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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 9 3 14
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 1 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basildon 3.85% 21.62% 1.89%
As % of the Vendors category 16.67% 50.00% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate - £488 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +156.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Microsoft
Essex

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
6 16 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basildon 23.08% 43.24% 41.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 9
Average daily rate £453 £375 £120
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.66% +212.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Average hourly rate £38.50 £36.00 £38.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.94% -7.39%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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 12 February 2016, 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 3 (60.00%) SQL
1 3 (60.00%) MS Office
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Degree
2 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (40.00%) MS Project
2 2 (40.00%) Problem Management
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) Project Management
2 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (40.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (20.00%) Publishing
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) CMS
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Content Management
3 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) ITSM
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) XML
3 1 (20.00%) XSL
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) C++
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) RUP
3 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Basildon by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 1 (20.00%) CMS
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Office
2 2 (40.00%) MS Project
3 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) CA PPM
General
1 2 (40.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (20.00%) IT Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) IT Support
2 1 (20.00%) IT Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Support Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Support
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Support Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Wintel Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Software Packaging
1 1 (20.00%) XML
1 1 (20.00%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (20.00%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
1 2 (40.00%) Problem Management
1 2 (40.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Change Control
2 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (20.00%) Content Management
2 1 (20.00%) ITSM
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (20.00%) Release Management
2 1 (20.00%) RUP
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) C++
2 1 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) PMI Certification
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle
1 1 (20.00%) Rally