Period
to 22 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 8 2
Rank change year-on-year +4 -6 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 241 173 276
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 15.25% 12.37% 17.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 71.51% 58.25% 67.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 94 153
Hertfordshire median daily rate £325 £375 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +17.19% +16.36%
10th Percentile £113 £136 £120
90th Percentile £488 £509 £475
East of England median daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 18 46
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £14.50 £13.75 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.45% -5.17% +3.57%
10th Percentile £11.05 £10.00 £8.75
90th Percentile £47.00 £20.00 £38.75
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -3.03% - +1.85%

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 337 297 409
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 21.33% 21.23% 25.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 156 200
Hertfordshire median daily rate £370 £368 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.68% +9.70% -4.29%
10th Percentile £120 £169 £120
90th Percentile £550 £522 £488
East of England median daily rate £358 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +2.14% - +1.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 18 48
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £14.50 £13.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.45% -8.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £11.05 £10.00 £8.75
90th Percentile £47.00 £20.00 £38.75
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +9.09% -5.71% +6.06%

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 November 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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 -3 46 £175 -32.69% 9
Hatfield +7 34 £450 +38.46% 10
Stevenage +1 28 £293 -31.18% 2
Welwyn Garden City +15 21 £300 +100.00% 3
Hemel Hempstead 0 18 £240 -36.00% 8
Rickmansworth +2 9 £388 +86.75%
Hertford - 6 £85 -
Bishop's Stortford - 6 £343 - 1
Letchworth -3 3 £160 - 2
Harpenden - 2 £105 - 2
Hitchin +3 1 £350 -6.04%
Royston -1 1 £325 - 1
St Albans -7 1 - - 8
Broxbourne - 1 £115 -
Windows
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 83 (34.44%) Microsoft
2 79 (32.78%) Active Directory
3 67 (27.80%) SCCM
3 67 (27.80%) Windows 7
4 58 (24.07%) PowerShell
5 55 (22.82%) Windows Server
6 54 (22.41%) VMware
7 53 (21.99%) Linux
8 46 (19.09%) Windows 10
9 38 (15.77%) VMware Infrastructure
10 34 (14.11%) Security Cleared
10 34 (14.11%) Office 365
11 29 (12.03%) Citrix
12 28 (11.62%) VBScript
12 28 (11.62%) BitLocker
13 27 (11.20%) MS Exchange
14 26 (10.79%) Unix
15 25 (10.37%) Microsoft Office
16 24 (9.96%) SQL
17 23 (9.54%) ITIL
18 22 (9.13%) HP
18 22 (9.13%) Migration
19 21 (8.71%) Firewall
19 21 (8.71%) Microsoft App-V
20 20 (8.30%) LAN
20 20 (8.30%) Windows Server 2012
21 19 (7.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
21 19 (7.88%) SC Cleared
21 19 (7.88%) TCP/IP
21 19 (7.88%) Cisco

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 27 (11.20%) MS Exchange
2 17 (7.05%) SharePoint
3 14 (5.81%) Skype for Business
4 9 (3.73%) IIS
5 4 (1.66%) Confluence
5 4 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2000
5 4 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (1.66%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 2 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.83%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.83%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.41%) Liferay
7 1 (0.41%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.41%) ThingWorx
7 1 (0.41%) Tomcat
Applications
1 25 (10.37%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.41%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 3 (1.24%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 34 (14.11%) Office 365
