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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 5 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wakefield 18.52% 28.57% 47.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 100.00% 90.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Average daily rate
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£200 £120 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 5
Average hourly rate - £10.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -31.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
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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
5 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wakefield 18.52% 28.57% 52.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 1
Average daily rate £113 £120 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -70.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 5
Average hourly rate - £10.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -31.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £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 30 Related IT Skills in Wakefield

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 4 (30.77%) DNS
2 4 (30.77%) DHCP
2 4 (30.77%) Windows XP
2 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
2 4 (30.77%) Dell
2 4 (30.77%) VMware
2 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
2 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
3 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (23.08%) SAN
3 3 (23.08%) HP
4 2 (15.38%) Cisco
4 2 (15.38%) WAN
4 2 (15.38%) LAN
4 2 (15.38%) MS Office
4 2 (15.38%) ITIL
4 2 (15.38%) Internet
4 2 (15.38%) Citrix
4 2 (15.38%) Symantec
4 2 (15.38%) Migration
4 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (15.38%) Windows 8
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (7.69%) QNAP
5 1 (7.69%) iPhone
5 1 (7.69%) vSphere
5 1 (7.69%) EqualLogic

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Wakefield by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
2 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Office
2 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) DHCP
1 4 (30.77%) DNS
2 3 (23.08%) SAN
3 2 (15.38%) Internet
3 2 (15.38%) LAN
3 2 (15.38%) WAN
4 1 (7.69%) VoIP
4 1 (7.69%) VPN
4 1 (7.69%) Firewall
4 1 (7.69%) IPsec
4 1 (7.69%) NAS
General
1 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
1 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Support Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (15.38%) Desktop Support
3 2 (15.38%) Server Support
3 2 (15.38%) Server Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Rollout Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Team Leader
4 1 (7.69%) Server Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Team Leader
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Backup Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Server Support
4 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Thin Client
1 1 (7.69%) Blackberry
1 1 (7.69%) Clustering
1 1 (7.69%) Fat Client
1 1 (7.69%) iPhone
1 1 (7.69%) EqualLogic
1 1 (7.69%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Windows XP
1 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
2 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (15.38%) Windows 8
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) ITIL
1 2 (15.38%) Migration
2 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (7.69%) Data Protection
2 1 (7.69%) ERP
2 1 (7.69%) Service Management
2 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
2 1 (7.69%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) MCP
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (7.69%) MCDST
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.69%) XenApp
3 1 (7.69%) vSphere
3 1 (7.69%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) ARCserve
1 1 (7.69%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (7.69%) NetBackup
1 1 (7.69%) Backup Exec
1 1 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Dell
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
1 4 (30.77%) VMware
2 3 (23.08%) HP
3 2 (15.38%) Symantec
3 2 (15.38%) Citrix
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco
4 1 (7.69%) WatchGuard
4 1 (7.69%) Veeam
4 1 (7.69%) QNAP
4 1 (7.69%) BMC
4 1 (7.69%) Apple
4 1 (7.69%) Remedy
4 1 (7.69%) McAfee