Period
to 24 September 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 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
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 10 10
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 474 417 642
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 9.55% 10.14% 11.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 53.38% 52.19% 51.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 217 429
Yorkshire median daily rate £355 £313 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.60% -16.67% +18.58%
10th Percentile £158 £113 £152
90th Percentile £513 £488 £553
England median daily rate £375 £350 £360
% change year-on-year +7.14% -2.78% +3.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 56 58
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £13.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% -9.75% +10.80%
10th Percentile £10.25 £9.29 £10.00
90th Percentile £40.50 £20.50 £27.88
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.26
% change year-on-year +3.13% +4.85% -3.78%

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 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
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 24 September 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 24 September 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 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 -8 268 £358 +12.60% 119
South Yorkshire -2 105 £350 +2.94% 37
North Yorkshire +2 68 £310 +55.00% 34
East Yorkshire +15 18 £200 +14.29% 5
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 194 (40.93%) Active Directory
2 176 (37.13%) Microsoft
3 129 (27.22%) Windows Server
4 125 (26.37%) Windows 10
5 117 (24.68%) Windows 7
6 92 (19.41%) Linux
7 81 (17.09%) VMware
8 80 (16.88%) SCCM
9 68 (14.35%) Migration
10 63 (13.29%) ITIL
11 57 (12.03%) PowerShell
11 57 (12.03%) Office 365
12 55 (11.60%) VMware Infrastructure
13 51 (10.76%) Microsoft Office
14 50 (10.55%) Agile Software Development
14 50 (10.55%) Microsoft Azure
15 49 (10.34%) Finance
16 48 (10.13%) Unix
16 48 (10.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 46 (9.70%) DNS
18 45 (9.49%) MS Exchange
19 44 (9.28%) SQL
20 42 (8.86%) TCP/IP
21 40 (8.44%) Firewall
22 39 (8.23%) SAN
22 39 (8.23%) DevOps
23 36 (7.59%) Cisco
23 36 (7.59%) SQL Server
24 33 (6.96%) Citrix
24 33 (6.96%) Windows Server 2012

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 45 (9.49%) MS Exchange
2 20 (4.22%) SharePoint
3 18 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (2.74%) Skype for Business
5 12 (2.53%) WebSphere
6 7 (1.48%) Tomcat
7 6 (1.27%) nginx
8 5 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (0.84%) CICS
9 4 (0.84%) Confluence
9 4 (0.84%) Gentran
9 4 (0.84%) IBM Notes
9 4 (0.84%) IIS
10 3 (0.63%) CloudStack
10 3 (0.63%) JBoss
10 3 (0.63%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.63%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 51 (10.76%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (4.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.42%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.21%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.21%) Carpe Diem
2 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.21%) Elite 3E
2 1 (0.21%) Magento
2 1 (0.21%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 57 (12.03%) Office 365
2 50 (10.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (6.33%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (1.90%) AWS CloudFormation
5 8 (1.69%) OneDrive
6 6 (1.27%) Amazon S3
6 6 (1.27%) Google Analytics
7 5 (1.05%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (1.05%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.42%) IaaS
9 2 (0.42%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.42%) PaaS
9 2 (0.42%) SaaS
10 1 (0.21%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.21%) GitHub
10 1 (0.21%) npm
10 1 (0.21%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 46 (9.70%) DNS
2 42 (8.86%) TCP/IP
3 40 (8.44%) Firewall
4 39 (8.23%) SAN
5 27 (5.70%) DHCP
6 18 (3.80%) Internet
6 18 (3.80%) SSL
6 18 (3.80%) VPN
7 16 (3.38%) HTTP
7 16 (3.38%) LAN
8 15 (3.16%) NAS
9 13 (2.74%) WAN
10 10 (2.11%) IPsec
10 10 (2.11%) Skype
11 8 (1.69%) MPLS
11 8 (1.69%) Network Security
11 8 (1.69%) Remote Desktop
11 8 (1.69%) VoIP
12 7 (1.48%) SMS
12 7 (1.48%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (7.59%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.69%) MongoDB
2 8 (1.69%) NoSQL
3 7 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (1.27%) Amazon RDS
4 6 (1.27%) Oracle Database
4 6 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (1.05%) DB2
6 4 (0.84%) GIS
6 4 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.63%) Amazon Aurora
7 3 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (0.63%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (0.63%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.63%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (0.42%) MS Access
8 2 (0.42%) MySQL
8 2 (0.42%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 16 (3.38%) Jenkins
2 14 (2.95%) Git (software)
3 12 (2.53%) Selenium
4 10 (2.11%) JIRA
5 9 (1.90%) Visual Studio
6 8 (1.69%) Cucumber
6 8 (1.69%) Gatling
7 7 (1.48%) IntelliJ
7 7 (1.48%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (1.27%) Ant
8 6 (1.27%) Metasploit
9 4 (0.84%) Maven
9 4 (0.84%) MSI
9 4 (0.84%) WebDriver
10 3 (0.63%) Artifactory
10 3 (0.63%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (0.42%) GitLab
11 2 (0.42%) SpecFlow
11 2 (0.42%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.42%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 49 (10.34%) Finance
2 25 (5.27%) Banking
3 20 (4.22%) Retail
4 16 (3.38%) Telecoms
5 8 (1.69%) Automotive
6 6 (1.27%) Japanese Language
7 5 (1.05%) Publishing
8 4 (0.84%) Marketing
9 3 (0.63%) Back Office
9 3 (0.63%) Legal
10 2 (0.42%) Games
10 2 (0.42%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.42%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.21%) Advertising
11 1 (0.21%) Brand Awareness
11 1 (0.21%) Electronics
11 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.21%) Law
Job Titles
1 65 (13.71%) Analyst
2 54 (11.39%) Support Engineer
3 43 (9.07%) Windows Engineer
4 41 (8.65%) Desktop Support
5 40 (8.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 30 (6.33%) Desktop Engineer
7 27 (5.70%) Developer
8 25 (5.27%) DevOps Engineer
9 24 (5.06%) 2nd Line Support
10 23 (4.85%) Administrator
10 23 (4.85%) Server Engineer
10 23 (4.85%) Service Analyst
10 23 (4.85%) Service Desk Analyst
11 22 (4.64%) Consultant
11 22 (4.64%) Technical Specialist
12 20 (4.22%) Architect
13 18 (3.80%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 18 (3.80%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 16 (3.38%) Support Analyst
15 15 (3.16%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (4.01%) XML
2 18 (3.80%) .NET
3 13 (2.74%) JSON
4 12 (2.53%) CSS
4 12 (2.53%) Middleware
4 12 (2.53%) Web Services
5 9 (1.90%) HTML
6 7 (1.48%) 802.1X
6 7 (1.48%) Gherkin
6 7 (1.48%) Node.js
7 6 (1.27%) ASP.NET
7 6 (1.27%) Servlets
8 5 (1.05%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (1.05%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 5 (1.05%) Play Framework
8 5 (1.05%) REST
8 5 (1.05%) RESTful
8 5 (1.05%) STL
9 4 (0.84%) AngularJS
9 4 (0.84%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 31 (6.54%) Self-Motivation
2 29 (6.12%) Clustering
3 20 (4.22%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (2.74%) iPhone
4 13 (2.74%) Mainframe
5 10 (2.11%) CMDB
5 10 (2.11%) NHS
6 8 (1.69%) Data Centre
6 8 (1.69%) Management Information System
6 8 (1.69%) Public Cloud
7 7 (1.48%) Cyberthreat
7 7 (1.48%) Driving Licence
8 6 (1.27%) Cloud Native
8 6 (1.27%) iPad
8 6 (1.27%) PKI
8 6 (1.27%) Private Cloud
9 5 (1.05%) Blackberry
9 5 (1.05%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (1.05%) Replication
10 4 (0.84%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 129 (27.22%) Windows Server
2 125 (26.37%) Windows 10
3 117 (24.68%) Windows 7
4 92 (19.41%) Linux
5 48 (10.13%) Unix
6 33 (6.96%) Windows Server 2012
7 28 (5.91%) Windows Server 2008
8 26 (5.49%) Windows XP
9 20 (4.22%) Android
10 16 (3.38%) Apple iOS
11 15 (3.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 13 (2.74%) Windows 8
13 12 (2.53%) Windows 2000
13 12 (2.53%) Windows Server 2003
14 10 (2.11%) Mac OS
14 10 (2.11%) Windows Vista
15 8 (1.69%) AIX
16 7 (1.48%) Ubuntu
17 5 (1.05%) Mac OS X
17 5 (1.05%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (14.35%) Migration
2 63 (13.29%) ITIL
3 50 (10.55%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (10.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 39 (8.23%) DevOps
6 33 (6.96%) Problem-Solving
7 24 (5.06%) Test Automation
8 22 (4.64%) Continuous Integration
8 22 (4.64%) Time Management
9 18 (3.80%) Configuration Management
10 16 (3.38%) Process Improvement
10 16 (3.38%) Stakeholder Management
11 15 (3.16%) Analytics
11 15 (3.16%) Information Security
11 15 (3.16%) Project Management
11 15 (3.16%) Service Management
12 14 (2.95%) Change Control
12 14 (2.95%) Test Scripting
13 13 (2.74%) Scrum
14 12 (2.53%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (12.03%) PowerShell
2 44 (9.28%) SQL
3 31 (6.54%) Python
4 30 (6.33%) VB
5 22 (4.64%) C#
6 18 (3.80%) Java
7 17 (3.59%) JavaScript
8 13 (2.74%) Perl
9 11 (2.32%) C
9 11 (2.32%) Ruby
10 10 (2.11%) Shell Script
11 7 (1.48%) Bash Shell
11 7 (1.48%) C++
11 7 (1.48%) Embedded C
12 6 (1.27%) Groovy
12 6 (1.27%) Haskell
12 6 (1.27%) Scala
13 4 (0.84%) COBOL
13 4 (0.84%) JCL
13 4 (0.84%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (6.12%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (5.70%) Security Cleared
3 24 (5.06%) MCSE
3 24 (5.06%) SC Cleared
4 16 (3.38%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (3.38%) MCP
5 15 (3.16%) MCSA
6 14 (2.95%) CCNA
7 10 (2.11%) CISSP
7 10 (2.11%) HNC
7 10 (2.11%) ISEB
8 7 (1.48%) DBS Check
8 7 (1.48%) Degree
8 7 (1.48%) ISTQB
8 7 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (0.84%) CCA
10 4 (0.84%) CCNP
10 4 (0.84%) CEH
10 4 (0.84%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (6.54%) SLA
2 7 (1.48%) MISRA
3 5 (1.05%) MISRA C
3 5 (1.05%) QA
4 3 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.63%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.21%) PMO
5 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 194 (40.93%) Active Directory
2 55 (11.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (5.70%) Docker
4 20 (4.22%) VMware ESXi
5 18 (3.80%) Hyper-V
6 16 (3.38%) vSphere
7 9 (1.90%) Virtual Servers
7 9 (1.90%) XenApp
8 8 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (1.69%) XenDesktop
9 7 (1.48%) XenServer
10 5 (1.05%) BitLocker
10 5 (1.05%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 5 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (1.05%) Xen
11 4 (0.84%) Oracle RAC
12 3 (0.63%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 3 (0.63%) Firmware
13 2 (0.42%) KVM
13 2 (0.42%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 80 (16.88%) SCCM
2 27 (5.70%) Puppet
3 16 (3.38%) Terraform
4 13 (2.74%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (2.32%) Ansible
5 11 (2.32%) Microsoft Clustering
5 11 (2.32%) WSUS
6 9 (1.90%) Kibana
7 8 (1.69%) Kubernetes
8 7 (1.48%) Grafana
8 7 (1.48%) Nessus
8 7 (1.48%) NetBackup
8 7 (1.48%) Salt
8 7 (1.48%) SCOM
8 7 (1.48%) vCenter Server
9 6 (1.27%) CSIRT
9 6 (1.27%) Nmap
9 6 (1.27%) QRadar
9 6 (1.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 5 (1.05%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 176 (37.13%) Microsoft
2 81 (17.09%) VMware
3 36 (7.59%) Cisco
4 33 (6.96%) Citrix
5 27 (5.70%) HP
6 23 (4.85%) Oracle
7 20 (4.22%) Dell
8 17 (3.59%) McAfee
8 17 (3.59%) NetApp
8 17 (3.59%) Red Hat
9 16 (3.38%) IBM
9 16 (3.38%) Intel
10 14 (2.95%) Apple
11 11 (2.32%) Google
11 11 (2.32%) Splunk
12 10 (2.11%) Remedy
13 9 (1.90%) SolarWinds
14 8 (1.69%) F5
15 7 (1.48%) EMC
15 7 (1.48%) Veeam