Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 78 69 56
Rank change year-on-year -9 -13 -17
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 129 116 209
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 2.60% 2.82% 3.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.53% 14.52% 16.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 56 142
Yorkshire median daily rate £358 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.93% +3.85% +8.33%
10th Percentile £201 £193 £175
90th Percentile £500 £488 £438
England median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 14
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.56 £12.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.48% -16.67% -9.96%
10th Percentile £10.75 £9.25 £11.57
90th Percentile £36.50 £21.00 £99.38
England median hourly rate £22.50 £16.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +36.36% -21.43% +10.53%

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 888 799 1,257
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 17.89% 19.43% 22.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 508 453 836
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £207 £149 £223
90th Percentile £538 £538 £573
England median daily rate £438 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.66% +5.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 61 67
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.07 £12.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.54% -13.79% +11.54%
10th Percentile £10.25 £9.34 £10.12
90th Percentile £41.00 £25.50 £37.75
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 24 September 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 24 September 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 24 September 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 -13 78 £358 +2.88% 48
South Yorkshire -10 24 £413 -2.94% 22
North Yorkshire +5 19 £300 +42.86% 15
East Yorkshire - 3 £200 - 1
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 129 (100.00%) Windows
2 81 (62.79%) Active Directory
3 67 (51.94%) Microsoft
4 59 (45.74%) VMware
5 40 (31.01%) VMware Infrastructure
6 36 (27.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 33 (25.58%) TCP/IP
7 33 (25.58%) Linux
8 32 (24.81%) DNS
9 29 (22.48%) Microsoft Azure
10 28 (21.71%) Cisco
10 28 (21.71%) MS Exchange
10 28 (21.71%) SAN
11 26 (20.16%) Office 365
12 25 (19.38%) Firewall
13 24 (18.60%) SCCM
14 22 (17.05%) Windows Server 2012
14 22 (17.05%) Citrix
14 22 (17.05%) SQL
15 21 (16.28%) Clustering
15 21 (16.28%) Windows 7
16 20 (15.50%) Windows Server 2008
17 19 (14.73%) ITIL
17 19 (14.73%) HP
18 18 (13.95%) SQL Server
18 18 (13.95%) DHCP
18 18 (13.95%) Windows 10
19 17 (13.18%) VMware ESXi
20 15 (11.63%) VPN
20 15 (11.63%) Microsoft Certification

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 28 (21.71%) MS Exchange
2 13 (10.08%) SharePoint
3 8 (6.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (6.20%) Skype for Business
4 5 (3.88%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (3.88%) WebSphere
5 3 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (2.33%) IIS
6 2 (1.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.55%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.55%) Tuxedo
6 2 (1.55%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.78%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.78%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.78%) SAS
7 1 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 9 (6.98%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Carpe Diem
1 1 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.78%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 29 (22.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (20.16%) Office 365
3 15 (11.63%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (3.10%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.78%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.78%) IaaS
5 1 (0.78%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.78%) PaaS
5 1 (0.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (25.58%) TCP/IP
2 32 (24.81%) DNS
3 28 (21.71%) SAN
4 25 (19.38%) Firewall
5 18 (13.95%) DHCP
6 15 (11.63%) VPN
7 13 (10.08%) LAN
8 12 (9.30%) NAS
8 12 (9.30%) WAN
9 10 (7.75%) SSL
10 9 (6.98%) IPsec
11 8 (6.20%) MPLS
12 6 (4.65%) VoIP
13 5 (3.88%) Ethernet
13 5 (3.88%) Skype
14 4 (3.10%) Cisco ASA
14 4 (3.10%) FTP
14 4 (3.10%) HTTPS
14 4 (3.10%) OSPF
14 4 (3.10%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (13.95%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.10%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.33%) Amazon Aurora
3 3 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.55%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.55%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.55%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.78%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.78%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (0.78%) Power BI
5 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.78%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 3 (2.33%) Git (software)
1 3 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.55%) Artifactory
3 1 (0.78%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (10.08%) Finance
2 12 (9.30%) Retail
3 11 (8.53%) Banking
4 5 (3.88%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.10%) Marketing
6 2 (1.55%) Back Office
7 1 (0.78%) Advertising
7 1 (0.78%) Automotive
7 1 (0.78%) Electronics
7 1 (0.78%) Legal
7 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 33 (25.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 21 (16.28%) Windows Engineer
3 19 (14.73%) Server Engineer
4 16 (12.40%) Support Engineer
5 15 (11.63%) Analyst
6 14 (10.85%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 13 (10.08%) Infrastructure Support
