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 27 August 2016 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 6 8 1
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 6 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Herefordshire 16.67% 7.14% 29.63%
As % of the Vendors category 35.29% 16.67% 80.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 4
Median daily rate £438 £380 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.13% +16.92%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £9.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.82 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.43% -
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
17 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Herefordshire 47.22% 42.86% 37.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 4
Median daily rate £325 £380 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.47% +16.92%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £9.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +43.58%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.52 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.99% +5.82%

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
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 27 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Herefordshire region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -1 5 £450 +18.42% 6
Microsoft
West Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Herefordshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, 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 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (40.00%) DV Cleared
3 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (40.00%) CCNA
3 4 (40.00%) Configuration Management
3 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
4 3 (30.00%) MCSE
4 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
4 3 (30.00%) A+ Certification
4 3 (30.00%) Advertising
4 3 (30.00%) Lumension
4 3 (30.00%) Becrypt
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (20.00%) Skype for Business
5 2 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
5 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
5 2 (20.00%) DHCP
5 2 (20.00%) DNS
5 2 (20.00%) CRM
5 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
6 1 (10.00%) C#
6 1 (10.00%) .NET
6 1 (10.00%) MS Project
6 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
6 1 (10.00%) ITIL

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 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (20.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) DHCP
1 2 (20.00%) DNS
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (10.00%) Firewall
2 1 (10.00%) IP Telephony
2 1 (10.00%) ISDN
2 1 (10.00%) Network Security
2 1 (10.00%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (10.00%) VLAN
2 1 (10.00%) VoIP
2 1 (10.00%) VPN
2 1 (10.00%) WAN
2 1 (10.00%) Wireless
General
1 3 (30.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Technical Support
2 3 (30.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Technical Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Technical Support Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (10.00%) CRM Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Programme Office Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Support Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Support Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (10.00%) Entity Framework
1 1 (10.00%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (20.00%) CRM
3 1 (10.00%) Change Control
3 1 (10.00%) Change Management
3 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) MVC
3 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (10.00%) Programme Governance
3 1 (10.00%) Project Governance
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (40.00%) CCNA
2 4 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (40.00%) DV Cleared
3 3 (30.00%) A+ Certification
3 3 (30.00%) MCSE
4 1 (10.00%) APMP
4 1 (10.00%) CCNP
4 1 (10.00%) Degree
4 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) DFS Replication
2 1 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
1 1 (10.00%) SCDPM
1 1 (10.00%) SCOM
1 1 (10.00%) SCOrch
1 1 (10.00%) SCSM
1 1 (10.00%) SCVMM
1 1 (10.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Becrypt
1 3 (30.00%) Lumension
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco