisation
11 4 (3.23%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 22 (17.74%) SQL
3 20 (16.13%) JavaScript
3 20 (16.13%) VB
4 14 (11.29%) Java
5 9 (7.26%) Python
6 6 (4.84%) Bash Shell
6 6 (4.84%) Ruby
6 6 (4.84%) Shell Script
7 3 (2.42%) R
8 2 (1.61%) C#
9 1 (0.81%) C
9 1 (0.81%) COBOL
9 1 (0.81%) Perl
9 1 (0.81%) PHP
9 1 (0.81%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (10.48%) SC Cleared
1 13 (10.48%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.84%) CCNA
2 6 (4.84%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.61%) CCNP
3 2 (1.61%) CISA
3 2 (1.61%) CISM
3 2 (1.61%) CISSP
3 2 (1.61%) DBS Check
3 2 (1.61%) ISACA
3 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.81%) CCA
4 1 (0.81%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (0.81%) MCTS
4 1 (0.81%) NCDA
4 1 (0.81%) NCIE
4 1 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.81%) HL7
1 1 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (0.81%) PCI DSS
1 1 (0.81%) SLA
System Software
1 55 (44.35%) Active Directory
2 15 (12.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.03%) Docker
3 5 (4.03%) Xen
4 4 (3.23%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.23%) NFS
4 4 (3.23%) SRDF
4 4 (3.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 3 (2.42%) vSphere
5 3 (2.42%) XenApp
6 2 (1.61%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.81%) KVM
7 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.81%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 31 (25.00%) SCCM
2 9 (7.26%) NetBackup
3 7 (5.65%) Puppet
4 6 (4.84%) Ansible
5 5 (4.03%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (4.03%) Salt
5 5 (4.03%) Terraform
6 3 (2.42%) Kibana
6 3 (2.42%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (1.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (1.61%) WMI
8 1 (0.81%) CA Endevor
8 1 (0.81%) Grafana
8 1 (0.81%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.81%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.81%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 44 (35.48%) Microsoft
2 26 (20.97%) VMware
3 25 (20.16%) NetApp
4 24 (19.35%) Cisco
5 18 (14.52%) EMC
6 14 (11.29%) Google
6 14 (11.29%) Oracle
7 11 (8.87%) Dell
7 11 (8.87%) IBM
7 11 (8.87%) Intel
8 9 (7.26%) McAfee
9 7 (5.65%) Veritas
10 5 (4.03%) Citrix
10 5 (4.03%) SaltStack
11 4 (3.23%) Veeam
12 3 (2.42%) Apple
12 3 (2.42%) Aruba
12 3 (2.42%) F5
12 3 (2.42%) MuleSoft
12 3 (2.42%) Sophos