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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 6 4 3
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1  
Contract jobs citing Windows 79 95 105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 12.78% 14.12% 15.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.95% 68.84% 62.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 52 41
Median daily rate £215 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -38.57% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £185 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £498 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £340 £320
% change year-on-year +1.47% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 22
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.75 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.93% +16.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.43 £12.83 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £35.90 £23.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.45% +6.89%  

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 118 138 169
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 19.09% 20.51% 24.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 71 68
Median daily rate £313 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.35% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £185 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 26
Median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £14.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.37% +7.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £38.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 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 24 March 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 +11 25 £188 -31.81% 8
Hemel Hempstead +2 12 £180 -51.18% 5
Welwyn Garden City -2 10 £395 +44.95% 3
Stevenage +3 9 £200 -23.07% 3
Hatfield -13 6 £288 -42.50% 3
St Albans +2 1 £110 -69.44% 2
Welwyn - 1 £250 - 1
Royston - 1 £350 -
Windows
East of England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 56 (32.56%) Microsoft
2 48 (27.91%) Active Directory
2 48 (27.91%) Windows 7
3 44 (25.58%) Linux
4 36 (20.93%) MS Excel
5 33 (19.19%) SQL
6 29 (16.86%) SCCM
7 27 (15.70%) ITIL
8 25 (14.53%) Unix
8 25 (14.53%) Security Cleared
9 23 (13.37%) Windows 10
9 23 (13.37%) Windows Server
10 22 (12.79%) VMware
10 22 (12.79%) TCP/IP
11 20 (11.63%) Finance
11 20 (11.63%) MS Office
11 20 (11.63%) Windows Server 2012
12 19 (11.05%) PowerShell
12 19 (11.05%) MS Exchange
13 18 (10.47%) Java
13 18 (10.47%) Windows Server 2008
14 17 (9.88%) C
14 17 (9.88%) Apple
14 17 (9.88%) Internet
14 17 (9.88%) Firewall
15 16 (9.30%) SQL Server
16 15 (8.72%) Windows Server 2003
16 15 (8.72%) SC Cleared
16 15 (8.72%) Office 365
17 14 (8.14%) Windows 8

Windows
Top Related 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 19 (11.05%) MS Exchange
2 13 (7.56%) Apache
3 11 (6.40%) Tomcat
4 5 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (2.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (2.33%) IIS
5 4 (2.33%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.74%) IBM HTTP Server
6 3 (1.74%) JBoss
6 3 (1.74%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 3 (1.74%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.74%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.58%) SharePoint
Applications
1 36 (20.93%) MS Excel
2 20 (11.63%) MS Office
3 5 (2.91%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.16%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.58%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.58%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 2 (1.16%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.58%) assyst
2 1 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.58%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 15 (8.72%) Office 365
2 7 (4.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.74%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.16%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.16%) IaaS
4 2 (1.16%) PaaS
5 1 (0.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.58%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.58%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.58%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.58%) SaaS
5 1 (0.58%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (12.79%) TCP/IP
2 17 (9.88%) Firewall
2 17 (9.88%) Internet
3 12 (6.98%) DNS
4 11 (6.40%) SSL
5 9 (5.23%) FTP
5 9 (5.23%) LAN
6 6 (3.49%) DHCP
6 6 (3.49%) WAN
7 5 (2.91%) SAN
7 5 (2.91%) Wireless
8 4 (2.33%) HTTP
8 4 (2.33%) LDAP
9 3 (1.74%) NetScaler
10 2 (1.16%) Wireshark
11 1 (0.58%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.58%) OpenLDAP
11 1 (0.58%) SNMP
11 1 (0.58%) VoIP
11 1 (0.58%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.30%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.40%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (5.23%) MySQL
4 5 (2.91%) Crystal Reports
4 5 (2.91%) MongoDB
4 5 (2.91%) Oracle Database
4 5 (2.91%) Sybase ASE
5 4 (2.33%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (2.33%) Oracle Database 12c
5 4 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.74%) Big Data
6 3 (1.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.16%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.16%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.16%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 5 (2.91%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.33%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.74%) Eclipse
3 3 (1.74%) MSI
4 1 (0.58%) Android Studio
4 1 (0.58%) CMake
4 1 (0.58%) GDB
4 1 (0.58%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.58%) NetBeans
4 1 (0.58%) Subversion
4 1 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.58%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 20 (11.63%) Finance
2 5 (2.91%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.33%) Banking
4 3 (1.74%) Aerospace
4 3 (1.74%) Retail
5 2 (1.16%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.16%) Legal
5 2 (1.16%) Marketing
5 2 (1.16%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.58%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.58%) Military
6 1 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.58%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 28 (16.28%) Analyst
2 25 (14.53%) Support Engineer
3 21 (12.21%) Consultant
4 14 (8.14%) Support Analyst
5 13 (7.56%) IT Support
6 11 (6.40%) Developer
7 9 (5.23%) 2nd Line Support
7 9 (5.23%) Windows Consultant
8 8 (4.65%) Desktop Support
8 8 (4.65%) Field Engineer
8 8 (4.65%) Service Analyst
8 8 (4.65%) Service Desk Analyst
9 7 (4.07%) DevOps Engineer
9 7 (4.07%) Field Service Engineer
9 7 (4.07%) IT Engineer
10 6 (3.49%) Field Support Engineer
10 6 (3.49%) IT Support Engineer
10 6 (3.49%) Java Developer
10 6 (3.49%) Service Desk Engineer
10 6 (3.49%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.56%) Web Services
2 9 (5.23%) Middleware
3 8 (4.65%) .NET
3 8 (4.65%) J2EE
4 6 (3.49%) JSP
4 6 (3.49%) LAMP
4 6 (3.49%) LAPP Stack
4 6 (3.49%) Node.js
5 5 (2.91%) AngularJS
5 5 (2.91%) Hibernate
5 5 (2.91%) Spring
6 3 (1.74%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.74%) HTML
7 2 (1.16%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.16%) SOAP
7 2 (1.16%) Spring Boot
7 2 (1.16%) WinForms
8 1 (0.58%) Java SE
8 1 (0.58%) jQuery
8 1 (0.58%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.98%) Data Centre
2 10 (5.81%) Clustering
3 9 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.23%) EFT
4 4 (2.33%) Blackberry
5 3 (1.74%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.74%) NHS
5 3 (1.74%) PKI
5 3 (1.74%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.16%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.16%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.16%) Device Driver
6 2 (1.16%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.16%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.16%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.16%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.16%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.16%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.58%) EPoS
7 1 (0.58%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 48 (27.91%) Windows 7
2 44 (25.58%) Linux
3 25 (14.53%) Unix
4 23 (13.37%) Windows 10
4 23 (13.37%) Windows Server
5 20 (11.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (10.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (8.72%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (8.14%) Windows 8
8 14 (8.14%) Windows XP
9 7 (4.07%) Android
10 5 (2.91%) Mac OS
11 4 (2.33%) AIX
11 4 (2.33%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.16%) NetWare
12 2 (1.16%) Solaris
12 2 (1.16%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.58%) Mac OS X Server
13 1 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.58%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (15.70%) ITIL
2 13 (7.56%) Migration
3 12 (6.98%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (5.81%) DevOps
5 9 (5.23%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (5.23%) Validation
6 7 (4.07%) Incident Management
6 7 (4.07%) Software Engineering
7 6 (3.49%) ITSM
7 6 (3.49%) Problem Management
7 6 (3.49%) Service Management
8 5 (2.91%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (2.91%) Cybersecurity
8 5 (2.91%) Dashboard Development
8 5 (2.91%) Load Balancing
8 5 (2.91%) People Management
8 5 (2.91%) Service Delivery
8 5 (2.91%) Test Scripting
8 5 (2.91%) Time Management
9 4 (2.33%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 33 (19.19%) SQL
2 19 (11.05%) PowerShell
3 18 (10.47%) Java
4 17 (9.88%) C
5 9 (5.23%) JavaScript
5 9 (5.23%) Python
6 8 (4.65%) C#
7 7 (4.07%) Bash Shell
8 6 (3.49%) Perl
8 6 (3.49%) Ruby
9 5 (2.91%) T-SQL
10 4 (2.33%) C++
10 4 (2.33%) VBScript
11 3 (1.74%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.16%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.16%) Tcl
12 2 (1.16%) VB
12 2 (1.16%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.58%) REXX
13 1 (0.58%) VBA
Qualifications
1 25 (14.53%) Security Cleared
2 15 (8.72%) SC Cleared
3 11 (6.40%) DBS Check
4 7 (4.07%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (2.91%) Degree
5 5 (2.91%) MCSE
6 4 (2.33%) MCP
7 3 (1.74%) ISTQB
7 3 (1.74%) RHCE
8 2 (1.16%) HNC
8 2 (1.16%) NVQ Level 3
8 2 (1.16%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.58%) CISM
9 1 (0.58%) CISSP
9 1 (0.58%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.58%) MCSA
9 1 (0.58%) PMP
9 1 (0.58%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.23%) SLA
2 6 (3.49%) QA
3 2 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.16%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.58%) Data Quality
System Software
1 48 (27.91%) Active Directory
2 13 (7.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.07%) Docker
3 7 (4.07%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.91%) vSphere
5 3 (1.74%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.16%) BitLocker
6 2 (1.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (1.16%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.16%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.16%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.58%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.58%) Firmware
7 1 (0.58%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 29 (16.86%) SCCM
2 4 (2.33%) Puppet
3 3 (1.74%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.16%) BladeLogic
4 2 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.16%) Salt
4 2 (1.16%) SCOM
4 2 (1.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.58%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.58%) CA Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.58%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.58%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.58%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.58%) OpenView
5 1 (0.58%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.58%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.58%) vRealize
5 1 (0.58%) WMI
5 1 (0.58%) WSUS
Vendors
1 56 (32.56%) Microsoft
2 22 (12.79%) VMware
3 17 (9.88%) Apple
4 14 (8.14%) Citrix
5 11 (6.40%) HP
6 8 (4.65%) Oracle
7 6 (3.49%) Cisco
8 5 (2.91%) IBM
8 5 (2.91%) Intel Security
8 5 (2.91%) Sybase
9 4 (2.33%) Dell
9 4 (2.33%) Remedy
9 4 (2.33%) Symantec
10 3 (1.74%) NetApp
11 2 (1.16%) BMC
11 2 (1.16%) CA
11 2 (1.16%) EMC
11 2 (1.16%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.16%) Sophos
11 2 (1.16%) Sun
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