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 1 September 2014 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 8 7 6
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 3 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stevenage 6.52% 11.11% 18.33%
As % of the Vendors category 15.79% 38.46% 37.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
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£170 £110 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.54% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £15.00 £40.00 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.50% +222.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -7.93%
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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
19 13 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stevenage 41.30% 28.89% 48.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 3
Average daily rate £283 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.72% -21.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 7
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 £18.97 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-1.73% +1.57%

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 25 Related IT Skills in Stevenage

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 3 (75.00%) ITIL
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) SLA
1 3 (75.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 2 (50.00%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (50.00%) MS Office
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) MCP
3 1 (25.00%) MCSE
3 1 (25.00%) MCSA
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (25.00%) CCNA
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Symantec
3 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) BT
3 1 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) MCTS
3 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (25.00%) Veeam

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Stevenage by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) Service Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) MCP
2 1 (25.00%) MCSE
2 1 (25.00%) MCSA
2 1 (25.00%) CCNA
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (25.00%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Citrix
1 1 (25.00%) Symantec
1 1 (25.00%) BT
1 1 (25.00%) VMware
1 1 (25.00%) Veeam