The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services 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 over the 3 months to 24 April 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 7 7 9
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 77 107 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 12.11% 14.08% 12.26%
As % of the Vendors category 21.27% 25.48% 29.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 34 19
Average daily rate
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£425 £250 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.00% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £153 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £409 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 11
Average hourly rate £15.43 £21.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.54% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.55 £9.55 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £29.39 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.33%
Microsoft
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire region.

Vendors Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
362 420 269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 56.92% 55.26% 42.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 177 114
Average daily rate £400 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £174 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £478 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 23 17
Average hourly rate £14.85 £23.86 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.74% +36.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £10.02 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.40 £37.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Hertfordshire region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Hertfordshire region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Microsoft
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 within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 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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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
Watford +7 15 £450 +4.28% 10
St Albans 0 12 £1,000 - 7
Hemel Hempstead +6 9 £413 +292.85% 13
Stevenage +7 8 £300 +33.33% 3
Welwyn Garden City +12 6 £375 +31.57% 8
Rickmansworth -4 3 £325 +103.12%
Hertford -5 3 £488 +74.10% 1
Hitchin - 1 £320 - 1
Royston - 1 - - 2
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing Microsoft 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.

1 81 (44.02%) Windows
2 62 (33.70%) MS Excel
3 52 (28.26%) SQL
4 47 (25.54%) SQL Server
5 41 (22.28%) MS Office
6 39 (21.20%) Active Directory
7 35 (19.02%) .NET
8 30 (16.30%) Project Management
9 29 (15.76%) HP
9 29 (15.76%) Windows Server 2008
10 28 (15.22%) ITIL
10 28 (15.22%) Finance
10 28 (15.22%) Agile Software Development
11 26 (14.13%) Oracle
12 25 (13.59%) VMware
13 24 (13.04%) C#
14 23 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
14 23 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
14 23 (12.50%) Hyper-V
14 23 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
15 22 (11.96%) SQL Server 2012
15 22 (11.96%) SharePoint
16 21 (11.41%) ASP.NET
17 20 (10.87%) ERP
17 20 (10.87%) Analytics
17 20 (10.87%) VMware Infrastructure
18 19 (10.33%) SAP
18 19 (10.33%) T-SQL
18 19 (10.33%) Service Delivery
19 18 (9.78%) E-Commerce

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing Microsoft 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 22 (11.96%) SharePoint
2 14 (7.61%) MS Exchange
3 7 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (3.26%) Lync
4 6 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (2.72%) WorkSite
6 4 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (2.17%) IIS
7 3 (1.63%) IBM Notes
7 3 (1.63%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.54%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.54%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.54%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 62 (33.70%) MS Excel
2 41 (22.28%) MS Office
3 9 (4.89%) MS Visio
4 6 (3.26%) MS Project
5 5 (2.72%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (5.98%) Oracle Financials
1 11 (5.98%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.54%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.98%) Office 365
2 8 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.63%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.09%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.09%) SaaS
6 1 (0.54%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.54%) Amazon Glacier
Communications & Networking
1 16 (8.70%) DNS
2 14 (7.61%) DHCP
3 12 (6.52%) WAN
3 12 (6.52%) LAN
4 11 (5.98%) Firewall
5 10 (5.43%) SAN
6 7 (3.80%) TCP/IP
7 6 (3.26%) Radio Access Network
7 6 (3.26%) FTP
8 5 (2.72%) MPLS
8 5 (2.72%) VPN
9 4 (2.17%) 4G
9 4 (2.17%) LTE
9 4 (2.17%) 2G
9 4 (2.17%) 3G
9 4 (2.17%) Internet
9 4 (2.17%) BGP
10 3 (1.63%) Wireless
10 3 (1.63%) Unified Communications
10 3 (1.63%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (25.54%) SQL Server
2 23 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
3 22 (11.96%) SQL Server 2012
4 18 (9.78%) SQL Server 2008
5 13 (7.07%) QlikView
6 12 (6.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (6.52%) Snowflake Schema
7 7 (3.80%) Star Schema
8 5 (2.72%) OLAP
8 5 (2.72%) DTS
8 5 (2.72%) SQL Server 2000
8 5 (2.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (2.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (2.72%) Big Data
8 5 (2.72%) Relational Database
9 4 (2.17%) Oracle Database
10 3 (1.63%) MySQL
11 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 2 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (7.61%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (2.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (1.09%) Moq
3 2 (1.09%) ReSharper
3 2 (1.09%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.54%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.54%) Selenium
4 1 (0.54%) SoapUI
General
1 28 (15.22%) Finance
2 16 (8.70%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.80%) Manufacturing
4 6 (3.26%) Retail
5 2 (1.09%) Local Government
5 2 (1.09%) Legal
5 2 (1.09%) Publishing
6 1 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.54%) Law
6 1 (0.54%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 40 (21.74%) Analyst
2 37 (20.11%) Developer
3 22 (11.96%) Architect
4 17 (9.24%) Project Manager
5 11 (5.98%) .NET Developer
5 11 (5.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (4.89%) Service Analyst
6 9 (4.89%) Consultant
6 9 (4.89%) Service Desk Analyst
6 9 (4.89%) Team Leader
7 8 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
7 8 (4.35%) Support Analyst
7 8 (4.35%) Support Engineer
8 7 (3.80%) C# Developer
8 7 (3.80%) SQL Developer
8 7 (3.80%) C# .NET Developer
9 6 (3.26%) Service Manager
9 6 (3.26%) Administrator
9 6 (3.26%) Technical Architect
9 6 (3.26%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (19.02%) .NET
2 21 (11.41%) ASP.NET
3 16 (8.70%) XML
3 16 (8.70%) .NET Framework
4 14 (7.61%) Web Services
5 12 (6.52%) HTML
6 11 (5.98%) ADO.NET
7 10 (5.43%) ASP.NET MVC
7 10 (5.43%) jQuery
8 9 (4.89%) WinForms
8 9 (4.89%) Razor View Engine
9 8 (4.35%) KnockoutJS
10 7 (3.80%) WCF
11 6 (3.26%) Entity Framework
11 6 (3.26%) LINQ
11 6 (3.26%) CSS
12 5 (2.72%) DHTML
12 5 (2.72%) MDX
13 4 (2.17%) CSS3
13 4 (2.17%) StructureMap
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.07%) Visualisation
1 13 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.98%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.17%) Open Source
3 4 (2.17%) Inversion of Control
3 4 (2.17%) Clustering
3 4 (2.17%) Mainframe
4 3 (1.63%) PMI
4 3 (1.63%) Data Integration
4 3 (1.63%) PKI
4 3 (1.63%) iPad
5 2 (1.09%) Freedom of Information
5 2 (1.09%) CMDB
5 2 (1.09%) VLE
5 2 (1.09%) Replication
5 2 (1.09%) GIS
5 2 (1.09%) EMV
6 1 (0.54%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.54%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.54%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 81 (44.02%) Windows
2 29 (15.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (9.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (6.52%) Linux
6 10 (5.43%) Android
6 10 (5.43%) Windows XP
7 9 (4.89%) UNIX
7 9 (4.89%) Windows 7
8 7 (3.80%) Windows 8
9 4 (2.17%) Windows Mobile
9 4 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.63%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (1.63%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.09%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.09%) FreeBSD
12 1 (0.54%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.54%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (16.30%) Project Management
2 28 (15.22%) ITIL
2 28 (15.22%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
4 20 (10.87%) ERP
4 20 (10.87%) Analytics
5 19 (10.33%) Service Delivery
6 18 (9.78%) E-Commerce
6 18 (9.78%) Performance Tuning
7 15 (8.15%) MVC
7 15 (8.15%) Change Management
7 15 (8.15%) ETL
8 13 (7.07%) Coaching
9 12 (6.52%) Asset Management
10 11 (5.98%) Service Management
10 11 (5.98%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (5.98%) Configuration Management
10 11 (5.98%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (5.98%) Test Strategy
11 10 (5.43%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 52 (28.26%) SQL
2 24 (13.04%) C#
3 19 (10.33%) T-SQL
4 13 (7.07%) PowerShell
5 12 (6.52%) JavaScript
6 9 (4.89%) VB.NET
7 8 (4.35%) VBScript
8 5 (2.72%) Perl
9 4 (2.17%) C++
10 3 (1.63%) Java
11 2 (1.09%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.09%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.09%) VB
12 1 (0.54%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (7.07%) Degree
2 11 (5.98%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (3.80%) MCSE
3 7 (3.80%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (3.26%) Security Cleared
4 6 (3.26%) MCP
5 5 (2.72%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (2.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (1.63%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.63%) CCNP
6 3 (1.63%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.63%) MCITP
7 2 (1.09%) MCTS
7 2 (1.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.09%) CCNA
7 2 (1.09%) MCSA
8 1 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.54%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.52%) QA
2 11 (5.98%) SLA
3 2 (1.09%) COBIT
4 1 (0.54%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.54%) GxP
System Software
1 39 (21.20%) Active Directory
2 23 (12.50%) Hyper-V
3 20 (10.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (4.89%) vSphere
5 7 (3.80%) Terminal Services
5 7 (3.80%) XenServer
6 4 (2.17%) XenApp
7 2 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.09%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.54%) Samba
Systems Management
1 16 (8.70%) SCCM
2 13 (7.07%) SCOM
3 7 (3.80%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 5 (2.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (2.17%) Puppet
5 4 (2.17%) OpenView
6 2 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.09%) ZABBIX
6 2 (1.09%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.54%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.54%) SCSM
7 1 (0.54%) DatAdvantage
Vendors
1 29 (15.76%) HP
2 26 (14.13%) Oracle
3 25 (13.59%) VMware
4 19 (10.33%) SAP
5 17 (9.24%) Citrix
6 15 (8.15%) Cisco
7 13 (7.07%) Tableau
8 9 (4.89%) Symantec
9 5 (2.72%) Apple
9 5 (2.72%) Dell
9 5 (2.72%) NetApp
10 4 (2.17%) ServiceNow
11 3 (1.63%) Lotus
11 3 (1.63%) Metastorm
11 3 (1.63%) Veeam
11 3 (1.63%) Planview
11 3 (1.63%) Nintex
12 2 (1.09%) F5
12 2 (1.09%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 2 (1.09%) Huawei
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