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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 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.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Hertfordshire / Watford
Rank 14 12 3
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 6 9 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 5.83% 9.18% 15.63%
As % of the Vendors category 19.35% 18.75% 25.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 7
Median daily rate £475 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £130 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £420 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Median hourly rate - £14.25 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +29.54%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-15.62% +6.66%

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
31 48 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 30.10% 48.98% 60.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 26 32
Median daily rate £450 £413 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +8.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £138 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 7
Median hourly rate £14.50 £30.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.66% +140.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +33.65%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Watford region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 19 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Watford region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 12 (60.00%) Windows
2 11 (55.00%) SharePoint
3 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 9 (45.00%) SQL
4 9 (45.00%) SCCM
5 7 (35.00%) Hyper-V
6 6 (30.00%) Mobile App
7 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
7 5 (25.00%) DNS
8 3 (15.00%) Apache
8 3 (15.00%) CRM
8 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
8 3 (15.00%) DHCP
8 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
8 3 (15.00%) Oracle
8 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
8 3 (15.00%) IIS
8 3 (15.00%) MS Office
8 3 (15.00%) SAP
8 3 (15.00%) Finance
8 3 (15.00%) Retail
8 3 (15.00%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (15.00%) Change Control
8 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (15.00%) WhatsUp Gold
8 3 (15.00%) PowerShell
8 3 (15.00%) Problem Management
8 3 (15.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (15.00%) WSUS
9 2 (10.00%) Technical Architecture

Microsoft
Top Related 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 (55.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (15.00%) Apache
2 3 (15.00%) IIS
2 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (15.00%) MS Office
3 1 (5.00%) Camtasia
3 1 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (5.00%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Office 365
1 2 (10.00%) SaaS
2 1 (5.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.00%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) DNS
2 3 (15.00%) DHCP
2 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (10.00%) Internet
4 1 (5.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
1 3 (15.00%) Retail
2 1 (5.00%) Legal
2 1 (5.00%) Local Government
2 1 (5.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Architect
2 6 (30.00%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (15.00%) Administrator
3 3 (15.00%) Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Applications Support
3 3 (15.00%) Applications Support Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Support Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Project Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Active Directory Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Applications Architect
5 1 (5.00%) CRM Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) e-Learning Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Instructional Designer
5 1 (5.00%) Server Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) SharePoint Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Virtualisation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) SAML
1 1 (5.00%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.00%) e-Learning
3 1 (5.00%) iPad
3 1 (5.00%) PKI
3 1 (5.00%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 12 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (10.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.00%) Android
4 1 (5.00%) VMS
4 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.00%) Change Control
1 3 (15.00%) CRM
1 3 (15.00%) Problem Management
2 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (10.00%) Analytics
2 2 (10.00%) Information Security
2 2 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (10.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (10.00%) Validation
2 2 (10.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (5.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (5.00%) Document Management
3 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (5.00%) ERP
3 1 (5.00%) Network Design
3 1 (5.00%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (5.00%) Product Management
3 1 (5.00%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) SQL
2 3 (15.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (10.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Degree
1 2 (10.00%) MCITP
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.00%) A+ Certification
2 1 (5.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (5.00%) MCSA
2 1 (5.00%) MCTS
2 1 (5.00%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (35.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (10.00%) BitLocker
4 1 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (5.00%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (45.00%) SCCM
2 3 (15.00%) WhatsUp Gold
2 3 (15.00%) WSUS
3 2 (10.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (5.00%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (5.00%) SCOM
4 1 (5.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle
1 3 (15.00%) SAP
2 2 (10.00%) AppSense
2 2 (10.00%) Symantec
2 2 (10.00%) VMware
3 1 (5.00%) Citrix
3 1 (5.00%) HP
3 1 (5.00%) iManage
3 1 (5.00%) Nintex
3 1 (5.00%) Veritas
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