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 22 December 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.

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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 15 9
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 110 63 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 16.15% 9.95% 14.46%
As % of the Vendors category 29.57% 20.19% 34.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 29 60
Average daily rate
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£350 £360 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £162 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £413 £578
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.28% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 18
Average hourly rate £11.50 £14.50 £12.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.68% +18.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.80 £10.90 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.20 £16.65 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.60 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -17.57%
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
372 312 386
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 54.63% 49.29% 41.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 163 187
Average daily rate £400 £370 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £165 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 29
Average hourly rate £14.90 £15.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.90% +14.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.35 £10.56 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.05 £34.90 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 22 December 2014.

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 22 December 2014.

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 22 December 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
Watford +15 24 £400 +34.45% 7
St Albans 0 15 £313 -9.09% 2
Hemel Hempstead +9 12 £110 -56.00% 4
Stevenage +2 5 £288 - 2
Borehamwood - 3 £190 - 1
Welwyn Garden City -2 2 £325 -10.95% 6
Rickmansworth -10 2 - - 1
Hertford -3 1 £350 +115.38%
Hitchin - - - -
Hoddesdon - - - -
Kings Langley - - - - 1
Letchworth - - - -
Potters Bar - - - - 2
Royston - - - - 1
Baldock - - - -
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
Ware - - - -
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 79 (40.72%) MS Excel
2 78 (40.21%) Windows
3 59 (30.41%) SQL
3 59 (30.41%) SQL Server
4 42 (21.65%) .NET
5 40 (20.62%) Active Directory
6 35 (18.04%) Data Warehouse
7 34 (17.53%) MS Office
8 33 (17.01%) Finance
9 32 (16.49%) Performance Tuning
10 31 (15.98%) C#
11 29 (14.95%) Oracle
12 28 (14.43%) Project Management
13 27 (13.92%) VMware
14 25 (12.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 25 (12.89%) Windows Server 2008
15 23 (11.86%) T-SQL
16 22 (11.34%) Analytics
17 21 (10.82%) ITIL
17 21 (10.82%) ERP
17 21 (10.82%) Business Intelligence
17 21 (10.82%) Agile Software Development
17 21 (10.82%) SQL Server 2008
18 20 (10.31%) DNS
18 20 (10.31%) HP
19 19 (9.79%) ETL
19 19 (9.79%) DHCP
19 19 (9.79%) QA
19 19 (9.79%) SQL Server 2012
20 18 (9.28%) SAP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 18 (9.28%) MS Exchange
2 16 (8.25%) SharePoint
3 12 (6.19%) IIS
4 10 (5.15%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (4.64%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (4.64%) IBM Notes
6 8 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (2.58%) Oracle Service Bus
8 3 (1.55%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (1.55%) Lync
9 2 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (1.03%) WorkSite
10 1 (0.52%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.52%) TPMS
10 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.52%) Kentico
10 1 (0.52%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.52%) ColdFusion
10 1 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 79 (40.72%) MS Excel
2 34 (17.53%) MS Office
3 8 (4.12%) MS Visio
4 7 (3.61%) MS Project
5 5 (2.58%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (4.12%) Oracle Financials
1 8 (4.12%) Oracle Payables
2 7 (3.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (2.06%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.52%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.52%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (3.61%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (3.09%) Office 365
4 3 (1.55%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (1.55%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.03%) Google Apps
5 2 (1.03%) SaaS
6 1 (0.52%) PaaS
6 1 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.52%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 20 (10.31%) DNS
2 19 (9.79%) DHCP
3 10 (5.15%) Firewall
4 7 (3.61%) FTP
5 6 (3.09%) LAN
5 6 (3.09%) TCP/IP
6 5 (2.58%) Wireless
6 5 (2.58%) 3G
6 5 (2.58%) WAN
6 5 (2.58%) 2G
6 5 (2.58%) 4G
7 4 (2.06%) Radio Access Network
7 4 (2.06%) LTE
7 4 (2.06%) VLAN
7 4 (2.06%) VPN
7 4 (2.06%) SAN
8 3 (1.55%) Internet
9 2 (1.03%) Cisco IPT
9 2 (1.03%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (1.03%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (30.41%) SQL Server
2 35 (18.04%) Data Warehouse
3 25 (12.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 21 (10.82%) SQL Server 2008
5 19 (9.79%) SQL Server 2012
6 14 (7.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 13 (6.70%) Snowflake Schema
7 13 (6.70%) SQL Server 2000
8 12 (6.19%) QlikView
9 10 (5.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 10 (5.15%) OLAP
10 8 (4.12%) DTS
11 7 (3.61%) SQL Server 2005
11 7 (3.61%) Oracle Database
11 7 (3.61%) Relational Database
12 5 (2.58%) Oracle OLAP
12 5 (2.58%) MySQL
12 5 (2.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 5 (2.58%) Star Schema
13 4 (2.06%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 5 (2.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 5 (2.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (2.06%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.03%) Moq
3 2 (1.03%) SoapUI
3 2 (1.03%) ReSharper
3 2 (1.03%) Selenium
3 2 (1.03%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 33 (17.01%) Finance
2 16 (8.25%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.61%) Retail
4 6 (3.09%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.03%) Back Office
5 2 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.03%) Marketing
6 1 (0.52%) Local Government
6 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.52%) Publishing
6 1 (0.52%) Banking
Job Titles
1 50 (25.77%) Developer
2 38 (19.59%) Analyst
3 16 (8.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 15 (7.73%) Project Manager
5 11 (5.67%) Consultant
6 10 (5.15%) DBA
6 10 (5.15%) Service Analyst
6 10 (5.15%) Service Desk Analyst
6 10 (5.15%) SQL Developer
7 8 (4.12%) Support Engineer
7 8 (4.12%) SQL DBA
8 7 (3.61%) Microsoft Developer
8 7 (3.61%) Software Developer
8 7 (3.61%) Architect
8 7 (3.61%) 2nd Line Support
9 6 (3.09%) Administrator
9 6 (3.09%) .NET Developer
9 6 (3.09%) C# Developer
9 6 (3.09%) Team Leader
9 6 (3.09%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (21.65%) .NET
2 17 (8.76%) ASP.NET
3 13 (6.70%) HTML
3 13 (6.70%) XML
4 11 (5.67%) .NET Framework
4 11 (5.67%) ADO.NET
4 11 (5.67%) Web Services
5 7 (3.61%) jQuery
5 7 (3.61%) Razor View Engine
6 6 (3.09%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (2.58%) MDX
7 5 (2.58%) DHTML
7 5 (2.58%) CSS
7 5 (2.58%) SOAP
7 5 (2.58%) WinForms
8 4 (2.06%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
8 4 (2.06%) WCF
8 4 (2.06%) LINQ
8 4 (2.06%) HTML5
8 4 (2.06%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.22%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.67%) Visualisation
3 9 (4.64%) Replication
4 7 (3.61%) Clustering
4 7 (3.61%) Blackberry
5 6 (3.09%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.09%) Data Integration
6 3 (1.55%) Informatics
7 2 (1.03%) PKI
7 2 (1.03%) Statistics
7 2 (1.03%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.03%) Open Source
7 2 (1.03%) Inversion of Control
7 2 (1.03%) EqualLogic
7 2 (1.03%) iPad
7 2 (1.03%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.03%) EMV
7 2 (1.03%) NHS
7 2 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.52%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 78 (40.21%) Windows
2 25 (12.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (8.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (7.73%) Windows XP
