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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 8 7
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 105 103 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 16.59% 13.39% 15.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.99% 66.03% 63.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 39 41
Average daily rate
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£375 £250 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £161 £118 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £375 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £322 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 10 15
Average hourly rate £13.75 £15.75 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.69% +8.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.93 £10.80 £11.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.10 £37.85 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
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
178 156 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 28.12% 20.29% 24.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 58 78
Average daily rate £375 £300 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -29.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £150 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £440 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.42% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 10 15
Average hourly rate £14.85 £12.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.80% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.70 £21.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +11 30 £450 +38.46% 7
Welwyn Garden City +10 10 £375 +11.11% 5
Hemel Hempstead +6 9 £250 +40.84% 6
Stevenage +6 7 £325 +44.44% 1
St Albans +4 5 £1,000 - 9
Royston - 3 £350 - 2
Rickmansworth -1 2 - -
Letchworth -2 2 - -
Hoddesdon - 1 £388 -
Potters Bar - - - - 1
Radlett - - - -
Hertford - - - -
Hitchin - - - - 1
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
Borehamwood - - - -
Harpenden - - - -
Welwyn - - - -
Windows
East of England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 81 (36.65%) Windows Server 2008
2 79 (35.75%) Microsoft
3 77 (34.84%) Active Directory
4 60 (27.15%) Windows Server 2003
5 59 (26.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 57 (25.79%) VMware
7 52 (23.53%) HP
8 48 (21.72%) SQL Server
9 47 (21.27%) VMware Infrastructure
10 41 (18.55%) Citrix
11 39 (17.65%) MS Office
12 37 (16.74%) Hyper-V
13 34 (15.38%) MS Excel
14 33 (14.93%) .NET
15 32 (14.48%) Windows 7
16 31 (14.03%) Windows XP
17 27 (12.22%) ITIL
18 26 (11.76%) SQL
18 26 (11.76%) DNS
18 26 (11.76%) Migration
19 25 (11.31%) SharePoint
19 25 (11.31%) Linux
20 22 (9.95%) Oracle
21 21 (9.50%) VPN
21 21 (9.50%) Cisco
21 21 (9.50%) Project Management
22 20 (9.05%) MS Exchange
23 19 (8.60%) Web Services
23 19 (8.60%) Dell
23 19 (8.60%) Service Delivery

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 25 (11.31%) SharePoint
2 20 (9.05%) MS Exchange
3 9 (4.07%) IIS
4 6 (2.71%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (1.81%) WorkSite
6 4 (1.81%) Lync
6 4 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.81%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (1.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (1.36%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.90%) ArchestrA
9 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.45%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.45%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.45%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (0.45%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 39 (17.65%) MS Office
2 34 (15.38%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.45%) Maya
3 1 (0.45%) 3ds Max
3 1 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.45%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.45%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (3.17%) Oracle Retail
2 6 (2.71%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (1.81%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.45%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 18 (8.14%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (5.88%) Office 365
3 6 (2.71%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.36%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.90%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.45%) Amazon Glacier
6 1 (0.45%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 26 (11.76%) DNS
2 21 (9.50%) VPN
3 18 (8.14%) SAN
4 17 (7.69%) DHCP
5 15 (6.79%) TCP/IP
5 15 (6.79%) LAN
6 14 (6.33%) WAN
6 14 (6.33%) Firewall
7 10 (4.52%) Internet
7 10 (4.52%) MPLS
8 8 (3.62%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (2.71%) NAS
10 5 (2.26%) FTP
11 3 (1.36%) LDAP
11 3 (1.36%) VoIP
11 3 (1.36%) NetScaler
11 3 (1.36%) BIG-IP
11 3 (1.36%) Network Security
11 3 (1.36%) iSCSI
12 2 (0.90%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (21.72%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.98%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (4.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (3.62%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (3.17%) Big Data
6 5 (2.26%) SQL Server 2000
6 5 (2.26%) DTS
7 4 (1.81%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (1.36%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.36%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.36%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.36%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.45%) DataStage
9 1 (0.45%) DB2
9 1 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.45%) SQLPlus
9 1 (0.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (4.07%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (2.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.90%) SoapUI
3 2 (0.90%) Selenium
4 1 (0.45%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.45%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.45%) MSI
