Period
to 26 July 2017

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 26 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
Yorkshire > South Yorkshire
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 6 5
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 101 141 163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 12.55% 13.65% 18.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 46.33% 50.36% 70.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 107 88
South Yorkshire median daily rate £325 £400 £273
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +46.79% +36.25%
10th Percentile £81 £255 £120
90th Percentile £531 £538 £406
Yorkshire median daily rate £325 £386 £300
% change year-on-year -15.86% +28.75% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 27
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.25 £23.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.62% +88.00% -10.55%
10th Percentile £9.88 £17.25 £7.49
90th Percentile £16.25 £43.13 £22.70
Yorkshire median hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year - +0.04% -5.70%

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 South Yorkshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
South Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 218 280 230
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 27.08% 27.11% 25.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 214 121
South Yorkshire median daily rate £420 £450 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +56.52% +2.22%
10th Percentile £151 £281 £150
90th Percentile £573 £646 £450
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year - +23.08% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 27
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.25 £23.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.62% +88.00% -9.70%
10th Percentile £9.88 £17.25 £7.49
90th Percentile £16.25 £43.13 £22.70
Yorkshire median hourly rate £12.63 £13.09 £12.75
% change year-on-year -3.55% +2.67% -4.14%

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 26 July 2017.

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 26 July 2017.

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 26 July 2017. 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 65 £275 -35.29% 4
Doncaster 0 27 £340 +23.64% 5
Barnsley +2 5 - -
Rotherham -2 1 £340 +13.33% 1
Windows
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 26 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 South Yorkshire region with a requirement for Windows.

1 30 (29.70%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (28.71%) Active Directory
3 24 (23.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (21.78%) Microsoft
5 21 (20.79%) Windows Server
6 19 (18.81%) Cisco
6 19 (18.81%) Windows 7
7 18 (17.82%) Analytical Skills
7 18 (17.82%) SQL
7 18 (17.82%) Migration
7 18 (17.82%) VMware
8 15 (14.85%) NetApp
9 14 (13.86%) Firewall
9 14 (13.86%) Security Cleared
10 13 (12.87%) Finance
10 13 (12.87%) Linux
11 12 (11.88%) DNS
11 12 (11.88%) SC Cleared
11 12 (11.88%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (11.88%) Banking
11 12 (11.88%) Office 365
12 11 (10.89%) Windows 10
12 11 (10.89%) Windows Server 2008
13 10 (9.90%) RDBMS
13 10 (9.90%) SLA
13 10 (9.90%) Oracle
13 10 (9.90%) Relational Database
14 9 (8.91%) Performance Tuning
14 9 (8.91%) SQL Server
14 9 (8.91%) Unix

