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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 3 6
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 128 97 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 16.24% 18.16% 14.83%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.68% 68.31% 55.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 34 28
Average daily rate
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£258 £350 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.42% +6.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £116 £157 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £304 £315 £313
% change year-on-year
-3.49% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 24 23
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.20 £35.00 £34.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.23 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -4.81%
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
201 142 256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 25.51% 26.59% 26.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 53 95
Average daily rate £310 £350 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% -15.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £147 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 25 24
Average hourly rate £15.00 £26.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.30% +73.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +10 32 £248 -22.35% 14
Welwyn Garden City +5 17 £400 - 1
Hemel Hempstead +2 14 £265 -47.00% 7
Stevenage -1 10 £405 +179.31% 3
Rickmansworth - 6 - - 1
St Albans +2 2 - - 2
Hitchin -6 2 - -
Potters Bar 0 1 £525 +258.36%
Royston - 1 - - 1
Hoddesdon - - - -
Letchworth - - - - 4
Hertford - - - - 2
Baldock - - - -
Berkhamsted - - - - 1
Bishop's Stortford - - - - 1
Borehamwood - - - - 2
Harpenden - - - -
Windows
East of England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 99 (39.92%) Active Directory
2 78 (31.45%) Microsoft
3 68 (27.42%) Windows 7
4 64 (25.81%) MS Excel
5 58 (23.39%) Windows XP
6 56 (22.58%) MS Office
7 49 (19.76%) SQL
7 49 (19.76%) Windows Server 2008
8 41 (16.53%) SQL Server
9 39 (15.73%) MS Exchange
9 39 (15.73%) VMware
10 34 (13.71%) Finance
11 32 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012
12 31 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
13 30 (12.10%) Citrix
14 29 (11.69%) HP
14 29 (11.69%) VPN
15 28 (11.29%) DNS
16 27 (10.89%) TCP/IP
16 27 (10.89%) ITIL
17 24 (9.68%) Linux
18 23 (9.27%) Cisco
18 23 (9.27%) Exchange Server 2010
19 21 (8.47%) Symantec
19 21 (8.47%) Migration
20 19 (7.66%) VMware Infrastructure
20 19 (7.66%) Internet
21 18 (7.26%) Blackberry
22 17 (6.85%) Windows 8
22 17 (6.85%) T-SQL

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 39 (15.73%) MS Exchange
2 23 (9.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2007
4 12 (4.84%) IIS
5 7 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (2.02%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (1.61%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.21%) Lotus Domino
9 2 (0.81%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.81%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.81%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.81%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.81%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.40%) Apache ServiceMix
10 1 (0.40%) Apache
10 1 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.40%) SAS
10 1 (0.40%) Umbraco
Applications
1 64 (25.81%) MS Excel
2 56 (22.58%) MS Office
3 2 (0.81%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.81%) Fireworks
3 2 (0.81%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 2 (0.81%) WebTrends
1 2 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.81%) SiteCatalyst
2 1 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.21%) Office 365
2 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (11.69%) VPN
2 28 (11.29%) DNS
3 27 (10.89%) TCP/IP
4 19 (7.66%) Internet
5 16 (6.45%) Firewall
6 14 (5.65%) SAN
6 14 (5.65%) DHCP
7 12 (4.84%) LAN
8 9 (3.63%) VoIP
9 8 (3.23%) WAN
9 8 (3.23%) NetScaler
10 5 (2.02%) FTP
10 5 (2.02%) GPRS
11 4 (1.61%) Wireless
11 4 (1.61%) 4G
11 4 (1.61%) Network Security
12 3 (1.21%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (1.21%) Cisco Nexus
12 3 (1.21%) IP Telephony
12 3 (1.21%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (16.53%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (3.63%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (3.63%) MySQL
4 7 (2.82%) SQL Server 2000
4 7 (2.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (2.82%) JasperReports
5 6 (2.42%) Crystal Reports
6 4 (1.61%) DTS
6 4 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.61%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (1.21%) Sybase ASE
7 3 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.81%) Data Mart
8 2 (0.81%) Oracle OLAP
8 2 (0.81%) OLTP
8 2 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.81%) DataStage
8 2 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.81%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (1.21%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.81%) Axure RP
2 2 (0.81%) MSI
3 1 (0.40%) NUnit
3 1 (0.40%) Maven
3 1 (0.40%) JIRA
3 1 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 34 (13.71%) Finance
2 15 (6.05%) Manufacturing
3 9 (3.63%) Pharmaceutical
3 9 (3.63%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.61%) Retail
5 3 (1.21%) Publishing
6 2 (0.81%) Back Office
6 2 (0.81%) Multimedia
6 2 (0.81%) Marketing
7 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.40%) Legal
Job Titles
1 56 (22.58%) Analyst
2 39 (15.73%) Support Engineer
3 30 (12.10%) Support Analyst
