Period
to 20 January 2019

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 6 months to 20 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.

Microsoft Office
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 26 23 33
Rank change year-on-year -3 +10 -13
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 80 105 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 5.63% 6.89% 5.36%
As % of the Applications category 52.98% 58.33% 47.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 39 33
Hertfordshire median daily rate £205 £275 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.61% +10.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £123 £125 £117
90th Percentile £483 £525 £438
East of England median daily rate £250 £300 £250
% change year-on-year -16.67% +20.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 34 17
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £13.00 £13.25 £11.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.89% +18.62% -14.08%
10th Percentile £11.92 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £16.00 £27.50 £27.85
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £14.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year +12.28% -13.64% +10.00%

Microsoft Office is in the Software Applications category. The following 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.

All Software Application Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 151 180 158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 10.63% 11.80% 11.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 72 72
Hertfordshire median daily rate £265 £311 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.86% -11.07% -
10th Percentile £146 £131 £130
90th Percentile £488 £586 £475
East of England median daily rate £338 £350 £300
% change year-on-year -3.57% +16.67% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 40 34
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £13.00 £13.80 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.78% -61.13% +162.96%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.00 £10.33
90th Percentile £17.75 £44.80 £53.38
East of England median hourly rate £15.96 £14.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year +8.20% -10.61% +10.00%

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings citing Microsoft Office as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

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 6 months to 20 January 2019.

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 6 months to 20 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
Rickmansworth -1 28 £138 -
Watford +13 16 £150 -14.29% 4
Hatfield +2 7 £250 -17.01% 5
Welwyn Garden City -10 5 £205 +6.26%
Hemel Hempstead -1 4 £168 -39.09% 1
Stevenage -8 4 - - 1
Letchworth +2 2 - - 3
Royston +1 2 £369 +36.57%
Tring - 2 £150 -
Radlett - 1 £100 - 1
Microsoft Office
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Office 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 Office.

1 53 (66.25%) Windows
2 30 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 19 (23.75%) Windows XP
4 16 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 15 (18.75%) VPN
6 13 (16.25%) Active Directory
6 13 (16.25%) HP
6 13 (16.25%) Microsoft Excel
7 11 (13.75%) Project Management
7 11 (13.75%) PRINCE2
8 10 (12.50%) OpenView
8 10 (12.50%) TCP/IP
8 10 (12.50%) SLA
8 10 (12.50%) Internet
9 9 (11.25%) Microsoft Project
9 9 (11.25%) ITIL
9 9 (11.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 9 (11.25%) Security Cleared
10 8 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (10.00%) Manufacturing
11 7 (8.75%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (8.75%) OVSD
12 6 (7.50%) SC Cleared
12 6 (7.50%) MS Visio
13 5 (6.25%) PMI Certification
13 5 (6.25%) Windows 10
13 5 (6.25%) Office 365
13 5 (6.25%) Mathematics
13 5 (6.25%) Degree
13 5 (6.25%) SCCM

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 4 (5.00%) CMS
1 4 (5.00%) Skype for Business
2 2 (2.50%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (16.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (11.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 9 (11.25%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (7.50%) MS Visio
4 3 (3.75%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (1.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 1 (1.25%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.25%) Office 365
2 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.25%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 15 (18.75%) VPN
2 10 (12.50%) Internet
2 10 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 4 (5.00%) Skype
4 3 (3.75%) 3G
4 3 (3.75%) DHCP
4 3 (3.75%) DNS
4 3 (3.75%) VoIP
4 3 (3.75%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (3.75%) Wireless
5 2 (2.50%) 2.5G
5 2 (2.50%) 2G
5 2 (2.50%) 4G
5 2 (2.50%) 5G
5 2 (2.50%) Firewall
5 2 (2.50%) HTTP
5 2 (2.50%) HTTPS
5 2 (2.50%) LAN
5 2 (2.50%) MPLS
6 1 (1.25%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.50%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.25%) DB2
2 1 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (2.50%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (1.25%) Hudson
2 1 (1.25%) JIRA
2 1 (1.25%) JMeter
General
1 8 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 3 (3.75%) Marketing
2 3 (3.75%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.50%) Automotive
3 2 (2.50%) Finance
3 2 (2.50%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.25%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 32 (40.00%) Analyst
2 19 (23.75%) Service Analyst
2 19 (23.75%) Service Desk Analyst
3 12 (15.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 11 (13.75%) Project Manager
5 7 (8.75%) Desktop Support
5 7 (8.75%) Support Engineer
6 6 (7.50%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 6 (7.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 6 (7.50%) IT Support
7 5 (6.25%) Deskside Support
8 4 (5.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (5.00%) Field Engineer
8 4 (5.00%) Field Service Engineer
8 4 (5.00%) Field Support Engineer
9 3 (3.75%) Administrator
9 3 (3.75%) Deskside Engineer
9 3 (3.75%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 3 (3.75%) Release Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.75%) HTML
1 3 (3.75%) XML
2 2 (2.50%) CSS
3 1 (1.25%) EDI
3 1 (1.25%) EDIFACT
3 1 (1.25%) IDoc
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (1.25%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (5.00%) NHS
2 3 (3.75%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.75%) Security Operations Centre
3 2 (2.50%) PMI
3 2 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (2.50%) Social Media
3 2 (2.50%) User Experience
4 1 (1.25%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.25%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.25%) Smartcard
4 1 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 53 (66.25%) Windows
2 19 (23.75%) Windows XP
3 16 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 8 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (6.25%) Windows 10
6 3 (3.75%) Linux
7 2 (2.50%) Windows Server
8 1 (1.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (13.75%) PRINCE2
1 11 (13.75%) Project Management
2 9 (11.25%) ITIL
3 7 (8.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (6.25%) Mathematics
5 4 (5.00%) Information Security
5 4 (5.00%) Migration
6 3 (3.75%) Antivirus Management
6 3 (3.75%) Application Packaging
6 3 (3.75%) B2B
6 3 (3.75%) Matrix Organization
6 3 (3.75%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 3 (3.75%) Risk Management
6 3 (3.75%) Security Operations
6 3 (3.75%) SEO
6 3 (3.75%) SIEM
7 2 (2.50%) Analytical Thinking
7 2 (2.50%) Creative Thinking
7 2 (2.50%) Systems Engineering
7 2 (2.50%) UML
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.75%) SQL
2 2 (2.50%) Bash Shell
2 2 (2.50%) C
2 2 (2.50%) Java
2 2 (2.50%) JavaScript
2 2 (2.50%) MATLAB
2 2 (2.50%) PL/SQL
2 2 (2.50%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.50%) VB
2 2 (2.50%) VBA
2 2 (2.50%) VBScript
3 1 (1.25%) XPath
Qualifications
1 9 (11.25%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.50%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.25%) Degree
3 5 (6.25%) PMI Certification
4 4 (5.00%) PMP
5 1 (1.25%) CCNP
5 1 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.25%) CISM
5 1 (1.25%) CISSP
5 1 (1.25%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.25%) Master's Degree
5 1 (1.25%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.50%) SLA
2 3 (3.75%) Cyber Essentials
2 3 (3.75%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 2 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.25%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.25%) PMBOK
4 1 (1.25%) PMO
System Software
1 13 (16.25%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.75%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (2.50%) Firmware
3 2 (2.50%) XenApp
4 1 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (12.50%) OpenView
2 7 (8.75%) OVSD
3 5 (6.25%) SCCM
4 2 (2.50%) HP ALM
4 2 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (2.50%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.25%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 30 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 13 (16.25%) HP
3 3 (3.75%) Google
3 3 (3.75%) SAP
3 3 (3.75%) VMware
4 2 (2.50%) Adobe
4 2 (2.50%) Altiris
4 2 (2.50%) Cisco
4 2 (2.50%) Citrix
4 2 (2.50%) Oracle
4 2 (2.50%) SolarWinds
4 2 (2.50%) Symantec
5 1 (1.25%) Apple
5 1 (1.25%) Ariba
5 1 (1.25%) Computacenter
5 1 (1.25%) Dell
5 1 (1.25%) IBM
5 1 (1.25%) Remedy
5 1 (1.25%) Sophos
5 1 (1.25%) Trend Micro