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 14 February 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.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 1 1 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 13 21 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in St Albans 36.11% 58.33% 9.09%
As % of the Vendors category 46.43% 91.30% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 0
Average daily rate £625 £335 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+86.56% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
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
28 23 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in St Albans 77.78% 63.89% 31.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 12 3
Average daily rate £549 £350 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.78% -13.58%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.40 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+23.56% +5.45%

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016, 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 7 (46.67%) SQL
1 7 (46.67%) .NET
1 7 (46.67%) C#
2 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (40.00%) SOAP
2 6 (40.00%) MSMQ
2 6 (40.00%) SOA
2 6 (40.00%) E-Commerce
2 6 (40.00%) Red Hat
2 6 (40.00%) Middleware
2 6 (40.00%) Advertising
2 6 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (40.00%) TDD
2 6 (40.00%) WCF
2 6 (40.00%) Data Integration
2 6 (40.00%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (40.00%) SaaS
2 6 (40.00%) REST
2 6 (40.00%) DevOps
3 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
5 3 (20.00%) BPMN
5 3 (20.00%) QA
5 3 (20.00%) Use Case
5 3 (20.00%) Data Modelling
5 3 (20.00%) ISEB
5 3 (20.00%) Citrix
5 3 (20.00%) MS Visio
5 3 (20.00%) ITIL

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in St Albans by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 (6.67%) IIS
1 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (20.00%) MS Visio
3 2 (13.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (40.00%) Cloud Computing
1 6 (40.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) DNS
1 2 (13.33%) Firewall
2 1 (6.67%) DHCP
2 1 (6.67%) IP Telephony
2 1 (6.67%) iSCSI
2 1 (6.67%) LAN
2 1 (6.67%) NetScaler
2 1 (6.67%) VLAN
2 1 (6.67%) WAN
2 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (40.00%) Advertising
2 2 (13.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Analyst
1 6 (40.00%) Architect
1 6 (40.00%) E-Commerce Architect
1 6 (40.00%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
1 6 (40.00%) Solutions Architect
2 4 (26.67%) Senior Architect
2 4 (26.67%) Senior Solutions Architect
3 3 (20.00%) Business Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Data Business Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Technical Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Technical Business Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Service Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) CRM Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Network Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) .NET
2 6 (40.00%) Middleware
2 6 (40.00%) MSMQ
2 6 (40.00%) REST
2 6 (40.00%) SOAP
2 6 (40.00%) WCF
3 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Data Integration
2 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.67%) Fat Client
2 1 (6.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
1 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
1 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (40.00%) DevOps
1 6 (40.00%) E-Commerce
1 6 (40.00%) SOA
1 6 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 6 (40.00%) TDD
2 3 (20.00%) BPMN
2 3 (20.00%) Data Modelling
2 3 (20.00%) ITIL
2 3 (20.00%) Use Case
3 2 (13.33%) CRM
3 2 (13.33%) High Availability
3 2 (13.33%) Project Management
4 1 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (6.67%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) C#
1 7 (46.67%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) ISEB
2 2 (13.33%) MCP
2 2 (13.33%) MCSA
2 2 (13.33%) MCSE
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (20.00%) Citrix
3 2 (13.33%) CheckPoint
3 2 (13.33%) Cisco
4 1 (6.67%) Dell
4 1 (6.67%) Forcepoint
4 1 (6.67%) HP
4 1 (6.67%) Nortel
4 1 (6.67%) Siemens
4 1 (6.67%) VMware