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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 3 4 3
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 13 15 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stevenage 22.81% 17.86% 17.07%
As % of the Vendors category 32.50% 26.32% 30.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 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 £347
% change year-on-year
- +0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 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 £14.73 £15.00 £14.68
% change year-on-year
-1.80% +2.16%
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
40 57 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stevenage 70.18% 67.86% 56.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 16 12
Median daily rate £400 £425 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -16.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 4
Median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +61.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £6.86 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.13 £22.50 £15.29
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%

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 8 December 2016.

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 8 December 2016.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Stevenage

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stevenage

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 11 (61.11%) Windows
2 8 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 8 (44.44%) SC Cleared
2 8 (44.44%) Security Cleared
3 7 (38.89%) Java
4 6 (33.33%) C++
4 6 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 5 (27.78%) MySQL
6 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
6 4 (22.22%) MS Office
6 4 (22.22%) C
6 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (22.22%) VMware
6 4 (22.22%) Windows 10
7 3 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (16.67%) IBM
7 3 (16.67%) Windows 7
7 3 (16.67%) Degree
7 3 (16.67%) Data Analysis
7 3 (16.67%) SCCM
7 3 (16.67%) Time Management
7 3 (16.67%) SQL
7 3 (16.67%) VB
7 3 (16.67%) Web Services
7 3 (16.67%) IIS
7 3 (16.67%) MCP
7 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
7 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (16.67%) Internet

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 3 (16.67%) IIS
2 1 (5.56%) Apache
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.56%) ThingWorx
2 1 (5.56%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 4 (22.22%) MS Office
3 2 (11.11%) Windchill
4 1 (5.56%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (5.56%) IaaS
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.56%) Office 365
1 1 (5.56%) PaaS
1 1 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) Internet
1 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (11.11%) Ethernet
2 2 (11.11%) Kerberos
2 2 (11.11%) SSL
2 2 (11.11%) Wireshark
3 1 (5.56%) DHCP
3 1 (5.56%) DNS
3 1 (5.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) MySQL
2 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
3 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Bugzilla
1 2 (11.11%) Eclipse
1 2 (11.11%) JIRA
1 2 (11.11%) NetBeans
1 2 (11.11%) Redmine
1 2 (11.11%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.56%) MSI
General
1 2 (11.11%) Military
2 1 (5.56%) Aerospace
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (16.67%) Administrator
1 3 (16.67%) Consultant
2 2 (11.11%) Architect
2 2 (11.11%) SCCM Consultant
3 1 (5.56%) Author
3 1 (5.56%) Azure Architect
3 1 (5.56%) Database Developer
3 1 (5.56%) Desktop Specialist
3 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support
3 1 (5.56%) Developer
3 1 (5.56%) IT Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Java Developer
3 1 (5.56%) Office 365 Manager
3 1 (5.56%) SCCM Specialist
3 1 (5.56%) Site Manager
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Developer
3 1 (5.56%) Synthetic Environment Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Technical Architect
3 1 (5.56%) Technical Author
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) Web Services
2 2 (11.11%) HTML
2 2 (11.11%) Qt
3 1 (5.56%) .NET
3 1 (5.56%) .NET Framework
3 1 (5.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.56%) FMCG
2 1 (5.56%) Mathematics
2 1 (5.56%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 11 (61.11%) Windows
2 4 (22.22%) Windows 10
2 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.56%) Android
5 1 (5.56%) Linux
5 1 (5.56%) Unix
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (16.67%) Data Analysis
1 3 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
1 3 (16.67%) Time Management
2 2 (11.11%) Email Filtering
2 2 (11.11%) ITIL
2 2 (11.11%) Validation
3 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
3 1 (5.56%) DevOps
3 1 (5.56%) Document Management
3 1 (5.56%) Email Management
3 1 (5.56%) ERP
3 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
3 1 (5.56%) Information Management
3 1 (5.56%) Information Security
3 1 (5.56%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (5.56%) PLM
3 1 (5.56%) Project Management
3 1 (5.56%) Quality Management
3 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) Java
2 6 (33.33%) C++
3 4 (22.22%) C
4 3 (16.67%) SQL
4 3 (16.67%) VB
5 2 (11.11%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (44.44%) SC Cleared
1 8 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 3 (16.67%) Degree
2 3 (16.67%) MCP
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.56%) A+ Certification
3 1 (5.56%) MCITP
3 1 (5.56%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (11.11%) vSphere
4 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.56%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) SCCM
2 1 (5.56%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (5.56%) SCVMM
2 1 (5.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (5.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) VMware
2 3 (16.67%) IBM
3 2 (11.11%) Cognos
3 2 (11.11%) TIBCO
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle
4 1 (5.56%) PTC
4 1 (5.56%) Siemens
4 1 (5.56%) Symantec
4 1 (5.56%) Trend Micro