Period
to 17 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Watford with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 17 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Certification
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 31 31
Rank change year-on-year -12 0 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 6 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 1.41% 3.44% 2.07%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.00% 18.87% 21.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 2
Watford median daily rate £319 £230 £146
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.59% +57.53% -
Hertfordshire median daily rate £300 £245 £300
% change year-on-year +22.45% -18.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Watford median hourly rate - - £14.50
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £18.57 £10.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +85.68% -53.49% +40.61%

Microsoft Certification is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Watford with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Watford
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 50 53 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 11.76% 18.21% 9.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 34 10
Watford median daily rate £365 £320 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.06% -20.00% +23.08%
10th Percentile £244 £205 £146
90th Percentile £590 £438 £464
Hertfordshire median daily rate £365 £375 £400
% change year-on-year -2.67% -6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Watford median hourly rate - £14.50 £23.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -38.60% -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £18.00 £14.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year +24.14% -32.56% +32.31%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Watford.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in Watford

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Watford.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Watford

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Watford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Watford

For the 6 months to 17 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification 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 Certification.

1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) MCSE
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (50.00%) Risk Management
3 3 (50.00%) Private Cloud
3 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (50.00%) ITIL
3 3 (50.00%) Citrix
3 3 (50.00%) Degree
3 3 (50.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (33.33%) CISM
4 2 (33.33%) Firewall
4 2 (33.33%) Replication
4 2 (33.33%) VMware
4 2 (33.33%) Information Security
4 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (33.33%) TOGAF
4 2 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (33.33%) CISSP
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (33.33%) CCSP
4 2 (33.33%) CCNA
4 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
4 2 (33.33%) MCSA
4 2 (33.33%) DHCP

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring 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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) DHCP
1 2 (33.33%) DNS
1 2 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Architect
1 2 (33.33%) Cloud Architect
1 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Security Architect
1 2 (33.33%) Senior Active Directory Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Senior Server Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Senior Windows Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Senior Windows Server Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Server Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Virtualisation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
1 3 (50.00%) Private Cloud
2 2 (33.33%) Replication
3 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
1 3 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Creative Problem-Solving
2 2 (33.33%) Information Security
2 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 2 (33.33%) TOGAF
3 1 (16.67%) Data Security
3 1 (16.67%) DevOps
3 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Translating Business Requirements
3 1 (16.67%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) MCSE
2 3 (50.00%) Degree
3 2 (33.33%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 2 (33.33%) CCNA
3 2 (33.33%) CCSP
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (33.33%) CISM
3 2 (33.33%) CISSP
3 2 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (33.33%) MCSA
3 2 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
1 2 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (33.33%) VMware NSX
2 1 (16.67%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) Citrix
3 2 (33.33%) VMware
4 1 (16.67%) 3PAR
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco
4 1 (16.67%) Remedy