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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 8 7
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 11 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stevenage 13.75% 6.52% 11.11%
As % of the Vendors category 26.83% 15.79% 38.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Average daily rate
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£288 £170 £110
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+69.11% +54.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £170 £106
10% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £170 £166
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -62.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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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
41 19 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stevenage 51.25% 41.30% 28.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 7
Average daily rate £400 £275 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% +52.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £170 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £490 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 2
Average hourly rate £21.53 £15.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.50% -62.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -4.14%

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 2 September 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 13 (72.22%) Windows
2 9 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 5 (27.78%) XenApp
4 5 (27.78%) DNS
4 5 (27.78%) Citrix
4 5 (27.78%) ITIL
5 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
5 4 (22.22%) VMware
5 4 (22.22%) XenDesktop
5 4 (22.22%) Hyper-V
5 4 (22.22%) NetScaler
5 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (22.22%) XenMobile
5 4 (22.22%) SCCM
5 4 (22.22%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (22.22%) AppSense
6 3 (16.67%) Change Management
6 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (16.67%) MS Office
6 3 (16.67%) Windows XP
6 3 (16.67%) DHCP
7 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
7 2 (11.11%) WAN
7 2 (11.11%) MS Exchange
7 2 (11.11%) HP
7 2 (11.11%) Dell

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Stevenage by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 2 (11.11%) MS Exchange
1 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (5.56%) NetWeaver
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 3 (16.67%) MS Office
3 1 (5.56%) MS Project
3 1 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) DNS
2 4 (22.22%) NetScaler
3 3 (16.67%) DHCP
4 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
4 2 (11.11%) WAN
5 1 (5.56%) VPN
5 1 (5.56%) LAN
5 1 (5.56%) PBX
5 1 (5.56%) SAN
5 1 (5.56%) Firewall
5 1 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (5.56%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (5.56%) Sybase IQ
2 1 (5.56%) SAP HANA
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (5.56%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
1 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
1 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (16.67%) Architect
2 2 (11.11%) Analyst
2 2 (11.11%) Consultant
2 2 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Implementation Consultant
3 1 (5.56%) IT Support Technician
3 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (5.56%) Server Administrator
3 1 (5.56%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (5.56%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) IT Support
3 1 (5.56%) Help Desk Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (5.56%) Administrator
3 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) Application Packaging
2 1 (5.56%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.56%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) PKI
1 2 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.56%) EMC VMAX
2 1 (5.56%) Data Extraction
2 1 (5.56%) FMCG
2 1 (5.56%) iPhone
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) HACMP
2 1 (5.56%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.56%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 13 (72.22%) Windows
2 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (16.67%) Windows XP
4 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (11.11%) Android
6 1 (5.56%) AIX
6 1 (5.56%) Linux
6 1 (5.56%) Windows 8
6 1 (5.56%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (5.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) ITIL
2 3 (16.67%) Change Management
3 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 2 (11.11%) Security Patching
3 2 (11.11%) Migration
4 1 (5.56%) Information Security
4 1 (5.56%) Programme Management
4 1 (5.56%) Asset Management
4 1 (5.56%) Information Management
4 1 (5.56%) Logistics
4 1 (5.56%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (5.56%) Problem Management
4 1 (5.56%) Release Management
4 1 (5.56%) Data Protection
4 1 (5.56%) High Availability
4 1 (5.56%) Change Control
4 1 (5.56%) WAN Optimisation
4 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) SQL
1 1 (5.56%) VB
1 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (5.56%) Degree
3 1 (5.56%) MCSE
3 1 (5.56%) CCNA
3 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) GxP
System Software
1 9 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (27.78%) XenApp
3 4 (22.22%) XenDesktop
3 4 (22.22%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (22.22%) Hyper-V
4 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (11.11%) vSphere
5 1 (5.56%) PowerHA
5 1 (5.56%) Samba
5 1 (5.56%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) SCCM
1 4 (22.22%) XenMobile
2 2 (11.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (5.56%) DatAdvantage
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Citrix
2 4 (22.22%) VMware
2 4 (22.22%) AppSense
3 2 (11.11%) NetApp
3 2 (11.11%) Symantec
3 2 (11.11%) HP
3 2 (11.11%) Dell
3 2 (11.11%) Oracle
4 1 (5.56%) Sybase
4 1 (5.56%) SAP
4 1 (5.56%) IBM
4 1 (5.56%) EMC
4 1 (5.56%) Avaya
4 1 (5.56%) Apple
4 1 (5.56%) NetIQ
4 1 (5.56%) Varonis
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
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