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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 15 9
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows 32 21 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 22.86% 16.03% 9.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 56.14% 70.00% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 0
Average daily rate
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£450 £331 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.84% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 1
Average hourly rate £13.75 £14.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% +27.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +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 Watford region.

Operating Systems Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
57 30 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 40.71% 22.90% 21.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 8 3
Average daily rate £394 £338 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -20.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £90 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £389 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 1
Average hourly rate £18.50 £14.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.14% +27.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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
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 24 April 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Watford

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 36 (56.25%) Hyper-V
2 29 (45.31%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (42.19%) HP
3 27 (42.19%) Windows Server 2003
4 26 (40.63%) Microsoft
4 26 (40.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 24 (37.50%) VMware
6 20 (31.25%) Active Directory
7 19 (29.69%) SQL Server
8 13 (20.31%) SCCM
8 13 (20.31%) SCOM
9 11 (17.19%) Project Management
9 11 (17.19%) Dell
10 10 (15.63%) Citrix
10 10 (15.63%) DNS
10 10 (15.63%) SharePoint
10 10 (15.63%) PowerShell
11 9 (14.06%) .NET
11 9 (14.06%) ITIL
11 9 (14.06%) Symantec
11 9 (14.06%) VMware ESX
11 9 (14.06%) Degree
12 8 (12.50%) Terminal Services
12 8 (12.50%) Configuration Management
12 8 (12.50%) Oracle
12 8 (12.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 7 (10.94%) Analytical Skills
13 7 (10.94%) Oracle Retail
13 7 (10.94%) WPF

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 10 (15.63%) SharePoint
2 5 (7.81%) WorkSite
3 4 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (4.69%) MS Exchange
5 2 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.56%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.69%) MS Office
3 1 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (10.94%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.56%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.81%) Office 365
2 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.56%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 10 (15.63%) DNS
2 7 (10.94%) DHCP
2 7 (10.94%) VPN
2 7 (10.94%) SAN
3 5 (7.81%) Firewall
3 5 (7.81%) MPLS
3 5 (7.81%) LAN
3 5 (7.81%) WAN
4 4 (6.25%) NAS
5 2 (3.13%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (29.69%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.38%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (9.38%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (7.81%) Big Data
4 4 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.56%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 1 (1.56%) CruiseControl
1 1 (1.56%) Subversion
1 1 (1.56%) Maven
1 1 (1.56%) InstallShield
General
1 7 (10.94%) Retail
2 3 (4.69%) Legal
3 1 (1.56%) Publishing
3 1 (1.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (28.13%) Analyst
2 10 (15.63%) Architect
3 9 (14.06%) Data Centre Engineer
4 8 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (10.94%) Applications Architect
6 6 (9.38%) Service Desk Analyst
6 6 (9.38%) Service Analyst
7 5 (7.81%) Project Manager
8 4 (6.25%) Support Analyst
8 4 (6.25%) Test Engineer
8 4 (6.25%) Storage Analyst
8 4 (6.25%) Firmware Engineer
9 3 (4.69%) IT Support
9 3 (4.69%) Network Analyst
9 3 (4.69%) Administrator
9 3 (4.69%) IT Support Engineer
9 3 (4.69%) Network Support
9 3 (4.69%) Network Support Analyst
9 3 (4.69%) Support Engineer
10 2 (3.13%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.06%) .NET
2 7 (10.94%) WPF
2 7 (10.94%) HTML
3 5 (7.81%) HTML5
3 5 (7.81%) WCF
3 5 (7.81%) ADO.NET
3 5 (7.81%) ASP.NET
4 4 (6.25%) SAP PI
5 1 (1.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.94%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.25%) PKI
2 4 (6.25%) CLARiiON
2 4 (6.25%) Symmetrix
2 4 (6.25%) EMC Centera
2 4 (6.25%) Celerra
2 4 (6.25%) Symmetrix DMX
3 3 (4.69%) iPad
4 2 (3.13%) Wiki
5 1 (1.56%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.56%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.56%) DataPower
5 1 (1.56%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.56%) Clustering
5 1 (1.56%) CMDB
5 1 (1.56%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.56%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.56%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 29 (45.31%) Windows Server 2008
2 27 (42.19%) Windows Server 2003
3 26 (40.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (9.38%) Windows 7
5 5 (7.81%) Linux
6 4 (6.25%) Android
6 4 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (4.69%) AIX
8 2 (3.13%) FreeBSD
8 2 (3.13%) UNIX
8 2 (3.13%) Mac OS X
8 2 (3.13%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.56%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.56%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (17.19%) Project Management
2 9 (14.06%) ITIL
3 8 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 7 (10.94%) Enterprise Architecture
5 6 (9.38%) Network Design
5 6 (9.38%) Risk Analysis
6 5 (7.81%) Data Analytics
6 5 (7.81%) Change Control
6 5 (7.81%) Analytics
6 5 (7.81%) Capacity Planning
6 5 (7.81%) Quality Management
6 5 (7.81%) Process Management
6 5 (7.81%) Service Delivery
6 5 (7.81%) PRINCE2
7 4 (6.25%) Risk Management
7 4 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (4.69%) Product Management
8 3 (4.69%) Data Protection
8 3 (4.69%) Migration
8 3 (4.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 10 (15.63%) PowerShell
2 7 (10.94%) C#
3 3 (4.69%) Java
3 3 (4.69%) SQL
4 2 (3.13%) Shell Script
4 2 (3.13%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 9 (14.06%) Degree
2 5 (7.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.56%) QA
System Software
1 36 (56.25%) Hyper-V
2 24 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (31.25%) Active Directory
4 9 (14.06%) VMware ESX
5 8 (12.50%) Terminal Services
6 7 (10.94%) Firmware
7 5 (7.81%) vSphere
7 5 (7.81%) XenServer
8 1 (1.56%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 13 (20.31%) SCCM
1 13 (20.31%) SCOM
2 8 (12.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (4.69%) WSUS
4 2 (3.13%) Puppet
4 2 (3.13%) SAP Afaria
Vendors
1 27 (42.19%) HP
2 26 (40.63%) Microsoft
3 24 (37.50%) VMware
4 11 (17.19%) Dell
5 10 (15.63%) Citrix
6 9 (14.06%) Symantec
7 8 (12.50%) Oracle
8 5 (7.81%) 3PAR
8 5 (7.81%) EMC
9 4 (6.25%) SAP
9 4 (6.25%) Cisco
9 4 (6.25%) NetApp
9 4 (6.25%) Brocade
9 4 (6.25%) Metastorm
9 4 (6.25%) Nintex
10 3 (4.69%) Tealeaf
10 3 (4.69%) Apple
11 2 (3.13%) Red Hat
11 2 (3.13%) ServiceNow
12 1 (1.56%) Macrovision