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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 5 2
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 145 128 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 17.88% 16.20% 18.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 73.60% 63.68% 68.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 52 33
Average daily rate
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£338 £258 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.06% -26.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £116 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £304 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.90% -3.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 37 23
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £27.20 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.73% -
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
197 201 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 24.29% 25.44% 26.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 98 51
Average daily rate £390 £310 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.80% -11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £115 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 38 24
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -42.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £29.75 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +2 39 £390 +57.57% 9
Stevenage 0 22 £120 -70.37% 5
Welwyn Garden City -1 20 £335 -16.25% 1
Hemel Hempstead -1 8 £325 +22.64% 3
Royston +2 7 £175 - 1
St Albans +3 4 £550 - 6
Letchworth - 4 £336 - 3
Rickmansworth +9 2 £420 -
Bishop's Stortford - 1 £325 -
Hertford - 1 - -
Windows
East of England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 111 (39.36%) Active Directory
2 91 (32.27%) Microsoft
3 74 (26.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 70 (24.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 69 (24.47%) VMware
6 67 (23.76%) Citrix
7 60 (21.28%) Windows Server 2003
8 56 (19.86%) SQL
9 54 (19.15%) SCCM
10 51 (18.09%) Linux
11 46 (16.31%) MS Excel
12 44 (15.60%) HP
13 42 (14.89%) .NET
13 42 (14.89%) Windows 7
14 41 (14.54%) VMware Infrastructure
14 41 (14.54%) SQL Server
15 40 (14.18%) Hyper-V
16 39 (13.83%) ITIL
16 39 (13.83%) DNS
17 36 (12.77%) Oracle
18 35 (12.41%) UNIX
18 35 (12.41%) SAN
18 35 (12.41%) Firewall
18 35 (12.41%) PowerShell
19 32 (11.35%) Data Centre
20 30 (10.64%) Migration
21 29 (10.28%) Finance
21 29 (10.28%) MS Office
22 28 (9.93%) SCOM
23 27 (9.57%) Java

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 20 (7.09%) MS Exchange
2 19 (6.74%) SharePoint
3 14 (4.96%) IIS
4 11 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (2.13%) Lync
6 5 (1.77%) Apache
6 5 (1.77%) Apache Solr
6 5 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (1.42%) WorkSite
8 3 (1.06%) JBoss
9 2 (0.71%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.71%) Lotus Domino
9 2 (0.71%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.71%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.71%) CMS
9 2 (0.71%) LiveLink
9 2 (0.71%) NetWeaver
9 2 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 46 (16.31%) MS Excel
2 29 (10.28%) MS Office
3 2 (0.71%) MS Project
3 2 (0.71%) Doxygen
4 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.71%) Agresso
3 1 (0.35%) Maximo
3 1 (0.35%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.35%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 14 (4.96%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (4.26%) Office 365
3 7 (2.48%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.35%) IaaS
5 1 (0.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (13.83%) DNS
2 35 (12.41%) SAN
2 35 (12.41%) Firewall
3 26 (9.22%) DHCP
4 20 (7.09%) Internet
5 19 (6.74%) TCP/IP
6 17 (6.03%) WAN
7 16 (5.67%) LAN
8 15 (5.32%) LDAP
8 15 (5.32%) SSH
8 15 (5.32%) Telnet
8 15 (5.32%) PuTTY
9 9 (3.19%) VPN
10 8 (2.84%) NAS
11 7 (2.48%) Network Security
12 4 (1.42%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (1.42%) MPLS
