Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 3 12
Rank change year-on-year 0 +9 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 42 18 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Stevenage 30.43% 18.75% 7.87%
As % of the Vendors category 51.85% 32.73% 15.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 2 3
Stevenage median daily rate £260 £312 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.73% +20.10% -9.57%
Hertfordshire median daily rate £300 £350 £375
% change year-on-year -14.29% -6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 2
Stevenage median hourly rate £18.64 £14.20 £37.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.23% -62.38% +135.94%
10th Percentile £14.43 £9.67 £36.28
90th Percentile £33.50 £19.56 £39.43
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.00 £12.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +36.52% -22.17% +7.74%

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 81 55 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Stevenage 58.70% 57.29% 51.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 23 12
Stevenage median daily rate £268 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.83% -14.29% +12.90%
10th Percentile £162 £203 £222
90th Percentile £475 £499 £453
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 10
Stevenage median hourly rate £31.50 £20.76 £8.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.77% +147.82% -43.60%
10th Percentile £15.01 £11.40 £7.75
90th Percentile £35.00 £50.40 £39.99
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £15.86 £14.50 £13.55
% change year-on-year +9.38% +7.03% -16.63%

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 24 June 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

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Stevenage

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Stevenage over the 6 months to 24 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Stevenage

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 29 (69.05%) Windows
2 26 (61.90%) Security Cleared
3 24 (57.14%) SC Cleared
4 14 (33.33%) Degree
4 14 (33.33%) VMware
4 14 (33.33%) Windows Server
5 13 (30.95%) Java
5 13 (30.95%) JavaScript
5 13 (30.95%) C#
5 13 (30.95%) Visual Studio
5 13 (30.95%) Active Directory
6 12 (28.57%) TCP/IP
6 12 (28.57%) Web Services
6 12 (28.57%) C++
6 12 (28.57%) SQL
6 12 (28.57%) Linux
6 12 (28.57%) Eclipse
6 12 (28.57%) Ethernet
6 12 (28.57%) NetBeans
6 12 (28.57%) Military
6 12 (28.57%) Qt
6 12 (28.57%) Node.js
7 11 (26.19%) Software Engineering
8 10 (23.81%) Aerospace
8 10 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
8 10 (23.81%) Mathematics
9 9 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (21.43%) MS Exchange
9 9 (21.43%) .NET
9 9 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012

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 9 (21.43%) MS Exchange
2 5 (11.90%) Apache
2 5 (11.90%) IIS
2 5 (11.90%) WebLogic
3 4 (9.52%) ThingWorx
4 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (9.52%) Windchill
2 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.38%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (28.57%) Ethernet
1 12 (28.57%) TCP/IP
2 4 (9.52%) Firewall
2 4 (9.52%) HTTP
2 4 (9.52%) SMTP
2 4 (9.52%) VoIP
3 2 (4.76%) DHCP
3 2 (4.76%) VPN
4 1 (2.38%) DNS
4 1 (2.38%) Internet
4 1 (2.38%) LAN
4 1 (2.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.38%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (2.38%) MS Access
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (30.95%) Visual Studio
2 12 (28.57%) Eclipse
2 12 (28.57%) NetBeans
3 8 (19.05%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.38%) InstallShield
4 1 (2.38%) MSI
4 1 (2.38%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (2.38%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 12 (28.57%) Military
2 10 (23.81%) Aerospace
3 4 (9.52%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.76%) Advertising
4 2 (4.76%) Local Government
5 1 (2.38%) Back Office
5 1 (2.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (26.19%) Support Engineer
2 5 (11.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 5 (11.90%) Desktop Support
3 4 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 4 (9.52%) Desktop Engineer
3 4 (9.52%) Exchange Engineer
3 4 (9.52%) Technical Support
4 3 (7.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Developer
4 3 (7.14%) Messaging Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
4 3 (7.14%) Server Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Synthetic Environment Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Exchange Support
5 2 (4.76%) Messaging Support
5 2 (4.76%) Messaging Support Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Support Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Technical Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (28.57%) Node.js
1 12 (28.57%) Qt
1 12 (28.57%) Web Services
2 9 (21.43%) .NET
3 8 (19.05%) ActiveX
3 8 (19.05%) DirectX
3 8 (19.05%) MFC
3 8 (19.05%) OpenGL
4 5 (11.90%) Middleware
5 1 (2.38%) CSS
5 1 (2.38%) HTML
5 1 (2.38%) LINQ
5 1 (2.38%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (4.76%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.76%) iPad
3 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.38%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 29 (69.05%) Windows
2 14 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 12 (28.57%) Linux
4 9 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (11.90%) Unix
6 3 (7.14%) Windows 7
7 2 (4.76%) Windows 10
7 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (2.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.19%) Software Engineering
2 10 (23.81%) Mathematics
3 9 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (19.05%) Scrum
5 7 (16.67%) ITIL
6 4 (9.52%) Business Continuity
6 4 (9.52%) Information Security
6 4 (9.52%) Server Virtualisation
7 2 (4.76%) CRM
7 2 (4.76%) Migration
8 1 (2.38%) Data Loss Prevention
8 1 (2.38%) Disk Encryption
8 1 (2.38%) MVC
8 1 (2.38%) PLM
8 1 (2.38%) Project Management
8 1 (2.38%) Software Testing
8 1 (2.38%) SysML
8 1 (2.38%) UML
8 1 (2.38%) Validation
8 1 (2.38%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (30.95%) C#
1 13 (30.95%) Java
1 13 (30.95%) JavaScript
2 12 (28.57%) C++
2 12 (28.57%) SQL
3 8 (19.05%) GLSL
3 8 (19.05%) HLSL
3 8 (19.05%) PowerShell
4 3 (7.14%) C
5 1 (2.38%) MATLAB
5 1 (2.38%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 26 (61.90%) Security Cleared
2 24 (57.14%) SC Cleared
3 14 (33.33%) Degree
4 6 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (4.76%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.90%) SLA
2 1 (2.38%) ECSS
System Software
1 13 (30.95%) Active Directory
2 10 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (9.52%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (2.38%) BitLocker
4 1 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (2.38%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (7.14%) SCCM
2 1 (2.38%) SCOM
2 1 (2.38%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (33.33%) VMware
2 5 (11.90%) HP
3 4 (9.52%) Cisco
3 4 (9.52%) Dell
3 4 (9.52%) Mitel
3 4 (9.52%) PTC
3 4 (9.52%) Veeam
4 2 (4.76%) Citrix
4 2 (4.76%) IBM
5 1 (2.38%) Becrypt
5 1 (2.38%) Red Hat