7 13 (10.08%) Windows Server Engineer
8 12 (9.30%) 3rd Line Support
9 11 (8.53%) Architect
10 10 (7.75%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
11 9 (6.98%) Active Directory Engineer
11 9 (6.98%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
11 9 (6.98%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
12 8 (6.20%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
12 8 (6.20%) Administrator
12 8 (6.20%) IT Engineer
12 8 (6.20%) IT Support
13 7 (5.43%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 7 (5.43%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.65%) 802.1X
2 5 (3.88%) Middleware
3 2 (1.55%) VXML
3 2 (1.55%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.78%) .NET
4 1 (0.78%) JSON
4 1 (0.78%) ODBC
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (0.78%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.78%) Web Services
4 1 (0.78%) XML
4 1 (0.78%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 21 (16.28%) Clustering
2 7 (5.43%) Public Cloud
3 6 (4.65%) CMDB
4 5 (3.88%) Blackberry
5 4 (3.10%) Data Centre
5 4 (3.10%) PKI
5 4 (3.10%) Private Cloud
5 4 (3.10%) Replication
5 4 (3.10%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (3.10%) Virtual Team
6 3 (2.33%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.55%) IVR
7 2 (1.55%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.78%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.78%) EPoS
8 1 (0.78%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.78%) iPad
8 1 (0.78%) iPhone
8 1 (0.78%) NHS
8 1 (0.78%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 129 (100.00%) Windows
2 33 (25.58%) Linux
3 22 (17.05%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (16.28%) Windows 7
5 20 (15.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (13.95%) Windows 10
7 14 (10.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (5.43%) Unix
8 7 (5.43%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (3.10%) AIX
9 4 (3.10%) CentOS
9 4 (3.10%) Solaris
9 4 (3.10%) Windows 8
10 3 (2.33%) HPUX
10 3 (2.33%) SUSE
11 1 (0.78%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.78%) VMS
11 1 (0.78%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.78%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.78%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (27.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 19 (14.73%) ITIL
3 14 (10.85%) Migration
4 11 (8.53%) Problem-Solving
5 8 (6.20%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (5.43%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (5.43%) High Availability
7 6 (4.65%) Mentoring
7 6 (4.65%) Server Building
8 5 (3.88%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (3.88%) Proactive Management
8 5 (3.88%) SIEM
9 4 (3.10%) Asset Management
9 4 (3.10%) DevOps
9 4 (3.10%) Infrastructure Management
9 4 (3.10%) IT Strategy
9 4 (3.10%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 4 (3.10%) Process Improvement
9 4 (3.10%) Server Patching
9 4 (3.10%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 22 (17.05%) SQL
2 14 (10.85%) PowerShell
3 5 (3.88%) Perl
4 4 (3.10%) Python
4 4 (3.10%) Shell Script
5 3 (2.33%) Java
5 3 (2.33%) VBScript
6 2 (1.55%) C++
6 2 (1.55%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.55%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.55%) Ruby
7 1 (0.78%) PHP
7 1 (0.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (11.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (9.30%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (8.53%) CCNA
4 10 (7.75%) MCSE
5 6 (4.65%) Security Cleared
5 6 (4.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (3.88%) CISSP
6 5 (3.88%) Degree
6 5 (3.88%) SC Cleared
7 4 (3.10%) CCA
7 4 (3.10%) CCNP
7 4 (3.10%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (3.10%) MCP
7 4 (3.10%) MCSA
8 3 (2.33%) MCITP
8 3 (2.33%) MCTS
9 2 (1.55%) CISA
9 2 (1.55%) CISM
9 2 (1.55%) ISACA
9 2 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.43%) SLA
2 3 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.33%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.33%) QA
3 1 (0.78%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (0.78%) PMO
System Software
1 81 (62.79%) Active Directory
2 40 (31.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (13.18%) VMware ESXi
4 15 (11.63%) Hyper-V
5 9 (6.98%) vSphere
6 8 (6.20%) XenApp
7 7 (5.43%) XenDesktop
8 6 (4.65%) Virtual Servers
9 5 (3.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (3.10%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (3.10%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (2.33%) Docker
11 3 (2.33%) XenServer
12 2 (1.55%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.78%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.78%) Firmware
13 1 (0.78%) KVM
13 1 (0.78%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.78%) Xen
Systems Management
1 24 (18.60%) SCCM
2 7 (5.43%) Microsoft Clustering
2 7 (5.43%) vCenter Server
3 6 (4.65%) SCOM
3 6 (4.65%) WSUS
4 4 (3.10%) HP SIM
4 4 (3.10%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (2.33%) Puppet
6 2 (1.55%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (1.55%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (1.55%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.55%) OpenView
6 2 (1.55%) PowerCLI
6 2 (1.55%) SCDPM
6 2 (1.55%) SCOrch
6 2 (1.55%) SCSM
6 2 (1.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (1.55%) WMI
7 1 (0.78%) Nessus
7 1 (0.78%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 67 (51.94%) Microsoft
2 59 (45.74%) VMware
3 28 (21.71%) Cisco
4 22 (17.05%) Citrix
5 19 (14.73%) HP
6 15 (11.63%) Red Hat
7 12 (9.30%) Oracle
8 10 (7.75%) NetApp
9 9 (6.98%) SolarWinds
10 8 (6.20%) F5
11 7 (5.43%) IBM
11 7 (5.43%) Veeam
12 6 (4.65%) Dell
13 5 (3.88%) Aruba
14 4 (3.10%) CheckPoint
14 4 (3.10%) McAfee
14 4 (3.10%) Meraki
15 3 (2.33%) Fortinet
15 3 (2.33%) Remedy
15 3 (2.33%) Sophos