Period
to 18 December 2017

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 18 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 Server
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
18 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 60 51
Rank change year-on-year -21 -9 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 115 182 224
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 2.58% 3.48% 3.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.58% 17.12% 16.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 109 127
Yorkshire median daily rate £318 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.31% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £180 £175 £125
90th Percentile £500 £430 £424
England median daily rate £350 £345 £330
% change year-on-year +1.45% +4.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 18 25
Yorkshire median hourly rate £12.00 £15.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +20.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £9.65 £12.01 £9.00
90th Percentile £14.50 £57.50 £25.25
England median hourly rate £16.81 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.31% +28.57% -7.89%

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 847 1063 1392
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 19.01% 20.33% 22.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 536 671 800
Yorkshire median daily rate £420 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +12.59%
10th Percentile £131 £180 £163
90th Percentile £550 £550 £526
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 85 159
Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +12.00% -5.48%
10th Percentile £9.81 £10.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £21.00 £26.50 £22.13
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +3.13%

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 18 December 2017.

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
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 18 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
West Yorkshire -15 78 £318 -7.97% 22
South Yorkshire +14 25 £425 +32.81% 4
North Yorkshire -13 10 £225 -25.00% 3
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 18 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Windows Server.

1 115 (100.00%) Windows
2 63 (54.78%) Active Directory
3 57 (49.57%) Microsoft
4 56 (48.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 48 (41.74%) VMware
6 36 (31.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 34 (29.57%) SCCM
8 26 (22.61%) ITIL
9 25 (21.74%) MS Exchange
10 24 (20.87%) VMware Infrastructure
11 22 (19.13%) PowerShell
12 21 (18.26%) SharePoint
13 20 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
13 20 (17.39%) vSphere
14 19 (16.52%) Windows 7
14 19 (16.52%) Citrix
15 18 (15.65%) Linux
15 18 (15.65%) SQL
16 17 (14.78%) Microsoft Office
16 17 (14.78%) Analytical Skills
17 16 (13.91%) Office 365
17 16 (13.91%) SQL Server
17 16 (13.91%) SCOM
18 15 (13.04%) HP
18 15 (13.04%) SAN
18 15 (13.04%) NetApp
18 15 (13.04%) SharePoint 2013
19 14 (12.17%) NetScaler
19 14 (12.17%) Exchange Server 2010
19 14 (12.17%) DNS

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 25 (21.74%) MS Exchange
2 21 (18.26%) SharePoint
3 15 (13.04%) SharePoint 2013
4 14 (12.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (12.17%) IIS
5 9 (7.83%) SharePoint Server
5 9 (7.83%) Skype for Business
6 6 (5.22%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (5.22%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.87%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.87%) SAP EP
9 1 (0.87%) WebSphere
Applications
1 17 (14.78%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.74%) Acrobat
3 2 (1.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.74%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.74%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.87%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.74%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 16 (13.91%) Office 365
2 4 (3.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.74%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (13.04%) SAN
2 14 (12.17%) DNS
2 14 (12.17%) NetScaler
3 11 (9.57%) Firewall
4 9 (7.83%) LAN
4 9 (7.83%) Skype
5 7 (6.09%) Internet
5 7 (6.09%) WAN
6 5 (4.35%) DHCP
6 5 (4.35%) SMS
6 5 (4.35%) VPN
7 4 (3.48%) VLAN
7 4 (3.48%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (2.61%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (1.74%) Broadband
9 2 (1.74%) Intranet
9 2 (1.74%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (1.74%) VoIP
9 2 (1.74%) WebEx
9 2 (1.74%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.91%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.87%) MySQL
4 1 (0.87%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.87%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.87%) Redis
4 1 (0.87%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.87%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.87%) SAP HANA
4 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 10 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (6.96%) Git (software)
3 5 (4.35%) Chocolatey
4 2 (1.74%) LoadRunner
General
1 11 (9.57%) Finance
2 9 (7.83%) Banking
3 5 (4.35%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.61%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.74%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.87%) Automotive
6 1 (0.87%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (15.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 14 (12.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 13 (11.30%) Administrator
4 10 (8.70%) Analyst
5 9 (7.83%) SharePoint Administrator
6 8 (6.96%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 8 (6.96%) 2nd Line Support
6 8 (6.96%) Citrix Engineer
6 8 (6.96%) Support Engineer
7 7 (6.09%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (6.09%) 3rd Line Support
7 7 (6.09%) Technical Leader
8 6 (5.22%) Consultant
8 6 (5.22%) Server Engineer
9 5 (4.35%) Active Directory Support
9 5 (4.35%) Exchange Support
9 5 (4.35%) IT Support
9 5 (4.35%) Server Support
9 5 (4.35%) Tester
9 5 (4.35%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.74%) J2EE
1 2 (1.74%) WAP
2 1 (0.87%) .NET
2 1 (0.87%) SAP Basis
2 1 (0.87%) Software Packaging
2 1 (0.87%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.78%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (8.70%) Data Centre
3 5 (4.35%) Clustering
3 5 (4.35%) Virtual Team
4 4 (3.48%) HP Storage
5 2 (1.74%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.74%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.74%) PDA
5 2 (1.74%) Replication
6 1 (0.87%) BYOD
6 1 (0.87%) CMDB
6 1 (0.87%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.87%) FMCG
6 1 (0.87%) HACMP
6 1 (0.87%) iSeries
6 1 (0.87%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 115 (100.00%) Windows
2 56 (48.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 36 (31.30%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (16.52%) Windows 7
5 18 (15.65%) Linux
6 13 (11.30%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (9.57%) Windows 10
8 8 (6.96%) Unix
9 6 (5.22%) Windows 8
10 5 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (3.48%) Solaris
11 4 (3.48%) Windows 2000
12 3 (2.61%) Android
12 3 (2.61%) Windows XP
13 2 (1.74%) Data ONTAP
13 2 (1.74%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.87%) AIX
14 1 (0.87%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.87%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.87%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (22.61%) ITIL
2 9 (7.83%) Capacity Planning
2 9 (7.83%) Infrastructure Management
2 9 (7.83%) Server Building
3 8 (6.96%) Software Testing
4 7 (6.09%) Service Delivery
5 6 (5.22%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (5.22%) Service Management
6 5 (4.35%) Analytics
6 5 (4.35%) Investment Management
6 5 (4.35%) Security Operations
6 5 (4.35%) Server Virtualisation
7 4 (3.48%) Incident Management
8 3 (2.61%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (2.61%) Network Management
8 3 (2.61%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (2.61%) Problem Management
8 3 (2.61%) Project Management
8 3 (2.61%) Time Management
9 2 (1.74%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 22 (19.13%) PowerShell
2 18 (15.65%) SQL
3 8 (6.96%) Perl
3 8 (6.96%) Python
4 3 (2.61%) C
5 2 (1.74%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.74%) Ruby
6 1 (0.87%) ABAP
6 1 (0.87%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.87%) Java
6 1 (0.87%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (10.43%) MCSE
3 5 (4.35%) CCA
3 5 (4.35%) CCAA
3 5 (4.35%) CCEA
3 5 (4.35%) CCNA
3 5 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (4.35%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (2.61%) Degree
4 3 (2.61%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.87%) MCP
5 1 (0.87%) MCSA
5 1 (0.87%) MCTS
5 1 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.96%) QA
2 5 (4.35%) SLA
3 2 (1.74%) GDPR
4 1 (0.87%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 63 (54.78%) Active Directory
2 24 (20.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (17.39%) vSphere
4 12 (10.43%) XenApp
5 8 (6.96%) Virtual Servers
6 6 (5.22%) Hyper-V
6 6 (5.22%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (4.35%) VMware NSX
8 4 (3.48%) XenServer
9 2 (1.74%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.87%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.87%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.87%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.87%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.87%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 34 (29.57%) SCCM
2 16 (13.91%) SCOM
3 5 (4.35%) EdgeSight
3 5 (4.35%) WSUS
4 4 (3.48%) DameWare
4 4 (3.48%) Puppet
5 3 (2.61%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (1.74%) SCDPM
6 2 (1.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.87%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.87%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.87%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.87%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.87%) SmoothWall
7 1 (0.87%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 57 (49.57%) Microsoft
2 48 (41.74%) VMware
3 19 (16.52%) Citrix
4 15 (13.04%) HP
4 15 (13.04%) NetApp
5 14 (12.17%) Cisco
6 8 (6.96%) Dell
7 5 (4.35%) EMC
7 5 (4.35%) Red Hat
8 4 (3.48%) Apple
9 3 (2.61%) IBM
9 3 (2.61%) SolarWinds
9 3 (2.61%) Veeam
9 3 (2.61%) Veritas
10 2 (1.74%) Adobe
10 2 (1.74%) AppSense
10 2 (1.74%) LANDesk
10 2 (1.74%) Oracle
10 2 (1.74%) SAP
10 2 (1.74%) WatchGuard