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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 6 5 8
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 87 86 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 12.87% 11.39% 12.11%
As % of the Vendors category 25.51% 20.24% 23.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 38 25
Median daily rate £381 £350 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.92% +84.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £274 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £602 £500 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 14
Median hourly rate £17.00 £25.00 £16.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.00% +48.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £13.33 £9.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £37.50 £30.61
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £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
341 425 340
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 50.44% 56.29% 50.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 208 151
Median daily rate £425 £364 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.87% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £285 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.70% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 22 29
Median hourly rate £17.00 £14.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.00 £10.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £37.50 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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 31 May 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 31 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 31 May 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
Welwyn Garden City +8 18 £425 +21.42%
Watford +5 17 £210 -40.00% 8
Hemel Hempstead -1 11 £350 +16.66% 2
St Albans -3 6 £400 +77.77% 3
Stevenage -7 3 £260 -20.00% 1
Borehamwood - 2 £450 - 1
Cheshunt - 2 £490 -
Rickmansworth -3 1 £153 -53.07%
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 74 (46.84%) Windows
2 46 (29.11%) MS Excel
3 41 (25.95%) Active Directory
4 36 (22.78%) ITIL
5 30 (18.99%) MS Office
6 29 (18.35%) SQL Server
7 28 (17.72%) Agile Software Development
8 26 (16.46%) Windows 7
9 25 (15.82%) SCCM
9 25 (15.82%) SQL
10 20 (12.66%) Citrix
10 20 (12.66%) Windows Server 2008
11 19 (12.03%) Windows Server 2012
11 19 (12.03%) Cisco
11 19 (12.03%) Project Management
11 19 (12.03%) Windows Server
12 18 (11.39%) SaaS
12 18 (11.39%) Security Cleared
13 17 (10.76%) VMware
13 17 (10.76%) .NET
14 16 (10.13%) C#
14 16 (10.13%) Finance
15 15 (9.49%) Advertising
15 15 (9.49%) Office 365
16 14 (8.86%) PowerShell
16 14 (8.86%) Stakeholder Management
16 14 (8.86%) Service Delivery
16 14 (8.86%) SOA
16 14 (8.86%) HP
17 13 (8.23%) Red Hat

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 13 (8.23%) SharePoint
2 10 (6.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 9 (5.70%) MS Exchange
4 5 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (3.16%) Skype for Business
5 3 (1.90%) MS Project Server
5 3 (1.90%) Node.js
6 2 (1.27%) Apache
6 2 (1.27%) CMS
6 2 (1.27%) Confluence
6 2 (1.27%) DNN
6 2 (1.27%) JBoss
6 2 (1.27%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.27%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.63%) IIS
7 1 (0.63%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.63%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 46 (29.11%) MS Excel
2 30 (18.99%) MS Office
3 9 (5.70%) MS Visio
4 7 (4.43%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.90%) MS Project
5 3 (1.90%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (1.27%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.63%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 5 (3.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.63%) Infor CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (11.39%) SaaS
2 15 (9.49%) Office 365
3 11 (6.96%) IaaS
3 11 (6.96%) PaaS
4 8 (5.06%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (5.06%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (3.16%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.27%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.27%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.63%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.23%) LAN
2 10 (6.33%) Firewall
3 9 (5.70%) DNS
3 9 (5.70%) TCP/IP
3 9 (5.70%) WAN
4 7 (4.43%) NetScaler
5 6 (3.80%) VLAN
6 5 (3.16%) IP Telephony
6 5 (3.16%) SAN
6 5 (3.16%) VPN
6 5 (3.16%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (2.53%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (2.53%) WebEx
8 3 (1.90%) ATM
8 3 (1.90%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (1.90%) MPLS
8 3 (1.90%) NAS
9 2 (1.27%) Broadband
9 2 (1.27%) GSM
9 2 (1.27%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (18.35%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (1.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.27%) DB2
4 2 (1.27%) MySQL
4 2 (1.27%) OLAP
4 2 (1.27%) OLAP Cube
4 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.63%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.63%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.63%) DTS
5 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (3.80%) JIRA
2 4 (2.53%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.53%) Subversion
3 3 (1.90%) Eclipse
3 3 (1.90%) Maven
3 3 (1.90%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.27%) Bugzilla
4 2 (1.27%) ClearCase
4 2 (1.27%) ClearQuest
4 2 (1.27%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.63%) Ant
5 1 (0.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.63%) CruiseControl
5 1 (0.63%) Hudson
5 1 (0.63%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.63%) NetBeans
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 16 (10.13%) Finance
2 15 (9.49%) Advertising
3 11 (6.96%) Telecoms
