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 3 months to 26 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 / Watford
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 9 6
Rank change year-on-year +8 -3  
Contract jobs citing Windows 31 14 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 19.25% 10.37% 19.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 81.58% 58.33% 55.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 10 14
Median daily rate £305 £200 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +52.50% -36.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £110 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £338 £325
% change year-on-year - +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.53% -1.88%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.38 £15.50
% change year-on-year -8.39% +5.64%  

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 Watford with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Watford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 38 24 54
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 23.60% 17.78% 34.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 10 18
Median daily rate £350 £210 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +66.66% -32.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £110 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.53% -1.88%  
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 Watford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Watford 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 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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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

For the 6 months to 26 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 Watford region with a requirement for Windows.

1 16 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 15 (26.79%) Active Directory
2 15 (26.79%) SCCM
2 15 (26.79%) PowerShell
2 15 (26.79%) Hyper-V
2 15 (26.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 12 (21.43%) Office 365
4 12 (21.43%) ITIL
4 12 (21.43%) VMware
5 11 (19.64%) Finance
5 11 (19.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (19.64%) Windows Server
6 10 (17.86%) Linux
6 10 (17.86%) MCSE
6 10 (17.86%) SQL
7 9 (16.07%) Apple
7 9 (16.07%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (14.29%) DevOps
8 8 (14.29%) Data Centre
8 8 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (14.29%) AngularJS
8 8 (14.29%) MongoDB
8 8 (14.29%) Hibernate
8 8 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (14.29%) Spring
8 8 (14.29%) Sybase ASE
8 8 (14.29%) T-SQL
8 8 (14.29%) C
8 8 (14.29%) Java

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 7 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 4 (7.14%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (3.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.79%) CMS
4 1 (1.79%) Confluence
4 1 (1.79%) IIS
4 1 (1.79%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.79%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (1.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 15 (26.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (21.43%) Office 365
3 6 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (3.57%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (3.57%) IaaS
5 1 (1.79%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.79%) PaaS
5 1 (1.79%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.29%) LAN
1 8 (14.29%) WAN
2 7 (12.50%) SAN
3 5 (8.93%) Internet
4 2 (3.57%) DHCP
4 2 (3.57%) DNS
4 2 (3.57%) VoIP
4 2 (3.57%) WLAN
5 1 (1.79%) MPLS
5 1 (1.79%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.79%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.79%) VLAN
5 1 (1.79%) VPN
5 1 (1.79%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.29%) MongoDB
1 8 (14.29%) Sybase ASE
2 7 (12.50%) Crystal Reports
2 7 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (5.36%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (12.50%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.79%) GCC
2 1 (1.79%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.79%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.79%) JIRA
2 1 (1.79%) JMeter
2 1 (1.79%) jMock
2 1 (1.79%) JUnit
2 1 (1.79%) Selenium
2 1 (1.79%) SonarQube
General
1 11 (19.64%) Finance
2 1 (1.79%) Advertising
2 1 (1.79%) Games
2 1 (1.79%) Legal
2 1 (1.79%) Marketing
2 1 (1.79%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (19.64%) Support Engineer
2 9 (16.07%) Developer
3 8 (14.29%) Java Developer
4 6 (10.71%) Desktop Support
4 6 (10.71%) Field Engineer
4 6 (10.71%) IT Support
5 5 (8.93%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 5 (8.93%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (8.93%) Field Service Engineer
5 5 (8.93%) Field Support Engineer
5 5 (8.93%) IT Technician
5 5 (8.93%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) Hyper-V Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) IT Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) IT Support Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.29%) AngularJS
1 8 (14.29%) Hibernate
1 8 (14.29%) JSP
1 8 (14.29%) Spring
1 8 (14.29%) Web Services
2 7 (12.50%) J2EE
3 4 (7.14%) .NET
3 4 (7.14%) Spring Boot
4 1 (1.79%) HTML
4 1 (1.79%) HTML5
4 1 (1.79%) POSIX
4 1 (1.79%) REST
4 1 (1.79%) SAML
4 1 (1.79%) Spring MVC
4 1 (1.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.07%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (14.29%) Data Centre
3 7 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 7 (12.50%) Private Cloud
4 5 (8.93%) Smartphone
5 2 (3.57%) Fat Client
5 2 (3.57%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.79%) Animation
6 1 (1.79%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.79%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.79%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.79%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.79%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 14 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 11 (19.64%) Windows Server
3 10 (17.86%) Linux
4 8 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (8.93%) Windows 8
6 4 (7.14%) Windows 10
7 2 (3.57%) Android
7 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.79%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.79%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.79%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.79%) Unix
8 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (21.43%) ITIL
2 8 (14.29%) DevOps
2 8 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
3 7 (12.50%) Risk Management
3 7 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 6 (10.71%) Data Security
4 6 (10.71%) Project Management
5 5 (8.93%) Microservices
5 5 (8.93%) Mobile Device Management
5 5 (8.93%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 3 (5.36%) Knowledge Management
7 2 (3.57%) Capacity Management
7 2 (3.57%) Change Management
7 2 (3.57%) Incident Management
7 2 (3.57%) Kanban
7 2 (3.57%) Service Management
7 2 (3.57%) Strategic Planning
8 1 (1.79%) Time Management
8 1 (1.79%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (26.79%) PowerShell
2 10 (17.86%) SQL
3 8 (14.29%) C
3 8 (14.29%) Java
3 8 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 8 (14.29%) T-SQL
4 4 (7.14%) C#
5 3 (5.36%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (19.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (17.86%) MCSE
3 3 (5.36%) DBS Check
4 2 (3.57%) Degree
4 2 (3.57%) MCSA
4 2 (3.57%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.57%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.79%) CCNA
5 1 (1.79%) CCNP
5 1 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.79%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.79%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.79%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (26.79%) Active Directory
1 15 (26.79%) Hyper-V
2 3 (5.36%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.79%) Firmware
4 1 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.79%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.79%) XenApp
4 1 (1.79%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (26.79%) SCCM
2 7 (12.50%) SCOM
3 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 16 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 12 (21.43%) VMware
3 9 (16.07%) Apple
4 8 (14.29%) Sybase
5 7 (12.50%) Cisco
5 7 (12.50%) Citrix
5 7 (12.50%) Remedy
6 6 (10.71%) HP
7 5 (8.93%) 3PAR
8 3 (5.36%) NetApp
9 2 (3.57%) TOWER Software
10 1 (1.79%) Adobe
10 1 (1.79%) Dell
10 1 (1.79%) EMC
10 1 (1.79%) F5
10 1 (1.79%) Forcepoint
10 1 (1.79%) iManage
10 1 (1.79%) Meraki
10 1 (1.79%) SonicWALL
10 1 (1.79%) Veritas
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