Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 5 6
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 105 99 137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 11.96% 13.45% 13.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 56.76% 52.94% 56.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 64 95
South Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £340 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -24.44% +63.64%
10th Percentile £187 £85 £195
90th Percentile £525 £518 £538
Yorkshire median daily rate £355 £313 £375
% change year-on-year +13.60% -16.67% +17.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 20
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.00 £12.13 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.22% -37.01% +28.33%
10th Percentile £10.50 £8.79 £11.85
90th Percentile £66.67 £14.80 £43.13
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £13.85
% change year-on-year +12.00% -9.75% +10.80%

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 185 187 241
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 21.07% 25.41% 23.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 98 175
South Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -15.00% +58.73%
10th Percentile £243 £140 £268
90th Percentile £525 £615 £638
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 25
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £12.13 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.34% -46.11% +50.00%
10th Percentile £10.53 £8.79 £12.40
90th Percentile £62.75 £14.80 £49.00
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.07 £12.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year +12.54% -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 25 September 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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -2 66 £350 +2.94% 18
Doncaster +2 18 £308 -9.56% 11
Rotherham -1 4 £395 +16.18% 3
Barnsley -8 2 £450 - 2
Windows
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 49 (46.67%) Active Directory
2 43 (40.95%) Microsoft
3 42 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 30 (28.57%) SCCM
5 27 (25.71%) PowerShell
6 25 (23.81%) VB
7 24 (22.86%) Windows Server
8 22 (20.95%) Windows 10
8 22 (20.95%) ITIL
9 20 (19.05%) Finance
10 18 (17.14%) Self-Motivation
11 15 (14.29%) Intel
12 13 (12.38%) Dell
12 13 (12.38%) Migration
13 12 (11.43%) Linux
14 11 (10.48%) Unix
14 11 (10.48%) SQL
14 11 (10.48%) VMware
14 11 (10.48%) Process Improvement
15 10 (9.52%) Office 365
15 10 (9.52%) DevOps
15 10 (9.52%) SC Cleared
15 10 (9.52%) Security Cleared
16 9 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
16 9 (8.57%) Banking
16 9 (8.57%) McAfee
16 9 (8.57%) Cisco
17 8 (7.62%) NetApp
17 8 (7.62%) Amazon AWS
18 7 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure

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 (5.71%) WebSphere
2 3 (2.86%) Skype for Business
2 3 (2.86%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (1.90%) IBM Notes
3 2 (1.90%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.95%) CICS
4 1 (0.95%) Confluence
4 1 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.95%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.95%) SAS
4 1 (0.95%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.95%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (5.71%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.95%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.52%) Office 365
2 8 (7.62%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (4.76%) Amazon S3
4 5 (4.76%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (1.90%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.90%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.95%) IaaS
6 1 (0.95%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.95%) PaaS
6 1 (0.95%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.67%) DNS
2 6 (5.71%) Firewall
2 6 (5.71%) VPN
3 5 (4.76%) TCP/IP
4 4 (3.81%) DHCP
4 4 (3.81%) Ethernet
4 4 (3.81%) LAN
4 4 (3.81%) SAN
4 4 (3.81%) SMS
4 4 (3.81%) SSL
4 4 (3.81%) WAN
5 3 (2.86%) IPsec
5 3 (2.86%) MPLS
5 3 (2.86%) Skype
6 2 (1.90%) FCoE
6 2 (1.90%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (1.90%) H.323
6 2 (1.90%) OSPF
6 2 (1.90%) VoIP
6 2 (1.90%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.76%) Amazon RDS
2 4 (3.81%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.86%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.90%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.90%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.95%) DB2
5 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.95%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (0.95%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (0.95%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.95%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 5 (4.76%) Jenkins
1 5 (4.76%) JIRA
2 3 (2.86%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.86%) Maven
2 3 (2.86%) Selenium
2 3 (2.86%) WebDriver
3 1 (0.95%) Artifactory
3 1 (0.95%) Gatling
3 1 (0.95%) GitLab
3 1 (0.95%) JUnit
3 1 (0.95%) Zephyr
General
1 20 (19.05%) Finance
2 9 (8.57%) Banking
3 6 (5.71%) Japanese Language
4 4 (3.81%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.95%) Back Office
5 1 (0.95%) Games
5 1 (0.95%) Marketing
5 1 (0.95%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (18.10%) Technical Specialist
2 12 (11.43%) Analyst
3 11 (10.48%) Consultant
4 8 (7.62%) Architect
4 8 (7.62%) Support Engineer
