Period
to 25 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 6 months to 25 February 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
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 4 9 12
Rank change year-on-year +5 +3 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 421 515 401
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 14.22% 10.69% 8.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.79% 49.71% 46.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 274 229
Yorkshire median daily rate £325 £355 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.45% +33.96% -22.06%
10th Percentile £130 £135 £113
90th Percentile £490 £501 £500
England median daily rate £350 £375 £365
% change year-on-year -6.67% +2.74% +1.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 94 63
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.00 £14.08 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.62% +8.33% -3.70%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.40 £10.30
90th Percentile £21.42 £19.78 £20.02
England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.69
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.98% +2.89%

Windows 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 660 1,036 863
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 22.29% 21.51% 18.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 377 592 557
Yorkshire median daily rate £375 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £143 £200 £139
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £415 £433 £428
% change year-on-year -4.16% +1.17% +3.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 97 67
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £13.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +5.84% -
10th Percentile £10.60 £10.40 £10.40
90th Percentile £21.75 £21.50 £22.20
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £17.25
% change year-on-year +1.45% - +4.55%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Yorkshire

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Yorkshire

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 25 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Yorkshire

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Yorkshire

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 25 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Yorkshire

Windows
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 within the Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 25 February 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 +2 253 £328 -8.39% 135
North Yorkshire +5 65 £350 -6.67% 43
South Yorkshire +9 61 £200 -42.86% 44
East Yorkshire 0 25 £130 -22.39% 8
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Windows 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.

1 184 (43.71%) Active Directory
2 182 (43.23%) Microsoft
3 154 (36.58%) Windows 10
4 125 (29.69%) Office 365
5 122 (28.98%) Windows Server
6 121 (28.74%) VMware
7 99 (23.52%) Azure
8 81 (19.24%) SCCM
9 79 (18.76%) Windows 7
10 78 (18.53%) Linux
11 72 (17.10%) Microsoft Office
12 63 (14.96%) Migration
13 61 (14.49%) SQL
14 59 (14.01%) PowerShell
15 58 (13.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 57 (13.54%) DNS
17 54 (12.83%) ITIL
18 52 (12.35%) VMware Infrastructure
19 50 (11.88%) AWS
20 46 (10.93%) Windows Server 2012
20 46 (10.93%) Data Centre
21 45 (10.69%) Windows Server 2008
22 43 (10.21%) Driving Licence
23 40 (9.50%) HP
23 40 (9.50%) Retail
24 34 (8.08%) McAfee
25 33 (7.84%) Citrix
25 33 (7.84%) Finance
26 31 (7.36%) MS Exchange
26 31 (7.36%) Problem-Solving

Windows
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 31 (7.36%) MS Exchange
2 23 (5.46%) Skype for Business
3 18 (4.28%) IIS
4 17 (4.04%) SharePoint
5 12 (2.85%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (1.19%) Confluence
7 4 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.24%) Apache
9 1 (0.24%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.24%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.24%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.24%) Tuxedo
9 1 (0.24%) WebLogic
Applications
1 72 (17.10%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.48%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.24%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.48%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 125 (29.69%) Office 365
2 99 (23.52%) Azure
3 50 (11.88%) AWS
4 16 (3.80%) Azure Active Directory
4 16 (3.80%) IaaS
5 15 (3.56%) PaaS
6 12 (2.85%) OneDrive
7 10 (2.38%) GitHub
7 10 (2.38%) SaaS
8 7 (1.66%) GCP
9 3 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.48%) Power Platform
10 2 (0.48%) Serverless
11 1 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.24%) Amazon ECS
11 1 (0.24%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.24%) Azure Functions
11 1 (0.24%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 57 (13.54%) DNS
2 29 (6.89%) DHCP
3 23 (5.46%) Skype
4 21 (4.99%) LAN
5 19 (4.51%) TCP/IP
6 18 (4.28%) Firewall
7 15 (3.56%) WAN
8 14 (3.33%) SAN
8 14 (3.33%) VPN
9 13 (3.09%) Internet
9 13 (3.09%) Wi-Fi
10 10 (2.38%) VSAN
11 8 (1.90%) NetScaler
11 8 (1.90%) VLAN
12 6 (1.43%) VoIP
13 5 (1.19%) Fibre Channel
13 5 (1.19%) Remote Desktop
14 4 (0.95%) SMTP
14 4 (0.95%) SSH
14 4 (0.95%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (6.89%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (0.95%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (0.71%) MySQL
5 3 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (0.48%) Big Data
6 2 (0.48%) Data Lake
6 2 (0.48%) Power BI
6 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.24%) Cloudera CDH
7 1 (0.24%) Cosmos DB
7 1 (0.24%) Electronic Patient Records
7 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 16 (3.80%) Jenkins
2 10 (2.38%) Git (software)
3 7 (1.66%) JIRA
4 6 (1.43%) Octopus Deploy
5 5 (1.19%) AppScan
5 5 (1.19%) Cucumber
5 5 (1.19%) Selenium
6 4 (0.95%) Gatling
6 4 (0.95%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.71%) Ant
7 3 (0.71%) InstallShield
8 2 (0.48%) Gradle
8 2 (0.48%) Hudson
8 2 (0.48%) IBM UrbanCode
8 2 (0.48%) Maven
8 2 (0.48%) MSI
9 1 (0.24%) GitLab
9 1 (0.24%) NeoLoad
9 1 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.24%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 40 (9.50%) Retail
2 33 (7.84%) Finance
3 26 (6.18%) Public Sector
4 8 (1.90%) Banking
4 8 (1.90%) Law
5 6 (1.43%) Back Office
6 5 (1.19%) Local Government
7 4 (0.95%) Billing
7 4 (0.95%) Games
8 3 (0.71%) Legal
8 3 (0.71%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.24%) Electronics
9 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.24%) German Language
9 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.24%) Military
Job Titles
1 60 (14.25%) Support Engineer
2 56 (13.30%) Analyst
3 45 (10.69%) Windows Engineer
4 34 (8.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 31 (7.36%) Deployment Engineer
6 28 (6.65%) Desktop Support
7 27 (6.41%) IT Support
8 25 (5.94%) Desktop Engineer
8 25 (5.94%) Rollout Engineer
9 24 (5.70%) Support Analyst
10 21 (4.99%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 21 (4.99%) 3rd Line Support
11 20 (4.75%) Field Engineer
12 19 (4.51%) 2nd Line Support
13 18 (4.28%) Windows Deployment Engineer
14 17 (4.04%) Service Analyst
15 16 (3.80%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 16 (3.80%) IT Engineer
16 15 (3.56%) 1st Line Support
17 14 (3.33%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.61%) .NET
2 6 (1.43%) XML
3 5 (1.19%) Elastic Stack
4 4 (0.95%) ASP.NET
4 4 (0.95%) WCF
5 3 (0.71%) JSON
5 3 (0.71%) REST
5 3 (0.71%) Web Services
6 2 (0.48%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.48%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (0.48%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (0.48%) Entity Framework
6 2 (0.48%) HTML
6 2 (0.48%) Kendo UI
6 2 (0.48%) LAMP
6 2 (0.48%) OAuth
6 2 (0.48%) SOAP
7 1 (0.24%) COM
7 1 (0.24%) Middleware
7 1 (0.24%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 46 (10.93%) Data Centre
2 43 (10.21%) Driving Licence
3 27 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (3.33%) Management Information System
5 10 (2.38%) NHS
6 9 (2.14%) iPad
7 8 (1.90%) Clustering
7 8 (1.90%) Video Conferencing
8 7 (1.66%) iPhone
9 6 (1.43%) Mobile Computing
