The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 3 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wakefield 13.04% 38.46% 36.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.00% 90.91% 88.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£150 - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.73% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 £10.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £15.12
% change year-on-year
+5.73% -0.76%
Windows
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Wakefield region.

Operating Systems Category
Wakefield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
10 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wakefield 43.48% 42.31% 40.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
Average daily rate £305 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% +9.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 £10.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 25 Related IT Skills in Wakefield

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) Dell
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) MCP
2 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) MCDST
3 1 (16.67%) Time Management
3 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) Service Management
3 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (16.67%) NHS
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (16.67%) Internet
3 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) MS Office
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Wakefield by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 1 (16.67%) Internet
General
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Server Support
1 2 (33.33%) Support Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Service Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (33.33%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Server Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Server Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Server Support
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
1 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Service Management
2 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) Change Management
2 1 (16.67%) Time Management
2 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) MCP
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (16.67%) MCDST
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (33.33%) Dell
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco