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 23 January 2015 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 7 5
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 5 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stevenage 14.71% 8.33% 20.93%
As % of the Vendors category 26.32% 22.22% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 3
Average daily rate
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£288 - £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £10.75 £11.00 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.27% -76.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.72 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+9.32% -14.25%
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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 9 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stevenage 55.88% 37.50% 41.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 3
Average daily rate £510 £260 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+96.15% -35.40%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 6
Average hourly rate £10.75 £13.50 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.37% -67.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.50 £39.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £15.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -13.15%

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 23 January 2015, 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 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (40.00%) MS Office
2 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (30.00%) Inversion of Control
3 3 (30.00%) HTML5
3 3 (30.00%) LINQ
3 3 (30.00%) jQuery
3 3 (30.00%) .NET Framework
3 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (30.00%) MVC
3 3 (30.00%) ADO.NET
3 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (30.00%) CSS
3 3 (30.00%) XML
3 3 (30.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (30.00%) .NET
3 3 (30.00%) C#
3 3 (30.00%) HTML
3 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
3 3 (30.00%) StructureMap
3 3 (30.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 3 (30.00%) CSS3
3 3 (30.00%) KnockoutJS
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2012

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Stevenage by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) MS Office
2 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Wireless
2 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (10.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 1 (10.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Developer
2 3 (30.00%) 1st Line Support
2 3 (30.00%) .NET Developer
2 3 (30.00%) C# Developer
2 3 (30.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Systems Developer
4 1 (10.00%) IT Graduate
4 1 (10.00%) IT Support
4 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Service Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Field Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) HTML
1 3 (30.00%) .NET
1 3 (30.00%) ADO.NET
1 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (30.00%) CSS
1 3 (30.00%) XML
1 3 (30.00%) .NET Framework
1 3 (30.00%) LINQ
1 3 (30.00%) jQuery
1 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 3 (30.00%) HTML5
1 3 (30.00%) StructureMap
1 3 (30.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 3 (30.00%) CSS3
1 3 (30.00%) Razor View Engine
1 3 (30.00%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
1 3 (30.00%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (20.00%) iPad
2 2 (20.00%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (10.00%) Handset
3 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) MVC
2 2 (20.00%) Data Analysis
2 2 (20.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (20.00%) Data Architecture
2 2 (20.00%) Data Governance
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) CRM
2 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (10.00%) Service Management
3 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) T-SQL
2 3 (30.00%) C#
2 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (10.00%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) SLA
1 2 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Mitel
2 1 (10.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) Citrix
2 1 (10.00%) VMware