Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 9 9
Rank change year-on-year +6 0 -8
Contract jobs citing Windows 63 46 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 16.20% 10.45% 12.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 82.89% 53.49% 46.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 29 18
Watford median daily rate £300 £250 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +8.70% -34.29%
10th Percentile £110 £119 £120
90th Percentile £380 £455 £323
Hertfordshire median daily rate £300 £325 £368
% change year-on-year -7.69% -11.56% +14.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 2
Watford median hourly rate £15.00 £14.25 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.64% +1.85%
10th Percentile £12.53 £13.40 £13.08
90th Percentile £18.35 £15.25 £15.03
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £13.75
% change year-on-year -3.45% +5.45% -8.33%

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 76 86 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 19.54% 19.55% 27.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 44 25
Watford median daily rate £335 £355 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.63% +26.79% -20.00%
10th Percentile £112 £120 £154
90th Percentile £409 £575 £535
Hertfordshire median daily rate £325 £363 £365
% change year-on-year -10.34% -0.68% +8.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 2
Watford median hourly rate £15.00 £14.25 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.64% +1.85%
10th Percentile £12.53 £13.40 £13.08
90th Percentile £18.35 £15.25 £15.03
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £13.75
% change year-on-year +10.34% +5.45% -9.84%

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 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 21 November 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 28 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 27 (42.86%) Windows 10
3 23 (36.51%) Active Directory
3 23 (36.51%) Firewall
4 17 (26.98%) Windows 7
5 16 (25.40%) ITIL
6 14 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
6 14 (22.22%) Office 365
7 12 (19.05%) Windows Server
7 12 (19.05%) Web Services
8 11 (17.46%) SharePoint
8 11 (17.46%) VMware
9 10 (15.87%) Client/Server
10 9 (14.29%) Project Management
10 9 (14.29%) Spreadsheet
10 9 (14.29%) Test Strategy
10 9 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (12.70%) PowerShell
12 7 (11.11%) Information Security Management
12 7 (11.11%) Security Management
12 7 (11.11%) Sony
12 7 (11.11%) Linux
12 7 (11.11%) DNS
12 7 (11.11%) SCCM
12 7 (11.11%) ISMS
12 7 (11.11%) Law
12 7 (11.11%) Migration
12 7 (11.11%) Information Security
12 7 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 6 (9.52%) Wireless

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 11 (17.46%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.76%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.59%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.59%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.59%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.59%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (14.29%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (6.35%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 14 (22.22%) Office 365
2 5 (7.94%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (3.17%) G Suite
5 1 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.59%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 23 (36.51%) Firewall
2 7 (11.11%) DNS
3 6 (9.52%) Wireless
4 4 (6.35%) DHCP
4 4 (6.35%) FTP
4 4 (6.35%) HTTP
4 4 (6.35%) HTTPS
5 3 (4.76%) EIGRP
5 3 (4.76%) LAN
5 3 (4.76%) OSPF
5 3 (4.76%) RIP
5 3 (4.76%) WAN
6 2 (3.17%) VoIP
7 1 (1.59%) Internet
7 1 (1.59%) Network Security
7 1 (1.59%) SAN
7 1 (1.59%) Skype
7 1 (1.59%) Unified Communications
7 1 (1.59%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.59%) MySQL
2 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 7 (11.11%) Law
2 2 (3.17%) Back Office
3 1 (1.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (28.57%) Analyst
2 11 (17.46%) Support Engineer
3 8 (12.70%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 8 (12.70%) Test Analyst
4 7 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (11.11%) Technical Analyst
4 7 (11.11%) Technical Test Analyst
5 6 (9.52%) 1st Line Support
5 6 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (9.52%) Desktop Support
5 6 (9.52%) IT Support
6 5 (7.94%) Administrator
6 5 (7.94%) Consultant
7 4 (6.35%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 4 (6.35%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (6.35%) Help Desk Administrator
7 4 (6.35%) Help Desk Analyst
7 4 (6.35%) Service Analyst
7 4 (6.35%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (6.35%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (19.05%) Web Services
2 4 (6.35%) LDAP
3 1 (1.59%) .NET
3 1 (1.59%) J2EE
3 1 (1.59%) Java EE
3 1 (1.59%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.87%) Client/Server
2 4 (6.35%) PKI
3 3 (4.76%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.17%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.59%) Handset
5 1 (1.59%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 27 (42.86%) Windows 10
2 17 (26.98%) Windows 7
3 12 (19.05%) Windows Server
4 9 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (11.11%) Linux
6 4 (6.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.17%) Apple iOS
7 2 (3.17%) Mac OS
7 2 (3.17%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.59%) Android
8 1 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.59%) Unix
8 1 (1.59%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (25.40%) ITIL
2 9 (14.29%) Project Management
2 9 (14.29%) Test Strategy
3 7 (11.11%) Information Security
3 7 (11.11%) Information Security Management
3 7 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 7 (11.11%) ISMS
3 7 (11.11%) Migration
3 7 (11.11%) Security Management
4 5 (7.94%) Application Packaging
5 3 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (4.76%) Email Filtering
5 3 (4.76%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (4.76%) SIEM
6 2 (3.17%) Analytical Thinking
6 2 (3.17%) Antivirus Management
6 2 (3.17%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (3.17%) Defect Management
6 2 (3.17%) Service Management
6 2 (3.17%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.70%) PowerShell
2 5 (7.94%) SQL
3 2 (3.17%) VBA
4 1 (1.59%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (1.59%) Degree
1 1 (1.59%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (3.17%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (36.51%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (3.17%) Firmware
3 2 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.17%) XenApp
4 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (1.59%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (1.59%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (11.11%) SCCM
2 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (1.59%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.59%) WSUS
Vendors
1 28 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 11 (17.46%) VMware
3 7 (11.11%) Sony
4 4 (6.35%) CA
5 3 (4.76%) Cisco
5 3 (4.76%) Citrix
5 3 (4.76%) Symantec
6 2 (3.17%) Apple
6 2 (3.17%) CheckPoint
6 2 (3.17%) McAfee
6 2 (3.17%) Palo Alto
7 1 (1.59%) Fortinet
7 1 (1.59%) HP
7 1 (1.59%) Juniper
7 1 (1.59%) Mitel
7 1 (1.59%) MuleSoft
7 1 (1.59%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.59%) Twitter
7 1 (1.59%) Veeam
7 1 (1.59%) webMethods