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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 14 18
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 34 25 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 26.77% 16.45% 8.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.67% 71.43% 36.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 1
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £120
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +170.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 1
Average hourly rate £12.50 £23.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.80% +113.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.85 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-4.19% +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
51 35 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 40.16% 23.03% 22.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 6
Average daily rate £388 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £315 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £407 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £309
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 1
Average hourly rate £18.50 £23.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.27% +113.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Watford

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 30 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 29 (48.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (45.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 27 (45.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 22 (36.67%) VMware
4 22 (36.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 20 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 19 (31.67%) Active Directory
6 19 (31.67%) HP
7 13 (21.67%) SCCM
7 13 (21.67%) SCOM
8 12 (20.00%) SQL Server
9 11 (18.33%) DNS
9 11 (18.33%) Citrix
9 11 (18.33%) PowerShell
10 10 (16.67%) Dell
10 10 (16.67%) Symantec
11 9 (15.00%) Project Management
11 9 (15.00%) Terminal Services
11 9 (15.00%) .NET
11 9 (15.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 8 (13.33%) VMware ESX
12 8 (13.33%) Oracle
12 8 (13.33%) DHCP
13 7 (11.67%) C#
13 7 (11.67%) HTML
13 7 (11.67%) ITIL
13 7 (11.67%) Firmware
13 7 (11.67%) SAN
13 7 (11.67%) Retail

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 6 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.00%) WorkSite
3 2 (3.33%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (3.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.67%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.00%) MS Office
3 1 (1.67%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (11.67%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.67%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.33%) Office 365
2 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.67%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 11 (18.33%) DNS
2 8 (13.33%) DHCP
3 7 (11.67%) SAN
4 5 (8.33%) VPN
5 4 (6.67%) NAS
6 3 (5.00%) MPLS
6 3 (5.00%) Firewall
6 3 (5.00%) LAN
6 3 (5.00%) WAN
7 2 (3.33%) SSH
8 1 (1.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.00%) Big Data
3 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.67%) DataStage
4 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.67%) InstallShield
1 1 (1.67%) CruiseControl
1 1 (1.67%) Subversion
1 1 (1.67%) Maven
General
1 7 (11.67%) Retail
2 1 (1.67%) Finance
2 1 (1.67%) Legal
2 1 (1.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 19 (31.67%) Analyst
2 9 (15.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (13.33%) Data Centre Engineer
4 7 (11.67%) Service Desk Analyst
4 7 (11.67%) Service Analyst
5 5 (8.33%) Architect
6 4 (6.67%) Support Analyst
6 4 (6.67%) Administrator
6 4 (6.67%) Test Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Firmware Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Storage Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Network Support
7 3 (5.00%) IT Support
7 3 (5.00%) IT Support Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Applications Architect
7 3 (5.00%) Network Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Network Support Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Support Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Project Manager
8 2 (3.33%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.00%) .NET
2 7 (11.67%) HTML
2 7 (11.67%) WPF
3 5 (8.33%) WCF
3 5 (8.33%) ADO.NET
3 5 (8.33%) ASP.NET
3 5 (8.33%) HTML5
4 2 (3.33%) SAP PI
5 1 (1.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.67%) Celerra
2 4 (6.67%) Symmetrix DMX
2 4 (6.67%) CLARiiON
2 4 (6.67%) Symmetrix
2 4 (6.67%) EMC Centera
3 2 (3.33%) Clustering
3 2 (3.33%) PKI
3 2 (3.33%) Wiki
4 1 (1.67%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.67%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.67%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.67%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.67%) CMDB
4 1 (1.67%) iPad
4 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.67%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 29 (48.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 27 (45.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 27 (45.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (11.67%) Windows 7
4 6 (10.00%) Linux
5 5 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (5.00%) UNIX
6 3 (5.00%) AIX
7 2 (3.33%) FreeBSD
7 2 (3.33%) Mac OS X
7 2 (3.33%) Android
7 2 (3.33%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.67%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.67%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.67%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.67%) CentOS
8 1 (1.67%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.67%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (15.00%) Project Management
2 7 (11.67%) ITIL
3 6 (10.00%) Configuration Management
4 5 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (6.67%) Risk Management
5 4 (6.67%) Service Delivery
6 3 (5.00%) Change Management
6 3 (5.00%) Quality Management
6 3 (5.00%) Process Management
6 3 (5.00%) PRINCE2
6 3 (5.00%) Change Control
6 3 (5.00%) Migration
6 3 (5.00%) Data Analytics
6 3 (5.00%) Analytics
7 2 (3.33%) Asset Management
7 2 (3.33%) Build Automation
7 2 (3.33%) Enterprise Architecture
8 1 (1.67%) Requirements Analysis
8 1 (1.67%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (18.33%) PowerShell
2 7 (11.67%) C#
3 3 (5.00%) Java
3 3 (5.00%) Bash Shell
3 3 (5.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.67%) Ruby
4 1 (1.67%) Korn
4 1 (1.67%) Perl
4 1 (1.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (8.33%) Degree
2 3 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.67%) SLA
1 1 (1.67%) QA
System Software
1 30 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 22 (36.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (31.67%) Active Directory
4 9 (15.00%) Terminal Services
5 8 (13.33%) VMware ESX
6 7 (11.67%) Firmware
7 3 (5.00%) XenServer
7 3 (5.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (21.67%) SCCM
1 13 (21.67%) SCOM
2 9 (15.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (5.00%) Puppet
3 3 (5.00%) WSUS
4 2 (3.33%) SAP Afaria
Vendors
1 22 (36.67%) VMware
2 20 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 19 (31.67%) HP
4 11 (18.33%) Citrix
5 10 (16.67%) Symantec
5 10 (16.67%) Dell
6 8 (13.33%) Oracle
7 5 (8.33%) EMC
7 5 (8.33%) 3PAR
8 4 (6.67%) Cisco
8 4 (6.67%) NetApp
8 4 (6.67%) Brocade
9 3 (5.00%) Apple
9 3 (5.00%) Tealeaf
10 2 (3.33%) ServiceNow
10 2 (3.33%) Nintex
10 2 (3.33%) Red Hat
10 2 (3.33%) Metastorm
10 2 (3.33%) SAP
11 1 (1.67%) IBM