Period
to 4 June 2020

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 6 months to 4 June 2020 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
6 months to
4 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 3 5 12
Rank change year-on-year +2 +7 +8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 24 6 9
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Herefordshire 46.15% 22.22% 14.75%
As % of the Vendors category 77.42% 54.55% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 4 3
Median daily rate £450 £438 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +16.67% +13.21%
10th Percentile £375 £354 £363
90th Percentile £545 £561 £388
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £405 £388
% change year-on-year +17.28% +4.52% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £15.86
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.20 £18.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -10.00% +16.13% +9.04%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Herefordshire.

All Vendors
Herefordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 31 11 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Herefordshire 59.62% 40.74% 39.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 7 15
Median daily rate £493 £350 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.71% +32.08% -18.46%
10th Percentile £390 £315 £208
90th Percentile £605 £535 £388
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £45.00 £15.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +183.73% -
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year - +20.00% -4.73%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Herefordshire

Job postings citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Herefordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Herefordshire

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Herefordshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in Herefordshire.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft in Herefordshire

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Herefordshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft in Herefordshire over the 6 months to 4 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Herefordshire

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Herefordshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in Herefordshire.

Hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Herefordshire

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in Herefordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Herefordshire region over the 6 months to 4 June 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hereford +2 18 £500 +8.11% 1
Leominster - 1 £135 -
Microsoft
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 June 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Herefordshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 19 (79.17%) DV Cleared
1 19 (79.17%) Security Cleared
2 16 (66.67%) Dell
3 15 (62.50%) Hyper-V
4 13 (54.17%) Cisco
5 12 (50.00%) Oracle
5 12 (50.00%) VMware
5 12 (50.00%) Unified Communications
5 12 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (41.67%) Server Virtualisation
6 10 (41.67%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (37.50%) SLA
7 9 (37.50%) QA
8 7 (29.17%) ITIL
8 7 (29.17%) Windows
9 6 (25.00%) SharePoint
9 6 (25.00%) SOA
9 6 (25.00%) Windows Server
10 5 (20.83%) Windows 10
10 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (20.83%) Active Directory
11 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (16.67%) SCCM
11 4 (16.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 3 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (12.50%) ArcSight
12 3 (12.50%) DFS Replication
12 3 (12.50%) SCOM
12 3 (12.50%) SCVMM
12 3 (12.50%) Migration

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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (16.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (8.33%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (4.17%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Office 365
1 2 (8.33%) OneDrive
1 2 (8.33%) Power Platform
1 2 (8.33%) PowerApps
2 1 (4.17%) AWS
2 1 (4.17%) Azure
2 1 (4.17%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 12 (50.00%) Unified Communications
2 3 (12.50%) DHCP
3 1 (4.17%) BGP
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco ISE
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (4.17%) DMVPN
3 1 (4.17%) EIGRP
3 1 (4.17%) Firewall
3 1 (4.17%) LAN
3 1 (4.17%) OSPF
3 1 (4.17%) VoIP
3 1 (4.17%) VPN
3 1 (4.17%) WAN
3 1 (4.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) Power BI
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (12.50%) Military
2 2 (8.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.17%) Electronics
3 1 (4.17%) Finance
3 1 (4.17%) Marketing
3 1 (4.17%) Public Sector
3 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (50.00%) Author
1 12 (50.00%) Technical Author
2 3 (12.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) DV Cleared Software Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) Software Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) IT Support
3 2 (8.33%) SharePoint Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) SharePoint Support
4 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (4.17%) Architect
4 1 (4.17%) Consultant
4 1 (4.17%) Desktop Support
4 1 (4.17%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Developer
4 1 (4.17%) IT Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) IT Technician
4 1 (4.17%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (4.17%) Support Technician
4 1 (4.17%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) .NET
1 1 (4.17%) CSS
1 1 (4.17%) HTML
1 1 (4.17%) jQuery
1 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Clustering
1 3 (12.50%) User Experience
2 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 7 (29.17%) Windows
2 6 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (20.83%) Windows 10
4 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2016
6 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (4.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) Disaster Recovery
1 10 (41.67%) Server Virtualisation
2 7 (29.17%) ITIL
3 6 (25.00%) SOA
4 3 (12.50%) Application Virtualisation
4 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (12.50%) Data Protection
4 3 (12.50%) Migration
4 3 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 3 (12.50%) Workflow
5 2 (8.33%) Project Delivery
5 2 (8.33%) TOGAF
5 2 (8.33%) Workflow Management
6 1 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.17%) Architectural Design
6 1 (4.17%) Architecture Roadmap
6 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (4.17%) MODAF
6 1 (4.17%) Problem-Solving
6 1 (4.17%) Technology Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.17%) C#
2 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.17%) Python
2 1 (4.17%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (79.17%) DV Cleared
1 19 (79.17%) Security Cleared
2 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (12.50%) MCSE
4 2 (8.33%) CISSP
4 2 (8.33%) MCITP
4 2 (8.33%) MCP
4 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.17%) A+ Certification
5 1 (4.17%) CCDE
5 1 (4.17%) CCDP
5 1 (4.17%) CCIE
5 1 (4.17%) CCIE Routing and Switching
5 1 (4.17%) CCNA
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (4.17%) Degree
5 1 (4.17%) MCSA
5 1 (4.17%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (37.50%) QA
1 9 (37.50%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (62.50%) Hyper-V
2 12 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (20.83%) Active Directory
4 3 (12.50%) DFS Replication
4 3 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (12.50%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) SCCM
2 3 (12.50%) Failover Clustering
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 3 (12.50%) SCDPM
2 3 (12.50%) SCOM
2 3 (12.50%) SCSM
2 3 (12.50%) SCVMM
2 3 (12.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (66.67%) Dell
2 13 (54.17%) Cisco
3 12 (50.00%) Oracle
3 12 (50.00%) VMware
4 3 (12.50%) ArcSight
5 2 (8.33%) Trend Micro
6 1 (4.17%) Google
6 1 (4.17%) Juniper
6 1 (4.17%) SAP
6 1 (4.17%) SolarWinds
6 1 (4.17%) Splunk