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 13 February 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 6 5 15
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 72 99 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 12.77% 15.71% 10.60%
As % of the Vendors category 25.99% 27.20% 21.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 50 35
Average daily rate £375 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £220 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £555 £387
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 7
Average hourly rate £14.50 £11.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.81% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.00 £9.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £12.90 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
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
277 364 338
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 49.11% 57.78% 49.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 183 161
Average daily rate £413 £473 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.69% +30.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £220 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £594 £550 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 25 16
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £6.86 £10.00 £9.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £29.75 £30.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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 13 February 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 13 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Stevenage +3 13 £120 -58.26% 1
St Albans 0 13 £625 +95.31% 2
Watford -7 6 £413 +43.47% 4
Hemel Hempstead +1 4 - - 9
Rickmansworth 0 4 £185 -50.66%
Welwyn Garden City +5 3 £325 -13.33%
Borehamwood 0 3 £165 - 3
Royston - 2 - -
Potters Bar - 1 £525 - 2
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 66 (39.76%) Windows
2 58 (34.94%) MS Excel
3 38 (22.89%) Active Directory
4 37 (22.29%) MS Office
5 33 (19.88%) SQL
6 30 (18.07%) ITIL
7 28 (16.87%) Windows 7
8 26 (15.66%) Agile Software Development
9 25 (15.06%) SQL Server
10 24 (14.46%) Finance
11 23 (13.86%) .NET
11 23 (13.86%) C#
12 21 (12.65%) Citrix
13 20 (12.05%) Change Management
14 18 (10.84%) Project Management
14 18 (10.84%) Cisco
14 18 (10.84%) Windows Server 2008
14 18 (10.84%) SCCM
14 18 (10.84%) Data Centre
15 17 (10.24%) MS Visio
15 17 (10.24%) MS Project
15 17 (10.24%) VMware
16 16 (9.64%) Advertising
16 16 (9.64%) Stakeholder Management
17 15 (9.04%) MS Project Server
18 14 (8.43%) Windows Server 2012
18 14 (8.43%) Microsoft Certification
18 14 (8.43%) Web Services
18 14 (8.43%) SOA
18 14 (8.43%) DNS

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 15 (9.04%) MS Project Server
2 7 (4.22%) SharePoint
3 6 (3.61%) MS Exchange
4 5 (3.01%) Skype for Business
5 3 (1.81%) IIS
6 2 (1.20%) Confluence
6 2 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.20%) JBoss
7 1 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.60%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 58 (34.94%) MS Excel
2 37 (22.29%) MS Office
3 17 (10.24%) MS Project
3 17 (10.24%) MS Visio
4 6 (3.61%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.81%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (1.20%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 8 (4.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.41%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.20%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.60%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.60%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.60%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.82%) Cloud Computing
1 8 (4.82%) Office 365
2 6 (3.61%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.61%) SaaS
3 2 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.20%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.43%) DNS
2 13 (7.83%) LAN
3 11 (6.63%) Firewall
4 9 (5.42%) NetScaler
5 8 (4.82%) WAN
6 7 (4.22%) Radio Access Network
6 7 (4.22%) TCP/IP
7 6 (3.61%) DHCP
7 6 (3.61%) VPN
7 6 (3.61%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (3.01%) IP Telephony
8 5 (3.01%) VLAN
9 4 (2.41%) MPLS
10 3 (1.81%) 2G
10 3 (1.81%) 3G
11 2 (1.20%) Broadband
11 2 (1.20%) Internet
11 2 (1.20%) LDAP
11 2 (1.20%) SAN
11 2 (1.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (15.06%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.22%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (4.22%) MySQL
3 6 (3.61%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (2.41%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (1.81%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.20%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 2 (1.20%) BusinessObjects XI
6 2 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.20%) SQLPlus
7 1 (0.60%) Big Data
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.60%) Power BI
7 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 13 (7.83%) JIRA
1 13 (7.83%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.20%) Bugzilla
2 2 (1.20%) ClearCase
2 2 (1.20%) ClearQuest
2 2 (1.20%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (1.20%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.60%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.60%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 24 (14.46%) Finance
2 16 (9.64%) Advertising
3 9 (5.42%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.61%) Banking
5 5 (3.01%) Retail
6 3 (1.81%) Legal
6 3 (1.81%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.20%) Automotive
7 2 (1.20%) Avionics
7 2 (1.20%) Back Office
7 2 (1.20%) Military
8 1 (0.60%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.60%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (18.07%) Analyst
2 18 (10.84%) Architect
3 16 (9.64%) Developer
4 15 (9.04%) Desktop Support
5 13 (7.83%) Project Manager
6 11 (6.63%) Business Analyst
6 11 (6.63%) Solutions Architect
6 11 (6.63%) Support Engineer
7 9 (5.42%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 9 (5.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (5.42%) IT Analyst
8 8 (4.82%) 2nd Line Support
8 8 (4.82%) Desktop Engineer
8 8 (4.82%) E-Commerce Architect
8 8 (4.82%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
9 7 (4.22%) Digital Project Manager
9 7 (4.22%) IT Support
9 7 (4.22%) Life and Pensions Project Manager
10 6 (3.61%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 6 (3.61%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (13.86%) .NET
2 14 (8.43%) Web Services
3 10 (6.02%) REST
3 10 (6.02%) SOAP
4 8 (4.82%) Middleware
4 8 (4.82%) WCF
5 7 (4.22%) ASP.NET
5 7 (4.22%) MSMQ
6 6 (3.61%) .NET Framework
6 6 (3.61%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (3.01%) XML
8 4 (2.41%) Classic ASP
9 3 (1.81%) RESTful
10 2 (1.20%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (1.20%) JSON
10 2 (1.20%) XSLT
11 1 (0.60%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 1 (0.60%) COM
11 1 (0.60%) jQuery
11 1 (0.60%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.84%) Data Centre
2 8 (4.82%) Data Integration
3 7 (4.22%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.01%) Fat Client
4 5 (3.01%) Thin Client
5 4 (2.41%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.41%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.81%) PKI
7 2 (1.20%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.20%) AS400
7 2 (1.20%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.20%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (1.20%) FMCG
7 2 (1.20%) iPhone
7 2 (1.20%) iSeries
7 2 (1.20%) Learning Management System
7 2 (1.20%) Life Science
7 2 (1.20%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.20%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 66 (39.76%) Windows
2 28 (16.87%) Windows 7
3 18 (10.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (8.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (7.83%) Windows Server
6 11 (6.63%) Linux
6 11 (6.63%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (5.42%) Windows XP
8 8 (4.82%) Unix
9 7 (4.22%) Windows 8
10 4 (2.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.20%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.60%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.60%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (18.07%) ITIL
2 26 (15.66%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (12.05%) Change Management
4 18 (10.84%) Project Management
5 16 (9.64%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (8.43%) SOA
7 13 (7.83%) Migration
8 12 (7.23%) E-Commerce
9 10 (6.02%) Service Delivery
10 9 (5.42%) Service Management
10 9 (5.42%) TDD
11 8 (4.82%) CRM
11 8 (4.82%) PRINCE2
11 8 (4.82%) Requirements Analysis
12 7 (4.22%) ETL
12 7 (4.22%) ITIL V3
12 7 (4.22%) Time Management
13 6 (3.61%) DevOps
14 5 (3.01%) Capacity Management
14 5 (3.01%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (19.88%) SQL
2 23 (13.86%) C#
3 5 (3.01%) C++
4 4 (2.41%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.81%) Java
5 3 (1.81%) Perl
5 3 (1.81%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.20%) ANSI C
6 2 (1.20%) C
6 2 (1.20%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.20%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.60%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 14 (8.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (7.23%) Security Cleared
3 8 (4.82%) ITIL Certification
3 8 (4.82%) MCSE
4 7 (4.22%) Degree
4 7 (4.22%) SC Cleared
5 5 (3.01%) MCP
5 5 (3.01%) MCSA
5 5 (3.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (1.81%) CCNA
6 3 (1.81%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.81%) ISEB
7 2 (1.20%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.20%) MCITP
7 2 (1.20%) MCTS
7 2 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (1.20%) VCAP
7 2 (1.20%) VCP4
7 2 (1.20%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.22%) QA
1 7 (4.22%) SLA
2 2 (1.20%) COBIT
2 2 (1.20%) ECSS
3 1 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.60%) GLP
3 1 (0.60%) GMP
3 1 (0.60%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 38 (22.89%) Active Directory
2 13 (7.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (7.23%) Hyper-V
4 8 (4.82%) XenApp
5 6 (3.61%) vSphere
5 6 (3.61%) XenDesktop
6 5 (3.01%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (3.01%) Terminal Services
6 5 (3.01%) VMware ESX
7 3 (1.81%) vCloud
8 2 (1.20%) Cygwin
8 2 (1.20%) Terminal Server
8 2 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.20%) XenServer
9 1 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 18 (10.84%) SCCM
2 13 (7.83%) SCOM
3 5 (3.01%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 4 (2.41%) XenMobile
5 3 (1.81%) Bacula
5 3 (1.81%) vRealize
6 2 (1.20%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.60%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.60%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.60%) Puppet
7 1 (0.60%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 21 (12.65%) Citrix
2 18 (10.84%) Cisco
3 17 (10.24%) VMware
4 12 (7.23%) Oracle
4 12 (7.23%) Red Hat
5 10 (6.02%) HP
6 9 (5.42%) Remedy
6 9 (5.42%) Symantec
7 6 (3.61%) CheckPoint
7 6 (3.61%) Nortel
8 5 (3.01%) Siemens
9 4 (2.41%) AppSense
10 3 (1.81%) Apple
10 3 (1.81%) EMC
10 3 (1.81%) Greenplum
10 3 (1.81%) iManage
10 3 (1.81%) SAP
10 3 (1.81%) Sun
10 3 (1.81%) ThinPrint
11 2 (1.20%) 3PAR
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