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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 18 9
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 108 60 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 16.39% 9.76% 14.10%
As % of the Vendors category 28.65% 19.74% 34.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 29 49
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £138 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £392 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 13
Average hourly rate £11.00 £11.00 £12.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.52 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £14.00 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £13.94 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+5.84% -11.52%
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
377 304 316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 57.21% 49.43% 41.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 150 153
Average daily rate £450 £361 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.56% +3.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £183 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 14 21
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.50 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -8.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.40 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £22.20 £42.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +16 18 £288 -39.47% 15
St Albans +6 18 £316 - 7
Hemel Hempstead +3 10 £168 +59.52% 5
Stevenage +1 6 £288 - 2
Hertford -3 3 £475 +153.33%
Rickmansworth -9 3 £375 +134.37%
Borehamwood - 1 - -
Harpenden - - - -
Royston - - - - 1
Hitchin - - - -
Hoddesdon - - - -
Letchworth - - - - 1
Potters Bar - - - -
Ware - - - -
Welwyn Garden City - - - - 4
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 76 (39.79%) Windows
2 71 (37.17%) MS Excel
3 58 (30.37%) SQL
4 56 (29.32%) SQL Server
5 43 (22.51%) .NET
6 38 (19.90%) MS Office
7 37 (19.37%) Active Directory
8 32 (16.75%) C#
8 32 (16.75%) Finance
9 28 (14.66%) Data Warehouse
9 28 (14.66%) Agile Software Development
10 27 (14.14%) Project Management
11 26 (13.61%) Oracle
11 26 (13.61%) Windows Server 2008
11 26 (13.61%) Performance Tuning
12 24 (12.57%) VMware
13 23 (12.04%) HP
14 22 (11.52%) ASP.NET
14 22 (11.52%) T-SQL
14 22 (11.52%) ERP
15 21 (10.99%) E-Commerce
15 21 (10.99%) ITIL
15 21 (10.99%) SQL Server 2012
16 19 (9.95%) SQL Server 2008
16 19 (9.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 19 (9.95%) QA
16 19 (9.95%) SharePoint
16 19 (9.95%) DNS
17 18 (9.42%) Business Intelligence
17 18 (9.42%) DHCP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 19 (9.95%) SharePoint
2 16 (8.38%) MS Exchange
3 10 (5.24%) IIS
4 9 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (4.19%) IBM Notes
5 8 (4.19%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (1.57%) Lync
8 2 (1.05%) Oracle Service Bus
8 2 (1.05%) WorkSite
9 1 (0.52%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.52%) TPMS
9 1 (0.52%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.52%) Kentico
9 1 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.52%) ColdFusion
9 1 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 71 (37.17%) MS Excel
2 38 (19.90%) MS Office
3 7 (3.66%) MS Project
3 7 (3.66%) MS Visio
4 6 (3.14%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (4.19%) Oracle Financials
1 8 (4.19%) Oracle Payables
2 7 (3.66%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (2.09%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.52%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.52%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 13 (6.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (3.66%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.66%) Office 365
3 4 (2.09%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.57%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (1.57%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.05%) Google Apps
5 2 (1.05%) SaaS
6 1 (0.52%) PaaS
6 1 (0.52%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 19 (9.95%) DNS
2 18 (9.42%) DHCP
3 9 (4.71%) Firewall
4 7 (3.66%) FTP
5 6 (3.14%) LAN
5 6 (3.14%) TCP/IP
6 5 (2.62%) 4G
6 5 (2.62%) WAN
6 5 (2.62%) 3G
6 5 (2.62%) 2G
7 4 (2.09%) Wireless
7 4 (2.09%) VPN
7 4 (2.09%) Radio Access Network
7 4 (2.09%) LTE
7 4 (2.09%) VLAN
8 3 (1.57%) SAN
9 2 (1.05%) BGP
9 2 (1.05%) MPLS
9 2 (1.05%) Internet
9 2 (1.05%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (29.32%) SQL Server
2 28 (14.66%) Data Warehouse
3 21 (10.99%) SQL Server 2012
4 19 (9.95%) SQL Server 2008
4 19 (9.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 14 (7.33%) Snowflake Schema
6 11 (5.76%) QlikView
6 11 (5.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (5.24%) SQL Server 2000
7 10 (5.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 8 (4.19%) OLAP
9 7 (3.66%) Relational Database
9 7 (3.66%) Oracle Database
10 6 (3.14%) Star Schema
10 6 (3.14%) DTS
11 5 (2.62%) MySQL
12 4 (2.09%) DataStage
12 4 (2.09%) OLTP
12 4 (2.09%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (2.09%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 12 (6.28%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (2.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (1.05%) SoapUI
3 2 (1.05%) Moq
3 2 (1.05%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.05%) ReSharper
3 2 (1.05%) Selenium
4 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.52%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle Forms
General
1 32 (16.75%) Finance
2 16 (8.38%) Telecoms
3 8 (4.19%) Retail
4 7 (3.66%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.52%) Marketing
