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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 7 7 15
Rank change year-on-year
0 +8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 87 98 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 11.60% 13.21% 9.76%
As % of the Vendors category 21.01% 26.49% 19.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 54 48
Median daily rate £400 £409 £324
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.14% +26.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £179 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £600 £454
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 6
Median hourly rate £11.00 £12.02 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.46% -22.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £8.85 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £39.00 £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.33%
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
414 370 430
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 55.20% 49.87% 49.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 183 253
Median daily rate £375 £425 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £220 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 28 28
Median hourly rate £14.50 £21.53 £16.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.63% +32.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £36.60 £25.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -

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 26 September 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
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 26 September 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
Watford -9 20 £228 -46.47% 8
Welwyn Garden City +2 10 £425 +73.46% 4
Stevenage -6 4 - -
Rickmansworth +1 3 £155 -65.55%
St Albans -1 2 - - 3
Royston -1 1 - -
Hemel Hempstead -6 1 £500 +150.00% 7
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 66 (40.49%) Windows
1 66 (40.49%) MS Excel
2 45 (27.61%) Active Directory
3 43 (26.38%) SQL Server
4 41 (25.15%) SQL
5 35 (21.47%) Agile Software Development
6 34 (20.86%) MS Office
7 32 (19.63%) ITIL
7 32 (19.63%) Finance
8 27 (16.56%) Business Intelligence
9 24 (14.72%) SharePoint
10 23 (14.11%) SCCM
11 22 (13.50%) Scrum
12 21 (12.88%) Windows Server
13 18 (11.04%) VMware
14 17 (10.43%) Project Management
15 16 (9.82%) Microsoft Certification
15 16 (9.82%) Windows 7
15 16 (9.82%) Office 365
16 15 (9.20%) Stakeholder Management
17 14 (8.59%) PRINCE2
17 14 (8.59%) T-SQL
17 14 (8.59%) Windows Server 2012
17 14 (8.59%) Windows Server 2008
18 13 (7.98%) MS Exchange
18 13 (7.98%) Citrix
18 13 (7.98%) Cisco
18 13 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
19 12 (7.36%) Windows 10
19 12 (7.36%) Retail

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 24 (14.72%) SharePoint
2 13 (7.98%) MS Exchange
3 6 (3.68%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (3.07%) Apache
4 5 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (3.07%) IIS
5 4 (2.45%) CMS
5 4 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (2.45%) Skype for Business
6 3 (1.84%) DNN
6 3 (1.84%) MS Project Server
6 3 (1.84%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.23%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.23%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.61%) Moodle
8 1 (0.61%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.61%) OpenStack
Applications
1 66 (40.49%) MS Excel
2 34 (20.86%) MS Office
3 6 (3.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (3.07%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.84%) MS Project
6 1 (0.61%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.61%) PTC Creo
6 1 (0.61%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 6 (3.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.23%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (1.23%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 16 (9.82%) Office 365
2 9 (5.52%) SaaS
3 7 (4.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (3.07%) IaaS
4 5 (3.07%) PaaS
5 4 (2.45%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (1.84%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.61%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.61%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.61%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.61%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.61%) SoftLayer
7 1 (0.61%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.13%) DNS
2 7 (4.29%) ATM
3 6 (3.68%) DHCP
3 6 (3.68%) Firewall
3 6 (3.68%) NetScaler
4 5 (3.07%) Internet
5 4 (2.45%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (2.45%) SAN
5 4 (2.45%) WebEx
6 3 (1.84%) Kerberos
6 3 (1.84%) LAN
6 3 (1.84%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.84%) VPN
6 3 (1.84%) WAN
6 3 (1.84%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.23%) GSM
7 2 (1.23%) IP Telephony
7 2 (1.23%) SSL
7 2 (1.23%) UMTS
7 2 (1.23%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (26.38%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (6.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (5.52%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (4.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (4.29%) MySQL
7 6 (3.68%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (3.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (3.07%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (1.84%) OLAP
9 3 (1.84%) OLAP Cube
9 3 (1.84%) OLTP
9 3 (1.84%) SQL Server 2000
9 3 (1.84%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (1.84%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (1.23%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (1.23%) DB2
10 2 (1.23%) DTS
10 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (3.07%) Subversion
2 4 (2.45%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.45%) JIRA
2 4 (2.45%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.84%) Maven
4 2 (1.23%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.23%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.61%) Ant
5 1 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.61%) CruiseControl
5 1 (0.61%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (0.61%) Hudson
5 1 (0.61%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.61%) Xcode
General
1 32 (19.63%) Finance
2 12 (7.36%) Retail
3 9 (5.52%) Advertising
4 8 (4.91%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.68%) Billing
6 3 (1.84%) Marketing
6 3 (1.84%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.84%) Publishing
7 2 (1.23%) Back Office
7 2 (1.23%) Banking
7 2 (1.23%) Electronics
7 2 (1.23%) Legal
7 2 (1.23%) Local Government
7 2 (1.23%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.61%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 42 (25.77%) Analyst
2 22 (13.50%) Architect
3 20 (12.27%) Developer
4 15 (9.20%) Consultant
4 15 (9.20%) Solutions Architect
5 14 (8.59%) Support Analyst
6 12 (7.36%) Project Manager
7 10 (6.13%) Business Analyst
7 10 (6.13%) Support Engineer
8 9 (5.52%) Service Analyst
9 8 (4.91%) Administrator
9 8 (4.91%) Service Desk Analyst
10 7 (4.29%) 2nd Line Support
10 7 (4.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 7 (4.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (3.68%) Desktop Engineer
11 6 (3.68%) Infrastructure Architect
11 6 (3.68%) Infrastructure Support
11 6 (3.68%) Systems Analyst
12 5 (3.07%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.75%) .NET
1 11 (6.75%) HTML
2 9 (5.52%) CSS
3 7 (4.29%) ASP.NET
3 7 (4.29%) jQuery
4 6 (3.68%) Web Services
5 5 (3.07%) Ajax
5 5 (3.07%) AngularJS
5 5 (3.07%) SAML
6 4 (2.45%) HTML5
6 4 (2.45%) MDX
6 4 (2.45%) Middleware
7 3 (1.84%) JSON
7 3 (1.84%) LESS
7 3 (1.84%) Node.js
7 3 (1.84%) REST
7 3 (1.84%) Sass
7 3 (1.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (1.84%) XML
7 3 (1.84%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.91%) PKI
3 6 (3.68%) NHS
4 5 (3.07%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (3.07%) EPoS
4 5 (3.07%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.45%) Clustering
6 3 (1.84%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.84%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.84%) e-Learning
6 3 (1.84%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.84%) Mobile Payment
6 3 (1.84%) Replication
7 2 (1.23%) iPad
7 2 (1.23%) IVR
7 2 (1.23%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.61%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.61%) Learning Management System
8 1 (0.61%) PMI
8 1 (0.61%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 66 (40.49%) Windows
2 21 (12.88%) Windows Server
3 16 (9.82%) Windows 7
4 14 (8.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (8.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (7.36%) Windows 10
6 11 (6.75%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (6.13%) Windows XP
8 9 (5.52%) Linux
9 7 (4.29%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.84%) Android
10 3 (1.84%) Solaris
11 2 (1.23%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.23%) Mac OS
11 2 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.61%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.61%) Mac OS X Server
12 1 (0.61%) VMS
12 1 (0.61%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (21.47%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (19.63%) ITIL
3 27 (16.56%) Business Intelligence
4 22 (13.50%) Scrum
5 17 (10.43%) Project Management
6 15 (9.20%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (8.59%) PRINCE2
8 11 (6.75%) SDLC
9 8 (4.91%) Change Management
10 7 (4.29%) CRM
11 6 (3.68%) Presales
11 6 (3.68%) Waterfall
12 5 (3.07%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (3.07%) Data Protection
12 5 (3.07%) ETL
12 5 (3.07%) High Availability
12 5 (3.07%) Information Governance
12 5 (3.07%) Information Security
12 5 (3.07%) Service Delivery
12 5 (3.07%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 41 (25.15%) SQL
2 14 (8.59%) T-SQL
3 11 (6.75%) Java
4 10 (6.13%) JavaScript
5 9 (5.52%) PowerShell
6 6 (3.68%) C#
7 4 (2.45%) C
8 3 (1.84%) PHP
9 2 (1.23%) C++
9 2 (1.23%) Python
9 2 (1.23%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.61%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.61%) Clojure
10 1 (0.61%) Groovy
10 1 (0.61%) Ruby
10 1 (0.61%) Scala
10 1 (0.61%) VBA
10 1 (0.61%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (9.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (7.36%) Security Cleared
3 11 (6.75%) Degree
4 9 (5.52%) SC Cleared
5 6 (3.68%) MCSA
6 5 (3.07%) MCITP
6 5 (3.07%) MCP
6 5 (3.07%) MCSE
7 4 (2.45%) A+ Certification
8 3 (1.84%) CCNA
8 3 (1.84%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.84%) PMI Certification
9 2 (1.23%) CCA
9 2 (1.23%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (1.23%) ISEB
9 2 (1.23%) ISTQB
9 2 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.23%) Network+ Certification
9 2 (1.23%) PMP
9 2 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.91%) SLA
2 2 (1.23%) QA
3 1 (0.61%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.61%) FISMA
3 1 (0.61%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.61%) P3O
3 1 (0.61%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 45 (27.61%) Active Directory
2 11 (6.75%) Hyper-V
3 9 (5.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (3.68%) XenApp
5 4 (2.45%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.84%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (1.84%) vSphere
6 3 (1.84%) XenServer
7 2 (1.23%) BitLocker
7 2 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.61%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.61%) Docker
8 1 (0.61%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.61%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.61%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 23 (14.11%) SCCM
2 7 (4.29%) SCOM
3 4 (2.45%) WSUS
4 3 (1.84%) OpenView
4 3 (1.84%) Tivoli
4 3 (1.84%) WhatsUp Gold
4 3 (1.84%) ZABBIX
5 2 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.23%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.23%) Puppet
5 2 (1.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.61%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.61%) Ansible
6 1 (0.61%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.61%) Bacula
6 1 (0.61%) Casper Suite
6 1 (0.61%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.61%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.61%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 18 (11.04%) VMware
2 13 (7.98%) Cisco
2 13 (7.98%) Citrix
3 11 (6.75%) HP
4 10 (6.13%) IBM
4 10 (6.13%) Oracle
5 7 (4.29%) Google
6 6 (3.68%) SAP
7 4 (2.45%) Apple
7 4 (2.45%) Intel Security
8 3 (1.84%) BMC
8 3 (1.84%) Sun
8 3 (1.84%) Symantec
9 2 (1.23%) Adobe
9 2 (1.23%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.23%) Cognos
9 2 (1.23%) Endeca
9 2 (1.23%) NetApp
9 2 (1.23%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.23%) TIBCO
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