The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Hertford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 27 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 3 2 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 5 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertford 22.73% 33.33% -
As % of the Vendors category 45.45% 50.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£500 £280 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+78.57% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.33%
Microsoft
Hertfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Hertford region.

Vendors Category
Hertford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
11 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertford 50.00% 66.67% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 0
Average daily rate £475 £280 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+69.64% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Hertford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Hertford

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Hertford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Hertford region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Hertford

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Hertford region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Hertford

Microsoft
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Hertford

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertford 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 5 (55.56%) Oracle
2 3 (33.33%) SAP
2 3 (33.33%) Network Architecture
3 2 (22.22%) Finance
3 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
3 2 (22.22%) MS Access
3 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
3 2 (22.22%) SAN
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
4 1 (11.11%) Project Management
4 1 (11.11%) MS Office
4 1 (11.11%) PMI
4 1 (11.11%) PMI Certification
4 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
4 1 (11.11%) UNIX
4 1 (11.11%) Linux
4 1 (11.11%) Supplier Management
4 1 (11.11%) Open Source
4 1 (11.11%) Office 365
4 1 (11.11%) Lync
4 1 (11.11%) Unified Communications
4 1 (11.11%) PABX

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Hertford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertford 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 1 (11.11%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) SAN
2 1 (11.11%) Unified Communications
2 1 (11.11%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
1 2 (22.22%) MS Access
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Architect
2 3 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 3 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (22.22%) Data Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Analyst Developer
3 2 (22.22%) IT Project Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Implementation Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Implementation Project Manager
3 2 (22.22%) IT Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (22.22%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Unified Communications Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) UNIX
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Network Architecture
2 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (11.11%) Supplier Management
3 1 (11.11%) Open Source
3 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Oracle
2 3 (33.33%) SAP