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 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 9 4 6
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 63 88 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 10.82% 15.12% 16.64%
As % of the Vendors category 25.00% 26.83% 28.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 51 57
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £146 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £625 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 8
Median hourly rate £28.81 £14.00 £11.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.80% +24.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £6.86 £9.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.60 £15.90 £37.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +3.33%

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
252 328 371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 43.30% 56.36% 57.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 162 206
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £236 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 28 18
Median hourly rate £14.50 £21.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.95% +55.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.31 £7.32 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.55 £36.00 £34.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +34.32%

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 16 January 2017.

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 16 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. 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 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
Hemel Hempstead +3 10 £400 +60.00% 9
Stevenage -5 10 £400 +233.33% 3
Watford -2 6 £475 +70.09% 10
Welwyn Garden City -7 5 £158 -51.53% 2
Potters Bar 0 1 - -
Rickmansworth -2 1 - -
St Albans -3 1 - - 1
Bishop's Stortford - 1 - -
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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 57 (41.61%) Windows
2 50 (36.50%) MS Excel
3 34 (24.82%) MS Office
4 33 (24.09%) Active Directory
5 24 (17.52%) SQL
5 24 (17.52%) Finance
5 24 (17.52%) SCCM
6 23 (16.79%) SharePoint
7 20 (14.60%) SQL Server
8 18 (13.14%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (13.14%) Security Cleared
9 16 (11.68%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (11.68%) Java
9 16 (11.68%) ITIL
10 15 (10.95%) Oracle
10 15 (10.95%) CRM
10 15 (10.95%) VMware
10 15 (10.95%) Windows Server
11 13 (9.49%) DNS
12 12 (8.76%) IBM
12 12 (8.76%) MS Exchange
12 12 (8.76%) Windows 10
12 12 (8.76%) Office 365
12 12 (8.76%) Windows Server 2008
12 12 (8.76%) Hyper-V
13 11 (8.03%) VMware Infrastructure
13 11 (8.03%) Linux
13 11 (8.03%) Citrix
13 11 (8.03%) Windows Server 2003
14 10 (7.30%) Stakeholder Management

