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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 12 24 8
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -16
Contract jobs citing Windows 21 9 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 13.21% 5.17% 12.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 41.18% 34.62% 58.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 10
Average daily rate
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£428 £425 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.58% +36.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £257 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £440 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.73% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Average hourly rate £12.50 - £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £15.12
% change year-on-year
+5.73% -0.76%
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
51 26 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 32.08% 14.94% 21.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 18 16
Average daily rate £428 £425 £322
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.58% +31.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £173 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £448 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 2
Average hourly rate £12.50 - £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 August 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 August 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 14 (42.42%) Finance
2 13 (39.39%) VMware
3 11 (33.33%) AIX
4 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (24.24%) WebSphere
5 8 (24.24%) WebSphere MQ
6 7 (21.21%) zOS
6 7 (21.21%) Active Directory
7 6 (18.18%) SAN
7 6 (18.18%) Windows 2000
7 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (18.18%) Clustering
7 6 (18.18%) Banking
8 5 (15.15%) Cisco
9 4 (12.12%) DHCP
9 4 (12.12%) TCP/IP
9 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
9 4 (12.12%) SQL
9 4 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (12.12%) Windows 7
9 4 (12.12%) Time Management
9 4 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
10 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
10 3 (9.09%) MS Exchange
10 3 (9.09%) HP
11 2 (6.06%) EMC
11 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
11 2 (6.06%) SAP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 8 (24.24%) WebSphere
2 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (9.09%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.03%) IIS
3 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.03%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.18%) SAN
2 4 (12.12%) DHCP
2 4 (12.12%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.06%) LAN
3 2 (6.06%) WAN
4 1 (3.03%) VoIP
4 1 (3.03%) Internet
4 1 (3.03%) Network Security
4 1 (3.03%) VPN
4 1 (3.03%) DNS
4 1 (3.03%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 14 (42.42%) Finance
2 6 (18.18%) Banking
3 2 (6.06%) Marketing
3 2 (6.06%) Manufacturing
3 2 (6.06%) Electronics
3 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.03%) Law
4 1 (3.03%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 11 (33.33%) Administrator
2 8 (24.24%) WebSphere Administrator
3 7 (21.21%) Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (9.09%) Server Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Windows Server Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) IT Support Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Support Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Service Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.06%) Architect
5 2 (6.06%) IT Support
5 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.03%) ICT Support Technician
6 1 (3.03%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (24.24%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (6.06%) .NET
3 1 (3.03%) Middleware
3 1 (3.03%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) Clustering
2 2 (6.06%) DTV
3 1 (3.03%) NHS
3 1 (3.03%) Wiki
3 1 (3.03%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (33.33%) AIX
2 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (21.21%) zOS
4 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (18.18%) Windows 2000
5 4 (12.12%) Windows 7
6 2 (6.06%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (6.06%) Windows XP
7 1 (3.03%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
1 4 (12.12%) Time Management
2 2 (6.06%) Programme Management
2 2 (6.06%) Load Balancing
2 2 (6.06%) Problem Management
2 2 (6.06%) Digital Marketing
2 2 (6.06%) ITIL
2 2 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (6.06%) Project Management
3 1 (3.03%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (3.03%) ETL
3 1 (3.03%) Data Management
3 1 (3.03%) High Availability
3 1 (3.03%) Software Deployment
3 1 (3.03%) DevOps
3 1 (3.03%) Database Mirroring
3 1 (3.03%) Security Patching
3 1 (3.03%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.12%) SQL
2 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) MCP
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 7 (21.21%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.06%) VMware ESX
3 2 (6.06%) vSphere
3 2 (6.06%) VMware Server
4 1 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.03%) vCloud
4 1 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (3.03%) XenApp
4 1 (3.03%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (3.03%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (3.03%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 13 (39.39%) VMware
2 5 (15.15%) Cisco
3 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
4 3 (9.09%) HP
5 2 (6.06%) EMC
5 2 (6.06%) SAP
6 1 (3.03%) IBM
6 1 (3.03%) Citrix
6 1 (3.03%) NetApp
6 1 (3.03%) Symantec
6 1 (3.03%) Sophos
6 1 (3.03%) ProCurve
6 1 (3.03%) Veeam
6 1 (3.03%) Zerto