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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 7 12 12
Rank change year-on-year
+5 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 93 59 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 12.85% 10.35% 12.72%
As % of the Vendors category 23.54% 20.63% 28.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 26 51
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£340 £363 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.20% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £406 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 18
Average hourly rate £15.65 £12.92 £13.81
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.09% -6.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £11.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.75 £16.40 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -16.92%
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
395 286 435
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 54.56% 50.18% 44.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 146 189
Average daily rate £375 £363 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -14.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £165 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £454 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 26 38
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.60 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.70 £37.45 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 27 November 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 27 November 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 27 November 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 +17 22 £388 +64.89% 10
St Albans +4 10 £319 -7.27% 6
Hemel Hempstead +3 9 £110 -56.00% 6
Stevenage +1 7 £288 - 5
Borehamwood - 3 £190 - 1
Welwyn Garden City -5 2 £325 -12.16% 1
Rickmansworth -12 2 £331 -
Hertford -2 1 £160 -1.53% 1
Hitchin - - - -
Hoddesdon - - - -
Kings Langley - - - -
Letchworth - - - -
Potters Bar - - - -
Royston - - - - 1
Baldock - - - -
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 71 (42.77%) MS Excel
2 63 (37.95%) Windows
3 50 (30.12%) SQL
4 49 (29.52%) SQL Server
5 39 (23.49%) Active Directory
6 35 (21.08%) .NET
7 34 (20.48%) MS Office
8 32 (19.28%) Data Warehouse
9 29 (17.47%) Finance
10 27 (16.27%) C#
11 25 (15.06%) Oracle
11 25 (15.06%) Project Management
12 24 (14.46%) Performance Tuning
13 20 (12.05%) VMware
14 19 (11.45%) Analytics
14 19 (11.45%) Windows Server 2008
15 18 (10.84%) QA
15 18 (10.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 18 (10.84%) DNS
16 17 (10.24%) Business Intelligence
16 17 (10.24%) DHCP
16 17 (10.24%) T-SQL
16 17 (10.24%) ETL
16 17 (10.24%) Agile Software Development
16 17 (10.24%) SQL Server 2012
17 16 (9.64%) Requirements Analysis
17 16 (9.64%) MS Exchange
17 16 (9.64%) SAP
18 15 (9.04%) ERP
18 15 (9.04%) HP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 16 (9.64%) MS Exchange
2 11 (6.63%) IIS
3 10 (6.02%) SharePoint
4 8 (4.82%) IBM Notes
4 8 (4.82%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (4.22%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (3.01%) Oracle Service Bus
8 4 (2.41%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (1.81%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (1.81%) Lync
10 2 (1.20%) WorkSite
11 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.60%) Kentico
11 1 (0.60%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.60%) TPMS
11 1 (0.60%) MS Project Server
11 1 (0.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 71 (42.77%) MS Excel
2 34 (20.48%) MS Office
3 9 (5.42%) MS Visio
4 7 (4.22%) MS Project
5 6 (3.61%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (4.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (3.61%) Oracle Financials
2 6 (3.61%) Oracle Payables
3 4 (2.41%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.60%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.60%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.81%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.20%) SaaS
3 2 (1.20%) Google Apps
3 2 (1.20%) Office 365
4 1 (0.60%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.60%) PaaS
4 1 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 18 (10.84%) DNS
2 17 (10.24%) DHCP
3 11 (6.63%) Firewall
4 7 (4.22%) TCP/IP
5 5 (3.01%) 4G
5 5 (3.01%) VLAN
5 5 (3.01%) 2G
5 5 (3.01%) 3G
5 5 (3.01%) LAN
6 4 (2.41%) WAN
6 4 (2.41%) SAN
6 4 (2.41%) VPN
6 4 (2.41%) LTE
6 4 (2.41%) Radio Access Network
7 3 (1.81%) Wireless
7 3 (1.81%) MPLS
7 3 (1.81%) Internet
8 2 (1.20%) 3GPP
8 2 (1.20%) BGP
8 2 (1.20%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (29.52%) SQL Server
2 32 (19.28%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (10.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (10.24%) SQL Server 2012
5 14 (8.43%) SQL Server 2008
6 13 (7.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (6.63%) Snowflake Schema
8 10 (6.02%) QlikView
9 8 (4.82%) OLAP
9 8 (4.82%) SQL Server 2000
10 7 (4.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (4.22%) SQL Server 2005
11 6 (3.61%) Oracle Database
12 5 (3.01%) Oracle OLAP
13 4 (2.41%) MySQL
13 4 (2.41%) MS Access
13 4 (2.41%) DataStage
13 4 (2.41%) Star Schema
13 4 (2.41%) OLTP
13 4 (2.41%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 5 (3.01%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.20%) ReSharper
2 2 (1.20%) Selenium
2 2 (1.20%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.20%) SoapUI
2 2 (1.20%) Moq
3 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.60%) Oracle Forms
General
1 29 (17.47%) Finance
2 11 (6.63%) Telecoms
3 7 (4.22%) Retail
4 2 (1.20%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.20%) Back Office
