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 26 July 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.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 41 60 52
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 15 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.37% 1.30% 0.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.00% 6.11% 5.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 4
Median daily rate £230 £325 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.23% +71.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £325 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £401 £337
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +16.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £26.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £18.00 £15.81
% change year-on-year
+50.00% +13.83%
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
125 180 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 19.72% 21.20% 18.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 72 37
Median daily rate £365 £420 £278
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.09% +51.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £313 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 34 3
Median hourly rate £16.00 £21.23 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.63% -3.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £9.25 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £45.00 £35.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +33.33%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 26 July 2016.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Histogram 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 26 July 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
Watford +6 4 £230 -45.23% 2
Stevenage +8 2 £460 - 1
St Albans -1 2 - -
Borehamwood - 1 £150 -
Hoddesdon - 1 £130 -
Microsoft Certification
East of England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, 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 15 (68.18%) Microsoft
2 13 (59.09%) Windows
3 10 (45.45%) ITIL
3 10 (45.45%) Active Directory
4 9 (40.91%) MCSA
5 8 (36.36%) MCSE
5 8 (36.36%) SQL Server
5 8 (36.36%) MCITP
6 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (27.27%) MCP
6 6 (27.27%) Internet
6 6 (27.27%) VMware
7 5 (22.73%) A+ Certification
7 5 (22.73%) MS Office
7 5 (22.73%) SQL
7 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (22.73%) Data Centre
7 5 (22.73%) Windows Server
7 5 (22.73%) Degree
7 5 (22.73%) SCCM
8 4 (18.18%) Wiki
8 4 (18.18%) Local Government
8 4 (18.18%) Asset Management
8 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (18.18%) IT Asset Management
8 4 (18.18%) Windows 7
8 4 (18.18%) Citrix
8 4 (18.18%) DNS
9 3 (13.64%) Java
9 3 (13.64%) HP

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 2 (9.09%) IIS
1 2 (9.09%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (22.73%) MS Office
2 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.55%) PTC Creo
3 1 (4.55%) Windchill
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) Office 365
2 2 (9.09%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 6 (27.27%) Internet
2 4 (18.18%) DNS
3 2 (9.09%) DHCP
3 2 (9.09%) Kerberos
3 2 (9.09%) SAN
3 2 (9.09%) SSL
3 2 (9.09%) Wireshark
4 1 (4.55%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (4.55%) NAS
4 1 (4.55%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (9.09%) MySQL
4 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (4.55%) Data Mining
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 4 (18.18%) Local Government
2 1 (4.55%) Billing
2 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (18.18%) Help Desk Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Administrator
2 3 (13.64%) Analyst
2 3 (13.64%) Desktop Support
2 3 (13.64%) Support Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) DBA
3 2 (9.09%) Help Desk Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Help Desk Support
3 2 (9.09%) Help Desk Support Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 2 (9.09%) IT Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (9.09%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
3 2 (9.09%) IT Manager
3 2 (9.09%) IT Project Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Project Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Server Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) SQL DBA
3 2 (9.09%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (4.55%) Service Desk Supervisor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Data Centre
2 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (18.18%) Wiki
3 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.55%) Clustering
4 1 (4.55%) Digital Media
4 1 (4.55%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 13 (59.09%) Windows
2 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (22.73%) Windows Server
4 4 (18.18%) Windows 7
5 3 (13.64%) Windows 10
5 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (9.09%) Linux
6 2 (9.09%) Mac OS
6 2 (9.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) ITIL
2 4 (18.18%) Asset Management
2 4 (18.18%) IT Asset Management
3 3 (13.64%) Project Management
4 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (9.09%) Data Analysis
4 2 (9.09%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
4 2 (9.09%) Service Delivery
4 2 (9.09%) Six Sigma
4 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (9.09%) Time Management
5 1 (4.55%) CRM
5 1 (4.55%) Data Protection
5 1 (4.55%) E-Discovery
5 1 (4.55%) High Availability
5 1 (4.55%) Information Management
5 1 (4.55%) Migration
5 1 (4.55%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (4.55%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) SQL
2 3 (13.64%) Java
3 2 (9.09%) C
3 2 (9.09%) C++
3 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
3 2 (9.09%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.55%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (40.91%) MCSA
2 8 (36.36%) MCITP
2 8 (36.36%) MCSE
3 6 (27.27%) MCP
4 5 (22.73%) A+ Certification
4 5 (22.73%) Degree
5 2 (9.09%) CCA
5 2 (9.09%) CCENT
5 2 (9.09%) CCNA
5 2 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (9.09%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (9.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (9.09%) PMI Certification
5 2 (9.09%) PMP
5 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
5 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 10 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (9.09%) XenApp
2 2 (9.09%) XenServer
3 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) SCCM
2 1 (4.55%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (4.55%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (68.18%) Microsoft
2 6 (27.27%) VMware
3 4 (18.18%) Citrix
4 3 (13.64%) HP
5 2 (9.09%) Apple
5 2 (9.09%) Cisco
5 2 (9.09%) Cognos
5 2 (9.09%) IBM
5 2 (9.09%) TIBCO
6 1 (4.55%) CommVault
6 1 (4.55%) Intel Security
6 1 (4.55%) NetApp