Period
to 21 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 10 8
Rank change year-on-year +1 -2 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 460 612 771
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 10.35% 11.34% 12.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 52.75% 53.78% 56.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 381 385
Yorkshire median daily rate £275 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.12% +4.62% +18.18%
10th Percentile £113 £140 £120
90th Percentile £488 £545 £450
England median daily rate £350 £351 £350
% change year-on-year -0.14% +0.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 76 173
Yorkshire median hourly rate £12.50 £14.24 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.22% +13.92% -2.91%
10th Percentile £9.85 £10.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £20.80 £24.38 £24.75
England median hourly rate £16.00 £15.25 £15.75
% change year-on-year +4.92% -3.17% +5.00%

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 872 1138 1367
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 19.61% 21.09% 22.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 547 723 754
Yorkshire median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +17.19%
10th Percentile £130 £213 £163
90th Percentile £540 £550 £515
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 79 173
Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.48 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.22% +15.84% -3.85%
10th Percentile £9.94 £10.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £21.98 £25.50 £24.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +6.45%

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 November 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 6 months to 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 -1 280 £300 -20.00% 51
South Yorkshire 0 86 £340 -9.33% 15
North Yorkshire -1 73 £200 -33.33% 8
East Yorkshire -6 13 £120 -58.62% 6
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 202 (43.91%) Active Directory
2 186 (40.43%) Microsoft
3 140 (30.43%) Windows 7
4 124 (26.96%) Windows Server
5 87 (18.91%) VMware
6 86 (18.70%) Windows 10
7 81 (17.61%) ITIL
8 76 (16.52%) Microsoft Office
8 76 (16.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 76 (16.52%) Office 365
9 74 (16.09%) SCCM
10 67 (14.57%) Finance
11 65 (14.13%) Linux
12 54 (11.74%) MS Exchange
13 52 (11.30%) Windows Server 2012
14 51 (11.09%) VMware Infrastructure
15 47 (10.22%) Migration
15 47 (10.22%) Cisco
16 46 (10.00%) DNS
16 46 (10.00%) Unix
17 45 (9.78%) Citrix
18 43 (9.35%) SharePoint
19 40 (8.70%) SQL Server
19 40 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
19 40 (8.70%) Firewall
20 39 (8.48%) WAN
21 37 (8.04%) LAN
22 35 (7.61%) Android
22 35 (7.61%) Analytical Skills
23 34 (7.39%) Security Cleared

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 54 (11.74%) MS Exchange
2 43 (9.35%) SharePoint
3 24 (5.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 21 (4.57%) IIS
5 16 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2007
6 15 (3.26%) SharePoint 2013
7 13 (2.83%) IBM Notes
8 12 (2.61%) Skype for Business
9 10 (2.17%) SharePoint Server
10 8 (1.74%) SAS
11 6 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2003
11 6 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
13 3 (0.65%) CMS
14 2 (0.43%) Moodle
15 1 (0.22%) NetWeaver
15 1 (0.22%) SAP EP
15 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
15 1 (0.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 76 (16.52%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (4.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (1.74%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.43%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.22%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.65%) SystmOne
2 2 (0.43%) Eikon
2 2 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.22%) Primavera
3 1 (0.22%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 76 (16.52%) Office 365
2 21 (4.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.52%) Azure Active Directory
3 7 (1.52%) PaaS
3 7 (1.52%) SaaS
4 6 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.87%) GitHub
6 2 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.43%) Yammer
7 1 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.22%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.22%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.22%) G Suite
7 1 (0.22%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 46 (10.00%) DNS
2 40 (8.70%) Firewall
3 39 (8.48%) WAN
4 37 (8.04%) LAN
5 32 (6.96%) VPN
6 25 (5.43%) SAN
7 20 (4.35%) TCP/IP
8 19 (4.13%) Internet
9 18 (3.91%) DHCP
9 18 (3.91%) Skype
10 17 (3.70%) Wireless
11 15 (3.26%) NetScaler
12 14 (3.04%) Cisco IOS
12 14 (3.04%) SMS
13 10 (2.17%) Cisco ASA
14 9 (1.96%) 3G
14 9 (1.96%) Remote Desktop
15 8 (1.74%) GPRS
15 8 (1.74%) Intranet
15 8 (1.74%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.61%) SQL Server 2008
2 12 (2.61%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (1.52%) SAS Visual Analytics
4 5 (1.09%) OLAP
4 5 (1.09%) OLTP
5 4 (0.87%) Oracle Database
5 4 (0.87%) Power BI
6 3 (0.65%) Big Data
6 3 (0.65%) MySQL
7 2 (0.43%) MS Access
7 2 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.22%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.22%) DTS
8 1 (0.22%) QlikView
8 1 (0.22%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.22%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 17 (3.70%) Git (software)
2 12 (2.61%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (1.30%) Chocolatey
4 5 (1.09%) ReSharper
4 5 (1.09%) Subversion
4 5 (1.09%) TeamCity
4 5 (1.09%) YouTrack
5 4 (0.87%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.87%) Xcode
6 3 (0.65%) Maven
7 2 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.43%) GoCD
7 2 (0.43%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.43%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.43%) Travis CI
7 2 (0.43%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.22%) Android Studio
8 1 (0.22%) GCC
8 1 (0.22%) Gradle
8 1 (0.22%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 67 (14.57%) Finance
2 29 (6.30%) Banking
3 14 (3.04%) Manufacturing
4 13 (2.83%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.17%) Back Office
5 10 (2.17%) Marketing
6 8 (1.74%) Electronics
6 8 (1.74%) Retail
7 7 (1.52%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.52%) Law
8 5 (1.09%) Legal
9 3 (0.65%) Publishing
10 2 (0.43%) German Language
10 2 (0.43%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.22%) Automotive
11 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.22%) Military
Job Titles
1 81 (17.61%) Analyst
2 57 (12.39%) 2nd Line Support
3 48 (10.43%) Support Engineer
4 40 (8.70%) Service Analyst
4 40 (8.70%) Service Desk Analyst
5 36 (7.83%) Desktop Support
6 29 (6.30%) Administrator
7 27 (5.87%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 25 (5.43%) Architect
9 24 (5.22%) Active Directory Analyst
9 24 (5.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 23 (5.00%) Desktop Engineer
11 22 (4.78%) Consultant
11 22 (4.78%) Windows Engineer
12 19 (4.13%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 19 (4.13%) Developer
13 18 (3.91%) 3rd Line Support
13 18 (3.91%) Active Directory Support
13 18 (3.91%) Support Analyst
14 16 (3.48%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.17%) .NET
1 10 (2.17%) HTML
2 6 (1.30%) 802.1X
3 5 (1.09%) WCF
3 5 (1.09%) WinForms
4 3 (0.65%) Cocoa
4 3 (0.65%) Regular Expression
4 3 (0.65%) SOAP
5 2 (0.43%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.43%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 2 (0.43%) CSS
5 2 (0.43%) J2EE
5 2 (0.43%) LAMP
5 2 (0.43%) Middleware
5 2 (0.43%) Node.js
5 2 (0.43%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (0.43%) REST
5 2 (0.43%) SAML
5 2 (0.43%) WAP
5 2 (0.43%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 35 (7.61%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (4.78%) Driving Licence
3 21 (4.57%) Blackberry
4 14 (3.04%) BYOD
4 14 (3.04%) Client/Server
4 14 (3.04%) Data Centre
5 12 (2.61%) Management Information System
6 8 (1.74%) Clustering
7 6 (1.30%) Smartphone
8 5 (1.09%) iPad
8 5 (1.09%) Virtual Team
9 4 (0.87%) HP Storage
9 4 (0.87%) Mainframe
9 4 (0.87%) Replication
10 3 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (0.65%) iPhone
10 3 (0.65%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (0.65%) NHS
11 2 (0.43%) FMCG
