Period
to 14 October 2019

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 14 October 2019 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
14 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 8 4 7
Rank change year-on-year -4 +3 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 6 22 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Herefordshire 20.00% 28.95% 17.65%
As % of the Vendors category 35.29% 57.89% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 13 3
Herefordshire median daily rate £450 £375 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +50.00% -44.44%
10th Percentile £190 £333 £145
90th Percentile £538 £438 £325
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Herefordshire median hourly rate - - £18.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.25 £15.00 £15.57
% change year-on-year +21.67% -3.66% +17.51%

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 17 38 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Herefordshire 56.67% 50.00% 76.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 23 23
Herefordshire median daily rate £425 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +15.38% -
10th Percentile £187 £240 £208
90th Percentile £608 £470 £393
West Midlands median daily rate £433 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Herefordshire median hourly rate £45.00 - £18.75
10th Percentile £42.50 - £15.38
90th Percentile £47.50 - £25.13
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year +13.56% -0.94% +10.34%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Herefordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Herefordshire over the 6 months to 14 October 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 14 October 2019. 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 6 £450 +20.00% 10
Microsoft
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 14 October 2019, 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 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (50.00%) IIS
2 3 (50.00%) DV Cleared
2 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 2 (33.33%) Security Auditing
3 2 (33.33%) jQuery
3 2 (33.33%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (33.33%) MCSD
3 2 (33.33%) C#
3 2 (33.33%) HTML
3 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) VBScript
3 2 (33.33%) .NET
3 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 2 (33.33%) CSS
3 2 (33.33%) XML
3 2 (33.33%) Migration
3 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) Military
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (33.33%) Workflow
3 2 (33.33%) InfoPath
4 1 (16.67%) WSUS
4 1 (16.67%) Finance

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%) IIS
1 3 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) InfoPath
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Azure
1 1 (16.67%) IaaS
1 1 (16.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) DHCP
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (33.33%) Military
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (16.67%) Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) Cloud Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared Software Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Service Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
1 2 (33.33%) CSS
1 2 (33.33%) HTML
1 2 (33.33%) jQuery
1 2 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (16.67%) Clustering
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows 10
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Migration
1 2 (33.33%) Security Auditing
1 2 (33.33%) Workflow
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Application Virtualisation
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
2 1 (16.67%) DevOps
2 1 (16.67%) Fintech
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
2 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C#
1 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
1 2 (33.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) DV Cleared
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) MCSD
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (16.67%) DFS Replication
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (16.67%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (16.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
1 1 (16.67%) SCDPM
1 1 (16.67%) SCOM
1 1 (16.67%) SCSM
1 1 (16.67%) SCVMM
1 1 (16.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) ArcSight
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco
2 1 (16.67%) Dell