The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Herefordshire 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 April 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.

Microsoft
West Midlands / Herefordshire
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 1 7
Rank change year-on-year -15 +6  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 3 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Herefordshire 7.50% 41.18% 26.92%
As % of the Vendors category 13.64% 77.78% 46.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 7
Median daily rate £338 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.58% +13.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £370 £350
% change year-on-year -5.40% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £18.28 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year - -3.22%  

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 Herefordshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Herefordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 22 9 15
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Herefordshire 55.00% 52.94% 57.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 7 11
Median daily rate £328 £425 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.94% +112.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £313 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £490 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £18.28 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.53%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -14.47% +8.57%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Herefordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Herefordshire 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 Herefordshire

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Herefordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Herefordshire

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Herefordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Herefordshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 Herefordshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (50.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (50.00%) SCDPM
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (25.00%) IaaS
2 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (25.00%) SaaS
2 1 (25.00%) PaaS
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (25.00%) X-Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Wireless
2 1 (25.00%) Advertising
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Zachman Framework
2 1 (25.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (25.00%) Supplier Management
2 1 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (25.00%) MCITP
2 1 (25.00%) MCSE
2 1 (25.00%) CRM
2 1 (25.00%) SOA

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Herefordshire 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) IaaS
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (25.00%) PaaS
1 1 (25.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (25.00%) Wireless
General
1 1 (25.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) Hyper-V Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) CRM Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Server Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) CRM
1 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (25.00%) SOA
1 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (25.00%) Supplier Management
1 1 (25.00%) TOGAF
1 1 (25.00%) Zachman Framework
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) CCDP
2 1 (25.00%) CCNA
2 1 (25.00%) CCNP
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (25.00%) MCITP
2 1 (25.00%) MCSE
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (50.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco