The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hemel Hempstead with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Hertfordshire / Hemel Hempstead
Rank 2 4 11
Rank change year-on-year +2 +7  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 11 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hemel Hempstead 27.50% 14.29% 8.57%
As % of the Vendors category 52.38% 25.00% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 4
Median daily rate £188 £350 £289
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -46.42% +21.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £250 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £560 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £350
% change year-on-year -3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.20 £15.00 £14.85
% change year-on-year -5.33% +1.01%  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Hemel Hempstead.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Hemel Hempstead
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 21 52 32
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hemel Hempstead 52.50% 57.14% 45.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 37 11
Median daily rate £350 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £350 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £532 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £12.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Hemel Hempstead

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hemel Hempstead citing Microsoft as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Hemel Hempstead

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hemel Hempstead

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft in Hemel Hempstead.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Hemel Hempstead

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hemel Hempstead

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Hemel Hempstead over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Hemel Hempstead

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hemel Hempstead

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft in Hemel Hempstead.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Hemel Hempstead

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hemel Hempstead

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 Hemel Hempstead region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 15 (75.00%) Windows
2 12 (60.00%) Security Cleared
3 9 (45.00%) MS Excel
4 8 (40.00%) ITIL
5 6 (30.00%) MS Office
5 6 (30.00%) Windows XP
5 6 (30.00%) Service Management
5 6 (30.00%) Windows 7
5 6 (30.00%) PowerShell
5 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (30.00%) Windows 10
6 5 (25.00%) People Management
6 5 (25.00%) NetScaler
6 5 (25.00%) Windows 8
6 5 (25.00%) Office 365
6 5 (25.00%) Problem Management
6 5 (25.00%) Citrix
6 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (25.00%) Intel Security
6 5 (25.00%) ITSM
7 3 (15.00%) PKI
7 3 (15.00%) ISA Server
7 3 (15.00%) Cisco
7 3 (15.00%) Juniper
7 3 (15.00%) Firewall
7 3 (15.00%) Trustwave
7 3 (15.00%) Palo Alto
8 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
8 2 (10.00%) Middleware
8 2 (10.00%) Citrix Presentation Server

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Hemel Hempstead 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 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (45.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (30.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (5.00%) JDE EnterpriseOne
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 5 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) NetScaler
2 3 (15.00%) Firewall
3 1 (5.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Consultant
2 5 (25.00%) Desktop Team Leader
2 5 (25.00%) Team Leader
2 5 (25.00%) Windows Consultant
3 3 (15.00%) Network Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Citrix Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Business Manager
5 1 (5.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (5.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) SCCM Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Business Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Business Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) Middleware
2 1 (5.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (5.00%) CSS
2 1 (5.00%) CSS3
2 1 (5.00%) HTML
2 1 (5.00%) HTML5
2 1 (5.00%) jQuery
2 1 (5.00%) JSON
2 1 (5.00%) KnockoutJS
2 1 (5.00%) RESTful
2 1 (5.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (5.00%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) PKI
2 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.00%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 15 (75.00%) Windows
2 6 (30.00%) Windows 10
2 6 (30.00%) Windows 7
2 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 6 (30.00%) Windows XP
3 5 (25.00%) Windows 8
3 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) ITIL
2 6 (30.00%) Service Management
3 5 (25.00%) ITSM
3 5 (25.00%) People Management
3 5 (25.00%) Problem Management
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.00%) Application Packaging
5 1 (5.00%) BDD
5 1 (5.00%) Business Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) Conflict Management
5 1 (5.00%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (5.00%) Load Balancing
5 1 (5.00%) Patch Management
5 1 (5.00%) Process Improvement
5 1 (5.00%) SDLC
5 1 (5.00%) TDD
5 1 (5.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (5.00%) Use Case
5 1 (5.00%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.00%) C#
2 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.00%) REXX
2 1 (5.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) Tcl
2 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (5.00%) VB
2 1 (5.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) MCP
2 1 (5.00%) MCSE
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.00%) PMI Certification
2 1 (5.00%) PMP
2 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) PMO
1 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) ISA Server
2 2 (10.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) SCCM
2 1 (5.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Citrix
1 5 (25.00%) Intel Security
2 3 (15.00%) Cisco
2 3 (15.00%) Juniper
2 3 (15.00%) Palo Alto
2 3 (15.00%) Trustwave
3 1 (5.00%) CA
3 1 (5.00%) Cognos
3 1 (5.00%) EqualLogic
3 1 (5.00%) HP
3 1 (5.00%) JD Edwards
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle
3 1 (5.00%) VMware