2 13 (5.39%) OneDrive
3 8 (3.32%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (2.07%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.83%) IaaS
6 1 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 21 (8.71%) Firewall
2 20 (8.30%) LAN
3 19 (7.88%) TCP/IP
4 14 (5.81%) SAN
4 14 (5.81%) Skype
5 11 (4.56%) HTTP
6 9 (3.73%) DHCP
6 9 (3.73%) DNS
6 9 (3.73%) Internet
6 9 (3.73%) Remote Desktop
6 9 (3.73%) SMTP
6 9 (3.73%) VoIP
6 9 (3.73%) WAN
7 8 (3.32%) VPN
8 7 (2.90%) VLAN
9 5 (2.07%) X.500
10 4 (1.66%) MVNO
10 4 (1.66%) SS7
10 4 (1.66%) VoLTE
10 4 (1.66%) VoWiFi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.05%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.07%) MongoDB
2 5 (2.07%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.66%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.24%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (0.83%) MySQL
5 2 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.83%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.83%) Sybase ASE
6 1 (0.41%) Big Data
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 9 (3.73%) JIRA
2 8 (3.32%) Visual Studio
3 6 (2.49%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.66%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.66%) InstallShield
5 3 (1.24%) AutoIt
6 2 (0.83%) Bugzilla
6 2 (0.83%) ClearCase
6 2 (0.83%) ClearQuest
6 2 (0.83%) MSI
6 2 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.83%) Wise Package Studio
6 2 (0.83%) WiX
7 1 (0.41%) GCC
7 1 (0.41%) JMeter
7 1 (0.41%) jMock
7 1 (0.41%) JUnit
7 1 (0.41%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.41%) Selenium
7 1 (0.41%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 13 (5.39%) Telecoms
2 11 (4.56%) Finance
3 5 (2.07%) French Language
3 5 (2.07%) German Language
4 4 (1.66%) Billing
4 4 (1.66%) Retail
5 3 (1.24%) Advertising
5 3 (1.24%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (1.24%) Publishing
6 2 (0.83%) Automotive
6 2 (0.83%) Avionics
6 2 (0.83%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.41%) Law
Job Titles
1 36 (14.94%) Consultant
2 27 (11.20%) Analyst
3 24 (9.96%) Support Engineer
4 23 (9.54%) Desktop Support
5 20 (8.30%) Windows Engineer
6 17 (7.05%) Desktop Engineer
6 17 (7.05%) Developer
6 17 (7.05%) SCCM Consultant
6 17 (7.05%) Support Analyst
7 16 (6.64%) 2nd Line Support
8 13 (5.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 13 (5.39%) Windows Consultant
9 12 (4.98%) Administrator
10 10 (4.15%) Systems Administrator
10 10 (4.15%) Technical Support
11 9 (3.73%) IT Support
11 9 (3.73%) Technical Consultant
12 8 (3.32%) Deployment Engineer
12 8 (3.32%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 8 (3.32%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.56%) .NET
1 11 (4.56%) HTML
2 10 (4.15%) CSS
3 9 (3.73%) XML
4 8 (3.32%) Web Services
5 6 (2.49%) .NET Framework
6 5 (2.07%) ASP.NET
6 5 (2.07%) HTML5
6 5 (2.07%) WCF
7 4 (1.66%) Ajax
7 4 (1.66%) jQuery
8 3 (1.24%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (1.24%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (1.24%) CSS3
8 3 (1.24%) JSON
8 3 (1.24%) KnockoutJS
8 3 (1.24%) Regular Expression
8 3 (1.24%) RequireJS
9 2 (0.83%) AngularJS
9 2 (0.83%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.64%) CESG
2 11 (4.56%) User Experience
3 10 (4.15%) Management Information System
4 9 (3.73%) AS400
5 8 (3.32%) PKI
6 7 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (2.90%) Data Centre
7 6 (2.49%) Computer Science
7 6 (2.49%) Mobile App
8 5 (2.07%) Client/Server
8 5 (2.07%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 4 (1.66%) Clustering
9 4 (1.66%) Private Cloud
10 3 (1.24%) Embedded Systems
10 3 (1.24%) iPhone
10 3 (1.24%) Replication
10 3 (1.24%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.83%) Device Driver
11 2 (0.83%) NHS
11 2 (0.83%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 67 (27.80%) Windows 7
2 55 (22.82%) Windows Server
3 53 (21.99%) Linux
4 46 (19.09%) Windows 10
5 26 (10.79%) Unix
