Period
to 14 July 2020

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 14 July 2020 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
14 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 49 54 99
Rank change year-on-year +5 +45 -8
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 67 166 114
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Yorkshire 3.85% 3.80% 2.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.41% 16.10% 12.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 122 70
Median daily rate £325 £381 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.75% +17.31% -4.76%
10th Percentile £142 £126 £164
90th Percentile £465 £550 £453
England median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.43% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 15 12
Median hourly rate £18.50 £15.50 £14.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.35% +6.68% +11.77%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.70 £10.75
90th Percentile £24.00 £17.38 £60.00
England median hourly rate £21.50 £18.50 £20.48
% change year-on-year +16.22% -9.65% +27.97%

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 364 1,031 947
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 20.90% 23.60% 18.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 575 579
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £163 £140 £206
90th Percentile £600 £550 £538
England median daily rate £438 £440 £438
% change year-on-year -0.57% +0.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 96 86
Median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +3.45% +16.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.63
90th Percentile £22.75 £25.96 £39.50
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +8.57% - +4.48%

Windows Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server in Yorkshire

Windows Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows Server in Yorkshire.

Daily rate trend for Windows Server in Yorkshire

Windows Server
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows Server in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 14 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Windows Server in Yorkshire

Windows Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows Server in Yorkshire.

Hourly rate trend for Windows Server in Yorkshire

Windows Server
Hourly Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Windows Server in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 14 July 2020.

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 14 July 2020. 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 +9 32 £325 -18.75% 21
North Yorkshire +9 20 £375 +15.38% 6
South Yorkshire +9 9 £260 -28.28% 3
East Yorkshire +8 6 £192 +74.68% 1
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 14 July 2020, 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 67 (100.00%) Windows
2 45 (67.16%) Active Directory
3 41 (61.19%) Microsoft
4 30 (44.78%) VMware
4 30 (44.78%) Office 365
5 24 (35.82%) Azure
6 23 (34.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 20 (29.85%) Windows Server 2016
7 20 (29.85%) VMware Infrastructure
8 19 (28.36%) Microsoft Office
9 16 (23.88%) SCCM
9 16 (23.88%) MS Exchange
10 14 (20.90%) PowerShell
10 14 (20.90%) Service Delivery
10 14 (20.90%) Problem-Solving
10 14 (20.90%) Windows Server 2012
11 13 (19.40%) SQL Server
12 12 (17.91%) ITIL
13 11 (16.42%) Migration
13 11 (16.42%) LAN
13 11 (16.42%) DNS
14 10 (14.93%) DHCP
14 10 (14.93%) SAN
15 9 (13.43%) TCP/IP
15 9 (13.43%) Cisco
16 8 (11.94%) Windows 10
16 8 (11.94%) SQL
16 8 (11.94%) Windows Server 2008
16 8 (11.94%) Google
17 7 (10.45%) Degree

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 16 (23.88%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (4.48%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.99%) IIS
4 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.49%) SharePoint
Applications
1 19 (28.36%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (4.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (4.48%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.49%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 30 (44.78%) Office 365
2 24 (35.82%) Azure
3 7 (10.45%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (4.48%) IaaS
4 3 (4.48%) PaaS
5 2 (2.99%) AWS
6 1 (1.49%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.49%) G Suite
6 1 (1.49%) GCP
6 1 (1.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (16.42%) DNS
1 11 (16.42%) LAN
2 10 (14.93%) DHCP
2 10 (14.93%) SAN
3 9 (13.43%) TCP/IP
4 7 (10.45%) WAN
5 4 (5.97%) SMTP
5 4 (5.97%) VLAN
5 4 (5.97%) VPN
5 4 (5.97%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (4.48%) Internet
6 3 (4.48%) VoIP
7 2 (2.99%) Firewall
7 2 (2.99%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (2.99%) Skype
7 2 (2.99%) VSAN
8 1 (1.49%) H.323
8 1 (1.49%) MPLS
8 1 (1.49%) PBX
8 1 (1.49%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (19.40%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.46%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (7.46%) SQL Server 2016
3 4 (5.97%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.49%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.49%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Hudson
1 2 (2.99%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (5.97%) Back Office
2 3 (4.48%) Finance
2 3 (4.48%) Public Sector
3 1 (1.49%) Local Government
3 1 (1.49%) Police
Job Titles
1 18 (26.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (17.91%) Support Engineer
3 9 (13.43%) IT Support
4 7 (10.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 7 (10.45%) Analyst
5 5 (7.46%) ICT Engineer
5 5 (7.46%) ICT Support
5 5 (7.46%) ICT Support Engineer
5 5 (7.46%) IT Support Technician
5 5 (7.46%) IT Technician
5 5 (7.46%) Support Technician
6 4 (5.97%) Network Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (4.48%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) Infrastructure Support
7 3 (4.48%) IT Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) Server Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) Service Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (2.99%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.49%) .NET
1 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.97%) Driving Licence
1 4 (5.97%) Handset
2 3 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.48%) HP Storage
3 2 (2.99%) Clustering
3 2 (2.99%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.49%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.49%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.49%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.49%) NHS
4 1 (1.49%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.49%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 67 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (29.85%) Windows Server 2016
3 14 (20.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (11.94%) Windows 10
4 8 (11.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (7.46%) Windows Server 2019
6 4 (5.97%) Windows 2000 Server
7 3 (4.48%) Linux
7 3 (4.48%) Windows 7
7 3 (4.48%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.49%) Unix
8 1 (1.49%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (34.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 14 (20.90%) Problem-Solving
2 14 (20.90%) Service Delivery
3 12 (17.91%) ITIL
4 11 (16.42%) Migration
5 6 (8.96%) Configuration Management
5 6 (8.96%) Project Management
6 5 (7.46%) Coaching
6 5 (7.46%) Network Management
7 4 (5.97%) Storage Management
8 3 (4.48%) Change Management
8 3 (4.48%) High Availability
8 3 (4.48%) Network Design
8 3 (4.48%) Project Delivery
8 3 (4.48%) Release Management
8 3 (4.48%) Server Management
8 3 (4.48%) Supplier Management
9 2 (2.99%) Change Control
9 2 (2.99%) ITSM
9 2 (2.99%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 14 (20.90%) PowerShell
2 8 (11.94%) SQL
3 1 (1.49%) C
3 1 (1.49%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (10.45%) CCNA
1 7 (10.45%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (10.45%) Degree
2 5 (7.46%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.97%) MCP
3 4 (5.97%) MCSE
3 4 (5.97%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (4.48%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.99%) MCSA
6 1 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.48%) SLA
System Software
1 45 (67.16%) Active Directory
2 20 (29.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (8.96%) Hyper-V
3 6 (8.96%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (5.97%) vSphere
5 2 (2.99%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (2.99%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (2.99%) XenApp
6 1 (1.49%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 1 (1.49%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.49%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (1.49%) VMware Server
6 1 (1.49%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (23.88%) SCCM
2 4 (5.97%) SCOM
2 4 (5.97%) vCenter Server
3 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (2.99%) NetBackup
3 2 (2.99%) WSUS
4 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 41 (61.19%) Microsoft
2 30 (44.78%) VMware
3 9 (13.43%) Cisco
4 8 (11.94%) Google
5 5 (7.46%) Apple
5 5 (7.46%) Citrix
5 5 (7.46%) HP
6 4 (5.97%) NetApp
7 2 (2.99%) Avaya
7 2 (2.99%) EqualLogic
7 2 (2.99%) Forcepoint
7 2 (2.99%) Hitachi
7 2 (2.99%) Huawei
7 2 (2.99%) Nimble Storage
7 2 (2.99%) Symantec
7 2 (2.99%) Veeam
8 1 (1.49%) 3PAR
8 1 (1.49%) Meraki
8 1 (1.49%) Sage
8 1 (1.49%) Twitter