Period
to 15 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Windows Engineer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Windows Engineer
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 134 136 140
Rank change year-on-year +2 +4 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 30 16 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.88% 0.57% 1.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 0.58% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 9 29
West Yorkshire median daily rate £325 £338 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.70% -6.25% +80.00%
10th Percentile £135 £138 £267
90th Percentile £519 £406 £428
Yorkshire median daily rate £308 £338 £325
% change year-on-year -8.89% +3.85% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £23.39 £15.25 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.39% - -
10th Percentile £13.41 £14.13 £13.34
90th Percentile £34.09 £16.38 £16.99
Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.00 £15.25 £15.88
% change year-on-year -14.75% -3.94% +4.10%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
West Yorkshire
Contract vacancies in West Yorkshire with a recognized job title 3,258 2,762 3,921
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.02% 97.67% 96.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,212 1,869 2,667
West Yorkshire median daily rate £405 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £285 £275 £268
90th Percentile £538 £545 £550
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 75 96
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.50 £13.86 £12.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.83% +12.00% -8.97%
10th Percentile £9.79 £8.41 £8.50
90th Percentile £33.75 £29.80 £19.66
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.71 £13.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year +28.54% -3.70% +3.85%

Windows Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

Job postings that featured Windows Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Engineer in West Yorkshire

Windows Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows Engineer in West Yorkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Engineer in West Yorkshire

Windows Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Engineer in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Engineer in West Yorkshire

Windows Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Engineer in West Yorkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Engineer in West Yorkshire

Windows Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Engineer in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows Engineer in West Yorkshire

Windows Engineer
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Engineer within the West Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 15 August 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
Leeds -8 20 £350 +3.70% 5
Wakefield 0 2 - -
Bradford - 1 - - 1
Todmorden - 1 - -
Windows Engineer
Yorkshire

Windows Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, Windows Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Yorkshire region featuring Windows Engineer in the job title.

1 30 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 14 (46.67%) Microsoft
3 14 (46.67%) VMware
4 13 (43.33%) DNS
4 13 (43.33%) Windows Server
5 12 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (26.67%) TCP/IP
6 8 (26.67%) Linux
6 8 (26.67%) MS Exchange
6 8 (26.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 8 (26.67%) Windows 10
7 7 (23.33%) SQL
7 7 (23.33%) HP
8 6 (20.00%) DHCP
8 6 (20.00%) Clustering
8 6 (20.00%) Firewall
8 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (20.00%) PowerShell
9 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (16.67%) SCCM
9 5 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (16.67%) Finance
9 5 (16.67%) DevOps
9 5 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
10 4 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (13.33%) ITIL
10 4 (13.33%) Dell
10 4 (13.33%) Cisco
10 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure

Windows Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in West 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 8 (26.67%) MS Exchange
2 4 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (10.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (6.67%) Skype for Business
5 1 (3.33%) IBM Notes
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (10.00%) Office 365
3 2 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (3.33%) Amazon S3
4 1 (3.33%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 13 (43.33%) DNS
2 8 (26.67%) TCP/IP
3 6 (20.00%) DHCP
3 6 (20.00%) Firewall
4 3 (10.00%) SAN
4 3 (10.00%) VPN
5 2 (6.67%) NAS
5 2 (6.67%) SSL
5 2 (6.67%) VoIP
6 1 (3.33%) LAN
6 1 (3.33%) Network Security
6 1 (3.33%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (3.33%) SNMP
6 1 (3.33%) WAN
6 1 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.67%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (3.33%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (3.33%) MySQL
3 1 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.33%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (16.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) Middleware
1 1 (3.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Clustering
2 3 (10.00%) CMDB
2 3 (10.00%) Driving Licence
3 2 (6.67%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.67%) PKI
3 2 (6.67%) Replication
4 1 (3.33%) Cloud Native
4 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 30 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (43.33%) Windows Server
3 8 (26.67%) Linux
3 8 (26.67%) Windows 10
4 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (6.67%) CentOS
6 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (3.33%) SUSE
7 1 (3.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 5 (16.67%) DevOps
2 5 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (13.33%) High Availability
3 4 (13.33%) ITIL
3 4 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (10.00%) Migration
4 3 (10.00%) Server Building
4 3 (10.00%) Service Management
5 2 (6.67%) Analytics
5 2 (6.67%) Change Management
5 2 (6.67%) Configuration Management
5 2 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (6.67%) Runbook
5 2 (6.67%) Scrum
5 2 (6.67%) Server Patching
5 2 (6.67%) Server Virtualisation
5 2 (6.67%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 7 (23.33%) SQL
2 6 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (6.67%) Python
3 2 (6.67%) VBScript
4 1 (3.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (6.67%) CCNA
2 2 (6.67%) Degree
2 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (3.33%) DBS Check
3 1 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 15 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (10.00%) Docker
5 2 (6.67%) Hyper-V
5 2 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (6.67%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (3.33%) BitLocker
6 1 (3.33%) KVM
6 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (3.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (16.67%) SCCM
2 3 (10.00%) Puppet
3 2 (6.67%) Ansible
3 2 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (6.67%) PowerCLI
3 2 (6.67%) Terraform
4 1 (3.33%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (3.33%) NetBackup
4 1 (3.33%) OpenView
4 1 (3.33%) Salt
4 1 (3.33%) SCSM
4 1 (3.33%) Tivoli
4 1 (3.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (3.33%) WMI
4 1 (3.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (46.67%) Microsoft
1 14 (46.67%) VMware
2 7 (23.33%) HP
3 4 (13.33%) Cisco
3 4 (13.33%) Dell
4 3 (10.00%) NetApp
5 2 (6.67%) Apple
5 2 (6.67%) Atlassian
5 2 (6.67%) Citrix
5 2 (6.67%) Red Hat
5 2 (6.67%) Remedy
5 2 (6.67%) Splunk
6 1 (3.33%) BT
6 1 (3.33%) Capita
6 1 (3.33%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.33%) EMC
6 1 (3.33%) F5
6 1 (3.33%) Lotus
6 1 (3.33%) SaltStack
6 1 (3.33%) Trend Micro