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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Hertfordshire / Stevenage
Rank 8 1 4
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 10 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stevenage 15.63% 22.03% 16.67%
As % of the Vendors category 26.32% 34.21% 31.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 3
Median daily rate £400 £120 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+233.33% -58.26%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 3
Median hourly rate £10.00 £12.50 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +8.69%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-15.62% +6.66%

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
38 38 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stevenage 59.38% 64.41% 52.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 7 11
Median daily rate £300 £325 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -36.27%
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 3
Median hourly rate £10.00 £21.00 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.38% +82.60%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +33.65%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Stevenage

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Stevenage region over the 3 months to 19 January 2017.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram 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 19 January 2017.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Stevenage

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stevenage

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 8 (50.00%) Windows
2 7 (43.75%) SC Cleared
2 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
3 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
4 5 (31.25%) Java
5 4 (25.00%) C++
5 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
5 4 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (18.75%) SCCM
6 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (18.75%) Web Services
6 3 (18.75%) SQL
6 3 (18.75%) VB
6 3 (18.75%) MySQL
6 3 (18.75%) VMware
7 2 (12.50%) NetBeans
7 2 (12.50%) Military
7 2 (12.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (12.50%) Validation
7 2 (12.50%) Bugzilla
7 2 (12.50%) Symantec
7 2 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (12.50%) C
7 2 (12.50%) C#
7 2 (12.50%) ITIL
7 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
7 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
7 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
7 2 (12.50%) Eclipse
7 2 (12.50%) Ethernet

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 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.25%) Apache
2 1 (6.25%) IIS
2 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
2 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS Office
2 1 (6.25%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (6.25%) IaaS
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (6.25%) PaaS
1 1 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Ethernet
1 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.25%) DHCP
2 1 (6.25%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) MySQL
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Bugzilla
1 2 (12.50%) Eclipse
1 2 (12.50%) JIRA
1 2 (12.50%) NetBeans
1 2 (12.50%) Redmine
1 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
2 1 (6.25%) MSI
General
1 2 (12.50%) Military
2 1 (6.25%) Aerospace
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (18.75%) Consultant
2 2 (12.50%) Architect
2 2 (12.50%) SCCM Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Access Developer
3 1 (6.25%) Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) Author
3 1 (6.25%) Azure Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Database Developer
3 1 (6.25%) Desktop Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support
3 1 (6.25%) Developer
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) Java Developer
3 1 (6.25%) SCCM Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Developer
3 1 (6.25%) Support Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) Synthetic Environment Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Author
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) Web Services
2 2 (12.50%) Qt
3 1 (6.25%) .NET
3 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
3 1 (6.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Statistics
2 1 (6.25%) FMCG
2 1 (6.25%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Windows 10
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (6.25%) Linux
3 1 (6.25%) Unix
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (12.50%) Email Filtering
2 2 (12.50%) Email Management
2 2 (12.50%) ITIL
2 2 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (12.50%) Validation
3 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
3 1 (6.25%) Data Analysis
3 1 (6.25%) Document Management
3 1 (6.25%) ERP
3 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
3 1 (6.25%) Information Management
3 1 (6.25%) Information Security
3 1 (6.25%) PLM
3 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
3 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
3 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
3 1 (6.25%) Time Management
3 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) Java
2 4 (25.00%) C++
3 3 (18.75%) SQL
3 3 (18.75%) VB
4 2 (12.50%) C
4 2 (12.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) SC Cleared
1 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) A+ Certification
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) MCITP
2 1 (6.25%) MCP
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.25%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (12.50%) Sendmail
3 2 (12.50%) vSphere
4 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) SCCM
2 2 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (12.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (12.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (6.25%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) VMware
2 2 (12.50%) Symantec
2 2 (12.50%) Trend Micro
3 1 (6.25%) IBM
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) PTC
3 1 (6.25%) Siemens