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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 10 December 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.

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

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 12 5 6
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 56 92 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 8.92% 14.38% 14.03%
As % of the Vendors category 17.07% 25.34% 25.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 46 53
Median daily rate £375 £386 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.91% +10.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £153 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £625 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £347
% change year-on-year
- +0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 7
Median hourly rate £16.00 £12.50 £15.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% -18.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £6.86 £9.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £23.75 £54.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.73 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.80% -
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
328 363 389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 52.23% 56.72% 54.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 177 231
Median daily rate £437 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.88% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £230 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 29 17
Median hourly rate £15.50 £21.00 £15.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.19% +37.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £8.57 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.84 £36.00 £30.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 10 December 2016.

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 10 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 10 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stevenage +2 13 £400 +233.33% 3
Hemel Hempstead +3 8 £400 +60.00% 8
Watford -7 7 £525 +186.88% 5
Potters Bar +1 3 - -
St Albans 0 3 - - 5
Rickmansworth - 3 £145 -
Welwyn Garden City -12 1 - - 4
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 65 (44.22%) Windows
2 58 (39.46%) MS Excel
3 38 (25.85%) Active Directory
4 33 (22.45%) SQL
4 33 (22.45%) SQL Server
5 29 (19.73%) MS Office
6 28 (19.05%) Finance
7 26 (17.69%) SCCM
8 23 (15.65%) ITIL
9 22 (14.97%) Security Cleared
10 18 (12.24%) VMware
10 18 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
10 18 (12.24%) SharePoint
11 17 (11.56%) Business Intelligence
11 17 (11.56%) Windows Server 2012
11 17 (11.56%) Windows Server
12 16 (10.88%) Citrix
12 16 (10.88%) Java
13 15 (10.20%) Windows 10
13 15 (10.20%) Windows Server 2008
14 14 (9.52%) Office 365
15 13 (8.84%) Oracle
15 13 (8.84%) MS Exchange
15 13 (8.84%) Linux
15 13 (8.84%) Microsoft Certification
15 13 (8.84%) DNS
16 12 (8.16%) IBM
16 12 (8.16%) Windows Server 2003
16 12 (8.16%) SC Cleared
17 11 (7.48%) VMware Infrastructure

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 18 (12.24%) SharePoint
2 13 (8.84%) MS Exchange
3 11 (7.48%) IIS
4 7 (4.76%) Apache
5 6 (4.08%) WebLogic
6 4 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (2.72%) Tomcat
6 4 (2.72%) WebSphere
7 3 (2.04%) IBM HTTP Server
7 3 (2.04%) JBoss
7 3 (2.04%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 3 (2.04%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (1.36%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.36%) CMS
8 2 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.36%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.68%) DNN
9 1 (0.68%) Moodle
9 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 58 (39.46%) MS Excel
2 29 (19.73%) MS Office
3 6 (4.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.04%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.36%) Windchill
6 1 (0.68%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.68%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 5 (3.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.36%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (1.36%) OpenText MBPM
3 1 (0.68%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 14 (9.52%) Office 365
2 7 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.72%) SaaS
4 3 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.36%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.68%) IaaS
6 1 (0.68%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.68%) PaaS
6 1 (0.68%) SoftLayer
6 1 (0.68%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.84%) DNS
2 9 (6.12%) Firewall
2 9 (6.12%) TCP/IP
3 7 (4.76%) DHCP
3 7 (4.76%) NetScaler
4 6 (4.08%) Internet
5 5 (3.40%) SSL
6 4 (2.72%) LDAP
7 3 (2.04%) ATM
7 3 (2.04%) Ethernet
7 3 (2.04%) FTP
7 3 (2.04%) HTTP
7 3 (2.04%) LAN
7 3 (2.04%) SAN
8 2 (1.36%) IP Telephony
8 2 (1.36%) Kerberos
8 2 (1.36%) VoIP
8 2 (1.36%) WAN
8 2 (1.36%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (1.36%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (22.45%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (5.44%) MySQL
3 8 (5.44%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (4.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (3.40%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (3.40%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (2.72%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (2.72%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (2.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (2.04%) OLTP
8 3 (2.04%) Oracle Database
8 3 (2.04%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (2.04%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (1.36%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (1.36%) MS Access
9 2 (1.36%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (1.36%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 6 (4.08%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.04%) Eclipse
2 3 (2.04%) NetBeans
3 2 (1.36%) Bugzilla
3 2 (1.36%) JIRA
3 2 (1.36%) Redmine
3 2 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.68%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (0.68%) MSI
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.68%) Subversion
General
1 28 (19.05%) Finance
2 8 (5.44%) Retail
2 8 (5.44%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.08%) Advertising
4 3 (2.04%) Billing
4 3 (2.04%) Military
5 2 (1.36%) Banking
5 2 (1.36%) Electronics
5 2 (1.36%) Legal
5 2 (1.36%) Local Government
5 2 (1.36%) Marketing
5 2 (1.36%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.68%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.68%) Back Office
6 1 (0.68%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.68%) Publishing
6 1 (0.68%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (19.05%) Analyst
2 22 (14.97%) Consultant
3 19 (12.93%) Architect
4 18 (12.24%) Developer
5 11 (7.48%) Administrator
6 10 (6.80%) Solutions Architect
6 10 (6.80%) Support Analyst
7 9 (6.12%) Support Engineer
8 7 (4.76%) Business Analyst
9 6 (4.08%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 6 (4.08%) Infrastructure Architect
9 6 (4.08%) Windows Consultant
10 5 (3.40%) .NET Developer
10 5 (3.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (3.40%) Infrastructure Specialist
10 5 (3.40%) Infrastructure Support
11 4 (2.72%) 2nd Line Support
11 4 (2.72%) Project Manager
11 4 (2.72%) Systems Engineer
11 4 (2.72%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.80%) Middleware
2 9 (6.12%) HTML
3 8 (5.44%) .NET
3 8 (5.44%) Web Services
4 7 (4.76%) CSS
5 5 (3.40%) ASP.NET
5 5 (3.40%) SAML
6 3 (2.04%) J2EE
6 3 (2.04%) MDX
6 3 (2.04%) Qt
7 2 (1.36%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.36%) Ajax
7 2 (1.36%) Classic ASP
7 2 (1.36%) CSS3
7 2 (1.36%) jQuery
7 2 (1.36%) SAP PI
7 2 (1.36%) SOAP
8 1 (0.68%) XML
8 1 (0.68%) XSL
8 1 (0.68%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.80%) PKI
3 6 (4.08%) Mobile App
4 5 (3.40%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.72%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.04%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.04%) e-Learning
6 3 (2.04%) Mobile Payment
7 2 (1.36%) Clustering
7 2 (1.36%) iPad
7 2 (1.36%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.36%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.36%) NHS
8 1 (0.68%) CCTV
8 1 (0.68%) CMDB
8 1 (0.68%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.68%) FMCG
8 1 (0.68%) Learning Management System
8 1 (0.68%) Statistics
8 1 (0.68%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 65 (44.22%) Windows
2 17 (11.56%) Windows Server
2 17 (11.56%) Windows Server 2012
3 15 (10.20%) Windows 10
3 15 (10.20%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (8.84%) Linux
5 12 (8.16%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (7.48%) Windows 7
7 6 (4.08%) Windows XP
8 4 (2.72%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.04%) AIX
9 3 (2.04%) Android
9 3 (2.04%) Solaris
10 2 (1.36%) Mac OS
10 2 (1.36%) Unix
11 1 (0.68%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (15.65%) ITIL
2 18 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (11.56%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (6.80%) Scrum
4 10 (6.80%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (6.12%) Project Management
6 8 (5.44%) PRINCE2
7 6 (4.08%) CRM
7 6 (4.08%) Presales
8 5 (3.40%) Problem Management
9 4 (2.72%) Data Analysis
9 4 (2.72%) ERP
9 4 (2.72%) High Availability
9 4 (2.72%) Information Security
9 4 (2.72%) Load Balancing
9 4 (2.72%) PRINCE
9 4 (2.72%) SDLC
9 4 (2.72%) TDD
9 4 (2.72%) Time Management
9 4 (2.72%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 33 (22.45%) SQL
2 16 (10.88%) Java
3 10 (6.80%) PowerShell
4 8 (5.44%) T-SQL
5 7 (4.76%) C#
5 7 (4.76%) C++
6 6 (4.08%) C
7 4 (2.72%) JavaScript
8 3 (2.04%) Shell Script
8 3 (2.04%) VB
9 2 (1.36%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.36%) VBScript
10 1 (0.68%) Clojure
10 1 (0.68%) Groovy
10 1 (0.68%) Python
10 1 (0.68%) Scala
10 1 (0.68%) VBA
Qualifications
1 22 (14.97%) Security Cleared
2 13 (8.84%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (8.16%) SC Cleared
4 8 (5.44%) Degree
5 6 (4.08%) MCP
6 5 (3.40%) MCSA
6 5 (3.40%) MCSE
7 4 (2.72%) MCITP
8 3 (2.04%) A+ Certification
8 3 (2.04%) CCNA
8 3 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.36%) CCA
9 2 (1.36%) CCENT
9 2 (1.36%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (1.36%) Network+ Certification
9 2 (1.36%) PMI Certification
9 2 (1.36%) PMP
10 1 (0.68%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.72%) SLA
2 3 (2.04%) QA
3 1 (0.68%) Def Stans
3 1 (0.68%) FISMA
3 1 (0.68%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.68%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.68%) P3O
3 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 38 (25.85%) Active Directory
2 11 (7.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (6.80%) Hyper-V
4 5 (3.40%) XenApp
5 4 (2.72%) vSphere
6 3 (2.04%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (2.04%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (2.04%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.36%) BitLocker
7 2 (1.36%) XenServer
8 1 (0.68%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.68%) Sendmail
8 1 (0.68%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.68%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 26 (17.69%) SCCM
2 6 (4.08%) Tivoli
3 5 (3.40%) SCOM
4 4 (2.72%) WSUS
5 3 (2.04%) OpenView
5 3 (2.04%) WhatsUp Gold
6 2 (1.36%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (1.36%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.68%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.68%) Aspera SmartTrack
7 1 (0.68%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.68%) Puppet
7 1 (0.68%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.68%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.68%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 18 (12.24%) VMware
2 16 (10.88%) Citrix
3 13 (8.84%) Oracle
4 12 (8.16%) IBM
5 8 (5.44%) Intel Security
6 7 (4.76%) HP
7 6 (4.08%) Cisco
8 5 (3.40%) SAP
9 3 (2.04%) Apple
9 3 (2.04%) BMC
9 3 (2.04%) Sun
9 3 (2.04%) Symantec
10 2 (1.36%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.36%) Cognos
10 2 (1.36%) Nintex
10 2 (1.36%) Siemens
10 2 (1.36%) TIBCO
11 1 (0.68%) Dell
11 1 (0.68%) Juniper
11 1 (0.68%) Veritas
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Rate: £12.00 - £13.00 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
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