Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 11 9
Rank change year-on-year -7 -2 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 430 409 657
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 8.57% 9.61% 11.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 46.24% 45.49% 49.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 198 437
Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £325 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -16.13% +29.17%
10th Percentile £135 £110 £153
90th Percentile £496 £488 £538
England median daily rate £375 £365 £360
% change year-on-year +2.74% +1.39% +5.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 74 57
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.07 £12.25 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.84% -2.00% -
10th Percentile £10.53 £9.34 £8.55
90th Percentile £35.00 £18.67 £22.70
England median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.26
% change year-on-year +10.00% -1.70% -4.63%

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 930 899 1,330
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 18.53% 21.13% 23.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 568 492 904
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £403 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.68% -2.12% +26.61%
10th Percentile £206 £163 £261
90th Percentile £538 £538 £575
England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 81 64
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £12.50 £13.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.00% -5.20% +5.48%
10th Percentile £10.63 £9.34 £8.58
90th Percentile £39.50 £22.50 £25.10
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.64 £16.50
% change year-on-year +5.17% +0.85% +2.10%

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 17 July 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 17 July 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 17 July 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 -10 232 £375 +10.29% 119
South Yorkshire +2 115 £350 +7.69% 29
North Yorkshire 0 63 £275 +64.18% 34
East Yorkshire +12 19 £120 -63.08% 17
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 17 July 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.

1 190 (44.19%) Active Directory
2 144 (33.49%) Microsoft
3 115 (26.74%) Windows Server
4 102 (23.72%) Windows 7
5 94 (21.86%) Windows 10
6 81 (18.84%) Linux
7 63 (14.65%) VMware
8 62 (14.42%) ITIL
9 59 (13.72%) SCCM
10 57 (13.26%) Finance
11 56 (13.02%) Migration
12 49 (11.40%) PowerShell
13 47 (10.93%) Office 365
14 46 (10.70%) VMware Infrastructure
15 45 (10.47%) SQL
16 42 (9.77%) Microsoft Azure
17 40 (9.30%) SQL Server
18 39 (9.07%) Citrix
18 39 (9.07%) Windows Server 2012
19 38 (8.84%) Firewall
19 38 (8.84%) Windows Server 2008
20 37 (8.60%) Agile Software Development
20 37 (8.60%) Microsoft Office
21 36 (8.37%) Unix
21 36 (8.37%) SLA
21 36 (8.37%) MS Exchange
22 34 (7.91%) Cisco
23 30 (6.98%) Security Cleared
24 29 (6.74%) Time Management
24 29 (6.74%) TCP/IP

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 (8.37%) MS Exchange
2 24 (5.58%) SharePoint
3 20 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (2.79%) Skype for Business
5 8 (1.86%) Tomcat
6 5 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (1.16%) IIS
7 4 (0.93%) nginx
8 3 (0.70%) Confluence
8 3 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.70%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.70%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.47%) Gentran
9 2 (0.47%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.47%) Oracle Application Server
9 2 (0.47%) SAS
10 1 (0.23%) PrestaShop
Applications
1 37 (8.60%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (5.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (3.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.47%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.23%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.23%) Carpe Diem
2 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.23%) Elite 3E
2 1 (0.23%) Magento
2 1 (0.23%) OpenCart
2 1 (0.23%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 47 (10.93%) Office 365
2 42 (9.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (4.65%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.16%) OneDrive
5 4 (0.93%) Google Analytics
6 3 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (0.70%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.47%) GitHub
7 2 (0.47%) IaaS
7 2 (0.47%) PaaS
8 1 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.23%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.23%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.23%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.23%) Google Compute Engine
8 1 (0.23%) npm
8 1 (0.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (8.84%) Firewall
2 29 (6.74%) TCP/IP
3 28 (6.51%) DNS
4 27 (6.28%) SAN
5 22 (5.12%) DHCP
6 21 (4.88%) SMS
6 21 (4.88%) SSL
7 18 (4.19%) LAN
8 17 (3.95%) HTTP
8 17 (3.95%) VPN
9 16 (3.72%) WAN
10 15 (3.49%) Internet
11 9 (2.09%) Skype
12 8 (1.86%) IPsec
13 7 (1.63%) MPLS
13 7 (1.63%) Network Security
13 7 (1.63%) VoIP
14 6 (1.40%) Fibre Channel
14 6 (1.40%) NAS
15 5 (1.16%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (9.30%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (1.63%) NoSQL
2 7 (1.63%) Oracle Database
3 6 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (1.16%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (0.93%) MongoDB
5 4 (0.93%) MySQL
5 4 (0.93%) Relational Database
5 4 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (0.70%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (0.70%) RDBMS
6 3 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.47%) DB2
7 2 (0.47%) GIS
7 2 (0.47%) MS Access
7 2 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 16 (3.72%) Git (software)
2 11 (2.56%) Jenkins
3 10 (2.33%) Selenium
4 8 (1.86%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (1.63%) Subversion
5 7 (1.63%) Visual Studio
6 6 (1.40%) IntelliJ
6 6 (1.40%) JIRA
7 5 (1.16%) Cucumber
7 5 (1.16%) Gatling
8 4 (0.93%) Ant
8 4 (0.93%) Metasploit
8 4 (0.93%) MSI
8 4 (0.93%) WebDriver
9 3 (0.70%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.70%) GitLab
9 3 (0.70%) JUnit
9 3 (0.70%) Maven
9 3 (0.70%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.70%) Xcode
General
1 57 (13.26%) Finance
2 20 (4.65%) Banking
3 17 (3.95%) Telecoms
4 12 (2.79%) Retail
5 5 (1.16%) Publishing
6 4 (0.93%) Japanese Language
6 4 (0.93%) Marketing
7 3 (0.70%) Back Office
7 3 (0.70%) Games
7 3 (0.70%) Legal
7 3 (0.70%) Military
8 2 (0.47%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.23%) Automotive
9 1 (0.23%) Brand Awareness
9 1 (0.23%) Electronics
9 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 66 (15.35%) Analyst
2 56 (13.02%) Support Engineer
3 41 (9.53%) Desktop Support
3 41 (9.53%) Windows Engineer
4 37 (8.60%) Developer
5 35 (8.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 29 (6.74%) Desktop Engineer
7 26 (6.05%) Consultant
8 25 (5.81%) 2nd Line Support
9 23 (5.35%) Architect
9 23 (5.35%) Service Analyst
9 23 (5.35%) Service Desk Analyst
10 20 (4.65%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 19 (4.42%) 1st Line Support
12 17 (3.95%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 17 (3.95%) Technical Specialist
13 13 (3.02%) 3rd Line Support
13 13 (3.02%) Linux Engineer
13 13 (3.02%) Server Engineer
13 13 (3.02%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (5.12%) Web Services
2 15 (3.49%) .NET
3 14 (3.26%) HTML
4 11 (2.56%) CSS
5 10 (2.33%) JSON
6 9 (2.09%) XML
7 8 (1.86%) AngularJS
8 7 (1.63%) 802.1X
9 6 (1.40%) ASP.NET
9 6 (1.40%) Middleware
9 6 (1.40%) Node.js
9 6 (1.40%) REST
9 6 (1.40%) RESTful
10 5 (1.16%) Gherkin
10 5 (1.16%) SOAP
11 4 (0.93%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (0.93%) Servlets
11 4 (0.93%) WPF
12 3 (0.70%) Cocoa
12 3 (0.70%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 23 (5.35%) Analytical Skills
1 23 (5.35%) Data Centre
1 23 (5.35%) Self-Motivation
2 17 (3.95%) Clustering
3 16 (3.72%) Management Information System
4 11 (2.56%) NHS
5 10 (2.33%) iPhone
5 10 (2.33%) Mainframe
6 7 (1.63%) Client/Server
6 7 (1.63%) iPad
7 5 (1.16%) CMDB
7 5 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (1.16%) PKI
8 4 (0.93%) Cyberthreat
8 4 (0.93%) Driving Licence
8 4 (0.93%) Mobile App
8 4 (0.93%) Public Cloud
8 4 (0.93%) Replication
8 4 (0.93%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 115 (26.74%) Windows Server
2 102 (23.72%) Windows 7
3 94 (21.86%) Windows 10
4 81 (18.84%) Linux
