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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 30 May 2016 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.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 6 11 18
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 17 19 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 13.49% 11.95% 9.68%
As % of the Vendors category 30.91% 21.35% 16.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 5
Median daily rate £210 £350 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +84.21%
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.25 £23.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.88% -44.45%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +6.89%
Microsoft
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
55 89 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 43.65% 55.97% 56.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 37 29
Median daily rate £450 £375 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +11.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £300 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £432 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £369 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +5.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.88 £19.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.11% -19.32%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Watford region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 May 2016.

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 30 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Watford region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 16 (69.57%) Windows
2 14 (60.87%) Active Directory
3 6 (26.09%) MS Exchange
3 6 (26.09%) Office 365
4 5 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (21.74%) Windows Server
4 5 (21.74%) Windows XP
4 5 (21.74%) SLA
4 5 (21.74%) CRM
4 5 (21.74%) MS Office
4 5 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (21.74%) Windows 8
5 4 (17.39%) Hyper-V
5 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
5 4 (17.39%) SCCM
5 4 (17.39%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (13.04%) Symantec
6 3 (13.04%) Finance
6 3 (13.04%) VMware
6 3 (13.04%) ITIL
6 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
6 3 (13.04%) SQL
6 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
6 3 (13.04%) SCOM
6 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (13.04%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (8.70%) Data Centre
7 2 (8.70%) iManage
7 2 (8.70%) Apple iOS
7 2 (8.70%) Windows 7

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (26.09%) MS Exchange
2 5 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2003
2 5 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (8.70%) CMS
3 2 (8.70%) DNN
4 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (4.35%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (4.35%) OpenStack
4 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (21.74%) MS Office
2 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
3 2 (8.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (26.09%) Office 365
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.35%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) LAN
2 1 (4.35%) DHCP
2 1 (4.35%) DNS
2 1 (4.35%) Internet
2 1 (4.35%) Intranet
2 1 (4.35%) Network Security
2 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.35%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Ant
1 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.35%) Hudson
1 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
1 1 (4.35%) JIRA
1 1 (4.35%) Maven
1 1 (4.35%) Subversion
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Back Office
2 2 (8.70%) Banking
2 2 (8.70%) Publishing
3 1 (4.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Support Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) IT Support
3 3 (13.04%) Service Desk Support
3 3 (13.04%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Applications Support Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) CRM Trainer
4 2 (8.70%) Dynamics CRM Trainer
4 2 (8.70%) Hyper-V Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) IT Technician
4 2 (8.70%) IT Trainer
4 2 (8.70%) Production Support Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Service Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.35%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.35%) Digital Media
2 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.35%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 16 (69.57%) Windows
2 5 (21.74%) Windows 8
2 5 (21.74%) Windows Server
2 5 (21.74%) Windows XP
3 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (8.70%) Apple iOS
4 2 (8.70%) Linux
4 2 (8.70%) Unix
4 2 (8.70%) Windows 7
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.35%) VMS
5 1 (4.35%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) CRM
2 3 (13.04%) ITIL
3 2 (8.70%) Data Protection
3 2 (8.70%) Document Management
3 2 (8.70%) Investment Management
4 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (4.35%) Configuration Management
4 1 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (4.35%) DevOps
4 1 (4.35%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (4.35%) ERP
4 1 (4.35%) Mentoring
4 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.35%) Software Deployment
4 1 (4.35%) Test Scripting
4 1 (4.35%) Validation
4 1 (4.35%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
2 3 (13.04%) SQL
3 2 (8.70%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.35%) Java
4 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.35%) PHP
4 1 (4.35%) Python
4 1 (4.35%) Ruby
4 1 (4.35%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
1 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) MCDST
2 1 (4.35%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) SLA
2 1 (4.35%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 14 (60.87%) Active Directory
2 4 (17.39%) Hyper-V
3 2 (8.70%) Terminal Services
4 1 (4.35%) BitLocker
4 1 (4.35%) Docker
4 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) SCCM
2 3 (13.04%) SCOM
2 3 (13.04%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (4.35%) Ansible
3 1 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (4.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Symantec
1 3 (13.04%) VMware
2 2 (8.70%) Cisco
2 2 (8.70%) Citrix
2 2 (8.70%) iManage
3 1 (4.35%) Apple
3 1 (4.35%) AppSense
3 1 (4.35%) Avaya
3 1 (4.35%) HP
3 1 (4.35%) Splunk