Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 16 7
Rank change year-on-year 0 -9 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 77 88 147
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 8.11% 9.23% 13.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.20% 36.97% 45.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 64 92
South Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £336 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.09% -7.88% +46.00%
10th Percentile £120 £139 £137
90th Percentile £588 £475 £488
Yorkshire median daily rate £275 £340 £342
% change year-on-year -19.12% -0.58% +19.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 22
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £24.75 £13.50 £14.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +83.33% -4.46% +13.77%
10th Percentile £10.61 £10.30 £9.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £22.35 £25.00
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.25 £12.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year +14.00% -3.85% +4.33%

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 207 238 325
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 21.79% 24.97% 30.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 154 229
South Yorkshire median daily rate £438 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% - +41.67%
10th Percentile £301 £208 £250
90th Percentile £588 £564 £645
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 22
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £35.00 £13.50 £14.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +159.26% -4.46% +13.77%
10th Percentile £10.85 £10.30 £9.00
90th Percentile £57.50 £22.35 £25.00
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £12.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year +16.00% -3.85% -

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 20 April 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 +10 56 £388 +10.71% 26
Doncaster -2 9 £300 -7.69% 9
Rotherham -1 3 £116 -57.34% 12
Barnsley -11 3 £168 -45.97% 8
Windows
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 23 (29.87%) Finance
1 23 (29.87%) Windows Server
2 21 (27.27%) Linux
3 20 (25.97%) SMS
4 19 (24.68%) Active Directory
5 18 (23.38%) Microsoft
6 16 (20.78%) VMware
7 15 (19.48%) Windows 10
8 14 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (18.18%) Banking
9 13 (16.88%) Migration
9 13 (16.88%) Information Security
10 12 (15.58%) VMware Infrastructure
11 11 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (14.29%) Windows 7
11 11 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
11 11 (14.29%) Firewall
12 10 (12.99%) Unix
12 10 (12.99%) SQL
12 10 (12.99%) Windows Server 2012
12 10 (12.99%) Microsoft Azure
13 9 (11.69%) Investment Management
13 9 (11.69%) Data Analysis
13 9 (11.69%) Web Services
13 9 (11.69%) Client/Server
13 9 (11.69%) Citrix
13 9 (11.69%) QRadar
14 8 (10.39%) SCCM
14 8 (10.39%) PowerShell
14 8 (10.39%) Hyper-V

