Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 4 3
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 238 180 197
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 16.28% 14.53% 14.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 69.59% 69.50% 73.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 94 96
Hertfordshire median daily rate £300 £276 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.60% -21.07% -
10th Percentile £143 £128 £154
90th Percentile £489 £525 £500
East of England median daily rate £320 £300 £315
% change year-on-year +6.67% -4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 24 32
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.34% -7.94% +12.50%
10th Percentile £8.94 £11.15 £12.50
90th Percentile £24.40 £20.90 £23.25
East of England median hourly rate £14.75 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -7.81% -3.03% -

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 342 259 269
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 23.39% 20.90% 19.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 138 127
Hertfordshire median daily rate £375 £328 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.50% -12.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £160 £130 £156
90th Percentile £538 £575 £504
East of England median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% +1.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 25 38
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.34% -12.12% +6.45%
10th Percentile £8.94 £11.16 £12.50
90th Percentile £24.40 £28.25 £41.25
East of England median hourly rate £15.25 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -15.28% +2.86% -

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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
Hatfield +13 53 £400 +64.10% 9
Rickmansworth +9 31 £190 - 1
Stevenage -1 29 £211 +5.38% 8
Welwyn Garden City -2 28 £283 -13.08% 9
Hemel Hempstead -4 21 £370 +105.56% 11
Watford -26 16 £190 -5.00% 15
Welwyn 0 4 £269 -51.14%
Royston -6 4 £500 +42.86% 2
Hertford - 3 £325 - 2
Hitchin - 3 £170 - 1
St Albans +2 2 £300 +172.73% 8
Letchworth -1 1 - - 2
Borehamwood - 1 - - 2
Windows
East of England

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 79 (33.19%) Microsoft
2 58 (24.37%) Windows 10
3 55 (23.11%) Active Directory
4 51 (21.43%) Windows 7
5 48 (20.17%) Microsoft Office
5 48 (20.17%) VMware
6 45 (18.91%) Windows Server
7 43 (18.07%) Security Cleared
8 40 (16.81%) Windows Server 2012
9 39 (16.39%) VMware Infrastructure
10 38 (15.97%) SC Cleared
11 34 (14.29%) PowerShell
11 34 (14.29%) SCCM
12 33 (13.87%) Migration
13 31 (13.03%) Agile Software Development
14 30 (12.61%) Windows XP
15 29 (12.18%) ITIL
16 27 (11.34%) Change Management
16 27 (11.34%) Windows Server 2008
16 27 (11.34%) Office 365
17 25 (10.50%) Linux
18 24 (10.08%) TCP/IP
19 23 (9.66%) SQL
20 22 (9.24%) HP
21 21 (8.82%) SSL
21 21 (8.82%) VPN
22 20 (8.40%) C#
22 20 (8.40%) Visual Studio
23 19 (7.98%) .NET
23 19 (7.98%) SLA

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 14 (5.88%) MS Exchange
2 9 (3.78%) IIS
3 8 (3.36%) Apache
3 8 (3.36%) IBM Notes
4 7 (2.94%) Skype for Business
5 5 (2.10%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.68%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.68%) ThingWorx
6 4 (1.68%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.84%) Confluence
8 2 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.42%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.42%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.42%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.42%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 48 (20.17%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.10%) Windchill
4 2 (0.84%) AutoCAD
4 2 (0.84%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.84%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.42%) assyst
2 1 (0.42%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 27 (11.34%) Office 365
2 6 (2.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.26%) OneDrive
4 2 (0.84%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.42%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (10.08%) TCP/IP
2 21 (8.82%) SSL
2 21 (8.82%) VPN
3 17 (7.14%) Internet
4 16 (6.72%) Firewall
5 15 (6.30%) VoIP
6 10 (4.20%) DNS
6 10 (4.20%) SMTP
7 9 (3.78%) DHCP
7 9 (3.78%) HTTP
8 7 (2.94%) Ethernet
8 7 (2.94%) LAN
8 7 (2.94%) Skype
9 4 (1.68%) Kerberos
9 4 (1.68%) SAN
9 4 (1.68%) WAN
10 3 (1.26%) DMARC
10 3 (1.26%) IMAP
11 1 (0.42%) NAS
11 1 (0.42%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (6.30%) Oracle Database
2 10 (4.20%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.10%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.68%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.84%) DB2
5 2 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.42%) Hazelcast
6 1 (0.42%) MySQL
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 20 (8.40%) Visual Studio
2 8 (3.36%) Eclipse
3 7 (2.94%) Git (software)
3 7 (2.94%) NetBeans
3 7 (2.94%) NUnit
3 7 (2.94%) ReSharper
4 5 (2.10%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (1.68%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (1.26%) MSI
7 2 (0.84%) JIRA
8 1 (0.42%) Hudson
8 1 (0.42%) InstallShield
8 1 (0.42%) IntelliJ
8 1 (0.42%) JMeter
8 1 (0.42%) MSTest
8 1 (0.42%) Subversion
8 1 (0.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.42%) WebStorm
8 1 (0.42%) WinDbg
General
1 11 (4.62%) Manufacturing
2 7 (2.94%) Finance
2 7 (2.94%) Military
2 7 (2.94%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.52%) Aerospace
3 6 (2.52%) Retail
4 5 (2.10%) Law
5 3 (1.26%) Advertising
6 2 (0.84%) Local Government
7 1 (0.42%) Automotive
7 1 (0.42%) Back Office
7 1 (0.42%) Banking
7 1 (0.42%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.42%) Games
7 1 (0.42%) German Language
7 1 (0.42%) Marketing
7 1 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.42%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 53 (22.27%) Analyst
2 32 (13.45%) Support Engineer
3 25 (10.50%) Desktop Support
4 21 (8.82%) Support Analyst
5 19 (7.98%) Windows Engineer
6 18 (7.56%) Consultant
7 17 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
8 16 (6.72%) IT Support
9 15 (6.30%) 2nd Line Support
9 15 (6.30%) Service Analyst
9 15 (6.30%) Service Desk Analyst
10 14 (5.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 14 (5.88%) Operations Analyst
10 14 (5.88%) Project Manager
11 13 (5.46%) 1st Line Support
11 13 (5.46%) Developer
11 13 (5.46%) Infrastructure Operations Analyst
12 11 (4.62%) Infrastructure Support
12 11 (4.62%) Web Analyst
12 11 (4.62%) Web Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (7.98%) .NET
2 18 (7.56%) Web Services
3 11 (4.62%) ASP.NET
3 11 (4.62%) ASP.NET MVC
3 11 (4.62%) SAP PI
3 11 (4.62%) WCF
4 8 (3.36%) REST
4 8 (3.36%) Velocity
5 7 (2.94%) Node.js
5 7 (2.94%) Qt
5 7 (2.94%) SOAP
6 6 (2.52%) ActiveX
6 6 (2.52%) CSS
6 6 (2.52%) DirectX
6 6 (2.52%) HTML
6 6 (2.52%) MFC
6 6 (2.52%) OpenGL
6 6 (2.52%) XML
7 5 (2.10%) .NET Framework
7 5 (2.10%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.04%) Clustering
2 11 (4.62%) Data Centre
3 7 (2.94%) AS400
4 5 (2.10%) Linux Command Line
4 5 (2.10%) PKI
4 5 (2.10%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (1.68%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (1.68%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.68%) W3C
6 3 (1.26%) CESG
6 3 (1.26%) iPad
6 3 (1.26%) User Experience
7 2 (0.84%) Derivative
7 2 (0.84%) Driving Licence
7 2 (0.84%) iPhone
7 2 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.42%) Animation
8 1 (0.42%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.42%) FlexPod
8 1 (0.42%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 58 (24.37%) Windows 10
2 51 (21.43%) Windows 7
3 45 (18.91%) Windows Server
4 40 (16.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 30 (12.61%) Windows XP
6 27 (11.34%) Windows Server 2008
7 25 (10.50%) Linux
8 12 (5.04%) Windows 8
9 10 (4.20%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (3.78%) Unix
11 8 (3.36%) AIX
12 6 (2.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.84%) CentOS
14 1 (0.42%) Android
14 1 (0.42%) Kali Linux
14 1 (0.42%) Solaris
14 1 (0.42%) SUSE
14 1 (0.42%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.42%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.42%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (13.87%) Migration
2 31 (13.03%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (12.18%) ITIL
4 27 (11.34%) Change Management
5 18 (7.56%) Scrum
6 17 (7.14%) Service Management
7 16 (6.72%) Load Balancing
8 13 (5.46%) Presales
8 13 (5.46%) Risk Management
8 13 (5.46%) Time Management
9 12 (5.04%) MVC
9 12 (5.04%) PRINCE2
10 11 (4.62%) Waterfall
11 10 (4.20%) Incident Management
11 10 (4.20%) Infrastructure Transition
11 10 (4.20%) Problem-Solving
12 9 (3.78%) Break/Fix
12 9 (3.78%) Information Security
12 9 (3.78%) Software Engineering
13 8 (3.36%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 34 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 23 (9.66%) SQL
3 20 (8.40%) C#
4 14 (5.88%) Java
5 13 (5.46%) JavaScript
6 11 (4.62%) VBScript
7 8 (3.36%) C++
8 7 (2.94%) Python
9 6 (2.52%) GLSL
9 6 (2.52%) HLSL
10 4 (1.68%) Bash Shell
10 4 (1.68%) C
11 2 (0.84%) Perl
11 2 (0.84%) Ruby
11 2 (0.84%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.84%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.42%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 43 (18.07%) Security Cleared
2 38 (15.97%) SC Cleared
3 12 (5.04%) Degree
4 11 (4.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 10 (4.20%) ISEB
6 6 (2.52%) MCP
6 6 (2.52%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.26%) MCSE
8 2 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.84%) MCDST
8 2 (0.84%) RHCE
9 1 (0.42%) CISSP
9 1 (0.42%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (7.98%) SLA
2 1 (0.42%) ECSS
System Software
1 55 (23.11%) Active Directory
2 39 (16.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (5.88%) Squid
4 10 (4.20%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (3.36%) Virtual Desktop
6 5 (2.10%) BitLocker
6 5 (2.10%) XenApp
6 5 (2.10%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.84%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.84%) vSphere
8 1 (0.42%) Docker
8 1 (0.42%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.42%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.42%) Xen
Systems Management
1 34 (14.29%) SCCM
2 11 (4.62%) Control-M
2 11 (4.62%) OpenView
2 11 (4.62%) OVSD
3 6 (2.52%) Microsoft Clustering
3 6 (2.52%) Puppet
4 5 (2.10%) Oracle RMAN
5 4 (1.68%) Salt
5 4 (1.68%) WSUS
6 3 (1.26%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (1.26%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (1.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (0.84%) Ansible
7 2 (0.84%) HP ALM
7 2 (0.84%) Red Hat Satellite
7 2 (0.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.42%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.42%) SCOM
Vendors
1 79 (33.19%) Microsoft
2 48 (20.17%) VMware
3 22 (9.24%) HP
4 19 (7.98%) Citrix
5 15 (6.30%) Cisco
5 15 (6.30%) Oracle
6 14 (5.88%) SAP
7 13 (5.46%) 3PAR
8 10 (4.20%) Dell
9 8 (3.36%) Red Hat
9 8 (3.36%) Veeam
10 7 (2.94%) IBM
11 6 (2.52%) Lotus
12 5 (2.10%) Mitel
13 4 (1.68%) Computacenter
13 4 (1.68%) McAfee
13 4 (1.68%) PTC
13 4 (1.68%) Splunk
14 3 (1.26%) Ivanti
14 3 (1.26%) Symantec