Period
to 28 March 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 28 March 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.

Microsoft Certification
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
28 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 64 69 84
Rank change year-on-year +5 +15 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 18 29 15
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.57% 2.12% 0.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.32% 11.37% 4.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 18 6
Median daily rate £350 £400 £179
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +123.78% -48.93%
10th Percentile £160 £163 £121
90th Percentile £394 £419 £344
East of England median daily rate £475 £400 £300
% change year-on-year +18.75% +33.33% -14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 4
Median hourly rate - £27.00 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +21.35% -
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.43
% change year-on-year +2.86% +6.51% -0.42%

Microsoft Certification is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 285 255 326
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 24.89% 18.60% 21.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 110 160
Median daily rate £400 £413 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +13.01% -8.75%
10th Percentile £186 £183 £200
90th Percentile £663 £550 £546
East of England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 29 43
Median hourly rate £23.66 £42.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.67% +140.00% -
10th Percentile £12.30 £13.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £71.98 £66.81 £47.25
Median hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +50.00% +14.29% -50.00%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in Hertfordshire

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Hertfordshire

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 28 March 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft Certification in Hertfordshire

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Hertfordshire

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 28 March 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
Hemel Hempstead - 10 £363 - 3
Hatfield -2 3 £375 +97.37% 4
Watford 0 2 £170 -57.50% 3
Stevenage +7 1 £160 - 2
Microsoft Certification
East of England

For the 6 months to 28 March 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 14 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 13 (72.22%) Windows
3 12 (66.67%) MCSE
4 11 (61.11%) ITIL
4 11 (61.11%) VMware
5 10 (55.56%) Active Directory
6 9 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (44.44%) Security Cleared
7 8 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (44.44%) Citrix
7 8 (44.44%) DNS
8 7 (38.89%) DHCP
8 7 (38.89%) PowerShell
8 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2016
9 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2019
9 6 (33.33%) LAN
10 5 (27.78%) Migration
10 5 (27.78%) Infrastructure Management
10 5 (27.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 5 (27.78%) Windows Server
11 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
11 4 (22.22%) SCCM
11 4 (22.22%) VLAN
11 4 (22.22%) Data Centre
11 4 (22.22%) Public Sector
11 4 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 4 (22.22%) Service Management
11 4 (22.22%) WAN
11 4 (22.22%) VMS

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.56%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (5.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Azure
1 3 (16.67%) Office 365
2 2 (11.11%) AWS
2 2 (11.11%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (11.11%) IaaS
2 2 (11.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (44.44%) DNS
2 7 (38.89%) DHCP
3 6 (33.33%) LAN
4 4 (22.22%) VLAN
4 4 (22.22%) WAN
5 1 (5.56%) Firewall
5 1 (5.56%) Intranet
5 1 (5.56%) SAN
5 1 (5.56%) Skype
5 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
5 1 (5.56%) VPN
General
1 4 (22.22%) Public Sector
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Wintel Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Desktop Support
3 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Support
3 3 (16.67%) Support Specialist
4 2 (11.11%) Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.56%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (5.56%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) Middleware
2 1 (5.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.11%) Fat Client
2 2 (11.11%) Thin Client
3 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 13 (72.22%) Windows
2 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2016
5 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2019
6 5 (27.78%) Windows Server
7 4 (22.22%) VMS
8 3 (16.67%) Windows 10
8 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
9 1 (5.56%) Mac OS X
9 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
9 1 (5.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (61.11%) ITIL
2 5 (27.78%) Infrastructure Management
2 5 (27.78%) Migration
3 4 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 4 (22.22%) Service Management
4 2 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (11.11%) ITIL V3
4 2 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (11.11%) SOA
5 1 (5.56%) Acceptance Criteria
5 1 (5.56%) Mathematics
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (5.56%) Presales
5 1 (5.56%) Proactive Monitoring
5 1 (5.56%) Problem Management
5 1 (5.56%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (5.56%) Project Planning
5 1 (5.56%) Storage Management
5 1 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) PowerShell
2 4 (22.22%) VB
3 1 (5.56%) C
3 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (66.67%) MCSE
2 8 (44.44%) Security Cleared
3 5 (27.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 4 (22.22%) MCSA
4 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
5 3 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (11.11%) AWS Certification
6 2 (11.11%) Degree
7 1 (5.56%) DBS Check
7 1 (5.56%) MCDST
7 1 (5.56%) MCP
7 1 (5.56%) NCDA
7 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (5.56%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) SLA
2 1 (5.56%) GxP
2 1 (5.56%) PMO
System Software
1 10 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 9 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (11.11%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (5.56%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (5.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) SCCM
2 1 (5.56%) NetBackup
2 1 (5.56%) vCenter Server
2 1 (5.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 11 (61.11%) VMware
3 8 (44.44%) Citrix
4 2 (11.11%) Cisco
4 2 (11.11%) CommVault
4 2 (11.11%) F5
4 2 (11.11%) Google
4 2 (11.11%) Nimble Storage
4 2 (11.11%) Oracle
5 1 (5.56%) Apple
5 1 (5.56%) McAfee
5 1 (5.56%) NetApp
5 1 (5.56%) Veritas