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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 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.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Essex / Chelmsford
Rank 4 11 4
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 6 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chelmsford 28.57% 5.08% 20.83%
As % of the Vendors category 60.00% 25.00% 37.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 5
Median daily rate £475 £235 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+102.12% +30.55%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £14.50 - £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.90 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-15.09% +6.00%

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
10 12 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chelmsford 47.62% 20.34% 56.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 7
Median daily rate £425 £235 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+80.85% +30.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £165 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £300 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Median hourly rate £14.50 - £16.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +34.32%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Chelmsford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Chelmsford region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 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 Chelmsford region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 11 (73.33%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) SQL Server
3 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 5 (33.33%) MS Office
4 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 5 (33.33%) SQL
4 5 (33.33%) VMware
5 4 (26.67%) Service Management
5 4 (26.67%) Advertising
5 4 (26.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
5 4 (26.67%) Citrix
5 4 (26.67%) ITIL
5 4 (26.67%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
5 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (20.00%) Windows Server
6 3 (20.00%) Virtual Team
6 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
6 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
6 3 (20.00%) ITIL V3
6 3 (20.00%) Windows Vista
6 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
6 3 (20.00%) Legal
7 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (13.33%) MDX
7 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Chelmsford 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 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.67%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 5 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) DHCP
1 1 (6.67%) DNS
1 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (53.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2014
2 4 (26.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (13.33%) Power BI
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 4 (26.67%) Advertising
2 3 (20.00%) Legal
3 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Business Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) IT Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Business Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) SQL Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Support Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) DBA
4 2 (13.33%) Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Documentation Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Full Stack Developer
4 2 (13.33%) IT Support
4 2 (13.33%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) SQL DBA
4 2 (13.33%) SQL Developer
4 2 (13.33%) SQL Server DBA
5 1 (6.67%) Field Hardware Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (20.00%) Virtual Team
3 1 (6.67%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 11 (73.33%) Windows
2 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Vista
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) ITIL
1 4 (26.67%) Service Management
2 3 (20.00%) ITIL V3
3 2 (13.33%) ETL
3 2 (13.33%) Kimball Methodology
4 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
4 1 (6.67%) Information Security
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (6.67%) MCSE
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (6.67%) ISA Server
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (6.67%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (6.67%) VMware ESX
4 1 (6.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) NetApp OnCommand
1 1 (6.67%) SCCM
1 1 (6.67%) vMotion
1 1 (6.67%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) VMware
2 4 (26.67%) Citrix
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco
3 1 (6.67%) HP
3 1 (6.67%) Samsung