Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 7 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 -3 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 204 153 195
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 13.17% 11.46% 14.44%
As % of the Vendors category 24.73% 24.48% 27.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 76 95
Hertfordshire median daily rate £363 £361 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.35% -3.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £143 £148 £156
90th Percentile £506 £475 £645
East of England median daily rate £350 £350 £365
% change year-on-year - -4.11% +8.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 17 33
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £14.00 £11.79 £15.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.74% -25.85% +27.20%
10th Percentile £11.55 £9.63 £9.00
90th Percentile £97.00 £44.70 £23.65
East of England median hourly rate £14.75 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -10.61% - +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 825 625 710
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 53.26% 46.82% 52.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 338 345
Hertfordshire median daily rate £388 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% -3.03% +6.11%
10th Percentile £200 £195 £225
90th Percentile £573 £538 £604
East of England median daily rate £425 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +9.68% -3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 38 63
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £15.68 £14.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.14% -30.95% +44.83%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.00 £8.68
90th Percentile £47.25 £44.58 £40.75
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -5.71% -7.89% +8.57%

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 February 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 20 February 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 20 February 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 +8 46 £400 +14.29% 14
Watford -7 31 £388 -13.89% 20
Welwyn Garden City +14 28 £200 -23.81% 5
Stevenage +6 27 £363 -4.92% 9
Hemel Hempstead -2 12 £385 +6.94% 21
St Albans -1 6 £300 - 12
Royston - 4 £444 - 3
Hertford - 2 £325 -
Letchworth - 2 - - 3
Berkhamsted - 1 - -
Borehamwood - 1 £400 - 1
Tring - 1 £250 -
Microsoft
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 77 (37.75%) Windows
2 53 (25.98%) Microsoft Office
2 53 (25.98%) Active Directory
3 48 (23.53%) SCCM
4 46 (22.55%) PowerShell
5 41 (20.10%) Office 365
6 40 (19.61%) SharePoint
7 37 (18.14%) Microsoft Excel
7 37 (18.14%) SQL Server
7 37 (18.14%) Finance
8 36 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
9 34 (16.67%) SQL
10 32 (15.69%) Windows 7
11 29 (14.22%) Project Management
12 28 (13.73%) Security Cleared
13 27 (13.24%) VBScript
14 26 (12.75%) VMware
14 26 (12.75%) SC Cleared
15 25 (12.25%) VMware Infrastructure
15 25 (12.25%) .NET
16 24 (11.76%) C#
16 24 (11.76%) Customer Requirements
17 22 (10.78%) Citrix
17 22 (10.78%) Microsoft App-V
18 21 (10.29%) BitLocker
18 21 (10.29%) Windows 10
19 20 (9.80%) Information Security
20 19 (9.31%) Internet
20 19 (9.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
21 18 (8.82%) JavaScript

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 (19.61%) SharePoint
2 17 (8.33%) MS Exchange
3 13 (6.37%) Skype for Business
4 5 (2.45%) IIS
4 5 (2.45%) Moodle
5 2 (0.98%) Confluence
5 2 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.49%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 53 (25.98%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (18.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (9.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (2.45%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.98%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.98%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.49%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 7 (3.43%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (1.96%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.98%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.98%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.49%) Maximo
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 41 (20.10%) Office 365
2 12 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (5.39%) OneDrive
4 5 (2.45%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.47%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.98%) IaaS
6 2 (0.98%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 1 (0.49%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.49%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 19 (9.31%) Internet
2 13 (6.37%) DNS
2 13 (6.37%) Skype
3 12 (5.88%) DHCP
4 8 (3.92%) Firewall
5 5 (2.45%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.96%) IMAP
6 4 (1.96%) SAN
6 4 (1.96%) SMTP
6 4 (1.96%) SSL
7 2 (0.98%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (0.98%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (0.98%) IPsec
7 2 (0.98%) LAN
7 2 (0.98%) Network Security
7 2 (0.98%) WAN
7 2 (0.98%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.49%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.49%) VPN
8 1 (0.49%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (18.14%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.39%) Power BI
2 11 (5.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (4.41%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (4.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (3.92%) Relational Database
4 8 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (3.43%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (2.94%) SQL Server 2014
7 5 (2.45%) Qlik Sense
8 4 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (1.47%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.98%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.98%) MS Access
10 2 (0.98%) SQL Server 2016
11 1 (0.49%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.49%) Data Lake
11 1 (0.49%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.49%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 14 (6.86%) Visual Studio
2 13 (6.37%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (2.45%) MSI
4 4 (1.96%) JIRA
5 3 (1.47%) InstallShield
6 2 (0.98%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.98%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (0.98%) Rational Rhapsody
6 2 (0.98%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (0.98%) WinDbg
7 1 (0.49%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.49%) IDA Disassembler
7 1 (0.49%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.49%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.49%) MSTest
7 1 (0.49%) NetBeans
7 1 (0.49%) NUnit
7 1 (0.49%) Selenium
7 1 (0.49%) Subversion
7 1 (0.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 37 (18.14%) Finance
2 11 (5.39%) Publishing
3 7 (3.43%) Billing
3 7 (3.43%) Law
4 6 (2.94%) Banking
4 6 (2.94%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (1.96%) Retail
6 2 (0.98%) Advertising
6 2 (0.98%) Back Office
6 2 (0.98%) Games
6 2 (0.98%) Marketing
6 2 (0.98%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.49%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.49%) Legal
7 1 (0.49%) Military
7 1 (0.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (18.14%) Developer
2 33 (16.18%) Consultant
3 29 (14.22%) Analyst
4 19 (9.31%) Support Engineer
5 14 (6.86%) .NET Developer
5 14 (6.86%) C# Developer
6 13 (6.37%) Coordinator
6 13 (6.37%) Project Coordinator
7 12 (5.88%) Administrator
7 12 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
8 11 (5.39%) Project Administrator
8 11 (5.39%) SCCM Consultant
9 10 (4.90%) Full Stack Developer
9 10 (4.90%) Project Manager
10 9 (4.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 8 (3.92%) Desktop Support
11 8 (3.92%) Windows Consultant
12 7 (3.43%) 2nd Line Support
12 7 (3.43%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 7 (3.43%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (12.25%) .NET
2 17 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
3 16 (7.84%) CSS
3 16 (7.84%) HTML
3 16 (7.84%) Web Services
4 15 (7.35%) jQuery
5 13 (6.37%) ASP.NET
5 13 (6.37%) ASP.NET MVC
6 12 (5.88%) KnockoutJS
7 11 (5.39%) WCF
8 10 (4.90%) .NET Framework
8 10 (4.90%) XML
9 9 (4.41%) RequireJS
10 8 (3.92%) Ajax
11 7 (3.43%) AngularJS
11 7 (3.43%) Entity Framework
11 7 (3.43%) LINQ
11 7 (3.43%) LINQ to SQL
12 6 (2.94%) HTML5
12 6 (2.94%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.86%) CESG
1 14 (6.86%) Data Centre
2 12 (5.88%) User Experience
3 9 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.92%) PKI
5 7 (3.43%) W3C
6 6 (2.94%) CMDB
7 5 (2.45%) e-Learning
7 5 (2.45%) Graphic Design
7 5 (2.45%) Learning Management System
7 5 (2.45%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.45%) VLE
8 4 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.47%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.47%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (1.47%) Tandem
10 2 (0.98%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.98%) Blog
10 2 (0.98%) iPhone
10 2 (0.98%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 77 (37.75%) Windows
2 32 (15.69%) Windows 7
3 21 (10.29%) Windows 10
4 15 (7.35%) Windows Server
5 10 (4.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (4.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (3.92%) Linux
7 5 (2.45%) Windows 8
7 5 (2.45%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (1.96%) Android
9 3 (1.47%) Unix
9 3 (1.47%) Windows Vista
9 3 (1.47%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.98%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.49%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (14.22%) Project Management
3 24 (11.76%) Customer Requirements
4 20 (9.80%) Information Security
5 18 (8.82%) Disk Encryption
5 18 (8.82%) MVC
6 17 (8.33%) Migration
7 16 (7.84%) CRM
7 16 (7.84%) PRINCE2
8 15 (7.35%) SDLC
9 14 (6.86%) Business Intelligence
9 14 (6.86%) ITIL
10 12 (5.88%) Desktop Virtualisation
11 11 (5.39%) Data Modelling
12 10 (4.90%) Analytics
12 10 (4.90%) Data Loss Prevention
12 10 (4.90%) Presales
13 9 (4.41%) Change Management
13 9 (4.41%) Data Cleansing
14 8 (3.92%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 46 (22.55%) PowerShell
2 34 (16.67%) SQL
3 27 (13.24%) VBScript
4 24 (11.76%) C#
5 18 (8.82%) JavaScript
6 7 (3.43%) Python
6 7 (3.43%) T-SQL
7 5 (2.45%) R
8 4 (1.96%) Java
9 2 (0.98%) Apex Code
9 2 (0.98%) C
9 2 (0.98%) VBA
10 1 (0.49%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.49%) C++
10 1 (0.49%) GLSL
10 1 (0.49%) HLSL
10 1 (0.49%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.49%) U-SQL
10 1 (0.49%) VB
Qualifications
1 28 (13.73%) Security Cleared
2 26 (12.75%) SC Cleared
3 10 (4.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (3.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 5 (2.45%) CISSP
6 4 (1.96%) Degree
6 4 (1.96%) MCSE
6 4 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (1.47%) CISM
7 3 (1.47%) MCSA
8 2 (0.98%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 2 (0.98%) CCNA
8 2 (0.98%) CCSP
8 2 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.98%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (0.98%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.98%) MCDST
8 2 (0.98%) MCP
8 2 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.49%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (5.88%) SLA
3 10 (4.90%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.47%) PMO
5 2 (0.98%) Def Stans
5 2 (0.98%) FIPS 140-2
5 2 (0.98%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.49%) GDPR
6 1 (0.49%) QA
System Software
1 53 (25.98%) Active Directory
2 25 (12.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (10.78%) Microsoft App-V
4 21 (10.29%) BitLocker
5 13 (6.37%) XenApp
6 11 (5.39%) XenDesktop
7 4 (1.96%) Hyper-V
7 4 (1.96%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.98%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.98%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.98%) vSphere
9 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.49%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 48 (23.53%) SCCM
2 14 (6.86%) Norton AntiVirus
3 13 (6.37%) Microsoft Intune
4 12 (5.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 9 (4.41%) WSUS
6 2 (0.98%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.49%) PowerCLI
7 1 (0.49%) Puppet
Vendors
1 26 (12.75%) VMware
2 22 (10.78%) Citrix
3 15 (7.35%) SAP
4 14 (6.86%) Symantec
5 11 (5.39%) Altiris
5 11 (5.39%) Ivanti
6 9 (4.41%) Salesforce.com
7 8 (3.92%) McAfee
7 8 (3.92%) Tableau
8 7 (3.43%) HP
9 6 (2.94%) Cisco
9 6 (2.94%) Oracle
10 5 (2.45%) Alteryx
10 5 (2.45%) BMC
10 5 (2.45%) Computacenter
11 4 (1.96%) IBM
11 4 (1.96%) Sun
12 3 (1.47%) Dell
12 3 (1.47%) F5
13 2 (0.98%) Gemalto