Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 6 3
Rank change year-on-year +1 -3 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 230 168 209
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 14.94% 12.52% 15.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 71.43% 61.09% 64.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 84 108
Hertfordshire median daily rate £325 £333 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.26% +3.10% -2.27%
10th Percentile £128 £133 £120
90th Percentile £488 £525 £488
East of England median daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 19 44
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.34% -3.33% +13.21%
10th Percentile £10.66 £10.00 £9.28
90th Percentile £46.63 £17.55 £23.60
East of England median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% - -

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 322 275 324
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 20.92% 20.49% 24.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 140 154
Hertfordshire median daily rate £375 £325 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -9.72% +1.41%
10th Percentile £155 £150 £145
90th Percentile £550 £525 £488
East of England median daily rate £350 £340 £350
% change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 20 51
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.34% -9.38% -
10th Percentile £10.66 £10.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £46.63 £20.40 £41.50
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -2.94% -5.56% +9.09%

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 22 February 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 22 February 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 22 February 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 +18 55 £450 +38.46% 18
Watford -18 28 £175 -44.88% 13
Stevenage +3 27 £200 -50.00% 9
Welwyn Garden City +7 26 £300 +100.00% 1
Rickmansworth +9 17 - - 2
Hemel Hempstead -3 15 £325 -13.33% 12
Hertford - 6 £325 - 1
Bishop's Stortford - 5 £343 - 3
Letchworth - 3 £160 - 1
Royston -2 2 £394 +12.50% 4
Welwyn - 2 £250 - 7
St Albans -4 1 £300 -20.00% 16
Windows
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 76 (33.04%) Microsoft
2 67 (29.13%) SCCM
3 61 (26.52%) Active Directory
4 59 (25.65%) PowerShell
5 51 (22.17%) Windows 7
6 48 (20.87%) Windows 10
7 41 (17.83%) VMware
7 41 (17.83%) Office 365
8 38 (16.52%) Linux
9 37 (16.09%) Microsoft Office
10 34 (14.78%) Security Cleared
11 32 (13.91%) Citrix
12 31 (13.48%) VBScript
12 31 (13.48%) Migration
12 31 (13.48%) Windows Server
13 30 (13.04%) SC Cleared
14 28 (12.17%) VMware Infrastructure
15 24 (10.43%) BitLocker
16 22 (9.57%) Microsoft App-V
17 21 (9.13%) Agile Software Development
17 21 (9.13%) Windows Server 2012
18 19 (8.26%) Windows XP
18 19 (8.26%) TCP/IP
19 18 (7.83%) SQL Server
19 18 (7.83%) Disk Encryption
20 17 (7.39%) SAP
20 17 (7.39%) Oracle
20 17 (7.39%) VPN
21 16 (6.96%) HP
21 16 (6.96%) ITIL

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 (6.09%) MS Exchange
1 14 (6.09%) SharePoint
2 12 (5.22%) IIS
3 11 (4.78%) Skype for Business
4 6 (2.61%) IBM Notes
5 3 (1.30%) Confluence
6 2 (0.87%) Apache
6 2 (0.87%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.87%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.43%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 37 (16.09%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.74%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.43%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 3 (1.30%) Maximo
2 2 (0.87%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.43%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 41 (17.83%) Office 365
2 11 (4.78%) OneDrive
3 5 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.43%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (8.26%) TCP/IP
2 17 (7.39%) VPN
3 14 (6.09%) Internet
4 13 (5.65%) Firewall
