Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 10 10
Rank change year-on-year +3 0 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 577 422 577
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 11.66% 9.53% 10.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.41% 50.30% 53.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 254 346
Yorkshire median daily rate £358 £275 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.00% -15.38% -
10th Percentile £168 £113 £125
90th Percentile £509 £498 £525
England median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 56 82
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.17 £12.75 £13.96
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.10% -8.65% +11.66%
10th Percentile £10.40 £9.81 £10.00
90th Percentile £26.75 £19.75 £24.88
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year +1.54% +8.33% -3.23%

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 1,005 839 1,073
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 20.31% 18.95% 20.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 582 533 674
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £206 £130 £180
90th Percentile £538 £550 £550
England median daily rate £430 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +1.18% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 61 90
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £14.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.54% -10.22% +15.84%
10th Percentile £10.40 £9.81 £10.00
90th Percentile £35.35 £21.00 £32.73
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 16 December 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 16 December 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 16 December 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 +3 337 £375 +30.43% 106
South Yorkshire +5 120 £340 - 31
North Yorkshire +2 70 £356 +78.13% 24
East Yorkshire +4 19 £180 +50.00% 5
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 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.

1 231 (40.03%) Active Directory
2 221 (38.30%) Microsoft
3 150 (26.00%) Windows Server
4 145 (25.13%) Windows 10
5 126 (21.84%) Windows 7
6 121 (20.97%) Linux
7 118 (20.45%) VMware
8 108 (18.72%) SCCM
9 83 (14.38%) Migration
10 80 (13.86%) Office 365
11 78 (13.52%) PowerShell
12 75 (13.00%) Agile Software Development
12 75 (13.00%) Unix
13 72 (12.48%) Microsoft Azure
14 71 (12.31%) Microsoft Office
15 69 (11.96%) SQL
15 69 (11.96%) VMware Infrastructure
16 68 (11.79%) ITIL
16 68 (11.79%) DevOps
17 60 (10.40%) Cisco
17 60 (10.40%) Amazon AWS
18 55 (9.53%) Problem-Solving
19 54 (9.36%) SAN
20 53 (9.19%) Finance
21 50 (8.67%) Security Cleared
22 47 (8.15%) DNS
22 47 (8.15%) SC Cleared
23 46 (7.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 45 (7.80%) Windows Server 2012
24 45 (7.80%) Oracle

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 41 (7.11%) MS Exchange
2 26 (4.51%) SharePoint
3 19 (3.29%) WebSphere
4 18 (3.12%) Exchange Server 2010
5 16 (2.77%) Skype for Business
6 11 (1.91%) Tomcat
7 6 (1.04%) nginx
8 5 (0.87%) IBM Notes
8 5 (0.87%) IIS
9 4 (0.69%) CloudStack
9 4 (0.69%) Confluence
9 4 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (0.69%) Gentran
9 4 (0.69%) JBoss
9 4 (0.69%) OpenStack
9 4 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (0.69%) WebLogic
9 4 (0.69%) WebSphere Application Server
10 3 (0.52%) Apache
10 3 (0.52%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 71 (12.31%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (3.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.69%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.17%) Magento
1 1 (0.17%) OpenCart
1 1 (0.17%) Sage 200
1 1 (0.17%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 80 (13.86%) Office 365
2 72 (12.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 60 (10.40%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (1.56%) AWS CloudFormation
4 9 (1.56%) Google Cloud Platform
5 8 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (1.39%) IaaS
5 8 (1.39%) OneDrive
5 8 (1.39%) PaaS
6 6 (1.04%) Amazon S3
