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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 12 21 12
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 18 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 11.18% 10.24% 6.25%
As % of the Vendors category 19.57% 16.25% 18.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 0
Average daily rate
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£320 £413 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.51% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £23.86 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +116.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.33%
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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
92 80 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 57.14% 62.99% 33.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 33 10
Average daily rate £375 £381 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% -23.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £200 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £439 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Average hourly rate £15.50 £23.86 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.02% +116.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -7.89%

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
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 5 May 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 5 May 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 25 (75.76%) Windows
2 19 (57.58%) Hyper-V
3 15 (45.45%) Active Directory
4 11 (33.33%) HP
5 10 (30.30%) SQL Server
5 10 (30.30%) SCCM
5 10 (30.30%) SCOM
6 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (24.24%) Citrix
7 8 (24.24%) SharePoint
7 8 (24.24%) DNS
7 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (24.24%) PowerShell
7 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (21.21%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 7 (21.21%) Degree
8 7 (21.21%) DHCP
8 7 (21.21%) Terminal Services
8 7 (21.21%) Symantec
9 6 (18.18%) Configuration Management
9 6 (18.18%) Network Design
9 6 (18.18%) Enterprise Architecture
9 6 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (18.18%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (15.15%) Change Control
10 5 (15.15%) Risk Analysis
10 5 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (15.15%) Telecoms
10 5 (15.15%) VMware
10 5 (15.15%) Project Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 8 (24.24%) SharePoint
2 4 (12.12%) WorkSite
3 3 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (6.06%) Lync
5 1 (3.03%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 5 (15.15%) MS Excel
2 4 (12.12%) MS Visio
3 3 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (6.06%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.12%) Office 365
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (24.24%) DNS
2 7 (21.21%) DHCP
3 4 (12.12%) VPN
3 4 (12.12%) LAN
3 4 (12.12%) MPLS
3 4 (12.12%) Firewall
3 4 (12.12%) WAN
4 2 (6.06%) PBX
5 1 (3.03%) PSTN
5 1 (3.03%) 3GPP
5 1 (3.03%) SAN
5 1 (3.03%) 3G
5 1 (3.03%) 2G
5 1 (3.03%) SSH
5 1 (3.03%) LTE
5 1 (3.03%) 4G
5 1 (3.03%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (30.30%) SQL Server
2 6 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (18.18%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (12.12%) Big Data
4 3 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
General
1 5 (15.15%) Telecoms
2 3 (9.09%) Retail
3 2 (6.06%) Legal
4 1 (3.03%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (27.27%) Analyst
2 7 (21.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (18.18%) Architect
4 5 (15.15%) Project Manager
4 5 (15.15%) Service Analyst
4 5 (15.15%) Service Desk Analyst
4 5 (15.15%) Applications Architect
5 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Consultant
5 2 (6.06%) Technical Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Voice Consultant
5 2 (6.06%) IT Business Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Portfolio Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Administrator
5 2 (6.06%) Technical Project Manager
5 2 (6.06%) IT Project Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Business Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Consultant
6 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Technical Architect
6 1 (3.03%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) SAP PI
2 2 (6.06%) COM
3 1 (3.03%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 3 (9.09%) PKI
3 2 (6.06%) iPad
4 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 25 (75.76%) Windows
2 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (6.06%) Android
4 2 (6.06%) Linux
5 1 (3.03%) FreeBSD
5 1 (3.03%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.03%) Mac OS
5 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.03%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.18%) Configuration Management
1 6 (18.18%) Network Design
1 6 (18.18%) Enterprise Architecture
2 5 (15.15%) Risk Analysis
2 5 (15.15%) Change Control
2 5 (15.15%) Project Management
2 5 (15.15%) ITIL
2 5 (15.15%) PRINCE2
3 4 (12.12%) Quality Management
3 4 (12.12%) Process Management
3 4 (12.12%) Service Delivery
3 4 (12.12%) Change Management
3 4 (12.12%) Data Analytics
3 4 (12.12%) Analytics
3 4 (12.12%) Requirements Analysis
4 3 (9.09%) Web Development
4 3 (9.09%) Software Engineering
4 3 (9.09%) CRM
4 3 (9.09%) Data Modelling
4 3 (9.09%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 8 (24.24%) PowerShell
2 3 (9.09%) SQL
3 1 (3.03%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.03%) C#
3 1 (3.03%) C++
3 1 (3.03%) Perl
3 1 (3.03%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (21.21%) Degree
2 4 (12.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 19 (57.58%) Hyper-V
2 15 (45.45%) Active Directory
3 7 (21.21%) Terminal Services
4 5 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (12.12%) XenServer
5 4 (12.12%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (30.30%) SCCM
1 10 (30.30%) SCOM
2 7 (21.21%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (3.03%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (33.33%) HP
2 8 (24.24%) Citrix
3 7 (21.21%) Symantec
4 5 (15.15%) VMware
5 3 (9.09%) Metastorm
5 3 (9.09%) Nintex
5 3 (9.09%) SAP
6 2 (6.06%) Dell
6 2 (6.06%) Oracle
6 2 (6.06%) ServiceNow
7 1 (3.03%) Huawei
7 1 (3.03%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 1 (3.03%) Nortel
7 1 (3.03%) Cisco
7 1 (3.03%) IBM
7 1 (3.03%) Avaya
7 1 (3.03%) Ericsson
7 1 (3.03%) Apple