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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 6 4 3
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 76 84 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 13.19% 14.41% 17.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 71.03% 63.16% 70.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 43 54
Median daily rate £300 £250 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -29.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £120 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £475 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 16
Median hourly rate £12.50 £14.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £8.44 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £18.30 £29.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +6.66%

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
107 133 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 18.58% 22.81% 24.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 60 78
Median daily rate £300 £325 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £141 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 23 24
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -49.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £37.50 £37.50
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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017. 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 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
Hemel Hempstead +5 17 £400 -17.94% 9
Watford 0 15 £285 +137.50% 11
Stevenage -4 11 £400 +233.33%
Welwyn Garden City -4 11 £150 -53.84% 2
Royston +3 2 £350 - 1
St Albans +5 1 £375 +4.16% 3
Harpenden - 1 - -
Windows
East of England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 68 (41.46%) Active Directory
2 55 (33.54%) Microsoft
3 42 (25.61%) SQL
4 40 (24.39%) Windows 7
5 36 (21.95%) Linux
6 34 (20.73%) SCCM
7 24 (14.63%) Unix
8 23 (14.02%) ITIL
8 23 (14.02%) Firewall
8 23 (14.02%) VMware
9 22 (13.41%) Citrix
9 22 (13.41%) MS Excel
9 22 (13.41%) Windows Server 2012
9 22 (13.41%) Windows 10
10 21 (12.80%) Windows Server
11 19 (11.59%) Analytical Skills
12 18 (10.98%) MS Exchange
12 18 (10.98%) Finance
13 17 (10.37%) Security Cleared
14 16 (9.76%) Windows Server 2008
14 16 (9.76%) Office 365
14 16 (9.76%) Windows Server 2003
14 16 (9.76%) SQL Server
15 15 (9.15%) Java
15 15 (9.15%) TCP/IP
15 15 (9.15%) Internet
16 13 (7.93%) Apple
16 13 (7.93%) Apache
16 13 (7.93%) MS Office
16 13 (7.93%) Agile Software Development

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 (10.98%) MS Exchange
2 13 (7.93%) Apache
3 10 (6.10%) SharePoint
3 10 (6.10%) Tomcat
4 6 (3.66%) WebLogic
5 4 (2.44%) IIS
5 4 (2.44%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.83%) IBM HTTP Server
6 3 (1.83%) JBoss
6 3 (1.83%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 3 (1.83%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.61%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 22 (13.41%) MS Excel
2 13 (7.93%) MS Office
3 2 (1.22%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.22%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.61%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 2 (1.22%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.61%) assyst
2 1 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.61%) OpenText MBPM
2 1 (0.61%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 16 (9.76%) Office 365
2 4 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.44%) OneDrive
3 3 (1.83%) SaaS
4 2 (1.22%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.61%) CloudFront
5 1 (0.61%) IaaS
5 1 (0.61%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (14.02%) Firewall
2 15 (9.15%) Internet
2 15 (9.15%) TCP/IP
3 12 (7.32%) DNS
3 12 (7.32%) SSL
4 11 (6.71%) FTP
5 6 (3.66%) DHCP
6 5 (3.05%) Network Security
6 5 (3.05%) Wireless
7 4 (2.44%) HTTP
7 4 (2.44%) SAN
8 3 (1.83%) LDAP
9 2 (1.22%) NetScaler
9 2 (1.22%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.61%) Intranet
10 1 (0.61%) IP Telephony
10 1 (0.61%) LAN
10 1 (0.61%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.76%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.32%) MySQL
3 7 (4.27%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (3.66%) Oracle Database
5 5 (3.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (2.44%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (2.44%) Oracle Database 12c
6 4 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (1.83%) OLTP
7 3 (1.83%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.83%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.22%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.61%) Big Data
9 1 (0.61%) BusinessObjects XI
9 1 (0.61%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (2.44%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.22%) Eclipse
2 2 (1.22%) Subversion
3 1 (0.61%) Android Studio
3 1 (0.61%) CMake
3 1 (0.61%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.61%) MSI
3 1 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (10.98%) Finance
2 5 (3.05%) Banking
3 4 (2.44%) Advertising
3 4 (2.44%) Legal
3 4 (2.44%) Local Government
3 4 (2.44%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.83%) Multimedia
4 3 (1.83%) Retail
5 2 (1.22%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.22%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.22%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.61%) Publishing
6 1 (0.61%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (18.90%) Analyst
2 23 (14.02%) Support Engineer
3 22 (13.41%) Consultant
4 17 (10.37%) Architect
5 12 (7.32%) IT Support
6 11 (6.71%) Support Analyst
6 11 (6.71%) Windows Consultant
7 10 (6.10%) 2nd Line Support
7 10 (6.10%) Service Analyst
8 9 (5.49%) Service Desk Analyst
8 9 (5.49%) Service Desk Engineer
9 8 (4.88%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 8 (4.88%) IT Analyst
9 8 (4.88%) Solutions Architect
10 7 (4.27%) Applications Support
10 7 (4.27%) Desktop Support
11 6 (3.66%) Administrator
11 6 (3.66%) IT Engineer
11 6 (3.66%) IT Support Analyst
11 6 (3.66%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.71%) Middleware
2 6 (3.66%) LAMP
2 6 (3.66%) LAPP Stack
3 5 (3.05%) J2EE
3 5 (3.05%) Web Services
4 4 (2.44%) Node.js
4 4 (2.44%) SAML
5 3 (1.83%) .NET
5 3 (1.83%) HTML
6 2 (1.22%) JSP
6 2 (1.22%) Spring
7 1 (0.61%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.61%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.61%) Apache Cordova
7 1 (0.61%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.61%) Classic ASP
7 1 (0.61%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.61%) HTML5
7 1 (0.61%) jQuery
7 1 (0.61%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.59%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (7.32%) EFT
3 9 (5.49%) Clustering
4 8 (4.88%) Fat Client
4 8 (4.88%) Thin Client
5 7 (4.27%) Mobile App
5 7 (4.27%) PKI
6 4 (2.44%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.44%) Data Centre
6 4 (2.44%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.83%) iPad
7 3 (1.83%) Mobile Payment
7 3 (1.83%) NHS
8 2 (1.22%) Replication
8 2 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.61%) CCTV
9 1 (0.61%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.61%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.61%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 40 (24.39%) Windows 7
2 36 (21.95%) Linux
3 24 (14.63%) Unix
4 22 (13.41%) Windows 10
4 22 (13.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (12.80%) Windows Server
6 16 (9.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (9.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (5.49%) Windows XP
8 7 (4.27%) Windows 8
9 5 (3.05%) AIX
10 4 (2.44%) Mac OS
10 4 (2.44%) Solaris
11 3 (1.83%) NetWare
12 2 (1.22%) Android
13 1 (0.61%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.61%) Mac OS X Server
13 1 (0.61%) VMS
13 1 (0.61%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.61%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (14.02%) ITIL
2 13 (7.93%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (6.10%) PRINCE2
4 8 (4.88%) High Availability
5 7 (4.27%) DevOps
6 6 (3.66%) Cybersecurity
6 6 (3.66%) Migration
6 6 (3.66%) Validation
7 5 (3.05%) Incident Management
7 5 (3.05%) Information Security
7 5 (3.05%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (3.05%) Release Management
7 5 (3.05%) Service Management
7 5 (3.05%) Software Engineering
7 5 (3.05%) Technical Analysis
7 5 (3.05%) Test Scripting
8 4 (2.44%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (2.44%) Dashboard Development
8 4 (2.44%) Load Balancing
8 4 (2.44%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 42 (25.61%) SQL
2 15 (9.15%) Java
3 13 (7.93%) PowerShell
4 11 (6.71%) C
5 6 (3.66%) Bash Shell
5 6 (3.66%) Perl
5 6 (3.66%) Python
5 6 (3.66%) Ruby
6 4 (2.44%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.83%) C#
7 3 (1.83%) PL/SQL
7 3 (1.83%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.22%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.22%) VBScript
9 1 (0.61%) VB
9 1 (0.61%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (10.37%) Security Cleared
2 11 (6.71%) Degree
3 9 (5.49%) DBS Check
4 8 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (4.27%) SC Cleared
6 6 (3.66%) MCP
6 6 (3.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 5 (3.05%) MCSE
7 5 (3.05%) PMI Certification
7 5 (3.05%) PMP
8 3 (1.83%) A+ Certification
8 3 (1.83%) MCITP
8 3 (1.83%) NVQ Level 3
9 2 (1.22%) ISTQB
9 2 (1.22%) MCSA
9 2 (1.22%) MCTS
9 2 (1.22%) Network+ Certification
9 2 (1.22%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (1.22%) RHCE
10 1 (0.61%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.49%) QA
2 3 (1.83%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.22%) SLA
4 1 (0.61%) Data Quality
System Software
1 68 (41.46%) Active Directory
2 13 (7.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (6.71%) Hyper-V
4 7 (4.27%) vSphere
5 6 (3.66%) Docker
6 4 (2.44%) XenApp
7 3 (1.83%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (1.22%) BitLocker
8 2 (1.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.22%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.61%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.61%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 34 (20.73%) SCCM
2 6 (3.66%) Tivoli
3 4 (2.44%) WSUS
4 3 (1.83%) OpenView
4 3 (1.83%) Puppet
4 3 (1.83%) SCOM
5 2 (1.22%) Salt
5 2 (1.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (1.22%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.61%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.61%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.61%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.61%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.61%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 55 (33.54%) Microsoft
2 23 (14.02%) VMware
3 22 (13.41%) Citrix
4 13 (7.93%) Apple
5 12 (7.32%) Oracle
6 7 (4.27%) IBM
6 7 (4.27%) Intel Security
7 5 (3.05%) HP
8 4 (2.44%) Cisco
8 4 (2.44%) Sun
9 3 (1.83%) BMC
9 3 (1.83%) Dell
9 3 (1.83%) SAP
9 3 (1.83%) Symantec
10 2 (1.22%) AppSense
10 2 (1.22%) JDA
10 2 (1.22%) Juniper
10 2 (1.22%) Veritas
11 1 (0.61%) CheckPoint
11 1 (0.61%) PTC
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