5 39 (9.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 38 (8.84%) Windows Server 2008
7 36 (8.37%) Unix
8 25 (5.81%) Windows XP
9 20 (4.65%) Android
10 19 (4.42%) Apple iOS
11 16 (3.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 15 (3.49%) Windows 8
13 13 (3.02%) CentOS
14 8 (1.86%) HPUX
15 7 (1.63%) AIX
15 7 (1.63%) Mac OS
15 7 (1.63%) Solaris
15 7 (1.63%) Windows Server 2003
16 6 (1.40%) Windows 2000
16 6 (1.40%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (14.42%) ITIL
2 56 (13.02%) Migration
3 37 (8.60%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (6.74%) Time Management
5 23 (5.35%) Problem-Solving
6 20 (4.65%) Stakeholder Management
7 19 (4.42%) Configuration Management
8 18 (4.19%) Information Security
9 17 (3.95%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (3.95%) DevOps
10 15 (3.49%) Service Management
11 14 (3.26%) Cybersecurity
12 13 (3.02%) Service Delivery
13 12 (2.79%) Open Source
13 12 (2.79%) Process Improvement
14 11 (2.56%) Analytics
14 11 (2.56%) Break/Fix
14 11 (2.56%) High Availability
14 11 (2.56%) Test Automation
15 10 (2.33%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (11.40%) PowerShell
2 45 (10.47%) SQL
3 29 (6.74%) VB
4 21 (4.88%) C#
5 18 (4.19%) JavaScript
6 17 (3.95%) Java
7 16 (3.72%) Python
8 8 (1.86%) Perl
9 5 (1.16%) Ruby
9 5 (1.16%) VB.NET
10 4 (0.93%) C++
10 4 (0.93%) Groovy
10 4 (0.93%) Haskell
10 4 (0.93%) PL/SQL
10 4 (0.93%) Scala
10 4 (0.93%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.70%) Apple Swift
11 3 (0.70%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.70%) Objective-C
11 3 (0.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 30 (6.98%) Security Cleared
2 23 (5.35%) SC Cleared
3 18 (4.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (3.49%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (3.02%) CCNA
5 13 (3.02%) MCSE
6 9 (2.09%) CISSP
7 7 (1.63%) DBS Check
7 7 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (1.63%) MCSA
8 6 (1.40%) Degree
8 6 (1.40%) MCP
9 5 (1.16%) CISMP
9 5 (1.16%) HNC
10 4 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (0.93%) CCA
10 4 (0.93%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (0.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (0.93%) NVQ Level 3
11 3 (0.70%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (8.37%) SLA
2 12 (2.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (0.93%) QA
4 3 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.70%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.47%) GCP
6 1 (0.23%) GDPR
6 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.23%) PMO
System Software
1 190 (44.19%) Active Directory
2 46 (10.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (4.65%) Hyper-V
4 15 (3.49%) vSphere
5 12 (2.79%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (2.56%) Docker
7 10 (2.33%) XenApp
8 8 (1.86%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (1.63%) XenDesktop
9 7 (1.63%) XenServer
10 5 (1.16%) KVM
10 5 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (1.16%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
11 4 (0.93%) Terminal Services
12 3 (0.70%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 3 (0.70%) Xen
13 1 (0.23%) ACF2
13 1 (0.23%) SRDF
13 1 (0.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 59 (13.72%) SCCM
2 13 (3.02%) Puppet
3 9 (2.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 8 (1.86%) NetBackup
4 8 (1.86%) QRadar
4 8 (1.86%) SCOM
5 7 (1.63%) Microsoft Clustering
6 6 (1.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 6 (1.40%) WSUS
7 5 (1.16%) Grafana
7 5 (1.16%) Kibana
7 5 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (1.16%) Tivoli
8 4 (0.93%) Ansible
8 4 (0.93%) CSIRT
8 4 (0.93%) Failover Clustering
8 4 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (0.93%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (0.93%) Nessus
8 4 (0.93%) Terraform
Vendors
1 144 (33.49%) Microsoft
2 63 (14.65%) VMware
3 39 (9.07%) Citrix
4 34 (7.91%) Cisco
5 29 (6.74%) HP
6 26 (6.05%) Dell
7 22 (5.12%) IBM
7 22 (5.12%) Oracle
8 18 (4.19%) Apple
9 16 (3.72%) Red Hat
10 15 (3.49%) Intel
11 14 (3.26%) NetApp
12 12 (2.79%) Splunk
13 9 (2.09%) CheckPoint
13 9 (2.09%) McAfee
14 8 (1.86%) Brocade
15 7 (1.63%) Google
15 7 (1.63%) Remedy
16 6 (1.40%) SolarWinds
16 6 (1.40%) Veeam