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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 55 58 59
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 8 15 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.25% 2.09% 0.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.56% 9.74% 4.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 2
Average daily rate
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£281 £475 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.78% +216.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £289
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.75 £14.50 £18.20
% change year-on-year
-5.17% -20.32%
Microsoft Certification
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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
122 154 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 19.00% 21.42% 19.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 60 60
Average daily rate £450 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £234 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £458 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £384 £351 £330
% change year-on-year
+9.39% +6.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 11
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £44.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -54.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £16.30 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.20 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -33.96%

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 March 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
Hemel Hempstead -1 4 £250 - 1
Stevenage - 2 £281 -
Welwyn Garden City - 2 £375 -
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
Watford - - - - 3
St Albans - - - - 1
Microsoft Certification
East of England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 11 (61.11%) Windows
1 11 (61.11%) Microsoft
2 10 (55.56%) Active Directory
3 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (44.44%) MCSE
4 8 (44.44%) SQL Server
5 6 (33.33%) .NET
5 6 (33.33%) SQL
5 6 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (27.78%) MCITP
6 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (27.78%) Migration
6 5 (27.78%) MS Exchange
7 4 (22.22%) T-SQL
7 4 (22.22%) C#
7 4 (22.22%) HTML
7 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
7 4 (22.22%) XML
7 4 (22.22%) ADO.NET
7 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET
7 4 (22.22%) CSS
7 4 (22.22%) MVC
7 4 (22.22%) .NET Framework
7 4 (22.22%) LINQ
7 4 (22.22%) jQuery
7 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (22.22%) CSS3
7 4 (22.22%) Razor View Engine
7 4 (22.22%) KnockoutJS

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 (27.78%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.11%) IIS
2 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (5.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 3 (16.67%) Internet
2 2 (11.11%) Firewall
2 2 (11.11%) DNS
2 2 (11.11%) SAN
2 2 (11.11%) LAN
2 2 (11.11%) WAN
2 2 (11.11%) DHCP
2 2 (11.11%) Ethernet
3 1 (5.56%) VPN
3 1 (5.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 6 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database
3 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle8/8i Database
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 10g
General
1 1 (5.56%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Administrator
2 5 (27.78%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (22.22%) Developer
3 4 (22.22%) .NET Developer
3 4 (22.22%) C# Developer
3 4 (22.22%) Desktop Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (16.67%) Windows Administrator
4 3 (16.67%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) DBA
6 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Help Desk Support
6 1 (5.56%) Help Desk Support Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) SQL DBA
6 1 (5.56%) Systems Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Help Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (33.33%) .NET
2 4 (22.22%) ADO.NET
2 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET
2 4 (22.22%) CSS
2 4 (22.22%) HTML
2 4 (22.22%) XML
2 4 (22.22%) .NET Framework
2 4 (22.22%) LINQ
2 4 (22.22%) jQuery
2 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (22.22%) HTML5
2 4 (22.22%) StructureMap
2 4 (22.22%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 4 (22.22%) CSS3
2 4 (22.22%) Razor View Engine
2 4 (22.22%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Inversion of Control
2 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 2 (11.11%) Replication
3 2 (11.11%) Clustering
3 2 (11.11%) Statistics
4 1 (5.56%) Open Source
4 1 (5.56%) Handset
4 1 (5.56%) iPad
4 1 (5.56%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 11 (61.11%) Windows
2 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (16.67%) Linux
6 2 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
7 1 (5.56%) Windows Vista
7 1 (5.56%) Windows XP
7 1 (5.56%) AIX
7 1 (5.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Migration
2 4 (22.22%) MVC
3 2 (11.11%) Network Load Balancing
3 2 (11.11%) High Availability
3 2 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (11.11%) Coaching
3 2 (11.11%) Data Management
3 2 (11.11%) E-Commerce
3 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 2 (11.11%) Change Management
3 2 (11.11%) Security Management
4 1 (5.56%) Service Management
4 1 (5.56%) TOGAF
4 1 (5.56%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) SQL
2 4 (22.22%) T-SQL
2 4 (22.22%) C#
2 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (44.44%) MCSE
2 5 (27.78%) MCITP
3 2 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (11.11%) MCDBA
3 2 (11.11%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (5.56%) A+ Certification
4 1 (5.56%) MCDST
4 1 (5.56%) VCP4
4 1 (5.56%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (11.11%) XenApp
3 2 (11.11%) vSphere
3 2 (11.11%) VMware ESX
3 2 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 11 (61.11%) Microsoft
2 3 (16.67%) Citrix
2 3 (16.67%) VMware
3 2 (11.11%) NetApp
3 2 (11.11%) Red Hat
3 2 (11.11%) HP
3 2 (11.11%) Oracle
3 2 (11.11%) Cisco
4 1 (5.56%) Mitel