The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 15 15
Rank change year-on-year
+9 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 14 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hemel Hempstead 14.74% 4.00% 3.64%
As % of the Vendors category 26.42% 11.11% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 1
Average daily rate
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£208 £388 £140
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.45% +176.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.18% -0.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £14.00 £140.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -90.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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Hertfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Hemel Hempstead region.

Vendors Category
Hemel Hempstead
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
53 27 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hemel Hempstead 55.79% 36.00% 36.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 12 6
Average daily rate £438 £370 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.24% +7.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £108 £192 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £409 £595
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £14.00 £140.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -90.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.25%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Hemel Hempstead

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Hemel Hempstead region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 July 2015, 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 8 (34.78%) MS Office
1 8 (34.78%) MS Excel
2 6 (26.09%) Windows
2 6 (26.09%) MS Exchange
3 5 (21.74%) Active Directory
3 5 (21.74%) Migration
3 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (21.74%) SCOM
3 5 (21.74%) SCOrch
3 5 (21.74%) SCSM
4 4 (17.39%) Office 365
4 4 (17.39%) SCCM
4 4 (17.39%) VMware
4 4 (17.39%) Telecoms
4 4 (17.39%) Service Delivery
4 4 (17.39%) SharePoint
5 3 (13.04%) Finance
5 3 (13.04%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
5 3 (13.04%) Asset Management
6 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (8.70%) Time Management
6 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
6 2 (8.70%) F5
6 2 (8.70%) Change Control
6 2 (8.70%) Windows Intune
6 2 (8.70%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (8.70%) Patch Management
6 2 (8.70%) Legal

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Hemel Hempstead by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 6 (26.09%) MS Exchange
2 4 (17.39%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.35%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 8 (34.78%) MS Office
1 8 (34.78%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (17.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) LDAP
1 2 (8.70%) OSPF
1 2 (8.70%) BGP
2 1 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (4.35%) LAN
2 1 (4.35%) WAN
2 1 (4.35%) DHCP
2 1 (4.35%) VPN
2 1 (4.35%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 4 (17.39%) Telecoms
2 3 (13.04%) Finance
3 2 (8.70%) Legal
3 2 (8.70%) Publishing
4 1 (4.35%) Retail
4 1 (4.35%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Specialist
3 3 (13.04%) Architect
3 3 (13.04%) Support Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (8.70%) Network Architect
5 1 (4.35%) MI Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Telecoms Business Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) IT Support
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Business Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Support Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Service Manager
5 1 (4.35%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
1 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.35%) AS400
2 1 (4.35%) Clustering
2 1 (4.35%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) Migration
2 4 (17.39%) Service Delivery
3 3 (13.04%) Asset Management
3 3 (13.04%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (8.70%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (8.70%) Time Management
4 2 (8.70%) Change Management
4 2 (8.70%) Project Management
4 2 (8.70%) Change Control
4 2 (8.70%) Patch Management
5 1 (4.35%) Server Patching
5 1 (4.35%) ITIL
5 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (4.35%) Data Analysis
5 1 (4.35%) Business Analysis
5 1 (4.35%) Software Testing
5 1 (4.35%) Project Planning
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (4.35%) Requirements Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) VBScript
1 1 (4.35%) VB
1 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.70%) CCNP
2 2 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (21.74%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.35%) vSphere
3 1 (4.35%) MetaFrame
3 1 (4.35%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) SCOM
1 5 (21.74%) SCOrch
1 5 (21.74%) SCSM
2 4 (17.39%) SCCM
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Intune
3 2 (8.70%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (4.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) VMware
2 2 (8.70%) F5
2 2 (8.70%) EMC
2 2 (8.70%) SAP
2 2 (8.70%) Cisco
2 2 (8.70%) Symantec
3 1 (4.35%) Sophos
3 1 (4.35%) IBM
3 1 (4.35%) Citrix
3 1 (4.35%) CommVault
3 1 (4.35%) Lotus
3 1 (4.35%) JD Edwards
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle
3 1 (4.35%) Veeam