The first table below looks at the demand for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wakefield region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Wakefield region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 1 1 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wakefield 30.77% 45.45% 30.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 90.91% 85.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate £120 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £305 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 1
Average hourly rate £10.00 £14.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.03% -17.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Wakefield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
8 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wakefield 30.77% 50.00% 35.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Average daily rate £120 £400 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-70.00% -8.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 1
Average hourly rate £10.00 £14.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.03% -17.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows
West Yorkshire

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Wakefield

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Wakefield region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Wakefield

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Wakefield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Wakefield region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Wakefield

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Wakefield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Wakefield region.

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Wakefield

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wakefield

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wakefield region citing Windows also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows.

1 13 (72.22%) Windows 7
2 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
3 5 (27.78%) Windows XP
4 4 (22.22%) MS Office
4 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
4 4 (22.22%) Windows 8
4 4 (22.22%) SCCM
4 4 (22.22%) Migration
5 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (16.67%) MS Exchange
6 2 (11.11%) VBScript
6 2 (11.11%) Customer Engagement
6 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
6 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (11.11%) Windows Vista
6 2 (11.11%) Becrypt
7 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
7 1 (5.56%) VMware
7 1 (5.56%) VMware Server
7 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (5.56%) Internet
7 1 (5.56%) Remedy
7 1 (5.56%) Sophos
7 1 (5.56%) HP
7 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (5.56%) Apple

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Wakefield by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wakefield region citing Windows also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) LAN
1 1 (5.56%) WAN
1 1 (5.56%) DHCP
1 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.56%) DNS
1 1 (5.56%) Internet
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Support Engineer
1 4 (22.22%) Deployment Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Build Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Rollout Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Help Desk Support
3 2 (11.11%) Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Technical Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Server Support
4 1 (5.56%) Support Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Support
4 1 (5.56%) Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (5.56%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Server Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Service Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 13 (72.22%) Windows 7
2 5 (27.78%) Windows XP
3 4 (22.22%) Windows 8
4 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (11.11%) Windows Vista
5 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (5.56%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) Migration
2 2 (11.11%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (5.56%) ITIL
3 1 (5.56%) ERP
3 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) VBScript
1 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) MCP
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) Becrypt
3 1 (5.56%) SAP
3 1 (5.56%) Cisco
3 1 (5.56%) HP
3 1 (5.56%) Apple
3 1 (5.56%) Remedy
3 1 (5.56%) Sophos
3 1 (5.56%) VMware