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 3 months to 24 June 2017 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 8 7
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1  
Contract jobs citing Windows 202 338 378
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 10.16% 12.01% 12.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.12% 49.56% 59.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 214 205
Median daily rate £310 £400 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.50% +31.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £116 £198 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £338 £325
% change year-on-year - +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 16 51
Median hourly rate £11.88 £13.10 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.31% +4.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.15 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £23.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.38 £15.50
% change year-on-year -8.39% +5.64%  

Windows is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 403 682 634
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 20.27% 24.23% 21.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 478 358
Median daily rate £360 £425 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.29% +41.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £260 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 19 55
Median hourly rate £11.88 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.03% -3.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.15 £9.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £23.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Yorkshire citing Windows as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire -11 103 £320 -20.00% 73
South Yorkshire +2 59 £325 -27.77% 17
North Yorkshire +3 29 £130 -55.17% 13
East Yorkshire -10 1 - - 3
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Yorkshire region with a requirement for Windows.

1 158 (37.44%) Active Directory
2 157 (37.20%) Microsoft
3 113 (26.78%) Windows Server
4 99 (23.46%) Windows 7
5 89 (21.09%) Microsoft Office
6 77 (18.25%) SQL Server
7 75 (17.77%) VMware
8 74 (17.54%) Finance
8 74 (17.54%) ITIL
8 74 (17.54%) Windows Server 2012
9 66 (15.64%) SQL
10 57 (13.51%) Linux
11 56 (13.27%) SCCM
12 53 (12.56%) Unix
13 51 (12.09%) Firewall
14 48 (11.37%) Migration
14 48 (11.37%) VMware Infrastructure
14 48 (11.37%) Windows Server 2008
15 47 (11.14%) Cisco
16 45 (10.66%) HP
17 40 (9.48%) DNS
17 40 (9.48%) Windows 10
18 38 (9.00%) LAN
19 36 (8.53%) Microsoft Azure
20 34 (8.06%) WAN
20 34 (8.06%) MS Exchange
20 34 (8.06%) PowerShell
20 34 (8.06%) Office 365
21 33 (7.82%) Hyper-V
21 33 (7.82%) .NET

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 34 (8.06%) MS Exchange
2 25 (5.92%) IIS
3 12 (2.84%) IBM Notes
4 11 (2.61%) SharePoint
4 11 (2.61%) Tomcat
5 10 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (1.90%) Apache
7 6 (1.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 6 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (1.42%) IBM Domino
7 6 (1.42%) WebSphere
8 5 (1.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 5 (1.18%) Skype for Business
9 4 (0.95%) CMS
9 4 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (0.95%) SAS
10 3 (0.71%) Confluence
10 3 (0.71%) StreamWeaver
10 3 (0.71%) WordPress
11 2 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 89 (21.09%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (3.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (2.61%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (1.42%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (2.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (1.18%) SystmOne
3 2 (0.47%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
3 2 (0.47%) Eikon
4 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.24%) Primavera
4 1 (0.24%) Sage 1000
4 1 (0.24%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 36 (8.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (8.06%) Office 365
3 10 (2.37%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.18%) GitHub
4 5 (1.18%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (0.95%) Google Compute Engine
5 4 (0.95%) IaaS
6 3 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (0.71%) PaaS
6 3 (0.71%) SaaS
7 2 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.24%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.24%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 51 (12.09%) Firewall
2 40 (9.48%) DNS
3 38 (9.00%) LAN
4 34 (8.06%) WAN
5 32 (7.58%) VPN
6 28 (6.64%) DHCP
7 26 (6.16%) Internet
8 21 (4.98%) SAN
9 15 (3.55%) TCP/IP
9 15 (3.55%) Wireless
10 13 (3.08%) SSL
11 10 (2.37%) Cisco ASA
11 10 (2.37%) Cisco IOS
11 10 (2.37%) Wi-Fi
12 9 (2.13%) LDAP
13 8 (1.90%) 3G
13 8 (1.90%) GPRS
13 8 (1.90%) GSM
13 8 (1.90%) LTE
13 8 (1.90%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (18.25%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.27%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (2.84%) Relational Database
4 10 (2.37%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (2.37%) Oracle Database
4 10 (2.37%) RDBMS
4 10 (2.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (2.13%) SQL Server 2014
6 8 (1.90%) BusinessObjects
6 8 (1.90%) MS Access
6 8 (1.90%) MySQL
6 8 (1.90%) SAP BW
6 8 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (1.66%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 7 (1.66%) Oracle Database 11g
7 7 (1.66%) SAP Data Services
7 7 (1.66%) SAP HANA
8 6 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.95%) Hadoop
9 4 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 18 (4.27%) Octopus Deploy
2 14 (3.32%) Git (software)
3 13 (3.08%) Jenkins
4 10 (2.37%) Visual Studio
5 8 (1.90%) JIRA
6 6 (1.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (0.95%) Hudson
9 3 (0.71%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.71%) SpecFlow
10 2 (0.47%) Android Studio
10 2 (0.47%) LoadRunner
10 2 (0.47%) Maven
10 2 (0.47%) NUnit
10 2 (0.47%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.24%) GCC
11 1 (0.24%) NuGet
11 1 (0.24%) Sahi
11 1 (0.24%) SoapUI
11 1 (0.24%) YouTrack
General
1 74 (17.54%) Finance
2 23 (5.45%) Banking
3 11 (2.61%) Electronics
4 10 (2.37%) Manufacturing
4 10 (2.37%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.13%) Legal
5 9 (2.13%) Marketing
6 7 (1.66%) Retail
7 6 (1.42%) Back Office
7 6 (1.42%) Law
8 2 (0.47%) Advertising
8 2 (0.47%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.47%) Local Government
8 2 (0.47%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.24%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 89 (21.09%) Analyst
2 41 (9.72%) Support Engineer
3 38 (9.00%) Service Analyst
3 38 (9.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 35 (8.29%) 2nd Line Support
5 34 (8.06%) Developer
6 29 (6.87%) 3rd Line Support
7 28 (6.64%) Windows Engineer
8 24 (5.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 23 (5.45%) Administrator
10 20 (4.74%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 20 (4.74%) Desktop Support
10 20 (4.74%) Support Analyst
11 19 (4.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 17 (4.03%) Infrastructure Manager
13 16 (3.79%) Active Directory Analyst
13 16 (3.79%) DevOps Engineer
13 16 (3.79%) Rollout Engineer
14 15 (3.55%) Active Directory Support
14 15 (3.55%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (7.82%) .NET
2 25 (5.92%) HTML
3 13 (3.08%) XML
4 11 (2.61%) CSS
5 8 (1.90%) .NET Framework
5 8 (1.90%) Web Services
6 7 (1.66%) J2EE
6 7 (1.66%) Middleware
7 6 (1.42%) 802.1X
7 6 (1.42%) jQuery
8 5 (1.18%) LAMP
9 4 (0.95%) HTML5
9 4 (0.95%) SOAP
9 4 (0.95%) XSLT
10 3 (0.71%) ASP.NET
10 3 (0.71%) Google Maps API
10 3 (0.71%) REST
10 3 (0.71%) RSS
10 3 (0.71%) WAMP
10 3 (0.71%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 32 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (4.74%) Blackberry
3 19 (4.50%) Data Centre
4 10 (2.37%) BYOD
5 9 (2.13%) Client/Server
5 9 (2.13%) Clustering
5 9 (2.13%) Replication
6 8 (1.90%) iSeries
7 7 (1.66%) iPad
7 7 (1.66%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.42%) Driving Licence
8 6 (1.42%) NHS
9 4 (0.95%) Computer Science
9 4 (0.95%) Fat Client
9 4 (0.95%) Smartphone
