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 30 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 2 9
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +7
Contract jobs citing Windows 131 88 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 15.38% 18.30% 13.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.85% 66.17% 52.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 32 20
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£285 £290 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.72% -12.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £133 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £500 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £310 £313
% change year-on-year
- -0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 16 32
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.53 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.76% -20.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.73 £38.75 £34.86
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -9.37%
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
202 133 254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 23.71% 27.65% 25.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 48 77
Average daily rate £340 £288 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.26% -32.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £140 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 17 32
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.55 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.52% -16.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £40.00 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -11.76%

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 30 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 30 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 30 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 +5 26 £213 -17.47% 16
Hemel Hempstead +2 22 £300 -40.00% 5
Welwyn Garden City +2 18 £400 - 2
Rickmansworth -15 8 £331 - 1
Stevenage -4 4 £320 +197.67% 4
St Albans - 3 - - 6
Borehamwood -4 2 £190 - 1
Hitchin - 2 - - 1
Hertford -1 1 £160 - 1
Royston - 1 - -
Hoddesdon - 1 - - 1
Letchworth - - - - 1
Potters Bar - - - -
Harpenden - - - -
Baldock - - - -
Berkhamsted - - - - 1
Bishop's Stortford - - - - 1
Windows
East of England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 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 95 (38.00%) Active Directory
2 69 (27.60%) MS Excel
3 67 (26.80%) Microsoft
4 64 (25.60%) Windows 7
5 60 (24.00%) Windows XP
6 58 (23.20%) MS Office
7 52 (20.80%) Windows Server 2008
8 50 (20.00%) SQL
9 39 (15.60%) SQL Server
9 39 (15.60%) MS Exchange
10 36 (14.40%) VMware
11 33 (13.20%) Finance
12 32 (12.80%) Linux
13 31 (12.40%) VPN
13 31 (12.40%) Windows Server 2003
13 31 (12.40%) Windows Server 2012
14 30 (12.00%) DNS
15 27 (10.80%) ITIL
15 27 (10.80%) Exchange Server 2010
16 25 (10.00%) Security Cleared
16 25 (10.00%) HP
16 25 (10.00%) Citrix
17 23 (9.20%) SC Cleared
18 22 (8.80%) TCP/IP
19 21 (8.40%) Symantec
19 21 (8.40%) Migration
20 20 (8.00%) Internet
20 20 (8.00%) Cisco
21 19 (7.60%) SAN
21 19 (7.60%) Blackberry

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 39 (15.60%) MS Exchange
2 27 (10.80%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (7.20%) Exchange Server 2007
4 11 (4.40%) IIS
5 9 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (1.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (1.60%) Oracle Workflow
6 4 (1.60%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.20%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.80%) Apache
8 2 (0.80%) Oracle Application Server
8 2 (0.80%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.80%) Oracle 10gAS
8 2 (0.80%) Liferay
8 2 (0.80%) Confluence
8 2 (0.80%) Apache ServiceMix
9 1 (0.40%) Kentico
9 1 (0.40%) Lync
9 1 (0.40%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 69 (27.60%) MS Excel
2 58 (23.20%) MS Office
3 1 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.20%) Office 365
2 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.80%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (12.40%) VPN
2 30 (12.00%) DNS
3 22 (8.80%) TCP/IP
4 20 (8.00%) Internet
5 19 (7.60%) SAN
6 16 (6.40%) DHCP
7 15 (6.00%) Firewall
8 13 (5.20%) LAN
9 10 (4.00%) VoIP
10 8 (3.20%) WAN
11 5 (2.00%) GPRS
11 5 (2.00%) FTP
12 4 (1.60%) Wireless
12 4 (1.60%) Network Security
12 4 (1.60%) 4G
13 3 (1.20%) Cisco Nexus
13 3 (1.20%) IP Telephony
13 3 (1.20%) SNMP
13 3 (1.20%) ADSL
14 2 (0.80%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (15.60%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (3.60%) SQL Server 2000
5 8 (3.20%) MySQL
6 7 (2.80%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (2.00%) JasperReports
7 5 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (2.00%) Crystal Reports
7 5 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.60%) DTS
8 4 (1.60%) OLTP
8 4 (1.60%) OLAP
8 4 (1.60%) Data Mart
8 4 (1.60%) MS Access
8 4 (1.60%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (1.60%) DataStage
8 4 (1.60%) Oracle OLAP
8 4 (1.60%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 4 (1.60%) Maven
2 3 (1.20%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.80%) PVCS
3 2 (0.80%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (0.80%) Toad
3 2 (0.80%) JDeveloper
3 2 (0.80%) TestDirector
3 2 (0.80%) JIRA
3 2 (0.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (0.80%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.80%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.80%) Ant
3 2 (0.80%) Subversion
4 1 (0.40%) NUnit
4 1 (0.40%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 33 (13.20%) Finance
2 17 (6.80%) Telecoms
3 14 (5.60%) Manufacturing
4 11 (4.40%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (1.20%) Publishing
6 2 (0.80%) Multimedia
6 2 (0.80%) Marketing
6 2 (0.80%) Back Office
7 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.40%) Legal
Job Titles
1 60 (24.00%) Analyst
2 36 (14.40%) Support Engineer
3 30 (12.00%) Support Analyst
4 24 (9.60%) Developer
4 24 (9.60%) Service Analyst
5 23 (9.20%) Service Desk Analyst
6 22 (8.80%) 2nd Line Support
7 20 (8.00%) IT Support
8 14 (5.60%) Administrator
8 14 (5.60%) 1st Line Support
9 13 (5.20%) Desktop Support
10 12 (4.80%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 11 (4.40%) IT Support Analyst
12 10 (4.00%) Consultant
13 9 (3.60%) Network Engineer
13 9 (3.60%) Technical Support
13 9 (3.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 9 (3.60%) Java Developer
13 9 (3.60%) Backup Engineer
14 8 (3.20%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (6.40%) Web Services
2 15 (6.00%) .NET
3 12 (4.80%) XML
4 10 (4.00%) HTML
5 9 (3.60%) J2EE
5 9 (3.60%) Hibernate
5 9 (3.60%) Spring
6 6 (2.40%) JSP
7 5 (2.00%) CSS
7 5 (2.00%) .NET Framework
8 3 (1.20%) jQuery
8 3 (1.20%) CSS3
8 3 (1.20%) HTML5
8 3 (1.20%) ASP.NET
8 3 (1.20%) DHTML
9 2 (0.80%) XML Schema
9 2 (0.80%) Struts
9 2 (0.80%) Oracle ADF
9 2 (0.80%) Struts2
9 2 (0.80%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.60%) Blackberry
2 10 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (3.60%) IBM XIV
4 8 (3.20%) Clustering
5 6 (2.40%) NHS
5 6 (2.40%) Statistics
5 6 (2.40%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.00%) iPhone
6 5 (2.00%) Informatics
7 4 (1.60%) Data Integration
8 3 (1.20%) Replication
8 3 (1.20%) iPad
9 2 (0.80%) HP StorageWorks
9 2 (0.80%) Open Source
9 2 (0.80%) EqualLogic
9 2 (0.80%) GIS
9 2 (0.80%) EPoS
9 2 (0.80%) FMCG
9 2 (0.80%) PKI
9 2 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 64 (25.60%) Windows 7
2 60 (24.00%) Windows XP
3 52 (20.80%) Windows Server 2008
4 32 (12.80%) Linux
5 31 (12.40%) Windows Server 2003
5 31 (12.40%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (6.80%) Windows 8
7 10 (4.00%) UNIX
8 9 (3.60%) HPUX
9 6 (2.40%) Windows 2000
10 5 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (1.60%) Android
12 2 (0.80%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.80%) AIX
12 2 (0.80%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.80%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.80%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.40%) Mac OS X Server
13 1 (0.40%) Solaris
13 1 (0.40%) bada
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (10.80%) ITIL
2 21 (8.40%) Migration
3 11 (4.40%) Disaster Recovery
3 11 (4.40%) PRINCE2
4 10 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
5 9 (3.60%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (2.80%) Service Management
6 7 (2.80%) Workflow
6 7 (2.80%) Project Planning
7 6 (2.40%) Root Cause Analysis
7 6 (2.40%) CRM
7 6 (2.40%) Service Delivery
7 6 (2.40%) Change Management
8 5 (2.00%) E-Commerce
8 5 (2.00%) Software Deployment
8 5 (2.00%) Load Balancing
9 4 (1.60%) Resource Management
9 4 (1.60%) Time Management
9 4 (1.60%) UML
9 4 (1.60%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 50 (20.00%) SQL
2 17 (6.80%) JavaScript
3 16 (6.40%) Java
4 12 (4.80%) T-SQL
5 11 (4.40%) C#
6 10 (4.00%) PowerShell
7 6 (2.40%) Perl
7 6 (2.40%) PL/SQL
8 4 (1.60%) C++
8 4 (1.60%) C
9 3 (1.20%) VB
9 3 (1.20%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.80%) Python
10 2 (0.80%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.80%) VB6
10 2 (0.80%) Ruby
11 1 (0.40%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 23 (9.20%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.40%) Degree
4 4 (1.60%) MCP
4 4 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (1.60%) MOS
5 3 (1.20%) MCSE
5 3 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.80%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (0.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (0.80%) CCNP
6 2 (0.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (0.80%) CCSE
7 1 (0.40%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.40%) MCITP
7 1 (0.40%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.40%) CCNA
7 1 (0.40%) ISEB
7 1 (0.40%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.20%) QA
2 6 (2.40%) SLA
3 4 (1.60%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.80%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.40%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 95 (38.00%) Active Directory
2 17 (6.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (4.40%) vSphere
4 6 (2.40%) Hyper-V
5 5 (2.00%) vCloud
5 5 (2.00%) VMware ESX
6 3 (1.20%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.80%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.80%) XenServer
8 1 (0.40%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.40%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.40%) XenApp
8 1 (0.40%) VMFS
8 1 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.40%) NFS
8 1 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.40%) Xen
Systems Management
1 17 (6.80%) Backup Exec
2 15 (6.00%) NetBackup
3 14 (5.60%) OpenView
3 14 (5.60%) OVSD
4 9 (3.60%) SCCM
4 9 (3.60%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (2.40%) SCOM
6 4 (1.60%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (1.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (0.80%) HP UCMDB
8 1 (0.40%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.40%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.40%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.40%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.40%) WSUS
8 1 (0.40%) MOM
Vendors
1 67 (26.80%) Microsoft
2 36 (14.40%) VMware
3 25 (10.00%) HP
3 25 (10.00%) Citrix
4 21 (8.40%) Symantec
5 20 (8.00%) Cisco
6 15 (6.00%) IBM
7 14 (5.60%) Oracle
8 10 (4.00%) Altiris
9 9 (3.60%) Brocade
9 9 (3.60%) Sophos
10 7 (2.80%) NetApp
10 7 (2.80%) Business Objects
11 6 (2.40%) Sybase
11 6 (2.40%) Veritas
11 6 (2.40%) CheckPoint
11 6 (2.40%) Google
12 5 (2.00%) Acronis
12 5 (2.00%) F5
12 5 (2.00%) McAfee
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