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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 19 22
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 24 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 17.65% 6.38% 6.67%
As % of the Vendors category 30.00% 13.64% 14.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 2
Average daily rate
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£400 £298 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.45% +35.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £248 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £440 £292
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Average hourly rate £11.00 - £10.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.55 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+10.70% -17.87%
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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
80 44 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 58.82% 46.81% 44.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 22 19
Average daily rate £400 £299 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.89% -29.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £160 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 4
Average hourly rate £18.25 - £9.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -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 19 December 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 19 December 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 22 (59.46%) Windows
2 14 (37.84%) Active Directory
3 13 (35.14%) MS Excel
4 12 (32.43%) Hyper-V
5 10 (27.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (24.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (24.32%) DNS
7 8 (21.62%) DHCP
7 8 (21.62%) SQL Server
7 8 (21.62%) PowerShell
8 7 (18.92%) VMware Infrastructure
8 7 (18.92%) SCCM
8 7 (18.92%) SCOM
8 7 (18.92%) MS Office
8 7 (18.92%) Linux
8 7 (18.92%) VMware
9 6 (16.22%) Workflow
9 6 (16.22%) Citrix
9 6 (16.22%) Terminal Services
9 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (16.22%) Configuration Management
10 5 (13.51%) Symantec
10 5 (13.51%) MS Exchange
10 5 (13.51%) SQL
10 5 (13.51%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 4 (10.81%) Oracle Database
11 4 (10.81%) Performance Tuning
11 4 (10.81%) Office 365
11 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Azure
11 4 (10.81%) vSphere

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 5 (13.51%) MS Exchange
2 4 (10.81%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.41%) WorkSite
3 2 (5.41%) Lync
4 1 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.70%) IIS
4 1 (2.70%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.70%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 13 (35.14%) MS Excel
2 7 (18.92%) MS Office
3 2 (5.41%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.70%) MS Project
4 1 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.81%) Office 365
1 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.70%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (2.70%) Google Apps
2 1 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (24.32%) DNS
2 8 (21.62%) DHCP
3 3 (8.11%) SAN
3 3 (8.11%) LAN
3 3 (8.11%) WAN
3 3 (8.11%) Firewall
4 2 (5.41%) LTE
4 2 (5.41%) 4G
4 2 (5.41%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (5.41%) 2G
4 2 (5.41%) SSH
4 2 (5.41%) 3GPP
4 2 (5.41%) 3G
4 2 (5.41%) MPLS
4 2 (5.41%) VPN
5 1 (2.70%) FTP
5 1 (2.70%) BIG-IP
5 1 (2.70%) IPsec
5 1 (2.70%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (2.70%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (21.62%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.81%) Oracle Database
3 3 (8.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (8.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (8.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (8.11%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (5.41%) Big Data
4 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (2.70%) Oracle8/8i Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 3 (8.11%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Retail
2 1 (2.70%) Back Office
2 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (29.73%) Analyst
2 5 (13.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (13.51%) Administrator
3 4 (10.81%) Service Analyst
3 4 (10.81%) Developer
3 4 (10.81%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) Dynamics AX Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) Junior IT Project Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (5.41%) DBA
5 2 (5.41%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Desktop Support
5 2 (5.41%) Junior
5 2 (5.41%) Junior Project Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) IT Project Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 2 (5.41%) Software Developer
6 1 (2.70%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.81%) .NET
2 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET
2 2 (5.41%) Web Services
3 1 (2.70%) COM
3 1 (2.70%) CSS
3 1 (2.70%) HTML
3 1 (2.70%) WAP
3 1 (2.70%) Ajax
3 1 (2.70%) jQuery
3 1 (2.70%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) Statistics
1 2 (5.41%) EqualLogic
1 2 (5.41%) Replication
2 1 (2.70%) PKI
2 1 (2.70%) Informatics
2 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 22 (59.46%) Windows
2 10 (27.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (24.32%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (18.92%) Linux
5 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (8.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (5.41%) Windows 7
7 2 (5.41%) FreeBSD
7 2 (5.41%) UNIX
8 1 (2.70%) AIX
8 1 (2.70%) Solaris
8 1 (2.70%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.70%) Windows Vista
8 1 (2.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (16.22%) Workflow
1 6 (16.22%) Configuration Management
2 4 (10.81%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (10.81%) Change Management
2 4 (10.81%) Project Management
3 3 (8.11%) BPR
3 3 (8.11%) Load Balancing
4 2 (5.41%) Coaching
4 2 (5.41%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (5.41%) Performance Management
4 2 (5.41%) Data Analytics
4 2 (5.41%) Change Control
4 2 (5.41%) Analytics
4 2 (5.41%) Quality Management
4 2 (5.41%) Process Management
4 2 (5.41%) Service Delivery
4 2 (5.41%) Validation
4 2 (5.41%) Migration
4 2 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (5.41%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.62%) PowerShell
2 5 (13.51%) SQL
3 4 (10.81%) C#
4 2 (5.41%) Bash Shell
4 2 (5.41%) Perl
4 2 (5.41%) C++
4 2 (5.41%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (8.11%) Degree
2 2 (5.41%) AAT
2 2 (5.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (5.41%) CIMA
2 2 (5.41%) MCITP
2 2 (5.41%) MCDBA
2 2 (5.41%) ACCA
2 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (2.70%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) QA
System Software
1 14 (37.84%) Active Directory
2 12 (32.43%) Hyper-V
3 7 (18.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (16.22%) Terminal Services
5 4 (10.81%) vSphere
6 2 (5.41%) XenServer
7 1 (2.70%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (2.70%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 7 (18.92%) SCCM
1 7 (18.92%) SCOM
2 5 (13.51%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (5.41%) Puppet
4 1 (2.70%) MOM
Vendors
1 7 (18.92%) VMware
2 6 (16.22%) Citrix
3 5 (13.51%) Symantec
4 4 (10.81%) Oracle
4 4 (10.81%) HP
5 2 (5.41%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 2 (5.41%) Huawei
5 2 (5.41%) Ericsson
5 2 (5.41%) Nortel
5 2 (5.41%) Dell
6 1 (2.70%) Cisco
6 1 (2.70%) IBM
6 1 (2.70%) Juniper
6 1 (2.70%) Intel
6 1 (2.70%) SAP
6 1 (2.70%) Metastorm
6 1 (2.70%) Blue Coat
6 1 (2.70%) Google
6 1 (2.70%) F5
6 1 (2.70%) SolarWinds
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