Period
to 15 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire with a requirement for Windows Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows Server over the 6 months to 15 January 2019 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 Server
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
15 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 70 86 52
Rank change year-on-year +16 -34 +13
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 101 68 116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 3.01% 2.27% 3.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.40% 12.66% 18.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 32 77
West Yorkshire median daily rate £355 £324 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.65% -6.16% +18.97%
10th Percentile £185 £156 £209
90th Percentile £481 £443 £438
Yorkshire median daily rate £353 £324 £325
% change year-on-year +8.88% -0.38% +12.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 2
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £12.25 £17.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -30.40% +46.67%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.48 £11.68
90th Percentile £26.37 £13.88 £23.52
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.50 £12.50 £15.25
% change year-on-year +24.00% -18.03% +22.00%

Windows Server 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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
West Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 656 537 632
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 19.58% 17.94% 19.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 372 340 376
West Yorkshire median daily rate £405 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.57% +5.00% +3.23%
10th Percentile £219 £175 £200
90th Percentile £563 £551 £523
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £420 £390
% change year-on-year -4.76% +7.69% -0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 44 35
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £13.85 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% +6.54% -
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.00 £9.80
90th Percentile £21.50 £20.01 £24.50
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.71 £14.00 £14.48
% change year-on-year +5.04% -3.31% +11.38%

Windows Server
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

Job postings citing Windows Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server in West Yorkshire

Windows Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server in West Yorkshire

Windows Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 15 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server in West Yorkshire

Windows Server
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 Server in West Yorkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server in West Yorkshire

Windows Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 15 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows Server in West Yorkshire

Windows Server
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 Server within the West Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 15 January 2019. 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 +19 65 £373 +6.43% 40
Wakefield +4 9 £315 - 8
Bradford -11 5 £288 - 8
Pontefract - 3 £425 -
Pudsey - 2 £525 -
Halifax - 2 - - 3
Brighouse -1 1 - -
Huddersfield -12 1 £150 -42.86% 3
Todmorden - 1 - -
Windows Server
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 15 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Windows Server.

1 101 (100.00%) Windows
2 56 (55.45%) VMware
3 52 (51.49%) Active Directory
4 48 (47.52%) Microsoft
5 30 (29.70%) VMware Infrastructure
6 27 (26.73%) Microsoft Azure
6 27 (26.73%) Linux
7 25 (24.75%) Office 365
8 24 (23.76%) MS Exchange
9 23 (22.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 22 (21.78%) Migration
11 20 (19.80%) Windows Server 2012
12 19 (18.81%) Cisco
13 17 (16.83%) TCP/IP
13 17 (16.83%) Problem-Solving
14 16 (15.84%) Citrix
15 15 (14.85%) Amazon AWS
15 15 (14.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 14 (13.86%) Windows Server 2008
16 14 (13.86%) Windows 7
16 14 (13.86%) Red Hat
17 13 (12.87%) ITIL
17 13 (12.87%) SQL
17 13 (12.87%) Windows 10
18 12 (11.88%) SAN
18 12 (11.88%) DNS
18 12 (11.88%) Firewall
18 12 (11.88%) SCCM
19 11 (10.89%) PowerShell
19 11 (10.89%) Windows Server 2003

