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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 2 6
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 114 125 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 17.25% 19.90% 17.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 68.67% 72.67% 72.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 58 67
Average daily rate
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£355 £315 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.69% -30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £125 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £400 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £290 £308
% change year-on-year
+7.75% -5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 17 17
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.50 £12.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% +10.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.40 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £23.50 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.70% -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
166 172 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 25.11% 27.39% 24.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 83 103
Average daily rate £425 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £138 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £414 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.12% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 19 17
Average hourly rate £25.00 £13.25 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.67% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.85 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.30 £23.50 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -14.28%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 27 January 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 +8 34 £438 +38.88% 13
Hemel Hempstead +2 27 £315 +200.00% 8
Stevenage -2 6 £510 +92.45% 5
Rickmansworth -8 5 - -
Borehamwood - 1 - -
St Albans - 1 - - 7
Tring - - - - 1
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
Royston - - - - 1
Hertford - - - -
Hoddesdon - - - -
Letchworth - - - - 1
Potters Bar - - - -
Windows
East of England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 (32.53%) Active Directory
2 76 (30.52%) Microsoft
3 59 (23.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 52 (20.88%) VMware
5 51 (20.48%) MS Excel
6 48 (19.28%) Windows XP
7 47 (18.88%) MS Office
8 45 (18.07%) Windows Server 2003
9 40 (16.06%) SQL Server
9 40 (16.06%) HP
9 40 (16.06%) Windows 7
10 36 (14.46%) VMware Infrastructure
11 35 (14.06%) Windows Server 2012
12 34 (13.65%) Linux
13 33 (13.25%) SQL
13 33 (13.25%) .NET
14 31 (12.45%) Citrix
14 31 (12.45%) Migration
15 27 (10.84%) VPN
16 26 (10.44%) Oracle
16 26 (10.44%) Security Cleared
17 24 (9.64%) SC Cleared
17 24 (9.64%) ITIL
17 24 (9.64%) DNS
18 23 (9.24%) C#
19 22 (8.84%) Hyper-V
20 21 (8.43%) MS Exchange
20 21 (8.43%) SharePoint
21 20 (8.03%) Telecoms
22 18 (7.23%) SAN

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 (8.43%) MS Exchange
1 21 (8.43%) SharePoint
2 9 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (3.61%) IIS
3 8 (3.21%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (1.61%) Lync
6 3 (1.20%) Oracle 10gAS
6 3 (1.20%) Oracle Application Server
6 3 (1.20%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (1.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (1.20%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.80%) WorkSite
8 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.40%) Apache ServiceMix
8 1 (0.40%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.40%) Kentico
Applications
1 51 (20.48%) MS Excel
2 47 (18.88%) MS Office
3 2 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.40%) Maya
4 1 (0.40%) 3ds Max
4 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.40%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.40%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (2.41%) Oracle Retail
1 6 (2.41%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.40%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.42%) Office 365
2 6 (2.41%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.01%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.20%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.80%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 27 (10.84%) VPN
2 24 (9.64%) DNS
3 18 (7.23%) SAN
4 17 (6.83%) DHCP
5 11 (4.42%) Internet
6 10 (4.02%) Firewall
7 8 (3.21%) TCP/IP
7 8 (3.21%) MPLS
8 6 (2.41%) FTP
8 6 (2.41%) LAN
8 6 (2.41%) VoIP
8 6 (2.41%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (1.61%) LDAP
9 4 (1.61%) WAN
9 4 (1.61%) iSCSI
10 3 (1.20%) BIG-IP
10 3 (1.20%) NetScaler
10 3 (1.20%) ADSL
11 2 (0.80%) SNMP
11 2 (0.80%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (16.06%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 14 (5.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (4.02%) SQL Server 2000
4 6 (2.41%) DTS
5 5 (2.01%) Oracle Database
5 5 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (2.01%) MySQL
6 4 (1.61%) OLAP
6 4 (1.61%) MS Access
6 4 (1.61%) OLTP
6 4 (1.61%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (1.61%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (1.61%) DataStage
6 4 (1.61%) Oracle BI EE
6 4 (1.61%) SAP Data Services
6 4 (1.61%) Oracle OLAP
6 4 (1.61%) Data Mart
6 4 (1.61%) Oracle ODI
7 3 (1.20%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (2.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (2.01%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (1.61%) Oracle Forms
3 4 (1.61%) Maven
4 3 (1.20%) Subversion
4 3 (1.20%) JDeveloper
4 3 (1.20%) TestDirector
4 3 (1.20%) Toad
4 3 (1.20%) PVCS
5 2 (0.80%) Ant
5 2 (0.80%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.80%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.80%) SoapUI
5 2 (0.80%) Selenium
5 2 (0.80%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.40%) JIRA
6 1 (0.40%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.40%) Xcode
6 1 (0.40%) MSI
General
1 20 (8.03%) Telecoms
2 15 (6.02%) Retail
3 12 (4.82%) Finance
4 9 (3.61%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.81%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (1.61%) Games
7 2 (0.80%) French Language
7 2 (0.80%) German Language
8 1 (0.40%) Marketing
8 1 (0.40%) Local Government
8 1 (0.40%) Banking
8 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.40%) Legal
8 1 (0.40%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 52 (20.88%) Analyst
2 23 (9.24%) Developer
3 22 (8.84%) Support Engineer
3 22 (8.84%) Service Analyst
4 21 (8.43%) Service Desk Analyst
5 19 (7.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 19 (7.63%) Support Analyst
6 15 (6.02%) IT Support
7 14 (5.62%) Project Manager
8 12 (4.82%) 2nd Line Support
9 11 (4.42%) Desktop Support
9 11 (4.42%) Consultant
10 10 (4.02%) Administrator
10 10 (4.02%) Backup Engineer
11 8 (3.21%) Service Manager
11 8 (3.21%) Desktop Engineer
12 7 (2.81%) IT Support Analyst
12 7 (2.81%) 1st Line Support
12 7 (2.81%) Systems Administrator
12 7 (2.81%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (13.25%) .NET
2 15 (6.02%) Web Services
2 15 (6.02%) HTML
3 14 (5.62%) XML
3 14 (5.62%) WPF
4 12 (4.82%) ASP.NET
5 9 (3.61%) ADO.NET
6 7 (2.81%) .NET Framework
7 6 (2.41%) DHTML
7 6 (2.41%) WinForms
8 5 (2.01%) Razor View Engine
8 5 (2.01%) SOAP
9 4 (1.61%) HTML5
9 4 (1.61%) Application Packaging
9 4 (1.61%) WCF
10 3 (1.20%) REST
10 3 (1.20%) Oracle ADF
11 2 (0.80%) COM
11 2 (0.80%) jQuery
11 2 (0.80%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.62%) Blackberry
2 13 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (3.61%) IBM XIV
4 8 (3.21%) Clustering
5 7 (2.81%) Replication
6 4 (1.61%) Data Integration
6 4 (1.61%) PKI
7 3 (1.20%) iPad
7 3 (1.20%) Online Games
8 2 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.80%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.80%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.40%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.40%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.40%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.40%) Statistics
9 1 (0.40%) Wiki
9 1 (0.40%) Life Science
9 1 (0.40%) Physics
9 1 (0.40%) Artificial Intelligence
Operating Systems
1 59 (23.69%) Windows Server 2008
2 48 (19.28%) Windows XP
3 45 (18.07%) Windows Server 2003
4 40 (16.06%) Windows 7
5 35 (14.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 34 (13.65%) Linux
7 17 (6.83%) UNIX
8 10 (4.02%) Android
9 9 (3.61%) HPUX
10 8 (3.21%) Windows 8
11 7 (2.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (2.41%) Windows 2000
12 6 (2.41%) Apple iOS
13 4 (1.61%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.80%) AIX
14 2 (0.80%) FreeBSD
14 2 (0.80%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.80%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.40%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 1 (0.40%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (12.45%) Migration
2 24 (9.64%) ITIL
3 13 (5.22%) Performance Tuning
4 12 (4.82%) Project Management
4 12 (4.82%) Software Engineering
5 11 (4.42%) PRINCE2
6 10 (4.02%) Change Management
7 9 (3.61%) Service Delivery
8 8 (3.21%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (3.21%) Configuration Management
8 8 (3.21%) Workflow
9 7 (2.81%) Project Planning
9 7 (2.81%) MVVM
10 6 (2.41%) E-Commerce
10 6 (2.41%) ERP
10 6 (2.41%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (2.41%) MVC
10 6 (2.41%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (2.01%) Capacity Planning
11 5 (2.01%) Database Tuning
Programming Languages
1 33 (13.25%) SQL
2 23 (9.24%) C#
3 17 (6.83%) PowerShell
4 12 (4.82%) JavaScript
5 10 (4.02%) Java
6 8 (3.21%) Perl
6 8 (3.21%) PL/SQL
6 8 (3.21%) VBScript
7 7 (2.81%) T-SQL
7 7 (2.81%) VB.NET
8 5 (2.01%) Shell Script
8 5 (2.01%) C++
9 4 (1.61%) C
9 4 (1.61%) Python
10 3 (1.20%) Ruby
10 3 (1.20%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.20%) VB
11 1 (0.40%) Korn
11 1 (0.40%) Lua
11 1 (0.40%) VB6
Qualifications
1 26 (10.44%) Security Cleared
2 24 (9.64%) SC Cleared
3 9 (3.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (3.21%) Degree
5 5 (2.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (1.61%) MCSE
6 4 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (1.61%) MCITP
7 3 (1.20%) MOS
7 3 (1.20%) MCP
8 2 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.40%) MCDST
9 1 (0.40%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.40%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.40%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.40%) CCNA
9 1 (0.40%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.02%) SLA
2 11 (4.42%) QA
3 4 (1.61%) Data Quality
System Software
1 81 (32.53%) Active Directory
2 36 (14.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (8.84%) Hyper-V
4 16 (6.43%) vSphere
5 9 (3.61%) VMware ESX
6 7 (2.81%) vCloud
6 7 (2.81%) Terminal Services
7 6 (2.41%) Firmware
8 4 (1.61%) NFS
8 4 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (1.20%) Forefront TMG
9 3 (1.20%) XenServer
9 3 (1.20%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.80%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.40%) VMFS
11 1 (0.40%) XenApp
11 1 (0.40%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.40%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 18 (7.23%) SCOM
2 15 (6.02%) SCCM
3 14 (5.62%) Backup Exec
4 13 (5.22%) NetBackup
4 13 (5.22%) OpenView
5 10 (4.02%) OVSD
6 6 (2.41%) Puppet
6 6 (2.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 5 (2.01%) WSUS
8 4 (1.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 4 (1.61%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (1.61%) HP Data Protector
8 4 (1.61%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.80%) Nagios
9 2 (0.80%) HP UCMDB
10 1 (0.40%) SAP Afaria
10 1 (0.40%) MOM
Vendors
1 76 (30.52%) Microsoft
2 52 (20.88%) VMware
3 40 (16.06%) HP
4 31 (12.45%) Citrix
5 26 (10.44%) Oracle
6 16 (6.43%) Symantec
7 15 (6.02%) IBM
8 14 (5.62%) Cisco
9 10 (4.02%) Dell
9 10 (4.02%) Brocade
10 9 (3.61%) NetApp
11 7 (2.81%) SAP
11 7 (2.81%) Business Objects
12 6 (2.41%) JDA
12 6 (2.41%) Altiris
12 6 (2.41%) Google
13 5 (2.01%) Veeam
13 5 (2.01%) Veritas
14 4 (1.61%) Cognos
14 4 (1.61%) Informatica
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