Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 37 28
Rank change year-on-year +14 -9 +13
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 21 11 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 5.60% 2.84% 5.36%
As % of the Applications category 32.31% 36.67% 60.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 7
Watford median daily rate £150 £175 £155
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.29% +12.90% -
10th Percentile £113 £116 £120
90th Percentile £400 £438 £425
Hertfordshire median daily rate £184 £273 £170
% change year-on-year -32.57% +60.29% -43.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Watford median hourly rate - £18.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +33.33% +0.93%
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £13.75
% change year-on-year -10.34% +5.45% +1.14%

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 65 30 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 17.33% 7.75% 8.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 13 11
Watford median daily rate £350 £325 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +12.07% +28.89%
10th Percentile £114 £135 £120
90th Percentile £453 £438 £425
Hertfordshire median daily rate £260 £306 £375
% change year-on-year -15.10% -18.33% +17.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 2
Watford median hourly rate £35.00 £17.25 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +102.90% +27.78% +0.93%
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £13.00 £15.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year -17.46% -17.11% +39.76%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 15 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 13 (61.90%) Windows
3 9 (42.86%) Windows 7
4 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (28.57%) Active Directory
5 5 (23.81%) Project Management
5 5 (23.81%) ITIL
5 5 (23.81%) PRINCE2
5 5 (23.81%) MS Visio
5 5 (23.81%) Office 365
5 5 (23.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (19.05%) Marketing
6 4 (19.05%) Skype
6 4 (19.05%) Project Governance
6 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (19.05%) NHS
7 3 (14.29%) MS Exchange
7 3 (14.29%) Firewall
7 3 (14.29%) Wireless
7 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (9.52%) Retail
8 2 (9.52%) Service Management
9 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
9 1 (4.76%) Change Management
9 1 (4.76%) Legal
9 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (4.76%) VMware
9 1 (4.76%) Information Security
9 1 (4.76%) VoIP
9 1 (4.76%) VPN

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 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (23.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (23.81%) MS Visio
3 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (23.81%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) Skype
2 3 (14.29%) Firewall
2 3 (14.29%) Wireless
3 1 (4.76%) VoIP
3 1 (4.76%) VPN
General
1 4 (19.05%) Marketing
2 2 (9.52%) Retail
3 1 (4.76%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 7 (33.33%) Desktop Support
2 6 (28.57%) Project Manager
3 5 (23.81%) Deskside Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Active Directory Administrator
4 3 (14.29%) Active Directory Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Administrator
4 3 (14.29%) Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Help Desk Administrator
4 3 (14.29%) Help Desk Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Office 365 Administrator
4 3 (14.29%) Support Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Windows Administrator
5 2 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Field Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Field Support Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 13 (61.90%) Windows
2 9 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.76%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) ITIL
1 5 (23.81%) PRINCE2
1 5 (23.81%) Project Management
2 4 (19.05%) Project Governance
3 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (9.52%) Service Management
5 1 (4.76%) Change Management
5 1 (4.76%) Information Security
5 1 (4.76%) PRINCE
5 1 (4.76%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (4.76%) Product Management
5 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
1 1 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (4.76%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
1 1 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (28.57%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 15 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) Apple
2 1 (4.76%) HP
2 1 (4.76%) VMware