The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 11 15
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 25 14 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 17.61% 16.28% 12.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 75.76% 60.87% 38.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 3
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£213 £258 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.47% -14.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £95 £130 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £351 £308
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £310 £312
% change year-on-year
-1.77% -0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 2
Average hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -21.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.90 £10.50 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.80 £16.98 £17.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -4.76%
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 Watford region.

Operating Systems Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
33 23 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 23.24% 26.74% 32.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 6
Average daily rate £160 £225 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.88% -26.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £95 £140 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £290 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -28.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -8.82%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Watford

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Watford region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

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

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

Windows
Hourly Rate Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Watford region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Watford

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 26 (60.47%) Active Directory
2 13 (30.23%) MS Exchange
2 13 (30.23%) Windows Server 2008
2 13 (30.23%) Windows 7
3 11 (25.58%) Windows XP
4 10 (23.26%) ITIL
4 10 (23.26%) Microsoft
4 10 (23.26%) VMware
5 8 (18.60%) Finance
6 7 (16.28%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (16.28%) Citrix
6 7 (16.28%) MS Excel
7 6 (13.95%) LAN
7 6 (13.95%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (11.63%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (11.63%) Spring
8 5 (11.63%) Hibernate
8 5 (11.63%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (11.63%) DNS
8 5 (11.63%) Web Services
8 5 (11.63%) MS Office
8 5 (11.63%) Java
8 5 (11.63%) SQL
8 5 (11.63%) J2EE
9 4 (9.30%) Sybase
9 4 (9.30%) T-SQL
9 4 (9.30%) JavaScript
9 4 (9.30%) JSP
9 4 (9.30%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (6.98%) vSphere

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 13 (30.23%) MS Exchange
2 5 (11.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (9.30%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.33%) Lync
4 1 (2.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (16.28%) MS Excel
2 5 (11.63%) MS Office
3 1 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.95%) LAN
2 5 (11.63%) DNS
3 3 (6.98%) IP Telephony
3 3 (6.98%) VPN
3 3 (6.98%) DHCP
3 3 (6.98%) FTP
3 3 (6.98%) SAN
4 2 (4.65%) WAN
5 1 (2.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (2.33%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (2.33%) Network Security
5 1 (2.33%) Junos
5 1 (2.33%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (2.33%) PPP
5 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.33%) VoIP
5 1 (2.33%) ATM
5 1 (2.33%) Firewall
5 1 (2.33%) Wireless
5 1 (2.33%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.98%) Sybase ASE
2 1 (2.33%) JasperReports
2 1 (2.33%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.33%) JIRA
General
1 8 (18.60%) Finance
2 2 (4.65%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 19 (44.19%) Analyst
2 12 (27.91%) Support Analyst
3 10 (23.26%) Desktop Support
4 7 (16.28%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 7 (16.28%) Desktop Analyst
5 6 (13.95%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (13.95%) IT Support
6 5 (11.63%) Java Developer
6 5 (11.63%) Administrator
6 5 (11.63%) Developer
7 4 (9.30%) IT Support Analyst
7 4 (9.30%) Service Analyst
7 4 (9.30%) Technical Analyst
8 3 (6.98%) Windows Administrator
8 3 (6.98%) Wintel Engineer
8 3 (6.98%) Service Desk Analyst
9 2 (4.65%) 1st Line Support
9 2 (4.65%) Support Engineer
9 2 (4.65%) Systems Administrator
9 2 (4.65%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.63%) Spring
1 5 (11.63%) Hibernate
1 5 (11.63%) Web Services
1 5 (11.63%) J2EE
2 4 (9.30%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.65%) EqualLogic
1 2 (4.65%) iPad
1 2 (4.65%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 13 (30.23%) Windows Server 2008
1 13 (30.23%) Windows 7
2 11 (25.58%) Windows XP
3 6 (13.95%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (11.63%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (6.98%) Linux
6 1 (2.33%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.33%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.33%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.26%) ITIL
2 2 (4.65%) Change Management
2 2 (4.65%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (4.65%) Load Balancing
2 2 (4.65%) Software Deployment
2 2 (4.65%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (2.33%) Data Protection
3 1 (2.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (2.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (2.33%) Migration
3 1 (2.33%) E-Commerce
3 1 (2.33%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.63%) Java
1 5 (11.63%) SQL
2 4 (9.30%) T-SQL
2 4 (9.30%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
1 1 (2.33%) ISTQB
1 1 (2.33%) ISEB
1 1 (2.33%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (60.47%) Active Directory
2 7 (16.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.98%) vSphere
3 3 (6.98%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.33%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.33%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (2.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) XenMobile
1 1 (2.33%) SCVMM
1 1 (2.33%) MOM
Vendors
1 10 (23.26%) Microsoft
1 10 (23.26%) VMware
2 7 (16.28%) Citrix
3 4 (9.30%) Sybase
4 3 (6.98%) Cisco
5 2 (4.65%) HP
6 1 (2.33%) LANDesk
6 1 (2.33%) Aruba
6 1 (2.33%) F5
6 1 (2.33%) Intel
6 1 (2.33%) IBM
6 1 (2.33%) Avaya
6 1 (2.33%) Juniper
6 1 (2.33%) Remedy
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