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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 20 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stevenage 28.99% 21.05% 27.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 90.91% 61.54% 44.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 4
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£120 £490 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-75.51% +172.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 3
Average hourly rate £16.25 £11.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.72% -31.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
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
22 13 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stevenage 31.88% 34.21% 61.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 10
Average daily rate £120 £383 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-68.62% +53.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £311 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.54% -4.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 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 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 30 July 2015.

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 30 July 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 11 (35.48%) Windows Server 2012
2 10 (32.26%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (32.26%) Windows 7
3 9 (29.03%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (25.81%) MS Excel
4 8 (25.81%) VMware
5 7 (22.58%) DNS
6 6 (19.35%) Microsoft
6 6 (19.35%) Active Directory
6 6 (19.35%) ITIL
6 6 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (19.35%) SC Cleared
6 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
7 5 (16.13%) SCCM
7 5 (16.13%) Android
7 5 (16.13%) UNIX
7 5 (16.13%) Oracle
7 5 (16.13%) DHCP
7 5 (16.13%) Windows XP
7 5 (16.13%) TCP/IP
8 4 (12.90%) Shell Script
8 4 (12.90%) HP
8 4 (12.90%) Dell
8 4 (12.90%) Citrix
8 4 (12.90%) SQL
8 4 (12.90%) .NET
8 4 (12.90%) MS Office
9 3 (9.68%) IIS
9 3 (9.68%) Linux
9 3 (9.68%) Cisco Certification

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Stevenage by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (9.68%) IIS
1 3 (9.68%) MS Exchange
1 3 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (6.45%) Kinematics
2 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 8 (25.81%) MS Excel
2 4 (12.90%) MS Office
3 2 (6.45%) Doxygen
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (22.58%) DNS
2 5 (16.13%) DHCP
2 5 (16.13%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.45%) Firewall
4 1 (3.23%) NAS
4 1 (3.23%) PBX
4 1 (3.23%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) ClearCase
1 2 (6.45%) Eclipse
1 2 (6.45%) Subversion
1 2 (6.45%) Git (software)
1 2 (6.45%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (6.45%) GCC
2 1 (3.23%) MSI
2 1 (3.23%) ChangeMan
General
1 2 (6.45%) Electronics
1 2 (6.45%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 11 (35.48%) Support Engineer
2 6 (19.35%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (9.68%) Analyst
3 3 (9.68%) Wintel Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Desktop Support
4 2 (6.45%) Software Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Support Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Technical Support
5 1 (3.23%) Applications Packager
5 1 (3.23%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (3.23%) DBA
5 1 (3.23%) Support Technician
5 1 (3.23%) Administrator
5 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Migration Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (3.23%) IT Support Technician
5 1 (3.23%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.90%) .NET
2 2 (6.45%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 2 (6.45%) OpenCV
2 2 (6.45%) OpenGL
3 1 (3.23%) ISPF
3 1 (3.23%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.23%) Application Packaging
3 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) CMDB
1 3 (9.68%) FMCG
1 3 (9.68%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.45%) Algorithms
2 2 (6.45%) iPhone
2 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.45%) VHDL
2 2 (6.45%) Artificial Intelligence
2 2 (6.45%) Freedom of Information
2 2 (6.45%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 2 (6.45%) Robotics
2 2 (6.45%) Mechatronics
2 2 (6.45%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.23%) AS400
3 1 (3.23%) HACMP
3 1 (3.23%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.23%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.23%) iSeries
3 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (35.48%) Windows Server 2012
2 10 (32.26%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (32.26%) Windows 7
3 9 (29.03%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (16.13%) Android
4 5 (16.13%) UNIX
4 5 (16.13%) Windows XP
5 3 (9.68%) Linux
5 3 (9.68%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (3.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (19.35%) ITIL
2 3 (9.68%) Migration
2 3 (9.68%) Configuration Management
2 3 (9.68%) Project Management
2 3 (9.68%) Service Delivery
2 3 (9.68%) Time Management
3 2 (6.45%) Data Protection
3 2 (6.45%) Signal Processing
3 2 (6.45%) Change Control
3 2 (6.45%) Embedded Software Development
3 2 (6.45%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (6.45%) Change Management
3 2 (6.45%) Information Security
3 2 (6.45%) Asset Management
3 2 (6.45%) Information Management
3 2 (6.45%) Software Engineering
3 2 (6.45%) Systems Analysis
3 2 (6.45%) SysML
3 2 (6.45%) UML
3 2 (6.45%) Benchmarking
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.90%) SQL
1 4 (12.90%) Shell Script
2 2 (6.45%) MATLAB
2 2 (6.45%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.45%) ANSI C
2 2 (6.45%) VB
2 2 (6.45%) Python
2 2 (6.45%) C
2 2 (6.45%) C++
2 2 (6.45%) Java
2 2 (6.45%) Perl
3 1 (3.23%) REXX
3 1 (3.23%) JCL
Qualifications
1 6 (19.35%) SC Cleared
1 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.68%) CCNA
2 3 (9.68%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (9.68%) Degree
3 1 (3.23%) MCSE
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) GxP
System Software
1 6 (19.35%) Active Directory
1 6 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (9.68%) XenApp
3 2 (6.45%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (6.45%) Cygwin
4 1 (3.23%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (3.23%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (3.23%) Samba
4 1 (3.23%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (16.13%) SCCM
2 2 (6.45%) AirWatch
3 1 (3.23%) Tivoli
3 1 (3.23%) DatAdvantage
Vendors
1 8 (25.81%) VMware
2 6 (19.35%) Microsoft
3 5 (16.13%) Oracle
4 4 (12.90%) HP
4 4 (12.90%) Dell
4 4 (12.90%) Citrix
5 3 (9.68%) Apple
6 1 (3.23%) NetIQ
6 1 (3.23%) Varonis
6 1 (3.23%) Avaya
6 1 (3.23%) NetApp
6 1 (3.23%) Cognos
6 1 (3.23%) Cisco
6 1 (3.23%) IBM