The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Basildon region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 8 4 3
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 3 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basildon 7.14% 14.29% 23.81%
As % of the Vendors category 13.64% 30.00% 58.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 10
Average daily rate
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£218 £325 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.07% +22.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £325 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £325 £280
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
- +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £16.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Vendors Category
Basildon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
22 20 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basildon 52.38% 47.62% 40.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 13
Average daily rate £488 £200 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+143.75% -28.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 2
Average hourly rate £24.75 £27.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -15.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
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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
Daily Rate Histogram in Basildon

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Basildon region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram 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 23 July 2014, 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 5 (83.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (33.33%) Business Objects
3 2 (33.33%) MS Office
3 2 (33.33%) SAP
3 2 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (33.33%) ETL
3 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (33.33%) HP
3 2 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (33.33%) TestDirector
3 2 (33.33%) AS400
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (33.33%) QA
3 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (16.67%) PowerPivot
4 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (16.67%) jQuery
4 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Workflow
4 1 (16.67%) Finance
4 1 (16.67%) Cadence
4 1 (16.67%) InfoPath
4 1 (16.67%) SharePoint

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Basildon by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (83.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (33.33%) MS Office
3 1 (16.67%) InfoPath
3 1 (16.67%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (16.67%) PowerPivot
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) TestDirector
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) SharePoint Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support
3 1 (16.67%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
1 1 (16.67%) CSS
1 1 (16.67%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) AS400
2 1 (16.67%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) ETL
1 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (16.67%) Workflow
2 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) VBA
2 1 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (16.67%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
1 2 (33.33%) Business Objects
1 2 (33.33%) SAP
1 2 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) Cadence