Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 6 8
Rank change year-on-year +3 +2 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows 267 228 176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 16.70% 14.16% 12.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 72.16% 69.09% 58.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 113 94
Hertfordshire median daily rate £300 £325 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% -11.86% +13.46%
10th Percentile £120 £120 £141
90th Percentile £456 £506 £525
East of England median daily rate £325 £323 £300
% change year-on-year +0.78% +7.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 40 20
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +20.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £11.29 £12.38 £10.00
90th Percentile £43.00 £47.25 £17.40
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -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 370 330 302
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 23.14% 20.50% 21.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 159 157
Hertfordshire median daily rate £325 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £129 £127 £150
90th Percentile £475 £550 £525
East of England median daily rate £390 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +11.43% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 40 20
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £15.93 £15.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.20% +20.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £12.08 £12.38 £10.00
90th Percentile £44.93 £47.25 £17.40
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £31.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year -47.20% +89.39% -4.35%

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 12 December 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
Watford +13 68 £300 +96.72% 17
Stevenage +3 56 £420 +61.54% 7
Rickmansworth +7 28 £139 -64.26% 2
Welwyn Garden City -5 24 £138 -54.00% 3
Hatfield +1 22 £200 -55.56% 5
Hemel Hempstead -6 12 £420 +29.23% 6
Waltham Cross - 5 £300 - 6
Royston +1 3 £325 - 10
Bishop's Stortford 0 2 £160 -53.35% 2
Borehamwood - 2 £375 - 1
Tring - 2 £150 - 2
St Albans +3 1 £140 - 4
Letchworth +3 1 £130 -18.75% 2
Potters Bar - 1 £475 - 1
Baldock - 1 £400 -
Windows
East of England

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 105 (39.33%) Active Directory
2 102 (38.20%) Microsoft
3 77 (28.84%) Windows 10
4 62 (23.22%) Windows 7
5 60 (22.47%) Linux
6 59 (22.10%) Microsoft Office
7 55 (20.60%) Windows Server
8 53 (19.85%) PowerShell
9 49 (18.35%) Office 365
10 48 (17.98%) VMware
11 43 (16.10%) Migration
12 42 (15.73%) Web Services
13 41 (15.36%) Security Cleared
14 36 (13.48%) Firewall
15 35 (13.11%) TCP/IP
15 35 (13.11%) SC Cleared
16 34 (12.73%) DNS
16 34 (12.73%) Agile Software Development
17 32 (11.99%) .NET
17 32 (11.99%) SCCM
18 31 (11.61%) Visual Studio
19 30 (11.24%) ITIL
19 30 (11.24%) JavaScript
20 28 (10.49%) Software Engineering
21 27 (10.11%) C#
22 26 (9.74%) Java
23 25 (9.36%) Windows Server 2008
24 24 (8.99%) C++
24 24 (8.99%) SharePoint
25 23 (8.61%) Degree

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 (8.99%) SharePoint
2 10 (3.75%) Skype for Business
3 9 (3.37%) Confluence
4 8 (3.00%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.37%) GroupWise
6 1 (0.37%) IIS
6 1 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.37%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.37%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.37%) WebSphere
Applications
1 59 (22.10%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (4.49%) Spreadsheet
3 8 (3.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (1.12%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (1.12%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.37%) 3ds Max
5 1 (0.37%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.37%) CINEMA 4D
5 1 (0.37%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 1 (0.37%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 49 (18.35%) Office 365
2 10 (3.75%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (2.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.50%) OneDrive
5 3 (1.12%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.75%) G Suite
6 2 (0.75%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 36 (13.48%) Firewall
2 35 (13.11%) TCP/IP
3 34 (12.73%) DNS
4 22 (8.24%) DHCP
5 21 (7.87%) Ethernet
6 20 (7.49%) Internet
7 18 (6.74%) VPN
8 11 (4.12%) VoIP
9 8 (3.00%) HTTP
9 8 (3.00%) Skype
9 8 (3.00%) Wireless
10 7 (2.62%) Remote Desktop
11 6 (2.25%) LAN
11 6 (2.25%) WAN
12 5 (1.87%) Wireshark
13 4 (1.50%) IGMP
13 4 (1.50%) RTCP
13 4 (1.50%) RTP
13 4 (1.50%) VLAN
13 4 (1.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.62%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.37%) Electronic Patient Records
3 6 (2.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.37%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.37%) MySQL
6 1 (0.37%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.37%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 31 (11.61%) Visual Studio
2 20 (7.49%) Eclipse
2 20 (7.49%) NetBeans
3 17 (6.37%) Git (software)
4 11 (4.12%) Jenkins
4 11 (4.12%) JIRA
5 5 (1.87%) Octopus Deploy
5 5 (1.87%) Subversion
6 4 (1.50%) GDB
6 4 (1.50%) NUnit
6 4 (1.50%) ReSharper
6 4 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (1.50%) Valgrind
7 2 (0.75%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.75%) JIRA Agile
7 2 (0.75%) Maven
7 2 (0.75%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.37%) jMock
8 1 (0.37%) JUnit
8 1 (0.37%) Selenium
General
1 21 (7.87%) Military
2 18 (6.74%) Aerospace
3 16 (5.99%) Law
4 11 (4.12%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.62%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.87%) Finance
6 5 (1.87%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.12%) Publishing
7 3 (1.12%) Retail
8 2 (0.75%) Automotive
8 2 (0.75%) Back Office
9 1 (0.37%) Advertising
9 1 (0.37%) Banking
9 1 (0.37%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.37%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 70 (26.22%) Analyst
2 28 (10.49%) Support Engineer
3 21 (7.87%) Service Analyst
3 21 (7.87%) Service Desk Analyst
4 20 (7.49%) 2nd Line Support
4 20 (7.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 17 (6.37%) IT Support
6 15 (5.62%) Administrator
7 14 (5.24%) Developer
8 13 (4.87%) 1st Line Support
8 13 (4.87%) Active Directory Analyst
8 13 (4.87%) Consultant
9 12 (4.49%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 12 (4.49%) Support Analyst
9 12 (4.49%) Windows Engineer
10 10 (3.75%) Desktop Engineer
11 9 (3.37%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 9 (3.37%) Desktop Support
11 9 (3.37%) IT Engineer
11 9 (3.37%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (15.73%) Web Services
2 32 (11.99%) .NET
3 20 (7.49%) Node.js
3 20 (7.49%) Qt
4 17 (6.37%) ActiveX
4 17 (6.37%) DirectX
4 17 (6.37%) LDAP
4 17 (6.37%) MFC
4 17 (6.37%) OpenGL
5 8 (3.00%) REST
6 7 (2.62%) XML
7 6 (2.25%) SOAP
8 5 (1.87%) ASP.NET
8 5 (1.87%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (1.87%) WCF
9 4 (1.50%) FreeSWITCH
9 4 (1.50%) Velocity
10 3 (1.12%) HTML
11 2 (0.75%) CSS
11 2 (0.75%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 12 (4.49%) Client/Server
2 10 (3.75%) NHS
3 9 (3.37%) e-Health
3 9 (3.37%) LIMS
3 9 (3.37%) PACS
4 6 (2.25%) Data Centre
4 6 (2.25%) PKI
5 5 (1.87%) Smartphone
6 4 (1.50%) Handset
7 3 (1.12%) FMCG
7 3 (1.12%) Security Operations Centre
7 3 (1.12%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (0.75%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (0.75%) AS400
8 2 (0.75%) CMDB
8 2 (0.75%) PDA
9 1 (0.37%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.37%) Replication
9 1 (0.37%) Smartcard
9 1 (0.37%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 77 (28.84%) Windows 10
2 62 (23.22%) Windows 7