5 1 (0.52%) Local Government
5 1 (0.52%) Banking
5 1 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 45 (23.56%) Developer
2 39 (20.42%) Analyst
3 16 (8.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 15 (7.85%) Project Manager
5 11 (5.76%) Service Analyst
5 11 (5.76%) Architect
5 11 (5.76%) .NET Developer
5 11 (5.76%) Service Desk Analyst
6 10 (5.24%) Consultant
7 8 (4.19%) C# Developer
7 8 (4.19%) Team Leader
7 8 (4.19%) DBA
8 7 (3.66%) C# .NET Developer
8 7 (3.66%) Software Developer
8 7 (3.66%) SQL Developer
9 6 (3.14%) SQL DBA
9 6 (3.14%) Support Engineer
9 6 (3.14%) Solutions Architect
10 5 (2.62%) Business Manager
10 5 (2.62%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (22.51%) .NET
2 22 (11.52%) ASP.NET
3 18 (9.42%) XML
4 16 (8.38%) .NET Framework
5 13 (6.81%) Web Services
5 13 (6.81%) HTML
6 12 (6.28%) ADO.NET
7 11 (5.76%) jQuery
7 11 (5.76%) ASP.NET MVC
8 9 (4.71%) Razor View Engine
9 8 (4.19%) WinForms
9 8 (4.19%) KnockoutJS
10 7 (3.66%) WCF
11 6 (3.14%) CSS
11 6 (3.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 6 (3.14%) LINQ
12 5 (2.62%) HTML5
12 5 (2.62%) SOAP
12 5 (2.62%) DHTML
13 4 (2.09%) StructureMap
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.33%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.76%) Visualisation
3 9 (4.71%) Replication
4 6 (3.14%) Clustering
4 6 (3.14%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.14%) Data Integration
5 5 (2.62%) Blackberry
6 4 (2.09%) Inversion of Control
7 3 (1.57%) Statistics
8 2 (1.05%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.05%) EMV
8 2 (1.05%) Open Source
8 2 (1.05%) iPad
8 2 (1.05%) PKI
8 2 (1.05%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.52%) Informatics
9 1 (0.52%) Life Science
9 1 (0.52%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.52%) FMCG
9 1 (0.52%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 76 (39.79%) Windows
2 26 (13.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (8.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (6.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (6.81%) Windows XP
5 9 (4.71%) Linux
6 8 (4.19%) UNIX
6 8 (4.19%) Windows 7
7 5 (2.62%) Android
7 5 (2.62%) Windows 8
7 5 (2.62%) Windows 2000
8 4 (2.09%) Windows Mobile
9 3 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.05%) FreeBSD
10 2 (1.05%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.05%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.52%) Mac OS X Server
11 1 (0.52%) AIX
11 1 (0.52%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (14.66%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (14.14%) Project Management
3 26 (13.61%) Performance Tuning
4 22 (11.52%) ERP
5 21 (10.99%) E-Commerce
5 21 (10.99%) ITIL
6 18 (9.42%) Business Intelligence
6 18 (9.42%) MVC
7 17 (8.90%) Requirements Analysis
7 17 (8.90%) Analytics
8 14 (7.33%) Change Management
8 14 (7.33%) ETL
8 14 (7.33%) Coaching
9 13 (6.81%) Service Management
10 11 (5.76%) Scrum
11 10 (5.24%) CRM
11 10 (5.24%) Test Strategy
11 10 (5.24%) Asset Management
12 9 (4.71%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (4.71%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 58 (30.37%) SQL
2 32 (16.75%) C#
3 22 (11.52%) T-SQL
4 13 (6.81%) PowerShell
4 13 (6.81%) JavaScript
5 10 (5.24%) VB.NET
6 8 (4.19%) VBScript
7 5 (2.62%) PL/SQL
7 5 (2.62%) Java
8 4 (2.09%) C++
8 4 (2.09%) Perl
8 4 (2.09%) VB
9 2 (1.05%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.05%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.52%) VB6
10 1 (0.52%) PHP
10 1 (0.52%) C
10 1 (0.52%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (4.71%) MCP
1 9 (4.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (3.66%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.62%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.09%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (2.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 4 (2.09%) Degree
5 3 (1.57%) AAT
5 3 (1.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (1.57%) ACCA
5 3 (1.57%) CIMA
6 2 (1.05%) ISEB
6 2 (1.05%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (1.05%) MCSE
6 2 (1.05%) MCDBA
6 2 (1.05%) MCITP
7 1 (0.52%) MCDST
7 1 (0.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.52%) CCNP
7 1 (0.52%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (9.95%) QA
2 11 (5.76%) SLA
3 4 (2.09%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (1.05%) COBIT
System Software
1 37 (19.37%) Active Directory
2 14 (7.33%) Hyper-V
3 12 (6.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (5.24%) vSphere
5 7 (3.66%) Terminal Services
6 4 (2.09%) VMware ESX
6 4 (2.09%) vCloud
7 2 (1.05%) XenServer
8 1 (0.52%) VMFS
8 1 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.52%) NFS
8 1 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.52%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 12 (6.28%) SCCM
2 10 (5.24%) SCOM
3 8 (4.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 6 (3.14%) OpenView
4 6 (3.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 4 (2.09%) NetBackup
5 4 (2.09%) Backup Exec
5 4 (2.09%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.05%) Puppet
6 2 (1.05%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.52%) Nessus
7 1 (0.52%) MOM
Vendors
1 26 (13.61%) Oracle
2 24 (12.57%) VMware
3 23 (12.04%) HP
4 18 (9.42%) SAP
5 15 (7.85%) Citrix
6 13 (6.81%) Symantec
7 11 (5.76%) Tableau
7 11 (5.76%) Cisco
8 8 (4.19%) Lotus
9 6 (3.14%) IBM
10 5 (2.62%) Cognos
10 5 (2.62%) Teradata
11 4 (2.09%) Sophos
11 4 (2.09%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (2.09%) MicroStrategy
11 4 (2.09%) Veritas
11 4 (2.09%) Informatica
11 4 (2.09%) Business Objects
11 4 (2.09%) Acronis
12 3 (1.57%) Planview
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