12 4 (1.42%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (1.06%) Intranet
13 3 (1.06%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (14.54%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.55%) Big Data
3 9 (3.19%) MongoDB
4 8 (2.84%) Amazon RDS
4 8 (2.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (2.48%) Amazon Redshift
6 6 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (2.13%) MySQL
6 6 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (1.77%) Hadoop
7 5 (1.77%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.42%) Sybase ASE
8 4 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (1.42%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.71%) DB2
10 2 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.35%) Sybase IQ
Development Applications
1 15 (5.32%) Toad
2 14 (4.96%) Git (software)
3 13 (4.61%) Subversion
4 9 (3.19%) Visual Studio
5 7 (2.48%) JIRA
6 3 (1.06%) Selenium
6 3 (1.06%) NUnit
6 3 (1.06%) LoadRunner
6 3 (1.06%) GCC
6 3 (1.06%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.71%) MSI
7 2 (0.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.71%) ClearCase
7 2 (0.71%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.71%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (0.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.35%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (0.35%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.35%) Oracle Forms
General
1 29 (10.28%) Finance
2 10 (3.55%) Retail
3 5 (1.77%) Manufacturing
3 5 (1.77%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.42%) Legal
5 3 (1.06%) Electronics
5 3 (1.06%) Local Government
6 2 (0.71%) Avionics
6 2 (0.71%) Back Office
6 2 (0.71%) Advertising
7 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.35%) Marketing
7 1 (0.35%) French Language
7 1 (0.35%) German Language
Job Titles
1 38 (13.48%) Analyst
2 31 (10.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 29 (10.28%) Support Engineer
4 23 (8.16%) Architect
5 20 (7.09%) Consultant
6 14 (4.96%) 2nd Line Support
7 13 (4.61%) Developer
8 12 (4.26%) Support Analyst
9 11 (3.90%) Administrator
10 10 (3.55%) Project Manager
11 9 (3.19%) Desktop Support
12 8 (2.84%) 1st Line Support
12 8 (2.84%) Cyber-Ark Consultant
13 7 (2.48%) Help Desk Support
13 7 (2.48%) Java Developer
13 7 (2.48%) Software Engineer
14 6 (2.13%) DBA
14 6 (2.13%) Support Technician
14 6 (2.13%) Senior Support Engineer
14 6 (2.13%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (14.89%) .NET
2 18 (6.38%) Web Services
3 7 (2.48%) JSP
3 7 (2.48%) J2EE
3 7 (2.48%) Hibernate
3 7 (2.48%) Spring
4 6 (2.13%) .NET Framework
5 5 (1.77%) Entity Framework
5 5 (1.77%) ASP.NET
6 4 (1.42%) SOAP
6 4 (1.42%) RESTful
6 4 (1.42%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (1.06%) WCF
7 3 (1.06%) REST
7 3 (1.06%) LINQ
7 3 (1.06%) jQuery
7 3 (1.06%) XML
7 3 (1.06%) ADO.NET
8 2 (0.71%) XML Schema
8 2 (0.71%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 32 (11.35%) Data Centre
2 13 (4.61%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.55%) Management Information System
4 9 (3.19%) Replication
5 8 (2.84%) Clustering
6 7 (2.48%) Data Protection Act
6 7 (2.48%) Data Integration
6 7 (2.48%) Kindle
7 6 (2.13%) PKI
7 6 (2.13%) CMDB
7 6 (2.13%) Blackberry
8 4 (1.42%) FMCG
9 3 (1.06%) iPhone
9 3 (1.06%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.71%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.71%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.71%) iPad
10 2 (0.71%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 2 (0.71%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 74 (26.24%) Windows Server 2008
2 70 (24.82%) Windows Server 2012
3 60 (21.28%) Windows Server 2003
4 51 (18.09%) Linux
5 42 (14.89%) Windows 7
6 35 (12.41%) UNIX
7 22 (7.80%) Windows XP
8 16 (5.67%) Android
9 13 (4.61%) Windows 2000 Server
10 7 (2.48%) Windows 8
11 5 (1.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (1.42%) AIX
12 4 (1.42%) Data ONTAP
13 2 (0.71%) Solaris
13 2 (0.71%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.71%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.71%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.35%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.35%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.35%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (13.83%) ITIL
2 30 (10.64%) Migration
3 20 (7.09%) Change Management
4 19 (6.74%) Project Management
5 18 (6.38%) Configuration Management
6 15 (5.32%) Identity Management
6 15 (5.32%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (4.61%) Service Delivery
8 12 (4.26%) Change Control
9 11 (3.90%) Performance Tuning
9 11 (3.90%) Server Building
9 11 (3.90%) Data Protection
10 10 (3.55%) Incident Management
10 10 (3.55%) Mentoring
11 9 (3.19%) PRINCE2
12 8 (2.84%) E-Commerce
13 7 (2.48%) ERP
13 7 (2.48%) Service Management
13 7 (2.48%) Asset Management
13 7 (2.48%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (19.86%) SQL
2 35 (12.41%) PowerShell
3 27 (9.57%) Java
4 18 (6.38%) C#
5 13 (4.61%) JavaScript
5 13 (4.61%) T-SQL
6 11 (3.90%) C
7 9 (3.19%) VB
8 8 (2.84%) Perl
9 6 (2.13%) Shell Script
9 6 (2.13%) Bash Shell
10 5 (1.77%) VB6
11 4 (1.42%) Python
12 3 (1.06%) C++
12 3 (1.06%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.71%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.71%) MATLAB
13 2 (0.71%) ANSI C
14 1 (0.35%) JCL
14 1 (0.35%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 21 (7.45%) Degree
2 16 (5.67%) Security Cleared
3 11 (3.90%) SC Cleared
4 10 (3.55%) CCNA
4 10 (3.55%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (3.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (2.84%) MCSE
6 6 (2.13%) OCA
6 6 (2.13%) Oracle Certification
7 5 (1.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (1.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.06%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.71%) CISM
10 2 (0.71%) ISEB
10 2 (0.71%) CISSP
10 2 (0.71%) MCITP
10 2 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.71%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.67%) SLA
2 8 (2.84%) QA
3 7 (2.48%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.71%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.35%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.35%) GxP
System Software
1 111 (39.36%) Active Directory
2 41 (14.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (14.18%) Hyper-V
4 20 (7.09%) Terminal Services
5 18 (6.38%) XenApp
6 15 (5.32%) vSphere
7 9 (3.19%) VMware ESX
8 8 (2.84%) Tivoli Directory Server
9 6 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (1.77%) XenServer
11 4 (1.42%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.71%) Cygwin
12 2 (0.71%) vCloud
12 2 (0.71%) Docker
13 1 (0.35%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.35%) Time Sharing Option
13 1 (0.35%) PowerHA
13 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 54 (19.15%) SCCM
2 28 (9.93%) SCOM
3 21 (7.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 16 (5.67%) Tivoli
5 13 (4.61%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 13 (4.61%) CA Single Sign-On
6 10 (3.55%) Puppet
7 7 (2.48%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 7 (2.48%) Novell Identity Manager
8 5 (1.77%) AirWatch
9 4 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (1.42%) SCOrch
9 4 (1.42%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (1.42%) XenMobile
10 3 (1.06%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (0.71%) ZABBIX
12 1 (0.35%) WhatsUp Gold
12 1 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
12 1 (0.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 1 (0.35%) OpenView
Vendors
1 91 (32.27%) Microsoft
2 69 (24.47%) VMware
3 67 (23.76%) Citrix
4 44 (15.60%) HP
5 36 (12.77%) Oracle
6 26 (9.22%) Symantec
7 25 (8.87%) Cisco
8 22 (7.80%) IBM
9 17 (6.03%) Cyber-Ark
10 16 (5.67%) Dell
11 12 (4.26%) NetApp
12 11 (3.90%) Apple
13 8 (2.84%) Novell
13 8 (2.84%) CA
13 8 (2.84%) Sun
13 8 (2.84%) Sybase
14 7 (2.48%) ServiceNow
15 6 (2.13%) Brocade
15 6 (2.13%) SAP
16 5 (1.77%) EMC
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