The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Chelmsford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 2 5 6
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 14 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chelmsford 25.45% 12.50% 8.33%
As % of the Vendors category 45.16% 42.86% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 2
Average daily rate
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£170 £288 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.86% -28.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £13.94 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+5.84% -11.52%
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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 Chelmsford region.

Vendors Category
Chelmsford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
31 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chelmsford 56.36% 29.17% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 7
Average daily rate £170 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-57.50% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £135 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Average hourly rate £16.25 £29.80 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.46% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Chelmsford

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Chelmsford

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Chelmsford

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

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Chelmsford

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Chelmsford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Chelmsford region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Chelmsford

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Chelmsford

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Chelmsford

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chelmsford

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chelmsford 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 (52.94%) MS Office
1 9 (52.94%) MS Excel
2 8 (47.06%) Windows
3 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
3 6 (35.29%) Windows Vista
3 6 (35.29%) Windows 7
4 5 (29.41%) Citrix
4 5 (29.41%) Service Management
5 4 (23.53%) Project Management
5 4 (23.53%) ITIL
5 4 (23.53%) Management Information System
5 4 (23.53%) Finance
5 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (17.65%) Incident Management
6 3 (17.65%) Information Management
6 3 (17.65%) Configuration Management
6 3 (17.65%) Change Management
7 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
7 2 (11.76%) X-Windows
7 2 (11.76%) HTTPS
7 2 (11.76%) MS Project
7 2 (11.76%) IBM Notes
7 2 (11.76%) SQL
7 2 (11.76%) VBA
7 2 (11.76%) Lotus
7 2 (11.76%) MS Access
7 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
7 2 (11.76%) Legal
7 2 (11.76%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (11.76%) Programme Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Chelmsford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chelmsford 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 2 (11.76%) IBM Notes
1 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.88%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (5.88%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (52.94%) MS Office
1 9 (52.94%) MS Excel
2 2 (11.76%) MS Project
3 1 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (5.88%) SPSS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) HTTPS
2 1 (5.88%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) MS Access
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Legal
2 2 (11.76%) French Language
3 1 (5.88%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Service Desk Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Service Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Help Desk Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) 1st Line Support
4 3 (17.65%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Support Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Trainer
5 2 (11.76%) Build Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Technical Design Architect
6 1 (5.88%) IT Support
6 1 (5.88%) Data Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) IT Trainer
6 1 (5.88%) Report Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Statistician
6 1 (5.88%) MI Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Data Migration Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Management Information System
1 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) Windows
2 6 (35.29%) Windows Vista
2 6 (35.29%) Windows 7
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Service Management
2 4 (23.53%) Project Management
2 4 (23.53%) ITIL
3 3 (17.65%) Incident Management
3 3 (17.65%) Information Management
3 3 (17.65%) Configuration Management
3 3 (17.65%) Change Management
4 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
4 2 (11.76%) Programme Management
4 2 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (11.76%) Information Governance
5 1 (5.88%) Qualitative Research
5 1 (5.88%) Data Migration
5 1 (5.88%) Migration
5 1 (5.88%) Data Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
1 2 (11.76%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Citrix
2 2 (11.76%) Lotus
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle