The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 2 9
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +7
Contract jobs citing Windows 137 84 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 16.31% 17.14% 13.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.50% 62.69% 53.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 28 18
Average daily rate
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£310 £300 £321
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £129 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £437 £500 £379
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £310 £311
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -0.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 19 29
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.63 £37.50 £35.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Windows
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
206 134 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 24.52% 27.35% 25.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 46 77
Average daily rate £335 £300 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.66% -29.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £140 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 20 30
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £39.25 £34.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Windows
Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Windows
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford +7 25 £213 -17.47% 5
Welwyn Garden City +4 20 £400 -
Hemel Hempstead +3 20 £300 -40.00% 6
Rickmansworth -17 8 £331 - 1
Stevenage -4 6 £320 +197.67% 3
St Albans +3 3 - - 6
Borehamwood -3 2 £190 -
Hitchin -5 2 - -
Hertford -2 1 £160 - 1
Royston - 1 - - 5
Hoddesdon - 1 - - 1
Letchworth - - - - 2
Potters Bar - - - -
Harpenden - - - -
Baldock - - - -
Berkhamsted - - - -
Bishop's Stortford - - - - 1
Windows
East of England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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.

1 100 (39.37%) Active Directory
2 72 (28.35%) Microsoft
3 70 (27.56%) Windows 7
4 68 (26.77%) MS Excel
5 64 (25.20%) MS Office
6 63 (24.80%) Windows XP
7 52 (20.47%) Windows Server 2008
8 50 (19.69%) SQL
9 41 (16.14%) SQL Server
9 41 (16.14%) MS Exchange
10 37 (14.57%) VMware
11 35 (13.78%) Finance
12 34 (13.39%) VPN
12 34 (13.39%) Windows Server 2012
13 32 (12.60%) Windows Server 2003
14 30 (11.81%) DNS
14 30 (11.81%) Linux
15 27 (10.63%) Exchange Server 2010
16 26 (10.24%) HP
16 26 (10.24%) Citrix
17 25 (9.84%) ITIL
18 24 (9.45%) Symantec
19 23 (9.06%) Cisco
19 23 (9.06%) TCP/IP
20 21 (8.27%) Internet
20 21 (8.27%) Security Cleared
21 20 (7.87%) Blackberry
21 20 (7.87%) Migration
22 19 (7.48%) VMware Infrastructure
23 18 (7.09%) Windows 8

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 41 (16.14%) MS Exchange
2 27 (10.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (7.09%) Exchange Server 2007
4 11 (4.33%) IIS
5 10 (3.94%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (1.97%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (1.18%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.79%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.79%) Confluence
9 2 (0.79%) Liferay
9 2 (0.79%) Apache ServiceMix
9 2 (0.79%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.79%) Apache
10 1 (0.39%) SAS
10 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.39%) Lync
10 1 (0.39%) Kentico
10 1 (0.39%) Umbraco
Applications
1 68 (26.77%) MS Excel
2 64 (25.20%) MS Office
3 1 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.18%) Office 365
2 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (13.39%) VPN
2 30 (11.81%) DNS
3 23 (9.06%) TCP/IP
4 21 (8.27%) Internet
5 18 (7.09%) Firewall
6 16 (6.30%) DHCP
6 16 (6.30%) SAN
7 13 (5.12%) LAN
8 10 (3.94%) VoIP
9 8 (3.15%) WAN
10 5 (1.97%) FTP
10 5 (1.97%) GPRS
11 4 (1.57%) Network Security
11 4 (1.57%) 4G
11 4 (1.57%) Wireless
12 3 (1.18%) SNMP
12 3 (1.18%) ADSL
12 3 (1.18%) NetScaler
12 3 (1.18%) Cisco Nexus
12 3 (1.18%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (16.14%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (3.54%) MySQL
3 9 (3.54%) SQL Server 2000
3 9 (3.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (2.76%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (2.76%) JasperReports
5 5 (1.97%) Crystal Reports
5 5 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.57%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (1.57%) Data Mart
6 4 (1.57%) Oracle OLAP
6 4 (1.57%) Oracle BI EE
6 4 (1.57%) SAP Data Services
6 4 (1.57%) Oracle ODI
6 4 (1.57%) DTS
6 4 (1.57%) MS Access
6 4 (1.57%) OLAP
6 4 (1.57%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 3 (1.18%) Visual Studio
1 3 (1.18%) Maven
2 2 (0.79%) JIRA
2 2 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.39%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.39%) Ant
3 1 (0.39%) MSI
3 1 (0.39%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.39%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.39%) Subversion
3 1 (0.39%) NUnit
General
1 35 (13.78%) Finance
2 15 (5.91%) Manufacturing
3 14 (5.51%) Telecoms
4 12 (4.72%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (1.18%) Publishing
6 2 (0.79%) Multimedia
6 2 (0.79%) Marketing
6 2 (0.79%) Back Office
7 1 (0.39%) Legal
7 1 (0.39%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 63 (24.80%) Analyst
2 38 (14.96%) Support Engineer
3 31 (12.20%) Support Analyst
4 27 (10.63%) Service Analyst
5 24 (9.45%) Developer
5 24 (9.45%) Service Desk Analyst
6 23 (9.06%) 2nd Line Support
7 20 (7.87%) IT Support
8 14 (5.51%) 1st Line Support
8 14 (5.51%) Desktop Support
