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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 19 14 10
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 15 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 10.56% 7.87% 9.73%
As % of the Vendors category 16.85% 19.44% 19.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 2
Average daily rate £450 - £388
90% offered a daily rate of more than £372 - £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 - £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £23.86 £11.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+116.86% -31.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%
Vendors Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
89 36 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 62.68% 40.45% 49.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 13 17
Average daily rate £388 £450 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.88% +38.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £348 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £535 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 8
Average hourly rate £23.86 £11.00 £13.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+116.86% -19.79%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
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 16 April 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 16 April 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 12 (54.55%) Project Management
2 5 (22.73%) MS Office
2 5 (22.73%) MS Excel
2 5 (22.73%) SharePoint
2 5 (22.73%) Retail
2 5 (22.73%) Lync
3 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (18.18%) PRINCE2
3 4 (18.18%) Windows
3 4 (18.18%) SQL
3 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
3 4 (18.18%) Active Directory
4 3 (13.64%) CRM
4 3 (13.64%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (13.64%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (9.09%) PKI
5 2 (9.09%) Marketing
5 2 (9.09%) Advertising
5 2 (9.09%) Change Control
5 2 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (9.09%) Hyper-V
5 2 (9.09%) Database Security
5 2 (9.09%) Intranet
5 2 (9.09%) Change Management
5 2 (9.09%) Firewall
5 2 (9.09%) Finance
5 2 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (9.09%) T-SQL
5 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (9.09%) Remedy

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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
1 5 (22.73%) Lync
2 2 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (9.09%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (22.73%) MS Office
1 5 (22.73%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.55%) MS Project
2 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.55%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (13.64%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (4.55%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (4.55%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) Intranet
1 2 (9.09%) Firewall
1 2 (9.09%) VPN
2 1 (4.55%) LAN
2 1 (4.55%) WAN
2 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.55%) RFID
2 1 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (4.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) RDBMS
2 1 (4.55%) Data Mining
2 1 (4.55%) MySQL
2 1 (4.55%) MS Access
2 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 5 (22.73%) Retail
2 2 (9.09%) Marketing
2 2 (9.09%) Advertising
2 2 (9.09%) Finance
3 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.55%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Consultant
2 5 (22.73%) Project Manager
2 5 (22.73%) Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Business Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Dynamics AX Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Functional Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Administrator
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Support Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Project Administrator
5 1 (4.55%) Business Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse Developer
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Developer
5 1 (4.55%) SQL DBA
5 1 (4.55%) CRM Project Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Business Project Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Process Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) PKI
2 1 (4.55%) Visualisation
2 1 (4.55%) iPad
2 1 (4.55%) Replication
2 1 (4.55%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (4.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (54.55%) Project Management
2 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (18.18%) PRINCE2
3 3 (13.64%) CRM
4 2 (9.09%) Change Control
4 2 (9.09%) Database Security
4 2 (9.09%) Change Management
4 2 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (4.55%) Data Modelling
5 1 (4.55%) BPR
5 1 (4.55%) ERP
5 1 (4.55%) Programme Management
5 1 (4.55%) ITSM
5 1 (4.55%) Logistics
5 1 (4.55%) Business Analysis
5 1 (4.55%) Web Design
5 1 (4.55%) Migration
5 1 (4.55%) Use Case
5 1 (4.55%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) SQL
2 2 (9.09%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.55%) FoxPro (VFP)
3 1 (4.55%) C#
3 1 (4.55%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.09%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) Remedy
2 1 (4.55%) Cisco
2 1 (4.55%) Niku
2 1 (4.55%) Avaya
2 1 (4.55%) Sage
2 1 (4.55%) SAP
2 1 (4.55%) Alterian
2 1 (4.55%) LANDesk
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