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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 22 10 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stevenage 28.95% 21.28% 34.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 91.67% 62.50% 71.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 4
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£120 £405 £145
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-70.37% +179.31%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £304 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.90% -3.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 3
Average hourly rate £14.00 £11.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -31.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.73% -
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
24 16 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stevenage 31.58% 34.04% 47.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 9
Average daily rate £120 £320 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-62.50% +77.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 3
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -72.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 28 August 2015, 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 13 (35.14%) Windows 7
2 10 (27.03%) MS Excel
2 10 (27.03%) Microsoft
3 9 (24.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (24.32%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (21.62%) VMware
4 8 (21.62%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (18.92%) DNS
5 7 (18.92%) Active Directory
5 7 (18.92%) Citrix
5 7 (18.92%) SCCM
6 6 (16.22%) ITIL
7 5 (13.51%) UNIX
7 5 (13.51%) Oracle
7 5 (13.51%) Windows XP
7 5 (13.51%) DHCP
7 5 (13.51%) Android
7 5 (13.51%) SC Cleared
7 5 (13.51%) Security Cleared
7 5 (13.51%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (13.51%) XenApp
8 4 (10.81%) Mobile Device Management
8 4 (10.81%) XenMobile
8 4 (10.81%) AirWatch
8 4 (10.81%) TCP/IP
8 4 (10.81%) Linux
8 4 (10.81%) MS Office
8 4 (10.81%) SQL
8 4 (10.81%) .NET
8 4 (10.81%) Shell Script

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Stevenage by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 3 (8.11%) IIS
2 2 (5.41%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (5.41%) Kinematics
3 1 (2.70%) NetWeaver
3 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 10 (27.03%) MS Excel
2 4 (10.81%) MS Office
3 2 (5.41%) Doxygen
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.92%) DNS
2 5 (13.51%) DHCP
3 4 (10.81%) TCP/IP
4 3 (8.11%) NetScaler
5 1 (2.70%) VPN
5 1 (2.70%) FTP
5 1 (2.70%) PBX
5 1 (2.70%) WAN
5 1 (2.70%) SAN
5 1 (2.70%) Firewall
5 1 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.70%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) DB2
2 1 (2.70%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (2.70%) Sybase IQ
2 1 (2.70%) SAP HANA
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) ClearCase
1 2 (5.41%) Eclipse
1 2 (5.41%) Subversion
1 2 (5.41%) Git (software)
1 2 (5.41%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (5.41%) GCC
2 1 (2.70%) MSI
2 1 (2.70%) ChangeMan
General
1 2 (5.41%) Electronics
1 2 (5.41%) Avionics
2 1 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (27.03%) Support Engineer
2 5 (13.51%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (10.81%) Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) Wintel Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Architect
5 2 (5.41%) Desktop Support
5 2 (5.41%) Software Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Support Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Migration Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Help Desk Support
6 1 (2.70%) Implementation Consultant
6 1 (2.70%) IT Support Technician
6 1 (2.70%) Technical Specialist
6 1 (2.70%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (2.70%) Technical Support Specialist
6 1 (2.70%) Server Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.81%) .NET
2 2 (5.41%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 2 (5.41%) OpenCV
2 2 (5.41%) OpenGL
3 1 (2.70%) ISPF
3 1 (2.70%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.70%) Application Packaging
3 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) CMDB
1 3 (8.11%) FMCG
1 3 (8.11%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.41%) iPhone
2 2 (5.41%) VHDL
2 2 (5.41%) Artificial Intelligence
2 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.41%) Algorithms
2 2 (5.41%) HACMP
2 2 (5.41%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 2 (5.41%) Robotics
2 2 (5.41%) Mechatronics
2 2 (5.41%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.70%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.70%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.70%) AS400
3 1 (2.70%) BYOD
3 1 (2.70%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (2.70%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 13 (35.14%) Windows 7
2 9 (24.32%) Windows Server 2012
2 9 (24.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (21.62%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (13.51%) UNIX
4 5 (13.51%) Windows XP
4 5 (13.51%) Android
5 4 (10.81%) Linux
6 2 (5.41%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (2.70%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (2.70%) AIX
7 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (16.22%) ITIL
2 4 (10.81%) Mobile Device Management
3 3 (8.11%) Time Management
3 3 (8.11%) Configuration Management
3 3 (8.11%) Migration
4 2 (5.41%) Project Management
4 2 (5.41%) Service Delivery
4 2 (5.41%) Change Management
4 2 (5.41%) UML
4 2 (5.41%) Software Engineering
4 2 (5.41%) SysML
4 2 (5.41%) Benchmarking
4 2 (5.41%) Multithreading
4 2 (5.41%) Signal Processing
4 2 (5.41%) Embedded Software Development
5 1 (2.70%) Application Discovery
5 1 (2.70%) High Availability
5 1 (2.70%) Change Control
5 1 (2.70%) WAN Optimisation
5 1 (2.70%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.81%) SQL
1 4 (10.81%) Shell Script
2 2 (5.41%) MATLAB
2 2 (5.41%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.41%) ANSI C
2 2 (5.41%) VB
2 2 (5.41%) Python
2 2 (5.41%) C
2 2 (5.41%) C++
2 2 (5.41%) Java
2 2 (5.41%) Perl
3 1 (2.70%) REXX
3 1 (2.70%) JCL
Qualifications
1 5 (13.51%) SC Cleared
1 5 (13.51%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.11%) Degree
3 2 (5.41%) MCSE
3 2 (5.41%) CCNA
3 2 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) GxP
System Software
1 7 (18.92%) Active Directory
2 5 (13.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (13.51%) XenApp
3 3 (8.11%) XenDesktop
3 3 (8.11%) Hyper-V
3 3 (8.11%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (5.41%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (5.41%) Cygwin
5 1 (2.70%) PowerHA
5 1 (2.70%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (2.70%) vSphere
5 1 (2.70%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (2.70%) Samba
5 1 (2.70%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (18.92%) SCCM
2 4 (10.81%) XenMobile
2 4 (10.81%) AirWatch
3 1 (2.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (2.70%) DatAdvantage
3 1 (2.70%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 10 (27.03%) Microsoft
2 8 (21.62%) VMware
3 7 (18.92%) Citrix
4 5 (13.51%) Oracle
5 3 (8.11%) HP
5 3 (8.11%) Dell
5 3 (8.11%) AppSense
5 3 (8.11%) Apple
6 2 (5.41%) IBM
6 2 (5.41%) NetApp
7 1 (2.70%) Avaya
7 1 (2.70%) MobileIron
7 1 (2.70%) Varonis
7 1 (2.70%) EMC
7 1 (2.70%) Sybase
7 1 (2.70%) SAP
7 1 (2.70%) Cognos
7 1 (2.70%) Cisco
7 1 (2.70%) NetIQ
7 1 (2.70%) Symantec
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