4 2 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.20%) Marketing
5 1 (0.60%) Local Government
5 1 (0.60%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.60%) Publishing
5 1 (0.60%) Banking
5 1 (0.60%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 42 (25.30%) Developer
2 32 (19.28%) Analyst
3 15 (9.04%) Project Manager
4 12 (7.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (5.42%) DBA
5 9 (5.42%) SQL Developer
6 8 (4.82%) Service Desk Analyst
6 8 (4.82%) Support Engineer
6 8 (4.82%) Service Analyst
6 8 (4.82%) Consultant
7 7 (4.22%) Business Analyst
7 7 (4.22%) Support Analyst
7 7 (4.22%) .NET Developer
7 7 (4.22%) C# Developer
7 7 (4.22%) SQL DBA
8 6 (3.61%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (3.61%) 1st Line Support
8 6 (3.61%) Desktop Support
8 6 (3.61%) C# .NET Developer
8 6 (3.61%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (21.08%) .NET
2 12 (7.23%) ASP.NET
3 9 (5.42%) XML
3 9 (5.42%) HTML
4 7 (4.22%) .NET Framework
5 6 (3.61%) ADO.NET
5 6 (3.61%) CSS
5 6 (3.61%) SOAP
5 6 (3.61%) jQuery
6 5 (3.01%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (3.01%) HTML5
7 4 (2.41%) Web Services
7 4 (2.41%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
7 4 (2.41%) LINQ
7 4 (2.41%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 3 (1.81%) CSS3
8 3 (1.81%) WCF
8 3 (1.81%) Silverlight
8 3 (1.81%) MDX
8 3 (1.81%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.82%) Blackberry
2 8 (4.82%) Replication
2 8 (4.82%) Visualisation
3 7 (4.22%) Clustering
4 6 (3.61%) Data Integration
5 4 (2.41%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.81%) Informatics
7 2 (1.20%) EMV
7 2 (1.20%) NHS
7 2 (1.20%) Statistics
7 2 (1.20%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.20%) FMCG
7 2 (1.20%) Inversion of Control
7 2 (1.20%) EqualLogic
7 2 (1.20%) iPad
8 1 (0.60%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.60%) HP StorageWorks
8 1 (0.60%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 63 (37.95%) Windows
2 19 (11.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (7.83%) Windows 7
3 13 (7.83%) Windows XP
4 11 (6.63%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (6.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (5.42%) Linux
7 7 (4.22%) UNIX
8 5 (3.01%) Android
8 5 (3.01%) Windows 2000
9 4 (2.41%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.81%) Windows Vista
11 2 (1.20%) FreeBSD
11 2 (1.20%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.60%) Mac OS X Server
12 1 (0.60%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.60%) AIX
12 1 (0.60%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (15.06%) Project Management
2 24 (14.46%) Performance Tuning
3 19 (11.45%) Analytics
4 17 (10.24%) Business Intelligence
4 17 (10.24%) ETL
4 17 (10.24%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (9.64%) Requirements Analysis
6 15 (9.04%) ERP
7 14 (8.43%) Change Management
8 13 (7.83%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (7.83%) ITIL
9 12 (7.23%) PRINCE2
9 12 (7.23%) E-Commerce
10 10 (6.02%) Configuration Management
10 10 (6.02%) Service Management
10 10 (6.02%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (6.02%) Coaching
11 9 (5.42%) CRM
12 8 (4.82%) Disaster Recovery
12 8 (4.82%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 50 (30.12%) SQL
2 27 (16.27%) C#
3 17 (10.24%) T-SQL
4 12 (7.23%) PowerShell
5 7 (4.22%) Java
6 6 (3.61%) JavaScript
7 5 (3.01%) PL/SQL
8 4 (2.41%) C++
8 4 (2.41%) VB
8 4 (2.41%) VB.NET
9 3 (1.81%) VBScript
9 3 (1.81%) Perl
10 2 (1.20%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.20%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.60%) VB6
11 1 (0.60%) Python
11 1 (0.60%) PHP
11 1 (0.60%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (6.63%) Security Cleared
2 9 (5.42%) MCP
3 8 (4.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (4.82%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.01%) Degree
5 4 (2.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (1.81%) AAT
6 3 (1.81%) CIMA
6 3 (1.81%) ACCA
6 3 (1.81%) MCSE
7 2 (1.20%) MCDBA
7 2 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.20%) ISEB
7 2 (1.20%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.20%) MCITP
8 1 (0.60%) MCDST
8 1 (0.60%) MCTS
8 1 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (10.84%) QA
2 9 (5.42%) SLA
3 4 (2.41%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (1.20%) Solvency II
System Software
1 39 (23.49%) Active Directory
2 12 (7.23%) Hyper-V
3 10 (6.02%) vSphere
4 9 (5.42%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (3.01%) vCloud
5 5 (3.01%) VMware ESX
5 5 (3.01%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.20%) XenServer
7 1 (0.60%) VMFS
7 1 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.60%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.60%) NFS
Systems Management
1 10 (6.02%) SCCM
2 7 (4.22%) SCOM
2 7 (4.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (3.01%) NetBackup
3 5 (3.01%) Backup Exec
3 5 (3.01%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (2.41%) OpenView
4 4 (2.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (1.20%) Puppet
6 1 (0.60%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.60%) WSUS
6 1 (0.60%) Nessus
6 1 (0.60%) MOM
Vendors
1 25 (15.06%) Oracle
2 20 (12.05%) VMware
3 16 (9.64%) SAP
4 15 (9.04%) HP
5 13 (7.83%) Citrix
5 13 (7.83%) Symantec
6 10 (6.02%) Tableau
7 8 (4.82%) Lotus
8 6 (3.61%) Cisco
8 6 (3.61%) IBM
9 5 (3.01%) Acronis
9 5 (3.01%) Teradata
9 5 (3.01%) Sophos
9 5 (3.01%) Veritas
9 5 (3.01%) Cognos
10 4 (2.41%) Business Objects
10 4 (2.41%) MicroStrategy
10 4 (2.41%) Informatica
10 4 (2.41%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (1.81%) Red Gate
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