Period
to 1 June 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 1 June 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
1 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 6 9 18
Rank change year-on-year +3 +9 -7
Contract jobs citing Windows 274 498 379
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Yorkshire 13.23% 11.06% 7.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.71% 49.16% 41.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 276 192
Median daily rate £325 £325 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.78% -4.44%
10th Percentile £137 £121 £125
90th Percentile £450 £525 £502
England median daily rate £350 £380 £375
% change year-on-year -7.89% +1.33% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 89 76
Median hourly rate £17.00 £14.85 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.48% +2.41% +20.83%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.63
90th Percentile £22.75 £22.30 £32.63
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.13
% change year-on-year +9.38% -0.78% +4.03%

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 444 1,013 908
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 21.44% 22.50% 18.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 573 561
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £157 £155 £200
90th Percentile £600 £563 £550
England median daily rate £425 £443 £445
% change year-on-year -3.95% -0.56% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 95 80
Median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £14.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +2.92% +18.98%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.73
90th Percentile £22.75 £26.25 £35.75
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% - +2.94%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Yorkshire

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Daily rate trend for Windows in Yorkshire

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 1 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Windows in Yorkshire

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Hourly rate trend for Windows in Yorkshire

Windows
Hourly Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Windows in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 1 June 2020.

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 1 June 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 +2 149 £258 -20.77% 17
North Yorkshire +2 59 £450 +44.00% 11
South Yorkshire -2 47 £425 +13.33% 5
East Yorkshire 0 12 £192 +47.81% 5
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 1 June 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.

1 127 (46.35%) Microsoft
2 121 (44.16%) Active Directory
3 106 (38.69%) Windows 10
4 85 (31.02%) Office 365
5 75 (27.37%) Windows Server
6 66 (24.09%) VMware
7 60 (21.90%) Microsoft Office
8 50 (18.25%) Azure
9 47 (17.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 39 (14.23%) PowerShell
10 39 (14.23%) Windows Server 2016
11 38 (13.87%) Windows 7
12 36 (13.14%) MS Exchange
12 36 (13.14%) SCCM
13 35 (12.77%) ITIL
14 34 (12.41%) Finance
14 34 (12.41%) VMware Infrastructure
15 32 (11.68%) Windows Server 2012
16 31 (11.31%) SQL
17 30 (10.95%) Windows Server 2008
18 29 (10.58%) SQL Server
19 28 (10.22%) Linux
19 28 (10.22%) Migration
20 24 (8.76%) Driving Licence
21 23 (8.39%) Citrix
22 21 (7.66%) DNS
23 20 (7.30%) Public Sector
23 20 (7.30%) Problem-Solving
24 19 (6.93%) McAfee
24 19 (6.93%) Retail

