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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 8 7
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 108 98 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 17.01% 13.94% 16.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 67.50% 64.47% 69.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 44 48
Average daily rate
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£390 £325 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -25.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £136 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £409 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 13 12
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.20 £11.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £23.50 £28.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £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
160 152 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 25.20% 21.62% 23.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 68 80
Average daily rate £375 £325 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -19.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £161 £164 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £440 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 15 12
Average hourly rate £16.50 £13.00 £12.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% +7.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £23.50 £45.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
- -4.32%

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 February 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 February 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 February 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 36 £375 +15.38% 9
Hemel Hempstead -1 18 £260 +46.47% 11
Rickmansworth -1 5 - -
St Albans -1 4 £1,000 - 5
Welwyn Garden City +6 3 £375 -16.66% 6
Letchworth -2 2 - -
Borehamwood -2 1 - -
Stevenage -5 1 - - 1
Welwyn - - - -
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
Harpenden - - - -
Hertford - - - - 1
Hoddesdon - - - - 2
Potters Bar - - - - 1
Radlett - - - -
Royston - - - -
Windows
East of England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 71 (31.14%) Microsoft
2 70 (30.70%) Active Directory
3 59 (25.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 53 (23.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 52 (22.81%) VMware
6 47 (20.61%) HP
6 47 (20.61%) MS Excel
7 42 (18.42%) MS Office
8 41 (17.98%) VMware Infrastructure
9 40 (17.54%) .NET
10 39 (17.11%) SQL Server
10 39 (17.11%) Windows Server 2012
11 38 (16.67%) Windows XP
12 35 (15.35%) Windows 7
13 33 (14.47%) Linux
14 31 (13.60%) Citrix
15 30 (13.16%) Hyper-V
16 27 (11.84%) SQL
17 26 (11.40%) C#
17 26 (11.40%) Oracle
18 25 (10.96%) Migration
19 24 (10.53%) VPN
20 22 (9.65%) DNS
20 22 (9.65%) SAN
21 21 (9.21%) ITIL
22 20 (8.77%) SharePoint
22 20 (8.77%) Telecoms
22 20 (8.77%) Security Cleared
23 19 (8.33%) SC Cleared
23 19 (8.33%) Web Services

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (8.77%) SharePoint
2 18 (7.89%) MS Exchange
3 7 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (2.63%) IIS
5 5 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.32%) IBM Notes
6 3 (1.32%) Oracle 10gAS
6 3 (1.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (1.32%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (1.32%) Oracle Application Server
6 3 (1.32%) WorkSite
6 3 (1.32%) Lync
7 2 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.44%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.44%) Apache
8 1 (0.44%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.44%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 47 (20.61%) MS Excel
2 42 (18.42%) MS Office
3 2 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.44%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.44%) MS Project
4 1 (0.44%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.44%) Maya
4 1 (0.44%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 7 (3.07%) Oracle Retail
2 6 (2.63%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.44%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.82%) Office 365
2 4 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.32%) Amazon S3
3 3 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.88%) Google Apps
4 2 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 24 (10.53%) VPN
2 22 (9.65%) DNS
2 22 (9.65%) SAN
3 15 (6.58%) DHCP
4 12 (5.26%) LAN
4 12 (5.26%) Firewall
5 11 (4.82%) Internet
5 11 (4.82%) TCP/IP
6 10 (4.39%) WAN
7 9 (3.95%) MPLS
8 7 (3.07%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (2.19%) VoIP
9 5 (2.19%) FTP
10 3 (1.32%) BIG-IP
10 3 (1.32%) iSCSI
10 3 (1.32%) NAS
10 3 (1.32%) NetScaler
10 3 (1.32%) LDAP
10 3 (1.32%) ADSL
11 2 (0.88%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (17.11%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 11 (4.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (3.07%) SQL Server 2000
4 5 (2.19%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (2.19%) Oracle Database
4 5 (2.19%) DTS
5 4 (1.75%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (1.32%) MySQL
6 3 (1.32%) Oracle Discoverer
6 3 (1.32%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.32%) DataStage
6 3 (1.32%) Big Data
7 2 (0.88%) Oracle ODI
7 2 (0.88%) SAP Data Services
7 2 (0.88%) Oracle OLAP
7 2 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.88%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (4.39%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (2.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (1.75%) Oracle Forms
3 4 (1.75%) Maven
4 3 (1.32%) PVCS
4 3 (1.32%) Subversion
4 3 (1.32%) Toad
4 3 (1.32%) JDeveloper
4 3 (1.32%) TestDirector
5 2 (0.88%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.88%) Ant
5 2 (0.88%) SoapUI
5 2 (0.88%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.88%) Selenium
5 2 (0.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.88%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.44%) JIRA
6 1 (0.44%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.44%) MSI
6 1 (0.44%) InstallShield
General
1 20 (8.77%) Telecoms
2 16 (7.02%) Retail
3 8 (3.51%) Finance
4 6 (2.63%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.19%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (1.75%) Games
7 3 (1.32%) French Language
7 3 (1.32%) German Language
8 2 (0.88%) Publishing
9 1 (0.44%) Legal
9 1 (0.44%) Banking
9 1 (0.44%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 50 (21.93%) Analyst
2 23 (10.09%) Developer
3 22 (9.65%) Support Engineer
4 19 (8.33%) Service Analyst
4 19 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
5 17 (7.46%) Support Analyst
6 15 (6.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 14 (6.14%) 2nd Line Support
8 11 (4.82%) IT Support
9 10 (4.39%) Desktop Support
10 9 (3.95%) Architect
10 9 (3.95%) Project Manager
10 9 (3.95%) .NET Developer
10 9 (3.95%) Backup Engineer
11 8 (3.51%) Data Centre Engineer
11 8 (3.51%) Administrator
11 8 (3.51%) Desktop Engineer
11 8 (3.51%) Consultant
12 7 (3.07%) Software Engineer
13 6 (2.63%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (17.54%) .NET
2 19 (8.33%) Web Services
3 16 (7.02%) HTML
4 15 (6.58%) ASP.NET
4 15 (6.58%) XML
4 15 (6.58%) WPF
5 10 (4.39%) ADO.NET
6 9 (3.95%) .NET Framework
6 9 (3.95%) WinForms
7 6 (2.63%) DHTML
8 5 (2.19%) SOAP
8 5 (2.19%) WCF
8 5 (2.19%) HTML5
8 5 (2.19%) Razor View Engine
9 4 (1.75%) Application Packaging
9 4 (1.75%) WF
10 3 (1.32%) Oracle ADF
10 3 (1.32%) REST
11 2 (0.88%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 2 (0.88%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.39%) Blackberry
3 8 (3.51%) IBM XIV
4 6 (2.63%) Clustering
5 5 (2.19%) Replication
6 3 (1.32%) CLARiiON
6 3 (1.32%) Symmetrix
6 3 (1.32%) EMC Centera
6 3 (1.32%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.32%) PKI
6 3 (1.32%) Online Games
6 3 (1.32%) Celerra
6 3 (1.32%) Symmetrix DMX
6 3 (1.32%) iPad
7 2 (0.88%) Wiki
7 2 (0.88%) Data Integration
7 2 (0.88%) Mathematics
7 2 (0.88%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.88%) NHS
7 2 (0.88%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 59 (25.88%) Windows Server 2008
2 53 (23.25%) Windows Server 2003
3 39 (17.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 38 (16.67%) Windows XP
5 35 (15.35%) Windows 7
6 33 (14.47%) Linux
7 16 (7.02%) UNIX
8 12 (5.26%) Android
9 9 (3.95%) Windows 8
10 8 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (3.51%) HPUX
11 7 (3.07%) Apple iOS
12 5 (2.19%) Windows 2000
13 4 (1.75%) Windows Mobile
14 3 (1.32%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.88%) FreeBSD
15 2 (0.88%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.44%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 1 (0.44%) Windows Phone 7
16 1 (0.44%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (10.96%) Migration
2 21 (9.21%) ITIL
3 15 (6.58%) Project Management
4 12 (5.26%) Service Delivery
4 12 (5.26%) Software Engineering
5 11 (4.82%) Workflow
6 9 (3.95%) Performance Tuning
7 8 (3.51%) Change Management
7 8 (3.51%) Configuration Management
7 8 (3.51%) E-Commerce
8 7 (3.07%) PRINCE2
8 7 (3.07%) Capacity Planning
8 7 (3.07%) MVVM
9 6 (2.63%) High Availability
9 6 (2.63%) Project Planning
9 6 (2.63%) Network Load Balancing
9 6 (2.63%) ERP
9 6 (2.63%) Data Modelling
10 5 (2.19%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (2.19%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 27 (11.84%) SQL
2 26 (11.40%) C#
3 11 (4.82%) JavaScript
3 11 (4.82%) PowerShell
4 10 (4.39%) VB.NET
4 10 (4.39%) Java
5 9 (3.95%) T-SQL
5 9 (3.95%) VBScript
6 6 (2.63%) Perl
6 6 (2.63%) PL/SQL
7 5 (2.19%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.75%) Python
8 4 (1.75%) VB
8 4 (1.75%) C++
9 3 (1.32%) C
9 3 (1.32%) Ruby
9 3 (1.32%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.44%) Korn
10 1 (0.44%) Lua
10 1 (0.44%) VB6
Qualifications
1 20 (8.77%) Security Cleared
2 19 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 11 (4.82%) Degree
3 11 (4.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (2.63%) MCSE
4 6 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (1.75%) MCITP
6 3 (1.32%) MCP
6 3 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (1.32%) MOS
7 2 (0.88%) CCNA
7 2 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.88%) VCP4
7 2 (0.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.44%) MCDBA
8 1 (0.44%) CCNP
8 1 (0.44%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.44%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.02%) SLA
2 9 (3.95%) QA
3 2 (0.88%) Data Quality
System Software
1 70 (30.70%) Active Directory
2 41 (17.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (13.16%) Hyper-V
4 16 (7.02%) vSphere
5 13 (5.70%) VMware ESX
6 7 (3.07%) Firmware
7 6 (2.63%) Terminal Services
8 5 (2.19%) vCloud
8 5 (2.19%) XenServer
9 4 (1.75%) XenApp
10 3 (1.32%) NFS
10 3 (1.32%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (1.32%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.44%) Oracle RMAN
12 1 (0.44%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (7.02%) SCCM
1 16 (7.02%) SCOM
2 11 (4.82%) OpenView
3 10 (4.39%) NetBackup
3 10 (4.39%) Backup Exec
4 8 (3.51%) OVSD
5 6 (2.63%) Puppet
5 6 (2.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 5 (2.19%) WSUS
7 4 (1.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 4 (1.75%) HP Data Protector
8 3 (1.32%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.88%) SAP Afaria
9 2 (0.88%) HP UCMDB
9 2 (0.88%) Nagios
9 2 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 71 (31.14%) Microsoft
2 52 (22.81%) VMware
3 47 (20.61%) HP
4 31 (13.60%) Citrix
5 26 (11.40%) Oracle
6 14 (6.14%) Cisco
6 14 (6.14%) Dell
7 13 (5.70%) Symantec
8 12 (5.26%) Brocade
9 10 (4.39%) IBM
10 9 (3.95%) NetApp
11 6 (2.63%) JDA
11 6 (2.63%) Google
11 6 (2.63%) 3PAR
12 5 (2.19%) Altiris
12 5 (2.19%) Veeam
12 5 (2.19%) SAP
12 5 (2.19%) Red Hat
13 4 (1.75%) Apple
13 4 (1.75%) EMC
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