Period
to 11 December 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Stevenage with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 6 months to 11 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

Microsoft
Hertfordshire > Stevenage
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 4 4
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 40 27 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Stevenage 20.83% 18.12% 17.65%
As % of the Vendors category 40.00% 34.18% 29.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 40 6
Stevenage median daily rate £420 £363 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.86% -12.12% +50.00%
10th Percentile £185 £312 £291
90th Percentile £438 £394 £543
Hertfordshire median daily rate £350 £363 £381
% change year-on-year -3.45% -4.92% -4.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 6
Stevenage median hourly rate £10.34 £10.66 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +6.60% -24.53%
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.00 £16.81 £11.79
% change year-on-year -4.79% +42.54% -15.79%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Stevenage.

All Vendors
Stevenage
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 100 79 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Stevenage 52.08% 53.02% 60.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 33 29
Stevenage median daily rate £345 £350 £258
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.43% +35.92% -38.69%
10th Percentile £200 £196 £245
90th Percentile £500 £421 £447
Hertfordshire median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% -8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 10
Stevenage median hourly rate £22.00 £28.00 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.43% +180.00% -52.39%
10th Percentile £10.34 £13.26 £8.25
90th Percentile £43.60 £47.25 £44.10
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.00 £16.84 £14.50
% change year-on-year +0.98% +16.10% -30.96%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Stevenage

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Stevenage.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Stevenage

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Stevenage

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft in Stevenage.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Stevenage

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Stevenage

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Stevenage over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Stevenage

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Stevenage

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft in Stevenage.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Stevenage

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Stevenage region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 36 (90.00%) Windows
2 22 (55.00%) TCP/IP
3 21 (52.50%) Eclipse
3 21 (52.50%) Ethernet
3 21 (52.50%) C#
3 21 (52.50%) C++
3 21 (52.50%) Java
3 21 (52.50%) JavaScript
3 21 (52.50%) Visual Studio
3 21 (52.50%) Web Services
3 21 (52.50%) NetBeans
3 21 (52.50%) Military
3 21 (52.50%) Qt
3 21 (52.50%) Node.js
4 20 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 20 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 20 (50.00%) Linux
5 18 (45.00%) Aerospace
5 18 (45.00%) Software Engineering
5 18 (45.00%) Degree
5 18 (45.00%) Mathematics
6 17 (42.50%) Scrum
6 17 (42.50%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (42.50%) ActiveX
6 17 (42.50%) .NET
6 17 (42.50%) MFC
6 17 (42.50%) OpenGL
6 17 (42.50%) DirectX
6 17 (42.50%) GLSL
6 17 (42.50%) Git (software)

Microsoft
Co-occurring 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 6 (15.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (5.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (5.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (55.00%) TCP/IP
2 21 (52.50%) Ethernet
3 12 (30.00%) DNS
4 6 (15.00%) DHCP
5 5 (12.50%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (2.50%) Skype
6 1 (2.50%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.00%) Electronic Patient Records
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 21 (52.50%) Eclipse
1 21 (52.50%) NetBeans
1 21 (52.50%) Visual Studio
2 17 (42.50%) Git (software)
3 2 (5.00%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (5.00%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 21 (52.50%) Military
2 18 (45.00%) Aerospace
3 2 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.50%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (17.50%) Analyst
2 3 (7.50%) Active Directory Specialist
2 3 (7.50%) Synthetic Environment Engineer
2 3 (7.50%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (5.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
3 2 (5.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 2 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 2 (5.00%) Active Directory Analyst
3 2 (5.00%) Active Directory Consultant
3 2 (5.00%) Active Directory Support
3 2 (5.00%) Active Directory Support Analyst
3 2 (5.00%) Consultant
3 2 (5.00%) Design Engineer
3 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Support
3 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 2 (5.00%) Service Analyst
3 2 (5.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (2.50%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (52.50%) Node.js
1 21 (52.50%) Qt
1 21 (52.50%) Web Services
2 17 (42.50%) .NET
2 17 (42.50%) ActiveX
2 17 (42.50%) DirectX
2 17 (42.50%) MFC
2 17 (42.50%) OpenGL
3 6 (15.00%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) e-Health
1 6 (15.00%) LIMS
1 6 (15.00%) NHS
1 6 (15.00%) PACS
2 2 (5.00%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 36 (90.00%) Windows
2 20 (50.00%) Linux
3 13 (32.50%) Windows 7
4 12 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (20.00%) Windows 10
5 8 (20.00%) Windows Server
6 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (45.00%) Mathematics
1 18 (45.00%) Software Engineering
2 17 (42.50%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (42.50%) Scrum
3 7 (17.50%) Data Migration
3 7 (17.50%) Migration
4 6 (15.00%) Analytics
4 6 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (15.00%) Health Informatics
4 6 (15.00%) Informatics
5 5 (12.50%) Server Patching
6 3 (7.50%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (5.00%) Physics
7 2 (5.00%) SysML
7 2 (5.00%) Systems Engineering
7 2 (5.00%) UML
8 1 (2.50%) Asset Management
8 1 (2.50%) ITSM
8 1 (2.50%) Service Management
8 1 (2.50%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 21 (52.50%) C#
1 21 (52.50%) C++
1 21 (52.50%) Java
1 21 (52.50%) JavaScript
2 17 (42.50%) GLSL
2 17 (42.50%) HLSL
3 7 (17.50%) PowerShell
4 2 (5.00%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 20 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 20 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 18 (45.00%) Degree
3 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.00%) HL7
2 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 6 (15.00%) DFS Replication
2 6 (15.00%) Hyper-V
2 6 (15.00%) VMware ESXi
2 6 (15.00%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (17.50%) SCOM
2 1 (2.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (15.00%) VMware
2 2 (5.00%) HP
3 1 (2.50%) Citrix
3 1 (2.50%) SAP