Period
to 11 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire with a requirement for Windows Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows Server over the 6 months to 11 December 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 Server
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 67 74 56
Rank change year-on-year +7 -18 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 152 120 184
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 3.04% 2.69% 3.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.05% 13.95% 17.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 57 112
Yorkshire median daily rate £366 £313 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.20% -3.85% +8.33%
10th Percentile £200 £181 £175
90th Percentile £481 £500 £430
England median daily rate £390 £350 £345
% change year-on-year +11.43% +1.45% +4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 18 18
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.50 £12.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.53% -18.33% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.69 £9.95 £12.01
90th Percentile £34.85 £14.50 £57.50
England median hourly rate £25.00 £16.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year +49.25% -25.56% +28.57%

Windows Server 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 Yorkshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1,010 860 1,074
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 20.23% 19.30% 20.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 580 547 677
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £206 £131 £195
90th Percentile £538 £550 £550
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 65 89
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £14.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.54% -10.22% +15.84%
10th Percentile £10.40 £9.81 £10.00
90th Percentile £36.20 £20.60 £33.95
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -

Windows Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

Job postings citing Windows Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server in Yorkshire

Windows Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows Server in Yorkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server in Yorkshire

Windows Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server in Yorkshire

Windows Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server in Yorkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server in Yorkshire

Windows Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows Server in Yorkshire

Windows Server
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server within the Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 11 December 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
West Yorkshire +8 101 £360 +15.20% 54
South Yorkshire -13 25 £340 -20.00% 12
North Yorkshire 0 14 £393 +74.44% 6
East Yorkshire - 3 £200 - 1
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Windows Server.

1 152 (100.00%) Windows
2 88 (57.89%) Active Directory
3 76 (50.00%) VMware
4 69 (45.39%) Microsoft
5 46 (30.26%) VMware Infrastructure
6 36 (23.68%) Microsoft Azure
6 36 (23.68%) Cisco
6 36 (23.68%) Linux
7 33 (21.71%) Office 365
7 33 (21.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 31 (20.39%) TCP/IP
8 31 (20.39%) Firewall
9 27 (17.76%) Migration
9 27 (17.76%) SCCM
9 27 (17.76%) MS Exchange
10 26 (17.11%) DNS
11 25 (16.45%) SAN
12 24 (15.79%) Problem-Solving
12 24 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
13 23 (15.13%) Citrix
13 23 (15.13%) SQL
14 22 (14.47%) Amazon AWS
14 22 (14.47%) Windows Server 2008
15 19 (12.50%) Clustering
15 19 (12.50%) DHCP
16 18 (11.84%) Red Hat
16 18 (11.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 18 (11.84%) Windows 10
17 17 (11.18%) Windows 7
17 17 (11.18%) LAN

