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 1 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 1 8
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +7
Contract jobs citing Windows 83 126 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 11.62% 17.82% 13.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 69.17% 60.87% 62.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 57 34
Median daily rate £275 £360 £248
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.61% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £163 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £500 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 19 9
Median hourly rate £16.00 £14.85 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.74% -15.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £9.85 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.60 £26.00 £38.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.26 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.70% -3.22%
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
120 207 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 16.81% 29.28% 21.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 94 55
Median daily rate £388 £350 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £220 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 20 9
Median hourly rate £15.50 £14.85 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% +6.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £9.25 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.75 £18.50 £24.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

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 1 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram 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 1 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
Hemel Hempstead +3 19 £350 +16.66% 4
Watford -6 16 £260 -40.22% 3
Welwyn Garden City -2 13 £310 -12.67% 3
Stevenage -1 9 £260 -18.43% 1
Letchworth +1 2 - -
Rickmansworth 0 2 £264 - 1
Cheshunt - 2 £490 -
Royston -3 1 - -
Windows
East of England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 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 71 (40.80%) Microsoft
2 60 (34.48%) Active Directory
3 47 (27.01%) Windows Server
4 45 (25.86%) Windows 7
5 37 (21.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 34 (19.54%) Windows Server 2008
6 34 (19.54%) MS Office
7 28 (16.09%) MS Excel
7 28 (16.09%) Security Cleared
8 26 (14.94%) SCCM
9 24 (13.79%) ITIL
9 24 (13.79%) SQL
9 24 (13.79%) Office 365
10 22 (12.64%) Linux
11 21 (12.07%) Citrix
11 21 (12.07%) VMware
12 20 (11.49%) Windows XP
13 18 (10.34%) SQL Server
13 18 (10.34%) SC Cleared
14 17 (9.77%) Migration
15 16 (9.20%) Data Centre
16 14 (8.05%) Telecoms
17 13 (7.47%) Finance
17 13 (7.47%) Oracle
17 13 (7.47%) Unix
17 13 (7.47%) MS Exchange
17 13 (7.47%) LAN
17 13 (7.47%) Windows 10
17 13 (7.47%) Windows 8
18 12 (6.90%) PowerShell

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 13 (7.47%) MS Exchange
2 11 (6.32%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (2.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (2.30%) Skype for Business
5 3 (1.72%) IBM Domino
5 3 (1.72%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.15%) IBM Notes
6 2 (1.15%) Kinematics
6 2 (1.15%) Node.js
7 1 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.57%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.57%) SAS
Applications
1 34 (19.54%) MS Office
2 28 (16.09%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.15%) AutoCAD
3 2 (1.15%) Doxygen
3 2 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.87%) Maximo
1 5 (2.87%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 24 (13.79%) Office 365
2 11 (6.32%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (6.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.57%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.47%) LAN
2 10 (5.75%) TCP/IP
2 10 (5.75%) WAN
3 8 (4.60%) Internet
3 8 (4.60%) VPN
4 7 (4.02%) Firewall
5 6 (3.45%) DNS
6 5 (2.87%) SAN
7 4 (2.30%) DHCP
7 4 (2.30%) SpaceWire
8 3 (1.72%) MPLS
8 3 (1.72%) VLAN
9 2 (1.15%) NAS
9 2 (1.15%) NetScaler
9 2 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (1.15%) Wireless
10 1 (0.57%) Fibre Channel
10 1 (0.57%) Intranet
10 1 (0.57%) Network Security
10 1 (0.57%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.87%) Amazon RDS
2 5 (2.87%) Amazon Redshift
3 4 (2.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 4 (2.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (2.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (2.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.72%) MS Access
4 3 (1.72%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.15%) DB2
5 2 (1.15%) MySQL
5 2 (1.15%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.15%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.15%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.57%) Base SAS
6 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (2.30%) ClearCase
1 4 (2.30%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.72%) Eclipse
3 2 (1.15%) Bugzilla
3 2 (1.15%) ClearQuest
3 2 (1.15%) GCC
3 2 (1.15%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.15%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.15%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (1.15%) Subversion
4 1 (0.57%) NetBeans
General
1 14 (8.05%) Telecoms
2 13 (7.47%) Finance
3 9 (5.17%) Advertising
3 9 (5.17%) Retail
4 5 (2.87%) Local Government
5 4 (2.30%) Avionics
6 3 (1.72%) German Language
6 3 (1.72%) Military
6 3 (1.72%) Publishing
7 2 (1.15%) Automotive
7 2 (1.15%) Electronics
7 2 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.57%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.57%) Banking