6 6 (1.04%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (0.69%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.52%) SaaS
9 2 (0.35%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.35%) Sage Pay
10 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.17%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.17%) iPaaS
10 1 (0.17%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 54 (9.36%) SAN
2 47 (8.15%) DNS
3 44 (7.63%) Firewall
4 41 (7.11%) TCP/IP
5 32 (5.55%) DHCP
6 27 (4.68%) NAS
7 22 (3.81%) LAN
8 20 (3.47%) VoIP
9 18 (3.12%) Skype
9 18 (3.12%) VPN
10 16 (2.77%) Internet
10 16 (2.77%) WAN
11 15 (2.60%) SSL
12 14 (2.43%) HTTP
13 12 (2.08%) Remote Desktop
14 10 (1.73%) SSH
15 9 (1.56%) Fibre Channel
15 9 (1.56%) Wi-Fi
16 8 (1.39%) VLAN
17 7 (1.21%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (6.41%) SQL Server
2 17 (2.95%) MongoDB
3 14 (2.43%) NoSQL
4 11 (1.91%) Big Data
4 11 (1.91%) Hadoop
5 10 (1.73%) Amazon RDS
6 7 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (0.87%) DB2
7 5 (0.87%) MySQL
8 4 (0.69%) Amazon Aurora
8 4 (0.69%) GIS
8 4 (0.69%) Relational Database
8 4 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.35%) Electronic Patient Records
10 2 (0.35%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.35%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 21 (3.64%) Jenkins
2 11 (1.91%) Git (software)
3 10 (1.73%) JIRA
3 10 (1.73%) MSI
4 9 (1.56%) Selenium
5 8 (1.39%) Octopus Deploy
6 7 (1.21%) Visual Studio
7 6 (1.04%) Gatling
8 5 (0.87%) Cucumber
9 4 (0.69%) Ant
9 4 (0.69%) Artifactory
9 4 (0.69%) InstallShield
9 4 (0.69%) IntelliJ
9 4 (0.69%) Maven
9 4 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (0.69%) WebDriver
9 4 (0.69%) WinDbg
10 2 (0.35%) JUnit
10 2 (0.35%) Metasploit
10 2 (0.35%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 53 (9.19%) Finance
2 30 (5.20%) Banking
3 16 (2.77%) Retail
4 11 (1.91%) Telecoms
5 8 (1.39%) Automotive
6 6 (1.04%) Japanese Language
6 6 (1.04%) Retail Banking
7 4 (0.69%) Financial Institution
7 4 (0.69%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.52%) Law
9 2 (0.35%) Back Office
9 2 (0.35%) Games
9 2 (0.35%) Legal
9 2 (0.35%) Publishing
10 1 (0.17%) Advertising
10 1 (0.17%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 67 (11.61%) Analyst
2 52 (9.01%) Windows Engineer
3 46 (7.97%) Support Engineer
4 38 (6.59%) 2nd Line Support
4 38 (6.59%) Administrator
5 36 (6.24%) DevOps Engineer
5 36 (6.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 34 (5.89%) Service Analyst
6 34 (5.89%) Service Desk Analyst
7 30 (5.20%) Desktop Engineer
8 29 (5.03%) Consultant
9 26 (4.51%) Desktop Support
10 25 (4.33%) Server Engineer
11 23 (3.99%) Architect
12 21 (3.64%) Developer
13 19 (3.29%) Project Manager
13 19 (3.29%) Systems Administrator
13 19 (3.29%) Technical Specialist
14 17 (2.95%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 17 (2.95%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (4.16%) XML
2 22 (3.81%) Middleware
3 20 (3.47%) .NET
4 16 (2.77%) HTML
5 15 (2.60%) CSS
6 14 (2.43%) JSON
7 13 (2.25%) Web Services
8 12 (2.08%) Node.js
9 6 (1.04%) 802.1X
9 6 (1.04%) Gherkin
10 5 (0.87%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 5 (0.87%) REST
10 5 (0.87%) Servlets
10 5 (0.87%) STL
11 4 (0.69%) ASP.NET
11 4 (0.69%) Flash
11 4 (0.69%) J2EE
11 4 (0.69%) Play Framework
12 3 (0.52%) .NET Framework
12 3 (0.52%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 38 (6.59%) Self-Motivation
2 30 (5.20%) Clustering
3 19 (3.29%) Mainframe
4 17 (2.95%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (2.60%) Data Centre
5 15 (2.60%) Driving Licence
5 15 (2.60%) NHS
6 14 (2.43%) iPhone
7 13 (2.25%) Private Cloud
8 11 (1.91%) iSeries
9 8 (1.39%) Blackberry
9 8 (1.39%) Management Information System
10 7 (1.21%) Cloud Native
10 7 (1.21%) CMDB
10 7 (1.21%) Public Cloud
11 6 (1.04%) PKI
12 5 (0.87%) Cyberthreat
13 4 (0.69%) EMC VNX
13 4 (0.69%) Virtual Team
14 3 (0.52%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 150 (26.00%) Windows Server
2 145 (25.13%) Windows 10
3 126 (21.84%) Windows 7
4 121 (20.97%) Linux
5 75 (13.00%) Unix
