Period
to 21 September 2019

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 21 September 2019 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
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 6 11 10
Rank change year-on-year +5 -1 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 545 475 425
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 13.71% 9.50% 10.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.62% 53.19% 52.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 252 220
Yorkshire median daily rate £325 £350 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +12.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £120 £149 £113
90th Percentile £526 £514 £488
England median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 94 58
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +12.00% -8.69%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.25 £9.31
90th Percentile £21.90 £40.00 £20.30
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.95 £16.00
% change year-on-year -2.65% +5.94% +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 899 893 809
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 22.62% 17.86% 19.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 525 514 458
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £137 £207 £149
90th Percentile £550 £538 £538
England median daily rate £425 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 93 63
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £14.14 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.12% +13.08% -13.79%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.25 £9.34
90th Percentile £22.25 £40.50 £24.90
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 21 September 2019.

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 21 September 2019.

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 21 September 2019. 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 +13 283 £325 -9.09% 152
South Yorkshire -1 165 £370 +5.71% 25
North Yorkshire +1 48 £198 -35.51% 29
East Yorkshire +1 25 £115 -42.50% 18
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 2019, 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.

1 241 (44.22%) Active Directory
2 201 (36.88%) Windows 10
3 200 (36.70%) Microsoft
4 181 (33.21%) Windows Server
5 143 (26.24%) Office 365
6 122 (22.39%) VMware
7 104 (19.08%) Windows 7
8 92 (16.88%) Azure
9 88 (16.15%) Migration
9 88 (16.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 85 (15.60%) SCCM
11 83 (15.23%) ITIL
12 80 (14.68%) SQL
13 72 (13.21%) Linux
14 65 (11.93%) DNS
15 64 (11.74%) Windows Server 2008
16 63 (11.56%) PowerShell
17 60 (11.01%) Microsoft Office
18 57 (10.46%) SQL Server
19 54 (9.91%) Problem-Solving
20 53 (9.72%) Windows Server 2012
21 52 (9.54%) Finance
21 52 (9.54%) VMware Infrastructure
22 48 (8.81%) Citrix
23 47 (8.62%) DevOps
24 46 (8.44%) MS Exchange
24 46 (8.44%) Agile Software Development
25 45 (8.26%) AWS
26 43 (7.89%) Jenkins
27 42 (7.71%) Driving Licence

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 46 (8.44%) MS Exchange
2 24 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2010
3 21 (3.85%) SharePoint
4 17 (3.12%) Confluence
4 17 (3.12%) IIS
5 15 (2.75%) Skype for Business
6 14 (2.57%) CMS
7 13 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2013
8 11 (2.02%) Apache
9 5 (0.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.37%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.18%) Anypoint
11 1 (0.18%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.18%) JBoss
11 1 (0.18%) nginx
11 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.18%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.18%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.18%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 60 (11.01%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (2.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.28%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.37%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 143 (26.24%) Office 365
2 92 (16.88%) Azure
3 45 (8.26%) AWS
4 33 (6.06%) GitHub
5 20 (3.67%) Azure Active Directory
6 10 (1.83%) IaaS
7 9 (1.65%) GCP
7 9 (1.65%) OneDrive
7 9 (1.65%) PaaS
8 8 (1.47%) SaaS
9 5 (0.92%) Amazon ECS
10 4 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.73%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.73%) Route 53
10 4 (0.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (0.55%) Amazon EKS
11 3 (0.55%) Amazon ELB
11 3 (0.55%) Mimecast
12 2 (0.37%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 65 (11.93%) DNS
2 42 (7.71%) LAN
3 37 (6.79%) Firewall
4 34 (6.24%) TCP/IP
5 31 (5.69%) DHCP
6 30 (5.50%) WAN
7 26 (4.77%) SAN
7 26 (4.77%) VPN
8 21 (3.85%) HTTP
8 21 (3.85%) SSL
9 20 (3.67%) NAS
10 17 (3.12%) Skype
11 15 (2.75%) Wi-Fi
12 14 (2.57%) Internet
13 12 (2.20%) VoIP
14 10 (1.83%) SMTP
14 10 (1.83%) VLAN
15 9 (1.65%) FTP
15 9 (1.65%) VSAN
16 7 (1.28%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (10.46%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.94%) MongoDB
3 15 (2.75%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (2.39%) DB2
5 12 (2.20%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (2.02%) MySQL
7 7 (1.28%) SQL Server 2016
8 5 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.55%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.37%) Azure SQL Database
11 2 (0.37%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.37%) Power BI
11 2 (0.37%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.37%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 2014
11 2 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (0.18%) Amazon RDS
12 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 43 (7.89%) Jenkins
2 20 (3.67%) JIRA
3 15 (2.75%) Visual Studio
4 14 (2.57%) Git (software)
5 12 (2.20%) Subversion
6 8 (1.47%) GitLab
6 8 (1.47%) Selenium
7 7 (1.28%) Cucumber
8 6 (1.10%) Appium
8 6 (1.10%) JBehave
8 6 (1.10%) JUnit
8 6 (1.10%) SonarQube
8 6 (1.10%) Visual Studio Code
8 6 (1.10%) WebDriver
9 5 (0.92%) FitNesse
9 5 (0.92%) JMeter
9 5 (0.92%) Karma Test Runner
10 4 (0.73%) Gradle
10 4 (0.73%) Jasmine
10 4 (0.73%) MSTest
General
1 52 (9.54%) Finance
2 28 (5.14%) Public Sector
3 25 (4.59%) Banking
4 23 (4.22%) Retail
5 13 (2.39%) Legal
6 8 (1.47%) Advertising
6 8 (1.47%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.47%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.28%) Back Office
7 7 (1.28%) Publishing
8 6 (1.10%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.10%) Local Government
9 4 (0.73%) Billing
9 4 (0.73%) German Language
10 3 (0.55%) Games
11 2 (0.37%) Law
11 2 (0.37%) Marketing
11 2 (0.37%) Online Betting
12 1 (0.18%) Social Housing
12 1 (0.18%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 80 (14.68%) Analyst
2 62 (11.38%) Support Engineer
3 60 (11.01%) Windows Engineer
4 57 (10.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 41 (7.52%) Desktop Engineer
6 36 (6.61%) Desktop Support
6 36 (6.61%) Support Analyst
7 34 (6.24%) IT Support
8 30 (5.50%) Rollout Engineer
9 29 (5.32%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 23 (4.22%) 3rd Line Support
10 23 (4.22%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 22 (4.04%) Deployment Engineer
11 22 (4.04%) Developer
11 22 (4.04%) Systems Engineer
12 21 (3.85%) IT Engineer
13 20 (3.67%) Service Analyst
14 19 (3.49%) 1st Line Support
15 18 (3.30%) IT Analyst
16 16 (2.94%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (3.85%) Web Services
2 18 (3.30%) Swagger
3 17 (3.12%) JSON
4 11 (2.02%) CSS
5 10 (1.83%) jQuery
6 9 (1.65%) REST
6 9 (1.65%) SOAP
7 8 (1.47%) .NET
7 8 (1.47%) HTML
7 8 (1.47%) RESTful
8 5 (0.92%) COM
8 5 (0.92%) Elastic Stack
8 5 (0.92%) LDAP
9 4 (0.73%) AngularJS
9 4 (0.73%) Flask
9 4 (0.73%) Spring
9 4 (0.73%) XML
10 3 (0.55%) Middleware
