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 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 1 6
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows 16 43 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 10.32% 29.25% 22.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 55.17% 69.35% 70.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 26 13
Median daily rate £230 £350 £248
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.28% +41.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £127 £149 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £425 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £336 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.23% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 9
Median hourly rate - £13.13 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.32%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-1.61% +6.89%
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
29 62 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 18.71% 42.18% 32.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 27 14
Median daily rate £230 £420 £248
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.23% +69.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £119 £123 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £425 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
- +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 9
Median hourly rate - £13.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.12%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

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 July 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 24 July 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 19 (63.33%) Active Directory
2 16 (53.33%) Microsoft
3 10 (33.33%) VMware
3 10 (33.33%) Office 365
3 10 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 7 (23.33%) MS Exchange
4 7 (23.33%) ITIL
5 6 (20.00%) MS Office
5 6 (20.00%) MS Excel
5 6 (20.00%) SCCM
5 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (16.67%) Windows 8
6 5 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (16.67%) Hyper-V
6 5 (16.67%) Windows XP
6 5 (16.67%) HP
6 5 (16.67%) SLA
6 5 (16.67%) Citrix
6 5 (16.67%) Unix
7 4 (13.33%) Shell Script
7 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (13.33%) Linux
7 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (13.33%) DNS
7 4 (13.33%) DHCP
7 4 (13.33%) Windows 7
7 4 (13.33%) Local Government
8 3 (10.00%) Migration

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 7 (23.33%) MS Exchange
2 5 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 5 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (6.67%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.33%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (3.33%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (3.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 6 (20.00%) MS Office
2 1 (3.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 10 (33.33%) Office 365
2 2 (6.67%) OneDrive
3 1 (3.33%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.33%) DHCP
1 4 (13.33%) DNS
2 2 (6.67%) Internet
2 2 (6.67%) SAN
2 2 (6.67%) SSL
2 2 (6.67%) VPN
3 1 (3.33%) Intranet
3 1 (3.33%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 4 (13.33%) Local Government
2 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.33%) Back Office
3 1 (3.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (23.33%) Analyst
1 7 (23.33%) Server Engineer
2 5 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 5 (16.67%) Windows Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (13.33%) Support Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Windows Server Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 2 (6.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Applications Support Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Help Desk Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Server Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Server Support Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Service Desk Support
5 2 (6.67%) Transformation Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Transformation Project Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Windows Server Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Windows Server Support
5 2 (6.67%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) SAML
1 1 (3.33%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.33%) iPad
2 1 (3.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 10 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (16.67%) Unix
3 5 (16.67%) Windows 8
3 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (16.67%) Windows XP
4 4 (13.33%) Linux
4 4 (13.33%) Windows 7
4 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (10.00%) Windows 10
6 1 (3.33%) AIX
6 1 (3.33%) Android
6 1 (3.33%) HPUX
6 1 (3.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (23.33%) ITIL
2 3 (10.00%) Migration
3 2 (6.67%) Change Management
3 2 (6.67%) Mentoring
3 2 (6.67%) Service Delivery
3 2 (6.67%) Validation
4 1 (3.33%) BCP
4 1 (3.33%) Converged Infrastructure
4 1 (3.33%) Data Protection
4 1 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (3.33%) High Availability
4 1 (3.33%) Identity Access Management
4 1 (3.33%) Information Security
4 1 (3.33%) Network Design
4 1 (3.33%) Product Management
4 1 (3.33%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (3.33%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (3.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.33%) Shell Script
2 3 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (6.67%) SQL
4 1 (3.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.67%) Degree
2 2 (6.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (6.67%) MCITP
2 2 (6.67%) MCP
2 2 (6.67%) MCSA
2 2 (6.67%) MCSE
2 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) DBS Check
3 1 (3.33%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (63.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.67%) XenApp
4 1 (3.33%) BitLocker
4 1 (3.33%) Terminal Services
4 1 (3.33%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 6 (20.00%) SCCM
2 1 (3.33%) NetBackup
2 1 (3.33%) SCOM
2 1 (3.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 16 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 10 (33.33%) VMware
3 5 (16.67%) Citrix
3 5 (16.67%) HP
4 3 (10.00%) Cisco
5 2 (6.67%) 3PAR
5 2 (6.67%) Avaya
5 2 (6.67%) EMC
5 2 (6.67%) Symantec
6 1 (3.33%) AppSense
6 1 (3.33%) Dell
6 1 (3.33%) Hitachi
6 1 (3.33%) IBM
6 1 (3.33%) Juniper
6 1 (3.33%) Nintex
6 1 (3.33%) Oracle
6 1 (3.33%) SAP
6 1 (3.33%) Sybase