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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 1 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 16 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Herefordshire 44.44% 7.14% 26.47%
As % of the Vendors category 76.19% 9.09% 64.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 1 1
Average daily rate
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£370 £270 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.03% +116.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.55 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+10.70% -17.87%
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
21 11 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Herefordshire 58.33% 78.57% 41.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 2 4
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £286 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £350 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 9
Average hourly rate £15.23 £24.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.19% +21.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Herefordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Herefordshire region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram 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 December 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +2 4 £193 -28.70% 1
Leominster - - - -
Ross-on-Wye - - - - 1
Microsoft
West Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Herefordshire

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 15 (60.00%) Windows
1 15 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 11 (44.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (36.00%) HTML
3 9 (36.00%) JavaScript
3 9 (36.00%) CSS
3 9 (36.00%) Cisco
3 9 (36.00%) Firewall
4 8 (32.00%) UNIX
4 8 (32.00%) SAN
4 8 (32.00%) Active Directory
4 8 (32.00%) Linux
4 8 (32.00%) MS Exchange
4 8 (32.00%) Security Cleared
4 8 (32.00%) NAS
4 8 (32.00%) Kalman Filter
5 7 (28.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (28.00%) VMware
6 5 (20.00%) Migration
6 5 (20.00%) Workflow
6 5 (20.00%) InfoPath
6 5 (20.00%) DV Cleared
6 5 (20.00%) SharePoint
6 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
6 5 (20.00%) XML
6 5 (20.00%) PowerShell
6 5 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (16.00%) Network Management
7 4 (16.00%) RESTful

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Herefordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 8 (32.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (16.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (20.00%) InfoPath
2 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (36.00%) Firewall
2 8 (32.00%) SAN
2 8 (32.00%) NAS
3 4 (16.00%) DHCP
3 4 (16.00%) DNS
3 4 (16.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.00%) VPN
4 1 (4.00%) VoIP
4 1 (4.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (16.00%) Finance
1 4 (16.00%) Publishing
1 4 (16.00%) Banking
1 4 (16.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Developer
2 5 (20.00%) SharePoint Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Network Consultant
3 4 (16.00%) Consultant
3 4 (16.00%) Architect
3 4 (16.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 4 (16.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 3 (12.00%) Windows Administrator
4 3 (12.00%) Administrator
4 3 (12.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Front-End Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Web Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Support Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Front-End Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (36.00%) HTML
1 9 (36.00%) CSS
2 5 (20.00%) XML
3 4 (16.00%) RESTful
3 4 (16.00%) jQuery
3 4 (16.00%) Ajax
4 3 (12.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (16.00%) Mobile Banking
1 4 (16.00%) Mathematics
1 4 (16.00%) Physics
1 4 (16.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (60.00%) Windows
1 15 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 11 (44.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (32.00%) UNIX
3 8 (32.00%) Linux
4 7 (28.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (12.00%) Windows 2000
5 3 (12.00%) Windows 7
5 3 (12.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) Kalman Filter
2 5 (20.00%) Migration
2 5 (20.00%) Workflow
3 4 (16.00%) Network Management
3 4 (16.00%) ITIL
3 4 (16.00%) PRINCE2
3 4 (16.00%) E-Commerce
3 4 (16.00%) Process Management
3 4 (16.00%) Data Security
3 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (12.00%) Problem Management
5 2 (8.00%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (8.00%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 9 (36.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (32.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (20.00%) DV Cleared
3 4 (16.00%) MCSE
3 4 (16.00%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (16.00%) CCNP
3 4 (16.00%) CCNA
3 4 (16.00%) CCDP
3 4 (16.00%) MCITP
3 4 (16.00%) Degree
4 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 8 (32.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (12.00%) XenApp
3 1 (4.00%) KVM
3 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) SCCM
1 3 (12.00%) SCOM
1 3 (12.00%) SCSM
2 2 (8.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 9 (36.00%) Cisco
2 7 (28.00%) VMware
3 4 (16.00%) Citrix