9 6 (1.43%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (1.19%) Chip and PIN
11 4 (0.95%) Enterprise Storage
11 4 (0.95%) PKI
11 4 (0.95%) Public Cloud
11 4 (0.95%) Smartphone
12 3 (0.71%) Hybrid Cloud
12 3 (0.71%) Replication
12 3 (0.71%) User Experience
13 2 (0.48%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 154 (36.58%) Windows 10
2 122 (28.98%) Windows Server
3 79 (18.76%) Windows 7
4 78 (18.53%) Linux
5 46 (10.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 45 (10.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (4.04%) Unix
8 13 (3.09%) Android
9 12 (2.85%) Windows 8
10 8 (1.90%) CentOS
10 8 (1.90%) Windows XP
11 7 (1.66%) Apple iOS
12 6 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (0.95%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.71%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.48%) Debian
15 2 (0.48%) Windows 2000 Server
16 1 (0.24%) HPUX
16 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.24%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (14.96%) Migration
2 58 (13.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 54 (12.83%) ITIL
4 31 (7.36%) Problem-Solving
5 21 (4.99%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (4.75%) Break/Fix
7 18 (4.28%) Service Delivery
7 18 (4.28%) Service Management
8 17 (4.04%) Incident Management
8 17 (4.04%) Performance Tuning
9 16 (3.80%) Project Delivery
10 14 (3.33%) DevOps
11 12 (2.85%) Change Management
12 11 (2.61%) Technology Roadmap
13 10 (2.38%) Software Engineering
13 10 (2.38%) Test Automation
14 9 (2.14%) Configuration Management
14 9 (2.14%) Data Management
14 9 (2.14%) Information Security
15 8 (1.90%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 61 (14.49%) SQL
2 59 (14.01%) PowerShell
3 11 (2.61%) JavaScript
4 9 (2.14%) Bash Shell
5 6 (1.43%) Java
6 5 (1.19%) Python
7 4 (0.95%) C
7 4 (0.95%) C#
8 3 (0.71%) Ruby
9 2 (0.48%) VB
10 1 (0.24%) C++
10 1 (0.24%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.24%) Embedded C++
10 1 (0.24%) Go
10 1 (0.24%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.24%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.24%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (3.80%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (2.61%) Citrix Certification
3 9 (2.14%) MCSE
4 8 (1.90%) Security Cleared
5 7 (1.66%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (1.66%) DBS Check
6 6 (1.43%) CCA
6 6 (1.43%) CCNA
6 6 (1.43%) MCITP
6 6 (1.43%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.95%) ISEB
7 4 (0.95%) ISTQB
7 4 (0.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.71%) Degree
9 2 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.24%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.24%) CCNP
10 1 (0.24%) CISSP
10 1 (0.24%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.24%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.70%) SLA
2 8 (1.90%) QA
3 4 (0.95%) GDPR
4 2 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.24%) HL7
5 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 184 (43.71%) Active Directory
2 52 (12.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (4.75%) vSphere
3 20 (4.75%) XenApp
4 18 (4.28%) Hyper-V
5 16 (3.80%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (3.09%) XenDesktop
7 10 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
7 10 (2.38%) VMware NSX
8 8 (1.90%) Docker
9 7 (1.66%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (1.19%) VMware Server
11 4 (0.95%) Firmware
11 4 (0.95%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (0.95%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.48%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.48%) vCloud
13 1 (0.24%) Apache Flume
13 1 (0.24%) HDFS
13 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 81 (19.24%) SCCM
2 15 (3.56%) McAfee ePO
3 13 (3.09%) Puppet
4 12 (2.85%) vRealize
4 12 (2.85%) WSUS
5 10 (2.38%) Terraform
5 10 (2.38%) vCenter Server
6 9 (2.14%) SCOM
7 6 (1.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 5 (1.19%) Grafana
8 5 (1.19%) Nagios
8 5 (1.19%) Norton AntiVirus
8 5 (1.19%) Prometheus
8 5 (1.19%) XenMobile
9 4 (0.95%) Microsoft Clustering
9 4 (0.95%) Microsoft Intune
9 4 (0.95%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (0.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 3 (0.71%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 182 (43.23%) Microsoft
2 121 (28.74%) VMware
3 40 (9.50%) HP
4 34 (8.08%) McAfee
5 33 (7.84%) Citrix
6 20 (4.75%) Cisco
7 19 (4.51%) Apple
8 17 (4.04%) Fujitsu
9 14 (3.33%) Symantec
10 10 (2.38%) Oracle
10 10 (2.38%) Veeam
11 8 (1.90%) Dell
11 8 (1.90%) Google
12 7 (1.66%) IBM
12 7 (1.66%) Red Hat
12 7 (1.66%) Remedy
12 7 (1.66%) Samsung
13 5 (1.19%) Adobe
13 5 (1.19%) Altiris
13 5 (1.19%) Splunk