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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 5 8 9
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 5 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stevenage 13.16% 12.00% 6.82%
As % of the Vendors category 26.32% 28.13% 13.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £460 - £170
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £10.00 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -6.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
19 32 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stevenage 50.00% 42.67% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 11
Median daily rate £375 £385 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +32.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £377 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £517 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 2
Median hourly rate £9.13 £21.53 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.60% +43.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%

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 24 August 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 6 (75.00%) Windows
1 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (62.50%) MS Excel
2 5 (62.50%) MS Office
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
4 3 (37.50%) VMware
4 3 (37.50%) ITIL
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
4 3 (37.50%) Citrix
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (37.50%) Internet
4 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (25.00%) Time Management
5 2 (25.00%) Windows 10
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
5 2 (25.00%) Server Virtualisation
5 2 (25.00%) TIBCO
5 2 (25.00%) Remedy
5 2 (25.00%) IIS
5 2 (25.00%) MCP
5 2 (25.00%) C
5 2 (25.00%) C++
5 2 (25.00%) HTML
5 2 (25.00%) Java
5 2 (25.00%) MySQL
5 2 (25.00%) Cognos
5 2 (25.00%) Kerberos

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 (25.00%) IIS
2 1 (12.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (62.50%) MS Excel
1 5 (62.50%) MS Office
2 1 (12.50%) PTC Creo
2 1 (12.50%) Windchill
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) Internet
2 2 (25.00%) Kerberos
2 2 (25.00%) NetScaler
2 2 (25.00%) SSL
2 2 (25.00%) Wireshark
3 1 (12.50%) DHCP
3 1 (12.50%) Firewall
3 1 (12.50%) SAN
3 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 1 (12.50%) VLAN
3 1 (12.50%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) MySQL
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (25.00%) Administrator
1 2 (25.00%) Citrix Support
2 1 (12.50%) Applications Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Applications Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) Author
2 1 (12.50%) Desktop Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (12.50%) IT Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (12.50%) IT Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Migration Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) Office 365 Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Site Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Author
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (25.00%) FMCG
3 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
4 2 (25.00%) Windows 10
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (12.50%) Android
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Data Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) Server Virtualisation
2 2 (25.00%) Time Management
3 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 1 (12.50%) Document Management
3 1 (12.50%) Email Filtering
3 1 (12.50%) ERP
3 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 1 (12.50%) Information Management
3 1 (12.50%) Information Security
3 1 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Quality Management
3 1 (12.50%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) C
1 2 (25.00%) C++
1 2 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (25.00%) Degree
3 2 (25.00%) MCP
4 1 (12.50%) A+ Certification
4 1 (12.50%) MCITP
4 1 (12.50%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (25.00%) XenApp
2 2 (25.00%) XenDesktop
2 2 (25.00%) XenServer
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (12.50%) NFS
3 1 (12.50%) vSphere
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Citrix
1 3 (37.50%) VMware
2 2 (25.00%) Cognos
2 2 (25.00%) IBM
2 2 (25.00%) Remedy
2 2 (25.00%) TIBCO
3 1 (12.50%) NetApp
3 1 (12.50%) PlateSpin