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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
England / Yorkshire
Rank 12 9 10
Rank change year-on-year -3 +1  
Contract jobs citing Windows 220 327 302
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 10.19% 11.52% 11.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.44% 50.86% 55.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 176 149
Median daily rate £375 £350 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +27.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £150 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £340 £320
% change year-on-year +1.47% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 37 56
Median hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +4.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £9.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £21.50 £17.11
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.45% +6.89%  

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 495 643 547
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 22.92% 22.65% 20.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 414 301
Median daily rate £413 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +33.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £238 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £540 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 39 71
Median hourly rate £12.51 £13.91 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.06% +13.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.31 £10.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £24.50 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 March 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 25 March 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 -2 131 £375 - 74
North Yorkshire +2 39 £400 +68.42% 13
South Yorkshire -15 36 £335 -8.59% 10
East Yorkshire -4 3 £325 +109.67% 5
Windows
England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 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.

1 186 (39.08%) Active Directory
2 181 (38.03%) Microsoft
3 140 (29.41%) Windows Server
4 101 (21.22%) Windows 7
4 101 (21.22%) VMware
5 91 (19.12%) Linux
5 91 (19.12%) Windows Server 2008
6 83 (17.44%) SQL Server
7 78 (16.39%) Windows Server 2012
8 75 (15.76%) SQL
9 73 (15.34%) Finance
10 72 (15.13%) ITIL
11 65 (13.66%) SCCM
12 64 (13.45%) DNS
13 58 (12.18%) MS Excel
13 58 (12.18%) MS Office
14 54 (11.34%) Unix
15 52 (10.92%) MS Exchange
16 51 (10.71%) DevOps
17 47 (9.87%) VMware Infrastructure
17 47 (9.87%) Microsoft Azure
17 47 (9.87%) Firewall
18 45 (9.45%) Migration
19 41 (8.61%) TCP/IP
20 39 (8.19%) Office 365
21 38 (7.98%) Citrix
21 38 (7.98%) Windows Server 2003
22 37 (7.77%) Cisco
23 36 (7.56%) PowerShell
24 34 (7.14%) Agile Software Development

Windows
Top Related 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 52 (10.92%) MS Exchange
2 26 (5.46%) Exchange Server 2010
2 26 (5.46%) IIS
3 18 (3.78%) SharePoint
4 9 (1.89%) Apache
5 8 (1.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 8 (1.68%) Skype for Business
6 7 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (1.47%) SAS
6 7 (1.47%) WebSphere
7 5 (1.05%) CMS
7 5 (1.05%) IBM Domino
8 4 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.63%) CloudStack
9 3 (0.63%) Confluence
9 3 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.63%) SilverStripe
9 3 (0.63%) WordPress
Applications
1 58 (12.18%) MS Excel
1 58 (12.18%) MS Office
2 9 (1.89%) Spreadsheet
3 6 (1.26%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.84%) SystmOne
2 1 (0.21%) Academy Housing
2 1 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.21%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 47 (9.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (8.19%) Office 365
3 23 (4.83%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.26%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (1.05%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (0.84%) GitHub
6 4 (0.84%) Google Compute Engine
6 4 (0.84%) IaaS
6 4 (0.84%) PaaS
7 2 (0.42%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 64 (13.45%) DNS
2 47 (9.87%) Firewall
3 41 (8.61%) TCP/IP
4 34 (7.14%) DHCP
5 29 (6.09%) LAN
6 28 (5.88%) SAN
7 26 (5.46%) LDAP
8 25 (5.25%) WAN
9 24 (5.04%) SMTP
10 19 (3.99%) Internet
11 18 (3.78%) SNMP
12 17 (3.57%) VPN
13 14 (2.94%) Network Security
13 14 (2.94%) SSL
14 12 (2.52%) NAS
15 11 (2.31%) FTP
16 8 (1.68%) VoIP
17 7 (1.47%) HTTP
18 6 (1.26%) Cisco ASA
19 5 (1.05%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (17.44%) SQL Server
2 27 (5.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 16 (3.36%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (2.73%) SQL Server 2014
5 11 (2.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (2.10%) MySQL
6 10 (2.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (1.47%) DB2
7 7 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (1.26%) Hadoop
9 5 (1.05%) DB2 UDB
9 5 (1.05%) OLTP
9 5 (1.05%) Oracle Database
10 4 (0.84%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.63%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.63%) SQL Server 2000
11 3 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (0.42%) GIS
Development Applications
1 18 (3.78%) Octopus Deploy
2 14 (2.94%) Jenkins
3 12 (2.52%) Git (software)
3 12 (2.52%) JIRA
4 8 (1.68%) TeamCity
4 8 (1.68%) Visual Studio
5 7 (1.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (1.05%) Eclipse
7 4 (0.84%) Android Studio
7 4 (0.84%) Hudson
7 4 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.84%) Vagrant
8 3 (0.63%) FitNesse
8 3 (0.63%) ReSharper
8 3 (0.63%) Robot Framework
8 3 (0.63%) Selenium
8 3 (0.63%) Subversion
8 3 (0.63%) YouTrack
9 2 (0.42%) SpecFlow
9 2 (0.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 73 (15.34%) Finance
2 16 (3.36%) Banking
3 13 (2.73%) Legal
4 11 (2.31%) Law
5 5 (1.05%) Retail
6 4 (0.84%) Advertising
6 4 (0.84%) Electronics
7 3 (0.63%) Back Office
7 3 (0.63%) Marketing
7 3 (0.63%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.42%) Games
8 2 (0.42%) Local Government
9 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 81 (17.02%) Analyst
2 52 (10.92%) Support Engineer
3 45 (9.45%) Administrator
4 37 (7.77%) Service Analyst
4 37 (7.77%) Service Desk Analyst
5 35 (7.35%) Windows Engineer
6 30 (6.30%) 2nd Line Support
7 28 (5.88%) Developer
8 26 (5.46%) 1st Line Support
8 26 (5.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 24 (5.04%) DBA
10 23 (4.83%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
11 21 (4.41%) DevOps Engineer
12 19 (3.99%) 3rd Line Support
13 18 (3.78%) Architect
13 18 (3.78%) Desktop Support
13 18 (3.78%) Support Analyst
14 17 (3.57%) Infrastructure Manager
15 16 (3.36%) Consultant
15 16 (3.36%) Rollout Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (7.14%) .NET
2 31 (6.51%) HTML
2 31 (6.51%) XML
3 30 (6.30%) CSS
4 13 (2.73%) Web Services
5 6 (1.26%) Middleware
6 5 (1.05%) HTML5
6 5 (1.05%) ISPF
7 4 (0.84%) .NET Framework
7 4 (0.84%) 802.1X
7 4 (0.84%) AngularJS
7 4 (0.84%) ASP.NET
7 4 (0.84%) LAMP
7 4 (0.84%) WCF
7 4 (0.84%) WinForms
7 4 (0.84%) XSLT
8 3 (0.63%) J2EE
8 3 (0.63%) JSON
8 3 (0.63%) RSS
8 3 (0.63%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 28 (5.88%) Data Centre
2 20 (4.20%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (3.78%) Replication
4 12 (2.52%) Client/Server
5 11 (2.31%) iPad
6 10 (2.10%) iSeries
6 10 (2.10%) NHS
7 9 (1.89%) Blackberry
8 8 (1.68%) Clustering
9 7 (1.47%) iPhone
9 7 (1.47%) Mainframe
10 6 (1.26%) Driving Licence
10 6 (1.26%) Symmetrix
11 5 (1.05%) HACMP
11 5 (1.05%) Management Information System
11 5 (1.05%) Tandem
12 4 (0.84%) User Experience
13 3 (0.63%) Computer Science
13 3 (0.63%) PKI
13 3 (0.63%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 140 (29.41%) Windows Server
2 101 (21.22%) Windows 7
3 91 (19.12%) Linux
3 91 (19.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 78 (16.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 54 (11.34%) Unix
6 38 (7.98%) Windows Server 2003
7 33 (6.93%) Windows 10
