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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 11 3
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 107 65 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 12.60% 9.66% 17.05%
As % of the Vendors category 24.37% 20.97% 32.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 32 61
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£350 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 13
Average hourly rate £25.38 £15.55 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.18% -40.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.00 £12.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £24.82 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
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
439 310 321
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 51.71% 46.06% 52.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 159 166
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £188 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 33 19
Average hourly rate £20.94 £21.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.62% -17.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.50 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £33.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.25%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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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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 +8 28 £425 +111.18% 6
Hemel Hempstead +9 14 £208 -46.45% 4
Welwyn Garden City -6 11 £350 -12.50%
St Albans +5 8 £225 - 3
Royston - 6 - -
Hertford - 5 - -
Letchworth -1 2 £338 +77.63% 2
Rickmansworth +2 1 £325 +103.12%
Bishop's Stortford +1 1 £325 -
Stevenage -7 1 - - 2
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 86 (47.25%) Windows
2 66 (36.26%) MS Excel
3 65 (35.71%) Active Directory
4 43 (23.63%) MS Office
5 38 (20.88%) SQL
5 38 (20.88%) SCCM
6 35 (19.23%) Windows Server 2003
7 32 (17.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 32 (17.58%) Hyper-V
8 31 (17.03%) Citrix
9 30 (16.48%) VMware
9 30 (16.48%) Windows Server 2012
10 27 (14.84%) SCOM
11 26 (14.29%) HP
11 26 (14.29%) SQL Server
12 25 (13.74%) Degree
13 24 (13.19%) Data Centre
14 23 (12.64%) VMware Infrastructure
14 23 (12.64%) PowerShell
14 23 (12.64%) DNS
14 23 (12.64%) SAN
14 23 (12.64%) Finance
15 22 (12.09%) Change Management
15 22 (12.09%) Project Management
15 22 (12.09%) ITIL
16 21 (11.54%) Oracle
16 21 (11.54%) SharePoint
17 20 (10.99%) DHCP
18 19 (10.44%) Migration
19 18 (9.89%) .NET

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 21 (11.54%) SharePoint
2 13 (7.14%) MS Exchange
3 11 (6.04%) Lync
4 5 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (2.20%) WorkSite
5 4 (2.20%) CMS
5 4 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (1.65%) IIS
7 2 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.10%) LiveLink
7 2 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.55%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.55%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.55%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 66 (36.26%) MS Excel
2 43 (23.63%) MS Office
3 11 (6.04%) MS Visio
4 9 (4.95%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (3.30%) MS Project
6 3 (1.65%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (2.75%) Oracle Financials
1 5 (2.75%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (2.75%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (1.65%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.10%) Agresso
4 1 (0.55%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.55%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.55%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.55%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.55%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.14%) Office 365
2 5 (2.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.65%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.10%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.55%) PaaS
5 1 (0.55%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (12.64%) DNS
1 23 (12.64%) SAN
2 20 (10.99%) DHCP
3 10 (5.49%) WAN
3 10 (5.49%) LAN
3 10 (5.49%) TCP/IP
4 9 (4.95%) Firewall
5 7 (3.85%) Radio Access Network
6 5 (2.75%) 4G
6 5 (2.75%) 2G
6 5 (2.75%) VPN
6 5 (2.75%) 3G
7 4 (2.20%) MPLS
7 4 (2.20%) PABX
7 4 (2.20%) Internet
7 4 (2.20%) Unified Communications
8 3 (1.65%) VLAN
8 3 (1.65%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (1.65%) LTE
8 3 (1.65%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.04%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (4.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (4.40%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (2.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (2.75%) QlikView
5 4 (2.20%) Big Data
5 4 (2.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.65%) MySQL
6 3 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.10%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.10%) MS Access
7 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.10%) Snowflake Schema
7 2 (1.10%) Star Schema
8 1 (0.55%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 5 (2.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.10%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.10%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.10%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (1.10%) Subversion
3 1 (0.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.55%) GCC
General
1 23 (12.64%) Finance
2 16 (8.79%) Telecoms
3 10 (5.49%) Retail
4 5 (2.75%) Legal
5 4 (2.20%) Publishing
6 3 (1.65%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.10%) Local Government
7 2 (1.10%) Marketing
8 1 (0.55%) Advertising
8 1 (0.55%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.55%) Law
Job Titles
1 28 (15.38%) Analyst
2 21 (11.54%) Project Manager
3 20 (10.99%) Developer
4 19 (10.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 14 (7.69%) Architect
6 11 (6.04%) Support Analyst
6 11 (6.04%) Support Engineer
7 9 (4.95%) Business Analyst
7 9 (4.95%) IT Support
8 8 (4.40%) Administrator
9 7 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support
9 7 (3.85%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 7 (3.85%) Infrastructure Manager
10 6 (3.30%) Implementation Manager
10 6 (3.30%) Help Desk Support
10 6 (3.30%) IT Project Manager
10 6 (3.30%) Consultant
10 6 (3.30%) Senior Support Engineer
11 5 (2.75%) 1st Line Support
11 5 (2.75%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (9.89%) .NET
2 8 (4.40%) ASP.NET
2 8 (4.40%) Web Services
3 6 (3.30%) XML
4 5 (2.75%) .NET Framework
5 4 (2.20%) WinForms
6 3 (1.65%) Application Packaging
6 3 (1.65%) WF
7 2 (1.10%) SAP PI
7 2 (1.10%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (1.10%) REST
7 2 (1.10%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (1.10%) Software Packaging
7 2 (1.10%) COM
8 1 (0.55%) CSS
8 1 (0.55%) SOAP
8 1 (0.55%) J2EE
8 1 (0.55%) MFC
8 1 (0.55%) ADO.NET
8 1 (0.55%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (13.19%) Data Centre
2 16 (8.79%) Management Information System
3 13 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.40%) PKI
5 7 (3.85%) Clustering
5 7 (3.85%) Kindle
6 5 (2.75%) Visualisation
7 4 (2.20%) PMI
8 3 (1.65%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.65%) iPhone
9 2 (1.10%) CMDB
9 2 (1.10%) Replication
9 2 (1.10%) iPad
9 2 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.10%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.10%) GIS
9 2 (1.10%) VLE
9 2 (1.10%) Freedom of Information
10 1 (0.55%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 1 (0.55%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 86 (47.25%) Windows
2 35 (19.23%) Windows Server 2003
3 32 (17.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 30 (16.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (8.24%) Android
6 14 (7.69%) Windows XP
7 13 (7.14%) Linux
8 10 (5.49%) Windows 7
9 9 (4.95%) Windows 2000 Server
9 9 (4.95%) UNIX
10 7 (3.85%) Windows 8
11 4 (2.20%) Mac OS
12 3 (1.65%) Mac OS X
13 2 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (1.10%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.55%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.55%) FreeBSD
14 1 (0.55%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (12.09%) ITIL
1 22 (12.09%) Project Management
1 22 (12.09%) Change Management
2 19 (10.44%) Migration
3 17 (9.34%) Requirements Analysis
4 16 (8.79%) Service Delivery
5 13 (7.14%) PRINCE2
6 12 (6.59%) Configuration Management
6 12 (6.59%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (6.59%) Asset Management
7 11 (6.04%) Change Control
8 10 (5.49%) Information Security
9 9 (4.95%) Analytics
10 8 (4.40%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (4.40%) ETL
10 8 (4.40%) CRM
10 8 (4.40%) Data Modelling
11 7 (3.85%) Workflow
11 7 (3.85%) Time Management
11 7 (3.85%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 38 (20.88%) SQL
2 23 (12.64%) PowerShell
3 14 (7.69%) C#
4 6 (3.30%) C++
4 6 (3.30%) T-SQL
4 6 (3.30%) Perl
5 4 (2.20%) Java
5 4 (2.20%) VB
5 4 (2.20%) VB.NET
6 3 (1.65%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.10%) VBScript
7 2 (1.10%) VB6
8 1 (0.55%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.55%) Python
8 1 (0.55%) Assembly Language
8 1 (0.55%) C
Qualifications
1 25 (13.74%) Degree
2 15 (8.24%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (6.59%) MCSE
4 8 (4.40%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (4.40%) Security Cleared
5 6 (3.30%) SC Cleared
5 6 (3.30%) CCNA
6 5 (2.75%) MCITP
6 5 (2.75%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (2.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (2.20%) PMI Certification
7 4 (2.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (2.20%) A+ Certification
7 4 (2.20%) MCP
8 3 (1.65%) MCSA
8 3 (1.65%) MCTS
9 2 (1.10%) CCNP
9 2 (1.10%) VCAP
10 1 (0.55%) VCP5
10 1 (0.55%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.59%) SLA
2 9 (4.95%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.65%) QA
4 2 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.55%) GxP
System Software
1 65 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 32 (17.58%) Hyper-V
3 23 (12.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (8.24%) Terminal Services
5 8 (4.40%) XenApp
5 8 (4.40%) vSphere
6 6 (3.30%) XenServer
7 3 (1.65%) VMware ESX
8 2 (1.10%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (1.10%) UAG
9 1 (0.55%) vCloud
9 1 (0.55%) Samba
9 1 (0.55%) MetaFrame
9 1 (0.55%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 38 (20.88%) SCCM
2 27 (14.84%) SCOM
3 15 (8.24%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 9 (4.95%) SCOrch
5 7 (3.85%) Puppet
6 5 (2.75%) SCSM
7 3 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.10%) Windows Intune
8 2 (1.10%) ZABBIX
8 2 (1.10%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.55%) WSUS
9 1 (0.55%) DatAdvantage
Vendors
1 31 (17.03%) Citrix
2 30 (16.48%) VMware
3 26 (14.29%) HP
4 21 (11.54%) Oracle
5 17 (9.34%) Symantec
6 13 (7.14%) Dell
7 12 (6.59%) SAP
7 12 (6.59%) Cisco
8 9 (4.95%) Apple
9 7 (3.85%) ServiceNow
10 5 (2.75%) Tableau
10 5 (2.75%) IBM
10 5 (2.75%) EMC
11 4 (2.20%) NetApp
12 3 (1.65%) 3PAR
13 2 (1.10%) F5
13 2 (1.10%) Greenplum
13 2 (1.10%) Huawei
13 2 (1.10%) Metastorm
13 2 (1.10%) Ericsson
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