Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 76 65
Rank change year-on-year -9 -11 -14
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 90 78 126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 2.62% 2.67% 3.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.49% 14.31% 15.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 33 88
West Yorkshire median daily rate £355 £338 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.19% -2.17% +11.29%
10th Percentile £209 £220 £223
90th Percentile £480 £450 £438
Yorkshire median daily rate £356 £331 £325
% change year-on-year +7.55% +1.92% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 1
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.56 £12.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.48% -50.00% +44.93%
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.56 £12.50 £15.25
% change year-on-year +16.48% -18.03% -10.29%

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 621 545 792
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 18.08% 18.66% 21.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 327 501
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £420 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +2.33% +9.45%
10th Percentile £213 £206 £231
90th Percentile £563 £550 £550
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £420 £400
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 42 28
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.00% -7.41% +1.89%
10th Percentile £10.28 £9.38 £8.70
90th Percentile £23.07 £21.68 £24.13
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.14 £12.50 £14.57
% change year-on-year +13.08% -14.18% +16.52%

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 22 October 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
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 22 October 2018.

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 22 October 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 -5 56 £364 +3.93% 38
Wakefield +1 10 £350 +27.27% 5
Bradford - 5 £275 - 13
Brighouse - 3 £290 -
Pudsey - 2 £525 -
Todmorden - 2 - -
Halifax - 1 - - 1
Otley - 1 £350 -
Windows Server
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 90 (100.00%) Windows
2 55 (61.11%) Active Directory
3 51 (56.67%) Microsoft
4 49 (54.44%) VMware
5 29 (32.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 29 (32.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 27 (30.00%) Linux
7 25 (27.78%) MS Exchange
7 25 (27.78%) Microsoft Azure
8 22 (24.44%) Cisco
8 22 (24.44%) Windows Server 2012
9 21 (23.33%) Office 365
10 19 (21.11%) TCP/IP
10 19 (21.11%) SAN
11 18 (20.00%) SQL
12 17 (18.89%) Firewall
12 17 (18.89%) SCCM
13 16 (17.78%) Windows 7
13 16 (17.78%) Clustering
13 16 (17.78%) ITIL
13 16 (17.78%) Citrix
13 16 (17.78%) DNS
14 15 (16.67%) HP
14 15 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
14 15 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
14 15 (16.67%) Windows 10
15 14 (15.56%) Amazon AWS
15 14 (15.56%) Red Hat
16 13 (14.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 12 (13.33%) Migration

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 25 (27.78%) MS Exchange
2 11 (12.22%) SharePoint
3 10 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (3.33%) Skype for Business
4 3 (3.33%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.22%) IBM Notes
5 2 (2.22%) IIS
5 2 (2.22%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (2.22%) Tuxedo
6 1 (1.11%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.11%) CMS
6 1 (1.11%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.11%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (8.89%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Carpe Diem
1 1 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.11%) Elite 3E
1 1 (1.11%) Sage 200
1 1 (1.11%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 25 (27.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (23.33%) Office 365
3 14 (15.56%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.22%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.11%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (21.11%) SAN
1 19 (21.11%) TCP/IP
2 17 (18.89%) Firewall
3 16 (17.78%) DNS
4 10 (11.11%) DHCP
5 9 (10.00%) VPN
6 8 (8.89%) NAS
7 7 (7.78%) LAN
8 6 (6.67%) VoIP
9 5 (5.56%) SSL
10 4 (4.44%) IPsec
10 4 (4.44%) WAN
11 3 (3.33%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (3.33%) MPLS
12 2 (2.22%) Intrusion Detection
12 2 (2.22%) Network Security
12 2 (2.22%) Skype
12 2 (2.22%) Wireless
13 1 (1.11%) VLAN
13 1 (1.11%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.22%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.33%) Amazon Aurora
2 3 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.11%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.11%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.11%) Firebird
3 1 (1.11%) MariaDB
3 1 (1.11%) MySQL
3 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.11%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.11%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (2.22%) Artifactory
1 2 (2.22%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.11%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 11 (12.22%) Retail
2 9 (10.00%) Finance
3 7 (7.78%) Banking
4 2 (2.22%) Back Office
4 2 (2.22%) Marketing
5 1 (1.11%) Advertising
5 1 (1.11%) Automotive
5 1 (1.11%) Legal
5 1 (1.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (27.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 15 (16.67%) Windows Engineer
3 14 (15.56%) Server Engineer
4 12 (13.33%) Support Engineer
5 11 (12.22%) 3rd Line Support
5 11 (12.22%) Infrastructure Support
6 10 (11.11%) Analyst
7 9 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 8 (8.89%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
8 8 (8.89%) Windows Server Engineer
9 7 (7.78%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 7 (7.78%) Active Directory Engineer
9 7 (7.78%) Architect
9 7 (7.78%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
10 6 (6.67%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (6.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 6 (6.67%) IT Engineer
10 6 (6.67%) IT Support
10 6 (6.67%) Support Analyst
11 5 (5.56%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.56%) Middleware
2 2 (2.22%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.11%) ODBC
3 1 (1.11%) Web Services
3 1 (1.11%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.78%) Clustering
2 6 (6.67%) CMDB
2 6 (6.67%) Public Cloud
3 4 (4.44%) Blackberry
3 4 (4.44%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.44%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.44%) PKI
3 4 (4.44%) Private Cloud
3 4 (4.44%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (3.33%) Virtual Team
5 2 (2.22%) Replication
6 1 (1.11%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.11%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.11%) EPoS
6 1 (1.11%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 90 (100.00%) Windows
2 27 (30.00%) Linux
3 22 (24.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (17.78%) Windows 7
5 15 (16.67%) Windows 10
5 15 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (14.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (6.67%) Unix
7 6 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (3.33%) AIX
8 3 (3.33%) CentOS
8 3 (3.33%) Solaris
8 3 (3.33%) SUSE
8 3 (3.33%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.22%) HPUX
9 2 (2.22%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.11%) Android
10 1 (1.11%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.11%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (32.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 16 (17.78%) ITIL
3 12 (13.33%) Migration
3 12 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
4 6 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (6.67%) Server Building
4 6 (6.67%) Service Delivery
5 5 (5.56%) High Availability
5 5 (5.56%) Proactive Management
5 5 (5.56%) Storage Management
6 4 (4.44%) Change Management
6 4 (4.44%) Infrastructure Management
6 4 (4.44%) IT Strategy
6 4 (4.44%) PLM
6 4 (4.44%) Process Improvement
6 4 (4.44%) Server Patching
7 3 (3.33%) Continuous Deployment
7 3 (3.33%) Server Virtualisation
7 3 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (20.00%) SQL
2 9 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 5 (5.56%) Shell Script
4 3 (3.33%) Perl
5 2 (2.22%) Python
5 2 (2.22%) Ruby
5 2 (2.22%) VBScript
6 1 (1.11%) Java
6 1 (1.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (8.89%) Degree
2 6 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (4.44%) CCNA
3 4 (4.44%) MCP
3 4 (4.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (3.33%) MCITP
4 3 (3.33%) MCSE
5 2 (2.22%) CCA
5 2 (2.22%) CISSP
5 2 (2.22%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (2.22%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (2.22%) DBS Check
5 2 (2.22%) MCSA
5 2 (2.22%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.11%) MCTS
6 1 (1.11%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.11%) VCP5
6 1 (1.11%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.33%) QA
1 3 (3.33%) SLA
2 2 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (1.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 55 (61.11%) Active Directory
2 29 (32.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (11.11%) Hyper-V
5 6 (6.67%) Virtual Servers
6 5 (5.56%) XenApp
7 4 (4.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (3.33%) Docker
9 2 (2.22%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (2.22%) vSphere
9 2 (2.22%) Xen
9 2 (2.22%) XenDesktop
9 2 (2.22%) XenServer
10 1 (1.11%) Firmware
10 1 (1.11%) KVM
10 1 (1.11%) Terminal Services
10 1 (1.11%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 17 (18.89%) SCCM
2 8 (8.89%) WSUS
3 5 (5.56%) SCOM
4 4 (4.44%) HP SIM
4 4 (4.44%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (4.44%) vCenter Server
5 3 (3.33%) PowerCLI
6 2 (2.22%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (2.22%) Puppet
6 2 (2.22%) SCDPM
6 2 (2.22%) SCSM
6 2 (2.22%) Tivoli
6 2 (2.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (1.11%) AirWatch
7 1 (1.11%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (1.11%) Nessus
7 1 (1.11%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.11%) OpenView
7 1 (1.11%) vRealize
Vendors
1 51 (56.67%) Microsoft
2 49 (54.44%) VMware
3 22 (24.44%) Cisco
4 16 (17.78%) Citrix
5 15 (16.67%) HP
6 14 (15.56%) Red Hat
7 8 (8.89%) Dell
8 7 (7.78%) F5
8 7 (7.78%) NetApp
9 6 (6.67%) Oracle
10 5 (5.56%) SolarWinds
11 3 (3.33%) EMC
11 3 (3.33%) Fortinet
11 3 (3.33%) IBM
11 3 (3.33%) McAfee
11 3 (3.33%) Remedy
11 3 (3.33%) Veeam
12 2 (2.22%) Ivanti
12 2 (2.22%) Lotus
12 2 (2.22%) Sage