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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 2 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 14 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in St Albans 43.75% 21.21% 21.95%
As % of the Vendors category 93.33% 35.00% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 3
Average daily rate
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£300 £344 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -14.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £309 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £379 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £90.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.55 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+10.70% -17.87%
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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
15 20 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in St Albans 46.88% 60.61% 58.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 12
Average daily rate £300 £363 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.24% -21.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £300 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £425 £615
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £90.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in St Albans

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the St Albans region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram 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 18 December 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 (75.00%) SQL
2 14 (70.00%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (60.00%) MS Excel
4 11 (55.00%) Finance
4 11 (55.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 11 (55.00%) Performance Tuning
5 10 (50.00%) Analytics
6 9 (45.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (45.00%) ETL
6 9 (45.00%) Snowflake Schema
7 8 (40.00%) ERP
8 6 (30.00%) Oracle
8 6 (30.00%) SAP
8 6 (30.00%) Oracle Financials
8 6 (30.00%) Project Management
8 6 (30.00%) QA
8 6 (30.00%) QlikView
8 6 (30.00%) Visualisation
8 6 (30.00%) Tableau
8 6 (30.00%) Test Strategy
8 6 (30.00%) Oracle Payables
9 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
9 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (20.00%) Star Schema
10 4 (20.00%) Coaching
11 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (15.00%) Windows 7
11 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (15.00%) Windows
11 3 (15.00%) Replication

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Top Related IT Skills in St Albans by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.00%) MS Office
3 1 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (30.00%) Oracle Financials
1 6 (30.00%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (10.00%) DNS
1 2 (10.00%) DHCP
2 1 (5.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (5.00%) LAN
2 1 (5.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (70.00%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (45.00%) Snowflake Schema
3 6 (30.00%) QlikView
4 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 4 (20.00%) Star Schema
6 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
General
1 11 (55.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Developer
2 7 (35.00%) SQL Developer
3 5 (25.00%) Analyst
4 4 (20.00%) Team Leader
5 3 (15.00%) DBA
5 3 (15.00%) SQL DBA
6 2 (10.00%) Excel Developer
6 2 (10.00%) Support Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Software Licensing Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) IT Support
7 1 (5.00%) Help Desk Support Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) 1st Line Support Technician
7 1 (5.00%) 1st Line Support
7 1 (5.00%) Support Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (5.00%) Support Technician
7 1 (5.00%) Consultant
7 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse Consultant
7 1 (5.00%) Help Desk Support
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Visualisation
2 3 (15.00%) Replication
3 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Windows 7
1 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000 Server
2 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (5.00%) Linux
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 11 (55.00%) Performance Tuning
2 10 (50.00%) Analytics
3 9 (45.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (45.00%) ETL
4 8 (40.00%) ERP
5 6 (30.00%) Project Management
5 6 (30.00%) Test Strategy
6 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (20.00%) Coaching
8 2 (10.00%) Change Management
8 2 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (10.00%) Database Security
9 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Management
9 1 (5.00%) Software Asset Management
9 1 (5.00%) Software License Management
9 1 (5.00%) Software Licensing
9 1 (5.00%) ITIL V3
9 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (5.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 15 (75.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (5.00%) A+ Certification
1 1 (5.00%) MCSE
1 1 (5.00%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (30.00%) QA
2 1 (5.00%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) Oracle
1 6 (30.00%) SAP
1 6 (30.00%) Tableau
2 2 (10.00%) HP
3 1 (5.00%) Red Gate
3 1 (5.00%) Epicor
3 1 (5.00%) VMware
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