Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 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
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 7 9
Rank change year-on-year +2 +2 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 234 216 156
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 14.51% 13.79% 11.21%
As % of the Vendors category 27.69% 27.45% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 125 81
Hertfordshire median daily rate £350 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.45% -3.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £150 £131 £185
90th Percentile £491 £475 £463
East of England median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 29 14
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -6.25% +19.63%
10th Percentile £12.75 £10.61 £10.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £19.18 £44.61
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +13.79% -12.12% +10.00%

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 845 787 728
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 52.39% 50.26% 52.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 491 390 393
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% -7.32%
10th Percentile £175 £185 £216
90th Percentile £550 £575 £500
East of England median daily rate £425 £408 £375
% change year-on-year +4.29% +8.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 68 36
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.00 £16.65 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.09% +14.84% -30.95%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.44 £9.20
90th Percentile £44.35 £46.50 £43.84
East of England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year +4.65% -1.55% -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 18 November 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 18 November 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 18 November 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
Watford +8 54 £350 -3.45% 20
Stevenage -4 38 £340 -6.21% 9
Welwyn Garden City +2 29 £205 -31.81% 2
Hatfield +2 25 £363 -9.38% 13
Hemel Hempstead -5 15 £245 -34.67% 5
St Albans 0 10 £275 -15.38% 12
Borehamwood 0 5 £475 - 4
Royston - 4 £538 - 6
Letchworth +5 3 - - 4
Bishop's Stortford +1 2 £305 - 3
Berkhamsted -1 1 - -
Rickmansworth -6 1 £138 -
Hitchin -7 1 - - 1
Kings Langley - 1 £475 -
Radlett - 1 £100 -
Microsoft
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 97 (41.45%) Windows
2 59 (25.21%) Active Directory
3 53 (22.65%) .NET
4 52 (22.22%) C#
5 48 (20.51%) SQL Server
6 46 (19.66%) JavaScript
7 44 (18.80%) Agile Software Development
8 43 (18.38%) Web Services
9 40 (17.09%) SQL
9 40 (17.09%) Windows 7
10 38 (16.24%) Microsoft Office
10 38 (16.24%) Migration
11 35 (14.96%) Java
12 34 (14.53%) Visual Studio
13 33 (14.10%) Microsoft Excel
13 33 (14.10%) Business Intelligence
13 33 (14.10%) Windows 10
14 30 (12.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 28 (11.97%) VMware
15 28 (11.97%) PowerShell
15 28 (11.97%) Windows Server
16 26 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 26 (11.11%) Eclipse
17 25 (10.68%) HTML
17 25 (10.68%) DNS
17 25 (10.68%) Security Cleared
17 25 (10.68%) Degree
18 24 (10.26%) Data Warehouse
19 23 (9.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 22 (9.40%) Office 365

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 15 (6.41%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.99%) Apache
2 7 (2.99%) MS Exchange
3 6 (2.56%) Skype for Business
3 6 (2.56%) Tomcat
4 5 (2.14%) IIS
5 4 (1.71%) OpenStack
6 3 (1.28%) CMS
6 3 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.85%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.43%) ThingWorx
8 1 (0.43%) WebLogic
Applications
1 38 (16.24%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (14.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (6.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (4.27%) MS Visio
5 6 (2.56%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.43%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.43%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 9 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.85%) BPCS
