The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 20 19
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 18 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 15.25% 7.34% 6.25%
As % of the Vendors category 26.09% 16.00% 16.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 1
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£288 £475 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.47% +46.15%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Average hourly rate £11.75 - £14.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 - £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 - £16.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £13.94 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+5.84% -11.52%
Microsoft
Hertfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Watford region.

Vendors Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
69 50 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 58.47% 45.87% 38.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 15 13
Average daily rate £425 £315 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.92% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £160 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £415 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 2
Average hourly rate £12.50 - £14.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 - £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 - £16.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015, 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 22 (61.11%) Windows
2 13 (36.11%) Hyper-V
3 12 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 12 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 11 (30.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (25.00%) DNS
7 8 (22.22%) DHCP
7 8 (22.22%) PowerShell
7 8 (22.22%) SCCM
7 8 (22.22%) SCOM
8 7 (19.44%) Citrix
8 7 (19.44%) Terminal Services
8 7 (19.44%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (19.44%) MS Office
9 6 (16.67%) SQL Server
9 6 (16.67%) Linux
9 6 (16.67%) Symantec
9 6 (16.67%) Configuration Management
9 6 (16.67%) VMware
9 6 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (16.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 5 (13.89%) Office 365
10 5 (13.89%) Workflow
10 5 (13.89%) SQL
11 4 (11.11%) Oracle
11 4 (11.11%) MS Exchange
11 4 (11.11%) Project Management
11 4 (11.11%) HP
11 4 (11.11%) Change Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 4 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.33%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.56%) Lync
3 2 (5.56%) WorkSite
4 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.78%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.78%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 7 (19.44%) MS Office
3 3 (8.33%) MS Visio
4 2 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (2.78%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.89%) Office 365
2 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.78%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.78%) SaaS
3 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.78%) Google Apps
3 1 (2.78%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 9 (25.00%) DNS
2 8 (22.22%) DHCP
3 3 (8.33%) Firewall
3 3 (8.33%) LAN
3 3 (8.33%) WAN
4 2 (5.56%) 3GPP
4 2 (5.56%) VPN
4 2 (5.56%) MPLS
4 2 (5.56%) 3G
4 2 (5.56%) SAN
4 2 (5.56%) SSH
4 2 (5.56%) 2G
4 2 (5.56%) 4G
4 2 (5.56%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (5.56%) LTE
5 1 (2.78%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (2.78%) IPsec
5 1 (2.78%) BIG-IP
5 1 (2.78%) VLAN
5 1 (2.78%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.11%) Oracle Database
3 3 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (5.56%) Big Data
4 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (2.78%) Oracle8/8i Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 3 (8.33%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Retail
2 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (36.11%) Analyst
2 6 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (13.89%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (13.89%) Service Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Administrator
5 3 (8.33%) Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) Software Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Project Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Business Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Junior Project Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) IT Project Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Junior
6 2 (5.56%) Developer
6 2 (5.56%) DBA
6 2 (5.56%) Junior IT Project Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Dynamics AX Consultant
7 1 (2.78%) IT Support
7 1 (2.78%) Web Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) 1st Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.56%) .NET
2 1 (2.78%) SAP PI
2 1 (2.78%) COM
2 1 (2.78%) Web Services
2 1 (2.78%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.56%) Statistics
1 2 (5.56%) Replication
2 1 (2.78%) Informatics
2 1 (2.78%) EqualLogic
2 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.78%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 22 (61.11%) Windows
2 11 (30.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (19.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (16.67%) Linux
6 3 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (5.56%) FreeBSD
7 2 (5.56%) UNIX
8 1 (2.78%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.78%) Android
8 1 (2.78%) Windows Vista
8 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.78%) AIX
8 1 (2.78%) Solaris
8 1 (2.78%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (16.67%) Configuration Management
2 5 (13.89%) Workflow
3 4 (11.11%) Project Management
3 4 (11.11%) Change Management
4 3 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
4 3 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (8.33%) BPR
4 3 (8.33%) E-Commerce
5 2 (5.56%) ERP
5 2 (5.56%) ITIL
5 2 (5.56%) PRINCE2
5 2 (5.56%) Business Analysis
5 2 (5.56%) Data Management
5 2 (5.56%) Validation
5 2 (5.56%) Migration
5 2 (5.56%) Security Management
5 2 (5.56%) Quality Management
5 2 (5.56%) Process Management
5 2 (5.56%) Service Delivery
5 2 (5.56%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 5 (13.89%) SQL
3 2 (5.56%) C#
3 2 (5.56%) C++
3 2 (5.56%) Perl
3 2 (5.56%) Shell Script
3 2 (5.56%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (8.33%) Degree
2 2 (5.56%) MCDBA
2 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle Certification
2 2 (5.56%) ACCA
2 2 (5.56%) MCITP
2 2 (5.56%) CIMA
2 2 (5.56%) AAT
2 2 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (2.78%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 13 (36.11%) Hyper-V
2 12 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 7 (19.44%) Terminal Services
4 6 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (8.33%) vSphere
6 2 (5.56%) XenServer
7 1 (2.78%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (2.78%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 8 (22.22%) SCCM
1 8 (22.22%) SCOM
2 6 (16.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (5.56%) Puppet
4 1 (2.78%) MOM
Vendors
1 7 (19.44%) Citrix
2 6 (16.67%) Symantec
2 6 (16.67%) VMware
3 4 (11.11%) Oracle
3 4 (11.11%) HP
4 2 (5.56%) Dell
4 2 (5.56%) Nortel
4 2 (5.56%) Ericsson
4 2 (5.56%) Huawei
4 2 (5.56%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 1 (2.78%) SolarWinds
5 1 (2.78%) Infoblox
5 1 (2.78%) F5
5 1 (2.78%) Nintex
5 1 (2.78%) Metastorm
5 1 (2.78%) Blue Coat
5 1 (2.78%) Google
5 1 (2.78%) Juniper
5 1 (2.78%) Intel
5 1 (2.78%) Cisco
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