Period
to 19 February 2018

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 19 February 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
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 10 8
Rank change year-on-year -2 -2 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 406 490 695
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 8.85% 10.63% 11.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 46.67% 51.04% 52.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 271 347
Yorkshire median daily rate £275 £340 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.12% +8.80% +6.84%
10th Percentile £113 £125 £120
90th Percentile £500 £475 £475
England median daily rate £365 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +1.39% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 86 139
Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.00 £13.69 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.04% +5.31% +4.67%
10th Percentile £10.28 £9.81 £9.40
90th Percentile £17.48 £22.25 £25.00
England median hourly rate £15.86 £15.25 £15.50
% change year-on-year +4.00% -1.61% +3.33%

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 870 960 1,328
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 18.96% 20.82% 22.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 563 563 785
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +1.91% +16.30%
10th Percentile £138 £207 £154
90th Percentile £550 £536 £550
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 92 138
Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.60 £13.96 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.56% +7.37% -
10th Percentile £10.38 £9.81 £9.35
90th Percentile £20.02 £24.88 £22.33
England median hourly rate £17.38 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +5.30% - +3.13%

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 19 February 2018.

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 19 February 2018.

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 19 February 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 -7 254 £288 -21.23% 165
North Yorkshire -1 68 £190 -36.67% 39
South Yorkshire +3 66 £350 +2.94% 47
East Yorkshire +4 17 £120 -58.62% 12
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 2018, 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.

1 189 (46.55%) Active Directory
2 147 (36.21%) Microsoft
3 136 (33.50%) Windows 7
4 103 (25.37%) Windows Server
5 99 (24.38%) Windows 10
6 75 (18.47%) ITIL
7 73 (17.98%) Office 365
8 66 (16.26%) SCCM
9 64 (15.76%) Windows Server 2008
10 61 (15.02%) VMware
11 60 (14.78%) Linux
12 57 (14.04%) Windows Server 2012
13 52 (12.81%) Microsoft Office
14 50 (12.32%) Migration
15 49 (12.07%) Finance
15 49 (12.07%) MS Exchange
16 42 (10.34%) SharePoint
17 37 (9.11%) Citrix
18 36 (8.87%) VMware Infrastructure
19 34 (8.37%) Microsoft Certification
20 31 (7.64%) Unix
21 30 (7.39%) HP
21 30 (7.39%) Information Security
22 29 (7.14%) SQL
22 29 (7.14%) Windows XP
23 27 (6.65%) DNS
23 27 (6.65%) Security Cleared
24 26 (6.40%) Firewall
25 25 (6.16%) SMS
25 25 (6.16%) WAN

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 49 (12.07%) MS Exchange
2 42 (10.34%) SharePoint
3 25 (6.16%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (3.20%) SharePoint 2013
5 12 (2.96%) Skype for Business
6 10 (2.46%) SharePoint 2010
7 8 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (1.23%) IIS
9 4 (0.99%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.49%) CMS
12 1 (0.25%) CloudStack
12 1 (0.25%) Confluence
12 1 (0.25%) NetWeaver
12 1 (0.25%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.25%) SAP EP
12 1 (0.25%) SAS
12 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 52 (12.81%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (4.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (2.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.25%) S-PLUS
4 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.49%) SystmOne
2 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.25%) OPENHousing
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 73 (17.98%) Office 365
2 25 (6.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (3.69%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.23%) PaaS
5 4 (0.99%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (0.99%) GitHub
5 4 (0.99%) SaaS
6 3 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.49%) Yammer
8 1 (0.25%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.25%) G Suite
8 1 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.25%) Google Compute Engine
8 1 (0.25%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (6.65%) DNS
2 26 (6.40%) Firewall
3 25 (6.16%) SMS
3 25 (6.16%) WAN
4 24 (5.91%) LAN
5 16 (3.94%) Skype
6 15 (3.69%) DHCP
6 15 (3.69%) NetScaler
7 14 (3.45%) VPN
8 13 (3.20%) SAN
8 13 (3.20%) TCP/IP
9 8 (1.97%) Internet
10 6 (1.48%) IP Telephony
11 5 (1.23%) VoIP
12 4 (0.99%) SMTP
13 3 (0.74%) Intrusion Detection
13 3 (0.74%) SSL
13 3 (0.74%) VLAN
13 3 (0.74%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (0.74%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (5.42%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.46%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (0.99%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.74%) Big Data
5 3 (0.74%) Power BI
6 2 (0.49%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (0.49%) MySQL
6 2 (0.49%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.49%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.25%) DTS
7 1 (0.25%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.25%) QlikView
7 1 (0.25%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.25%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (2.96%) Git (software)
2 9 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (1.48%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.74%) Maven
4 3 (0.74%) Subversion
4 3 (0.74%) TeamCity
4 3 (0.74%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.74%) Xcode
5 2 (0.49%) AdminStudio
5 2 (0.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.49%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.49%) GitLab
5 2 (0.49%) Gradle
5 2 (0.49%) InstallShield
5 2 (0.49%) IntelliJ
5 2 (0.49%) JIRA
5 2 (0.49%) JUnit
5 2 (0.49%) MSI
5 2 (0.49%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (0.49%) Vagrant
General
1 49 (12.07%) Finance
2 18 (4.43%) Banking
3 10 (2.46%) Back Office
4 8 (1.97%) Retail
5 7 (1.72%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.23%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.99%) Law
7 4 (0.99%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.74%) Legal
9 2 (0.49%) German Language
9 2 (0.49%) Marketing
9 2 (0.49%) Publishing
10 1 (0.25%) Automotive
10 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.25%) Military
Job Titles
1 72 (17.73%) Analyst
2 51 (12.56%) 2nd Line Support
3 44 (10.84%) Support Engineer
4 36 (8.87%) Desktop Support
5 32 (7.88%) Service Analyst
5 32 (7.88%) Service Desk Analyst
6 26 (6.40%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 25 (6.16%) Desktop Engineer
8 23 (5.67%) Active Directory Support
8 23 (5.67%) Windows Engineer
9 22 (5.42%) 1st Line Support
10 21 (5.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 20 (4.93%) Developer
12 18 (4.43%) Architect
12 18 (4.43%) Consultant
12 18 (4.43%) Support Analyst
13 17 (4.19%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 15 (3.69%) IT Support
15 14 (3.45%) Active Directory Analyst
15 14 (3.45%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.71%) .NET
2 8 (1.97%) Web Services
3 6 (1.48%) Regular Expression
4 4 (0.99%) HTML
4 4 (0.99%) Middleware
5 3 (0.74%) CSS
5 3 (0.74%) Node.js
5 3 (0.74%) WinForms
6 2 (0.49%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.49%) Cocoa
6 2 (0.49%) OAuth
6 2 (0.49%) SAML
6 2 (0.49%) WAP
6 2 (0.49%) XML
7 1 (0.25%) Drools
7 1 (0.25%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.25%) JPA
7 1 (0.25%) MFC
7 1 (0.25%) SAP Basis
