Period
to 19 February 2018

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 19 February 2018 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 15 11
Rank change year-on-year -9 -4 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 30 21 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 7.94% 9.63% 11.27%
As % of the Vendors category 16.04% 20.00% 24.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 5 10
Watford median daily rate £388 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.89% +9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £304 £263 £143
90th Percentile £519 £547 £625
Hertfordshire median daily rate £363 £363 £375
% change year-on-year - -3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
Watford median hourly rate £16.00 £14.75 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.47% +3.51% +21.28%
10th Percentile £13.48 £13.63 £14.03
90th Percentile £119.30 £16.08 £14.68
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £14.00 £11.79 £15.90
% change year-on-year +18.74% -25.85% +27.20%

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 187 105 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 49.47% 48.17% 46.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 41 47
Watford median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £178 £143 £182
90th Percentile £566 £525 £613
Hertfordshire median daily rate £388 £400 £413
% change year-on-year -3.13% -3.03% +5.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 5
Watford median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.69% -51.67% +140.00%
10th Percentile £13.85 £12.59 £14.10
90th Percentile £116.50 £15.75 £41.25
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £15.68 £14.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +8.14% -30.95% +40.99%

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 19 February 2018.

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

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Watford

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Watford over the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Watford

For the 6 months to 19 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Watford region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 11 (36.67%) Finance
2 10 (33.33%) SQL
3 9 (30.00%) Windows
3 9 (30.00%) Active Directory
4 8 (26.67%) SQL Server
5 7 (23.33%) VMware
5 7 (23.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (20.00%) ITIL
6 6 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (20.00%) Analytics
7 5 (16.67%) Alteryx
7 5 (16.67%) R
7 5 (16.67%) Data Analytics
7 5 (16.67%) SDLC
7 5 (16.67%) Dashboard Development
7 5 (16.67%) Qlik Sense
7 5 (16.67%) Power BI
7 5 (16.67%) Data Modelling
7 5 (16.67%) ETL
7 5 (16.67%) Python
7 5 (16.67%) C#
7 5 (16.67%) Publishing
7 5 (16.67%) Workflow
7 5 (16.67%) Workflow Management
7 5 (16.67%) Data Cleansing
7 5 (16.67%) Data Extraction
7 5 (16.67%) Tableau
7 5 (16.67%) Data Quality

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:

Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.33%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) DHCP
1 3 (10.00%) DNS
2 2 (6.67%) Firewall
2 2 (6.67%) SAN
2 2 (6.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (16.67%) Power BI
3 5 (16.67%) Qlik Sense
4 4 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (6.67%) Relational Database
7 1 (3.33%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 1 (3.33%) Data Lake
7 1 (3.33%) QlikView
7 1 (3.33%) RDBMS
7 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (36.67%) Finance
2 5 (16.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) Developer
2 6 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) .NET Developer
3 4 (13.33%) Full Stack Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 3 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (10.00%) C# Developer
4 3 (10.00%) C# WCF Developer
4 3 (10.00%) SQL Developer
4 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Developer
4 3 (10.00%) SSIS Developer
4 3 (10.00%) SSRS Developer
4 3 (10.00%) WCF Developer
5 2 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (6.67%) Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Service Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) .NET
1 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET Web API
2 3 (10.00%) WCF
2 3 (10.00%) WPF
3 1 (3.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.33%) Ajax
3 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (3.33%) CSS
3 1 (3.33%) Entity Framework
3 1 (3.33%) HTML
3 1 (3.33%) jQuery
3 1 (3.33%) JSON
3 1 (3.33%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (3.33%) LINQ
3 1 (3.33%) LINQ to SQL
3 1 (3.33%) RequireJS
3 1 (3.33%) Web Services
3 1 (3.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (6.67%) Blog
3 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.67%) Private Cloud
3 2 (6.67%) Replication
4 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.33%) Social Media
4 1 (3.33%) User Experience
4 1 (3.33%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 9 (30.00%) Windows
2 4 (13.33%) Windows 7
2 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (6.67%) Windows 10
3 2 (6.67%) Windows 8
3 2 (6.67%) Windows Server
3 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (20.00%) Analytics
1 6 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.00%) ITIL
2 5 (16.67%) Dashboard Development
2 5 (16.67%) Data Analytics
2 5 (16.67%) Data Cleansing
2 5 (16.67%) Data Extraction
2 5 (16.67%) Data Modelling
2 5 (16.67%) ETL
2 5 (16.67%) SDLC
2 5 (16.67%) Workflow
2 5 (16.67%) Workflow Management
3 4 (13.33%) MVC
4 3 (10.00%) SOLID
4 3 (10.00%) TDD
5 2 (6.67%) Capacity Management
5 2 (6.67%) Creative Problem-Solving
5 2 (6.67%) IT Strategy
5 2 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 10 (33.33%) SQL
2 5 (16.67%) C#
2 5 (16.67%) Python
2 5 (16.67%) R
3 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
3 2 (6.67%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.33%) Java
4 1 (3.33%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.67%) (ISC)2 CCSP
2 2 (6.67%) CCNA
2 2 (6.67%) CCSP
2 2 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (6.67%) CISM
2 2 (6.67%) CISSP
2 2 (6.67%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (6.67%) Degree
2 2 (6.67%) MCSA
2 2 (6.67%) MCSE
2 2 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.67%) Data Quality
2 2 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (23.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (6.67%) VMware NSX
4 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.33%) vSphere
4 1 (3.33%) XenApp
4 1 (3.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) WSUS
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (6.67%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (23.33%) VMware
2 5 (16.67%) Alteryx
2 5 (16.67%) Tableau
3 3 (10.00%) Citrix
4 2 (6.67%) CommVault
4 2 (6.67%) Dell
4 2 (6.67%) EMC
4 2 (6.67%) NetApp
4 2 (6.67%) Symantec
5 1 (3.33%) Facebook
5 1 (3.33%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (3.33%) Twitter