The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Halifax region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 15 16 33
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +17
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 4.42% 6.25% 0.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.67% 87.50% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 0
Average daily rate £425 £381 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.47% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £305 £318
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -3.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 6.63% 7.14% 3.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 4
Average daily rate £425 £375 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.91%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
- -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows
West Yorkshire

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 23 April 2014.

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 23 April 2014, 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 5 (50.00%) UNIX
1 5 (50.00%) Linux
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
1 5 (50.00%) Banking
1 5 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (30.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (30.00%) Investment Banking
2 3 (30.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (30.00%) CRM
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) Kerberos
3 2 (20.00%) zOS
3 2 (20.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (20.00%) AIX
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (10.00%) Software Deployment
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (10.00%) VLAN
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (10.00%) Clustering

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 5 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (10.00%) IIS
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Kerberos
2 1 (10.00%) VLAN
2 1 (10.00%) LAN
2 1 (10.00%) WAN
2 1 (10.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
1 5 (50.00%) Banking
2 3 (30.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Administrator
1 3 (30.00%) WebSphere Specialist
2 2 (20.00%) WebSphere Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Technician
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Support Technician
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 2 (20.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (10.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) UNIX
1 5 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (20.00%) zOS
3 2 (20.00%) AIX
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) CRM
2 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Software Deployment
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) Dell
2 1 (10.00%) EMC