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 1 May 2015 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 1 1 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 13 14 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in St Albans 59.09% 42.42% 24.14%
As % of the Vendors category 86.67% 77.78% 63.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
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£1,000 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -3.33%
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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
15 18 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in St Albans 68.18% 54.55% 37.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 4
Average daily rate £400 £450 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +9.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 1 May 2015, 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 20 (64.52%) MS Excel
2 18 (58.06%) SQL
3 16 (51.61%) Data Warehouse
4 15 (48.39%) Finance
5 14 (45.16%) ERP
5 14 (45.16%) Requirements Analysis
6 13 (41.94%) Analytics
6 13 (41.94%) Performance Tuning
7 12 (38.71%) Oracle
8 11 (35.48%) SAP
8 11 (35.48%) Oracle Financials
8 11 (35.48%) Snowflake Schema
8 11 (35.48%) ETL
8 11 (35.48%) Oracle Payables
8 11 (35.48%) Visualisation
8 11 (35.48%) QlikView
8 11 (35.48%) User Acceptance Testing
8 11 (35.48%) Tableau
9 10 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (29.03%) Test Strategy
10 9 (29.03%) QA
10 9 (29.03%) Project Management
11 7 (22.58%) Star Schema
11 7 (22.58%) MS Office
11 7 (22.58%) Coaching
12 6 (19.35%) Windows
13 5 (16.13%) SOA
13 5 (16.13%) SQL Server
13 5 (16.13%) SAN
14 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2003

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in St Albans by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 (6.45%) MS Exchange
1 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 20 (64.52%) MS Excel
2 7 (22.58%) MS Office
3 3 (9.68%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (35.48%) Oracle Financials
1 11 (35.48%) Oracle Payables
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.13%) SAN
2 2 (6.45%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (6.45%) LAN
2 2 (6.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (51.61%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (35.48%) Snowflake Schema
2 11 (35.48%) QlikView
3 7 (22.58%) Star Schema
4 5 (16.13%) SQL Server
5 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 15 (48.39%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (35.48%) Developer
2 7 (22.58%) Analyst
2 7 (22.58%) SQL Developer
2 7 (22.58%) Team Leader
3 3 (9.68%) MI Analyst
3 3 (9.68%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 3 (9.68%) Lead Developer
4 2 (6.45%) Junior
4 2 (6.45%) Technical Architect
4 2 (6.45%) DBA
4 2 (6.45%) Database Team Leader
4 2 (6.45%) Help Desk Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) SQL DBA
4 2 (6.45%) Network Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Coordinator
4 2 (6.45%) Architect
4 2 (6.45%) SQL Database Developer
4 2 (6.45%) Database Developer
4 2 (6.45%) Software Licensing Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Help Desk Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (35.48%) Visualisation
2 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.45%) Replication
2 2 (6.45%) VLE
2 2 (6.45%) Blackberry
2 2 (6.45%) iPhone
3 1 (3.23%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 6 (19.35%) Windows
2 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (6.45%) Mac OS X
3 2 (6.45%) Windows XP
3 2 (6.45%) Windows 7
3 2 (6.45%) Android
3 2 (6.45%) Apple iOS
3 2 (6.45%) Windows 8
3 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (45.16%) ERP
1 14 (45.16%) Requirements Analysis
2 13 (41.94%) Analytics
2 13 (41.94%) Performance Tuning
3 11 (35.48%) ETL
3 11 (35.48%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (29.03%) Test Strategy
5 9 (29.03%) Project Management
6 7 (22.58%) Coaching
7 5 (16.13%) SOA
8 3 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (6.45%) Service Management
9 2 (6.45%) ITSM
9 2 (6.45%) ITIL
9 2 (6.45%) E-Commerce
9 2 (6.45%) Strategic Planning
9 2 (6.45%) Asset Management
9 2 (6.45%) ITIL V3
9 2 (6.45%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 18 (58.06%) SQL
2 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) Degree
2 1 (3.23%) MCSE
2 1 (3.23%) MCP
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.23%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (29.03%) QA
2 2 (6.45%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (9.68%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.45%) Hyper-V
2 2 (6.45%) XenServer
Vendors
1 12 (38.71%) Oracle
2 11 (35.48%) SAP
2 11 (35.48%) Tableau
3 2 (6.45%) Citrix
3 2 (6.45%) Apple
4 1 (3.23%) Red Gate
4 1 (3.23%) CA