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 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 2 7 3
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 9 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in St Albans 34.62% 15.69% 23.33%
As % of the Vendors category 90.00% 29.63% 41.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 2
Average daily rate
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£319 £344 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.27% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £309 £403
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £379 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £90.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -15.62%
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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
10 27 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in St Albans 38.46% 52.94% 56.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 7
Average daily rate £319 £363 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.06% -14.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £300 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £425 £750
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £90.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.40%

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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in St Albans

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 12 (80.00%) SQL
2 11 (73.33%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (66.67%) MS Excel
4 9 (60.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 8 (53.33%) Finance
6 7 (46.67%) Analytics
6 7 (46.67%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (40.00%) Snowflake Schema
7 6 (40.00%) ETL
7 6 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (26.67%) Project Management
8 4 (26.67%) ERP
8 4 (26.67%) QA
8 4 (26.67%) Tableau
8 4 (26.67%) Test Strategy
8 4 (26.67%) QlikView
9 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
9 3 (20.00%) Visualisation
9 3 (20.00%) Oracle Payables
9 3 (20.00%) Oracle Financials
9 3 (20.00%) Oracle
9 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
9 3 (20.00%) SAP
9 3 (20.00%) Windows
9 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (13.33%) Change Management
10 2 (13.33%) Replication
10 2 (13.33%) Star Schema
10 2 (13.33%) DHCP

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Top Related IT Skills in St Albans by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (13.33%) MS Office
3 1 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle Financials
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) DHCP
1 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
1 2 (13.33%) DNS
2 1 (6.67%) Internet
2 1 (6.67%) Ethernet
2 1 (6.67%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (73.33%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (40.00%) Snowflake Schema
3 4 (26.67%) QlikView
4 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (13.33%) Star Schema
General
1 8 (53.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Developer
2 6 (40.00%) SQL Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) DBA
4 2 (13.33%) SQL DBA
4 2 (13.33%) Support Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Team Leader
4 2 (13.33%) Excel Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Data Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) 1st Line Support Technician
5 1 (6.67%) IT Support
5 1 (6.67%) Help Desk Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Development Team Leader
5 1 (6.67%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Visualisation
2 2 (13.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
1 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (6.67%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Vista
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (6.67%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 7 (46.67%) Analytics
2 7 (46.67%) Performance Tuning
3 6 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (40.00%) ETL
4 4 (26.67%) Project Management
4 4 (26.67%) Test Strategy
4 4 (26.67%) ERP
5 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (13.33%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (13.33%) Coaching
6 2 (13.33%) Database Security
6 2 (13.33%) Change Management
7 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
7 1 (6.67%) CRM
7 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (80.00%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) MCP
1 1 (6.67%) MCSE
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (6.67%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Tableau
2 3 (20.00%) Oracle
2 3 (20.00%) SAP
3 2 (13.33%) HP
4 1 (6.67%) Epicor
4 1 (6.67%) VMware
4 1 (6.67%) Red Gate