Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 11 9
Rank change year-on-year -9 -2 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 360 413 655
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 7.41% 9.79% 11.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 40.49% 45.53% 48.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 213 421
Yorkshire median daily rate £320 £340 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -9.33% +30.43%
10th Percentile £125 £113 £150
90th Percentile £500 £475 £501
England median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 71 59
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.38 £12.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.79% -4.00% -
10th Percentile £10.75 £9.34 £8.92
90th Percentile £30.25 £18.75 £23.15
England median hourly rate £16.00 £15.25 £15.75
% change year-on-year +4.92% -3.17% +0.08%

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 889 907 1,345
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 18.31% 21.51% 23.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 552 514 894
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.84% +1.88% +23.08%
10th Percentile £200 £177 £232
90th Percentile £550 £538 £575
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 76 64
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £12.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.00% - -3.85%
10th Percentile £10.75 £9.34 £9.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £20.74 £24.45
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year +4.48% -1.47% +5.20%

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 23 May 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 23 May 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 23 May 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 -13 216 £375 +7.53% 116
South Yorkshire 0 74 £363 +9.85% 30
North Yorkshire 0 57 £275 -14.06% 35
East Yorkshire +7 15 £120 -63.08% 5
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 163 (45.28%) Active Directory
2 125 (34.72%) Microsoft
3 100 (27.78%) Windows Server
4 96 (26.67%) Windows 7
5 72 (20.00%) Windows 10
6 71 (19.72%) Linux
7 52 (14.44%) ITIL
8 48 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 47 (13.06%) VMware
10 46 (12.78%) Migration
10 46 (12.78%) Office 365
11 45 (12.50%) Finance
12 43 (11.94%) Microsoft Office
13 41 (11.39%) SCCM
14 40 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
15 38 (10.56%) SLA
15 38 (10.56%) Citrix
16 36 (10.00%) MS Exchange
17 35 (9.72%) SQL
18 34 (9.44%) VMware Infrastructure
18 34 (9.44%) Microsoft Azure
19 31 (8.61%) Unix
20 30 (8.33%) SQL Server
20 30 (8.33%) HP
20 30 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
21 29 (8.06%) PowerShell
21 29 (8.06%) Microsoft Excel
22 28 (7.78%) Security Cleared
23 27 (7.50%) Firewall
23 27 (7.50%) Data Centre

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 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 24 (6.67%) SharePoint
3 22 (6.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (2.78%) Skype for Business
5 5 (1.39%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (1.11%) IIS
6 4 (1.11%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.83%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.56%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.28%) CloudStack
9 1 (0.28%) Confluence
9 1 (0.28%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.28%) SAS
Applications
1 43 (11.94%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (8.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (4.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.28%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.28%) Carpe Diem
1 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.28%) Elite 3E
1 1 (0.28%) OPENHousing
1 1 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 46 (12.78%) Office 365
2 34 (9.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (4.72%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.83%) OneDrive
5 2 (0.56%) IaaS
5 2 (0.56%) PaaS
6 1 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.28%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.28%) GitHub
6 1 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.28%) Google Compute Engine
6 1 (0.28%) npm
6 1 (0.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (7.50%) Firewall
2 26 (7.22%) SMS
3 20 (5.56%) DNS
4 19 (5.28%) TCP/IP
5 15 (4.17%) DHCP
5 15 (4.17%) WAN
6 14 (3.89%) LAN
6 14 (3.89%) SAN
7 10 (2.78%) HTTP
7 10 (2.78%) Internet
7 10 (2.78%) VPN
8 8 (2.22%) SSL
9 7 (1.94%) Skype
10 5 (1.39%) NetScaler
10 5 (1.39%) Network Security
11 4 (1.11%) IP Telephony
11 4 (1.11%) Remote Desktop
12 2 (0.56%) Intrusion Detection
12 2 (0.56%) MPLS
12 2 (0.56%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.39%) Oracle Database
2 5 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.56%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (0.56%) MySQL
5 2 (0.56%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.28%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.28%) DB2
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle Discoverer
6 1 (0.28%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (3.06%) Git (software)
2 8 (2.22%) Subversion
3 7 (1.94%) Visual Studio
4 6 (1.67%) Selenium
5 5 (1.39%) Jenkins
5 5 (1.39%) MSI
5 5 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (1.11%) Metasploit
6 4 (1.11%) WebDriver
7 3 (0.83%) JIRA
7 3 (0.83%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.83%) Xcode
8 2 (0.56%) AdminStudio
8 2 (0.56%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.56%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.56%) HP UFT
8 2 (0.56%) InstallShield
8 2 (0.56%) JUnit
8 2 (0.56%) Maven
8 2 (0.56%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 45 (12.50%) Finance
2 19 (5.28%) Banking
3 11 (3.06%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.22%) Retail
5 4 (1.11%) Publishing
6 3 (0.83%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.83%) Military
7 2 (0.56%) Back Office
7 2 (0.56%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.56%) Legal
7 2 (0.56%) Marketing
8 1 (0.28%) Electronics
8 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.28%) Games
Job Titles
1 68 (18.89%) Analyst
2 48 (13.33%) Support Engineer
3 36 (10.00%) Desktop Support
4 35 (9.72%) 2nd Line Support
5 29 (8.06%) Windows Engineer
6 28 (7.78%) Developer
7 27 (7.50%) Service Analyst
7 27 (7.50%) Service Desk Analyst
8 23 (6.39%) 1st Line Support
8 23 (6.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 21 (5.83%) Desktop Engineer
10 17 (4.72%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 16 (4.44%) Active Directory Support
12 15 (4.17%) Architect
13 14 (3.89%) 1st/2nd Line Support
13 14 (3.89%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 12 (3.33%) Consultant
14 12 (3.33%) IT Support
14 12 (3.33%) Service Desk Support
14 12 (3.33%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (6.11%) Web Services
2 15 (4.17%) .NET
3 10 (2.78%) HTML
4 6 (1.67%) AngularJS
5 5 (1.39%) JSON
5 5 (1.39%) RESTful
6 4 (1.11%) ASP.NET
6 4 (1.11%) CSS
6 4 (1.11%) Middleware
7 3 (0.83%) Cocoa
7 3 (0.83%) Regular Expression
7 3 (0.83%) REST
7 3 (0.83%) XML
8 2 (0.56%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (0.56%) jQuery
8 2 (0.56%) SOAP
8 2 (0.56%) VXML
8 2 (0.56%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (0.56%) WinForms
8 2 (0.56%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 27 (7.50%) Data Centre
2 24 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (4.72%) Management Information System
4 10 (2.78%) NHS
5 8 (2.22%) Clustering
5 8 (2.22%) iPhone
5 8 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (1.94%) Client/Server
6 7 (1.94%) iPad
7 6 (1.67%) Mainframe
8 4 (1.11%) CMDB
8 4 (1.11%) Cyberthreat
8 4 (1.11%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (1.11%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.11%) User Experience
8 4 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (0.83%) Blackberry
9 3 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.83%) Replication
9 3 (0.83%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 100 (27.78%) Windows Server
2 96 (26.67%) Windows 7
3 72 (20.00%) Windows 10
4 71 (19.72%) Linux
