The first table below looks at the demand for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hemel Hempstead region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 18 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 Hemel Hempstead 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 4 13
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +9
Contract jobs citing Windows 9 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hemel Hempstead 13.24% 24.53% 10.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.29% 72.22% 81.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 1
Average daily rate £178 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-49.28% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 5
Average hourly rate - £11.75 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Hemel Hempstead
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
14 18 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hemel Hempstead 20.59% 33.96% 12.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 3
Average daily rate £250 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 5
Average hourly rate - £11.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -4.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows
Hertfordshire

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Hemel Hempstead

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Hemel Hempstead region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Hemel Hempstead

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Hemel Hempstead

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Hemel Hempstead region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Hemel Hempstead

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Hemel Hempstead

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Hemel Hempstead region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Hemel Hempstead

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Hemel Hempstead

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

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Hemel Hempstead

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hemel Hempstead

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hemel Hempstead 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 31 (77.50%) Security Cleared
2 29 (72.50%) SC Cleared
3 22 (55.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (55.00%) VMware
4 20 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 19 (47.50%) Active Directory
6 17 (42.50%) Citrix
6 17 (42.50%) Telecoms
7 16 (40.00%) HP
7 16 (40.00%) Windows XP
7 16 (40.00%) Windows 7
8 15 (37.50%) NetApp
9 11 (27.50%) VB
9 11 (27.50%) HP Quality Center
9 11 (27.50%) Test Scripting
9 11 (27.50%) PowerShell
10 9 (22.50%) Microsoft
11 8 (20.00%) VBScript
11 8 (20.00%) NetBackup
12 7 (17.50%) HTML
12 7 (17.50%) ITIL
12 7 (17.50%) Lotus Domino
13 6 (15.00%) MS Excel
13 6 (15.00%) Clustering
13 6 (15.00%) Project Planning
14 5 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
14 5 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
14 5 (12.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 5 (12.50%) McAfee
15 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Hemel Hempstead by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hemel Hempstead 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 (17.50%) Lotus Domino
2 3 (7.50%) IBM Notes
3 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.50%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.50%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (15.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.00%) DHCP
1 4 (10.00%) DNS
2 3 (7.50%) LAN
2 3 (7.50%) WAN
3 2 (5.00%) Internet
3 2 (5.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.50%) DSL
4 1 (2.50%) X.400
4 1 (2.50%) X.500
4 1 (2.50%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
General
1 17 (42.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (22.50%) Infrastructure Tester
2 9 (22.50%) Tester
3 6 (15.00%) Consultant
3 6 (15.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) Support Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Designer
5 3 (7.50%) Design Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
6 2 (5.00%) Architect
6 2 (5.00%) Support Consultant
7 1 (2.50%) Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Test Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Technical Architect
7 1 (2.50%) Coordinator
7 1 (2.50%) Network Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.50%) HTML
2 1 (2.50%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) Clustering
2 3 (7.50%) Thin Client
2 3 (7.50%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 22 (55.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 20 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 16 (40.00%) Windows XP
3 16 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (7.50%) HPUX
5 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (5.00%) UNIX
6 1 (2.50%) Linux
6 1 (2.50%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (27.50%) Test Scripting
2 7 (17.50%) ITIL
3 6 (15.00%) Project Planning
4 3 (7.50%) Validation
4 3 (7.50%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.50%) CAD
5 1 (2.50%) Service Management
5 1 (2.50%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.50%) Migration
5 1 (2.50%) Time Management
5 1 (2.50%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 11 (27.50%) VB
1 11 (27.50%) PowerShell
2 8 (20.00%) VBScript
3 2 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (77.50%) Security Cleared
2 29 (72.50%) SC Cleared
3 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (10.00%) MCSE
4 2 (5.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (47.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.50%) XenApp
4 2 (5.00%) Terminal Services
5 1 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (27.50%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (20.00%) NetBackup
3 5 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (12.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (5.00%) HP NNM
5 1 (2.50%) OpenView
5 1 (2.50%) SCCM
5 1 (2.50%) SCOM
5 1 (2.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (55.00%) VMware
2 17 (42.50%) Citrix
3 16 (40.00%) HP
4 15 (37.50%) NetApp
5 9 (22.50%) Microsoft
6 5 (12.50%) McAfee
7 4 (10.00%) Oracle
8 3 (7.50%) IBM
8 3 (7.50%) Lotus
9 1 (2.50%) Cisco
9 1 (2.50%) Business Objects
9 1 (2.50%) Websense