Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 3 7
Rank change year-on-year 0 +4 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows 254 206 185
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 15.93% 15.79% 12.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 74.05% 69.59% 68.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 105 94
Hertfordshire median daily rate £260 £325 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +4.00% -10.71%
10th Percentile £115 £117 £150
90th Percentile £462 £575 £497
East of England median daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year - +4.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 42 19
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.67% - +1.01%
10th Percentile £10.34 £11.35 £10.50
90th Percentile £27.50 £32.25 £20.00
East of England median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -3.88% - -

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 343 296 270
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 21.52% 22.68% 18.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 149 142
Hertfordshire median daily rate £350 £350 £350
10th Percentile £125 £120 £156
90th Percentile £500 £575 £524
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 42 20
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.73% -1.64% +2.69%
10th Percentile £10.34 £11.35 £10.50
90th Percentile £36.75 £32.25 £21.23
East of England median hourly rate £16.17 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -7.63% +6.06% -2.94%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 19 August 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 -1 37 £213 +6.25% 4
Welwyn Garden City -5 34 £250 -44.44% 9
Watford -6 34 £115 -42.63% 12
Rickmansworth +9 30 £190 -50.97% 1
Hatfield +7 29 £400 - 14
Hemel Hempstead -4 24 £400 +81.82% 8
Royston -3 4 £463 +42.31% 2
Hitchin 0 3 £170 -51.43% 2
Letchworth +2 2 £130 - 2
Bishop's Stortford +2 2 £325 - 3
Welwyn 0 2 £288 -47.73%
St Albans -3 2 - - 4
Borehamwood - 1 - - 6
Potters Bar - 1 £475 -
Tring - 1 £150 - 2
Windows
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 82 (32.28%) Microsoft
2 73 (28.74%) Active Directory
3 62 (24.41%) Windows 10
4 60 (23.62%) Windows 7
4 60 (23.62%) Microsoft Office
5 53 (20.87%) Windows Server
6 51 (20.08%) VMware
7 44 (17.32%) Linux
8 41 (16.14%) Security Cleared
8 41 (16.14%) PowerShell
9 38 (14.96%) Windows Server 2012
10 37 (14.57%) VMware Infrastructure
10 37 (14.57%) Web Services
10 37 (14.57%) Agile Software Development
11 36 (14.17%) SC Cleared
12 35 (13.78%) ITIL
13 32 (12.60%) Visual Studio
14 31 (12.20%) .NET
15 29 (11.42%) C#
15 29 (11.42%) TCP/IP
16 28 (11.02%) Migration
17 27 (10.63%) Windows Server 2008
18 26 (10.24%) Office 365
19 25 (9.84%) SCCM
20 23 (9.06%) Windows XP
21 22 (8.66%) JavaScript
22 20 (7.87%) HP
22 20 (7.87%) Change Management
22 20 (7.87%) Firewall
22 20 (7.87%) Software Engineering

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 (6.30%) MS Exchange
2 6 (2.36%) Apache
2 6 (2.36%) IIS
2 6 (2.36%) Skype for Business
2 6 (2.36%) WebLogic
3 5 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (1.57%) Confluence
4 4 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (1.57%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.57%) ThingWorx
5 3 (1.18%) IBM Notes
5 3 (1.18%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.79%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.39%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.39%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 60 (23.62%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (3.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.97%) Windchill
4 4 (1.57%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (1.18%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.39%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.39%) CINEMA 4D
6 1 (0.39%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 1 (0.39%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 26 (10.24%) Office 365
2 6 (2.36%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.18%) GitHub
4 2 (0.79%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.39%) G Suite
5 1 (0.39%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (11.42%) TCP/IP
2 20 (7.87%) Firewall
3 18 (7.09%) SSL
4 17 (6.69%) VoIP
5 16 (6.30%) Ethernet
6 14 (5.51%) VPN
7 12 (4.72%) Internet
8 9 (3.54%) DHCP
8 9 (3.54%) DNS
9 8 (3.15%) HTTP
9 8 (3.15%) LAN
10 7 (2.76%) SMTP
11 6 (2.36%) Skype
12 5 (1.97%) DMARC
12 5 (1.97%) SAN
12 5 (1.97%) WAN
12 5 (1.97%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (1.97%) Wireless
13 4 (1.57%) Kerberos
14 2 (0.79%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.54%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.18%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.79%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.39%) DB2
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 32 (12.60%) Visual Studio
2 16 (6.30%) Eclipse
2 16 (6.30%) NetBeans
3 13 (5.12%) Git (software)
4 11 (4.33%) NUnit
4 11 (4.33%) ReSharper
5 7 (2.76%) Jenkins
6 4 (1.57%) JIRA
7 3 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (1.18%) Bitbucket
7 3 (1.18%) JIRA Agile
7 3 (1.18%) Maven
7 3 (1.18%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.39%) MSI
8 1 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (6.30%) Military
2 15 (5.91%) Law
3 14 (5.51%) Aerospace
3 14 (5.51%) Retail
4 13 (5.12%) Manufacturing
5 8 (3.15%) Finance
6 7 (2.76%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.18%) Publishing
8 2 (0.79%) Advertising
8 2 (0.79%) Local Government
9 1 (0.39%) Automotive
9 1 (0.39%) Back Office
9 1 (0.39%) Banking
