Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 28 31
Rank change year-on-year +6 +3 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 103 70 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 6.60% 5.43% 4.72%
As % of the Applications category 49.76% 45.75% 33.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 39 29
Hertfordshire median daily rate £179 £300 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -40.42% +50.00% -33.33%
10th Percentile £114 £114 £120
90th Percentile £400 £442 £442
East of England median daily rate £228 £325 £245
% change year-on-year -30.00% +32.65% +11.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 12 11
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £13.10 £11.95 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.60% -17.57% +6.66%
10th Percentile £11.20 £10.04 £11.17
90th Percentile £39.88 £26.60 £20.00
East of England median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -7.58% - +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 207 153 202
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 13.27% 11.87% 14.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 80 83
Hertfordshire median daily rate £250 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.02% -13.40% +25.00%
10th Percentile £124 £115 £134
90th Percentile £456 £513 £476
East of England median daily rate £324 £325 £325
% change year-on-year -0.38% - +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 23 27
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £13.35 £16.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.09% -13.16% +35.71%
10th Percentile £10.56 £10.41 £10.18
90th Percentile £35.00 £47.48 £53.00
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.67 £16.50
% change year-on-year -4.00% +1.02% +13.79%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 14 August 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 26 £130 -42.22% 1
Watford +7 17 £206 -26.34% 4
Hatfield +2 12 £185 -47.14% 4
Stevenage -7 12 £168 -59.39% 1
Hemel Hempstead -10 9 £263 +75.00% 7
Royston - 6 £413 -
Welwyn Garden City -13 3 £205 +13.64% 1
Tring - 1 £150 -
Ware - 1 £415 - 2
Bishop's Stortford - 1 - -
Borehamwood - 1 - -
Microsoft Office
East of England

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 60 (58.25%) Windows
2 51 (49.51%) Microsoft
3 26 (25.24%) Windows 7
4 25 (24.27%) Microsoft Excel
5 23 (22.33%) Active Directory
6 16 (15.53%) Office 365
7 15 (14.56%) Windows XP
7 15 (14.56%) ITIL
8 14 (13.59%) SLA
8 14 (13.59%) VPN
9 13 (12.62%) HP
9 13 (12.62%) Manufacturing
10 12 (11.65%) Project Management
10 12 (11.65%) Internet
11 11 (10.68%) SCCM
11 11 (10.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 11 (10.68%) Windows 10
12 10 (9.71%) PRINCE2
12 10 (9.71%) MS Visio
12 10 (9.71%) Security Cleared
12 10 (9.71%) Windows 8
13 9 (8.74%) OVSD
13 9 (8.74%) TCP/IP
13 9 (8.74%) OpenView
14 8 (7.77%) NHS
14 8 (7.77%) VoIP
14 8 (7.77%) Microsoft Project
14 8 (7.77%) SC Cleared
14 8 (7.77%) Skype
15 7 (6.80%) Data Protection

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 (5.83%) MS Exchange
2 5 (4.85%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.88%) Skype for Business
4 3 (2.91%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.97%) CMS
5 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 25 (24.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (10.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 10 (9.71%) MS Visio
4 8 (7.77%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (4.85%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (1.94%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.97%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.94%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (0.97%) CA PPM
2 1 (0.97%) Lorenzo
2 1 (0.97%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 16 (15.53%) Office 365
2 6 (5.83%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (13.59%) VPN
2 12 (11.65%) Internet
3 9 (8.74%) TCP/IP
4 8 (7.77%) Skype
4 8 (7.77%) VoIP
5 4 (3.88%) Wireless
6 3 (2.91%) Firewall
6 3 (2.91%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.94%) 3G
7 2 (1.94%) DHCP
7 2 (1.94%) DNS
8 1 (0.97%) FlexRay
8 1 (0.97%) LAN
8 1 (0.97%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.88%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.91%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (0.97%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.97%) MS Access
3 1 (0.97%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (1.94%) eggPlant
1 2 (1.94%) JMeter
1 2 (1.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.97%) JIRA
2 1 (0.97%) LoadRunner
2 1 (0.97%) Selenium
General
1 13 (12.62%) Manufacturing
2 5 (4.85%) Marketing
3 4 (3.88%) Retail
4 3 (2.91%) Advertising
5 2 (1.94%) Automotive
6 1 (0.97%) Electronics
6 1 (0.97%) Finance
6 1 (0.97%) Law
6 1 (0.97%) Legal
6 1 (0.97%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.97%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 43 (41.75%) Analyst
2 23 (22.33%) Service Analyst
2 23 (22.33%) Service Desk Analyst
3 16 (15.53%) Desktop Support
4 12 (11.65%) IT Support
5 11 (10.68%) Support Analyst
6 10 (9.71%) 2nd Line Support
7 9 (8.74%) Desktop Engineer
7 9 (8.74%) Support Engineer
8 8 (7.77%) IT Analyst
8 8 (7.77%) Project Manager
9 7 (6.80%) 1st Line Support
9 7 (6.80%) Administrator
10 6 (5.83%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 6 (5.83%) Consultant
10 6 (5.83%) Help Desk Analyst
10 6 (5.83%) IT Support Analyst
11 5 (4.85%) Azure Consultant
11 5 (4.85%) IT Engineer
11 5 (4.85%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.97%) 802.1X
1 1 (0.97%) CSS
1 1 (0.97%) HTML
1 1 (0.97%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.77%) NHS
2 5 (4.85%) AS400
3 4 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.88%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (1.94%) CMDB
4 2 (1.94%) e-Health
4 2 (1.94%) iPhone
4 2 (1.94%) LIMS
4 2 (1.94%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.94%) PACS
5 1 (0.97%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.97%) iPad
5 1 (0.97%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (0.97%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.97%) Social Media
5 1 (0.97%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 60 (58.25%) Windows
2 26 (25.24%) Windows 7
3 15 (14.56%) Windows XP
4 11 (10.68%) Windows 10
5 10 (9.71%) Windows 8
6 5 (4.85%) Windows Server
7 4 (3.88%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (2.91%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (2.91%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.97%) Android
9 1 (0.97%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.97%) Linux
9 1 (0.97%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (14.56%) ITIL
2 12 (11.65%) Project Management
3 10 (9.71%) PRINCE2
4 7 (6.80%) Data Protection
5 5 (4.85%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (4.85%) Data Loss Prevention
5 5 (4.85%) Incident Management
6 4 (3.88%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (3.88%) Project Governance
6 4 (3.88%) Scenario Testing
6 4 (3.88%) Service Management
7 3 (2.91%) Break/Fix
7 3 (2.91%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (2.91%) Health Informatics
7 3 (2.91%) Informatics
7 3 (2.91%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (2.91%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (2.91%) Test Scripting
7 3 (2.91%) Test Strategy
8 2 (1.94%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.88%) SQL
2 2 (1.94%) C
2 2 (1.94%) PL/SQL
2 2 (1.94%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.97%) Java
3 1 (0.97%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.97%) VB
3 1 (0.97%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (9.71%) Security Cleared
2 8 (7.77%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (3.88%) MCP
4 4 (3.88%) MCSE
5 3 (2.91%) Degree
5 3 (2.91%) MCSA
6 2 (1.94%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.97%) ISEB
7 1 (0.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.97%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.97%) OCP
7 1 (0.97%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.97%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.97%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (13.59%) SLA
2 4 (3.88%) PMO
3 2 (1.94%) HL7
4 1 (0.97%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.97%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 23 (22.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.97%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.97%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (10.68%) SCCM
2 9 (8.74%) OpenView
2 9 (8.74%) OVSD
3 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.97%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.97%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 51 (49.51%) Microsoft
2 13 (12.62%) HP
3 6 (5.83%) Citrix
4 5 (4.85%) SAP
5 4 (3.88%) Oracle
6 3 (2.91%) Apple
6 3 (2.91%) Cisco
6 3 (2.91%) IBM
7 2 (1.94%) BMC
7 2 (1.94%) Dell
7 2 (1.94%) Remedy
7 2 (1.94%) Sophos
7 2 (1.94%) VMware
7 2 (1.94%) Xerox
8 1 (0.97%) Altiris
8 1 (0.97%) Capita
8 1 (0.97%) Draytek
8 1 (0.97%) Google
8 1 (0.97%) Mentor Graphics
8 1 (0.97%) Trend Micro