6 45 (7.80%) Windows Server 2012
7 32 (5.55%) Windows Server 2008
8 29 (5.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 26 (4.51%) Windows XP
10 17 (2.95%) Windows Server 2003
11 16 (2.77%) AIX
12 15 (2.60%) Windows 2000
13 14 (2.43%) Android
13 14 (2.43%) Windows Vista
14 13 (2.25%) Solaris
15 8 (1.39%) Apple iOS
16 7 (1.21%) Mac OS
16 7 (1.21%) Windows 8
17 6 (1.04%) Ubuntu
18 5 (0.87%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (14.38%) Migration
2 75 (13.00%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (11.79%) DevOps
3 68 (11.79%) ITIL
4 55 (9.53%) Problem-Solving
5 46 (7.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 34 (5.89%) Configuration Management
7 28 (4.85%) Continuous Integration
8 25 (4.33%) Test Automation
9 24 (4.16%) Project Management
9 24 (4.16%) Service Delivery
10 23 (3.99%) Stakeholder Management
11 16 (2.77%) Change Control
12 14 (2.43%) Analytics
12 14 (2.43%) Test Scripting
13 12 (2.08%) Information Security
13 12 (2.08%) Process Improvement
13 12 (2.08%) Software Engineering
13 12 (2.08%) Time Management
14 11 (1.91%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 78 (13.52%) PowerShell
2 69 (11.96%) SQL
3 43 (7.45%) Python
4 36 (6.24%) JavaScript
5 24 (4.16%) Bash Shell
5 24 (4.16%) Java
6 22 (3.81%) Shell Script
7 21 (3.64%) VB
8 19 (3.29%) Ruby
9 18 (3.12%) Perl
10 14 (2.43%) C#
11 12 (2.08%) C
12 7 (1.21%) Embedded C
13 6 (1.04%) C++
14 5 (0.87%) VBScript
15 4 (0.69%) Groovy
15 4 (0.69%) Haskell
15 4 (0.69%) Scala
16 3 (0.52%) PHP
16 3 (0.52%) R
Qualifications
1 50 (8.67%) Security Cleared
2 47 (8.15%) SC Cleared
3 33 (5.72%) Microsoft Certification
4 28 (4.85%) MCSE
5 20 (3.47%) MCP
6 18 (3.12%) MCSA
7 16 (2.77%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (2.77%) Degree
8 14 (2.43%) HNC
9 13 (2.25%) CCNA
10 11 (1.91%) DBS Check
11 9 (1.56%) CISSP
12 8 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
13 7 (1.21%) CCNP
13 7 (1.21%) ISEB
13 7 (1.21%) ISTQB
14 6 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
15 5 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 3 (0.52%) Computer Science Degree
16 3 (0.52%) IBM AIX Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.16%) SLA
2 10 (1.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 7 (1.21%) MISRA
4 5 (0.87%) MISRA C
4 5 (0.87%) QA
5 3 (0.52%) HL7
5 3 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.35%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.17%) GDPR
7 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 231 (40.03%) Active Directory
2 69 (11.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (4.68%) Docker
4 17 (2.95%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (2.77%) Hyper-V
6 14 (2.43%) vSphere
6 14 (2.43%) XenApp
7 11 (1.91%) Microsoft App-V
8 10 (1.73%) Firmware
8 10 (1.73%) Xen
9 7 (1.21%) XenServer
10 6 (1.04%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (0.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 5 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
11 5 (0.87%) XenDesktop
12 4 (0.69%) BitLocker
12 4 (0.69%) NFS
12 4 (0.69%) SRDF
12 4 (0.69%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 3 (0.52%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 108 (18.72%) SCCM
2 33 (5.72%) Puppet
3 19 (3.29%) NetBackup
3 19 (3.29%) Terraform
4 18 (3.12%) WSUS
5 16 (2.77%) Microsoft Clustering
6 15 (2.60%) Ansible
6 15 (2.60%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (1.73%) Kubernetes
8 9 (1.56%) SCOM
9 7 (1.21%) Kibana
9 7 (1.21%) Microsoft Intune
9 7 (1.21%) Salt
9 7 (1.21%) vCenter Server
10 5 (0.87%) Failover Clustering
10 5 (0.87%) Grafana
11 4 (0.69%) HP SIM
11 4 (0.69%) Perfmon
12 3 (0.52%) Cobbler
12 3 (0.52%) QRadar
Vendors
1 221 (38.30%) Microsoft
2 118 (20.45%) VMware
3 60 (10.40%) Cisco
4 45 (7.80%) Oracle
5 43 (7.45%) Citrix
6 35 (6.07%) NetApp
7 30 (5.20%) HP
8 29 (5.03%) EMC
9 25 (4.33%) IBM
10 24 (4.16%) Google
11 23 (3.99%) Red Hat
12 19 (3.29%) Dell
13 18 (3.12%) Veritas
14 15 (2.60%) McAfee
15 12 (2.08%) ServiceNow
16 11 (1.91%) F5
17 10 (1.73%) Intel
18 8 (1.39%) Symantec
19 7 (1.21%) Ivanti
19 7 (1.21%) SolarWinds