9 13 (5.12%) Administrator
9 13 (5.12%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 11 (4.33%) Technical Support
10 11 (4.33%) Consultant
10 11 (4.33%) IT Support Analyst
10 11 (4.33%) Java Developer
11 9 (3.54%) Server Engineer
11 9 (3.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 9 (3.54%) Network Engineer
12 8 (3.15%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (6.30%) Web Services
2 15 (5.91%) .NET
3 11 (4.33%) Hibernate
3 11 (4.33%) J2EE
3 11 (4.33%) XML
3 11 (4.33%) Spring
4 9 (3.54%) HTML
5 6 (2.36%) JSP
6 5 (1.97%) CSS
6 5 (1.97%) .NET Framework
7 3 (1.18%) DHTML
7 3 (1.18%) ASP.NET
7 3 (1.18%) CSS3
7 3 (1.18%) HTML5
7 3 (1.18%) jQuery
8 2 (0.79%) ActiveMQ
8 2 (0.79%) JSF
8 2 (0.79%) Struts2
8 2 (0.79%) Struts
8 2 (0.79%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.87%) Blackberry
2 12 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.15%) Clustering
4 7 (2.76%) iPhone
5 6 (2.36%) IBM XIV
5 6 (2.36%) Mobile App
5 6 (2.36%) NHS
6 5 (1.97%) Statistics
6 5 (1.97%) Informatics
7 4 (1.57%) Data Integration
7 4 (1.57%) iPad
8 3 (1.18%) HP StorageWorks
8 3 (1.18%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.79%) PKI
9 2 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.79%) FMCG
9 2 (0.79%) EqualLogic
9 2 (0.79%) Open Source
9 2 (0.79%) GIS
9 2 (0.79%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 70 (27.56%) Windows 7
2 63 (24.80%) Windows XP
3 52 (20.47%) Windows Server 2008
4 34 (13.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 32 (12.60%) Windows Server 2003
6 30 (11.81%) Linux
7 18 (7.09%) Windows 8
8 7 (2.76%) HPUX
9 6 (2.36%) Android
9 6 (2.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (2.36%) UNIX
9 6 (2.36%) Windows 2000
10 3 (1.18%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.79%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.79%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.79%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (0.79%) AIX
12 1 (0.39%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.39%) Solaris
12 1 (0.39%) bada
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (9.84%) ITIL
2 20 (7.87%) Migration
3 13 (5.12%) Disaster Recovery
4 10 (3.94%) PRINCE2
5 9 (3.54%) Performance Tuning
6 7 (2.76%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (2.36%) Project Planning
7 6 (2.36%) Load Balancing
7 6 (2.36%) Root Cause Analysis
7 6 (2.36%) Service Delivery
7 6 (2.36%) CRM
8 5 (1.97%) E-Commerce
8 5 (1.97%) Change Management
8 5 (1.97%) Service Management
8 5 (1.97%) Software Deployment
9 4 (1.57%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (1.57%) Resource Management
9 4 (1.57%) Time Management
9 4 (1.57%) Workflow
9 4 (1.57%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 50 (19.69%) SQL
2 17 (6.69%) Java
3 14 (5.51%) JavaScript
3 14 (5.51%) T-SQL
4 11 (4.33%) C#
5 10 (3.94%) PowerShell
6 5 (1.97%) Perl
7 4 (1.57%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.18%) VB
8 3 (1.18%) VB.NET
8 3 (1.18%) C
8 3 (1.18%) C++
9 2 (0.79%) VB6
9 2 (0.79%) Ruby
9 2 (0.79%) Python
10 1 (0.39%) VBScript
10 1 (0.39%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (8.27%) Security Cleared
2 18 (7.09%) SC Cleared
3 7 (2.76%) Degree
4 5 (1.97%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (1.97%) MCSE
5 4 (1.57%) MOS
5 4 (1.57%) MCP
5 4 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.79%) CCSE
7 2 (0.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (0.79%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (0.79%) CCNP
8 1 (0.39%) ISEB
8 1 (0.39%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.39%) CISSP
8 1 (0.39%) CCNA
8 1 (0.39%) MCSA
8 1 (0.39%) MBA
8 1 (0.39%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.76%) QA
2 5 (1.97%) SLA
3 4 (1.57%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.79%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.39%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 100 (39.37%) Active Directory
2 19 (7.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (4.72%) vSphere
4 6 (2.36%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.97%) VMware ESX
5 5 (1.97%) vCloud
6 3 (1.18%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.79%) XenServer
7 2 (0.79%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.39%) NFS
8 1 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.39%) XenApp
8 1 (0.39%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.39%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.39%) VMFS
8 1 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.39%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (5.91%) OpenView
1 15 (5.91%) OVSD
2 14 (5.51%) Backup Exec
3 12 (4.72%) SCCM
3 12 (4.72%) NetBackup
4 11 (4.33%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (2.36%) SCOM
5 6 (2.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 4 (1.57%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.39%) MOM
7 1 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.39%) ZENworks
7 1 (0.39%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.39%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.39%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.39%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.39%) WSUS
Vendors
1 72 (28.35%) Microsoft
2 37 (14.57%) VMware
3 26 (10.24%) HP
3 26 (10.24%) Citrix
4 24 (9.45%) Symantec
5 23 (9.06%) Cisco
6 13 (5.12%) IBM
7 10 (3.94%) Altiris
7 10 (3.94%) Oracle
8 9 (3.54%) Sybase
8 9 (3.54%) Sophos
9 7 (2.76%) NetApp
9 7 (2.76%) Business Objects
10 6 (2.36%) Google
10 6 (2.36%) Brocade
10 6 (2.36%) Remedy
10 6 (2.36%) Veritas
10 6 (2.36%) CheckPoint
11 5 (1.97%) Red Hat
11 5 (1.97%) SAP
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