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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 1 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wakefield 50.00% 25.81% 54.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 88.89% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 1
Average daily rate
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£225 £110 £90
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+104.54% +22.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £290 £308
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 7
Average hourly rate £10.30 £11.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.36% -4.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.37%
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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
8 9 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wakefield 50.00% 29.03% 54.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 1
Average daily rate £225 £115 £90
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+95.65% +27.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 7
Average hourly rate £10.30 £11.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.36% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -13.04%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Wakefield

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Wakefield region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 January 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 14 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 11 (55.00%) MS Office
4 10 (50.00%) Windows 8
5 9 (45.00%) MS Exchange
5 9 (45.00%) Active Directory
6 8 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (35.00%) Exchange Server 2003
8 6 (30.00%) WAN
8 6 (30.00%) LAN
8 6 (30.00%) Windows XP
8 6 (30.00%) SharePoint
8 6 (30.00%) Sophos
9 5 (25.00%) DHCP
9 5 (25.00%) DNS
9 5 (25.00%) HP
10 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (15.00%) VMware
11 3 (15.00%) VPN
11 3 (15.00%) ITIL
11 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
11 3 (15.00%) Blackberry
11 3 (15.00%) SCCM
12 2 (10.00%) UAG
12 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (10.00%) Windows Phone
12 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
12 2 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (10.00%) Symantec
12 2 (10.00%) ITIL Certification

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Wakefield by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 9 (45.00%) MS Exchange
2 8 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (35.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (30.00%) SharePoint
5 2 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 11 (55.00%) MS Office
2 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (30.00%) WAN
1 6 (30.00%) LAN
2 5 (25.00%) DHCP
2 5 (25.00%) DNS
3 3 (15.00%) VPN
4 2 (10.00%) SAN
4 2 (10.00%) VoIP
5 1 (5.00%) NAS
5 1 (5.00%) Firewall
5 1 (5.00%) IPsec
5 1 (5.00%) Internet
General
1 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Support Engineer
2 8 (40.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 7 (35.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 7 (35.00%) Desktop Support
4 5 (25.00%) Rollout Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) IT Technician
5 2 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Rollout Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Team Leader
6 1 (5.00%) Team Leader
6 1 (5.00%) IT Support Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Support Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Migration Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
6 1 (5.00%) NHS Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) iPhone
3 1 (5.00%) Fat Client
3 1 (5.00%) Clustering
3 1 (5.00%) NHS
3 1 (5.00%) Thin Client
3 1 (5.00%) EqualLogic
3 1 (5.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 12 (60.00%) Windows 7
2 10 (50.00%) Windows 8
3 6 (30.00%) Windows XP
4 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (10.00%) Windows Phone
6 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.00%) ITIL
2 2 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (5.00%) ERP
3 1 (5.00%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 9 (45.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) UAG
2 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.00%) XenApp
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (5.00%) Terminal Services
3 1 (5.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) SCCM
2 1 (5.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 14 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (30.00%) Sophos
3 5 (25.00%) HP
4 3 (15.00%) VMware
5 2 (10.00%) Symantec
5 2 (10.00%) Dell
6 1 (5.00%) Veeam
6 1 (5.00%) WatchGuard
6 1 (5.00%) Citrix
6 1 (5.00%) Cisco
6 1 (5.00%) BMC
6 1 (5.00%) Siemens
6 1 (5.00%) Apple
6 1 (5.00%) Remedy
6 1 (5.00%) McAfee