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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 13 16 9
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 10 8 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hemel Hempstead 12.50% 9.09% 18.75%
As % of the Vendors category 23.81% 14.81% 38.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 3
Average daily rate
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£168 £105 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.52% -61.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £105 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £105 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £13.94 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+5.84% -11.52%
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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
42 54 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hemel Hempstead 52.50% 61.36% 48.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 15 10
Average daily rate £355 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.11% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £181 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 January 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 January 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 11 (61.11%) Windows
2 10 (55.56%) MS Excel
2 10 (55.56%) SQL Server
3 9 (50.00%) SQL Server 2000
3 9 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (44.44%) Telecoms
5 7 (38.89%) MS Office
6 6 (33.33%) .NET
6 6 (33.33%) ASP.NET
6 6 (33.33%) C#
6 6 (33.33%) MVC
6 6 (33.33%) .NET Framework
6 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (27.78%) Razor View Engine
7 5 (27.78%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (27.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (27.78%) Database Tuning
7 5 (27.78%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (27.78%) Service Management
7 5 (27.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 5 (27.78%) SLA
7 5 (27.78%) Lotus
7 5 (27.78%) WinForms
7 5 (27.78%) DHTML
7 5 (27.78%) HTML
7 5 (27.78%) JavaScript
7 5 (27.78%) SQL
7 5 (27.78%) T-SQL
7 5 (27.78%) VBScript
7 5 (27.78%) Web Services

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Hemel Hempstead by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 5 (27.78%) IBM Notes
2 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 4 (22.22%) IIS
2 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (5.56%) Umbraco
3 1 (5.56%) Kentico
Applications
1 10 (55.56%) MS Excel
2 7 (38.89%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) FTP
2 4 (22.22%) DNS
2 4 (22.22%) DHCP
2 4 (22.22%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 9 (50.00%) SQL Server 2000
2 9 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (27.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (27.78%) DTS
4 3 (16.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (27.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (44.44%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.56%) Marketing
2 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Developer
2 5 (27.78%) Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Software Developer
3 4 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Service Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Security Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Information Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Information Security Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Server Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Trainer
4 1 (5.56%) Migration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (33.33%) .NET
1 6 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 6 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 5 (27.78%) Razor View Engine
2 5 (27.78%) WinForms
2 5 (27.78%) DHTML
2 5 (27.78%) HTML
2 5 (27.78%) Web Services
2 5 (27.78%) XML
2 5 (27.78%) ADO.NET
3 2 (11.11%) Ajax
3 2 (11.11%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Clustering
1 4 (22.22%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.56%) FMCG
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 11 (61.11%) Windows
2 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (22.22%) Windows 2000
4 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) MVC
2 5 (27.78%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (27.78%) Database Tuning
2 5 (27.78%) Service Management
2 5 (27.78%) ITIL
3 4 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (16.67%) Unit Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
5 2 (11.11%) Regression Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Integration Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (11.11%) Use Case
6 1 (5.56%) Security Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Web Development
6 1 (5.56%) OWASP
6 1 (5.56%) Project Management
6 1 (5.56%) Information Security Management
6 1 (5.56%) Security Management
6 1 (5.56%) Risk Management
6 1 (5.56%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) C#
2 5 (27.78%) JavaScript
2 5 (27.78%) SQL
2 5 (27.78%) T-SQL
2 5 (27.78%) VBScript
2 5 (27.78%) VB.NET
3 1 (5.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) MCP
2 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
2 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) CISM
3 1 (5.56%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) SLA
2 1 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) VMware ESX
1 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
1 4 (22.22%) vSphere
1 4 (22.22%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 5 (27.78%) OpenView
2 4 (22.22%) NetBackup
2 4 (22.22%) Backup Exec
2 4 (22.22%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (5.56%) Nessus
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Lotus
1 5 (27.78%) HP
2 4 (22.22%) Citrix
2 4 (22.22%) VMware
2 4 (22.22%) Symantec
2 4 (22.22%) Sophos
2 4 (22.22%) Acronis
2 4 (22.22%) Veritas
3 1 (5.56%) EPiServer
3 1 (5.56%) Sitecore