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 2 December 2016 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 16 5 2
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 7 15 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 6.54% 13.76% 14.67%
As % of the Vendors category 13.21% 30.00% 27.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 8
Median daily rate - £220 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -43.22%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £14.75 £14.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.35% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
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
53 50 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 49.53% 45.87% 52.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 29 40
Median daily rate £400 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £186 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £560 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
Median hourly rate £14.25 £22.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.22% -8.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.40
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +3.44%

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 2 December 2016, 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 (48.00%) SQL
1 12 (48.00%) Windows
2 11 (44.00%) SharePoint
2 11 (44.00%) Active Directory
3 10 (40.00%) SCCM
4 9 (36.00%) MS Excel
5 7 (28.00%) Hyper-V
6 6 (24.00%) SQL Server
6 6 (24.00%) MS Office
7 5 (20.00%) DHCP
7 5 (20.00%) DNS
7 5 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (20.00%) Mobile App
8 4 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (16.00%) Retail
8 4 (16.00%) SAP
9 3 (12.00%) Visual Studio
9 3 (12.00%) IIS
9 3 (12.00%) T-SQL
9 3 (12.00%) .NET
9 3 (12.00%) Oracle
9 3 (12.00%) HTML
9 3 (12.00%) ITIL
9 3 (12.00%) Apache
9 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET
9 3 (12.00%) CSS
9 3 (12.00%) Finance
9 3 (12.00%) MS Exchange
9 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003

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 (44.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (12.00%) Apache
2 3 (12.00%) IIS
2 3 (12.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (8.00%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (4.00%) CMS
4 1 (4.00%) DNN
4 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (4.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (36.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (24.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (8.00%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) Office 365
2 2 (8.00%) SaaS
3 1 (4.00%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (4.00%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.00%) DHCP
1 5 (20.00%) DNS
2 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.00%) Firewall
3 1 (4.00%) Internet
3 1 (4.00%) Kerberos
3 1 (4.00%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (4.00%) Skype
3 1 (4.00%) VPN
3 1 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (24.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (12.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (8.00%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (8.00%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.00%) Subversion
2 1 (4.00%) Xcode
General
1 4 (16.00%) Retail
2 3 (12.00%) Finance
3 2 (8.00%) Legal
3 2 (8.00%) Local Government
4 1 (4.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Architect
2 6 (24.00%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (20.00%) Administrator
4 4 (16.00%) Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) .NET Developer
5 3 (12.00%) Applications Support
5 3 (12.00%) Applications Support Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Developer
5 3 (12.00%) Support Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Applications Architect
6 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Project Administrator
6 2 (8.00%) Server Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) VB.NET Developer
6 2 (8.00%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) CRM Architect
7 1 (4.00%) Desktop Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Project Coordinator
7 1 (4.00%) SharePoint Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) .NET
1 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (12.00%) CSS
1 3 (12.00%) HTML
2 2 (8.00%) Classic ASP
2 2 (8.00%) SAML
2 2 (8.00%) SAP PI
2 2 (8.00%) Web Services
3 1 (4.00%) Ajax
3 1 (4.00%) CSS3
3 1 (4.00%) DHTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 4 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.00%) iPad
3 2 (8.00%) PKI
4 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 12 (48.00%) Windows
2 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (8.00%) Android
3 2 (8.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (8.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (4.00%) Mac OS X
4 1 (4.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (4.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (4.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (12.00%) Change Control
1 3 (12.00%) Information Security
1 3 (12.00%) ITIL
1 3 (12.00%) Problem Management
2 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (8.00%) Analytics
2 2 (8.00%) Converged Infrastructure
2 2 (8.00%) CRM
2 2 (8.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (8.00%) Network Design
2 2 (8.00%) Product Management
2 2 (8.00%) Risk Analysis
2 2 (8.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (8.00%) Workflow
3 1 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (4.00%) ERP
3 1 (4.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (4.00%) Identity Access Management
3 1 (4.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 12 (48.00%) SQL
2 3 (12.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (8.00%) VB.NET
4 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (4.00%) C#
4 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) Degree
1 3 (12.00%) MCITP
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (8.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (8.00%) MCSA
3 1 (4.00%) A+ Certification
3 1 (4.00%) MCTS
3 1 (4.00%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (44.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (28.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (8.00%) XenApp
4 1 (4.00%) BitLocker
4 1 (4.00%) Terminal Services
4 1 (4.00%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 10 (40.00%) SCCM
2 3 (12.00%) WhatsUp Gold
2 3 (12.00%) WSUS
3 2 (8.00%) SCOM
4 1 (4.00%) Casper Suite
4 1 (4.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (4.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) SAP
2 3 (12.00%) Oracle
3 2 (8.00%) Citrix
3 2 (8.00%) HP
3 2 (8.00%) Nintex
3 2 (8.00%) VMware
4 1 (4.00%) Adobe
4 1 (4.00%) AppSense
4 1 (4.00%) Cisco
4 1 (4.00%) Symantec
4 1 (4.00%) Veritas