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 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 1 3 14
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +11
Contract jobs citing Windows 39 32 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 27.66% 24.06% 12.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.93% 74.42% 52.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 15 2
Average daily rate
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£390 £248 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.57% -22.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £96 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £390 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £304 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.90% -3.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 6
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.75 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.45% +19.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.73% -
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
61 43 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 43.26% 32.33% 22.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 16 3
Average daily rate £425 £213 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -5.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 6
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% +24.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 August 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 35 (49.30%) Microsoft
2 34 (47.89%) Active Directory
3 32 (45.07%) Hyper-V
4 27 (38.03%) Windows Server 2012
4 27 (38.03%) Windows Server 2003
5 24 (33.80%) Citrix
6 23 (32.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (32.39%) SCCM
7 22 (30.99%) SCOM
7 22 (30.99%) PowerShell
8 21 (29.58%) Data Centre
8 21 (29.58%) Symantec
9 20 (28.17%) Terminal Services
9 20 (28.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 19 (26.76%) SQL
11 16 (22.54%) HP
12 14 (19.72%) Linux
13 13 (18.31%) ITIL
14 12 (16.90%) Java
14 12 (16.90%) SQL Server
15 10 (14.08%) .NET
16 9 (12.68%) C#
16 9 (12.68%) Firewall
16 9 (12.68%) Windows 7
16 9 (12.68%) Degree
17 8 (11.27%) Analytical Skills
17 8 (11.27%) VMware
17 8 (11.27%) SharePoint
18 7 (9.86%) IBM
18 7 (9.86%) J2EE

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 8 (11.27%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.63%) WorkSite
3 2 (2.82%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (2.82%) Lync
3 2 (2.82%) Apache
3 2 (2.82%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (2.82%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (2.82%) LiveLink
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (1.41%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.41%) CMS
4 1 (1.41%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.41%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.41%) JBoss
4 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.41%) Kentico
4 1 (1.41%) DNN
4 1 (1.41%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (8.45%) MS Office
2 5 (7.04%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Agresso
1 2 (2.82%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.68%) Firewall
2 6 (8.45%) DNS
3 5 (7.04%) Internet
3 5 (7.04%) LAN
3 5 (7.04%) WAN
3 5 (7.04%) DHCP
4 4 (5.63%) VPN
4 4 (5.63%) MPLS
4 4 (5.63%) SAN
5 3 (4.23%) Telnet
5 3 (4.23%) SSH
5 3 (4.23%) VLAN
5 3 (4.23%) NAS
5 3 (4.23%) PuTTY
5 3 (4.23%) LDAP
6 2 (2.82%) Network Security
6 2 (2.82%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.90%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (7.04%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (7.04%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (5.63%) MongoDB
3 4 (5.63%) Big Data
3 4 (5.63%) Sybase ASE
3 4 (5.63%) Crystal Reports
3 4 (5.63%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (4.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.82%) MySQL
5 2 (2.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.82%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.41%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (4.23%) Toad
General
1 7 (9.86%) Finance
2 3 (4.23%) Legal
3 1 (1.41%) Marketing
3 1 (1.41%) Back Office
3 1 (1.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (26.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (9.86%) Developer
2 7 (9.86%) Analyst
2 7 (9.86%) Support Engineer
3 6 (8.45%) Java Developer
3 6 (8.45%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 5 (7.04%) Architect
4 5 (7.04%) Consultant
5 4 (5.63%) Project Manager
5 4 (5.63%) Administrator
5 4 (5.63%) Applications Architect
6 3 (4.23%) Senior Support Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) Cyber-Ark Consultant
6 3 (4.23%) Field Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) Technical Manager
6 3 (4.23%) Technical Project Manager
6 3 (4.23%) DBA
6 3 (4.23%) Field Service Engineer
7 2 (2.82%) Desktop Support
7 2 (2.82%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.08%) .NET
2 7 (9.86%) J2EE
2 7 (9.86%) Web Services
3 6 (8.45%) JSP
3 6 (8.45%) Hibernate
3 6 (8.45%) Spring
4 3 (4.23%) RESTful
5 2 (2.82%) SAP PI
5 2 (2.82%) SOAP
6 1 (1.41%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.41%) JSON
6 1 (1.41%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (1.41%) XML
6 1 (1.41%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 21 (29.58%) Data Centre
2 8 (11.27%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.04%) PKI
4 4 (5.63%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.23%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.82%) iPad
6 2 (2.82%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.82%) Replication
7 1 (1.41%) CLARiiON
7 1 (1.41%) Symmetrix
7 1 (1.41%) EMC Centera
7 1 (1.41%) CMDB
7 1 (1.41%) Celerra
7 1 (1.41%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.41%) iPhone
7 1 (1.41%) Symmetrix DMX
7 1 (1.41%) EMC VNX
7 1 (1.41%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 27 (38.03%) Windows Server 2003
1 27 (38.03%) Windows Server 2012
2 23 (32.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (19.72%) Linux
4 9 (12.68%) Windows 7
5 7 (9.86%) UNIX
6 3 (4.23%) AIX
7 2 (2.82%) Android
7 2 (2.82%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (2.82%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (1.41%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.41%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (18.31%) ITIL
2 7 (9.86%) Project Management
3 6 (8.45%) Change Control
3 6 (8.45%) Server Building
4 5 (7.04%) Converged Infrastructure
4 5 (7.04%) Build Automation
4 5 (7.04%) Analytics
4 5 (7.04%) Risk Analysis
4 5 (7.04%) Change Management
4 5 (7.04%) Asset Management
4 5 (7.04%) Network Design
4 5 (7.04%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (5.63%) Workflow
5 4 (5.63%) Migration
5 4 (5.63%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (5.63%) Configuration Management
5 4 (5.63%) Quality Management
5 4 (5.63%) Process Management
5 4 (5.63%) Service Delivery
5 4 (5.63%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 22 (30.99%) PowerShell
2 19 (26.76%) SQL
3 12 (16.90%) Java
4 9 (12.68%) C#
5 7 (9.86%) T-SQL
6 6 (8.45%) C
6 6 (8.45%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.41%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (12.68%) Degree
2 4 (5.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.82%) CISSP
4 2 (2.82%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.82%) CISM
5 1 (1.41%) HP ASE
5 1 (1.41%) MCSE
5 1 (1.41%) OCA
5 1 (1.41%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.45%) SLA
2 2 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.82%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.41%) QA
System Software
1 34 (47.89%) Active Directory
2 32 (45.07%) Hyper-V
3 20 (28.17%) Terminal Services
4 7 (9.86%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (5.63%) XenServer
5 4 (5.63%) vSphere
6 3 (4.23%) VMware ESX
7 2 (2.82%) Tivoli Directory Server
8 1 (1.41%) BitLocker
8 1 (1.41%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 23 (32.39%) SCCM
2 22 (30.99%) SCOM
3 20 (28.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 4 (5.63%) SCOrch
4 4 (5.63%) Tivoli
4 4 (5.63%) Puppet
5 3 (4.23%) CA Single Sign-On
5 3 (4.23%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 2 (2.82%) Novell Identity Manager
6 2 (2.82%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 1 (1.41%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.41%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (1.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 35 (49.30%) Microsoft
2 24 (33.80%) Citrix
3 21 (29.58%) Symantec
4 16 (22.54%) HP
5 8 (11.27%) VMware
6 7 (9.86%) IBM
7 6 (8.45%) Sybase
8 5 (7.04%) Oracle
8 5 (7.04%) Dell
8 5 (7.04%) ServiceNow
9 4 (5.63%) Brocade
9 4 (5.63%) 3PAR
9 4 (5.63%) EMC
9 4 (5.63%) SAP
9 4 (5.63%) Cisco
10 3 (4.23%) NetApp
10 3 (4.23%) Cyber-Ark
11 2 (2.82%) Nintex
11 2 (2.82%) Tealeaf
11 2 (2.82%) Novell