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 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 22 17 23
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +6
Contract jobs citing Windows 1 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 0.85% 4.92% 3.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.00% 50.00% 35.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 4
Average daily rate
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- £288 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -18.43%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £15.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -4.91%
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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
10 18 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 8.47% 9.84% 9.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 13 7
Average daily rate £425 £300 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -17.24%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £15.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

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 29 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 8 (80.00%) Linux
2 7 (70.00%) WebSphere
3 6 (60.00%) WebSphere MQ
4 5 (50.00%) IBM
4 5 (50.00%) AIX
4 5 (50.00%) Banking
4 5 (50.00%) Finance
5 3 (30.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (30.00%) UNIX
6 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
6 2 (20.00%) Mainframe
6 2 (20.00%) Clustering
6 2 (20.00%) SSL
6 2 (20.00%) Data Analysis
6 2 (20.00%) Investment Banking
6 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (20.00%) iSeries
6 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
7 1 (10.00%) Migration
7 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
7 1 (10.00%) Backup Exec
7 1 (10.00%) Citrix
7 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (10.00%) SQL
7 1 (10.00%) ITIL
7 1 (10.00%) VoIP
7 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
7 1 (10.00%) VPN

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 7 (70.00%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) SSL
2 1 (10.00%) VoIP
2 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (10.00%) VPN
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
1 5 (50.00%) Banking
2 2 (20.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Administrator
1 5 (50.00%) WebSphere Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) WebSphere Developer
2 2 (20.00%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Support
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Support
3 1 (10.00%) Field Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Field Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Migration Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 3 (30.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Mainframe
1 2 (20.00%) Clustering
1 2 (20.00%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Linux
2 5 (50.00%) AIX
3 3 (30.00%) UNIX
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (20.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (10.00%) Citrix