Period
to 14 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Watford with a requirement for Microsoft Office skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Office over the 6 months to 14 December 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.

Microsoft Office
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 36 28
Rank change year-on-year +15 -8 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 23 14 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 6.15% 3.27% 4.79%
As % of the Applications category 41.07% 50.00% 53.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 4
Watford median daily rate £166 £175 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% -58.82% -
Hertfordshire median daily rate £205 £275 £228
% change year-on-year -25.61% +20.88% -26.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Watford median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +22.03% +9.26%
10th Percentile £17.45 £17.50 £13.63
90th Percentile £19.55 £18.50 £16.08
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £11.11
% change year-on-year -7.14% +26.01% -17.70%

Microsoft Office is in the Software Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Watford with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
Watford
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 56 28 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 14.97% 6.54% 8.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 9 10
Watford median daily rate £360 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +3.23% +72.22%
10th Percentile £114 £151 £167
90th Percentile £411 £603 £431
Hertfordshire median daily rate £300 £308 £375
% change year-on-year -2.44% -18.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 2
Watford median hourly rate £19.50 £17.25 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.04% +16.95% +9.26%
10th Percentile £17.65 £16.50 £13.63
90th Percentile £25.95 £18.50 £16.08
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £36.75
% change year-on-year -10.34% -60.54% +172.22%

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

Job postings citing Microsoft Office as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Watford.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Office in Watford

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Office in Watford.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Office in Watford

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in Watford over the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Office in Watford

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in Watford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Office in Watford

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Office 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 Office.

1 17 (73.91%) Microsoft
2 14 (60.87%) Windows
3 8 (34.78%) Active Directory
4 7 (30.43%) PRINCE2
4 7 (30.43%) Windows 7
5 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Excel
5 6 (26.09%) Project Management
6 5 (21.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (21.74%) ITIL
6 5 (21.74%) MS Visio
7 4 (17.39%) NHS
7 4 (17.39%) Marketing
7 4 (17.39%) Project Governance
7 4 (17.39%) Office 365
7 4 (17.39%) Skype
8 3 (13.04%) Firewall
8 3 (13.04%) Wireless
8 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (13.04%) MS Exchange
9 2 (8.70%) VBA
9 2 (8.70%) Citrix
9 2 (8.70%) PMI
9 2 (8.70%) PMI Certification
9 2 (8.70%) 3G
9 2 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (8.70%) XenApp
9 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
9 2 (8.70%) 2G
9 2 (8.70%) 2.5G

Microsoft Office
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 (13.04%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (21.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (21.74%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) Skype
2 3 (13.04%) Firewall
2 3 (13.04%) Wireless
3 2 (8.70%) 2.5G
3 2 (8.70%) 2G
3 2 (8.70%) 3G
3 2 (8.70%) 4G
3 2 (8.70%) 5G
4 1 (4.35%) MPLS
4 1 (4.35%) VoIP
4 1 (4.35%) VPN
General
1 4 (17.39%) Marketing
2 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Project Manager
2 7 (30.43%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 6 (26.09%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (21.74%) Support Engineer
5 4 (17.39%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 4 (17.39%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (17.39%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (17.39%) Field Engineer
5 4 (17.39%) Field Service Engineer
5 4 (17.39%) Field Support Engineer
6 3 (13.04%) Active Directory Administrator
6 3 (13.04%) Active Directory Analyst
6 3 (13.04%) Administrator
6 3 (13.04%) Analyst
6 3 (13.04%) Deskside Engineer
6 3 (13.04%) Help Desk Administrator
6 3 (13.04%) Help Desk Analyst
6 3 (13.04%) IT Support
6 3 (13.04%) Office 365 Administrator
6 3 (13.04%) Windows Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) NHS
2 2 (8.70%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 14 (60.87%) Windows
2 7 (30.43%) Windows 7
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) PRINCE2
2 6 (26.09%) Project Management
3 5 (21.74%) ITIL
4 4 (17.39%) Project Governance
5 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (8.70%) Antivirus Management
6 2 (8.70%) Service Management
6 2 (8.70%) Software Deployment
7 1 (4.35%) Change Control
7 1 (4.35%) Change Management
7 1 (4.35%) Contingency Planning
7 1 (4.35%) Information Security
7 1 (4.35%) ITIL V3
7 1 (4.35%) Migration
7 1 (4.35%) PRINCE
7 1 (4.35%) Problem-Solving
7 1 (4.35%) Product Management
7 1 (4.35%) Project Planning
7 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
7 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) PMI Certification
2 1 (4.35%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.35%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (4.35%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 1 (4.35%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (34.78%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.70%) XenApp
Vendors
1 17 (73.91%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.70%) Citrix
3 1 (4.35%) Apple
3 1 (4.35%) HP