5 12 (5.22%) DNS
6 11 (4.78%) DHCP
6 11 (4.78%) Skype
7 6 (2.61%) VLAN
8 5 (2.17%) SAN
8 5 (2.17%) VoIP
9 4 (1.74%) Diameter Protocol
9 4 (1.74%) IMAP
9 4 (1.74%) MVNO
9 4 (1.74%) SMTP
9 4 (1.74%) SS7
9 4 (1.74%) Value-Added Service
9 4 (1.74%) VoLTE
9 4 (1.74%) VoWiFi
10 3 (1.30%) SSL
10 3 (1.30%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (7.83%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.65%) Oracle Database
3 6 (2.61%) Relational Database
3 6 (2.61%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.74%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.30%) MySQL
5 3 (1.30%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.87%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.43%) Big Data
7 1 (0.43%) DB2
7 1 (0.43%) Hazelcast
7 1 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.43%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 10 (4.35%) Visual Studio
2 8 (3.48%) JIRA
3 6 (2.61%) Jenkins
3 6 (2.61%) MSI
4 4 (1.74%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.30%) InstallShield
6 2 (0.87%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.87%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.87%) JMeter
6 2 (0.87%) WinDbg
7 1 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.43%) AutoIt
7 1 (0.43%) Hudson
7 1 (0.43%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.43%) jMock
7 1 (0.43%) MSTest
7 1 (0.43%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.43%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (0.43%) Selenium
7 1 (0.43%) WebStorm
General
1 11 (4.78%) Finance
2 6 (2.61%) German Language
2 6 (2.61%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.74%) Billing
3 4 (1.74%) French Language
3 4 (1.74%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.30%) Retail
5 2 (0.87%) Advertising
5 2 (0.87%) Back Office
5 2 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.43%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.43%) Law
6 1 (0.43%) Military
6 1 (0.43%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 44 (19.13%) Consultant
2 37 (16.09%) Analyst
3 26 (11.30%) Support Analyst
4 19 (8.26%) Windows Engineer
5 18 (7.83%) SCCM Consultant
6 17 (7.39%) Developer
6 17 (7.39%) Windows Consultant
7 16 (6.96%) 2nd Line Support
7 16 (6.96%) Support Engineer
8 12 (5.22%) Administrator
8 12 (5.22%) Desktop Support
9 11 (4.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 10 (4.35%) Project Manager
10 10 (4.35%) Server Engineer
11 9 (3.91%) 1st Line Support
11 9 (3.91%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 9 (3.91%) Systems Administrator
12 8 (3.48%) Deployment Engineer
12 8 (3.48%) Desktop Engineer
13 7 (3.04%) Hardware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.09%) .NET
2 13 (5.65%) XML
3 12 (5.22%) HTML
3 12 (5.22%) Web Services
4 11 (4.78%) CSS
4 11 (4.78%) SAP PI
5 10 (4.35%) .NET Framework
6 9 (3.91%) ASP.NET
7 8 (3.48%) Ajax
7 8 (3.48%) jQuery
8 7 (3.04%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (3.04%) ASP.NET Web API
8 7 (3.04%) RequireJS
8 7 (3.04%) WCF
9 6 (2.61%) Entity Framework
9 6 (2.61%) KnockoutJS
9 6 (2.61%) LINQ
9 6 (2.61%) LINQ to SQL
10 5 (2.17%) HTML5
11 4 (1.74%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.65%) CESG
2 10 (4.35%) AS400
3 9 (3.91%) User Experience
4 8 (3.48%) Clustering
5 6 (2.61%) Mobile App
5 6 (2.61%) W3C
6 5 (2.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 5 (2.17%) PKI
7 4 (1.74%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.74%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.30%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.30%) iPad
9 2 (0.87%) iPhone
9 2 (0.87%) Replication
10 1 (0.43%) EPoS
10 1 (0.43%) FMCG
10 1 (0.43%) NHS
10 1 (0.43%) PDA
10 1 (0.43%) Robotics
10 1 (0.43%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 51 (22.17%) Windows 7
2 48 (20.87%) Windows 10
3 38 (16.52%) Linux
4 31 (13.48%) Windows Server
