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 21 January 2017 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.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 52 47 51
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 4 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.69% 1.20% 1.98%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.01% 6.09% 11.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 4
Median daily rate - £163 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -43.47%
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £14.50 £15.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.16%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.09 £17.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-5.35% +7.79%

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
133 115 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 23.09% 19.73% 17.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 42 45
Median daily rate £437 £338 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.48% -20.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £175 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 16 9
Median hourly rate £37.50 £22.00 £19.47
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.45% +13.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.45 £12.75 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £40.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-29.62% +105.12%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017. 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 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
Watford +3 3 - - 1
Microsoft Certification
East of England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 8 (53.33%) Windows
1 8 (53.33%) MCSE
2 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (40.00%) MCITP
3 5 (33.33%) SCCM
3 5 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 5 (33.33%) ITIL
3 5 (33.33%) A+ Certification
4 4 (26.67%) MCP
4 4 (26.67%) MCSA
4 4 (26.67%) Local Government
4 4 (26.67%) SCOM
5 3 (20.00%) Performance Management
5 3 (20.00%) Finance
5 3 (20.00%) Network+ Certification
5 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (20.00%) Skype for Business
5 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (20.00%) Skype
5 3 (20.00%) OneDrive
5 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery
5 3 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (20.00%) Capacity Management
6 2 (13.33%) IT Asset Management
6 2 (13.33%) Firewall
6 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
6 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
6 2 (13.33%) Internet

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 3 (20.00%) Skype for Business
2 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) OneDrive
2 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) Skype
2 2 (13.33%) Firewall
2 2 (13.33%) Internet
2 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.67%) DHCP
3 1 (6.67%) DNS
3 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (26.67%) Local Government
2 3 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 3 (20.00%) Desktop Support
1 3 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Help Desk Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Business Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Network Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Network Support
3 1 (6.67%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Server Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Trainer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
1 2 (13.33%) Wiki
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 10
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (20.00%) Capacity Management
2 3 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (20.00%) Performance Management
2 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (13.33%) Asset Management
3 2 (13.33%) IT Asset Management
4 1 (6.67%) Email Filtering
4 1 (6.67%) Information Management
4 1 (6.67%) Information Security
4 1 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (53.33%) MCSE
2 6 (40.00%) MCITP
3 5 (33.33%) A+ Certification
4 4 (26.67%) MCP
4 4 (26.67%) MCSA
5 3 (20.00%) Network+ Certification
6 2 (13.33%) Degree
6 2 (13.33%) MCTS
7 1 (6.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (6.67%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) PCI DSS
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.67%) vSphere
2 1 (6.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) SCCM
2 4 (26.67%) SCOM
3 1 (6.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) VMware
3 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco
3 1 (6.67%) Citrix
3 1 (6.67%) HP
3 1 (6.67%) Juniper
3 1 (6.67%) ProCurve
3 1 (6.67%) Veritas
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