The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the St Albans region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the St Albans region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 1 3 6
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 14 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in St Albans 46.67% 19.35% 12.00%
As % of the Vendors category 77.78% 66.67% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -4.76%
Vendors Category
St Albans
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
18 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in St Albans 60.00% 29.03% 32.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 2
Average daily rate £450 £410 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.75% -15.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £401 £478
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £23.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
Microsoft
Hertfordshire

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in St Albans

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the St Albans region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in St Albans

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in St Albans

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the St Albans region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in St Albans

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in St Albans

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the St Albans region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in St Albans

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in St Albans

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the St Albans region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 14 (82.35%) MS Office
1 14 (82.35%) MS Excel
2 11 (64.71%) MS PowerPoint
3 10 (58.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (58.82%) MCSE
4 9 (52.94%) A+ Certification
4 9 (52.94%) MCP
5 2 (11.76%) Migration
5 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (11.76%) SQL
5 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
5 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
5 2 (11.76%) Windows
5 2 (11.76%) CA
5 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (5.88%) PerformancePoint
6 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
6 1 (5.88%) NAS
6 1 (5.88%) XenApp
6 1 (5.88%) XenDesktop
6 1 (5.88%) vSphere
6 1 (5.88%) NCDA
6 1 (5.88%) NCIE
6 1 (5.88%) Lync
6 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (5.88%) Network Design
6 1 (5.88%) VCAP
6 1 (5.88%) PowerPivot
6 1 (5.88%) NetScaler

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in St Albans by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the St Albans region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.88%) Lync
2 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.88%) SAS
2 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 14 (82.35%) MS Office
1 14 (82.35%) MS Excel
2 11 (64.71%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (5.88%) PowerPivot
3 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
3 1 (5.88%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) NAS
1 1 (5.88%) NetScaler
1 1 (5.88%) SAN
1 1 (5.88%) iSCSI
1 1 (5.88%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (5.88%) PerformancePoint
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (5.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Help Desk Support
2 9 (52.94%) Support Engineer
2 9 (52.94%) Help Desk Support Engineer
2 9 (52.94%) Help Desk Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Business Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Technical Support
5 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (5.88%) MI Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Project Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Business Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Project Office Support
5 1 (5.88%) Report Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Migration Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Report Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Developer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
1 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (11.76%) Migration
2 1 (5.88%) Network Design
2 1 (5.88%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (5.88%) Project Management
2 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
2 1 (5.88%) ITIL
2 1 (5.88%) Performance Management
2 1 (5.88%) Change Management
2 1 (5.88%) ITSM
2 1 (5.88%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (58.82%) Microsoft Certification
1 10 (58.82%) MCSE
2 9 (52.94%) A+ Certification
2 9 (52.94%) MCP
3 1 (5.88%) NCDA
3 1 (5.88%) NCIE
3 1 (5.88%) VCAP
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.88%) CCNP
3 1 (5.88%) CCNA
3 1 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (5.88%) MCITP
3 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.88%) XenApp
2 1 (5.88%) XenDesktop
2 1 (5.88%) vSphere
2 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) SCCM
1 1 (5.88%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) CA
2 1 (5.88%) Remedy
2 1 (5.88%) NetApp
2 1 (5.88%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (5.88%) HP
2 1 (5.88%) Dell
2 1 (5.88%) EMC
2 1 (5.88%) Citrix
2 1 (5.88%) Juniper
2 1 (5.88%) BMC
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco
2 1 (5.88%) IBM
2 1 (5.88%) SAP
2 1 (5.88%) WatchGuard
2 1 (5.88%) VMware