Period
to 25 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Watford with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 6 months to 25 November 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

Microsoft
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 17 4
Rank change year-on-year +2 -13 +7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 39 27 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 8.84% 9.41% 18.73%
As % of the Vendors category 18.06% 16.36% 36.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 8 23
Watford median daily rate £363 £225 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +61.11% -47.06% +44.68%
10th Percentile £310 £182 £211
90th Percentile £425 £255 £588
Hertfordshire median daily rate £363 £381 £400
% change year-on-year -4.92% -4.69% +24.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
Watford median hourly rate £16.00 £14.75 £13.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.47% +8.26% +9.00%
10th Percentile £13.48 £13.63 £13.21
90th Percentile £18.50 £16.08 £13.94
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year -3.23% +14.81% -10.00%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Watford.

All Vendors
Watford
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 216 165 128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 48.98% 57.49% 51.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 73 65
Watford median daily rate £425 £320 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.81% -24.71% +13.33%
10th Percentile £169 £205 £211
90th Percentile £575 £498 £580
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £393 £413
% change year-on-year +1.91% -4.85% +13.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 3
Watford median hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.86% - -9.68%
10th Percentile £13.65 £12.41 £13.30
90th Percentile £18.55 £15.85 £26.80
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.81 £14.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +15.90% -30.95% +33.33%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Watford

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Watford

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Watford over the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Watford

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Watford

For the 6 months to 25 November 2017, 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 15 (38.46%) Finance
2 11 (28.21%) SQL
2 11 (28.21%) SQL Server
3 10 (25.64%) Windows
3 10 (25.64%) Active Directory
4 9 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (20.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (20.51%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (20.51%) ITIL
5 8 (20.51%) VMware
5 8 (20.51%) SDLC
6 7 (17.95%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (17.95%) Microsoft Office
7 6 (15.38%) C#
7 6 (15.38%) .NET
7 6 (15.38%) Data Modelling
7 6 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (15.38%) MVC
7 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
7 6 (15.38%) WCF
7 6 (15.38%) TDD
7 6 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (15.38%) Analytics
7 6 (15.38%) SOLID
8 5 (12.82%) Power BI
8 5 (12.82%) Data Centre
8 5 (12.82%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (12.82%) ASP.NET Web API

Microsoft
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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.56%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (17.95%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (2.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (7.69%) Office 365
3 2 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (5.13%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.69%) DHCP
1 3 (7.69%) DNS
1 3 (7.69%) SAN
1 3 (7.69%) SSL
2 2 (5.13%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (28.21%) SQL Server
2 8 (20.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (17.95%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (12.82%) Power BI
6 4 (10.26%) Qlik Sense
7 3 (7.69%) Data Lake
8 2 (5.13%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 1 (2.56%) Big Data
9 1 (2.56%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 6 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (5.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (38.46%) Finance
2 4 (10.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (28.21%) Developer
2 7 (17.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (15.38%) .NET Developer
3 6 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 6 (15.38%) C# .NET Developer
3 6 (15.38%) C# Developer
3 6 (15.38%) SQL Developer
3 6 (15.38%) SQL Server Developer
4 5 (12.82%) C# WCF Developer
4 5 (12.82%) Full Stack Developer
4 5 (12.82%) SSIS Developer
4 5 (12.82%) SSRS Developer
4 5 (12.82%) WCF Developer
5 4 (10.26%) Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Consultant
6 3 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Desktop Support
6 3 (7.69%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.38%) .NET
1 6 (15.38%) WCF
2 5 (12.82%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (7.69%) WPF
4 1 (2.56%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.56%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Data Centre
1 5 (12.82%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (10.26%) Private Cloud
3 2 (5.13%) Blog
3 2 (5.13%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.13%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.13%) Replication
4 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.56%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (25.64%) Windows
2 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (5.13%) Windows 10
3 2 (5.13%) Windows 7
3 2 (5.13%) Windows 8
3 2 (5.13%) Windows Server
3 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (20.51%) ITIL
2 8 (20.51%) SDLC
3 6 (15.38%) Analytics
3 6 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (15.38%) Data Modelling
3 6 (15.38%) MVC
3 6 (15.38%) SOLID
3 6 (15.38%) TDD
4 4 (10.26%) Dashboard Development
4 4 (10.26%) Data Analytics
4 4 (10.26%) Data Cleansing
4 4 (10.26%) Data Extraction
4 4 (10.26%) ETL
4 4 (10.26%) Migration
4 4 (10.26%) PRINCE2
4 4 (10.26%) Project Management
4 4 (10.26%) Risk Management
4 4 (10.26%) Workflow
4 4 (10.26%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.21%) SQL
2 6 (15.38%) C#
3 4 (10.26%) Python
3 4 (10.26%) R
4 2 (5.13%) PowerShell
4 2 (5.13%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.56%) TypeScript
5 1 (2.56%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (10.26%) MCSE
3 2 (5.13%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 2 (5.13%) CCNA
3 2 (5.13%) CCSP
3 2 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (5.13%) CISM
3 2 (5.13%) CISSP
3 2 (5.13%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (5.13%) Degree
3 2 (5.13%) MCSA
3 2 (5.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (5.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) Data Quality
2 3 (7.69%) SLA
3 2 (5.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (25.64%) Active Directory
2 8 (20.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.69%) Hyper-V
4 2 (5.13%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (5.13%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (5.13%) VMware NSX
5 1 (2.56%) vSphere
5 1 (2.56%) XenApp
5 1 (2.56%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Clustering
1 3 (7.69%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (7.69%) WSUS
2 2 (5.13%) SCCM
2 2 (5.13%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (20.51%) VMware
2 4 (10.26%) Alteryx
2 4 (10.26%) Tableau
3 3 (7.69%) Citrix
3 3 (7.69%) CommVault
3 3 (7.69%) Dell
3 3 (7.69%) EMC
3 3 (7.69%) NetApp
3 3 (7.69%) Remedy
3 3 (7.69%) Symantec
4 1 (2.56%) Facebook
4 1 (2.56%) Google
4 1 (2.56%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.56%) Twitter