Period
to 31 May 2020

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 31 May 2020 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
31 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 20 39 20
Rank change year-on-year +19 -19 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 52 63 99
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 6.44% 4.70% 6.74%
As % of the Applications category 44.83% 48.84% 51.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 25 33
Median daily rate £250 £250 £185
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +35.14% -17.78%
10th Percentile £122 £122 £126
90th Percentile £470 £488 £416
East of England median daily rate £220 £251 £270
% change year-on-year -12.44% -6.94% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 22 36
Median hourly rate £13.75 £13.13 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +13.64%
10th Percentile £11.88 £11.26 £10.66
90th Percentile £14.50 £16.00 £40.63
East of England median hourly rate £16.75 £13.00 £13.85
% change year-on-year +28.85% -6.14% -10.65%

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 116 129 191
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 14.37% 9.63% 13.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 46 88
Median daily rate £250 £295 £253
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.25% +16.83% -22.19%
10th Percentile £170 £140 £131
90th Percentile £510 £553 £508
East of England median daily rate £323 £350 £325
% change year-on-year -7.86% +7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 28 46
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.13 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.48% +2.94% -61.36%
10th Percentile £11.89 £11.13 £10.66
90th Percentile £22.65 £32.18 £40.63
Median hourly rate £17.10 £15.07 £15.00
% change year-on-year +13.49% +0.45% -24.62%

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Office in Hertfordshire

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Office in Hertfordshire.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft Office in Hertfordshire

Microsoft Office
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Office in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 31 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft Office in Hertfordshire

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Office in Hertfordshire.

Hourly rate trend for Microsoft Office in Hertfordshire

Microsoft Office
Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Microsoft Office in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 31 May 2020.

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 31 May 2020. 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 -2 24 - -
Stevenage +13 6 - - 7
Hatfield +10 6 £450 +50.00%
Welwyn Garden City +8 4 £600 - 1
Royston - 2 £313 -
Hitchin - 2 - -
Watford -3 1 £120 -50.77%
Hemel Hempstead -5 1 £250 +66.67% 2
Ware - 1 - -
Potters Bar - 1 £110 -
St Albans - 1 £225 - 1
Microsoft Office
East of England

For the 6 months to 31 May 2020, 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 32 (61.54%) Windows
2 26 (50.00%) VPN
3 25 (48.08%) HP
4 24 (46.15%) OpenView
5 18 (34.62%) OVSD
6 17 (32.69%) Microsoft
7 15 (28.85%) Internet
7 15 (28.85%) Windows 10
8 13 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
9 12 (23.08%) Windows XP
10 9 (17.31%) Automotive
11 7 (13.46%) Retail
12 6 (11.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 6 (11.54%) Active Directory
13 5 (9.62%) SC Cleared
13 5 (9.62%) Security Cleared
14 4 (7.69%) Android
14 4 (7.69%) iPhone
14 4 (7.69%) Time Management
14 4 (7.69%) Windows Server
14 4 (7.69%) MS Visio
14 4 (7.69%) Finance
15 3 (5.77%) Data Management
15 3 (5.77%) Office 365
15 3 (5.77%) Video Conferencing
16 2 (3.85%) vSphere
16 2 (3.85%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 2 (3.85%) Enterprise Storage
16 2 (3.85%) Rational DOORS
16 2 (3.85%) Hadoop

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 2 (3.85%) IBM Notes
2 1 (1.92%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (11.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (7.69%) MS Visio
4 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) iTrent
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.77%) Office 365
2 2 (3.85%) Azure
2 2 (3.85%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 26 (50.00%) VPN
2 15 (28.85%) Internet
3 2 (3.85%) LAN
3 2 (3.85%) Network Security
3 2 (3.85%) Wireless
4 1 (1.92%) DNS
4 1 (1.92%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (3.85%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (3.85%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 9 (17.31%) Automotive
2 7 (13.46%) Retail
3 4 (7.69%) Finance
4 2 (3.85%) Legal
5 1 (1.92%) Banking
5 1 (1.92%) Law
Job Titles
1 27 (51.92%) Analyst
2 19 (36.54%) Service Analyst
3 18 (34.62%) Service Desk Analyst
4 9 (17.31%) 1st Line Support
5 8 (15.38%) Service Desk Support
6 4 (7.69%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 4 (7.69%) Support Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Administrator
7 3 (5.77%) IT Support
7 3 (5.77%) Service Desk Support Analyst
8 2 (3.85%) Data Analyst
8 2 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) IT Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) IT Technician
8 2 (3.85%) Procurement Manager
8 2 (3.85%) Systems Administrator
8 2 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) VMWare Administrator
9 1 (1.92%) IT Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.69%) iPhone
2 3 (5.77%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.85%) CMDB
3 2 (3.85%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (3.85%) FMCG
3 2 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.92%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 32 (61.54%) Windows
2 15 (28.85%) Windows 10
3 12 (23.08%) Windows XP
4 4 (7.69%) Android
4 4 (7.69%) Windows Server
5 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (1.92%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (7.69%) Time Management
2 3 (5.77%) Data Management
3 2 (3.85%) Analytics
3 2 (3.85%) Business Analysis
3 2 (3.85%) Contract Management
3 2 (3.85%) Data Analytics
3 2 (3.85%) Data Governance
3 2 (3.85%) Data Lineage
3 2 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (3.85%) ITSM
3 2 (3.85%) Logistics
3 2 (3.85%) Mentoring
3 2 (3.85%) Migration
3 2 (3.85%) Office Automation
3 2 (3.85%) Performance Management
3 2 (3.85%) Physics
3 2 (3.85%) Software Deployment
3 2 (3.85%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (3.85%) SysML
3 2 (3.85%) UML
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.85%) MATLAB
1 2 (3.85%) PowerShell
1 2 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (9.62%) SC Cleared
1 5 (9.62%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.92%) Degree
2 1 (1.92%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.92%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) QA
System Software
1 6 (11.54%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 24 (46.15%) OpenView
2 18 (34.62%) OVSD
3 2 (3.85%) NetBackup
3 2 (3.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 25 (48.08%) HP
2 17 (32.69%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.85%) Ab Initio
3 2 (3.85%) Lotus
3 2 (3.85%) NetApp
3 2 (3.85%) Veritas
3 2 (3.85%) VMware
4 1 (1.92%) Apple
4 1 (1.92%) SAP