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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 1 1 9
Rank change year-on-year
0 +8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 17 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in St Albans 58.62% 31.03% 4.55%
As % of the Vendors category 89.47% 64.29% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 1
Average daily rate
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£320 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
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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
19 14 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in St Albans 65.52% 48.28% 22.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 3
Average daily rate £425 £463 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.10% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £428 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £1,000 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -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
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 2 March 2015.

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 2 March 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 17 (62.96%) SQL
1 17 (62.96%) MS Excel
2 15 (55.56%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (51.85%) ERP
4 13 (48.15%) Finance
4 13 (48.15%) Requirements Analysis
5 12 (44.44%) Analytics
5 12 (44.44%) Performance Tuning
6 11 (40.74%) Snowflake Schema
7 10 (37.04%) ETL
7 10 (37.04%) Oracle Financials
7 10 (37.04%) Oracle
7 10 (37.04%) SAP
7 10 (37.04%) Oracle Payables
7 10 (37.04%) QlikView
7 10 (37.04%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (37.04%) Visualisation
7 10 (37.04%) Tableau
8 9 (33.33%) Test Strategy
8 9 (33.33%) QA
8 9 (33.33%) Project Management
9 7 (25.93%) Star Schema
9 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (25.93%) Coaching
10 6 (22.22%) Windows
10 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
11 5 (18.52%) SOA
12 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
13 3 (11.11%) SAN

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in St Albans by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 3 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 17 (62.96%) MS Excel
2 3 (11.11%) MS Office
3 1 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (37.04%) Oracle Financials
1 10 (37.04%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) SAN
2 2 (7.41%) LAN
2 2 (7.41%) DHCP
2 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
2 2 (7.41%) DNS
3 1 (3.70%) WAN
3 1 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (55.56%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (40.74%) Snowflake Schema
3 10 (37.04%) QlikView
4 7 (25.93%) Star Schema
5 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
6 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 13 (48.15%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) Developer
2 7 (25.93%) Analyst
2 7 (25.93%) Team Leader
3 5 (18.52%) SQL Developer
4 3 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) MI Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) SQL Database Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Excel Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Database Team Leader
5 2 (7.41%) Help Desk Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Software Licensing Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) SQL DBA
5 2 (7.41%) DBA
5 2 (7.41%) Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Database Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Technical Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Lead Developer
5 2 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (37.04%) Visualisation
2 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.41%) Replication
3 1 (3.70%) VLE
3 1 (3.70%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 6 (22.22%) Windows
2 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (11.11%) Windows 7
3 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
4 1 (3.70%) Linux
4 1 (3.70%) Windows XP
4 1 (3.70%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (51.85%) ERP
2 13 (48.15%) Requirements Analysis
3 12 (44.44%) Analytics
3 12 (44.44%) Performance Tuning
4 10 (37.04%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (37.04%) ETL
5 9 (33.33%) Project Management
5 9 (33.33%) Test Strategy
6 7 (25.93%) Coaching
6 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (18.52%) SOA
8 3 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (7.41%) Service Management
9 2 (7.41%) ITIL
9 2 (7.41%) Asset Management
9 2 (7.41%) E-Commerce
9 2 (7.41%) ITSM
9 2 (7.41%) ITIL V3
9 2 (7.41%) High Availability
9 2 (7.41%) Software Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (62.96%) SQL
2 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) MCP
1 1 (3.70%) MCSE
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (3.70%) A+ Certification
1 1 (3.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (33.33%) QA
2 2 (7.41%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (11.11%) Hyper-V
2 2 (7.41%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.70%) XenServer
Vendors
1 10 (37.04%) Oracle
1 10 (37.04%) SAP
1 10 (37.04%) Tableau
2 1 (3.70%) HP
2 1 (3.70%) Citrix
2 1 (3.70%) CA
2 1 (3.70%) Epicor
2 1 (3.70%) Apple
2 1 (3.70%) VMware
2 1 (3.70%) Red Gate