Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 4 7
Rank change year-on-year -9 +3 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows 33 59 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 9.85% 17.51% 12.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 67.35% 72.84% 58.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 34 23
Watford median daily rate £114 £200 £245
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -42.77% -18.37% -38.75%
10th Percentile £103 £120 £127
90th Percentile £276 £475 £450
Hertfordshire median daily rate £260 £325 £333
% change year-on-year -20.00% -2.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 3
Watford median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +11.54% -1.89%
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.33% -3.23% +4.38%

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 49 81 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 14.63% 24.04% 21.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 41 25
Watford median daily rate £253 £350 £245
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.86% +42.86% -36.98%
10th Percentile £104 £120 £135
90th Percentile £544 £575 £545
Hertfordshire median daily rate £350 £355 £365
% change year-on-year -1.41% -2.74% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 3
Watford median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +11.54% -1.89%
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year - -4.76% +5.53%

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 14 August 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

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 18 (54.55%) Windows 10
2 17 (51.52%) Windows 7
3 12 (36.36%) ITIL
3 12 (36.36%) Active Directory
4 11 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 9 (27.27%) Microsoft Office
6 8 (24.24%) Firewall
7 5 (15.15%) Migration
7 5 (15.15%) Web Services
7 5 (15.15%) MS Exchange
8 4 (12.12%) Office 365
8 4 (12.12%) Service Management
8 4 (12.12%) Wireless
9 3 (9.09%) Sony
9 3 (9.09%) Law
9 3 (9.09%) Information Security Management
9 3 (9.09%) Security Management
9 3 (9.09%) VMware
9 3 (9.09%) Information Security
9 3 (9.09%) Client/Server
9 3 (9.09%) SharePoint
9 3 (9.09%) Retail
9 3 (9.09%) SCCM
9 3 (9.09%) ISMS
9 3 (9.09%) Test Strategy
9 3 (9.09%) PowerShell
9 3 (9.09%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (6.06%) Windows Server
10 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
10 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008

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 5 (15.15%) MS Exchange
2 3 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 2 (6.06%) Tomcat
3 2 (6.06%) WebSphere
4 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.03%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (3.03%) IIS
4 1 (3.03%) MQSeries
4 1 (3.03%) WebLogic
4 1 (3.03%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (27.27%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (9.09%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.12%) Office 365
2 2 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (3.03%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 8 (24.24%) Firewall
2 4 (12.12%) Wireless
3 2 (6.06%) LAN
3 2 (6.06%) SSL
3 2 (6.06%) WAN
4 1 (3.03%) HTTP
4 1 (3.03%) Network Security
4 1 (3.03%) VoIP
4 1 (3.03%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) DB2
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (9.09%) Law
1 3 (9.09%) Retail
2 1 (3.03%) Advertising
2 1 (3.03%) Games
2 1 (3.03%) Marketing
2 1 (3.03%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (42.42%) Analyst
2 7 (21.21%) Desktop Support
3 5 (15.15%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) Windows Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Active Directory Administrator
4 4 (12.12%) Active Directory Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) Administrator
4 4 (12.12%) Deskside Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Help Desk Administrator
4 4 (12.12%) Help Desk Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) Rollout Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Service Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) Windows Administrator
5 3 (9.09%) Architect
5 3 (9.09%) IT Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Technical Test Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Test Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Windows Rollout Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.15%) Web Services
2 1 (3.03%) .NET
2 1 (3.03%) J2EE
2 1 (3.03%) Java EE
2 1 (3.03%) RESTful
2 1 (3.03%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.03%) Animation
2 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.03%) Fat Client
2 1 (3.03%) Private Cloud
2 1 (3.03%) Thin Client
2 1 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 18 (54.55%) Windows 10
2 17 (51.52%) Windows 7
3 2 (6.06%) Linux
3 2 (6.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (6.06%) Windows Server
3 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.03%) AIX
4 1 (3.03%) Android
4 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.03%) SUSE
4 1 (3.03%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 1 (3.03%) Unix
4 1 (3.03%) Windows 8
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (36.36%) ITIL
2 5 (15.15%) Migration
3 4 (12.12%) Service Management
4 3 (9.09%) Information Security
4 3 (9.09%) Information Security Management
4 3 (9.09%) ISMS
4 3 (9.09%) Security Management
4 3 (9.09%) Test Strategy
5 2 (6.06%) Application Packaging
5 2 (6.06%) Change Management
5 2 (6.06%) Load Balancing
5 2 (6.06%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.03%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.03%) DNA
6 1 (3.03%) E-Commerce
6 1 (3.03%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (3.03%) Project Management
6 1 (3.03%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (3.03%) Strategic Planning
6 1 (3.03%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.09%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.03%) Java
2 1 (3.03%) SQL
System Software
1 12 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.03%) Squid
3 1 (3.03%) Terminal Server
3 1 (3.03%) XenApp
3 1 (3.03%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) SCCM
2 1 (3.03%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 11 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.09%) Sony
2 3 (9.09%) VMware
3 2 (6.06%) HP
3 2 (6.06%) Oracle
4 1 (3.03%) Capita
4 1 (3.03%) Citrix
4 1 (3.03%) Dell
4 1 (3.03%) IBM
4 1 (3.03%) MuleSoft
4 1 (3.03%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.03%) Sun
4 1 (3.03%) TOWER Software
4 1 (3.03%) webMethods