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 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 46 49 58
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 8 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.39% 1.89% 1.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.72% 10.91% 6.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 3
Average daily rate £165 £281 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.33% -40.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
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
119 110 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 20.66% 17.32% 21.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 47 59
Average daily rate £363 £420 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.69% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £600 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 3
Average hourly rate £16.00 £22.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.56% +29.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +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
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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Welwyn Garden City +4 2 - -
St Albans +1 1 £160 -
Watford - 1 - - 1
Borehamwood - 1 £165 - 1
Rickmansworth - 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
East of England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 16 (80.00%) Windows
2 15 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 13 (65.00%) MCSE
4 11 (55.00%) Active Directory
5 9 (45.00%) ITIL
6 7 (35.00%) Cisco
6 7 (35.00%) Citrix
6 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (35.00%) Windows Server
7 6 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (30.00%) VMware
7 6 (30.00%) MS Office
7 6 (30.00%) MCSA
7 6 (30.00%) MS Excel
8 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
8 5 (25.00%) Degree
9 4 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (20.00%) vSphere
9 4 (20.00%) LAN
9 4 (20.00%) VMware ESX
9 4 (20.00%) Finance
9 4 (20.00%) Management Information System
10 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
10 3 (15.00%) JD Edwards
10 3 (15.00%) DHCP
10 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
10 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
10 3 (15.00%) DNS
10 3 (15.00%) HP
10 3 (15.00%) ITIL Certification

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (15.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (10.00%) IIS
3 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (30.00%) MS Excel
1 6 (30.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) LAN
2 3 (15.00%) DHCP
2 3 (15.00%) DNS
2 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (10.00%) Ethernet
3 2 (10.00%) Firewall
3 2 (10.00%) Internet
3 2 (10.00%) SAN
3 2 (10.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (10.00%) Advertising
4 1 (5.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (20.00%) Support Technician
1 4 (20.00%) Team Leader
2 3 (15.00%) Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Business Manager
2 3 (15.00%) Business Systems Manager
2 3 (15.00%) Desktop Support
2 3 (15.00%) IT Manager
2 3 (15.00%) IT Support
2 3 (15.00%) Systems Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Desktop Support Technician
3 2 (10.00%) Desktop Technician
3 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Technician
3 2 (10.00%) IT Support Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Network Team Leader
3 2 (10.00%) Service Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Support Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Support Team Leader
4 1 (5.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) IT Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) .NET
1 2 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (15.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (15.00%) iSeries
3 2 (10.00%) Clustering
3 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (10.00%) VCE vBlock
4 1 (5.00%) Blackberry
4 1 (5.00%) BYOD
4 1 (5.00%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 16 (80.00%) Windows
2 7 (35.00%) Windows Server
2 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (10.00%) Linux
4 2 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (10.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.00%) Android
5 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
5 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) ITIL
2 3 (15.00%) CRM
2 3 (15.00%) ERP
2 3 (15.00%) Migration
3 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (10.00%) High Availability
3 2 (10.00%) ITSM
3 2 (10.00%) Network Load Balancing
3 2 (10.00%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (10.00%) Time Management
4 1 (5.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (5.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (65.00%) MCSE
2 6 (30.00%) MCSA
3 5 (25.00%) Degree
4 4 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (15.00%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
6 2 (10.00%) CCNA
6 2 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (10.00%) DV Cleared
6 2 (10.00%) MCITP
6 2 (10.00%) MCP
6 2 (10.00%) MCTS
6 2 (10.00%) VCAP
6 2 (10.00%) VCP4
6 2 (10.00%) VCP5
7 1 (5.00%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) SLA
2 1 (5.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 11 (55.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (20.00%) VMware ESX
3 4 (20.00%) vSphere
4 3 (15.00%) XenApp
5 2 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
6 1 (5.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) SCOM
2 1 (5.00%) AirWatch
2 1 (5.00%) SCCM
2 1 (5.00%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 15 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (35.00%) Cisco
2 7 (35.00%) Citrix
3 6 (30.00%) VMware
4 3 (15.00%) HP
4 3 (15.00%) JD Edwards
5 2 (10.00%) Red Hat
6 1 (5.00%) Apple
6 1 (5.00%) MobileIron
6 1 (5.00%) Sophos