Period
to 22 January 2018

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 22 January 2018 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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 4 9
Rank change year-on-year +1 +5 -8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 6 5 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Herefordshire 24.00% 13.16% 17.05%
As % of the Vendors category 46.15% 35.71% 55.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 9
Herefordshire median daily rate £150 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -65.71% +9.38% +14.29%
10th Percentile £125 £320 £305
90th Percentile £255 £510 £503
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Herefordshire median hourly rate £18.75 - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £14.20 £13.60
% change year-on-year +5.63% +4.45% -2.89%

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 13 14 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Herefordshire 52.00% 36.84% 30.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 19
Herefordshire median daily rate £215 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -38.57% -12.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £125 £213 £313
90th Percentile £688 £475 £575
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Herefordshire median hourly rate £18.75 - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.68 £14.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year +8.10% -8.52% +1.90%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Herefordshire

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

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

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 22 January 2018. 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 2 - - 4
Microsoft
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 5 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
1 5 (83.33%) VMware
1 5 (83.33%) Windows Server
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (50.00%) Office 365
2 3 (50.00%) Service Management
2 3 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (50.00%) SLA
2 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (33.33%) Data Protection
3 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (33.33%) SCCM
3 2 (33.33%) Identity Management
3 2 (33.33%) Software Deployment
3 2 (33.33%) Patch Management
3 2 (33.33%) Proactive Monitoring
4 1 (16.67%) IT Strategy
4 1 (16.67%) Migration
4 1 (16.67%) Release Management
4 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
4 1 (16.67%) Citrix
4 1 (16.67%) MPLS
4 1 (16.67%) LAN
4 1 (16.67%) VoIP
4 1 (16.67%) WAN
4 1 (16.67%) VPN

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 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 3 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) LAN
1 1 (16.67%) MPLS
1 1 (16.67%) VoIP
1 1 (16.67%) VPN
1 1 (16.67%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) IT Support
2 2 (33.33%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
2 2 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (33.33%) Desktop Support
3 1 (16.67%) Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) IT Manager
3 1 (16.67%) IT Support Technician
3 1 (16.67%) IT Technician
3 1 (16.67%) Network Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Support Technician
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Support
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) Windows Server
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
1 3 (50.00%) Service Delivery
1 3 (50.00%) Service Management
2 2 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 2 (33.33%) Identity Management
2 2 (33.33%) Patch Management
2 2 (33.33%) Proactive Monitoring
2 2 (33.33%) Software Deployment
3 1 (16.67%) CRM
3 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
3 1 (16.67%) IT Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix