Period
to 22 October 2018

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 22 October 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.

Microsoft Office
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 26 29
Rank change year-on-year +3 +3 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 106 94 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 6.61% 6.23% 5.20%
As % of the Applications category 51.21% 53.11% 36.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 39 25
Hertfordshire median daily rate £202 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.57% -20.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £114 £143 £131
90th Percentile £402 £456 £445
East of England median daily rate £225 £300 £250
% change year-on-year -25.00% +20.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 24 19
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% - +3.70%
10th Percentile £11.19 £10.00 £10.40
90th Percentile £19.43 £27.50 £20.00
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50

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 207 177 201
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 12.91% 11.72% 14.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 75 82
Hertfordshire median daily rate £275 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.25% -13.47% +14.50%
10th Percentile £123 £125 £143
90th Percentile £488 £533 £459
East of England median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 30 36
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.25 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.77% -26.92% +44.44%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £35.00 £27.50 £53.75
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50

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 22 October 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 22 October 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
Rickmansworth 0 28 £130 - 2
Watford +14 22 £150 -14.29% 3
Hemel Hempstead -2 10 £175 +16.67% 5
Hatfield +4 9 £125 -60.16% 9
Stevenage -8 9 £275 -31.25% 3
Welwyn Garden City -15 8 £205 +12.09%
Royston 0 3 £369 +36.57% 2
Tring - 2 £150 -
Ware - 1 £415 -
Radlett - 1 £100 - 1
Bishop's Stortford - 1 - -
Borehamwood - 1 - -
Microsoft Office
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, 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 63 (59.43%) Windows
2 45 (42.45%) Microsoft
3 26 (24.53%) Windows 7
4 24 (22.64%) Microsoft Excel
5 23 (21.70%) Active Directory
6 16 (15.09%) Project Management
6 16 (15.09%) VPN
6 16 (15.09%) Windows XP
7 15 (14.15%) SLA
8 14 (13.21%) PRINCE2
8 14 (13.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 13 (12.26%) Office 365
9 13 (12.26%) HP
10 12 (11.32%) Security Cleared
11 11 (10.38%) Manufacturing
11 11 (10.38%) NHS
12 10 (9.43%) Internet
12 10 (9.43%) TCP/IP
12 10 (9.43%) MS Visio
12 10 (9.43%) ITIL
13 9 (8.49%) Microsoft Project
13 9 (8.49%) OpenView
13 9 (8.49%) OVSD
14 8 (7.55%) SC Cleared
14 8 (7.55%) SCCM
14 8 (7.55%) VoIP
14 8 (7.55%) Windows 10
15 7 (6.60%) Skype
15 7 (6.60%) Stakeholder Management
15 7 (6.60%) Marketing

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 (5.66%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.72%) CMS
2 5 (4.72%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.83%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.94%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 24 (22.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (13.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 10 (9.43%) MS Visio
4 9 (8.49%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (3.77%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.89%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (0.94%) CA PPM
2 1 (0.94%) Lorenzo
2 1 (0.94%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.94%) SystmOne
2 1 (0.94%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 13 (12.26%) Office 365
2 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.94%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 16 (15.09%) VPN
2 10 (9.43%) Internet
2 10 (9.43%) TCP/IP
3 8 (7.55%) VoIP
4 7 (6.60%) Skype
5 5 (4.72%) Wireless
6 4 (3.77%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (2.83%) DHCP
7 3 (2.83%) DNS
7 3 (2.83%) Firewall
8 2 (1.89%) 3G
9 1 (0.94%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.94%) LAN
9 1 (0.94%) Network Security
9 1 (0.94%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.77%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.83%) Electronic Patient Records
2 3 (2.83%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.94%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.94%) MS Access
3 1 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (2.83%) JMeter
2 2 (1.89%) eggPlant
2 2 (1.89%) JIRA
2 2 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.94%) Hudson
3 1 (0.94%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.94%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.94%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (0.94%) Selenium
General
1 11 (10.38%) Manufacturing
2 7 (6.60%) Marketing
3 3 (2.83%) Multimedia
3 3 (2.83%) Retail
4 2 (1.89%) Automotive
4 2 (1.89%) Finance
4 2 (1.89%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.94%) Legal
5 1 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 42 (39.62%) Analyst
2 20 (18.87%) Service Analyst
2 20 (18.87%) Service Desk Analyst
3 16 (15.09%) Desktop Support
4 13 (12.26%) 2nd Line Support
4 13 (12.26%) IT Support
4 13 (12.26%) Project Manager
5 9 (8.49%) Support Analyst
6 8 (7.55%) Support Engineer
7 7 (6.60%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 7 (6.60%) Desktop Engineer
7 7 (6.60%) IT Analyst
8 6 (5.66%) Administrator
8 6 (5.66%) Deskside Engineer
8 6 (5.66%) Developer
8 6 (5.66%) Help Desk Analyst
8 6 (5.66%) IT Support Analyst
9 5 (4.72%) 1st Line Support
10 4 (3.77%) Service Desk Support
10 4 (3.77%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.77%) HTML
2 3 (2.83%) CSS
2 3 (2.83%) XML
3 1 (0.94%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.94%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.38%) NHS
2 6 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.77%) AS400
4 3 (2.83%) Security Operations Centre
4 3 (2.83%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (2.83%) Social Media
4 3 (2.83%) User Experience
5 2 (1.89%) CMDB
5 2 (1.89%) e-Health
5 2 (1.89%) LIMS
5 2 (1.89%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.89%) PACS
6 1 (0.94%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.94%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.94%) Smartcard
6 1 (0.94%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 63 (59.43%) Windows
2 26 (24.53%) Windows 7
3 16 (15.09%) Windows XP
4 8 (7.55%) Windows 10
5 6 (5.66%) Windows 8
6 5 (4.72%) Windows Server
6 5 (4.72%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (2.83%) Linux
8 1 (0.94%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (15.09%) Project Management
2 14 (13.21%) PRINCE2
3 10 (9.43%) ITIL
4 7 (6.60%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (5.66%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (4.72%) Incident Management
6 5 (4.72%) Project Governance
6 5 (4.72%) Scenario Testing
6 5 (4.72%) Test Scripting
7 4 (3.77%) Information Security
7 4 (3.77%) Migration
7 4 (3.77%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 4 (3.77%) SEO
7 4 (3.77%) Test Strategy
8 3 (2.83%) Digital Marketing
8 3 (2.83%) Informatics
8 3 (2.83%) Risk Management
8 3 (2.83%) Software Engineering
8 3 (2.83%) Web Design
8 3 (2.83%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.66%) SQL
2 4 (3.77%) PL/SQL
3 3 (2.83%) C
3 3 (2.83%) Java
3 3 (2.83%) JavaScript
3 3 (2.83%) VB
3 3 (2.83%) VBA
4 2 (1.89%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.94%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 12 (11.32%) Security Cleared
2 8 (7.55%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.77%) Degree
4 3 (2.83%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.83%) PMP
5 2 (1.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.89%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.94%) CISM
6 1 (0.94%) CISSP
6 1 (0.94%) ISEB
6 1 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.94%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.94%) MCP
6 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.94%) OCP
6 1 (0.94%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (14.15%) SLA
2 3 (2.83%) PMO
3 2 (1.89%) HL7
4 1 (0.94%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.94%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.94%) PMBOK
System Software
1 23 (21.70%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.83%) XenApp
3 1 (0.94%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (8.49%) OpenView
1 9 (8.49%) OVSD
2 8 (7.55%) SCCM
3 2 (1.89%) HP ALM
3 2 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.89%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.94%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 45 (42.45%) Microsoft
2 13 (12.26%) HP
3 5 (4.72%) Oracle
4 4 (3.77%) Google
4 4 (3.77%) SAP
5 3 (2.83%) Adobe
5 3 (2.83%) Cisco
5 3 (2.83%) Citrix
6 2 (1.89%) Altiris
6 2 (1.89%) BMC
6 2 (1.89%) Dell
6 2 (1.89%) Remedy
6 2 (1.89%) Sophos
6 2 (1.89%) Symantec
6 2 (1.89%) VMware
6 2 (1.89%) Xerox
7 1 (0.94%) Apple
7 1 (0.94%) Computacenter
7 1 (0.94%) Draytek
7 1 (0.94%) Trend Micro