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 23 (16.79%) SharePoint
2 12 (8.76%) MS Exchange
3 9 (6.57%) IIS
4 7 (5.11%) Apache
5 6 (4.38%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (4.38%) WebLogic
6 4 (2.92%) Tomcat
6 4 (2.92%) WebSphere
7 3 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (2.19%) IBM HTTP Server
7 3 (2.19%) JBoss
7 3 (2.19%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 3 (2.19%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (1.46%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.46%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.73%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.73%) Moodle
9 1 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 50 (36.50%) MS Excel
2 34 (24.82%) MS Office
3 8 (5.84%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.46%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.73%) Camtasia
5 1 (0.73%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 10 (7.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.19%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (1.46%) OpenText MBPM
4 1 (0.73%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.73%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 12 (8.76%) Office 365
2 4 (2.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.19%) SaaS
4 2 (1.46%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.46%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.73%) IaaS
5 1 (0.73%) PaaS
5 1 (0.73%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 13 (9.49%) DNS
2 10 (7.30%) Firewall
3 9 (6.57%) Internet
3 9 (6.57%) TCP/IP
4 7 (5.11%) DHCP
5 5 (3.65%) NetScaler
6 4 (2.92%) LAN
6 4 (2.92%) LDAP
6 4 (2.92%) SAN
7 3 (2.19%) Ethernet
7 3 (2.19%) FTP
7 3 (2.19%) HTTP
7 3 (2.19%) IP Telephony
7 3 (2.19%) SSL
7 3 (2.19%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (1.46%) Intranet
8 2 (1.46%) VoIP
8 2 (1.46%) WAN
8 2 (1.46%) Wireless
9 1 (0.73%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (14.60%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (5.11%) MySQL
4 6 (4.38%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (3.65%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (3.65%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (3.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.19%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (2.19%) OLTP
6 3 (2.19%) Oracle Database
6 3 (2.19%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (2.19%) Oracle Database 12c
6 3 (2.19%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (2.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.46%) MS Access
7 2 (1.46%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.73%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.73%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.73%) FileMaker
8 1 (0.73%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 4 (2.92%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (2.92%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.19%) Eclipse
2 3 (2.19%) NetBeans
3 2 (1.46%) Bugzilla
3 2 (1.46%) JIRA
3 2 (1.46%) Redmine
4 1 (0.73%) MSI
4 1 (0.73%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.73%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 24 (17.52%) Finance
2 7 (5.11%) Retail
3 4 (2.92%) Advertising
3 4 (2.92%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.19%) Banking
4 3 (2.19%) Military
5 2 (1.46%) Electronics
5 2 (1.46%) Legal
5 2 (1.46%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.73%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.73%) Back Office
6 1 (0.73%) Billing
6 1 (0.73%) Local Government
6 1 (0.73%) Marketing
6 1 (0.73%) Publishing
6 1 (0.73%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (15.33%) Consultant
1 21 (15.33%) Developer
2 19 (13.87%) Analyst
3 16 (11.68%) Architect
4 12 (8.76%) Support Engineer
5 10 (7.30%) Support Analyst
6 9 (6.57%) Solutions Architect
7 8 (5.84%) Administrator
8 7 (5.11%) Windows Consultant
9 6 (4.38%) SQL Developer
9 6 (4.38%) Trainer
10 5 (3.65%) 2nd Line Support
10 5 (3.65%) Designer
10 5 (3.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (3.65%) Infrastructure Specialist
10 5 (3.65%) Infrastructure Support
10 5 (3.65%) Instructional Designer
10 5 (3.65%) Systems Engineer
11 4 (2.92%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 4 (2.92%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.57%) Middleware
2 6 (4.38%) .NET
2 6 (4.38%) Web Services
3 5 (3.65%) SAML
4 4 (2.92%) CSS
4 4 (2.92%) HTML
4 4 (2.92%) Node.js
5 3 (2.19%) .NET Framework
5 3 (2.19%) ASP.NET
5 3 (2.19%) J2EE
5 3 (2.19%) Qt
6 2 (1.46%) Entity Framework
6 2 (1.46%) jQuery
6 2 (1.46%) LINQ
6 2 (1.46%) SAP PI
6 2 (1.46%) WCF
7 1 (0.73%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.73%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.73%) Dapper ORM
7 1 (0.73%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.84%) e-Learning
1 8 (5.84%) PKI
2 6 (4.38%) Mobile App
3 5 (3.65%) Video Editing
4 4 (2.92%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.92%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.19%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.19%) Mobile Payment
6 2 (1.46%) CCTV
6 2 (1.46%) iPad
6 2 (1.46%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.46%) Statistics
7 1 (0.73%) CMDB
7 1 (0.73%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.73%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.73%) FMCG
7 1 (0.73%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (0.73%) Learning Management System
7 1 (0.73%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.73%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 57 (41.61%) Windows
2 16 (11.68%) Windows Server 2012
3 15 (10.95%) Windows Server
4 12 (8.76%) Windows 10
4 12 (8.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (8.03%) Linux
5 11 (8.03%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (5.84%) Windows 7
7 6 (4.38%) Windows XP
8 4 (2.92%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.19%) AIX
9 3 (2.19%) Solaris
10 2 (1.46%) Android
10 2 (1.46%) Mac OS X Server
10 2 (1.46%) Unix
11 1 (0.73%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (13.14%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (11.68%) ITIL
3 15 (10.95%) CRM
4 10 (7.30%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (6.57%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (5.11%) PRINCE2
6 7 (5.11%) TDD
7 6 (4.38%) BDD
7 6 (4.38%) Kalman Filter
7 6 (4.38%) Problem Management
7 6 (4.38%) Project Management
7 6 (4.38%) Software Engineering
8 5 (3.65%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (3.65%) Scrum
8 5 (3.65%) Validation
9 4 (2.92%) E-Commerce
9 4 (2.92%) ITSM
9 4 (2.92%) Migration
9 4 (2.92%) PRINCE
9 4 (2.92%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (17.52%) SQL
2 16 (11.68%) Java
3 8 (5.84%) PowerShell
4 7 (5.11%) C#
5 5 (3.65%) C++
6 4 (2.92%) T-SQL
7 3 (2.19%) C
7 3 (2.19%) Shell Script
7 3 (2.19%) VB
7 3 (2.19%) VBScript
8 2 (1.46%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.46%) PHP
9 1 (0.73%) Clojure
9 1 (0.73%) Groovy
9 1 (0.73%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.73%) Python
9 1 (0.73%) Scala
9 1 (0.73%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.73%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (13.14%) Security Cleared
2 8 (5.84%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (4.38%) Degree
5 4 (2.92%) MCP
6 3 (2.19%) A+ Certification
6 3 (2.19%) MCITP
6 3 (2.19%) MCSA
6 3 (2.19%) MCSE
7 2 (1.46%) DBS Check
7 2 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.46%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (0.73%) ACCA
8 1 (0.73%) CCNA
8 1 (0.73%) CCSA
8 1 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.73%) ISEB
8 1 (0.73%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.73%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.11%) SLA
2 6 (4.38%) QA
3 1 (0.73%) Def Stans
3 1 (0.73%) FISMA
3 1 (0.73%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.73%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.73%) P3O
3 1 (0.73%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 33 (24.09%) Active Directory
2 12 (8.76%) Hyper-V
3 11 (8.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (3.65%) vSphere
5 3 (2.19%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (2.19%) XenApp
6 2 (1.46%) BitLocker
6 2 (1.46%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (1.46%) ISA Server
6 2 (1.46%) Sendmail
6 2 (1.46%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.46%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.46%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.73%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 24 (17.52%) SCCM
2 6 (4.38%) Tivoli
3 5 (3.65%) WSUS
4 4 (2.92%) SCOM
5 3 (2.19%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (2.19%) OpenView
5 3 (2.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (2.19%) WhatsUp Gold
6 2 (1.46%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (1.46%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (1.46%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.73%) Aspera SmartTrack
7 1 (0.73%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.73%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.73%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 15 (10.95%) Oracle
1 15 (10.95%) VMware
2 12 (8.76%) IBM
3 11 (8.03%) Citrix
4 7 (5.11%) HP
5 6 (4.38%) Intel Security
6 5 (3.65%) SAP
6 5 (3.65%) Sun
6 5 (3.65%) Symantec
7 4 (2.92%) Cisco
8 3 (2.19%) BMC
9 2 (1.46%) Apple
9 2 (1.46%) AppSense
9 2 (1.46%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.46%) Dell
9 2 (1.46%) Juniper
9 2 (1.46%) Siemens
9 2 (1.46%) SonicWALL
9 2 (1.46%) Trend Micro
9 2 (1.46%) Trustwave
Welwyn Garden City
PayPoint
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Plan-net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Plan-net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £112.50 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £275.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 27 days ago