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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 41 60 72
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +12
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 23 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 3.35% 1.11% 0.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.94% 5.17% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 1 1
Median daily rate £238 £325 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.92% +91.17%
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £350 £324
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £10.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.53 £16.67 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+53.14% +4.18%
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
154 174 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 22.42% 21.45% 19.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 59 48
Median daily rate £350 £450 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +14.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £325 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £378 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.66% +7.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 30 8
Median hourly rate £11.00 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.62% +5.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.95 £12.00 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £45.00 £27.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +15.38%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +8 8 £230 - 2
St Albans +1 4 - -
Stevenage - 3 £460 -
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 28 August 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 18 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (56.67%) Windows
3 14 (46.67%) Active Directory
4 13 (43.33%) ITIL
4 13 (43.33%) MCITP
5 12 (40.00%) MCSA
6 11 (36.67%) MCSE
7 10 (33.33%) A+ Certification
8 9 (30.00%) SQL Server
9 8 (26.67%) MCP
9 8 (26.67%) Internet
9 8 (26.67%) Windows 7
9 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (23.33%) Degree
10 7 (23.33%) SCCM
10 7 (23.33%) SQL
11 6 (20.00%) MS Office
11 6 (20.00%) Wiki
11 6 (20.00%) Local Government
11 6 (20.00%) VMware
11 6 (20.00%) Asset Management
11 6 (20.00%) IT Asset Management
12 5 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (13.33%) DNS
13 4 (13.33%) Windows XP
13 4 (13.33%) Service Delivery
13 4 (13.33%) Computer Science

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 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.67%) IIS
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (20.00%) MS Office
2 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.33%) PTC Creo
3 1 (3.33%) Windchill
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.33%) OneDrive
2 3 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (26.67%) Internet
2 4 (13.33%) DNS
3 2 (6.67%) DHCP
3 2 (6.67%) Firewall
3 2 (6.67%) Kerberos
3 2 (6.67%) SAN
3 2 (6.67%) SSL
3 2 (6.67%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.67%) Wireshark
4 1 (3.33%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (3.33%) NAS
4 1 (3.33%) Network Security
4 1 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (6.67%) MySQL
4 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (3.33%) Data Mining
5 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 6 (20.00%) Local Government
2 1 (3.33%) Billing
2 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (20.00%) Help Desk Engineer
2 5 (16.67%) Desktop Support
3 3 (10.00%) Administrator
3 3 (10.00%) Analyst
3 3 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Support Analyst
3 3 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) DBA
4 2 (6.67%) Help Desk Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Help Desk Support
4 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 2 (6.67%) IT Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (6.67%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
4 2 (6.67%) IT Manager
4 2 (6.67%) IT Project Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Project Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Server Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) SQL DBA
4 2 (6.67%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Wiki
2 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (13.33%) Computer Science
3 4 (13.33%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.33%) Clustering
4 1 (3.33%) Digital Media
4 1 (3.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 17 (56.67%) Windows
2 8 (26.67%) Windows 7
2 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (13.33%) Windows 10
4 4 (13.33%) Windows Server
4 4 (13.33%) Windows XP
5 2 (6.67%) Linux
5 2 (6.67%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (43.33%) ITIL
2 6 (20.00%) Asset Management
2 6 (20.00%) IT Asset Management
3 4 (13.33%) Service Delivery
4 3 (10.00%) Project Management
5 2 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (6.67%) Data Analysis
5 2 (6.67%) Information Management
5 2 (6.67%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2
5 2 (6.67%) Six Sigma
5 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (6.67%) Time Management
6 1 (3.33%) Data Protection
6 1 (3.33%) E-Discovery
6 1 (3.33%) Email Filtering
6 1 (3.33%) High Availability
6 1 (3.33%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (3.33%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (3.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (23.33%) SQL
2 3 (10.00%) Java
3 2 (6.67%) C
3 2 (6.67%) C++
3 2 (6.67%) PowerShell
3 2 (6.67%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (43.33%) MCITP
2 12 (40.00%) MCSA
3 11 (36.67%) MCSE
4 10 (33.33%) A+ Certification
5 8 (26.67%) MCP
6 7 (23.33%) Degree
7 3 (10.00%) Network+ Certification
8 2 (6.67%) CCA
8 2 (6.67%) CCENT
8 2 (6.67%) CCNA
8 2 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (6.67%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (6.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (6.67%) MCTS
8 2 (6.67%) PMI Certification
8 2 (6.67%) PMP
8 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
8 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
9 1 (3.33%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (46.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.67%) XenApp
3 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.33%) vSphere
3 1 (3.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (23.33%) SCCM
2 2 (6.67%) SCOM
3 1 (3.33%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (3.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 18 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (20.00%) VMware
3 3 (10.00%) Cisco
3 3 (10.00%) Citrix
3 3 (10.00%) HP
4 2 (6.67%) Apple
4 2 (6.67%) Cognos
4 2 (6.67%) IBM
4 2 (6.67%) TIBCO
5 1 (3.33%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.33%) CommVault
5 1 (3.33%) Intel Security
5 1 (3.33%) Juniper
5 1 (3.33%) NetApp
5 1 (3.33%) ProCurve
5 1 (3.33%) Veritas