The median contractor rate for a Microsoft Consultant was £320 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 3 months to 26 April 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Consultant
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 62 -
Rank change year-on-year +7 -  
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.17% 0.27% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.28% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £320 £608 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -47.32% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 555 720 665
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 95.36% 95.62% 95.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 355 344
Median daily rate £400 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.43% +2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 38 48
Median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £14.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.61% -12.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £7.85 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.25 £44.40 £32.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year - +4.66%  

Microsoft Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire that featured Microsoft Consultant in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Consultant in Hertfordshire

Microsoft Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Consultant in Hertfordshire

Microsoft Consultant
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 Consultant within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 26 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford - 1 £320 -
Microsoft Consultant
East of England

Microsoft Consultant Skill Set
Top 16 Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 April 2017, Microsoft Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Hertfordshire region featuring Microsoft Consultant in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Reuters
1 1 (100.00%) Law
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) Data Migration
1 1 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (100.00%) Private Cloud
1 1 (100.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (100.00%) Remote Desktop

Microsoft Consultant Skill Set
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 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (100.00%) Law
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (100.00%) Private Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Data Migration
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Reuters