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 31 August 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.

3 months to
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 10 12 5
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 6 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chelmsford 11.76% 10.38% 9.68%
As % of the Vendors category 15.00% 28.21% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 2
Median daily rate £350 £350 £334
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £211 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £457
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £13.25 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
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 Chelmsford region.

Vendors Category
Chelmsford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
40 39 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chelmsford 78.43% 36.79% 29.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 26 6
Median daily rate £350 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £268 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £448 £484
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 £13.25 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+201.88% -68.82%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

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 31 August 2016.

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 31 August 2016, 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 3 (42.86%) MS Office
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
1 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL V3
2 2 (28.57%) Kimball Methodology
2 2 (28.57%) Power BI
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (28.57%) Virtual Team
2 2 (28.57%) Service Management
2 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
2 2 (28.57%) Legal
2 2 (28.57%) Advertising
2 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 2 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 2 (28.57%) ETL
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) Citrix
2 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Vista
2 2 (28.57%) MDX
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 1 (14.29%) System Testing
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (14.29%) 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 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Office
2 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
3 1 (14.29%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Internet
1 1 (14.29%) LAN
1 1 (14.29%) WAN
1 1 (14.29%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (28.57%) Power BI
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2014
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 2 (28.57%) Advertising
1 2 (28.57%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Support Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Documentation Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Full Stack Developer
2 2 (28.57%) IT Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) IT Support
2 2 (28.57%) IT Support Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Developer
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Test Leader
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
2 2 (28.57%) Virtual Team
3 1 (14.29%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) ETL
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL V3
1 2 (28.57%) Kimball Methodology
1 2 (28.57%) Service Management
2 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
2 1 (14.29%) Project Planning
2 1 (14.29%) Strategic Planning
2 1 (14.29%) System Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
2 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) CCA
1 1 (14.29%) CCNA
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
1 1 (14.29%) HND
1 1 (14.29%) MCP
1 1 (14.29%) MCSE
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Citrix
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco
2 1 (14.29%) VMware