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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 7 6 11
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 84 108 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 13.15% 12.66% 9.99%
As % of the Vendors category 25.30% 24.49% 21.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 54 33
Median daily rate £388 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £200 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 16 10
Median hourly rate £19.00 £25.38 £15.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.12% +63.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.20 £9.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £37.50 £24.82
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
332 441 308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 51.96% 51.70% 45.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 215 156
Median daily rate £375 £360 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +4.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £275 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 38 33
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.94 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.40% -2.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £9.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £37.50 £33.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 28 July 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
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 28 July 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
Watford -1 18 £225 -47.05% 9
Welwyn Garden City +9 16 £425 +21.42%
Hemel Hempstead -2 7 £388 +86.74% 5
St Albans -1 5 £400 +77.77% 3
Stevenage +10 3 £460 - 1
Borehamwood - 3 £450 -
Letchworth 0 1 £325 -3.70% 1
Hitchin - 1 £350 - 2
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 72 (43.64%) Windows
2 64 (38.79%) MS Excel
3 41 (24.85%) SQL Server
3 41 (24.85%) Active Directory
4 33 (20.00%) ITIL
5 32 (19.39%) SQL
5 32 (19.39%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (16.36%) MS Office
7 25 (15.15%) Finance
7 25 (15.15%) Windows Server
8 24 (14.55%) Security Cleared
9 23 (13.94%) VMware
10 22 (13.33%) SCCM
11 21 (12.73%) Scrum
11 21 (12.73%) Business Intelligence
12 20 (12.12%) Windows Server 2012
13 17 (10.30%) Citrix
13 17 (10.30%) Office 365
14 16 (9.70%) Windows 7
14 16 (9.70%) SC Cleared
14 16 (9.70%) Windows Server 2008
14 16 (9.70%) HP
14 16 (9.70%) Project Management
14 16 (9.70%) Windows 10
15 15 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
15 15 (9.09%) PowerShell
16 14 (8.48%) SaaS
16 14 (8.48%) Analytical Skills
16 14 (8.48%) Cisco
16 14 (8.48%) .NET

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 14 (8.48%) SharePoint
2 13 (7.88%) MS Exchange
3 10 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (2.42%) Apache
5 4 (2.42%) CMS
5 4 (2.42%) IIS
6 3 (1.82%) DNN
6 3 (1.82%) MS Project Server
6 3 (1.82%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.21%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.21%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.61%) Confluence
8 1 (0.61%) JBoss
8 1 (0.61%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.61%) OpenStack
Applications
1 64 (38.79%) MS Excel
2 27 (16.36%) MS Office
3 7 (4.24%) MS Visio
4 6 (3.64%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.82%) MS Project
6 2 (1.21%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.61%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.61%) FrameMaker
7 1 (0.61%) PTC Creo
7 1 (0.61%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 6 (3.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.61%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.61%) Infor CRM
2 1 (0.61%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 17 (10.30%) Office 365
2 14 (8.48%) SaaS
3 11 (6.67%) IaaS
3 11 (6.67%) PaaS
4 10 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (4.85%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (1.82%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.61%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.61%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.61%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.61%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.06%) DNS
2 7 (4.24%) ATM
2 7 (4.24%) DHCP
2 7 (4.24%) SAN
3 6 (3.64%) Firewall
3 6 (3.64%) NetScaler
3 6 (3.64%) TCP/IP
4 5 (3.03%) Internet
5 4 (2.42%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (2.42%) LAN
5 4 (2.42%) WAN
5 4 (2.42%) WebEx
6 3 (1.82%) Fibre Channel
6 3 (1.82%) Kerberos
6 3 (1.82%) NAS
6 3 (1.82%) VPN
7 2 (1.21%) Intranet
7 2 (1.21%) SSL
7 2 (1.21%) UMTS
7 2 (1.21%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (24.85%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (4.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (2.42%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.42%) MySQL
6 3 (1.82%) OLAP
6 3 (1.82%) OLAP Cube
6 3 (1.82%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (1.82%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (1.21%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (1.21%) DB2
7 2 (1.21%) DTS
7 2 (1.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.21%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.61%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 5 (3.03%) JIRA
1 5 (3.03%) Subversion
1 5 (3.03%) Visual Studio
2 4 (2.42%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.82%) Eclipse
3 3 (1.82%) Maven
4 2 (1.21%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.61%) Ant
5 1 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.61%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.61%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.61%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.61%) CruiseControl
5 1 (0.61%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (0.61%) Hudson
5 1 (0.61%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.61%) NetBeans
5 1 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 25 (15.15%) Finance
2 12 (7.27%) Retail
3 11 (6.67%) Telecoms
4 9 (5.45%) Advertising
5 6 (3.64%) Billing
6 2 (1.21%) Back Office
6 2 (1.21%) Banking
6 2 (1.21%) Legal
6 2 (1.21%) Local Government
6 2 (1.21%) Marketing
6 2 (1.21%) Publishing
7 1 (0.61%) Automotive
7 1 (0.61%) Avionics
7 1 (0.61%) Electronics
7 1 (0.61%) Military
7 1 (0.61%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.61%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 37 (22.42%) Analyst
2 25 (15.15%) Architect
3 19 (11.52%) Consultant
3 19 (11.52%) Developer
4 14 (8.48%) Solutions Architect
5 12 (7.27%) Project Manager
6 11 (6.67%) Business Analyst
7 10 (6.06%) Cloud Architect
7 10 (6.06%) Cloud Solutions Architect
7 10 (6.06%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
7 10 (6.06%) Support Analyst
8 9 (5.45%) 2nd Line Support
9 8 (4.85%) Service Analyst
9 8 (4.85%) Service Desk Analyst
9 8 (4.85%) Windows Consultant
10 6 (3.64%) .NET Developer
10 6 (3.64%) Administrator
10 6 (3.64%) IT Support
10 6 (3.64%) Support Engineer
11 5 (3.03%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.48%) .NET
2 12 (7.27%) HTML
3 9 (5.45%) CSS
3 9 (5.45%) Web Services
4 7 (4.24%) ASP.NET
4 7 (4.24%) jQuery
5 6 (3.64%) REST
6 5 (3.03%) Ajax
6 5 (3.03%) AngularJS
6 5 (3.03%) SOAP
7 4 (2.42%) HTML5
8 3 (1.82%) JSON
8 3 (1.82%) LESS
8 3 (1.82%) MDX
8 3 (1.82%) Middleware
8 3 (1.82%) Node.js
8 3 (1.82%) Sass
8 3 (1.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (1.82%) XML
8 3 (1.82%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.48%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (6.67%) NHS
3 7 (4.24%) PKI
4 6 (3.64%) EPoS
5 5 (3.03%) Clustering
5 5 (3.03%) Data Centre
6 4 (2.42%) Replication
7 3 (1.82%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.82%) IVR
7 3 (1.82%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.82%) User Experience
8 2 (1.21%) CMDB
8 2 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.21%) iPhone
8 2 (1.21%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.61%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.61%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.61%) FMCG
9 1 (0.61%) iPad
9 1 (0.61%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 72 (43.64%) Windows
2 25 (15.15%) Windows Server
3 20 (12.12%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (9.70%) Windows 10
4 16 (9.70%) Windows 7
4 16 (9.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (6.67%) Linux
6 9 (5.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (5.45%) Windows XP
7 6 (3.64%) Windows 8
8 4 (2.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.82%) Apple iOS
9 3 (1.82%) Unix
10 2 (1.21%) Android
10 2 (1.21%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.61%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.61%) Mac OS X Server
11 1 (0.61%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.61%) VMS
11 1 (0.61%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (20.00%) ITIL
2 32 (19.39%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (12.73%) Business Intelligence
3 21 (12.73%) Scrum
4 16 (9.70%) Project Management
5 14 (8.48%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (6.67%) PRINCE2
6 11 (6.67%) Service Delivery
7 10 (6.06%) Information Governance
7 10 (6.06%) SDLC
8 8 (4.85%) Change Management
9 7 (4.24%) CRM
9 7 (4.24%) SOA
10 6 (3.64%) Mentoring
10 6 (3.64%) TDD
11 5 (3.03%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (3.03%) Presales
11 5 (3.03%) Time Management
11 5 (3.03%) UML
11 5 (3.03%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 32 (19.39%) SQL
2 15 (9.09%) PowerShell
3 11 (6.67%) C#
3 11 (6.67%) JavaScript
3 11 (6.67%) T-SQL
4 10 (6.06%) Java
5 4 (2.42%) C
6 3 (1.82%) C++
6 3 (1.82%) PHP
7 2 (1.21%) Python
7 2 (1.21%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.21%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.61%) ANSI C
8 1 (0.61%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.61%) Clojure
8 1 (0.61%) Groovy
8 1 (0.61%) Ruby
8 1 (0.61%) Scala
8 1 (0.61%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 24 (14.55%) Security Cleared
2 16 (9.70%) SC Cleared
3 15 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (5.45%) Degree
5 5 (3.03%) MCSA
5 5 (3.03%) MCSE
6 4 (2.42%) MCITP
6 4 (2.42%) MCP
7 3 (1.82%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.21%) CCA
8 2 (1.21%) CCENT
8 2 (1.21%) CCNA
8 2 (1.21%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.21%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (1.21%) ISEB
8 2 (1.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (1.21%) PMP
8 2 (1.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.61%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.61%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.45%) SLA
2 4 (2.42%) QA
3 2 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.61%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.61%) ECSS
4 1 (0.61%) FISMA
4 1 (0.61%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 41 (24.85%) Active Directory
2 11 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.24%) XenApp
4 6 (3.64%) Hyper-V
4 6 (3.64%) XenServer
5 5 (3.03%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.82%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (1.82%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.21%) BitLocker
7 2 (1.21%) DFS Replication
7 2 (1.21%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.21%) vSphere
7 2 (1.21%) Xen
8 1 (0.61%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.61%) Cygwin
8 1 (0.61%) Docker
8 1 (0.61%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.61%) NFS
8 1 (0.61%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 22 (13.33%) SCCM
2 5 (3.03%) SCOM
3 4 (2.42%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (1.82%) Bacula
4 3 (1.82%) Puppet
5 2 (1.21%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (1.21%) WhatsUp Gold
5 2 (1.21%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.61%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.61%) Ansible
6 1 (0.61%) Casper Suite
6 1 (0.61%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.61%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.61%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.61%) WSUS
Vendors
1 23 (13.94%) VMware
2 17 (10.30%) Citrix
3 16 (9.70%) HP
4 14 (8.48%) Cisco
5 7 (4.24%) IBM
5 7 (4.24%) Symantec
6 6 (3.64%) Apple
6 6 (3.64%) Google
6 6 (3.64%) Oracle
6 6 (3.64%) Red Hat
7 5 (3.03%) Intel Security
7 5 (3.03%) NetApp
8 4 (2.42%) SAP
9 3 (1.82%) Adobe
9 3 (1.82%) CommVault
10 2 (1.21%) Cognos
10 2 (1.21%) Endeca
10 2 (1.21%) Remedy
10 2 (1.21%) TIBCO
11 1 (0.61%) PlateSpin
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