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 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 3 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 6 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wakefield 18.75% 18.52% 28.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 85.71% 100.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 3
Average daily rate £363 £200 £120
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+81.25% +66.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.23% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £11.09 - £10.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.96 - £8.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.22 - £10.24
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -3.22%
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
7 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wakefield 21.88% 18.52% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 3
Average daily rate £363 £156 £120
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+132.00% +30.20%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £9.68 - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.80 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.59% -1.25%

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 April 2016.

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 April 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 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (33.33%) MS Office
2 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 3 (25.00%) MCDST
3 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (25.00%) ITIL
3 3 (25.00%) MCP
3 3 (25.00%) MCSE
3 3 (25.00%) Citrix
3 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (25.00%) Blackberry
4 2 (16.67%) SAN
4 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 2 (16.67%) CRM
4 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
4 2 (16.67%) LAN
4 2 (16.67%) WAN
4 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
4 2 (16.67%) SLA
4 2 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
4 2 (16.67%) Isilon
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (16.67%) Line Management
5 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
5 1 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (8.33%) Dynamics NAV

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Wakefield by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Office
2 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (8.33%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) LAN
1 2 (16.67%) SAN
1 2 (16.67%) WAN
2 1 (8.33%) Firewall
2 1 (8.33%) Internet
2 1 (8.33%) Intranet
2 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (8.33%) VLAN
2 1 (8.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Service Desk Manager
1 3 (25.00%) Service Manager
2 2 (16.67%) 1st Line Support
2 2 (16.67%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Developer
2 2 (16.67%) IT Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) IT Support
3 1 (8.33%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
3 1 (8.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
3 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Desktop Rollout Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Service Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Service Desk Support
3 1 (8.33%) Service Desk Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) COM
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%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) CRM
2 2 (16.67%) Line Management
3 1 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (8.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
1 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) MCDST
1 3 (25.00%) MCP
1 3 (25.00%) MCSE
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (8.33%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Citrix
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) Isilon
3 1 (8.33%) VMware