3 60 (22.47%) Linux
4 55 (20.60%) Windows Server
5 25 (9.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (7.49%) Windows XP
7 16 (5.99%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (5.24%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (3.37%) Android
10 7 (2.62%) Windows 8
11 6 (2.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (1.87%) Apple iOS
13 4 (1.50%) Unix
14 3 (1.12%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.75%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.37%) AIX
16 1 (0.37%) CentOS
16 1 (0.37%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.37%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (16.10%) Migration
2 34 (12.73%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (11.24%) ITIL
4 28 (10.49%) Software Engineering
5 21 (7.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 18 (6.74%) Mathematics
6 18 (6.74%) Scrum
7 16 (5.99%) Project Management
8 13 (4.87%) Incident Management
9 11 (4.12%) Information Security
9 11 (4.12%) Problem-Solving
9 11 (4.12%) Test Strategy
10 10 (3.75%) Application Packaging
10 10 (3.75%) Data Migration
11 9 (3.37%) Analytics
11 9 (3.37%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (3.37%) Health Informatics
11 9 (3.37%) Informatics
11 9 (3.37%) SIEM
12 8 (3.00%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (19.85%) PowerShell
2 30 (11.24%) JavaScript
3 27 (10.11%) C#
4 26 (9.74%) Java
5 24 (8.99%) C++
6 17 (6.37%) GLSL
6 17 (6.37%) HLSL
7 10 (3.75%) SQL
8 8 (3.00%) Perl
8 8 (3.00%) Python
9 5 (1.87%) C
10 4 (1.50%) VBScript
11 2 (0.75%) VBA
12 1 (0.37%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.37%) Go
12 1 (0.37%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.37%) VB
Qualifications
1 41 (15.36%) Security Cleared
2 35 (13.11%) SC Cleared
3 23 (8.61%) Degree
4 14 (5.24%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.87%) MCP
6 3 (1.12%) AWS Certification
6 3 (1.12%) CISSP
6 3 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.12%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.12%) MCSA
6 3 (1.12%) MCSE
7 2 (0.75%) CNE
7 2 (0.75%) GIAC
7 2 (0.75%) Novell Certification
8 1 (0.37%) CEH
8 1 (0.37%) CISM
8 1 (0.37%) CompTIA Security+
8 1 (0.37%) MOS
8 1 (0.37%) SANS
8 1 (0.37%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (7.12%) SLA
2 9 (3.37%) HL7
3 2 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 105 (39.33%) Active Directory
2 15 (5.62%) VMware ESXi
3 14 (5.24%) Hyper-V
4 10 (3.75%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (3.37%) DFS Replication
5 9 (3.37%) VMware Workstation
6 7 (2.62%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (2.62%) vSphere
6 7 (2.62%) XenApp
7 5 (1.87%) VMware NSX
8 4 (1.50%) Docker
8 4 (1.50%) KVM
8 4 (1.50%) VirtualBox
8 4 (1.50%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.12%) BitLocker
9 3 (1.12%) Terminal Server
9 3 (1.12%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.75%) Firmware
11 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 32 (11.99%) SCCM
2 11 (4.12%) OpenView
3 10 (3.75%) SCOM
4 9 (3.37%) OVSD
5 8 (3.00%) Microsoft Intune
6 7 (2.62%) vRealize
6 7 (2.62%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 5 (1.87%) NetBackup
7 5 (1.87%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (1.87%) WSUS
8 4 (1.50%) vCenter Server
9 3 (1.12%) Kubernetes
10 2 (0.75%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.37%) AirWatch
11 1 (0.37%) CA Spectrum
11 1 (0.37%) EnCase
11 1 (0.37%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 1 (0.37%) FortiGate
11 1 (0.37%) Puppet
11 1 (0.37%) vMotion
Vendors
1 102 (38.20%) Microsoft
2 48 (17.98%) VMware
3 14 (5.24%) HP
4 13 (4.87%) Citrix
5 11 (4.12%) Cisco
5 11 (4.12%) Symantec
6 8 (3.00%) Apple
7 7 (2.62%) Atlassian
7 7 (2.62%) Red Hat
7 7 (2.62%) Sony
7 7 (2.62%) Sophos
8 6 (2.25%) McAfee
8 6 (2.25%) Remedy
8 6 (2.25%) Samsung
9 5 (1.87%) CA
9 5 (1.87%) Google
9 5 (1.87%) Oracle
10 4 (1.50%) F5
10 4 (1.50%) Palo Alto
10 4 (1.50%) Veeam