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 2 June 2015 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 1 4 3
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 136 115 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 18.21% 17.72% 15.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.54% 70.99% 52.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 51 52
Average daily rate
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£350 £245 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £120 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £400 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 15 15
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £28.50 £26.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
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
221 162 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 29.59% 24.96% 29.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 66 87
Average daily rate £350 £245 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £140 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £413 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.09% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 15 15
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.15 £33.50 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 2 June 2015.

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 2 June 2015.

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 2 June 2015. 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 +4 33 £313 +26.26% 11
Welwyn Garden City +3 28 £350 +42.85% 4
Stevenage +7 15 £251 +11.66% 5
Hemel Hempstead -2 10 £250 +24.22% 4
Royston - 7 £350 - 3
Bishop's Stortford 0 1 £325 -
St Albans -1 1 - - 6
Rickmansworth -6 1 - - 2
Windows
East of England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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 88 (36.07%) Active Directory
2 80 (32.79%) Microsoft
3 74 (30.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 65 (26.64%) VMware
5 64 (26.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 63 (25.82%) HP
7 59 (24.18%) Windows Server 2003
8 46 (18.85%) Citrix
8 46 (18.85%) SQL Server
9 45 (18.44%) VMware Infrastructure
10 38 (15.57%) MS Excel
11 37 (15.16%) MS Office
11 37 (15.16%) DNS
12 36 (14.75%) .NET
13 34 (13.93%) SQL
14 33 (13.52%) Windows 7
15 32 (13.11%) Hyper-V
15 32 (13.11%) Oracle
15 32 (13.11%) SAN
15 32 (13.11%) Migration
16 31 (12.70%) ITIL
17 29 (11.89%) Windows XP
18 26 (10.66%) Linux
19 25 (10.25%) Cisco
19 25 (10.25%) SCCM
20 24 (9.84%) Firewall
21 23 (9.43%) UNIX
21 23 (9.43%) SharePoint
22 22 (9.02%) DHCP
23 21 (8.61%) Project Management

