The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 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 Vendors 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.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 11 3 12
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 62 104 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 9.28% 17.02% 10.87%
As % of the Vendors category 20.00% 32.30% 23.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 61 38
Average daily rate
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£300 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £150 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.15% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 9
Average hourly rate £15.50 £26.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.38% +73.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.20 £11.99 £12.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.47 £39.25 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Vendors Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
310 322 439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 46.41% 52.70% 45.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 165 166
Average daily rate £350 £360 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £189 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 18 33
Average hourly rate £20.00 £32.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% +12.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.55 £11.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £41.00 £35.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.50%
Microsoft
East of England

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 28 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
Watford -7 10 £213 -43.33% 13
Welwyn Garden City -2 7 £400 +177.77% 3
St Albans -4 4 - - 3
Hemel Hempstead 0 3 £388 +176.78% 1
Rickmansworth -12 3 £160 -28.88% 1
Stevenage +3 2 £170 -5.55% 2
Letchworth 0 1 £190 -
Berkhamsted - 1 £163 -
Bishop's Stortford - 1 - - 1
Borehamwood - - - -
Potters Bar - - - -
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 80 (45.98%) MS Excel
2 73 (41.95%) Windows
3 47 (27.01%) Active Directory
4 41 (23.56%) SQL
5 38 (21.84%) SQL Server
6 35 (20.11%) MS Office
7 30 (17.24%) .NET
8 25 (14.37%) C#
8 25 (14.37%) Windows 7
9 22 (12.64%) MS Exchange
10 21 (12.07%) TCP/IP
11 20 (11.49%) Citrix
12 18 (10.34%) Project Management
13 17 (9.77%) Microsoft Certification
13 17 (9.77%) MCSE
13 17 (9.77%) Finance
14 16 (9.20%) VMware
14 16 (9.20%) SharePoint
14 16 (9.20%) HP
15 15 (8.62%) DNS
15 15 (8.62%) Data Warehouse
15 15 (8.62%) Windows Server 2008
16 14 (8.05%) Linux
16 14 (8.05%) XML
16 14 (8.05%) ITIL
16 14 (8.05%) Windows Server 2003
17 13 (7.47%) Business Intelligence
17 13 (7.47%) ASP.NET
17 13 (7.47%) VB
17 13 (7.47%) SQL Server Integration Services

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 22 (12.64%) MS Exchange
2 16 (9.20%) SharePoint
3 12 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2007
4 11 (6.32%) IIS
5 8 (4.60%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (4.02%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (3.45%) IBM Notes
8 5 (2.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (2.87%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (1.72%) Oracle Service Bus
9 3 (1.72%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (1.15%) Node.js
10 2 (1.15%) Lync
10 2 (1.15%) SAS
11 1 (0.57%) WebLogic Portal
11 1 (0.57%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.57%) Apache
11 1 (0.57%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.57%) AquaLogic
Applications
1 80 (45.98%) MS Excel
2 35 (20.11%) MS Office
3 11 (6.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (2.87%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.72%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (1.72%) MS Project
6 2 (1.15%) DOC1
6 2 (1.15%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 7 (4.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.15%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (1.15%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.15%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (1.15%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (1.15%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (12.07%) TCP/IP
2 15 (8.62%) DNS
3 11 (6.32%) NetScaler
4 10 (5.75%) DHCP
5 8 (4.60%) SAN
6 6 (3.45%) LAN
7 5 (2.87%) Firewall
7 5 (2.87%) NAS
8 4 (2.30%) Fibre Channel
9 3 (1.72%) WAN
9 3 (1.72%) Intranet
9 3 (1.72%) Internet
10 2 (1.15%) VPN
10 2 (1.15%) Wireless
11 1 (0.57%) VLAN
11 1 (0.57%) Wireshark
11 1 (0.57%) Cisco IOS
11 1 (0.57%) iSCSI
11 1 (0.57%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.57%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (21.84%) SQL Server
2 15 (8.62%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (7.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (7.47%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (5.75%) MySQL
5 9 (5.17%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (2.87%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (2.30%) QlikView
9 3 (1.72%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (1.15%) OLAP
10 2 (1.15%) DTS
10 2 (1.15%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.15%) MongoDB
10 2 (1.15%) NoSQL
10 2 (1.15%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
10 2 (1.15%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.57%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 6 (3.45%) JIRA
2 4 (2.30%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.72%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.72%) Subversion
4 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 17 (9.77%) Finance
2 7 (4.02%) Retail
3 5 (2.87%) Back Office
3 5 (2.87%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.72%) Legal
4 3 (1.72%) Local Government
4 3 (1.72%) Marketing
5 2 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.15%) Advertising
6 1 (0.57%) Publishing
6 1 (0.57%) Military
6 1 (0.57%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 35 (20.11%) Developer
2 28 (16.09%) Analyst
3 26 (14.94%) Support Engineer
4 12 (6.90%) Consultant
4 12 (6.90%) Server Engineer
5 11 (6.32%) IT Support
5 11 (6.32%) Help Desk Support
6 10 (5.75%) Project Manager
6 10 (5.75%) Technical Support
7 9 (5.17%) Support Analyst
7 9 (5.17%) Help Desk Engineer
7 9 (5.17%) Help Desk Support Engineer
8 8 (4.60%) Citrix Server Engineer
8 8 (4.60%) Citrix Engineer
8 8 (4.60%) 2nd Line Support
8 8 (4.60%) .NET Developer
9 7 (4.02%) Technical Analyst
9 7 (4.02%) SQL Developer
9 7 (4.02%) Business Analyst
10 6 (3.45%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (17.24%) .NET
2 14 (8.05%) XML
3 13 (7.47%) ASP.NET
4 9 (5.17%) CSS
4 9 (5.17%) XSLT
5 7 (4.02%) HTML
6 6 (3.45%) Web Services
6 6 (3.45%) XSL
7 4 (2.30%) AngularJS
7 4 (2.30%) .NET Framework
7 4 (2.30%) jQuery
8 3 (1.72%) RESTful
8 3 (1.72%) Flash
9 2 (1.15%) XML Schema
9 2 (1.15%) Ajax
9 2 (1.15%) SOAP
9 2 (1.15%) XSD
9 2 (1.15%) DHTML
9 2 (1.15%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
9 2 (1.15%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.90%) Blackberry
2 8 (4.60%) NHS
3 7 (4.02%) Informatics
4 6 (3.45%) iPhone
5 5 (2.87%) Clustering
6 3 (1.72%) Replication
6 3 (1.72%) HP StorageWorks
7 2 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.15%) Taxonomies
7 2 (1.15%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.15%) W3C
7 2 (1.15%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.15%) Open Source
7 2 (1.15%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.57%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.57%) FMCG
8 1 (0.57%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.57%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.57%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.57%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 73 (41.95%) Windows
2 25 (14.37%) Windows 7
3 15 (8.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (8.05%) Linux
4 14 (8.05%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (5.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (4.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (4.60%) Windows 8
7 7 (4.02%) Windows XP
8 5 (2.87%) Windows 2000 Server
9 4 (2.30%) UNIX
9 4 (2.30%) Android
10 1 (0.57%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.57%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.57%) zOS
10 1 (0.57%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.57%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (10.34%) Project Management
2 14 (8.05%) ITIL
3 13 (7.47%) Business Intelligence
4 11 (6.32%) PRINCE2
5 10 (5.75%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (5.17%) CRM
6 9 (5.17%) Migration
6 9 (5.17%) Change Management
6 9 (5.17%) Load Balancing
6 9 (5.17%) Analytics
6 9 (5.17%) Performance Tuning
7 8 (4.60%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (4.60%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (4.60%) ETL
8 6 (3.45%) Configuration Management
8 6 (3.45%) ERP
8 6 (3.45%) OOP
8 6 (3.45%) OO
8 6 (3.45%) Scrum
8 6 (3.45%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (23.56%) SQL
2 25 (14.37%) C#
3 13 (7.47%) VB
4 12 (6.90%) T-SQL
4 12 (6.90%) JavaScript
5 9 (5.17%) Java
5 9 (5.17%) PowerShell
6 8 (4.60%) VBScript
7 7 (4.02%) VB6
8 6 (3.45%) VB.NET
9 5 (2.87%) Perl
9 5 (2.87%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.15%) Python
11 1 (0.57%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (9.77%) MCSE
1 17 (9.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (5.75%) A+ Certification
2 10 (5.75%) MCP
3 9 (5.17%) Security Cleared
4 8 (4.60%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.30%) MCITP
6 3 (1.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (1.72%) VCAP
7 2 (1.15%) CCNA
7 2 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.57%) MCSA
8 1 (0.57%) CCNP
8 1 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.57%) PMP
8 1 (0.57%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.57%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (0.57%) MCTS
8 1 (0.57%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.75%) QA
2 7 (4.02%) SLA
3 2 (1.15%) Solvency II
System Software
1 47 (27.01%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.17%) vSphere
3 7 (4.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.30%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.30%) XenApp
4 4 (2.30%) Terminal Services
5 3 (1.72%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.57%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.57%) vCloud
6 1 (0.57%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.57%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.57%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (3.45%) SCCM
2 2 (1.15%) SCOM
2 2 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.57%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.57%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.57%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (11.49%) Citrix
2 16 (9.20%) HP
2 16 (9.20%) VMware
3 10 (5.75%) Oracle
3 10 (5.75%) NetApp
4 8 (4.60%) Red Hat
5 7 (4.02%) SAP
6 6 (3.45%) Lotus
6 6 (3.45%) WatchGuard
7 5 (2.87%) IBM
8 4 (2.30%) CommVault
8 4 (2.30%) Cisco
8 4 (2.30%) Dell
8 4 (2.30%) Tableau
9 3 (1.72%) Remedy
9 3 (1.72%) EMC
10 2 (1.15%) CA
10 2 (1.15%) Symantec
10 2 (1.15%) McAfee
11 1 (0.57%) Sophos
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: to £500 day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hitchin, Hertfordshire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £435 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Watford
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Watford
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Watford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £10.00 - £15.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Watford
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £13 - £15 per hour
Posted: 18 days ago
Watford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 25 days ago