Period
to 27 May 2018

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 27 May 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 Server
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 121 90 60
Rank change year-on-year -31 -30 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 46 60 133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 1.35% 2.15% 3.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.71% 10.87% 15.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 29 89
West Yorkshire median daily rate £375 £363 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +5.07% +23.21%
10th Percentile £136 £287 £180
90th Percentile £419 £440 £438
Yorkshire median daily rate £300 £350 £300
% change year-on-year -14.29% +16.67% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 6
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £11.50 £17.45 £11.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.08% +48.47% -32.86%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.65 £9.00
90th Percentile £15.00 £22.00 £19.38
Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.25 £13.50 £14.15
% change year-on-year -1.85% -4.56% -11.59%

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 597 552 882
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 17.56% 19.77% 22.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 353 328 579
West Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £410 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.61% +2.37% +14.43%
10th Percentile £213 £225 £263
90th Percentile £550 £538 £553
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 43 35
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £11.25 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.44% -6.25% -28.23%
10th Percentile £10.50 £9.34 £8.53
90th Percentile £24.11 £20.50 £20.25
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £12.25 £12.50
% change year-on-year +18.37% -2.00% -8.66%

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 27 May 2018.

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
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 27 May 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 -13 35 £375 +10.29% 37
Bradford -13 5 - - 10
Wakefield -1 2 £413 - 5
Brighouse - 1 £288 -
Huddersfield - 1 £250 -
Otley - 1 £350 -
Windows Server
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 May 2018, 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 46 (100.00%) Windows
2 29 (63.04%) Active Directory
3 27 (58.70%) Microsoft
4 22 (47.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (30.43%) VMware
6 12 (26.09%) HP
7 11 (23.91%) ITIL
8 10 (21.74%) SQL
8 10 (21.74%) Microsoft Office
8 10 (21.74%) Microsoft Azure
8 10 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
9 9 (19.57%) Hyper-V
9 9 (19.57%) Linux
9 9 (19.57%) Firewall
10 8 (17.39%) Finance
10 8 (17.39%) SQL Server
11 7 (15.22%) Citrix
11 7 (15.22%) Red Hat
11 7 (15.22%) SCCM
12 6 (13.04%) PowerShell
12 6 (13.04%) CentOS
12 6 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
12 6 (13.04%) Windows 7
12 6 (13.04%) vSphere
12 6 (13.04%) DNS
13 5 (10.87%) Clustering
13 5 (10.87%) SharePoint
13 5 (10.87%) MS Exchange
13 5 (10.87%) SAN

