The first table below looks at the demand for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Rickmansworth region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 30 July 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 Rickmansworth 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 1 6
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows 10 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Rickmansworth 18.87% 40.00% 21.88%
As % of the Operating Systems category 83.33% 100.00% 43.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
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£350 £225 £443
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% -49.20%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 4
Average hourly rate £10.50 - £12.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Rickmansworth
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12 2 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Rickmansworth 22.64% 40.00% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 8
Average daily rate £375 £225 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -47.05%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 4
Average hourly rate £10.50 - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Windows
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Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Rickmansworth

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Rickmansworth region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Rickmansworth

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Rickmansworth

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Rickmansworth region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Rickmansworth

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Rickmansworth

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Rickmansworth region.

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Rickmansworth

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Rickmansworth

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Rickmansworth 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 12 (80.00%) MS Office
2 11 (73.33%) MS Excel
3 10 (66.67%) Manufacturing
3 10 (66.67%) OpenView
3 10 (66.67%) HP
3 10 (66.67%) Internet
3 10 (66.67%) Windows XP
3 10 (66.67%) VPN
3 10 (66.67%) OVSD
4 4 (26.67%) Finance
5 3 (20.00%) Hibernate
5 3 (20.00%) Java
5 3 (20.00%) Web Services
5 3 (20.00%) Linux
5 3 (20.00%) J2EE
5 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (20.00%) Sybase
5 3 (20.00%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (20.00%) Spring
5 3 (20.00%) JasperReports
5 3 (20.00%) Data Entry
6 2 (13.33%) Citrix
6 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
7 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
7 1 (6.67%) Dell
7 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (6.67%) Legal
7 1 (6.67%) MCSE
7 1 (6.67%) SQL

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Rickmansworth by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Rickmansworth 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 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 12 (80.00%) MS Office
2 11 (73.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (66.67%) Internet
1 10 (66.67%) VPN
2 1 (6.67%) LAN
2 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (20.00%) Crystal Reports
1 3 (20.00%) JasperReports
General
1 10 (66.67%) Manufacturing
2 4 (26.67%) Finance
3 1 (6.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Analyst
2 10 (66.67%) Service Analyst
2 10 (66.67%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Java Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) Hibernate
1 3 (20.00%) Web Services
1 3 (20.00%) J2EE
1 3 (20.00%) Spring
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Windows XP
2 3 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Data Entry
2 1 (6.67%) Network Management
2 1 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (6.67%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (6.67%) MCSE
1 1 (6.67%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (66.67%) OpenView
1 10 (66.67%) OVSD
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) HP
2 3 (20.00%) Sybase
3 2 (13.33%) Citrix
3 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.67%) Dell