The first table below looks at the demand 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Hertfordshire region.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 104 97 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 13.51% 15.18% 17.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.24% 62.99% 72.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 39 67
Average daily rate £250 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £119 £180 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £650 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 34
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -14.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £11.04 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.20 £25.00 £40.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
157 154 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 20.39% 24.10% 24.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 75 101
Average daily rate £300 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £243 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.91% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 37
Average hourly rate £12.50 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.30 £30.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows
East of England

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 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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Watford 0 22 £325 - 15
Letchworth +9 17 £190 - 2
Hemel Hempstead -5 9 £178 -49.28% 5
Welwyn Garden City -6 7 £338 - 1
Stevenage -8 5 £225 -12.19% 1
Borehamwood - 4 - - 1
Rickmansworth - 3 £160 - 1
St Albans -1 2 - - 2
Hertford - 1 £280 -
Harpenden - - - - 3
Potters Bar - - - -
Ware - - - -
Windows
East of England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 73 (32.02%) Windows 7
2 71 (31.14%) Microsoft
3 69 (30.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 66 (28.95%) Active Directory
5 57 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 55 (24.12%) VMware
7 52 (22.81%) Windows XP
8 50 (21.93%) SQL Server
9 49 (21.49%) SC Cleared
10 47 (20.61%) Windows Server 2003
11 46 (20.18%) MS Excel
12 44 (19.30%) MS Office
13 41 (17.98%) Citrix
14 38 (16.67%) HP
15 35 (15.35%) SQL
16 32 (14.04%) Linux
17 28 (12.28%) Telecoms
18 27 (11.84%) HTML
19 25 (10.96%) NetApp
20 23 (10.09%) Oracle
20 23 (10.09%) ITIL
20 23 (10.09%) Finance
21 22 (9.65%) MS Exchange
22 21 (9.21%) VMware Infrastructure
23 20 (8.77%) TCP/IP
23 20 (8.77%) .NET
24 19 (8.33%) C#
24 19 (8.33%) Web Services
24 19 (8.33%) PowerShell
24 19 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 22 (9.65%) MS Exchange
2 13 (5.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (3.95%) IIS
4 7 (3.07%) Lotus Domino
4 7 (3.07%) WebSphere
4 7 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (2.63%) IBM HTTP Server
5 6 (2.63%) Tomcat
5 6 (2.63%) MQSeries
5 6 (2.63%) WebSphere Application Server
6 5 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (2.19%) Node.js
7 4 (1.75%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.32%) IBM Notes
8 3 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.88%) Lync
9 2 (0.88%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.44%) Apache ServiceMix
10 1 (0.44%) ArchestrA
Applications
1 46 (20.18%) MS Excel
2 44 (19.30%) MS Office
3 2 (0.88%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.88%) Fireworks
3 2 (0.88%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.88%) DOC1
3 2 (0.88%) PrintSoft PReS
3 2 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.44%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 2 (0.88%) WebTrends
1 2 (0.88%) SiteCatalyst
2 1 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.75%) SaaS
2 2 (0.88%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.44%) Office 365
3 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (8.77%) TCP/IP
2 17 (7.46%) DNS
3 14 (6.14%) VPN
4 12 (5.26%) DHCP
4 12 (5.26%) NetScaler
5 8 (3.51%) Firewall
5 8 (3.51%) LAN
5 8 (3.51%) SAN
6 7 (3.07%) HTTP
7 6 (2.63%) Internet
8 4 (1.75%) VoIP
8 4 (1.75%) WAN
8 4 (1.75%) FTP
8 4 (1.75%) IP Telephony
9 3 (1.32%) Broadband
10 2 (0.88%) CTI
10 2 (0.88%) SSL
10 2 (0.88%) IPsec
11 1 (0.44%) Cisco IOS
11 1 (0.44%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (21.93%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (3.51%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (3.51%) MySQL
3 8 (3.51%) DB2
3 8 (3.51%) JasperReports
4 7 (3.07%) Crystal Reports
4 7 (3.07%) Oracle Database
4 7 (3.07%) Relational Database
5 6 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (2.19%) RDBMS
6 5 (2.19%) RavenDB
6 5 (2.19%) Neo4j
7 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.44%) DTS
Development Applications
1 7 (3.07%) Visual Studio
1 7 (3.07%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.19%) NUnit
2 5 (2.19%) TeamCity
3 4 (1.75%) MSI
4 3 (1.32%) Eclipse
4 3 (1.32%) Subversion
4 3 (1.32%) MSTest
5 2 (0.88%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.44%) Redmine
6 1 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.44%) Maven
6 1 (0.44%) Rational Performance Tester
6 1 (0.44%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.44%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.44%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.44%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.44%) JMeter
General
1 28 (12.28%) Telecoms
2 23 (10.09%) Finance
3 11 (4.82%) Retail
4 10 (4.39%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (2.19%) Marketing
7 3 (1.32%) Legal
8 2 (0.88%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.44%) German Language
9 1 (0.44%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 29 (12.72%) Developer
2 28 (12.28%) Analyst
