The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Stevenage region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Stevenage region.

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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 7 8 8
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 2 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stevenage 5.26% 10.87% 11.32%
As % of the Vendors category 14.29% 23.81% 26.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
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£170 £145 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 £40.00 £11.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.50% +241.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.44
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.05%
Vendors Category
Stevenage
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
14 21 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stevenage 36.84% 45.65% 43.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 0
Average daily rate £290 £180 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.11% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 8
Average hourly rate £15.00 £40.00 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.50% +15.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
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Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Stevenage

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Stevenage region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Stevenage

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Stevenage

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Stevenage region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Stevenage

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Stevenage

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Stevenage

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stevenage

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Stevenage 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 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
1 2 (33.33%) CRM
1 2 (33.33%) SLA
1 2 (33.33%) Project Planning
1 2 (33.33%) Time Management
1 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
1 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (16.67%) WebCenter
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (16.67%) Veeam
2 1 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
2 1 (16.67%) Wireshark
2 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
2 1 (16.67%) SCOM
2 1 (16.67%) Content Management
2 1 (16.67%) MCTS
2 1 (16.67%) AquaLogic
2 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) BT
2 1 (16.67%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) CCNA
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (16.67%) BEA

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Stevenage by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Stevenage 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 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (16.67%) AquaLogic
1 1 (16.67%) WebLogic Portal
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (16.67%) Apache
1 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
1 1 (16.67%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Wireshark
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
1 1 (16.67%) Intranet
1 1 (16.67%) Internet
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Coordinator
1 2 (33.33%) Project Coordinator
2 1 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Applications Developer
2 1 (16.67%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) Service Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) WebCenter
1 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) J2EE
1 1 (16.67%) COM
1 1 (16.67%) CSS
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
1 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
1 2 (33.33%) CRM
1 2 (33.33%) Project Planning
1 2 (33.33%) Time Management
2 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
2 1 (16.67%) Content Management
2 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C#
1 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) MCTS
2 1 (16.67%) CCNA
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (16.67%) MCP
2 1 (16.67%) MCSE
2 1 (16.67%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Veeam
1 1 (16.67%) BT
1 1 (16.67%) VMware
1 1 (16.67%) Citrix
1 1 (16.67%) BEA
1 1 (16.67%) Plumtree
1 1 (16.67%) Symantec
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle
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