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 3 months to 26 June 2017 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 7 2
Rank change year-on-year +5 -5  
Contract jobs citing Windows 116 84 151
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 18.38% 13.02% 16.89%
As % of the Operating Systems category 72.96% 68.29% 61.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 43 79
Median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £153 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £458 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £338 £325
% change year-on-year - +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 10 23
Median hourly rate £14.50 £16.25 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.76% -16.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.02 £12.70 £9.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.38 £20.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.38 £15.50
% change year-on-year -8.39% +5.64%  

Windows is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 159 123 247
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 25.20% 19.07% 27.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 63 109
Median daily rate £400 £368 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.84% +9.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £153 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 11 24
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.45% +19.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.01 £13.20 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.81 £20.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire citing Windows as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford +8 31 £305 +52.50% 9
Hemel Hempstead +4 11 £220 -41.33% 5
Welwyn Garden City +4 10 £600 +86.04% 2
Stevenage +3 9 £650 +85.71% 2
Hatfield -1 7 £438 +2.94% 5
Welwyn - 6 £550 -
Hertford - 3 £85 - 1
Rickmansworth +2 2 - - 1
Harpenden - 2 £105 -
Hitchin 0 1 £350 -6.04%
Royston -1 1 £325 -
Bishop's Stortford - 1 - - 2
Letchworth - 1 - -
Windows
East of England

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Windows.

1 63 (32.31%) Windows 7
2 61 (31.28%) Microsoft
3 47 (24.10%) Linux
4 44 (22.56%) Active Directory
5 39 (20.00%) Windows Server
6 36 (18.46%) VMware
7 35 (17.95%) SQL
7 35 (17.95%) PowerShell
8 34 (17.44%) SCCM
9 29 (14.87%) ITIL
10 28 (14.36%) Office 365
11 27 (13.85%) TCP/IP
12 26 (13.33%) Windows 10
13 25 (12.82%) Microsoft Office
13 25 (12.82%) Security Cleared
14 24 (12.31%) MS Exchange
15 23 (11.79%) LAN
15 23 (11.79%) VMware Infrastructure
16 21 (10.77%) C
16 21 (10.77%) HP
16 21 (10.77%) Internet
17 20 (10.26%) Citrix
17 20 (10.26%) Hyper-V
17 20 (10.26%) Data Centre
18 19 (9.74%) Windows Server 2012
18 19 (9.74%) Java
19 18 (9.23%) Cisco
19 18 (9.23%) Finance
19 18 (9.23%) Windows 8
20 17 (8.72%) Windows Server 2008

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 24 (12.31%) MS Exchange
2 7 (3.59%) Apache
2 7 (3.59%) Skype for Business
2 7 (3.59%) Tomcat
3 6 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (3.08%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (2.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (2.05%) CMS
5 4 (2.05%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2000
5 4 (2.05%) Exchange Server 5.5
5 4 (2.05%) IIS
6 3 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.51%) Confluence
8 1 (0.51%) OpenStack
Applications
1 25 (12.82%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (4.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (3.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.51%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.03%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 28 (14.36%) Office 365
2 16 (8.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.59%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (2.56%) OneDrive
5 3 (1.54%) IaaS
6 2 (1.03%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.03%) Dropbox
6 2 (1.03%) Google Drive
6 2 (1.03%) Yammer
7 1 (0.51%) GitHub
7 1 (0.51%) PaaS
7 1 (0.51%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 27 (13.85%) TCP/IP
2 23 (11.79%) LAN
3 21 (10.77%) Internet
4 17 (8.72%) SAN
4 17 (8.72%) WAN
5 11 (5.64%) Firewall
6 7 (3.59%) SSL
7 6 (3.08%) DNS
7 6 (3.08%) Skype
7 6 (3.08%) VPN
8 5 (2.56%) HTTP
8 5 (2.56%) Remote Desktop
8 5 (2.56%) SMTP
8 5 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (2.05%) DHCP
9 4 (2.05%) NAS
9 4 (2.05%) VoIP
9 4 (2.05%) WLAN
9 4 (2.05%) X.500
10 3 (1.54%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.72%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (4.62%) MongoDB
3 9 (4.62%) Sybase ASE
4 7 (3.59%) Crystal Reports
5 6 (3.08%) MySQL
6 4 (2.05%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.03%) Big Data
8 2 (1.03%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.51%) DB2
9 1 (0.51%) Informix
9 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 15 (7.69%) Visual Studio
2 6 (3.08%) Jenkins
3 5 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.54%) IDA Disassembler
4 3 (1.54%) Metasploit
4 3 (1.54%) OllyDbg
5 2 (1.03%) Bugzilla
5 2 (1.03%) ClearCase
5 2 (1.03%) ClearQuest
5 2 (1.03%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.03%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.03%) JIRA
5 2 (1.03%) JMeter
5 2 (1.03%) jMock
5 2 (1.03%) JUnit
5 2 (1.03%) MSI
5 2 (1.03%) Selenium
6 1 (0.51%) GCC
6 1 (0.51%) NetBeans
6 1 (0.51%) SonarQube
General
1 18 (9.23%) Finance
2 8 (4.10%) Retail
2 8 (4.10%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.54%) Legal
3 3 (1.54%) Marketing
4 2 (1.03%) Automotive
4 2 (1.03%) Avionics
4 2 (1.03%) Law
4 2 (1.03%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.51%) Advertising
5 1 (0.51%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.51%) Banking
5 1 (0.51%) Billing
5 1 (0.51%) Games
5 1 (0.51%) Military
5 1 (0.51%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 25 (12.82%) Support Engineer
2 22 (11.28%) Analyst
3 21 (10.77%) Desktop Support
4 18 (9.23%) Developer
5 13 (6.67%) IT Support
6 12 (6.15%) Consultant
6 12 (6.15%) Support Analyst
7 11 (5.64%) 2nd Line Support
8 9 (4.62%) 1st Line Support
8 9 (4.62%) Java Developer
9 8 (4.10%) Architect
9 8 (4.10%) Desktop Engineer
9 8 (4.10%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 8 (4.10%) DevOps Engineer
10 7 (3.59%) .NET Developer
10 7 (3.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (3.08%) Administrator
11 6 (3.08%) Field Engineer
11 6 (3.08%) Software Engineer
11 6 (3.08%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.21%) Web Services
2 13 (6.67%) .NET
3 9 (4.62%) AngularJS
3 9 (4.62%) Hibernate
3 9 (4.62%) JSP
3 9 (4.62%) Spring
4 8 (4.10%) HTML
5 7 (3.59%) J2EE
6 6 (3.08%) ASP.NET
6 6 (3.08%) CSS
6 6 (3.08%) LAMP
6 6 (3.08%) LAPP Stack
7 5 (2.56%) .NET Framework
7 5 (2.56%) HTML5
8 4 (2.05%) Entity Framework
8 4 (2.05%) Node.js
8 4 (2.05%) Spring Boot
9 3 (1.54%) CSS3
9 3 (1.54%) jQuery
9 3 (1.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.26%) Data Centre
2 13 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (6.15%) Management Information System
4 9 (4.62%) Clustering
5 8 (4.10%) Private Cloud
6 7 (3.59%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (3.08%) Device Driver
7 6 (3.08%) Smartphone
8 5 (2.56%) Computer Science
8 5 (2.56%) PKI
9 4 (2.05%) Blackberry
9 4 (2.05%) CESG
10 3 (1.54%) Cyberthreat
10 3 (1.54%) Embedded Systems
10 3 (1.54%) Fat Client
10 3 (1.54%) Thin Client
11 2 (1.03%) Driving Licence
11 2 (1.03%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (1.03%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (1.03%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 63 (32.31%) Windows 7
2 47 (24.10%) Linux
3 39 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 26 (13.33%) Windows 10
5 19 (9.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (9.23%) Windows 8
7 17 (8.72%) Unix
7 17 (8.72%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (8.21%) Windows XP