11 2 (0.43%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 140 (30.43%) Windows 7
2 124 (26.96%) Windows Server
3 86 (18.70%) Windows 10
4 76 (16.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 65 (14.13%) Linux
6 52 (11.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 46 (10.00%) Unix
8 35 (7.61%) Android
9 25 (5.43%) Windows XP
10 19 (4.13%) Windows 8
10 19 (4.13%) Windows Server 2003
11 13 (2.83%) Apple iOS
12 12 (2.61%) Mac OS
13 11 (2.39%) Windows 2000
14 10 (2.17%) Mac OS X
15 9 (1.96%) Windows Phone
15 9 (1.96%) Windows Vista
16 8 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 6 (1.30%) Solaris
18 4 (0.87%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (17.61%) ITIL
2 47 (10.22%) Migration
3 32 (6.96%) Information Security
4 19 (4.13%) Time Management
5 18 (3.91%) Data Protection
6 16 (3.48%) Coaching
6 16 (3.48%) Service Delivery
7 13 (2.83%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (2.83%) Change Management
8 12 (2.61%) Capacity Planning
8 12 (2.61%) Cybersecurity
8 12 (2.61%) Incident Management
9 11 (2.39%) Analytics
9 11 (2.39%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 10 (2.17%) Infrastructure Management
10 10 (2.17%) Load Balancing
10 10 (2.17%) Performance Management
10 10 (2.17%) Server Building
11 9 (1.96%) Malware Detection/Protection
11 9 (1.96%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 33 (7.17%) PowerShell
2 26 (5.65%) SQL
3 18 (3.91%) Java
4 14 (3.04%) Python
5 11 (2.39%) C#
6 10 (2.17%) VB
7 9 (1.96%) Perl
8 8 (1.74%) Bash Shell
8 8 (1.74%) PHP
9 6 (1.30%) C++
9 6 (1.30%) Ruby
10 5 (1.09%) JavaScript
11 4 (0.87%) Apple Swift
11 4 (0.87%) C
12 3 (0.65%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.43%) Elixir
13 2 (0.43%) Erlang
13 2 (0.43%) Go
13 2 (0.43%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.22%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 40 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (7.39%) Security Cleared
3 20 (4.35%) SC Cleared
4 17 (3.70%) MCSE
5 12 (2.61%) MCP
6 10 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (2.17%) MCDST
7 9 (1.96%) CCNA
7 9 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (1.52%) HNC
9 6 (1.30%) DBS Check
10 5 (1.09%) Citrix Certification
10 5 (1.09%) Degree
10 5 (1.09%) MCSA
11 4 (0.87%) CCA
11 4 (0.87%) CCAA
11 4 (0.87%) CCEA
11 4 (0.87%) CISSP
12 3 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
13 2 (0.43%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.43%) SLA
2 17 (3.70%) GDPR
3 9 (1.96%) QA
4 4 (0.87%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.43%) PMO
6 1 (0.22%) COBIT
System Software
1 202 (43.91%) Active Directory
2 51 (11.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (5.43%) vSphere
4 17 (3.70%) Hyper-V
5 15 (3.26%) XenApp
6 12 (2.61%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (1.96%) Virtual Servers
8 6 (1.30%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (1.30%) XenDesktop
8 6 (1.30%) XenServer
9 5 (1.09%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.43%) Docker
10 2 (0.43%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.22%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.22%) KVM
11 1 (0.22%) RACF
11 1 (0.22%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.22%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 74 (16.09%) SCCM
2 16 (3.48%) SCOM
3 9 (1.96%) AirWatch
4 8 (1.74%) Puppet
5 6 (1.30%) CSIRT
5 6 (1.30%) EdgeSight
5 6 (1.30%) Nexpose
5 6 (1.30%) QRadar
5 6 (1.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 6 (1.30%) WSUS
6 4 (0.87%) DameWare
6 4 (0.87%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 3 (0.65%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 3 (0.65%) Nessus
7 3 (0.65%) vCenter Server
8 2 (0.43%) Cisco Prime
8 2 (0.43%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.43%) SmoothWall
8 2 (0.43%) Terraform
Vendors
1 186 (40.43%) Microsoft
2 87 (18.91%) VMware
3 47 (10.22%) Cisco
4 45 (9.78%) Citrix
5 32 (6.96%) HP
6 19 (4.13%) NetApp
7 17 (3.70%) Apple
8 15 (3.26%) SAP
9 14 (3.04%) Dell
9 14 (3.04%) Red Hat
10 13 (2.83%) Lotus
11 12 (2.61%) McAfee
11 12 (2.61%) Oracle
12 9 (1.96%) F5
12 9 (1.96%) Symantec
13 8 (1.74%) Juniper
13 8 (1.74%) MobileIron
13 8 (1.74%) Splunk
14 7 (1.52%) IBM
15 6 (1.30%) TippingPoint