Period
to 5 December 2019

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 5 December 2019 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
5 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 15 3 14
Rank change year-on-year -12 +11 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows 42 69 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 11.51% 17.97% 9.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.64% 83.13% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 34 26
Watford median daily rate £325 £300 £153
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +96.72% -45.54%
10th Percentile £126 £112 £113
90th Percentile £515 £379 £420
Hertfordshire median daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year +8.33% -7.69% -11.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 3
Watford median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% +1.82%
10th Percentile £13.70 £12.45 £13.35
90th Percentile £17.64 £18.55 £15.00
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £14.75
% change year-on-year +3.70% -8.47% +22.92%

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 66 83 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 18.08% 21.61% 18.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 46 40
Watford median daily rate £344 £325 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.77% -9.72% +20.00%
10th Percentile £141 £113 £119
90th Percentile £500 £406 £576
Hertfordshire median daily rate £375 £325 £375
% change year-on-year +15.38% -13.33% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 3
Watford median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% +1.82%
10th Percentile £13.70 £12.45 £13.35
90th Percentile £17.64 £18.55 £15.00
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year -9.38% +8.47% +22.92%

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 5 December 2019.

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 5 December 2019, 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 13 (30.95%) Linux
2 11 (26.19%) Microsoft
2 11 (26.19%) Active Directory
2 11 (26.19%) VMware
3 10 (23.81%) AWS
4 9 (21.43%) Windows Server
4 9 (21.43%) C#
4 9 (21.43%) Visual Studio
5 8 (19.05%) Ethernet
6 7 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (16.67%) SQL
6 7 (16.67%) LAN
6 7 (16.67%) PowerShell
6 7 (16.67%) Azure
7 6 (14.29%) Office 365
7 6 (14.29%) Windows 10
7 6 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 6 (14.29%) Unix
7 6 (14.29%) AIX
7 6 (14.29%) SQL Server
7 6 (14.29%) SAN
7 6 (14.29%) Firewall
8 5 (11.90%) Degree
8 5 (11.90%) TCP/IP
8 5 (11.90%) IBM
8 5 (11.90%) WAN
8 5 (11.90%) DevOps
8 5 (11.90%) High Availability
8 5 (11.90%) Windows 7
8 5 (11.90%) Jenkins

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 (7.14%) JBoss
1 3 (7.14%) Oracle Application Server
1 3 (7.14%) WebSphere
1 3 (7.14%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (4.76%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 10 (23.81%) AWS
2 7 (16.67%) Azure
3 6 (14.29%) Office 365
4 3 (7.14%) GCP
5 2 (4.76%) Data Lake Analytics
5 2 (4.76%) IaaS
5 2 (4.76%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (19.05%) Ethernet
2 7 (16.67%) LAN
3 6 (14.29%) Firewall
3 6 (14.29%) SAN
4 5 (11.90%) TCP/IP
4 5 (11.90%) WAN
5 4 (9.52%) DNS
6 3 (7.14%) WLAN
7 2 (4.76%) DHCP
7 2 (4.76%) NAS
8 1 (2.38%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.14%) Big Data
2 3 (7.14%) DB2
2 3 (7.14%) MySQL
2 3 (7.14%) Oracle Database
2 3 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (7.14%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (4.76%) Data Lake
3 2 (4.76%) Power BI
3 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (21.43%) Visual Studio
2 5 (11.90%) Jenkins
3 3 (7.14%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (4.76%) Git (software)
4 2 (4.76%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 3 (7.14%) Games
1 3 (7.14%) Retail
2 2 (4.76%) Banking
2 2 (4.76%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (19.05%) Developer
1 8 (19.05%) Support Engineer
2 7 (16.67%) Software Developer
3 6 (14.29%) Administrator
4 5 (11.90%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (11.90%) Analyst
4 5 (11.90%) C# Developer
4 5 (11.90%) C# Software Developer
4 5 (11.90%) Desktop Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) Desktop Support
4 5 (11.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 4 (9.52%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Network Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) DB2 DBA
6 3 (7.14%) DBA
6 3 (7.14%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) .NET
1 3 (7.14%) .NET Core
1 3 (7.14%) J2EE
2 2 (4.76%) AngularJS
2 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (4.76%) Node.js
2 2 (4.76%) React
2 2 (4.76%) Web Services
2 2 (4.76%) WebSockets
2 2 (4.76%) X-Windows
3 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.38%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (2.38%) jQuery
3 1 (2.38%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.76%) EMC Centera
2 2 (4.76%) EMC VMAX
2 2 (4.76%) EMC VNX
2 2 (4.76%) EMC VNXe
2 2 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (4.76%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.76%) Replication
2 2 (4.76%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.38%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle Exalogic
Operating Systems
1 13 (30.95%) Linux
2 9 (21.43%) Windows Server
3 6 (14.29%) AIX
3 6 (14.29%) Unix
3 6 (14.29%) Windows 10
4 5 (11.90%) Windows 7
5 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (7.14%) Solaris
7 2 (4.76%) Windows 2000
7 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.38%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (2.38%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 5 (11.90%) DevOps
3 5 (11.90%) High Availability
4 4 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (9.52%) E-Commerce
4 4 (9.52%) Incident Management
4 4 (9.52%) ITIL
4 4 (9.52%) Service Management
5 3 (7.14%) Analytics
5 3 (7.14%) Data Management
5 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure as Code
5 3 (7.14%) Performance Analysis
5 3 (7.14%) SDLC
5 3 (7.14%) Software Delivery
5 3 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (4.76%) Continuous Deployment
6 2 (4.76%) Multithreaded Programming
6 2 (4.76%) Storage Management
6 2 (4.76%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.43%) C#
2 7 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 7 (16.67%) SQL
3 4 (9.52%) C
4 3 (7.14%) Perl
5 2 (4.76%) Korn
5 2 (4.76%) Python
6 1 (2.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (11.90%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) QA
2 2 (4.76%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (4.76%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 2 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (26.19%) Active Directory
2 4 (9.52%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.14%) Hyper-V
3 3 (7.14%) SRDF
4 2 (4.76%) NFS
4 2 (4.76%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 2 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (2.38%) Firmware
5 1 (2.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 5 (11.90%) SCCM
2 2 (4.76%) Ansible
2 2 (4.76%) EMC TimeFinder
2 2 (4.76%) Kubernetes
2 2 (4.76%) NetApp OnCommand
2 2 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (4.76%) Puppet
2 2 (4.76%) Tivoli
2 2 (4.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (2.38%) IBM BigFix
Vendors
1 11 (26.19%) Microsoft
1 11 (26.19%) VMware
2 5 (11.90%) IBM
3 4 (9.52%) Oracle
4 3 (7.14%) Cisco
4 3 (7.14%) EMC
4 3 (7.14%) HP
4 3 (7.14%) Veritas
5 2 (4.76%) 3PAR
5 2 (4.76%) Brocade
5 2 (4.76%) CyberArk
5 2 (4.76%) NetApp
5 2 (4.76%) SAP
5 2 (4.76%) ServiceNow
5 2 (4.76%) Sitecore
6 1 (2.38%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.38%) Sun