8 25 (5.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 22 (4.62%) Windows XP
10 19 (3.99%) Ubuntu
11 16 (3.36%) Solaris
12 14 (2.94%) Android
13 9 (1.89%) SUSE
13 9 (1.89%) Windows 8
14 8 (1.68%) AIX
14 8 (1.68%) Apple iOS
15 5 (1.05%) VMS
15 5 (1.05%) Windows Vista
15 5 (1.05%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (15.13%) ITIL
2 51 (10.71%) DevOps
3 45 (9.45%) Migration
4 34 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (4.62%) Disaster Recovery
6 21 (4.41%) Service Delivery
7 19 (3.99%) Configuration Management
7 19 (3.99%) Project Management
8 15 (3.15%) Problem Management
9 14 (2.94%) Service Management
10 13 (2.73%) Change Management
10 13 (2.73%) Continuous Delivery
10 13 (2.73%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (2.73%) Incident Management
11 12 (2.52%) Business Intelligence
11 12 (2.52%) SDLC
11 12 (2.52%) Software Engineering
12 11 (2.31%) Load Balancing
12 11 (2.31%) Performance Tuning
13 10 (2.10%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 75 (15.76%) SQL
2 36 (7.56%) PowerShell
3 32 (6.72%) JavaScript
4 25 (5.25%) Python
5 18 (3.78%) Java
6 16 (3.36%) C#
7 9 (1.89%) C
7 9 (1.89%) C++
7 9 (1.89%) Shell Script
8 7 (1.47%) JCL
8 7 (1.47%) PHP
9 6 (1.26%) Perl
9 6 (1.26%) T-SQL
9 6 (1.26%) VB.NET
10 5 (1.05%) AWK
10 5 (1.05%) Ruby
11 3 (0.63%) VB
11 3 (0.63%) VBScript
11 3 (0.63%) XPath
11 3 (0.63%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 29 (6.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (3.78%) Security Cleared
3 17 (3.57%) MCSE
4 11 (2.31%) Degree
4 11 (2.31%) SC Cleared
5 8 (1.68%) DBS Check
6 6 (1.26%) CCA
6 6 (1.26%) Citrix Certification
6 6 (1.26%) MCP
7 5 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (1.05%) SAS Certification
8 4 (0.84%) AWS Certification
8 4 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (0.63%) MCITP
9 3 (0.63%) MOS
10 2 (0.42%) CCNA
10 2 (0.42%) MCSA
10 2 (0.42%) MCTS
10 2 (0.42%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (6.51%) SLA
2 5 (1.05%) PCI DSS
2 5 (1.05%) QA
System Software
1 186 (39.08%) Active Directory
2 47 (9.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (6.09%) vSphere
4 26 (5.46%) Hyper-V
5 16 (3.36%) XenApp
6 14 (2.94%) XenDesktop
7 11 (2.31%) VMware ESX
8 10 (2.10%) Docker
9 9 (1.89%) NFS
10 8 (1.68%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 7 (1.47%) Oracle RAC
11 7 (1.47%) SRDF
11 7 (1.47%) Time Sharing Option
11 7 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
12 6 (1.26%) Microsoft App-V
12 6 (1.26%) Veritas File System
12 6 (1.26%) VMware ESXi
13 4 (0.84%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 3 (0.63%) vCloud
14 3 (0.63%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 65 (13.66%) SCCM
2 19 (3.99%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (2.31%) Puppet
4 10 (2.10%) SCOM
5 9 (1.89%) Backup Exec
6 7 (1.47%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 6 (1.26%) NetBackup
7 6 (1.26%) Norton AntiVirus
7 6 (1.26%) Oracle RMAN
7 6 (1.26%) Tivoli
7 6 (1.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 6 (1.26%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 5 (1.05%) Ansible
8 5 (1.05%) NetVault Backup
9 4 (0.84%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (0.84%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 4 (0.84%) Nexpose
9 4 (0.84%) vRealize
9 4 (0.84%) WSUS
10 3 (0.63%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 181 (38.03%) Microsoft
2 101 (21.22%) VMware
3 38 (7.98%) Citrix
4 37 (7.77%) Cisco
5 33 (6.93%) HP
6 30 (6.30%) Oracle
7 23 (4.83%) Red Hat
7 23 (4.83%) Splunk
8 21 (4.41%) IBM
8 21 (4.41%) NetApp
9 16 (3.36%) EMC
10 13 (2.73%) Dell
10 13 (2.73%) Veritas
11 12 (2.52%) Avaya
11 12 (2.52%) Symantec
12 9 (1.89%) Google
13 8 (1.68%) Intel Security
13 8 (1.68%) Sophos
13 8 (1.68%) Sun
13 8 (1.68%) Veeam
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Ventula Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
North Yorkshire
LA International
Rate: £195 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £80 - £85 per day
Posted: 5 days ago