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 27 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 1 8
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +7
Contract jobs citing Windows 26 35 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 14.36% 24.48% 18.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.83% 64.81% 80.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 24 11
Median daily rate £260 £425 £213
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.82% +100.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £123 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £425 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
- +7.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 8
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.25 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.88% -3.63%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.57 £15.43 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.59% -3.57%
Windows
Hertfordshire

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
58 54 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 32.04% 37.76% 22.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 25 11
Median daily rate £275 £425 £160
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.29% +165.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £123 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £425 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 8
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -10.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

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 27 September 2016.

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 27 September 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 Watford region with a requirement for Windows.

1 24 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 18 (45.00%) Microsoft
3 14 (35.00%) SCCM
4 12 (30.00%) ITIL
5 11 (27.50%) Hyper-V
6 10 (25.00%) Citrix
7 8 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (20.00%) SharePoint
7 8 (20.00%) VMware
7 8 (20.00%) Office 365
7 8 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (17.50%) Windows 7
8 7 (17.50%) Windows Server
8 7 (17.50%) Firewall
8 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (17.50%) MS Exchange
9 6 (15.00%) Windows XP
9 6 (15.00%) SQL
9 6 (15.00%) HP
9 6 (15.00%) Thin Client
9 6 (15.00%) Local Government
9 6 (15.00%) Fat Client
10 5 (12.50%) Network Security
10 5 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 5 (12.50%) PMP
10 5 (12.50%) PMI Certification
10 5 (12.50%) PRINCE2
10 5 (12.50%) Mobile App
10 5 (12.50%) Release Management

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 8 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 7 (17.50%) MS Exchange
3 4 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (2.50%) Apache
5 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.50%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (2.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (10.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 8 (20.00%) Office 365
2 4 (10.00%) OneDrive
3 2 (5.00%) SaaS
4 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.50%) CloudFront
4 1 (2.50%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.50%) Firewall
2 5 (12.50%) Network Security
3 4 (10.00%) DHCP
3 4 (10.00%) DNS
4 3 (7.50%) SSL
4 3 (7.50%) TCP/IP
5 2 (5.00%) SAN
5 2 (5.00%) VPN
6 1 (2.50%) HTTP
6 1 (2.50%) Internet
6 1 (2.50%) Intranet
6 1 (2.50%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Eclipse
1 1 (2.50%) Subversion
General
1 6 (15.00%) Local Government
2 2 (5.00%) Legal
2 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.50%) Back Office
3 1 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (20.00%) Architect
1 8 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 7 (17.50%) Server Engineer
3 5 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) Analyst
4 4 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) Desktop Support
4 4 (10.00%) Windows Server Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (7.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) IT Support
6 2 (5.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 2 (5.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) IT Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) IT Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Transformation Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) SAML
1 2 (5.00%) SAP PI
2 1 (2.50%) J2EE
2 1 (2.50%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) Fat Client
1 6 (15.00%) Thin Client
2 5 (12.50%) Mobile App
3 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.00%) iPad
4 2 (5.00%) PKI
5 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 7 (17.50%) Windows 7
2 7 (17.50%) Windows Server
2 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (15.00%) Windows XP
4 4 (10.00%) Windows 8
5 3 (7.50%) Windows 10
6 2 (5.00%) Android
6 2 (5.00%) Linux
6 2 (5.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.00%) ITIL
2 5 (12.50%) PRINCE2
2 5 (12.50%) Release Management
3 4 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (7.50%) Information Security
5 2 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (5.00%) Change Management
5 2 (5.00%) Converged Infrastructure
5 2 (5.00%) Data Protection
5 2 (5.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (5.00%) Migration
5 2 (5.00%) Network Design
5 2 (5.00%) Product Management
5 2 (5.00%) Risk Analysis
5 2 (5.00%) Waterfall
5 2 (5.00%) Workflow
6 1 (2.50%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.50%) Identity Access Management
6 1 (2.50%) Mentoring
6 1 (2.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.00%) SQL
2 3 (7.50%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (12.50%) PMI Certification
2 5 (12.50%) PMP
2 5 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 4 (10.00%) Degree
3 4 (10.00%) MCITP
3 4 (10.00%) MCP
3 4 (10.00%) MCSE
4 2 (5.00%) A+ Certification
4 2 (5.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (5.00%) MCSA
4 2 (5.00%) MCTS
4 2 (5.00%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 11 (27.50%) Hyper-V
3 3 (7.50%) XenApp
4 1 (2.50%) BitLocker
4 1 (2.50%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.50%) vSphere
4 1 (2.50%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (35.00%) SCCM
2 3 (7.50%) WSUS
3 2 (5.00%) SCOM
4 1 (2.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (2.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 18 (45.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (25.00%) Citrix
3 8 (20.00%) VMware
4 6 (15.00%) HP
5 2 (5.00%) 3PAR
5 2 (5.00%) Avaya
5 2 (5.00%) Cisco
5 2 (5.00%) Nintex
5 2 (5.00%) SAP
6 1 (2.50%) AppSense
6 1 (2.50%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.50%) Juniper
6 1 (2.50%) ProCurve
6 1 (2.50%) Symantec
6 1 (2.50%) Veritas