Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 11 8
Rank change year-on-year -2 -3 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 67 113 144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 8.11% 9.98% 13.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.43% 47.68% 53.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 73 75
South Yorkshire median daily rate £340 £338 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.74% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £120 £135 £120
90th Percentile £588 £522 £514
Yorkshire median daily rate £275 £325 £313
% change year-on-year -15.38% +4.00% +7.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 25 40
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £12.50 £15.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +15.38% -6.98%
10th Percentile £10.12 £10.50 £9.23
90th Percentile £20.10 £24.50 £25.00
Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £13.70 £13.00
% change year-on-year -1.46% +5.38% +4.46%

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 179 237 270
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 21.67% 20.94% 25.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 162 166
South Yorkshire median daily rate £470 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.59% - +30.77%
10th Percentile £293 £250 £172
90th Percentile £615 £575 £546
Yorkshire median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +19.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 26 40
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.25 £15.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.11% +17.31% -10.27%
10th Percentile £10.34 £10.50 £9.23
90th Percentile £31.05 £26.88 £25.00
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £13.75 £13.00
% change year-on-year +1.82% +5.77% -

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 22 January 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 +9 55 £340 -17.58% 28
Doncaster -4 9 £340 +54.55% 9
Rotherham -4 5 £340 +24.77% 1
Windows
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 25 (37.31%) Windows Server
2 18 (26.87%) Linux
2 18 (26.87%) Active Directory
2 18 (26.87%) Finance
3 16 (23.88%) Microsoft
4 15 (22.39%) VMware
4 15 (22.39%) Information Security
5 14 (20.90%) Banking
6 13 (19.40%) Unix
6 13 (19.40%) SMS
6 13 (19.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (19.40%) Windows 7
7 11 (16.42%) Investment Management
7 11 (16.42%) Windows 10
7 11 (16.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (16.42%) MS Exchange
7 11 (16.42%) Python
8 10 (14.93%) Cybersecurity
8 10 (14.93%) VMware Infrastructure
9 9 (13.43%) Investment Banking
9 9 (13.43%) Red Hat
9 9 (13.43%) Firewall
10 8 (11.94%) Client/Server
10 8 (11.94%) Perl
10 8 (11.94%) Software Testing
10 8 (11.94%) QA
10 8 (11.94%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (11.94%) Server Building
11 7 (10.45%) Data Centre
11 7 (10.45%) DNS

