Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 12 10
Rank change year-on-year -2 -2 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 253 334 510
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 8.39% 9.72% 11.48%
As % of the Operating Systems category 46.25% 49.93% 50.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 196 261
West Yorkshire median daily rate £288 £360 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.14% +10.77% +18.18%
10th Percentile £115 £150 £120
90th Percentile £480 £498 £450
Yorkshire median daily rate £275 £325 £325
% change year-on-year -15.38% - +12.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 31 92
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £12.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.09% +7.18%
10th Percentile £9.81 £9.00 £8.96
90th Percentile £20.00 £20.97 £18.75
Yorkshire median hourly rate £12.75 £13.96 £12.50
% change year-on-year -8.65% +11.66% -3.85%

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 547 669 1005
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 18.14% 19.47% 22.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 410 596
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +5.96% +7.86%
10th Percentile £174 £200 £203
90th Percentile £543 £525 £526
Yorkshire median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +11.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 33 90
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.85% +4.00% +2.27%
10th Percentile £9.81 £9.00 £8.96
90th Percentile £19.90 £24.75 £18.75
Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year -7.14% +12.00% -5.30%

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 16 December 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 -6 175 £300 -14.29% 40
Wakefield 0 18 £275 +22.22% 4
Bradford -7 13 £340 -8.72% 9
Pontefract - 10 £210 - 1
Pudsey +2 4 £356 +78.13%
Huddersfield -1 4 £275 +27.91% 4
Halifax +8 1 £150 -62.73% 3
Bingley - 1 - -
Brighouse - 1 - -
Dewsbury - 1 - -
Windows
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 16 December 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.

1 124 (49.01%) Active Directory
2 105 (41.50%) Microsoft
3 77 (30.43%) Windows Server
4 76 (30.04%) Windows 7
5 56 (22.13%) ITIL
6 52 (20.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 50 (19.76%) Windows 10
8 48 (18.97%) VMware
9 45 (17.79%) SCCM
10 43 (17.00%) Microsoft Office
11 39 (15.42%) Linux
12 36 (14.23%) MS Exchange
13 34 (13.44%) SharePoint
13 34 (13.44%) Office 365
14 30 (11.86%) Finance
15 28 (11.07%) Citrix
15 28 (11.07%) Windows Server 2012
16 27 (10.67%) Microsoft Certification
17 22 (8.70%) Migration
17 22 (8.70%) Unix
17 22 (8.70%) LAN
17 22 (8.70%) WAN
17 22 (8.70%) PowerShell
18 20 (7.91%) Analytical Skills
18 20 (7.91%) VMware Infrastructure
18 20 (7.91%) SQL Server
19 19 (7.51%) Android
19 19 (7.51%) vSphere
20 18 (7.11%) Exchange Server 2010
20 18 (7.11%) 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 36 (14.23%) MS Exchange
2 34 (13.44%) SharePoint
3 18 (7.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (5.93%) IIS
4 15 (5.93%) SharePoint 2013
5 11 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
6 9 (3.56%) SharePoint Server
6 9 (3.56%) Skype for Business
7 6 (2.37%) SAS
7 6 (2.37%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (1.98%) IBM Notes
9 3 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.79%) CMS
10 2 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.79%) Moodle
11 1 (0.40%) NetWeaver
11 1 (0.40%) SAP EP
11 1 (0.40%) WebSphere
Applications
1 43 (17.00%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.79%) SystmOne
2 1 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.40%) Eikon
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 34 (13.44%) Office 365
2 9 (3.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (3.16%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.58%) GitHub
5 3 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.40%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 22 (8.70%) LAN
1 22 (8.70%) WAN
2 18 (7.11%) SAN
3 17 (6.72%) DNS
4 15 (5.93%) NetScaler
5 10 (3.95%) Firewall
6 9 (3.56%) Skype
6 9 (3.56%) VPN
7 7 (2.77%) DHCP
7 7 (2.77%) TCP/IP
8 6 (2.37%) Cisco IOS
8 6 (2.37%) Internet
9 4 (1.58%) 3G
9 4 (1.58%) Intranet
9 4 (1.58%) Wireless
10 3 (1.19%) GPRS
10 3 (1.19%) GSM
10 3 (1.19%) IP Telephony
10 3 (1.19%) SGSN
10 3 (1.19%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (7.91%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.16%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (2.37%) SAS Visual Analytics
3 6 (2.37%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.58%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.19%) Big Data
6 1 (0.40%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.40%) DTS
6 1 (0.40%) OLAP
6 1 (0.40%) OLTP
6 1 (0.40%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.40%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.40%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.40%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (5.14%) Git (software)
2 9 (3.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (2.37%) Chocolatey
4 2 (0.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (0.79%) GoCD
4 2 (0.79%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.79%) LoadRunner
4 2 (0.79%) ReSharper
4 2 (0.79%) Subversion
4 2 (0.79%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.79%) Travis CI
4 2 (0.79%) Vagrant
4 2 (0.79%) Xcode
4 2 (0.79%) YouTrack
5 1 (0.40%) Android Studio
5 1 (0.40%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.40%) Gradle
5 1 (0.40%) IntelliJ
5 1 (0.40%) Maven
5 1 (0.40%) MSTest
General
1 30 (11.86%) Finance
2 9 (3.56%) Banking
3 8 (3.16%) Back Office
3 8 (3.16%) Retail
4 6 (2.37%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.98%) Marketing
5 5 (1.98%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.58%) Law
7 3 (1.19%) Electronics
7 3 (1.19%) Legal
8 2 (0.79%) German Language
9 1 (0.40%) Military
9 1 (0.40%) Publishing
9 1 (0.40%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 43 (17.00%) Analyst
2 37 (14.62%) 2nd Line Support
3 25 (9.88%) Service Analyst
3 25 (9.88%) Service Desk Analyst
4 21 (8.30%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 19 (7.51%) Support Engineer
6 17 (6.72%) Administrator
7 16 (6.32%) Desktop Support
8 14 (5.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 12 (4.74%) Active Directory Support
9 12 (4.74%) Service Desk Support
10 11 (4.35%) Desktop Engineer
10 11 (4.35%) Developer
10 11 (4.35%) Support Analyst
11 10 (3.95%) Active Directory Analyst
11 10 (3.95%) IT Support
11 10 (3.95%) Technical Support
11 10 (3.95%) Windows Engineer
12 9 (3.56%) 3rd Line Support
12 9 (3.56%) SharePoint Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.58%) Web Services
2 3 (1.19%) .NET
2 3 (1.19%) HTML
2 3 (1.19%) Regular Expression
3 2 (0.79%) J2EE
3 2 (0.79%) Node.js
3 2 (0.79%) OAuth
3 2 (0.79%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (0.79%) SAML
3 2 (0.79%) WCF
3 2 (0.79%) WinForms
4 1 (0.40%) Cocoa
4 1 (0.40%) Middleware
4 1 (0.40%) SAP Basis
4 1 (0.40%) SOAP
4 1 (0.40%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.40%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.91%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.56%) Management Information System
3 7 (2.77%) Data Centre
4 6 (2.37%) Blackberry
4 6 (2.37%) Driving Licence
5 5 (1.98%) BYOD
5 5 (1.98%) Client/Server
5 5 (1.98%) Clustering
6 4 (1.58%) HP Storage
6 4 (1.58%) Virtual Team
7 3 (1.19%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (0.79%) CMDB
8 2 (0.79%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.79%) iPad
8 2 (0.79%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.79%) Smartphone
8 2 (0.79%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.40%) HACMP
9 1 (0.40%) NHS
9 1 (0.40%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 77 (30.43%) Windows Server
2 76 (30.04%) Windows 7
3 52 (20.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 50 (19.76%) Windows 10
