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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 11 1 9
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +8
Contract jobs citing Windows 11 34 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 11.70% 32.38% 18.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 35.48% 80.95% 78.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 10
Average daily rate £120 £450 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-73.33% +40.62%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £295
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +8.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 7
Average hourly rate £22.25 £12.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.00% -46.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -
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
31 42 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 32.98% 40.00% 23.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 10
Average daily rate £225 £475 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-52.63% +50.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £266 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £525 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 7
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +6.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Watford

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 14 (43.75%) MS Excel
1 14 (43.75%) Active Directory
2 13 (40.63%) Microsoft
3 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (18.75%) Hyper-V
3 6 (18.75%) Windows 7
3 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (18.75%) MS Office
4 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
4 5 (15.63%) SCCM
4 5 (15.63%) SCOM
4 5 (15.63%) Data Centre
5 4 (12.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 4 (12.50%) PowerShell
5 4 (12.50%) RESTful
5 4 (12.50%) .NET Framework
5 4 (12.50%) Windows XP
5 4 (12.50%) C#
5 4 (12.50%) SQL
5 4 (12.50%) .NET
5 4 (12.50%) Terminal Services
5 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (12.50%) Symantec
5 4 (12.50%) Citrix
6 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (9.38%) LAN
6 3 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (9.38%) Degree
6 3 (9.38%) VMware
6 3 (9.38%) Apple iOS

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 1 (3.13%) CMS
1 1 (3.13%) DNN
1 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (3.13%) Kentico
1 1 (3.13%) Lync
1 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.13%) Sitefinity
1 1 (3.13%) Umbraco
Applications
1 14 (43.75%) MS Excel
2 6 (18.75%) MS Office
3 1 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) LAN
2 2 (6.25%) DNS
2 2 (6.25%) VPN
3 1 (3.13%) DHCP
3 1 (3.13%) Firewall
3 1 (3.13%) MPLS
3 1 (3.13%) SAN
3 1 (3.13%) Skype
3 1 (3.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) Big Data
General
1 2 (6.25%) Back Office
1 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.13%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Marketing
2 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (34.38%) Field Engineer
1 11 (34.38%) Field Service Engineer
2 9 (28.13%) Field Support Engineer
2 9 (28.13%) Support Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) .NET Developer
3 4 (12.50%) Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
3 4 (12.50%) C# Developer
3 4 (12.50%) Developer
3 4 (12.50%) Hyper-V Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) SQL Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Desktop Support
4 3 (9.38%) Help Desk Support
4 3 (9.38%) Support Technician
5 2 (6.25%) .NET Applications Developer
5 2 (6.25%) C# Application Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Desktop Support Technician
5 2 (6.25%) Desktop Technician
5 2 (6.25%) IT Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) .NET
1 4 (12.50%) .NET Framework
1 4 (12.50%) RESTful
2 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (6.25%) HTML
2 2 (6.25%) HTML5
2 2 (6.25%) iOS SDK
2 2 (6.25%) JSON
2 2 (6.25%) WCF
2 2 (6.25%) Web Services
2 2 (6.25%) XML
2 2 (6.25%) XSLT
3 1 (3.13%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.25%) Data Integration
2 2 (6.25%) iPad
2 2 (6.25%) iPhone
2 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.25%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.13%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.75%) Windows 7
1 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
1 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (12.50%) Windows XP
3 3 (9.38%) Apple iOS
4 2 (6.25%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.13%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (6.25%) Analytics
2 2 (6.25%) E-Commerce
2 2 (6.25%) iOS Development
2 2 (6.25%) ITIL
2 2 (6.25%) ITSM
2 2 (6.25%) MVC
2 2 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (6.25%) Scrum
2 2 (6.25%) SDLC
2 2 (6.25%) Service Delivery
2 2 (6.25%) Time Management
2 2 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (3.13%) Change Management
3 1 (3.13%) CRM
3 1 (3.13%) Migration
3 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2
3 1 (3.13%) Project Management
3 1 (3.13%) Records Management
3 1 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.50%) C#
1 4 (12.50%) PowerShell
1 4 (12.50%) SQL
2 2 (6.25%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) Degree
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.13%) MCDST
2 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) QA
2 1 (3.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 14 (43.75%) Active Directory
2 6 (18.75%) Hyper-V
3 4 (12.50%) Terminal Services
4 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (3.13%) vSphere
5 1 (3.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (15.63%) SCCM
1 5 (15.63%) SCOM
2 4 (12.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 13 (40.63%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.50%) Citrix
2 4 (12.50%) Symantec
3 3 (9.38%) VMware
4 2 (6.25%) Oracle
5 1 (3.13%) Adobe
5 1 (3.13%) Apple
5 1 (3.13%) Avaya
5 1 (3.13%) HP
5 1 (3.13%) iManage