4 9 (5.70%) Retail
5 3 (1.90%) Banking
5 3 (1.90%) Billing
5 3 (1.90%) Legal
6 2 (1.27%) Automotive
6 2 (1.27%) Avionics
6 2 (1.27%) Back Office
6 2 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.27%) Publishing
7 1 (0.63%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.63%) Marketing
7 1 (0.63%) Military
7 1 (0.63%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 35 (22.15%) Analyst
2 26 (16.46%) Architect
3 18 (11.39%) Solutions Architect
4 12 (7.59%) Consultant
4 12 (7.59%) Desktop Support
4 12 (7.59%) Developer
5 10 (6.33%) Cloud Architect
5 10 (6.33%) Cloud Solutions Architect
5 10 (6.33%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
5 10 (6.33%) Service Analyst
5 10 (6.33%) Support Engineer
6 9 (5.70%) Desktop Engineer
6 9 (5.70%) Support Analyst
7 8 (5.06%) 2nd Line Support
7 8 (5.06%) IT Support
7 8 (5.06%) Project Manager
7 8 (5.06%) Service Desk Analyst
8 7 (4.43%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 7 (4.43%) Service Desk Support
8 7 (4.43%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (10.76%) .NET
2 12 (7.59%) REST
3 10 (6.33%) SOAP
4 8 (5.06%) Middleware
5 7 (4.43%) jQuery
5 7 (4.43%) WCF
5 7 (4.43%) Web Services
6 6 (3.80%) MSMQ
7 5 (3.16%) HTML
8 4 (2.53%) AngularJS
8 4 (2.53%) ASP.NET
8 4 (2.53%) CSS
9 3 (1.90%) Ajax
9 3 (1.90%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (1.90%) HTML5
9 3 (1.90%) JSON
9 3 (1.90%) LESS
9 3 (1.90%) Sass
9 3 (1.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (1.90%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.23%) Data Centre
2 11 (6.96%) NHS
3 10 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.16%) Data Integration
4 5 (3.16%) EPoS
4 5 (3.16%) Fat Client
4 5 (3.16%) Thin Client
5 4 (2.53%) iPhone
5 4 (2.53%) PKI
6 3 (1.90%) Clustering
6 3 (1.90%) Mathematics
6 3 (1.90%) Replication
7 2 (1.27%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.27%) CMDB
7 2 (1.27%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.27%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (1.27%) iSeries
7 2 (1.27%) IVR
7 2 (1.27%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 74 (46.84%) Windows
2 26 (16.46%) Windows 7
3 20 (12.66%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (12.03%) Windows Server
4 19 (12.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (7.59%) Windows XP
6 11 (6.96%) Windows 8
7 10 (6.33%) Windows 10
8 9 (5.70%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (5.06%) Linux
10 5 (3.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (1.90%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.90%) Unix
12 1 (0.63%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.63%) VMS
12 1 (0.63%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (22.78%) ITIL
2 28 (17.72%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (12.03%) Project Management
4 14 (8.86%) Service Delivery
4 14 (8.86%) SOA
4 14 (8.86%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (8.23%) Scrum
6 10 (6.33%) Information Governance
6 10 (6.33%) TDD
7 9 (5.70%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (5.70%) PRINCE2
8 8 (5.06%) E-Commerce
8 8 (5.06%) SDLC
9 7 (4.43%) DevOps
10 6 (3.80%) CRM
10 6 (3.80%) Migration
10 6 (3.80%) Validation
11 5 (3.16%) Change Management
11 5 (3.16%) Service Management
11 5 (3.16%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 25 (15.82%) SQL
2 16 (10.13%) C#
3 14 (8.86%) PowerShell
4 9 (5.70%) JavaScript
5 8 (5.06%) Java
6 6 (3.80%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.90%) PHP
8 2 (1.27%) ANSI C
8 2 (1.27%) C
8 2 (1.27%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.63%) C++
9 1 (0.63%) Python
9 1 (0.63%) Ruby
9 1 (0.63%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (11.39%) Security Cleared
2 12 (7.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (6.96%) SC Cleared
4 8 (5.06%) Degree
4 8 (5.06%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (3.16%) MCSE
6 4 (2.53%) ISEB
6 4 (2.53%) MCP
6 4 (2.53%) MCSA
7 2 (1.27%) MCITP
7 2 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.63%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.63%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.63%) MCDST
8 1 (0.63%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.70%) SLA
2 7 (4.43%) QA
3 2 (1.27%) ECSS
4 1 (0.63%) COBIT
4 1 (0.63%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.63%) GLP
4 1 (0.63%) GMP
4 1 (0.63%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 41 (25.95%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.16%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.53%) XenApp
4 4 (2.53%) XenDesktop
4 4 (2.53%) XenServer
5 3 (1.90%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.27%) Cygwin
6 2 (1.27%) DFS Replication
6 2 (1.27%) Terminal Server
6 2 (1.27%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.27%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.27%) Xen
7 1 (0.63%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.63%) Docker
7 1 (0.63%) NFS
7 1 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.63%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 25 (15.82%) SCCM
2 10 (6.33%) SCOM
3 4 (2.53%) Bacula
3 4 (2.53%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (1.90%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (1.90%) ZABBIX
5 2 (1.27%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.27%) Puppet
5 2 (1.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.63%) Ansible
6 1 (0.63%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 20 (12.66%) Citrix
2 19 (12.03%) Cisco
3 17 (10.76%) VMware
4 14 (8.86%) HP
5 13 (8.23%) Red Hat
6 9 (5.70%) Symantec
7 7 (4.43%) NetApp
8 6 (3.80%) Apple
9 5 (3.16%) CheckPoint
9 5 (3.16%) Google
9 5 (3.16%) Nortel
9 5 (3.16%) Siemens
10 4 (2.53%) IBM
11 3 (1.90%) CommVault
11 3 (1.90%) EMC
11 3 (1.90%) Intel Security
11 3 (1.90%) Oracle
11 3 (1.90%) Remedy
12 2 (1.27%) Endeca
12 2 (1.27%) SAP
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