Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 10 6
Rank change year-on-year +3 -4 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 115 98 138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 11.64% 12.17% 13.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.00% 43.36% 49.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 49 105
South Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -18.75% +45.45%
10th Percentile £146 £81 £246
90th Percentile £515 £538 £538
Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £325 £385
% change year-on-year +7.69% -15.58% +28.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 15 9
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.62% -38.10% +90.91%
10th Percentile £10.75 £9.75 £16.40
90th Percentile £64.00 £15.00 £29.15
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.14 £12.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year +13.08% - -

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 230 226 280
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 23.28% 28.07% 27.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 115 213
South Yorkshire median daily rate £410 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.53% -5.56% +56.52%
10th Percentile £231 £158 £281
90th Percentile £538 £575 £638
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £401
% change year-on-year - -0.12% +23.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 15 11
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.51 £13.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.69% -42.22% +104.55%
10th Percentile £10.75 £9.75 £16.75
90th Percentile £62.67 £15.00 £47.50
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £12.50 £13.19
% change year-on-year +16.00% -5.20% +5.48%

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 19 July 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 19 July 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 19 July 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 +7 79 £350 +7.69% 14
Doncaster +1 14 £325 - 8
Rotherham - 5 £390 - 3
Barnsley -12 3 £168 -
Windows
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 45 (39.13%) Active Directory
2 44 (38.26%) Microsoft
3 36 (31.30%) Windows 7
4 32 (27.83%) SCCM
5 28 (24.35%) PowerShell
6 27 (23.48%) Finance
7 26 (22.61%) Windows Server
8 23 (20.00%) Windows 10
8 23 (20.00%) VB
9 21 (18.26%) Migration
10 19 (16.52%) ITIL
11 17 (14.78%) Linux
11 17 (14.78%) Self-Motivation
12 14 (12.17%) Agile Software Development
12 14 (12.17%) Microsoft Azure
12 14 (12.17%) Intel
13 13 (11.30%) SC Cleared
13 13 (11.30%) Security Cleared
14 12 (10.43%) Banking
14 12 (10.43%) VMware
14 12 (10.43%) Dell
14 12 (10.43%) SQL
15 11 (9.57%) Process Improvement
16 10 (8.70%) SSL
16 10 (8.70%) Cisco
16 10 (8.70%) SMS
16 10 (8.70%) TCP/IP
16 10 (8.70%) Firewall
17 9 (7.83%) McAfee
17 9 (7.83%) 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 3 (2.61%) Skype for Business
1 3 (2.61%) WebSphere
1 3 (2.61%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (1.74%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.87%) Confluence
3 1 (0.87%) MS Project Server
3 1 (0.87%) SAS
3 1 (0.87%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.87%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (5.22%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.87%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 14 (12.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (7.83%) Office 365
3 4 (3.48%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.74%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.74%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (1.74%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.87%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.87%) GitHub
5 1 (0.87%) IaaS
5 1 (0.87%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.87%) PaaS
5 1 (0.87%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.70%) Firewall
1 10 (8.70%) SMS
1 10 (8.70%) SSL
1 10 (8.70%) TCP/IP
2 8 (6.96%) HTTP
3 6 (5.22%) VPN
4 5 (4.35%) DHCP
4 5 (4.35%) DNS
5 4 (3.48%) Ethernet
6 3 (2.61%) IPsec
6 3 (2.61%) LAN
6 3 (2.61%) MPLS
6 3 (2.61%) Skype
6 3 (2.61%) WAN
7 2 (1.74%) FCoE
7 2 (1.74%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (1.74%) OSPF
7 2 (1.74%) SMTP
7 2 (1.74%) VoIP
7 2 (1.74%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.48%) BusinessObjects
1 4 (3.48%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.61%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.74%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (1.74%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.87%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.87%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (0.87%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (0.87%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.87%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.87%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 6 (5.22%) Git (software)
2 5 (4.35%) Subversion
3 3 (2.61%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.61%) JIRA
4 1 (0.87%) Artifactory
4 1 (0.87%) Gatling
4 1 (0.87%) GitLab
4 1 (0.87%) JUnit
4 1 (0.87%) Maven
4 1 (0.87%) Selenium
4 1 (0.87%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.87%) Zephyr
General
1 27 (23.48%) Finance
2 12 (10.43%) Banking
3 4 (3.48%) Japanese Language
4 3 (2.61%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.74%) Back Office