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 36 (13.14%) MS Exchange
2 15 (5.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (3.28%) Confluence
3 9 (3.28%) SharePoint
4 7 (2.55%) Skype for Business
5 6 (2.19%) IIS
6 2 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.36%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.36%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 60 (21.90%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (3.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.09%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.36%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.36%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 85 (31.02%) Office 365
2 50 (18.25%) Azure
3 15 (5.47%) AWS
4 10 (3.65%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (2.92%) OneDrive
6 7 (2.55%) IaaS
7 5 (1.82%) PaaS
7 5 (1.82%) SaaS
8 3 (1.09%) GCP
8 3 (1.09%) GitHub
8 3 (1.09%) Logic Apps
9 1 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.36%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 21 (7.66%) DNS
2 16 (5.84%) LAN
3 15 (5.47%) SAN
4 13 (4.74%) VPN
5 12 (4.38%) DHCP
6 11 (4.01%) TCP/IP
6 11 (4.01%) WAN
7 9 (3.28%) NetScaler
8 8 (2.92%) Skype
9 7 (2.55%) Internet
9 7 (2.55%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (2.19%) Firewall
11 5 (1.82%) SMTP
11 5 (1.82%) VoIP
12 4 (1.46%) Fibre Channel
12 4 (1.46%) Remote Desktop
12 4 (1.46%) VLAN
13 3 (1.09%) 5G
14 2 (0.73%) Network Security
14 2 (0.73%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (10.58%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.92%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (1.82%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (1.09%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.36%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.36%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 12 (4.38%) Git (software)
1 12 (4.38%) Jenkins
2 9 (3.28%) JIRA
3 3 (1.09%) AppScan
3 3 (1.09%) Hudson
4 1 (0.36%) Visual Studio
General
1 34 (12.41%) Finance
2 20 (7.30%) Public Sector
3 19 (6.93%) Retail
4 7 (2.55%) Law
5 4 (1.46%) Back Office
6 2 (0.73%) Local Government
7 1 (0.36%) Banking
7 1 (0.36%) Electronics
7 1 (0.36%) Legal
7 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.36%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.36%) Police
7 1 (0.36%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 42 (15.33%) Windows Engineer
2 40 (14.60%) Analyst
3 36 (13.14%) Support Engineer
4 35 (12.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 24 (8.76%) Deployment Engineer
6 22 (8.03%) IT Support
7 16 (5.84%) Desktop Support
8 15 (5.47%) Service Analyst
8 15 (5.47%) Windows Deployment Engineer
9 12 (4.38%) IT Engineer
10 11 (4.01%) 2nd Line Support
10 11 (4.01%) Service Desk Analyst
11 10 (3.65%) Field Engineer
11 10 (3.65%) IT Analyst
11 10 (3.65%) IT Technician
11 10 (3.65%) Support Analyst
12 9 (3.28%) Desktop Engineer
12 9 (3.28%) IT Support Engineer
12 9 (3.28%) Rollout Engineer
12 9 (3.28%) Windows Rollout Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.46%) .NET
1 4 (1.46%) WCF
2 3 (1.09%) .NET Framework
2 3 (1.09%) ASP.NET
2 3 (1.09%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (1.09%) ASP.NET Web API
2 3 (1.09%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (1.09%) Entity Framework
2 3 (1.09%) Kendo UI
3 1 (0.36%) Middleware
3 1 (0.36%) SAP Basis
3 1 (0.36%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 24 (8.76%) Driving Licence
2 15 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (5.47%) Data Centre
3 9 (3.28%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.55%) Chip and PIN
5 6 (2.19%) Clustering
5 6 (2.19%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (1.82%) NHS
7 4 (1.46%) Enterprise Storage
7 4 (1.46%) Handset
7 4 (1.46%) iPad
8 3 (1.09%) HP Storage
8 3 (1.09%) Mobile Computing
8 3 (1.09%) User Experience
9 2 (0.73%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.73%) iPhone
9 2 (0.73%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.73%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.36%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.36%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 106 (38.69%) Windows 10
2 75 (27.37%) Windows Server
3 39 (14.23%) Windows Server 2016
4 38 (13.87%) Windows 7
5 32 (11.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 30 (10.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 28 (10.22%) Linux
8 7 (2.55%) Unix
8 7 (2.55%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (2.19%) Android
9 6 (2.19%) Windows Server 2019
9 6 (2.19%) Windows XP
10 4 (1.46%) Mac OS
10 4 (1.46%) Windows 2000 Server
10 4 (1.46%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.73%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.73%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.36%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (17.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 35 (12.77%) ITIL
3 28 (10.22%) Migration
4 20 (7.30%) Problem-Solving
5 16 (5.84%) Change Management
6 15 (5.47%) Service Delivery
7 14 (5.11%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (3.65%) Incident Management
8 10 (3.65%) Project Delivery
8 10 (3.65%) Project Management
8 10 (3.65%) Task Automation
9 9 (3.28%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 9 (3.28%) Test Automation
10 8 (2.92%) DevOps
11 7 (2.55%) Information Security
11 7 (2.55%) Service Management
11 7 (2.55%) Software Deployment
12 6 (2.19%) Coaching
12 6 (2.19%) Performance Tuning
12 6 (2.19%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (14.23%) PowerShell
2 31 (11.31%) SQL
3 3 (1.09%) C
3 3 (1.09%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.73%) Java
5 1 (0.36%) ABAP
5 1 (0.36%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.36%) C#
5 1 (0.36%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (3.28%) Citrix Certification
1 9 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (2.55%) CCNA
2 7 (2.55%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (2.55%) Degree
2 7 (2.55%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.82%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.46%) CCA
4 4 (1.46%) DBS Check
4 4 (1.46%) MCP
4 4 (1.46%) MCSE
5 2 (0.73%) MCSA
6 1 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.20%) SLA
2 7 (2.55%) GDPR
3 2 (0.73%) QA
4 1 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 121 (44.16%) Active Directory
2 34 (12.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (5.11%) VMware ESXi
4 13 (4.74%) XenDesktop
5 11 (4.01%) XenApp
6 10 (3.65%) Hyper-V
7 9 (3.28%) Microsoft App-V
8 7 (2.55%) vSphere
9 5 (1.82%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (1.46%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (1.09%) Docker
12 2 (0.73%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.36%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.36%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.36%) vCloud
13 1 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.36%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 36 (13.14%) SCCM
2 13 (4.74%) Puppet
3 10 (3.65%) Ansible
4 9 (3.28%) SCOM
5 8 (2.92%) WSUS
6 7 (2.55%) McAfee ePO
7 6 (2.19%) Microsoft Clustering
7 6 (2.19%) Microsoft Intune
7 6 (2.19%) vCenter Server
8 5 (1.82%) XenMobile
9 4 (1.46%) Terraform
10 3 (1.09%) Grafana
10 3 (1.09%) NetBackup
10 3 (1.09%) Prometheus
10 3 (1.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (1.09%) Tivoli
10 3 (1.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 3 (1.09%) vRealize
10 3 (1.09%) ZENworks
11 2 (0.73%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 127 (46.35%) Microsoft
2 66 (24.09%) VMware
3 23 (8.39%) Citrix
4 19 (6.93%) McAfee
5 18 (6.57%) HP
6 15 (5.47%) Apple
7 13 (4.74%) Cisco
8 10 (3.65%) Remedy
9 9 (3.28%) Symantec
10 8 (2.92%) Fujitsu
10 8 (2.92%) Google
11 6 (2.19%) IBM
12 5 (1.82%) Altiris
12 5 (1.82%) NetApp
13 4 (1.46%) Dell
14 3 (1.09%) Forcepoint
14 3 (1.09%) Hitachi
14 3 (1.09%) Huawei
14 3 (1.09%) Sony
14 3 (1.09%) Veeam