Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 3 24 8
Rank change year-on-year +21 -16 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 61 28 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 18.65% 7.33% 14.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 77.22% 39.44% 52.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 21 21
Watford median daily rate £325 £175 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +85.71% -37.50% +53.01%
10th Percentile £118 £113 £120
90th Percentile £387 £385 £525
Hertfordshire median daily rate £300 £325 £340
% change year-on-year -7.69% -4.41% +4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 2
Watford median hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.57% +1.82% -
10th Percentile £12.30 £13.40 £13.08
90th Percentile £18.95 £132.80 £15.03
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £13.25 £14.50 £12.75
% change year-on-year -8.62% +13.73% -15.00%

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 79 71 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 24.16% 18.59% 27.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 34 25
Watford median daily rate £348 £382 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +1.93% +104.92%
10th Percentile £150 £120 £120
90th Percentile £438 £593 £538
Hertfordshire median daily rate £325 £375 £325
% change year-on-year -13.33% +15.38% -9.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 2
Watford median hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.57% +1.82% -3.51%
10th Percentile £12.30 £13.40 £13.08
90th Percentile £18.95 £132.80 £15.03
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £12.75
% change year-on-year -3.45% +13.73% -17.74%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 29 (47.54%) Microsoft
2 24 (39.34%) Windows 10
3 22 (36.07%) Firewall
4 21 (34.43%) Active Directory
5 20 (32.79%) Office 365
6 17 (27.87%) VMware
7 15 (24.59%) Windows Server
8 14 (22.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 14 (22.95%) SharePoint
9 13 (21.31%) Web Services
10 12 (19.67%) ITIL
10 12 (19.67%) Client/Server
10 12 (19.67%) Migration
11 11 (18.03%) Spreadsheet
11 11 (18.03%) Test Strategy
11 11 (18.03%) Windows Server 2012
12 10 (16.39%) Microsoft Office
12 10 (16.39%) DNS
13 9 (14.75%) Project Management
14 8 (13.11%) Windows 7
15 7 (11.48%) Sony
15 7 (11.48%) DHCP
15 7 (11.48%) Linux
15 7 (11.48%) ISMS
15 7 (11.48%) PowerShell
15 7 (11.48%) Law
15 7 (11.48%) Information Security Management
15 7 (11.48%) Security Management
15 7 (11.48%) Information Security
16 6 (9.84%) SCCM

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 14 (22.95%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.92%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.92%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.64%) GroupWise
Applications
1 11 (18.03%) Spreadsheet
2 10 (16.39%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (9.84%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (1.64%) GNU Octave
4 1 (1.64%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 20 (32.79%) Office 365
2 4 (6.56%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (6.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.28%) G Suite
4 1 (1.64%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 22 (36.07%) Firewall
2 10 (16.39%) DNS
3 7 (11.48%) DHCP
4 4 (6.56%) FTP
4 4 (6.56%) HTTP
4 4 (6.56%) HTTPS
4 4 (6.56%) WAN
5 3 (4.92%) EIGRP
5 3 (4.92%) LAN
5 3 (4.92%) OSPF
5 3 (4.92%) RIP
5 3 (4.92%) Wireless
6 2 (3.28%) Internet
6 2 (3.28%) Skype
6 2 (3.28%) VoIP
6 2 (3.28%) VPN
7 1 (1.64%) SAN
7 1 (1.64%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.92%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.64%) MySQL
General
1 7 (11.48%) Law
2 2 (3.28%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 13 (21.31%) Support Engineer
2 12 (19.67%) Analyst
2 12 (19.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (13.11%) IT Support
3 8 (13.11%) Test Analyst
4 7 (11.48%) Consultant
4 7 (11.48%) Technical Analyst
4 7 (11.48%) Technical Test Analyst
5 6 (9.84%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 6 (9.84%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (9.84%) Windows Engineer
6 5 (8.20%) Active Directory Consultant
7 4 (6.56%) 1st Line Support
7 4 (6.56%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 4 (6.56%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) Field Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) Field Service Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) Field Support Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (21.31%) Web Services
2 4 (6.56%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.67%) Client/Server
2 4 (6.56%) PKI
3 3 (4.92%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.28%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.64%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (1.64%) Handset
5 1 (1.64%) VHDL
5 1 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 24 (39.34%) Windows 10
2 15 (24.59%) Windows Server
3 11 (18.03%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (13.11%) Windows 7
5 7 (11.48%) Linux
6 6 (9.84%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.28%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.64%) Android
8 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.64%) Unix
8 1 (1.64%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (22.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 12 (19.67%) ITIL
2 12 (19.67%) Migration
3 11 (18.03%) Test Strategy
4 9 (14.75%) Project Management
5 7 (11.48%) Information Security
5 7 (11.48%) Information Security Management
5 7 (11.48%) ISMS
5 7 (11.48%) Security Management
6 4 (6.56%) Defect Management
7 3 (4.92%) Application Packaging
7 3 (4.92%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (4.92%) Email Filtering
7 3 (4.92%) ITIL V3
7 3 (4.92%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (4.92%) SIEM
8 2 (3.28%) Analytical Thinking
8 2 (3.28%) Antivirus Management
8 2 (3.28%) Service Management
8 2 (3.28%) Task-Oriented
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.48%) PowerShell
2 5 (8.20%) SQL
3 2 (3.28%) VBA
4 1 (1.64%) C
4 1 (1.64%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (3.28%) CCNA
1 2 (3.28%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.64%) Degree
2 1 (1.64%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (3.28%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (34.43%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.84%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (3.28%) Firmware
3 2 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.28%) XenApp
4 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (1.64%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.64%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 6 (9.84%) SCCM
2 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (3.28%) NetBackup
2 2 (3.28%) WSUS
Vendors
1 29 (47.54%) Microsoft
2 17 (27.87%) VMware
3 7 (11.48%) Sony
4 5 (8.20%) Cisco
5 4 (6.56%) CA
5 4 (6.56%) Symantec
6 3 (4.92%) Citrix
7 2 (3.28%) Apple
7 2 (3.28%) CheckPoint
7 2 (3.28%) HP
7 2 (3.28%) McAfee
7 2 (3.28%) Palo Alto
7 2 (3.28%) Veeam
8 1 (1.64%) Fortinet
8 1 (1.64%) Google
8 1 (1.64%) Juniper
8 1 (1.64%) Mitel
8 1 (1.64%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.64%) Twitter
8 1 (1.64%) Xilinx