The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Stevenage 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 25 June 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
Hertfordshire / Stevenage
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 5 1
Rank change year-on-year +3 -4  
Contract jobs citing Windows 9 5 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Stevenage 25.71% 15.15% 37.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 81.82% 55.56% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 10
Median daily rate £650 £350 £144
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +85.71% +143.47%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £338 £325
% change year-on-year - +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 3
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.68 £15.00 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.26 £15.00 £18.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.25 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.69% +4.83%  

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 Stevenage with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Stevenage
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 11 9 19
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Stevenage 31.43% 27.27% 39.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 11
Median daily rate £650 £375 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +73.33% +30.43%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 3
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.81 £15.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.67 £15.00 £18.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Stevenage

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Stevenage 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 Stevenage

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Stevenage

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows in Stevenage.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Stevenage

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Stevenage

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows in Stevenage.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Stevenage

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Stevenage

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Stevenage over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Stevenage

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 Stevenage region with a requirement for Windows.

1 10 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 7 (38.89%) Security Cleared
3 5 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (27.78%) SC Cleared
3 5 (27.78%) Linux
3 5 (27.78%) MS Exchange
3 5 (27.78%) VMware
4 4 (22.22%) Java
4 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
4 4 (22.22%) Windows 7
4 4 (22.22%) Software Engineering
4 4 (22.22%) Windows Server
5 3 (16.67%) Degree
5 3 (16.67%) LAN
5 3 (16.67%) C
5 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (16.67%) Cisco
5 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
5 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
6 2 (11.11%) Automotive
6 2 (11.11%) Manufacturing
6 2 (11.11%) Validation
6 2 (11.11%) Bugzilla
6 2 (11.11%) Asset Management
6 2 (11.11%) ClearCase
6 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
6 2 (11.11%) Windows XP
6 2 (11.11%) C++
6 2 (11.11%) SQL
6 2 (11.11%) SMTP

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in Stevenage 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 5 (27.78%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) LAN
2 2 (11.11%) HTTP
2 2 (11.11%) Internet
2 2 (11.11%) SMTP
2 2 (11.11%) SpaceWire
2 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.56%) Ethernet
3 1 (5.56%) Firewall
3 1 (5.56%) SAN
3 1 (5.56%) VLAN
3 1 (5.56%) VoIP
3 1 (5.56%) WAN
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Bugzilla
1 2 (11.11%) ClearCase
1 2 (11.11%) ClearQuest
2 1 (5.56%) Eclipse
2 1 (5.56%) NetBeans
2 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (11.11%) Automotive
2 2 (11.11%) Avionics
2 2 (11.11%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.56%) Aerospace
3 1 (5.56%) Finance
3 1 (5.56%) Military
3 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Technical Support
2 3 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (16.67%) Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) IT Support
3 2 (11.11%) Software Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Software Validation Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Support Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Support Assistant
3 2 (11.11%) Technical Assistant
3 2 (11.11%) Technical Support Assistant
3 2 (11.11%) Validation Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.56%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Active Directory Support
4 1 (5.56%) Data Centre Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Electrical Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Exchange Support
4 1 (5.56%) IT Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Migration Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) Node.js
1 1 (5.56%) Qt
1 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (11.11%) Algorithms
2 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 2 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.11%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (5.56%) Driving Licence
3 1 (5.56%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (5.56%) iPhone
3 1 (5.56%) Private Cloud
3 1 (5.56%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) Linux
2 4 (22.22%) Windows 7
2 4 (22.22%) Windows Server
3 2 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (11.11%) Windows XP
4 1 (5.56%) Android
4 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
4 1 (5.56%) Unix
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) Software Engineering
2 2 (11.11%) Asset Management
2 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
2 2 (11.11%) Project Management
2 2 (11.11%) Server Virtualisation
2 2 (11.11%) Software Testing
2 2 (11.11%) Test Strategy
2 2 (11.11%) Validation
3 1 (5.56%) Business Continuity
3 1 (5.56%) Change Management
3 1 (5.56%) CMMI
3 1 (5.56%) Digital Signal Processing
3 1 (5.56%) Information Security
3 1 (5.56%) ITIL
3 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
3 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.56%) Signal Processing
3 1 (5.56%) Test Automation
3 1 (5.56%) UML
3 1 (5.56%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) Java
2 3 (16.67%) C
3 2 (11.11%) C++
3 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
3 2 (11.11%) SQL
4 1 (5.56%) ANSI C
4 1 (5.56%) C#
4 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.56%) Python
4 1 (5.56%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) Security Cleared
2 5 (27.78%) SC Cleared
3 3 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (5.56%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) ECSS
1 2 (11.11%) SLA
2 1 (5.56%) GMP
System Software
1 5 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
3 2 (11.11%) Cygwin
3 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (11.11%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (11.11%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 5 (27.78%) VMware
3 3 (16.67%) Cisco
4 2 (11.11%) Becrypt
4 2 (11.11%) Dell
4 2 (11.11%) HP
4 2 (11.11%) Red Hat
5 1 (5.56%) Citrix
5 1 (5.56%) Mitel
5 1 (5.56%) Samsung
5 1 (5.56%) Veeam
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 2 days ago