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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 12 6 11
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 68 111 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 10.19% 14.45% 11.46%
As % of the Vendors category 17.66% 26.00% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 42 28
Average daily rate
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£413 £294 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.42% -11.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £160 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £398 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £329 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.54% +1.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 9
Average hourly rate £12.50 £21.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.47% +75.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £9.50 £11.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £30.00 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.63
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.27%
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
385 427 266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 57.72% 55.60% 40.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 191 132
Average daily rate £413 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 21 13
Average hourly rate £14.85 £22.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.50% +46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £9.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £37.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -2.77%

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 31 March 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
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 31 March 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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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
St Albans 0 12 £1,000 - 10
Watford +4 9 £258 -42.00% 9
Hemel Hempstead -1 6 £289 +175.00% 9
Welwyn Garden City +4 5 £375 +31.57%
Stevenage +2 4 £275 +22.22% 3
Hertford -5 3 £475 +69.64% 1
Rickmansworth -7 2 £375 +134.37%
Hitchin - 1 £320 -
Hoddesdon - - - - 1
Letchworth - - - - 1
Potters Bar - - - -
Royston - - - -
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
Borehamwood - - - -
Harpenden - - - -
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 74 (41.34%) Windows
2 68 (37.99%) MS Excel
3 53 (29.61%) SQL
4 44 (24.58%) SQL Server
5 42 (23.46%) MS Office
6 39 (21.79%) .NET
7 36 (20.11%) Active Directory
8 29 (16.20%) Agile Software Development
9 28 (15.64%) Finance
10 27 (15.08%) HP
10 27 (15.08%) Project Management
10 27 (15.08%) C#
10 27 (15.08%) Windows Server 2008
11 26 (14.53%) Oracle
12 25 (13.97%) ITIL
13 23 (12.85%) Data Warehouse
13 23 (12.85%) Requirements Analysis
14 22 (12.29%) Windows Server 2003
14 22 (12.29%) VMware
15 21 (11.73%) ASP.NET
15 21 (11.73%) T-SQL
16 20 (11.17%) SharePoint
16 20 (11.17%) E-Commerce
16 20 (11.17%) ERP
17 19 (10.61%) Performance Tuning
18 18 (10.06%) SQL Server 2012
18 18 (10.06%) Analytics
18 18 (10.06%) Hyper-V
18 18 (10.06%) Citrix
19 17 (9.50%) DNS

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 20 (11.17%) SharePoint
2 14 (7.82%) MS Exchange
3 7 (3.91%) IBM Notes
3 7 (3.91%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (3.35%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (2.23%) IIS
5 4 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.68%) WorkSite
7 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.56%) Lync
7 1 (0.56%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.56%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.56%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 68 (37.99%) MS Excel
2 42 (23.46%) MS Office
3 9 (5.03%) MS Visio
4 6 (3.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (3.35%) MS Project
5 1 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (6.15%) Oracle Financials
1 11 (6.15%) Oracle Payables
2 7 (3.91%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.56%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (3.35%) Office 365
3 4 (2.23%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.23%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.68%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.12%) Google Apps
5 2 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.12%) SaaS
6 1 (0.56%) PaaS
6 1 (0.56%) Amazon Glacier
Communications & Networking
1 17 (9.50%) DNS
2 16 (8.94%) DHCP
3 11 (6.15%) LAN
4 10 (5.59%) WAN
5 9 (5.03%) TCP/IP
5 9 (5.03%) Firewall
6 8 (4.47%) SAN
7 6 (3.35%) FTP
7 6 (3.35%) Radio Access Network
8 4 (2.23%) 4G
8 4 (2.23%) BGP
8 4 (2.23%) LTE
8 4 (2.23%) Wireless
8 4 (2.23%) 2G
8 4 (2.23%) Internet
8 4 (2.23%) 3G
8 4 (2.23%) VPN
9 3 (1.68%) MPLS
10 2 (1.12%) OSPF
10 2 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (24.58%) SQL Server
2 23 (12.85%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (10.06%) SQL Server 2012
4 14 (7.82%) SQL Server 2008
5 13 (7.26%) Snowflake Schema
5 13 (7.26%) QlikView
6 11 (6.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (4.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (4.47%) Star Schema
8 6 (3.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (3.35%) Oracle Database
9 5 (2.79%) Relational Database
9 5 (2.79%) SQL Server 2000
9 5 (2.79%) DTS
9 5 (2.79%) OLAP
10 3 (1.68%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (1.68%) MySQL
10 3 (1.68%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 3 (1.68%) Big Data
11 2 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (7.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (2.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (1.12%) ReSharper
3 2 (1.12%) Selenium
3 2 (1.12%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.12%) Moq
3 2 (1.12%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle Forms
General
1 28 (15.64%) Finance
2 16 (8.94%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.91%) Manufacturing
3 7 (3.91%) Retail
4 3 (1.68%) Local Government
5 2 (1.12%) Publishing
6 1 (0.56%) Banking
6 1 (0.56%) Law
6 1 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 41 (22.91%) Analyst
2 39 (21.79%) Developer
3 17 (9.50%) Architect
4 13 (7.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 12 (6.70%) Project Manager
6 11 (6.15%) Service Analyst
6 11 (6.15%) .NET Developer
6 11 (6.15%) Service Desk Analyst
7 10 (5.59%) Team Leader
8 9 (5.03%) Support Engineer
8 9 (5.03%) Solutions Architect
9 8 (4.47%) Consultant
9 8 (4.47%) C# Developer
10 7 (3.91%) Software Developer
10 7 (3.91%) 2nd Line Support
10 7 (3.91%) C# .NET Developer
11 6 (3.35%) Business Analyst
11 6 (3.35%) SQL Developer
12 5 (2.79%) Service Manager
12 5 (2.79%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (21.79%) .NET
2 21 (11.73%) ASP.NET
3 16 (8.94%) .NET Framework
4 15 (8.38%) XML
5 14 (7.82%) Web Services
6 12 (6.70%) HTML
7 11 (6.15%) ADO.NET
7 11 (6.15%) ASP.NET MVC
8 10 (5.59%) jQuery
9 9 (5.03%) Razor View Engine
9 9 (5.03%) WinForms
10 8 (4.47%) KnockoutJS
11 7 (3.91%) WCF
12 6 (3.35%) Entity Framework
12 6 (3.35%) CSS
12 6 (3.35%) LINQ
13 5 (2.79%) SOAP
13 5 (2.79%) DHTML
13 5 (2.79%) MDX
14 4 (2.23%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.26%) Visualisation
2 11 (6.15%) Management Information System
3 10 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.23%) Inversion of Control
4 4 (2.23%) Mainframe
5 3 (1.68%) Replication
5 3 (1.68%) Clustering
5 3 (1.68%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.12%) Open Source
6 2 (1.12%) VLE
6 2 (1.12%) Freedom of Information
6 2 (1.12%) Statistics
6 2 (1.12%) GIS
6 2 (1.12%) EMV
6 2 (1.12%) iPad
7 1 (0.56%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.56%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.56%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.56%) Handset
7 1 (0.56%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 74 (41.34%) Windows
2 27 (15.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (12.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 17 (9.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (7.26%) Windows XP
6 11 (6.15%) Windows 7
7 10 (5.59%) Linux
8 8 (4.47%) Android
9 7 (3.91%) Windows 8
10 6 (3.35%) UNIX
11 4 (2.23%) Windows Mobile
11 4 (2.23%) Apple iOS
11 4 (2.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (1.68%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (1.12%) Mac OS X
13 2 (1.12%) FreeBSD
14 1 (0.56%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.56%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.56%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (16.20%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (15.08%) Project Management
3 25 (13.97%) ITIL
4 23 (12.85%) Requirements Analysis
5 20 (11.17%) E-Commerce
5 20 (11.17%) ERP
6 19 (10.61%) Performance Tuning
7 18 (10.06%) Analytics
8 17 (9.50%) MVC
9 16 (8.94%) Coaching
10 15 (8.38%) Service Delivery
10 15 (8.38%) ETL
11 14 (7.82%) Asset Management
12 13 (7.26%) Service Management
12 13 (7.26%) Change Management
13 12 (6.70%) Test Strategy
14 11 (6.15%) SOA
14 11 (6.15%) Business Intelligence
14 11 (6.15%) User Acceptance Testing
15 10 (5.59%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 53 (29.61%) SQL
2 27 (15.08%) C#
3 21 (11.73%) T-SQL
4 13 (7.26%) JavaScript
5 11 (6.15%) PowerShell
6 9 (5.03%) VB.NET
7 8 (4.47%) VBScript
8 5 (2.79%) Perl
9 4 (2.23%) C++
9 4 (2.23%) Java
10 2 (1.12%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.12%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.56%) Python
11 1 (0.56%) PHP
11 1 (0.56%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (5.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (5.03%) MCP
3 8 (4.47%) Degree
4 5 (2.79%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (2.79%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (2.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (2.23%) MCSE
6 3 (1.68%) CCNP
6 3 (1.68%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.12%) CCNA
8 1 (0.56%) ISEB
8 1 (0.56%) MCDBA
8 1 (0.56%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.56%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.56%) MCDST
8 1 (0.56%) MCITP
8 1 (0.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.82%) QA
2 13 (7.26%) SLA
3 2 (1.12%) COBIT
System Software
1 36 (20.11%) Active Directory
2 18 (10.06%) Hyper-V
3 16 (8.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (4.47%) Terminal Services
5 7 (3.91%) vSphere
6 5 (2.79%) XenServer
7 4 (2.23%) XenApp
8 2 (1.12%) VMware ESX
8 2 (1.12%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 13 (7.26%) SCCM
2 11 (6.15%) SCOM
3 8 (4.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 8 (4.47%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 6 (3.35%) OpenView
5 2 (1.12%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (1.12%) Puppet
Vendors
1 27 (15.08%) HP
2 26 (14.53%) Oracle
3 22 (12.29%) VMware
4 18 (10.06%) Citrix
5 16 (8.94%) SAP
6 15 (8.38%) Cisco
7 13 (7.26%) Tableau
8 11 (6.15%) Symantec
9 7 (3.91%) Lotus
10 5 (2.79%) Apple
10 5 (2.79%) Dell
11 4 (2.23%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (2.23%) NetApp
12 3 (1.68%) BMC
12 3 (1.68%) Altiris
12 3 (1.68%) Planview
12 3 (1.68%) LANDesk
12 3 (1.68%) Veeam
13 2 (1.12%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
13 2 (1.12%) Greenplum
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