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 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 1 1 7
Rank change year-on-year
0 +6
Contract jobs citing Windows 10 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wakefield 37.04% 36.36% 11.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 90.91% 88.89% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £275 £90
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +205.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £315 £313
% change year-on-year
-3.17% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 1
Average hourly rate £10.50 - £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
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
11 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wakefield 40.74% 40.91% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate £300 £275 £90
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +205.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 1
Average hourly rate £10.50 - £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 August 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Wakefield

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wakefield

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 12 (63.16%) Microsoft
2 11 (57.89%) Windows 7
3 8 (42.11%) MS Office
4 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
4 7 (36.84%) MS Exchange
4 7 (36.84%) SCCM
4 7 (36.84%) Windows 8
5 5 (26.32%) MS Excel
6 4 (21.05%) SharePoint
6 4 (21.05%) Windows XP
6 4 (21.05%) HP
6 4 (21.05%) Sophos
6 4 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (15.79%) LAN
7 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (15.79%) WAN
8 2 (10.53%) ITIL
8 2 (10.53%) VBScript
8 2 (10.53%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (10.53%) Blackberry
8 2 (10.53%) Altiris
8 2 (10.53%) PDA
8 2 (10.53%) Migration
8 2 (10.53%) Acronis
8 2 (10.53%) Sysprep
8 2 (10.53%) UAG
8 2 (10.53%) Time Management
8 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
8 2 (10.53%) Windows Phone

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Wakefield by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 7 (36.84%) MS Exchange
2 4 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (21.05%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 8 (42.11%) MS Office
2 5 (26.32%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) WAN
1 3 (15.79%) LAN
2 1 (5.26%) VoIP
2 1 (5.26%) DHCP
2 1 (5.26%) VPN
2 1 (5.26%) DNS
2 1 (5.26%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Support Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Desktop Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Rollout Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Desktop Support
3 3 (15.79%) Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Support Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Architect
4 2 (10.53%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (10.53%) Integration Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) IT Support
4 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) IT Technician
5 1 (5.26%) Build Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) IT Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Blackberry
1 2 (10.53%) PDA
2 1 (5.26%) CLARiiON
2 1 (5.26%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 11 (57.89%) Windows 7
2 7 (36.84%) Windows 8
3 4 (21.05%) Windows XP
4 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Phone
6 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (10.53%) ITIL
1 2 (10.53%) Migration
1 2 (10.53%) Time Management
1 2 (10.53%) Customer Engagement
2 1 (5.26%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) VBScript
1 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.53%) UAG
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (36.84%) SCCM
2 2 (10.53%) Sysprep
3 1 (5.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (5.26%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (63.16%) Microsoft
2 4 (21.05%) HP
2 4 (21.05%) Sophos
3 2 (10.53%) Altiris
3 2 (10.53%) Acronis
3 2 (10.53%) Becrypt
4 1 (5.26%) VMware
4 1 (5.26%) Dell
4 1 (5.26%) EMC
4 1 (5.26%) Siemens
4 1 (5.26%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.26%) Remedy
4 1 (5.26%) SAP