Period
to 25 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Watford 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 25 May 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
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 1 13
Rank change year-on-year -26 +12 -12
Contract jobs citing Windows 16 54 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 5.73% 20.38% 11.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.37% 88.52% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 34 19
Watford median daily rate £190 £200 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% -11.11% -43.75%
10th Percentile £108 £120 £117
90th Percentile £266 £475 £450
Hertfordshire median daily rate £300 £276 £350
% change year-on-year +8.60% -21.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 3
Watford median hourly rate £23.00 £14.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.62% - +16.00%
10th Percentile £15.80 £13.75 £13.05
90th Percentile £134.60 £15.25 £15.55
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -10.34% -6.45% +12.73%

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 Watford with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Watford
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 51 61 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 18.28% 23.02% 23.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 34 19
Watford median daily rate £388 £278 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +39.64% +23.33% -41.94%
10th Percentile £123 £120 £117
90th Percentile £565 £564 £450
Hertfordshire median daily rate £375 £328 £375
% change year-on-year +14.50% -12.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 5
Watford median hourly rate £23.00 £14.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.62% - +16.00%
10th Percentile £15.80 £13.75 £13.10
90th Percentile £134.60 £15.25 £41.25
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -10.34% -9.38% +3.23%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Watford.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Watford

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Watford

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Watford over the 6 months to 25 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Watford

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Watford

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Watford

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Watford over the 6 months to 25 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Watford

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 Watford region with a requirement for Windows.

1 9 (56.25%) Windows 10
2 8 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
4 6 (37.50%) ITIL
5 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
6 4 (25.00%) Service Management
7 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
7 3 (18.75%) Migration
8 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
8 2 (12.50%) WAN
8 2 (12.50%) SSL
8 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
8 2 (12.50%) LAN
8 2 (12.50%) VMware
8 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
8 2 (12.50%) Change Management
8 2 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (12.50%) Retail
8 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
8 2 (12.50%) SCCM
8 2 (12.50%) Application Packaging
8 2 (12.50%) WSUS
8 2 (12.50%) Load Balancing
8 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
9 1 (6.25%) XenApp
9 1 (6.25%) XenDesktop
9 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement

Windows
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 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (6.25%) IBM HTTP Server
2 1 (6.25%) IIS
2 1 (6.25%) MQSeries
2 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
2 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
2 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) LAN
1 2 (12.50%) SSL
1 2 (12.50%) WAN
2 1 (6.25%) Firewall
2 1 (6.25%) HTTP
2 1 (6.25%) VoIP
2 1 (6.25%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) DB2
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (12.50%) Retail
2 1 (6.25%) Advertising
2 1 (6.25%) Games
2 1 (6.25%) Marketing
2 1 (6.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Analyst
1 4 (25.00%) Windows Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Desktop Support
2 3 (18.75%) Rollout Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Operations Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Operations Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Support Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Rollout Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 1 (6.25%) Deskside Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Support
4 1 (6.25%) IT Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) IT Support
4 1 (6.25%) Mac Technician
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Support Technician
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Technician
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.25%) Animation
1 1 (6.25%) Fat Client
1 1 (6.25%) Thin Client
1 1 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Windows 10
2 8 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (6.25%) AIX
4 1 (6.25%) Android
4 1 (6.25%) Linux
4 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (6.25%) SUSE
4 1 (6.25%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 1 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) ITIL
2 4 (25.00%) Service Management
3 3 (18.75%) Migration
4 2 (12.50%) Application Packaging
4 2 (12.50%) Change Management
4 2 (12.50%) Load Balancing
4 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
5 1 (6.25%) Collaborative Working
5 1 (6.25%) DNA
5 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
5 1 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (6.25%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (6.25%) Presales
5 1 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (6.25%) Project Management
5 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (6.25%) Strategic Planning
5 1 (6.25%) Web Development
5 1 (6.25%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.25%) SQL
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
3 1 (6.25%) Squid
3 1 (6.25%) Terminal Server
3 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.25%) XenApp
3 1 (6.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) SCCM
1 2 (12.50%) WSUS
2 1 (6.25%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) VMware
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco
3 1 (6.25%) Citrix
3 1 (6.25%) Dell
3 1 (6.25%) HP
3 1 (6.25%) IBM
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
3 1 (6.25%) Sun
3 1 (6.25%) TOWER Software