Period
to 23 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 6 6
Rank change year-on-year +2 0 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 30 14 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Stevenage 20.41% 15.05% 15.00%
As % of the Vendors category 38.46% 25.00% 25.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 5 7
Stevenage median daily rate £363 £425 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.71% +54.55% +7.32%
10th Percentile £310 £364 £120
90th Percentile £394 £559 £300
Hertfordshire median daily rate £363 £381 £400
% change year-on-year -4.92% -4.69% +26.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 5
Stevenage median hourly rate £10.66 £25.56 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.30% +82.59% -6.67%
10th Percentile £9.67 £10.00 £6.86
90th Percentile £15.00 £44.61 £33.75
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year -6.25% +18.52% -10.00%

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 78 56 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Stevenage 53.06% 60.22% 58.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 27 23
Stevenage median daily rate £356 £258 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.35% -38.69% +46.09%
10th Percentile £194 £250 £130
90th Percentile £440 £450 £500
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £390 £413
% change year-on-year +2.56% -5.45% +13.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 9 19
Stevenage median hourly rate £26.50 £10.00 £21.01
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +165.00% -52.39% +50.04%
10th Percentile £10.66 £8.25 £7.03
90th Percentile £47.25 £44.20 £27.30
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.81 £14.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +15.90% -30.95% +33.33%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017, 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 12 (40.00%) Windows
2 10 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 9 (30.00%) C#
4 8 (26.67%) Finance
4 8 (26.67%) Security Cleared
5 7 (23.33%) WCF
5 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (23.33%) TDD
5 7 (23.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (23.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (23.33%) MVC
5 7 (23.33%) SQL
5 7 (23.33%) .NET
5 7 (23.33%) SDLC
5 7 (23.33%) SOLID
6 6 (20.00%) MS Exchange
6 6 (20.00%) Active Directory
6 6 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 6 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (20.00%) SC Cleared
7 5 (16.67%) PowerShell
7 5 (16.67%) HP
7 5 (16.67%) Cisco
8 4 (13.33%) VMware
8 4 (13.33%) Telecoms
8 4 (13.33%) Management Information System
8 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
8 4 (13.33%) Java
8 4 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure

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 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (10.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (6.67%) Skype for Business
4 1 (3.33%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (3.33%) Windchill
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) Firewall
1 3 (10.00%) HTTP
1 3 (10.00%) LAN
1 3 (10.00%) SMTP
2 2 (6.67%) DHCP
2 2 (6.67%) Ethernet
2 2 (6.67%) Skype
2 2 (6.67%) SpaceWire
2 2 (6.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (23.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 7 (23.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (6.67%) Bugzilla
2 2 (6.67%) ClearCase
2 2 (6.67%) ClearQuest
2 2 (6.67%) Eclipse
2 2 (6.67%) InstallShield
2 2 (6.67%) MSI
2 2 (6.67%) NetBeans
2 2 (6.67%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.33%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (3.33%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 8 (26.67%) Finance
2 4 (13.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.67%) Automotive
3 2 (6.67%) Avionics
3 2 (6.67%) Military
4 1 (3.33%) Aerospace
4 1 (3.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 7 (23.33%) .NET Developer
1 7 (23.33%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
1 7 (23.33%) C# .NET Developer
1 7 (23.33%) C# Developer
1 7 (23.33%) Developer
1 7 (23.33%) SQL Developer
1 7 (23.33%) SQL Server Developer
1 7 (23.33%) Technical Support
2 6 (20.00%) C# WCF Developer
2 6 (20.00%) Full Stack Developer
2 6 (20.00%) SSIS Developer
2 6 (20.00%) SSRS Developer
2 6 (20.00%) WCF Developer
3 5 (16.67%) Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Support Assistant
4 4 (13.33%) Technical Assistant
4 4 (13.33%) Technical Support Assistant
5 3 (10.00%) Senior Systems Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Server Support
5 3 (10.00%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (23.33%) .NET
1 7 (23.33%) WCF
2 6 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (13.33%) WPF
4 2 (6.67%) Qt
4 2 (6.67%) Web Services
5 1 (3.33%) AngularJS
5 1 (3.33%) Node.js
5 1 (3.33%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (13.33%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.67%) Algorithms
3 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.67%) Blackberry
3 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.67%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (6.67%) PKI
4 1 (3.33%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 12 (40.00%) Windows
2 4 (13.33%) Windows 7
2 4 (13.33%) Windows Server
3 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (6.67%) Linux
4 2 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (6.67%) Windows 10
5 1 (3.33%) Unix
5 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (23.33%) MVC
1 7 (23.33%) SDLC
1 7 (23.33%) SOLID
1 7 (23.33%) TDD
2 3 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (10.00%) Server Virtualisation
2 3 (10.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (6.67%) Asset Management
3 2 (6.67%) Configuration Management
3 2 (6.67%) Disk Encryption
3 2 (6.67%) Hardware Maintenance
3 2 (6.67%) IT Strategy
3 2 (6.67%) Network Architecture
3 2 (6.67%) Software Distribution
3 2 (6.67%) Test Strategy
3 2 (6.67%) Validation
4 1 (3.33%) Change Management
4 1 (3.33%) CMMI
4 1 (3.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 9 (30.00%) C#
2 7 (23.33%) SQL
3 5 (16.67%) PowerShell
4 4 (13.33%) Java
5 2 (6.67%) C
5 2 (6.67%) C++
6 1 (3.33%) ANSI C
6 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 8 (26.67%) Security Cleared
2 6 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (10.00%) Degree
4 1 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) SLA
2 2 (6.67%) ECSS
3 1 (3.33%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (10.00%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (6.67%) BitLocker
4 2 (6.67%) Cygwin
4 2 (6.67%) Hyper-V
4 2 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) SCCM
1 2 (6.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) Cisco
1 5 (16.67%) HP
2 4 (13.33%) VMware
3 3 (10.00%) Dell
3 3 (10.00%) SAP
4 2 (6.67%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.33%) IBM
5 1 (3.33%) Mitel
5 1 (3.33%) PTC
5 1 (3.33%) Remedy
5 1 (3.33%) Veeam