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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 1 9 15
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +6
Contract jobs citing Windows 34 19 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 28.81% 17.43% 11.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 85.00% 76.00% 45.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 4
Average daily rate
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£438 £315 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% -14.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £156 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 3
Average hourly rate £12.50 £23.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.80% +56.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £23.50 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.37%
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
40 25 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 33.90% 22.94% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 10
Average daily rate £433 £315 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.30% -23.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £138 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £355 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 3
Average hourly rate £25.00 £12.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+108.33% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £23.50 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -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 30 January 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 30 January 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Watford

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 22 (40.74%) Microsoft
2 21 (38.89%) Active Directory
2 21 (38.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (37.04%) Hyper-V
4 18 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (31.48%) VMware
6 16 (29.63%) VMware Infrastructure
7 13 (24.07%) HP
8 11 (20.37%) SQL Server
9 10 (18.52%) ITIL
9 10 (18.52%) DNS
9 10 (18.52%) SCCM
9 10 (18.52%) SCOM
10 9 (16.67%) Citrix
10 9 (16.67%) Oracle
11 8 (14.81%) PowerShell
12 7 (12.96%) MS Excel
12 7 (12.96%) DHCP
12 7 (12.96%) .NET
12 7 (12.96%) Dell
12 7 (12.96%) Terminal Services
13 6 (11.11%) Retail
13 6 (11.11%) Firmware
13 6 (11.11%) Symantec
13 6 (11.11%) C#
13 6 (11.11%) HTML
13 6 (11.11%) MS Exchange
13 6 (11.11%) Windows XP
13 6 (11.11%) Oracle Retail

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 5 (9.26%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.70%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (3.70%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (3.70%) WorkSite
4 1 (1.85%) Lync
4 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.85%) IIS
4 1 (1.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 7 (12.96%) MS Excel
2 5 (9.26%) MS Office
3 2 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (11.11%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.26%) Office 365
2 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.85%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 10 (18.52%) DNS
2 7 (12.96%) DHCP
3 4 (7.41%) SAN
3 4 (7.41%) VPN
3 4 (7.41%) LAN
4 3 (5.56%) WAN
5 2 (3.70%) SSH
5 2 (3.70%) Firewall
5 2 (3.70%) MPLS
5 2 (3.70%) SMS
6 1 (1.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (20.37%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.70%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.70%) Big Data
3 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle8/8i Database
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.85%) InstallShield
1 1 (1.85%) Maven
1 1 (1.85%) CruiseControl
1 1 (1.85%) Subversion
General
1 6 (11.11%) Retail
2 1 (1.85%) Finance
2 1 (1.85%) Legal
2 1 (1.85%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 20 (37.04%) Analyst
2 10 (18.52%) Support Analyst
3 7 (12.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
4 6 (11.11%) Service Analyst
4 6 (11.11%) Desktop Support
5 5 (9.26%) IT Support
5 5 (9.26%) Desktop Analyst
5 5 (9.26%) Data Centre Engineer
5 5 (9.26%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 4 (7.41%) Architect
7 3 (5.56%) Firmware Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Administrator
7 3 (5.56%) Network Support Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) Network Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) IT Support Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) Applications Architect
7 3 (5.56%) Test Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Network Support
8 2 (3.70%) Junior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.96%) .NET
2 6 (11.11%) HTML
2 6 (11.11%) WPF
3 4 (7.41%) ADO.NET
3 4 (7.41%) ASP.NET
3 4 (7.41%) HTML5
3 4 (7.41%) WCF
4 3 (5.56%) Web Services
5 2 (3.70%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.70%) Clustering
1 2 (3.70%) PKI
2 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.85%) EqualLogic
2 1 (1.85%) iPad
2 1 (1.85%) Fat Client
2 1 (1.85%) Statistics
2 1 (1.85%) Wiki
2 1 (1.85%) Thin Client
2 1 (1.85%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 21 (38.89%) Windows Server 2008
2 18 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 18 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (11.11%) Windows XP
4 5 (9.26%) Windows 7
4 5 (9.26%) Linux
5 4 (7.41%) UNIX
5 4 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (3.70%) FreeBSD
6 2 (3.70%) Android
7 1 (1.85%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.85%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.85%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.85%) CentOS
7 1 (1.85%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.85%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.85%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.85%) AIX
7 1 (1.85%) Solaris
7 1 (1.85%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (18.52%) ITIL
2 5 (9.26%) Configuration Management
2 5 (9.26%) Migration
3 4 (7.41%) Project Management
4 3 (5.56%) Service Delivery
4 3 (5.56%) Change Management
4 3 (5.56%) Workflow
5 2 (3.70%) Service Management
5 2 (3.70%) Quality Management
5 2 (3.70%) Process Management
5 2 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (3.70%) BCP
5 2 (3.70%) PRINCE2
5 2 (3.70%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (3.70%) Data Protection
5 2 (3.70%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (3.70%) Analytics
5 2 (3.70%) High Availability
5 2 (3.70%) Change Control
5 2 (3.70%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 8 (14.81%) PowerShell
2 6 (11.11%) C#
3 3 (5.56%) Bash Shell
3 3 (5.56%) Shell Script
4 2 (3.70%) Java
4 2 (3.70%) SQL
5 1 (1.85%) Korn
5 1 (1.85%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.85%) Perl
5 1 (1.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (5.56%) Degree
2 2 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (3.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (1.85%) MCITP
3 1 (1.85%) MCDBA
3 1 (1.85%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.56%) SLA
2 1 (1.85%) QA
System Software
1 21 (38.89%) Active Directory
2 20 (37.04%) Hyper-V
3 16 (29.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (12.96%) Terminal Services
5 6 (11.11%) Firmware
6 5 (9.26%) VMware ESX
7 3 (5.56%) vSphere
8 2 (3.70%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (3.70%) XenServer
9 1 (1.85%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (1.85%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 10 (18.52%) SCCM
1 10 (18.52%) SCOM
2 6 (11.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (5.56%) Puppet
3 3 (5.56%) WSUS
4 2 (3.70%) HP UCMDB
5 1 (1.85%) SAP Afaria
5 1 (1.85%) MOM
Vendors
1 22 (40.74%) Microsoft
2 17 (31.48%) VMware
3 13 (24.07%) HP
4 9 (16.67%) Citrix
4 9 (16.67%) Oracle
5 7 (12.96%) Dell
6 6 (11.11%) Symantec
7 2 (3.70%) Metastorm
7 2 (3.70%) SAP
7 2 (3.70%) Nintex
8 1 (1.85%) 3PAR
8 1 (1.85%) Google
8 1 (1.85%) Apple
8 1 (1.85%) IBM
8 1 (1.85%) EMC
8 1 (1.85%) Intel
8 1 (1.85%) Macrovision
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