The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Halifax region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 26 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 11 15 17
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 19 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 12.18% 8.23% 5.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 47.50% 36.11% 52.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 5
Median daily rate £430 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.05% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £400 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £427 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £11.00 £9.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +22.22%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-1.61% +6.89%
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
40 36 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 25.64% 22.78% 11.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 18 13
Median daily rate £425 £428 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.58% +0.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £375 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
- +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £11.00 £9.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +22.22%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Halifax region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 July 2016.

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 26 July 2016, 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 Halifax region with a requirement for Windows.

1 25 (65.79%) Finance
2 21 (55.26%) AIX
3 18 (47.37%) Unix
4 15 (39.47%) Service Management
4 15 (39.47%) Banking
5 13 (34.21%) Configuration Management
6 12 (31.58%) Shell Script
6 12 (31.58%) Perl
6 12 (31.58%) SDLC
6 12 (31.58%) Translating Business Requirements
7 11 (28.95%) Capacity Planning
7 11 (28.95%) Mainframe
8 9 (23.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 9 (23.68%) Law
9 8 (21.05%) Linux
9 8 (21.05%) Data Centre
9 8 (21.05%) Windows Server
10 7 (18.42%) VMware Infrastructure
10 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (18.42%) VMware
11 6 (15.79%) IBM
11 6 (15.79%) WebSphere
12 5 (13.16%) SQL Server
12 5 (13.16%) zOS
13 4 (10.53%) FileNet
13 4 (10.53%) ClearQuest
13 4 (10.53%) Red Hat
13 4 (10.53%) SQL
13 4 (10.53%) Oracle
13 4 (10.53%) MS Excel

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax 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 6 (15.79%) WebSphere
2 4 (10.53%) FileNet
3 2 (5.26%) SAS
4 1 (2.63%) CICS
4 1 (2.63%) IIS
4 1 (2.63%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.63%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.63%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.16%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.26%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (10.53%) ClearQuest
2 3 (7.89%) ClearCase
General
1 25 (65.79%) Finance
2 15 (39.47%) Banking
3 9 (23.68%) Law
4 2 (5.26%) Retail
5 1 (2.63%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (36.84%) Administrator
2 12 (31.58%) Configuration Manager
2 12 (31.58%) Software Manager
3 11 (28.95%) Software Configuration Manager
4 6 (15.79%) Configuration and Release Manager
4 6 (15.79%) Deployment Manager
4 6 (15.79%) Release and Configuration Manager
4 6 (15.79%) Release Manager
4 6 (15.79%) Software Deployment Manager
5 5 (13.16%) Development Manager
5 5 (13.16%) Software Development Manager
6 4 (10.53%) Developer
6 4 (10.53%) FileNet Administrator
6 4 (10.53%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (7.89%) Senior Configuration Manager
7 3 (7.89%) Senior Manager
7 3 (7.89%) Software Release Manager
7 3 (7.89%) Wintel Engineer
8 2 (5.26%) Analyst
8 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (2.63%) .NET
2 1 (2.63%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (2.63%) Entity Framework
2 1 (2.63%) jQuery
2 1 (2.63%) Middleware
2 1 (2.63%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (28.95%) Mainframe
2 8 (21.05%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.63%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 21 (55.26%) AIX
2 18 (47.37%) Unix
3 8 (21.05%) Linux
3 8 (21.05%) Windows Server
4 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (13.16%) zOS
6 4 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (39.47%) Service Management
2 13 (34.21%) Configuration Management
3 12 (31.58%) SDLC
3 12 (31.58%) Translating Business Requirements
4 11 (28.95%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (10.53%) E-Discovery
6 2 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (5.26%) ETL
6 2 (5.26%) Line Management
6 2 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (5.26%) Unit Testing
6 2 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (2.63%) Data Centre Operations
7 1 (2.63%) Email Filtering
7 1 (2.63%) ITIL
7 1 (2.63%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (2.63%) Migration
7 1 (2.63%) MVC
7 1 (2.63%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (2.63%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (31.58%) Perl
1 12 (31.58%) Shell Script
2 4 (10.53%) SQL
3 1 (2.63%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (2.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (23.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (18.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (7.89%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.63%) VMware Server
3 1 (2.63%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) Backup Exec
1 1 (2.63%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 7 (18.42%) VMware
2 6 (15.79%) IBM
3 4 (10.53%) Oracle
3 4 (10.53%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.63%) F5
4 1 (2.63%) Intel Security
4 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.63%) Veritas