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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 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.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 8 7 13
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 11 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hemel Hempstead 13.75% 10.53% 2.27%
As % of the Vendors category 25.58% 18.60% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 0
Median daily rate £350 £300 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +6.89%
Microsoft
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
43 43 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hemel Hempstead 53.75% 56.58% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 19 5
Median daily rate £400 £413 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +33.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £75 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £329
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.70% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Hemel Hempstead

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Hemel Hempstead region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 31 May 2016.

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 31 May 2016, 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 Hemel Hempstead region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 15 (75.00%) Windows
2 10 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 8 (40.00%) SCCM
3 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (40.00%) Windows 10
4 7 (35.00%) SC Cleared
5 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (30.00%) Telecoms
5 6 (30.00%) Windows 7
5 6 (30.00%) MS Excel
5 6 (30.00%) Symantec
6 5 (25.00%) PowerShell
6 5 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (20.00%) PKI
7 4 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (20.00%) SLA
7 4 (20.00%) ITIL
8 3 (15.00%) LAN
8 3 (15.00%) MPLS
8 3 (15.00%) WAN
8 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
8 3 (15.00%) VPN
8 3 (15.00%) Finance
8 3 (15.00%) Technical Architecture
8 3 (15.00%) Windows 8
9 2 (10.00%) Mentoring
9 2 (10.00%) Coaching
9 2 (10.00%) Presales
9 2 (10.00%) Dependency Management
9 2 (10.00%) REST

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Hemel Hempstead 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 5 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.00%) MS Office
3 1 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) LAN
1 3 (15.00%) MPLS
1 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (15.00%) VPN
1 3 (15.00%) WAN
2 2 (10.00%) GSM
2 2 (10.00%) UMTS
3 1 (5.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (30.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (15.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Consultant
2 7 (35.00%) Windows Consultant
3 5 (25.00%) Desktop Support
4 4 (20.00%) Architect
4 4 (20.00%) Technical Consultant
4 4 (20.00%) Windows Technical Consultant
5 2 (10.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 2 (10.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce Architect
5 2 (10.00%) Implementation Controller
5 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Technical Architect
6 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Junior Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) .NET
1 2 (10.00%) REST
1 2 (10.00%) SOAP
2 1 (5.00%) Middleware
2 1 (5.00%) MSMQ
2 1 (5.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) PKI
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 15 (75.00%) Windows
2 8 (40.00%) Windows 10
2 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (30.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (15.00%) Windows 8
5 2 (10.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) ITIL
2 3 (15.00%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (10.00%) Coaching
3 2 (10.00%) Dependency Management
3 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (10.00%) High Availability
3 2 (10.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (10.00%) Logistics
3 2 (10.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (10.00%) Presales
3 2 (10.00%) Project Management
3 2 (10.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (10.00%) SOA
3 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (10.00%) TDD
4 1 (5.00%) DevOps
4 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.00%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (10.00%) C#
2 2 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (35.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 8 (40.00%) SCCM
2 4 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) Symantec
2 2 (10.00%) SAP
3 1 (5.00%) Red Hat