The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Herefordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 1 - 1
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 11 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Herefordshire 42.31% - 53.33%
As % of the Vendors category 73.33% - 80.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 2
Average daily rate
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£338 - £238
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 - £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 - £328
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Average hourly rate £9.75 - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -15.62%
Microsoft
West Midlands

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

Vendors Category
Herefordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
15 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Herefordshire 57.69% 57.14% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 4
Average daily rate £344 - £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 - £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 5
Average hourly rate £9.75 £27.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.54% +37.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.08
% change year-on-year
- -0.41%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Herefordshire

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Herefordshire

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Herefordshire

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

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Herefordshire

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Herefordshire

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Herefordshire

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in Herefordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Herefordshire region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hereford - 5 - - 5
Leominster - 1 £300 -
Ross-on-Wye - - - - 1
Microsoft
West Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Herefordshire

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Herefordshire 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 (57.14%) Windows
1 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (42.86%) MS Exchange
3 5 (35.71%) Cisco
3 5 (35.71%) HTML
3 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
3 5 (35.71%) CSS
3 5 (35.71%) Firewall
3 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (28.57%) Kalman Filter
4 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (28.57%) Retail
4 4 (28.57%) Ajax
4 4 (28.57%) NAS
4 4 (28.57%) RESTful
4 4 (28.57%) jQuery
4 4 (28.57%) E-Commerce
4 4 (28.57%) UNIX
4 4 (28.57%) SAN
4 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (28.57%) Linux
5 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
5 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
5 3 (21.43%) VMware
5 3 (21.43%) Windows 8
5 3 (21.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (14.29%) Mobile Banking
6 2 (14.29%) Network Management
6 2 (14.29%) Finance
6 2 (14.29%) Data Security

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Herefordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Herefordshire 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 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 2 (14.29%) WebSphere
3 1 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) InfoPath
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) Firewall
2 4 (28.57%) SAN
2 4 (28.57%) NAS
3 2 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (7.14%) VLAN
4 1 (7.14%) VoIP
4 1 (7.14%) DHCP
4 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
4 1 (7.14%) VPN
4 1 (7.14%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (28.57%) Retail
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Front-End Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Network Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Web Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Front-End Web Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) HTML
1 5 (35.71%) CSS
2 4 (28.57%) Ajax
2 4 (28.57%) jQuery
2 4 (28.57%) RESTful
3 3 (21.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (14.29%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) Windows
1 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (28.57%) UNIX
3 4 (28.57%) Linux
3 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
4 3 (21.43%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) E-Commerce
1 4 (28.57%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (14.29%) Process Management
2 2 (14.29%) Data Security
2 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
2 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (14.29%) Network Management
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL
3 1 (7.14%) Workflow
3 1 (7.14%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) MCSE
1 2 (14.29%) CCNP
1 2 (14.29%) CCNA
1 2 (14.29%) CCDP
1 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (14.29%) MCITP
2 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
2 1 (7.14%) XenServer
2 1 (7.14%) KVM
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Cisco
2 3 (21.43%) VMware
3 1 (7.14%) Citrix
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Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £325 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hereford
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago