The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Halifax with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows
West Yorkshire / Halifax
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 9 18
Rank change year-on-year +1 +9  
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 13 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Halifax 10.53% 12.87% 4.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 80.00% 52.00% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 6
Median daily rate £440 £400 £251
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +59.20%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £279 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £459 £288
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £340 £320
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £11.25 £9.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.75
% change year-on-year -6.45% +5.08%  

Windows is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Halifax with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Halifax
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 10 25 14
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Halifax 13.16% 24.75% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 18 8
Median daily rate £440 £425 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.52% +60.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £280 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £459 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Median hourly rate £11.25 £9.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -77.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Halifax

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Halifax citing Windows as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Halifax

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows in Halifax.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Halifax

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Halifax

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows in Halifax.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Halifax

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Halifax region with a requirement for Windows.

1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (87.50%) Finance
3 5 (62.50%) IBM
3 5 (62.50%) Banking
4 3 (37.50%) Mainframe
4 3 (37.50%) Service Management
4 3 (37.50%) Service Delivery
4 3 (37.50%) Workflow
4 3 (37.50%) FTP
4 3 (37.50%) B2B
4 3 (37.50%) zOS
4 3 (37.50%) JCL
4 3 (37.50%) Middleware
4 3 (37.50%) SQL
4 3 (37.50%) Unix
4 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
4 3 (37.50%) Tandem
4 3 (37.50%) StreamWeaver
4 3 (37.50%) IBM Sterling
4 3 (37.50%) ISPF
4 3 (37.50%) Axway
4 3 (37.50%) iSeries
4 3 (37.50%) Time Sharing Option
5 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (25.00%) System Testing
5 2 (25.00%) VB.NET
5 2 (25.00%) .NET
6 1 (12.50%) MS Office
6 1 (12.50%) LAN
6 1 (12.50%) WAN

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in Halifax by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (37.50%) StreamWeaver
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) FTP
2 1 (12.50%) LAN
2 1 (12.50%) VLAN
2 1 (12.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Big Data
General
1 7 (87.50%) Finance
2 5 (62.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Developer
2 2 (25.00%) z/OS Developer
3 1 (12.50%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Linux Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Splunk Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) ISPF
1 3 (37.50%) Middleware
2 2 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) iSeries
1 3 (37.50%) Mainframe
1 3 (37.50%) Tandem
2 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Unix
1 3 (37.50%) zOS
2 1 (12.50%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 10
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) B2B
1 3 (37.50%) Service Delivery
1 3 (37.50%) Service Management
1 3 (37.50%) Workflow
2 2 (25.00%) System Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Data Integration
3 1 (12.50%) Data Transformation
3 1 (12.50%) Security Management
3 1 (12.50%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) JCL
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (62.50%) IBM
3 3 (37.50%) Axway
3 3 (37.50%) IBM Sterling
4 1 (12.50%) Splunk