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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 14 4 12
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 84 76 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 10.00% 15.51% 11.02%
As % of the Vendors category 19.91% 28.04% 21.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 40 39
Average daily rate
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£323 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.37% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £138 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £500 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 12
Average hourly rate £15.50 £14.96 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.60% -0.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £10.25 £11.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £31.75 £24.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -13.60%
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
422 271 505
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 50.24% 55.31% 52.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 133 196
Average daily rate £340 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £187 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £539 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 22 38
Average hourly rate £20.00 £35.50 £20.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.66% +70.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.33 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.05 £46.00 £34.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% +2.70%

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 19 September 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
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 19 September 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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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 +3 13 £241 -42.72% 5
Hemel Hempstead -5 8 £388 +176.78% 9
Welwyn Garden City -1 6 £400 -9.09% 3
St Albans -1 6 £300 -22.58% 10
Stevenage -1 5 £198 +83.72% 2
Hitchin -3 5 £393 -45.10%
Rickmansworth -20 5 £331 +89.28% 3
Letchworth 0 1 £200 -
Hertford -1 1 £160 - 2
Borehamwood -4 1 £190 - 2
Berkhamsted - - - -
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
Potters Bar - - - -
Hoddesdon - - - -
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 72 (48.32%) Windows
2 65 (43.62%) MS Excel
3 49 (32.89%) Active Directory
4 45 (30.20%) SQL Server
5 41 (27.52%) SQL
6 31 (20.81%) MS Office
7 28 (18.79%) MS Exchange
8 24 (16.11%) Finance
8 24 (16.11%) Windows 7
9 23 (15.44%) Data Warehouse
9 23 (15.44%) .NET
10 21 (14.09%) Windows Server 2008
11 20 (13.42%) DNS
12 19 (12.75%) VMware
13 18 (12.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 18 (12.08%) Performance Tuning
14 17 (11.41%) C#
14 17 (11.41%) Citrix
15 16 (10.74%) Project Management
15 16 (10.74%) Business Intelligence
15 16 (10.74%) Exchange Server 2007
16 14 (9.40%) Exchange Server 2010
16 14 (9.40%) Analytical Skills
16 14 (9.40%) DHCP
16 14 (9.40%) Oracle
17 13 (8.72%) Stakeholder Management
17 13 (8.72%) Linux
17 13 (8.72%) IIS
17 13 (8.72%) TCP/IP
17 13 (8.72%) ETL

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 28 (18.79%) MS Exchange
2 16 (10.74%) Exchange Server 2007
3 14 (9.40%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (8.72%) IIS
5 12 (8.05%) Exchange Server 2003
5 12 (8.05%) SharePoint
6 5 (3.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (3.36%) Oracle Service Bus
7 4 (2.68%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (2.01%) IBM Notes
8 3 (2.01%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (1.34%) Lync
10 1 (0.67%) Kentico
10 1 (0.67%) TPMS
10 1 (0.67%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 65 (43.62%) MS Excel
2 31 (20.81%) MS Office
3 7 (4.70%) MS Visio
4 5 (3.36%) MS Project
4 5 (3.36%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.01%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.34%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (1.34%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.67%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.67%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.01%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (2.01%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.01%) Office 365
2 1 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.67%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 20 (13.42%) DNS
2 14 (9.40%) DHCP
3 13 (8.72%) TCP/IP
4 8 (5.37%) Firewall
5 7 (4.70%) SAN
6 6 (4.03%) LAN
7 4 (2.68%) Fibre Channel
7 4 (2.68%) NAS
8 3 (2.01%) VPN
8 3 (2.01%) WAN
8 3 (2.01%) VLAN
8 3 (2.01%) NetScaler
9 2 (1.34%) Wireless
9 2 (1.34%) Intranet
9 2 (1.34%) Internet
10 1 (0.67%) LDAP
10 1 (0.67%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.67%) FTP
10 1 (0.67%) MPLS
10 1 (0.67%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (30.20%) SQL Server
2 23 (15.44%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (12.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (8.72%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (6.71%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (6.04%) MySQL
6 9 (6.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (5.37%) SQL Server 2000
8 6 (4.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (4.03%) OLAP
9 5 (3.36%) Oracle OLAP
9 5 (3.36%) QlikView
10 4 (2.68%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
10 4 (2.68%) Oracle ODI
10 4 (2.68%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (2.68%) Oracle BI EE
10 4 (2.68%) SAP Data Services
10 4 (2.68%) Data Mart
10 4 (2.68%) DataStage
10 4 (2.68%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 5 (3.36%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.01%) JIRA
