Period
to 20 April 2019

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 20 April 2019 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
20 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 3 4 7
Rank change year-on-year +1 +3 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 213 226 169
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 15.28% 15.37% 13.80%
As % of the Operating Systems category 71.24% 68.69% 69.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 116 99
Hertfordshire median daily rate £300 £320 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +20.75% -13.82%
10th Percentile £125 £143 £126
90th Percentile £504 £500 £528
East of England median daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year +1.56% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 54 22
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -10.34% -6.45%
10th Percentile £11.17 £8.94 £10.11
90th Percentile £24.55 £28.18 £21.90
East of England median hourly rate £15.00 £14.39 £16.50
% change year-on-year +4.28% -12.82% -

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 299 329 243
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 21.45% 22.38% 19.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 168 139
Hertfordshire median daily rate £350 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +15.38% -13.33%
10th Percentile £138 £160 £130
90th Percentile £522 £550 £575
East of England median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 54 23
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -10.34% -9.38%
10th Percentile £11.17 £8.94 £10.23
90th Percentile £49.35 £28.18 £30.25
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £15.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year +4.92% -27.38% +20.00%

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 20 April 2019.

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 20 April 2019.

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 20 April 2019. 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 +18 47 £325 +41.30% 4
Stevenage -3 41 £340 +134.48% 1
Hatfield -2 24 £250 -37.50% 2
Rickmansworth +2 23 - -
Welwyn Garden City +6 22 £194 -29.45%
Hemel Hempstead -2 12 £440 +35.38% 1
Borehamwood - 5 £375 - 3
Waltham Cross - 4 £300 - 1
Letchworth 0 3 - -
Hoddesdon - 2 £120 -
St Albans 0 1 £140 -53.33% 3
Hitchin -5 1 - -
Broxbourne - 1 - -
Baldock - 1 £400 -
Windows
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 April 2019, 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 96 (45.07%) Microsoft
2 80 (37.56%) Active Directory
3 65 (30.52%) Windows 10
4 58 (27.23%) Windows Server
5 49 (23.00%) VMware
6 48 (22.54%) Windows 7
7 47 (22.07%) Migration
8 43 (20.19%) SCCM
9 42 (19.72%) Security Cleared
9 42 (19.72%) Office 365
9 42 (19.72%) Linux
10 38 (17.84%) Microsoft Office
11 37 (17.37%) TCP/IP
12 36 (16.90%) SC Cleared
13 33 (15.49%) PowerShell
14 31 (14.55%) DNS
15 29 (13.62%) Windows XP
16 27 (12.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 25 (11.74%) Agile Software Development
18 24 (11.27%) .NET
19 23 (10.80%) C++
19 23 (10.80%) Web Services
19 23 (10.80%) DHCP
20 22 (10.33%) Degree
20 22 (10.33%) Java
20 22 (10.33%) Visual Studio
20 22 (10.33%) Windows Server 2008
21 21 (9.86%) Git (software)
22 20 (9.39%) Ethernet
22 20 (9.39%) Eclipse

