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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 11 10
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 8 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stevenage 16.67% 2.50% 8.57%
As % of the Vendors category 29.63% 4.17% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate
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£325 £225 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Average hourly rate £16.00 - £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £14.96
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.07%
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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
27 24 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stevenage 56.25% 60.00% 68.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 6
Average daily rate £310 £290 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% +16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £225 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 3
Average hourly rate £14.85 £37.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.86% +12.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £37.00 £27.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £37.00 £38.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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
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 26 May 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Stevenage

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stevenage

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) ITIL
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (30.00%) HP
4 3 (30.00%) Dell
4 3 (30.00%) DHCP
4 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (30.00%) DNS
4 3 (30.00%) MS Office
4 3 (30.00%) .NET
4 3 (30.00%) SQL
4 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET
4 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
4 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
4 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (30.00%) Change Management
4 3 (30.00%) .NET Framework
4 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (30.00%) Android
5 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (20.00%) Windows 2000 Server

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Stevenage by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) DHCP
1 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (30.00%) DNS
2 2 (20.00%) Firewall
3 1 (10.00%) PBX
3 1 (10.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
1 2 (20.00%) .NET Developer
1 2 (20.00%) C# Developer
1 2 (20.00%) Developer
1 2 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (10.00%) Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Support Technician
2 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) IT Support Technician
2 1 (10.00%) Server Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) .NET
1 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (30.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (20.00%) HTML5
2 2 (20.00%) StructureMap
2 2 (20.00%) Entity Framework
2 2 (20.00%) CSS3
2 2 (20.00%) Razor View Engine
2 2 (20.00%) KnockoutJS
2 2 (20.00%) LINQ
2 2 (20.00%) jQuery
2 2 (20.00%) Application Packaging
2 2 (20.00%) CSS
2 2 (20.00%) XML
2 2 (20.00%) HTML
2 2 (20.00%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Inversion of Control
1 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (20.00%) Freedom of Information
1 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (10.00%) FMCG
2 1 (10.00%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
4 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (30.00%) Android
5 2 (20.00%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (10.00%) UNIX
6 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (30.00%) Change Management
3 2 (20.00%) Change Control
3 2 (20.00%) Security Patching
3 2 (20.00%) Data Protection
3 2 (20.00%) Asset Management
3 2 (20.00%) Information Management
3 2 (20.00%) Systems Analysis
3 2 (20.00%) MVC
3 2 (20.00%) Information Security
3 2 (20.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
2 2 (20.00%) C#
2 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (10.00%) VB
3 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) CCNA
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (10.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) GxP
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (20.00%) XenApp
3 1 (10.00%) Samba
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) SCCM
2 1 (10.00%) DatAdvantage
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) HP
1 3 (30.00%) Dell
2 2 (20.00%) Apple
2 2 (20.00%) VMware
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle
2 2 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (10.00%) Avaya
3 1 (10.00%) NetApp
3 1 (10.00%) NetIQ
3 1 (10.00%) Varonis