Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 4 6 9
Rank change year-on-year +2 +3 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 217 208 145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 15.12% 13.57% 10.51%
As % of the Vendors category 27.64% 26.23% 21.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 142 65
Hertfordshire median daily rate £350 £363 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.45% -6.45% +1.31%
10th Percentile £157 £151 £146
90th Percentile £505 £523 £450
East of England median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 17 15
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £15.86 £16.81 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.62% +20.04% -6.67%
10th Percentile £10.74 £12.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £37.00 £80.50 £44.80
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £14.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year +8.47% -10.61% +4.63%

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 785 793 670
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 54.70% 51.73% 48.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 453 382 351
Hertfordshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - -3.61%
10th Percentile £190 £200 £208
90th Percentile £550 £575 £538
East of England median daily rate £430 £425 £388
% change year-on-year +1.18% +9.68% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 57 37
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +20.69% -30.95%
10th Percentile £11.16 £11.25 £9.70
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.35 £44.05
East of England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.75
% change year-on-year +3.03% -7.04% -15.99%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 22 January 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 +10 48 £350 -3.45% 23
Stevenage 0 37 £420 +15.86% 8
Hatfield 0 29 £375 -14.29% 17
Welwyn Garden City 0 21 £205 -28.85% 1
Hemel Hempstead -1 11 £245 -27.41% 6
Letchworth +7 6 - - 4
St Albans +1 6 £300 -7.69% 9
Royston 0 2 £538 +26.47% 3
Hitchin - 2 - - 2
Hertford +4 1 £350 +7.69% 2
Borehamwood +2 1 - - 11
Broxbourne 0 1 £413 +258.70%
Berkhamsted -1 1 - -
Bishop's Stortford - 1 £305 - 2
Baldock - 1 £400 -
Radlett - 1 £100 - 1
Rickmansworth - 1 £138 - 1
Microsoft
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 January 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.

1 109 (50.23%) Windows
2 61 (28.11%) Active Directory
3 49 (22.58%) .NET
3 49 (22.58%) Migration
4 47 (21.66%) C#
5 42 (19.35%) SQL Server
6 40 (18.43%) Agile Software Development
7 39 (17.97%) JavaScript
8 38 (17.51%) Windows 10
9 37 (17.05%) Web Services
10 34 (15.67%) Visual Studio
10 34 (15.67%) VMware
11 33 (15.21%) DNS
12 32 (14.75%) SQL
12 32 (14.75%) PowerShell
12 32 (14.75%) Windows 7
13 31 (14.29%) Office 365
13 31 (14.29%) Windows Server
14 30 (13.82%) Security Cleared
14 30 (13.82%) Microsoft Office
14 30 (13.82%) Business Intelligence
15 27 (12.44%) Java
15 27 (12.44%) SCCM
16 26 (11.98%) Degree
17 25 (11.52%) TCP/IP
18 24 (11.06%) Linux
18 24 (11.06%) Microsoft Azure
18 24 (11.06%) Git (software)
19 23 (10.60%) Windows Server 2008
19 23 (10.60%) Microsoft Certification

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 18 (8.29%) SharePoint
2 10 (4.61%) Skype for Business
3 8 (3.69%) MS Exchange
4 5 (2.30%) IIS
5 3 (1.38%) CMS
5 3 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.92%) Apache
6 2 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.92%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.92%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.92%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.46%) GroupWise
Applications
1 30 (13.82%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (10.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (5.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (4.15%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (3.23%) MS Visio
6 5 (2.30%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.46%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (2.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 31 (14.29%) Office 365
2 24 (11.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (3.69%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.84%) OneDrive
5 3 (1.38%) Azure Data Factory
5 3 (1.38%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (1.38%) PaaS
5 3 (1.38%) SaaS
6 2 (0.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.92%) Amazon Glacier
6 2 (0.92%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.92%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (0.92%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.92%) AWS CloudTrail
6 2 (0.92%) G Suite
6 2 (0.92%) IaaS
6 2 (0.92%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.46%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 33 (15.21%) DNS
2 25 (11.52%) TCP/IP
3 22 (10.14%) Ethernet
4 17 (7.83%) DHCP
5 15 (6.91%) Firewall
6 8 (3.69%) Skype
7 7 (3.23%) Remote Desktop
8 6 (2.76%) LAN
8 6 (2.76%) WAN
9 5 (2.30%) HTTP
9 5 (2.30%) HTTPS
10 4 (1.84%) FTP
10 4 (1.84%) Internet
10 4 (1.84%) VoIP
10 4 (1.84%) Wireless
11 3 (1.38%) 3G
12 2 (0.92%) 2.5G
12 2 (0.92%) 2G
12 2 (0.92%) MPLS
12 2 (0.92%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (19.35%) SQL Server
2 17 (7.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (5.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 12 (5.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (3.69%) Electronic Patient Records
6 8 (3.69%) Power BI
7 7 (3.23%) Relational Database
8 6 (2.76%) MongoDB
9 5 (2.30%) MySQL
10 4 (1.84%) SQL Server 2000
10 4 (1.84%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (1.38%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (1.38%) NoSQL
11 3 (1.38%) OLAP
11 3 (1.38%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
12 2 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
12 2 (0.92%) Endeca
12 2 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 34 (15.67%) Visual Studio
2 24 (11.06%) Git (software)
3 22 (10.14%) Eclipse
4 20 (9.22%) NetBeans
5 6 (2.76%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.92%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.92%) Maven
6 2 (0.92%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (0.92%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (0.92%) Rational Rhapsody
6 2 (0.92%) Subversion
6 2 (0.92%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.46%) Hudson
7 1 (0.46%) JIRA
7 1 (0.46%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.46%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 21 (9.68%) Military
2 19 (8.76%) Aerospace
3 10 (4.61%) Finance
4 5 (2.30%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.84%) Marketing
6 3 (1.38%) Back Office
6 3 (1.38%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.38%) Retail
7 2 (0.92%) Advertising
7 2 (0.92%) Legal
8 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.46%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 44 (20.28%) Developer
2 22 (10.14%) Analyst
3 19 (8.76%) .NET Developer
4 18 (8.29%) Consultant
5 14 (6.45%) Project Manager
6 13 (5.99%) Support Engineer
7 12 (5.53%) Business Intelligence Lead
8 9 (4.15%) Architect
8 9 (4.15%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 9 (4.15%) C# Developer
8 9 (4.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (3.69%) Active Directory Consultant
10 7 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support
10 7 (3.23%) IT Support
10 7 (3.23%) SQL Developer
10 7 (3.23%) Team Leader
10 7 (3.23%) Windows Engineer
11 6 (2.76%) Active Directory Specialist
11 6 (2.76%) ASP.NET Developer
11 6 (2.76%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (22.58%) .NET
2 37 (17.05%) Web Services
3 22 (10.14%) HTML
4 20 (9.22%) Node.js
4 20 (9.22%) Qt
5 17 (7.83%) ActiveX
5 17 (7.83%) ASP.NET
5 17 (7.83%) DirectX
5 17 (7.83%) MFC
5 17 (7.83%) OpenGL
6 15 (6.91%) LDAP
7 13 (5.99%) CSS
8 11 (5.07%) HTML5
9 9 (4.15%) .NET Framework
9 9 (4.15%) ASP.NET MVC
9 9 (4.15%) XML
10 8 (3.69%) ASP.NET Web API
11 7 (3.23%) jQuery
11 7 (3.23%) WPF
12 6 (2.76%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.91%) NHS
2 8 (3.69%) Data Centre
2 8 (3.69%) e-Health
2 8 (3.69%) LIMS
2 8 (3.69%) PACS
3 7 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (3.23%) PKI
4 5 (2.30%) Client/Server
5 4 (1.84%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.38%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (0.92%) Digital Media
7 2 (0.92%) FMCG
7 2 (0.92%) HP Storage
7 2 (0.92%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (0.92%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.92%) PMI
7 2 (0.92%) Replication
