Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 11 11
Rank change year-on-year -5 0 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 256 333 474
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 8.44% 10.22% 11.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 46.80% 51.55% 49.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 189 231
West Yorkshire median daily rate £290 £350 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.14% +11.11% +14.55%
10th Percentile £119 £160 £113
90th Percentile £486 £475 £450
Yorkshire median daily rate £288 £320 £313
% change year-on-year -10.16% +2.40% +7.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 36 86
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.10 £12.25 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.10% -3.92% +15.91%
10th Percentile £10.00 £9.80 £9.00
90th Percentile £20.02 £20.97 £22.25
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £13.96 £13.00
% change year-on-year +0.30% +7.37% +4.00%

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 547 646 949
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 18.03% 19.83% 22.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 383 553
West Yorkshire median daily rate £420 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £175 £200 £176
90th Percentile £559 £524 £534
Yorkshire median daily rate £420 £395 £394
% change year-on-year +6.33% +0.32% +17.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 38 83
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.10 £12.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.80% -3.85% +8.33%
10th Percentile £10.00 £9.80 £8.97
90th Percentile £20.51 £24.13 £18.75
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year - +7.69% -

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 17 January 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 -10 168 £316 -6.99% 82
Wakefield +2 21 £158 -40.00% 12
Bradford -5 21 £340 -8.11% 18
Pontefract - 9 £210 - 2
Huddersfield 0 4 £263 +22.09% 6
Halifax +3 3 £150 -55.88% 10
Pudsey -1 3 £493 +57.60% 1
Brighouse +2 2 £288 - 2
Dewsbury - 1 - - 2
Bingley - 1 - - 1
Windows
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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.

1 126 (49.22%) Active Directory
2 105 (41.02%) Microsoft
3 82 (32.03%) Windows 7
4 68 (26.56%) Windows Server
5 56 (21.88%) Windows 10
6 54 (21.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 54 (21.09%) ITIL
7 41 (16.02%) Linux
7 41 (16.02%) SCCM
8 40 (15.63%) Office 365
8 40 (15.63%) Microsoft Office
9 38 (14.84%) SharePoint
9 38 (14.84%) VMware
10 37 (14.45%) MS Exchange
11 30 (11.72%) Windows Server 2012
12 29 (11.33%) Migration
13 27 (10.55%) Finance
14 25 (9.77%) Citrix
14 25 (9.77%) Microsoft Certification
15 22 (8.59%) Windows XP
15 22 (8.59%) Security Cleared
16 21 (8.20%) Exchange Server 2010
17 19 (7.42%) PowerShell
18 18 (7.03%) VMware Infrastructure
18 18 (7.03%) WAN
18 18 (7.03%) LAN
18 18 (7.03%) SQL
18 18 (7.03%) Unix
19 17 (6.64%) SQL Server
19 17 (6.64%) Service Delivery

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 38 (14.84%) SharePoint
2 37 (14.45%) MS Exchange
3 21 (8.20%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (6.64%) SharePoint 2013
5 13 (5.08%) IIS
6 11 (4.30%) Skype for Business
7 9 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (3.52%) SharePoint Server
8 7 (2.73%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (1.56%) SAS
10 2 (0.78%) CMS
10 2 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.78%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.39%) NetWeaver
11 1 (0.39%) SAP EP
11 1 (0.39%) WebSphere
Applications
1 40 (15.63%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (5.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (2.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.78%) SystmOne
2 1 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.39%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 40 (15.63%) Office 365
2 7 (2.73%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.56%) GitHub
4 3 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.39%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 18 (7.03%) LAN
1 18 (7.03%) WAN
2 15 (5.86%) DNS
2 15 (5.86%) NetScaler
2 15 (5.86%) SAN
3 12 (4.69%) Firewall
4 11 (4.30%) Skype
5 8 (3.13%) VPN
6 6 (2.34%) TCP/IP
7 5 (1.95%) DHCP
7 5 (1.95%) IP Telephony
8 4 (1.56%) Internet
9 3 (1.17%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (0.78%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (0.78%) Intranet
10 2 (0.78%) SMS
10 2 (0.78%) VLAN
10 2 (0.78%) Wireless
11 1 (0.39%) IPsec
11 1 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (6.64%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (1.95%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.56%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.56%) SAS Visual Analytics
5 3 (1.17%) Big Data
6 1 (0.39%) DTS
6 1 (0.39%) OLAP
6 1 (0.39%) OLTP
6 1 (0.39%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.39%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.39%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.39%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (5.47%) Git (software)
2 11 (4.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (1.95%) Chocolatey
4 4 (1.56%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.17%) Subversion
6 2 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.78%) GoCD
6 2 (0.78%) Gradle
6 2 (0.78%) Maven
6 2 (0.78%) ReSharper
6 2 (0.78%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.78%) Travis CI
6 2 (0.78%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.78%) Xcode
6 2 (0.78%) YouTrack
7 1 (0.39%) Android Studio
7 1 (0.39%) JIRA
7 1 (0.39%) MSTest
7 1 (0.39%) Selenium
7 1 (0.39%) WebDriver
General
1 27 (10.55%) Finance
2 9 (3.52%) Retail
3 8 (3.13%) Back Office
3 8 (3.13%) Banking
4 4 (1.56%) Law
5 3 (1.17%) Legal
5 3 (1.17%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.78%) German Language
6 2 (0.78%) Marketing
6 2 (0.78%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.39%) Military
7 1 (0.39%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 46 (17.97%) Analyst
2 37 (14.45%) 2nd Line Support
3 21 (8.20%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 21 (8.20%) Service Analyst
3 21 (8.20%) Service Desk Analyst
3 21 (8.20%) Support Engineer
4 20 (7.81%) Desktop Support
5 16 (6.25%) Active Directory Support
6 14 (5.47%) Administrator
7 13 (5.08%) Desktop Engineer
8 12 (4.69%) Service Desk Support
8 12 (4.69%) Support Analyst
9 11 (4.30%) 1st Line Support
9 11 (4.30%) Developer
9 11 (4.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 10 (3.91%) Exchange Support
10 10 (3.91%) IT Analyst
10 10 (3.91%) IT Support
10 10 (3.91%) Windows Engineer
11 9 (3.52%) SharePoint Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.95%) .NET
2 4 (1.56%) Web Services
3 3 (1.17%) Regular Expression
4 2 (0.78%) Middleware
4 2 (0.78%) Node.js
4 2 (0.78%) OAuth
4 2 (0.78%) SAML
4 2 (0.78%) WCF
4 2 (0.78%) WinForms
5 1 (0.39%) Cocoa
5 1 (0.39%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.39%) SAP Basis
5 1 (0.39%) SOAP
5 1 (0.39%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.39%) WSDL
5 1 (0.39%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.64%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.52%) Management Information System
3 6 (2.34%) Driving Licence
4 4 (1.56%) Clustering
4 4 (1.56%) Data Centre
4 4 (1.56%) Virtual Team
5 3 (1.17%) Blackberry
5 3 (1.17%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (1.17%) Mainframe
6 2 (0.78%) BYOD
6 2 (0.78%) CMDB
6 2 (0.78%) Fat Client
6 2 (0.78%) HP Storage
6 2 (0.78%) iPad
6 2 (0.78%) NHS
6 2 (0.78%) Smartphone
6 2 (0.78%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.39%) iPhone
7 1 (0.39%) Life Science
7 1 (0.39%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 82 (32.03%) Windows 7
2 68 (26.56%) Windows Server
3 56 (21.88%) Windows 10
4 54 (21.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 41 (16.02%) Linux
6 30 (11.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 22 (8.59%) Windows XP
8 18 (7.03%) Unix
9 13 (5.08%) Android
9 13 (5.08%) Windows 8
9 13 (5.08%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (3.13%) Windows Vista
11 7 (2.73%) Windows 2000
12 4 (1.56%) Mac OS
13 3 (1.17%) Apple iOS
13 3 (1.17%) Data ONTAP
13 3 (1.17%) Mac OS X
13 3 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.78%) AIX
14 2 (0.78%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (21.09%) ITIL
2 29 (11.33%) Migration
3 17 (6.64%) Service Delivery
4 16 (6.25%) Time Management
5 13 (5.08%) Information Security
6 12 (4.69%) Capacity Planning
6 12 (4.69%) Data Protection
7 11 (4.30%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (3.91%) Change Control
8 10 (3.91%) Infrastructure Management
9 9 (3.52%) Analytics
9 9 (3.52%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (3.13%) Performance Management
11 7 (2.73%) Feasibility Study
12 6 (2.34%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (2.34%) Information Governance
12 6 (2.34%) ITIL V3
12 6 (2.34%) User Acceptance Testing
13 5 (1.95%) Data Migration
13 5 (1.95%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (7.42%) PowerShell
2 18 (7.03%) SQL
3 9 (3.52%) C#
4 8 (3.13%) Java
5 6 (2.34%) Python
5 6 (2.34%) Ruby
6 4 (1.56%) Bash Shell
6 4 (1.56%) C++
7 2 (0.78%) Apple Swift
7 2 (0.78%) C
7 2 (0.78%) Go
8 1 (0.39%) ABAP
8 1 (0.39%) Elixir
8 1 (0.39%) Erlang
8 1 (0.39%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.39%) Perl
8 1 (0.39%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (9.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (8.59%) Security Cleared
3 12 (4.69%) MCSE
4 11 (4.30%) SC Cleared
5 10 (3.91%) MCP
6 7 (2.73%) HNC
7 6 (2.34%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (1.95%) CCA
8 5 (1.95%) CCAA
8 5 (1.95%) CCEA
8 5 (1.95%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (1.56%) MCSA
10 3 (1.17%) CCNA
10 3 (1.17%) CCSA
10 3 (1.17%) CCSP
10 3 (1.17%) CEH
11 2 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.78%) MCDST
12 1 (0.39%) CISSP
12 1 (0.39%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.25%) GDPR
1 16 (6.25%) SLA
2 3 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.39%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.39%) PMO
3 1 (0.39%) QA
3 1 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 126 (49.22%) Active Directory
2 18 (7.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (6.64%) vSphere
4 12 (4.69%) XenApp
5 8 (3.13%) Virtual Servers
6 5 (1.95%) Hyper-V
7 4 (1.56%) XenServer
8 3 (1.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (1.17%) Docker
8 3 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.17%) VMware NSX
8 3 (1.17%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.39%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.39%) KVM
9 1 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 41 (16.02%) SCCM
2 11 (4.30%) SCOM
3 5 (1.95%) EdgeSight
3 5 (1.95%) Puppet
4 3 (1.17%) WSUS
5 2 (0.78%) Ansible
5 2 (0.78%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.78%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 2 (0.78%) Terraform
6 1 (0.39%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.39%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.39%) Rancher
6 1 (0.39%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.39%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.39%) ThinApp
6 1 (0.39%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 105 (41.02%) Microsoft
2 38 (14.84%) VMware
3 25 (9.77%) Citrix
4 11 (4.30%) Apple
4 11 (4.30%) NetApp
5 10 (3.91%) HP
6 9 (3.52%) Cisco
6 9 (3.52%) Splunk
7 8 (3.13%) Oracle
8 7 (2.73%) Dell
9 6 (2.34%) IBM
9 6 (2.34%) McAfee
10 5 (1.95%) Ivanti
11 3 (1.17%) EMC
11 3 (1.17%) Red Hat
11 3 (1.17%) Veritas
12 2 (0.78%) Avaya
12 2 (0.78%) DevExpress
12 2 (0.78%) Lotus
12 2 (0.78%) SAP