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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 6 6 14
Rank change year-on-year
0 +8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 93 103 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 13.30% 12.83% 9.24%
As % of the Vendors category 24.67% 26.82% 18.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 51 42
Median daily rate £375 £425 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +41.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £190 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £600 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 7
Median hourly rate £10.50 £10.04 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.63% -33.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.10 £9.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £37.50 £17.60
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
377 384 385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 53.93% 47.82% 48.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 185 220
Median daily rate £375 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £257 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 36 28
Median hourly rate £11.00 £21.53 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.89% +3.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.38 £9.50 £10.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.60 £37.50 £29.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.72 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.86% +6.94%

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 30 August 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 30 August 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 -7 18 £225 -47.05% 4
Welwyn Garden City +6 12 £425 - 1
Hemel Hempstead -3 7 £388 +93.75% 2
Stevenage +4 5 £460 - 1
St Albans -3 2 - - 4
Royston +2 1 - - 1
Letchworth 0 1 £325 -3.70% 1
Borehamwood - 1 £150 - 1
Hitchin - 1 £350 -
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 76 (42.46%) Windows
2 70 (39.11%) MS Excel
3 50 (27.93%) Active Directory
4 47 (26.26%) SQL Server
5 41 (22.91%) SQL
6 36 (20.11%) ITIL
6 36 (20.11%) Agile Software Development
7 34 (18.99%) MS Office
7 34 (18.99%) Finance
8 25 (13.97%) SCCM
8 25 (13.97%) Windows Server
9 24 (13.41%) Business Intelligence
10 23 (12.85%) Scrum
11 22 (12.29%) VMware
12 21 (11.73%) SharePoint
13 20 (11.17%) Project Management
14 19 (10.61%) Security Cleared
15 18 (10.06%) Office 365
15 18 (10.06%) Windows Server 2012
15 18 (10.06%) Stakeholder Management
15 18 (10.06%) Microsoft Certification
16 17 (9.50%) Citrix
17 16 (8.94%) Windows 7
17 16 (8.94%) Windows 10
18 15 (8.38%) Analytical Skills
18 15 (8.38%) Windows Server 2008
18 15 (8.38%) PRINCE2
19 14 (7.82%) HP
19 14 (7.82%) Cisco
19 14 (7.82%) SC Cleared

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 21 (11.73%) SharePoint
2 13 (7.26%) MS Exchange
3 8 (4.47%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (3.35%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (2.79%) Apache
5 5 (2.79%) IIS
6 4 (2.23%) CMS
7 3 (1.68%) DNN
7 3 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.68%) MS Project Server
7 3 (1.68%) Skype for Business
8 2 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.12%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.12%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.12%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.56%) Moodle
9 1 (0.56%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.56%) OpenStack
Applications
1 70 (39.11%) MS Excel
2 34 (18.99%) MS Office
3 8 (4.47%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (3.91%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.68%) MS Project
6 1 (0.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.56%) FrameMaker
6 1 (0.56%) PTC Creo
6 1 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.56%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 5 (2.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.12%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (1.12%) OpenText MBPM
3 1 (0.56%) Infor CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (10.06%) Office 365
2 14 (7.82%) SaaS
3 9 (5.03%) IaaS
3 9 (5.03%) PaaS
4 8 (4.47%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (2.23%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (1.68%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.56%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.56%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.56%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.56%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.56%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.59%) DNS
2 8 (4.47%) Firewall
3 7 (3.91%) ATM
3 7 (3.91%) DHCP
3 7 (3.91%) NetScaler
3 7 (3.91%) SAN
4 5 (2.79%) Internet
5 4 (2.23%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (2.23%) LAN
5 4 (2.23%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.23%) WAN
5 4 (2.23%) WebEx
6 3 (1.68%) Fibre Channel
6 3 (1.68%) Kerberos
6 3 (1.68%) NAS
6 3 (1.68%) VPN
6 3 (1.68%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.12%) GSM
7 2 (1.12%) UMTS
7 2 (1.12%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (26.26%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (5.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (3.91%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (3.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (3.35%) MySQL
5 6 (3.35%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (3.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (2.79%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (1.68%) OLAP
7 3 (1.68%) OLAP Cube
7 3 (1.68%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (1.68%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.68%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (1.12%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (1.12%) DTS
8 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (1.12%) MS Access
8 2 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.12%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (2.79%) Subversion
2 4 (2.23%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.23%) JIRA
2 4 (2.23%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.68%) Maven
4 2 (1.12%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.12%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.56%) Ant
5 1 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.56%) CruiseControl
5 1 (0.56%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (0.56%) Hudson
5 1 (0.56%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.56%) Xcode
