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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 1 9 16
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +7
Contract jobs citing Windows 29 17 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 21.32% 18.09% 12.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 78.38% 80.95% 38.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 7
Average daily rate
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£425 £258 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+65.04% -14.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £139 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £353 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 5
Average hourly rate £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.20 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £23.50 £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.81 £14.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.38% -7.81%
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
37 21 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 27.21% 22.34% 32.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 18
Average daily rate £375 £225 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -47.05%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 5
Average hourly rate £18.25 £12.00 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.08% +26.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -11.76%

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 19 December 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 19 December 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Watford

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 28 (51.85%) Active Directory
2 22 (40.74%) Microsoft
3 18 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 17 (31.48%) VMware
5 16 (29.63%) VMware Infrastructure
5 16 (29.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (27.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (27.78%) ITIL
7 13 (24.07%) HP
8 11 (20.37%) DNS
9 10 (18.52%) Citrix
9 10 (18.52%) MS Excel
10 9 (16.67%) Windows XP
10 9 (16.67%) SCCM
10 9 (16.67%) SCOM
11 8 (14.81%) PowerShell
12 7 (12.96%) MS Exchange
12 7 (12.96%) Terminal Services
12 7 (12.96%) DHCP
12 7 (12.96%) Windows 7
13 6 (11.11%) Dell
13 6 (11.11%) Linux
14 5 (9.26%) LAN
14 5 (9.26%) SharePoint
14 5 (9.26%) Web Services
14 5 (9.26%) MS Office
14 5 (9.26%) SQL Server
14 5 (9.26%) VPN
14 5 (9.26%) SAN

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 7 (12.96%) MS Exchange
2 5 (9.26%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.70%) WorkSite
3 2 (3.70%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (3.70%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.85%) IIS
4 1 (1.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.85%) Lync
Applications
1 10 (18.52%) MS Excel
2 5 (9.26%) MS Office
3 2 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.85%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.41%) Office 365
2 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.85%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 11 (20.37%) DNS
2 7 (12.96%) DHCP
3 5 (9.26%) LAN
3 5 (9.26%) VPN
3 5 (9.26%) SAN
4 4 (7.41%) WAN
5 3 (5.56%) Firewall
5 3 (5.56%) MPLS
6 2 (3.70%) SSH
6 2 (3.70%) TCP/IP
6 2 (3.70%) SMS
7 1 (1.85%) Wireless
7 1 (1.85%) VoIP
7 1 (1.85%) ATM
7 1 (1.85%) PPP
7 1 (1.85%) BGP
7 1 (1.85%) EIGRP
7 1 (1.85%) OSPF
7 1 (1.85%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (1.85%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.26%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.70%) Big Data
3 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.70%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle8/8i Database
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.85%) Sybase ASE
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (3.70%) Finance
2 1 (1.85%) Legal
2 1 (1.85%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 23 (42.59%) Analyst
2 12 (22.22%) Support Analyst
3 8 (14.81%) Desktop Support
4 6 (11.11%) IT Support
4 6 (11.11%) Service Analyst
4 6 (11.11%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 6 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
4 6 (11.11%) Desktop Analyst
5 5 (9.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) Data Centre Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) Technical Analyst
6 4 (7.41%) Network Support
6 4 (7.41%) IT Support Analyst
6 4 (7.41%) Administrator
7 3 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (5.56%) Support Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Network Support Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) Architect
7 3 (5.56%) Network Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) Applications Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.26%) Web Services
2 2 (3.70%) SAP PI
2 2 (3.70%) Spring
2 2 (3.70%) JSP
2 2 (3.70%) J2EE
2 2 (3.70%) Hibernate
3 1 (1.85%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.70%) PKI
1 2 (3.70%) EqualLogic
1 2 (3.70%) Clustering
2 1 (1.85%) Replication
2 1 (1.85%) Statistics
2 1 (1.85%) Wiki
2 1 (1.85%) iPad
2 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 18 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 16 (29.63%) Windows Server 2012
3 15 (27.78%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (16.67%) Windows XP
5 7 (12.96%) Windows 7
6 6 (11.11%) Linux
7 4 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (5.56%) UNIX
9 2 (3.70%) Android
9 2 (3.70%) FreeBSD
10 1 (1.85%) AIX
10 1 (1.85%) Solaris
10 1 (1.85%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.85%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.85%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.85%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.85%) CentOS
10 1 (1.85%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.85%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.85%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (27.78%) ITIL
2 4 (7.41%) Configuration Management
3 3 (5.56%) Service Delivery
3 3 (5.56%) Change Management
3 3 (5.56%) Workflow
3 3 (5.56%) Migration
3 3 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (3.70%) Data Analytics
4 2 (3.70%) Analytics
4 2 (3.70%) High Availability
4 2 (3.70%) Change Control
4 2 (3.70%) Data Protection
4 2 (3.70%) Load Balancing
4 2 (3.70%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (3.70%) BCP
4 2 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (3.70%) PRINCE2
4 2 (3.70%) Project Management
4 2 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (3.70%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (14.81%) PowerShell
2 4 (7.41%) JavaScript
2 4 (7.41%) SQL
3 3 (5.56%) Shell Script
3 3 (5.56%) Java
3 3 (5.56%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.85%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.85%) Perl
4 1 (1.85%) Ruby
4 1 (1.85%) Korn
Qualifications
1 3 (5.56%) Degree
2 2 (3.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.85%) MCDBA
3 1 (1.85%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (1.85%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (51.85%) Active Directory
2 18 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 16 (29.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (12.96%) Terminal Services
5 4 (7.41%) vSphere
5 4 (7.41%) VMware ESX
6 2 (3.70%) XenServer
6 2 (3.70%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (1.85%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (1.85%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 9 (16.67%) SCCM
1 9 (16.67%) SCOM
2 5 (9.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (5.56%) Puppet
4 2 (3.70%) HP UCMDB
4 2 (3.70%) WSUS
5 1 (1.85%) MOM
5 1 (1.85%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.85%) SAP Afaria
Vendors
1 22 (40.74%) Microsoft
2 17 (31.48%) VMware
3 13 (24.07%) HP
4 10 (18.52%) Citrix
5 6 (11.11%) Dell
6 5 (9.26%) Symantec
7 3 (5.56%) Oracle
7 3 (5.56%) Cisco
8 2 (3.70%) Nintex
8 2 (3.70%) SAP
8 2 (3.70%) Metastorm
9 1 (1.85%) Sybase
9 1 (1.85%) IBM
9 1 (1.85%) EMC
9 1 (1.85%) Intel
9 1 (1.85%) Apple
9 1 (1.85%) Juniper
9 1 (1.85%) Google
9 1 (1.85%) F5
9 1 (1.85%) Aruba
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Rate: £12.00 - £13.00 per hour
Posted: 16 days ago
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