2 2 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.85%) Movex
3 1 (0.43%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 22 (9.40%) Office 365
2 15 (6.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (2.99%) SaaS
5 5 (2.14%) OneDrive
6 4 (1.71%) IaaS
6 4 (1.71%) PaaS
7 3 (1.28%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.85%) G Suite
8 2 (0.85%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.43%) Amazon Glacier
9 1 (0.43%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.43%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.43%) AWS CloudTrail
9 1 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.43%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 25 (10.68%) DNS
2 22 (9.40%) TCP/IP
3 21 (8.97%) Ethernet
4 10 (4.27%) DHCP
5 9 (3.85%) Skype
6 8 (3.42%) LAN
7 7 (2.99%) Firewall
7 7 (2.99%) WAN
8 6 (2.56%) Remote Desktop
9 5 (2.14%) VoIP
10 4 (1.71%) FTP
10 4 (1.71%) HTTP
10 4 (1.71%) HTTPS
11 3 (1.28%) Internet
11 3 (1.28%) VPN
11 3 (1.28%) Wireless
12 2 (0.85%) 3G
12 2 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
13 1 (0.43%) IP Telephony
13 1 (0.43%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (20.51%) SQL Server
2 30 (12.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 26 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 24 (10.26%) Data Warehouse
5 23 (9.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (3.42%) Relational Database
7 7 (2.99%) Electronic Patient Records
7 7 (2.99%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (2.56%) Endeca
8 6 (2.56%) Power BI
9 5 (2.14%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (1.71%) MySQL
10 4 (1.71%) SQL Server 2016
11 3 (1.28%) MongoDB
11 3 (1.28%) NoSQL
11 3 (1.28%) OLAP
11 3 (1.28%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
13 1 (0.43%) dBASE
13 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 34 (14.53%) Visual Studio
2 26 (11.11%) Eclipse
3 20 (8.55%) Git (software)
3 20 (8.55%) NetBeans
4 6 (2.56%) Maven
4 6 (2.56%) Subversion
4 6 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.85%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.85%) JIRA
6 1 (0.43%) eggPlant
6 1 (0.43%) Hudson
6 1 (0.43%) JMeter
6 1 (0.43%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.43%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.43%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (0.43%) Selenium
General
1 21 (8.97%) Military
2 17 (7.26%) Aerospace
3 13 (5.56%) Finance
4 7 (2.99%) Marketing
5 6 (2.56%) Back Office
6 5 (2.14%) Advertising
6 5 (2.14%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (2.14%) Retail
7 3 (1.28%) Legal
7 3 (1.28%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.28%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.43%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 57 (24.36%) Developer
2 29 (12.39%) Analyst
3 22 (9.40%) .NET Developer
4 19 (8.12%) Desktop Support
5 17 (7.26%) Business Intelligence Lead
6 16 (6.84%) Project Manager
6 16 (6.84%) Support Engineer
7 12 (5.13%) C# Developer
7 12 (5.13%) Consultant
8 11 (4.70%) Team Leader
9 10 (4.27%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 9 (3.85%) ASP.NET Developer
10 9 (3.85%) Desktop Engineer
11 8 (3.42%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 8 (3.42%) Full Stack Developer
11 8 (3.42%) IT Support
11 8 (3.42%) SQL Developer
12 7 (2.99%) 2nd Line Support
12 7 (2.99%) Architect
13 6 (2.56%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (22.65%) .NET
2 43 (18.38%) Web Services
3 25 (10.68%) HTML
4 21 (8.97%) ASP.NET
5 20 (8.55%) Node.js
5 20 (8.55%) Qt
6 17 (7.26%) CSS
7 14 (5.98%) ActiveX
7 14 (5.98%) DirectX
7 14 (5.98%) MFC
7 14 (5.98%) OpenGL
8 13 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
8 13 (5.56%) HTML5
8 13 (5.56%) LDAP
9 12 (5.13%) ASP.NET Web API
9 12 (5.13%) jQuery
10 11 (4.70%) .NET Framework
11 9 (3.85%) XML
12 7 (2.99%) Entity Framework
13 6 (2.56%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.97%) NHS
2 7 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (2.99%) Data Centre
2 7 (2.99%) e-Health
2 7 (2.99%) LIMS
2 7 (2.99%) PACS
3 5 (2.14%) Computer Science
3 5 (2.14%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.14%) PKI
4 4 (1.71%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (1.28%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.28%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (1.28%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (0.85%) CMDB
6 2 (0.85%) Digital Media
6 2 (0.85%) FMCG
6 2 (0.85%) Smartphone
6 2 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (0.85%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.43%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 97 (41.45%) Windows
2 40 (17.09%) Windows 7
3 33 (14.10%) Windows 10
4 28 (11.97%) Windows Server
5 22 (9.40%) Linux
6 20 (8.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (4.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (3.42%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (2.56%) Windows 8
10 5 (2.14%) Apple iOS
10 5 (2.14%) Windows XP
11 3 (1.28%) Unix
12 2 (0.85%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.43%) Android
13 1 (0.43%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (18.80%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (16.24%) Migration
3 33 (14.10%) Business Intelligence
4 22 (9.40%) Project Management
5 21 (8.97%) MVC
6 20 (8.55%) Software Engineering
7 19 (8.12%) ITIL
8 17 (7.26%) ETL
8 17 (7.26%) Mathematics
9 16 (6.84%) Scrum
10 15 (6.41%) PRINCE2
11 14 (5.98%) Data Migration
12 12 (5.13%) Project Planning
13 11 (4.70%) Analytics
14 10 (4.27%) CRM
14 10 (4.27%) People Management
14 10 (4.27%) Release Management
14 10 (4.27%) Stakeholder Management
15 9 (3.85%) Problem-Solving
16 7 (2.99%) Server Patching
Programming Languages
1 52 (22.22%) C#
2 46 (19.66%) JavaScript
3 40 (17.09%) SQL
4 35 (14.96%) Java
5 28 (11.97%) PowerShell
6 21 (8.97%) T-SQL
7 20 (8.55%) C++
8 14 (5.98%) GLSL
8 14 (5.98%) HLSL
9 6 (2.56%) PHP
10 5 (2.14%) VBScript
11 4 (1.71%) Python
11 4 (1.71%) VBA
12 2 (0.85%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.85%) C
12 2 (0.85%) Go
12 2 (0.85%) Perl
12 2 (0.85%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.43%) VB
13 1 (0.43%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 25 (10.68%) Degree
1 25 (10.68%) Security Cleared
2 21 (8.97%) SC Cleared
3 17 (7.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (3.42%) MCSA
5 5 (2.14%) MCSE
6 4 (1.71%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (1.28%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.28%) MCP
8 2 (0.85%) CISSP
8 2 (0.85%) GIAC
8 2 (0.85%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.43%) CEH
9 1 (0.43%) ISEB
9 1 (0.43%) MOS
9 1 (0.43%) OCP
9 1 (0.43%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.43%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.56%) Data Quality
2 11 (4.70%) QA
3 7 (2.99%) HL7
4 5 (2.14%) GDPR
5 4 (1.71%) SLA
6 3 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (1.28%) PMO
6 3 (1.28%) WCAG
7 1 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 59 (25.21%) Active Directory
2 15 (6.41%) Hyper-V
3 14 (5.98%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (3.85%) DFS Replication
4 9 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (3.85%) VMware Workstation
5 7 (2.99%) XenApp
6 4 (1.71%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (1.71%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.28%) BitLocker
7 3 (1.28%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.43%) Firmware
8 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.43%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.43%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (8.97%) SCCM
2 10 (4.27%) SCOM
3 6 (2.56%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (0.85%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.43%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.43%) CASB
5 1 (0.43%) EnCase
5 1 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.43%) Terraform
Vendors
1 28 (11.97%) VMware
2 12 (5.13%) Citrix
3 8 (3.42%) Apple
4 7 (2.99%) HP
4 7 (2.99%) SAP
5 5 (2.14%) Cisco
5 5 (2.14%) Dell
5 5 (2.14%) Google
5 5 (2.14%) Sophos
6 4 (1.71%) CA
6 4 (1.71%) IBM
7 3 (1.28%) ServiceNow
8 2 (0.85%) BMC
8 2 (0.85%) Embarcadero
8 2 (0.85%) Informatica
8 2 (0.85%) Lotus
8 2 (0.85%) McAfee
8 2 (0.85%) Remedy
8 2 (0.85%) Toshiba
8 2 (0.85%) Xerox