Period
to 21 July 2017

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 21 July 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
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 7 8
Rank change year-on-year -17 +1 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 4 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Herefordshire 6.15% 24.44% 22.86%
As % of the Vendors category 9.76% 45.83% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 9
Herefordshire median daily rate £331 £425 £376
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.06% +13.18% +15.54%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £280
90th Percentile £354 £515 £450
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Herefordshire median hourly rate - £18.28 -
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £12.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +16.00% -24.24% +11.86%

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 41 24 20
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Herefordshire 63.08% 53.33% 57.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 18 13
Herefordshire median daily rate £325 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +16.67% -7.69%
10th Percentile £208 £293 £130
90th Percentile £478 £494 £445
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Herefordshire median hourly rate - £18.28 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +30.54% -25.33%
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.99 £13.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +25.85% -18.18% +3.13%

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

For the 6 months to 21 July 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%) PRINCE2
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) MCSE
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco
1 2 (50.00%) CCNP
1 2 (50.00%) CCNA
1 2 (50.00%) CCDP
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (50.00%) MCITP
1 2 (50.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (50.00%) SCDPM
1 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (50.00%) Wireless
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (25.00%) X-Windows

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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (50.00%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) Hyper-V Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Server Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) CCDP
1 2 (50.00%) CCNA
1 2 (50.00%) CCNP
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (50.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) MCITP
1 2 (50.00%) MCSE
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (50.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco