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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 1 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wakefield 28.57% 33.33% 26.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 88.89% 100.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 4
Average daily rate £315 £225 £110
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% +104.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £295
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +8.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
Average hourly rate £11.35 £10.30 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.19% -6.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.84 £10.30 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.55 £10.30 £11.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.69%
Windows
West Yorkshire

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
9 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wakefield 32.14% 33.33% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 4
Average daily rate £315 £225 £115
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% +95.65%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £307
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +9.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
Average hourly rate £10.20 £10.30 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.97% -6.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.68 £10.30 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £10.30 £12.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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 9 February 2016, 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 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 7 (58.33%) Windows 7
3 6 (50.00%) MS Office
4 5 (41.67%) ITIL
4 5 (41.67%) MCP
4 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
4 5 (41.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
5 4 (33.33%) MCDST
5 4 (33.33%) Finance
6 3 (25.00%) Blackberry
6 3 (25.00%) MCSE
6 3 (25.00%) Citrix
6 3 (25.00%) Windows XP
6 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
7 2 (16.67%) SLA
7 2 (16.67%) Intranet
7 2 (16.67%) Internet
7 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
8 1 (8.33%) VMware
8 1 (8.33%) Backup Exec
8 1 (8.33%) WinForms
8 1 (8.33%) VLE
8 1 (8.33%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (8.33%) VLAN
8 1 (8.33%) WPF
8 1 (8.33%) Time Management
8 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
8 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Wakefield by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (50.00%) MS Office
2 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (16.67%) Internet
2 2 (16.67%) Intranet
3 1 (8.33%) Firewall
3 1 (8.33%) VLAN
3 1 (8.33%) VPN
3 1 (8.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
1 3 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 3 (25.00%) Analyst
1 3 (25.00%) IT Engineer
1 3 (25.00%) IT Support
1 3 (25.00%) Service Analyst
1 3 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
1 3 (25.00%) Service Desk Manager
1 3 (25.00%) Service Manager
2 2 (16.67%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
2 2 (16.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
2 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) IT Support Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Service Desk Support
2 2 (16.67%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) Web Services
1 1 (8.33%) WinForms
1 1 (8.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Client/Server
2 1 (8.33%) Driving Licence
2 1 (8.33%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Windows 7
2 3 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (8.33%) Service Management
2 1 (8.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) MCP
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (33.33%) MCDST
3 3 (25.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco
3 1 (8.33%) Remedy
3 1 (8.33%) Symantec
3 1 (8.33%) VMware
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