The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 1 3
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 5 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in St Albans 20.00% 40.00% 24.00%
As % of the Vendors category 71.43% 58.82% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
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£300 £388 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% +24.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -7.93%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the St Albans region.

Vendors Category
St Albans
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
7 17 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in St Albans 28.00% 68.00% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 5
Average daily rate £300 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

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 28 August 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 10 (83.33%) MS Excel
2 7 (58.33%) MS Office
3 5 (41.67%) SQL
3 5 (41.67%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (41.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
4 4 (33.33%) Analytics
4 4 (33.33%) MCSE
4 4 (33.33%) Finance
4 4 (33.33%) MCP
4 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (33.33%) A+ Certification
5 3 (25.00%) ETL
5 3 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (16.67%) Windows
7 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
7 1 (8.33%) MS Project
7 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
7 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
7 1 (8.33%) Internet
7 1 (8.33%) CA
7 1 (8.33%) Ethernet
7 1 (8.33%) Snowflake Schema
7 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
7 1 (8.33%) HP
7 1 (8.33%) Replication
7 1 (8.33%) Change Management
7 1 (8.33%) Risk Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in St Albans by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

Applications
1 10 (83.33%) MS Excel
2 7 (58.33%) MS Office
3 5 (41.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (8.33%) MS Project
4 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Ethernet
1 1 (8.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (8.33%) Snowflake Schema
2 1 (8.33%) QlikView
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Developer
2 4 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Help Desk Support
2 4 (33.33%) Help Desk Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) SQL Developer
2 4 (33.33%) Help Desk Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) SQL DBA
3 1 (8.33%) Project Office Support
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) 1st Line Support Technician
3 1 (8.33%) Project Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) DBA
3 1 (8.33%) Support Technician
3 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Support
3 1 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Vista
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (8.33%) Windows 2000 Server
2 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
1 4 (33.33%) Analytics
2 3 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (25.00%) ETL
3 1 (8.33%) Change Management
3 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (8.33%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) MCP
1 4 (33.33%) MCSE
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (33.33%) A+ Certification
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) HP
1 1 (8.33%) CA
1 1 (8.33%) Tableau