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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 23 (9.43%) SharePoint
2 17 (6.97%) MS Exchange
3 10 (4.10%) IIS
4 6 (2.46%) Lync
4 6 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.64%) Apache
6 4 (1.64%) WorkSite
7 3 (1.23%) Apache Solr
7 3 (1.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (1.23%) JBoss
8 2 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.82%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.82%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.82%) Lotus Domino
8 2 (0.82%) ArchestrA
8 2 (0.82%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.41%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 38 (15.57%) MS Excel
2 37 (15.16%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (2.87%) Oracle Retail
2 3 (1.23%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.41%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.41%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 17 (6.97%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (5.74%) Office 365
3 4 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.23%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.82%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.41%) Amazon Glacier
Communications & Networking
1 37 (15.16%) DNS
2 32 (13.11%) SAN
3 24 (9.84%) Firewall
4 22 (9.02%) DHCP
5 17 (6.97%) VPN
5 17 (6.97%) Internet
6 16 (6.56%) TCP/IP
7 15 (6.15%) WAN
7 15 (6.15%) LAN
8 10 (4.10%) NAS
9 9 (3.69%) SSH
9 9 (3.69%) PuTTY
9 9 (3.69%) Telnet
10 8 (3.28%) LDAP
11 7 (2.87%) Network Security
11 7 (2.87%) MPLS
12 6 (2.46%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (1.23%) VoIP
13 3 (1.23%) FTP
14 2 (0.82%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (18.85%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.28%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (2.87%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (2.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (2.87%) Big Data
4 6 (2.46%) MySQL
5 4 (1.64%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.23%) Amazon Redshift
6 3 (1.23%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.23%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.23%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.82%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (0.82%) DB2
7 2 (0.82%) DTS
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.41%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.41%) MaxDB
Development Applications
1 9 (3.69%) Toad
2 6 (2.46%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.23%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (0.82%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.41%) Selenium
5 1 (0.41%) Subversion
5 1 (0.41%) NUnit
5 1 (0.41%) CruiseControl
5 1 (0.41%) Maven
5 1 (0.41%) JIRA
5 1 (0.41%) ChangeMan
5 1 (0.41%) MSI
5 1 (0.41%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.41%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.41%) LoadRunner
General
1 19 (7.79%) Retail
2 12 (4.92%) Finance
3 11 (4.51%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.28%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.23%) French Language
5 3 (1.23%) German Language
5 3 (1.23%) Local Government
5 3 (1.23%) Legal
6 2 (0.82%) Publishing
7 1 (0.41%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 46 (18.85%) Analyst
2 23 (9.43%) Support Engineer
3 20 (8.20%) Consultant
4 18 (7.38%) Architect
5 17 (6.97%) 2nd Line Support
5 17 (6.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 16 (6.56%) Support Analyst
7 14 (5.74%) Service Analyst
7 14 (5.74%) Service Desk Analyst
8 12 (4.92%) Administrator
9 11 (4.51%) Developer
10 10 (4.10%) Desktop Support
11 8 (3.28%) Project Manager
11 8 (3.28%) IT Support
12 7 (2.87%) Data Centre Engineer
12 7 (2.87%) .NET Developer
12 7 (2.87%) 1st Line Support
13 6 (2.46%) Cyber-Ark Consultant
13 6 (2.46%) AWS Engineer
14 5 (2.05%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (14.75%) .NET
2 16 (6.56%) Web Services
3 13 (5.33%) ASP.NET
4 10 (4.10%) HTML
5 8 (3.28%) .NET Framework
6 7 (2.87%) WPF
6 7 (2.87%) ADO.NET
7 6 (2.46%) XML
7 6 (2.46%) WinForms
8 5 (2.05%) WCF
8 5 (2.05%) WF
8 5 (2.05%) HTML5
9 3 (1.23%) Application Packaging
10 2 (0.82%) DHTML
10 2 (0.82%) J2EE
10 2 (0.82%) AppFabric
10 2 (0.82%) Razor View Engine
10 2 (0.82%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 2 (0.82%) SAP PI
11 1 (0.41%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.20%) Data Centre
2 17 (6.97%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (2.87%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.46%) Blackberry
4 6 (2.46%) Clustering
4 6 (2.46%) Replication
5 4 (1.64%) CLARiiON
5 4 (1.64%) Symmetrix
5 4 (1.64%) EMC Centera
5 4 (1.64%) Kindle
5 4 (1.64%) Symmetrix DMX
5 4 (1.64%) Celerra
6 3 (1.23%) Data Integration
6 3 (1.23%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (1.23%) CMDB
7 2 (0.82%) GIS
7 2 (0.82%) AS400
7 2 (0.82%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.82%) VLE
7 2 (0.82%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 74 (30.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 64 (26.23%) Windows Server 2012
3 59 (24.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 33 (13.52%) Windows 7
5 29 (11.89%) Windows XP
6 26 (10.66%) Linux
7 23 (9.43%) UNIX
8 14 (5.74%) Android
8 14 (5.74%) Windows 2000 Server
9 10 (4.10%) Windows 8
10 4 (1.64%) Mac OS X
10 4 (1.64%) AIX
10 4 (1.64%) Windows Mobile
10 4 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (1.23%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.23%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.41%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.41%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (13.11%) Migration
2 31 (12.70%) ITIL
3 21 (8.61%) Project Management
4 19 (7.79%) Service Delivery
5 17 (6.97%) Change Management
6 12 (4.92%) Change Control
7 10 (4.10%) Mentoring
7 10 (4.10%) Incident Management
8 9 (3.69%) Identity Management
9 8 (3.28%) E-Commerce
9 8 (3.28%) Configuration Management
9 8 (3.28%) Server Building
9 8 (3.28%) Performance Tuning
9 8 (3.28%) Capacity Planning
10 7 (2.87%) Data Protection
10 7 (2.87%) Workflow
10 7 (2.87%) ERP
11 6 (2.46%) Information Security
11 6 (2.46%) Root Cause Analysis
12 5 (2.05%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (13.93%) SQL
2 15 (6.15%) C#
3 12 (4.92%) PowerShell
4 11 (4.51%) Java
5 10 (4.10%) T-SQL
6 6 (2.46%) VB
6 6 (2.46%) VB.NET
7 4 (1.64%) Shell Script
7 4 (1.64%) VBScript
7 4 (1.64%) C
7 4 (1.64%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.82%) Perl
9 1 (0.41%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.41%) Python
9 1 (0.41%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.41%) REXX
9 1 (0.41%) JCL
Qualifications
1 18 (7.38%) Degree
2 10 (4.10%) MCSE
2 10 (4.10%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (4.10%) Security Cleared
3 9 (3.69%) CCNA
3 9 (3.69%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (3.28%) SC Cleared
5 6 (2.46%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (1.23%) OCA
7 3 (1.23%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (0.82%) CISSP
8 2 (0.82%) CISM
8 2 (0.82%) MCITP
9 1 (0.41%) HP ASE
9 1 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.41%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.28%) SLA
2 4 (1.64%) ISO 9001
2 4 (1.64%) QA
3 2 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.82%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.41%) GxP
System Software
1 88 (36.07%) Active Directory
2 45 (18.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (13.11%) Hyper-V
4 14 (5.74%) VMware ESX
5 12 (4.92%) XenApp
6 11 (4.51%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (4.51%) vSphere
7 7 (2.87%) Firmware
8 6 (2.46%) XenServer
9 5 (2.05%) Tivoli Directory Server
9 5 (2.05%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.41%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.41%) Samba
11 1 (0.41%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 1 (0.41%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 25 (10.25%) SCCM
2 12 (4.92%) SCOM
3 10 (4.10%) Tivoli
4 9 (3.69%) OpenView
5 7 (2.87%) CA Single Sign-On
5 7 (2.87%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 6 (2.46%) OVSD
7 5 (2.05%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 4 (1.64%) Novell Identity Manager
8 4 (1.64%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 4 (1.64%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (1.64%) HP Data Protector
9 3 (1.23%) WSUS
10 2 (0.82%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.82%) Puppet
10 2 (0.82%) SAP Afaria
10 2 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.82%) ZABBIX
11 1 (0.41%) EMC NetWorker
11 1 (0.41%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 80 (32.79%) Microsoft
2 65 (26.64%) VMware
3 63 (25.82%) HP
4 46 (18.85%) Citrix
5 32 (13.11%) Oracle
6 25 (10.25%) Cisco
7 19 (7.79%) Dell
8 16 (6.56%) IBM
8 16 (6.56%) NetApp
9 13 (5.33%) Apple
10 11 (4.51%) Symantec
11 10 (4.10%) Brocade
12 9 (3.69%) Cyber-Ark
13 6 (2.46%) CA
13 6 (2.46%) 3PAR
14 5 (2.05%) Veeam
14 5 (2.05%) SAP
14 5 (2.05%) JDA
14 5 (2.05%) Sun
14 5 (2.05%) Novell
Hertfordshire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 13 hours ago
Royston, Hertfordshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 14 hours ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £19.50 per hour
Posted: 14 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £370 - £435 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Fusion Experience
Rate: £475 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £120.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £300.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Hemel Hempstead
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: 6 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £13.00 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Hertfordshire
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: £Market Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Hertfordshire
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour
Posted: 18 days ago
Royston
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 26 days ago