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 16 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 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 - 2
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 3 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Rickmansworth 15.00% - 33.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 42.86% - 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £160 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Rickmansworth
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
7 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Rickmansworth 35.00% - 55.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Average daily rate £293 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows
Hertfordshire

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 24 Related IT Skills in Rickmansworth

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 6 (100.00%) MS Office
2 5 (83.33%) Windows XP
3 4 (66.67%) Internet
3 4 (66.67%) OpenView
3 4 (66.67%) HP
3 4 (66.67%) VPN
3 4 (66.67%) OVSD
4 3 (50.00%) Manufacturing
4 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
5 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 1 (16.67%) SLA
6 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
6 1 (16.67%) MCSE
6 1 (16.67%) Dell
6 1 (16.67%) Citrix
6 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (16.67%) MCITP
6 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (16.67%) German Language
6 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Rickmansworth by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 6 (100.00%) MS Office
2 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) Internet
1 4 (66.67%) VPN
General
1 3 (50.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (16.67%) German Language
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Analyst
2 4 (66.67%) Service Analyst
2 4 (66.67%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support
3 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) IT Support
3 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows XP
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) MCSE
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (16.67%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) OpenView
1 4 (66.67%) OVSD
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Dell
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix
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