4 1 (0.45%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.45%) Xcode
4 1 (0.45%) CruiseControl
4 1 (0.45%) Subversion
4 1 (0.45%) Maven
General
1 17 (7.69%) Retail
2 11 (4.98%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.71%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.81%) Finance
4 4 (1.81%) Games
4 4 (1.81%) French Language
4 4 (1.81%) German Language
5 3 (1.36%) Local Government
5 3 (1.36%) Legal
6 2 (0.90%) Publishing
7 1 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 44 (19.91%) Analyst
2 23 (10.41%) Support Engineer
3 16 (7.24%) Service Analyst
3 16 (7.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 16 (7.24%) Service Desk Analyst
4 15 (6.79%) Support Analyst
4 15 (6.79%) Architect
5 14 (6.33%) Developer
6 13 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
7 10 (4.52%) Consultant
7 10 (4.52%) Project Manager
8 9 (4.07%) Administrator
8 9 (4.07%) IT Support
9 8 (3.62%) Data Centre Engineer
9 8 (3.62%) Desktop Support
10 7 (3.17%) Systems Administrator
11 6 (2.71%) Software Developer
11 6 (2.71%) 1st Line Support
11 6 (2.71%) .NET Developer
11 6 (2.71%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (14.93%) .NET
2 19 (8.60%) Web Services
3 16 (7.24%) ASP.NET
4 13 (5.88%) HTML
5 11 (4.98%) .NET Framework
6 10 (4.52%) ADO.NET
7 9 (4.07%) XML
7 9 (4.07%) WinForms
8 7 (3.17%) WPF
9 5 (2.26%) WF
9 5 (2.26%) SOAP
9 5 (2.26%) DHTML
9 5 (2.26%) WCF
9 5 (2.26%) HTML5
9 5 (2.26%) Razor View Engine
10 4 (1.81%) SAP PI
10 4 (1.81%) Application Packaging
11 3 (1.36%) REST
12 2 (0.90%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 2 (0.90%) AppFabric
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.24%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.17%) Blackberry
3 6 (2.71%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.26%) Clustering
4 5 (2.26%) iPad
5 4 (1.81%) Symmetrix DMX
5 4 (1.81%) Celerra
5 4 (1.81%) CLARiiON
5 4 (1.81%) Symmetrix
5 4 (1.81%) EMC Centera
5 4 (1.81%) PKI
6 3 (1.36%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (1.36%) Replication
6 3 (1.36%) Data Integration
6 3 (1.36%) CMDB
6 3 (1.36%) Online Games
7 2 (0.90%) Freedom of Information
7 2 (0.90%) Wiki
7 2 (0.90%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (0.90%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 81 (36.65%) Windows Server 2008
2 60 (27.15%) Windows Server 2003
3 59 (26.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 32 (14.48%) Windows 7
5 31 (14.03%) Windows XP
6 25 (11.31%) Linux
7 16 (7.24%) Android
8 14 (6.33%) UNIX
9 11 (4.98%) Windows 8
10 9 (4.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (2.71%) Windows 2000 Server
11 6 (2.71%) Apple iOS
12 4 (1.81%) Mac OS X
12 4 (1.81%) Windows Mobile
13 3 (1.36%) AIX
14 2 (0.90%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.90%) FreeBSD
15 1 (0.45%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.45%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.45%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (12.22%) ITIL
2 26 (11.76%) Migration
3 21 (9.50%) Project Management
4 19 (8.60%) Service Delivery
5 11 (4.98%) Change Management
5 11 (4.98%) Change Control
6 9 (4.07%) Workflow
6 9 (4.07%) Capacity Planning
7 8 (3.62%) Performance Tuning
7 8 (3.62%) Data Protection
8 7 (3.17%) Configuration Management
8 7 (3.17%) E-Commerce
8 7 (3.17%) ERP
9 6 (2.71%) Network Load Balancing
9 6 (2.71%) Incident Management
9 6 (2.71%) Enterprise Architecture
10 5 (2.26%) Risk Analysis
10 5 (2.26%) Performance Monitoring
10 5 (2.26%) Database Tuning
10 5 (2.26%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 26 (11.76%) SQL
2 18 (8.14%) C#
3 14 (6.33%) PowerShell
4 9 (4.07%) VB.NET
4 9 (4.07%) T-SQL
4 9 (4.07%) VBScript
5 7 (3.17%) JavaScript
6 6 (2.71%) VB
6 6 (2.71%) Java
7 2 (0.90%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.90%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.45%) Lua
8 1 (0.45%) Python
8 1 (0.45%) Perl
8 1 (0.45%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.45%) C++
Qualifications
1 13 (5.88%) Degree
2 11 (4.98%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (3.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 7 (3.17%) MCSE
3 7 (3.17%) Security Cleared
4 6 (2.71%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (2.71%) CCNA
4 6 (2.71%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (2.26%) SC Cleared
6 4 (1.81%) MCITP
6 4 (1.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.45%) CCNP
7 1 (0.45%) MCDST
7 1 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.43%) SLA
2 3 (1.36%) QA
3 1 (0.45%) GxP
System Software
1 77 (34.84%) Active Directory
2 47 (21.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (16.74%) Hyper-V
4 16 (7.24%) vSphere
5 12 (5.43%) VMware ESX
6 8 (3.62%) XenApp
6 8 (3.62%) Terminal Services
7 7 (3.17%) Firmware
8 6 (2.71%) XenServer
9 3 (1.36%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (1.36%) vCloud
9 3 (1.36%) NFS
10 2 (0.90%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.90%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (0.90%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.45%) Samba
11 1 (0.45%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 18 (8.14%) SCOM
2 17 (7.69%) SCCM
3 10 (4.52%) OpenView
4 8 (3.62%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 7 (3.17%) Puppet
5 7 (3.17%) OVSD
6 5 (2.26%) WSUS
7 4 (1.81%) HP Data Protector
7 4 (1.81%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 2 (0.90%) Nagios
8 2 (0.90%) ZABBIX
8 2 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.90%) SAP Afaria
9 1 (0.45%) DatAdvantage
9 1 (0.45%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 79 (35.75%) Microsoft
2 57 (25.79%) VMware
3 52 (23.53%) HP
4 41 (18.55%) Citrix
5 22 (9.95%) Oracle
6 21 (9.50%) Cisco
7 19 (8.60%) Dell
8 12 (5.43%) NetApp
8 12 (5.43%) Symantec
9 10 (4.52%) Apple
10 7 (3.17%) Red Hat
11 6 (2.71%) JDA
11 6 (2.71%) 3PAR
12 5 (2.26%) Brocade
12 5 (2.26%) Veeam
12 5 (2.26%) EMC
12 5 (2.26%) SAP
13 4 (1.81%) Metastorm
13 4 (1.81%) ServiceNow
13 4 (1.81%) Nintex
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