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 9 (8.91%) Tomcat
2 6 (5.94%) IBM Notes
2 6 (5.94%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.98%) IIS
4 2 (1.98%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.99%) Apache
5 1 (0.99%) CMS
5 1 (0.99%) DataSynapse
5 1 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.99%) IBM Domino
5 1 (0.99%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (0.99%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (0.99%) WebSphere
Applications
1 30 (29.70%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.99%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
1 1 (0.99%) Eikon
1 1 (0.99%) Primavera
1 1 (0.99%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 12 (11.88%) Office 365
2 5 (4.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.99%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.99%) IaaS
3 1 (0.99%) PaaS
3 1 (0.99%) SaaS
3 1 (0.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (13.86%) Firewall
2 12 (11.88%) DNS
3 8 (7.92%) VPN
4 7 (6.93%) DHCP
4 7 (6.93%) LAN
4 7 (6.93%) LDAP
4 7 (6.93%) SAN
5 6 (5.94%) Cisco IOS
5 6 (5.94%) WAN
6 5 (4.95%) VoIP
7 4 (3.96%) Internet
7 4 (3.96%) TCP/IP
8 3 (2.97%) Skype
9 2 (1.98%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (1.98%) iSCSI
9 2 (1.98%) NAS
10 1 (0.99%) HTTP
10 1 (0.99%) SMTP
10 1 (0.99%) VLAN
10 1 (0.99%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.90%) RDBMS
1 10 (9.90%) Relational Database
2 9 (8.91%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (8.91%) SQL Server
3 8 (7.92%) BusinessObjects
3 8 (7.92%) SAP BW
4 7 (6.93%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 7 (6.93%) Oracle Database
4 7 (6.93%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (6.93%) SAP Data Services
4 7 (6.93%) SAP HANA
5 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.99%) DTS
6 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.99%) MySQL
6 1 (0.99%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 7
6 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.98%) ReSharper
1 2 (1.98%) Subversion
1 2 (1.98%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (1.98%) TeamCity
1 2 (1.98%) YouTrack
2 1 (0.99%) Cucumber
2 1 (0.99%) HP UFT
2 1 (0.99%) JIRA
2 1 (0.99%) JMeter
2 1 (0.99%) JUnit
2 1 (0.99%) LoadRunner
2 1 (0.99%) NUnit
2 1 (0.99%) Sahi
2 1 (0.99%) Selenium
2 1 (0.99%) SoapUI
2 1 (0.99%) SpecFlow
2 1 (0.99%) WATIR
2 1 (0.99%) Zephyr
General
1 13 (12.87%) Finance
2 12 (11.88%) Banking
3 6 (5.94%) Back Office
4 3 (2.97%) Legal
5 2 (1.98%) Law
5 2 (1.98%) Local Government
5 2 (1.98%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.99%) Electronics
6 1 (0.99%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.99%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.99%) Marketing
6 1 (0.99%) Retail
6 1 (0.99%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.99%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (19.80%) Analyst
2 16 (15.84%) 2nd Line Support
2 16 (15.84%) Support Engineer
3 11 (10.89%) Developer
4 9 (8.91%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 9 (8.91%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 8 (7.92%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 7 (6.93%) Consultant
6 7 (6.93%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Analyst
7 6 (5.94%) 3rd Line Support
7 6 (5.94%) Analyst Developer
7 6 (5.94%) Architect
7 6 (5.94%) Business Developer
7 6 (5.94%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Developer
7 6 (5.94%) Service Analyst
7 6 (5.94%) Service Desk Analyst
7 6 (5.94%) Storage Engineer
7 6 (5.94%) Windows Engineer
7 6 (5.94%) Windows Support Engineer
8 5 (4.95%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.93%) .NET
2 2 (1.98%) HTML
2 2 (1.98%) Middleware
2 2 (1.98%) WCF
2 2 (1.98%) WinForms
3 1 (0.99%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.99%) CSS
3 1 (0.99%) CSS3
3 1 (0.99%) HTML5
3 1 (0.99%) LAMP
3 1 (0.99%) Memcached
3 1 (0.99%) Rendezvous
3 1 (0.99%) REST
3 1 (0.99%) SOAP
3 1 (0.99%) XML
3 1 (0.99%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 18 (17.82%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (8.91%) Blackberry
3 6 (5.94%) BYOD
4 5 (4.95%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.97%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.97%) Clustering
5 3 (2.97%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.98%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.98%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.98%) Replication
6 2 (1.98%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.99%) iPad
7 1 (0.99%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.99%) NHS
7 1 (0.99%) Robotics
7 1 (0.99%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 24 (23.76%) Windows Server 2012
2 21 (20.79%) Windows Server
3 19 (18.81%) Windows 7
4 13 (12.87%) Linux
5 11 (10.89%) Windows 10
5 11 (10.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (8.91%) Unix
7 8 (7.92%) Android
8 7 (6.93%) Data ONTAP
9 5 (4.95%) Mac OS
10 4 (3.96%) Windows NT
10 4 (3.96%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.98%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.98%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.99%) Solaris
12 1 (0.99%) VMS
12 1 (0.99%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (17.82%) Migration
2 12 (11.88%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (8.91%) Data Migration
3 9 (8.91%) Data Modelling
3 9 (8.91%) Data Protection
3 9 (8.91%) Performance Tuning
4 8 (7.92%) ETL
4 8 (7.92%) ITIL
4 8 (7.92%) Kimball Methodology
5 7 (6.93%) Load Balancing
6 6 (5.94%) Coaching
7 5 (4.95%) Test Automation
8 4 (3.96%) Change Management
8 4 (3.96%) Computer Security
8 4 (3.96%) Cybersecurity
8 4 (3.96%) Information Security
8 4 (3.96%) Security Operations
8 4 (3.96%) SIEM
9 3 (2.97%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (2.97%) Computer Forensics
Programming Languages
1 18 (17.82%) SQL
2 6 (5.94%) C#
3 3 (2.97%) Java
3 3 (2.97%) VB.NET
4 2 (1.98%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.98%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.99%) C++
5 1 (0.99%) Ruby
5 1 (0.99%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.99%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 14 (13.86%) Security Cleared
2 12 (11.88%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.98%) BC Cleared
3 2 (1.98%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (1.98%) CISA
3 2 (1.98%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.98%) CISSP
4 1 (0.99%) CCIE
4 1 (0.99%) CCNA
4 1 (0.99%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (0.99%) MCSE
4 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.90%) SLA
2 2 (1.98%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.98%) QA
3 1 (0.99%) COBIT
3 1 (0.99%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 29 (28.71%) Active Directory
2 9 (8.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (7.92%) XenApp
4 7 (6.93%) Hyper-V
4 7 (6.93%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (2.97%) vCloud
5 3 (2.97%) vSphere
6 2 (1.98%) NFS
6 2 (1.98%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.99%) KVM
7 1 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.99%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.99%) SRDF
7 1 (0.99%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.99%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.99%) Xen
7 1 (0.99%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (3.96%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 4 (3.96%) SCCM
2 3 (2.97%) SCOM
2 3 (2.97%) WSUS
3 2 (1.98%) vCenter Server
4 1 (0.99%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.99%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.99%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.99%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.99%) vMotion
4 1 (0.99%) vRealize
Vendors
1 22 (21.78%) Microsoft
2 19 (18.81%) Cisco
3 18 (17.82%) VMware
4 15 (14.85%) NetApp
5 10 (9.90%) Oracle
6 9 (8.91%) Citrix
7 8 (7.92%) HP
7 8 (7.92%) IBM
7 8 (7.92%) SAP
8 7 (6.93%) Dell
9 6 (5.94%) F5
9 6 (5.94%) Lotus
10 4 (3.96%) EMC
11 3 (2.97%) Pega
11 3 (2.97%) Remedy
12 2 (1.98%) Avaya
12 2 (1.98%) DevExpress
12 2 (1.98%) Red Hat
12 2 (1.98%) SolarWinds
12 2 (1.98%) Sophos