Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 8 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 -7 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 46 37 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 10.45% 12.94% 24.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 53.49% 46.84% 68.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 18 41
Watford median daily rate £250 £230 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.70% -34.29% +33.33%
10th Percentile £119 £120 £120
90th Percentile £455 £323 £438
Hertfordshire median daily rate £325 £368 £320
% change year-on-year -11.56% +14.84% +16.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 7
Watford median hourly rate £14.25 £13.75 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.64% +1.85% -1.82%
10th Percentile £13.40 £13.08 £12.50
90th Percentile £15.25 £15.03 £20.40
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £14.50 £13.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year +5.45% -8.33% +7.14%

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 86 79 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 19.55% 27.62% 36.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 25 42
Watford median daily rate £355 £280 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.79% -20.00% +4.48%
10th Percentile £120 £154 £120
90th Percentile £575 £535 £438
Hertfordshire median daily rate £363 £365 £335
% change year-on-year -0.68% +8.96% -4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 7
Watford median hourly rate £14.25 £13.75 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.64% +1.85% -1.82%
10th Percentile £13.40 £13.08 £12.50
90th Percentile £15.25 £15.03 £20.40
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £14.50 £13.75 £15.25
% change year-on-year +5.45% -9.84% +5.17%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 20 (43.48%) SCCM
2 13 (28.26%) Active Directory
2 13 (28.26%) Windows 7
2 13 (28.26%) Windows 10
3 10 (21.74%) Microsoft
4 9 (19.57%) ITIL
5 8 (17.39%) PowerShell
5 8 (17.39%) VMware
6 7 (15.22%) Windows Server
7 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (10.87%) SAN
7 5 (10.87%) MCSE
7 5 (10.87%) JIRA
7 5 (10.87%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (10.87%) Hyper-V
7 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (8.70%) 3PAR
8 4 (8.70%) Acronis
8 4 (8.70%) Defect Management
8 4 (8.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (8.70%) System Integration Testing
8 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (8.70%) Integration Testing
8 4 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (8.70%) Migration
8 4 (8.70%) Linux
8 4 (8.70%) Java
8 4 (8.70%) ISEB

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 3 (6.52%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (4.35%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.52%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.87%) SAN
2 2 (4.35%) DHCP
2 2 (4.35%) DNS
2 2 (4.35%) LAN
2 2 (4.35%) WAAS
2 2 (4.35%) WAN
3 1 (2.17%) ATM
3 1 (2.17%) Internet
3 1 (2.17%) VoIP
3 1 (2.17%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) MongoDB
1 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (4.35%) Sybase ASE
2 1 (2.17%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Exadata
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle9i Database
2 1 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (10.87%) JIRA
2 2 (4.35%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.17%) GCC
3 1 (2.17%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.17%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.17%) JMeter
3 1 (2.17%) jMock
3 1 (2.17%) JUnit
3 1 (2.17%) Selenium
3 1 (2.17%) SonarQube
General
1 3 (6.52%) Finance
2 1 (2.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (19.57%) Windows Engineer
2 8 (17.39%) Analyst
3 6 (13.04%) Build Engineer
3 6 (13.04%) Desktop Engineer
3 6 (13.04%) Desktop Support
3 6 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (10.87%) Deployment Engineer
4 5 (10.87%) Test Analyst
4 5 (10.87%) Windows Deployment Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) IT Technician
5 4 (8.70%) Support Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Active Directory Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Developer
6 3 (6.52%) Hardware Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Senior Windows Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Virtualisation Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Senior Server Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Server Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.35%) AngularJS
1 2 (4.35%) Hibernate
1 2 (4.35%) IBM Integration Bus
1 2 (4.35%) JSP
1 2 (4.35%) Spring
1 2 (4.35%) Web Services
1 2 (4.35%) XML
2 1 (2.17%) .NET
2 1 (2.17%) HTML
2 1 (2.17%) HTML5
2 1 (2.17%) J2EE
2 1 (2.17%) POSIX
2 1 (2.17%) REST
2 1 (2.17%) Spring Boot
2 1 (2.17%) Spring MVC
2 1 (2.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (2.17%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.52%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.35%) AS400
3 2 (4.35%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.35%) Fat Client
3 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.35%) Private Cloud
3 2 (4.35%) Replication
3 2 (4.35%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.17%) Clustering
4 1 (2.17%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.17%) EPoS
4 1 (2.17%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.17%) State Machine
Operating Systems
1 13 (28.26%) Windows 10
1 13 (28.26%) Windows 7
2 7 (15.22%) Windows Server
3 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (8.70%) Linux
4 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (6.52%) Windows 8
6 2 (4.35%) Unix
6 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.17%) Mac OS
7 1 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (19.57%) ITIL
2 4 (8.70%) Defect Management
2 4 (8.70%) Integration Testing
2 4 (8.70%) Migration
2 4 (8.70%) System Integration Testing
2 4 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (6.52%) Application Packaging
3 3 (6.52%) Data Security
3 3 (6.52%) Project Management
3 3 (6.52%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 2 (4.35%) DevOps
4 2 (4.35%) High Availability
4 2 (4.35%) IT Strategy
4 2 (4.35%) Microservices
4 2 (4.35%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (4.35%) PRINCE2
4 2 (4.35%) Risk Management
4 2 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (4.35%) Service Delivery
4 2 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.39%) PowerShell
2 4 (8.70%) Java
3 3 (6.52%) SQL
4 2 (4.35%) C
4 2 (4.35%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.35%) Python
4 2 (4.35%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.17%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (10.87%) MCSE
1 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (8.70%) ISEB
2 4 (8.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (4.35%) Degree
3 2 (4.35%) MCSA
4 1 (2.17%) DBS Check
System Software
1 13 (28.26%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.87%) Hyper-V
3 3 (6.52%) BitLocker
3 3 (6.52%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.17%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (2.17%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 20 (43.48%) SCCM
2 5 (10.87%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (4.35%) SCOM
4 1 (2.17%) Data Guard
4 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 10 (21.74%) Microsoft
2 8 (17.39%) VMware
3 4 (8.70%) 3PAR
3 4 (8.70%) Acronis
3 4 (8.70%) Apple
4 3 (6.52%) AppSense
4 3 (6.52%) Cisco
4 3 (6.52%) Citrix
4 3 (6.52%) NetApp
5 2 (4.35%) HP
5 2 (4.35%) IBM
5 2 (4.35%) Remedy
5 2 (4.35%) Sybase
6 1 (2.17%) Oracle
6 1 (2.17%) TOWER Software