Period
to 23 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 3 11
Rank change year-on-year -2 +8 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 39 29 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Stevenage 23.93% 26.85% 7.23%
As % of the Vendors category 44.32% 48.33% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 38 2
Stevenage median daily rate £260 £363 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.28% +0.69% +25.22%
10th Percentile £175 £310 £280
90th Percentile £438 £394 £440
Hertfordshire median daily rate £313 £363 £375
% change year-on-year -13.72% -3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 1
Stevenage median hourly rate £13.27 £15.00 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.55% +50.00% -54.02%
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.00 £15.90 £13.50
% change year-on-year +6.90% +17.80% -3.57%

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 88 60 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Stevenage 53.99% 55.56% 50.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 20 19
Stevenage median daily rate £348 £363 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.14% +39.42% -38.10%
10th Percentile £175 £258 £241
90th Percentile £526 £433 £402
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 21 7
Stevenage median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £8.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% +203.03% -61.67%
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year +3.03% +26.92% -37.90%

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 September 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 September 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 31 (79.49%) Windows
2 25 (64.10%) SC Cleared
2 25 (64.10%) Security Cleared
3 20 (51.28%) Qt
3 20 (51.28%) Node.js
3 20 (51.28%) Visual Studio
3 20 (51.28%) Web Services
3 20 (51.28%) C#
3 20 (51.28%) C++
3 20 (51.28%) Java
3 20 (51.28%) JavaScript
3 20 (51.28%) Eclipse
3 20 (51.28%) Ethernet
3 20 (51.28%) TCP/IP
3 20 (51.28%) NetBeans
3 20 (51.28%) Military
4 18 (46.15%) Linux
5 17 (43.59%) Aerospace
5 17 (43.59%) Mathematics
5 17 (43.59%) Degree
5 17 (43.59%) Software Engineering
6 15 (38.46%) Scrum
6 15 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (38.46%) GLSL
6 15 (38.46%) Git (software)
6 15 (38.46%) HLSL
6 15 (38.46%) OpenGL
6 15 (38.46%) DirectX
6 15 (38.46%) .NET
6 15 (38.46%) MFC

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 5 (12.82%) Apache
1 5 (12.82%) IIS
1 5 (12.82%) WebLogic
2 4 (10.26%) ThingWorx
3 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (5.13%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (10.26%) Windchill
2 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (51.28%) Ethernet
1 20 (51.28%) TCP/IP
2 5 (12.82%) DNS
3 2 (5.13%) DHCP
4 1 (2.56%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (2.56%) Skype
4 1 (2.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.56%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (2.56%) Electronic Patient Records
2 1 (2.56%) MS Access
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 20 (51.28%) Eclipse
1 20 (51.28%) NetBeans
1 20 (51.28%) Visual Studio
2 15 (38.46%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.56%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (2.56%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 20 (51.28%) Military
2 17 (43.59%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.56%) Back Office
3 1 (2.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (12.82%) Desktop Support
2 4 (10.26%) Analyst
2 4 (10.26%) Desktop Engineer
2 4 (10.26%) Support Engineer
3 3 (7.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 3 (7.69%) Developer
3 3 (7.69%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
3 3 (7.69%) Synthetic Environment Engineer
4 2 (5.13%) Active Directory Specialist
4 2 (5.13%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (2.56%) Access Developer
5 1 (2.56%) Applications Support
5 1 (2.56%) Applications Support Analyst
5 1 (2.56%) Database Developer
5 1 (2.56%) Design Engineer
5 1 (2.56%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (2.56%) SQL Developer
5 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Developer
5 1 (2.56%) Support Analyst
5 1 (2.56%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (51.28%) Node.js
1 20 (51.28%) Qt
1 20 (51.28%) Web Services
2 15 (38.46%) .NET
2 15 (38.46%) ActiveX
2 15 (38.46%) DirectX
2 15 (38.46%) MFC
2 15 (38.46%) OpenGL
3 5 (12.82%) Middleware
4 3 (7.69%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (2.56%) e-Health
2 1 (2.56%) FMCG
2 1 (2.56%) LIMS
2 1 (2.56%) NHS
2 1 (2.56%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 31 (79.49%) Windows
2 18 (46.15%) Linux
3 8 (20.51%) Windows Server
4 6 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (12.82%) Unix
5 5 (12.82%) Windows 7
6 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (7.69%) Windows 10
8 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (5.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (43.59%) Mathematics
1 17 (43.59%) Software Engineering
2 15 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (38.46%) Scrum
3 3 (7.69%) Migration
4 2 (5.13%) CRM
4 2 (5.13%) Data Migration
5 1 (2.56%) Analytics
5 1 (2.56%) Break/Fix
5 1 (2.56%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (2.56%) Change Control
5 1 (2.56%) Health Informatics
5 1 (2.56%) ITIL
5 1 (2.56%) KYC
5 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Office Automation
5 1 (2.56%) Office Automation
5 1 (2.56%) Project Management
5 1 (2.56%) Server Patching
5 1 (2.56%) Service Management
5 1 (2.56%) UML
Programming Languages
1 20 (51.28%) C#
1 20 (51.28%) C++
1 20 (51.28%) Java
1 20 (51.28%) JavaScript
2 15 (38.46%) GLSL
2 15 (38.46%) HLSL
3 9 (23.08%) PowerShell
4 7 (17.95%) SQL
5 1 (2.56%) MATLAB
5 1 (2.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 25 (64.10%) SC Cleared
1 25 (64.10%) Security Cleared
2 17 (43.59%) Degree
3 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) SLA
2 1 (2.56%) HL7
System Software
1 12 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 6 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.69%) DFS Replication
3 3 (7.69%) Hyper-V
3 3 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (7.69%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (2.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) SCOM
2 1 (2.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (28.21%) VMware
2 4 (10.26%) PTC
3 2 (5.13%) IBM
4 1 (2.56%) Citrix
4 1 (2.56%) HP
4 1 (2.56%) SAP