Period
to 13 December 2017

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 13 December 2017 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
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 68 58
Rank change year-on-year -12 -10 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 78 113 145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 2.58% 3.23% 3.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.03% 16.79% 14.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 76 82
West Yorkshire median daily rate £318 £345 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.97% +15.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £157 £191 £160
90th Percentile £449 £434 £410
Yorkshire median daily rate £318 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -2.31% +8.33% +2.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 2 10
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £11.50 £17.60 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.66% +38.04% +2.00%
10th Percentile £9.55 £11.68 £11.00
90th Percentile £13.75 £23.52 £22.75
Yorkshire median hourly rate £12.25 £15.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year -18.33% +15.38% -5.45%

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 556 673 993
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 18.41% 19.26% 22.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 413 594
West Yorkshire median daily rate £423 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.63% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £175 £209 £206
90th Percentile £543 £524 £526
Yorkshire median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +11.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 33 90
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.85% +4.00% +2.27%
10th Percentile £9.81 £9.00 £8.96
90th Percentile £19.90 £24.75 £18.75
Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.24 £12.50
% change year-on-year -8.71% +13.92% -4.58%

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 13 December 2017.

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 13 December 2017. 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 -17 52 £348 +6.92% 13
Wakefield 0 8 £288 +134.69% 2
Huddersfield +3 3 £275 +27.91%
Bradford -6 2 - - 5
Bingley - 1 - -
Windows Server
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 13 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Windows Server.

1 78 (100.00%) Windows
2 46 (58.97%) Active Directory
3 45 (57.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 43 (55.13%) Microsoft
5 31 (39.74%) VMware
5 31 (39.74%) SCCM
6 22 (28.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (26.92%) ITIL
8 17 (21.79%) SharePoint
8 17 (21.79%) MS Exchange
8 17 (21.79%) PowerShell
9 16 (20.51%) vSphere
9 16 (20.51%) Microsoft Certification
10 15 (19.23%) SharePoint 2013
11 14 (17.95%) VMware Infrastructure
11 14 (17.95%) SCOM
12 13 (16.67%) Windows 7
12 13 (16.67%) NetScaler
12 13 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
12 13 (16.67%) SAN
12 13 (16.67%) NetApp
12 13 (16.67%) IIS
12 13 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
13 12 (15.38%) HP
13 12 (15.38%) Citrix
14 11 (14.10%) Linux
14 11 (14.10%) SQL Server
15 10 (12.82%) SQL
15 10 (12.82%) MCSE
15 10 (12.82%) DNS