7 1 (0.25%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (4.93%) Analytical Skills
1 20 (4.93%) Driving Licence
2 17 (4.19%) Data Centre
3 14 (3.45%) Management Information System
4 12 (2.96%) Client/Server
5 7 (1.72%) Clustering
6 4 (0.99%) Mainframe
6 4 (0.99%) NHS
6 4 (0.99%) Smartphone
7 3 (0.74%) Fat Client
7 3 (0.74%) iPad
7 3 (0.74%) iPhone
7 3 (0.74%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (0.74%) Thin Client
7 3 (0.74%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.49%) AS400
8 2 (0.49%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.49%) CCTV
8 2 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.49%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 136 (33.50%) Windows 7
2 103 (25.37%) Windows Server
3 99 (24.38%) Windows 10
4 64 (15.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 60 (14.78%) Linux
6 57 (14.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 31 (7.64%) Unix
8 29 (7.14%) Windows XP
9 21 (5.17%) Windows 8
10 14 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (2.96%) Android
12 10 (2.46%) Windows Vista
13 8 (1.97%) Windows 2000
14 7 (1.72%) CentOS
15 6 (1.48%) Solaris
16 5 (1.23%) AIX
17 4 (0.99%) Apple iOS
18 3 (0.74%) Mac OS X
18 3 (0.74%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (18.47%) ITIL
2 50 (12.32%) Migration
3 30 (7.39%) Information Security
4 23 (5.67%) Service Delivery
5 19 (4.68%) Time Management
6 18 (4.43%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (3.20%) Data Protection
8 10 (2.46%) Cybersecurity
8 10 (2.46%) Data Analysis
8 10 (2.46%) Investment Management
8 10 (2.46%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (2.22%) Break/Fix
9 9 (2.22%) Configuration Management
9 9 (2.22%) Performance Management
9 9 (2.22%) PRINCE2
9 9 (2.22%) SIEM
10 8 (1.97%) Feasibility Study
11 7 (1.72%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
11 7 (1.72%) Security Operations
11 7 (1.72%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 29 (7.14%) SQL
2 17 (4.19%) PowerShell
3 15 (3.69%) Python
4 12 (2.96%) C#
5 8 (1.97%) Bash Shell
5 8 (1.97%) Java
6 5 (1.23%) Perl
7 4 (0.99%) T-SQL
8 3 (0.74%) Apple Swift
8 3 (0.74%) C++
8 3 (0.74%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.74%) Ruby
8 3 (0.74%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.49%) Go
9 2 (0.49%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.25%) ABAP
10 1 (0.25%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.25%) VB
10 1 (0.25%) VBA
10 1 (0.25%) VC++
Qualifications
1 34 (8.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (6.65%) Security Cleared
3 16 (3.94%) SC Cleared
4 12 (2.96%) MCP
5 11 (2.71%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (2.22%) MCDST
6 9 (2.22%) MCSE
7 8 (1.97%) CCNA
7 8 (1.97%) HNC
8 7 (1.72%) CCA
8 7 (1.72%) Citrix Certification
9 6 (1.48%) CCAA
9 6 (1.48%) CCEA
9 6 (1.48%) DBS Check
9 6 (1.48%) Degree
10 4 (0.99%) CEH
10 4 (0.99%) MCSA
11 3 (0.74%) CCSA
11 3 (0.74%) CCSP
11 3 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.42%) SLA
2 19 (4.68%) GDPR
3 6 (1.48%) QA
4 5 (1.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.49%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.49%) PMO
System Software
1 189 (46.55%) Active Directory
2 36 (8.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (4.19%) vSphere
4 16 (3.94%) XenApp
5 13 (3.20%) Hyper-V
6 8 (1.97%) XenServer
7 6 (1.48%) XenDesktop
8 5 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (1.23%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (0.99%) KVM
9 4 (0.99%) Terminal Server
9 4 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.74%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (0.74%) Docker
11 2 (0.49%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.25%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.25%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.25%) Xen
Systems Management
1 66 (16.26%) SCCM
2 10 (2.46%) EdgeSight
2 10 (2.46%) SCOM
3 8 (1.97%) QRadar
4 6 (1.48%) CSIRT
4 6 (1.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (0.99%) WSUS
6 3 (0.74%) Ansible
6 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (0.74%) Nessus
7 2 (0.49%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.49%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.49%) Puppet
7 2 (0.49%) Terraform
8 1 (0.25%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.25%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 1 (0.25%) WMI
8 1 (0.25%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 147 (36.21%) Microsoft
2 61 (15.02%) VMware
3 37 (9.11%) Citrix
4 30 (7.39%) HP
5 17 (4.19%) Apple
6 16 (3.94%) Cisco
6 16 (3.94%) Red Hat
7 15 (3.69%) Dell
8 13 (3.20%) IBM
8 13 (3.20%) Splunk
9 10 (2.46%) Oracle
10 9 (2.22%) Ivanti
10 9 (2.22%) NetApp
11 6 (1.48%) McAfee
12 5 (1.23%) CyberArk
13 4 (0.99%) EMC
13 4 (0.99%) xMatters
14 3 (0.74%) CheckPoint
14 3 (0.74%) Sophos
14 3 (0.74%) Veritas