Period
to 19 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Windows Engineer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Watford during the 6 months to 19 December 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Windows Engineer
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 42 43 39
Rank change year-on-year +1 -4 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 5 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 1.34% 1.88% 1.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.39% 1.99% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 3
Watford median daily rate £325 £120 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +170.83% -60.00% -29.41%
Hertfordshire median daily rate £180 £300 £300
% change year-on-year -40.00% - +100.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Watford median hourly rate - - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £30.00 £16.81 -
% change year-on-year +78.52% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Watford. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Watford
Contract vacancies in Watford with a recognized job title 361 402 282
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.52% 94.59% 96.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 188 150
Watford median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £199 £200 £175
90th Percentile £550 £579 £538
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 9
Watford median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +38.46% -5.45%
10th Percentile £12.00 £13.55 £11.61
90th Percentile £38.25 £40.00 £15.45
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -8.57% +20.69% -14.71%

Windows Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

Job postings that featured Windows Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Watford.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Engineer in Watford

Windows Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Engineer in Watford

Windows Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Engineer in Watford

Windows Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 19 December 2018, Windows Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Watford region featuring Windows Engineer in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Firewall
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 10
3 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (60.00%) ITIL
4 2 (40.00%) DHCP
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (40.00%) VMware
4 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (40.00%) Office 365
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 1 (20.00%) Windows 8
5 1 (20.00%) Skype
5 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
5 1 (20.00%) Defect Management
5 1 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (20.00%) Skype for Business
5 1 (20.00%) ITIL V3
5 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (20.00%) Smartphone
5 1 (20.00%) SCCM
5 1 (20.00%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (20.00%) Back Office
5 1 (20.00%) Migration
5 1 (20.00%) SAN
5 1 (20.00%) Apple

Windows Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford 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 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (20.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (20.00%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) Firewall
2 2 (40.00%) DHCP
3 1 (20.00%) DNS
3 1 (20.00%) LAN
3 1 (20.00%) SAN
3 1 (20.00%) Skype
3 1 (20.00%) WAN
General
1 1 (20.00%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (20.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (20.00%) Linux
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL V3
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) Firmware
2 1 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) Apple
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco