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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 15 11 24
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +13
Contract jobs citing Windows 10 22 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 7.52% 13.92% 5.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 32.26% 43.14% 34.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 5
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 £332 £423 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £455 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £304
% change year-on-year
- +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.86 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-5.42% +5.73%
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
31 51 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 23.31% 32.28% 14.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 28 18
Median daily rate £350 £428 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.12% +0.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £350 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.66 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.96% +4.12%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 21 (61.76%) AIX
1 21 (61.76%) Finance
2 18 (52.94%) Unix
3 15 (44.12%) Service Management
4 14 (41.18%) Banking
5 13 (38.24%) Configuration Management
6 12 (35.29%) Shell Script
6 12 (35.29%) Perl
6 12 (35.29%) SDLC
6 12 (35.29%) Translating Business Requirements
7 11 (32.35%) Capacity Planning
8 10 (29.41%) Mainframe
9 9 (26.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 8 (23.53%) Linux
10 8 (23.53%) Data Centre
11 7 (20.59%) WebSphere
12 6 (17.65%) zOS
12 6 (17.65%) IBM
12 6 (17.65%) Law
13 5 (14.71%) VMware
13 5 (14.71%) MS Excel
13 5 (14.71%) SQL Server
13 5 (14.71%) VMware Infrastructure
14 4 (11.76%) E-Discovery
14 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
14 4 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (11.76%) SQL
14 4 (11.76%) Oracle
14 4 (11.76%) Red Hat
14 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003

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 7 (20.59%) WebSphere
2 4 (11.76%) FileNet
3 2 (5.88%) SAS
4 1 (2.94%) CICS
4 1 (2.94%) IIS
4 1 (2.94%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.94%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (14.71%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.88%) MS Office
3 1 (2.94%) Acrobat
3 1 (2.94%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (2.94%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.88%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 1 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (11.76%) ClearQuest
2 3 (8.82%) ClearCase
General
1 21 (61.76%) Finance
2 14 (41.18%) Banking
3 6 (17.65%) Law
4 2 (5.88%) Retail
5 1 (2.94%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (41.18%) Administrator
2 12 (35.29%) Configuration Manager
2 12 (35.29%) Software Manager
3 11 (32.35%) Software Configuration Manager
4 6 (17.65%) Configuration and Release Manager
4 6 (17.65%) Deployment Manager
4 6 (17.65%) Release and Configuration Manager
4 6 (17.65%) Release Manager
4 6 (17.65%) Software Deployment Manager
5 5 (14.71%) Development Manager
5 5 (14.71%) Software Development Manager
6 4 (11.76%) Developer
6 4 (11.76%) FileNet Administrator
6 4 (11.76%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (8.82%) Senior Configuration Manager
7 3 (8.82%) Senior Manager
7 3 (8.82%) Software Release Manager
7 3 (8.82%) WebSphere Administrator
8 2 (5.88%) AIX Administrator
8 2 (5.88%) SAS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) IBM Integration Bus
1 2 (5.88%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (2.94%) .NET
2 1 (2.94%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (2.94%) Entity Framework
2 1 (2.94%) jQuery
2 1 (2.94%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (29.41%) Mainframe
2 8 (23.53%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.94%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (2.94%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 21 (61.76%) AIX
2 18 (52.94%) Unix
3 8 (23.53%) Linux
4 6 (17.65%) zOS
5 4 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (8.82%) Windows Server
7 1 (2.94%) Android
7 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (44.12%) Service Management
2 13 (38.24%) Configuration Management
3 12 (35.29%) SDLC
3 12 (35.29%) Translating Business Requirements
4 11 (32.35%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (11.76%) E-Discovery
6 2 (5.88%) ETL
6 2 (5.88%) Line Management
6 2 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (5.88%) Unit Testing
6 2 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (2.94%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.94%) Data Centre Operations
7 1 (2.94%) Data Migration
7 1 (2.94%) Migration
7 1 (2.94%) MVC
7 1 (2.94%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (2.94%) Project Management
7 1 (2.94%) Waterfall
7 1 (2.94%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (35.29%) Perl
1 12 (35.29%) Shell Script
2 4 (11.76%) SQL
3 1 (2.94%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (26.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (14.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.94%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.94%) VMware Server
2 1 (2.94%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) Backup Exec
1 1 (2.94%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 6 (17.65%) IBM
2 5 (14.71%) VMware
3 4 (11.76%) Oracle
3 4 (11.76%) Red Hat
4 2 (5.88%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.94%) F5
5 1 (2.94%) Intel Security
5 1 (2.94%) Veritas