5 39 (15.42%) Linux
6 28 (11.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 22 (8.70%) Unix
8 19 (7.51%) Android
9 18 (7.11%) Windows XP
10 14 (5.53%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (4.35%) Windows 8
12 10 (3.95%) Windows 2000
13 8 (3.16%) Windows Vista
14 6 (2.37%) Mac OS
15 5 (1.98%) Apple iOS
16 4 (1.58%) Mac OS X
17 3 (1.19%) Data ONTAP
17 3 (1.19%) Windows Phone
18 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 1 (0.40%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (22.13%) ITIL
2 22 (8.70%) Migration
3 18 (7.11%) Service Delivery
4 13 (5.14%) Data Protection
5 12 (4.74%) Capacity Planning
5 12 (4.74%) Information Security
6 11 (4.35%) Analytics
6 11 (4.35%) Time Management
7 10 (3.95%) Change Control
8 9 (3.56%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (3.56%) Infrastructure Management
8 9 (3.56%) Performance Management
8 9 (3.56%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (3.16%) Feasibility Study
10 7 (2.77%) Change Management
10 7 (2.77%) Service Management
11 6 (2.37%) Coaching
11 6 (2.37%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (2.37%) Information Governance
11 6 (2.37%) Visual Analytics
Programming Languages
1 22 (8.70%) PowerShell
2 16 (6.32%) SQL
3 10 (3.95%) Java
4 6 (2.37%) C#
4 6 (2.37%) Ruby
5 5 (1.98%) Bash Shell
5 5 (1.98%) Python
6 4 (1.58%) C
6 4 (1.58%) C++
7 3 (1.19%) PHP
7 3 (1.19%) VB
8 2 (0.79%) Apple Swift
8 2 (0.79%) Elixir
8 2 (0.79%) Erlang
8 2 (0.79%) Go
8 2 (0.79%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.40%) ABAP
9 1 (0.40%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.40%) Perl
9 1 (0.40%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (10.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (6.72%) Security Cleared
3 13 (5.14%) MCSE
4 12 (4.74%) MCP
5 8 (3.16%) HNC
6 7 (2.77%) SC Cleared
7 5 (1.98%) CCA
7 5 (1.98%) CCAA
7 5 (1.98%) CCEA
7 5 (1.98%) Citrix Certification
7 5 (1.98%) MCSA
8 3 (1.19%) CCNA
8 3 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.79%) Degree
9 2 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.79%) MCDST
10 1 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.40%) CISSP
10 1 (0.40%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.32%) GDPR
2 14 (5.53%) SLA
3 3 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.40%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.40%) PMO
4 1 (0.40%) QA
System Software
1 124 (49.01%) Active Directory
2 20 (7.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (7.51%) vSphere
4 12 (4.74%) XenApp
5 8 (3.16%) Virtual Servers
6 6 (2.37%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (1.98%) Hyper-V
7 5 (1.98%) XenServer
8 3 (1.19%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (1.19%) VMware NSX
9 2 (0.79%) Docker
9 2 (0.79%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.40%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.40%) RACF
10 1 (0.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 45 (17.79%) SCCM
2 14 (5.53%) SCOM
3 7 (2.77%) Puppet
4 5 (1.98%) EdgeSight
5 4 (1.58%) WSUS
6 3 (1.19%) AirWatch
6 3 (1.19%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (0.79%) Ansible
7 2 (0.79%) DameWare
7 2 (0.79%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.79%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 2 (0.79%) SCDPM
7 2 (0.79%) Terraform
7 2 (0.79%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.40%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.40%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.40%) SmoothWall
8 1 (0.40%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.40%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 105 (41.50%) Microsoft
2 48 (18.97%) VMware
3 28 (11.07%) Citrix
4 17 (6.72%) HP
5 16 (6.32%) Cisco
6 13 (5.14%) NetApp
7 12 (4.74%) Apple
8 10 (3.95%) Dell
9 8 (3.16%) Splunk
10 7 (2.77%) Oracle
11 5 (1.98%) Lotus
11 5 (1.98%) McAfee
11 5 (1.98%) SAP
12 4 (1.58%) EMC
12 4 (1.58%) IBM
12 4 (1.58%) LANDesk
13 3 (1.19%) CyberArk
13 3 (1.19%) MobileIron
13 3 (1.19%) Veritas
13 3 (1.19%) Wyse