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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
Hertfordshire / Watford
Rank 5 13 1
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -12
Contract jobs citing Windows 18 9 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 15.25% 9.47% 30.97%
As % of the Operating Systems category 90.00% 30.00% 76.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 6
Median daily rate £263 £173 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.17% -54.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £120 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £413 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 11
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 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% +6.89%

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
20 30 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 16.95% 31.58% 40.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 12
Median daily rate £350 £325 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -21.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £120 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £413 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 11
Median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -42.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.82% +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 24 February 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 24 February 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 15 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 10 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 10 (28.57%) SCCM
3 8 (22.86%) VMware
3 8 (22.86%) Citrix
3 8 (22.86%) Windows 7
4 7 (20.00%) Thin Client
4 7 (20.00%) ITIL
4 7 (20.00%) Firewall
4 7 (20.00%) Fat Client
5 6 (17.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 6 (17.14%) PRINCE2
6 5 (14.29%) SQL Server
6 5 (14.29%) MS Excel
6 5 (14.29%) DNS
6 5 (14.29%) Apple
6 5 (14.29%) PMP
6 5 (14.29%) PMI Certification
6 5 (14.29%) Network Security
6 5 (14.29%) Release Management
6 5 (14.29%) Windows Server
7 4 (11.43%) Windows 10
7 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (11.43%) Office 365
7 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (11.43%) Hyper-V
7 4 (11.43%) Internet
7 4 (11.43%) SQL
8 3 (8.57%) Java

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 3 (8.57%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.71%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.71%) MS Office
3 1 (2.86%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (11.43%) Office 365
2 2 (5.71%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (2.86%) IaaS
3 1 (2.86%) OneDrive
3 1 (2.86%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.00%) Firewall
2 5 (14.29%) DNS
2 5 (14.29%) Network Security
3 4 (11.43%) Internet
4 3 (8.57%) DHCP
5 2 (5.71%) LAN
5 2 (5.71%) SSL
5 2 (5.71%) TCP/IP
5 2 (5.71%) WAN
6 1 (2.86%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.71%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (5.71%) MongoDB
2 2 (5.71%) MySQL
2 2 (5.71%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (5.71%) Sybase ASE
3 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (2.86%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (8.57%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (22.86%) Support Engineer
2 5 (14.29%) Architect
3 4 (11.43%) Consultant
3 4 (11.43%) Field Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Field Service Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Field Support Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 3 (8.57%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (8.57%) Desktop Support
4 3 (8.57%) Developer
4 3 (8.57%) Java Developer
5 2 (5.71%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 2 (5.71%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (5.71%) Data Centre Consultant
5 2 (5.71%) IT Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) IT Support
5 2 (5.71%) Migration Consultant
5 2 (5.71%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (5.71%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (5.71%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.57%) JSP
2 2 (5.71%) .NET
2 2 (5.71%) AngularJS
2 2 (5.71%) Hibernate
2 2 (5.71%) J2EE
2 2 (5.71%) Middleware
2 2 (5.71%) Spring
2 2 (5.71%) Web Services
3 1 (2.86%) HTML
3 1 (2.86%) HTML5
3 1 (2.86%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.00%) Fat Client
1 7 (20.00%) Thin Client
2 3 (8.57%) Clustering
2 3 (8.57%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.57%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.71%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.86%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.86%) Windows 7
2 5 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 4 (11.43%) Windows 10
3 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (5.71%) Android
5 2 (5.71%) Linux
5 2 (5.71%) Windows 8
5 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.86%) Mac OS X
6 1 (2.86%) VMS
6 1 (2.86%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.00%) ITIL
2 6 (17.14%) PRINCE2
3 5 (14.29%) Release Management
4 2 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (5.71%) Business Continuity
4 2 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (5.71%) High Availability
4 2 (5.71%) Migration
4 2 (5.71%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (5.71%) Test Scripting
4 2 (5.71%) Validation
5 1 (2.86%) Application Packaging
5 1 (2.86%) Capacity Management
5 1 (2.86%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.86%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (2.86%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (2.86%) Server Monitoring
5 1 (2.86%) Server Virtualisation
5 1 (2.86%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.86%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.43%) SQL
2 3 (8.57%) Java
2 3 (8.57%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.71%) C
3 2 (5.71%) C#
3 2 (5.71%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.71%) T-SQL
3 2 (5.71%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (17.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 5 (14.29%) PMI Certification
2 5 (14.29%) PMP
3 3 (8.57%) DBS Check
4 2 (5.71%) Degree
5 1 (2.86%) MCSA
5 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.43%) Hyper-V
2 4 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.71%) BitLocker
4 1 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (2.86%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.86%) vSphere
4 1 (2.86%) XenApp
4 1 (2.86%) XenDesktop
4 1 (2.86%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (28.57%) SCCM
2 2 (5.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (5.71%) WSUS
3 1 (2.86%) Data Guard
3 1 (2.86%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 10 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 8 (22.86%) Citrix
2 8 (22.86%) VMware
3 5 (14.29%) Apple
4 2 (5.71%) AppSense
4 2 (5.71%) Cisco
4 2 (5.71%) Dell
4 2 (5.71%) HP
4 2 (5.71%) Sybase
4 2 (5.71%) Symantec
5 1 (2.86%) Adobe
5 1 (2.86%) iManage
5 1 (2.86%) NetApp
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle
5 1 (2.86%) Veritas