Windows Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 27 (17.76%) MS Exchange
2 10 (6.58%) SharePoint
3 9 (5.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (3.29%) Skype for Business
5 4 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (2.63%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.97%) Tuxedo
7 2 (1.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.32%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.32%) IIS
8 1 (0.66%) CMS
8 1 (0.66%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.66%) SAS
8 1 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.66%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.66%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (1.97%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.66%) Sage 200
1 1 (0.66%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 36 (23.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (21.71%) Office 365
3 22 (14.47%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.97%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.32%) SaaS
6 1 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.66%) iPaaS
6 1 (0.66%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 31 (20.39%) Firewall
1 31 (20.39%) TCP/IP
2 26 (17.11%) DNS
3 25 (16.45%) SAN
4 19 (12.50%) DHCP
5 17 (11.18%) LAN
5 17 (11.18%) VoIP
5 17 (11.18%) VPN
6 13 (8.55%) WAN
7 12 (7.89%) NAS
8 9 (5.92%) SSL
9 8 (5.26%) VLAN
9 8 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (4.61%) Skype
11 5 (3.29%) Ethernet
11 5 (3.29%) IPsec
11 5 (3.29%) MPLS
12 4 (2.63%) FTP
12 4 (2.63%) Remote Desktop
12 4 (2.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.63%) Amazon Aurora
2 4 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.32%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.32%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.66%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.66%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.66%) Firebird
4 1 (0.66%) MariaDB
4 1 (0.66%) MySQL
4 1 (0.66%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (0.66%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.66%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 5 (3.29%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.97%) Artifactory
2 3 (1.97%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.66%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.66%) Subversion
3 1 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.66%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (9.21%) Finance
2 10 (6.58%) Banking
2 10 (6.58%) Retail
3 5 (3.29%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.32%) Back Office
5 1 (0.66%) Advertising
5 1 (0.66%) Automotive
5 1 (0.66%) Law
5 1 (0.66%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 28 (18.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 23 (15.13%) Windows Engineer
3 22 (14.47%) Server Engineer
4 18 (11.84%) Administrator
5 15 (9.87%) Support Engineer
6 13 (8.55%) Windows Server Engineer
7 12 (7.89%) Systems Administrator
8 10 (6.58%) Analyst
8 10 (6.58%) Architect
8 10 (6.58%) Infrastructure Support
8 10 (6.58%) Windows Administrator
9 9 (5.92%) 3rd Line Support
9 9 (5.92%) Office 365 Engineer
9 9 (5.92%) Windows Systems Administrator
10 8 (5.26%) Active Directory Engineer
10 8 (5.26%) Consultant
10 8 (5.26%) IT Engineer
11 7 (4.61%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 7 (4.61%) IT Support
11 7 (4.61%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.95%) Middleware
2 5 (3.29%) 802.1X
3 4 (2.63%) XML
4 2 (1.32%) .NET
4 2 (1.32%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.32%) JSON
4 2 (1.32%) Web Services
5 1 (0.66%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.66%) REST
5 1 (0.66%) SOAP
5 1 (0.66%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.50%) Clustering
2 9 (5.92%) Private Cloud
3 8 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (4.61%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.63%) Blackberry
5 4 (2.63%) CMDB
5 4 (2.63%) Public Cloud
5 4 (2.63%) Virtual Team
6 3 (1.97%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.32%) PKI
8 1 (0.66%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.66%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.66%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.66%) EMV
8 1 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.66%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.66%) iPhone
8 1 (0.66%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.66%) SCADA
8 1 (0.66%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 152 (100.00%) Windows
2 36 (23.68%) Linux
3 24 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (14.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (11.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (11.84%) Windows 10
6 17 (11.18%) Windows 7
7 11 (7.24%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (4.61%) Unix
9 6 (3.95%) AIX
10 5 (3.29%) Solaris
11 3 (1.97%) CentOS
12 2 (1.32%) Android
12 2 (1.32%) SUSE
12 2 (1.32%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.66%) HPUX
13 1 (0.66%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.66%) VMS
13 1 (0.66%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.66%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (21.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 27 (17.76%) Migration
3 24 (15.79%) Problem-Solving
4 17 (11.18%) ITIL
5 15 (9.87%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (8.55%) Service Delivery
7 12 (7.89%) Disaster Recovery
8 10 (6.58%) DevOps
9 7 (4.61%) Business Continuity
9 7 (4.61%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (3.95%) Continuous Deployment
10 6 (3.95%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (3.95%) Project Management
10 6 (3.95%) Storage Management
11 5 (3.29%) Change Control
11 5 (3.29%) IT Strategy
11 5 (3.29%) Proactive Management
11 5 (3.29%) Process Improvement
11 5 (3.29%) SIEM
11 5 (3.29%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 23 (15.13%) SQL
2 16 (10.53%) PowerShell
3 8 (5.26%) Perl
4 7 (4.61%) Python
5 6 (3.95%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.97%) Ruby
7 2 (1.32%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.32%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.66%) Java
8 1 (0.66%) PHP
8 1 (0.66%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.66%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (9.87%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (9.21%) Security Cleared
3 13 (8.55%) SC Cleared
4 12 (7.89%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (6.58%) CCNA
5 10 (6.58%) MCSE
6 8 (5.26%) Degree
7 6 (3.95%) DBS Check
8 5 (3.29%) CISSP
8 5 (3.29%) MCP
8 5 (3.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (2.63%) CCNP
10 3 (1.97%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (1.97%) CCA
10 3 (1.97%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (1.97%) MCITP
10 3 (1.97%) MCSA
11 2 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (1.32%) ISACA
11 2 (1.32%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.95%) SLA
2 2 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.66%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.66%) HL7
3 1 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (0.66%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.66%) QA
System Software
1 88 (57.89%) Active Directory
2 46 (30.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (9.87%) VMware ESXi
4 12 (7.89%) Hyper-V
5 10 (6.58%) XenApp
6 7 (4.61%) Firmware
6 7 (4.61%) Virtual Servers
6 7 (4.61%) vSphere
7 5 (3.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 5 (3.29%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (2.63%) Docker
8 4 (2.63%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.97%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 2 (1.32%) Xen
10 2 (1.32%) XenServer
11 1 (0.66%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 27 (17.76%) SCCM
2 12 (7.89%) Microsoft Clustering
3 9 (5.92%) WSUS
4 8 (5.26%) SCOM
5 7 (4.61%) vCenter Server
6 4 (2.63%) HP SIM
6 4 (2.63%) Puppet
7 3 (1.97%) PowerCLI
7 3 (1.97%) SCSM
8 2 (1.32%) Ansible
8 2 (1.32%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (1.32%) NetBackup
8 2 (1.32%) OpenView
8 2 (1.32%) Tivoli
8 2 (1.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (1.32%) WMI
9 1 (0.66%) Nessus
9 1 (0.66%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 76 (50.00%) VMware
2 69 (45.39%) Microsoft
3 36 (23.68%) Cisco
4 23 (15.13%) Citrix
5 18 (11.84%) Red Hat
6 15 (9.87%) HP
7 11 (7.24%) Oracle
8 9 (5.92%) F5
8 9 (5.92%) NetApp
9 8 (5.26%) Dell
10 7 (4.61%) SolarWinds
11 6 (3.95%) EMC
11 6 (3.95%) IBM
12 5 (3.29%) Aruba
12 5 (3.29%) Meraki
13 4 (2.63%) McAfee
14 3 (1.97%) CheckPoint
14 3 (1.97%) Fortinet
14 3 (1.97%) Ivanti
14 3 (1.97%) Veritas