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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 6 20
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +14
Contract jobs citing Windows 20 18 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 13.89% 19.15% 10.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 76.92% 72.00% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 5
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£213 £290 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.72% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £95 £136 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £323 £306
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £308 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.62% -0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 3
Average hourly rate £13.75 £12.50 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +31.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.25 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+8.77% -9.52%
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
26 25 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 18.06% 26.60% 36.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 13
Average daily rate £213 £290 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.72% -4.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £95 £191 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £299 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 3
Average hourly rate £13.75 £12.50 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +31.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -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 23 October 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 October 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Watford

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 25 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 13 (28.89%) ITIL
2 13 (28.89%) MS Exchange
3 12 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (26.67%) Windows 7
4 11 (24.44%) Microsoft
5 10 (22.22%) Windows XP
5 10 (22.22%) VMware
6 8 (17.78%) MS Excel
7 7 (15.56%) Citrix
7 7 (15.56%) Finance
8 6 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (13.33%) DNS
8 6 (13.33%) LAN
8 6 (13.33%) Web Services
8 6 (13.33%) JavaScript
8 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (11.11%) SQL
9 5 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (8.89%) SLA
10 4 (8.89%) HP
10 4 (8.89%) Terminal Services
10 4 (8.89%) J2EE
10 4 (8.89%) Java
10 4 (8.89%) MS Office
10 4 (8.89%) JSP
10 4 (8.89%) DHCP
10 4 (8.89%) Linux
10 4 (8.89%) Spring

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 (28.89%) MS Exchange
2 5 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (8.89%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (4.44%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (2.22%) Confluence
5 1 (2.22%) Lync
Applications
1 8 (17.78%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.89%) MS Office
3 1 (2.22%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.33%) LAN
1 6 (13.33%) DNS
2 4 (8.89%) DHCP
3 3 (6.67%) FTP
3 3 (6.67%) SAN
3 3 (6.67%) IP Telephony
4 2 (4.44%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.44%) VPN
4 2 (4.44%) SMS
4 2 (4.44%) WAN
5 1 (2.22%) ATM
5 1 (2.22%) VoIP
5 1 (2.22%) PPP
5 1 (2.22%) MPLS
5 1 (2.22%) OSPF
5 1 (2.22%) BGP
5 1 (2.22%) EIGRP
5 1 (2.22%) Firewall
5 1 (2.22%) Wireless
5 1 (2.22%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.67%) Sybase ASE
2 2 (4.44%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle8/8i Database
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) JIRA
General
1 7 (15.56%) Finance
2 2 (4.44%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 20 (44.44%) Analyst
2 12 (26.67%) Support Analyst
3 8 (17.78%) Desktop Support
4 7 (15.56%) Administrator
4 7 (15.56%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 7 (15.56%) Desktop Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) IT Support Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Java Developer
5 4 (8.89%) Service Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (8.89%) Developer
5 4 (8.89%) IT Support
6 3 (6.67%) Windows Administrator
6 3 (6.67%) Wintel Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Service Manager
7 2 (4.44%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.33%) Web Services
2 4 (8.89%) Hibernate
2 4 (8.89%) Spring
2 4 (8.89%) J2EE
2 4 (8.89%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.44%) EqualLogic
2 1 (2.22%) iPad
2 1 (2.22%) Replication
2 1 (2.22%) Clustering
2 1 (2.22%) Statistics
2 1 (2.22%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 12 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 12 (26.67%) Windows 7
2 10 (22.22%) Windows XP
3 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (8.89%) Linux
6 3 (6.67%) UNIX
7 2 (4.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (2.22%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.22%) CentOS
8 1 (2.22%) AIX
8 1 (2.22%) Solaris
8 1 (2.22%) Windows 2000
8 1 (2.22%) Ubuntu
8 1 (2.22%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.89%) ITIL
2 4 (8.89%) Migration
3 3 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (6.67%) Change Management
4 2 (4.44%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (4.44%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (4.44%) BCP
4 2 (4.44%) Service Management
4 2 (4.44%) High Availability
4 2 (4.44%) Load Balancing
4 2 (4.44%) Workflow
5 1 (2.22%) Data Protection
5 1 (2.22%) Test Automation
5 1 (2.22%) Data Management
5 1 (2.22%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (2.22%) DevOps
5 1 (2.22%) Coaching
5 1 (2.22%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.22%) Security Management
5 1 (2.22%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.33%) JavaScript
2 5 (11.11%) SQL
3 4 (8.89%) Java
4 3 (6.67%) T-SQL
5 2 (4.44%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.22%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.22%) Perl
6 1 (2.22%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.22%) Ruby
6 1 (2.22%) Korn
Qualifications
1 2 (4.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (2.22%) MCDBA
2 1 (2.22%) ISEB
2 1 (2.22%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (2.22%) MCITP
2 1 (2.22%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.89%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 6 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (8.89%) Terminal Services
4 3 (6.67%) Hyper-V
4 3 (6.67%) vSphere
5 2 (4.44%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (2.22%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (2.22%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (2.22%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) SCCM
1 2 (4.44%) SCOM
1 2 (4.44%) HP UCMDB
2 1 (2.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (2.22%) XenMobile
2 1 (2.22%) MOM
2 1 (2.22%) SCVMM
2 1 (2.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (24.44%) Microsoft
2 10 (22.22%) VMware
3 7 (15.56%) Citrix
4 4 (8.89%) HP
5 3 (6.67%) Oracle
5 3 (6.67%) Sybase
5 3 (6.67%) Cisco
6 1 (2.22%) IBM
6 1 (2.22%) Intel
6 1 (2.22%) Juniper
6 1 (2.22%) Symantec
6 1 (2.22%) Aruba
6 1 (2.22%) F5
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