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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 1 7 5
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 18 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in St Albans 54.55% 4.76% 12.50%
As % of the Vendors category 90.00% 14.29% 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 1
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£316 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £13.94 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+5.84% -11.52%
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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
20 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in St Albans 60.61% 33.33% 45.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 5
Average daily rate £350 £405 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.58% -14.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £349 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £437 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in St Albans

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the St Albans region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 January 2015, 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 16 (66.67%) SQL
2 15 (62.50%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (58.33%) MS Excel
4 12 (50.00%) ERP
4 12 (50.00%) Finance
4 12 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 11 (45.83%) Analytics
5 11 (45.83%) Performance Tuning
5 11 (45.83%) Snowflake Schema
6 9 (37.50%) ETL
6 9 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (33.33%) QA
7 8 (33.33%) Project Management
7 8 (33.33%) QlikView
7 8 (33.33%) Visualisation
7 8 (33.33%) Oracle Payables
7 8 (33.33%) Tableau
7 8 (33.33%) Test Strategy
7 8 (33.33%) Oracle Financials
7 8 (33.33%) Oracle
7 8 (33.33%) SAP
8 7 (29.17%) SQL Server
9 6 (25.00%) Star Schema
9 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (25.00%) Coaching
10 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (12.50%) Manufacturing
10 3 (12.50%) Replication
10 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in St Albans by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (58.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.33%) MS Office
3 1 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (33.33%) Oracle Payables
1 8 (33.33%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) DHCP
1 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
1 2 (8.33%) DNS
2 1 (4.17%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (62.50%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (45.83%) Snowflake Schema
3 8 (33.33%) QlikView
4 7 (29.17%) SQL Server
5 6 (25.00%) Star Schema
6 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 12 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Developer
2 7 (29.17%) Analyst
3 6 (25.00%) Team Leader
3 6 (25.00%) SQL Developer
4 3 (12.50%) SQL DBA
4 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) MI Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) DBA
5 2 (8.33%) Help Desk Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Excel Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Software Licensing Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Help Desk Support Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) IT Support
6 1 (4.17%) Developer Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Database Team Leader
6 1 (4.17%) Development Team Leader
6 1 (4.17%) SQL Database Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Data Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Support Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (33.33%) Visualisation
2 3 (12.50%) Replication
3 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.17%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (12.50%) Windows
2 2 (8.33%) Windows 7
2 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (50.00%) ERP
1 12 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 11 (45.83%) Analytics
2 11 (45.83%) Performance Tuning
3 9 (37.50%) ETL
3 9 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (33.33%) Project Management
4 8 (33.33%) Test Strategy
5 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (25.00%) Coaching
6 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (12.50%) SOA
7 2 (8.33%) E-Commerce
7 2 (8.33%) ITIL
7 2 (8.33%) Service Management
7 2 (8.33%) Change Management
7 2 (8.33%) ITSM
7 2 (8.33%) Asset Management
7 2 (8.33%) Database Security
7 2 (8.33%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 16 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (4.17%) A+ Certification
1 1 (4.17%) MCP
1 1 (4.17%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (33.33%) QA
2 2 (8.33%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) Tableau
1 8 (33.33%) Oracle
1 8 (33.33%) SAP
2 1 (4.17%) Red Gate
2 1 (4.17%) VMware
2 1 (4.17%) HP
2 1 (4.17%) CA
2 1 (4.17%) Epicor