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 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Hertfordshire / Watford
Rank 7 14 16
Rank change year-on-year +7 +2  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 16 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 13.45% 8.25% 8.00%
As % of the Vendors category 25.81% 17.02% 14.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 3
Median daily rate £388 £275 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.90% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £215 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £385 £295
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £15.50 - £12.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.20 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -5.33% -  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Watford.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Watford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 62 47 69
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 52.10% 48.45% 55.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 18 29
Median daily rate £450 £500 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +29.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £325 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £596 £550 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 5
Median hourly rate £14.50 £37.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.33% +200.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Watford citing Microsoft as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft in Watford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Watford

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 11 (47.83%) Windows
2 10 (43.48%) Active Directory
2 10 (43.48%) Office 365
3 9 (39.13%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (34.78%) MS Office
4 8 (34.78%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (30.43%) Finance
6 6 (26.09%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (21.74%) OneDrive
7 5 (21.74%) PowerShell
7 5 (21.74%) Legal
7 5 (21.74%) Project Management
7 5 (21.74%) ITIL
7 5 (21.74%) PRINCE2
7 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
7 5 (21.74%) DNS
7 5 (21.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Intune
7 5 (21.74%) Degree
8 4 (17.39%) Hyper-V
8 4 (17.39%) Mobile Device Management
8 4 (17.39%) Identity Management
8 4 (17.39%) Windows 10
9 3 (13.04%) DHCP
9 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (13.04%) Visual Studio
9 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (13.04%) SCCM
9 3 (13.04%) VMware
10 2 (8.70%) VMware ESX

Microsoft
Top Related 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 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (34.78%) MS Office
2 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
3 2 (8.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (4.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (4.35%) Camtasia
4 1 (4.35%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (43.48%) Office 365
2 9 (39.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (26.09%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (21.74%) OneDrive
5 1 (4.35%) IaaS
5 1 (4.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) DNS
2 3 (13.04%) DHCP
3 2 (8.70%) Internet
3 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Visual Studio
2 2 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (30.43%) Finance
2 5 (21.74%) Legal
3 2 (8.70%) Retail
4 1 (4.35%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (13.04%) Administrator
1 3 (13.04%) Architect
2 2 (8.70%) Analyst
2 2 (8.70%) Consultant
2 2 (8.70%) Developer
2 2 (8.70%) Project Administrator
3 1 (4.35%) .NET Developer
3 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (4.35%) CRM Consultant
3 1 (4.35%) Data Centre Engineer
3 1 (4.35%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (4.35%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (4.35%) e-Learning Developer
3 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (4.35%) Senior Technical Architect
3 1 (4.35%) Server Engineer
3 1 (4.35%) SharePoint Administrator
3 1 (4.35%) Systems Manager
3 1 (4.35%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (4.35%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) .NET
1 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
1 1 (4.35%) Classic ASP
1 1 (4.35%) CSS
1 1 (4.35%) HTML
1 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
1 2 (8.70%) Private Cloud
2 1 (4.35%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.35%) e-Learning
2 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.35%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 11 (47.83%) Windows
2 4 (17.39%) Windows 10
3 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (8.70%) Android
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
5 1 (4.35%) Mac OS X
5 1 (4.35%) VMS
5 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (21.74%) ITIL
2 5 (21.74%) PRINCE2
2 5 (21.74%) Project Management
3 4 (17.39%) Identity Management
3 4 (17.39%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (8.70%) Analytics
4 2 (8.70%) CRM
4 2 (8.70%) DevOps
4 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce
4 2 (8.70%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (8.70%) Risk Management
4 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
4 2 (8.70%) Test Scripting
4 2 (8.70%) Validation
5 1 (4.35%) Application Packaging
5 1 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (4.35%) Time Management
5 1 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) PowerShell
2 2 (8.70%) VBScript
3 1 (4.35%) SQL
3 1 (4.35%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) Degree
1 5 (21.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (8.70%) MCSE
4 1 (4.35%) MCSA
4 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (43.48%) Active Directory
2 4 (17.39%) Hyper-V
3 2 (8.70%) BitLocker
3 2 (8.70%) VMware ESX
3 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (4.35%) Firmware
4 1 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (4.35%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (4.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (13.04%) SCCM
3 2 (8.70%) SCOM
3 2 (8.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (4.35%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) VMware
2 2 (8.70%) Apple
2 2 (8.70%) AppSense
2 2 (8.70%) iManage
2 2 (8.70%) Remedy
2 2 (8.70%) Symantec
3 1 (4.35%) Adobe
3 1 (4.35%) Ariba
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco
3 1 (4.35%) Citrix
3 1 (4.35%) EMC
3 1 (4.35%) HP
3 1 (4.35%) NetApp
3 1 (4.35%) SAP
3 1 (4.35%) Veritas
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