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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 1 6
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows 4 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wakefield 17.39% 40.74% 19.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 80.00% 100.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
Average daily rate
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- £275 £120
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +129.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
Average hourly rate £9.50 £12.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.83% -29.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.00 £14.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.21 £12.00 £18.34
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Wakefield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
5 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wakefield 21.74% 40.74% 19.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
Average daily rate £300 £275 £120
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +129.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
Average hourly rate £10.00 £12.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -29.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.00 £14.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £12.00 £18.34
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Windows
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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 26 Related IT Skills in Wakefield

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 7 (53.85%) Windows 7
2 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 5 (38.46%) SCCM
3 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
4 2 (15.38%) HP
4 2 (15.38%) VBScript
4 2 (15.38%) MS Office
4 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
4 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
4 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
4 2 (15.38%) Migration
4 2 (15.38%) Time Management
4 2 (15.38%) Altiris
4 2 (15.38%) PDA
4 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
4 2 (15.38%) Customer Engagement
4 2 (15.38%) Sysprep
4 2 (15.38%) Acronis
4 2 (15.38%) Windows 8
4 2 (15.38%) Becrypt
5 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
5 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
5 1 (7.69%) ERP
5 1 (7.69%) SAP
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (7.69%) Remedy

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Wakefield by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Office
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Analyst
1 3 (23.08%) Rollout Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Integration Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Architect
2 2 (15.38%) Build Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Technical Architect
2 2 (15.38%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (15.38%) Support Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Service Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Help Desk Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Windows 7
2 2 (15.38%) Windows 8
2 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) Migration
1 2 (15.38%) Time Management
1 2 (15.38%) Customer Engagement
2 1 (7.69%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) VBScript
1 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (38.46%) SCCM
2 2 (15.38%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) HP
2 2 (15.38%) Altiris
2 2 (15.38%) Acronis
2 2 (15.38%) Becrypt
3 1 (7.69%) Remedy
3 1 (7.69%) SAP