Period
to 24 June 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 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 98 77 47
Rank change year-on-year -21 -30 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 109 113 231
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 2.24% 2.72% 4.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.00% 12.56% 17.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 52 150
Yorkshire median daily rate £320 £350 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.57% +14.75% +10.91%
10th Percentile £162 £223 £156
90th Percentile £461 £438 £432
England median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year - +1.45% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 27 17
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £14.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.41% -6.77% -17.26%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.61 £10.39
90th Percentile £60.00 £21.30 £24.95
England median hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% -15.79% -5.00%

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 908 900 1,316
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 18.63% 21.69% 23.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 560 496 885
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -0.12% +23.23%
10th Percentile £200 £184 £257
90th Percentile £550 £525 £575
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 83 58
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £12.00 £13.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -9.02% +3.45%
10th Percentile £10.75 £9.37 £8.58
90th Percentile £42.50 £20.50 £24.90
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year +2.94% +0.95% +4.21%

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 June 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 June 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 June 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 -33 50 £375 +5.63% 41
North Yorkshire +11 30 £275 -10.20% 6
South Yorkshire -3 23 £325 -19.75% 11
East Yorkshire +2 5 £363 +11.54% 4
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 109 (100.00%) Windows
2 68 (62.39%) Active Directory
3 50 (45.87%) Microsoft
4 39 (35.78%) VMware
5 31 (28.44%) ITIL
5 31 (28.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 27 (24.77%) SQL
7 25 (22.94%) VMware Infrastructure
7 25 (22.94%) Windows Server 2008
8 24 (22.02%) Linux
9 22 (20.18%) Cisco
9 22 (20.18%) Microsoft Azure
10 19 (17.43%) SQL Server
11 17 (15.60%) Hyper-V
11 17 (15.60%) SCCM
11 17 (15.60%) Windows 7
12 16 (14.68%) vSphere
12 16 (14.68%) Office 365
12 16 (14.68%) Data Centre
12 16 (14.68%) Citrix
12 16 (14.68%) TCP/IP
12 16 (14.68%) HP
13 15 (13.76%) SharePoint
13 15 (13.76%) Firewall
14 14 (12.84%) DNS
14 14 (12.84%) SMS
15 13 (11.93%) SAN
15 13 (11.93%) MS Exchange
15 13 (11.93%) PowerShell
15 13 (11.93%) Amazon AWS

