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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 10 4 5
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 3 19 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stevenage 6.12% 19.59% 9.52%
As % of the Vendors category 11.11% 29.69% 21.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Median daily rate - £275 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +22.22%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Median hourly rate £10.00 £18.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.94% +23.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.33%
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
27 64 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stevenage 55.10% 65.98% 45.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 16 9
Median daily rate £258 £500 £266
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-48.50% +87.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £315 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £500 £320
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 2
Median hourly rate £17.50 £21.53 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.69% +43.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.00

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 1 October 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 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (60.00%) MS Office
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (60.00%) Internet
1 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (40.00%) Degree
2 2 (40.00%) Wireshark
2 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (40.00%) Data Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) Time Management
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 10
2 2 (40.00%) MCP
2 2 (40.00%) TIBCO
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) SSL
2 2 (40.00%) IBM
2 2 (40.00%) Kerberos
2 2 (40.00%) Cognos
2 2 (40.00%) C
2 2 (40.00%) C++
2 2 (40.00%) HTML
2 2 (40.00%) Java

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 2 (40.00%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (60.00%) MS Office
2 1 (20.00%) PTC Creo
2 1 (20.00%) Windchill
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) Internet
2 2 (40.00%) Kerberos
2 2 (40.00%) SSL
2 2 (40.00%) Wireshark
3 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (20.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) MySQL
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Applications Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Author
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (20.00%) IT Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (20.00%) IT Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Office 365 Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Site Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Author
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (20.00%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 10
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Data Analysis
1 2 (40.00%) Time Management
2 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (20.00%) Document Management
2 1 (20.00%) Email Filtering
2 1 (20.00%) ERP
2 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (20.00%) Information Management
2 1 (20.00%) Information Security
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Quality Management
2 1 (20.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C
1 2 (40.00%) C++
1 2 (40.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (40.00%) Degree
2 2 (40.00%) MCP
2 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) A+ Certification
3 1 (20.00%) MCITP
3 1 (20.00%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (20.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Cognos
1 2 (40.00%) IBM
1 2 (40.00%) TIBCO
1 2 (40.00%) VMware
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