The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Hertfordshire region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 51 50 58
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 6 9 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.92% 1.47% 2.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.08% 8.04% 11.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 13
Average daily rate
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£190 £160 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -51.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £152 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £352 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.81 £17.23 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.20% +7.65%
Qualifications Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
118 112 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 18.13% 18.33% 19.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 49 77
Average daily rate £278 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 19
Average hourly rate £22.00 £16.25 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.38% -52.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.25 £34.40 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -4.54%
Microsoft Certification
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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 23 July 2014.

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 23 July 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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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 0 2 £190 -
Hitchin - - - - 1
Letchworth - - - -
Potters Bar - - - -
Watford - - - - 4
Baldock - - - -
Berkhamsted - - - -
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
Borehamwood - - - -
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East of England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 20 (86.96%) MCSE
2 17 (73.91%) Microsoft
3 14 (60.87%) MS Excel
4 13 (56.52%) MCP
4 13 (56.52%) MS Office
5 9 (39.13%) Windows
5 9 (39.13%) A+ Certification
5 9 (39.13%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (34.78%) Active Directory
7 7 (30.43%) HP
8 6 (26.09%) Citrix
8 6 (26.09%) ITIL
8 6 (26.09%) VMware
8 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
9 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (21.74%) Hyper-V
9 5 (21.74%) NetApp
9 5 (21.74%) SLA
10 4 (17.39%) IBM
10 4 (17.39%) Dell
10 4 (17.39%) SAN
10 4 (17.39%) McAfee
10 4 (17.39%) Firewall
10 4 (17.39%) MCITP
10 4 (17.39%) Windows 7
10 4 (17.39%) XenApp
11 3 (13.04%) XenDesktop
11 3 (13.04%) vSphere
11 3 (13.04%) VCAP
11 3 (13.04%) NetScaler

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (13.04%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.35%) SAS
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (4.35%) Lync
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (4.35%) IBM Notes
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (60.87%) MS Excel
2 13 (56.52%) MS Office
3 9 (39.13%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) SAN
1 4 (17.39%) Firewall
2 3 (13.04%) NetScaler
3 2 (8.70%) DHCP
3 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
3 2 (8.70%) DNS
4 1 (4.35%) LAN
4 1 (4.35%) WAN
4 1 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (4.35%) iSCSI
4 1 (4.35%) NAS
General
1 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (56.52%) Support Engineer
2 9 (39.13%) Help Desk Support
2 9 (39.13%) Help Desk Engineer
2 9 (39.13%) Help Desk Support Engineer
3 6 (26.09%) Analyst
4 5 (21.74%) Service Analyst
5 4 (17.39%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (13.04%) Technical Consultant
6 3 (13.04%) Consultant
7 2 (8.70%) Network Engineer
7 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (8.70%) Technical Analyst
8 1 (4.35%) Technical Services Analyst
8 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
8 1 (4.35%) Desktop Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) Technical Support Consultant
8 1 (4.35%) Technical Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Architect
8 1 (4.35%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Clustering
2 1 (4.35%) Fat Client
2 1 (4.35%) HP StorageWorks
2 1 (4.35%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 9 (39.13%) Windows
2 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (17.39%) Windows 7
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.35%) Android
5 1 (4.35%) Mac OS X
5 1 (4.35%) Windows 8
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) ITIL
2 3 (13.04%) Migration
3 2 (8.70%) Problem Management
4 1 (4.35%) High Availability
4 1 (4.35%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (4.35%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (4.35%) Business Continuity
4 1 (4.35%) Network Design
4 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) SQL
1 2 (8.70%) VB
1 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (86.96%) MCSE
2 13 (56.52%) MCP
3 9 (39.13%) A+ Certification
4 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
5 4 (17.39%) MCITP
6 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
6 3 (13.04%) VCAP
6 3 (13.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (13.04%) MCDST
7 2 (8.70%) MCSA
7 2 (8.70%) CCNA
7 2 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (4.35%) CCNP
8 1 (4.35%) MCTS
8 1 (4.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (4.35%) NCDA
8 1 (4.35%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (34.78%) Active Directory
2 5 (21.74%) Hyper-V
3 4 (17.39%) XenApp
4 3 (13.04%) XenDesktop
4 3 (13.04%) vSphere
5 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) OpenView
1 3 (13.04%) OVSD
1 3 (13.04%) SCCM
2 2 (8.70%) SCOM
3 1 (4.35%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 17 (73.91%) Microsoft
2 7 (30.43%) HP
3 6 (26.09%) Citrix
3 6 (26.09%) VMware
4 5 (21.74%) NetApp
5 4 (17.39%) IBM
5 4 (17.39%) Dell
5 4 (17.39%) McAfee
6 3 (13.04%) EMC
7 2 (8.70%) Cisco
7 2 (8.70%) Sage
8 1 (4.35%) Symantec
8 1 (4.35%) Lotus
8 1 (4.35%) Tripwire
8 1 (4.35%) WatchGuard
8 1 (4.35%) Veeam
8 1 (4.35%) Splunk
8 1 (4.35%) Juniper
8 1 (4.35%) CommVault
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