Period
to 20 August 2019

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 20 August 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
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
20 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 6 5 6
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 169 222 170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 11.70% 13.85% 13.16%
As % of the Vendors category 22.90% 27.61% 27.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 113 94
Hertfordshire median daily rate £350 £300 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -16.96% -3.67%
10th Percentile £125 £130 £115
90th Percentile £525 £488 £484
East of England median daily rate £380 £366 £363
% change year-on-year +3.75% +1.03% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 36 26
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £15.86 £18.07 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.22% +20.45% -6.25%
10th Percentile £10.77 £12.14 £10.45
90th Percentile £41.90 £46.25 £17.87
East of England median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.84
% change year-on-year -6.06% +11.19% -10.06%

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 Hertfordshire.

All Vendors
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 738 804 612
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 51.11% 50.16% 47.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 425 317
Hertfordshire median daily rate £450 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £234 £173 £213
90th Percentile £603 £550 £580
East of England median daily rate £443 £425 £418
% change year-on-year +4.12% +1.80% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 71 55
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £13.25 £17.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.06% +13.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £10.48 £11.18 £11.07
90th Percentile £47.75 £46.25 £35.90
East of England median hourly rate £16.20 £16.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year -1.82% +4.76% -4.55%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Hertfordshire

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Hertfordshire

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 20 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Hertfordshire

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Hertfordshire

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 20 August 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Hertfordshire

Microsoft
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 within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 20 August 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
Watford -6 52 £375 +7.14% 23
Stevenage -3 44 £228 +7.29% 12
Hatfield +1 21 £350 +7.69% 12
Hemel Hempstead +2 14 £351 +63.37% 12
Welwyn Garden City +5 9 £290 +3.39% 3
St Albans +5 6 - - 17
Royston -5 2 - - 4
Borehamwood -6 2 £300 -36.84% 4
Rickmansworth +1 1 £132 +1.15%
Potters Bar - 1 £525 - 2
Microsoft
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 68 (40.24%) Windows
2 41 (24.26%) Security Cleared
3 40 (23.67%) Active Directory
3 40 (23.67%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (23.08%) Degree
5 37 (21.89%) SC Cleared
6 36 (21.30%) Microsoft Office
7 35 (20.71%) Web Services
8 34 (20.12%) C#
8 34 (20.12%) TCP/IP
9 33 (19.53%) JavaScript
10 30 (17.75%) .NET
10 30 (17.75%) Java
10 30 (17.75%) Microsoft Azure
11 29 (17.16%) Visual Studio
12 28 (16.57%) Linux
12 28 (16.57%) Software Engineering
13 27 (15.98%) Mathematics
14 26 (15.38%) Qt
14 26 (15.38%) Node.js
14 26 (15.38%) Aerospace
14 26 (15.38%) Scrum
14 26 (15.38%) NetBeans
14 26 (15.38%) Military
14 26 (15.38%) C++
14 26 (15.38%) Ethernet
14 26 (15.38%) Eclipse
15 25 (14.79%) Microsoft Excel
16 24 (14.20%) Git (software)
16 24 (14.20%) Problem-Solving