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 17 (21.79%) MS Exchange
1 17 (21.79%) SharePoint
2 15 (19.23%) SharePoint 2013
3 13 (16.67%) IIS
4 10 (12.82%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (11.54%) SharePoint Server
6 8 (10.26%) Skype for Business
7 6 (7.69%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (2.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (1.28%) NetWeaver
10 1 (1.28%) SAP EP
10 1 (1.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.26%) Office 365
2 4 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (16.67%) NetScaler
1 13 (16.67%) SAN
2 10 (12.82%) DNS
3 8 (10.26%) Skype
4 7 (8.97%) Firewall
5 6 (7.69%) LAN
6 4 (5.13%) WAN
7 3 (3.85%) Internet
7 3 (3.85%) SMS
8 2 (2.56%) Broadband
8 2 (2.56%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (2.56%) Intranet
8 2 (2.56%) VLAN
8 2 (2.56%) VPN
9 1 (1.28%) 4G
9 1 (1.28%) DMVPN
9 1 (1.28%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (1.28%) HSRP
9 1 (1.28%) iSCSI
9 1 (1.28%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.10%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.97%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.28%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.28%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.28%) SAP BW
4 1 (1.28%) SAP HANA
4 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 9 (11.54%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (10.26%) Git (software)
3 5 (6.41%) Chocolatey
4 2 (2.56%) LoadRunner
General
1 5 (6.41%) Finance
2 3 (3.85%) Banking
3 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (12.82%) Administrator
3 9 (11.54%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 9 (11.54%) SharePoint Administrator
4 8 (10.26%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 8 (10.26%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (7.69%) Analyst
5 6 (7.69%) Citrix Engineer
5 6 (7.69%) Technical Leader
6 5 (6.41%) Active Directory Support
6 5 (6.41%) Exchange Support
6 5 (6.41%) Server Engineer
6 5 (6.41%) Server Support
6 5 (6.41%) Support Engineer
7 4 (5.13%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (5.13%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
7 4 (5.13%) 3rd Line Server Support
7 4 (5.13%) IT Support
7 4 (5.13%) IT Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.56%) J2EE
2 1 (1.28%) SAP Basis
2 1 (1.28%) Software Packaging
2 1 (1.28%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 4 (5.13%) Clustering
3 4 (5.13%) HP Storage
3 4 (5.13%) Virtual Team
4 2 (2.56%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.28%) CMDB
5 1 (1.28%) FMCG
5 1 (1.28%) HACMP
5 1 (1.28%) Replication
5 1 (1.28%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 78 (100.00%) Windows
2 45 (57.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (28.21%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 11 (14.10%) Linux
6 10 (12.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (10.26%) Windows 10
8 5 (6.41%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.56%) Android
9 2 (2.56%) Data ONTAP
9 2 (2.56%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.28%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.28%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.28%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (26.92%) ITIL
2 9 (11.54%) Capacity Planning
2 9 (11.54%) Infrastructure Management
3 6 (7.69%) Service Delivery
4 5 (6.41%) Server Virtualisation
5 4 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (5.13%) Analytics
5 4 (5.13%) Service Management
6 3 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (3.85%) Network Management
6 3 (3.85%) Problem Management
6 3 (3.85%) Time Management
7 2 (2.56%) Change Control
7 2 (2.56%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (2.56%) Load Balancing
7 2 (2.56%) Migration
7 2 (2.56%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (2.56%) Performance Testing
7 2 (2.56%) Web Development
8 1 (1.28%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (21.79%) PowerShell
2 10 (12.82%) SQL
3 3 (3.85%) C
4 2 (2.56%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.56%) Ruby
5 1 (1.28%) ABAP
5 1 (1.28%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.28%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (20.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (12.82%) MCSE
3 4 (5.13%) CCA
3 4 (5.13%) CCAA
3 4 (5.13%) CCEA
3 4 (5.13%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (2.56%) Degree
4 2 (2.56%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.28%) CCNA
5 1 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.28%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.41%) SLA
2 1 (1.28%) GDPR
System Software
1 46 (58.97%) Active Directory
2 16 (20.51%) vSphere
3 14 (17.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (11.54%) XenApp
5 8 (10.26%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (5.13%) XenServer
7 3 (3.85%) Hyper-V
7 3 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (3.85%) VMware NSX
8 2 (2.56%) XenDesktop
9 1 (1.28%) BitLocker
9 1 (1.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (1.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 31 (39.74%) SCCM
2 14 (17.95%) SCOM
3 4 (5.13%) EdgeSight
3 4 (5.13%) Puppet
3 4 (5.13%) WSUS
4 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (2.56%) DameWare
5 2 (2.56%) SCDPM
6 1 (1.28%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (1.28%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (1.28%) SmoothWall
6 1 (1.28%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 43 (55.13%) Microsoft
2 31 (39.74%) VMware
3 13 (16.67%) NetApp
4 12 (15.38%) Citrix
4 12 (15.38%) HP
5 7 (8.97%) Dell
6 5 (6.41%) Cisco
7 4 (5.13%) EMC
8 3 (3.85%) Apple
8 3 (3.85%) Veritas
9 2 (2.56%) IBM
9 2 (2.56%) LANDesk
9 2 (2.56%) SAP
9 2 (2.56%) SolarWinds
9 2 (2.56%) Veeam
9 2 (2.56%) Wyse
10 1 (1.28%) AppSense
10 1 (1.28%) F5
10 1 (1.28%) Meraki
10 1 (1.28%) Oracle