7 2 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.46%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.46%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 109 (50.23%) Windows
2 38 (17.51%) Windows 10
3 32 (14.75%) Windows 7
4 31 (14.29%) Windows Server
5 24 (11.06%) Linux
6 23 (10.60%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (5.07%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (5.07%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.84%) Windows XP
9 3 (1.38%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.92%) Unix
10 2 (0.92%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.46%) Android
11 1 (0.46%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (22.58%) Migration
2 40 (18.43%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (13.82%) Business Intelligence
4 20 (9.22%) ITIL
4 20 (9.22%) Mathematics
5 19 (8.76%) Scrum
5 19 (8.76%) Software Engineering
6 16 (7.37%) Analytics
6 16 (7.37%) Project Management
7 13 (5.99%) MVC
8 12 (5.53%) Problem-Solving
9 11 (5.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 10 (4.61%) Data Migration
11 9 (4.15%) PRINCE2
12 8 (3.69%) CRM
12 8 (3.69%) DevOps
12 8 (3.69%) ETL
12 8 (3.69%) Health Informatics
12 8 (3.69%) Informatics
12 8 (3.69%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 47 (21.66%) C#
2 39 (17.97%) JavaScript
3 32 (14.75%) PowerShell
3 32 (14.75%) SQL
4 27 (12.44%) Java
5 20 (9.22%) C++
6 17 (7.83%) GLSL
6 17 (7.83%) HLSL
7 11 (5.07%) T-SQL
8 8 (3.69%) VBScript
9 6 (2.76%) Python
10 5 (2.30%) Bash Shell
10 5 (2.30%) VBA
11 3 (1.38%) Perl
11 3 (1.38%) PHP
12 2 (0.92%) C
12 2 (0.92%) Go
12 2 (0.92%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.46%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.46%) VB
Qualifications
1 30 (13.82%) Security Cleared
2 26 (11.98%) Degree
3 23 (10.60%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (9.68%) SC Cleared
5 9 (4.15%) MCSA
6 7 (3.23%) MCSE
7 5 (2.30%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (2.30%) MCP
8 4 (1.84%) DV Cleared
9 3 (1.38%) AWS Certification
9 3 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.38%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (1.38%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.92%) CCNA
10 2 (0.92%) CISSP
10 2 (0.92%) GIAC
10 2 (0.92%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.46%) CCNP
11 1 (0.46%) CEH
11 1 (0.46%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.69%) HL7
2 6 (2.76%) QA
3 5 (2.30%) Data Quality
3 5 (2.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.84%) GDPR
4 4 (1.84%) SLA
4 4 (1.84%) WCAG
5 3 (1.38%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (1.38%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (0.92%) PMO
7 1 (0.46%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.46%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 61 (28.11%) Active Directory
2 15 (6.91%) Hyper-V
3 14 (6.45%) VMware ESXi
4 12 (5.53%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (4.15%) DFS Replication
5 9 (4.15%) VMware Workstation
6 7 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (2.76%) XenApp
8 4 (1.84%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.38%) BitLocker
9 3 (1.38%) Firmware
9 3 (1.38%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.46%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
10 1 (0.46%) Docker
10 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.46%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.46%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 27 (12.44%) SCCM
2 12 (5.53%) SCOM
3 11 (5.07%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (1.84%) Terraform
5 2 (0.92%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.92%) Puppet
5 2 (0.92%) WSUS
6 1 (0.46%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.46%) CASB
6 1 (0.46%) EnCase
6 1 (0.46%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.46%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.46%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.46%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 34 (15.67%) VMware
2 11 (5.07%) Citrix
3 10 (4.61%) Cisco
4 6 (2.76%) HP
5 4 (1.84%) Apple
5 4 (1.84%) CA
5 4 (1.84%) F5
5 4 (1.84%) SAP
6 3 (1.38%) Google
6 3 (1.38%) Palo Alto
6 3 (1.38%) ServiceNow
6 3 (1.38%) Sophos
7 2 (0.92%) Dell
7 2 (0.92%) Fortinet
7 2 (0.92%) IBM
7 2 (0.92%) Lotus
7 2 (0.92%) McAfee
7 2 (0.92%) SolarWinds
8 1 (0.46%) Tableau
8 1 (0.46%) Trend Micro