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 5 (10.87%) MS Exchange
1 5 (10.87%) SharePoint
2 4 (8.70%) Skype for Business
3 3 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (6.52%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.17%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.17%) CloudStack
4 1 (2.17%) IIS
4 1 (2.17%) OpenStack
Applications
1 10 (21.74%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Carpe Diem
1 1 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.17%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 10 (21.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (10.87%) Office 365
4 1 (2.17%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (2.17%) Google Compute Engine
4 1 (2.17%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (19.57%) Firewall
2 6 (13.04%) DNS
3 5 (10.87%) SAN
4 4 (8.70%) LAN
4 4 (8.70%) WAN
5 3 (6.52%) NetScaler
5 3 (6.52%) TCP/IP
5 3 (6.52%) VPN
6 2 (4.35%) NAS
6 2 (4.35%) Skype
6 2 (4.35%) Wireless
7 1 (2.17%) DHCP
7 1 (2.17%) FTP
7 1 (2.17%) HTTPS
7 1 (2.17%) IPsec
7 1 (2.17%) MPLS
7 1 (2.17%) SNMP
7 1 (2.17%) SSH
7 1 (2.17%) SSL
7 1 (2.17%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (2.17%) MySQL
2 1 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Octopus Deploy
1 2 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (4.35%) TeamCity
2 1 (2.17%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (17.39%) Finance
2 1 (2.17%) Legal
2 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (26.09%) Windows Engineer
2 9 (19.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (15.22%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 6 (13.04%) Linux Engineer
4 6 (13.04%) Support Engineer
5 5 (10.87%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (10.87%) Analyst
5 5 (10.87%) IT Support
5 5 (10.87%) Systems Engineer
5 5 (10.87%) Windows Systems Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) 1st Line Support
6 4 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) IT Support Technician
6 4 (8.70%) IT Technician
6 4 (8.70%) Server Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) Support Technician
6 4 (8.70%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Linux Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.70%) Middleware
2 2 (4.35%) .NET
3 1 (2.17%) ODBC
3 1 (2.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) Clustering
2 3 (6.52%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.52%) Replication
3 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.35%) CMDB
3 2 (4.35%) NHS
3 2 (4.35%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 46 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (47.83%) Windows Server 2012
3 14 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (19.57%) Linux
5 6 (13.04%) CentOS
5 6 (13.04%) Windows 7
6 5 (10.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (10.87%) Windows 10
6 5 (10.87%) Windows 8
7 4 (8.70%) SUSE
8 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (6.52%) Windows XP
9 2 (4.35%) Windows Vista
10 1 (2.17%) HPUX
10 1 (2.17%) Mac OS
10 1 (2.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (23.91%) ITIL
2 4 (8.70%) Change Management
2 4 (8.70%) High Availability
2 4 (8.70%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (8.70%) Server Building
3 3 (6.52%) DevOps
3 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Management
3 3 (6.52%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (6.52%) Service Delivery
3 3 (6.52%) Service Management
4 2 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (4.35%) Analytics
4 2 (4.35%) Break/Fix
4 2 (4.35%) Configuration Management
4 2 (4.35%) CRM
4 2 (4.35%) ITIL V3
4 2 (4.35%) Migration
4 2 (4.35%) Server Virtualisation
4 2 (4.35%) Task Automation
4 2 (4.35%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 10 (21.74%) SQL
2 6 (13.04%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.35%) VBScript
4 1 (2.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (4.35%) CCA
1 2 (4.35%) CCAA
1 2 (4.35%) CCEA
1 2 (4.35%) CCNA
1 2 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (4.35%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (2.17%) CCSA
2 1 (2.17%) CCSE
2 1 (2.17%) DBS Check
2 1 (2.17%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) QA
1 3 (6.52%) SLA
2 1 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 29 (63.04%) Active Directory
2 10 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (19.57%) Hyper-V
4 6 (13.04%) vSphere
5 5 (10.87%) KVM
5 5 (10.87%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (10.87%) XenApp
6 3 (6.52%) XenServer
7 2 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (2.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (2.17%) Terminal Services
8 1 (2.17%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (2.17%) Xen
8 1 (2.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (15.22%) SCCM
2 2 (4.35%) EdgeSight
2 2 (4.35%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (4.35%) SCDPM
3 1 (2.17%) Ansible
3 1 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (2.17%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.17%) Puppet
3 1 (2.17%) SCOM
3 1 (2.17%) SCOrch
3 1 (2.17%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (2.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (2.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (2.17%) vMotion
3 1 (2.17%) WMI
Vendors
1 27 (58.70%) Microsoft
2 14 (30.43%) VMware
3 12 (26.09%) HP
4 7 (15.22%) Citrix
4 7 (15.22%) Red Hat
5 4 (8.70%) Dell
6 3 (6.52%) Cisco
7 2 (4.35%) Apple
7 2 (4.35%) Fortinet
7 2 (4.35%) Remedy
7 2 (4.35%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.17%) Autodesk
8 1 (2.17%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.17%) iManage
8 1 (2.17%) Ivanti
8 1 (2.17%) QNAP
8 1 (2.17%) Ruckus Wireless
8 1 (2.17%) Synology
8 1 (2.17%) Veeam
8 1 (2.17%) WatchGuard