The table below looks at the statistics 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 10 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 1 4 5
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 13 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stevenage 21.31% 17.86% 6.90%
As % of the Vendors category 37.14% 25.00% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Average daily rate £120 £288 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-58.26% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 1
Average hourly rate £12.50 £10.75 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.27% -2.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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 Stevenage region.

Vendors Category
Stevenage
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
35 20 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stevenage 57.38% 71.43% 41.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 5
Average daily rate £323 £510 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.76% +23.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 2
Average hourly rate £15.90 £10.75 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.90% -20.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £6.86 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £11.50 £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Stevenage

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Stevenage region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Stevenage

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Stevenage region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Stevenage

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stevenage

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 24 (82.76%) Windows
2 16 (55.17%) Windows 7
3 14 (48.28%) Active Directory
4 7 (24.14%) Hyper-V
5 6 (20.69%) Security Cleared
5 6 (20.69%) Citrix
5 6 (20.69%) MS Office
5 6 (20.69%) MS Excel
6 5 (17.24%) VMware
6 5 (17.24%) SC Cleared
7 4 (13.79%) SCCM
7 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (13.79%) XenApp
7 4 (13.79%) XenDesktop
7 4 (13.79%) NetScaler
7 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (13.79%) XenMobile
7 4 (13.79%) Data Centre
7 4 (13.79%) TCP/IP
7 4 (13.79%) ITIL
7 4 (13.79%) Migration
7 4 (13.79%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (13.79%) AppSense
8 3 (10.34%) Windows Server
8 3 (10.34%) vRealize
8 3 (10.34%) Firewall
8 3 (10.34%) Telecoms
8 3 (10.34%) Remedy
8 3 (10.34%) UML
8 3 (10.34%) Sun

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Stevenage by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (3.45%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (20.69%) MS Excel
1 6 (20.69%) MS Office
2 2 (6.90%) MS Project
3 1 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.45%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.79%) NetScaler
1 4 (13.79%) TCP/IP
2 3 (10.34%) DNS
2 3 (10.34%) Firewall
3 2 (6.90%) SpaceWire
4 1 (3.45%) LAN
4 1 (3.45%) WAN
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Bugzilla
1 2 (6.90%) ClearCase
1 2 (6.90%) ClearQuest
2 1 (3.45%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (3.45%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 3 (10.34%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.90%) Automotive
2 2 (6.90%) Avionics
2 2 (6.90%) Finance
3 1 (3.45%) Aerospace
3 1 (3.45%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Support Engineer
2 6 (20.69%) Desktop Support
2 6 (20.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (13.79%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Architect
3 4 (13.79%) Desktop Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Service Desk Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Service Desk Support
4 3 (10.34%) 1st Line Support
4 3 (10.34%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 3 (10.34%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) First Line Help Desk Support
4 3 (10.34%) Help Desk Support
4 3 (10.34%) IT Support
5 2 (6.90%) Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) Implementation Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) IT Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Network Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.34%) PKI
3 2 (6.90%) Algorithms
3 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.90%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.90%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (3.45%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 24 (82.76%) Windows
2 16 (55.17%) Windows 7
3 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (10.34%) Windows Server
5 2 (6.90%) Linux
5 2 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (13.79%) ITIL
1 4 (13.79%) Migration
2 3 (10.34%) UML
3 2 (6.90%) Change Management
3 2 (6.90%) Configuration Management
3 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2
3 2 (6.90%) Service Delivery
3 2 (6.90%) Service Management
3 2 (6.90%) Software Engineering
3 2 (6.90%) Validation
4 1 (3.45%) Change Control
4 1 (3.45%) CMMI
4 1 (3.45%) Data Architecture
4 1 (3.45%) Data Migration
4 1 (3.45%) ITSM
4 1 (3.45%) KYC
4 1 (3.45%) Line Management
4 1 (3.45%) Mentoring
4 1 (3.45%) SDLC
4 1 (3.45%) SysML
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.90%) ANSI C
1 2 (6.90%) C
1 2 (6.90%) Java
1 2 (6.90%) SQL
2 1 (3.45%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 6 (20.69%) Security Cleared
2 5 (17.24%) SC Cleared
3 3 (10.34%) Degree
4 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) ECSS
2 1 (3.45%) GLP
2 1 (3.45%) GMP
System Software
1 14 (48.28%) Active Directory
2 7 (24.14%) Hyper-V
3 4 (13.79%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (13.79%) XenApp
3 4 (13.79%) XenDesktop
4 3 (10.34%) vCloud
5 2 (6.90%) Cygwin
5 2 (6.90%) Terminal Services
5 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (6.90%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) SCCM
1 4 (13.79%) XenMobile
2 3 (10.34%) vRealize
3 2 (6.90%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) Citrix
2 5 (17.24%) VMware
3 4 (13.79%) AppSense
4 3 (10.34%) Remedy
4 3 (10.34%) Sun
4 3 (10.34%) ThinPrint
5 2 (6.90%) Oracle
5 2 (6.90%) Red Hat
5 2 (6.90%) Symantec
6 1 (3.45%) Cisco
6 1 (3.45%) EMC