Period
to 20 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 33 18
Rank change year-on-year +12 -15 +9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 104 65 115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 6.66% 4.74% 7.06%
As % of the Applications category 53.89% 36.72% 47.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 23 32
Hertfordshire median daily rate £275 £375 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.67% +22.95% +90.63%
10th Percentile £119 £131 £154
90th Percentile £465 £448 £525
East of England median daily rate £300 £250 £226
% change year-on-year +20.00% +10.62% +29.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 16 40
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £13.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.70% -0.35% -3.23%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.25 £8.98
90th Percentile £27.50 £20.00 £14.63
East of England median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -12.12% +13.79% -12.12%

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 193 177 243
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 12.36% 12.91% 14.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 77 78
Hertfordshire median daily rate £303 £375 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.33% +9.49% +4.58%
10th Percentile £127 £139 £176
90th Percentile £560 £451 £529
East of England median daily rate £325 £313 £320
% change year-on-year +4.00% -2.34% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 33 63
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £14.00 £20.00 £13.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% +47.11% -9.37%
10th Percentile £10.20 £10.50 £9.00
90th Percentile £27.50 £53.75 £34.50
East of England median hourly rate £15.75 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% -9.09%

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 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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
Watford -2 16 £175 -58.82% 7
Rickmansworth +2 15 - - 1
Welwyn Garden City +11 12 £183 -47.86%
Hatfield -2 8 £303 -32.78% 1
Hemel Hempstead +6 7 £150 - 3
Stevenage -7 6 £260 -43.48% 1
Hertford - 3 £263 -
Letchworth - 3 - - 1
Royston +1 1 £270 -
Waltham Cross - 1 £300 -
Broxbourne - 1 £115 -
Microsoft Office
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 51 (49.04%) Microsoft
2 46 (44.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (24.04%) Windows
4 22 (21.15%) SharePoint
4 22 (21.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 20 (19.23%) Project Management
6 18 (17.31%) Finance
7 17 (16.35%) Information Security
8 14 (13.46%) Microsoft Project
9 13 (12.50%) Internet
9 13 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 13 (12.50%) PMO
10 12 (11.54%) SLA
10 12 (11.54%) HP
11 11 (10.58%) ITIL
11 11 (10.58%) Security Cleared
12 10 (9.62%) Time Management
12 10 (9.62%) Banking
12 10 (9.62%) MS Visio
13 9 (8.65%) E-Commerce
13 9 (8.65%) TCP/IP
13 9 (8.65%) Retail
13 9 (8.65%) Degree
13 9 (8.65%) Office 365
14 8 (7.69%) Analytics
14 8 (7.69%) Data Centre
14 8 (7.69%) Incident Management
14 8 (7.69%) Law
14 8 (7.69%) Active Directory
14 8 (7.69%) Programme Delivery

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 22 (21.15%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.81%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 5 (4.81%) CMS
3 4 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2000
3 4 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (3.85%) Exchange Server 5.5
3 4 (3.85%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.96%) Confluence
Applications
1 46 (44.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (21.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 14 (13.46%) Microsoft Project
4 10 (9.62%) MS Visio
5 5 (4.81%) Photoshop
5 5 (4.81%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (5.77%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (1.92%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.96%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.50%) Internet
2 9 (8.65%) TCP/IP
3 5 (4.81%) LAN
3 5 (4.81%) WAN
4 4 (3.85%) X.500
5 3 (2.88%) WebEx
6 2 (1.92%) DHCP
6 2 (1.92%) DNS
6 2 (1.92%) IPsec
6 2 (1.92%) SSL
6 2 (1.92%) VoIP
6 2 (1.92%) VPN
6 2 (1.92%) Wireless
7 1 (0.96%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.92%) Power BI
3 1 (0.96%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 18 (17.31%) Finance
2 10 (9.62%) Banking
3 9 (8.65%) Retail
4 8 (7.69%) Law
5 5 (4.81%) German Language
5 5 (4.81%) Marketing
6 4 (3.85%) Advertising
6 4 (3.85%) Billing
6 4 (3.85%) French Language
6 4 (3.85%) Legal
7 3 (2.88%) Games
8 1 (0.96%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 35 (33.65%) Analyst
2 14 (13.46%) Support Analyst
3 11 (10.58%) Coordinator
4 10 (9.62%) 2nd Line Support
4 10 (9.62%) Project Coordinator
5 9 (8.65%) Administrator
6 6 (5.77%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 6 (5.77%) Desktop Support
6 6 (5.77%) Microsoft Engineer
6 6 (5.77%) Office 365 Engineer
6 6 (5.77%) Service Analyst
7 5 (4.81%) Content Editor
7 5 (4.81%) Digital Content Editor
7 5 (4.81%) Digital Editor
7 5 (4.81%) Systems Administrator
7 5 (4.81%) Technical Support
8 4 (3.85%) Information Security Officer
8 4 (3.85%) Project Analyst
8 4 (3.85%) Support Assistant
8 4 (3.85%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.77%) HTML
2 5 (4.81%) CSS
3 3 (2.88%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.96%) .NET
4 1 (0.96%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.96%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.96%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 7 (6.73%) AS400
2 7 (6.73%) Management Information System
3 6 (5.77%) User Experience
4 3 (2.88%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.92%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.92%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.92%) CMDB
5 2 (1.92%) PKI
6 1 (0.96%) Blog
6 1 (0.96%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.96%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.96%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.96%) Social Media
6 1 (0.96%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 25 (24.04%) Windows
2 7 (6.73%) Windows 7
3 6 (5.77%) Windows Server
4 5 (4.81%) Unix
5 4 (3.85%) HPUX
5 4 (3.85%) Linux
5 4 (3.85%) Solaris
5 4 (3.85%) Windows 2000 Server
6 3 (2.88%) Windows 10
6 3 (2.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.92%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.92%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.96%) Android
8 1 (0.96%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.96%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.96%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (19.23%) Project Management
2 17 (16.35%) Information Security
3 11 (10.58%) ITIL
4 10 (9.62%) Time Management
5 9 (8.65%) E-Commerce
6 8 (7.69%) Analytics
6 8 (7.69%) Incident Management
6 8 (7.69%) Programme Delivery
7 7 (6.73%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (6.73%) Change Management
7 7 (6.73%) Data Loss Prevention
7 7 (6.73%) Data Privacy
7 7 (6.73%) ERP
7 7 (6.73%) Project Planning
8 6 (5.77%) Statistical Analysis
9 5 (4.81%) Content Management
9 5 (4.81%) Digital Content Management
9 5 (4.81%) Document Management
9 5 (4.81%) Resource Management
9 5 (4.81%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.85%) Perl
1 4 (3.85%) R
1 4 (3.85%) Shell Script
2 2 (1.92%) SQL
3 1 (0.96%) C
3 1 (0.96%) C#
3 1 (0.96%) C++
3 1 (0.96%) Java
3 1 (0.96%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.96%) MATLAB
3 1 (0.96%) Python
3 1 (0.96%) T-SQL
3 1 (0.96%) VBA
3 1 (0.96%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (10.58%) Security Cleared
2 9 (8.65%) Degree
3 5 (4.81%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.85%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.88%) ISEB
5 3 (2.88%) ISTQB
5 3 (2.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.92%) CISSP
6 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.96%) MCSE
7 1 (0.96%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.96%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 13 (12.50%) PMO
2 12 (11.54%) SLA
3 4 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 4 (3.85%) QA
4 2 (1.92%) Def Stans
4 2 (1.92%) FIPS 140-2
4 2 (1.92%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 8 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.85%) Samba
2 4 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.96%) NetBackup
1 1 (0.96%) OpenView
1 1 (0.96%) OVSD
Vendors
1 51 (49.04%) Microsoft
2 12 (11.54%) HP
3 7 (6.73%) McAfee
3 7 (6.73%) SAP
4 5 (4.81%) Adobe
4 5 (4.81%) Cisco
4 5 (4.81%) VMware
5 4 (3.85%) CA
5 4 (3.85%) Oracle
5 4 (3.85%) PayPal
5 4 (3.85%) Sun
6 3 (2.88%) IFS
6 3 (2.88%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.92%) Apple
7 2 (1.92%) Citrix
7 2 (1.92%) Gemalto
7 2 (1.92%) iManage
7 2 (1.92%) Thales
8 1 (0.96%) Facebook
8 1 (0.96%) Twitter