Period
to 26 May 2018

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 26 May 2018 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 5 7
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 189 176 163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 12.93% 14.21% 12.07%
As % of the Vendors category 24.80% 31.88% 24.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 97 73
Hertfordshire median daily rate £310 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.62% -13.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £140 £129 £170
90th Percentile £480 £488 £648
East of England median daily rate £350 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -6.67% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 18 28
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £21.82 £11.84 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +84.23% -25.98% +9.03%
10th Percentile £12.89 £9.72 £9.00
90th Percentile £56.25 £28.70 £23.40
East of England median hourly rate £15.25 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -1.61% -6.06% -

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 762 552 670
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 52.12% 44.55% 49.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 292 321
Hertfordshire median daily rate £388 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% -3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £180 £163 £260
90th Percentile £550 £552 £575
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 38 44
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £15.86 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -3.33% +1.01%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.00 £8.08
90th Percentile £46.25 £43.98 £34.25
East of England median hourly rate £15.86 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -9.37% +6.06% -19.51%

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 26 May 2018.

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 26 May 2018.

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 26 May 2018. 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
Hatfield +2 39 £325 -0.38% 11
Stevenage +1 39 £260 -13.33% 4
Watford -14 22 £295 -21.33% 13
Welwyn Garden City +1 20 £238 -26.92% 6
Hemel Hempstead -8 16 £325 +20.93% 6
Royston - 12 £475 - 7
Rickmansworth -2 5 £130 -42.22%
St Albans -4 2 £300 +172.73% 12
Borehamwood - 2 £400 -
Hertford - 1 £325 - 1
Letchworth - 1 - - 3
Microsoft
East of England

For the 6 months to 26 May 2018, 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 79 (41.80%) Windows
2 50 (26.46%) SQL
2 50 (26.46%) Active Directory
3 48 (25.40%) Microsoft Office
4 40 (21.16%) Agile Software Development
5 38 (20.11%) Security Cleared
6 35 (18.52%) SC Cleared
6 35 (18.52%) Microsoft Excel
7 34 (17.99%) SQL Server
8 28 (14.81%) Windows 7
9 27 (14.29%) VMware
9 27 (14.29%) Windows Server
10 25 (13.23%) Project Management
10 25 (13.23%) C#
10 25 (13.23%) PowerShell
11 23 (12.17%) JavaScript
11 23 (12.17%) SCCM
12 22 (11.64%) .NET
13 21 (11.11%) Finance
13 21 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
14 20 (10.58%) VMware Infrastructure
14 20 (10.58%) SLA
15 19 (10.05%) Windows 10
16 18 (9.52%) Office 365
16 18 (9.52%) ITIL
17 17 (8.99%) CRM
17 17 (8.99%) MS Exchange
18 16 (8.47%) Migration
18 16 (8.47%) Windows Server 2012
19 15 (7.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint

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 17 (8.99%) MS Exchange
2 15 (7.94%) SharePoint
3 10 (5.29%) IIS
4 7 (3.70%) Skype for Business
5 5 (2.65%) Apache
5 5 (2.65%) WebLogic
6 4 (2.12%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (2.12%) ThingWorx
7 3 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.06%) Confluence
8 2 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 48 (25.40%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (18.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (7.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (4.23%) MS Visio
5 6 (3.17%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (2.12%) AutoCAD
6 4 (2.12%) Windchill
7 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (3.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.65%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (2.12%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (1.06%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.53%) BPCS
5 1 (0.53%) Movex
5 1 (0.53%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 21 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (9.52%) Office 365
3 3 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.59%) Dynamics 365
3 3 (1.59%) OneDrive
4 2 (1.06%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.06%) IaaS
4 2 (1.06%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 1 (0.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (7.41%) Internet
2 12 (6.35%) Firewall
2 12 (6.35%) SMTP
3 9 (4.76%) DNS
3 9 (4.76%) HTTP
3 9 (4.76%) LAN
3 9 (4.76%) VoIP
4 8 (4.23%) TCP/IP
5 7 (3.70%) DHCP
5 7 (3.70%) Ethernet
5 7 (3.70%) Skype
6 6 (3.17%) WAN
7 4 (2.12%) Kerberos
7 4 (2.12%) VPN
8 3 (1.59%) IMAP
9 2 (1.06%) Network Security
10 1 (0.53%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (0.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 1 (0.53%) FlexRay
10 1 (0.53%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (17.99%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 10 (5.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (4.23%) Relational Database
4 8 (4.23%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (3.17%) Power BI
5 6 (3.17%) SQL Server 2014
5 6 (3.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (2.12%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (2.12%) MS Access
6 4 (2.12%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.59%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.59%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.06%) OLAP
9 1 (0.53%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.53%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 15 (7.94%) Visual Studio
2 8 (4.23%) Eclipse
3 7 (3.70%) Git (software)
3 7 (3.70%) NetBeans
4 5 (2.65%) JIRA
4 5 (2.65%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.06%) MSI
6 1 (0.53%) eggPlant
6 1 (0.53%) IDA Disassembler
6 1 (0.53%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.53%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.53%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (0.53%) Subversion
6 1 (0.53%) VersionOne
6 1 (0.53%) WinDbg
General
1 21 (11.11%) Finance
2 7 (3.70%) Military
2 7 (3.70%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.17%) Aerospace
3 6 (3.17%) Retail
4 5 (2.65%) Advertising
5 4 (2.12%) Banking
5 4 (2.12%) Billing
5 4 (2.12%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.06%) Local Government
6 2 (1.06%) Marketing
6 2 (1.06%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.53%) Automotive
7 1 (0.53%) Back Office
7 1 (0.53%) Electronics
7 1 (0.53%) Front Office
7 1 (0.53%) Games
7 1 (0.53%) Legal
7 1 (0.53%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 30 (15.87%) Support Engineer
2 26 (13.76%) Analyst
3 24 (12.70%) Developer
4 23 (12.17%) Consultant
5 17 (8.99%) Desktop Support
6 13 (6.88%) Azure Consultant
6 13 (6.88%) Desktop Engineer
7 12 (6.35%) Coordinator
7 12 (6.35%) Project Coordinator
8 10 (5.29%) .NET Developer
8 10 (5.29%) 3rd Line Support
8 10 (5.29%) C# Developer
8 10 (5.29%) Project Manager
8 10 (5.29%) Service Analyst
8 10 (5.29%) Service Desk Analyst
9 9 (4.76%) Administrator
9 9 (4.76%) C# .NET Developer
9 9 (4.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 8 (4.23%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 8 (4.23%) Project Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (11.64%) .NET
2 15 (7.94%) Web Services
3 14 (7.41%) CSS
3 14 (7.41%) HTML
4 11 (5.82%) ASP.NET
4 11 (5.82%) ASP.NET MVC
4 11 (5.82%) ASP.NET Web API
4 11 (5.82%) jQuery
5 10 (5.29%) KnockoutJS
6 8 (4.23%) Middleware
7 7 (3.70%) .NET Framework
7 7 (3.70%) HTML5
7 7 (3.70%) JSON
7 7 (3.70%) Node.js
7 7 (3.70%) Qt
8 6 (3.17%) AngularJS
8 6 (3.17%) CSS3
8 6 (3.17%) DirectX
8 6 (3.17%) LINQ
8 6 (3.17%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.29%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.23%) Data Centre
3 6 (3.17%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (3.17%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.17%) PKI
4 5 (2.65%) CMDB
4 5 (2.65%) Linux Command Line
4 5 (2.65%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (2.65%) Tandem
4 5 (2.65%) User Experience
4 5 (2.65%) W3C
5 4 (2.12%) Clustering
6 3 (1.59%) CESG
7 2 (1.06%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.06%) iPad
7 2 (1.06%) iPhone
7 2 (1.06%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.53%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.53%) FlexPod
8 1 (0.53%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 79 (41.80%) Windows
2 28 (14.81%) Windows 7
3 27 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 19 (10.05%) Windows 10
5 16 (8.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (6.88%) Linux
7 10 (5.29%) Windows 8
7 10 (5.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (3.70%) Unix
9 6 (3.17%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (2.12%) Windows XP
11 2 (1.06%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.53%) Android
12 1 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.53%) Solaris
12 1 (0.53%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (21.16%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (13.23%) Project Management
3 18 (9.52%) ITIL
4 17 (8.99%) CRM
5 16 (8.47%) Migration
6 14 (7.41%) Information Security
6 14 (7.41%) Problem-Solving
7 13 (6.88%) MVC
7 13 (6.88%) PRINCE2
8 12 (6.35%) Customer Requirements
9 11 (5.82%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (5.29%) Data Protection
10 10 (5.29%) ETL
11 9 (4.76%) Data Analysis
11 9 (4.76%) Data Integration
11 9 (4.76%) Scrum
12 8 (4.23%) SDLC
12 8 (4.23%) Software Engineering
13 7 (3.70%) Business Continuity
13 7 (3.70%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (26.46%) SQL
2 25 (13.23%) C#
2 25 (13.23%) PowerShell
3 23 (12.17%) JavaScript
4 13 (6.88%) Java
4 13 (6.88%) T-SQL
5 8 (4.23%) VBScript
6 7 (3.70%) C++
7 6 (3.17%) GLSL
7 6 (3.17%) HLSL
8 5 (2.65%) VBA
9 4 (2.12%) Python
10 3 (1.59%) C
11 2 (1.06%) Apex Code
11 2 (1.06%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.53%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.53%) Go
12 1 (0.53%) PHP
12 1 (0.53%) R
12 1 (0.53%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 38 (20.11%) Security Cleared
2 35 (18.52%) SC Cleared
3 14 (7.41%) Degree
4 13 (6.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (4.76%) MCP
6 5 (2.65%) MCSE
6 5 (2.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (2.12%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (2.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.59%) MCSA
9 2 (1.06%) Master's Degree
9 2 (1.06%) MCDST
9 2 (1.06%) PMI Certification
9 2 (1.06%) PMP
10 1 (0.53%) CEH
10 1 (0.53%) GISP
10 1 (0.53%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.53%) MAPM
10 1 (0.53%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (10.58%) SLA
2 8 (4.23%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.06%) QA
4 1 (0.53%) ECSS
4 1 (0.53%) GDPR
4 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.53%) PMO
System Software
1 50 (26.46%) Active Directory
2 20 (10.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (4.23%) Virtual Desktop
5 5 (2.65%) BitLocker
6 4 (2.12%) XenApp
6 4 (2.12%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.53%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 23 (12.17%) SCCM
2 3 (1.59%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (1.59%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (1.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 3 (1.59%) WSUS
3 1 (0.53%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.53%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.53%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.53%) SCOM
Vendors
1 27 (14.29%) VMware
2 15 (7.94%) Cisco
3 13 (6.88%) SAP
4 12 (6.35%) Citrix
4 12 (6.35%) Dell
5 10 (5.29%) HP
6 8 (4.23%) Veeam
7 5 (2.65%) BMC
7 5 (2.65%) Mitel
8 4 (2.12%) McAfee
8 4 (2.12%) PTC
8 4 (2.12%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (2.12%) Sun
8 4 (2.12%) Tableau
9 3 (1.59%) Altiris
9 3 (1.59%) EMC
9 3 (1.59%) Ivanti
9 3 (1.59%) Symantec
10 2 (1.06%) Computacenter
10 2 (1.06%) IBM