Microsoft
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 13 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.55%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (2.37%) IIS
3 4 (2.37%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.78%) Confluence
5 2 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.18%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.59%) Apache
6 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.59%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.59%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.59%) Tomcat
Applications
1 36 (21.30%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (14.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (7.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (3.55%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.78%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.18%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 30 (17.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (10.06%) Office 365
3 8 (4.73%) Power Platform
4 7 (4.14%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.78%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (1.78%) IaaS
5 3 (1.78%) OneDrive
5 3 (1.78%) PaaS
5 3 (1.78%) SuccessFactors
5 3 (1.78%) Yammer
6 2 (1.18%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 2 (1.18%) Azure Functions
6 2 (1.18%) Boomi
6 2 (1.18%) Data Lake Analytics
6 2 (1.18%) Serverless
7 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Flow
7 1 (0.59%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 34 (20.12%) TCP/IP
2 26 (15.38%) Ethernet
3 12 (7.10%) Skype
4 10 (5.92%) WAN
5 7 (4.14%) DHCP
5 7 (4.14%) DNS
5 7 (4.14%) LAN
5 7 (4.14%) SAN
6 4 (2.37%) VPN
7 3 (1.78%) ATM
7 3 (1.78%) FTP
7 3 (1.78%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (1.78%) Wireless
8 2 (1.18%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (1.18%) HTTP
8 2 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.59%) 2G
9 1 (0.59%) SDH
9 1 (0.59%) SMTP
9 1 (0.59%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.47%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.14%) Power BI
3 5 (2.96%) DB2
3 5 (2.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.37%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (2.37%) MySQL
4 4 (2.37%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.78%) Big Data
5 3 (1.78%) Data Lake
5 3 (1.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.18%) Cosmos DB
6 2 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.18%) Electronic Patient Records
6 2 (1.18%) PowerCenter
6 2 (1.18%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.59%) Endeca
7 1 (0.59%) GIS
7 1 (0.59%) MS Access
7 1 (0.59%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 29 (17.16%) Visual Studio
2 26 (15.38%) Eclipse
2 26 (15.38%) NetBeans
3 24 (14.20%) Git (software)
4 4 (2.37%) Visual Studio Team System
5 3 (1.78%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.78%) JIRA
5 3 (1.78%) Rational DOORS
5 3 (1.78%) Rational Rhapsody
6 2 (1.18%) Hudson
6 2 (1.18%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (1.18%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.59%) Maven
7 1 (0.59%) Selenium
7 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 26 (15.38%) Aerospace
1 26 (15.38%) Military
2 12 (7.10%) Finance
3 8 (4.73%) Marketing
4 7 (4.14%) Back Office
5 5 (2.96%) Pharmaceutical
5 5 (2.96%) Public Sector
5 5 (2.96%) Retail
5 5 (2.96%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.78%) Banking
6 3 (1.78%) Law
6 3 (1.78%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.78%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.18%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 29 (17.16%) Analyst
2 18 (10.65%) Developer
3 12 (7.10%) Architect
3 12 (7.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (5.92%) Data Analyst
4 10 (5.92%) Project Manager
4 10 (5.92%) Support Engineer
5 9 (5.33%) Technical Architect
6 7 (4.14%) Consultant
7 6 (3.55%) Support Analyst
8 5 (2.96%) Administrator
8 5 (2.96%) Business Data Analyst
9 4 (2.37%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 4 (2.37%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 4 (2.37%) Desktop Engineer
9 4 (2.37%) Information Analyst
9 4 (2.37%) Office 365 Manager
9 4 (2.37%) Senior Desktop Engineer
9 4 (2.37%) Service Desk Analyst
9 4 (2.37%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (20.71%) Web Services
2 30 (17.75%) .NET
3 26 (15.38%) Node.js
3 26 (15.38%) Qt
4 22 (13.02%) ActiveX
4 22 (13.02%) DirectX
4 22 (13.02%) MFC
4 22 (13.02%) OpenGL
5 7 (4.14%) jQuery
6 6 (3.55%) .NET Framework
6 6 (3.55%) AngularJS
6 6 (3.55%) ASP.NET
6 6 (3.55%) ASP.NET Web API
6 6 (3.55%) HTML
7 5 (2.96%) .NET Core
7 5 (2.96%) Middleware
8 4 (2.37%) Ajax
8 4 (2.37%) HTML5
