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 December 2014 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 6 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wakefield 31.58% 28.57% 34.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 88.89% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Average daily rate
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£275 £135 £90
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+103.70% +50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 4
Average hourly rate £21.00 £11.00 £11.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.90% -6.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.80 £9.90 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.20 £11.68 £66.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £16.16
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -7.14%
Windows
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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
6 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wakefield 31.58% 32.14% 34.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
Average daily rate £275 £150 £90
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+83.33% +66.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 4
Average hourly rate £14.50 £11.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.81% -4.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Wakefield

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Wakefield region over the 3 months to 29 December 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Wakefield

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wakefield

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 13 (72.22%) Microsoft
2 11 (61.11%) MS Office
2 11 (61.11%) Windows 7
3 10 (55.56%) Windows 8
3 10 (55.56%) MS Exchange
4 9 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 8 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (38.89%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (33.33%) Windows XP
7 6 (33.33%) WAN
7 6 (33.33%) LAN
7 6 (33.33%) SharePoint
7 6 (33.33%) Sophos
8 5 (27.78%) DHCP
8 5 (27.78%) DNS
9 4 (22.22%) HP
10 3 (16.67%) VMware
10 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (16.67%) VPN
10 3 (16.67%) ITIL
10 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
10 3 (16.67%) Blackberry
10 3 (16.67%) SCCM
11 2 (11.11%) UAG
11 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
11 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (11.11%) Windows Phone
11 2 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (11.11%) Symantec
11 2 (11.11%) ITIL Certification

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Wakefield by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 10 (55.56%) MS Exchange
2 8 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (38.89%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (33.33%) SharePoint
5 2 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 11 (61.11%) MS Office
2 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (33.33%) LAN
1 6 (33.33%) WAN
2 5 (27.78%) DHCP
2 5 (27.78%) DNS
3 3 (16.67%) VPN
4 2 (11.11%) VoIP
4 2 (11.11%) SAN
5 1 (5.56%) Internet
5 1 (5.56%) Firewall
5 1 (5.56%) IPsec
5 1 (5.56%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Support Engineer
1 7 (38.89%) Desktop Engineer
2 6 (33.33%) Desktop Support
2 6 (33.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Rollout Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) IT Technician
4 2 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Migration Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Team Leader
5 1 (5.56%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Team Leader
5 1 (5.56%) NHS Project Manager
5 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Rollout Manager
5 1 (5.56%) IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Blackberry
2 2 (11.11%) Clustering
2 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) Fat Client
3 1 (5.56%) iPhone
3 1 (5.56%) EqualLogic
3 1 (5.56%) iPad
3 1 (5.56%) CLARiiON
3 1 (5.56%) NHS
3 1 (5.56%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 11 (61.11%) Windows 7
2 10 (55.56%) Windows 8
3 6 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (11.11%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (5.56%) ERP
2 1 (5.56%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 9 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.11%) UAG
3 1 (5.56%) Terminal Services
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) SCCM
2 1 (5.56%) SCOM
2 1 (5.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (5.56%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (5.56%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 13 (72.22%) Microsoft
2 6 (33.33%) Sophos
3 4 (22.22%) HP
4 3 (16.67%) VMware
5 2 (11.11%) Symantec
5 2 (11.11%) Dell
6 1 (5.56%) EMC
6 1 (5.56%) Citrix
6 1 (5.56%) BMC
6 1 (5.56%) Siemens
6 1 (5.56%) Red Hat
6 1 (5.56%) Apple
6 1 (5.56%) Remedy
6 1 (5.56%) McAfee
6 1 (5.56%) Cisco
6 1 (5.56%) WatchGuard
6 1 (5.56%) Veeam