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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 12 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 10 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chelmsford 10.75% 19.12% 25.00%
As % of the Vendors category 14.49% 50.00% 53.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 7
Average daily rate
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£135 £238 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.15% -29.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £90 £138 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £413 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £14.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -36.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.33%
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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
69 26 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chelmsford 74.19% 38.24% 46.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 15 11
Average daily rate £230 £145 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.62% -50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £138 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 2
Average hourly rate - £14.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -61.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -7.89%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 14 (58.33%) Windows
2 13 (54.17%) MS Office
3 12 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 11 (45.83%) MS Excel
5 10 (41.67%) Windows 7
6 9 (37.50%) Windows Vista
7 8 (33.33%) Citrix
7 8 (33.33%) ITIL
8 7 (29.17%) Finance
9 6 (25.00%) Service Management
10 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (16.67%) Management Information System
10 4 (16.67%) Incident Management
10 4 (16.67%) Project Management
10 4 (16.67%) Legal
10 4 (16.67%) French Language
11 3 (12.50%) SCCM
11 3 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (12.50%) Configuration Management
11 3 (12.50%) Change Management
11 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (12.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (8.33%) Lotus
12 2 (8.33%) MS Access
12 2 (8.33%) IBM Notes
12 2 (8.33%) SQL
12 2 (8.33%) VBA
12 2 (8.33%) MS Project
12 2 (8.33%) X-Windows

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Chelmsford by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 (8.33%) IBM Notes
2 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (54.17%) MS Office
2 11 (45.83%) MS Excel
3 2 (8.33%) MS Project
4 1 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Payroll
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) HTTPS
1 1 (4.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) MS Access
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (29.17%) Finance
2 4 (16.67%) Legal
2 4 (16.67%) French Language
Job Titles
1 14 (58.33%) Analyst
2 10 (41.67%) Service Analyst
2 10 (41.67%) Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (29.17%) Support Analyst
4 6 (25.00%) Help Desk Analyst
4 6 (25.00%) 1st Line Support
5 5 (20.83%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Build Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) IT Support
7 1 (4.17%) Systems Support Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Data Migration Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Project Officer
7 1 (4.17%) MI Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (4.17%) Report Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Statistician
7 1 (4.17%) Data Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Project Coordinator
7 1 (4.17%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Management Information System
1 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Streaming Video
2 1 (4.17%) IPTV
2 1 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (4.17%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 14 (58.33%) Windows
2 10 (41.67%) Windows 7
3 9 (37.50%) Windows Vista
4 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) ITIL
2 6 (25.00%) Service Management
3 4 (16.67%) Project Management
3 4 (16.67%) Incident Management
4 3 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 3 (12.50%) Change Management
5 2 (8.33%) Programme Management
5 2 (8.33%) Information Management
5 2 (8.33%) Data Analysis
6 1 (4.17%) Asset Management
6 1 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (4.17%) Test Scripting
6 1 (4.17%) Data Migration
6 1 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (4.17%) Information Governance
6 1 (4.17%) Procure-to-pay
6 1 (4.17%) Migration
6 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery
6 1 (4.17%) ERP
6 1 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) SQL
1 2 (8.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (12.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (4.17%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (4.17%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) Citrix
2 2 (8.33%) Lotus
3 1 (4.17%) Sony
3 1 (4.17%) VMware
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle