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 3 months to 29 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
Yorkshire / South Yorkshire
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 11 5
Rank change year-on-year -1 -6  
Contract jobs citing Windows 49 68 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 10.82% 12.45% 19.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 39.84% 43.04% 74.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 51 47
Median daily rate £325 £388 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.12% +55.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £86 £288 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £320
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year -0.73% +4.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 18
Median hourly rate £13.00 £21.25 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.82% +70.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.95 £20.00 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £23.90 £19.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year -1.63% +1.66%  

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 123 158 127
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 27.15% 28.94% 25.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 120 68
Median daily rate £425 £400 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +45.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £296 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £625 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 18
Median hourly rate £13.50 £21.25 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.47% +66.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £20.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £24.50 £22.50
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 South Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 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 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 3 months to 29 April 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
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 3 months to 29 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Sheffield -6 29 £330 -16.45% 10
Doncaster +2 20 £325 +18.18%
Barnsley +4 4 - - 1
Windows
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 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 South Yorkshire region with a requirement for Windows.

1 37 (40.66%) Active Directory
2 28 (30.77%) Microsoft
3 26 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 25 (27.47%) Windows Server
5 22 (24.18%) VMware
6 18 (19.78%) Microsoft Office
6 18 (19.78%) NetApp
6 18 (19.78%) Windows 7
7 17 (18.68%) SQL
7 17 (18.68%) Migration
8 15 (16.48%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (15.38%) Oracle
9 14 (15.38%) SQL Server
9 14 (15.38%) Linux
10 13 (14.29%) Cisco
10 13 (14.29%) MS Exchange
10 13 (14.29%) SAN
10 13 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
10 13 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (14.29%) Office 365
11 12 (13.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 11 (12.09%) Finance
12 11 (12.09%) Performance Tuning
13 10 (10.99%) Data Migration
13 10 (10.99%) Red Hat
13 10 (10.99%) DNS
14 9 (9.89%) IBM
14 9 (9.89%) ETL
14 9 (9.89%) Tomcat
14 9 (9.89%) ITIL

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 13 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 9 (9.89%) Tomcat
3 7 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (3.30%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.20%) Apache
5 2 (2.20%) CICS
5 2 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.20%) IBM HTTP Server
5 2 (2.20%) IIS
6 1 (1.10%) CMS
6 1 (1.10%) DataSynapse
6 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.10%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (1.10%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (1.10%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (1.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.10%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.10%) WebSphere
Applications
1 18 (19.78%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Academy Housing
1 1 (1.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (14.29%) Office 365
2 9 (9.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.20%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (2.20%) IaaS
3 2 (2.20%) PaaS
4 1 (1.10%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (14.29%) SAN
2 10 (10.99%) DNS
3 9 (9.89%) Firewall
4 8 (8.79%) LAN
4 8 (8.79%) LDAP
5 7 (7.69%) NAS
6 6 (6.59%) DHCP
7 5 (5.49%) VoIP
7 5 (5.49%) WAN
8 3 (3.30%) TCP/IP
9 2 (2.20%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (2.20%) Internet
9 2 (2.20%) VPN
10 1 (1.10%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (1.10%) FCoE
10 1 (1.10%) IP Telephony
10 1 (1.10%) iSCSI
10 1 (1.10%) Multicast
10 1 (1.10%) NetScaler
10 1 (1.10%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.79%) BusinessObjects
2 8 (8.79%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (8.79%) Oracle Database
2 8 (8.79%) Oracle Database 11g
2 8 (8.79%) RDBMS
2 8 (8.79%) Relational Database
2 8 (8.79%) SAP BW
3 7 (7.69%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 7 (7.69%) SAP Data Services
3 7 (7.69%) SAP HANA
3 7 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (5.49%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.20%) DB2
5 2 (2.20%) MySQL
6 1 (1.10%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.10%) Ingres
6 1 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.10%) PerformancePoint
6 1 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (3.30%) ReSharper
1 3 (3.30%) Subversion
1 3 (3.30%) TeamCity
1 3 (3.30%) YouTrack
2 1 (1.10%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.10%) HP UFT
2 1 (1.10%) JIRA
2 1 (1.10%) JMeter
2 1 (1.10%) JUnit
2 1 (1.10%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.10%) NUnit
2 1 (1.10%) Sahi
2 1 (1.10%) Selenium
2 1 (1.10%) SoapUI
2 1 (1.10%) SpecFlow
2 1 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.10%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.10%) WATIR
2 1 (1.10%) Zephyr
General
1 11 (12.09%) Finance
2 5 (5.49%) Banking
3 4 (4.40%) Back Office
4 2 (2.20%) Law
4 2 (2.20%) Local Government
5 1 (1.10%) Advertising
5 1 (1.10%) Electronics
5 1 (1.10%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.10%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.10%) Marketing
5 1 (1.10%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (19.78%) Support Engineer
2 17 (18.68%) Analyst
3 13 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
4 12 (13.19%) Developer
5 8 (8.79%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 8 (8.79%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 8 (8.79%) 3rd Line Support
5 8 (8.79%) Architect
6 7 (7.69%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 7 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
6 7 (7.69%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 7 (7.69%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Analyst
6 7 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
7 6 (6.59%) Administrator
7 6 (6.59%) Analyst Developer
7 6 (6.59%) Business Developer
7 6 (6.59%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Developer
7 6 (6.59%) Storage Engineer
8 5 (5.49%) Server Engineer
8 5 (5.49%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.69%) .NET
2 4 (4.40%) WCF
2 4 (4.40%) WinForms
3 3 (3.30%) Middleware
4 2 (2.20%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.20%) CSS
4 2 (2.20%) HTML
4 2 (2.20%) REST
4 2 (2.20%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (1.10%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.10%) Backbone.js
5 1 (1.10%) CSS3
5 1 (1.10%) LAMP
5 1 (1.10%) Marionette.js
5 1 (1.10%) Rendezvous
5 1 (1.10%) SOAP
5 1 (1.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (1.10%) WAP
5 1 (1.10%) XML
5 1 (1.10%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.89%) Data Centre
2 7 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.69%) Replication
3 3 (3.30%) Symmetrix
4 2 (2.20%) Clustering
4 2 (2.20%) NHS
5 1 (1.10%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.10%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 26 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
2 25 (27.47%) Windows Server
3 18 (19.78%) Windows 7
4 15 (16.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (15.38%) Linux
6 12 (13.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (9.89%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (6.59%) Solaris
8 6 (6.59%) Unix
9 5 (5.49%) AIX
9 5 (5.49%) Data ONTAP
9 5 (5.49%) SUSE
9 5 (5.49%) Windows 10
10 4 (4.40%) VMS
11 3 (3.30%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 2 (2.20%) zOS
13 1 (1.10%) Android
13 1 (1.10%) Apple iOS
13 1 (1.10%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (1.10%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (18.68%) Migration
2 13 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (12.09%) Performance Tuning
4 10 (10.99%) Data Migration
5 9 (9.89%) ETL
5 9 (9.89%) ITIL
6 8 (8.79%) Data Modelling
6 8 (8.79%) Kimball Methodology
7 6 (6.59%) Load Balancing
8 5 (5.49%) Change Management
8 5 (5.49%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (5.49%) Problem Management
9 4 (4.40%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (4.40%) Capacity Management
9 4 (4.40%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (4.40%) Data Protection
9 4 (4.40%) High Availability
10 3 (3.30%) Change Control
10 3 (3.30%) DevOps
10 3 (3.30%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 17 (18.68%) SQL
2 6 (6.59%) C#
3 3 (3.30%) JavaScript
3 3 (3.30%) Perl
4 2 (2.20%) Java
4 2 (2.20%) Shell Script
4 2 (2.20%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.10%) PHP
5 1 (1.10%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.10%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.10%) Ruby
5 1 (1.10%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.10%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 9 (9.89%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.49%) MCSE
3 5 (5.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.20%) BC Cleared
4 2 (2.20%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.20%) DBS Check
4 2 (2.20%) MCSA
5 1 (1.10%) CCNA
5 1 (1.10%) CISA
5 1 (1.10%) Degree
5 1 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.10%) MCP
5 1 (1.10%) OCP
5 1 (1.10%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.79%) SLA
2 2 (2.20%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.10%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.10%) QA
System Software
1 37 (40.66%) Active Directory
2 13 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.59%) XenApp
4 5 (5.49%) NFS
4 5 (5.49%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (4.40%) Hyper-V
5 4 (4.40%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (4.40%) SRDF
5 4 (4.40%) vSphere
6 3 (3.30%) Veritas File System
6 3 (3.30%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 3 (3.30%) VMware ESX
7 2 (2.20%) vCloud
7 2 (2.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (2.20%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (2.20%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (1.10%) KVM
8 1 (1.10%) ProxySG
8 1 (1.10%) Xen
8 1 (1.10%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (8.79%) SCCM
2 3 (3.30%) SCOM
2 3 (3.30%) vCenter Server
2 3 (3.30%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 2 (2.20%) vMotion
4 1 (1.10%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.10%) DameWare
4 1 (1.10%) Data Guard
4 1 (1.10%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (1.10%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.10%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.10%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.10%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (1.10%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (1.10%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (1.10%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (1.10%) WSUS
Vendors
1 28 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 22 (24.18%) VMware
3 18 (19.78%) NetApp
4 14 (15.38%) Oracle
5 13 (14.29%) Cisco
6 10 (10.99%) Red Hat
7 9 (9.89%) IBM
8 8 (8.79%) EMC
8 8 (8.79%) HP
8 8 (8.79%) SAP
9 6 (6.59%) Dell
10 5 (5.49%) Citrix
11 4 (4.40%) F5
12 3 (3.30%) DevExpress
12 3 (3.30%) Intel
12 3 (3.30%) Remedy
12 3 (3.30%) SolarWinds
12 3 (3.30%) Sophos
12 3 (3.30%) Sun
12 3 (3.30%) Veritas
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