Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 15 13
Rank change year-on-year +9 -2 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 52 41 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 14.25% 9.86% 10.42%
As % of the Vendors category 26.40% 19.34% 17.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 40 13
Watford median daily rate £350 £363 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.45% +61.11% -47.06%
10th Percentile £111 £309 £173
90th Percentile £409 £397 £531
Hertfordshire median daily rate £325 £363 £375
% change year-on-year -10.34% -3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 2
Watford median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +22.03% +11.32%
10th Percentile £14.00 £14.10 £13.63
90th Percentile £35.00 £18.50 £16.08
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year +16.67% -10.45% +24.07%

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 197 212 179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 53.97% 50.96% 58.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 98 77
Watford median daily rate £420 £425 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.18% +32.81% -17.95%
10th Percentile £150 £211 £198
90th Percentile £550 £558 £518
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £403 £375
% change year-on-year -0.74% +7.47% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 4
Watford median hourly rate £18.50 £15.50 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.35% +12.73% +3.77%
10th Percentile £14.00 £13.60 £12.22
90th Percentile £35.00 £18.50 £15.73
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.32 £16.81 £15.50
% change year-on-year +3.06% +8.42% -25.96%

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 22 October 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 22 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Watford

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 21 (40.38%) Windows
2 17 (32.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (30.77%) Microsoft Office
4 11 (21.15%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (19.23%) Finance
5 10 (19.23%) SQL
5 10 (19.23%) Windows 10
6 9 (17.31%) Windows 7
6 9 (17.31%) Project Management
7 8 (15.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 7 (13.46%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (13.46%) Microsoft Azure
8 7 (13.46%) SaaS
8 7 (13.46%) ETL
8 7 (13.46%) Active Directory
8 7 (13.46%) SQL Server
9 6 (11.54%) Migration
9 6 (11.54%) CRM
9 6 (11.54%) MS Visio
9 6 (11.54%) PRINCE2
9 6 (11.54%) Web Services
9 6 (11.54%) Microsoft Project
9 6 (11.54%) Dynamics CRM
9 6 (11.54%) Marketing
9 6 (11.54%) Problem-Solving
10 5 (9.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (9.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (9.62%) Project Governance
10 5 (9.62%) Amazon AWS
10 5 (9.62%) Hyper-V

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 4 (7.69%) OpenStack
1 4 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.85%) CMS
3 1 (1.92%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.92%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 17 (32.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (30.77%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (15.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (11.54%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (11.54%) MS Visio
5 2 (3.85%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (11.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (5.77%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (3.85%) BPCS
3 2 (3.85%) Movex
4 1 (1.92%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 7 (13.46%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (13.46%) SaaS
2 5 (9.62%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (7.69%) IaaS
3 4 (7.69%) PaaS
4 2 (3.85%) G Suite
4 2 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.69%) Firewall
1 4 (7.69%) Skype
2 1 (1.92%) LAN
2 1 (1.92%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.46%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 5 (9.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (7.69%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (5.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (3.85%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.92%) Big Data
6 1 (1.92%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.92%) dBASE
6 1 (1.92%) Power BI
6 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.92%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.92%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.92%) JIRA
2 1 (1.92%) Subversion
2 1 (1.92%) VersionOne
General
1 10 (19.23%) Finance
2 6 (11.54%) Marketing
3 3 (5.77%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.92%) Legal
4 1 (1.92%) Publishing
4 1 (1.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (17.31%) Developer
2 8 (15.38%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 7 (13.46%) Desktop Support
3 7 (13.46%) Project Manager
4 5 (9.62%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (9.62%) Analyst
4 5 (9.62%) Architect
4 5 (9.62%) Deskside Engineer
4 5 (9.62%) Support Engineer
5 4 (7.69%) .NET Developer
5 4 (7.69%) Azure Architect
5 4 (7.69%) SQL Developer
6 3 (5.77%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) ETL Developer
6 3 (5.77%) IT Support
6 3 (5.77%) IT Technician
6 3 (5.77%) Service Analyst
6 3 (5.77%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (5.77%) Test Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.54%) Web Services
2 5 (9.62%) .NET
2 5 (9.62%) HTML
3 4 (7.69%) ASP.NET
4 3 (5.77%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (5.77%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (5.77%) CSS
5 2 (3.85%) .NET Framework
5 2 (3.85%) Ajax
5 2 (3.85%) jQuery
5 2 (3.85%) LINQ
5 2 (3.85%) RequireJS
5 2 (3.85%) XML
6 1 (1.92%) .NET Core
6 1 (1.92%) Classic ASP
6 1 (1.92%) Middleware
6 1 (1.92%) REST
6 1 (1.92%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.46%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.69%) Hybrid Cloud
2 4 (7.69%) NHS
3 3 (5.77%) Client/Server
3 3 (5.77%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.77%) Virtual Team
4 2 (3.85%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 21 (40.38%) Windows
2 10 (19.23%) Windows 10
3 9 (17.31%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.85%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.92%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.92%) Linux
5 1 (1.92%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.92%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (21.15%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (17.31%) Project Management
3 7 (13.46%) ETL
4 6 (11.54%) CRM
4 6 (11.54%) Migration
4 6 (11.54%) PRINCE2
4 6 (11.54%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (9.62%) ITIL
5 5 (9.62%) Presales
5 5 (9.62%) Project Governance
6 4 (7.69%) Data Analysis
6 4 (7.69%) Data Migration
6 4 (7.69%) SDLC
7 3 (5.77%) API Development
7 3 (5.77%) Business Analysis
7 3 (5.77%) Change Control
7 3 (5.77%) Data Integration
7 3 (5.77%) ERP
7 3 (5.77%) MVC
7 3 (5.77%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (19.23%) SQL
2 5 (9.62%) T-SQL
3 4 (7.69%) C#
3 4 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.85%) VBA
5 1 (1.92%) FoxPro (VFP)
5 1 (1.92%) Java
5 1 (1.92%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (5.77%) Degree
2 2 (3.85%) PMI Certification
2 2 (3.85%) PMP
3 1 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.92%) MAPM
3 1 (1.92%) Master's Degree
3 1 (1.92%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.77%) Data Quality
2 2 (3.85%) SLA
3 1 (1.92%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.92%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (13.46%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.62%) Hyper-V
3 4 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (5.77%) XenApp
5 1 (1.92%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) Backup Exec
1 1 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.92%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (9.62%) VMware
2 4 (7.69%) IBM
2 4 (7.69%) SAP
3 3 (5.77%) Citrix
4 2 (3.85%) Embarcadero
4 2 (3.85%) Informatica
4 2 (3.85%) Remedy
5 1 (1.92%) JDA