Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 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.

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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 9 5
Rank change year-on-year +2 -4 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 217 155 244
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 13.74% 11.18% 15.13%
As % of the Vendors category 27.16% 21.32% 28.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 80 109
Hertfordshire median daily rate £363 £381 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.92% -4.69% +25.49%
10th Percentile £131 £187 £167
90th Percentile £483 £464 £575
East of England median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 14 33
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +18.52% -10.00%
10th Percentile £10.61 £10.00 £8.55
90th Percentile £19.18 £44.61 £38.75
East of England median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -12.12% +10.00% -0.96%

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 799 727 844
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 50.60% 52.45% 52.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 393 394 399
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £380 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -7.32% +13.10%
10th Percentile £186 £217 £212
90th Percentile £575 £500 £575
East of England median daily rate £407 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +8.53% -6.25% +9.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 37 82
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.81 £14.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.90% -30.95% +33.33%
10th Percentile £11.42 £9.21 £9.00
90th Percentile £46.50 £43.81 £38.75
East of England median hourly rate £16.43 £16.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -0.42% -19.51% -0.61%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 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 +1 39 £363 +61.11% 9
Hatfield +8 34 £400 +3.23% 7
Stevenage +3 30 £363 -14.71% 2
Hemel Hempstead +4 19 £375 -6.25% 7
Welwyn Garden City +3 16 £300 -29.41%
St Albans +2 10 £325 -27.78% 4
Borehamwood -2 2 - - 3
Letchworth -3 2 - - 1
Bishop's Stortford - 2 - -
Hitchin +4 1 £350 - 1
Rickmansworth -5 1 - - 1
Hertford - 1 £325 -
Berkhamsted - 1 - -
Broxbourne - 1 £115 - 1
Tring - 1 £250 - 1
Microsoft
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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.

1 82 (37.79%) Windows
2 59 (27.19%) Active Directory
3 51 (23.50%) Microsoft Office
4 48 (22.12%) VMware
5 42 (19.35%) SQL Server
6 41 (18.89%) VMware Infrastructure
7 40 (18.43%) SharePoint
8 39 (17.97%) SCCM
8 39 (17.97%) PowerShell
9 37 (17.05%) Office 365
10 36 (16.59%) Windows 7
10 36 (16.59%) SQL
11 35 (16.13%) Finance
12 33 (15.21%) Microsoft Excel
13 31 (14.29%) VBScript
13 31 (14.29%) Citrix
14 28 (12.90%) Information Security
14 28 (12.90%) .NET
15 27 (12.44%) Agile Software Development
16 26 (11.98%) C#
17 24 (11.06%) Security Cleared
17 24 (11.06%) BitLocker
18 23 (10.60%) Project Management
19 21 (9.68%) WCF
19 21 (9.68%) Windows Server
20 20 (9.22%) Windows 10
20 20 (9.22%) XenApp
20 20 (9.22%) ITIL
20 20 (9.22%) MS Exchange
20 20 (9.22%) MVC

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 40 (18.43%) SharePoint
2 20 (9.22%) MS Exchange
3 16 (7.37%) Skype for Business
4 8 (3.69%) IIS
5 5 (2.30%) Moodle
6 3 (1.38%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.92%) K2 blackpearl
8 1 (0.46%) Confluence
8 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.46%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.46%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 51 (23.50%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (15.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (7.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (3.23%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (2.30%) MS Visio
5 5 (2.30%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.46%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 5 (2.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.92%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (0.92%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.46%) Maximo
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 37 (17.05%) Office 365
2 13 (5.99%) OneDrive
3 9 (4.15%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.38%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.92%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.46%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (7.37%) Firewall
1 16 (7.37%) Skype
2 11 (5.07%) LAN
3 10 (4.61%) DHCP
3 10 (4.61%) SAN
4 9 (4.15%) DNS
4 9 (4.15%) SMTP
5 8 (3.69%) HTTP
5 8 (3.69%) Internet
6 7 (3.23%) Remote Desktop
6 7 (3.23%) VoIP
7 5 (2.30%) SSL
7 5 (2.30%) TCP/IP
8 4 (1.84%) WebEx
9 2 (0.92%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.92%) IPsec
9 2 (0.92%) LDAP
9 2 (0.92%) SpaceWire
9 2 (0.92%) WAN
9 2 (0.92%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (19.35%) SQL Server
2 18 (8.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (6.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (5.99%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (3.69%) Power BI
6 7 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (2.76%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (1.84%) Qlik Sense
8 4 (1.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (1.38%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (1.38%) Data Lake
9 3 (1.38%) MS Access
10 2 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.92%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.92%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.92%) SQL Server 2016
11 1 (0.46%) Big Data
11 1 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.46%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 19 (8.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (5.53%) Visual Studio
3 5 (2.30%) AutoIt
4 4 (1.84%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.84%) JIRA
5 3 (1.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (1.38%) FxCop
5 3 (1.38%) Moq
5 3 (1.38%) ReSharper
5 3 (1.38%) StyleCop
5 3 (1.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.92%) Bugzilla
6 2 (0.92%) ClearCase
6 2 (0.92%) ClearQuest
6 2 (0.92%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.92%) InstallShield
6 2 (0.92%) MSI
6 2 (0.92%) NetBeans
6 2 (0.92%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (0.92%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 35 (16.13%) Finance
2 14 (6.45%) Publishing
3 8 (3.69%) Law
4 6 (2.76%) Pharmaceutical
4 6 (2.76%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.84%) Legal
6 3 (1.38%) Advertising
6 3 (1.38%) Banking
6 3 (1.38%) Billing
7 2 (0.92%) Automotive
7 2 (0.92%) Avionics
7 2 (0.92%) Military
7 2 (0.92%) Retail
8 1 (0.46%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.46%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.46%) Games
Job Titles
1 40 (18.43%) Developer
2 31 (14.29%) Consultant
3 25 (11.52%) Analyst
4 19 (8.76%) Support Engineer
5 16 (7.37%) C# Developer
6 15 (6.91%) .NET Developer
7 14 (6.45%) SQL Developer
8 13 (5.99%) Coordinator
8 13 (5.99%) Desktop Support
8 13 (5.99%) Project Coordinator
9 12 (5.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 11 (5.07%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 11 (5.07%) C# .NET Developer
10 11 (5.07%) SCCM Consultant
10 11 (5.07%) SSIS Developer
11 10 (4.61%) SQL Server Developer
12 9 (4.15%) Administrator
12 9 (4.15%) Desktop Engineer
12 9 (4.15%) Technical Consultant
12 9 (4.15%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (12.90%) .NET
2 21 (9.68%) WCF
3 17 (7.83%) HTML
4 14 (6.45%) CSS
5 13 (5.99%) ASP.NET Web API
5 13 (5.99%) Web Services
6 12 (5.53%) ASP.NET
7 10 (4.61%) XML
8 9 (4.15%) .NET Framework
8 9 (4.15%) jQuery
9 6 (2.76%) HTML5
9 6 (2.76%) XSL
10 5 (2.30%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (2.30%) Entity Framework
10 5 (2.30%) LINQ
10 5 (2.30%) REST
10 5 (2.30%) RESTful
10 5 (2.30%) SOAP
11 4 (1.84%) JSON
11 4 (1.84%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.37%) CESG
2 14 (6.45%) Data Centre
2 14 (6.45%) User Experience
3 13 (5.99%) Management Information System
4 9 (4.15%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (3.69%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (2.76%) Computer Science
6 6 (2.76%) PKI
7 5 (2.30%) Client/Server
7 5 (2.30%) e-Learning
7 5 (2.30%) Graphic Design
7 5 (2.30%) Learning Management System
7 5 (2.30%) VLE
8 4 (1.84%) Algorithms
8 4 (1.84%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.38%) iPhone
9 3 (1.38%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.92%) Blog
10 2 (0.92%) CMDB
10 2 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 82 (37.79%) Windows
2 36 (16.59%) Windows 7
3 21 (9.68%) Windows Server
4 20 (9.22%) Windows 10
5 10 (4.61%) Linux
6 8 (3.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (2.76%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.84%) Android
8 4 (1.84%) Windows XP
9 3 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.38%) Unix
9 3 (1.38%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.38%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.92%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.46%) CentOS
11 1 (0.46%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.46%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.46%) Mac OS X Server
11 1 (0.46%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.46%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (12.90%) Information Security
2 27 (12.44%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (10.60%) Project Management
4 20 (9.22%) ITIL
4 20 (9.22%) MVC
5 18 (8.29%) Disk Encryption
6 17 (7.83%) Customer Requirements
7 16 (7.37%) Desktop Virtualisation
7 16 (7.37%) Migration
7 16 (7.37%) SDLC
8 14 (6.45%) SOLID
9 13 (5.99%) TDD
10 12 (5.53%) Business Intelligence
10 12 (5.53%) CRM
10 12 (5.53%) PRINCE2
11 10 (4.61%) Change Management
11 10 (4.61%) Data Modelling
11 10 (4.61%) Presales
11 10 (4.61%) Server Virtualisation
12 8 (3.69%) Data Privacy
Programming Languages
1 39 (17.97%) PowerShell
2 36 (16.59%) SQL
3 31 (14.29%) VBScript
4 26 (11.98%) C#
5 18 (8.29%) JavaScript
6 6 (2.76%) Java
6 6 (2.76%) Python
6 6 (2.76%) T-SQL
7 5 (2.30%) C
7 5 (2.30%) R
7 5 (2.30%) VB
7 5 (2.30%) VBA
8 3 (1.38%) C++
8 3 (1.38%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.92%) REXX
9 2 (0.92%) Tcl
10 1 (0.46%) AWK
10 1 (0.46%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.46%) Perl
10 1 (0.46%) sed
Qualifications
1 24 (11.06%) Security Cleared
2 15 (6.91%) SC Cleared
3 13 (5.99%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (3.69%) Degree
4 8 (3.69%) MCSE
5 6 (2.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (1.84%) CCNA
6 4 (1.84%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.84%) CISSP
7 3 (1.38%) MCSA
8 2 (0.92%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 2 (0.92%) CCSP
8 2 (0.92%) CISM
8 2 (0.92%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (0.92%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.92%) MCP
8 2 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.46%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.46%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (3.23%) SLA
3 6 (2.76%) Data Quality
4 5 (2.30%) QA
5 4 (1.84%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (1.38%) PMO
7 2 (0.92%) Def Stans
7 2 (0.92%) ECSS
7 2 (0.92%) FIPS 140-2
7 2 (0.92%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 59 (27.19%) Active Directory
2 41 (18.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (11.06%) BitLocker
4 20 (9.22%) Microsoft App-V
4 20 (9.22%) XenApp
5 16 (7.37%) XenDesktop
6 10 (4.61%) Hyper-V
7 8 (3.69%) Virtual Desktop
7 8 (3.69%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (3.23%) vSphere
9 3 (1.38%) Firmware
9 3 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.92%) Cygwin
10 2 (0.92%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.46%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 39 (17.97%) SCCM
2 17 (7.83%) Norton AntiVirus
3 15 (6.91%) Microsoft Intune
4 14 (6.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 8 (3.69%) WSUS
6 5 (2.30%) PowerCLI
7 3 (1.38%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.92%) Data Guard
8 2 (0.92%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 2 (0.92%) SCOM
9 1 (0.46%) Puppet
9 1 (0.46%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.46%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 48 (22.12%) VMware
2 31 (14.29%) Citrix
3 18 (8.29%) HP
4 17 (7.83%) Symantec
5 14 (6.45%) Dell
5 14 (6.45%) SAP
6 13 (5.99%) Altiris
6 13 (5.99%) LANDesk
7 12 (5.53%) Cisco
7 12 (5.53%) Oracle
8 11 (5.07%) AppSense
9 8 (3.69%) McAfee
10 6 (2.76%) CA
10 6 (2.76%) Mitel
10 6 (2.76%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (2.76%) Veeam
11 5 (2.30%) CyberArk
11 5 (2.30%) Remedy
11 5 (2.30%) Tableau
12 4 (1.84%) Apple