The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the St Albans region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 11 3
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -8
Contract jobs citing Windows 3 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in St Albans 10.71% 2.27% 25.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 75.00% 14.29% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Average daily rate
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- £200 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -38.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £310 £311
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -0.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Windows
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the St Albans region.

Operating Systems Category
St Albans
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
4 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in St Albans 14.29% 15.91% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Average daily rate £450 £200 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+125.00% -36.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in St Albans

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

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in St Albans

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in St Albans

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

Windows Daily Rate Trend in St Albans

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in St Albans

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

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in St Albans

Windows
Top 28 Related IT Skills in St Albans

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the St Albans 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 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (25.00%) DHCP
3 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) DNS
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (25.00%) ERP
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) CA
3 1 (25.00%) Epicor
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) Internet
3 1 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Vista
3 1 (25.00%) Android
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in St Albans by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the St Albans 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 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) DHCP
1 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
1 1 (25.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Support
2 1 (25.00%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) IT Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) 1st Line Support Technician
2 1 (25.00%) Support Technician
2 1 (25.00%) IT Support
2 1 (25.00%) IT Technician
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Vista
3 1 (25.00%) Android
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) ERP
1 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) CA
2 1 (25.00%) Epicor
2 1 (25.00%) VMware