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 11 (16.42%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (2.99%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.49%) SAS
3 1 (1.49%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (8.96%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.99%) Acrobat
3 2 (2.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (2.99%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.99%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.97%) Office 365
2 2 (2.99%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 13 (19.40%) SMS
2 9 (13.43%) Firewall
3 7 (10.45%) DNS
4 4 (5.97%) DHCP
4 4 (5.97%) Internet
4 4 (5.97%) NetScaler
4 4 (5.97%) SMTP
5 3 (4.48%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (4.48%) VPN
6 2 (2.99%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (2.99%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.99%) VoIP
6 2 (2.99%) WebEx
7 1 (1.49%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.49%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.49%) PBX
7 1 (1.49%) SAN
7 1 (1.49%) VLAN
7 1 (1.49%) WAN
7 1 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.96%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.48%) Power BI
4 1 (1.49%) MySQL
4 1 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.49%) QlikView
4 1 (1.49%) Redis
Development Applications
1 4 (5.97%) ReSharper
1 4 (5.97%) Subversion
1 4 (5.97%) TeamCity
1 4 (5.97%) YouTrack
General
1 18 (26.87%) Finance
2 14 (20.90%) Banking
3 9 (13.43%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (11.94%) Analyst
2 5 (7.46%) Consultant
2 5 (7.46%) Support Engineer
3 4 (5.97%) Administrator
3 4 (5.97%) Architect
3 4 (5.97%) C# Developer
3 4 (5.97%) Citrix Architect
3 4 (5.97%) Developer
3 4 (5.97%) Incident Analyst
3 4 (5.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (5.97%) WinForms Developer
4 3 (4.48%) 1st Line Support
4 3 (4.48%) Deployment Engineer
4 3 (4.48%) Integration Tester
4 3 (4.48%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (4.48%) Solaris Engineer
4 3 (4.48%) Splunk Specialist
4 3 (4.48%) Tester
4 3 (4.48%) Unix Engineer
4 3 (4.48%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.97%) .NET
1 4 (5.97%) WCF
1 4 (5.97%) WinForms
2 3 (4.48%) Regular Expression
3 1 (1.49%) Dojo
3 1 (1.49%) Drools
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.94%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (11.94%) Client/Server
2 7 (10.45%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.99%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.99%) Clustering
3 2 (2.99%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.99%) PDA
3 2 (2.99%) Replication
4 1 (1.49%) iSeries
4 1 (1.49%) NHS
4 1 (1.49%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 25 (37.31%) Windows Server
2 18 (26.87%) Linux
3 13 (19.40%) Unix
3 13 (19.40%) Windows 7
3 13 (19.40%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (16.42%) Windows 10
4 11 (16.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (8.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (7.46%) Solaris
7 4 (5.97%) Windows 8
8 3 (4.48%) Windows XP
9 2 (2.99%) AIX
9 2 (2.99%) Windows 2000
9 2 (2.99%) Windows NT
9 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (2.99%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (22.39%) Information Security
2 11 (16.42%) Investment Management
3 10 (14.93%) Cybersecurity
4 8 (11.94%) Server Building
4 8 (11.94%) Software Testing
5 7 (10.45%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (8.96%) Security Operations
7 5 (7.46%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 5 (7.46%) Data Analysis
7 5 (7.46%) Data Loss Prevention
7 5 (7.46%) Incident Management
7 5 (7.46%) Threat Intelligence
7 5 (7.46%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 4 (5.97%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (5.97%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (5.97%) Information Assurance
8 4 (5.97%) Migration
8 4 (5.97%) Test Automation
8 4 (5.97%) Use Case
8 4 (5.97%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 11 (16.42%) Python
2 8 (11.94%) Perl
3 5 (7.46%) PowerShell
3 5 (7.46%) SQL
4 4 (5.97%) Bash Shell
4 4 (5.97%) C#
5 1 (1.49%) Korn
5 1 (1.49%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.49%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.49%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (5.97%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.48%) CCNA
2 3 (4.48%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (4.48%) Degree
2 3 (4.48%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.99%) CEH
3 2 (2.99%) CISM
3 2 (2.99%) CISSP
3 2 (2.99%) CRISC
3 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.49%) MCTS
4 1 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.94%) QA
2 2 (2.99%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.49%) PMO
System Software
1 18 (26.87%) Active Directory
2 10 (14.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (8.96%) Hyper-V
4 5 (7.46%) vSphere
5 4 (5.97%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (5.97%) Terminal Server
5 4 (5.97%) XenApp
5 4 (5.97%) XenDesktop
5 4 (5.97%) XenServer
6 2 (2.99%) VMware NSX
7 1 (1.49%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 6 (8.96%) CSIRT
1 6 (8.96%) QRadar
2 4 (5.97%) EdgeSight
2 4 (5.97%) SCCM
3 3 (4.48%) Nessus
3 3 (4.48%) SCOM
4 2 (2.99%) DameWare
4 2 (2.99%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (2.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.49%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.49%) vCenter Server
5 1 (1.49%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 16 (23.88%) Microsoft
2 15 (22.39%) VMware
3 9 (13.43%) Red Hat
4 6 (8.96%) Citrix
5 4 (5.97%) DevExpress
5 4 (5.97%) Ivanti
6 3 (4.48%) Splunk
6 3 (4.48%) xMatters
7 2 (2.99%) Adobe
7 2 (2.99%) Bomgar
7 2 (2.99%) Cisco
7 2 (2.99%) CyberArk
7 2 (2.99%) HP
7 2 (2.99%) Oracle
7 2 (2.99%) Remedy
7 2 (2.99%) Symantec
7 2 (2.99%) Varonis
8 1 (1.49%) Dell
8 1 (1.49%) EMC
8 1 (1.49%) IBM