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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 4 3
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 2 7 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chelmsford 8.00% 16.67% 26.92%
As % of the Vendors category 22.22% 31.82% 58.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 8
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£180 £185 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% -47.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £8.48 £20.01
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -57.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -13.60%
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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
9 22 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chelmsford 36.00% 52.38% 46.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 13
Average daily rate £425 £145 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+193.10% -58.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £42.50 £8.48 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+401.17% -51.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% +2.70%

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
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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chelmsford

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 7 (53.85%) MS Office
1 7 (53.85%) Windows
1 7 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 5 (38.46%) Citrix
3 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
4 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
4 3 (23.08%) ITIL
4 3 (23.08%) Windows XP
5 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
5 2 (15.38%) Intranet
5 2 (15.38%) Blackberry
5 2 (15.38%) Service Management
5 2 (15.38%) Project Management
5 2 (15.38%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (15.38%) Windows Vista
5 2 (15.38%) Firewall
5 2 (15.38%) Finance
5 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
6 1 (7.69%) Legal
6 1 (7.69%) Publishing
6 1 (7.69%) Migration
6 1 (7.69%) VMware
6 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
6 1 (7.69%) BT
6 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
6 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (7.69%) Data Management
6 1 (7.69%) Local Government
6 1 (7.69%) Statistical Analysis

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Chelmsford by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 (15.38%) SharePoint
1 2 (15.38%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (7.69%) Lync
2 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.69%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 7 (53.85%) MS Office
2 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
3 1 (7.69%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
1 1 (7.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Intranet
1 2 (15.38%) Firewall
2 1 (7.69%) Internet
2 1 (7.69%) Broadband
2 1 (7.69%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Legal
2 1 (7.69%) Publishing
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Local Government
2 1 (7.69%) French Language
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Analyst
2 6 (46.15%) Service Analyst
2 6 (46.15%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) IT Support
4 2 (15.38%) Support Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (7.69%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Project Support Officer
5 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Project Officer
5 1 (7.69%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (7.69%) Build Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) X-Windows
1 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
1 1 (7.69%) Web Services
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Blackberry
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) E-Learning
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
3 3 (23.08%) Windows XP
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Vista
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) Service Management
2 2 (15.38%) Project Management
3 1 (7.69%) Migration
3 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.69%) Data Management
3 1 (7.69%) Statistical Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
3 1 (7.69%) Qualitative Research
3 1 (7.69%) Change Management
3 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
3 1 (7.69%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) C#
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
System Software
1 7 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) SCCM
1 1 (7.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Citrix
2 1 (7.69%) VMware
2 1 (7.69%) BT
2 1 (7.69%) Lotus
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco