The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Hemel Hempstead region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Hemel Hempstead region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not 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.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 12 6 17
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 6 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hemel Hempstead 8.82% 16.36% 5.95%
As % of the Vendors category 15.38% 32.14% 17.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate £105 £260 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-59.61% -25.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £10.00 £12.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%
Vendors Category
Hemel Hempstead
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
39 28 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hemel Hempstead 57.35% 50.91% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 5
Average daily rate £320 £270 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -22.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £225 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 5
Average hourly rate £10.00 £11.75 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.89% -2.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
Microsoft
Hertfordshire

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Hemel Hempstead

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Hemel Hempstead region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Hemel Hempstead

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Hemel Hempstead

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Hemel Hempstead region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Hemel Hempstead

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Hemel Hempstead

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Hemel Hempstead region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Hemel Hempstead

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hemel Hempstead

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hemel Hempstead region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 9 (56.25%) Windows
1 9 (56.25%) Active Directory
1 9 (56.25%) Security Cleared
2 8 (50.00%) VMware
3 7 (43.75%) SC Cleared
3 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (43.75%) MS Excel
4 6 (37.50%) ITIL
4 6 (37.50%) HP
4 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (37.50%) Telecoms
5 5 (31.25%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (31.25%) Citrix
5 5 (31.25%) NetApp
5 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (31.25%) McAfee
5 5 (31.25%) MS Office
6 4 (25.00%) VB
6 4 (25.00%) MCSE
6 4 (25.00%) LAN
6 4 (25.00%) WAN
6 4 (25.00%) DHCP
6 4 (25.00%) DNS
6 4 (25.00%) IBM
6 4 (25.00%) Clustering
6 4 (25.00%) PowerShell
6 4 (25.00%) XenApp
7 3 (18.75%) Problem Management
7 3 (18.75%) Fat Client
7 3 (18.75%) IBM Notes

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Hemel Hempstead by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hemel Hempstead region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (18.75%) IBM Notes
2 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (6.25%) Node.js
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 1 (6.25%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (43.75%) MS Excel
2 5 (31.25%) MS Office
3 1 (6.25%) PowerPivot
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) LAN
1 4 (25.00%) WAN
1 4 (25.00%) DHCP
1 4 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (6.25%) Internet
2 1 (6.25%) iSCSI
2 1 (6.25%) Firewall
2 1 (6.25%) DSL
2 1 (6.25%) X.400
2 1 (6.25%) X.500
2 1 (6.25%) SAN
2 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
2 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (6.25%) PerformancePoint
2 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
2 1 (6.25%) MySQL
General
1 6 (37.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.25%) Military
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Technical Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Technical Support
4 1 (6.25%) Applications Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Technical Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Network Support
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Report Developer
4 1 (6.25%) PC Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior IT Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) AngularJS
1 1 (6.25%) Akka
1 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
1 1 (6.25%) RESTful
1 1 (6.25%) XML Schema
1 1 (6.25%) .NET
1 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
1 1 (6.25%) Web Services
1 1 (6.25%) XML
1 1 (6.25%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Clustering
2 3 (18.75%) Fat Client
2 3 (18.75%) Thin Client
3 1 (6.25%) Statistics
3 1 (6.25%) Taxonomies
3 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (6.25%) Open Source
3 1 (6.25%) EPoS
3 1 (6.25%) W3C
3 1 (6.25%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (6.25%) Mac OS
5 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
5 1 (6.25%) UNIX
5 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) Problem Management
3 2 (12.50%) Migration
4 1 (6.25%) Scrum
4 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.25%) Logistics
4 1 (6.25%) Business Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) Multithreading
4 1 (6.25%) System Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Test Strategy
4 1 (6.25%) User Stories
4 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (6.25%) OWASP
4 1 (6.25%) CAD
4 1 (6.25%) Project Management
4 1 (6.25%) SOA
4 1 (6.25%) SSADM
4 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
4 1 (6.25%) UML
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) VB
1 4 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (6.25%) Python
3 1 (6.25%) VBScript
3 1 (6.25%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) Security Cleared
2 7 (43.75%) SC Cleared
3 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (25.00%) MCSE
5 2 (12.50%) DV Cleared
6 1 (6.25%) MCITP
6 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
6 1 (6.25%) CCNA
6 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (56.25%) Active Directory
2 4 (25.00%) XenApp
3 2 (12.50%) Terminal Services
4 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
4 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (6.25%) XenServer
4 1 (6.25%) XenDesktop
4 1 (6.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (12.50%) SCOM
2 2 (12.50%) HP NNM
3 1 (6.25%) WSUS
3 1 (6.25%) SCCM
3 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) VMware
2 6 (37.50%) HP
3 5 (31.25%) Citrix
3 5 (31.25%) NetApp
3 5 (31.25%) McAfee
4 4 (25.00%) IBM
5 3 (18.75%) Lotus
6 2 (12.50%) Cisco
7 1 (6.25%) Websense