4 22 (8.87%) Developer
5 21 (8.47%) Service Analyst
5 21 (8.47%) 2nd Line Support
5 21 (8.47%) IT Support
6 18 (7.26%) Service Desk Analyst
7 14 (5.65%) 1st Line Support
8 13 (5.24%) Administrator
9 12 (4.84%) Desktop Support
9 12 (4.84%) Server Engineer
9 12 (4.84%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 11 (4.44%) Consultant
10 11 (4.44%) Technical Support
10 11 (4.44%) Java Developer
10 11 (4.44%) IT Support Analyst
11 10 (4.03%) Project Manager
12 9 (3.63%) Network Engineer
12 9 (3.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.05%) .NET
1 15 (6.05%) Web Services
2 11 (4.44%) Hibernate
2 11 (4.44%) Spring
2 11 (4.44%) J2EE
3 9 (3.63%) HTML
4 7 (2.82%) XML
5 6 (2.42%) CSS
5 6 (2.42%) .NET Framework
6 5 (2.02%) JSP
7 4 (1.61%) ASP.NET
8 3 (1.21%) jQuery
8 3 (1.21%) HTML5
8 3 (1.21%) CSS3
9 2 (0.81%) AngularJS
9 2 (0.81%) Application Packaging
9 2 (0.81%) DHTML
9 2 (0.81%) Classic ASP
9 2 (0.81%) XSLT
9 2 (0.81%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.26%) Blackberry
2 8 (3.23%) iPhone
3 7 (2.82%) Mobile App
3 7 (2.82%) NHS
3 7 (2.82%) Informatics
4 6 (2.42%) Clustering
5 5 (2.02%) Statistics
6 4 (1.61%) iPad
7 3 (1.21%) HP StorageWorks
7 3 (1.21%) EPoS
8 2 (0.81%) Replication
8 2 (0.81%) PKI
8 2 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.81%) Data Integration
8 2 (0.81%) FMCG
8 2 (0.81%) EqualLogic
9 1 (0.40%) IBM XIV
9 1 (0.40%) Open Source
9 1 (0.40%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.40%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 68 (27.42%) Windows 7
2 58 (23.39%) Windows XP
3 49 (19.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 32 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 31 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 24 (9.68%) Linux
7 17 (6.85%) Windows 8
8 10 (4.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (2.82%) Android
10 5 (2.02%) UNIX
11 4 (1.61%) AIX
11 4 (1.61%) HPUX
11 4 (1.61%) Windows 2000 Server
11 4 (1.61%) Windows Phone
12 3 (1.21%) Apple iOS
12 3 (1.21%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.81%) SUSE
13 2 (0.81%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.40%) bada
14 1 (0.40%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (10.89%) ITIL
2 21 (8.47%) Migration
3 14 (5.65%) Disaster Recovery
4 11 (4.44%) Service Delivery
5 10 (4.03%) PRINCE2
6 9 (3.63%) Load Balancing
7 7 (2.82%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (2.82%) E-Commerce
8 6 (2.42%) CRM
9 5 (2.02%) Validation
9 5 (2.02%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (2.02%) Change Management
9 5 (2.02%) MVC
9 5 (2.02%) Software Deployment
9 5 (2.02%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (1.61%) Resource Management
10 4 (1.61%) Project Management
10 4 (1.61%) Service Management
11 3 (1.21%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (1.21%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (19.76%) SQL
2 17 (6.85%) T-SQL
2 17 (6.85%) Java
3 13 (5.24%) JavaScript
4 12 (4.84%) C#
5 8 (3.23%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.81%) Perl
6 2 (0.81%) PL/SQL
6 2 (0.81%) VBScript
6 2 (0.81%) VB
6 2 (0.81%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.40%) VB6
7 1 (0.40%) C
7 1 (0.40%) C++
Qualifications
1 16 (6.45%) Security Cleared
2 12 (4.84%) SC Cleared
3 7 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (2.82%) MCSE
4 5 (2.02%) Degree
5 4 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (1.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (1.21%) MCITP
6 3 (1.21%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.81%) CCNP
7 2 (0.81%) CCSE
7 2 (0.81%) VCAP
8 1 (0.40%) MOS
8 1 (0.40%) MBA
8 1 (0.40%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.40%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.40%) CCNA
8 1 (0.40%) ISEB
8 1 (0.40%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.40%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.82%) SLA
2 4 (1.61%) QA
3 2 (0.81%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.81%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.40%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 99 (39.92%) Active Directory
2 19 (7.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (4.84%) vSphere
4 8 (3.23%) Hyper-V
5 5 (2.02%) Terminal Services
6 3 (1.21%) VMware ESX
6 3 (1.21%) vCloud
7 2 (0.81%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.81%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.81%) XenApp
8 1 (0.40%) XenServer
8 1 (0.40%) Xen
8 1 (0.40%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.40%) VMFS
8 1 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.40%) NFS
Systems Management
1 13 (5.24%) OpenView
1 13 (5.24%) OVSD
2 12 (4.84%) SCCM
3 10 (4.03%) Norton AntiVirus
4 7 (2.82%) Backup Exec
5 6 (2.42%) NetBackup
5 6 (2.42%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (1.21%) SCOM
6 3 (1.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (0.81%) ZENworks
7 2 (0.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.40%) MOM
8 1 (0.40%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.40%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.40%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.40%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.40%) WSUS
Vendors
1 78 (31.45%) Microsoft
2 39 (15.73%) VMware
3 30 (12.10%) Citrix
4 29 (11.69%) HP
5 23 (9.27%) Cisco
6 21 (8.47%) Symantec
7 11 (4.44%) Oracle
8 10 (4.03%) Sybase
8 10 (4.03%) IBM
8 10 (4.03%) NetApp
9 9 (3.63%) Red Hat
9 9 (3.63%) Altiris
10 7 (2.82%) Sophos
11 6 (2.42%) Remedy
11 6 (2.42%) Dell
11 6 (2.42%) CheckPoint
12 5 (2.02%) F5
12 5 (2.02%) Business Objects
13 4 (1.61%) Veritas
14 3 (1.21%) Sage
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