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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 14 3 12
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 72 94 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 9.20% 17.74% 11.61%
As % of the Vendors category 18.65% 32.08% 22.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 53 42
Average daily rate
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£300 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £144 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £470 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 9
Average hourly rate £14.50 £26.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.23% +73.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £10.55 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.20 £38.50 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -8.48%
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
386 293 502
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 49.30% 55.28% 51.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 153 195
Average daily rate £350 £370 £376
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £180 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 22 36
Average hourly rate £20.00 £32.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% +12.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.39 £11.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.90 £50.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.05%

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 22 August 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
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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 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 12 £241 -43.23% 11
Welwyn Garden City -1 6 £400 +177.77% 1
St Albans -2 5 £300 -22.58% 9
Hemel Hempstead -6 5 £388 +176.78% 3
Stevenage -1 3 £170 +54.54%
Rickmansworth -18 3 £160 -24.70% 2
Letchworth -1 1 £200 - 1
Berkhamsted - 1 £163 - 1
Bishop's Stortford - - - - 1
Borehamwood - - - - 1
Hertford - - - - 2
Hoddesdon - - - -
Potters Bar - - - -
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 79 (49.07%) Windows
2 73 (45.34%) MS Excel
3 49 (30.43%) Active Directory
4 47 (29.19%) SQL Server
5 41 (25.47%) SQL
6 35 (21.74%) MS Office
7 28 (17.39%) .NET
8 26 (16.15%) MS Exchange
8 26 (16.15%) Windows 7
9 21 (13.04%) Citrix
9 21 (13.04%) C#
10 19 (11.80%) Data Warehouse
10 19 (11.80%) TCP/IP
11 18 (11.18%) Finance
11 18 (11.18%) Windows Server 2008
12 17 (10.56%) VMware
12 17 (10.56%) DNS
13 16 (9.94%) Performance Tuning
14 15 (9.32%) SQL Server 2012
14 15 (9.32%) SharePoint
14 15 (9.32%) IIS
15 14 (8.70%) Linux
15 14 (8.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 14 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2007
16 13 (8.07%) HP
16 13 (8.07%) Project Management
16 13 (8.07%) Disaster Recovery
17 12 (7.45%) Windows Server 2003
17 12 (7.45%) DHCP
17 12 (7.45%) T-SQL

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 26 (16.15%) MS Exchange
2 15 (9.32%) SharePoint
2 15 (9.32%) IIS
3 14 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2007
4 10 (6.21%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (5.59%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (3.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (2.48%) Oracle Service Bus
7 4 (2.48%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (1.86%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (1.24%) IBM Notes
9 2 (1.24%) Lync
9 2 (1.24%) Node.js
10 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 73 (45.34%) MS Excel
2 35 (21.74%) MS Office
3 9 (5.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (3.73%) MS Visio
5 4 (2.48%) MS Project
6 3 (1.86%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (3.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.24%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (1.24%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.62%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.86%) Office 365
2 2 (1.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.24%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (11.80%) TCP/IP
2 17 (10.56%) DNS
3 12 (7.45%) DHCP
4 9 (5.59%) NetScaler
4 9 (5.59%) SAN
5 6 (3.73%) LAN
6 5 (3.11%) Firewall
7 4 (2.48%) NAS
7 4 (2.48%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (1.86%) WAN
9 2 (1.24%) Wireless
9 2 (1.24%) Intranet
9 2 (1.24%) Internet
9 2 (1.24%) VPN
9 2 (1.24%) VLAN
10 1 (0.62%) 4G
10 1 (0.62%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (0.62%) LDAP
10 1 (0.62%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.62%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (29.19%) SQL Server
2 19 (11.80%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (9.32%) SQL Server 2012
4 14 (8.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (7.45%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (6.83%) MySQL
7 7 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (3.73%) SQL Server 2000
8 6 (3.73%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (3.11%) QlikView
10 4 (2.48%) Snowflake Schema
10 4 (2.48%) OLAP
10 4 (2.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (1.86%) Oracle OLAP
11 3 (1.86%) MS Access
11 3 (1.86%) DTS
12 2 (1.24%) Data Mart
12 2 (1.24%) DataStage
12 2 (1.24%) OLTP
12 2 (1.24%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 5 (3.11%) JIRA
1 5 (3.11%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.62%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.62%) Subversion
General
1 18 (11.18%) Finance
2 7 (4.35%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.11%) Retail
4 3 (1.86%) Legal
4 3 (1.86%) Back Office
5 2 (1.24%) Advertising
5 2 (1.24%) Publishing
5 2 (1.24%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.24%) Marketing
5 2 (1.24%) Local Government
6 1 (0.62%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.62%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.62%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 34 (21.12%) Developer
2 26 (16.15%) Analyst
3 20 (12.42%) Support Engineer
4 11 (6.83%) Server Engineer
5 10 (6.21%) Consultant
5 10 (6.21%) Project Manager
6 9 (5.59%) Support Analyst
6 9 (5.59%) Technical Support
7 8 (4.97%) 1st Line Support
7 8 (4.97%) SQL Developer
7 8 (4.97%) Help Desk Support
8 7 (4.35%) Citrix Server Engineer
8 7 (4.35%) IT Support
8 7 (4.35%) Citrix Engineer
8 7 (4.35%) DBA
9 6 (3.73%) 3rd Line Support
9 6 (3.73%) Service Analyst
9 6 (3.73%) Administrator
9 6 (3.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (3.73%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (17.39%) .NET
2 12 (7.45%) XML
3 11 (6.83%) ASP.NET
4 8 (4.97%) XSLT
5 7 (4.35%) HTML
5 7 (4.35%) CSS
6 6 (3.73%) Web Services
7 5 (3.11%) jQuery
7 5 (3.11%) XSL
8 4 (2.48%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
9 3 (1.86%) AngularJS
9 3 (1.86%) .NET Framework
9 3 (1.86%) HTML5
10 2 (1.24%) XML Schema
10 2 (1.24%) Flash
10 2 (1.24%) DHTML
10 2 (1.24%) ADO.NET
10 2 (1.24%) SOAP
10 2 (1.24%) XSD
10 2 (1.24%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.21%) Blackberry
2 8 (4.97%) Replication
3 7 (4.35%) Informatics
3 7 (4.35%) NHS
4 5 (3.11%) iPhone
4 5 (3.11%) Clustering
5 3 (1.86%) HP StorageWorks
5 3 (1.86%) Visualisation
5 3 (1.86%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.24%) W3C
6 2 (1.24%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.24%) EqualLogic
6 2 (1.24%) Open Source
6 2 (1.24%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.24%) Taxonomies
6 2 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.62%) Statistics
7 1 (0.62%) PKI
7 1 (0.62%) Copywriting
7 1 (0.62%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 79 (49.07%) Windows
2 26 (16.15%) Windows 7
3 18 (11.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (8.70%) Linux
5 12 (7.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (6.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (6.21%) Windows XP
8 8 (4.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (4.97%) Windows 8
9 6 (3.73%) UNIX
10 4 (2.48%) Android
10 4 (2.48%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (1.86%) Windows 2000
12 2 (1.24%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.62%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.62%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (9.94%) Performance Tuning
2 13 (8.07%) Project Management
2 13 (8.07%) Disaster Recovery
3 12 (7.45%) Analytics
4 11 (6.83%) ITIL
4 11 (6.83%) ETL
5 10 (6.21%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (6.21%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (6.21%) Load Balancing
6 9 (5.59%) Change Management
7 8 (4.97%) Migration
8 7 (4.35%) Requirements Analysis
8 7 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (4.35%) ERP
8 7 (4.35%) PRINCE2
9 6 (3.73%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (3.73%) E-Commerce
10 5 (3.11%) OOP
10 5 (3.11%) OO
10 5 (3.11%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 41 (25.47%) SQL
2 21 (13.04%) C#
3 12 (7.45%) T-SQL
4 11 (6.83%) PowerShell
4 11 (6.83%) VB
5 9 (5.59%) JavaScript
6 8 (4.97%) Java
7 7 (4.35%) VBScript
8 6 (3.73%) VB6
8 6 (3.73%) Perl
9 5 (3.11%) Bash Shell
9 5 (3.11%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.24%) Python
10 2 (1.24%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.62%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (6.83%) MCSE
1 11 (6.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (6.21%) Security Cleared
3 8 (4.97%) SC Cleared
4 7 (4.35%) MCP
4 7 (4.35%) A+ Certification
5 3 (1.86%) MCITP
5 3 (1.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (1.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (1.24%) VCAP
7 1 (0.62%) MCTS
7 1 (0.62%) Degree
7 1 (0.62%) MCSA
7 1 (0.62%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.62%) PMP
7 1 (0.62%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.62%) CCNA
7 1 (0.62%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.83%) QA
2 7 (4.35%) SLA
3 2 (1.24%) Solvency II
3 2 (1.24%) Data Quality
System Software
1 49 (30.43%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.21%) vSphere
3 9 (5.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.48%) Terminal Services
4 4 (2.48%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.86%) vCloud
5 3 (1.86%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.24%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (1.24%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.24%) XenApp
7 1 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.62%) VMFS
7 1 (0.62%) XenServer
7 1 (0.62%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.62%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (3.73%) SCCM
2 3 (1.86%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (1.86%) NetBackup
2 3 (1.86%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.24%) SCOM
4 1 (0.62%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.62%) WSUS
4 1 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.62%) MOM
Vendors
1 21 (13.04%) Citrix
2 17 (10.56%) VMware
3 13 (8.07%) HP
4 11 (6.83%) Oracle
5 10 (6.21%) SAP
6 7 (4.35%) NetApp
6 7 (4.35%) Red Hat
7 6 (3.73%) IBM
8 5 (3.11%) Tableau
8 5 (3.11%) WatchGuard
9 4 (2.48%) Symantec
9 4 (2.48%) Cisco
9 4 (2.48%) CommVault
10 3 (1.86%) Acronis
10 3 (1.86%) Veritas
10 3 (1.86%) Dell
10 3 (1.86%) Sophos
11 2 (1.24%) Teradata
11 2 (1.24%) Telerik
11 2 (1.24%) Remedy
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