Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 14 14
Rank change year-on-year -4 0 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows 294 260 376
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 8.56% 8.89% 9.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 47.65% 48.06% 46.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 126 240
West Yorkshire median daily rate £358 £304 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.70% -19.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £142 £140 £174
90th Percentile £515 £480 £588
Yorkshire median daily rate £356 £300 £360
% change year-on-year +18.67% -16.67% +10.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 39 24
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.00 £12.50 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -5.66% +6.00%
10th Percentile £10.25 £9.32 £8.63
90th Percentile £18.85 £21.90 £19.59
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £14.49
% change year-on-year +12.00% -13.73% +15.92%

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 617 541 814
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 17.97% 18.50% 21.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 322 521
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £216 £203 £240
90th Percentile £568 £550 £550
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £410 £400
% change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 41 28
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.00% -7.41% -2.67%
10th Percentile £10.25 £9.34 £8.70
90th Percentile £23.41 £21.75 £24.13
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.07 £12.50 £14.57
% change year-on-year +12.54% -14.18% +16.52%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 18 October 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 -6 175 £373 +10.37% 77
Bradford -4 27 £350 +2.94% 25
Wakefield +1 20 £340 +20.89% 12
Pontefract +2 13 £260 - 4
Dewsbury +2 5 - - 1
Halifax +5 3 £115 -23.33%
Brighouse +4 3 £290 -
Todmorden - 3 - -
Pudsey +4 2 £525 +6.60%
Huddersfield -13 2 - - 6
Otley - 1 £350 -
Wetherby - 1 - - 1
Windows
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 118 (40.14%) Microsoft
2 117 (39.80%) Active Directory
3 89 (30.27%) Windows Server
4 86 (29.25%) Windows 10
5 72 (24.49%) Linux
6 67 (22.79%) Windows 7
7 60 (20.41%) VMware
8 45 (15.31%) Microsoft Office
9 40 (13.61%) Migration
9 40 (13.61%) Office 365
10 38 (12.93%) Microsoft Azure
10 38 (12.93%) VMware Infrastructure
11 35 (11.90%) MS Exchange
12 34 (11.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 33 (11.22%) Firewall
14 32 (10.88%) Agile Software Development
15 30 (10.20%) SCCM
15 30 (10.20%) Problem-Solving
16 28 (9.52%) TCP/IP
16 28 (9.52%) Unix
16 28 (9.52%) DNS
16 28 (9.52%) DevOps
17 27 (9.18%) HP
17 27 (9.18%) Citrix
17 27 (9.18%) SQL
18 26 (8.84%) ITIL
18 26 (8.84%) Cisco
19 25 (8.50%) SAN
19 25 (8.50%) PowerShell
20 23 (7.82%) Finance

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 35 (11.90%) MS Exchange
2 16 (5.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (5.10%) SharePoint
4 10 (3.40%) Skype for Business
5 6 (2.04%) nginx
5 6 (2.04%) Tomcat
5 6 (2.04%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.02%) CICS
6 3 (1.02%) CloudStack
6 3 (1.02%) Confluence
6 3 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.02%) IBM Notes
6 3 (1.02%) IIS
6 3 (1.02%) JBoss
6 3 (1.02%) OpenStack
6 3 (1.02%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.68%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 45 (15.31%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (5.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (2.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.34%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.34%) Carpe Diem
1 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.34%) Elite 3E
1 1 (0.34%) Sage 200
1 1 (0.34%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 40 (13.61%) Office 365
2 38 (12.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (6.80%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (2.04%) Google Analytics
5 3 (1.02%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (1.02%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.68%) SaaS
7 1 (0.34%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.34%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.34%) GitHub
7 1 (0.34%) IaaS
7 1 (0.34%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.34%) PaaS
7 1 (0.34%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 33 (11.22%) Firewall
2 28 (9.52%) DNS
2 28 (9.52%) TCP/IP
3 25 (8.50%) SAN
4 18 (6.12%) DHCP
4 18 (6.12%) Internet
5 13 (4.42%) HTTP
6 12 (4.08%) VPN
7 11 (3.74%) SSL
8 10 (3.40%) LAN
8 10 (3.40%) Network Security
9 9 (3.06%) Skype
9 9 (3.06%) VoIP
10 8 (2.72%) NAS
11 6 (2.04%) Intrusion Detection
12 5 (1.70%) IPsec
12 5 (1.70%) Remote Desktop
13 4 (1.36%) Cisco ASA
13 4 (1.36%) WAN
14 3 (1.02%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.38%) NoSQL
3 6 (2.04%) MongoDB
4 4 (1.36%) DB2
5 3 (1.02%) Amazon Aurora
5 3 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.68%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (0.68%) Big Data
6 2 (0.68%) MS Access
6 2 (0.68%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.68%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.34%) Adabas
7 1 (0.34%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.34%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.34%) MySQL
7 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (3.40%) Jenkins
2 9 (3.06%) Git (software)
3 8 (2.72%) Cucumber
4 7 (2.38%) Gatling
4 7 (2.38%) IntelliJ
4 7 (2.38%) Selenium
5 6 (2.04%) Ant
5 6 (2.04%) Metasploit
5 6 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (1.70%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (1.36%) JIRA
8 2 (0.68%) Artifactory
8 2 (0.68%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.68%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (0.68%) Xcode
9 1 (0.34%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.34%) Flyway
9 1 (0.34%) Grunt
9 1 (0.34%) Karma Test Runner
9 1 (0.34%) Sublime Text
General
1 23 (7.82%) Finance
2 18 (6.12%) Retail
3 15 (5.10%) Banking
4 8 (2.72%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.70%) Publishing
5 5 (1.70%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.02%) Legal
7 2 (0.68%) Back Office
7 2 (0.68%) Law
7 2 (0.68%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.68%) Marketing
8 1 (0.34%) Advertising
8 1 (0.34%) Automotive
8 1 (0.34%) Brand Awareness
8 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.34%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 51 (17.35%) Analyst
2 34 (11.56%) Windows Engineer
3 29 (9.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 28 (9.52%) Support Engineer
5 26 (8.84%) Service Analyst
5 26 (8.84%) Service Desk Analyst
6 24 (8.16%) 2nd Line Support
7 21 (7.14%) Desktop Support
8 18 (6.12%) Developer
8 18 (6.12%) DevOps Engineer
9 14 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
9 14 (4.76%) Server Engineer
10 13 (4.42%) 3rd Line Support
10 13 (4.42%) Support Analyst
11 12 (4.08%) 1st Line Support
11 12 (4.08%) Architect
11 12 (4.08%) Infrastructure Support
12 11 (3.74%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 11 (3.74%) IT Engineer
12 11 (3.74%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.08%) .NET
2 11 (3.74%) JSON
3 10 (3.40%) XML
4 9 (3.06%) Web Services
5 8 (2.72%) CSS
6 7 (2.38%) Node.js
7 6 (2.04%) Gherkin
7 6 (2.04%) Servlets
8 5 (1.70%) ASP.NET
8 5 (1.70%) Middleware
8 5 (1.70%) Play Framework
9 4 (1.36%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (1.36%) HTML
9 4 (1.36%) SOAP
10 3 (1.02%) REST
10 3 (1.02%) WPF
11 2 (0.68%) AngularJS
11 2 (0.68%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 2 (0.68%) Cocoa
11 2 (0.68%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.46%) Clustering
2 16 (5.44%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (4.76%) iPhone
3 14 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
4 9 (3.06%) CMDB
5 8 (2.72%) NHS
6 7 (2.38%) Cyberthreat
6 7 (2.38%) Driving Licence
6 7 (2.38%) Private Cloud
6 7 (2.38%) Public Cloud
7 6 (2.04%) Blackberry
8 5 (1.70%) Data Centre
8 5 (1.70%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.70%) PKI
8 5 (1.70%) Replication
9 4 (1.36%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.36%) EMC VNX
10 3 (1.02%) EMC VMAX
10 3 (1.02%) iPad
10 3 (1.02%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 89 (30.27%) Windows Server
2 86 (29.25%) Windows 10
3 72 (24.49%) Linux
4 67 (22.79%) Windows 7
5 28 (9.52%) Unix
6 23 (7.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (6.80%) Windows XP
8 17 (5.78%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (5.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (4.76%) Android
11 12 (4.08%) Windows 2000
12 11 (3.74%) Windows Vista
13 9 (3.06%) Apple iOS
14 8 (2.72%) Mac OS
15 7 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
16 6 (2.04%) Ubuntu
16 6 (2.04%) Windows 8
17 4 (1.36%) AIX
17 4 (1.36%) Solaris
18 3 (1.02%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (13.61%) Migration
2 34 (11.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 32 (10.88%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (10.20%) Problem-Solving
5 28 (9.52%) DevOps
6 26 (8.84%) ITIL
7 18 (6.12%) Continuous Integration
8 17 (5.78%) Configuration Management
9 16 (5.44%) Test Automation
10 13 (4.42%) Information Security
11 12 (4.08%) Service Delivery
11 12 (4.08%) Service Management
11 12 (4.08%) Time Management
12 11 (3.74%) Analytics
13 10 (3.40%) Stakeholder Management
13 10 (3.40%) Storage Management
14 9 (3.06%) SDLC
14 9 (3.06%) User Acceptance Testing
15 8 (2.72%) Incident Management
15 8 (2.72%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 27 (9.18%) SQL
2 25 (8.50%) PowerShell
3 20 (6.80%) Python
4 13 (4.42%) C#
4 13 (4.42%) JavaScript
5 11 (3.74%) Ruby
6 10 (3.40%) Java
6 10 (3.40%) Perl
6 10 (3.40%) Shell Script
7 8 (2.72%) Bash Shell
8 6 (2.04%) Groovy
8 6 (2.04%) Haskell
8 6 (2.04%) Scala
9 3 (1.02%) COBOL
9 3 (1.02%) JCL
9 3 (1.02%) VB
10 2 (0.68%) Apple Swift
10 2 (0.68%) Objective-C
10 2 (0.68%) VBScript
11 1 (0.34%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 20 (6.80%) Security Cleared
2 18 (6.12%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (5.78%) SC Cleared
4 16 (5.44%) MCP
5 15 (5.10%) MCSE
6 13 (4.42%) MCSA
7 11 (3.74%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (3.74%) Degree
7 11 (3.74%) HNC
8 8 (2.72%) CCNA
8 8 (2.72%) ISEB
9 7 (2.38%) CISSP
9 7 (2.38%) ISTQB
10 5 (1.70%) DBS Check
11 4 (1.36%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (1.36%) CEH
11 4 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (1.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (1.02%) MCITP
13 2 (0.68%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.40%) SLA
2 5 (1.70%) QA
3 3 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 117 (39.80%) Active Directory
2 38 (12.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (7.14%) Docker
4 18 (6.12%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (4.08%) Hyper-V
6 9 (3.06%) Virtual Servers
7 6 (2.04%) XenServer
8 5 (1.70%) vSphere
8 5 (1.70%) Xen
9 4 (1.36%) BitLocker
9 4 (1.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 4 (1.36%) XenApp
10 3 (1.02%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 3 (1.02%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.34%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.34%) Firmware
12 1 (0.34%) KVM
12 1 (0.34%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.34%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 30 (10.20%) SCCM
2 20 (6.80%) Puppet
3 9 (3.06%) Terraform
3 9 (3.06%) WSUS
4 8 (2.72%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (2.38%) Kubernetes
5 7 (2.38%) Microsoft Clustering
5 7 (2.38%) Nessus
6 6 (2.04%) CSIRT
6 6 (2.04%) Grafana
6 6 (2.04%) Kibana
6 6 (2.04%) Nmap
6 6 (2.04%) SCOM
6 6 (2.04%) Tivoli
6 6 (2.04%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 5 (1.70%) Ansible
8 4 (1.36%) Failover Clustering
8 4 (1.36%) HP SIM
8 4 (1.36%) QRadar
8 4 (1.36%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 118 (40.14%) Microsoft
2 60 (20.41%) VMware
3 27 (9.18%) Citrix
3 27 (9.18%) HP
4 26 (8.84%) Cisco
5 15 (5.10%) Red Hat
6 11 (3.74%) Oracle
6 11 (3.74%) Splunk
7 10 (3.40%) IBM
8 9 (3.06%) Google
9 8 (2.72%) Dell
9 8 (2.72%) F5
9 8 (2.72%) Remedy
10 7 (2.38%) EMC
10 7 (2.38%) McAfee
10 7 (2.38%) NetApp
11 5 (1.70%) Adobe
11 5 (1.70%) Apple
11 5 (1.70%) SolarWinds
12 4 (1.36%) Brocade