5 48 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 40 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 31 (8.61%) Unix
8 22 (6.11%) Windows XP
9 18 (5.00%) Windows 8
10 17 (4.72%) Apple iOS
11 15 (4.17%) Android
12 13 (3.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 12 (3.33%) CentOS
14 8 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
14 8 (2.22%) Windows Vista
15 7 (1.94%) AIX
15 7 (1.94%) HPUX
15 7 (1.94%) Windows 2000
16 6 (1.67%) Mac OS
16 6 (1.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (14.44%) ITIL
2 46 (12.78%) Migration
3 30 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (7.50%) Problem-Solving
5 26 (7.22%) Time Management
6 24 (6.67%) Information Security
7 19 (5.28%) Stakeholder Management
8 17 (4.72%) Service Delivery
9 15 (4.17%) Configuration Management
10 13 (3.61%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (3.33%) Service Management
12 11 (3.06%) Task Automation
13 10 (2.78%) Cybersecurity
13 10 (2.78%) Identity Access Management
14 9 (2.50%) Break/Fix
14 9 (2.50%) High Availability
15 8 (2.22%) Change Control
15 8 (2.22%) Change Management
15 8 (2.22%) Continuous Improvement
15 8 (2.22%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 35 (9.72%) SQL
2 29 (8.06%) PowerShell
3 18 (5.00%) C#
4 10 (2.78%) Java
5 9 (2.50%) Python
5 9 (2.50%) VB
6 8 (2.22%) JavaScript
7 6 (1.67%) Bash Shell
8 5 (1.39%) VB.NET
9 4 (1.11%) C++
9 4 (1.11%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.83%) Apple Swift
10 3 (0.83%) Objective-C
11 2 (0.56%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.56%) Ruby
11 2 (0.56%) TypeScript
11 2 (0.56%) VBScript
12 1 (0.28%) VB6
12 1 (0.28%) VBA
12 1 (0.28%) VC++
Qualifications
1 28 (7.78%) Security Cleared
2 23 (6.39%) SC Cleared
3 16 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (2.22%) MCSE
5 7 (1.94%) CISSP
5 7 (1.94%) MCP
6 6 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (1.67%) HNC
7 5 (1.39%) CEH
7 5 (1.39%) CISMP
7 5 (1.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (1.39%) MCSA
8 4 (1.11%) A+ Certification
8 4 (1.11%) CCA
8 4 (1.11%) CCSA
8 4 (1.11%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (1.11%) DBS Check
8 4 (1.11%) Degree
8 4 (1.11%) ISEB
8 4 (1.11%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (10.56%) SLA
2 13 (3.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (1.11%) QA
4 2 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.56%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.28%) GDPR
5 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.28%) PMO
System Software
1 163 (45.28%) Active Directory
2 34 (9.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (4.44%) Hyper-V
3 16 (4.44%) vSphere
4 12 (3.33%) XenApp
5 10 (2.78%) Microsoft App-V
6 8 (2.22%) XenServer
7 7 (1.94%) XenDesktop
8 5 (1.39%) Docker
8 5 (1.39%) KVM
8 5 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (1.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 4 (1.11%) Terminal Services
9 4 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (1.11%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.56%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.28%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.28%) Xen
Systems Management
1 41 (11.39%) SCCM
2 8 (2.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 7 (1.94%) QRadar
3 7 (1.94%) SCOM
4 4 (1.11%) CSIRT
4 4 (1.11%) EdgeSight
4 4 (1.11%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (1.11%) Nessus
4 4 (1.11%) NetBackup
4 4 (1.11%) Nmap
4 4 (1.11%) Rancher
4 4 (1.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (0.83%) Opsview
5 3 (0.83%) Puppet
5 3 (0.83%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.56%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.56%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 125 (34.72%) Microsoft
2 47 (13.06%) VMware
3 38 (10.56%) Citrix
4 30 (8.33%) HP
5 23 (6.39%) IBM
6 17 (4.72%) Cisco
7 16 (4.44%) Dell
7 16 (4.44%) Oracle
8 14 (3.89%) Apple
8 14 (3.89%) Red Hat
9 13 (3.61%) Splunk
10 9 (2.50%) CheckPoint
10 9 (2.50%) NetApp
11 7 (1.94%) Ivanti
12 6 (1.67%) Brocade
12 6 (1.67%) Intel
13 5 (1.39%) Remedy
14 4 (1.11%) SAP
15 3 (0.83%) Hitachi
15 3 (0.83%) McAfee