3 22 (9.65%) Support Engineer
4 21 (9.21%) Server Engineer
5 18 (7.89%) Consultant
6 16 (7.02%) IT Support
7 15 (6.58%) Support Analyst
8 13 (5.70%) Service Analyst
9 11 (4.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 10 (4.39%) Service Desk Analyst
10 10 (4.39%) Tester
11 9 (3.95%) Desktop Support
11 9 (3.95%) Administrator
11 9 (3.95%) Infrastructure Tester
12 8 (3.51%) Java Developer
12 8 (3.51%) .NET Developer
12 8 (3.51%) C# Developer
12 8 (3.51%) 2nd Line Support
12 8 (3.51%) IT Support Analyst
12 8 (3.51%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (11.84%) HTML
2 20 (8.77%) .NET
3 19 (8.33%) Web Services
4 16 (7.02%) ASP.NET
5 12 (5.26%) XML
6 10 (4.39%) CSS
6 10 (4.39%) .NET Framework
7 8 (3.51%) Hibernate
7 8 (3.51%) Spring
7 8 (3.51%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (3.51%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 8 (3.51%) XSLT
8 7 (3.07%) CSS3
8 7 (3.07%) HTML5
9 6 (2.63%) Application Packaging
9 6 (2.63%) jQuery
9 6 (2.63%) DHTML
10 5 (2.19%) Classic ASP
10 5 (2.19%) J2EE
10 5 (2.19%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.39%) Blackberry
2 7 (3.07%) Clustering
2 7 (3.07%) iPhone
3 6 (2.63%) NHS
4 4 (1.75%) Informatics
4 4 (1.75%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.32%) Fat Client
5 3 (1.32%) Open Source
5 3 (1.32%) Thin Client
6 2 (0.88%) PKI
6 2 (0.88%) iPad
6 2 (0.88%) HP StorageWorks
6 2 (0.88%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.44%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.44%) EPoS
7 1 (0.44%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.44%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.44%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.44%) CMDB
7 1 (0.44%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 73 (32.02%) Windows 7
2 69 (30.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 52 (22.81%) Windows XP
4 47 (20.61%) Windows Server 2003
5 32 (14.04%) Linux
6 19 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (7.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (6.14%) UNIX
9 8 (3.51%) AIX
9 8 (3.51%) Solaris
10 7 (3.07%) Android
11 6 (2.63%) SUSE
11 6 (2.63%) Windows 8
12 4 (1.75%) HPUX
12 4 (1.75%) Apple iOS
13 3 (1.32%) Windows 2000 Server
13 3 (1.32%) CentOS
13 3 (1.32%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.44%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.44%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (10.09%) ITIL
2 14 (6.14%) MVC
3 13 (5.70%) E-Commerce
4 11 (4.82%) Project Management
4 11 (4.82%) Service Delivery
4 11 (4.82%) Disaster Recovery
4 11 (4.82%) Test Scripting
5 9 (3.95%) Load Balancing
5 9 (3.95%) Project Planning
6 7 (3.07%) Migration
7 6 (2.63%) Web Development
7 6 (2.63%) Unit Testing
8 5 (2.19%) CQRS
8 5 (2.19%) Validation
8 5 (2.19%) Software Engineering
8 5 (2.19%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (2.19%) TDD
9 4 (1.75%) OO
9 4 (1.75%) Problem Management
10 3 (1.32%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 35 (15.35%) SQL
2 19 (8.33%) C#
2 19 (8.33%) PowerShell
3 18 (7.89%) VB
4 17 (7.46%) T-SQL
5 16 (7.02%) VBScript
6 15 (6.58%) Java
7 11 (4.82%) JavaScript
8 7 (3.07%) VB.NET
9 4 (1.75%) C++
10 2 (0.88%) C
10 2 (0.88%) VB6
11 1 (0.44%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.44%) VBA
Qualifications
1 57 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 49 (21.49%) SC Cleared
3 13 (5.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (4.39%) MCSE
5 6 (2.63%) Degree
6 3 (1.32%) RHCA
6 3 (1.32%) MCITP
6 3 (1.32%) MCP
6 3 (1.32%) RHCE
7 2 (0.88%) MOS
7 2 (0.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (0.88%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.88%) VCAP
8 1 (0.44%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.44%) MCTS
8 1 (0.44%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.44%) MBA
8 1 (0.44%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (0.44%) MCSD
8 1 (0.44%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.07%) SLA
2 2 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.44%) QA
System Software
1 66 (28.95%) Active Directory
2 21 (9.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (4.82%) vSphere
4 9 (3.95%) Hyper-V
5 8 (3.51%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (3.07%) XenApp
7 6 (2.63%) VMware ESX
8 5 (2.19%) Terminal Services
8 5 (2.19%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (1.75%) XenServer
10 3 (1.32%) Samba
11 2 (0.88%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.44%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.44%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.44%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 11 (4.82%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (4.39%) SCCM
3 8 (3.51%) NetBackup
4 5 (2.19%) OpenView
4 5 (2.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 5 (2.19%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (1.75%) OVSD
6 3 (1.32%) SCOM
6 3 (1.32%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (0.88%) HP SIM
7 2 (0.88%) Cobbler
7 2 (0.88%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.88%) HP NNM
7 2 (0.88%) ZENworks
7 2 (0.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.44%) WSUS
8 1 (0.44%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 1 (0.44%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 71 (31.14%) Microsoft
2 55 (24.12%) VMware
3 41 (17.98%) Citrix
4 38 (16.67%) HP
5 25 (10.96%) NetApp
6 23 (10.09%) Oracle
7 17 (7.46%) Red Hat
8 15 (6.58%) IBM
9 10 (4.39%) Cisco
9 10 (4.39%) Dell
9 10 (4.39%) McAfee
10 8 (3.51%) Sybase
10 8 (3.51%) Symantec
11 6 (2.63%) Sun
12 5 (2.19%) Avaya
12 5 (2.19%) Google
13 4 (1.75%) Altiris
14 3 (1.32%) Splunk
14 3 (1.32%) Remedy
14 3 (1.32%) CheckPoint
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