4 8 (7.62%) Windows Specialist
5 6 (5.71%) DevOps Engineer
5 6 (5.71%) Project Manager
5 6 (5.71%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
6 5 (4.76%) Desktop Support
7 4 (3.81%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 4 (3.81%) Developer
7 4 (3.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (3.81%) Server Engineer
7 4 (3.81%) Storage Engineer
7 4 (3.81%) Windows Engineer
8 3 (2.86%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 3 (2.86%) Mobile Engineer
8 3 (2.86%) Wintel Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.81%) 802.1X
2 3 (2.86%) RESTful
2 3 (2.86%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (1.90%) .NET
3 2 (1.90%) Anaconda
3 2 (1.90%) Middleware
3 2 (1.90%) VXML
4 1 (0.95%) Gherkin
4 1 (0.95%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (0.95%) JSON
4 1 (0.95%) LDAP
4 1 (0.95%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (0.95%) REST
4 1 (0.95%) Web Services
4 1 (0.95%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (17.14%) Self-Motivation
2 5 (4.76%) Cloud Native
2 5 (4.76%) Mainframe
3 4 (3.81%) iSeries
4 3 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.90%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.90%) IVR
5 2 (1.90%) NHS
6 1 (0.95%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.95%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.95%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.95%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.95%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.95%) iPad
6 1 (0.95%) iPhone
6 1 (0.95%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.95%) PKI
6 1 (0.95%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.95%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 42 (40.00%) Windows 7
2 24 (22.86%) Windows Server
3 22 (20.95%) Windows 10
4 12 (11.43%) Linux
5 11 (10.48%) Unix
6 7 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (3.81%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.90%) AIX
9 2 (1.90%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.95%) Android
10 1 (0.95%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (0.95%) Solaris
10 1 (0.95%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.95%) VMS
10 1 (0.95%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (20.95%) ITIL
2 13 (12.38%) Migration
3 11 (10.48%) Process Improvement
4 10 (9.52%) DevOps
5 9 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (5.71%) PRINCE2
6 6 (5.71%) Test Automation
7 5 (4.76%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 5 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 5 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (4.76%) Time Management
8 4 (3.81%) Project Management
8 4 (3.81%) Test Scripting
9 3 (2.86%) API Testing
9 3 (2.86%) Asset Management
9 3 (2.86%) Build Automation
9 3 (2.86%) Continuous Delivery
9 3 (2.86%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (2.86%) Cybersecurity
9 3 (2.86%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 27 (25.71%) PowerShell
2 25 (23.81%) VB
3 11 (10.48%) SQL
4 6 (5.71%) Java
5 3 (2.86%) Python
6 2 (1.90%) C#
6 2 (1.90%) C++
6 2 (1.90%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.90%) R
7 1 (0.95%) COBOL
7 1 (0.95%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.95%) Perl
7 1 (0.95%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (9.52%) SC Cleared
1 10 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.76%) CCNA
2 5 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.90%) CCA
4 2 (1.90%) CCNP
4 2 (1.90%) CISA
4 2 (1.90%) CISM
4 2 (1.90%) CISSP
4 2 (1.90%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (1.90%) DBS Check
4 2 (1.90%) ISACA
4 2 (1.90%) MCTS
4 2 (1.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (1.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.95%) NCDA
5 1 (0.95%) NCIE
5 1 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.90%) SLA
2 1 (0.95%) PMO
System Software
1 49 (46.67%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.71%) Hyper-V
2 6 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.76%) Docker
3 5 (4.76%) vSphere
4 4 (3.81%) XenApp
5 3 (2.86%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.90%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.95%) KVM
7 1 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.95%) NFS
7 1 (0.95%) SRDF
7 1 (0.95%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.95%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.95%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.95%) Xen
7 1 (0.95%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 30 (28.57%) SCCM
2 6 (5.71%) Puppet
3 5 (4.76%) Ansible
3 5 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (4.76%) Salt
3 5 (4.76%) Terraform
4 4 (3.81%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (3.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (2.86%) Kibana
6 2 (1.90%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.90%) WMI
7 1 (0.95%) CA Endevor
7 1 (0.95%) Grafana
7 1 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.95%) OMEGAMON
7 1 (0.95%) QRadar
7 1 (0.95%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 43 (40.95%) Microsoft
2 15 (14.29%) Intel
3 13 (12.38%) Dell
4 11 (10.48%) VMware
5 9 (8.57%) Cisco
5 9 (8.57%) McAfee
6 8 (7.62%) NetApp
7 7 (6.67%) Citrix
8 6 (5.71%) Oracle
9 5 (4.76%) SaltStack
10 4 (3.81%) Apple
10 4 (3.81%) IBM
10 4 (3.81%) Veeam
11 3 (2.86%) Aruba
11 3 (2.86%) CheckPoint
11 3 (2.86%) Meraki
11 3 (2.86%) Sophos
12 2 (1.90%) F5
12 2 (1.90%) SolarWinds
12 2 (1.90%) Veritas