Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 109 92 58
Rank change year-on-year -17 -34 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 61 65 141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 1.79% 2.30% 3.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.57% 12.85% 15.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 30 94
West Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £341 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% +12.90%
10th Percentile £257 £263 £188
90th Percentile £494 £432 £438
Yorkshire median daily rate £325 £338 £325
% change year-on-year -3.70% +3.85% +12.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 4
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £11.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +6.38% -37.33%
10th Percentile £10.75 £9.25 £8.80
90th Percentile £19.55 £22.50 £20.23
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.56 £13.13 £15.25
% change year-on-year +10.93% -13.93% -12.86%

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 577 506 884
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 16.93% 17.92% 21.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 295 597
West Yorkshire median daily rate £405 £420 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.57% +2.33% +17.27%
10th Percentile £213 £253 £263
90th Percentile £550 £543 £563
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £405 £400
% change year-on-year -1.23% +1.25% +17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 35 29
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.85% +4.00% -12.28%
10th Percentile £9.38 £9.34 £8.58
90th Percentile £29.05 £24.30 £17.00
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.78 £12.50 £14.48
% change year-on-year +18.24% -13.67% +15.84%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 17 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 -20 38 £375 +3.81% 28
Wakefield -2 7 £330 +20.00% 3
Bradford -9 5 - - 11
Brighouse - 3 £290 -
Pudsey - 2 £525 -
Huddersfield -12 1 £250 -9.09% 1
Otley - 1 £350 -
Todmorden - 1 - - 1
Windows Server
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 61 (100.00%) Windows
2 40 (65.57%) Active Directory
3 36 (59.02%) VMware
4 31 (50.82%) Microsoft
5 23 (37.70%) VMware Infrastructure
6 21 (34.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 20 (32.79%) Linux
8 17 (27.87%) MS Exchange
9 15 (24.59%) SQL
9 15 (24.59%) TCP/IP
9 15 (24.59%) HP
9 15 (24.59%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (22.95%) VMware ESXi
10 14 (22.95%) Microsoft Azure
10 14 (22.95%) SAN
10 14 (22.95%) Cisco
10 14 (22.95%) Clustering
10 14 (22.95%) Firewall
11 13 (21.31%) DNS
12 12 (19.67%) Office 365
12 12 (19.67%) ITIL
12 12 (19.67%) SQL Server
13 11 (18.03%) Citrix
13 11 (18.03%) Red Hat
14 10 (16.39%) SCCM
15 9 (14.75%) Hyper-V
16 8 (13.11%) Finance
16 8 (13.11%) VPN
16 8 (13.11%) SharePoint
16 8 (13.11%) Amazon AWS

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 (27.87%) MS Exchange
2 8 (13.11%) SharePoint
3 7 (11.48%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (4.92%) WebSphere
5 2 (3.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (3.28%) IIS
5 2 (3.28%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (3.28%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.64%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.64%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.64%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Carpe Diem
1 1 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.64%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 14 (22.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (19.67%) Office 365
3 8 (13.11%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (3.28%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.64%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (24.59%) TCP/IP
2 14 (22.95%) Firewall
2 14 (22.95%) SAN
3 13 (21.31%) DNS
4 8 (13.11%) VPN
5 7 (11.48%) DHCP
6 6 (9.84%) LAN
6 6 (9.84%) NAS
7 5 (8.20%) SSL
8 4 (6.56%) IPsec
8 4 (6.56%) WAN
9 3 (4.92%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (4.92%) MPLS
10 2 (3.28%) VoIP
11 1 (1.64%) BGP
11 1 (1.64%) FTP
11 1 (1.64%) HTTPS
11 1 (1.64%) Kerberos
11 1 (1.64%) OSPF
11 1 (1.64%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (19.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.92%) Amazon Aurora
3 2 (3.28%) MySQL
3 2 (3.28%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.64%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.64%) MariaDB
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.64%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (13.11%) Finance
2 6 (9.84%) Retail
3 4 (6.56%) Banking
4 2 (3.28%) Back Office
4 2 (3.28%) Marketing
5 1 (1.64%) Automotive
5 1 (1.64%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (31.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (21.31%) Windows Engineer
3 12 (19.67%) Server Engineer
4 9 (14.75%) Analyst
5 8 (13.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 8 (13.11%) 3rd Line Support
5 8 (13.11%) Windows Server Engineer
6 7 (11.48%) Infrastructure Support
6 7 (11.48%) Support Engineer
