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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 12 5 15
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 18 29 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 9.84% 20.71% 9.02%
As % of the Vendors category 16.67% 38.16% 18.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 17 8
Median daily rate £225 £425 £241
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-47.05% +76.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £425 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £495 £345
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
108 76 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 59.02% 54.29% 48.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 36 34
Median daily rate £300 £425 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% +26.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £350 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £450 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 8
Median hourly rate £13.50 - £15.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.72 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.86% +6.94%

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
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 August 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 21 (60.00%) Windows
1 21 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 13 (37.14%) SQL
3 9 (25.71%) MS Exchange
3 9 (25.71%) SharePoint
3 9 (25.71%) SCCM
3 9 (25.71%) Office 365
4 8 (22.86%) MS Excel
4 8 (22.86%) SQL Server
5 7 (20.00%) MS Office
5 7 (20.00%) Hyper-V
5 7 (20.00%) Windows Server
6 6 (17.14%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (17.14%) Windows XP
7 5 (14.29%) ITIL
7 5 (14.29%) .NET
7 5 (14.29%) DHCP
7 5 (14.29%) DNS
7 5 (14.29%) SLA
7 5 (14.29%) Finance
7 5 (14.29%) VMware
7 5 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (14.29%) Windows 8
8 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (11.43%) Data Protection
8 4 (11.43%) Degree
8 4 (11.43%) Retail
8 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Certification

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 9 (25.71%) MS Exchange
1 9 (25.71%) SharePoint
2 5 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
2 5 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (8.57%) Apache
3 3 (8.57%) CMS
3 3 (8.57%) DNN
3 3 (8.57%) IIS
4 2 (5.71%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.86%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (2.86%) OpenStack
5 1 (2.86%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (22.86%) MS Excel
2 7 (20.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (5.71%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 9 (25.71%) Office 365
2 2 (5.71%) SaaS
3 1 (2.86%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.86%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.29%) DHCP
1 5 (14.29%) DNS
2 2 (5.71%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.71%) VPN
3 1 (2.86%) Firewall
3 1 (2.86%) Internet
3 1 (2.86%) Intranet
3 1 (2.86%) Kerberos
3 1 (2.86%) Network Security
3 1 (2.86%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (2.86%) Skype
3 1 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (22.86%) SQL Server
2 6 (17.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (8.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (5.71%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (5.71%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.86%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Visual Studio
2 2 (5.71%) Subversion
3 1 (2.86%) Ant
3 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.86%) Hudson
3 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.86%) JIRA
3 1 (2.86%) Maven
3 1 (2.86%) Xcode
General
1 5 (14.29%) Finance
2 4 (11.43%) Retail
3 2 (5.71%) Back Office
3 2 (5.71%) Legal
3 2 (5.71%) Local Government
3 2 (5.71%) Publishing
4 1 (2.86%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (28.57%) Analyst
2 7 (20.00%) Support Analyst
3 5 (14.29%) Applications Support
3 5 (14.29%) Applications Support Analyst
3 5 (14.29%) Architect
4 4 (11.43%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (11.43%) Administrator
4 4 (11.43%) Server Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) .NET Developer
5 3 (8.57%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Developer
5 3 (8.57%) Service Desk Support
5 3 (8.57%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (8.57%) Support Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Server Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Server Support Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Windows Server Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.29%) .NET
2 3 (8.57%) ASP.NET
2 3 (8.57%) CSS
2 3 (8.57%) HTML
3 2 (5.71%) Classic ASP
3 2 (5.71%) SAML
3 2 (5.71%) SAP PI
3 2 (5.71%) Web Services
4 1 (2.86%) Ajax
4 1 (2.86%) CSS3
4 1 (2.86%) DHTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.57%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.71%) iPad
3 2 (5.71%) PKI
4 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.86%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.86%) NHS
4 1 (2.86%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 21 (60.00%) Windows
2 7 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (17.14%) Windows XP
4 5 (14.29%) Windows 8
5 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (5.71%) Android
7 2 (5.71%) Linux
7 2 (5.71%) Unix
7 2 (5.71%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.86%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.86%) VMS
8 1 (2.86%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (14.29%) ITIL
2 4 (11.43%) CRM
2 4 (11.43%) Data Protection
3 3 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (8.57%) Change Control
3 3 (8.57%) Information Security
3 3 (8.57%) Problem Management
4 2 (5.71%) Converged Infrastructure
4 2 (5.71%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (5.71%) Mentoring
4 2 (5.71%) Network Design
4 2 (5.71%) Product Management
4 2 (5.71%) Risk Analysis
4 2 (5.71%) Waterfall
4 2 (5.71%) Web Development
4 2 (5.71%) Workflow
5 1 (2.86%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (2.86%) DevOps
5 1 (2.86%) Identity Access Management
5 1 (2.86%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 13 (37.14%) SQL
2 4 (11.43%) T-SQL
3 2 (5.71%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.71%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.71%) Shell Script
3 2 (5.71%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.86%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.86%) C#
4 1 (2.86%) Java
4 1 (2.86%) PHP
4 1 (2.86%) Python
4 1 (2.86%) Ruby
4 1 (2.86%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (11.43%) Degree
1 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (8.57%) MCITP
2 3 (8.57%) MCSA
3 2 (5.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.86%) A+ Certification
4 1 (2.86%) MCTS
4 1 (2.86%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.29%) SLA
2 1 (2.86%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 21 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.71%) XenApp
4 1 (2.86%) BitLocker
4 1 (2.86%) Docker
4 1 (2.86%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (25.71%) SCCM
2 3 (8.57%) SCOM
2 3 (8.57%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (2.86%) Ansible
3 1 (2.86%) Casper Suite
3 1 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.86%) Puppet
3 1 (2.86%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (2.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (2.86%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (14.29%) VMware
2 3 (8.57%) Cisco
2 3 (8.57%) HP
2 3 (8.57%) Oracle
2 3 (8.57%) SAP
3 2 (5.71%) Citrix
3 2 (5.71%) Nintex
4 1 (2.86%) Adobe
4 1 (2.86%) AppSense
4 1 (2.86%) Splunk
4 1 (2.86%) Symantec
4 1 (2.86%) Veritas