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 6 (7.79%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.90%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.60%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.60%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.30%) SAS
4 1 (1.30%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.30%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (10.39%) Office 365
3 2 (2.60%) Yammer
4 1 (1.30%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.30%) GitHub
4 1 (1.30%) IaaS
4 1 (1.30%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.30%) PaaS
4 1 (1.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (25.97%) SMS
2 11 (14.29%) Firewall
3 7 (9.09%) SSL
4 6 (7.79%) DHCP
4 6 (7.79%) DNS
4 6 (7.79%) HTTP
4 6 (7.79%) TCP/IP
5 4 (5.19%) NetScaler
5 4 (5.19%) SMTP
6 2 (2.60%) VPN
7 1 (1.30%) 4G
7 1 (1.30%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.30%) Internet
7 1 (1.30%) IPsec
7 1 (1.30%) MPLS
7 1 (1.30%) Network Security
7 1 (1.30%) PBX
7 1 (1.30%) SAN
7 1 (1.30%) Skype
7 1 (1.30%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.90%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.60%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (2.60%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle Exadata
3 1 (1.30%) QlikView
3 1 (1.30%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (6.49%) Git (software)
1 5 (6.49%) Subversion
General
1 23 (29.87%) Finance
2 14 (18.18%) Banking
3 4 (5.19%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.60%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.30%) Back Office
5 1 (1.30%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.30%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (22.08%) Analyst
2 12 (15.58%) Architect
3 7 (9.09%) Consultant
3 7 (9.09%) Incident Analyst
3 7 (9.09%) Windows Engineer
4 6 (7.79%) Support Engineer
5 5 (6.49%) Desktop Support
5 5 (6.49%) Security Analyst
6 4 (5.19%) Citrix Architect
6 4 (5.19%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 4 (5.19%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (3.90%) Business Analyst
7 3 (3.90%) Deployment Engineer
7 3 (3.90%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (3.90%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 3 (3.90%) Linux Engineer
7 3 (3.90%) Splunk Specialist
7 3 (3.90%) Technical Specialist
7 3 (3.90%) Test Analyst
7 3 (3.90%) WebOps Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.69%) Web Services
2 3 (3.90%) JSON
2 3 (3.90%) Regular Expression
2 3 (3.90%) RESTful
3 2 (2.60%) VXML
3 2 (2.60%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (1.30%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.30%) Dojo
4 1 (1.30%) Drools
4 1 (1.30%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.69%) Client/Server
2 8 (10.39%) Data Centre
3 6 (7.79%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (6.49%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.90%) Clustering
6 2 (2.60%) CCTV
6 2 (2.60%) IBM XIV
6 2 (2.60%) IVR
6 2 (2.60%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 1 (1.30%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.30%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.30%) iPad
7 1 (1.30%) iPhone
7 1 (1.30%) iSeries
7 1 (1.30%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.30%) NHS
7 1 (1.30%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.30%) Replication
7 1 (1.30%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.30%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 23 (29.87%) Windows Server
2 21 (27.27%) Linux
3 15 (19.48%) Windows 10
4 11 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 11 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (12.99%) Unix
5 10 (12.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (7.79%) Windows 8
7 4 (5.19%) Android
7 4 (5.19%) Apple iOS
7 4 (5.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (3.90%) Windows XP
9 2 (2.60%) AIX
10 1 (1.30%) Solaris
10 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (16.88%) Information Security
2 13 (16.88%) Migration
3 11 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
4 9 (11.69%) Data Analysis
4 9 (11.69%) Investment Management
5 6 (7.79%) Configuration Management
5 6 (7.79%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
5 6 (7.79%) Desktop Virtualisation
5 6 (7.79%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (7.79%) Threat Intelligence
5 6 (7.79%) Web Operations
6 5 (6.49%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (6.49%) Open Source
6 5 (6.49%) User Stories
7 4 (5.19%) Enterprise Architecture
7 4 (5.19%) Information Assurance
7 4 (5.19%) Portfolio Management
7 4 (5.19%) Test Planning
7 4 (5.19%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.99%) SQL
2 8 (10.39%) PowerShell
3 5 (6.49%) Bash Shell
4 3 (3.90%) Python
5 2 (2.60%) C++
5 2 (2.60%) Java
6 1 (1.30%) Korn
6 1 (1.30%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.30%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (7.79%) SC Cleared
1 6 (7.79%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.90%) Degree
2 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.60%) TOGAF Certification
4 1 (1.30%) CCNA
4 1 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.30%) MCTS
4 1 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.60%) PMO
2 1 (1.30%) QA
2 1 (1.30%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (24.68%) Active Directory
2 12 (15.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (10.39%) Hyper-V
4 6 (7.79%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (7.79%) vSphere
4 6 (7.79%) XenApp
4 6 (7.79%) XenDesktop
4 6 (7.79%) XenServer
5 4 (5.19%) Terminal Server
6 3 (3.90%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (2.60%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.30%) ProxySG
8 1 (1.30%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (1.30%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 9 (11.69%) QRadar
2 8 (10.39%) SCCM
3 6 (7.79%) SCOM
4 4 (5.19%) CSIRT
4 4 (5.19%) EdgeSight
5 3 (3.90%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (2.60%) NetBackup
6 2 (2.60%) Opsview
7 1 (1.30%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (1.30%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (1.30%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 18 (23.38%) Microsoft
2 16 (20.78%) VMware
3 9 (11.69%) Citrix
4 7 (9.09%) Red Hat
5 6 (7.79%) Ivanti
6 5 (6.49%) Cisco
6 5 (6.49%) IBM
6 5 (6.49%) NetApp
7 4 (5.19%) CyberArk
7 4 (5.19%) Oracle
7 4 (5.19%) xMatters
8 3 (3.90%) Splunk
9 2 (2.60%) Apple
9 2 (2.60%) BMC
9 2 (2.60%) Genesys
9 2 (2.60%) HP
9 2 (2.60%) SAP
10 1 (1.30%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.30%) Dell
10 1 (1.30%) EMC