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 15 (13.76%) SharePoint
2 13 (11.93%) MS Exchange
3 7 (6.42%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (3.67%) Skype for Business
5 3 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (2.75%) IIS
5 3 (2.75%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.83%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.83%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.92%) CloudStack
7 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.92%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.92%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.92%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 9 (8.26%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.92%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.92%) Carpe Diem
1 1 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.92%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 22 (20.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (14.68%) Office 365
3 13 (11.93%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.83%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.83%) IaaS
4 2 (1.83%) PaaS
5 1 (0.92%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.92%) Google Compute Engine
5 1 (0.92%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (14.68%) TCP/IP
2 15 (13.76%) Firewall
3 14 (12.84%) DNS
3 14 (12.84%) SMS
4 13 (11.93%) SAN
5 12 (11.01%) WAN
6 11 (10.09%) LAN
6 11 (10.09%) VPN
7 8 (7.34%) DHCP
8 5 (4.59%) SSL
9 4 (3.67%) IPsec
9 4 (3.67%) MPLS
10 3 (2.75%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (2.75%) Internet
11 2 (1.83%) Ethernet
11 2 (1.83%) NAS
11 2 (1.83%) VoIP
11 2 (1.83%) Wireless
12 1 (0.92%) FTP
12 1 (0.92%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (17.43%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.67%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.83%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.83%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.92%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.92%) MySQL
4 1 (0.92%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.92%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (0.92%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (0.92%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.92%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (3.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.83%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (1.83%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.92%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.92%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (9.17%) Finance
2 6 (5.50%) Retail
3 4 (3.67%) Marketing
4 3 (2.75%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.83%) Banking
6 1 (0.92%) Electronics
6 1 (0.92%) Legal
6 1 (0.92%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 26 (23.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 19 (17.43%) Windows Engineer
3 17 (15.60%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 15 (13.76%) Analyst
5 14 (12.84%) Support Engineer
6 12 (11.01%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 12 (11.01%) Server Engineer
7 10 (9.17%) 3rd Line Support
8 8 (7.34%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 7 (6.42%) Infrastructure Support
9 7 (6.42%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 7 (6.42%) Linux Engineer
9 7 (6.42%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (5.50%) Coordinator
10 6 (5.50%) Technical Coordinator
10 6 (5.50%) Windows Server Engineer
11 5 (4.59%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
11 5 (4.59%) Active Directory Engineer
11 5 (4.59%) IT Support
11 5 (4.59%) Windows Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.67%) Middleware
2 2 (1.83%) .NET
2 2 (1.83%) VXML
2 2 (1.83%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (0.92%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.92%) ODBC
3 1 (0.92%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.68%) Data Centre
2 8 (7.34%) Clustering
3 4 (3.67%) Public Cloud
3 4 (3.67%) Replication
4 3 (2.75%) NHS
4 3 (2.75%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 2 (1.83%) CCTV
5 2 (1.83%) CMDB
5 2 (1.83%) IVR
5 2 (1.83%) PKI
6 1 (0.92%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.92%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.92%) EPoS
6 1 (0.92%) iPad
6 1 (0.92%) iPhone
6 1 (0.92%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 109 (100.00%) Windows
2 31 (28.44%) Windows Server 2012
3 25 (22.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (22.02%) Linux
5 17 (15.60%) Windows 7
6 10 (9.17%) Windows 10
7 8 (7.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (5.50%) CentOS
8 6 (5.50%) Windows 8
9 5 (4.59%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (3.67%) SUSE
10 4 (3.67%) Windows XP
11 3 (2.75%) Unix
12 2 (1.83%) HPUX
12 2 (1.83%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.92%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.92%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.92%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (28.44%) ITIL
2 8 (7.34%) High Availability
2 8 (7.34%) Migration
2 8 (7.34%) Tech Ops
3 6 (5.50%) Performance Tuning
3 6 (5.50%) Server Building
4 5 (4.59%) Coaching
4 5 (4.59%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (4.59%) Performance Monitoring
4 5 (4.59%) Task Automation
5 4 (3.67%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (3.67%) Asset Management
5 4 (3.67%) Change Management
5 4 (3.67%) Load Balancing
6 3 (2.75%) Configuration Management
6 3 (2.75%) Incident Management
6 3 (2.75%) Patch Management
6 3 (2.75%) Problem Management
6 3 (2.75%) Project Management
6 3 (2.75%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (24.77%) SQL
2 13 (11.93%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.75%) Java
4 2 (1.83%) C++
4 2 (1.83%) VBScript
5 1 (0.92%) Perl
5 1 (0.92%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.92%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.92%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (7.34%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (6.42%) CCNA
2 7 (6.42%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (4.59%) Security Cleared
4 4 (3.67%) NVQ Level 3
4 4 (3.67%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.75%) CCA
5 3 (2.75%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (2.75%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (2.75%) MCSA
5 3 (2.75%) MCSE
6 2 (1.83%) Degree
6 2 (1.83%) MCTS
6 2 (1.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.92%) CCAA
7 1 (0.92%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.92%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.92%) MCITP
7 1 (0.92%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.34%) SLA
2 6 (5.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (2.75%) QA
4 2 (1.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.83%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.92%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.92%) PMO
System Software
1 68 (62.39%) Active Directory
2 25 (22.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (15.60%) Hyper-V
4 16 (14.68%) vSphere
5 8 (7.34%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (6.42%) XenApp
7 5 (4.59%) KVM
7 5 (4.59%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (4.59%) XenDesktop
7 5 (4.59%) XenServer
8 4 (3.67%) Terminal Services
9 2 (1.83%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (1.83%) Xen
10 1 (0.92%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.92%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 17 (15.60%) SCCM
2 5 (4.59%) SCOM
3 3 (2.75%) NetBackup
3 3 (2.75%) WSUS
4 2 (1.83%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (1.83%) SCDPM
4 2 (1.83%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (1.83%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.92%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.92%) Ansible
5 1 (0.92%) EdgeSight
5 1 (0.92%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.92%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.92%) SCSM
5 1 (0.92%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.92%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.92%) vMotion
Vendors
1 50 (45.87%) Microsoft
2 39 (35.78%) VMware
3 22 (20.18%) Cisco
4 16 (14.68%) Citrix
4 16 (14.68%) HP
5 11 (10.09%) Dell
6 10 (9.17%) Red Hat
7 6 (5.50%) CheckPoint
7 6 (5.50%) NetApp
7 6 (5.50%) Veeam
8 5 (4.59%) Brocade
8 5 (4.59%) IBM
8 5 (4.59%) Oracle
9 4 (3.67%) BMC
10 3 (2.75%) F5
10 3 (2.75%) Ivanti
10 3 (2.75%) SolarWinds
10 3 (2.75%) Sophos
11 2 (1.83%) Fortinet
11 2 (1.83%) Remedy