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 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 58 46 57
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 1 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.16% 1.69% 1.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.76% 7.38% 6.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 11 2
Median daily rate - £300 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.34%
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £15.29
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+13.70% -
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
132 149 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 21.05% 22.92% 19.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 67 68
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £188 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.57% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 10
Median hourly rate £14.50 £22.38 £16.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.19% +38.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.90 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- +44.73%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 13 (61.90%) Windows
1 13 (61.90%) Microsoft
2 11 (52.38%) Active Directory
3 10 (47.62%) ITIL
4 9 (42.86%) MCSE
5 8 (38.10%) MCSA
5 8 (38.10%) MCP
5 8 (38.10%) MCITP
5 8 (38.10%) SCCM
5 8 (38.10%) Windows 7
6 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (28.57%) Local Government
7 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
7 6 (28.57%) A+ Certification
8 5 (23.81%) Internet
8 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (19.05%) OneDrive
9 4 (19.05%) Windows 10
9 4 (19.05%) Degree
9 4 (19.05%) Computer Science
9 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (19.05%) Service Delivery
9 4 (19.05%) VMware
9 4 (19.05%) SQL
10 3 (14.29%) Cisco
10 3 (14.29%) MS Exchange
10 3 (14.29%) MS Office
10 3 (14.29%) Wiki
10 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008

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 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 2 (9.52%) IIS
3 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.76%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Office
2 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.76%) PTC Creo
3 1 (4.76%) Windchill
Cloud Services
1 4 (19.05%) OneDrive
2 3 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (23.81%) Internet
2 2 (9.52%) DHCP
2 2 (9.52%) DNS
2 2 (9.52%) Firewall
2 2 (9.52%) Kerberos
2 2 (9.52%) SSL
2 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
2 2 (9.52%) Wireshark
3 1 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (9.52%) MySQL
3 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 6 (28.57%) Local Government
2 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (19.05%) Desktop Support
2 3 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Help Desk Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Administrator
3 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 2 (9.52%) IT Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (9.52%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
3 2 (9.52%) IT Manager
3 2 (9.52%) IT Project Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Project Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Server Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Network Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Server Support
4 1 (4.76%) Support Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.76%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (19.05%) Computer Science
3 3 (14.29%) Wiki
4 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 13 (61.90%) Windows
2 8 (38.10%) Windows 7
3 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (19.05%) Windows 10
5 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (14.29%) Windows Server
7 2 (9.52%) Linux
7 2 (9.52%) Mac OS
7 2 (9.52%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) ITIL
2 4 (19.05%) Service Delivery
3 3 (14.29%) Asset Management
3 3 (14.29%) IT Asset Management
4 2 (9.52%) Data Analysis
4 2 (9.52%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
4 2 (9.52%) Project Management
4 2 (9.52%) Six Sigma
4 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (9.52%) Time Management
5 1 (4.76%) Email Filtering
5 1 (4.76%) Information Management
5 1 (4.76%) Information Security
5 1 (4.76%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) SQL
2 2 (9.52%) C
2 2 (9.52%) C++
2 2 (9.52%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (42.86%) MCSE
2 8 (38.10%) MCITP
2 8 (38.10%) MCP
2 8 (38.10%) MCSA
3 6 (28.57%) A+ Certification
4 4 (19.05%) Degree
5 3 (14.29%) Network+ Certification
6 2 (9.52%) CCA
6 2 (9.52%) CCENT
6 2 (9.52%) CCNA
6 2 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (9.52%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (9.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (9.52%) MCTS
6 2 (9.52%) PMI Certification
6 2 (9.52%) PMP
6 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
6 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
7 1 (4.76%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) PCI DSS
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (52.38%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.52%) XenApp
3 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (38.10%) SCCM
2 2 (9.52%) SCOM
3 1 (4.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 13 (61.90%) Microsoft
2 4 (19.05%) VMware
3 3 (14.29%) Cisco
4 2 (9.52%) Apple
4 2 (9.52%) Citrix
4 2 (9.52%) Cognos
4 2 (9.52%) IBM
4 2 (9.52%) TIBCO
5 1 (4.76%) CheckPoint
5 1 (4.76%) HP
5 1 (4.76%) Juniper
5 1 (4.76%) ProCurve
5 1 (4.76%) Veritas