The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Basildon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not 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.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 7 16 6
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 5 1 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basildon 15.63% 1.82% 22.95%
As % of the Vendors category 45.45% 3.70% 43.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Average daily rate
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£375 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Basildon region.

Vendors Category
Basildon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
11 27 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basildon 34.38% 49.09% 52.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 9
Average daily rate £525 £288 £185
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+82.60% +55.40%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 12
Average hourly rate - £38.88 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +24.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Basildon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Basildon region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Basildon

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Basildon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Basildon region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Basildon

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Basildon

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Basildon

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Basildon

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Basildon region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 9 (81.82%) MS Excel
2 6 (54.55%) Windows
3 5 (45.45%) MS Office
3 5 (45.45%) ITIL
3 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
4 3 (27.27%) Time Management
4 3 (27.27%) Panasonic
4 3 (27.27%) Windows 7
4 3 (27.27%) Asset Management
4 3 (27.27%) MCDST
4 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (27.27%) MCSE
4 3 (27.27%) Java
4 3 (27.27%) SQL
4 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
4 3 (27.27%) MS Exchange
4 3 (27.27%) Cisco
4 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
4 3 (27.27%) Dell
4 3 (27.27%) McAfee
4 3 (27.27%) Sophos
5 2 (18.18%) Project Management
5 2 (18.18%) MS Visio
5 2 (18.18%) VB
5 2 (18.18%) VB.NET
5 2 (18.18%) VBA
5 2 (18.18%) .NET
5 2 (18.18%) C#
5 2 (18.18%) MCSA

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Basildon by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Basildon region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
1 3 (27.27%) MS Exchange
2 1 (9.09%) Confluence
2 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (81.82%) MS Excel
2 5 (45.45%) MS Office
3 2 (18.18%) MS Project
3 2 (18.18%) MS Visio
3 2 (18.18%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) JIRA
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Automotive
2 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Retail
2 1 (9.09%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (18.18%) Developer
1 2 (18.18%) Project Engineer
1 2 (18.18%) Field Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) VB Developer
2 1 (9.09%) Business Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Programme Planner
2 1 (9.09%) Deployment Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Service Desk Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Senior Programme Planner
2 1 (9.09%) Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Senior Developer
2 1 (9.09%) Field Service Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) .NET
2 1 (9.09%) Web Services
2 1 (9.09%) XML
2 1 (9.09%) HTML5
2 1 (9.09%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) NHS
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Windows
2 3 (27.27%) Windows 7
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) ITIL
2 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (27.27%) Asset Management
2 3 (27.27%) Time Management
3 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (18.18%) Change Control
3 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
3 2 (18.18%) Project Management
4 1 (9.09%) Workflow
4 1 (9.09%) Migration
4 1 (9.09%) SOA
4 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Use Case
4 1 (9.09%) Scrum
4 1 (9.09%) BPMN
4 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
1 3 (27.27%) Java
2 2 (18.18%) C#
2 2 (18.18%) VB
2 2 (18.18%) VB.NET
2 2 (18.18%) VBA
2 2 (18.18%) VB6
3 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
3 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 3 (27.27%) MCDST
2 3 (27.27%) MCSE
3 2 (18.18%) MCSA
3 2 (18.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (9.09%) Degree
4 1 (9.09%) OCP
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (9.09%) MCP
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Cisco
1 3 (27.27%) Dell
1 3 (27.27%) McAfee
1 3 (27.27%) Sophos
1 3 (27.27%) Panasonic
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) VMware
2 1 (9.09%) Citrix
2 1 (9.09%) IBM