The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Halifax region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 12 21 8
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -13
Contract jobs citing Windows 19 9 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 11.38% 5.42% 12.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 48.72% 45.00% 53.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 7
Average daily rate
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£424 £425 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.29% +41.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £257 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £440 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £12.50 - £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
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 Halifax region.

Operating Systems Category
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
39 20 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 23.35% 12.05% 22.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 14 15
Average daily rate £425 £425 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +41.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £145 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £12.50 - £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Halifax region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Halifax region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Halifax region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Halifax

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

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Halifax

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax 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 (50.00%) VMware
2 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (34.62%) Finance
3 6 (23.08%) Clustering
3 6 (23.08%) WebSphere MQ
3 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (23.08%) AIX
3 6 (23.08%) Windows 2000
3 6 (23.08%) Active Directory
3 6 (23.08%) SAN
3 6 (23.08%) Banking
3 6 (23.08%) WebSphere
4 5 (19.23%) Cisco
5 4 (15.38%) SQL
5 4 (15.38%) DHCP
5 4 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (11.54%) Windows 7
6 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (11.54%) Time Management
6 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
6 3 (11.54%) MS Exchange
6 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
6 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
6 3 (11.54%) HP
7 2 (7.69%) Electronics
7 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
7 2 (7.69%) Manufacturing
7 2 (7.69%) DTV
7 2 (7.69%) Project Management
7 2 (7.69%) EMC

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax 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 6 (23.08%) WebSphere
2 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (11.54%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.85%) IIS
3 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Office
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (23.08%) SAN
2 4 (15.38%) DHCP
3 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
4 2 (7.69%) LAN
4 2 (7.69%) WAN
5 1 (3.85%) VoIP
5 1 (3.85%) Internet
5 1 (3.85%) Network Security
5 1 (3.85%) VPN
5 1 (3.85%) DNS
5 1 (3.85%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 9 (34.62%) Finance
2 6 (23.08%) Banking
3 2 (7.69%) Marketing
3 2 (7.69%) Manufacturing
3 2 (7.69%) Electronics
3 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.85%) Law
4 1 (3.85%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Analyst
1 6 (23.08%) Administrator
1 6 (23.08%) WebSphere Administrator
2 3 (11.54%) Server Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) Windows Server Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) Support Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 3 (11.54%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (7.69%) Architect
3 2 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 2 (7.69%) Service Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) ICT Support Technician
4 1 (3.85%) Applications Support Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) SQL DBA
4 1 (3.85%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (23.08%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (7.69%) .NET
3 1 (3.85%) Middleware
3 1 (3.85%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Clustering
2 2 (7.69%) DTV
3 1 (3.85%) NHS
3 1 (3.85%) Wiki
3 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (23.08%) AIX
2 6 (23.08%) Windows 2000
2 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (11.54%) Windows 7
4 2 (7.69%) Windows 2000 Server
4 2 (7.69%) zOS
5 1 (3.85%) Windows XP
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (11.54%) Time Management
2 2 (7.69%) Load Balancing
2 2 (7.69%) Problem Management
2 2 (7.69%) Digital Marketing
2 2 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (7.69%) Project Management
2 2 (7.69%) Programme Management
3 1 (3.85%) Data Management
3 1 (3.85%) ITIL
3 1 (3.85%) ETL
3 1 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (3.85%) High Availability
3 1 (3.85%) Software Deployment
3 1 (3.85%) DevOps
3 1 (3.85%) Database Mirroring
3 1 (3.85%) Security Patching
3 1 (3.85%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) MCP
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 6 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 4 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (7.69%) VMware ESX
3 2 (7.69%) vSphere
3 2 (7.69%) VMware Server
4 1 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.85%) vCloud
4 1 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (3.85%) XenApp
4 1 (3.85%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (3.85%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (3.85%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 13 (50.00%) VMware
2 5 (19.23%) Cisco
3 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
3 3 (11.54%) HP
4 2 (7.69%) EMC
4 2 (7.69%) SAP
5 1 (3.85%) IBM
5 1 (3.85%) Citrix
5 1 (3.85%) NetApp
5 1 (3.85%) Symantec
5 1 (3.85%) Sophos
5 1 (3.85%) ProCurve
5 1 (3.85%) Veeam
5 1 (3.85%) Zerto
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