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 1 September 2014 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 17 15 16
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 11 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 8.40% 8.54% 12.00%
As % of the Vendors category 17.74% 13.21% 20.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 4
Average daily rate
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£241 £425 £171
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.23% +148.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £419 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £485 £192
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £12.50 - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -7.93%
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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
62 53 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 47.33% 64.63% 57.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 14 18
Average daily rate £335 £344 £196
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.54% +75.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £165 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £483 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 2
Average hourly rate £15.25 £50.00 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.50% +181.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £34.60 £17.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.83 £50.00 £17.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-1.73% +1.57%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 10 (47.62%) Windows
1 10 (47.62%) MS Excel
2 8 (38.10%) Active Directory
3 6 (28.57%) MS Exchange
3 6 (28.57%) MS Office
4 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
4 4 (19.05%) SharePoint
4 4 (19.05%) VMware
4 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (14.29%) Windows 7
5 3 (14.29%) vSphere
5 3 (14.29%) Finance
5 3 (14.29%) .NET
5 3 (14.29%) CRM
5 3 (14.29%) C#
5 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET
5 3 (14.29%) LAN
5 3 (14.29%) DHCP
5 3 (14.29%) DNS
5 3 (14.29%) Citrix
6 2 (9.52%) Remedy
6 2 (9.52%) SAN
6 2 (9.52%) Terminal Services
6 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (9.52%) HP
6 2 (9.52%) CSS
6 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio
6 2 (9.52%) HTML

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 6 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 4 (19.05%) SharePoint
3 2 (9.52%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (9.52%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (4.76%) Lync
4 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 10 (47.62%) MS Excel
2 6 (28.57%) MS Office
3 2 (9.52%) MS Visio
4 1 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (4.76%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.76%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (4.76%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) LAN
1 3 (14.29%) DHCP
1 3 (14.29%) DNS
2 2 (9.52%) SAN
3 1 (4.76%) Intranet
3 1 (4.76%) VPN
3 1 (4.76%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Legal
2 2 (9.52%) Back Office
3 1 (4.76%) Advertising
3 1 (4.76%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Analyst
2 3 (14.29%) Developer
2 3 (14.29%) Technical Support
2 3 (14.29%) Service Analyst
2 3 (14.29%) Business Analyst
2 3 (14.29%) Administrator
3 2 (9.52%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Senior Systems Administrator
3 2 (9.52%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (9.52%) Support Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (4.76%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Business Process Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Process Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Desktop Support
4 1 (4.76%) Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) .NET
1 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET
2 2 (9.52%) CSS
2 2 (9.52%) Ajax
2 2 (9.52%) jQuery
2 2 (9.52%) HTML
3 1 (4.76%) HTML5
3 1 (4.76%) CSS3
3 1 (4.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) EqualLogic
2 1 (4.76%) iPad
2 1 (4.76%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 10 (47.62%) Windows
2 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (9.52%) Linux
3 2 (9.52%) Windows XP
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Vista
4 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (14.29%) CRM
2 2 (9.52%) Workflow
2 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (9.52%) Project Management
2 2 (9.52%) Change Management
2 2 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (9.52%) Business Analysis
2 2 (9.52%) Web Development
2 2 (9.52%) Load Balancing
2 2 (9.52%) Network Management
2 2 (9.52%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (4.76%) Use Case
3 1 (4.76%) Release Management
3 1 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (4.76%) Test Scripting
3 1 (4.76%) System Testing
3 1 (4.76%) Time Management
3 1 (4.76%) Data Protection
3 1 (4.76%) ITSM
3 1 (4.76%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) C#
2 2 (9.52%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
1 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (38.10%) Active Directory
2 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (14.29%) vSphere
4 2 (9.52%) Terminal Services
5 1 (4.76%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) MOM
1 1 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) VMware
2 3 (14.29%) Citrix
3 2 (9.52%) Remedy
3 2 (9.52%) HP
4 1 (4.76%) Intel
4 1 (4.76%) SAP
4 1 (4.76%) IBM
4 1 (4.76%) Niku
4 1 (4.76%) Avaya
4 1 (4.76%) LANDesk
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