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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 19 23 18
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 9 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 7.09% 9.21% 8.25%
As % of the Vendors category 13.24% 15.56% 20.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
Average daily rate
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£258 £475 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.78% +46.15%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £327 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.03% +0.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £12.50 £23.86 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.60% +116.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.63
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.27%
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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
68 90 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 53.54% 59.21% 40.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 32 14
Average daily rate £388 £333 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.54% -19.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Average hourly rate £12.50 £23.86 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.60% +116.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.40
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -4.89%

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
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 27 March 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 20 (64.52%) Windows
2 15 (48.39%) Hyper-V
3 13 (41.94%) Active Directory
4 11 (35.48%) MS Excel
5 10 (32.26%) SCCM
5 10 (32.26%) SCOM
5 10 (32.26%) PowerShell
5 10 (32.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (32.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (29.03%) DHCP
6 9 (29.03%) DNS
7 8 (25.81%) Symantec
7 8 (25.81%) Citrix
7 8 (25.81%) Terminal Services
7 8 (25.81%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (25.81%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 7 (22.58%) Configuration Management
9 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
10 5 (16.13%) MS Office
10 5 (16.13%) MS Visio
10 5 (16.13%) Change Management
10 5 (16.13%) VMware
10 5 (16.13%) Requirements Analysis
10 5 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
11 4 (12.90%) Office 365
11 4 (12.90%) Change Control
11 4 (12.90%) Degree
11 4 (12.90%) MS PowerPoint
11 4 (12.90%) Telecoms
11 4 (12.90%) Project Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (12.90%) SharePoint
2 3 (9.68%) WorkSite
3 1 (3.23%) IIS
3 1 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 11 (35.48%) MS Excel
2 5 (16.13%) MS Visio
2 5 (16.13%) MS Office
3 4 (12.90%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (3.23%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.90%) Office 365
2 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.23%) SaaS
3 1 (3.23%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 9 (29.03%) DHCP
1 9 (29.03%) DNS
2 3 (9.68%) WAN
2 3 (9.68%) VPN
2 3 (9.68%) LAN
2 3 (9.68%) MPLS
2 3 (9.68%) Firewall
3 2 (6.45%) 2G
3 2 (6.45%) SSH
3 2 (6.45%) LTE
3 2 (6.45%) 4G
3 2 (6.45%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (6.45%) 3G
3 2 (6.45%) 3GPP
4 1 (3.23%) FTP
4 1 (3.23%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.68%) Big Data
2 3 (9.68%) Oracle Database
3 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 4 (12.90%) Telecoms
2 3 (9.68%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (41.94%) Analyst
2 8 (25.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Service Analyst
3 5 (16.13%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Project Manager
4 3 (9.68%) Business Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Software Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Administrator
5 2 (6.45%) Junior
5 2 (6.45%) Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Junior Project Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Junior IT Project Manager
5 2 (6.45%) IT Business Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) IT Project Manager
6 1 (3.23%) SQL DBA
6 1 (3.23%) Project Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) IT Support Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Project Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (3.23%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) .NET
2 1 (3.23%) COM
2 1 (3.23%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.23%) Replication
3 1 (3.23%) PKI
3 1 (3.23%) Statistics
3 1 (3.23%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 20 (64.52%) Windows
2 10 (32.26%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (32.26%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (25.81%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (12.90%) Linux
5 2 (6.45%) FreeBSD
5 2 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (6.45%) UNIX
6 1 (3.23%) Mac OS
6 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
6 1 (3.23%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (22.58%) Configuration Management
2 5 (16.13%) Change Management
2 5 (16.13%) Requirements Analysis
3 4 (12.90%) Change Control
3 4 (12.90%) Project Management
3 4 (12.90%) ITIL
3 4 (12.90%) PRINCE2
4 3 (9.68%) CRM
4 3 (9.68%) Quality Management
4 3 (9.68%) Process Management
4 3 (9.68%) Service Delivery
4 3 (9.68%) Web Development
4 3 (9.68%) Software Engineering
4 3 (9.68%) Business Analysis
4 3 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (9.68%) Data Modelling
4 3 (9.68%) B2C
4 3 (9.68%) Data Analytics
4 3 (9.68%) Analytics
5 2 (6.45%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 10 (32.26%) PowerShell
2 4 (12.90%) SQL
3 2 (6.45%) C#
3 2 (6.45%) C++
3 2 (6.45%) Perl
3 2 (6.45%) Bash Shell
3 2 (6.45%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) Degree
2 3 (9.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (3.23%) MCDBA
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (3.23%) MCITP
System Software
1 15 (48.39%) Hyper-V
2 13 (41.94%) Active Directory
3 8 (25.81%) Terminal Services
4 5 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (9.68%) XenServer
5 3 (9.68%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (32.26%) SCCM
1 10 (32.26%) SCOM
2 8 (25.81%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (6.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (25.81%) Citrix
1 8 (25.81%) Symantec
2 5 (16.13%) VMware
3 4 (12.90%) HP
4 3 (9.68%) Oracle
5 2 (6.45%) Dell
5 2 (6.45%) Nortel
5 2 (6.45%) Ericsson
5 2 (6.45%) Huawei
5 2 (6.45%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 2 (6.45%) ServiceNow
6 1 (3.23%) Nintex
6 1 (3.23%) Google
6 1 (3.23%) Apple
6 1 (3.23%) Metastorm
6 1 (3.23%) SAP
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