Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 9 4
Rank change year-on-year +6 -5 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 29 15 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Stevenage 18.35% 12.30% 19.01%
As % of the Vendors category 31.87% 20.27% 29.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 6 8
Stevenage median daily rate £363 £381 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.92% +38.64% -4.35%
10th Percentile £197 £263 £120
90th Percentile £394 £531 £363
Hertfordshire median daily rate £350 £350 £378
% change year-on-year - -7.28% +7.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 11
Stevenage median hourly rate £10.66 £10.00 £15.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.60% -37.11% +38.26%
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +12.00% -32.43% +48.00%

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 91 74 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Stevenage 57.59% 60.66% 64.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 43 24
Stevenage median daily rate £350 £300 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.50% -28.57% +52.73%
10th Percentile £159 £228 £135
90th Percentile £475 £443 £500
Hertfordshire median daily rate £386 £400 £413
% change year-on-year -3.44% -3.03% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 20
Stevenage median hourly rate £35.00 £30.25 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.70% +53.16% +61.22%
10th Percentile £13.26 £10.00 £6.86
90th Percentile £47.25 £45.88 £39.70
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +6.90% -30.95% +44.83%

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 23 February 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 23 February 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 15 (51.72%) SC Cleared
1 15 (51.72%) Security Cleared
2 11 (37.93%) Windows
3 8 (27.59%) PowerShell
4 7 (24.14%) MS Exchange
5 6 (20.69%) Active Directory
5 6 (20.69%) SQL Server
5 6 (20.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (17.24%) SCCM
6 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (17.24%) Finance
6 5 (17.24%) C#
6 5 (17.24%) .NET
7 4 (13.79%) SQL
7 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Office
7 4 (13.79%) DHCP
8 3 (10.34%) TDD
8 3 (10.34%) PKI
8 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (10.34%) WCF
8 3 (10.34%) WPF
8 3 (10.34%) WSUS
8 3 (10.34%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (10.34%) Software Distribution
8 3 (10.34%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (10.34%) Windows 7
8 3 (10.34%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (10.34%) BitLocker

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 7 (24.14%) MS Exchange
2 3 (10.34%) SharePoint
3 2 (6.90%) Skype for Business
4 1 (3.45%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (3.45%) Windchill
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.79%) DHCP
2 2 (6.90%) Ethernet
2 2 (6.90%) Firewall
2 2 (6.90%) Skype
2 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.45%) DNS
3 1 (3.45%) Internet
3 1 (3.45%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.69%) SQL Server
1 6 (20.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (10.34%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) InstallShield
1 3 (10.34%) MSI
1 3 (10.34%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (6.90%) Eclipse
2 2 (6.90%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.90%) NetBeans
2 2 (6.90%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (6.90%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (6.90%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (17.24%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Aerospace
2 2 (6.90%) Military
3 1 (3.45%) Advertising
3 1 (3.45%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (20.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 6 (20.69%) Analyst
1 6 (20.69%) Support Engineer
2 5 (17.24%) 3rd Line Support
2 5 (17.24%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Server Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) .NET Developer
4 3 (10.34%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (10.34%) C# Developer
4 3 (10.34%) C# WCF Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Exchange Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Full Stack Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Messaging Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Senior Systems Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) SQL Developer
4 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Developer
4 3 (10.34%) SSIS Developer
4 3 (10.34%) SSRS Developer
4 3 (10.34%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.24%) .NET
2 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET Web API
2 3 (10.34%) WCF
2 3 (10.34%) WPF
3 2 (6.90%) ActiveX
3 2 (6.90%) DirectX
3 2 (6.90%) MFC
3 2 (6.90%) Node.js
3 2 (6.90%) OpenGL
3 2 (6.90%) Qt
3 2 (6.90%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (10.34%) PKI
2 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.90%) Blackberry
2 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.45%) iPad
3 1 (3.45%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 11 (37.93%) Windows
2 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (10.34%) Windows 10
3 3 (10.34%) Windows 7
3 3 (10.34%) Windows Server
4 2 (6.90%) Linux
4 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (10.34%) Disk Encryption
2 3 (10.34%) MVC
2 3 (10.34%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (10.34%) SDLC
2 3 (10.34%) Software Distribution
2 3 (10.34%) SOLID
2 3 (10.34%) TDD
3 2 (6.90%) Hardware Maintenance
3 2 (6.90%) IT Strategy
3 2 (6.90%) Mathematics
3 2 (6.90%) Network Architecture
3 2 (6.90%) Scrum
3 2 (6.90%) Software Engineering
4 1 (3.45%) ITIL
4 1 (3.45%) Physics
4 1 (3.45%) Software Testing
4 1 (3.45%) SysML
4 1 (3.45%) Time Management
4 1 (3.45%) UML
Programming Languages
1 8 (27.59%) PowerShell
2 5 (17.24%) C#
3 4 (13.79%) SQL
4 2 (6.90%) C++
4 2 (6.90%) GLSL
4 2 (6.90%) HLSL
4 2 (6.90%) Java
4 2 (6.90%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.45%) C
5 1 (3.45%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 15 (51.72%) SC Cleared
1 15 (51.72%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.90%) Degree
3 1 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (20.69%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.34%) BitLocker
2 3 (10.34%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (6.90%) Hyper-V
3 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (3.45%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (17.24%) SCCM
2 3 (10.34%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (10.34%) SAP
1 3 (10.34%) VMware
2 2 (6.90%) Cisco
2 2 (6.90%) HP
3 1 (3.45%) Becrypt
3 1 (3.45%) Citrix
3 1 (3.45%) IBM
3 1 (3.45%) PTC
3 1 (3.45%) Remedy