6 1 (0.87%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.87%) Games
6 1 (0.87%) Marketing
6 1 (0.87%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (15.65%) Analyst
2 16 (13.91%) Technical Specialist
3 14 (12.17%) Architect
4 13 (11.30%) Consultant
5 10 (8.70%) Desktop Support
6 8 (6.96%) Desktop Engineer
6 8 (6.96%) Solutions Architect
6 8 (6.96%) Support Engineer
6 8 (6.96%) Windows Specialist
7 7 (6.09%) Windows Engineer
8 5 (4.35%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 5 (4.35%) Incident Analyst
8 5 (4.35%) Project Manager
8 5 (4.35%) Security Analyst
9 4 (3.48%) 3rd Line Support
9 4 (3.48%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 4 (3.48%) Deployment Engineer
9 4 (3.48%) Server Engineer
10 3 (2.61%) DevOps Engineer
10 3 (2.61%) WebOps Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.83%) Web Services
2 4 (3.48%) 802.1X
3 3 (2.61%) JSON
3 3 (2.61%) RESTful
4 2 (1.74%) Anaconda
4 2 (1.74%) VXML
4 2 (1.74%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.87%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.87%) LDAP
5 1 (0.87%) Middleware
5 1 (0.87%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (0.87%) REST
5 1 (0.87%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.78%) Self-Motivation
2 5 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.35%) Client/Server
2 5 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.48%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.61%) NHS
4 3 (2.61%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 2 (1.74%) CCTV
5 2 (1.74%) Cloud Native
5 2 (1.74%) Clustering
5 2 (1.74%) IBM XIV
5 2 (1.74%) IVR
6 1 (0.87%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.87%) iPad
6 1 (0.87%) iPhone
6 1 (0.87%) iSeries
6 1 (0.87%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.87%) PKI
6 1 (0.87%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 36 (31.30%) Windows 7
2 26 (22.61%) Windows Server
3 23 (20.00%) Windows 10
4 17 (14.78%) Linux
5 9 (7.83%) Unix
6 7 (6.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (6.09%) Windows XP
7 5 (4.35%) Apple iOS
7 5 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (3.48%) Android
9 3 (2.61%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.74%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.87%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.87%) Solaris
11 1 (0.87%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (18.26%) Migration
2 19 (16.52%) ITIL
3 14 (12.17%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (9.57%) Process Improvement
5 9 (7.83%) Cybersecurity
6 8 (6.96%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (5.22%) Configuration Management
7 6 (5.22%) Data Analysis
7 6 (5.22%) Time Management
7 6 (5.22%) Web Operations
8 5 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (4.35%) DevOps
8 5 (4.35%) Information Security
8 5 (4.35%) Investment Management
8 5 (4.35%) Open Source
8 5 (4.35%) PRINCE2
8 5 (4.35%) User Stories
9 4 (3.48%) Identity Access Management
9 4 (3.48%) Project Management
10 3 (2.61%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 28 (24.35%) PowerShell
2 23 (20.00%) VB
3 12 (10.43%) SQL
4 4 (3.48%) Java
5 3 (2.61%) Python
6 2 (1.74%) C++
6 2 (1.74%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.74%) R
7 1 (0.87%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.87%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.87%) Perl
7 1 (0.87%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (11.30%) SC Cleared
1 13 (11.30%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.48%) CCNA
2 4 (3.48%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.74%) CCNP
3 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.74%) TOGAF Certification
4 1 (0.87%) CCA
4 1 (0.87%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (0.87%) MCTS
4 1 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.74%) GCP
2 1 (0.87%) PMO
2 1 (0.87%) QA
2 1 (0.87%) SLA
System Software
1 45 (39.13%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.96%) Hyper-V
3 6 (5.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.22%) vSphere
4 4 (3.48%) XenApp
4 4 (3.48%) XenDesktop
5 3 (2.61%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (2.61%) Terminal Services
5 3 (2.61%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (2.61%) XenServer
6 2 (1.74%) Docker
6 2 (1.74%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.87%) KVM
7 1 (0.87%) NFS
7 1 (0.87%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.87%) SRDF
7 1 (0.87%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.87%) Xen
Systems Management
1 32 (27.83%) SCCM
2 5 (4.35%) QRadar
3 4 (3.48%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (3.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (2.61%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (2.61%) NetBackup
4 3 (2.61%) Puppet
4 3 (2.61%) SCOM
5 2 (1.74%) Ansible
5 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.74%) Opsview
5 2 (1.74%) Salt
5 2 (1.74%) Terraform
6 1 (0.87%) Grafana
6 1 (0.87%) Kibana
6 1 (0.87%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 44 (38.26%) Microsoft
2 14 (12.17%) Intel
3 12 (10.43%) Dell
3 12 (10.43%) VMware
4 10 (8.70%) Cisco
5 9 (7.83%) McAfee
6 8 (6.96%) NetApp
7 7 (6.09%) Citrix
8 6 (5.22%) Apple
9 5 (4.35%) IBM
9 5 (4.35%) Oracle
10 4 (3.48%) CheckPoint
11 3 (2.61%) BMC
11 3 (2.61%) CyberArk
11 3 (2.61%) Ivanti
11 3 (2.61%) Meraki
11 3 (2.61%) Red Hat
11 3 (2.61%) SAP
11 3 (2.61%) Sophos
11 3 (2.61%) Veeam