The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Welwyn Garden City region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 12 6 3
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Welwyn Garden City 9.21% 10.34% 23.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 87.50% 75.00% 73.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 3
Average daily rate £338 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £14.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -19.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Welwyn Garden City
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
8 4 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Welwyn Garden City 10.53% 13.79% 31.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 3
Average daily rate £245 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.35% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £425 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £425 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £14.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -34.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows
Hertfordshire

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
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 16 April 2014, 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 6 (46.15%) Windows 7
2 5 (38.46%) MS Office
3 3 (23.08%) Google
3 3 (23.08%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
4 2 (15.38%) XML
4 2 (15.38%) MCP
4 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
4 2 (15.38%) Data Extraction
4 2 (15.38%) Google Apps
4 2 (15.38%) Finance
4 2 (15.38%) DOC1
4 2 (15.38%) Subversion
4 2 (15.38%) MOS
4 2 (15.38%) PrintSoft PReS
4 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
5 1 (7.69%) XenServer
5 1 (7.69%) XMPP
5 1 (7.69%) RHCA
5 1 (7.69%) Samba
5 1 (7.69%) Windows 8
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Phone
5 1 (7.69%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (7.69%) Open Source
5 1 (7.69%) HP StorageWorks
5 1 (7.69%) Cobbler
5 1 (7.69%) Android

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Welwyn Garden City by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 (7.69%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.69%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (38.46%) MS Office
2 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 2 (15.38%) DOC1
2 2 (15.38%) PrintSoft PReS
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Google Apps
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (7.69%) VPN
1 1 (7.69%) DNS
1 1 (7.69%) SAN
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Subversion
1 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (23.08%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (15.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Consultant
2 5 (38.46%) Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) Service Analyst
3 4 (30.77%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Services Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Linux Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Support Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Support Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Applications Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Wintel Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Active Directory Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Support
5 1 (7.69%) Applications Support
5 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) XML
2 1 (7.69%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Data Extraction
2 1 (7.69%) Open Source
2 1 (7.69%) HP StorageWorks
2 1 (7.69%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Windows 7
2 1 (7.69%) Windows 8
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Phone
2 1 (7.69%) Android
2 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (7.69%) UNIX
2 1 (7.69%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (7.69%) Mobile Device Management
1 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (7.69%) Service Management
1 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
1 1 (7.69%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
1 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) MCP
1 2 (15.38%) MOS
2 1 (7.69%) RHCA
2 1 (7.69%) MCSE
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.69%) RHCE
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) XenServer
2 1 (7.69%) Samba
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Cobbler
1 1 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Google
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco
2 1 (7.69%) Citrix
2 1 (7.69%) Red Hat