9 1 (0.39%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.39%) Games
9 1 (0.39%) Marketing
9 1 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 68 (26.77%) Analyst
2 39 (15.35%) Desktop Support
3 34 (13.39%) Support Engineer
4 24 (9.45%) Desktop Engineer
5 23 (9.06%) Service Analyst
5 23 (9.06%) Service Desk Analyst
6 20 (7.87%) IT Support
7 19 (7.48%) Windows Engineer
8 17 (6.69%) 2nd Line Support
9 15 (5.91%) Operations Analyst
9 15 (5.91%) Support Analyst
10 14 (5.51%) Developer
10 14 (5.51%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 13 (5.12%) 1st Line Support
11 13 (5.12%) Administrator
11 13 (5.12%) Infrastructure Operations Analyst
12 12 (4.72%) .NET Developer
12 12 (4.72%) Active Directory Analyst
12 12 (4.72%) IT Analyst
13 11 (4.33%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (14.57%) Web Services
2 31 (12.20%) .NET
3 16 (6.30%) Node.js
3 16 (6.30%) Qt
4 14 (5.51%) SOAP
5 13 (5.12%) ActiveX
5 13 (5.12%) DirectX
5 13 (5.12%) MFC
5 13 (5.12%) OpenGL
6 12 (4.72%) ASP.NET
6 12 (4.72%) ASP.NET MVC
6 12 (4.72%) REST
6 12 (4.72%) Velocity
6 12 (4.72%) WCF
7 5 (1.97%) Middleware
8 4 (1.57%) ADSI
8 4 (1.57%) LDAP
8 4 (1.57%) XML
9 3 (1.18%) JSON
10 2 (0.79%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (4.72%) Data Centre
2 6 (2.36%) Clustering
3 5 (1.97%) AS400
3 5 (1.97%) Linux Command Line
3 5 (1.97%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (1.57%) PKI
5 3 (1.18%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.18%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.18%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (0.79%) Derivative
6 2 (0.79%) Driving Licence
6 2 (0.79%) iPhone
6 2 (0.79%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.39%) Animation
7 1 (0.39%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.39%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.39%) Fintech
7 1 (0.39%) iPad
7 1 (0.39%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 62 (24.41%) Windows 10
2 60 (23.62%) Windows 7
3 53 (20.87%) Windows Server
4 44 (17.32%) Linux
5 38 (14.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 27 (10.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 23 (9.06%) Windows XP
8 16 (6.30%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (5.51%) Windows 8
10 12 (4.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (3.54%) Unix
12 4 (1.57%) Android
13 2 (0.79%) AIX
13 2 (0.79%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.79%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.39%) CentOS
14 1 (0.39%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.39%) Solaris
14 1 (0.39%) SUSE
14 1 (0.39%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (14.57%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (13.78%) ITIL
3 28 (11.02%) Migration
4 20 (7.87%) Change Management
4 20 (7.87%) Software Engineering
5 19 (7.48%) Scrum
6 18 (7.09%) Service Management
7 16 (6.30%) Load Balancing
8 14 (5.51%) Mathematics
9 13 (5.12%) Information Security
9 13 (5.12%) MVC
10 12 (4.72%) Security Management
10 12 (4.72%) Time Management
11 11 (4.33%) Break/Fix
11 11 (4.33%) Refactoring
11 11 (4.33%) SOLID
11 11 (4.33%) TDD
12 10 (3.94%) High Availability
13 9 (3.54%) Incident Management
13 9 (3.54%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 41 (16.14%) PowerShell
2 29 (11.42%) C#
3 22 (8.66%) JavaScript
4 19 (7.48%) Java
5 18 (7.09%) SQL
6 16 (6.30%) C++
7 13 (5.12%) GLSL
7 13 (5.12%) HLSL
8 7 (2.76%) Bash Shell
9 6 (2.36%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.18%) Python
10 3 (1.18%) VB
10 3 (1.18%) VBScript
11 2 (0.79%) C
11 2 (0.79%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.39%) Perl
12 1 (0.39%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.39%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 41 (16.14%) Security Cleared
2 36 (14.17%) SC Cleared
3 18 (7.09%) Degree
4 4 (1.57%) ISEB
4 4 (1.57%) MCP
4 4 (1.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (1.18%) AWS Certification
6 2 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.39%) CISM
7 1 (0.39%) CISSP
7 1 (0.39%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.39%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (7.09%) SLA
2 1 (0.39%) ECSS
System Software
1 73 (28.74%) Active Directory
2 37 (14.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (5.51%) Squid
4 8 (3.15%) Xen
5 7 (2.76%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (1.57%) Docker
7 2 (0.79%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.79%) vSphere
7 2 (0.79%) XenApp
8 1 (0.39%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.39%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.39%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 25 (9.84%) SCCM
2 8 (3.15%) OpenView
2 8 (3.15%) OVSD
2 8 (3.15%) WSUS
3 7 (2.76%) Puppet
4 5 (1.97%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.57%) vRealize
5 4 (1.57%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 3 (1.18%) Kubernetes
6 3 (1.18%) Salt
7 2 (0.79%) Ansible
7 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.79%) Red Hat Satellite
7 2 (0.79%) SCOM
8 1 (0.39%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.39%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.39%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.39%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.39%) vMotion
Vendors
1 82 (32.28%) Microsoft
2 51 (20.08%) VMware
3 20 (7.87%) HP
4 18 (7.09%) Cisco
5 12 (4.72%) Dell
6 10 (3.94%) Red Hat
7 8 (3.15%) Veeam
8 7 (2.76%) Citrix
8 7 (2.76%) Splunk
9 6 (2.36%) IBM
10 5 (1.97%) Mitel
11 4 (1.57%) Apple
11 4 (1.57%) McAfee
11 4 (1.57%) Oracle
11 4 (1.57%) PTC
11 4 (1.57%) Sophos
12 3 (1.18%) Google
12 3 (1.18%) Samsung
12 3 (1.18%) Sony
13 2 (0.79%) Snow