Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 7 9
Rank change year-on-year -19 +2 -8
Contract jobs citing Windows 28 35 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 7.41% 16.06% 14.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 40.58% 60.34% 51.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 19 20
Watford median daily rate £175 £350 £120
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +191.67% -68.00%
Hertfordshire median daily rate £325 £350 £323
% change year-on-year -7.14% +8.53% -3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 5
Watford median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.45% +3.57% +12.00%
10th Percentile £13.40 £13.75 £13.50
90th Percentile £132.80 £15.25 £23.90
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -10.34% -3.33% +15.38%

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 69 58 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 18.25% 26.61% 27.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 22 20
Watford median daily rate £380 £375 £120
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% +212.50% -68.00%
Hertfordshire median daily rate £375 £325 £358
% change year-on-year +15.38% -9.09% -0.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 7
Watford median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.45% - +16.00%
10th Percentile £13.40 £13.75 £13.50
90th Percentile £132.80 £15.25 £41.25
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year -10.34% -7.94% +0.67%

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 19 February 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 19 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Watford

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 15 (53.57%) SCCM
2 11 (39.29%) Windows 7
2 11 (39.29%) Windows 10
3 9 (32.14%) Microsoft
4 8 (28.57%) Active Directory
5 6 (21.43%) ITIL
6 5 (17.86%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (17.86%) Acronis
6 5 (17.86%) PowerShell
6 5 (17.86%) JIRA
7 4 (14.29%) ISEB
7 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (14.29%) Integration Testing
7 4 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
7 4 (14.29%) Defect Management
8 3 (10.71%) BitLocker
8 3 (10.71%) Ivanti
9 2 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (7.14%) Replication
9 2 (7.14%) VMware
9 2 (7.14%) Application Packaging
9 2 (7.14%) WSUS
9 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (7.14%) DHCP
9 2 (7.14%) DNS
9 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2
9 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Office

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:

Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) DHCP
1 2 (7.14%) DNS
1 2 (7.14%) WAAS
2 1 (3.57%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) MongoDB
1 1 (3.57%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 5 (17.86%) JIRA
2 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.57%) JMeter
2 1 (3.57%) jMock
2 1 (3.57%) JUnit
2 1 (3.57%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) Windows Engineer
2 7 (25.00%) Analyst
2 7 (25.00%) Build Engineer
3 6 (21.43%) Deployment Engineer
3 6 (21.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (21.43%) Windows Deployment Engineer
4 5 (17.86%) Test Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Hardware Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Desktop Support
6 2 (7.14%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Senior Server Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Senior Windows Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Senior Windows Server Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Server Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Service Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Support Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) .NET
1 1 (3.57%) AngularJS
1 1 (3.57%) Hibernate
1 1 (3.57%) HTML
1 1 (3.57%) HTML5
1 1 (3.57%) JSP
1 1 (3.57%) REST
1 1 (3.57%) Spring
1 1 (3.57%) Spring MVC
1 1 (3.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Replication
2 1 (3.57%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 11 (39.29%) Windows 10
1 11 (39.29%) Windows 7
2 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (7.14%) Windows 8
3 2 (7.14%) Windows Server
3 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (21.43%) ITIL
2 4 (14.29%) Defect Management
2 4 (14.29%) Integration Testing
2 4 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
2 4 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (7.14%) Application Packaging
3 2 (7.14%) IT Strategy
3 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2
4 1 (3.57%) Asset Management
4 1 (3.57%) Manual Testing
4 1 (3.57%) MVC
4 1 (3.57%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.86%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.57%) C#
2 1 (3.57%) Java
2 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.57%) Python
2 1 (3.57%) SQL
2 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) ISEB
1 4 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (7.14%) MCSA
2 2 (7.14%) MCSE
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 8 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.71%) BitLocker
3 2 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (53.57%) SCCM
2 5 (17.86%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (7.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (32.14%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.86%) Acronis
3 3 (10.71%) Ivanti
4 2 (7.14%) VMware
5 1 (3.57%) Cisco
5 1 (3.57%) HP
5 1 (3.57%) Sybase