The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Watford 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
Hertfordshire / Watford
Rank 5 5 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 15 19 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 14.29% 19.19% 24.80%
As % of the Operating Systems category 78.95% 48.72% 83.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 14 9
Median daily rate £285 £120 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+137.50% -71.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £120 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £413 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 7
Median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.00%
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 Watford region.

Operating Systems Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
19 39 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 18.10% 39.39% 29.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 11
Median daily rate £438 £225 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+94.44% -47.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £120 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £425 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 7
Median hourly rate £14.50 £30.00 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.66% +0.84%
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 Watford

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

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Watford

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Watford region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

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

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

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 Watford region with a requirement for Windows.

1 19 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 13 (34.21%) Microsoft
2 13 (34.21%) SCCM
3 9 (23.68%) ITIL
3 9 (23.68%) Firewall
4 8 (21.05%) Citrix
4 8 (21.05%) Hyper-V
4 8 (21.05%) Windows 7
5 7 (18.42%) Thin Client
5 7 (18.42%) SQL
5 7 (18.42%) Fat Client
6 6 (15.79%) VMware
6 6 (15.79%) SQL Server
6 6 (15.79%) PRINCE2
6 6 (15.79%) SharePoint
6 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (15.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 6 (15.79%) Mobile App
6 6 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (13.16%) Network Security
7 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (13.16%) Windows Server
7 5 (13.16%) PMP
7 5 (13.16%) PMI Certification
7 5 (13.16%) DNS
7 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (13.16%) MS Exchange
7 5 (13.16%) Release Management
7 5 (13.16%) Degree
8 4 (10.53%) Agile Software Development

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Watford 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 6 (15.79%) SharePoint
2 5 (13.16%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.63%) Apache
4 1 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.63%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.53%) Office 365
1 4 (10.53%) OneDrive
2 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.26%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (5.26%) SaaS
4 1 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.63%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 9 (23.68%) Firewall
2 5 (13.16%) DNS
2 5 (13.16%) Network Security
3 4 (10.53%) TCP/IP
4 3 (7.89%) DHCP
4 3 (7.89%) SSL
5 2 (5.26%) Internet
6 1 (2.63%) HTTP
6 1 (2.63%) SAN
6 1 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (5.26%) MySQL
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.63%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.63%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.63%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.63%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Eclipse
1 1 (2.63%) Subversion
1 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (10.53%) Local Government
2 2 (5.26%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Legal
3 1 (2.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (23.68%) Architect
1 9 (23.68%) Support Engineer
2 5 (13.16%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (10.53%) Consultant
3 4 (10.53%) Field Engineer
3 4 (10.53%) Field Service Engineer
3 4 (10.53%) Field Support Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Desktop Support
5 2 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (5.26%) Data Centre Consultant
5 2 (5.26%) Data Consultant
5 2 (5.26%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Developer
5 2 (5.26%) IT Support
5 2 (5.26%) IT Support Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Java Developer
5 2 (5.26%) Migration Consultant
5 2 (5.26%) Server Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (5.26%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) J2EE
1 2 (5.26%) JSP
1 2 (5.26%) Middleware
1 2 (5.26%) Spring
2 1 (2.63%) .NET
2 1 (2.63%) AngularJS
2 1 (2.63%) Hibernate
2 1 (2.63%) HTML
2 1 (2.63%) HTML5
2 1 (2.63%) jQuery
2 1 (2.63%) SAML
2 1 (2.63%) SAP PI
2 1 (2.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.42%) Fat Client
1 7 (18.42%) Thin Client
2 6 (15.79%) Mobile App
3 3 (7.89%) Clustering
4 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.26%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.26%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.63%) iPad
5 1 (2.63%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.05%) Windows 7
2 6 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (13.16%) Windows Server
3 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (7.89%) Windows 10
5 2 (5.26%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.63%) Android
6 1 (2.63%) Linux
6 1 (2.63%) VMS
6 1 (2.63%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.68%) ITIL
2 6 (15.79%) PRINCE2
3 5 (13.16%) Release Management
4 4 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (7.89%) Service Delivery
6 2 (5.26%) Business Continuity
6 2 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (5.26%) High Availability
6 2 (5.26%) Information Security
6 2 (5.26%) Migration
6 2 (5.26%) Test Scripting
6 2 (5.26%) Validation
6 2 (5.26%) Waterfall
7 1 (2.63%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (2.63%) Data Protection
7 1 (2.63%) Database Security
7 1 (2.63%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (2.63%) Product Management
7 1 (2.63%) Server Monitoring
7 1 (2.63%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (18.42%) SQL
2 3 (7.89%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.26%) Java
3 2 (5.26%) VBScript
4 1 (2.63%) C
4 1 (2.63%) C#
4 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (15.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 5 (13.16%) Degree
2 5 (13.16%) PMI Certification
2 5 (13.16%) PMP
3 3 (7.89%) MCITP
3 3 (7.89%) MCP
3 3 (7.89%) MCSE
4 2 (5.26%) A+ Certification
4 2 (5.26%) MCTS
4 2 (5.26%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (2.63%) DBS Check
5 1 (2.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (2.63%) MCSA
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (21.05%) Hyper-V
3 4 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (5.26%) BitLocker
4 2 (5.26%) XenApp
5 1 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.63%) vSphere
5 1 (2.63%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 13 (34.21%) SCCM
2 3 (7.89%) WSUS
3 2 (5.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (2.63%) Data Guard
4 1 (2.63%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (2.63%) SCOM
4 1 (2.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 13 (34.21%) Microsoft
2 8 (21.05%) Citrix
3 6 (15.79%) VMware
4 3 (7.89%) Cisco
5 2 (5.26%) AppSense
5 2 (5.26%) Dell
5 2 (5.26%) HP
5 2 (5.26%) Symantec
5 2 (5.26%) Veritas
6 1 (2.63%) Apple
6 1 (2.63%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.63%) iManage
6 1 (2.63%) Juniper
6 1 (2.63%) NetApp
6 1 (2.63%) Nintex
6 1 (2.63%) Oracle
6 1 (2.63%) ProCurve
6 1 (2.63%) SAP
6 1 (2.63%) Sybase
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