The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Watford region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 14 12 14
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 10 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 9.35% 13.33% 11.11%
As % of the Vendors category 17.86% 23.08% 19.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 4
Average daily rate
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£213 £375 £171
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.33% +118.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £340 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £467 £192
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £23.86 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.44
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.05%
Vendors Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
56 52 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 52.34% 57.78% 56.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 14 12
Average daily rate £300 £363 £254
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.24% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £315 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £480 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 1
Average hourly rate £15.50 £50.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.00% +177.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
Microsoft
Hertfordshire

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Watford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Watford region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Watford

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Watford region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Watford region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 8 (36.36%) MS Excel
2 7 (31.82%) Project Management
3 6 (27.27%) Active Directory
4 5 (22.73%) SharePoint
4 5 (22.73%) Windows
5 4 (18.18%) PRINCE2
5 4 (18.18%) CRM
5 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
5 4 (18.18%) MS Office
5 4 (18.18%) Retail
5 4 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET
6 3 (13.64%) C#
6 3 (13.64%) .NET
6 3 (13.64%) Finance
7 2 (9.09%) Legal
7 2 (9.09%) Advertising
7 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (9.09%) VMware
7 2 (9.09%) Web Design
7 2 (9.09%) HTML
7 2 (9.09%) CSS
7 2 (9.09%) Visual Studio
7 2 (9.09%) DNS
7 2 (9.09%) MS Visio
7 2 (9.09%) MS Exchange
7 2 (9.09%) LAN
7 2 (9.09%) DHCP
7 2 (9.09%) Citrix
7 2 (9.09%) Intranet

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (22.73%) SharePoint
2 2 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 2 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (36.36%) MS Excel
2 4 (18.18%) MS Office
3 2 (9.09%) MS Visio
4 1 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (4.55%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.55%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (4.55%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (4.55%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) LAN
1 2 (9.09%) DHCP
1 2 (9.09%) DNS
1 2 (9.09%) Intranet
2 1 (4.55%) SAN
2 1 (4.55%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 4 (18.18%) Retail
2 3 (13.64%) Finance
3 2 (9.09%) Legal
3 2 (9.09%) Advertising
3 2 (9.09%) Local Government
3 2 (9.09%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Analyst
2 3 (13.64%) Business Analyst
2 3 (13.64%) Administrator
2 3 (13.64%) Technical Support
2 3 (13.64%) Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Service Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Project Support Administrator
3 2 (9.09%) Project Administrator
3 2 (9.09%) Project Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Desktop Support
4 1 (4.55%) Process Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Technical Support Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) .NET
1 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET
2 2 (9.09%) CSS
2 2 (9.09%) Ajax
2 2 (9.09%) jQuery
2 2 (9.09%) HTML
3 1 (4.55%) HTML5
3 1 (4.55%) CSS3
3 1 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) iPhone
1 1 (4.55%) EqualLogic
1 1 (4.55%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.55%) Linux
3 1 (4.55%) Windows XP
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Project Management
2 4 (18.18%) PRINCE2
2 4 (18.18%) CRM
3 2 (9.09%) Network Management
3 2 (9.09%) Workflow
3 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (9.09%) Web Design
3 2 (9.09%) Business Analysis
3 2 (9.09%) Web Development
4 1 (4.55%) Load Balancing
4 1 (4.55%) Use Case
4 1 (4.55%) Release Management
4 1 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (4.55%) Test Scripting
4 1 (4.55%) System Testing
4 1 (4.55%) Time Management
4 1 (4.55%) Programme Management
4 1 (4.55%) Change Management
4 1 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.55%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) C#
2 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) Degree
1 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (9.09%) vSphere
3 1 (4.55%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) Citrix
1 2 (9.09%) Remedy
1 2 (9.09%) VMware
2 1 (4.55%) LANDesk
2 1 (4.55%) Niku
2 1 (4.55%) Avaya
2 1 (4.55%) SAP
2 1 (4.55%) HP
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