The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 Herefordshire 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 2 5
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 3 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Herefordshire 33.33% 50.00% 15.00%
As % of the Vendors category 60.00% 54.55% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
Average daily rate £198 £255 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.54% -23.70%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Average hourly rate £13.75 £11.50 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.56% +15.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -4.76%
Vendors Category
Herefordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
5 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Herefordshire 55.56% 91.67% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 3
Average daily rate £198 £200 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% -28.82%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 1
Average hourly rate £18.75 £11.50 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.04% +15.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
Microsoft
West Midlands

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Hereford -1 2 £198 +46.29% 1
Ledbury - 1 - -
Ross-on-Wye - - - -
Microsoft
West Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Herefordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) UML
2 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (25.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Password Management
2 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) ERD
2 1 (25.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) HTML
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) MS Office
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Herefordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Software Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Support Assistant
1 1 (25.00%) 1st Line Support
1 1 (25.00%) Service Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) IT Support Assistant
1 1 (25.00%) IT Assistant
1 1 (25.00%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) UML
1 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (25.00%) Password Management
1 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (25.00%) ERD
1 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL V3
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C#
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (25.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory