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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 29 May 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.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 11 6 11
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 3 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stevenage 5.88% 16.00% 2.50%
As % of the Vendors category 9.38% 28.57% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Median daily rate £260 £325 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +44.44%
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £16.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.19 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-2.00% +6.89%
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
32 28 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stevenage 62.75% 56.00% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 9
Median daily rate £350 £310 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £282 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £369 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +5.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 1
Median hourly rate £14.88 £14.85 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.16% -59.86%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +4.34%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Stevenage

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Stevenage region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 May 2016, 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 Stevenage region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 12 (85.71%) Windows
2 9 (64.29%) Active Directory
3 7 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 6 (42.86%) MS Office
5 5 (35.71%) Citrix
5 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
5 5 (35.71%) Data Centre
6 4 (28.57%) Degree
6 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
6 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (28.57%) Firewall
6 4 (28.57%) ITIL
7 3 (21.43%) Java
7 3 (21.43%) Linux
7 3 (21.43%) Validation
7 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (14.29%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (14.29%) NetScaler
8 2 (14.29%) Cygwin
8 2 (14.29%) ANSI C
8 2 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (14.29%) Automotive
8 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
8 2 (14.29%) Avionics
8 2 (14.29%) XenApp
8 2 (14.29%) XenServer
8 2 (14.29%) XenDesktop
8 2 (14.29%) Server Virtualisation
8 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
8 2 (14.29%) SpaceWire

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Stevenage 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 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
1 1 (7.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (42.86%) MS Office
2 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
2 4 (28.57%) Firewall
3 2 (14.29%) NetScaler
3 2 (14.29%) SpaceWire
4 1 (7.14%) DHCP
4 1 (7.14%) Ethernet
4 1 (7.14%) SAN
4 1 (7.14%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Bugzilla
1 2 (14.29%) ClearCase
1 2 (14.29%) ClearQuest
2 1 (7.14%) Eclipse
2 1 (7.14%) NetBeans
2 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (14.29%) Automotive
1 2 (14.29%) Avionics
1 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.14%) Aerospace
2 1 (7.14%) Military
2 1 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Support Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Desktop Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Desktop Support
2 4 (28.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Service Desk Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Service Desk Support
3 3 (21.43%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (14.29%) Citrix Support
5 1 (7.14%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 1 (7.14%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Deputy IT Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Embedded Java Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Embedded Linux Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Java Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Migration Specialist
5 1 (7.14%) Software Validation Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Synthetic Environment Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Validation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) Qt
1 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Data Centre
2 2 (14.29%) Algorithms
2 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 2 (14.29%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (7.14%) FMCG
3 1 (7.14%) Mathematics
3 1 (7.14%) NHS
3 1 (7.14%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 12 (85.71%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (21.43%) Linux
4 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
6 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) ITIL
2 3 (21.43%) Validation
3 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 2 (14.29%) Migration
3 2 (14.29%) Server Virtualisation
3 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 2 (14.29%) UML
4 1 (7.14%) Change Control
4 1 (7.14%) CMMI
4 1 (7.14%) CRM
4 1 (7.14%) Data Architecture
4 1 (7.14%) Data Migration
4 1 (7.14%) KYC
4 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
4 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
4 1 (7.14%) SDLC
4 1 (7.14%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) Java
2 2 (14.29%) ANSI C
2 2 (14.29%) C
3 1 (7.14%) C#
3 1 (7.14%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) Degree
1 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) ECSS
2 1 (7.14%) GLP
2 1 (7.14%) GMP
System Software
1 9 (64.29%) Active Directory
2 2 (14.29%) Cygwin
2 2 (14.29%) XenApp
2 2 (14.29%) XenDesktop
2 2 (14.29%) XenServer
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (7.14%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Citrix
2 2 (14.29%) Red Hat
2 2 (14.29%) Remedy
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco
3 1 (7.14%) NetApp
3 1 (7.14%) PlateSpin
3 1 (7.14%) VMware