General
1 24 (16.11%) Finance
2 9 (6.04%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.36%) Retail
4 3 (2.01%) Back Office
4 3 (2.01%) Legal
4 3 (2.01%) Marketing
5 2 (1.34%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.34%) Publishing
5 2 (1.34%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.67%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.67%) Advertising
6 1 (0.67%) Local Government
6 1 (0.67%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 32 (21.48%) Developer
2 28 (18.79%) Analyst
3 14 (9.40%) Support Engineer
4 11 (7.38%) Consultant
5 10 (6.71%) Project Manager
6 9 (6.04%) Support Analyst
6 9 (6.04%) Technical Support
7 8 (5.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (4.70%) DBA
8 7 (4.70%) 1st Line Support
8 7 (4.70%) SQL Developer
8 7 (4.70%) Server Engineer
9 6 (4.03%) IT Support
9 6 (4.03%) Technical Engineer
9 6 (4.03%) Microsoft Developer
9 6 (4.03%) Technical Services Analyst
9 6 (4.03%) 3rd Line Support
9 6 (4.03%) Service Analyst
9 6 (4.03%) 2nd Line Support
9 6 (4.03%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (15.44%) .NET
2 8 (5.37%) XML
3 7 (4.70%) ASP.NET
4 5 (3.36%) HTML
4 5 (3.36%) CSS
5 4 (2.68%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
5 4 (2.68%) jQuery
5 4 (2.68%) Web Services
5 4 (2.68%) XSLT
6 3 (2.01%) XSL
6 3 (2.01%) HTML5
7 2 (1.34%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.34%) Silverlight
7 2 (1.34%) Ajax
7 2 (1.34%) ADO.NET
8 1 (0.67%) WAP
8 1 (0.67%) SOAP
8 1 (0.67%) DHTML
8 1 (0.67%) XMPP
8 1 (0.67%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.40%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.71%) Blackberry
3 8 (5.37%) Replication
4 7 (4.70%) Clustering
5 5 (3.36%) NHS
5 5 (3.36%) Data Integration
5 5 (3.36%) Informatics
6 3 (2.01%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.01%) HP StorageWorks
6 3 (2.01%) Visualisation
6 3 (2.01%) iPhone
7 2 (1.34%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.34%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.34%) FMCG
7 2 (1.34%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.67%) iPad
8 1 (0.67%) Copywriting
8 1 (0.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 72 (48.32%) Windows
2 24 (16.11%) Windows 7
3 21 (14.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (8.72%) Linux
5 12 (8.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (8.05%) Windows XP
6 11 (7.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (6.04%) Windows 8
8 8 (5.37%) UNIX
9 6 (4.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (3.36%) Windows 2000
11 4 (2.68%) Android
12 2 (1.34%) Windows Vista
12 2 (1.34%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.67%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.67%) Mac OS X Server
13 1 (0.67%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (12.08%) Performance Tuning
2 16 (10.74%) Project Management
2 16 (10.74%) Business Intelligence
3 13 (8.72%) Stakeholder Management
3 13 (8.72%) ETL
4 12 (8.05%) Analytics
4 12 (8.05%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (7.38%) Disaster Recovery
5 11 (7.38%) ITIL
6 10 (6.71%) ERP
7 9 (6.04%) Change Management
8 8 (5.37%) PRINCE2
9 7 (4.70%) Requirements Analysis
9 7 (4.70%) Load Balancing
9 7 (4.70%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (4.03%) Data Analysis
10 6 (4.03%) E-Commerce
10 6 (4.03%) CRM
11 5 (3.36%) Workflow
12 4 (2.68%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 41 (27.52%) SQL
2 17 (11.41%) C#
3 11 (7.38%) VB
4 10 (6.71%) PowerShell
4 10 (6.71%) T-SQL
5 5 (3.36%) Perl
5 5 (3.36%) Java
6 4 (2.68%) Bash Shell
6 4 (2.68%) VB6
6 4 (2.68%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.68%) PL/SQL
6 4 (2.68%) VBScript
6 4 (2.68%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (7.38%) Security Cleared
2 9 (6.04%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.68%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (2.68%) MCSE
4 2 (1.34%) AAT
4 2 (1.34%) CIMA
4 2 (1.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (1.34%) ACCA
4 2 (1.34%) MCP
5 1 (0.67%) MCSA
5 1 (0.67%) A+ Certification
5 1 (0.67%) PMP
5 1 (0.67%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.67%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (0.67%) CISSP
5 1 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.67%) CCNA
5 1 (0.67%) CISM
5 1 (0.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.05%) QA
2 5 (3.36%) SLA
3 4 (2.68%) Data Quality
4 3 (2.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (1.34%) Solvency II
System Software
1 49 (32.89%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.71%) vSphere
3 9 (6.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (3.36%) VMware ESX
4 5 (3.36%) vCloud
5 2 (1.34%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.34%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (1.34%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.67%) NFS
6 1 (0.67%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.67%) VMFS
6 1 (0.67%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (4.03%) SCCM
2 5 (3.36%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (3.36%) NetBackup
2 5 (3.36%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.34%) SCOM
4 1 (0.67%) MOM
4 1 (0.67%) Nessus
4 1 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.67%) WSUS
4 1 (0.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 19 (12.75%) VMware
2 17 (11.41%) Citrix
3 14 (9.40%) Oracle
4 12 (8.05%) SAP
5 10 (6.71%) HP
6 6 (4.03%) IBM
6 6 (4.03%) Symantec
7 5 (3.36%) Cognos
7 5 (3.36%) Sophos
7 5 (3.36%) Cisco
7 5 (3.36%) NetApp
7 5 (3.36%) Veritas
7 5 (3.36%) Red Hat
7 5 (3.36%) Teradata
7 5 (3.36%) WatchGuard
7 5 (3.36%) Acronis
7 5 (3.36%) Tableau
8 4 (2.68%) CommVault
8 4 (2.68%) Informatica
8 4 (2.68%) MicroStrategy
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