Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 12 10
Rank change year-on-year +4 -2 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 42 39 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 12.46% 11.34% 11.11%
As % of the Vendors category 24.71% 22.67% 21.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 30 18
Watford median daily rate £350 £363 £218
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.45% +66.67% -48.82%
10th Percentile £114 £231 £141
90th Percentile £400 £426 £456
Hertfordshire median daily rate £300 £361 £375
% change year-on-year -16.96% -3.67% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 1
Watford median hourly rate £25.00 £16.75 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +49.25% +28.85% -1.89%
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £18.07 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +20.45% -6.25% +10.92%

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 170 172 158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 50.45% 50.00% 51.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 89 79
Watford median daily rate £400 £425 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +32.81% -14.67%
10th Percentile £138 £239 £204
90th Percentile £550 £575 £555
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 2
Watford median hourly rate £25.00 £14.50 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +72.41% +9.43% -16.54%
10th Percentile £14.00 £13.75 £13.05
90th Percentile £40.25 £16.90 £13.45
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +15.38% -32.47%

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 20 August 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 20 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Watford

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 17 (40.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (28.57%) Windows
2 12 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (26.19%) Project Management
4 10 (23.81%) SQL
5 8 (19.05%) Finance
5 8 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (19.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (19.05%) Windows 7
5 8 (19.05%) Windows 10
6 7 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (16.67%) SQL Server
7 6 (14.29%) ETL
7 6 (14.29%) T-SQL
7 6 (14.29%) Microsoft Project
7 6 (14.29%) ITIL
7 6 (14.29%) PRINCE2
7 6 (14.29%) CRM
7 6 (14.29%) MS Visio
7 6 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
7 6 (14.29%) SaaS
7 6 (14.29%) Marketing
7 6 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (11.90%) Project Governance
8 5 (11.90%) VMware
8 5 (11.90%) Migration
8 5 (11.90%) Active Directory
9 4 (9.52%) NHS
9 4 (9.52%) Web Services
9 4 (9.52%) SAP

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 3 (7.14%) OpenStack
1 3 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.76%) CMS
3 1 (2.38%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.38%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 17 (40.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (19.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (14.29%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (14.29%) MS Visio
5 2 (4.76%) AutoCAD
6 1 (2.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (7.14%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (4.76%) BPCS
3 2 (4.76%) Movex
4 1 (2.38%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 6 (14.29%) SaaS
2 4 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (7.14%) IaaS
3 3 (7.14%) Office 365
3 3 (7.14%) PaaS
4 1 (2.38%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.52%) Skype
2 2 (4.76%) Firewall
3 1 (2.38%) LAN
3 1 (2.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.52%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (9.52%) SQL Server 2016
2 4 (9.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (9.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.38%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.38%) dBASE
4 1 (2.38%) MS Access
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Eclipse
1 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.38%) JIRA
1 1 (2.38%) Subversion
1 1 (2.38%) VersionOne
1 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (19.05%) Finance
2 6 (14.29%) Marketing
3 3 (7.14%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.76%) Retail
5 1 (2.38%) Front Office
5 1 (2.38%) Legal
5 1 (2.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (16.67%) Developer
1 7 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 5 (11.90%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 5 (11.90%) Analyst
2 5 (11.90%) Desktop Support
2 5 (11.90%) SQL Developer
3 4 (9.52%) Architect
3 4 (9.52%) Deskside Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Azure Architect
4 3 (7.14%) ETL Developer
4 3 (7.14%) Service Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) SQL Server Developer
4 3 (7.14%) T-SQL Developer
5 2 (4.76%) CAD Technician
5 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (4.76%) IT Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Developer
5 2 (4.76%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.52%) Web Services
2 3 (7.14%) HTML
3 2 (4.76%) .NET
4 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.38%) Classic ASP
4 1 (2.38%) CSS
4 1 (2.38%) Middleware
4 1 (2.38%) REST
4 1 (2.38%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.52%) NHS
3 3 (7.14%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.14%) Virtual Team
4 2 (4.76%) Digital Media
5 1 (2.38%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 12 (28.57%) Windows
2 8 (19.05%) Windows 10
2 8 (19.05%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.38%) Linux
3 1 (2.38%) Windows 8
3 1 (2.38%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.19%) Project Management
2 8 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (14.29%) CRM
3 6 (14.29%) ETL
3 6 (14.29%) ITIL
3 6 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 6 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (11.90%) Migration
4 5 (11.90%) Project Governance
5 4 (9.52%) Data Analysis
5 4 (9.52%) Data Migration
5 4 (9.52%) Presales
6 3 (7.14%) Business Analysis
6 3 (7.14%) Change Control
6 3 (7.14%) Data Integration
6 3 (7.14%) ERP
6 3 (7.14%) Service Management
6 3 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (4.76%) Change Management
7 2 (4.76%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 10 (23.81%) SQL
2 6 (14.29%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.38%) C#
3 1 (2.38%) FoxPro (VFP)
3 1 (2.38%) Java
3 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.38%) VB.NET
3 1 (2.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (7.14%) Degree
2 2 (4.76%) PMI Certification
2 2 (4.76%) PMP
3 1 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.38%) MAPM
3 1 (2.38%) Master's Degree
3 1 (2.38%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) Data Quality
2 2 (4.76%) SLA
3 1 (2.38%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (2.38%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (11.90%) Active Directory
2 4 (9.52%) Hyper-V
3 3 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.38%) XenApp
4 1 (2.38%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) Backup Exec
1 1 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (11.90%) VMware
2 4 (9.52%) SAP
3 3 (7.14%) IBM
4 2 (4.76%) Embarcadero
4 2 (4.76%) Informatica
4 2 (4.76%) Remedy
5 1 (2.38%) Citrix
5 1 (2.38%) JDA
5 1 (2.38%) Tableau