10 3 (0.55%) Razor View Engine
10 3 (0.55%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 42 (7.71%) Driving Licence
2 41 (7.52%) Data Centre
3 23 (4.22%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (4.22%) Clustering
4 12 (2.20%) iPhone
5 10 (1.83%) Blog
5 10 (1.83%) NHS
5 10 (1.83%) Replication
5 10 (1.83%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (1.65%) Smartphone
7 8 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (1.47%) PKI
8 7 (1.28%) CMDB
9 6 (1.10%) EMC VMAX
10 5 (0.92%) EMC VNX
10 5 (0.92%) iSeries
11 4 (0.73%) Handset
11 4 (0.73%) Mainframe
11 4 (0.73%) Video Conferencing
12 3 (0.55%) Chip and PIN
Operating Systems
1 201 (36.88%) Windows 10
2 181 (33.21%) Windows Server
3 104 (19.08%) Windows 7
4 72 (13.21%) Linux
5 64 (11.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 53 (9.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (3.67%) Unix
8 16 (2.94%) Android
8 16 (2.94%) Windows 8
9 15 (2.75%) Windows Server 2003
10 13 (2.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (2.02%) Apple iOS
12 10 (1.83%) Windows XP
13 6 (1.10%) AIX
13 6 (1.10%) CentOS
13 6 (1.10%) Mac OS
14 5 (0.92%) Solaris
14 5 (0.92%) SUSE
14 5 (0.92%) Windows 2000
14 5 (0.92%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (16.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 88 (16.15%) Migration
2 83 (15.23%) ITIL
3 54 (9.91%) Problem-Solving
4 47 (8.62%) DevOps
5 46 (8.44%) Agile Software Development
6 38 (6.97%) Change Management
7 26 (4.77%) Open Source
8 25 (4.59%) Configuration Management
9 24 (4.40%) Mentoring
10 22 (4.04%) Service Management
11 21 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
11 21 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
12 19 (3.49%) Break/Fix
13 18 (3.30%) Software Engineering
14 16 (2.94%) Test Automation
14 16 (2.94%) Web Development
15 14 (2.57%) User Acceptance Testing
16 13 (2.39%) Application Packaging
16 13 (2.39%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 80 (14.68%) SQL
2 63 (11.56%) PowerShell
3 37 (6.79%) Python
4 27 (4.95%) JavaScript
5 17 (3.12%) Ruby
6 15 (2.75%) C#
6 15 (2.75%) Java
7 14 (2.57%) Bash Shell
7 14 (2.57%) T-SQL
8 12 (2.20%) Shell Script
9 10 (1.83%) PHP
10 6 (1.10%) IronPython
10 6 (1.10%) Perl
10 6 (1.10%) XAML
11 5 (0.92%) C
11 5 (0.92%) Go
11 5 (0.92%) VB
12 4 (0.73%) TypeScript
13 3 (0.55%) C++
13 3 (0.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 36 (6.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (4.40%) MCSE
3 16 (2.94%) Security Cleared
4 12 (2.20%) MCITP
5 11 (2.02%) DBS Check
5 11 (2.02%) Degree
6 8 (1.47%) MCP
6 8 (1.47%) SC Cleared
7 7 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (1.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (0.73%) CCA
10 4 (0.73%) Citrix Certification
11 3 (0.55%) CCNA
11 3 (0.55%) CCNP
12 2 (0.37%) CCSP
12 2 (0.37%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.37%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (5.32%) SLA
2 21 (3.85%) QA
3 7 (1.28%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.55%) GDPR
4 3 (0.55%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.37%) PA-DSS
5 2 (0.37%) PMO
6 1 (0.18%) Dublin Core
6 1 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 241 (44.22%) Active Directory
2 52 (9.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (5.32%) vSphere
4 24 (4.40%) Hyper-V
5 22 (4.04%) XenApp
6 12 (2.20%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (2.20%) XenDesktop
7 9 (1.65%) BitLocker
7 9 (1.65%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (1.47%) Docker
8 8 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
9 7 (1.28%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 7 (1.28%) Virtual Desktop
9 7 (1.28%) VMware NSX
10 4 (0.73%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.37%) Firmware
11 2 (0.37%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.37%) KVM
11 2 (0.37%) NFS
11 2 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 85 (15.60%) SCCM
2 37 (6.79%) Ansible
3 35 (6.42%) Puppet
4 20 (3.67%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (2.20%) Salt
6 11 (2.02%) Nagios
7 10 (1.83%) Jamf Pro
7 10 (1.83%) Microsoft Intune
7 10 (1.83%) WMI
8 8 (1.47%) Terraform
9 7 (1.28%) vCenter Server
10 6 (1.10%) Kubernetes
10 6 (1.10%) Perfmon
10 6 (1.10%) SCOM
11 5 (0.92%) EMC VPLEX
11 5 (0.92%) Microsoft Clustering
11 5 (0.92%) NetBackup
11 5 (0.92%) Prometheus
12 4 (0.73%) Grafana
12 4 (0.73%) vRealize
Vendors
1 200 (36.70%) Microsoft
2 122 (22.39%) VMware
3 48 (8.81%) Citrix
4 34 (6.24%) HP
5 32 (5.87%) Cisco
6 22 (4.04%) MuleSoft
7 18 (3.30%) Oracle
8 15 (2.75%) NetApp
9 14 (2.57%) IBM
10 13 (2.39%) EMC
10 13 (2.39%) Veeam
11 12 (2.20%) BT
12 11 (2.02%) McAfee
12 11 (2.02%) ServiceNow
13 10 (1.83%) Avaya
13 10 (1.83%) Google
13 10 (1.83%) SAP
14 8 (1.47%) 3PAR
14 8 (1.47%) BMC
14 8 (1.47%) Brocade