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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 1 4 1
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 13 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stevenage 21.31% 17.86% 20.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 76.47% 62.50% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
Average daily rate £120 £510 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-76.47% +126.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 2
Average hourly rate £12.50 £10.75 £11.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.27% -8.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.68 £10.15 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £11.35 £12.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
Windows
Hertfordshire

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
17 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stevenage 27.87% 28.57% 20.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 3
Average daily rate £120 £510 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-76.47% +126.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 2
Average hourly rate £22.50 £10.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+125.00% -9.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Stevenage

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Stevenage region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Stevenage

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stevenage

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 24 (68.57%) Microsoft
2 16 (45.71%) Windows 7
3 15 (42.86%) Active Directory
4 8 (22.86%) Change Management
5 7 (20.00%) Citrix
5 7 (20.00%) Unix
5 7 (20.00%) Hyper-V
5 7 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (17.14%) Time Sharing Option
6 6 (17.14%) ISPF
6 6 (17.14%) Security Cleared
6 6 (17.14%) REXX
6 6 (17.14%) IBM
6 6 (17.14%) FTP
6 6 (17.14%) Tivoli
6 6 (17.14%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 6 (17.14%) JCL
7 5 (14.29%) MS Office
7 5 (14.29%) Migration
7 5 (14.29%) VMware
7 5 (14.29%) Windows Server
7 5 (14.29%) XenMobile
7 5 (14.29%) SC Cleared
8 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (11.43%) NetScaler
8 4 (11.43%) Data Centre
8 4 (11.43%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (11.43%) AppSense
8 4 (11.43%) SCCM
8 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2008

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Stevenage by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (2.86%) Kinematics
1 1 (2.86%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (14.29%) MS Office
2 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.86%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.14%) FTP
2 4 (11.43%) NetScaler
2 4 (11.43%) TCP/IP
3 3 (8.57%) DNS
3 3 (8.57%) Firewall
3 3 (8.57%) SpaceWire
4 1 (2.86%) NAS
Development Applications
1 3 (8.57%) ChangeMan
1 3 (8.57%) ClearCase
2 2 (5.71%) Bugzilla
2 2 (5.71%) ClearQuest
3 1 (2.86%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.86%) GCC
3 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.86%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (2.86%) Subversion
General
1 3 (8.57%) Avionics
1 3 (8.57%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.71%) Automotive
3 1 (2.86%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.86%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 8 (22.86%) Analyst
1 8 (22.86%) Support Engineer
2 6 (17.14%) Desktop Support
2 6 (17.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 6 (17.14%) Operations Analyst
2 6 (17.14%) Tivoli Analyst
3 4 (11.43%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (11.43%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Architect
3 4 (11.43%) Desktop Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Service Desk Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Service Desk Support
4 3 (8.57%) 1st Line Support
4 3 (8.57%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 3 (8.57%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) First Line Help Desk Support
4 3 (8.57%) Help Desk Support
4 3 (8.57%) IT Support
5 2 (5.71%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.14%) ISPF
2 1 (2.86%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (2.86%) OpenCV
2 1 (2.86%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.43%) Data Centre
3 3 (8.57%) Algorithms
3 3 (8.57%) AS400
3 3 (8.57%) Computer Science
3 3 (8.57%) HACMP
3 3 (8.57%) iSeries
3 3 (8.57%) Mainframe
3 3 (8.57%) PKI
4 2 (5.71%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (2.86%) Artificial Intelligence
5 1 (2.86%) BYOD
5 1 (2.86%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (2.86%) Mechatronics
5 1 (2.86%) NHS
5 1 (2.86%) Robotics
5 1 (2.86%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 16 (45.71%) Windows 7
2 7 (20.00%) Unix
3 5 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (8.57%) Linux
6 2 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.86%) Android
7 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.86%) MVS
7 1 (2.86%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (2.86%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.86%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.86%) Change Management
2 5 (14.29%) Migration
3 4 (11.43%) ITIL
4 3 (8.57%) Service Delivery
4 3 (8.57%) Software Engineering
4 3 (8.57%) UML
4 3 (8.57%) Validation
5 2 (5.71%) CMMI
5 2 (5.71%) Configuration Management
5 2 (5.71%) Service Management
6 1 (2.86%) Asset Management
6 1 (2.86%) Benchmarking
6 1 (2.86%) Data Migration
6 1 (2.86%) Embedded Software Development
6 1 (2.86%) ITSM
6 1 (2.86%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (2.86%) Multithreading
6 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.86%) Signal Processing
6 1 (2.86%) SysML
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.14%) JCL
1 6 (17.14%) REXX
2 4 (11.43%) Shell Script
3 3 (8.57%) ANSI C
3 3 (8.57%) C
3 3 (8.57%) Java
4 2 (5.71%) SQL
5 1 (2.86%) C++
5 1 (2.86%) MATLAB
5 1 (2.86%) Perl
5 1 (2.86%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (17.14%) Security Cleared
2 5 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.57%) Degree
4 1 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.86%) MCSE
4 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) ECSS
2 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 7 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 6 (17.14%) Time Sharing Option
3 6 (17.14%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 4 (11.43%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (11.43%) XenApp
4 4 (11.43%) XenDesktop
5 3 (8.57%) Cygwin
5 3 (8.57%) vCloud
6 2 (5.71%) Terminal Services
6 2 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (5.71%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (17.14%) Tivoli
2 5 (14.29%) XenMobile
3 4 (11.43%) SCCM
4 3 (8.57%) vRealize
5 2 (5.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (2.86%) AirWatch
6 1 (2.86%) DatAdvantage
Vendors
1 24 (68.57%) Microsoft
2 7 (20.00%) Citrix
3 6 (17.14%) IBM
4 5 (14.29%) VMware
5 4 (11.43%) AppSense
6 3 (8.57%) Remedy
6 3 (8.57%) Sun
6 3 (8.57%) ThinPrint
7 2 (5.71%) Cisco
7 2 (5.71%) Oracle
7 2 (5.71%) Red Hat
7 2 (5.71%) Symantec
8 1 (2.86%) Apple
8 1 (2.86%) EMC
8 1 (2.86%) HP
8 1 (2.86%) MobileIron
8 1 (2.86%) NetApp
8 1 (2.86%) NetIQ
8 1 (2.86%) ProCurve
8 1 (2.86%) Varonis