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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 18 17 17
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 4.79% 4.68% 4.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 36.36% 72.73% 83.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 2
Average daily rate
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£200 £425 £257
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-52.94% +65.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £9.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
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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
22 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 13.17% 6.43% 5.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 2
Average daily rate £265 £425 £257
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.64% +65.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £375 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.31% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £9.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+344.44% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.78% -0.78%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 11 (91.67%) VMware
2 9 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (66.67%) SAN
3 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (41.67%) Windows 2000
4 5 (41.67%) Clustering
4 5 (41.67%) Finance
4 5 (41.67%) Banking
4 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
5 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
6 3 (25.00%) DHCP
6 3 (25.00%) VPN
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (16.67%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (16.67%) Time Management
7 2 (16.67%) Problem Management
7 2 (16.67%) VMware Server
7 2 (16.67%) Incident Management
7 2 (16.67%) Security Management
7 2 (16.67%) HND
7 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
8 1 (8.33%) Cisco
8 1 (8.33%) Project Management
8 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (8.33%) SQL
8 1 (8.33%) SCCM

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (66.67%) SAN
2 3 (25.00%) DHCP
2 3 (25.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
1 5 (41.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Support Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Server Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Technical Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 9 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (41.67%) Windows 2000
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (16.67%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Security Management
1 2 (16.67%) Incident Management
1 2 (16.67%) Problem Management
1 2 (16.67%) Time Management
1 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (8.33%) Project Management
2 1 (8.33%) High Availability
2 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
2 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) HND
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) VMware
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco
3 1 (8.33%) Veeam