Period
to 19 July 2018

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 19 July 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
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 20 10
Rank change year-on-year -9 -10 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 227 215 407
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 6.60% 7.52% 10.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 39.07% 38.95% 46.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 99 270
West Yorkshire median daily rate £375 £340 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% -15.00% +23.08%
10th Percentile £139 £123 £188
90th Percentile £515 £463 £575
Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £325 £385
% change year-on-year +7.69% -15.58% +28.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 36 32
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.25 £12.00 £11.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.42% +6.67% -18.89%
10th Percentile £10.50 £9.34 £8.50
90th Percentile £25.53 £19.50 £16.38
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.14 £12.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year +13.08% - -

Windows 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 581 552 874
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 16.88% 19.31% 21.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 324 593
West Yorkshire median daily rate £403 £420 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.17% +1.82% +26.92%
10th Percentile £214 £263 £281
90th Percentile £544 £538 £565
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £401
% change year-on-year - -0.12% +23.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 39 34
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £11.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.00% +7.53% -19.83%
10th Percentile £10.50 £9.34 £8.50
90th Percentile £30.25 £20.90 £16.93
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £12.50 £13.19
% change year-on-year +16.00% -5.20% +5.48%

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 19 July 2018.

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 19 July 2018.

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 19 July 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 -3 150 £375 +10.29% 89
Bradford -9 24 £400 +17.65% 7
Wakefield 0 12 £340 +23.64% 6
Pudsey +3 6 £513 +310.00% 1
Pontefract +2 6 £260 -
Halifax -1 5 £115 -73.86% 3
Huddersfield -2 5 £250 -9.09% 7
Brighouse +4 2 £290 -
Todmorden - 2 - - 2
Dewsbury +1 1 - -
Otley - 1 £350 -
Windows
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 19 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows 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.

1 94 (41.41%) Active Directory
2 72 (31.72%) Microsoft
3 57 (25.11%) Windows 10
4 56 (24.67%) Windows Server
4 56 (24.67%) Linux
5 46 (20.26%) Windows 7
6 37 (16.30%) VMware
7 27 (11.89%) Migration
8 25 (11.01%) Finance
8 25 (11.01%) SQL
8 25 (11.01%) Office 365
8 25 (11.01%) Windows Server 2012
8 25 (11.01%) VMware Infrastructure
9 24 (10.57%) Firewall
10 23 (10.13%) Microsoft Office
10 23 (10.13%) Citrix
11 22 (9.69%) HP
11 22 (9.69%) SQL Server
11 22 (9.69%) MS Exchange
11 22 (9.69%) Agile Software Development
11 22 (9.69%) Windows Server 2008
11 22 (9.69%) Microsoft Azure
12 19 (8.37%) C#
13 18 (7.93%) ITIL
13 18 (7.93%) Unix
13 18 (7.93%) DNS
13 18 (7.93%) Time Management
13 18 (7.93%) Analytical Skills
13 18 (7.93%) Problem-Solving
14 17 (7.49%) SCCM

