The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 1 4
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 94 134 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 14.07% 17.96% 17.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 77.69% 62.33% 70.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 68 51
Median daily rate £270 £350 £248
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.85% +41.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £120 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £458 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.15% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 21 16
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £9.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.90 £37.50 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.38 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+0.81% +2.50%
Windows
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
121 215 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 18.11% 28.82% 24.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 96 65
Median daily rate £350 £350 £245
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £230 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £347 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.04% +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 22 16
Median hourly rate £16.00 £14.85 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.74% -4.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £32.30 £33.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 26 May 2016.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Windows
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 26 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Welwyn Garden City 0 20 £220 -37.14% 1
Hemel Hempstead +5 18 £350 +40.00% 6
Watford -2 18 £245 -38.75% 6
Stevenage -4 7 £260 +3.48%
Cheshunt - 2 £490 - 1
Rickmansworth 0 1 £153 -
Royston -1 1 - -
Letchworth - 1 - - 2
Windows
East of England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Windows.

1 73 (40.33%) Microsoft
2 59 (32.60%) Active Directory
3 47 (25.97%) Windows 7
4 42 (23.20%) Windows Server
4 42 (23.20%) MS Office
5 36 (19.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 32 (17.68%) MS Excel
7 30 (16.57%) ITIL
7 30 (16.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 28 (15.47%) Linux
8 28 (15.47%) Security Cleared
9 26 (14.36%) SCCM
10 24 (13.26%) VMware
10 24 (13.26%) SQL
11 23 (12.71%) Office 365
12 20 (11.05%) Citrix
12 20 (11.05%) Migration
13 19 (10.50%) HP
14 18 (9.94%) Oracle
14 18 (9.94%) Unix
15 17 (9.39%) Data Centre
15 17 (9.39%) SC Cleared
16 15 (8.29%) Windows XP
16 15 (8.29%) SQL Server
16 15 (8.29%) Microsoft Azure
16 15 (8.29%) Windows 10
17 14 (7.73%) Windows 8
17 14 (7.73%) Amazon AWS
17 14 (7.73%) PowerShell
17 14 (7.73%) Telecoms

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (5.52%) Exchange Server 2013
1 10 (5.52%) MS Exchange
2 9 (4.97%) SharePoint
3 8 (4.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (2.21%) Skype for Business
6 3 (1.66%) IBM Domino
6 3 (1.66%) Node.js
6 3 (1.66%) SAS
7 2 (1.10%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.10%) Kinematics
7 2 (1.10%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.55%) JBoss
8 1 (0.55%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.55%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.55%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.55%) WildFly
Applications
1 42 (23.20%) MS Office
2 32 (17.68%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.10%) AutoCAD
3 2 (1.10%) Doxygen
3 2 (1.10%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (4.42%) Maximo
1 8 (4.42%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (1.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 23 (12.71%) Office 365
2 15 (8.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (7.73%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.55%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.55%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.55%) SaaS
4 1 (0.55%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.52%) LAN
2 9 (4.97%) TCP/IP
3 8 (4.42%) VPN
4 7 (3.87%) Firewall
4 7 (3.87%) Internet
4 7 (3.87%) SAN
4 7 (3.87%) WAN
5 4 (2.21%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (2.21%) SpaceWire
5 4 (2.21%) WebEx
6 3 (1.66%) DNS
6 3 (1.66%) MPLS
6 3 (1.66%) VLAN
7 2 (1.10%) NetScaler
7 2 (1.10%) SSL
7 2 (1.10%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.10%) Wireless
8 1 (0.55%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (0.55%) NAS
8 1 (0.55%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.29%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.42%) Amazon RDS
2 8 (4.42%) Amazon Redshift
3 5 (2.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 4 (2.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (2.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.66%) Base SAS
5 3 (1.66%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.66%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (1.10%) DB2
6 2 (1.10%) MySQL
6 2 (1.10%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.10%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.55%) MS Access
7 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (2.21%) ClearCase
2 3 (1.66%) Eclipse
2 3 (1.66%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.10%) Bugzilla
3 2 (1.10%) ClearQuest
3 2 (1.10%) GCC
3 2 (1.10%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.10%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (1.10%) Subversion
3 2 (1.10%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.55%) JUnit
4 1 (0.55%) MSI
4 1 (0.55%) NetBeans
General
1 14 (7.73%) Telecoms
2 11 (6.08%) Advertising
2 11 (6.08%) Finance
3 9 (4.97%) Retail
4 5 (2.76%) Local Government
5 4 (2.21%) Avionics
6 3 (1.66%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.66%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.10%) Automotive
