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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 16 13 9
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 3 3 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hemel Hempstead 4.11% 5.17% 13.68%
As % of the Vendors category 10.34% 14.29% 21.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 5
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£388 £118 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+229.78% -50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 £140.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-90.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.25 £15.37
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -7.28%
Vendors Category
Hemel Hempstead
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
29 21 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hemel Hempstead 39.73% 36.21% 62.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 16
Average daily rate £375 £345 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -15.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £136 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £529 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £14.00 £140.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-90.00% +330.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.56
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.87%
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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 30 July 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 5 (62.50%) SC Cleared
1 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (50.00%) Windows
3 3 (37.50%) MS Office
3 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
3 3 (37.50%) DHCP
3 3 (37.50%) DNS
3 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
3 3 (37.50%) Clustering
3 3 (37.50%) ITIL
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (25.00%) VMware
4 2 (25.00%) Citrix
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (25.00%) MCSE
4 2 (25.00%) LAN
4 2 (25.00%) WAN
4 2 (25.00%) VB
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (25.00%) IIS
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (12.50%) Multimedia
5 1 (12.50%) Logistics
5 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (12.50%) Statistics

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Hemel Hempstead by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 2 (25.00%) IIS
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (12.50%) IBM Notes
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (12.50%) Node.js
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Office
1 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) DHCP
1 3 (37.50%) DNS
2 2 (25.00%) LAN
2 2 (25.00%) WAN
3 1 (12.50%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (12.50%) MySQL
2 1 (12.50%) RDBMS
2 1 (12.50%) MongoDB
2 1 (12.50%) NoSQL
2 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) Multimedia
2 1 (12.50%) Military
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Applications Architect
3 1 (12.50%) SharePoint Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) PC Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Functional Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
1 1 (12.50%) XML
1 1 (12.50%) XSD
1 1 (12.50%) XML Schema
1 1 (12.50%) RESTful
1 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
1 1 (12.50%) Akka
1 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Clustering
2 1 (12.50%) Statistics
2 1 (12.50%) Taxonomies
2 1 (12.50%) Fat Client
2 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
2 1 (12.50%) N-Tier
2 1 (12.50%) W3C
2 1 (12.50%) Thin Client
2 1 (12.50%) Open Source
2 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 2000
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) Logistics
2 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
2 1 (12.50%) Multithreading
2 1 (12.50%) System Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Service Management
2 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (12.50%) ITSM
2 1 (12.50%) UML
2 1 (12.50%) SSADM
2 1 (12.50%) SOA
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Scrum
2 1 (12.50%) OWASP
2 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
2 1 (12.50%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (25.00%) VB
2 1 (12.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) VBScript
2 1 (12.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) SC Cleared
1 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (25.00%) MCSE
3 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) VMware ESX
2 1 (12.50%) XenApp
2 1 (12.50%) vSphere
2 1 (12.50%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (12.50%) NetBackup
1 1 (12.50%) Backup Exec
1 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) VMware
1 2 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (12.50%) Symantec
2 1 (12.50%) McAfee
2 1 (12.50%) Sophos
2 1 (12.50%) NetApp
2 1 (12.50%) Veritas
2 1 (12.50%) Lotus
2 1 (12.50%) IBM
2 1 (12.50%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) Acronis