7 6 (9.84%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (9.84%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
7 6 (9.84%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 6 (9.84%) IT Engineer
7 6 (9.84%) IT Support
7 6 (9.84%) VMware Engineer
7 6 (9.84%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (8.20%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (8.20%) Support Analyst
8 5 (8.20%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (8.20%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.92%) Middleware
2 2 (3.28%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.64%) .NET
3 1 (1.64%) ODBC
3 1 (1.64%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 14 (22.95%) Clustering
2 6 (9.84%) CMDB
3 4 (6.56%) PKI
3 4 (6.56%) Private Cloud
3 4 (6.56%) Public Cloud
3 4 (6.56%) Replication
4 3 (4.92%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.28%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.64%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.64%) EPoS
6 1 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 61 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (32.79%) Linux
3 15 (24.59%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (13.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (11.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (11.48%) Windows 7
6 6 (9.84%) Windows 10
7 4 (6.56%) CentOS
8 3 (4.92%) AIX
8 3 (4.92%) Solaris
8 3 (4.92%) Windows 8
9 2 (3.28%) HPUX
9 2 (3.28%) Unix
9 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.64%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.64%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.64%) SUSE
10 1 (1.64%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.64%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (34.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 12 (19.67%) ITIL
3 8 (13.11%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (11.48%) High Availability
4 7 (11.48%) Server Building
5 6 (9.84%) Migration
6 5 (8.20%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (8.20%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (8.20%) Proactive Management
7 4 (6.56%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (6.56%) Change Management
7 4 (6.56%) PLM
7 4 (6.56%) Process Improvement
7 4 (6.56%) Server Patching
7 4 (6.56%) Server Virtualisation
8 3 (4.92%) IT Strategy
8 3 (4.92%) Service Delivery
8 3 (4.92%) Service Management
8 3 (4.92%) SIEM
8 3 (4.92%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (24.59%) SQL
2 6 (9.84%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.28%) VBScript
4 1 (1.64%) Java
4 1 (1.64%) Perl
4 1 (1.64%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.64%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (9.84%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (8.20%) CCNA
3 4 (6.56%) Degree
3 4 (6.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (4.92%) MCITP
5 2 (3.28%) CCA
5 2 (3.28%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (3.28%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (3.28%) MCSE
5 2 (3.28%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.64%) CCSA
6 1 (1.64%) CCSE
6 1 (1.64%) CISSP
6 1 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.64%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.64%) MCSA
6 1 (1.64%) MCTS
6 1 (1.64%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.64%) VCP5
6 1 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (3.28%) PCI DSS
1 2 (3.28%) QA
2 1 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 1 (1.64%) SLA
System Software
1 40 (65.57%) Active Directory
2 23 (37.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (22.95%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (14.75%) Hyper-V
5 5 (8.20%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (8.20%) vSphere
6 4 (6.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (4.92%) Docker
7 3 (4.92%) XenApp
7 3 (4.92%) XenServer
8 2 (3.28%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (3.28%) XenDesktop
9 1 (1.64%) KVM
9 1 (1.64%) Terminal Services
9 1 (1.64%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (1.64%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (16.39%) SCCM
2 6 (9.84%) WSUS
3 4 (6.56%) SCOM
4 3 (4.92%) HP SIM
4 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (4.92%) vCenter Server
5 2 (3.28%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (3.28%) NetBackup
5 2 (3.28%) PowerCLI
5 2 (3.28%) SCDPM
5 2 (3.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (1.64%) OpenView
6 1 (1.64%) SCOrch
6 1 (1.64%) SCSM
6 1 (1.64%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (1.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (1.64%) Tivoli
6 1 (1.64%) vMotion
6 1 (1.64%) WMI
Vendors
1 36 (59.02%) VMware
2 31 (50.82%) Microsoft
3 15 (24.59%) HP
4 14 (22.95%) Cisco
5 11 (18.03%) Citrix
5 11 (18.03%) Red Hat
6 6 (9.84%) Dell
7 5 (8.20%) SolarWinds
8 4 (6.56%) NetApp
8 4 (6.56%) Oracle
9 3 (4.92%) Fortinet
9 3 (4.92%) Remedy
9 3 (4.92%) Veeam
10 2 (3.28%) Apple
10 2 (3.28%) EMC
10 2 (3.28%) F5
10 2 (3.28%) McAfee
11 1 (1.64%) BMC
11 1 (1.64%) IBM
11 1 (1.64%) Lotus