8 4 (2.37%) React
8 4 (2.37%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.83%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (6.51%) Self-Motivation
3 8 (4.73%) Management Information System
4 7 (4.14%) Clustering
4 7 (4.14%) NHS
5 5 (2.96%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.78%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.78%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.18%) BYOD
7 2 (1.18%) CMDB
7 2 (1.18%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.18%) e-Health
7 2 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.18%) LIMS
7 2 (1.18%) PACS
7 2 (1.18%) PMI
7 2 (1.18%) Tandem
7 2 (1.18%) User Experience
8 1 (0.59%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.59%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 68 (40.24%) Windows
2 28 (16.57%) Linux
3 22 (13.02%) Windows 10
4 18 (10.65%) Windows Server
5 17 (10.06%) Windows 7
6 12 (7.10%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (5.92%) Windows XP
8 6 (3.55%) CentOS
8 6 (3.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (3.55%) Solaris
8 6 (3.55%) Ubuntu
8 6 (3.55%) Unix
9 4 (2.37%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (1.78%) zOS
11 2 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.59%) Android
12 1 (0.59%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (23.67%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (16.57%) Software Engineering
3 27 (15.98%) Mathematics
4 26 (15.38%) Scrum
5 24 (14.20%) Problem-Solving
6 21 (12.43%) Business Intelligence
7 16 (9.47%) ITIL
8 14 (8.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 13 (7.69%) Migration
10 12 (7.10%) Time Management
11 10 (5.92%) Data Analysis
11 10 (5.92%) PRINCE2
11 10 (5.92%) Project Management
11 10 (5.92%) Service Management
12 9 (5.33%) Analytics
13 8 (4.73%) Capacity Management
14 7 (4.14%) Asset Management
14 7 (4.14%) CRM
14 7 (4.14%) MVC
14 7 (4.14%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (20.12%) C#
2 33 (19.53%) JavaScript
3 30 (17.75%) Java
4 26 (15.38%) C++
5 22 (13.02%) GLSL
5 22 (13.02%) HLSL
6 21 (12.43%) SQL
7 14 (8.28%) PowerShell
8 4 (2.37%) TypeScript
9 3 (1.78%) Assembly Language
9 3 (1.78%) COBOL
9 3 (1.78%) MATLAB
10 2 (1.18%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.59%) C
11 1 (0.59%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (0.59%) VBA
Qualifications
1 41 (24.26%) Security Cleared
2 39 (23.08%) Degree
3 37 (21.89%) SC Cleared
4 9 (5.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (2.96%) MCSE
6 4 (2.37%) MCP
6 4 (2.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (1.78%) CCNA
7 3 (1.78%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.78%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.18%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.18%) ECDL
8 2 (1.18%) ISTQB
8 2 (1.18%) MCSA
8 2 (1.18%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (1.18%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 1 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.59%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.10%) SLA
2 5 (2.96%) QA
3 4 (2.37%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.78%) PMO
5 2 (1.18%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (1.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 2 (1.18%) HL7
5 2 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 40 (23.67%) Active Directory
2 14 (8.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (5.92%) Hyper-V
4 8 (4.73%) vSphere
5 6 (3.55%) ISA Server
6 4 (2.37%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.18%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (1.18%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.59%) Firmware
8 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.59%) Sendmail
8 1 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.59%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 19 (11.24%) SCCM
2 8 (4.73%) Norton AntiVirus
3 7 (4.14%) vCenter Server
4 5 (2.96%) SCOM
5 4 (2.37%) Puppet
5 4 (2.37%) Terraform
6 3 (1.78%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (1.18%) Ansible
7 2 (1.18%) Kubernetes
7 2 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.59%) Nagios
8 1 (0.59%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.59%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.59%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.59%) vRealize
Vendors
1 20 (11.83%) VMware
2 16 (9.47%) SAP
3 10 (5.92%) IBM
4 9 (5.33%) Symantec
5 7 (4.14%) HP
6 6 (3.55%) BMC
6 6 (3.55%) Citrix
6 6 (3.55%) NetApp
7 5 (2.96%) Cisco
8 4 (2.37%) Tableau
9 3 (1.78%) Ariba
9 3 (1.78%) Remedy
10 2 (1.18%) Adobe
10 2 (1.18%) Aruba
10 2 (1.18%) Informatica
10 2 (1.18%) MuleSoft
10 2 (1.18%) Oracle
10 2 (1.18%) TIBCO
10 2 (1.18%) Twitter
10 2 (1.18%) Veritas