Windows Server
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 24 (23.76%) MS Exchange
2 9 (8.91%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (7.92%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.96%) CMS
4 4 (3.96%) WebSphere
5 3 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (2.97%) Tuxedo
6 2 (1.98%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.99%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.99%) IIS
7 1 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.99%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (5.94%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Carpe Diem
1 1 (0.99%) Elite 3E
1 1 (0.99%) Sage 200
1 1 (0.99%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 27 (26.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (24.75%) Office 365
3 15 (14.85%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.98%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.99%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.99%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (16.83%) TCP/IP
2 12 (11.88%) DNS
2 12 (11.88%) Firewall
2 12 (11.88%) SAN
3 9 (8.91%) DHCP
4 7 (6.93%) NAS
4 7 (6.93%) VoIP
5 6 (5.94%) LAN
6 5 (4.95%) VPN
7 4 (3.96%) Skype
7 4 (3.96%) WAN
8 2 (1.98%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (1.98%) MPLS
8 2 (1.98%) PBX
9 1 (0.99%) FTP
9 1 (0.99%) IPsec
9 1 (0.99%) Network Security
9 1 (0.99%) SSL
9 1 (0.99%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.99%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.89%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.96%) Amazon Aurora
3 3 (2.97%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.98%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.99%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.99%) Firebird
Development Applications
1 3 (2.97%) Artifactory
1 3 (2.97%) Git (software)
1 3 (2.97%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 10 (9.90%) Finance
2 7 (6.93%) Retail
3 6 (5.94%) Banking
4 3 (2.97%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.98%) Legal
6 1 (0.99%) Advertising
6 1 (0.99%) Back Office
6 1 (0.99%) Law
Job Titles
1 18 (17.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 17 (16.83%) Windows Engineer
3 14 (13.86%) Server Engineer
4 12 (11.88%) Support Engineer
5 9 (8.91%) Office 365 Engineer
6 8 (7.92%) 3rd Line Support
6 8 (7.92%) Active Directory Engineer
6 8 (7.92%) Windows Server Engineer
7 7 (6.93%) Administrator
7 7 (6.93%) Architect
7 7 (6.93%) Infrastructure Support
7 7 (6.93%) Migration Engineer
8 6 (5.94%) Analyst
8 6 (5.94%) IT Engineer
9 5 (4.95%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
9 5 (4.95%) DevOps Engineer
9 5 (4.95%) Server Administrator
9 5 (4.95%) Support Analyst
9 5 (4.95%) VMware Engineer
10 4 (3.96%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.94%) Middleware
2 2 (1.98%) .NET
2 2 (1.98%) .NET Framework
2 2 (1.98%) XML
3 1 (0.99%) ODBC
3 1 (0.99%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.90%) Clustering
2 9 (8.91%) Private Cloud
3 7 (6.93%) Data Centre
4 5 (4.95%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (3.96%) CMDB
6 3 (2.97%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.97%) Blackberry
6 3 (2.97%) Public Cloud
6 3 (2.97%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.98%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.99%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.99%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 101 (100.00%) Windows
2 27 (26.73%) Linux
3 20 (19.80%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (14.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (13.86%) Windows 7
5 14 (13.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (12.87%) Windows 10
7 11 (10.89%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (3.96%) AIX
8 4 (3.96%) Solaris
8 4 (3.96%) Unix
9 3 (2.97%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.97%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.98%) SUSE
10 2 (1.98%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.99%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (22.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 22 (21.78%) Migration
3 17 (16.83%) Problem-Solving
4 13 (12.87%) ITIL
5 10 (9.90%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (5.94%) Computer Science
6 6 (5.94%) Continuous Deployment
6 6 (5.94%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (5.94%) DevOps
6 6 (5.94%) IT Strategy
6 6 (5.94%) Proactive Management
7 5 (4.95%) Service Delivery
7 5 (4.95%) Storage Management
7 5 (4.95%) Technical Analysis
8 4 (3.96%) PLM
8 4 (3.96%) Process Improvement
9 3 (2.97%) B2B
9 3 (2.97%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (2.97%) Network Management
9 3 (2.97%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 13 (12.87%) SQL
2 11 (10.89%) PowerShell
3 5 (4.95%) Perl
3 5 (4.95%) Python
3 5 (4.95%) Shell Script
4 3 (2.97%) Ruby
5 2 (1.98%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.99%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (6.93%) Degree
1 7 (6.93%) SC Cleared
1 7 (6.93%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.95%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (4.95%) MCP
2 5 (4.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (4.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (3.96%) CCNA
3 4 (3.96%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (3.96%) DBS Check
3 4 (3.96%) MCSE
4 3 (2.97%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.98%) A+ Certification
5 2 (1.98%) CCNP
5 2 (1.98%) MCSA
5 2 (1.98%) Network+ Certification
5 2 (1.98%) VCP6
6 1 (0.99%) CCA
6 1 (0.99%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.99%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.96%) SLA
2 3 (2.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (0.99%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.99%) QA
System Software
1 52 (51.49%) Active Directory
2 30 (29.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (9.90%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (8.91%) Hyper-V
5 6 (5.94%) XenApp
6 5 (4.95%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (3.96%) Docker
7 4 (3.96%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.99%) Firmware
8 1 (0.99%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.99%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.99%) Xen
8 1 (0.99%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.99%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (11.88%) SCCM
2 4 (3.96%) WSUS
3 3 (2.97%) HP SIM
3 3 (2.97%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (2.97%) PowerCLI
3 3 (2.97%) Puppet
3 3 (2.97%) SCOM
3 3 (2.97%) vCenter Server
4 2 (1.98%) Ansible
4 2 (1.98%) vRealize
5 1 (0.99%) Nessus
5 1 (0.99%) SCSM
5 1 (0.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.99%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.99%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 56 (55.45%) VMware
2 48 (47.52%) Microsoft
3 19 (18.81%) Cisco
4 16 (15.84%) Citrix
5 14 (13.86%) Red Hat
6 7 (6.93%) NetApp
6 7 (6.93%) Oracle
7 6 (5.94%) Dell
7 6 (5.94%) F5
7 6 (5.94%) HP
8 3 (2.97%) Avaya
8 3 (2.97%) EMC
8 3 (2.97%) IBM
8 3 (2.97%) Ivanti
8 3 (2.97%) SolarWinds
8 3 (2.97%) Verint
9 2 (1.98%) McAfee
9 2 (1.98%) Meraki
9 2 (1.98%) Sage
9 2 (1.98%) Veeam