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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 3 3 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 4 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Herefordshire 36.36% 16.67% 25.00%
As % of the Vendors category 50.00% 33.33% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 3
Average daily rate
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£388 - £255
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £16.50 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +43.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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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
8 3 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Herefordshire 72.73% 50.00% 93.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 9
Average daily rate £376 - £250
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 - £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 - £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 5
Average hourly rate £18.75 £21.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% -23.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Herefordshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 7 (77.78%) Windows
1 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2008
1 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2012
2 6 (66.67%) VMware
2 6 (66.67%) Kalman Filter
2 6 (66.67%) NAS
2 6 (66.67%) Cisco
2 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 6 (66.67%) SAN
2 6 (66.67%) Firewall
3 5 (55.56%) Data Security
3 5 (55.56%) MS Exchange
3 5 (55.56%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (55.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 3 (33.33%) UNIX
4 3 (33.33%) Linux
5 1 (11.11%) Banking
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (11.11%) XenApp
5 1 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (11.11%) MCITP
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
5 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (11.11%) SCCM
5 1 (11.11%) SCOM
5 1 (11.11%) Data Extraction
5 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
5 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Herefordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 5 (55.56%) MS Exchange
2 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) NAS
1 6 (66.67%) SAN
1 6 (66.67%) Firewall
2 5 (55.56%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (11.11%) DHCP
3 1 (11.11%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 1 (11.11%) Crystal Reports
General
1 1 (11.11%) Banking
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Technical Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Designer
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 2 (22.22%) Technical Designer
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) MI Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Data Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Network Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (11.11%) Data Extraction
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
1 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2008
1 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (33.33%) UNIX
2 3 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Kalman Filter
2 5 (55.56%) Data Security
3 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
3 1 (11.11%) Network Management
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (11.11%) Process Management
3 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) MCITP
1 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) MCSE
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (11.11%) CCNP
1 1 (11.11%) CCNA
1 1 (11.11%) CCDP
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) XenApp
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
1 1 (11.11%) SCOM
1 1 (11.11%) SCSM
1 1 (11.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) VMware
1 6 (66.67%) Cisco
2 1 (11.11%) Business Objects
2 1 (11.11%) Citrix