The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 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 Stevenage 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 6 3
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 11 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stevenage 18.42% 24.44% 29.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.64% 34.38% 94.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 3
Average daily rate
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£490 £180 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+172.22% -41.93%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 9
Average hourly rate £11.00 £16.00 £34.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.25% -53.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -7.29%
Operating Systems Category
Stevenage
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
11 32 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stevenage 28.95% 71.11% 31.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 3
Average daily rate £383 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.28% +12.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 9
Average hourly rate £11.00 £16.00 £33.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.25% -52.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
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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
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 11 July 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 (75.00%) Windows XP
2 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (50.00%) MS Office
4 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
5 4 (33.33%) CRM
5 4 (33.33%) Symantec
5 4 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 4 (33.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (25.00%) Firewall
6 3 (25.00%) Remedy
7 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 2 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (16.67%) ITIL
8 1 (8.33%) SQL
8 1 (8.33%) BT
8 1 (8.33%) Information Security
8 1 (8.33%) Altiris
8 1 (8.33%) Smartphone
8 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
8 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
8 1 (8.33%) FMCG
8 1 (8.33%) Client/Server
8 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
8 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
8 1 (8.33%) SLA
8 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
8 1 (8.33%) Citrix

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Stevenage by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (50.00%) MS Office
2 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
General
1 2 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Technical Support
1 4 (33.33%) 1st Line Support
2 3 (25.00%) Support Specialist
3 2 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (16.67%) Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Service Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Client/Server
1 1 (8.33%) Smartphone
1 1 (8.33%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 9 (75.00%) Windows XP
2 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) CRM
2 2 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (8.33%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
1 4 (33.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Symantec
2 3 (25.00%) Remedy
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (8.33%) Citrix
4 1 (8.33%) BT
4 1 (8.33%) Altiris