Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 8 14
Rank change year-on-year -15 +6 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 21 37 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 7.58% 13.96% 9.38%
As % of the Vendors category 14.89% 30.08% 20.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 18 13
Watford median daily rate £295 £363 £210
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.62% +72.62% -32.26%
10th Percentile £110 £153 £108
90th Percentile £415 £494 £564
Hertfordshire median daily rate £310 £325 £375
% change year-on-year -4.62% -13.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Watford median hourly rate £84.50 £15.50 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +445.16% +12.73% +17.02%
10th Percentile £27.35 £14.75 £13.13
90th Percentile £147.65 £16.25 £14.58
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.82 £11.78 £15.90
% change year-on-year +51.25% -25.91% +9.66%

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 141 123 101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 50.90% 46.42% 45.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 68 45
Watford median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £215 £130 £191
90th Percentile £540 £538 £575
Hertfordshire median daily rate £390 £400 £413
% change year-on-year -2.50% -3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 4
Watford median hourly rate £31.25 £14.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +115.52% -44.23% +108.00%
10th Percentile £15.13 £13.75 £13.38
90th Percentile £133.75 £15.75 £41.25
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £15.43 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year +6.41% - -2.36%

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 24 May 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 24 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Watford

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 7 (33.33%) Windows
2 6 (28.57%) SQL
2 6 (28.57%) Project Management
2 6 (28.57%) Finance
2 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (23.81%) Active Directory
3 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
3 5 (23.81%) Windows 10
3 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (19.05%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (19.05%) Windows 7
4 4 (19.05%) ITIL
4 4 (19.05%) CRM
4 4 (19.05%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (14.29%) Workflow
5 3 (14.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
5 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (14.29%) C#
5 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 3 (14.29%) Office 365
5 3 (14.29%) SDLC
6 2 (9.52%) Application Packaging
6 2 (9.52%) CAFM
6 2 (9.52%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (9.52%) Strategic Thinking
6 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
6 2 (9.52%) Waterfall

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 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (9.52%) AutoCAD
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.76%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (4.76%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Office 365
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) Firewall
2 1 (4.76%) LAN
2 1 (4.76%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.76%) MS Access
3 1 (4.76%) Power BI
3 1 (4.76%) Qlik Sense
3 1 (4.76%) RDBMS
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Eclipse
1 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.76%) IDA Disassembler
1 1 (4.76%) JIRA
1 1 (4.76%) Subversion
1 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (4.76%) VersionOne
1 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Retail
3 1 (4.76%) Front Office
3 1 (4.76%) Legal
3 1 (4.76%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (19.05%) Developer
2 2 (9.52%) Analyst
2 2 (9.52%) CAD Technician
2 2 (9.52%) Desktop Support
2 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Developer
2 2 (9.52%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (4.76%) Agile Scrum Master
3 1 (4.76%) CRM Developer
3 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM Project Manager
3 1 (4.76%) Full Stack Developer
3 1 (4.76%) Lead Solutions Architect
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
3 1 (4.76%) Operational Security Manager
3 1 (4.76%) Platform Architect
3 1 (4.76%) Security Operations Manager
3 1 (4.76%) Senior Support Technician
3 1 (4.76%) Senior Technician
3 1 (4.76%) Server Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) .NET
1 1 (4.76%) .NET Framework
1 1 (4.76%) Ajax
1 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
1 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (4.76%) CSS
1 1 (4.76%) Entity Framework
1 1 (4.76%) HTML
1 1 (4.76%) jQuery
1 1 (4.76%) JSON
1 1 (4.76%) KnockoutJS
1 1 (4.76%) LINQ
1 1 (4.76%) LINQ to SQL
1 1 (4.76%) Middleware
1 1 (4.76%) RequireJS
1 1 (4.76%) Web Services
1 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.76%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (4.76%) PKI
3 1 (4.76%) User Experience
3 1 (4.76%) Virtual Team
3 1 (4.76%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 7 (33.33%) Windows
2 5 (23.81%) Windows 10
3 4 (19.05%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (28.57%) Project Management
2 4 (19.05%) CRM
2 4 (19.05%) ITIL
2 4 (19.05%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (14.29%) SDLC
3 3 (14.29%) Workflow
4 2 (9.52%) Application Packaging
4 2 (9.52%) Business Analysis
4 2 (9.52%) CAD
4 2 (9.52%) CAFM
4 2 (9.52%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (9.52%) Risk Management
4 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
4 2 (9.52%) Strategic Thinking
4 2 (9.52%) Waterfall
5 1 (4.76%) Business Process Analysis
5 1 (4.76%) Data Loss Prevention
5 1 (4.76%) Decision-Making
5 1 (4.76%) Digital Transformation Programme
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) SQL
2 3 (14.29%) C#
2 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 2 (9.52%) Java
3 2 (9.52%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.76%) Python
4 1 (4.76%) R
4 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.76%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) PMI Certification
1 2 (9.52%) PMP
2 1 (4.76%) CEH
2 1 (4.76%) CISM
2 1 (4.76%) CISSP
2 1 (4.76%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) GISP
2 1 (4.76%) MAPM
2 1 (4.76%) Master's Degree
2 1 (4.76%) MBA
2 1 (4.76%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) Data Quality
1 1 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (23.81%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.76%) XenApp
3 1 (4.76%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) SCCM
1 2 (9.52%) WSUS
2 1 (4.76%) Backup Exec
2 1 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) Tableau
1 2 (9.52%) VMware
2 1 (4.76%) Alteryx
2 1 (4.76%) Citrix