6 20 (8.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (4.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (3.73%) Android
8 9 (3.73%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (3.32%) Windows 2000 Server
10 7 (2.90%) Windows XP
11 6 (2.49%) Windows 8
11 6 (2.49%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (1.66%) HPUX
12 4 (1.66%) Solaris
13 3 (1.24%) Apple iOS
13 3 (1.24%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.83%) Kali Linux
14 2 (0.83%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.41%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (9.54%) ITIL
2 22 (9.13%) Migration
3 18 (7.47%) Disk Encryption
4 16 (6.64%) Desktop Virtualisation
5 14 (5.81%) Customer Requirements
6 10 (4.15%) Software Engineering
7 9 (3.73%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (3.73%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (3.73%) Presales
7 9 (3.73%) Server Virtualisation
7 9 (3.73%) Time Management
8 8 (3.32%) High Availability
8 8 (3.32%) Information Security
8 8 (3.32%) MVC
9 7 (2.90%) Cybersecurity
9 7 (2.90%) Network Design
9 7 (2.90%) Project Management
9 7 (2.90%) Risk Management
10 6 (2.49%) DevOps
10 6 (2.49%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 58 (24.07%) PowerShell
2 28 (11.62%) VBScript
3 24 (9.96%) SQL
4 12 (4.98%) JavaScript
5 11 (4.56%) Java
6 10 (4.15%) C
7 9 (3.73%) C#
7 9 (3.73%) Shell Script
8 7 (2.90%) Perl
9 5 (2.07%) Python
10 4 (1.66%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.24%) VB
12 2 (0.83%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.83%) REXX
12 2 (0.83%) Ruby
12 2 (0.83%) Tcl
13 1 (0.41%) ANSI C
13 1 (0.41%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (14.11%) Security Cleared
2 19 (7.88%) SC Cleared
3 12 (4.98%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (4.56%) Degree
5 10 (4.15%) DV Cleared
6 9 (3.73%) MCSE
7 7 (2.90%) CISSP
8 5 (2.07%) CISM
8 5 (2.07%) CompTIA Security+
8 5 (2.07%) ISEB
8 5 (2.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (2.07%) Security+ Certification
9 4 (1.66%) DBS Check
9 4 (1.66%) HNC
10 3 (1.24%) HND
10 3 (1.24%) MCSA
11 2 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.83%) MCP
12 1 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.98%) SLA
2 5 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.83%) ECSS
3 2 (0.83%) QA
3 2 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.41%) GMP
4 1 (0.41%) PMO
System Software
1 79 (32.78%) Active Directory
2 38 (15.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (11.62%) BitLocker
4 21 (8.71%) Microsoft App-V
5 17 (7.05%) XenApp
6 14 (5.81%) XenDesktop
7 11 (4.56%) Virtual Desktop
8 8 (3.32%) Hyper-V
9 7 (2.90%) Virtual Servers
9 7 (2.90%) vSphere
10 6 (2.49%) Virtual Machines
11 5 (2.07%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (1.66%) Samba
13 3 (1.24%) Firmware
13 3 (1.24%) Xen
14 2 (0.83%) Cygwin
15 1 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 67 (27.80%) SCCM
2 19 (7.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 16 (6.64%) Microsoft Intune
4 14 (5.81%) Norton AntiVirus
5 11 (4.56%) WSUS
6 5 (2.07%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (1.66%) SCOM
7 4 (1.66%) vCenter Server
8 3 (1.24%) PowerCLI
8 3 (1.24%) vRealize
9 2 (0.83%) Nessus
9 2 (0.83%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 2 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.41%) Data Guard
10 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (0.41%) Nagios
10 1 (0.41%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.41%) OpenView
10 1 (0.41%) OVSD
10 1 (0.41%) WMI
Vendors
1 83 (34.44%) Microsoft
2 54 (22.41%) VMware
3 29 (12.03%) Citrix
4 22 (9.13%) HP
5 19 (7.88%) Cisco
5 19 (7.88%) Symantec
6 14 (5.81%) Apple
6 14 (5.81%) AppSense
7 13 (5.39%) Altiris
7 13 (5.39%) LANDesk
7 13 (5.39%) Red Hat
8 10 (4.15%) Dell
9 8 (3.32%) Oracle
10 6 (2.49%) IBM
10 6 (2.49%) Mitel
10 6 (2.49%) NetApp
10 6 (2.49%) Veeam
11 5 (2.07%) Acronis
12 4 (1.66%) 3PAR
12 4 (1.66%) Tekelec