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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 16 21 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 15.24% 21.00% 16.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 53.33% 72.41% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 7
Median daily rate £330 £120 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+175.00% -71.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £120 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £277 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 4
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.75 £26.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -48.83%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +1.66%
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
30 29 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 28.57% 29.00% 21.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 13 10
Median daily rate £383 £220 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+73.86% -41.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £120 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £425 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 4
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.75 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -53.78%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 20 (52.63%) Active Directory
2 15 (39.47%) SCCM
3 13 (34.21%) Microsoft
4 12 (31.58%) ITIL
5 11 (28.95%) Citrix
6 10 (26.32%) Hyper-V
6 10 (26.32%) Windows 7
7 9 (23.68%) Firewall
8 8 (21.05%) VMware
8 8 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (18.42%) Thin Client
9 7 (18.42%) SQL Server
9 7 (18.42%) SharePoint
9 7 (18.42%) Fat Client
9 7 (18.42%) Windows Server
10 6 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (15.79%) Mobile App
10 6 (15.79%) Local Government
10 6 (15.79%) MS Exchange
10 6 (15.79%) SQL
11 5 (13.16%) PRINCE2
11 5 (13.16%) DNS
11 5 (13.16%) PMP
11 5 (13.16%) PMI Certification
11 5 (13.16%) Degree
11 5 (13.16%) Network Security
11 5 (13.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 5 (13.16%) Office 365

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 (18.42%) SharePoint
2 6 (15.79%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.63%) Apache
4 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) OpenText MBPM
2 1 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.16%) Office 365
2 4 (10.53%) OneDrive
3 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.26%) SaaS
4 1 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.63%) Azure Active Directory
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%) DHCP
4 3 (7.89%) SSL
4 3 (7.89%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.63%) HTTP
5 1 (2.63%) Internet
5 1 (2.63%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (2.63%) SAN
5 1 (2.63%) VPN
5 1 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.42%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (7.89%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (5.26%) MySQL
4 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (2.63%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Eclipse
1 1 (2.63%) Subversion
1 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (15.79%) Local Government
2 2 (5.26%) Legal
3 1 (2.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (23.68%) Architect
2 7 (18.42%) Support Engineer
3 5 (13.16%) Server Engineer
3 5 (13.16%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (10.53%) Desktop Support
5 3 (7.89%) Consultant
5 3 (7.89%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (5.26%) Applications Architect
6 2 (5.26%) Data Centre Consultant
6 2 (5.26%) Data Consultant
6 2 (5.26%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Field Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Field Support Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) IT Support
6 2 (5.26%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Migration Consultant
6 2 (5.26%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (5.26%) VMware Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) Middleware
1 2 (5.26%) SAML
1 2 (5.26%) SAP PI
2 1 (2.63%) HTML
2 1 (2.63%) HTML5
2 1 (2.63%) J2EE
2 1 (2.63%) jQuery
2 1 (2.63%) JSP
2 1 (2.63%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.42%) Fat Client
1 7 (18.42%) Thin Client
2 6 (15.79%) Mobile App
3 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.89%) Clustering
4 2 (5.26%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.26%) Data Centre
4 2 (5.26%) iPad
4 2 (5.26%) PKI
5 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (26.32%) Windows 7
2 8 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (18.42%) Windows Server
4 6 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (5.26%) Android
5 2 (5.26%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.63%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.63%) Windows 2000
6 1 (2.63%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (31.58%) ITIL
2 5 (13.16%) PRINCE2
2 5 (13.16%) Release Management
3 4 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (10.53%) Service Delivery
4 3 (7.89%) Information Security
5 2 (5.26%) Business Continuity
5 2 (5.26%) Converged Infrastructure
5 2 (5.26%) Data Protection
5 2 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (5.26%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (5.26%) High Availability
5 2 (5.26%) Migration
5 2 (5.26%) Network Design
5 2 (5.26%) Product Management
5 2 (5.26%) Risk Analysis
5 2 (5.26%) Waterfall
5 2 (5.26%) Workflow
6 1 (2.63%) Change Management
6 1 (2.63%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.79%) SQL
2 2 (5.26%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.63%) Java
3 1 (2.63%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (13.16%) Degree
2 5 (13.16%) PMI Certification
2 5 (13.16%) PMP
2 5 (13.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 4 (10.53%) MCITP
3 4 (10.53%) MCP
3 4 (10.53%) MCSE
4 2 (5.26%) A+ Certification
4 2 (5.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (5.26%) MCSA
4 2 (5.26%) MCTS
4 2 (5.26%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (2.63%) DBS Check
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (52.63%) Active Directory
2 10 (26.32%) Hyper-V
3 3 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.89%) XenApp
4 1 (2.63%) BitLocker
4 1 (2.63%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.63%) vSphere
4 1 (2.63%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (39.47%) SCCM
2 3 (7.89%) WSUS
3 2 (5.26%) SCOM
4 1 (2.63%) Data Guard
4 1 (2.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (2.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 13 (34.21%) Microsoft
2 11 (28.95%) Citrix
3 8 (21.05%) VMware
4 3 (7.89%) Cisco
4 3 (7.89%) HP
5 2 (5.26%) Dell
5 2 (5.26%) Nintex
5 2 (5.26%) SAP
6 1 (2.63%) Apple
6 1 (2.63%) AppSense
6 1 (2.63%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.63%) Juniper
6 1 (2.63%) NetApp
6 1 (2.63%) Oracle
6 1 (2.63%) ProCurve
6 1 (2.63%) Symantec
6 1 (2.63%) Veritas