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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 2 5
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 77 149 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 11.21% 18.26% 15.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.33% 74.50% 63.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 85 51
Median daily rate £363 £335 £248
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.20% +35.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £120 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £440 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £301
% change year-on-year
- +8.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 18 38
Median hourly rate £11.00 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £9.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £37.50 £26.78
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.86 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-5.42% +5.73%
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
132 200 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 19.21% 24.51% 24.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 95 96
Median daily rate £363 £385 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.84% +32.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £155 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £463 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 18 39
Median hourly rate £11.00 £13.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £8.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £37.50 £29.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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
Watford -7 20 £245 -39.87% 5
Hemel Hempstead +4 9 £375 +42.85% 5
Stevenage -2 6 £460 +283.33% 3
Welwyn Garden City -14 3 £295 -9.23% 1
Letchworth 0 2 - - 1
Hitchin - 2 £373 -
Royston 0 1 - - 1
St Albans -3 1 - - 5
Tring - 1 £375 -
Hoddesdon - 1 £130 -
Windows
East of England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 77 (44.77%) Microsoft
2 72 (41.86%) Active Directory
3 40 (23.26%) SQL
3 40 (23.26%) Windows Server
4 39 (22.67%) MS Office
5 38 (22.09%) ITIL
6 37 (21.51%) MS Excel
6 37 (21.51%) VMware
7 32 (18.60%) SCCM
7 32 (18.60%) Windows 7
8 30 (17.44%) Windows Server 2012
9 28 (16.28%) SQL Server
10 27 (15.70%) Office 365
11 26 (15.12%) Security Cleared
12 25 (14.53%) Linux
13 24 (13.95%) Windows Server 2008
14 23 (13.37%) Citrix
15 22 (12.79%) Migration
15 22 (12.79%) Windows 10
16 20 (11.63%) SC Cleared
17 19 (11.05%) Oracle
18 18 (10.47%) SharePoint
18 18 (10.47%) HP
19 17 (9.88%) Microsoft Certification
20 16 (9.30%) Windows Server 2003
20 16 (9.30%) Unix
21 14 (8.14%) Finance
21 14 (8.14%) MS Exchange
21 14 (8.14%) PowerShell
21 14 (8.14%) VMware Infrastructure

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 18 (10.47%) SharePoint
2 14 (8.14%) MS Exchange
3 8 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (2.91%) SAS
6 4 (2.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (1.74%) ArcGIS
7 3 (1.74%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.74%) IBM Domino
7 3 (1.74%) Oracle Service Bus
7 3 (1.74%) Skype for Business
7 3 (1.74%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.16%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.16%) IIS
9 1 (0.58%) Apache
9 1 (0.58%) CICS
9 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.58%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.58%) Tomcat
Applications
1 39 (22.67%) MS Office
2 37 (21.51%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.58%) PTC Creo
4 1 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.58%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 5 (2.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (2.33%) Maximo
2 4 (2.33%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (1.16%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 27 (15.70%) Office 365
2 8 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (3.49%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (2.91%) OneDrive
5 3 (1.74%) SaaS
6 2 (1.16%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.58%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.58%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.58%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.58%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.56%) SAN
2 11 (6.40%) Internet
3 9 (5.23%) DNS
4 7 (4.07%) Firewall
5 6 (3.49%) DHCP
5 6 (3.49%) TCP/IP
6 5 (2.91%) LAN
6 5 (2.91%) NetScaler
6 5 (2.91%) SSL
6 5 (2.91%) VPN
6 5 (2.91%) WAN
7 4 (2.33%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (2.33%) WebEx
8 3 (1.74%) Intranet
9 2 (1.16%) BGP
9 2 (1.16%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (1.16%) Kerberos
9 2 (1.16%) OSPF
9 2 (1.16%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (1.16%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (16.28%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.98%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (3.49%) MySQL
4 5 (2.91%) Base SAS
5 4 (2.33%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (2.33%) Amazon Redshift
5 4 (2.33%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (2.33%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (1.74%) DB2
6 3 (1.74%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (1.74%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.16%) OLTP
8 1 (0.58%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.58%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.58%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.74%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.58%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.58%) JUnit
2 1 (0.58%) MSI
2 1 (0.58%) PVCS
2 1 (0.58%) SoapUI
2 1 (0.58%) Subversion
2 1 (0.58%) TestDirector
2 1 (0.58%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (8.14%) Finance
2 8 (4.65%) Retail
2 8 (4.65%) Telecoms
3 7 (4.07%) Advertising
3 7 (4.07%) Local Government
3 7 (4.07%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.74%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.16%) Banking
5 2 (1.16%) Legal
5 2 (1.16%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.58%) Back Office
6 1 (0.58%) Billing
Job Titles
1 33 (19.19%) Analyst
2 27 (15.70%) Support Engineer
3 19 (11.05%) Architect
4 18 (10.47%) 2nd Line Support
5 16 (9.30%) Consultant
6 14 (8.14%) Desktop Support
6 14 (8.14%) Support Analyst
7 12 (6.98%) Desktop Engineer
8 11 (6.40%) Solutions Architect
9 9 (5.23%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 9 (5.23%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 9 (5.23%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 9 (5.23%) Service Analyst
9 9 (5.23%) Service Desk Analyst
10 8 (4.65%) 3rd Line Support
10 8 (4.65%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 8 (4.65%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 8 (4.65%) IT Support
10 8 (4.65%) Server Engineer
10 8 (4.65%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.65%) HTML
2 7 (4.07%) .NET
2 7 (4.07%) Middleware
2 7 (4.07%) XML
3 5 (2.91%) Web Services
4 4 (2.33%) SAML
5 3 (1.74%) Ajax
5 3 (1.74%) AngularJS
5 3 (1.74%) ArcObjects
5 3 (1.74%) CSS
5 3 (1.74%) HTML5
5 3 (1.74%) jQuery
5 3 (1.74%) JSON
5 3 (1.74%) LESS
5 3 (1.74%) Node.js
5 3 (1.74%) Sass
5 3 (1.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (1.74%) XSLT
6 2 (1.16%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.16%) React
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.23%) Computer Science
2 9 (5.23%) PKI
3 8 (4.65%) Data Centre
4 6 (3.49%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.91%) Life Science
6 4 (2.33%) Data Protection Act
6 4 (2.33%) iPad
7 3 (1.74%) Clustering
7 3 (1.74%) Data Integration
7 3 (1.74%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.74%) EFT
7 3 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.74%) Replication
8 2 (1.16%) IBM Mainframe
8 2 (1.16%) iPhone
8 2 (1.16%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.16%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.16%) Mobile Payment
9 1 (0.58%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 40 (23.26%) Windows Server
2 32 (18.60%) Windows 7
3 30 (17.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 25 (14.53%) Linux
5 24 (13.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (12.79%) Windows 10
7 16 (9.30%) Unix
7 16 (9.30%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (6.98%) Windows XP
9 9 (5.23%) Windows 8
10 7 (4.07%) Android
11 5 (2.91%) CentOS
11 5 (2.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (1.74%) Solaris
13 2 (1.16%) AIX
13 2 (1.16%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.58%) HPUX
14 1 (0.58%) Mac OS X Server
14 1 (0.58%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (22.09%) ITIL
2 22 (12.79%) Migration
3 11 (6.40%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (6.40%) SDLC
4 10 (5.81%) Validation
5 9 (5.23%) Service Delivery
6 8 (4.65%) Change Management
7 7 (4.07%) Data Protection
7 7 (4.07%) ERP
7 7 (4.07%) PRINCE2
7 7 (4.07%) SOA
7 7 (4.07%) Technical Architecture
8 6 (3.49%) Project Management
9 5 (2.91%) Data Migration
9 5 (2.91%) Information Security
9 5 (2.91%) Mentoring
9 5 (2.91%) Presales
10 4 (2.33%) Data Architecture
10 4 (2.33%) High Availability
10 4 (2.33%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 40 (23.26%) SQL
2 14 (8.14%) PowerShell
3 7 (4.07%) Java
3 7 (4.07%) JavaScript
3 7 (4.07%) T-SQL
4 4 (2.33%) PL/SQL
4 4 (2.33%) Shell Script
5 3 (1.74%) C#
5 3 (1.74%) PHP
6 2 (1.16%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.16%) C
6 2 (1.16%) C++
7 1 (0.58%) Python
7 1 (0.58%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 26 (15.12%) Security Cleared
2 20 (11.63%) SC Cleared
3 17 (9.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (6.98%) Degree
5 9 (5.23%) MCP
6 8 (4.65%) MCSE
7 5 (2.91%) MCITP
8 4 (2.33%) A+ Certification
8 4 (2.33%) MCSA
9 3 (1.74%) DBS Check
9 3 (1.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (1.16%) CISM
10 2 (1.16%) CISSP
10 2 (1.16%) ISEB
10 2 (1.16%) ISTQB
10 2 (1.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (1.16%) MCTS
10 2 (1.16%) Network+ Certification
11 1 (0.58%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.07%) SLA
2 4 (2.33%) QA
3 1 (0.58%) FISMA
3 1 (0.58%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.58%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 72 (41.86%) Active Directory
2 14 (8.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (7.56%) Hyper-V
4 12 (6.98%) vSphere
5 8 (4.65%) XenApp
6 6 (3.49%) XenDesktop
7 5 (2.91%) XenServer
8 4 (2.33%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (1.16%) BitLocker
9 2 (1.16%) iptables
9 2 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.58%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.58%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.58%) NFS
10 1 (0.58%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.58%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.58%) Xen
Systems Management
1 32 (18.60%) SCCM
2 7 (4.07%) SCOM
3 4 (2.33%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (1.74%) ZABBIX
5 2 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.16%) OpenView
5 2 (1.16%) Puppet
5 2 (1.16%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.16%) WSUS
6 1 (0.58%) Ansible
6 1 (0.58%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.58%) Bacula
6 1 (0.58%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.58%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.58%) Unicenter
6 1 (0.58%) vRealize
Vendors
1 77 (44.77%) Microsoft
2 37 (21.51%) VMware
3 23 (13.37%) Citrix
4 19 (11.05%) Oracle
5 18 (10.47%) HP
6 13 (7.56%) IBM
7 12 (6.98%) Cisco
8 9 (5.23%) Apple
9 7 (4.07%) Red Hat
9 7 (4.07%) SAP
9 7 (4.07%) Symantec
10 6 (3.49%) Google
11 5 (2.91%) 3PAR
11 5 (2.91%) Intel Security
12 4 (2.33%) NetApp
13 3 (1.74%) Dell
13 3 (1.74%) ESRI
13 3 (1.74%) TIBCO
14 2 (1.16%) EMC
14 2 (1.16%) Remedy
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
JM
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