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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 7 16 2
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 102 72 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 12.59% 9.08% 18.20%
As % of the Vendors category 26.36% 18.95% 33.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 43 49
Average daily rate
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£425 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £160 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £440 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 16
Average hourly rate £10.04 £15.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.10% -36.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.75 £10.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £18.00 £38.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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
387 380 287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 47.78% 47.92% 54.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 219 145
Average daily rate £425 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £615
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 26 23
Average hourly rate £21.53 £20.75 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.73% -36.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £12.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £29.75 £46.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -4.14%

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 2 September 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
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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 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 +13 29 £425 +76.16% 10
Hemel Hempstead +11 11 £200 -38.69% 4
Stevenage +2 11 £288 +69.11% 6
Welwyn Garden City -8 6 - - 3
St Albans +2 5 - - 4
Letchworth 0 4 £300 +50.00% 2
Royston - 4 - -
Hertford - 2 - - 3
Rickmansworth +11 1 £450 +68.22% 3
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 94 (48.96%) Windows
2 76 (39.58%) Active Directory
3 63 (32.81%) MS Excel
4 45 (23.44%) SCCM
5 42 (21.88%) MS Office
6 39 (20.31%) Citrix
6 39 (20.31%) Windows Server 2003
6 39 (20.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 38 (19.79%) Hyper-V
8 34 (17.71%) SQL
8 34 (17.71%) VMware
9 31 (16.15%) SCOM
10 30 (15.63%) Windows Server 2012
11 29 (15.10%) Data Centre
12 27 (14.06%) DNS
12 27 (14.06%) PowerShell
13 25 (13.02%) VMware Infrastructure
13 25 (13.02%) Project Management
13 25 (13.02%) SQL Server
14 24 (12.50%) Symantec
14 24 (12.50%) HP
14 24 (12.50%) Degree
15 23 (11.98%) SharePoint
16 22 (11.46%) DHCP
16 22 (11.46%) ITIL
16 22 (11.46%) Finance
16 22 (11.46%) Migration
17 21 (10.94%) SAN
17 21 (10.94%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
18 20 (10.42%) Change Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 23 (11.98%) SharePoint
2 13 (6.77%) MS Exchange
3 12 (6.25%) Lync
4 5 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (2.60%) IIS
5 4 (2.08%) CMS
5 4 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (2.08%) WorkSite
6 2 (1.04%) LiveLink
6 2 (1.04%) Office Communications Server
6 2 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.04%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.52%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.52%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 63 (32.81%) MS Excel
2 42 (21.88%) MS Office
3 10 (5.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (4.69%) MS Visio
5 6 (3.13%) MS Project
6 3 (1.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (2.60%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (2.60%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.56%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (1.56%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (1.04%) Agresso
4 1 (0.52%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.52%) Primavera
4 1 (0.52%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.52%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.52%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 19 (9.90%) Office 365
2 5 (2.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.60%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.04%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.52%) PaaS
4 1 (0.52%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (14.06%) DNS
2 22 (11.46%) DHCP
3 21 (10.94%) SAN
4 10 (5.21%) WAN
4 10 (5.21%) Firewall
5 9 (4.69%) LAN
5 9 (4.69%) TCP/IP
6 7 (3.65%) VPN
7 6 (3.13%) Radio Access Network
8 5 (2.60%) 4G
8 5 (2.60%) 2G
8 5 (2.60%) 3G
9 4 (2.08%) MPLS
9 4 (2.08%) Internet
9 4 (2.08%) PABX
9 4 (2.08%) NetScaler
9 4 (2.08%) Unified Communications
10 3 (1.56%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (1.56%) LTE
10 3 (1.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (13.02%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.65%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (2.08%) Big Data
5 4 (2.08%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.56%) QlikView
6 3 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.04%) MySQL
7 2 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.04%) MS Access
7 2 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.52%) Sybase IQ
8 1 (0.52%) Snowflake Schema
8 1 (0.52%) Star Schema
8 1 (0.52%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.52%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (1.04%) Visual Studio
1 2 (1.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 2 (1.04%) Subversion
1 2 (1.04%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.52%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (0.52%) GCC
2 1 (0.52%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 22 (11.46%) Finance
2 13 (6.77%) Telecoms
3 10 (5.21%) Retail
4 5 (2.60%) Legal
5 2 (1.04%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.04%) Advertising
5 2 (1.04%) Publishing
5 2 (1.04%) Local Government
5 2 (1.04%) Marketing
6 1 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.52%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 28 (14.58%) Analyst
2 24 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 21 (10.94%) Project Manager
4 18 (9.38%) Architect
5 13 (6.77%) Developer
6 10 (5.21%) Business Analyst
7 9 (4.69%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 9 (4.69%) Support Analyst
7 9 (4.69%) Support Engineer
7 9 (4.69%) Infrastructure Manager
8 8 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
8 8 (4.17%) IT Support
9 7 (3.65%) Consultant
10 6 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support
10 6 (3.13%) Administrator
10 6 (3.13%) Implementation Manager
10 6 (3.13%) IT Project Manager
10 6 (3.13%) Help Desk Support
11 5 (2.60%) Senior Support Engineer
11 5 (2.60%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.77%) .NET
2 7 (3.65%) Web Services
3 4 (2.08%) ASP.NET
3 4 (2.08%) REST
4 3 (1.56%) WCF
4 3 (1.56%) SOAP
4 3 (1.56%) XML
4 3 (1.56%) Application Packaging
5 2 (1.04%) Software Packaging
5 2 (1.04%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.04%) SAP PI
5 2 (1.04%) COM
6 1 (0.52%) MFC
6 1 (0.52%) Classic ASP
6 1 (0.52%) XSLT
6 1 (0.52%) MSMQ
6 1 (0.52%) WinForms
6 1 (0.52%) Qt
6 1 (0.52%) RESTful
6 1 (0.52%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 29 (15.10%) Data Centre
2 14 (7.29%) Management Information System
3 10 (5.21%) PKI
3 10 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.65%) Kindle
4 7 (3.65%) Clustering
5 5 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.08%) PMI
6 4 (2.08%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.56%) Replication
7 3 (1.56%) iPhone
7 3 (1.56%) Visualisation
8 2 (1.04%) iPad
8 2 (1.04%) CMDB
8 2 (1.04%) GIS
9 1 (0.52%) AS400
9 1 (0.52%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.52%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.52%) HACMP
9 1 (0.52%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 94 (48.96%) Windows
2 39 (20.31%) Windows Server 2003
2 39 (20.31%) Windows Server 2008
3 30 (15.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (6.77%) Android
4 13 (6.77%) Linux
5 12 (6.25%) Windows XP
6 11 (5.73%) Windows 7
7 8 (4.17%) Windows 2000 Server
7 8 (4.17%) UNIX
8 4 (2.08%) Mac OS
8 4 (2.08%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.52%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.52%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.52%) FreeBSD
10 1 (0.52%) AIX
10 1 (0.52%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (13.02%) Project Management
2 22 (11.46%) ITIL
2 22 (11.46%) Migration
3 20 (10.42%) Change Management
4 16 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
5 15 (7.81%) PRINCE2
6 13 (6.77%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (6.25%) Configuration Management
8 10 (5.21%) Service Delivery
9 9 (4.69%) Information Security
9 9 (4.69%) Asset Management
10 8 (4.17%) Logistics
10 8 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (4.17%) Change Control
11 7 (3.65%) Analytics
11 7 (3.65%) Mentoring
11 7 (3.65%) CRM
12 6 (3.13%) E-Commerce
12 6 (3.13%) ERP
12 6 (3.13%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 34 (17.71%) SQL
2 27 (14.06%) PowerShell
3 13 (6.77%) C#
4 6 (3.13%) C++
5 5 (2.60%) Perl
6 3 (1.56%) Java
6 3 (1.56%) VB
7 2 (1.04%) VB6
7 2 (1.04%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.52%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.52%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.52%) VBScript
8 1 (0.52%) C
8 1 (0.52%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.52%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.52%) Python
8 1 (0.52%) Assembly Language
8 1 (0.52%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 24 (12.50%) Degree
2 14 (7.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (6.25%) MCSE
3 12 (6.25%) Security Cleared
4 10 (5.21%) SC Cleared
5 6 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (2.60%) MCITP
6 5 (2.60%) MCP
6 5 (2.60%) CCNA
6 5 (2.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (2.08%) A+ Certification
7 4 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (2.08%) PMI Certification
8 3 (1.56%) MCTS
8 3 (1.56%) ISEB
8 3 (1.56%) MCSA
9 2 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (1.04%) VCAP
10 1 (0.52%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.25%) SLA
2 9 (4.69%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.56%) QA
4 2 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.52%) GxP
System Software
1 76 (39.58%) Active Directory
2 38 (19.79%) Hyper-V
3 25 (13.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (9.90%) Terminal Services
5 12 (6.25%) XenApp
6 11 (5.73%) vSphere
7 6 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (2.60%) VMware ESX
9 4 (2.08%) XenServer
9 4 (2.08%) XenDesktop
10 2 (1.04%) UAG
11 1 (0.52%) PowerHA
11 1 (0.52%) vCloud
11 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.52%) Samba
11 1 (0.52%) MetaFrame
11 1 (0.52%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 45 (23.44%) SCCM
2 31 (16.15%) SCOM
3 21 (10.94%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 9 (4.69%) SCOrch
5 7 (3.65%) Puppet
6 5 (2.60%) SCSM
7 4 (2.08%) XenMobile
8 3 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (1.56%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (1.04%) Windows Intune
9 2 (1.04%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.52%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 1 (0.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 1 (0.52%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.52%) WSUS
10 1 (0.52%) Data Guard
10 1 (0.52%) DatAdvantage
Vendors
1 39 (20.31%) Citrix
2 34 (17.71%) VMware
3 24 (12.50%) Symantec
3 24 (12.50%) HP
4 18 (9.38%) Oracle
5 13 (6.77%) Dell
6 11 (5.73%) Cisco
7 10 (5.21%) SAP
8 7 (3.65%) ServiceNow
9 6 (3.13%) Apple
10 5 (2.60%) IBM
10 5 (2.60%) EMC
11 4 (2.08%) AppSense
12 3 (1.56%) NetApp
12 3 (1.56%) 3PAR
12 3 (1.56%) Tableau
13 2 (1.04%) Nintex
13 2 (1.04%) Metastorm
13 2 (1.04%) Red Hat
13 2 (1.04%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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