9 4 (0.95%) Thin Client
10 3 (0.71%) Mainframe
10 3 (0.71%) Tandem
10 3 (0.71%) User Experience
10 3 (0.71%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 113 (26.78%) Windows Server
2 99 (23.46%) Windows 7
3 74 (17.54%) Windows Server 2012
4 57 (13.51%) Linux
5 53 (12.56%) Unix
6 48 (11.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 40 (9.48%) Windows 10
8 29 (6.87%) Windows Server 2003
9 23 (5.45%) Android
10 15 (3.55%) Windows XP
11 12 (2.84%) Windows Phone
12 10 (2.37%) Apple iOS
12 10 (2.37%) Mac OS X
12 10 (2.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (2.37%) Solaris
13 7 (1.66%) Data ONTAP
13 7 (1.66%) Mac OS
14 6 (1.42%) Windows 8
15 4 (0.95%) CentOS
15 4 (0.95%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (17.54%) ITIL
2 48 (11.37%) Migration
3 33 (7.82%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (6.64%) DevOps
5 23 (5.45%) Project Management
6 17 (4.03%) Change Management
6 17 (4.03%) Configuration Management
6 17 (4.03%) Data Protection
7 16 (3.79%) Business Intelligence
7 16 (3.79%) Incident Management
8 15 (3.55%) SDLC
8 15 (3.55%) Service Delivery
9 14 (3.32%) Coaching
9 14 (3.32%) Information Security
9 14 (3.32%) Load Balancing
10 13 (3.08%) Disaster Recovery
10 13 (3.08%) Performance Tuning
11 12 (2.84%) Data Migration
12 11 (2.61%) ETL
12 11 (2.61%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 66 (15.64%) SQL
2 34 (8.06%) PowerShell
3 26 (6.16%) Java
4 20 (4.74%) C#
5 16 (3.79%) JavaScript
6 14 (3.32%) PHP
7 13 (3.08%) VB
8 6 (1.42%) VB.NET
9 5 (1.18%) C
9 5 (1.18%) C++
9 5 (1.18%) Delphi
9 5 (1.18%) JCL
9 5 (1.18%) Scala
10 4 (0.95%) Python
10 4 (0.95%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.47%) AWK
11 2 (0.47%) Ruby
11 2 (0.47%) VB6
11 2 (0.47%) VBScript
11 2 (0.47%) XAML
Qualifications
1 28 (6.64%) Security Cleared
2 24 (5.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (4.27%) MCSE
4 17 (4.03%) SC Cleared
5 8 (1.90%) Degree
5 8 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
5 8 (1.90%) MCP
6 6 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.18%) CCNA
7 5 (1.18%) DBS Check
8 3 (0.71%) MCITP
8 3 (0.71%) MCSA
8 3 (0.71%) MCTS
8 3 (0.71%) MOS
8 3 (0.71%) SAS Certification
9 2 (0.47%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.47%) CCIE
9 2 (0.47%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (7.82%) SLA
2 4 (0.95%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.47%) QA
System Software
1 158 (37.44%) Active Directory
2 48 (11.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (7.82%) Hyper-V
4 14 (3.32%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (2.84%) vSphere
6 9 (2.13%) XenApp
7 6 (1.42%) KVM
7 6 (1.42%) XenDesktop
8 5 (1.18%) Docker
8 5 (1.18%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (1.18%) Time Sharing Option
8 5 (1.18%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (0.71%) vCloud
10 2 (0.47%) NFS
10 2 (0.47%) VMware Server
10 2 (0.47%) Xen
11 1 (0.24%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.24%) SRDF
11 1 (0.24%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 56 (13.27%) SCCM
2 13 (3.08%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (2.37%) AirWatch
4 9 (2.13%) SCOM
5 7 (1.66%) NetBackup
6 6 (1.42%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 5 (1.18%) Nexpose
7 5 (1.18%) Tivoli
7 5 (1.18%) WSUS
8 3 (0.71%) Ansible
8 3 (0.71%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 3 (0.71%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.71%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (0.71%) Puppet
8 3 (0.71%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (0.47%) SCDPM
9 2 (0.47%) SmoothWall
9 2 (0.47%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 157 (37.20%) Microsoft
2 75 (17.77%) VMware
3 47 (11.14%) Cisco
4 45 (10.66%) HP
5 30 (7.11%) Citrix
6 29 (6.87%) Oracle
7 22 (5.21%) NetApp
8 21 (4.98%) SAP
9 19 (4.50%) Dell
10 16 (3.79%) IBM
11 12 (2.84%) EMC
11 12 (2.84%) F5
11 12 (2.84%) Lotus
12 10 (2.37%) Avaya
13 9 (2.13%) Google
13 9 (2.13%) Red Hat
13 9 (2.13%) Symantec
14 8 (1.90%) McAfee
14 8 (1.90%) MobileIron
14 8 (1.90%) Veeam
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