General
1 34 (18.99%) Finance
2 14 (7.82%) Retail
3 10 (5.59%) Advertising
3 10 (5.59%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.35%) Billing
5 3 (1.68%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (1.68%) Publishing
6 2 (1.12%) Back Office
6 2 (1.12%) Banking
6 2 (1.12%) Electronics
6 2 (1.12%) Legal
6 2 (1.12%) Local Government
6 2 (1.12%) Marketing
6 2 (1.12%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.56%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 44 (24.58%) Analyst
2 26 (14.53%) Architect
3 20 (11.17%) Developer
4 19 (10.61%) Consultant
5 17 (9.50%) Support Analyst
6 15 (8.38%) Solutions Architect
7 13 (7.26%) Project Manager
8 11 (6.15%) Support Engineer
9 10 (5.59%) 2nd Line Support
9 10 (5.59%) Business Analyst
10 8 (4.47%) Cloud Architect
10 8 (4.47%) Cloud Solutions Architect
10 8 (4.47%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
10 8 (4.47%) Service Analyst
10 8 (4.47%) Service Desk Analyst
11 7 (3.91%) Administrator
11 7 (3.91%) Desktop Engineer
11 7 (3.91%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 7 (3.91%) IT Support
11 7 (3.91%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.70%) .NET
1 12 (6.70%) HTML
2 9 (5.03%) CSS
3 7 (3.91%) ASP.NET
3 7 (3.91%) jQuery
4 6 (3.35%) Web Services
5 5 (2.79%) Ajax
5 5 (2.79%) AngularJS
6 4 (2.23%) HTML5
6 4 (2.23%) MDX
6 4 (2.23%) Middleware
6 4 (2.23%) REST
6 4 (2.23%) SAML
7 3 (1.68%) JSON
7 3 (1.68%) LESS
7 3 (1.68%) Sass
7 3 (1.68%) SOAP
7 3 (1.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (1.68%) XML
7 3 (1.68%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.38%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.03%) NHS
2 9 (5.03%) PKI
3 6 (3.35%) EPoS
4 5 (2.79%) Clustering
4 5 (2.79%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.23%) Replication
6 3 (1.68%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.68%) e-Learning
6 3 (1.68%) IVR
6 3 (1.68%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.68%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.68%) User Experience
7 2 (1.12%) CMDB
7 2 (1.12%) FMCG
7 2 (1.12%) iPad
7 2 (1.12%) iPhone
7 2 (1.12%) Mobile Payment
7 2 (1.12%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 76 (42.46%) Windows
2 25 (13.97%) Windows Server
3 18 (10.06%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (8.94%) Windows 10
4 16 (8.94%) Windows 7
5 15 (8.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (6.15%) Windows XP
7 10 (5.59%) Linux
7 10 (5.59%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (3.35%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.68%) Android
10 2 (1.12%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.12%) Mac OS
10 2 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.12%) Solaris
10 2 (1.12%) Unix
11 1 (0.56%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.56%) Mac OS X Server
11 1 (0.56%) VMS
11 1 (0.56%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (20.11%) Agile Software Development
1 36 (20.11%) ITIL
2 24 (13.41%) Business Intelligence
3 23 (12.85%) Scrum
4 20 (11.17%) Project Management
5 18 (10.06%) Stakeholder Management
6 15 (8.38%) PRINCE2
7 11 (6.15%) SDLC
8 9 (5.03%) Service Delivery
9 8 (4.47%) Change Management
9 8 (4.47%) Information Governance
10 7 (3.91%) Presales
11 6 (3.35%) CRM
11 6 (3.35%) Mentoring
11 6 (3.35%) Waterfall
12 5 (2.79%) ETL
12 5 (2.79%) Information Security
12 5 (2.79%) SOA
12 5 (2.79%) TDD
12 5 (2.79%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 41 (22.91%) SQL
2 13 (7.26%) PowerShell
2 13 (7.26%) T-SQL
3 11 (6.15%) JavaScript
4 10 (5.59%) Java
5 8 (4.47%) C#
6 4 (2.23%) C
7 3 (1.68%) PHP
8 2 (1.12%) C++
8 2 (1.12%) Python
8 2 (1.12%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.12%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.56%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.56%) Clojure
9 1 (0.56%) Groovy
9 1 (0.56%) Ruby
9 1 (0.56%) Scala
9 1 (0.56%) VBA
9 1 (0.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (10.61%) Security Cleared
2 18 (10.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (7.82%) SC Cleared
4 11 (6.15%) Degree
5 6 (3.35%) MCITP
5 6 (3.35%) MCSA
5 6 (3.35%) MCSE
6 4 (2.23%) MCP
7 3 (1.68%) A+ Certification
7 3 (1.68%) CCNA
7 3 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.68%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.12%) CCA
8 2 (1.12%) CCENT
8 2 (1.12%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (1.12%) ISEB
8 2 (1.12%) ISTQB
8 2 (1.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (1.12%) Network+ Certification
8 2 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.59%) SLA
2 3 (1.68%) QA
3 1 (0.56%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.56%) FISMA
3 1 (0.56%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.56%) P3O
3 1 (0.56%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 50 (27.93%) Active Directory
2 11 (6.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (5.59%) Hyper-V
4 7 (3.91%) XenApp
5 5 (2.79%) XenDesktop
5 5 (2.79%) XenServer
6 4 (2.23%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (1.68%) vSphere
8 2 (1.12%) BitLocker
8 2 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.56%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.56%) Docker
9 1 (0.56%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.56%) NFS
9 1 (0.56%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.56%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.56%) Xen
Systems Management
1 25 (13.97%) SCCM
2 7 (3.91%) SCOM
3 4 (2.23%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (1.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (1.68%) WhatsUp Gold
4 3 (1.68%) ZABBIX
5 2 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.12%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.12%) OpenView
5 2 (1.12%) Puppet
5 2 (1.12%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.12%) WSUS
6 1 (0.56%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.56%) Ansible
6 1 (0.56%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.56%) Bacula
6 1 (0.56%) Casper Suite
6 1 (0.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 22 (12.29%) VMware
2 17 (9.50%) Citrix
3 14 (7.82%) Cisco
3 14 (7.82%) HP
4 9 (5.03%) IBM
4 9 (5.03%) Oracle
5 7 (3.91%) Google
6 6 (3.35%) Apple
6 6 (3.35%) Intel Security
6 6 (3.35%) Symantec
7 5 (2.79%) NetApp
7 5 (2.79%) SAP
8 3 (1.68%) CommVault
8 3 (1.68%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.12%) BMC
9 2 (1.12%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.12%) Endeca
9 2 (1.12%) Nintex
9 2 (1.12%) Remedy
9 2 (1.12%) TIBCO
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