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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 29 August 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 5 3 5
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 3 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in St Albans 15.79% 17.86% 20.00%
As % of the Vendors category 30.00% 45.45% 71.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £11.00 - £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Microsoft
Hertfordshire

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
10 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in St Albans 52.63% 39.29% 28.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 1
Median daily rate £325 £319 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.96% +6.25%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £11.00 - £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.72 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.86% +6.94%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in St Albans

The demand trend of contract jobs across the St Albans region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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 St Albans region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 5 (62.50%) Project Management
2 4 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) Scrum
3 3 (37.50%) JIRA
3 3 (37.50%) MS Project Server
3 3 (37.50%) MS Project
3 3 (37.50%) Change Management
3 3 (37.50%) ITIL
4 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 2 (25.00%) Intel Security
5 1 (12.50%) IP Telephony
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (12.50%) VLAN
5 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (12.50%) Replication
5 1 (12.50%) VMware
5 1 (12.50%) Clustering
5 1 (12.50%) Backup Exec
5 1 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (12.50%) Sophos
5 1 (12.50%) OLAP
5 1 (12.50%) MS Office
5 1 (12.50%) Firewall
5 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (12.50%) Advertising
5 1 (12.50%) HP
5 1 (12.50%) Nortel

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in St Albans 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 3 (37.50%) MS Project Server
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Project
2 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) DNS
1 1 (12.50%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (12.50%) Firewall
1 1 (12.50%) IP Telephony
1 1 (12.50%) LAN
1 1 (12.50%) NAS
1 1 (12.50%) NetScaler
1 1 (12.50%) SAN
1 1 (12.50%) VLAN
1 1 (12.50%) WAN
1 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (12.50%) OLAP
1 1 (12.50%) OLAP Cube
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) JIRA
General
1 1 (12.50%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Project Manager
2 3 (37.50%) Senior Manager
2 3 (37.50%) Senior Project Manager
3 2 (25.00%) Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Life and Pensions Project Manager
4 1 (12.50%) 1st/2nd Line Help Desk Support
4 1 (12.50%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (12.50%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Software Delivery Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Software Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Software Project Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Storage Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Virtualisation Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) VMware Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) Clustering
1 1 (12.50%) CMDB
1 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
1 1 (12.50%) Fat Client
1 1 (12.50%) Replication
1 1 (12.50%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows 10
1 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Project Management
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 3 (37.50%) Change Management
3 3 (37.50%) ITIL
3 3 (37.50%) Scrum
4 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
5 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (12.50%) Change Control
5 1 (12.50%) Database Mirroring
5 1 (12.50%) Dimensional Modelling
5 1 (12.50%) ETL
5 1 (12.50%) Kimball Methodology
5 1 (12.50%) Software Delivery
5 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
5 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Backup Exec
1 1 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Intel Security
2 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix
2 1 (12.50%) CommVault
2 1 (12.50%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) NetApp
2 1 (12.50%) Nortel
2 1 (12.50%) Siemens
2 1 (12.50%) Sophos
2 1 (12.50%) Symantec
2 1 (12.50%) VMware