Period
to 22 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 112 65 67
Rank change year-on-year -47 +2 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 56 91 118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 1.72% 3.02% 2.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.57% 14.31% 13.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 49 78
West Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £360 £283
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +27.43% -8.80%
10th Percentile £155 £210 £143
90th Percentile £421 £470 £402
Yorkshire median daily rate £320 £339 £295
% change year-on-year -5.54% +14.83% +7.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 8
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £12.00 £15.75 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.81% +31.25% -11.11%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.73 £10.76
90th Percentile £13.75 £22.75 £15.83
Yorkshire median hourly rate £12.50 £14.48 £12.50
% change year-on-year -13.67% +15.84% -5.66%

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 585 636 883
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 17.97% 21.07% 21.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 380 364 524
West Yorkshire median daily rate £420 £410 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +4.79% +11.79%
10th Percentile £175 £213 £175
90th Percentile £539 £513 £550
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +3.13% +1.27% +14.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 47 71
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £12.50 £12.00 £12.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.17% -0.83% -3.20%
10th Percentile £10.28 £9.80 £8.58
90th Percentile £19.76 £22.08 £18.75
Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.70 £13.83 £12.75
% change year-on-year -0.96% +8.49% -1.92%

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 February 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 22 February 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 -21 40 £350 +2.94% 38
Wakefield +1 6 £413 +415.63% 3
Bradford -16 2 - - 7
Huddersfield +1 1 £250 +16.28% 2
Bingley - 1 - -
Brighouse - 1 £288 -
Windows Server
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 56 (100.00%) Windows
2 35 (62.50%) Active Directory
3 32 (57.14%) Microsoft
4 28 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (39.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (30.36%) ITIL
7 16 (28.57%) SCCM
8 13 (23.21%) Microsoft Office
9 11 (19.64%) Citrix
10 10 (17.86%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (17.86%) Linux
10 10 (17.86%) NetScaler
10 10 (17.86%) XenApp
11 9 (16.07%) Windows 7
11 9 (16.07%) Microsoft Azure
11 9 (16.07%) PowerShell
12 8 (14.29%) Firewall
12 8 (14.29%) VMware
12 8 (14.29%) SQL
12 8 (14.29%) MS Exchange
13 7 (12.50%) Office 365
13 7 (12.50%) Windows 10
14 6 (10.71%) SharePoint
14 6 (10.71%) CCA
14 6 (10.71%) Citrix Certification
14 6 (10.71%) CCEA
14 6 (10.71%) Dell
14 6 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (10.71%) EdgeSight
14 6 (10.71%) Analytics

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 8 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 6 (10.71%) SharePoint
3 5 (8.93%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (7.14%) IIS
4 4 (7.14%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (3.57%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.79%) CloudStack
6 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.79%) NetWeaver
6 1 (1.79%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.79%) SAP EP
6 1 (1.79%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (23.21%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (16.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (12.50%) Office 365
3 6 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.79%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.79%) Google Compute Engine
4 1 (1.79%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (17.86%) NetScaler
2 8 (14.29%) Firewall
3 5 (8.93%) LAN
3 5 (8.93%) SAN
4 4 (7.14%) DNS
4 4 (7.14%) VPN
4 4 (7.14%) WAN
5 2 (3.57%) Skype
6 1 (1.79%) 3G
6 1 (1.79%) HSRP
6 1 (1.79%) IPsec
6 1 (1.79%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.79%) MPLS
6 1 (1.79%) NAS
6 1 (1.79%) SNMP
6 1 (1.79%) SSL
6 1 (1.79%) VLAN
6 1 (1.79%) VPLS
6 1 (1.79%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.79%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.93%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.79%) MySQL
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.79%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.79%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.79%) SAP BW
2 1 (1.79%) SAP HANA
2 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (5.36%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.57%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (3.57%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.79%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (16.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 9 (16.07%) Windows Engineer
2 8 (14.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 7 (12.50%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 7 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 7 (12.50%) Citrix Engineer
4 6 (10.71%) Support Engineer
5 5 (8.93%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (8.93%) Linux Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) 1st Line Support
6 4 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) Active Directory Support
6 4 (7.14%) Administrator
6 4 (7.14%) Exchange Support
6 4 (7.14%) IT Support
6 4 (7.14%) IT Support Technician
6 4 (7.14%) IT Technician
6 4 (7.14%) Server Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) SharePoint Administrator
6 4 (7.14%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.36%) Middleware
2 1 (1.79%) .NET
2 1 (1.79%) SAP Basis
2 1 (1.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.36%) Clustering
3 2 (3.57%) NHS
4 1 (1.79%) CMDB
4 1 (1.79%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.79%) HACMP
4 1 (1.79%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 56 (100.00%) Windows
2 28 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (39.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (17.86%) Linux
5 9 (16.07%) Windows 7
6 7 (12.50%) Windows 10
7 6 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (8.93%) CentOS
8 5 (8.93%) Windows 8
9 4 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (5.36%) SUSE
10 3 (5.36%) Windows XP
11 2 (3.57%) Android
11 2 (3.57%) Windows Vista
12 1 (1.79%) Mac OS
12 1 (1.79%) Mac OS X
12 1 (1.79%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (30.36%) ITIL
2 6 (10.71%) Analytics
3 5 (8.93%) Infrastructure Management
4 4 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (7.14%) Service Delivery
5 3 (5.36%) Break/Fix
5 3 (5.36%) DevOps
5 3 (5.36%) Time Management
6 2 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (3.57%) ITIL V3
6 2 (3.57%) Load Balancing
6 2 (3.57%) Migration
6 2 (3.57%) Server Building
6 2 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (1.79%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (1.79%) Knowledge Management
7 1 (1.79%) Logistics
7 1 (1.79%) Problem Management
7 1 (1.79%) SAP Implementation
7 1 (1.79%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.07%) PowerShell
2 8 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (1.79%) ABAP
3 1 (1.79%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (17.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (10.71%) CCA
2 6 (10.71%) CCAA
2 6 (10.71%) CCEA
2 6 (10.71%) Citrix Certification
3 5 (8.93%) MCSE
4 1 (1.79%) CCNA
4 1 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.79%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) SLA
2 1 (1.79%) GDPR
2 1 (1.79%) QA
System Software
1 35 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 10 (17.86%) XenApp
3 6 (10.71%) Hyper-V
3 6 (10.71%) vSphere
4 4 (7.14%) KVM
5 3 (5.36%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (5.36%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (5.36%) XenServer
6 2 (3.57%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.79%) BitLocker
7 1 (1.79%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (1.79%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (1.79%) Xen
Systems Management
1 16 (28.57%) SCCM
2 6 (10.71%) EdgeSight
3 4 (7.14%) SCOM
4 3 (5.36%) WSUS
5 1 (1.79%) Ansible
5 1 (1.79%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.79%) Puppet
5 1 (1.79%) SCDPM
5 1 (1.79%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (1.79%) WMI
Vendors
1 32 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 11 (19.64%) Citrix
3 8 (14.29%) VMware
4 6 (10.71%) Dell
5 5 (8.93%) Red Hat
6 4 (7.14%) HP
7 3 (5.36%) EMC
7 3 (5.36%) NetApp
7 3 (5.36%) Veritas
8 2 (3.57%) Apple
8 2 (3.57%) Cisco
8 2 (3.57%) IBM
8 2 (3.57%) Ivanti
8 2 (3.57%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.79%) Google
9 1 (1.79%) Meraki
9 1 (1.79%) Oracle
9 1 (1.79%) SAP
9 1 (1.79%) Symantec
9 1 (1.79%) WatchGuard