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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 3 8 5
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 85 68 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 13.96% 11.85% 15.19%
As % of the Vendors category 32.08% 24.73% 26.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 38 49
Median daily rate £319 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £185 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £625 £608
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 8
Median hourly rate £11.00 £14.75 £11.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.42% +31.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.15 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.70 £24.00 £13.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +3.44%

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
265 275 364
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 43.51% 47.91% 57.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 144 178
Median daily rate £385 £413 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -12.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £297 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.63% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 15 24
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £8.10 £10.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.65 £37.50 £29.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.30 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-19.53% +22.85%

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017. 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 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
Watford +9 13 £450 +9.09% 12
Hemel Hempstead +7 12 £164 - 7
Welwyn Garden City -1 9 £263 -19.23% 3
Stevenage -5 7 £263 -48.52% 2
Bishop's Stortford - 5 - - 3
St Albans -1 4 - - 4
Rickmansworth -4 1 - - 1
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 52 (38.24%) Windows
2 48 (35.29%) MS Excel
3 43 (31.62%) MS Office
4 33 (24.26%) Active Directory
5 25 (18.38%) Security Cleared
6 21 (15.44%) Office 365
7 20 (14.71%) SCCM
8 19 (13.97%) Finance
8 19 (13.97%) ITIL
9 17 (12.50%) SQL
9 17 (12.50%) CRM
10 16 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
11 15 (11.03%) Agile Software Development
11 15 (11.03%) SharePoint
11 15 (11.03%) SQL Server
12 14 (10.29%) Windows Server 2012
13 13 (9.56%) Java
13 13 (9.56%) VMware
14 12 (8.82%) PRINCE2
14 12 (8.82%) Windows 10
14 12 (8.82%) Dynamics CRM
15 11 (8.09%) SC Cleared
15 11 (8.09%) VMware Infrastructure
15 11 (8.09%) Oracle
15 11 (8.09%) DNS
16 10 (7.35%) IBM
16 10 (7.35%) MS Exchange
16 10 (7.35%) Migration
16 10 (7.35%) Service Management
16 10 (7.35%) PowerShell

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 15 (11.03%) SharePoint
2 10 (7.35%) MS Exchange
3 6 (4.41%) IIS
4 5 (3.68%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (3.68%) IBM Notes
5 4 (2.94%) Apache
5 4 (2.94%) Tomcat
5 4 (2.94%) WebLogic
5 4 (2.94%) WebSphere
6 3 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (2.21%) IBM HTTP Server
6 3 (2.21%) JBoss
6 3 (2.21%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 3 (2.21%) Skype for Business
6 3 (2.21%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (1.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.74%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 48 (35.29%) MS Excel
2 43 (31.62%) MS Office
3 4 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.74%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.74%) Camtasia
4 1 (0.74%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 12 (8.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.21%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.74%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 1 (0.74%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.74%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 21 (15.44%) Office 365
2 8 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (4.41%) Azure Active Directory
3 6 (4.41%) OneDrive
4 2 (1.47%) IaaS
4 2 (1.47%) PaaS
5 1 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.74%) SaaS
5 1 (0.74%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.74%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.09%) DNS
2 9 (6.62%) Firewall
3 8 (5.88%) Internet
3 8 (5.88%) TCP/IP
4 6 (4.41%) DHCP
4 6 (4.41%) NetScaler
5 5 (3.68%) LAN
6 4 (2.94%) Ethernet
6 4 (2.94%) SAN
6 4 (2.94%) Unified Communications
6 4 (2.94%) WAN
7 3 (2.21%) FTP
7 3 (2.21%) HTTP
7 3 (2.21%) LDAP
7 3 (2.21%) SSL
8 1 (0.74%) Intranet
8 1 (0.74%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.74%) VoIP
8 1 (0.74%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.74%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (11.03%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.68%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (3.68%) MySQL
2 5 (3.68%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (3.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (2.94%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (2.21%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.21%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (2.21%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (2.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.74%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.74%) FileMaker
6 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.74%) OLTP
6 1 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.74%) Power BI
6 1 (0.74%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (3.68%) Visual Studio
2 4 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (2.21%) Eclipse
3 3 (2.21%) NetBeans
4 2 (1.47%) Bugzilla
4 2 (1.47%) JIRA
4 2 (1.47%) Redmine
5 1 (0.74%) MSI
5 1 (0.74%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.74%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 19 (13.97%) Finance
2 6 (4.41%) Retail
3 5 (3.68%) Legal
4 3 (2.21%) Military
4 3 (2.21%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.47%) Banking
6 1 (0.74%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.74%) Back Office
6 1 (0.74%) Front Office
6 1 (0.74%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (14.71%) Consultant
2 19 (13.97%) Analyst
3 18 (13.24%) Developer
4 11 (8.09%) Architect
5 10 (7.35%) Support Engineer
6 9 (6.62%) Project Manager
7 7 (5.15%) Administrator
7 7 (5.15%) Windows Consultant
8 6 (4.41%) .NET Developer
8 6 (4.41%) Support Analyst
9 5 (3.68%) CRM Manager
9 5 (3.68%) CRM Project Manager
9 5 (3.68%) Desktop Team Leader
9 5 (3.68%) Dynamics CRM Project Manager
9 5 (3.68%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (3.68%) SQL Developer
9 5 (3.68%) Team Leader
9 5 (3.68%) Trainer
10 4 (2.94%) Designer
10 4 (2.94%) Developer/Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.88%) .NET
2 7 (5.15%) Middleware
3 6 (4.41%) CSS
3 6 (4.41%) HTML
3 6 (4.41%) Web Services
4 5 (3.68%) .NET Framework
4 5 (3.68%) ASP.NET
4 5 (3.68%) jQuery
5 4 (2.94%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (2.94%) Entity Framework
5 4 (2.94%) LINQ
5 4 (2.94%) Node.js
5 4 (2.94%) WCF
6 3 (2.21%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (2.21%) J2EE
6 3 (2.21%) Java SE
6 3 (2.21%) KnockoutJS
6 3 (2.21%) Qt
6 3 (2.21%) XML
6 3 (2.21%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.68%) Data Centre
1 5 (3.68%) e-Learning
1 5 (3.68%) Video Editing
2 4 (2.94%) Enterprise Storage
2 4 (2.94%) Mobile App
2 4 (2.94%) PKI
3 3 (2.21%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.21%) Blackberry
3 3 (2.21%) Driving Licence
4 2 (1.47%) FMCG
5 1 (0.74%) CCTV
5 1 (0.74%) CMDB
5 1 (0.74%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.74%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (0.74%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.74%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.74%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (0.74%) NHS
5 1 (0.74%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 52 (38.24%) Windows
2 14 (10.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 12 (8.82%) Windows 10
4 10 (7.35%) Windows 7
5 9 (6.62%) Linux
5 9 (6.62%) Windows Server
5 9 (6.62%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (6.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (5.15%) Windows 8
7 5 (3.68%) Windows XP
8 3 (2.21%) AIX
8 3 (2.21%) Android
9 2 (1.47%) Unix
10 1 (0.74%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.74%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.74%) Mac OS X Server
10 1 (0.74%) Solaris
10 1 (0.74%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (13.97%) ITIL
2 17 (12.50%) CRM
3 16 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (11.03%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (8.82%) PRINCE2
6 10 (7.35%) Migration
6 10 (7.35%) Service Management
7 8 (5.88%) Project Management
7 8 (5.88%) TDD
8 7 (5.15%) BDD
8 7 (5.15%) ITSM
9 6 (4.41%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (4.41%) Problem Management
10 5 (3.68%) Change Management
10 5 (3.68%) Data Migration
10 5 (3.68%) MVC
10 5 (3.68%) People Management
10 5 (3.68%) Software Engineering
11 4 (2.94%) Continuous Delivery
11 4 (2.94%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 17 (12.50%) SQL
2 13 (9.56%) Java
3 10 (7.35%) PowerShell
4 9 (6.62%) C#
5 5 (3.68%) C++
5 5 (3.68%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.21%) Shell Script
6 3 (2.21%) VB
6 3 (2.21%) VBScript
7 2 (1.47%) C
7 2 (1.47%) PHP
7 2 (1.47%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.74%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 25 (18.38%) Security Cleared
2 11 (8.09%) SC Cleared
3 10 (7.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 8 (5.88%) Degree
5 4 (2.94%) MCP
5 4 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.47%) MCSE
7 1 (0.74%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.74%) CCNA
7 1 (0.74%) CCSA
7 1 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.74%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.74%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.74%) MCDST
7 1 (0.74%) MCSA
7 1 (0.74%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.74%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.88%) SLA
2 6 (4.41%) QA
3 1 (0.74%) Def Stans
3 1 (0.74%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 33 (24.26%) Active Directory
2 11 (8.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (5.15%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.94%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (2.94%) Virtual Servers
4 4 (2.94%) VMware ESX
5 3 (2.21%) ISA Server
5 3 (2.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (2.21%) vSphere
6 2 (1.47%) BitLocker
6 2 (1.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (1.47%) Sendmail
6 2 (1.47%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.74%) NFS
7 1 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.74%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 20 (14.71%) SCCM
2 5 (3.68%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (2.94%) Tivoli
3 4 (2.94%) WSUS
4 2 (1.47%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.47%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (1.47%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (1.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.74%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.74%) Aspera SmartTrack
5 1 (0.74%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.74%) OpenView
5 1 (0.74%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.74%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 13 (9.56%) VMware
2 11 (8.09%) Oracle
3 10 (7.35%) IBM
4 8 (5.88%) Citrix
5 5 (3.68%) Cisco
5 5 (3.68%) HP
5 5 (3.68%) Intel Security
5 5 (3.68%) Lotus
6 4 (2.94%) Apple
6 4 (2.94%) Symantec
7 3 (2.21%) Juniper
7 3 (2.21%) Palo Alto
7 3 (2.21%) SAP
7 3 (2.21%) Sun
7 3 (2.21%) Trustwave
8 2 (1.47%) AppSense
8 2 (1.47%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.47%) iManage
8 2 (1.47%) Trend Micro
9 1 (0.74%) PTC
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