7 2 (1.10%) Electronics
7 2 (1.10%) German Language
8 1 (0.55%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.55%) Banking
8 1 (0.55%) Military
8 1 (0.55%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (16.02%) Analyst
2 26 (14.36%) Support Engineer
3 18 (9.94%) Consultant
3 18 (9.94%) Desktop Support
4 17 (9.39%) 2nd Line Support
5 16 (8.84%) Architect
5 16 (8.84%) Support Analyst
6 14 (7.73%) Desktop Engineer
7 12 (6.63%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 12 (6.63%) IT Support
7 12 (6.63%) Solutions Architect
8 10 (5.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 10 (5.52%) 3rd Line Support
9 9 (4.97%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 9 (4.97%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 8 (4.42%) IT Analyst
10 8 (4.42%) Service Analyst
10 8 (4.42%) Service Desk Analyst
10 8 (4.42%) Windows Consultant
10 8 (4.42%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.76%) .NET
1 5 (2.76%) HTML
1 5 (2.76%) XML
2 3 (1.66%) Ajax
2 3 (1.66%) AngularJS
2 3 (1.66%) CSS
2 3 (1.66%) HTML5
2 3 (1.66%) jQuery
2 3 (1.66%) JSON
2 3 (1.66%) LESS
2 3 (1.66%) Sass
2 3 (1.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 3 (1.66%) Web Services
2 3 (1.66%) XSLT
3 2 (1.10%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.10%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 2 (1.10%) Middleware
3 2 (1.10%) OpenCV
3 2 (1.10%) OpenGL
3 2 (1.10%) React
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.39%) Data Centre
2 9 (4.97%) Computer Science
3 8 (4.42%) Data Protection Act
4 5 (2.76%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.76%) Clustering
4 5 (2.76%) iPhone
5 4 (2.21%) Algorithms
5 4 (2.21%) Driving Licence
5 4 (2.21%) PKI
6 3 (1.66%) Data Integration
6 3 (1.66%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.66%) Life Science
6 3 (1.66%) Mathematics
6 3 (1.66%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.10%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.10%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (1.10%) iPad
7 2 (1.10%) Mechatronics
7 2 (1.10%) Robotics
7 2 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 47 (25.97%) Windows 7
2 42 (23.20%) Windows Server
3 36 (19.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 30 (16.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 28 (15.47%) Linux
6 18 (9.94%) Unix
7 15 (8.29%) Windows 10
7 15 (8.29%) Windows XP
8 14 (7.73%) Windows 8
9 10 (5.52%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (3.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (2.21%) Android
12 3 (1.66%) AIX
13 2 (1.10%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.55%) CentOS
14 1 (0.55%) HPUX
14 1 (0.55%) Solaris
14 1 (0.55%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.55%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (16.57%) ITIL
2 20 (11.05%) Migration
3 12 (6.63%) SOA
4 11 (6.08%) ERP
5 10 (5.52%) Validation
6 8 (4.42%) Asset Management
6 8 (4.42%) Data Architecture
6 8 (4.42%) Data Protection
6 8 (4.42%) TOGAF
7 7 (3.87%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (3.87%) SDLC
7 7 (3.87%) Service Delivery
7 7 (3.87%) Software Engineering
8 6 (3.31%) Capacity Planning
8 6 (3.31%) Project Management
8 6 (3.31%) Service Management
9 5 (2.76%) Data Migration
9 5 (2.76%) Server Building
9 5 (2.76%) Technical Architecture
10 4 (2.21%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (13.26%) SQL
2 14 (7.73%) PowerShell
3 8 (4.42%) Java
4 6 (3.31%) JavaScript
4 6 (3.31%) Shell Script
5 5 (2.76%) C#
5 5 (2.76%) T-SQL
6 4 (2.21%) ANSI C
6 4 (2.21%) C
7 3 (1.66%) C++
7 3 (1.66%) PHP
8 2 (1.10%) MATLAB
8 2 (1.10%) Perl
8 2 (1.10%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.10%) Python
Qualifications
1 28 (15.47%) Security Cleared
2 17 (9.39%) SC Cleared
3 13 (7.18%) Degree
4 9 (4.97%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (3.87%) DBS Check
6 3 (1.66%) MCP
6 3 (1.66%) MCSA
6 3 (1.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.10%) MCSE
8 1 (0.55%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.55%) CISM
8 1 (0.55%) CISSP
8 1 (0.55%) HND
8 1 (0.55%) ISEB
8 1 (0.55%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.55%) MBA
8 1 (0.55%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.42%) SLA
2 3 (1.66%) QA
3 2 (1.10%) ECSS
4 1 (0.55%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 59 (32.60%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.87%) vSphere
3 7 (3.87%) XenServer
4 4 (2.21%) Cygwin
5 3 (1.66%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.66%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.10%) DFS Replication
6 2 (1.10%) Terminal Server
6 2 (1.10%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.10%) Xen
6 2 (1.10%) XenApp
6 2 (1.10%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.55%) NFS
7 1 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.55%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 26 (14.36%) SCCM
2 9 (4.97%) SCOM
3 6 (3.31%) Bacula
4 4 (2.21%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (2.21%) Puppet
5 3 (1.66%) OpenView
5 3 (1.66%) ZABBIX
6 2 (1.10%) OVSD
6 2 (1.10%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.55%) Ansible
7 1 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.55%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.55%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.55%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.55%) vRealize
Vendors
1 73 (40.33%) Microsoft
2 24 (13.26%) VMware
3 20 (11.05%) Citrix
4 19 (10.50%) HP
5 18 (9.94%) Oracle
6 12 (6.63%) Cisco
7 11 (6.08%) IBM
7 11 (6.08%) Symantec
8 8 (4.42%) Apple
9 6 (3.31%) Red Hat
10 5 (2.76%) Google
11 4 (2.21%) Avaya
11 4 (2.21%) EMC
11 4 (2.21%) NetApp
11 4 (2.21%) RedGate
12 3 (1.66%) 3PAR
12 3 (1.66%) Dell
12 3 (1.66%) Remedy
12 3 (1.66%) SAP
13 2 (1.10%) Meraki
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