5 21 (9.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (8.26%) Windows XP
7 12 (5.22%) Unix
7 12 (5.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (3.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (3.04%) AIX
10 6 (2.61%) Android
10 6 (2.61%) Windows 8
10 6 (2.61%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (1.30%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.30%) Kali Linux
11 3 (1.30%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.43%) CentOS
12 1 (0.43%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.43%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.43%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (13.48%) Migration
2 21 (9.13%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (7.83%) Disk Encryption
4 16 (6.96%) ITIL
5 14 (6.09%) Risk Management
6 12 (5.22%) Customer Requirements
6 12 (5.22%) Desktop Virtualisation
7 11 (4.78%) Presales
7 11 (4.78%) PRINCE2
8 10 (4.35%) MVC
9 9 (3.91%) SDLC
9 9 (3.91%) Software Engineering
10 8 (3.48%) Change Management
10 8 (3.48%) Scrum
10 8 (3.48%) Waterfall
11 7 (3.04%) Disaster Recovery
11 7 (3.04%) Incident Management
11 7 (3.04%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (2.61%) Data Migration
12 6 (2.61%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 59 (25.65%) PowerShell
2 31 (13.48%) VBScript
3 15 (6.52%) SQL
4 14 (6.09%) C#
5 13 (5.65%) JavaScript
6 12 (5.22%) Java
7 6 (2.61%) Python
8 4 (1.74%) Bash Shell
8 4 (1.74%) C
9 3 (1.30%) Ruby
10 2 (0.87%) C++
10 2 (0.87%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.43%) GLSL
11 1 (0.43%) HLSL
11 1 (0.43%) Perl
11 1 (0.43%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.43%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.43%) VB
Qualifications
1 34 (14.78%) Security Cleared
2 30 (13.04%) SC Cleared
3 11 (4.78%) ISEB
3 11 (4.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (3.91%) Degree
5 8 (3.48%) CISSP
6 7 (3.04%) MCSE
6 7 (3.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 5 (2.17%) CISM
7 5 (2.17%) CompTIA Security+
7 5 (2.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (1.30%) MCSA
9 2 (0.87%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.87%) HND
9 2 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.87%) MCDST
9 2 (0.87%) MCP
10 1 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.43%) HNC
10 1 (0.43%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.52%) SLA
2 5 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.43%) PMO
3 1 (0.43%) QA
System Software
1 61 (26.52%) Active Directory
2 28 (12.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (10.43%) BitLocker
4 22 (9.57%) Microsoft App-V
5 13 (5.65%) XenApp
6 12 (5.22%) XenDesktop
7 7 (3.04%) Virtual Servers
8 6 (2.61%) vSphere
9 4 (1.74%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (1.30%) Xen
11 2 (0.87%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.43%) Docker
12 1 (0.43%) Hyper-V
12 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 67 (29.13%) SCCM
2 14 (6.09%) Microsoft Intune
3 12 (5.22%) Norton AntiVirus
3 12 (5.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 11 (4.78%) Control-M
5 9 (3.91%) WSUS
6 7 (3.04%) OpenView
6 7 (3.04%) OVSD
7 6 (2.61%) HP Quality Center
7 6 (2.61%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (1.74%) Oracle RMAN
9 3 (1.30%) Nessus
9 3 (1.30%) vCenter Server
9 3 (1.30%) vRealize
10 2 (0.87%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.87%) SCOM
10 2 (0.87%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 1 (0.43%) Nagios
11 1 (0.43%) Puppet
Vendors
1 76 (33.04%) Microsoft
2 41 (17.83%) VMware
3 32 (13.91%) Citrix
4 17 (7.39%) Oracle
4 17 (7.39%) SAP
5 16 (6.96%) HP
6 14 (6.09%) Ivanti
7 13 (5.65%) Red Hat
8 12 (5.22%) 3PAR
8 12 (5.22%) Symantec
9 11 (4.78%) Altiris
10 6 (2.61%) Cisco
10 6 (2.61%) IBM
10 6 (2.61%) Lotus
11 5 (2.17%) Acronis
11 5 (2.17%) Splunk
12 4 (1.74%) Apple
12 4 (1.74%) Computacenter
12 4 (1.74%) Nokia
12 4 (1.74%) Tekelec