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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 8 6
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 88 84 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 11.53% 12.23% 13.38%
As % of the Vendors category 20.37% 23.86% 28.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 26 37
Average daily rate
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£350 £208 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+68.67% -36.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £155 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £407 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 8
Average hourly rate £25.00 £16.80 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.80% -13.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £9.30 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £30.61 £34.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -
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
432 352 303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 56.62% 51.24% 46.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 158 140
Average daily rate £360 £320 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 29 15
Average hourly rate £14.43 £21.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.30% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.08 £14.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

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 May 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 28 May 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 28 May 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 +6 19 £350 +84.21% 10
St Albans +1 11 £225 - 7
Welwyn Garden City -2 11 £350 +17.64% 2
Stevenage +7 8 £325 +44.44% 2
Hemel Hempstead +3 8 £300 - 6
Hertford -1 5 £500 +78.57%
Royston - 4 - - 2
Rickmansworth +5 3 £325 +103.12%
Hitchin - 1 £320 -
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 82 (45.56%) Windows
2 57 (31.67%) MS Excel
3 47 (26.11%) Active Directory
4 44 (24.44%) SQL
5 41 (22.78%) MS Office
6 40 (22.22%) SQL Server
7 30 (16.67%) HP
8 28 (15.56%) .NET
9 27 (15.00%) VMware
10 26 (14.44%) Oracle
10 26 (14.44%) ITIL
10 26 (14.44%) Windows Server 2003
11 25 (13.89%) Project Management
11 25 (13.89%) Finance
11 25 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
11 25 (13.89%) Windows Server 2008
12 22 (12.22%) SharePoint
13 21 (11.67%) VMware Infrastructure
14 19 (10.56%) Citrix
14 19 (10.56%) SAP
14 19 (10.56%) Hyper-V
14 19 (10.56%) Requirements Analysis
15 18 (10.00%) C#
15 18 (10.00%) ERP
15 18 (10.00%) DNS
15 18 (10.00%) Service Delivery
16 17 (9.44%) Change Management
16 17 (9.44%) ASP.NET
16 17 (9.44%) Degree
16 17 (9.44%) SCCM

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 22 (12.22%) SharePoint
2 13 (7.22%) MS Exchange
3 10 (5.56%) Lync
4 7 (3.89%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.67%) WorkSite
7 3 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (1.67%) IIS
8 2 (1.11%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.56%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.56%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.56%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 57 (31.67%) MS Excel
2 41 (22.78%) MS Office
3 9 (5.00%) MS Visio
4 6 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (2.78%) MS Project
6 1 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (5.56%) Oracle Payables
1 10 (5.56%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.56%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.22%) Office 365
2 6 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.67%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.11%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.56%) Amazon Glacier
Communications & Networking
1 18 (10.00%) DNS
2 15 (8.33%) DHCP
2 15 (8.33%) SAN
3 11 (6.11%) LAN
3 11 (6.11%) WAN
4 7 (3.89%) Firewall
5 6 (3.33%) TCP/IP
6 5 (2.78%) Radio Access Network
6 5 (2.78%) FTP
7 4 (2.22%) VPN
7 4 (2.22%) PABX
7 4 (2.22%) Unified Communications
8 3 (1.67%) 4G
8 3 (1.67%) LTE
8 3 (1.67%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (1.67%) 2G
8 3 (1.67%) Internet
8 3 (1.67%) 3G
8 3 (1.67%) MPLS
8 3 (1.67%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 15 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
2 15 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 15 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (6.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (5.56%) QlikView
5 7 (3.89%) Snowflake Schema
6 6 (3.33%) Star Schema
7 5 (2.78%) SQL Server 2000
7 5 (2.78%) DTS
8 4 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (1.67%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.67%) Big Data
9 3 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (1.67%) MySQL
9 3 (1.67%) OLAP
10 2 (1.11%) MS Access
10 2 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (1.11%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (1.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 14 (7.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (3.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 25 (13.89%) Finance
2 16 (8.89%) Telecoms
3 8 (4.44%) Manufacturing
4 7 (3.89%) Retail
5 4 (2.22%) Publishing
6 3 (1.67%) Legal
7 2 (1.11%) Local Government
8 1 (0.56%) Marketing
8 1 (0.56%) Advertising
8 1 (0.56%) Law
8 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 37 (20.56%) Analyst
2 31 (17.22%) Developer
3 20 (11.11%) Architect
4 17 (9.44%) Project Manager
5 10 (5.56%) Support Analyst
6 9 (5.00%) Consultant
6 9 (5.00%) Administrator
7 8 (4.44%) Solutions Architect
7 8 (4.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (3.33%) Service Manager
8 6 (3.33%) .NET Developer
8 6 (3.33%) Service Desk Analyst
8 6 (3.33%) SQL Developer
8 6 (3.33%) Team Leader
8 6 (3.33%) Service Analyst
8 6 (3.33%) Support Engineer
8 6 (3.33%) IT Support
9 5 (2.78%) Senior Manager
9 5 (2.78%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (2.78%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (15.56%) .NET
2 17 (9.44%) ASP.NET
3 14 (7.78%) Web Services
4 13 (7.22%) XML
5 12 (6.67%) .NET Framework
6 9 (5.00%) WinForms
7 8 (4.44%) HTML
7 8 (4.44%) jQuery
8 7 (3.89%) Razor View Engine
8 7 (3.89%) ADO.NET
9 6 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (3.33%) KnockoutJS
10 5 (2.78%) DHTML
11 4 (2.22%) WCF
11 4 (2.22%) WF
12 3 (1.67%) SAP PI
12 3 (1.67%) Application Packaging
12 3 (1.67%) MDX
13 2 (1.11%) COM
13 2 (1.11%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (7.78%) Management Information System
3 11 (6.11%) Visualisation
4 8 (4.44%) Data Centre
5 5 (2.78%) PKI
5 5 (2.78%) Clustering
6 4 (2.22%) PMI
6 4 (2.22%) Mainframe
6 4 (2.22%) Kindle
7 3 (1.67%) iPhone
7 3 (1.67%) Replication
7 3 (1.67%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.11%) Freedom of Information
8 2 (1.11%) VLE
8 2 (1.11%) GIS
8 2 (1.11%) CMDB
8 2 (1.11%) Inversion of Control
8 2 (1.11%) iPad
8 2 (1.11%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 82 (45.56%) Windows
2 26 (14.44%) Windows Server 2003
3 25 (13.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (6.67%) Windows XP
6 11 (6.11%) Android
7 10 (5.56%) Windows 7
8 9 (5.00%) Linux
9 8 (4.44%) UNIX
10 7 (3.89%) Windows 8
10 7 (3.89%) Windows 2000 Server
11 4 (2.22%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (1.11%) Windows 2000
12 2 (1.11%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.11%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.56%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (14.44%) ITIL
2 25 (13.89%) Project Management
2 25 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (10.56%) Requirements Analysis
4 18 (10.00%) ERP
4 18 (10.00%) Service Delivery
5 17 (9.44%) Change Management
6 16 (8.89%) Performance Tuning
7 15 (8.33%) Analytics
8 14 (7.78%) E-Commerce
9 13 (7.22%) ETL
10 12 (6.67%) Asset Management
11 11 (6.11%) MVC
11 11 (6.11%) Migration
11 11 (6.11%) Coaching
12 10 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (5.56%) PRINCE2
13 9 (5.00%) Information Security
13 9 (5.00%) SOA
13 9 (5.00%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 44 (24.44%) SQL
2 18 (10.00%) C#
3 15 (8.33%) T-SQL
4 10 (5.56%) VB.NET
5 9 (5.00%) JavaScript
6 8 (4.44%) PowerShell
7 7 (3.89%) VBScript
8 5 (2.78%) Perl
9 3 (1.67%) VB
9 3 (1.67%) C++
10 2 (1.11%) Java
11 1 (0.56%) VB6
Qualifications
1 17 (9.44%) Degree
2 10 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (4.44%) MCSE
4 7 (3.89%) Security Cleared
5 6 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (2.78%) SC Cleared
6 5 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (2.22%) PMI Certification
7 4 (2.22%) MCITP
8 3 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (1.67%) MCTS
8 3 (1.67%) CCNA
8 3 (1.67%) MCSA
8 3 (1.67%) MCP
9 2 (1.11%) CCNP
9 2 (1.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.56%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.56%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.00%) SLA
2 7 (3.89%) QA
3 4 (2.22%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.11%) COBIT
5 1 (0.56%) GxP
System Software
1 47 (26.11%) Active Directory
2 21 (11.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (10.56%) Hyper-V
4 7 (3.89%) vSphere
5 5 (2.78%) XenApp
5 5 (2.78%) XenServer
6 4 (2.22%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.11%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.11%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.11%) UAG
8 1 (0.56%) Samba
8 1 (0.56%) Firmware
8 1 (0.56%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 17 (9.44%) SCCM
2 11 (6.11%) SCOM
3 4 (2.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (1.11%) OpenView
4 2 (1.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (1.11%) ZABBIX
4 2 (1.11%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (1.11%) Puppet
4 2 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.56%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.56%) SCSM
5 1 (0.56%) DatAdvantage
5 1 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 30 (16.67%) HP
2 27 (15.00%) VMware
3 26 (14.44%) Oracle
4 19 (10.56%) Citrix
4 19 (10.56%) SAP
5 14 (7.78%) Cisco
6 10 (5.56%) Tableau
7 7 (3.89%) Dell
8 6 (3.33%) Apple
8 6 (3.33%) Symantec
9 5 (2.78%) NetApp
9 5 (2.78%) IBM
10 4 (2.22%) Veeam
10 4 (2.22%) ServiceNow
11 3 (1.67%) Nintex
11 3 (1.67%) Planview
11 3 (1.67%) Metastorm
11 3 (1.67%) CA
12 2 (1.11%) EMC
12 2 (1.11%) Lotus
Hertfordshire
Next Ventures Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 2 days ago
Royston, Hertfordshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Borehamwood
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Hemel Hempstead
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Royston
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 21 days ago
Hertfordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 22 days ago