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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 1 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 11 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in St Albans 47.83% 29.17% 32.26%
As % of the Vendors category 84.62% 77.78% 62.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
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£225 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £14.96
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.07%
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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
13 9 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in St Albans 56.52% 37.50% 51.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 6
Average daily rate £400 £325 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -20.73%
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 26 May 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 17 (58.62%) MS Excel
2 14 (48.28%) SQL
2 14 (48.28%) Finance
3 13 (44.83%) ERP
4 12 (41.38%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (41.38%) Oracle
4 12 (41.38%) Analytics
5 11 (37.93%) Performance Tuning
5 11 (37.93%) Requirements Analysis
6 10 (34.48%) QlikView
6 10 (34.48%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (34.48%) Visualisation
6 10 (34.48%) Tableau
6 10 (34.48%) Oracle Payables
6 10 (34.48%) SAP
6 10 (34.48%) Oracle Financials
6 10 (34.48%) ETL
6 10 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (24.14%) MS Office
7 7 (24.14%) Snowflake Schema
8 6 (20.69%) Star Schema
8 6 (20.69%) SAN
8 6 (20.69%) Project Management
8 6 (20.69%) Windows
8 6 (20.69%) Coaching
8 6 (20.69%) Test Strategy
8 6 (20.69%) QA
9 5 (17.24%) SOA
10 4 (13.79%) Active Directory
10 4 (13.79%) SQL Server

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in St Albans by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 (6.90%) MS Exchange
1 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 17 (58.62%) MS Excel
2 7 (24.14%) MS Office
3 3 (10.34%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (3.45%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (34.48%) Oracle Financials
1 10 (34.48%) Oracle Payables
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.69%) SAN
2 2 (6.90%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (6.90%) LAN
2 2 (6.90%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (41.38%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (34.48%) QlikView
3 7 (24.14%) Snowflake Schema
4 6 (20.69%) Star Schema
5 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
6 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 14 (48.28%) Finance
2 3 (10.34%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (31.03%) Developer
2 6 (20.69%) Analyst
2 6 (20.69%) Team Leader
2 6 (20.69%) SQL Developer
3 3 (10.34%) Network Manager
3 3 (10.34%) Implementation Manager
3 3 (10.34%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 3 (10.34%) MI Analyst
3 3 (10.34%) Lead Developer
4 2 (6.90%) IT Project Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Coordinator
4 2 (6.90%) Architect
4 2 (6.90%) Project Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Junior
4 2 (6.90%) Technical Architect
4 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 2 (6.90%) SQL Database Developer
4 2 (6.90%) IT Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (6.90%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Software Licensing Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (34.48%) Visualisation
2 2 (6.90%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.90%) iPhone
2 2 (6.90%) Blackberry
2 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.90%) VLE
3 1 (3.45%) Data Integration
3 1 (3.45%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.69%) Windows
2 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (6.90%) Windows 7
3 2 (6.90%) Apple iOS
3 2 (6.90%) Windows 8
3 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (6.90%) Android
3 2 (6.90%) Windows XP
3 2 (6.90%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (44.83%) ERP
2 12 (41.38%) Analytics
3 11 (37.93%) Requirements Analysis
3 11 (37.93%) Performance Tuning
4 10 (34.48%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (34.48%) ETL
5 6 (20.69%) Project Management
5 6 (20.69%) Coaching
5 6 (20.69%) Test Strategy
6 5 (17.24%) SOA
7 3 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (6.90%) Service Management
8 2 (6.90%) ITSM
8 2 (6.90%) ITIL
8 2 (6.90%) E-Commerce
8 2 (6.90%) Asset Management
8 2 (6.90%) Strategic Planning
8 2 (6.90%) Low Latency
8 2 (6.90%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 14 (48.28%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) Degree
2 1 (3.45%) MCP
2 1 (3.45%) MCSE
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.45%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (20.69%) QA
2 2 (6.90%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (13.79%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.90%) Hyper-V
2 2 (6.90%) XenServer
Vendors
1 12 (41.38%) Oracle
2 10 (34.48%) SAP
2 10 (34.48%) Tableau
3 2 (6.90%) Apple
3 2 (6.90%) Citrix
4 1 (3.45%) CA
4 1 (3.45%) HP