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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 10 2
Rank change year-on-year +9 -8  
Contract jobs citing Windows 25 13 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 21.37% 13.40% 26.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 89.29% 48.15% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 6
Median daily rate £188 £238 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.05% -32.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £120 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £454 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £340 £320
% change year-on-year +1.47% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 7
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.75 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.45% +10.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.75
% change year-on-year -6.45% +5.08%  

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 28 27 51
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 23.93% 27.84% 39.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 14
Median daily rate £308 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.38% -18.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £163 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 7
Median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -21.62%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

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 28 March 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 28 March 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 12 (29.27%) Microsoft
2 10 (24.39%) VMware
2 10 (24.39%) SCCM
2 10 (24.39%) Active Directory
2 10 (24.39%) Windows 7
3 9 (21.95%) MS Excel
4 7 (17.07%) Apple
4 7 (17.07%) Finance
4 7 (17.07%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (17.07%) PowerShell
4 7 (17.07%) Office 365
5 6 (14.63%) Windows Server
5 6 (14.63%) Linux
5 6 (14.63%) Java
5 6 (14.63%) JSP
5 6 (14.63%) ITIL
6 5 (12.20%) Web Services
6 5 (12.20%) SQL Server
6 5 (12.20%) Sybase
6 5 (12.20%) Crystal Reports
6 5 (12.20%) JavaScript
6 5 (12.20%) SQL
6 5 (12.20%) T-SQL
6 5 (12.20%) C
6 5 (12.20%) J2EE
6 5 (12.20%) DNS
6 5 (12.20%) Spring
6 5 (12.20%) Sybase ASE
6 5 (12.20%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (12.20%) Hibernate

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 4 (9.76%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (4.88%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (21.95%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.32%) MS Office
3 1 (2.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (17.07%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (17.07%) Office 365
2 2 (4.88%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (2.44%) IaaS
3 1 (2.44%) OneDrive
3 1 (2.44%) PaaS
3 1 (2.44%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.20%) DNS
2 4 (9.76%) Internet
3 3 (7.32%) DHCP
3 3 (7.32%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.88%) Firewall
4 2 (4.88%) LAN
4 2 (4.88%) SSL
4 2 (4.88%) WAN
5 1 (2.44%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.20%) Crystal Reports
1 5 (12.20%) MongoDB
1 5 (12.20%) PostgreSQL
1 5 (12.20%) SQL Server
1 5 (12.20%) Sybase ASE
2 2 (4.88%) MySQL
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (2.44%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (17.07%) Finance
2 1 (2.44%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (26.83%) Support Engineer
2 7 (17.07%) Field Engineer
3 6 (14.63%) Developer
3 6 (14.63%) Field Service Engineer
3 6 (14.63%) Field Support Engineer
3 6 (14.63%) Java Developer
4 4 (9.76%) Consultant
5 3 (7.32%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 3 (7.32%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (7.32%) Architect
5 3 (7.32%) Desktop Support
5 3 (7.32%) IT Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) IT Support
5 3 (7.32%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
6 2 (4.88%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (4.88%) Data Centre Consultant
6 2 (4.88%) IT Technician
6 2 (4.88%) Migration Consultant
6 2 (4.88%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.63%) JSP
2 5 (12.20%) AngularJS
2 5 (12.20%) Hibernate
2 5 (12.20%) J2EE
2 5 (12.20%) Spring
2 5 (12.20%) Web Services
3 3 (7.32%) .NET
4 2 (4.88%) Middleware
4 2 (4.88%) Spring Boot
5 1 (2.44%) HTML
5 1 (2.44%) HTML5
5 1 (2.44%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.32%) Clustering
2 3 (7.32%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.32%) Private Cloud
3 2 (4.88%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.44%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.44%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.44%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.44%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.44%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 10 (24.39%) Windows 7
2 6 (14.63%) Linux
2 6 (14.63%) Windows Server
3 4 (9.76%) Windows 10
3 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.88%) Android
5 2 (4.88%) Windows 8
5 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.44%) Mac OS X
6 1 (2.44%) Unix
6 1 (2.44%) VMS
6 1 (2.44%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (14.63%) ITIL
2 4 (9.76%) DevOps
2 4 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (7.32%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (7.32%) Risk Management
3 3 (7.32%) Service Delivery
4 2 (4.88%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (4.88%) Business Continuity
4 2 (4.88%) Capacity Management
4 2 (4.88%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (4.88%) High Availability
4 2 (4.88%) Microservices
4 2 (4.88%) Migration
4 2 (4.88%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (4.88%) Test Scripting
4 2 (4.88%) Time Management
4 2 (4.88%) Validation
5 1 (2.44%) Database Security
5 1 (2.44%) ITIL V3
5 1 (2.44%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.07%) PowerShell
2 6 (14.63%) Java
3 5 (12.20%) C
3 5 (12.20%) JavaScript
3 5 (12.20%) SQL
3 5 (12.20%) T-SQL
4 3 (7.32%) C#
5 2 (4.88%) VBScript
6 1 (2.44%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (9.76%) DBS Check
1 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (7.32%) MCSE
3 2 (4.88%) Degree
3 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.88%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.44%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (2.44%) MCSA
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (2.44%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (24.39%) Active Directory
2 5 (12.20%) Hyper-V
3 4 (9.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.88%) BitLocker
4 2 (4.88%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.44%) Firmware
5 1 (2.44%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (2.44%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (24.39%) SCCM
2 3 (7.32%) SCOM
3 2 (4.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (2.44%) Data Guard
4 1 (2.44%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 12 (29.27%) Microsoft
2 10 (24.39%) VMware
3 7 (17.07%) Apple
4 5 (12.20%) Sybase
5 3 (7.32%) Cisco
5 3 (7.32%) HP
5 3 (7.32%) Remedy
6 2 (4.88%) AppSense
6 2 (4.88%) Citrix
6 2 (4.88%) Dell
6 2 (4.88%) NetApp
6 2 (4.88%) Symantec
7 1 (2.44%) Adobe
7 1 (2.44%) EMC
7 1 (2.44%) iManage
7 1 (2.44%) Oracle
7 1 (2.44%) Veritas
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