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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 6 2 6
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 4 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in St Albans 15.38% 39.29% 21.88%
As % of the Vendors category 66.67% 68.75% 53.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.15% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Vendors Category
St Albans
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
6 16 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in St Albans 23.08% 57.14% 40.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 6
Average daily rate - £320 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
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 £17.50 £19.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.50%
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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 July 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 15 (83.33%) MS Excel
2 13 (72.22%) MS Office
3 10 (55.56%) MCSE
3 10 (55.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (55.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (50.00%) A+ Certification
4 9 (50.00%) MCP
5 3 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
5 3 (16.67%) Finance
5 3 (16.67%) Windows
5 3 (16.67%) SQL
5 3 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (16.67%) Analytics
6 2 (11.11%) Risk Management
6 2 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
6 2 (11.11%) HP
6 2 (11.11%) ETL
6 2 (11.11%) Migration
6 2 (11.11%) CA
6 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (5.56%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
7 1 (5.56%) NAS
7 1 (5.56%) XenApp
7 1 (5.56%) XenDesktop
7 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
7 1 (5.56%) vSphere

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in St Albans by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.56%) SAS
1 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (5.56%) Lync
1 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 15 (83.33%) MS Excel
2 13 (72.22%) MS Office
3 10 (55.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (5.56%) MS Project
4 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Ethernet
1 1 (5.56%) SAN
1 1 (5.56%) Internet
1 1 (5.56%) Firewall
1 1 (5.56%) iSCSI
1 1 (5.56%) NAS
1 1 (5.56%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.56%) QlikView
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Support Engineer
1 9 (50.00%) Help Desk Support
1 9 (50.00%) Help Desk Engineer
1 9 (50.00%) Help Desk Support Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Technical Support
3 2 (11.11%) SQL Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Project Office Support
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Project Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Support Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Migration Project Manager
4 1 (5.56%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) 1st Line Support Technician
4 1 (5.56%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (5.56%) Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Support Technician
4 1 (5.56%) Support Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Project Manager
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Windows
1 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.56%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Vista
3 1 (5.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
1 3 (16.67%) Analytics
2 2 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (11.11%) Risk Management
2 2 (11.11%) Migration
2 2 (11.11%) ETL
3 1 (5.56%) Change Management
3 1 (5.56%) ITSM
3 1 (5.56%) ITIL
3 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
3 1 (5.56%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (55.56%) Microsoft Certification
1 10 (55.56%) MCSE
2 9 (50.00%) MCP
2 9 (50.00%) A+ Certification
3 1 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (5.56%) MCITP
3 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (5.56%) NCDA
3 1 (5.56%) NCIE
3 1 (5.56%) VCAP
3 1 (5.56%) CCNP
3 1 (5.56%) CCNA
3 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.56%) XenApp
2 1 (5.56%) XenDesktop
2 1 (5.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) SCCM
1 1 (5.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) HP
1 2 (11.11%) CA
2 1 (5.56%) NetApp
2 1 (5.56%) Remedy
2 1 (5.56%) VMware
2 1 (5.56%) WatchGuard
2 1 (5.56%) Tableau
2 1 (5.56%) Dell
2 1 (5.56%) EMC
2 1 (5.56%) Citrix
2 1 (5.56%) Juniper
2 1 (5.56%) BMC
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco
2 1 (5.56%) IBM