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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 89 114 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 15.45% 17.95% 17.03%
As % of the Operating Systems category 69.53% 68.67% 66.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 47 50
Average daily rate £325 £375 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £143 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £516 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £295
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +8.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 22 14
Average hourly rate £14.75 £12.50 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.00% -1.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.05 £9.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.25 £29.75 £23.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -
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
128 166 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 22.22% 26.14% 25.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 70 77
Average daily rate £350 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £170 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 30 16
Average hourly rate £15.50 £24.75 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.37% +90.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.25 £10.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £33.50 £23.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Stevenage +3 13 £120 -76.47% 1
Rickmansworth +6 12 £315 - 1
Watford -10 11 £120 -73.33% 4
Hemel Hempstead -2 10 £395 +43.63% 14
Welwyn Garden City +8 6 £325 -13.33%
Letchworth +2 5 £350 - 2
St Albans +2 3 £360 - 4
Borehamwood -1 3 £150 - 8
Royston - 3 - -
Hertford - 1 £175 -
Potters Bar - 1 £180 - 1
Windows
East of England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 70 (35.35%) Microsoft
1 70 (35.35%) Active Directory
2 48 (24.24%) Windows 7
3 44 (22.22%) Windows Server
4 35 (17.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 32 (16.16%) MS Office
6 28 (14.14%) Linux
6 28 (14.14%) SQL
6 28 (14.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 27 (13.64%) MS Excel
8 25 (12.63%) SQL Server
8 25 (12.63%) ITIL
9 24 (12.12%) VMware
9 24 (12.12%) Citrix
10 22 (11.11%) Windows XP
10 22 (11.11%) SCCM
11 20 (10.10%) Unix
11 20 (10.10%) Oracle
12 19 (9.60%) .NET
13 18 (9.09%) Office 365
14 17 (8.59%) Cisco
15 16 (8.08%) LAN
15 16 (8.08%) Microsoft Certification
15 16 (8.08%) Data Centre
15 16 (8.08%) Degree
16 15 (7.58%) C#
16 15 (7.58%) Finance
16 15 (7.58%) Change Management
17 14 (7.07%) Migration
17 14 (7.07%) WAN

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 12 (6.06%) MS Exchange
2 6 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (2.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (2.02%) IIS
4 4 (2.02%) Lync
5 3 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.01%) MS Project Server
6 2 (1.01%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.51%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.51%) CMS
7 1 (0.51%) Confluence
7 1 (0.51%) DNN
7 1 (0.51%) Kentico
7 1 (0.51%) Kinematics
7 1 (0.51%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.51%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.51%) Sitefinity
7 1 (0.51%) Umbraco
Applications
1 32 (16.16%) MS Office
2 27 (13.64%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.01%) AutoCAD
3 2 (1.01%) MS Project
3 2 (1.01%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.51%) Doxygen
4 1 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (2.53%) Maximo
1 5 (2.53%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.01%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 18 (9.09%) Office 365
2 11 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.01%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (8.08%) LAN
2 14 (7.07%) WAN
3 13 (6.57%) DNS
3 13 (6.57%) Firewall
4 11 (5.56%) TCP/IP
5 10 (5.05%) VPN
6 9 (4.55%) DHCP
6 9 (4.55%) Internet
7 8 (4.04%) SAN
8 6 (3.03%) FTP
9 4 (2.02%) LDAP
9 4 (2.02%) MPLS
9 4 (2.02%) NetScaler
10 3 (1.52%) PuTTY
10 3 (1.52%) SpaceWire
10 3 (1.52%) SSH
10 3 (1.52%) Telnet
10 3 (1.52%) VLAN
10 3 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (1.01%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (12.63%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.54%) Amazon RDS
2 7 (3.54%) Amazon Redshift
3 6 (3.03%) Big Data
4 4 (2.02%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 3 (1.52%) MS Access
5 3 (1.52%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.01%) SQLPlus
7 1 (0.51%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.51%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.51%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.51%) Sybase IQ
Development Applications
1 10 (5.05%) Git (software)
2 9 (4.55%) Visual Studio
3 7 (3.54%) JIRA
4 4 (2.02%) Jenkins
4 4 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (2.02%) Toad
5 3 (1.52%) ChangeMan
5 3 (1.52%) ClearCase
5 3 (1.52%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.01%) Bugzilla
6 2 (1.01%) ClearQuest
6 2 (1.01%) LoadRunner
6 2 (1.01%) NUnit
6 2 (1.01%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (1.01%) Protractor
6 2 (1.01%) Selenium
6 2 (1.01%) Subversion
7 1 (0.51%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.51%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.51%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 15 (7.58%) Finance
2 10 (5.05%) Advertising
3 8 (4.04%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.53%) Back Office
4 5 (2.53%) Retail
5 4 (2.02%) Local Government
6 3 (1.52%) Avionics
6 3 (1.52%) German Language
6 3 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.52%) Publishing
7 2 (1.01%) Automotive
7 2 (1.01%) Banking
7 2 (1.01%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (1.01%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.01%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.01%) Military
8 1 (0.51%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.51%) Electronics
8 1 (0.51%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 35 (17.68%) Analyst
2 25 (12.63%) Support Engineer
3 19 (9.60%) Developer
4 17 (8.59%) Architect
5 15 (7.58%) Support Analyst
6 13 (6.57%) Desktop Support
6 13 (6.57%) IT Support
7 12 (6.06%) .NET Developer
7 12 (6.06%) C# Developer
8 11 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
8 11 (5.56%) Field Engineer
8 11 (5.56%) Field Service Engineer
9 10 (5.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 10 (5.05%) IT Analyst
9 10 (5.05%) Windows Engineer
10 9 (4.55%) C# .NET Developer
10 9 (4.55%) Field Support Engineer
11 8 (4.04%) 1st Line Support
11 8 (4.04%) Help Desk Support
11 8 (4.04%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (9.60%) .NET
2 8 (4.04%) Web Services
3 6 (3.03%) ISPF
3 6 (3.03%) WCF
4 5 (2.53%) HTML
4 5 (2.53%) HTML5
5 4 (2.02%) .NET Framework
5 4 (2.02%) RESTful
6 3 (1.52%) AngularJS
6 3 (1.52%) Entity Framework
6 3 (1.52%) REST
6 3 (1.52%) Silverlight
6 3 (1.52%) VCL
7 2 (1.01%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (1.01%) iOS SDK
7 2 (1.01%) JSON
7 2 (1.01%) XML
7 2 (1.01%) XSLT
7 2 (1.01%) X-Windows
8 1 (0.51%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.08%) Data Centre
2 10 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.55%) iSeries
4 8 (4.04%) Data Protection Act
5 6 (3.03%) Clustering
5 6 (3.03%) iPhone
6 5 (2.53%) AS400
6 5 (2.53%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.53%) Data Integration
7 4 (2.02%) Blackberry
7 4 (2.02%) Driving Licence
7 4 (2.02%) HACMP
7 4 (2.02%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.52%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.52%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.52%) PKI
9 2 (1.01%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (1.01%) iPad
9 2 (1.01%) Life Science
9 2 (1.01%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 48 (24.24%) Windows 7
2 44 (22.22%) Windows Server
3 35 (17.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 28 (14.14%) Linux
4 28 (14.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (11.11%) Windows XP
6 20 (10.10%) Unix
7 14 (7.07%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (3.54%) Windows 8
9 6 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (2.02%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.01%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.51%) AIX
12 1 (0.51%) Android
12 1 (0.51%) MVS
12 1 (0.51%) Solaris
12 1 (0.51%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.51%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.51%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.51%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (12.63%) ITIL
2 15 (7.58%) Change Management
3 14 (7.07%) Migration
4 12 (6.06%) Service Delivery
5 10 (5.05%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (5.05%) ERP
6 8 (4.04%) Data Protection
6 8 (4.04%) Service Management
6 8 (4.04%) SOA
7 7 (3.54%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (3.54%) SDLC
8 6 (3.03%) Asset Management
8 6 (3.03%) Data Architecture
9 5 (2.53%) Configuration Management
9 5 (2.53%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (2.53%) Incident Management
9 5 (2.53%) Project Management
9 5 (2.53%) SIEM
9 5 (2.53%) TOGAF
10 4 (2.02%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 28 (14.14%) SQL
2 15 (7.58%) C#
3 8 (4.04%) PowerShell
4 6 (3.03%) Java
4 6 (3.03%) JCL
4 6 (3.03%) REXX
4 6 (3.03%) T-SQL
5 4 (2.02%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.52%) ANSI C
6 3 (1.52%) C
6 3 (1.52%) Delphi
6 3 (1.52%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.01%) Objective-C
7 2 (1.01%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.51%) C++
8 1 (0.51%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.51%) Perl
8 1 (0.51%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (8.08%) Degree
1 16 (8.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (7.07%) Security Cleared
3 10 (5.05%) SC Cleared
4 9 (4.55%) MCSE
5 5 (2.53%) DBS Check
6 4 (2.02%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (2.02%) MCSA
7 3 (1.52%) CCNA
7 3 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.52%) MCP
7 3 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.01%) CCNP
8 2 (1.01%) CISA
8 2 (1.01%) CISSP
8 2 (1.01%) OCA
8 2 (1.01%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.51%) HND
9 1 (0.51%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.53%) QA
2 4 (2.02%) SLA
3 2 (1.01%) ECSS
3 2 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.01%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.51%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.51%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 70 (35.35%) Active Directory
2 14 (7.07%) Hyper-V
2 14 (7.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (7.07%) XenApp
3 7 (3.54%) vSphere
4 6 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (3.03%) Terminal Services
4 6 (3.03%) Time Sharing Option
4 6 (3.03%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 5 (2.53%) XenServer
6 4 (2.02%) Docker
6 4 (2.02%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.52%) Cygwin
7 3 (1.52%) vCloud
7 3 (1.52%) VMware ESX
8 2 (1.01%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.51%) PowerHA
9 1 (0.51%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 22 (11.11%) SCCM
2 12 (6.06%) SCOM
3 9 (4.55%) Tivoli
4 6 (3.03%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 5 (2.53%) XenMobile
6 4 (2.02%) OpenView
6 4 (2.02%) Puppet
7 3 (1.52%) Bacula
7 3 (1.52%) CA Single Sign-On
7 3 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.52%) OVSD
7 3 (1.52%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 2 (1.01%) AirWatch
8 2 (1.01%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.51%) DatAdvantage
9 1 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.51%) Novell Identity Manager
9 1 (0.51%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 1 (0.51%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.51%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 70 (35.35%) Microsoft
2 24 (12.12%) Citrix
2 24 (12.12%) VMware
3 20 (10.10%) Oracle
4 17 (8.59%) Cisco
5 14 (7.07%) HP
5 14 (7.07%) IBM
6 10 (5.05%) Symantec
7 8 (4.04%) Remedy
8 7 (3.54%) Cyber-Ark
9 6 (3.03%) Red Hat
10 4 (2.02%) Apple
10 4 (2.02%) AppSense
10 4 (2.02%) Sophos
10 4 (2.02%) Sun
11 3 (1.52%) Avaya
11 3 (1.52%) Embarcadero
11 3 (1.52%) EMC
11 3 (1.52%) JD Edwards
11 3 (1.52%) SAP
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