Period
to 26 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 6 months to 26 July 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
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 11 10
Rank change year-on-year -8 -1 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 212 409 448
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 7.49% 10.05% 10.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 39.19% 46.37% 51.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 277 249
West Yorkshire median daily rate £338 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.63% +23.08% +14.04%
10th Percentile £118 £185 £152
90th Percentile £460 £575 £425
Yorkshire median daily rate £325 £386 £300
% change year-on-year -15.86% +28.75% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 32 66
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £12.50 £11.25 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -18.89% +15.58%
10th Percentile £9.34 £8.50 £8.96
90th Percentile £20.15 £16.38 £23.75
Yorkshire median hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year - +0.04% -5.70%

Windows is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 541 882 874
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 19.12% 21.68% 21.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 601 498
West Yorkshire median daily rate £420 £410 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +26.15% -
10th Percentile £263 £270 £194
90th Percentile £538 £565 £450
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year - +23.08% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 34 73
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £12.50 £11.63 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.53% -23.77% +27.08%
10th Percentile £9.34 £8.50 £9.02
90th Percentile £20.50 £16.93 £40.00
Yorkshire median hourly rate £12.63 £13.09 £12.75
% change year-on-year -3.55% +2.67% -4.14%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in West Yorkshire

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows in West Yorkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in West Yorkshire

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 26 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in West Yorkshire

Windows
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 in West Yorkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in West Yorkshire

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 26 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in West Yorkshire

Windows
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 within the West Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 26 July 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 -15 133 £340 -15.00% 37
Bradford +3 30 £340 -24.44% 4
Wakefield +3 13 £275 +13.40% 5
Halifax -10 5 £423 -0.59% 1
Dewsbury -1 3 - -
Brighouse - 3 - -
Huddersfield - 3 £275 - 2
Pontefract - 3 - - 1
Pudsey -3 2 £125 -37.50% 2
Bingley +2 1 £325 -18.75%
Keighley 0 1 - - 1
Windows
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 26 July 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows 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.

1 106 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 71 (33.49%) Active Directory
3 63 (29.72%) Windows 7
4 55 (25.94%) Windows Server
5 48 (22.64%) Microsoft Office
6 44 (20.75%) Finance
7 39 (18.40%) ITIL
8 38 (17.92%) SQL Server
9 34 (16.04%) Linux
10 33 (15.57%) VMware
11 30 (14.15%) LAN
11 30 (14.15%) WAN
12 29 (13.68%) SCCM
13 27 (12.74%) Android
13 27 (12.74%) Windows Server 2012
14 26 (12.26%) HP
14 26 (12.26%) Citrix
15 25 (11.79%) SQL
16 23 (10.85%) Unix
16 23 (10.85%) Cisco
16 23 (10.85%) Windows Server 2008
17 22 (10.38%) PowerShell
17 22 (10.38%) MS Exchange
17 22 (10.38%) Firewall
18 21 (9.91%) VPN
18 21 (9.91%) Windows 10
19 20 (9.43%) HTML
19 20 (9.43%) IIS
19 20 (9.43%) VMware Infrastructure
20 19 (8.96%) Blackberry

Windows
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 22 (10.38%) MS Exchange
2 20 (9.43%) IIS
3 11 (5.19%) IBM Notes
4 8 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (2.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (2.36%) SAS
6 5 (2.36%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.42%) Apache
7 3 (1.42%) StreamWeaver
8 2 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.94%) Moodle
8 2 (0.94%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.94%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.47%) Confluence
9 1 (0.47%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.47%) PowerExchange
9 1 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.47%) WebSphere
Applications
1 48 (22.64%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (7.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (2.83%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.94%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.42%) Eikon
1 3 (1.42%) SystmOne
2 1 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.47%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 17 (8.02%) Microsoft Azure
1 17 (8.02%) Office 365
2 2 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.94%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (0.94%) GitHub
3 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.47%) IaaS
3 1 (0.47%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 30 (14.15%) LAN
1 30 (14.15%) WAN
2 22 (10.38%) Firewall
3 21 (9.91%) VPN
4 18 (8.49%) DNS
5 14 (6.60%) DHCP
6 12 (5.66%) Cisco IOS
6 12 (5.66%) SAN
7 11 (5.19%) 3G
7 11 (5.19%) GPRS
7 11 (5.19%) GSM
7 11 (5.19%) LTE
7 11 (5.19%) SGSN
7 11 (5.19%) Wireless
8 8 (3.77%) Internet
8 8 (3.77%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (2.83%) Remote Desktop
9 6 (2.83%) VLAN
10 5 (2.36%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (1.89%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (17.92%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.77%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (3.30%) MS Access
4 6 (2.83%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (2.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (2.36%) SAS Visual Analytics
5 5 (2.36%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.94%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.47%) Big Data
7 1 (0.47%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.47%) DB2
7 1 (0.47%) DB2 UDB
7 1 (0.47%) MySQL
7 1 (0.47%) OLAP
7 1 (0.47%) OLTP
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.47%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 9 (4.25%) Git (software)
2 8 (3.77%) Octopus Deploy
2 8 (3.77%) Visual Studio
3 5 (2.36%) JIRA
4 4 (1.89%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.42%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.94%) Android Studio
6 2 (0.94%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.94%) Maven
6 2 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.94%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.47%) GCC
7 1 (0.47%) ReSharper
7 1 (0.47%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.47%) Subversion
7 1 (0.47%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.47%) YouTrack
General
1 44 (20.75%) Finance
2 13 (6.13%) Banking
2 13 (6.13%) Electronics
3 12 (5.66%) Telecoms
4 11 (5.19%) Manufacturing
4 11 (5.19%) Marketing
5 6 (2.83%) Retail
6 4 (1.89%) Legal
7 3 (1.42%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.94%) Law
9 1 (0.47%) Advertising
9 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 38 (17.92%) Analyst
2 29 (13.68%) 2nd Line Support
3 17 (8.02%) 3rd Line Support
3 17 (8.02%) Service Analyst
3 17 (8.02%) Service Desk Analyst
3 17 (8.02%) Support Engineer
4 16 (7.55%) Windows Engineer
5 15 (7.08%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 15 (7.08%) Administrator
5 15 (7.08%) Technical Support
6 12 (5.66%) Desktop Support
7 11 (5.19%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 11 (5.19%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 11 (5.19%) 3rd Line Technical Support
7 11 (5.19%) Developer
8 9 (4.25%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
8 9 (4.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 9 (4.25%) IT Engineer
8 9 (4.25%) Service Desk Support
8 9 (4.25%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (9.43%) HTML
2 17 (8.02%) .NET
3 8 (3.77%) XML
4 7 (3.30%) .NET Framework
5 6 (2.83%) jQuery
6 4 (1.89%) CSS
6 4 (1.89%) Middleware
7 3 (1.42%) J2EE
7 3 (1.42%) SOAP
7 3 (1.42%) Web Services
8 2 (0.94%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.94%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (0.94%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 2 (0.94%) MSMQ
8 2 (0.94%) REST
8 2 (0.94%) WPF
9 1 (0.47%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (0.47%) RESTful
9 1 (0.47%) Sass
9 1 (0.47%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.96%) Blackberry
2 15 (7.08%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (6.13%) Data Centre
4 11 (5.19%) BYOD
5 8 (3.77%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.83%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.89%) Driving Licence
7 4 (1.89%) iPad
8 3 (1.42%) Clustering
9 2 (0.94%) FMCG
9 2 (0.94%) HP Storage
9 2 (0.94%) iSeries
9 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Licensing
9 2 (0.94%) Replication
9 2 (0.94%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.47%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.47%) EMC VNX
10 1 (0.47%) Tandem
10 1 (0.47%) User Experience
10 1 (0.47%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 63 (29.72%) Windows 7
2 55 (25.94%) Windows Server
3 34 (16.04%) Linux
4 27 (12.74%) Android
4 27 (12.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (10.85%) Unix
5 23 (10.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (9.91%) Windows 10
7 14 (6.60%) Windows Phone
7 14 (6.60%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (5.66%) Mac OS X
9 11 (5.19%) Apple iOS
10 9 (4.25%) Mac OS
10 9 (4.25%) Windows XP
11 6 (2.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (2.83%) Windows 2000
12 5 (2.36%) Windows 8
13 4 (1.89%) CentOS
14 3 (1.42%) AIX
14 3 (1.42%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (18.40%) ITIL
2 17 (8.02%) Project Management
3 15 (7.08%) Migration
4 13 (6.13%) Change Management
5 12 (5.66%) Business Intelligence
5 12 (5.66%) Coaching
5 12 (5.66%) DevOps
6 11 (5.19%) Digital Marketing
6 11 (5.19%) Programme Management
7 10 (4.72%) Data Protection
8 9 (4.25%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (4.25%) SDLC
9 8 (3.77%) Incident Management
9 8 (3.77%) Information Security
9 8 (3.77%) Service Delivery
9 8 (3.77%) Software Engineering
9 8 (3.77%) Time Management
9 8 (3.77%) Web Development
10 7 (3.30%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (3.30%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (11.79%) SQL
2 22 (10.38%) PowerShell
3 18 (8.49%) Java
4 15 (7.08%) VB
5 13 (6.13%) JavaScript
6 11 (5.19%) PHP
7 10 (4.72%) C#
8 6 (2.83%) C
9 5 (2.36%) C++
9 5 (2.36%) Delphi
10 3 (1.42%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.42%) Python
10 3 (1.42%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.94%) VB6
12 1 (0.47%) Erlang
12 1 (0.47%) Groovy
12 1 (0.47%) Ruby
12 1 (0.47%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.47%) VBScript
12 1 (0.47%) VC++
Qualifications
1 15 (7.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (4.72%) Security Cleared
3 8 (3.77%) Degree
3 8 (3.77%) MCP
3 8 (3.77%) MCSE
4 7 (3.30%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (2.83%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.42%) HNC
6 3 (1.42%) MOS
7 2 (0.94%) DBS Check
7 2 (0.94%) MCITP
7 2 (0.94%) MCSA
7 2 (0.94%) MCTS
8 1 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.47%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.47%) ISEB
8 1 (0.47%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.47%) MCDST
8 1 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.55%) SLA
2 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 71 (33.49%) Active Directory
2 20 (9.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (7.08%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.36%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (2.36%) vSphere
4 5 (2.36%) XenDesktop
5 4 (1.89%) KVM
6 3 (1.42%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.94%) Docker
7 2 (0.94%) XenApp
8 1 (0.47%) RACF
8 1 (0.47%) Time Sharing Option
8 1 (0.47%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 29 (13.68%) SCCM
2 13 (6.13%) AirWatch
3 6 (2.83%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (2.83%) SCOM
4 4 (1.89%) Puppet
5 3 (1.42%) DameWare
5 3 (1.42%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 3 (1.42%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.94%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (0.94%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.94%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.94%) SmoothWall
6 2 (0.94%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (0.94%) WSUS
7 1 (0.47%) Ansible
7 1 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.47%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.47%) yum
7 1 (0.47%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 106 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 33 (15.57%) VMware
3 26 (12.26%) Citrix
3 26 (12.26%) HP
4 23 (10.85%) Cisco
5 16 (7.55%) SAP
6 11 (5.19%) Lotus
6 11 (5.19%) MobileIron
7 9 (4.25%) Dell
8 8 (3.77%) IBM
9 7 (3.30%) Oracle
9 7 (3.30%) Red Hat
10 5 (2.36%) Veeam
11 4 (1.89%) Apple
11 4 (1.89%) Bloomberg
11 4 (1.89%) EMC
11 4 (1.89%) NetApp
11 4 (1.89%) Reuters
12 3 (1.42%) LANDesk
12 3 (1.42%) Wyse
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Rate: £150 - £175 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £450.00 per day
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Rate: £400.00 per day
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Rate: £400.00 per day
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Posted: Yesterday
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