Period
to 15 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 6 months to 15 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 3 6
Rank change year-on-year 0 +3 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 276 225 178
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 17.36% 15.22% 12.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 73.99% 70.53% 60.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 103 88
Hertfordshire median daily rate £300 £330 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -8.97% +11.54%
10th Percentile £114 £116 £137
90th Percentile £458 £525 £491
East of England median daily rate £335 £328 £300
% change year-on-year +2.29% +9.17% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 45 18
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.45% - +3.57%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.90 £10.35
90th Percentile £43.75 £37.65 £20.00
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -3.03% - -2.94%

Windows is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 373 319 296
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 23.46% 21.58% 21.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 145 148
Hertfordshire median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £125 £121 £166
90th Percentile £475 £575 £488
East of England median daily rate £400 £385 £350
% change year-on-year +4.03% +9.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 45 19
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £15.86 £14.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% - +3.57%
10th Percentile £11.70 £11.90 £10.40
90th Percentile £46.85 £37.65 £22.45
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £24.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -31.25% +45.45% -10.81%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Hertfordshire

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows in Hertfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Hertfordshire

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Hertfordshire

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Hertfordshire

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Hertfordshire

Windows
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 15 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stevenage +7 52 £300 -9.09% 18
Watford +3 52 £136 -53.02% 13
Rickmansworth +8 37 £140 -64.00% 1
Welwyn Garden City -5 32 £208 -30.83% 1
Hatfield +1 24 £350 -22.22% 15
Hemel Hempstead -2 21 £400 +81.82% 4
Bishop's Stortford 0 4 £170 -50.44% 4
Royston 0 3 £325 - 3
Letchworth 0 2 £130 -18.75% 3
St Albans -3 2 - - 3
Tring - 2 £150 - 1
Welwyn 0 1 - -
Potters Bar - 1 £475 - 3
Borehamwood - 1 - -
Windows
East of England

For the 6 months to 15 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Windows.

1 101 (36.59%) Microsoft
2 91 (32.97%) Active Directory
3 75 (27.17%) Windows 10
4 73 (26.45%) Windows 7
5 67 (24.28%) Microsoft Office
6 62 (22.46%) Linux
7 60 (21.74%) PowerShell
8 51 (18.48%) Windows Server
9 50 (18.12%) VMware
10 48 (17.39%) Web Services
11 45 (16.30%) Security Cleared
12 41 (14.86%) SC Cleared
13 39 (14.13%) Agile Software Development
14 37 (13.41%) Migration
14 37 (13.41%) .NET
15 35 (12.68%) Visual Studio
16 34 (12.32%) C#
16 34 (12.32%) Office 365
17 30 (10.87%) JavaScript
17 30 (10.87%) TCP/IP
18 28 (10.14%) Software Engineering
18 28 (10.14%) SCCM
19 27 (9.78%) Windows Server 2012
20 26 (9.42%) Firewall
20 26 (9.42%) Java
20 26 (9.42%) VMware Infrastructure
21 25 (9.06%) Windows Server 2008
21 25 (9.06%) ITIL
22 23 (8.33%) Windows XP
23 21 (7.61%) Windows Server 2003

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 16 (5.80%) SharePoint
2 12 (4.35%) MS Exchange
3 9 (3.26%) Confluence
4 8 (2.90%) Skype for Business
5 6 (2.17%) IIS
5 6 (2.17%) WebLogic
6 5 (1.81%) Apache
6 5 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (1.45%) ThingWorx
8 2 (0.72%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.72%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.36%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.36%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.36%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 67 (24.28%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (3.62%) Spreadsheet
3 8 (2.90%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (1.81%) Windchill
5 1 (0.36%) 3ds Max
5 1 (0.36%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.36%) CINEMA 4D
5 1 (0.36%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 34 (12.32%) Office 365
2 10 (3.62%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.09%) GitHub
5 3 (1.09%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.72%) G Suite
7 1 (0.36%) IaaS
7 1 (0.36%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 30 (10.87%) TCP/IP
2 26 (9.42%) Firewall
3 20 (7.25%) DNS
3 20 (7.25%) Ethernet
4 18 (6.52%) VPN
5 13 (4.71%) DHCP
5 13 (4.71%) Internet
6 8 (2.90%) Skype
6 8 (2.90%) VoIP
7 7 (2.54%) SSL
8 6 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (2.17%) Wireless
9 5 (1.81%) Remote Desktop
10 4 (1.45%) Kerberos
10 4 (1.45%) SAN
11 3 (1.09%) DMARC
11 3 (1.09%) LAN
11 3 (1.09%) WAN
12 2 (0.72%) 3G
12 2 (0.72%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.90%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.81%) Electronic Patient Records
3 3 (1.09%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.72%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.36%) DB2
5 1 (0.36%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.36%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 35 (12.68%) Visual Studio
2 20 (7.25%) Eclipse
2 20 (7.25%) NetBeans
3 16 (5.80%) Git (software)
4 11 (3.99%) NUnit
4 11 (3.99%) ReSharper
5 10 (3.62%) Jenkins
6 9 (3.26%) JIRA
7 5 (1.81%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (1.09%) Bitbucket
8 3 (1.09%) JIRA Agile
8 3 (1.09%) Maven
9 1 (0.36%) JMeter
9 1 (0.36%) jMock
9 1 (0.36%) JUnit
9 1 (0.36%) MSI
9 1 (0.36%) Selenium
9 1 (0.36%) Subversion
9 1 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 21 (7.61%) Military
2 18 (6.52%) Aerospace
3 17 (6.16%) Law
4 15 (5.43%) Manufacturing
5 13 (4.71%) Retail
6 5 (1.81%) Finance
6 5 (1.81%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.45%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (1.09%) Publishing
9 2 (0.72%) Automotive
9 2 (0.72%) Banking
10 1 (0.36%) Back Office
10 1 (0.36%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 81 (29.35%) Analyst
2 36 (13.04%) Desktop Support
3 27 (9.78%) Service Analyst
3 27 (9.78%) Service Desk Analyst
4 26 (9.42%) Support Engineer
5 20 (7.25%) IT Support
6 19 (6.88%) Desktop Engineer
7 16 (5.80%) 2nd Line Support
7 16 (5.80%) Administrator
7 16 (5.80%) Support Analyst
7 16 (5.80%) Windows Engineer
8 15 (5.43%) Developer
9 14 (5.07%) Active Directory Analyst
10 13 (4.71%) 1st Line Support
11 12 (4.35%) .NET Developer
11 12 (4.35%) IT Analyst
12 11 (3.99%) C# .NET Developer
12 11 (3.99%) C# Developer
13 10 (3.62%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 9 (3.26%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (17.39%) Web Services
2 37 (13.41%) .NET
3 20 (7.25%) Node.js
3 20 (7.25%) Qt
4 16 (5.80%) ActiveX
4 16 (5.80%) DirectX
4 16 (5.80%) MFC
4 16 (5.80%) OpenGL
5 15 (5.43%) REST
6 14 (5.07%) LDAP
6 14 (5.07%) SOAP
7 12 (4.35%) ASP.NET
7 12 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
7 12 (4.35%) WCF
8 11 (3.99%) Velocity
9 5 (1.81%) Middleware
10 4 (1.45%) ADSI
10 4 (1.45%) XML
11 3 (1.09%) JSON
12 2 (0.72%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (3.62%) Client/Server
2 8 (2.90%) Data Centre
3 6 (2.17%) NHS
4 5 (1.81%) Clustering
4 5 (1.81%) e-Health
4 5 (1.81%) LIMS
4 5 (1.81%) Linux Command Line
4 5 (1.81%) PACS
4 5 (1.81%) PKI
5 4 (1.45%) AS400
6 3 (1.09%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.09%) Security Operations Centre
6 3 (1.09%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (0.72%) CMDB
7 2 (0.72%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.72%) Derivative
7 2 (0.72%) FMCG
7 2 (0.72%) Handset
7 2 (0.72%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 75 (27.17%) Windows 10
2 73 (26.45%) Windows 7
3 62 (22.46%) Linux
4 51 (18.48%) Windows Server
5 27 (9.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (9.06%) Windows Server 2008
7 23 (8.33%) Windows XP
8 21 (7.61%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (5.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (4.71%) Windows 8
11 10 (3.62%) Unix
12 7 (2.54%) Android
13 2 (0.72%) AIX
13 2 (0.72%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.72%) CentOS
13 2 (0.72%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.72%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.72%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.36%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.36%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (14.13%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (13.41%) Migration
3 28 (10.14%) Software Engineering
4 25 (9.06%) ITIL
5 19 (6.88%) Scrum
6 18 (6.52%) Mathematics
7 16 (5.80%) Security Management
8 13 (4.71%) Incident Management
8 13 (4.71%) MVC
9 12 (4.35%) Change Management
9 12 (4.35%) Information Security
10 11 (3.99%) Load Balancing
10 11 (3.99%) Refactoring
10 11 (3.99%) SOLID
10 11 (3.99%) TDD
11 10 (3.62%) Service Management
12 9 (3.26%) Data Migration
12 9 (3.26%) Project Management
12 9 (3.26%) Test Strategy
13 8 (2.90%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 60 (21.74%) PowerShell
2 34 (12.32%) C#
3 30 (10.87%) JavaScript
4 26 (9.42%) Java
5 20 (7.25%) C++
6 16 (5.80%) GLSL
6 16 (5.80%) HLSL
7 11 (3.99%) SQL
8 6 (2.17%) Bash Shell
8 6 (2.17%) Shell Script
8 6 (2.17%) VBScript
9 3 (1.09%) Perl
9 3 (1.09%) VB
10 2 (0.72%) Python
10 2 (0.72%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.72%) VBA
11 1 (0.36%) Go
11 1 (0.36%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 45 (16.30%) Security Cleared
2 41 (14.86%) SC Cleared
3 20 (7.25%) Degree
4 9 (3.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.09%) AWS Certification
5 3 (1.09%) CISSP
5 3 (1.09%) MCP
6 2 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.72%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.72%) GIAC
6 2 (0.72%) MCSA
7 1 (0.36%) CEH
7 1 (0.36%) CISM
7 1 (0.36%) CompTIA Security+
7 1 (0.36%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.36%) ISEB
7 1 (0.36%) OSCP
7 1 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.36%) SANS
7 1 (0.36%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.16%) SLA
2 5 (1.81%) HL7
System Software
1 91 (32.97%) Active Directory
2 26 (9.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.90%) Hyper-V
3 8 (2.90%) Xen
4 7 (2.54%) Squid
4 7 (2.54%) XenApp
5 6 (2.17%) DFS Replication
5 6 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (2.17%) VMware Workstation
6 5 (1.81%) Docker
6 5 (1.81%) vSphere
7 4 (1.45%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (1.45%) VMware NSX
7 4 (1.45%) XenDesktop
8 3 (1.09%) BitLocker
8 3 (1.09%) Terminal Server
8 3 (1.09%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 28 (10.14%) SCCM
2 11 (3.99%) OpenView
2 11 (3.99%) OVSD
3 8 (2.90%) SCOM
3 8 (2.90%) WSUS
4 7 (2.54%) vRealize
4 7 (2.54%) vRealize Orchestrator
5 5 (1.81%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (1.81%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (1.45%) Kubernetes
6 4 (1.45%) Puppet
6 4 (1.45%) vCenter Server
7 3 (1.09%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.72%) Ansible
8 2 (0.72%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.72%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.72%) Red Hat Satellite
9 1 (0.36%) CA Spectrum
9 1 (0.36%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.36%) vMotion
Vendors
1 101 (36.59%) Microsoft
2 50 (18.12%) VMware
3 16 (5.80%) HP
4 14 (5.07%) Red Hat
5 13 (4.71%) Cisco
6 11 (3.99%) Citrix
7 8 (2.90%) Oracle
8 7 (2.54%) McAfee
8 7 (2.54%) Sony
8 7 (2.54%) Splunk
9 5 (1.81%) Atlassian
9 5 (1.81%) Dell
9 5 (1.81%) Samsung
9 5 (1.81%) Sophos
10 4 (1.45%) Google
10 4 (1.45%) IBM
10 4 (1.45%) PTC
10 4 (1.45%) Symantec
11 3 (1.09%) Remedy
11 3 (1.09%) SOTI