8 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.57%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (15.52%) Analyst
2 25 (14.37%) Support Engineer
3 17 (9.77%) Consultant
3 17 (9.77%) Support Analyst
4 16 (9.20%) Desktop Support
5 14 (8.05%) 2nd Line Support
5 14 (8.05%) Desktop Engineer
6 13 (7.47%) Architect
7 12 (6.90%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 12 (6.90%) IT Support
8 11 (6.32%) 3rd Line Support
8 11 (6.32%) Windows Engineer
9 9 (5.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 9 (5.17%) Solutions Architect
10 8 (4.60%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
10 8 (4.60%) IT Analyst
10 8 (4.60%) IT Support Analyst
11 7 (4.02%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 7 (4.02%) Developer
11 7 (4.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.02%) HTML
1 7 (4.02%) HTML5
2 6 (3.45%) .NET
3 3 (1.72%) Silverlight
3 3 (1.72%) Web Services
4 2 (1.15%) Ajax
4 2 (1.15%) AngularJS
4 2 (1.15%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 2 (1.15%) iOS SDK
4 2 (1.15%) jQuery
4 2 (1.15%) LESS
4 2 (1.15%) OpenCV
4 2 (1.15%) OpenGL
4 2 (1.15%) React
4 2 (1.15%) RESTful
4 2 (1.15%) Sass
4 2 (1.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (1.15%) XML
4 2 (1.15%) XSLT
4 2 (1.15%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.20%) Data Centre
2 9 (5.17%) Computer Science
3 8 (4.60%) iPhone
4 5 (2.87%) Clustering
4 5 (2.87%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (2.30%) Algorithms
5 4 (2.30%) Driving Licence
5 4 (2.30%) iPad
5 4 (2.30%) PKI
6 3 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.72%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.72%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.72%) iSeries
6 3 (1.72%) Mathematics
6 3 (1.72%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.15%) Artificial Intelligence
7 2 (1.15%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 2 (1.15%) Mechatronics
7 2 (1.15%) Robotics
7 2 (1.15%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 47 (27.01%) Windows Server
2 45 (25.86%) Windows 7
3 37 (21.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 34 (19.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (12.64%) Linux
6 20 (11.49%) Windows XP
7 13 (7.47%) Unix
7 13 (7.47%) Windows 10
7 13 (7.47%) Windows 8
8 12 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (2.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.72%) AIX
10 3 (1.72%) Android
10 3 (1.72%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.57%) HPUX
11 1 (0.57%) Solaris
11 1 (0.57%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.57%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (13.79%) ITIL
2 17 (9.77%) Migration
3 10 (5.75%) SOA
4 9 (5.17%) Service Delivery
4 9 (5.17%) Service Management
5 7 (4.02%) Software Engineering
5 7 (4.02%) Validation
6 6 (3.45%) ERP
7 5 (2.87%) Asset Management
7 5 (2.87%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (2.87%) Data Architecture
7 5 (2.87%) Data Protection
7 5 (2.87%) Incident Management
7 5 (2.87%) Project Management
7 5 (2.87%) TOGAF
8 4 (2.30%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (2.30%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (2.30%) Mentoring
8 4 (2.30%) Server Building
8 4 (2.30%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (13.79%) SQL
2 12 (6.90%) PowerShell
3 9 (5.17%) C#
4 8 (4.60%) Java
5 5 (2.87%) Shell Script
5 5 (2.87%) T-SQL
6 4 (2.30%) ANSI C
6 4 (2.30%) C
7 3 (1.72%) C++
7 3 (1.72%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.72%) PHP
8 2 (1.15%) MATLAB
8 2 (1.15%) Objective-C
8 2 (1.15%) Perl
8 2 (1.15%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.15%) Python
Qualifications
1 28 (16.09%) Security Cleared
2 18 (10.34%) SC Cleared
3 12 (6.90%) Degree
4 9 (5.17%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (3.45%) DBS Check
6 4 (2.30%) MCSA
7 2 (1.15%) MCP
7 2 (1.15%) MCSE
7 2 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.57%) HND
8 1 (0.57%) ISEB
8 1 (0.57%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.57%) MBA
8 1 (0.57%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.17%) SLA
2 3 (1.72%) QA
3 2 (1.15%) ECSS
4 1 (0.57%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 60 (34.48%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.02%) XenServer
4 5 (2.87%) XenApp
5 4 (2.30%) Cygwin
5 4 (2.30%) vSphere
6 3 (1.72%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.72%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.15%) DFS Replication
7 2 (1.15%) Terminal Server
7 2 (1.15%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.15%) Xen
7 2 (1.15%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.57%) NFS
8 1 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.57%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 26 (14.94%) SCCM
2 9 (5.17%) SCOM
3 5 (2.87%) Bacula
4 4 (2.30%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (2.30%) OpenView
4 4 (2.30%) Puppet
5 3 (1.72%) OVSD
6 2 (1.15%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (1.15%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.57%) Ansible
7 1 (0.57%) DatAdvantage
7 1 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.57%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.57%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.57%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.57%) vRealize
Vendors
1 71 (40.80%) Microsoft
2 21 (12.07%) Citrix
2 21 (12.07%) VMware
3 13 (7.47%) Oracle
4 12 (6.90%) HP
4 12 (6.90%) Symantec
5 8 (4.60%) Cisco
5 8 (4.60%) IBM
6 7 (4.02%) Apple
6 7 (4.02%) Remedy
7 5 (2.87%) Red Hat
8 4 (2.30%) Avaya
8 4 (2.30%) NetApp
8 4 (2.30%) RedGate
9 3 (1.72%) Dell
9 3 (1.72%) EMC
9 3 (1.72%) Sophos
10 2 (1.15%) Intel Security
10 2 (1.15%) JDA
10 2 (1.15%) Lotus
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