The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for Microsoft Office skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Office over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 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.

Microsoft Office
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 19 16
Rank change year-on-year -11 -3  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 29 45 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 4.59% 6.74% 8.31%
As % of the Applications category 43.94% 41.67% 63.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 23 17
Median daily rate £263 £163 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +61.53% -50.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £120 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £425 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £295 £285 £288
% change year-on-year +3.50% -0.86%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 16
Median hourly rate £11.06 £17.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.88% +23.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.61 £13.35 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.16 £20.00 £14.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.79 £16.50 £13.70
% change year-on-year -16.42% +20.43%  

Microsoft Office is in the software application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 66 108 116
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 10.44% 16.17% 13.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 45 36
Median daily rate £325 £350 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +8.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £150 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £452 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year +3.84% +1.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 29
Median hourly rate £11.91 £15.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.19% +6.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.74 £9.70 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.92 £30.00 £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.71 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -4.80% +13.79%  

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire citing Microsoft Office as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Office in Hertfordshire

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Office in Hertfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Office in Hertfordshire

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in Hertfordshire over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Office in Hertfordshire

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in Hertfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Office in Hertfordshire

Microsoft Office
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 Office within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Rickmansworth +3 8 £225 +47.54% 1
Stevenage -1 4 £400 +53.84%
Hatfield -4 4 £363 - 2
Watford -10 3 £135 +12.50% 1
Hemel Hempstead +7 2 £115 -67.14% 3
Welwyn Garden City -1 1 £115 - 1
Welwyn - 1 £263 -
Microsoft Office
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 50 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 25 (35.71%) Windows
3 20 (28.57%) Microsoft Excel
4 18 (25.71%) Active Directory
5 14 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 14 (20.00%) Office 365
6 13 (18.57%) ITIL
6 13 (18.57%) Finance
7 12 (17.14%) Windows 7
7 12 (17.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 9 (12.86%) Degree
8 9 (12.86%) Project Management
8 9 (12.86%) Windows Server
9 8 (11.43%) Windows 8
9 8 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (11.43%) SLA
10 7 (10.00%) Legal
11 6 (8.57%) Windows 10
11 6 (8.57%) Migration
11 6 (8.57%) Cisco
11 6 (8.57%) HP
11 6 (8.57%) Shell Script
11 6 (8.57%) SharePoint
11 6 (8.57%) MS Visio
11 6 (8.57%) SC Cleared
11 6 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (7.14%) DV Cleared
12 5 (7.14%) PowerShell
12 5 (7.14%) Android
12 5 (7.14%) MS Exchange

Microsoft Office
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 6 (8.57%) SharePoint
2 5 (7.14%) MS Exchange
3 4 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2000
3 4 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (5.71%) Exchange Server 5.5
4 3 (4.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (2.86%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.43%) CMS
6 1 (1.43%) Confluence
6 1 (1.43%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 20 (28.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (17.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (8.57%) MS Visio
4 4 (5.71%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (4.29%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (1.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (1.43%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (1.43%) InDesign
6 1 (1.43%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (4.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.86%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (1.43%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.43%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 1 (1.43%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 14 (20.00%) Office 365
2 5 (7.14%) OneDrive
3 4 (5.71%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.43%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (1.43%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (1.43%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.71%) Internet
1 4 (5.71%) LAN
1 4 (5.71%) TCP/IP
1 4 (5.71%) WAN
1 4 (5.71%) X.500
2 2 (2.86%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (2.86%) Ethernet
2 2 (2.86%) FCoE
2 2 (2.86%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (2.86%) iSCSI
2 2 (2.86%) NetScaler
2 2 (2.86%) WebEx
2 2 (2.86%) Wireshark
3 1 (1.43%) 4G
3 1 (1.43%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.43%) DHCP
3 1 (1.43%) DNS
3 1 (1.43%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (1.43%) Skype
3 1 (1.43%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.86%) Big Data
1 2 (2.86%) Data Mining
1 2 (2.86%) GIS
1 2 (2.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.43%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.43%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (2.86%) MSI
1 2 (2.86%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (2.86%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 13 (18.57%) Finance
2 7 (10.00%) Legal
3 3 (4.29%) French Language
3 3 (4.29%) Marketing
4 2 (2.86%) German Language
4 2 (2.86%) Retail
5 1 (1.43%) Advertising
5 1 (1.43%) Billing
5 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (30.00%) Analyst
2 8 (11.43%) Administrator
3 7 (10.00%) Desktop Support
3 7 (10.00%) IT Analyst
4 6 (8.57%) Designer
4 6 (8.57%) Help Desk Analyst
5 5 (7.14%) Service Analyst
5 5 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (5.71%) Project Analyst
6 4 (5.71%) Support Analyst
7 3 (4.29%) Desktop Team Leader
7 3 (4.29%) Project Support Analyst
7 3 (4.29%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (4.29%) Support Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (4.29%) Team Leader
8 2 (2.86%) Business Process Analyst
8 2 (2.86%) Coordinator
8 2 (2.86%) Support Assistant
8 2 (2.86%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.29%) HTML
2 1 (1.43%) CSS
2 1 (1.43%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.71%) Driving Licence
3 3 (4.29%) Blackberry
3 3 (4.29%) Credit Risk
3 3 (4.29%) e-Learning
3 3 (4.29%) Video Editing
4 2 (2.86%) AS400
4 2 (2.86%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (2.86%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.86%) Smart Meter
4 2 (2.86%) User Experience
5 1 (1.43%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.43%) FMCG
5 1 (1.43%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 25 (35.71%) Windows
2 12 (17.14%) Windows 7
3 9 (12.86%) Windows Server
4 8 (11.43%) Windows 8
5 6 (8.57%) Windows 10
5 6 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (7.14%) Android
7 4 (5.71%) HPUX
7 4 (5.71%) Linux
7 4 (5.71%) Solaris
7 4 (5.71%) Unix
7 4 (5.71%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (4.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (4.29%) Windows XP
9 2 (2.86%) Apple iOS
9 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (2.86%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.43%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (18.57%) ITIL
2 9 (12.86%) Project Management
3 8 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (8.57%) Migration
5 5 (7.14%) CRM
5 5 (7.14%) PRINCE2
6 4 (5.71%) Identity Management
6 4 (5.71%) ITSM
6 4 (5.71%) Mobile Device Management
6 4 (5.71%) SDLC
7 3 (4.29%) Analytics
7 3 (4.29%) ERP
7 3 (4.29%) Information Security
7 3 (4.29%) People Management
7 3 (4.29%) Problem Management
7 3 (4.29%) Risk Assessment
7 3 (4.29%) Service Delivery
7 3 (4.29%) Service Management
7 3 (4.29%) Test Scripting
7 3 (4.29%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.57%) Shell Script
2 5 (7.14%) PowerShell
2 5 (7.14%) SQL
3 4 (5.71%) Perl
4 3 (4.29%) MATLAB
5 2 (2.86%) Java
5 2 (2.86%) PHP
6 1 (1.43%) MapBasic
6 1 (1.43%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (12.86%) Degree
3 6 (8.57%) SC Cleared
4 5 (7.14%) DV Cleared
5 4 (5.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (2.86%) ISTQB
6 2 (2.86%) PMP
7 1 (1.43%) ACCA
7 1 (1.43%) CIMA
7 1 (1.43%) MCSA
7 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.43%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.43%) SLA
2 3 (4.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (4.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 3 (4.29%) PMO
3 1 (1.43%) QA
System Software
1 18 (25.71%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.71%) Samba
3 2 (2.86%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (2.86%) NFS
3 2 (2.86%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.43%) XenApp
4 1 (1.43%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (5.71%) Microsoft Intune
1 4 (5.71%) SCCM
2 2 (2.86%) BladeLogic
2 2 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.43%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.43%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 50 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.57%) Cisco
2 6 (8.57%) HP
3 4 (5.71%) Apple
3 4 (5.71%) Sun
3 4 (5.71%) VMware
4 3 (4.29%) CA
4 3 (4.29%) IFS
4 3 (4.29%) Oracle
4 3 (4.29%) Planview
5 2 (2.86%) Adobe
5 2 (2.86%) BMC
5 2 (2.86%) Brocade
5 2 (2.86%) Citrix
6 1 (1.43%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.43%) Cognos
6 1 (1.43%) Google
6 1 (1.43%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.43%) Nokia
6 1 (1.43%) SAP
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