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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
West Midlands / Herefordshire
Rank 6 9 1
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 1 2 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Herefordshire 7.14% 5.71% 41.18%
As % of the Vendors category 25.00% 18.18% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 12
Median daily rate £500 - £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £15.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.55 £15.63 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-13.29% +4.16%

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
4 11 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Herefordshire 28.57% 31.43% 41.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 12
Median daily rate £325 £438 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £378 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £550 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.53% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £15.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +34.32%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Herefordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Herefordshire region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Herefordshire region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hereford +6 1 £500 - 1
Microsoft
West Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Herefordshire

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 Herefordshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 3 (60.00%) Advertising
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (40.00%) CRM
2 2 (40.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (20.00%) VLAN
3 1 (20.00%) Web Development
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (20.00%) LINQ
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (20.00%) Network Security
3 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (20.00%) SaaS
3 1 (20.00%) PaaS
3 1 (20.00%) Entity Framework
3 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (20.00%) IaaS
3 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Herefordshire 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 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) IaaS
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (20.00%) PaaS
1 1 (20.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (20.00%) DHCP
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
1 1 (20.00%) IP Telephony
1 1 (20.00%) ISDN
1 1 (20.00%) Network Security
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (20.00%) VLAN
1 1 (20.00%) VoIP
1 1 (20.00%) VPN
1 1 (20.00%) WAN
1 1 (20.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2014
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 3 (60.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Administrator
1 1 (20.00%) Architect
1 1 (20.00%) Consultant
1 1 (20.00%) CRM Architect
1 1 (20.00%) CRM Consultant
1 1 (20.00%) DBA
1 1 (20.00%) Developer
1 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared DBA
1 1 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM Architect
1 1 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Consultant
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Developer
1 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint Developer
1 1 (20.00%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (20.00%) Entity Framework
1 1 (20.00%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) CRM
2 1 (20.00%) MVC
2 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) SOA
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) Supplier Management
2 1 (20.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (20.00%) Web Development
2 1 (20.00%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C#
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CCNA
1 1 (20.00%) CCNP
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
1 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco