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 1 May 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 10 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
-9 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 2 13 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in St Albans 6.25% 59.09% 43.75%
As % of the Vendors category 9.52% 86.67% 77.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Median daily rate £383 £1,000 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-61.75% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £14.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
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
21 15 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in St Albans 65.63% 68.18% 56.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 4
Median daily rate £400 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.11%
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £14.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 1 May 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 7 (50.00%) SQL
1 7 (50.00%) .NET
1 7 (50.00%) C#
2 6 (42.86%) MSMQ
2 6 (42.86%) SOA
2 6 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 6 (42.86%) SOAP
2 6 (42.86%) E-Commerce
2 6 (42.86%) Red Hat
2 6 (42.86%) Middleware
2 6 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (42.86%) TDD
2 6 (42.86%) WCF
2 6 (42.86%) Data Integration
2 6 (42.86%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (42.86%) SaaS
2 6 (42.86%) REST
2 6 (42.86%) DevOps
3 5 (35.71%) Advertising
4 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
5 3 (21.43%) ITIL
5 3 (21.43%) MS Visio
5 3 (21.43%) Data Modelling
5 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
5 3 (21.43%) ISEB
5 3 (21.43%) Project Management
5 3 (21.43%) Use Case
5 3 (21.43%) QA
5 3 (21.43%) BPMN

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:

Applications
1 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 3 (21.43%) MS Visio
3 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (42.86%) Cloud Computing
1 6 (42.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) DNS
1 1 (7.14%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (7.14%) Firewall
1 1 (7.14%) IP Telephony
1 1 (7.14%) LAN
1 1 (7.14%) NAS
1 1 (7.14%) NetScaler
1 1 (7.14%) SAN
1 1 (7.14%) VLAN
1 1 (7.14%) WAN
1 1 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (42.86%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (35.71%) Advertising
2 2 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Architect
1 6 (42.86%) E-Commerce Architect
1 6 (42.86%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
1 6 (42.86%) Solutions Architect
2 5 (35.71%) Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Senior Architect
3 4 (28.57%) Senior Solutions Architect
4 3 (21.43%) Business Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Data Business Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Technical Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Technical Business Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Consultant
6 1 (7.14%) CRM Consultant
6 1 (7.14%) CRM Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 1 (7.14%) Network Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Service Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Storage Consultant
6 1 (7.14%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (50.00%) .NET
2 6 (42.86%) Middleware
2 6 (42.86%) MSMQ
2 6 (42.86%) REST
2 6 (42.86%) SOAP
2 6 (42.86%) WCF
3 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Data Integration
2 1 (7.14%) Clustering
2 1 (7.14%) CMDB
2 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.14%) Fat Client
2 1 (7.14%) Replication
2 1 (7.14%) Thin Client
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (42.86%) DevOps
1 6 (42.86%) E-Commerce
1 6 (42.86%) SOA
1 6 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
1 6 (42.86%) TDD
2 3 (21.43%) BPMN
2 3 (21.43%) Data Modelling
2 3 (21.43%) ITIL
2 3 (21.43%) Project Management
2 3 (21.43%) Use Case
3 2 (14.29%) CRM
3 2 (14.29%) High Availability
4 1 (7.14%) Change Control
4 1 (7.14%) Database Mirroring
4 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
4 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) C#
1 7 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) ISEB
2 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (7.14%) MCP
2 1 (7.14%) MCSA
2 1 (7.14%) MCSE
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) QA
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Red Hat
2 2 (14.29%) Citrix
3 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco
3 1 (7.14%) CommVault
3 1 (7.14%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) Intel Security
3 1 (7.14%) NetApp
3 1 (7.14%) Nortel
3 1 (7.14%) Siemens
3 1 (7.14%) VMware