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 26 June 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.

Microsoft Windows
West Yorkshire / Wakefield
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 7 5
Rank change year-on-year +6 -2  
Contract jobs citing Windows 11 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wakefield 28.95% 7.32% 12.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 78.57% 75.00% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 2
Median daily rate £275 £243 £131
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.40% +84.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £147 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £339 £146
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £338 £325
% change year-on-year - +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £10.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.38 £15.50
% change year-on-year -8.39% +5.64%  

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 14 4 5
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wakefield 36.84% 9.76% 31.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 3
Median daily rate £288 £123 £113
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +134.69% +8.88%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Median hourly rate £12.50 - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Wakefield

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Wakefield over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Wakefield

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wakefield

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Wakefield

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
1 8 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 7 (53.85%) SCCM
2 7 (53.85%) Windows Server
3 6 (46.15%) Windows 7
4 5 (38.46%) ITIL
5 4 (30.77%) Cisco
5 4 (30.77%) VMware
6 3 (23.08%) Firewall
6 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (23.08%) SAN
6 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
6 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (23.08%) LAN
6 3 (23.08%) WAN
6 3 (23.08%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 2 (15.38%) Windows 10
7 2 (15.38%) Incident Management
7 2 (15.38%) Office 365
7 2 (15.38%) DHCP
7 2 (15.38%) DNS
7 2 (15.38%) SLA
7 2 (15.38%) HP
7 2 (15.38%) Blackberry
7 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
7 2 (15.38%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (15.38%) Citrix
7 2 (15.38%) Cisco ASA

Windows
Co-occurring 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 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (7.69%) CMS
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Office 365
2 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) Firewall
1 3 (23.08%) LAN
1 3 (23.08%) Remote Desktop
1 3 (23.08%) SAN
1 3 (23.08%) WAN
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (15.38%) DHCP
2 2 (15.38%) DNS
3 1 (7.69%) NAS
3 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
3 1 (7.69%) VoIP
3 1 (7.69%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (7.69%) Law
1 1 (7.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (23.08%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 2 (15.38%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
3 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (15.38%) Active Directory Support
3 2 (15.38%) Administrator
3 2 (15.38%) Build Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Desktop Support
3 2 (15.38%) Exchange Support
3 2 (15.38%) IT Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
3 2 (15.38%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (15.38%) Systems Support
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Network Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Blackberry
1 2 (15.38%) Clustering
1 2 (15.38%) FMCG
2 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Windows Server
2 6 (46.15%) Windows 7
3 2 (15.38%) Windows 10
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (7.69%) Windows 8
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) Change Management
2 2 (15.38%) Incident Management
2 2 (15.38%) Information Security
2 2 (15.38%) Information Security Management
2 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Monitoring
2 2 (15.38%) Security Management
2 2 (15.38%) Supplier Management
2 2 (15.38%) Time Management
3 1 (7.69%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (7.69%) Network Architecture
3 1 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (7.69%) MCDST
3 1 (7.69%) MCP
3 1 (7.69%) MCSA
3 1 (7.69%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (7.69%) vSphere
3 1 (7.69%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (53.85%) SCCM
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (15.38%) SCOM
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (7.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (7.69%) NetBackup
3 1 (7.69%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (7.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (7.69%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 4 (30.77%) Cisco
2 4 (30.77%) VMware
3 2 (15.38%) Citrix
3 2 (15.38%) HP
4 1 (7.69%) Avaya
4 1 (7.69%) CheckPoint
4 1 (7.69%) EMC
4 1 (7.69%) Fortinet
4 1 (7.69%) Juniper
4 1 (7.69%) Meraki
4 1 (7.69%) Palo Alto
4 1 (7.69%) SolarWinds
4 1 (7.69%) Sophos
4 1 (7.69%) Symantec