9 11 (5.64%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (5.13%) Android
11 8 (4.10%) Windows 2000 Server
12 6 (3.08%) Mac OS
12 6 (3.08%) Solaris
13 4 (2.05%) HPUX
13 4 (2.05%) Mac OS X
13 4 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (2.05%) VMS
14 3 (1.54%) Apple iOS
14 3 (1.54%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (14.87%) ITIL
2 15 (7.69%) DevOps
2 15 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
3 13 (6.67%) Service Delivery
4 12 (6.15%) Incident Management
4 12 (6.15%) Migration
5 11 (5.64%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (5.13%) Project Management
6 10 (5.13%) Software Engineering
7 9 (4.62%) Time Management
8 8 (4.10%) Programme Delivery
9 7 (3.59%) MVC
9 7 (3.59%) Performance Monitoring
9 7 (3.59%) Risk Management
9 7 (3.59%) Validation
10 6 (3.08%) Change Management
10 6 (3.08%) Data Security
10 6 (3.08%) Information Security
10 6 (3.08%) Microservices
10 6 (3.08%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (17.95%) PowerShell
1 35 (17.95%) SQL
2 21 (10.77%) C
3 19 (9.74%) Java
4 17 (8.72%) Python
5 16 (8.21%) JavaScript
6 15 (7.69%) Perl
7 13 (6.67%) C#
8 10 (5.13%) T-SQL
9 7 (3.59%) Bash Shell
10 6 (3.08%) Ruby
10 6 (3.08%) VBScript
11 5 (2.56%) C++
11 5 (2.56%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.54%) Assembly Language
13 2 (1.03%) Tcl
13 2 (1.03%) VB
13 2 (1.03%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.51%) ANSI C
14 1 (0.51%) REXX
Qualifications
1 25 (12.82%) Security Cleared
2 16 (8.21%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (7.18%) MCSE
4 11 (5.64%) SC Cleared
5 8 (4.10%) DV Cleared
6 6 (3.08%) DBS Check
6 6 (3.08%) Degree
7 4 (2.05%) ISTQB
7 4 (2.05%) MCSA
8 3 (1.54%) CCNA
8 3 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.54%) HNC
8 3 (1.54%) RHCE
9 2 (1.03%) MCITP
9 2 (1.03%) MCP
9 2 (1.03%) MCTS
9 2 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.51%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.51%) MBCS
10 1 (0.51%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.15%) SLA
2 4 (2.05%) QA
3 2 (1.03%) ECSS
4 1 (0.51%) GMP
4 1 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 44 (22.56%) Active Directory
2 23 (11.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (10.26%) Hyper-V
4 6 (3.08%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (3.08%) Virtual Desktop
5 5 (2.56%) XenApp
5 5 (2.56%) XenDesktop
6 4 (2.05%) BitLocker
6 4 (2.05%) Docker
6 4 (2.05%) Samba
6 4 (2.05%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (2.05%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (1.54%) VirtualBox
8 2 (1.03%) Cygwin
8 2 (1.03%) vSphere
9 1 (0.51%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.51%) Firmware
9 1 (0.51%) SRDF
9 1 (0.51%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 34 (17.44%) SCCM
2 9 (4.62%) SCOM
3 6 (3.08%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (2.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 4 (2.05%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (2.05%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (2.05%) Puppet
5 4 (2.05%) WSUS
6 3 (1.54%) EnCase
7 2 (1.03%) BladeLogic
7 2 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (1.03%) Salt
7 2 (1.03%) SCSM
8 1 (0.51%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.51%) CA Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.51%) EMC TimeFinder
8 1 (0.51%) OpenView
8 1 (0.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.51%) vRealize
8 1 (0.51%) WMI
Vendors
1 61 (31.28%) Microsoft
2 36 (18.46%) VMware
3 21 (10.77%) HP
4 20 (10.26%) Citrix
5 18 (9.23%) Cisco
6 17 (8.72%) Apple
7 9 (4.62%) Sybase
7 9 (4.62%) Symantec
8 8 (4.10%) NetApp
8 8 (4.10%) Remedy
9 7 (3.59%) Dell
10 5 (2.56%) 3PAR
10 5 (2.56%) EMC
10 5 (2.56%) Red Hat
10 5 (2.56%) Sun
11 4 (2.05%) Altiris
11 4 (2.05%) LANDesk
11 4 (2.05%) Palo Alto
11 4 (2.05%) Sophos
12 3 (1.54%) Mitel
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