The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 3 August 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.

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 58 57 50
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 9 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.15% 0.74% 1.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.42% 4.17% 7.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 3
Average daily rate
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£325 £190 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+71.05% -45.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.80 £17.23
% change year-on-year
+10.74% -8.25%
Microsoft Certification
East of England

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

Qualifications Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
166 120 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 21.12% 17.78% 18.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 37 49
Average daily rate £425 £375 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +0.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £170 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 5 5
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £14.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £32.25 £34.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.31% -9.52%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 3 August 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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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
St Albans - 4 - -
Watford - 2 - -
Stevenage -8 1 - -
Bishop's Stortford - 1 £325 -
Rickmansworth - 1 £325 -
Microsoft Certification
East of England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing Microsoft Certification 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 Certification.

1 14 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 13 (81.25%) MCSE
3 8 (50.00%) Windows
4 7 (43.75%) MS Excel
5 6 (37.50%) MS Office
6 5 (31.25%) MCP
6 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (31.25%) MCITP
6 5 (31.25%) Lync
6 5 (31.25%) Office 365
7 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
7 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
7 4 (25.00%) Internet
7 4 (25.00%) Management Information System
7 4 (25.00%) VMware
7 4 (25.00%) .NET
7 4 (25.00%) Linux
7 4 (25.00%) SLA
7 4 (25.00%) Citrix
7 4 (25.00%) A+ Certification
8 3 (18.75%) Cisco
8 3 (18.75%) LAN
8 3 (18.75%) WAN
8 3 (18.75%) SQL
8 3 (18.75%) ITIL
8 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
8 3 (18.75%) MCSA
8 3 (18.75%) VMware ESX
8 3 (18.75%) Clustering

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing Microsoft Certification 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 Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (31.25%) Lync
2 2 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (12.50%) IIS
2 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 2 (12.50%) LiveLink
2 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (43.75%) MS Excel
2 6 (37.50%) MS Office
3 4 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Agresso
1 2 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (31.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) Internet
2 3 (18.75%) Firewall
2 3 (18.75%) WAN
2 3 (18.75%) LAN
2 3 (18.75%) DNS
3 2 (12.50%) SAN
3 2 (12.50%) Intranet
3 2 (12.50%) DHCP
3 2 (12.50%) Ethernet
3 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 1 (6.25%) PBX
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Support Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Support Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Help Desk Support
3 3 (18.75%) Help Desk Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Help Desk Support Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Administrator
4 2 (12.50%) Applications Support Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Support Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Applications Support
4 2 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Applications Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) Support Technician
5 1 (6.25%) Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (6.25%) Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) IT Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) .NET
2 2 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (18.75%) Clustering
3 1 (6.25%) iPhone
3 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (25.00%) Linux
3 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
6 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
6 1 (6.25%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) ITIL
1 3 (18.75%) Migration
2 2 (12.50%) Network Load Balancing
2 2 (12.50%) Release Management
2 2 (12.50%) Information Architecture
2 2 (12.50%) High Availability
2 2 (12.50%) Change Control
2 2 (12.50%) CRM
2 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce
2 2 (12.50%) Project Management
2 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
2 2 (12.50%) ITSM
2 2 (12.50%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (81.25%) MCSE
2 5 (31.25%) MCP
2 5 (31.25%) MCITP
3 4 (25.00%) A+ Certification
4 3 (18.75%) MCTS
4 3 (18.75%) MCSA
5 2 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (12.50%) Degree
6 1 (6.25%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (18.75%) VMware ESX
2 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (12.50%) XenApp
3 2 (12.50%) vSphere
4 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (25.00%) Citrix
2 4 (25.00%) VMware
3 3 (18.75%) Cisco
4 2 (12.50%) NetApp
4 2 (12.50%) Red Hat
4 2 (12.50%) HP
5 1 (6.25%) Avaya
5 1 (6.25%) SonicWALL