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 3 months to 23 April 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
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 9 15
Rank change year-on-year -11 +6  
Contract jobs citing Windows 101 220 202
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 7.38% 10.87% 10.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 36.20% 48.57% 46.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 129 104
Median daily rate £381 £400 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.68% +29.13%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £215 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £459 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year -0.73% +4.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 23 29
Median hourly rate £11.88 £11.00 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.95% -20.69%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.09 £8.60 £9.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.87 £15.45 £18.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.63 £15.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year -4.09% +1.66%  

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 279 453 436
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 20.38% 22.39% 21.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 312 248
Median daily rate £413 £400 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +6.20% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 23 37
Median hourly rate £12.50 £12.00 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.16% -28.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.09 £9.48 £10.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £16.50 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire citing Windows as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 23 April 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
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 3 months to 23 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds -19 53 £350 -12.50% 30
Bradford -2 20 £375 -16.66% 12
Halifax -3 8 £440 +2.98% 2
Wakefield +1 3 - - 2
Brighouse - 3 - -
Dewsbury 0 2 - - 3
Bingley +4 1 £325 -
Pudsey 0 1 - -
Huddersfield - 1 - - 2
Keighley - 1 - -
Windows
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 (42.74%) Microsoft
2 89 (35.89%) Active Directory
3 70 (28.23%) Windows Server
4 58 (23.39%) Linux
4 58 (23.39%) Windows 7
5 51 (20.56%) VMware
6 50 (20.16%) SQL
7 49 (19.76%) Finance
8 47 (18.95%) SQL Server
9 45 (18.15%) ITIL
10 35 (14.11%) Windows Server 2008
11 34 (13.71%) Windows Server 2012
12 33 (13.31%) DNS
13 31 (12.50%) Unix
14 28 (11.29%) Microsoft Azure
15 27 (10.89%) DevOps
16 26 (10.48%) Microsoft Office
17 25 (10.08%) HP
18 24 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
18 24 (9.68%) SCCM
19 23 (9.27%) VMware Infrastructure
20 22 (8.87%) DHCP
20 22 (8.87%) Windows 10
21 20 (8.06%) Microsoft Certification
21 20 (8.06%) vSphere
22 19 (7.66%) SQL Server 2012
22 19 (7.66%) MS Exchange
22 19 (7.66%) Firewall
22 19 (7.66%) Project Management
23 18 (7.26%) JavaScript

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 19 (7.66%) MS Exchange
2 16 (6.45%) IIS
3 8 (3.23%) SharePoint
4 6 (2.42%) Apache
4 6 (2.42%) WebSphere
5 5 (2.02%) CMS
5 5 (2.02%) IBM Domino
6 4 (1.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.21%) Plone
7 3 (1.21%) SAS
7 3 (1.21%) SilverStripe
7 3 (1.21%) Skype for Business
7 3 (1.21%) StreamWeaver
7 3 (1.21%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.81%) Oracle Service Bus
8 2 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.81%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.81%) WordPress
Applications
1 26 (10.48%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (3.23%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (1.21%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.61%) SystmOne
2 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 28 (11.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (6.85%) Office 365
3 8 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.61%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (1.61%) GitHub
5 1 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.40%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (13.31%) DNS
2 22 (8.87%) DHCP
3 19 (7.66%) Firewall
4 15 (6.05%) TCP/IP
5 14 (5.65%) LAN
5 14 (5.65%) WAN
6 13 (5.24%) SMTP
7 10 (4.03%) LDAP
8 9 (3.63%) SNMP
9 8 (3.23%) SAN
9 8 (3.23%) SSL
9 8 (3.23%) VPN
10 7 (2.82%) FTP
11 6 (2.42%) Internet
12 5 (2.02%) HTTP
13 4 (1.61%) HTTPS
13 4 (1.61%) Network Security
13 4 (1.61%) Telnet
14 3 (1.21%) Intranet
14 3 (1.21%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (18.95%) SQL Server
2 19 (7.66%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (4.03%) SQL Server 2014
4 9 (3.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (3.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (2.82%) MySQL
5 7 (2.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (2.42%) DB2
6 6 (2.42%) DB2 UDB
7 5 (2.02%) OLTP
7 5 (2.02%) Oracle Database
7 5 (2.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (1.61%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (1.21%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.21%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.81%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.81%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.40%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 11 (4.44%) Octopus Deploy
2 9 (3.63%) Git (software)
2 9 (3.63%) JIRA
3 5 (2.02%) Eclipse
3 5 (2.02%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.61%) Android Studio
4 4 (1.61%) Visual Studio
5 3 (1.21%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.81%) FitNesse
6 2 (0.81%) Robot Framework
6 2 (0.81%) Selenium
6 2 (0.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.40%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.40%) MSTest
7 1 (0.40%) ReSharper
7 1 (0.40%) Subversion
7 1 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.40%) YouTrack
General
1 49 (19.76%) Finance
2 9 (3.63%) Legal
3 7 (2.82%) Banking
4 5 (2.02%) Retail
5 4 (1.61%) Electronics
6 3 (1.21%) Marketing
7 2 (0.81%) Law
8 1 (0.40%) Advertising
8 1 (0.40%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 43 (17.34%) Analyst
2 21 (8.47%) Administrator
3 20 (8.06%) Service Analyst
3 20 (8.06%) Service Desk Analyst
3 20 (8.06%) Support Engineer
4 19 (7.66%) DBA
4 19 (7.66%) Windows Engineer
5 18 (7.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 16 (6.45%) Developer
6 16 (6.45%) Infrastructure Manager
7 14 (5.65%) 1st Line Support
8 13 (5.24%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
8 13 (5.24%) 2nd Line Support
9 12 (4.84%) DevOps Engineer
10 11 (4.44%) Service Desk Support
11 10 (4.03%) Desktop Support
11 10 (4.03%) IT Engineer
11 10 (4.03%) Service Desk Support Analyst
11 10 (4.03%) Support Analyst
12 9 (3.63%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (6.85%) CSS
1 17 (6.85%) HTML
1 17 (6.85%) XML
2 16 (6.45%) .NET
3 6 (2.42%) Middleware
4 5 (2.02%) Web Services
5 3 (1.21%) .NET Framework
5 3 (1.21%) AngularJS
5 3 (1.21%) HTML5
5 3 (1.21%) ISPF
5 3 (1.21%) JSON
5 3 (1.21%) RESTful
5 3 (1.21%) SOAP
6 2 (0.81%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (0.81%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (0.81%) Google Maps API
6 2 (0.81%) jQuery
6 2 (0.81%) RSS
6 2 (0.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (0.81%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.45%) Data Centre
2 13 (5.24%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (3.63%) Replication
4 8 (3.23%) iSeries
5 6 (2.42%) iPad
6 5 (2.02%) Client/Server
6 5 (2.02%) Driving Licence
6 5 (2.02%) HACMP
6 5 (2.02%) Mainframe
7 4 (1.61%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.61%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.21%) Clustering
8 3 (1.21%) iPhone
8 3 (1.21%) NHS
8 3 (1.21%) Tandem
9 2 (0.81%) EMC VNXe
9 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Licensing
9 2 (0.81%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.81%) User Experience
9 2 (0.81%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 70 (28.23%) Windows Server
2 58 (23.39%) Linux
2 58 (23.39%) Windows 7
3 35 (14.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 34 (13.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 31 (12.50%) Unix
6 24 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
7 22 (8.87%) Windows 10
8 12 (4.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (4.84%) Windows XP
9 8 (3.23%) Ubuntu
10 6 (2.42%) Android
10 6 (2.42%) Solaris
11 4 (1.61%) CentOS
11 4 (1.61%) Embedded Linux
11 4 (1.61%) SUSE
11 4 (1.61%) Windows 8
11 4 (1.61%) Windows Embedded Compact
12 3 (1.21%) Apple iOS
12 3 (1.21%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (18.15%) ITIL
2 27 (10.89%) DevOps
3 19 (7.66%) Project Management
4 16 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (6.45%) Migration
5 15 (6.05%) Disaster Recovery
6 14 (5.65%) Configuration Management
7 13 (5.24%) Service Delivery
8 10 (4.03%) Incident Management
8 10 (4.03%) Software Engineering
8 10 (4.03%) Time Management
9 8 (3.23%) Continuous Delivery
9 8 (3.23%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (3.23%) Performance Tuning
9 8 (3.23%) SDLC
9 8 (3.23%) Server Building
10 7 (2.82%) Change Management
10 7 (2.82%) People Management
10 7 (2.82%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (2.42%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 50 (20.16%) SQL
2 18 (7.26%) JavaScript
3 17 (6.85%) PowerShell
4 13 (5.24%) Python
5 11 (4.44%) Java
6 10 (4.03%) C
7 8 (3.23%) C++
8 7 (2.82%) Shell Script
9 5 (2.02%) AWK
9 5 (2.02%) PHP
10 4 (1.61%) C#
10 4 (1.61%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.21%) JCL
11 3 (1.21%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.81%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.81%) VB
12 2 (0.81%) VB6
12 2 (0.81%) XPath
12 2 (0.81%) XQuery
13 1 (0.40%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 20 (8.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (3.63%) MCSE
3 7 (2.82%) Degree
3 7 (2.82%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.61%) DBS Check
4 4 (1.61%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.21%) MCITP
5 3 (1.21%) MCP
5 3 (1.21%) MOS
5 3 (1.21%) SAS Certification
5 3 (1.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.81%) MCTS
6 2 (0.81%) OCP
6 2 (0.81%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.40%) CCA
7 1 (0.40%) CCIE
7 1 (0.40%) CCNA
7 1 (0.40%) CCNP
7 1 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.65%) SLA
2 5 (2.02%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.81%) QA
System Software
1 89 (35.89%) Active Directory
2 23 (9.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (8.06%) vSphere
4 16 (6.45%) Hyper-V
5 9 (3.63%) XenDesktop
6 8 (3.23%) XenApp
7 5 (2.02%) Docker
8 3 (1.21%) KVM
8 3 (1.21%) Time Sharing Option
8 3 (1.21%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.81%) vCloud
9 2 (0.81%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.81%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.40%) NFS
10 1 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.40%) VMware GSX
10 1 (0.40%) Xen
10 1 (0.40%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 24 (9.68%) SCCM
2 14 (5.65%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (2.42%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 6 (2.42%) Oracle RMAN
4 5 (2.02%) Puppet
4 5 (2.02%) SCOM
4 5 (2.02%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 4 (1.61%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (1.61%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 4 (1.61%) vRealize
6 3 (1.21%) Data Guard
6 3 (1.21%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (1.21%) NetBackup
6 3 (1.21%) vCenter Server
7 2 (0.81%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.81%) Ansible
7 2 (0.81%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.81%) PowerCLI
7 2 (0.81%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.40%) RANCID
Vendors
1 106 (42.74%) Microsoft
2 51 (20.56%) VMware
3 25 (10.08%) HP
4 18 (7.26%) Cisco
5 17 (6.85%) Citrix
6 16 (6.45%) Oracle
7 10 (4.03%) Red Hat
8 9 (3.63%) Avaya
8 9 (3.63%) Dell
8 9 (3.63%) Splunk
9 8 (3.23%) IBM
10 7 (2.82%) EMC
10 7 (2.82%) Veeam
11 6 (2.42%) NetApp
11 6 (2.42%) ThinPrint
12 5 (2.02%) Apple
12 5 (2.02%) Palo Alto
12 5 (2.02%) Sophos
13 4 (1.61%) IBM Sterling
13 4 (1.61%) Intel Security
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