The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Stevenage region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 1 1 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 12 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stevenage 30.00% 40.91% 19.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 81.82% 88.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 2
Average daily rate
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£179 £270 £404
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.79% -33.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £164 £403
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £336 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
Average hourly rate £12.25 £26.25 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.33% -44.73%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £16.16
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -7.14%
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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 Stevenage region.

Operating Systems Category
Stevenage
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stevenage 30.00% 50.00% 21.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 2
Average daily rate £510 £270 £404
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+88.88% -33.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
Average hourly rate £13.00 £40.00 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.50% -15.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Stevenage

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

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Stevenage

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Stevenage

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

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Stevenage

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Stevenage

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Stevenage region over the 3 months to 29 December 2014.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Stevenage

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Stevenage

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

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Stevenage

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stevenage

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Stevenage 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 9 (52.94%) MS Office
1 9 (52.94%) Windows 7
2 7 (41.18%) Windows XP
3 6 (35.29%) VMware
3 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (29.41%) SLA
4 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
4 5 (29.41%) Citrix
5 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
5 4 (23.53%) Cisco
5 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
5 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
6 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
6 3 (17.65%) Network Load Balancing
6 3 (17.65%) Online Games
6 3 (17.65%) SCOM
6 3 (17.65%) iSCSI
6 3 (17.65%) BIG-IP
6 3 (17.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (17.65%) Dell
6 3 (17.65%) Games
6 3 (17.65%) Replication
6 3 (17.65%) Linux
6 3 (17.65%) LDAP
6 3 (17.65%) SOAP
6 3 (17.65%) ITIL
6 3 (17.65%) NFS
6 3 (17.65%) DNS
6 3 (17.65%) NetApp

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Stevenage by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Stevenage 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 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
1 2 (11.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (52.94%) MS Office
2 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) LDAP
1 3 (17.65%) DNS
1 3 (17.65%) BIG-IP
1 3 (17.65%) iSCSI
1 3 (17.65%) NetScaler
2 2 (11.76%) Wireless
3 1 (5.88%) LAN
3 1 (5.88%) WAN
3 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.88%) VPN
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MSI
General
1 3 (17.65%) Games
2 1 (5.88%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) 1st Line Support
2 3 (17.65%) Cloud Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Technical Support
3 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Rollout Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Help Desk Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) IT Graduate
4 1 (5.88%) IT Support
4 1 (5.88%) Remote Desktop Support
4 1 (5.88%) Remote Desktop Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Graduate
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support
4 1 (5.88%) Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Service Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Field Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) SOAP
1 3 (17.65%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Replication
1 3 (17.65%) Online Games
2 2 (11.76%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (11.76%) iPad
2 2 (11.76%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.88%) Handset
3 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (52.94%) Windows 7
2 7 (41.18%) Windows XP
3 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (17.65%) Linux
5 1 (5.88%) UNIX
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) ITIL
1 3 (17.65%) Network Load Balancing
1 3 (17.65%) Capacity Planning
1 3 (17.65%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (11.76%) CRM
3 1 (5.88%) Service Management
3 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
2 3 (17.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (5.88%) MCDST
3 1 (5.88%) CCNA
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (29.41%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
3 3 (17.65%) NFS
3 3 (17.65%) vSphere
3 3 (17.65%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (17.65%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) SCOM
1 3 (17.65%) Puppet
2 2 (11.76%) SCCM
3 1 (5.88%) Backup Exec
3 1 (5.88%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) VMware
2 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 5 (29.41%) Citrix
3 4 (23.53%) Cisco
4 3 (17.65%) Dell
4 3 (17.65%) NetApp
4 3 (17.65%) Red Hat
5 2 (11.76%) Mitel
6 1 (5.88%) McAfee
6 1 (5.88%) Wyse
6 1 (5.88%) HP