Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 6 8
Rank change year-on-year +2 +2 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 220 173 181
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 13.72% 13.37% 12.54%
As % of the Vendors category 27.13% 27.99% 24.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 97 89
Hertfordshire median daily rate £298 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% -6.67% -
10th Percentile £130 £115 £170
90th Percentile £488 £480 £575
East of England median daily rate £363 £363 £375
% change year-on-year - -3.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 26 14
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £18.07 £15.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.45% -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £13.13 £10.45 £9.48
90th Percentile £46.25 £17.87 £20.00
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £14.84 £16.50
% change year-on-year +11.19% -10.06% +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 811 618 747
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 50.59% 47.76% 51.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 430 322 377
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
10th Percentile £173 £209 £220
90th Percentile £550 £575 £528
East of England median daily rate £425 £418 £400
% change year-on-year +1.80% +4.38% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 54 34
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +13.21% -28.38%
10th Percentile £11.44 £11.05 £8.25
90th Percentile £46.25 £36.05 £21.58
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £15.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% -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 17 August 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 17 August 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 17 August 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 +2 42 £323 -11.03% 18
Stevenage 0 41 £213 -41.38% 6
Welwyn Garden City +1 25 £280 -32.53% 7
Hatfield -2 25 £325 -7.14% 18
Hemel Hempstead -7 18 £215 -39.44% 6
Royston - 12 £525 - 3
Borehamwood +1 6 £475 - 5
St Albans -4 6 £275 -15.38% 13
Rickmansworth -3 5 £130 -42.22%
Letchworth - 2 - - 2
Bishop's Stortford -1 1 - - 3
Hitchin -2 1 - -
Kings Langley - 1 £475 - 2
Microsoft
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 82 (37.27%) Windows
2 53 (24.09%) Microsoft Office
3 52 (23.64%) SQL
4 45 (20.45%) Active Directory
5 43 (19.55%) Microsoft Excel
6 41 (18.64%) Agile Software Development
7 36 (16.36%) Security Cleared
8 35 (15.91%) SQL Server
9 34 (15.45%) JavaScript
9 34 (15.45%) C#
10 33 (15.00%) Web Services
11 32 (14.55%) Java
11 32 (14.55%) .NET
11 32 (14.55%) SC Cleared
12 28 (12.73%) Windows 7
12 28 (12.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 27 (12.27%) Project Management
14 26 (11.82%) VMware
15 25 (11.36%) Eclipse
15 25 (11.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 25 (11.36%) Degree
16 24 (10.91%) Data Warehouse
16 24 (10.91%) Windows Server
17 23 (10.45%) Business Intelligence
17 23 (10.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 22 (10.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
18 22 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
18 22 (10.00%) T-SQL
19 21 (9.55%) Visual Studio
20 19 (8.64%) ITIL

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 14 (6.36%) MS Exchange
2 11 (5.00%) Apache
3 8 (3.64%) IIS
3 8 (3.64%) SharePoint
4 6 (2.73%) Tomcat
5 5 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (2.27%) Skype for Business
5 5 (2.27%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.82%) ThingWorx
7 3 (1.36%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.91%) CMS
8 2 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.91%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 53 (24.09%) Microsoft Office
2 43 (19.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (10.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (4.55%) MS Visio
5 7 (3.18%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (2.27%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (1.82%) AutoCAD
7 4 (1.82%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 10 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.36%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.91%) BPCS
3 2 (0.91%) Movex
4 1 (0.45%) Scribe Insight
4 1 (0.45%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 22 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (5.91%) Office 365
3 8 (3.64%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (3.18%) SaaS
5 3 (1.36%) IaaS
5 3 (1.36%) PaaS
6 2 (0.91%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.45%) G Suite
7 1 (0.45%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 18 (8.18%) Ethernet
1 18 (8.18%) TCP/IP
2 12 (5.45%) VoIP
3 11 (5.00%) Firewall
3 11 (5.00%) LAN
4 9 (4.09%) HTTP
4 9 (4.09%) Skype
4 9 (4.09%) SMTP
5 8 (3.64%) WAN
6 6 (2.73%) DNS
6 6 (2.73%) VPN
7 5 (2.27%) DHCP
8 4 (1.82%) Kerberos
9 2 (0.91%) 3G
9 2 (0.91%) Internet
9 2 (0.91%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.45%) ATM
10 1 (0.45%) FlexRay
10 1 (0.45%) SAN
10 1 (0.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (15.91%) SQL Server
2 28 (12.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 25 (11.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 24 (10.91%) Data Warehouse
5 23 (10.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (3.18%) Relational Database
6 7 (3.18%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (2.73%) Endeca
8 5 (2.27%) Power BI
8 5 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (1.82%) MS Access
9 4 (1.82%) SQL Server 2016
10 3 (1.36%) MongoDB
10 3 (1.36%) NoSQL
10 3 (1.36%) SQL Server 2014
11 2 (0.91%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (0.91%) MySQL
11 2 (0.91%) OLAP
11 2 (0.91%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 25 (11.36%) Eclipse
2 21 (9.55%) Visual Studio
3 18 (8.18%) NetBeans
4 14 (6.36%) Git (software)
5 7 (3.18%) Subversion
6 6 (2.73%) Maven
7 2 (0.91%) JIRA
8 1 (0.45%) eggPlant
8 1 (0.45%) IDA Disassembler
8 1 (0.45%) JMeter
8 1 (0.45%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.45%) Selenium
8 1 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.45%) VersionOne
General
1 18 (8.18%) Military
2 15 (6.82%) Aerospace
3 13 (5.91%) Finance
4 8 (3.64%) Advertising
5 7 (3.18%) Retail
5 7 (3.18%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.73%) Manufacturing
6 6 (2.73%) Marketing
7 3 (1.36%) Back Office
8 2 (0.91%) Legal
8 2 (0.91%) Local Government
8 2 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.45%) Automotive
9 1 (0.45%) Banking
9 1 (0.45%) Electronics
9 1 (0.45%) Front Office
9 1 (0.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 38 (17.27%) Developer
2 26 (11.82%) Analyst
3 25 (11.36%) Desktop Support
3 25 (11.36%) Support Engineer
4 17 (7.73%) Desktop Engineer
5 15 (6.82%) Project Manager
6 13 (5.91%) Business Intelligence Lead
6 13 (5.91%) Consultant
6 13 (5.91%) Service Analyst
7 12 (5.45%) Service Desk Analyst
8 10 (4.55%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 10 (4.55%) Coordinator
8 10 (4.55%) Team Leader
9 9 (4.09%) .NET Developer
9 9 (4.09%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 9 (4.09%) Architect
9 9 (4.09%) Azure Consultant
9 9 (4.09%) IT Analyst
9 9 (4.09%) Project Coordinator
10 8 (3.64%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (15.00%) Web Services
2 32 (14.55%) .NET
3 18 (8.18%) Node.js
3 18 (8.18%) Qt
4 13 (5.91%) ActiveX
4 13 (5.91%) DirectX
4 13 (5.91%) MFC
4 13 (5.91%) OpenGL
5 12 (5.45%) HTML
6 10 (4.55%) CSS
7 9 (4.09%) ASP.NET
7 9 (4.09%) jQuery
8 8 (3.64%) RESTful
9 6 (2.73%) AngularJS
9 6 (2.73%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (2.73%) ASP.NET Web API
9 6 (2.73%) JDBC
9 6 (2.73%) JPA
9 6 (2.73%) Spring
9 6 (2.73%) Spring Web Flow
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.45%) NHS
2 11 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.64%) Data Centre
3 8 (3.64%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.27%) Linux Command Line
4 5 (2.27%) PKI
4 5 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (1.82%) Clustering
5 4 (1.82%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.36%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (1.36%) Virtual Team
7 2 (0.91%) CMDB
7 2 (0.91%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.91%) Digital Media
7 2 (0.91%) Driving Licence
7 2 (0.91%) iPhone
7 2 (0.91%) Tandem
8 1 (0.45%) iPad
8 1 (0.45%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 82 (37.27%) Windows
2 28 (12.73%) Windows 7
3 24 (10.91%) Windows Server
4 19 (8.64%) Linux
5 17 (7.73%) Windows 10
6 14 (6.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (5.91%) Windows 8
8 7 (3.18%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (3.18%) Windows XP
9 6 (2.73%) Unix
10 5 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (1.82%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.91%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.45%) Android
13 1 (0.45%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (18.64%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (12.27%) Project Management
3 23 (10.45%) Business Intelligence
4 19 (8.64%) ITIL
4 19 (8.64%) Migration
4 19 (8.64%) Software Engineering
5 18 (8.18%) Scrum
6 17 (7.73%) ETL
7 16 (7.27%) PRINCE2
8 15 (6.82%) Mathematics
9 14 (6.36%) Project Planning
10 13 (5.91%) CRM
10 13 (5.91%) Information Security
10 13 (5.91%) MVC
11 12 (5.45%) Data Protection
11 12 (5.45%) Problem-Solving
11 12 (5.45%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (5.00%) People Management
12 11 (5.00%) Release Management
13 9 (4.09%) Data Integration
Programming Languages
1 52 (23.64%) SQL
2 34 (15.45%) C#
2 34 (15.45%) JavaScript
3 32 (14.55%) Java
4 22 (10.00%) T-SQL
5 18 (8.18%) C++
6 13 (5.91%) GLSL
6 13 (5.91%) HLSL
7 12 (5.45%) PowerShell
8 5 (2.27%) VBA
9 3 (1.36%) C
9 3 (1.36%) PHP
9 3 (1.36%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.91%) Python
11 1 (0.45%) FoxPro (VFP)
11 1 (0.45%) Go
11 1 (0.45%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.45%) VB
11 1 (0.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 36 (16.36%) Security Cleared
2 32 (14.55%) SC Cleared
3 25 (11.36%) Degree
4 11 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (3.64%) MCP
6 4 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.36%) MCSA
7 3 (1.36%) MCSE
7 3 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.91%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.91%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.91%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.91%) PMP
9 1 (0.45%) CEH
9 1 (0.45%) CISSP
9 1 (0.45%) GISP
9 1 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.45%) MAPM
9 1 (0.45%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.36%) Data Quality
2 12 (5.45%) QA
2 12 (5.45%) SLA
3 4 (1.82%) PMO
4 3 (1.36%) GDPR
5 2 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.91%) WCAG
6 1 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.45%) ECSS
System Software
1 45 (20.45%) Active Directory
2 15 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.18%) Virtual Desktop
4 4 (1.82%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.36%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.91%) XenApp
7 1 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (4.55%) SCCM
2 2 (0.91%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (0.91%) SCOM
3 1 (0.45%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.45%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.45%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 26 (11.82%) VMware
2 16 (7.27%) Dell
3 15 (6.82%) Cisco
4 13 (5.91%) HP
5 9 (4.09%) Citrix
5 9 (4.09%) SAP
6 8 (3.64%) Apple
6 8 (3.64%) Veeam
7 5 (2.27%) IBM
7 5 (2.27%) Mitel
8 4 (1.82%) McAfee
8 4 (1.82%) PTC
9 3 (1.36%) EMC
9 3 (1.36%) Google
9 3 (1.36%) Oracle
9 3 (1.36%) Remedy
9 3 (1.36%) Sophos
10 2 (0.91%) BMC
10 2 (0.91%) Lumension
10 2 (0.91%) Trend Micro