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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 1 5 5
Rank change year-on-year
+4 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 162 121 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 19.08% 17.98% 14.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 72.97% 70.76% 52.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 50 41
Average daily rate
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£325 £248 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.12% -23.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £120 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £453 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 36 19
Average hourly rate £32.00 £15.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+113.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £27.63 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
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
222 171 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 26.15% 25.41% 28.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 73 70
Average daily rate £338 £269 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.58% -14.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £160 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £490 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 37 19
Average hourly rate £9.50 £15.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.70% -40.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.95 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £29.75 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +6 42 £350 +41.41% 16
Welwyn Garden City 0 35 £330 +5.60%
Stevenage +1 23 £120 -75.51% 2
Hemel Hempstead -3 9 £175 -14.63% 6
Royston - 8 £175 - 2
Letchworth -1 2 £336 +76.97% 2
Bishop's Stortford +1 1 £325 - 2
Rickmansworth -6 1 £390 +11.42%
Windows
East of England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 103 (38.29%) Active Directory
2 86 (31.97%) Microsoft
3 79 (29.37%) Windows Server 2012
4 76 (28.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 72 (26.77%) VMware
6 64 (23.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 57 (21.19%) Citrix
8 56 (20.82%) HP
8 56 (20.82%) SQL
9 48 (17.84%) SCCM
10 47 (17.47%) VMware Infrastructure
11 44 (16.36%) MS Excel
12 42 (15.61%) .NET
13 41 (15.24%) Linux
13 41 (15.24%) Hyper-V
13 41 (15.24%) Windows 7
14 40 (14.87%) SQL Server
14 40 (14.87%) DNS
15 38 (14.13%) SAN
15 38 (14.13%) ITIL
16 35 (13.01%) Data Centre
17 33 (12.27%) MS Office
17 33 (12.27%) UNIX
18 31 (11.52%) Oracle
18 31 (11.52%) Migration
19 30 (11.15%) Firewall
19 30 (11.15%) PowerShell
20 28 (10.41%) Cisco
21 27 (10.04%) DHCP
21 27 (10.04%) Windows XP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 21 (7.81%) MS Exchange
2 18 (6.69%) SharePoint
3 13 (4.83%) IIS
4 11 (4.09%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (1.86%) Apache
6 5 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (1.86%) Lync
7 4 (1.49%) Apache Solr
7 4 (1.49%) WorkSite
8 3 (1.12%) JBoss
8 3 (1.12%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.74%) LiveLink
9 2 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.74%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.74%) Lotus Domino
9 2 (0.74%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.74%) ArchestrA
Applications
1 44 (16.36%) MS Excel
2 33 (12.27%) MS Office
3 2 (0.74%) MS Project
3 2 (0.74%) Doxygen
4 1 (0.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.74%) Agresso
2 1 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.37%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.37%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.37%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.09%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.60%) Office 365
3 4 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.37%) IaaS
5 1 (0.37%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (14.87%) DNS
2 38 (14.13%) SAN
3 30 (11.15%) Firewall
4 27 (10.04%) DHCP
5 23 (8.55%) TCP/IP
6 18 (6.69%) LAN
6 18 (6.69%) WAN
7 17 (6.32%) Internet
8 11 (4.09%) LDAP
8 11 (4.09%) SSH
8 11 (4.09%) NAS
8 11 (4.09%) Telnet
8 11 (4.09%) PuTTY
9 9 (3.35%) VPN
10 7 (2.60%) Network Security
11 4 (1.49%) MPLS
12 3 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (1.12%) Intranet
12 3 (1.12%) VLAN
13 2 (0.74%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (14.87%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (2.97%) MongoDB
2 8 (2.97%) Big Data
2 8 (2.97%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (2.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (2.23%) MySQL
3 6 (2.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (1.86%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (1.49%) Sybase ASE
5 4 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (1.49%) Crystal Reports
5 4 (1.49%) Hadoop
5 4 (1.49%) Amazon Redshift
6 3 (1.12%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.74%) DB2
7 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.37%) MaxDB
8 1 (0.37%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 13 (4.83%) Subversion
2 12 (4.46%) Git (software)
3 11 (4.09%) Toad
4 6 (2.23%) Visual Studio
5 4 (1.49%) JIRA
6 3 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (1.12%) GCC
7 2 (0.74%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.74%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (0.74%) NUnit
7 2 (0.74%) Selenium
7 2 (0.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.74%) ClearCase
7 2 (0.74%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.74%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.74%) MSI
8 1 (0.37%) ChangeMan
8 1 (0.37%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.37%) CruiseControl
General
1 22 (8.18%) Finance
2 11 (4.09%) Retail
3 8 (2.97%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.86%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.49%) Legal
6 3 (1.12%) Electronics
6 3 (1.12%) Local Government
7 2 (0.74%) French Language
7 2 (0.74%) German Language
7 2 (0.74%) Avionics
8 1 (0.37%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 36 (13.38%) Analyst
2 31 (11.52%) Support Engineer
3 25 (9.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 21 (7.81%) Architect
5 20 (7.43%) 2nd Line Support
6 19 (7.06%) Consultant
7 16 (5.95%) Support Analyst
8 14 (5.20%) Administrator
9 13 (4.83%) Desktop Support
9 13 (4.83%) Developer
10 8 (2.97%) Project Manager
10 8 (2.97%) Cyber-Ark Consultant
11 7 (2.60%) Senior Support Engineer
11 7 (2.60%) Software Engineer
11 7 (2.60%) 1st Line Support
11 7 (2.60%) Java Developer
11 7 (2.60%) Help Desk Support
12 6 (2.23%) Systems Administrator
12 6 (2.23%) DBA
12 6 (2.23%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (15.61%) .NET
2 17 (6.32%) Web Services
3 9 (3.35%) ASP.NET
3 9 (3.35%) .NET Framework
4 7 (2.60%) J2EE
5 6 (2.23%) JSP
5 6 (2.23%) Hibernate
5 6 (2.23%) Spring
6 5 (1.86%) XML
7 4 (1.49%) ADO.NET
7 4 (1.49%) WinForms
7 4 (1.49%) WF
7 4 (1.49%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (1.49%) Entity Framework
8 3 (1.12%) LINQ
8 3 (1.12%) jQuery
8 3 (1.12%) SOAP
9 2 (0.74%) OpenGL
9 2 (0.74%) XML Schema
9 2 (0.74%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 35 (13.01%) Data Centre
2 18 (6.69%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.09%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.97%) Replication
5 7 (2.60%) Clustering
5 7 (2.60%) Kindle
6 6 (2.23%) Blackberry
6 6 (2.23%) PKI
6 6 (2.23%) CMDB
7 4 (1.49%) Symmetrix DMX
7 4 (1.49%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (1.49%) Celerra
7 4 (1.49%) Data Integration
7 4 (1.49%) FMCG
7 4 (1.49%) CLARiiON
7 4 (1.49%) Symmetrix
7 4 (1.49%) EMC Centera
7 4 (1.49%) EMC VNX
7 4 (1.49%) HP StoreVirtual
8 3 (1.12%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 79 (29.37%) Windows Server 2012
2 76 (28.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 64 (23.79%) Windows Server 2003
4 41 (15.24%) Linux
4 41 (15.24%) Windows 7
5 33 (12.27%) UNIX
6 27 (10.04%) Windows XP
7 19 (7.06%) Android
8 16 (5.95%) Windows 2000 Server
9 9 (3.35%) Windows 8
10 5 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (1.49%) Data ONTAP
11 4 (1.49%) Mac OS X
11 4 (1.49%) AIX
12 2 (0.74%) Solaris
12 2 (0.74%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.74%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.37%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.37%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (14.13%) ITIL
2 31 (11.52%) Migration
3 23 (8.55%) Project Management
4 20 (7.43%) Change Management
5 18 (6.69%) Service Delivery
5 18 (6.69%) Configuration Management
6 14 (5.20%) Change Control
7 11 (4.09%) Server Building
7 11 (4.09%) Identity Management
8 10 (3.72%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (3.72%) E-Commerce
8 10 (3.72%) Incident Management
8 10 (3.72%) Mentoring
9 9 (3.35%) Performance Tuning
9 9 (3.35%) Data Protection
10 8 (2.97%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (2.97%) Workflow
10 8 (2.97%) Capacity Planning
11 7 (2.60%) Asset Management
11 7 (2.60%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 56 (20.82%) SQL
2 30 (11.15%) PowerShell
3 24 (8.92%) Java
4 19 (7.06%) C#
5 14 (5.20%) T-SQL
6 11 (4.09%) JavaScript
6 11 (4.09%) VB
6 11 (4.09%) C
7 8 (2.97%) Perl
8 6 (2.23%) Shell Script
8 6 (2.23%) VB.NET
8 6 (2.23%) Bash Shell
9 5 (1.86%) VB6
10 4 (1.49%) Python
11 3 (1.12%) C++
12 2 (0.74%) VBScript
12 2 (0.74%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.74%) MATLAB
12 2 (0.74%) ANSI C
13 1 (0.37%) JCL
Qualifications
1 23 (8.55%) Degree
2 17 (6.32%) Security Cleared
3 12 (4.46%) SC Cleared
3 12 (4.46%) CCNA
3 12 (4.46%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (2.97%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (2.23%) MCSE
5 6 (2.23%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (1.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (1.12%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.12%) OCA
8 3 (1.12%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (0.74%) CISSP
9 2 (0.74%) MCITP
9 2 (0.74%) CISM
10 1 (0.37%) CCNP
10 1 (0.37%) RHCE
10 1 (0.37%) HP ASE
10 1 (0.37%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.95%) SLA
2 7 (2.60%) ISO 9001
3 4 (1.49%) QA
4 2 (0.74%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.37%) GxP
System Software
1 103 (38.29%) Active Directory
2 47 (17.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (15.24%) Hyper-V
4 16 (5.95%) XenApp
4 16 (5.95%) Terminal Services
5 13 (4.83%) vSphere
6 11 (4.09%) VMware ESX
6 11 (4.09%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (2.60%) Tivoli Directory Server
8 6 (2.23%) XenServer
9 3 (1.12%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.74%) Cygwin
10 2 (0.74%) vCloud
10 2 (0.74%) Docker
11 1 (0.37%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.37%) Time Sharing Option
11 1 (0.37%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.37%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 48 (17.84%) SCCM
2 24 (8.92%) SCOM
3 16 (5.95%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 12 (4.46%) Tivoli
5 10 (3.72%) Puppet
6 9 (3.35%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 9 (3.35%) CA Single Sign-On
7 6 (2.23%) Novell Identity Manager
7 6 (2.23%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 4 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (1.49%) SCOrch
8 4 (1.49%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (1.12%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.74%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.74%) OpenView
10 2 (0.74%) ZABBIX
10 2 (0.74%) OVSD
11 1 (0.37%) WSUS
11 1 (0.37%) EMC NetWorker
11 1 (0.37%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 86 (31.97%) Microsoft
2 72 (26.77%) VMware
3 57 (21.19%) Citrix
4 56 (20.82%) HP
5 31 (11.52%) Oracle
6 28 (10.41%) Cisco
7 22 (8.18%) Dell
7 22 (8.18%) Symantec
8 20 (7.43%) IBM
9 17 (6.32%) NetApp
10 15 (5.58%) Apple
11 13 (4.83%) Cyber-Ark
12 9 (3.35%) Brocade
13 8 (2.97%) 3PAR
14 7 (2.60%) ServiceNow
14 7 (2.60%) Novell
14 7 (2.60%) Sun
14 7 (2.60%) EMC
14 7 (2.60%) CA
15 6 (2.23%) Sybase
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