Period
to 17 January 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in St Albans with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 6 months to 17 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

Microsoft
Hertfordshire > St Albans
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 7 4
Rank change year-on-year +4 -3 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 10 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in St Albans 41.67% 14.29% 22.41%
As % of the Vendors category 71.43% 31.25% 37.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 10
St Albans median daily rate £325 - £625
10th Percentile £300 - £155
90th Percentile £369 - £653
Hertfordshire median daily rate £363 £381 £388
% change year-on-year -4.92% -1.61% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
St Albans median hourly rate - £11.00 -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.81 £12.90 £15.00
% change year-on-year +30.32% -14.03% -

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in St Albans.

All Vendors
St Albans
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 14 16 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in St Albans 58.33% 45.71% 60.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 27
St Albans median daily rate £350 £308 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.64% -35.16% +48.44%
10th Percentile £308 £192 £240
90th Percentile £409 £312 £650
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £398 £413
% change year-on-year +0.63% -3.64% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
St Albans median hourly rate - £11.53 -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +20.69% -30.95% +35.48%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in St Albans

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in St Albans.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in St Albans

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in St Albans

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft in St Albans.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in St Albans

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in St Albans

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft in St Albans.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in St Albans

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the St Albans region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 5 (50.00%) Publishing
1 5 (50.00%) e-Learning
1 5 (50.00%) VLE
1 5 (50.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 5 (50.00%) Graphic Design
1 5 (50.00%) Learning Management System
1 5 (50.00%) Moodle
1 5 (50.00%) Content Development
2 4 (40.00%) SDLC
2 4 (40.00%) SOLID
2 4 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (40.00%) WCF
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) TDD
2 4 (40.00%) MVC
2 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 4 (40.00%) C#
2 4 (40.00%) .NET
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (30.00%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (30.00%) Migration
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (30.00%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (20.00%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
5 1 (10.00%) FMCG

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in St Albans by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (50.00%) Moodle
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) LAN
1 1 (10.00%) WAN
1 1 (10.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (30.00%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (50.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 5 (50.00%) Publishing
2 4 (40.00%) Finance
3 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (90.00%) Developer
2 5 (50.00%) e-Learning Developer
3 4 (40.00%) .NET Developer
3 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 4 (40.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 4 (40.00%) C# Developer
3 4 (40.00%) Senior .NET Developer
3 4 (40.00%) Senior C# .NET Developer
3 4 (40.00%) Senior C# Developer
3 4 (40.00%) Senior Developer
3 4 (40.00%) Senior SQL Developer
3 4 (40.00%) Senior SQL Server Developer
3 4 (40.00%) SQL Developer
3 4 (40.00%) SQL Server Developer
4 3 (30.00%) C# WCF Developer
4 3 (30.00%) SSIS Developer
4 3 (30.00%) WCF Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Linux Server Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Wintel Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) .NET
1 4 (40.00%) WCF
2 1 (10.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (10.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) e-Learning
1 5 (50.00%) Graphic Design
1 5 (50.00%) Learning Management System
1 5 (50.00%) VLE
2 3 (30.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (10.00%) FlexPod
3 1 (10.00%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Content Development
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) MVC
2 4 (40.00%) SDLC
2 4 (40.00%) SOLID
2 4 (40.00%) TDD
3 3 (30.00%) Migration
4 2 (20.00%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
5 1 (10.00%) Logistics
5 1 (10.00%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (10.00%) TypeScript
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco
1 1 (10.00%) F5
1 1 (10.00%) VMware