Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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.

Microsoft Certification
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 71 69
Rank change year-on-year -15 -2 +28
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 17 24 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.07% 1.72% 2.05%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.49% 7.87% 9.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 14 14
Hertfordshire median daily rate £319 £238 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.21% -20.83% -28.36%
10th Percentile £167 £163 £148
90th Percentile £444 £388 £400
East of England median daily rate £300 £275 £320
% change year-on-year +9.09% -14.06% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 8
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £18.57 £10.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +85.68% -53.49% +40.61%
10th Percentile £15.60 £10.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £21.39 £10.00 £23.25
East of England median hourly rate £14.18 £13.25 £15.77
% change year-on-year +7.02% -15.98% -13.59%

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 379 305 365
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 23.88% 21.86% 22.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 182 147
Hertfordshire median daily rate £375 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.25% -
10th Percentile £200 £226 £248
90th Percentile £572 £525 £530
East of England median daily rate £380 £375 £380
% change year-on-year +1.33% -1.32% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 24 57
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £18.00 £14.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.14% -30.95% +29.63%
10th Percentile £12.38 £10.00 £11.78
90th Percentile £46.95 £46.36 £43.00
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £28.56 £21.50
% change year-on-year -36.97% +32.84% +16.22%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in Hertfordshire

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Hertfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Hertfordshire

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Certification in Hertfordshire

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Hertfordshire.

Contractor 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 23 November 2017. 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
Watford -12 7 £319 +38.59% 2
Borehamwood -1 2 - - 1
Hemel Hempstead - 2 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 2 - -
Stevenage -12 1 £120 -73.91%
Microsoft Certification
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 13 (76.47%) Microsoft
2 12 (70.59%) Windows
2 12 (70.59%) MCSE
3 8 (47.06%) ITIL
4 6 (35.29%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (29.41%) Windows Server
5 5 (29.41%) HP
5 5 (29.41%) VMware
6 4 (23.53%) Management Information System
6 4 (23.53%) Risk Management
6 4 (23.53%) Citrix
6 4 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (23.53%) CCNA
6 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
6 4 (23.53%) DHCP
6 4 (23.53%) DNS
6 4 (23.53%) MCSA
6 4 (23.53%) Private Cloud
6 4 (23.53%) Hyper-V
7 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
7 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (17.65%) Degree
7 3 (17.65%) Computer Science
7 3 (17.65%) Data Centre
7 3 (17.65%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (17.65%) Office 365
7 3 (17.65%) SAN
7 3 (17.65%) Service Delivery

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 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (35.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (17.65%) Office 365
3 1 (5.88%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) DHCP
1 4 (23.53%) DNS
2 3 (17.65%) SAN
3 2 (11.76%) Firewall
3 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.88%) LAN
4 1 (5.88%) LDAP
4 1 (5.88%) VPN
4 1 (5.88%) WAN
4 1 (5.88%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) DB2
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
1 2 (11.76%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
1 1 (5.88%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Desktop Support
3 2 (11.76%) Active Directory Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Cloud Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Security Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Active Directory Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Server Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Windows Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Windows Server Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Server Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Technical Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) SQL DBA
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Management Information System
1 4 (23.53%) Private Cloud
2 3 (17.65%) Computer Science
2 3 (17.65%) Data Centre
3 2 (11.76%) Replication
4 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.88%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 12 (70.59%) Windows
2 5 (29.41%) Windows Server
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.88%) Windows 10
5 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Vista
5 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) ITIL
2 4 (23.53%) Risk Management
3 3 (17.65%) Service Delivery
4 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (11.76%) Application Packaging
4 2 (11.76%) Change Management
4 2 (11.76%) Creative Problem-Solving
4 2 (11.76%) DevOps
4 2 (11.76%) Information Security
4 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (11.76%) Line Management
4 2 (11.76%) Patch Management
4 2 (11.76%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
4 2 (11.76%) Project Management
4 2 (11.76%) Service Management
4 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (11.76%) TOGAF
5 1 (5.88%) Server Virtualisation
5 1 (5.88%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
2 2 (11.76%) REXX
2 2 (11.76%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) Tcl
2 2 (11.76%) VB
2 2 (11.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (70.59%) MCSE
2 4 (23.53%) CCNA
2 4 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (23.53%) MCSA
3 3 (17.65%) Degree
4 2 (11.76%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 2 (11.76%) CCSP
4 2 (11.76%) CISM
4 2 (11.76%) CISSP
4 2 (11.76%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (11.76%) MCP
4 2 (11.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.88%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
1 4 (23.53%) Hyper-V
2 3 (17.65%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (11.76%) VMware NSX
4 1 (5.88%) BitLocker
4 1 (5.88%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 2 (11.76%) SCOM
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (5.88%) NetBackup
2 1 (5.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (76.47%) Microsoft
2 5 (29.41%) HP
2 5 (29.41%) VMware
3 4 (23.53%) Citrix
4 2 (11.76%) Brocade
4 2 (11.76%) CA
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco
4 2 (11.76%) Remedy
5 1 (5.88%) 3PAR
5 1 (5.88%) Apple
5 1 (5.88%) Dell
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle