Period
to 22 June 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 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 29 27
Rank change year-on-year +10 -2 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 99 70 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 6.79% 5.65% 5.89%
As % of the Applications category 52.11% 48.28% 41.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 35 33
Hertfordshire median daily rate £185 £288 £185
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.65% +55.41% -40.75%
10th Percentile £117 £120 £120
90th Percentile £409 £439 £456
East of England median daily rate £238 £313 £185
% change year-on-year -24.00% +68.92% -9.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 11 14
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £12.50 £11.00 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.64% -22.81% +5.56%
10th Percentile £11.38 £10.00 £12.63
90th Percentile £35.00 £16.25 £19.85
East of England median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -6.45% -6.06% +17.86%

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 190 145 189
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 13.03% 11.70% 14.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 70 67
Hertfordshire median daily rate £250 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.08% -7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £130 £126 £126
90th Percentile £481 £490 £488
East of England median daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year -3.85% - +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 25 35
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £13.00 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.13% +3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £11.40 £10.16 £9.40
90th Percentile £35.00 £53.40 £52.25
East of England median hourly rate £15.25 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -12.86% +6.06% +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 22 June 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 June 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 June 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 -1 28 £130 -42.22%
Hatfield +2 14 £270 -22.86% 1
Stevenage -2 14 £180 -56.36% 2
Hemel Hempstead -4 13 £175 +7.69% 6
Watford -12 6 £114 -26.15% 7
Royston - 6 £463 -
Welwyn Garden City -7 3 £135 -70.00% 2
Ware - 1 £415 -
Bishop's Stortford - 1 - - 2
Borehamwood - 1 - - 1
Microsoft Office
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 57 (57.58%) Windows
2 49 (49.49%) Microsoft
3 22 (22.22%) Windows XP
3 22 (22.22%) Microsoft Excel
4 21 (21.21%) VPN
5 19 (19.19%) Windows 7
6 18 (18.18%) Internet
7 17 (17.17%) Manufacturing
7 17 (17.17%) HP
8 14 (14.14%) Active Directory
9 13 (13.13%) OpenView
9 13 (13.13%) OVSD
10 12 (12.12%) SCCM
11 11 (11.11%) Citrix
11 11 (11.11%) Windows 8
12 10 (10.10%) SLA
13 9 (9.09%) TCP/IP
13 9 (9.09%) IBM Notes
13 9 (9.09%) ITIL
13 9 (9.09%) Windows 10
14 8 (8.08%) Office 365
14 8 (8.08%) VoIP
14 8 (8.08%) Data Protection
14 8 (8.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
15 7 (7.07%) Microsoft Azure
15 7 (7.07%) SharePoint
16 6 (6.06%) AS400
16 6 (6.06%) MS Visio
16 6 (6.06%) Lotus
16 6 (6.06%) Adobe

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 9 (9.09%) IBM Notes
2 7 (7.07%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.02%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.02%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.01%) CMS
Applications
1 22 (22.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (8.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (6.06%) MS Visio
3 6 (6.06%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (4.04%) Windchill
5 3 (3.03%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (2.02%) AutoCAD
7 1 (1.01%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (5.05%) Teamcenter
2 2 (2.02%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (1.01%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (1.01%) CA PPM
3 1 (1.01%) Lorenzo
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.08%) Office 365
2 7 (7.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.02%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 21 (21.21%) VPN
2 18 (18.18%) Internet
3 9 (9.09%) TCP/IP
4 8 (8.08%) VoIP
5 4 (4.04%) FTP
6 2 (2.02%) Skype
7 1 (1.01%) 3G
7 1 (1.01%) DHCP
7 1 (1.01%) DNS
7 1 (1.01%) FlexRay
7 1 (1.01%) LAN
7 1 (1.01%) WAN
7 1 (1.01%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.01%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.04%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.03%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (1.01%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (1.01%) MS Access
3 1 (1.01%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (3.03%) JIRA
2 1 (1.01%) eggPlant
2 1 (1.01%) JMeter
2 1 (1.01%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.01%) MSI
2 1 (1.01%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (1.01%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (1.01%) Selenium
2 1 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.01%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.01%) WinDbg
General
1 17 (17.17%) Manufacturing
2 6 (6.06%) Automotive
3 5 (5.05%) German Language
4 4 (4.04%) Aerospace
4 4 (4.04%) French Language
4 4 (4.04%) Military
4 4 (4.04%) Retail
5 3 (3.03%) Advertising
6 2 (2.02%) Billing
6 2 (2.02%) Marketing
7 1 (1.01%) Back Office
7 1 (1.01%) Electronics
7 1 (1.01%) Finance
7 1 (1.01%) Law
7 1 (1.01%) Multimedia
7 1 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.01%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 42 (42.42%) Analyst
2 21 (21.21%) Service Analyst
2 21 (21.21%) Service Desk Analyst
3 15 (15.15%) Support Analyst
4 11 (11.11%) Desktop Support
5 10 (10.10%) IT Support
6 9 (9.09%) 1st Line Support
6 9 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
7 8 (8.08%) IT Analyst
8 7 (7.07%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 7 (7.07%) Support Engineer
9 6 (6.06%) 1st Line Support Analyst
9 6 (6.06%) Azure Consultant
9 6 (6.06%) Consultant
9 6 (6.06%) Desktop Engineer
10 5 (5.05%) IT Support Analyst
10 5 (5.05%) Service Desk Support
10 5 (5.05%) Service Desk Support Analyst
11 4 (4.04%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 4 (4.04%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.03%) REST
2 2 (2.02%) COM
2 2 (2.02%) Middleware
2 2 (2.02%) SOAP
2 2 (2.02%) Visualforce
2 2 (2.02%) Web Services
2 2 (2.02%) XML
3 1 (1.01%) .NET
3 1 (1.01%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.01%) CSS
3 1 (1.01%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.06%) AS400
2 4 (4.04%) CMDB
2 4 (4.04%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.03%) NHS
4 2 (2.02%) e-Health
4 2 (2.02%) iPhone
4 2 (2.02%) LIMS
4 2 (2.02%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.02%) PACS
5 1 (1.01%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.01%) iPad
5 1 (1.01%) Social Media
5 1 (1.01%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 57 (57.58%) Windows
2 22 (22.22%) Windows XP
3 19 (19.19%) Windows 7
4 11 (11.11%) Windows 8
5 9 (9.09%) Windows 10
6 4 (4.04%) Windows Server
6 4 (4.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (4.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.01%) Android
8 1 (1.01%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.01%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (1.01%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (9.09%) ITIL
2 8 (8.08%) Data Protection
3 6 (6.06%) Data Loss Prevention
3 6 (6.06%) Incident Management
4 5 (5.05%) Configuration Management
4 5 (5.05%) Project Management
5 4 (4.04%) Change Management
5 4 (4.04%) Data Analysis
5 4 (4.04%) Data Integration
5 4 (4.04%) Data Management
5 4 (4.04%) PDM
5 4 (4.04%) PRINCE2
5 4 (4.04%) Runbook
6 3 (3.03%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (3.03%) CRM
6 3 (3.03%) Health Informatics
6 3 (3.03%) Informatics
6 3 (3.03%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (3.03%) Validation
7 2 (2.02%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.03%) SQL
2 2 (2.02%) Apex Code
2 2 (2.02%) C
2 2 (2.02%) PL/SQL
2 2 (2.02%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.01%) C#
3 1 (1.01%) Java
3 1 (1.01%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.01%) MATLAB
3 1 (1.01%) Python
3 1 (1.01%) VB
3 1 (1.01%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (5.05%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (5.05%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.04%) HNC
2 4 (4.04%) MCP
2 4 (4.04%) MCSE
2 4 (4.04%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.03%) Degree
3 3 (3.03%) MCSA
4 2 (2.02%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.01%) ISEB
5 1 (1.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.01%) Master's Degree
5 1 (1.01%) OCP
5 1 (1.01%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (1.01%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.01%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.10%) SLA
2 3 (3.03%) PMO
3 2 (2.02%) HL7
System Software
1 14 (14.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.02%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.01%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 13 (13.13%) OpenView
1 13 (13.13%) OVSD
2 12 (12.12%) SCCM
3 1 (1.01%) HP ALM
3 1 (1.01%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 49 (49.49%) Microsoft
2 17 (17.17%) HP
3 11 (11.11%) Citrix
4 6 (6.06%) Adobe
4 6 (6.06%) Lotus
5 4 (4.04%) BMC
6 3 (3.03%) IBM
6 3 (3.03%) Oracle
6 3 (3.03%) SAP
7 2 (2.02%) Apple
7 2 (2.02%) Pardot
7 2 (2.02%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.01%) Blue Prism
8 1 (1.01%) Cisco
8 1 (1.01%) Dell
8 1 (1.01%) EMC
8 1 (1.01%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.01%) Sophos
8 1 (1.01%) VMware
8 1 (1.01%) Xerox