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 (9.69%) MS Exchange
2 15 (6.61%) SharePoint
3 13 (5.73%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (3.08%) Tomcat
5 5 (2.20%) Skype for Business
6 4 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (1.76%) IIS
6 4 (1.76%) nginx
7 3 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (1.32%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.88%) Confluence
8 2 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.88%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.44%) CICS
9 1 (0.44%) SAS
9 1 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.44%) WebSphere
Applications
1 23 (10.13%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (4.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (4.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.44%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Carpe Diem
1 1 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.44%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 25 (11.01%) Office 365
2 22 (9.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (6.17%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.76%) Google Analytics
5 3 (1.32%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.44%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.44%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.44%) GitHub
6 1 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.44%) Google Compute Engine
6 1 (0.44%) IaaS
6 1 (0.44%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 24 (10.57%) Firewall
2 18 (7.93%) DNS
3 16 (7.05%) SAN
4 13 (5.73%) Internet
5 12 (5.29%) DHCP
6 11 (4.85%) TCP/IP
7 10 (4.41%) VPN
8 9 (3.96%) SSL
9 8 (3.52%) HTTP
9 8 (3.52%) LAN
10 6 (2.64%) Network Security
11 4 (1.76%) IPsec
11 4 (1.76%) VoIP
11 4 (1.76%) WAN
12 3 (1.32%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (1.32%) Fibre Channel
12 3 (1.32%) MPLS
12 3 (1.32%) Skype
12 3 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
13 2 (0.88%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (9.69%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.64%) NoSQL
3 5 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (1.76%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.32%) MySQL
5 3 (1.32%) RDBMS
5 3 (1.32%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.88%) DB2
6 2 (0.88%) MS Access
6 2 (0.88%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.88%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.44%) Amazon Aurora
7 1 (0.44%) Big Data
7 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (4.41%) Git (software)
2 9 (3.96%) Selenium
3 8 (3.52%) Jenkins
4 7 (3.08%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (2.64%) IntelliJ
6 5 (2.20%) Cucumber
7 4 (1.76%) Ant
7 4 (1.76%) Gatling
7 4 (1.76%) Metasploit
7 4 (1.76%) MSI
7 4 (1.76%) Visual Studio
8 3 (1.32%) Eclipse
8 3 (1.32%) TeamCity
8 3 (1.32%) WebDriver
8 3 (1.32%) Xcode
9 2 (0.88%) HP UFT
9 2 (0.88%) JIRA
9 2 (0.88%) JUnit
9 2 (0.88%) Maven
9 2 (0.88%) Mockito
General
1 25 (11.01%) Finance
2 11 (4.85%) Telecoms
3 10 (4.41%) Retail
4 7 (3.08%) Banking
5 5 (2.20%) Publishing
6 3 (1.32%) Legal
7 2 (0.88%) Back Office
7 2 (0.88%) Marketing
8 1 (0.44%) Automotive
8 1 (0.44%) Brand Awareness
8 1 (0.44%) Games
8 1 (0.44%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.44%) Military
Job Titles
1 33 (14.54%) Analyst
1 33 (14.54%) Support Engineer
2 32 (14.10%) Developer
3 29 (12.78%) Windows Engineer
4 20 (8.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 19 (8.37%) Desktop Support
6 16 (7.05%) 2nd Line Support
6 16 (7.05%) Service Analyst
6 16 (7.05%) Service Desk Analyst
7 15 (6.61%) 1st Line Support
8 14 (6.17%) Desktop Engineer
9 11 (4.85%) Consultant
10 10 (4.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 10 (4.41%) Linux Engineer
10 10 (4.41%) Support Analyst
11 9 (3.96%) 3rd Line Support
11 9 (3.96%) IT Support
12 8 (3.52%) Architect
12 8 (3.52%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 7 (3.08%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.73%) .NET
1 13 (5.73%) Web Services
2 11 (4.85%) HTML
3 10 (4.41%) CSS
4 7 (3.08%) XML
5 6 (2.64%) AngularJS
5 6 (2.64%) ASP.NET
5 6 (2.64%) JSON
5 6 (2.64%) Node.js
6 5 (2.20%) SOAP
7 4 (1.76%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (1.76%) Gherkin
7 4 (1.76%) Middleware
7 4 (1.76%) Servlets
7 4 (1.76%) WPF
8 3 (1.32%) Cocoa
8 3 (1.32%) Play Framework
8 3 (1.32%) REST
8 3 (1.32%) RESTful
9 2 (0.88%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.93%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.73%) Clustering
3 10 (4.41%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.64%) iPhone
4 6 (2.64%) Mainframe
4 6 (2.64%) NHS
5 5 (2.20%) CMDB
5 5 (2.20%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (1.76%) Cyberthreat
6 4 (1.76%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.76%) Driving Licence
6 4 (1.76%) EMC VNX
6 4 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.76%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (1.76%) PKI
6 4 (1.76%) Replication
6 4 (1.76%) User Experience
7 3 (1.32%) EMC VMAX
7 3 (1.32%) iPad
7 3 (1.32%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 57 (25.11%) Windows 10
2 56 (24.67%) Linux
2 56 (24.67%) Windows Server
3 46 (20.26%) Windows 7
4 25 (11.01%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (9.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (7.93%) Unix
7 14 (6.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (6.17%) Windows XP
8 13 (5.73%) Apple iOS
9 12 (5.29%) Android
9 12 (5.29%) CentOS
10 8 (3.52%) Windows 8
11 7 (3.08%) AIX
11 7 (3.08%) HPUX
11 7 (3.08%) Mac OS
12 6 (2.64%) Solaris
12 6 (2.64%) Windows 2000
13 5 (2.20%) Windows Vista
14 4 (1.76%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (11.89%) Migration
2 22 (9.69%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (7.93%) ITIL
3 18 (7.93%) Problem-Solving
3 18 (7.93%) Time Management
4 13 (5.73%) Service Delivery
5 12 (5.29%) DevOps
5 12 (5.29%) Information Security
5 12 (5.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (4.85%) Configuration Management
6 11 (4.85%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (4.85%) Service Management
7 10 (4.41%) Change Management
7 10 (4.41%) Test Automation
8 9 (3.96%) High Availability
9 8 (3.52%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (3.52%) Server Building
10 7 (3.08%) BDD
10 7 (3.08%) Break/Fix
10 7 (3.08%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 25 (11.01%) SQL
2 19 (8.37%) C#
3 16 (7.05%) PowerShell
4 15 (6.61%) JavaScript
5 13 (5.73%) Java
6 12 (5.29%) Python
7 5 (2.20%) Perl
7 5 (2.20%) Ruby
8 4 (1.76%) Groovy
8 4 (1.76%) Haskell
8 4 (1.76%) Scala
8 4 (1.76%) T-SQL
8 4 (1.76%) VB
9 3 (1.32%) Apple Swift
9 3 (1.32%) Objective-C
9 3 (1.32%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.88%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.88%) Java 8
10 2 (0.88%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.88%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 13 (5.73%) Security Cleared
2 10 (4.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (3.96%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (3.96%) SC Cleared
4 8 (3.52%) CISSP
5 7 (3.08%) CCNA
5 7 (3.08%) DBS Check
5 7 (3.08%) MCSE
6 6 (2.64%) Degree
6 6 (2.64%) MCP
7 5 (2.20%) CISMP
7 5 (2.20%) HNC
7 5 (2.20%) MCSA
8 4 (1.76%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (1.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (1.32%) ISEB
9 3 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.32%) MCITP
9 3 (1.32%) Server+ Certification
10 2 (0.88%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.61%) SLA
2 6 (2.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.32%) QA
4 2 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.88%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.44%) GDPR
5 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 94 (41.41%) Active Directory
2 25 (11.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (5.73%) Hyper-V
4 12 (5.29%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (4.85%) Docker
6 6 (2.64%) vSphere
7 5 (2.20%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (2.20%) XenServer
8 4 (1.76%) KVM
8 4 (1.76%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (1.76%) XenApp
9 3 (1.32%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 3 (1.32%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.88%) Xen
11 1 (0.44%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.44%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.44%) Time Sharing Option
11 1 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 17 (7.49%) SCCM
2 11 (4.85%) Puppet
3 6 (2.64%) Microsoft Clustering
3 6 (2.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 6 (2.64%) WSUS
4 5 (2.20%) Tivoli
5 4 (1.76%) CSIRT
5 4 (1.76%) Failover Clustering
5 4 (1.76%) Grafana
5 4 (1.76%) Kibana
5 4 (1.76%) Nessus
5 4 (1.76%) Nmap
5 4 (1.76%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.76%) SCOM
5 4 (1.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (1.32%) Ansible
6 3 (1.32%) EMC VPLEX
6 3 (1.32%) Rancher
6 3 (1.32%) Terraform
6 3 (1.32%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 72 (31.72%) Microsoft
2 37 (16.30%) VMware
3 23 (10.13%) Citrix
4 22 (9.69%) HP
5 16 (7.05%) Cisco
5 16 (7.05%) IBM
6 14 (6.17%) Red Hat
7 12 (5.29%) Oracle
7 12 (5.29%) Splunk
8 8 (3.52%) Apple
9 7 (3.08%) Dell
10 6 (2.64%) EMC
10 6 (2.64%) Google
11 5 (2.20%) Remedy
12 4 (1.76%) Brocade
12 4 (1.76%) SolarWinds
13 3 (1.32%) Adobe
13 3 (1.32%) Fortinet
13 3 (1.32%) Hitachi
13 3 (1.32%) Veeam