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 15 (7.04%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.29%) MS Exchange
3 6 (2.82%) Skype for Business
4 3 (1.41%) IIS
5 2 (0.94%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.47%) GroupWise
Applications
1 38 (17.84%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.41%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (1.41%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.94%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.47%) GNU Octave
4 1 (0.47%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 42 (19.72%) Office 365
2 13 (6.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.35%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 2 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.94%) IaaS
4 2 (0.94%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.47%) GitHub
5 1 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.47%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.47%) SaaS
5 1 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 37 (17.37%) TCP/IP
2 31 (14.55%) DNS
3 23 (10.80%) DHCP
4 20 (9.39%) Ethernet
5 14 (6.57%) Firewall
5 14 (6.57%) Internet
6 11 (5.16%) VPN
7 8 (3.76%) HTTP
8 7 (3.29%) LAN
8 7 (3.29%) Remote Desktop
8 7 (3.29%) WAN
9 6 (2.82%) VoIP
9 6 (2.82%) Wireless
10 5 (2.35%) HTTPS
11 4 (1.88%) FTP
11 4 (1.88%) SAN
11 4 (1.88%) Skype
12 3 (1.41%) PBX
12 3 (1.41%) VLAN
12 3 (1.41%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.98%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.16%) Electronic Patient Records
3 6 (2.82%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (2.35%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.94%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.94%) MySQL
5 2 (0.94%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 22 (10.33%) Visual Studio
2 21 (9.86%) Git (software)
3 20 (9.39%) Eclipse
4 19 (8.92%) NetBeans
5 6 (2.82%) Octopus Deploy
6 5 (2.35%) TeamCity
7 4 (1.88%) Subversion
8 3 (1.41%) GDB
8 3 (1.41%) Jenkins
8 3 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (1.41%) Valgrind
9 2 (0.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.47%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.47%) GitLab
10 1 (0.47%) Hudson
10 1 (0.47%) IntelliJ
10 1 (0.47%) JIRA
General
1 19 (8.92%) Aerospace
1 19 (8.92%) Military
2 8 (3.76%) Retail
3 7 (3.29%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.82%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.94%) Advertising
5 2 (0.94%) Automotive
5 2 (0.94%) Back Office
5 2 (0.94%) Electronics
5 2 (0.94%) Law
6 1 (0.47%) Legal
6 1 (0.47%) Local Government
6 1 (0.47%) Marketing
6 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 28 (13.15%) Analyst
2 25 (11.74%) Support Engineer
3 23 (10.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 15 (7.04%) Service Analyst
4 15 (7.04%) Service Desk Analyst
5 14 (6.57%) Consultant
5 14 (6.57%) Desktop Support
5 14 (6.57%) Windows Engineer
6 12 (5.63%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 11 (5.16%) 2nd Line Support
8 9 (4.23%) Deskside Support
9 8 (3.76%) Architect
10 7 (3.29%) 1st Line Support
10 7 (3.29%) Active Directory Consultant
10 7 (3.29%) IT Engineer
10 7 (3.29%) IT Support
10 7 (3.29%) Migration Engineer
11 6 (2.82%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 6 (2.82%) DevOps Engineer
11 6 (2.82%) IT Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (11.27%) .NET
2 23 (10.80%) Web Services
3 19 (8.92%) ActiveX
3 19 (8.92%) DirectX
3 19 (8.92%) MFC
3 19 (8.92%) Node.js
3 19 (8.92%) OpenGL
3 19 (8.92%) Qt
4 7 (3.29%) LDAP
5 3 (1.41%) FreeSWITCH
5 3 (1.41%) XML
6 2 (0.94%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.47%) CGI
7 1 (0.47%) HTML
7 1 (0.47%) SAML
7 1 (0.47%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.16%) e-Health
1 11 (5.16%) LIMS
1 11 (5.16%) PACS
2 10 (4.69%) NHS
3 7 (3.29%) PKI
4 6 (2.82%) Data Centre
4 6 (2.82%) Smartphone
5 4 (1.88%) Handset
5 4 (1.88%) Replication
6 2 (0.94%) BYOD
6 2 (0.94%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.94%) Clustering
6 2 (0.94%) CMDB
6 2 (0.94%) EPoS
6 2 (0.94%) HP Storage
6 2 (0.94%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (0.94%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.47%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.47%) FMCG
7 1 (0.47%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 65 (30.52%) Windows 10
2 58 (27.23%) Windows Server
3 48 (22.54%) Windows 7
4 42 (19.72%) Linux
5 29 (13.62%) Windows XP
6 22 (10.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 20 (9.39%) Windows Server 2003
8 19 (8.92%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (3.29%) Android
10 5 (2.35%) Apple iOS
10 5 (2.35%) Unix
11 4 (1.88%) Windows 8
12 3 (1.41%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.94%) Debian
13 2 (0.94%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.94%) Solaris
13 2 (0.94%) SUSE
13 2 (0.94%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (22.07%) Migration
2 27 (12.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 25 (11.74%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (9.39%) Software Engineering
5 19 (8.92%) Mathematics
5 19 (8.92%) Scrum
6 17 (7.98%) ITIL
7 16 (7.51%) Problem-Solving
8 13 (6.10%) Analytics
9 11 (5.16%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (5.16%) Data Migration
9 11 (5.16%) Health Informatics
9 11 (5.16%) Informatics
10 9 (4.23%) DevOps
10 9 (4.23%) Mobile Device Management
10 9 (4.23%) Project Management
11 8 (3.76%) Application Packaging
11 8 (3.76%) Time Management
12 7 (3.29%) Server Patching
13 6 (2.82%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (15.49%) PowerShell
2 23 (10.80%) C++
3 22 (10.33%) Java
4 19 (8.92%) C#
4 19 (8.92%) GLSL
4 19 (8.92%) HLSL
4 19 (8.92%) JavaScript
5 8 (3.76%) SQL
6 6 (2.82%) C
7 5 (2.35%) Python
8 4 (1.88%) Perl
9 3 (1.41%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.41%) VBScript
10 2 (0.94%) VB
11 1 (0.47%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 42 (19.72%) Security Cleared
2 36 (16.90%) SC Cleared
3 22 (10.33%) Degree
4 19 (8.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (4.23%) MCP
6 7 (3.29%) MCSE
7 5 (2.35%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.88%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.88%) CNE
8 4 (1.88%) Novell Certification
9 3 (1.41%) CCNA
9 3 (1.41%) MCSA
10 1 (0.47%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.47%) CCNP
10 1 (0.47%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.47%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.47%) MOS
10 1 (0.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (8.92%) SLA
2 11 (5.16%) HL7
3 2 (0.94%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (0.94%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 2 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 80 (37.56%) Active Directory
2 14 (6.57%) VMware ESXi
3 13 (6.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (4.69%) Hyper-V
5 7 (3.29%) vSphere
6 5 (2.35%) Firmware
6 5 (2.35%) KVM
6 5 (2.35%) VMware Workstation
7 4 (1.88%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (1.88%) Terminal Services
8 3 (1.41%) DFS Replication
8 3 (1.41%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (1.41%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.94%) XenApp
10 1 (0.47%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
10 1 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.47%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.47%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 43 (20.19%) SCCM
2 9 (4.23%) SCOM
2 9 (4.23%) WSUS
3 7 (3.29%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (3.29%) OpenView
4 6 (2.82%) NetBackup
4 6 (2.82%) Puppet
4 6 (2.82%) Terraform
5 5 (2.35%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (1.88%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (1.41%) OVSD
7 3 (1.41%) vCenter Server
8 2 (0.94%) Ansible
8 2 (0.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.47%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.47%) Hyperic
9 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.47%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.47%) vRealize
Vendors
1 96 (45.07%) Microsoft
2 49 (23.00%) VMware
3 14 (6.57%) HP
4 12 (5.63%) Symantec
5 11 (5.16%) Citrix
6 9 (4.23%) Apple
6 9 (4.23%) Cisco
7 6 (2.82%) Remedy
7 6 (2.82%) Sophos
8 4 (1.88%) CA
8 4 (1.88%) F5
8 4 (1.88%) McAfee
8 4 (1.88%) Palo Alto
8 4 (1.88%) Veeam
9 3 (1.41%) Google
9 3 (1.41%) Juniper
9 3 (1.41%) Oracle
9 3 (1.41%) Samsung
9 3 (1.41%) SolarWinds
10 2 (0.94%) Intel