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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 9 19
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +10
Contract jobs citing Windows 20 15 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 13.33% 17.44% 11.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 71.43% 75.00% 31.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 6
Average daily rate
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£375 £258 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.63% -14.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £132 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £298 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £304
% change year-on-year
- -1.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 4
Average hourly rate £24.00 £12.25 £12.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+95.91% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £10.60 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.60 £20.20 £16.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%
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
28 20 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 18.67% 23.26% 37.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 17
Average daily rate £375 £225 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -47.05%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 4
Average hourly rate £26.88 £12.50 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+115.00% +31.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -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 28 November 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 28 November 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Watford

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 30 (57.69%) Active Directory
2 18 (34.62%) Microsoft
3 16 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (28.85%) ITIL
5 14 (26.92%) VMware
6 12 (23.08%) Hyper-V
6 12 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (21.15%) VMware Infrastructure
8 10 (19.23%) Windows 7
8 10 (19.23%) MS Excel
8 10 (19.23%) Windows XP
8 10 (19.23%) MS Exchange
8 10 (19.23%) Citrix
8 10 (19.23%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (17.31%) DNS
10 7 (13.46%) HP
10 7 (13.46%) PowerShell
10 7 (13.46%) SCCM
10 7 (13.46%) SCOM
11 6 (11.54%) Terminal Services
11 6 (11.54%) LAN
11 6 (11.54%) DHCP
11 6 (11.54%) Web Services
11 6 (11.54%) Linux
11 6 (11.54%) JavaScript
12 5 (9.62%) SQL
12 5 (9.62%) MS Office
12 5 (9.62%) Finance
13 4 (7.69%) vSphere
13 4 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 10 (19.23%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.77%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (3.85%) WorkSite
3 2 (3.85%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.92%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.92%) Confluence
4 1 (1.92%) Lync
Applications
1 10 (19.23%) MS Excel
2 5 (9.62%) MS Office
3 1 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (3.85%) Office 365
2 1 (1.92%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 9 (17.31%) DNS
2 6 (11.54%) LAN
2 6 (11.54%) DHCP
3 4 (7.69%) WAN
3 4 (7.69%) VPN
3 4 (7.69%) SAN
4 3 (5.77%) MPLS
4 3 (5.77%) Firewall
5 2 (3.85%) SSH
5 2 (3.85%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.85%) SMS
6 1 (1.92%) EIGRP
6 1 (1.92%) BGP
6 1 (1.92%) OSPF
6 1 (1.92%) VoIP
6 1 (1.92%) ATM
6 1 (1.92%) FTP
6 1 (1.92%) PPP
6 1 (1.92%) IP Telephony
6 1 (1.92%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.77%) Sybase ASE
3 2 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.85%) Big Data
3 2 (3.85%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle8/8i Database
4 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) JIRA
General
1 5 (9.62%) Finance
2 1 (1.92%) Legal
2 1 (1.92%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 23 (44.23%) Analyst
2 13 (25.00%) Support Analyst
3 9 (17.31%) Desktop Support
4 7 (13.46%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 7 (13.46%) Desktop Analyst
5 5 (9.62%) Administrator
5 5 (9.62%) IT Support
6 4 (7.69%) Service Analyst
6 4 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (7.69%) Developer
6 4 (7.69%) Java Developer
6 4 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
6 4 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (7.69%) IT Support Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Network Support
7 3 (5.77%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Wintel Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Junior IT Project Manager
8 2 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.54%) Web Services
2 4 (7.69%) Hibernate
2 4 (7.69%) Spring
2 4 (7.69%) JSP
2 4 (7.69%) J2EE
3 1 (1.92%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.85%) EqualLogic
1 2 (3.85%) iPad
2 1 (1.92%) Clustering
2 1 (1.92%) Replication
2 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.92%) iPhone
2 1 (1.92%) Statistics
2 1 (1.92%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 16 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
2 12 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (19.23%) Windows 7
3 10 (19.23%) Windows XP
3 10 (19.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (11.54%) Linux
5 4 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (5.77%) UNIX
7 2 (3.85%) Android
7 2 (3.85%) FreeBSD
8 1 (1.92%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.92%) AIX
8 1 (1.92%) Solaris
8 1 (1.92%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.92%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.92%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.92%) CentOS
8 1 (1.92%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.92%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (28.85%) ITIL
2 4 (7.69%) Migration
2 4 (7.69%) Configuration Management
3 3 (5.77%) Service Delivery
3 3 (5.77%) Change Management
3 3 (5.77%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (3.85%) Load Balancing
4 2 (3.85%) High Availability
4 2 (3.85%) Change Control
4 2 (3.85%) Data Protection
4 2 (3.85%) Data Analytics
4 2 (3.85%) Analytics
4 2 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (3.85%) Workflow
4 2 (3.85%) Service Management
4 2 (3.85%) Quality Management
4 2 (3.85%) Process Management
4 2 (3.85%) PRINCE2
4 2 (3.85%) BCP
4 2 (3.85%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (13.46%) PowerShell
2 6 (11.54%) JavaScript
3 5 (9.62%) SQL
4 4 (7.69%) Java
5 3 (5.77%) Shell Script
5 3 (5.77%) T-SQL
5 3 (5.77%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.92%) Perl
6 1 (1.92%) Ruby
6 1 (1.92%) Korn
Qualifications
1 3 (5.77%) Degree
2 2 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (3.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (1.92%) ISEB
3 1 (1.92%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (1.92%) MCDBA
3 1 (1.92%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.92%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.77%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (57.69%) Active Directory
2 12 (23.08%) Hyper-V
3 11 (21.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (11.54%) Terminal Services
5 4 (7.69%) vSphere
6 2 (3.85%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (3.85%) XenServer
7 1 (1.92%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (1.92%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.92%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (1.92%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (13.46%) SCCM
1 7 (13.46%) SCOM
2 4 (7.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (5.77%) Puppet
4 2 (3.85%) HP UCMDB
5 1 (1.92%) MOM
5 1 (1.92%) XenMobile
5 1 (1.92%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.92%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (34.62%) Microsoft
2 14 (26.92%) VMware
3 10 (19.23%) Citrix
4 7 (13.46%) HP
5 4 (7.69%) Symantec
6 3 (5.77%) Dell
6 3 (5.77%) Cisco
6 3 (5.77%) Sybase
6 3 (5.77%) Oracle
7 1 (1.92%) IBM
7 1 (1.92%) Intel
7 1 (1.92%) Juniper
7 1 (1.92%) SAP
7 1 (1.92%) Metastorm
7 1 (1.92%) Nintex
7 1 (1.92%) F5
7 1 (1.92%) Aruba
7 1 (1.92%) Google
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