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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 21 17
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 19 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 20.00% 4.49% 5.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 54.29% 36.84% 69.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 7
Average daily rate £427 £200 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+113.62% -52.94%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £9.00 - £9.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.26 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.70% -3.22%
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
35 19 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 36.84% 12.18% 7.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 9 9
Average daily rate £430 £265 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.07% -37.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £339 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.79% +6.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £9.00 £40.00 £9.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-77.50% +344.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

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 30 April 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 30 April 2016, 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 13 (52.00%) Finance
1 13 (52.00%) Banking
2 12 (48.00%) Mainframe
3 11 (44.00%) AIX
4 8 (32.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (32.00%) VMware
5 7 (28.00%) Unix
5 7 (28.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (24.00%) Windows Server
6 6 (24.00%) Linux
6 6 (24.00%) WebSphere
7 5 (20.00%) Service Management
7 5 (20.00%) IBM
8 4 (16.00%) Red Hat
8 4 (16.00%) SQL
8 4 (16.00%) MS Excel
8 4 (16.00%) Oracle
8 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
8 4 (16.00%) FileNet
8 4 (16.00%) E-Discovery
8 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (16.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (12.00%) Change Management
9 3 (12.00%) Law
9 3 (12.00%) zOS
9 3 (12.00%) Active Directory
10 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
10 2 (8.00%) MQSeries
10 2 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 6 (24.00%) WebSphere
2 4 (16.00%) FileNet
3 2 (8.00%) MQSeries
4 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (16.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Bluetooth
1 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 13 (52.00%) Banking
1 13 (52.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Law
3 1 (4.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (56.00%) Administrator
2 5 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (16.00%) FileNet Administrator
4 3 (12.00%) Wintel Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Server Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) WebSphere Administrator
5 2 (8.00%) WebSphere Specialist
6 1 (4.00%) C# Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Migration Project Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Server Support Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Software Configuration Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Software Development Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Unix Administrator
6 1 (4.00%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 1 (4.00%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) .NET
1 1 (4.00%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 12 (48.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (8.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.00%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 11 (44.00%) AIX
2 8 (32.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (28.00%) Unix
4 6 (24.00%) Linux
4 6 (24.00%) Windows Server
5 4 (16.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (12.00%) zOS
7 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (4.00%) Android
8 1 (4.00%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.00%) Service Management
2 4 (16.00%) E-Discovery
3 3 (12.00%) Change Management
3 3 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.00%) Android Development
5 1 (4.00%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (4.00%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.00%) Data Centre Operations
5 1 (4.00%) Email Filtering
5 1 (4.00%) ITIL
5 1 (4.00%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (4.00%) Migration
5 1 (4.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (4.00%) Project Management
5 1 (4.00%) SDLC
5 1 (4.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (4.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (4.00%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.00%) Bourne shell
2 1 (4.00%) C
2 1 (4.00%) C#
2 1 (4.00%) C++
2 1 (4.00%) Perl
2 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
System Software
1 7 (28.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (12.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.00%) VMware Server
3 1 (4.00%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (4.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) VMware
2 5 (20.00%) IBM
3 4 (16.00%) Oracle
3 4 (16.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.00%) Dell
5 1 (4.00%) F5
5 1 (4.00%) HP
5 1 (4.00%) Intel Security
5 1 (4.00%) Veritas
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