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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 6 6 15
Rank change year-on-year
0 +9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 18 28 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 11.61% 19.18% 10.09%
As % of the Vendors category 21.43% 31.11% 18.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 14 8
Median daily rate £225 £425 £201
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-47.05% +111.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £306 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £425 £345
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £13.25 £23.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -44.45%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.82 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.43% -
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
84 90 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 54.19% 61.64% 53.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 39 28
Median daily rate £275 £375 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +31.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £300 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 9
Median hourly rate - £13.25 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -14.51%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 18 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 16 (53.33%) Windows
3 9 (30.00%) Office 365
4 8 (26.67%) MS Exchange
4 8 (26.67%) MS Excel
4 8 (26.67%) SQL
5 7 (23.33%) SQL Server
5 7 (23.33%) Windows Server
6 6 (20.00%) MS Office
7 5 (16.67%) DHCP
7 5 (16.67%) DNS
7 5 (16.67%) SLA
7 5 (16.67%) .NET
7 5 (16.67%) CRM
7 5 (16.67%) Windows XP
7 5 (16.67%) ITIL
7 5 (16.67%) VMware
7 5 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (16.67%) SCCM
7 5 (16.67%) Windows 8
7 5 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (13.33%) Dynamics CRM
8 4 (13.33%) Finance
8 4 (13.33%) SharePoint
8 4 (13.33%) T-SQL
9 3 (10.00%) Cisco
9 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (10.00%) HTML
9 3 (10.00%) Visual Studio

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 8 (26.67%) MS Exchange
2 5 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 5 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (13.33%) SharePoint
4 3 (10.00%) CMS
4 3 (10.00%) DNN
5 2 (6.67%) Apache
5 2 (6.67%) IIS
6 1 (3.33%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (3.33%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (3.33%) OpenStack
6 1 (3.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (26.67%) MS Excel
2 6 (20.00%) MS Office
3 1 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.33%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 9 (30.00%) Office 365
2 1 (3.33%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.33%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) DHCP
1 5 (16.67%) DNS
2 2 (6.67%) VPN
3 1 (3.33%) Internet
3 1 (3.33%) Intranet
3 1 (3.33%) Kerberos
3 1 (3.33%) Network Security
3 1 (3.33%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (3.33%) Skype
3 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (23.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (6.67%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.33%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (6.67%) Subversion
3 1 (3.33%) Ant
3 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.33%) Hudson
3 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.33%) JIRA
3 1 (3.33%) Maven
3 1 (3.33%) Xcode
General
1 4 (13.33%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Retail
3 2 (6.67%) Back Office
3 2 (6.67%) Local Government
3 2 (6.67%) Publishing
4 1 (3.33%) Banking
4 1 (3.33%) Legal
4 1 (3.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) Analyst
2 6 (20.00%) Support Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (13.33%) Administrator
3 4 (13.33%) Applications Support
3 4 (13.33%) Applications Support Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Server Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) .NET Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Service Desk Support
4 3 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Production Support Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Server Support
5 2 (6.67%) Server Support Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Service Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.67%) .NET
2 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (10.00%) CSS
2 3 (10.00%) HTML
3 2 (6.67%) Classic ASP
3 2 (6.67%) Web Services
4 1 (3.33%) Ajax
4 1 (3.33%) CSS3
4 1 (3.33%) DHTML
4 1 (3.33%) SAML
4 1 (3.33%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Digital Media
2 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.33%) iPad
2 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.33%) NHS
2 1 (3.33%) PKI
2 1 (3.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 16 (53.33%) Windows
2 7 (23.33%) Windows Server
3 5 (16.67%) Windows 8
3 5 (16.67%) Windows XP
4 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (6.67%) Linux
5 2 (6.67%) Unix
5 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.33%) Android
6 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
6 1 (3.33%) Mac OS X
6 1 (3.33%) VMS
6 1 (3.33%) Windows 10
6 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.67%) CRM
1 5 (16.67%) ITIL
2 3 (10.00%) Data Protection
3 2 (6.67%) Change Control
3 2 (6.67%) Mentoring
3 2 (6.67%) Problem Management
3 2 (6.67%) Web Development
4 1 (3.33%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (3.33%) Converged Infrastructure
4 1 (3.33%) DevOps
4 1 (3.33%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (3.33%) Identity Access Management
4 1 (3.33%) Investment Management
4 1 (3.33%) Load Testing
4 1 (3.33%) Product Management
4 1 (3.33%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (3.33%) Software Deployment
4 1 (3.33%) Test Scripting
4 1 (3.33%) Time Management
4 1 (3.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (26.67%) SQL
2 4 (13.33%) T-SQL
3 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
3 2 (6.67%) PowerShell
3 2 (6.67%) Shell Script
3 2 (6.67%) VB.NET
4 1 (3.33%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.33%) C#
4 1 (3.33%) Java
4 1 (3.33%) PHP
4 1 (3.33%) Python
4 1 (3.33%) Ruby
4 1 (3.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) MCSA
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.67%) Degree
2 2 (6.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (6.67%) MCITP
2 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (6.67%) XenApp
4 1 (3.33%) BitLocker
4 1 (3.33%) Docker
4 1 (3.33%) Terminal Services
4 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (16.67%) SCCM
2 2 (6.67%) SCOM
2 2 (6.67%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (3.33%) Ansible
3 1 (3.33%) Casper Suite
3 1 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.33%) Puppet
3 1 (3.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) VMware
2 3 (10.00%) Cisco
3 2 (6.67%) Citrix
3 2 (6.67%) HP
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle
3 2 (6.67%) SAP
4 1 (3.33%) Adobe
4 1 (3.33%) AppSense
4 1 (3.33%) iManage
4 1 (3.33%) Nintex
4 1 (3.33%) Splunk
4 1 (3.33%) Symantec
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