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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 8 3 9
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 1 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Herefordshire 9.09% 23.81% 4.55%
As % of the Vendors category 14.29% 100.00% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
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£380 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
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
7 5 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Herefordshire 63.64% 23.81% 63.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 9
Average daily rate £380 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -4.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £14.00 - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.25%

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 29 July 2015. 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
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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 -1 1 £380 -
Microsoft
West Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Herefordshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 7 (87.50%) VMware
2 7 (87.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (87.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (75.00%) Kalman Filter
3 6 (75.00%) NAS
3 6 (75.00%) Firewall
3 6 (75.00%) SAN
3 6 (75.00%) Cisco
3 6 (75.00%) MS Exchange
4 5 (62.50%) Data Security
4 5 (62.50%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (62.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 5 (62.50%) Patch Management
5 3 (37.50%) UNIX
5 3 (37.50%) Linux
6 2 (25.00%) ITIL
6 2 (25.00%) Citrix
6 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
6 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
7 1 (12.50%) Banking
7 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (12.50%) XenApp
7 1 (12.50%) MCITP
7 1 (12.50%) WebSphere
7 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
7 1 (12.50%) SCCM
7 1 (12.50%) SCOM
7 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Herefordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 6 (75.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) SAN
1 6 (75.00%) Firewall
1 6 (75.00%) NAS
2 5 (62.50%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (12.50%) DHCP
3 1 (12.50%) DNS
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Designer
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Designer
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (12.50%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (87.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (87.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (37.50%) UNIX
3 3 (37.50%) Linux
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 2000
4 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Kalman Filter
2 5 (62.50%) Patch Management
2 5 (62.50%) Data Security
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL
4 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 1 (12.50%) Process Management
4 1 (12.50%) Server Building
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
4 1 (12.50%) Network Management
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) MCSE
2 1 (12.50%) CCNP
2 1 (12.50%) CCNA
2 1 (12.50%) CCDP
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (12.50%) MCITP
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (12.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
1 1 (12.50%) SCOM
1 1 (12.50%) SCSM
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) VMware
2 6 (75.00%) Cisco
3 2 (25.00%) Citrix