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 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 11 16 9
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 20 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 12.50% 9.78% 9.72%
As % of the Vendors category 22.22% 16.98% 28.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 3
Average daily rate
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£350 £190 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+84.21% -47.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £190 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £435 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
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 £15.50 £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
90 53 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 56.25% 57.61% 34.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 29 14
Average daily rate £368 £340 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.08% -9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £190 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £425 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £15.88 £19.68 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.32% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

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 27 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 27 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 21 (70.00%) Windows
2 14 (46.67%) Hyper-V
3 12 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 11 (36.67%) HP
5 9 (30.00%) SQL Server
6 7 (23.33%) SharePoint
6 7 (23.33%) SCCM
6 7 (23.33%) SCOM
7 6 (20.00%) Degree
7 6 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
7 6 (20.00%) Network Design
7 6 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (20.00%) Converged Infrastructure
8 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (16.67%) MS Excel
8 5 (16.67%) Citrix
8 5 (16.67%) DNS
8 5 (16.67%) Risk Analysis
9 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (13.33%) Change Control
9 4 (13.33%) Office 365
9 4 (13.33%) PowerShell
9 4 (13.33%) DHCP
9 4 (13.33%) Terminal Services
9 4 (13.33%) CRM
9 4 (13.33%) Data Modelling

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 7 (23.33%) SharePoint
2 3 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (10.00%) WorkSite
3 2 (6.67%) Lync
4 1 (3.33%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 5 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (10.00%) MS Visio
2 3 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (6.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.33%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) DNS
2 4 (13.33%) DHCP
3 3 (10.00%) VPN
3 3 (10.00%) LAN
3 3 (10.00%) MPLS
3 3 (10.00%) Firewall
3 3 (10.00%) WAN
4 2 (6.67%) SAN
4 2 (6.67%) PBX
5 1 (3.33%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (10.00%) Big Data
3 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 4 (13.33%) Telecoms
2 3 (10.00%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Retail
3 2 (6.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) Analyst
2 6 (20.00%) Architect
3 5 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 5 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Service Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Applications Architect
4 4 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Voice Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) IT Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (6.67%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Administrator
5 2 (6.67%) Enterprise Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) IT Business Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Portfolio Manager
5 2 (6.67%) IT Project Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Technical Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Implementation Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Implementation Project Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) SAP PI
2 2 (6.67%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (13.33%) Management Information System
3 3 (10.00%) PKI
4 2 (6.67%) iPad
4 2 (6.67%) Data Centre
5 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 21 (70.00%) Windows
2 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (6.67%) Android
5 1 (3.33%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (3.33%) Mac OS
5 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.00%) Network Design
1 6 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 6 (20.00%) Converged Infrastructure
2 5 (16.67%) Risk Analysis
3 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (13.33%) ITIL
3 4 (13.33%) PRINCE2
3 4 (13.33%) CRM
3 4 (13.33%) Data Modelling
3 4 (13.33%) Project Management
3 4 (13.33%) Change Management
3 4 (13.33%) Change Control
4 3 (10.00%) Web Development
4 3 (10.00%) Data Analytics
4 3 (10.00%) Analytics
4 3 (10.00%) Workflow
4 3 (10.00%) Quality Management
4 3 (10.00%) Process Management
4 3 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (10.00%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (20.00%) Degree
2 3 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 14 (46.67%) Hyper-V
2 12 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (13.33%) Terminal Services
4 3 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (10.00%) XenServer
4 3 (10.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (23.33%) SCCM
1 7 (23.33%) SCOM
2 4 (13.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 11 (36.67%) HP
2 5 (16.67%) Citrix
3 4 (13.33%) SAP
3 4 (13.33%) Symantec
4 3 (10.00%) Metastorm
4 3 (10.00%) VMware
4 3 (10.00%) Oracle
4 3 (10.00%) Nintex
5 2 (6.67%) ServiceNow
6 1 (3.33%) Cisco
6 1 (3.33%) IBM
6 1 (3.33%) Dell
6 1 (3.33%) Avaya
6 1 (3.33%) Apple