The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wakefield with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
West Yorkshire / Wakefield
Rank 7 2 1
Rank change year-on-year -5 -1  
Contract jobs citing Windows 2 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wakefield 5.00% 22.58% 27.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.33% 87.50% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 4
Median daily rate - £258 £206
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +24.84%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £340 £320
% change year-on-year +1.47% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Median hourly rate £14.95 £11.09 £10.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.76% +7.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.45% +6.89%  

Windows is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Wakefield with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Wakefield
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 6 8 8
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wakefield 15.00% 25.81% 27.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 4
Median daily rate £450 £363 £213
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.13% +70.58%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Median hourly rate £17.39 £9.68 £10.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +79.64% -6.01%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Wakefield

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wakefield citing Windows as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Wakefield

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wakefield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows in Wakefield.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Wakefield

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wakefield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows in Wakefield.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Wakefield

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wakefield

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Wakefield region with a requirement for Windows.

1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (40.00%) Skype for Business
3 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (40.00%) Android
3 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (40.00%) AirWatch
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (40.00%) SLA
4 1 (20.00%) Driving Licence
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (20.00%) Citrix
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (20.00%) SAN
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (20.00%) Symantec
4 1 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (20.00%) Sophos
4 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (20.00%) NetBackup
4 1 (20.00%) Degree
4 1 (20.00%) SCCM
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (20.00%) NAS
4 1 (20.00%) XenApp
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (20.00%) vSphere
4 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (20.00%) DHCP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Wakefield by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (40.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) DHCP
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
1 1 (20.00%) NAS
1 1 (20.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory Support
2 1 (20.00%) Coordinator
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Support
2 1 (20.00%) ICT Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Project Coordinator
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (40.00%) Android
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
1 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (20.00%) vSphere
2 1 (20.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) AirWatch
2 1 (20.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (20.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (20.00%) SCCM
2 1 (20.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix
2 1 (20.00%) Sophos
2 1 (20.00%) Symantec