5 12 (6.19%) Windows 7
5 12 (6.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (5.15%) Linux
7 8 (4.12%) UNIX
8 6 (3.09%) Windows 2000
8 6 (3.09%) Android
9 5 (2.58%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.55%) Windows Vista
11 2 (1.03%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.03%) FreeBSD
11 2 (1.03%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.52%) AIX
12 1 (0.52%) Solaris
12 1 (0.52%) Mac OS X Server
12 1 (0.52%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (16.49%) Performance Tuning
2 28 (14.43%) Project Management
3 22 (11.34%) Analytics
4 21 (10.82%) ITIL
4 21 (10.82%) ERP
4 21 (10.82%) Business Intelligence
4 21 (10.82%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (9.79%) ETL
6 18 (9.28%) Requirements Analysis
7 17 (8.76%) Change Management
8 14 (7.22%) E-Commerce
9 13 (6.70%) MVC
9 13 (6.70%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (6.19%) PRINCE2
10 12 (6.19%) Coaching
11 11 (5.67%) Service Management
11 11 (5.67%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (5.15%) Configuration Management
13 9 (4.64%) CRM
13 9 (4.64%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 59 (30.41%) SQL
2 31 (15.98%) C#
3 23 (11.86%) T-SQL
4 13 (6.70%) PowerShell
5 11 (5.67%) JavaScript
6 8 (4.12%) VB.NET
6 8 (4.12%) VBScript
6 8 (4.12%) Java
7 5 (2.58%) PL/SQL
8 4 (2.06%) C++
8 4 (2.06%) VB
8 4 (2.06%) Perl
9 2 (1.03%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.03%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.52%) VB6
10 1 (0.52%) PHP
10 1 (0.52%) Python
10 1 (0.52%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (5.15%) MCP
1 10 (5.15%) Security Cleared
2 8 (4.12%) SC Cleared
2 8 (4.12%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (2.06%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (2.06%) Degree
3 4 (2.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (1.55%) AAT
4 3 (1.55%) ACCA
4 3 (1.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (1.55%) CIMA
4 3 (1.55%) MCSE
5 2 (1.03%) MCDBA
5 2 (1.03%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (1.03%) ISEB
5 2 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.03%) MCITP
6 1 (0.52%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.52%) CISSP
6 1 (0.52%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (9.79%) QA
2 12 (6.19%) SLA
3 4 (2.06%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (1.03%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.52%) COBIT
System Software
1 40 (20.62%) Active Directory
2 13 (6.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (6.70%) Hyper-V
3 12 (6.19%) vSphere
4 6 (3.09%) Terminal Services
5 5 (2.58%) VMware ESX
5 5 (2.58%) vCloud
6 2 (1.03%) XenServer
7 1 (0.52%) VMFS
7 1 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.52%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.52%) NFS
Systems Management
1 12 (6.19%) SCCM
2 9 (4.64%) SCOM
3 8 (4.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 6 (3.09%) OpenView
5 5 (2.58%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 5 (2.58%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (2.58%) NetBackup
5 5 (2.58%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.03%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (1.03%) Puppet
7 1 (0.52%) Nessus
7 1 (0.52%) MOM
Vendors
1 29 (14.95%) Oracle
2 27 (13.92%) VMware
3 20 (10.31%) HP
4 18 (9.28%) SAP
5 16 (8.25%) Citrix
6 14 (7.22%) Symantec
7 12 (6.19%) Tableau
8 11 (5.67%) Cisco
9 9 (4.64%) Lotus
10 6 (3.09%) IBM
11 5 (2.58%) Cognos
11 5 (2.58%) Veritas
11 5 (2.58%) Teradata
11 5 (2.58%) Sophos
11 5 (2.58%) Acronis
12 4 (2.06%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (2.06%) Veeam
12 4 (2.06%) Business Objects
12 4 (2.06%) Informatica
12 4 (2.06%) MicroStrategy
Hertfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £675 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 5 days ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Vadis People
Rate: circ £375 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Watford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £10.00 - £12.00 per hour
Posted: 17 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Hightown
Rate: £25,626 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago