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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 23 21 17
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 4 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 2.58% 2.22% 6.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.00% 42.86% 81.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 6
Average daily rate
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£275 £300 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -22.58%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £9.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -1.63%
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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
16 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 10.32% 5.19% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 8
Average daily rate £425 £388 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +1.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £175 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £9.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.13 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-2.41% -4.32%

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
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 25 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 4 (80.00%) VPN
1 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) SAN
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (40.00%) HND
3 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (40.00%) Security Management
3 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (40.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (40.00%) VMware Server
4 1 (20.00%) SCCM
4 1 (20.00%) Veeam
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (20.00%) VoIP
4 1 (20.00%) Project Management

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) VPN
2 3 (60.00%) SAN
3 1 (20.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (60.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (60.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Delivery Project Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Field Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Network Support
3 1 (20.00%) Field Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Delivery Manager
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Security Management
1 2 (40.00%) Incident Management
1 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) HND
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) Veeam