The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Welwyn Garden City region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 1 13
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +12
Contract jobs citing Windows 13 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Welwyn Garden City 20.00% 27.03% 9.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 86.67% 50.00% 63.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 3
Average daily rate £310 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.33% +11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.26 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.70% -3.22%
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 Welwyn Garden City region.

Operating Systems Category
Welwyn Garden City
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
15 20 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Welwyn Garden City 23.08% 54.05% 14.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 5
Average daily rate £400 £330 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% +34.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £339 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.79% +6.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Welwyn Garden City

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Welwyn Garden City region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Welwyn Garden City

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Welwyn Garden City

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Welwyn Garden City region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Welwyn Garden City

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Welwyn Garden City

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Welwyn Garden City region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Welwyn Garden City

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Welwyn Garden City

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Welwyn Garden City region.

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Welwyn Garden City

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Welwyn Garden City

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Welwyn Garden City 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 8 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 7 (38.89%) SQL
2 7 (38.89%) VMware
3 6 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 5 (27.78%) HP
5 4 (22.22%) Retail
5 4 (22.22%) Data Centre
5 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (22.22%) XenServer
5 4 (22.22%) vSphere
6 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (16.67%) Android
6 3 (16.67%) Driving Licence
6 3 (16.67%) Service Delivery
6 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
7 2 (11.11%) Citrix
7 2 (11.11%) .NET
7 2 (11.11%) SAN
7 2 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (11.11%) NetApp
7 2 (11.11%) Apple
7 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (11.11%) Finance
7 2 (11.11%) Database Mirroring
7 2 (11.11%) Windows 8
7 2 (11.11%) Server Building
7 2 (11.11%) iPhone
7 2 (11.11%) SCOM

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Welwyn Garden City by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Welwyn Garden City 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 (5.56%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Office 365
2 1 (5.56%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) SAN
2 1 (5.56%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (5.56%) Internet
2 1 (5.56%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 4 (22.22%) Retail
2 2 (11.11%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (5.56%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Retail Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Desktop Engineer
1 4 (22.22%) Desktop Support
1 4 (22.22%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 4 (22.22%) Support Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
2 3 (16.67%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) IT Support
3 2 (11.11%) IT Support Specialist
3 2 (11.11%) Support Specialist
3 2 (11.11%) VMware Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Specialist
3 2 (11.11%) Wintel Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) SQL DBA
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 3 (16.67%) Driving Licence
3 2 (11.11%) iPhone
4 1 (5.56%) Clustering
4 1 (5.56%) CMDB
4 1 (5.56%) FlexPod
4 1 (5.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 3 (16.67%) Android
2 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (11.11%) Windows 7
3 2 (11.11%) Windows 8
4 1 (5.56%) Windows 10
4 1 (5.56%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (11.11%) Database Mirroring
2 2 (11.11%) Server Building
3 1 (5.56%) Change Control
3 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (5.56%) Functional Testing
3 1 (5.56%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (5.56%) Line Management
3 1 (5.56%) Multithreading
3 1 (5.56%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (5.56%) SDLC
3 1 (5.56%) Software Architecture
3 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
3 1 (5.56%) Software Testing
3 1 (5.56%) Unit Testing
3 1 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (5.56%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) C#
2 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.56%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) HND
2 1 (5.56%) ISEB
2 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.56%) MCSA
2 1 (5.56%) MCSE
2 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 8 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (22.22%) vSphere
2 4 (22.22%) XenServer
3 1 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) SCOM
2 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.56%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (5.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
1 7 (38.89%) VMware
2 5 (27.78%) HP
3 2 (11.11%) Apple
3 2 (11.11%) Citrix
3 2 (11.11%) NetApp
4 1 (5.56%) CommVault
4 1 (5.56%) Intel Security
4 1 (5.56%) WatchGuard