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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 14 11
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 28 11 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 19.18% 10.09% 13.48%
As % of the Vendors category 31.11% 18.97% 25.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 4
Average daily rate
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£425 £201 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+111.18% -45.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £13.25 £23.86 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.45% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
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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
90 58 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 61.64% 53.21% 52.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 28 12
Average daily rate £375 £285 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% -21.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £185 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £435 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 1
Average hourly rate £13.25 £15.50 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.51% -69.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.25%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 30 (71.43%) Windows
2 26 (61.90%) Active Directory
3 25 (59.52%) Hyper-V
4 17 (40.48%) PowerShell
4 17 (40.48%) Data Centre
4 17 (40.48%) Windows Server 2003
4 17 (40.48%) SCCM
4 17 (40.48%) SCOM
5 16 (38.10%) Citrix
6 15 (35.71%) Symantec
6 15 (35.71%) Terminal Services
6 15 (35.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 15 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (26.19%) HP
8 10 (23.81%) SharePoint
8 10 (23.81%) SQL Server
9 9 (21.43%) Degree
10 8 (19.05%) MS Excel
10 8 (19.05%) Project Management
11 7 (16.67%) ITIL
11 7 (16.67%) SQL
11 7 (16.67%) Change Management
11 7 (16.67%) Finance
11 7 (16.67%) Change Control
12 6 (14.29%) Management Information System
12 6 (14.29%) PKI
12 6 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
12 6 (14.29%) CRM
12 6 (14.29%) DNS

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 10 (23.81%) SharePoint
2 4 (9.52%) WorkSite
2 4 (9.52%) Lync
3 2 (4.76%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (4.76%) LiveLink
4 1 (2.38%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 8 (19.05%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.14%) MS Visio
2 3 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (7.14%) MS Office
3 1 (2.38%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (4.76%) Agresso
3 1 (2.38%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (14.29%) DNS
2 5 (11.90%) DHCP
3 4 (9.52%) VPN
3 4 (9.52%) LAN
3 4 (9.52%) SAN
3 4 (9.52%) MPLS
3 4 (9.52%) Firewall
3 4 (9.52%) WAN
4 3 (7.14%) VLAN
5 2 (4.76%) Intranet
5 2 (4.76%) Internet
5 2 (4.76%) PBX
6 1 (2.38%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.90%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (11.90%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (9.52%) Big Data
3 4 (9.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 7 (16.67%) Finance
2 4 (9.52%) Telecoms
2 4 (9.52%) Retail
3 3 (7.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (35.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (19.05%) Project Manager
3 5 (11.90%) Architect
3 5 (11.90%) Analyst
4 4 (9.52%) IT Project Manager
4 4 (9.52%) Infrastructure Manager
4 4 (9.52%) Implementation Manager
4 4 (9.52%) Implementation Project Manager
4 4 (9.52%) Applications Architect
4 4 (9.52%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 4 (9.52%) IT Infrastructure Manager
4 4 (9.52%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
5 3 (7.14%) Technical Project Manager
5 3 (7.14%) Technical Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Consultant
6 2 (4.76%) Applications Support Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Enterprise Consultant
6 2 (4.76%) Senior Support Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) .NET
1 2 (4.76%) COM
1 2 (4.76%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 17 (40.48%) Data Centre
2 6 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 6 (14.29%) PKI
3 5 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.76%) iPad
4 2 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 30 (71.43%) Windows
2 17 (40.48%) Windows Server 2003
3 15 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (4.76%) Android
4 2 (4.76%) Linux
5 1 (2.38%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (2.38%) Mac OS
5 1 (2.38%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (19.05%) Project Management
2 7 (16.67%) Change Management
2 7 (16.67%) ITIL
2 7 (16.67%) Change Control
3 6 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
3 6 (14.29%) CRM
4 5 (11.90%) PRINCE2
4 5 (11.90%) Asset Management
4 5 (11.90%) Network Design
4 5 (11.90%) Enterprise Architecture
4 5 (11.90%) Build Automation
4 5 (11.90%) Server Building
4 5 (11.90%) Converged Infrastructure
5 4 (9.52%) Data Analytics
5 4 (9.52%) Analytics
5 4 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (9.52%) Workflow
5 4 (9.52%) Data Modelling
5 4 (9.52%) Configuration Management
5 4 (9.52%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (40.48%) PowerShell
2 7 (16.67%) SQL
3 4 (9.52%) C#
4 3 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (21.43%) Degree
2 4 (9.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.38%) SSCP
4 1 (2.38%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (61.90%) Active Directory
2 25 (59.52%) Hyper-V
3 15 (35.71%) Terminal Services
4 4 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (9.52%) XenServer
4 4 (9.52%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (40.48%) SCCM
1 17 (40.48%) SCOM
2 15 (35.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 4 (9.52%) SCOrch
3 4 (9.52%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (38.10%) Citrix
2 15 (35.71%) Symantec
3 11 (26.19%) HP
4 5 (11.90%) Oracle
4 5 (11.90%) ServiceNow
5 4 (9.52%) VMware
5 4 (9.52%) Dell
6 3 (7.14%) EMC
6 3 (7.14%) SAP
6 3 (7.14%) 3PAR
7 2 (4.76%) Metastorm
7 2 (4.76%) Nintex
8 1 (2.38%) Cisco
8 1 (2.38%) IBM
8 1 (2.38%) Avaya
8 1 (2.38%) Apple