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 November 2014 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 58 53 69
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +16
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 10 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.37% 1.04% 1.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.14% 5.00% 6.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 1
Average daily rate
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£288 £299 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.76% +19.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £15.29 - £33.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+11.47% -19.73%
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
140 120 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 19.18% 20.83% 17.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 45 72
Average daily rate £400 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £354
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 14
Average hourly rate £16.20 £14.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.71% -44.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £11.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £34.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -20.00%

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 28 November 2014. 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 - 3 - -
Stevenage - 3 £288 - 1
Watford +1 2 - - 1
St Albans - 1 - -
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Baldock - - - -
Borehamwood - - - -
Hoddesdon - - - -
Letchworth - - - -
Potters Bar - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - -
Microsoft Certification
East of England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 5 (38.46%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) Migration
2 5 (38.46%) MCITP
3 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (30.77%) SQL
3 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
3 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
3 4 (30.77%) MCP
4 3 (23.08%) ITIL
4 3 (23.08%) MCSE
4 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
4 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
4 3 (23.08%) SLA
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (23.08%) MCDST
4 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (15.38%) OVSD
5 2 (15.38%) Data Management
5 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (15.38%) Statistics
5 2 (15.38%) .NET Framework
5 2 (15.38%) LINQ
5 2 (15.38%) jQuery
5 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2005

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
2 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
3 1 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.69%) MS Office
2 1 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
1 1 (7.69%) VPN
1 1 (7.69%) Internet
1 1 (7.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2012
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle8/8i Database
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 10g
General
1 1 (7.69%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Administrator
2 3 (23.08%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (23.08%) Service Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Service Desk Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Windows Administrator
2 3 (23.08%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 2 (15.38%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (15.38%) .NET Developer
3 2 (15.38%) C# Developer
3 2 (15.38%) DBA
3 2 (15.38%) Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (7.69%) SQL DBA
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Help Desk Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Help Desk Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) .NET Framework
1 2 (15.38%) LINQ
1 2 (15.38%) jQuery
1 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (15.38%) StructureMap
1 2 (15.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 2 (15.38%) CSS3
1 2 (15.38%) HTML5
1 2 (15.38%) Razor View Engine
1 2 (15.38%) KnockoutJS
1 2 (15.38%) HTML
1 2 (15.38%) .NET
1 2 (15.38%) ADO.NET
1 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET
1 2 (15.38%) CSS
1 2 (15.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Statistics
1 2 (15.38%) Inversion of Control
1 2 (15.38%) Replication
2 1 (7.69%) Blackberry
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) Handset
2 1 (7.69%) iPad
2 1 (7.69%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.69%) AIX
3 1 (7.69%) Solaris
3 1 (7.69%) Linux
3 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
3 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Migration
2 3 (23.08%) ITIL
3 2 (15.38%) Data Management
3 2 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (15.38%) Coaching
3 2 (15.38%) MVC
3 2 (15.38%) Change Management
3 2 (15.38%) Security Management
4 1 (7.69%) Service Management
4 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
4 1 (7.69%) TOGAF
4 1 (7.69%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) C#
2 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
2 2 (15.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) MCITP
2 4 (30.77%) MCP
3 3 (23.08%) MCSE
3 3 (23.08%) MCDST
3 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
4 2 (15.38%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (15.38%) MCDBA
5 1 (7.69%) MCSA
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (7.69%) CCNA
5 1 (7.69%) A+ Certification
5 1 (7.69%) MCTS
5 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) OVSD
1 2 (15.38%) OpenView
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) VMware
2 2 (15.38%) McAfee
2 2 (15.38%) HP
2 2 (15.38%) Citrix
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) Symantec
3 1 (7.69%) Mitel
3 1 (7.69%) Veeam