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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 13 6 5
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 13 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chelmsford 11.21% 12.20% 17.31%
As % of the Vendors category 25.49% 27.78% 47.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 7
Average daily rate
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£350 £450 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +73.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £234 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £480 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £13.25 £17.50 £8.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.28% +106.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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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
51 18 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chelmsford 43.97% 43.90% 36.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 5 10
Average daily rate £350 £319 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.80% +41.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £180 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £488 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 1
Average hourly rate £13.25 £15.50 £8.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.51% +82.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 11 (47.83%) Windows
2 10 (43.48%) Finance
3 9 (39.13%) Active Directory
4 8 (34.78%) MS Office
5 7 (30.43%) SQL Server
5 7 (30.43%) SQL
5 7 (30.43%) ITIL
5 7 (30.43%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (26.09%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (26.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (26.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (21.74%) Windows 7
7 5 (21.74%) DTS
7 5 (21.74%) T-SQL
7 5 (21.74%) Citrix
8 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
8 4 (17.39%) Windows Vista
9 3 (13.04%) French Language
9 3 (13.04%) Incident Management
9 3 (13.04%) ProClarity
9 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (13.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (13.04%) MicroStrategy
9 3 (13.04%) Change Management
9 3 (13.04%) Legal
9 3 (13.04%) Internet
9 3 (13.04%) Cisco
10 2 (8.70%) Windows XP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Chelmsford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 8 (34.78%) MS Office
2 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Payroll
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) Internet
2 1 (4.35%) RFID
2 1 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (4.35%) PBX
2 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.35%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) SQL Server
2 6 (26.09%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (26.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (26.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (21.74%) DTS
4 3 (13.04%) ProClarity
4 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (4.35%) OLAP Cube
5 1 (4.35%) OLAP
5 1 (4.35%) Crystal Reports
General
1 10 (43.48%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Legal
2 3 (13.04%) French Language
3 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (60.87%) Analyst
2 10 (43.48%) Support Analyst
3 6 (26.09%) Service Analyst
3 6 (26.09%) Service Desk Analyst
4 5 (21.74%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 4 (17.39%) Systems Analyst
6 3 (13.04%) Systems Support
6 3 (13.04%) Systems Support Analyst
6 3 (13.04%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 3 (13.04%) Help Desk Analyst
6 3 (13.04%) 1st Line Support
7 2 (8.70%) Business Analyst
7 2 (8.70%) Desktop Support
7 2 (8.70%) Developer
7 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (8.70%) Business Support Analyst
8 1 (4.35%) Coordinator
8 1 (4.35%) IT Support
8 1 (4.35%) Desktop Analyst
8 1 (4.35%) Project Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) .NET
1 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
1 1 (4.35%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Blackberry
1 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
1 1 (4.35%) Streaming Video
1 1 (4.35%) IPTV
1 1 (4.35%) CCTV
1 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
1 1 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (4.35%) Digital Media
1 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (47.83%) Windows
2 5 (21.74%) Windows 7
3 4 (17.39%) Windows Vista
4 2 (8.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) ITIL
1 7 (30.43%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (13.04%) Incident Management
2 3 (13.04%) Change Management
3 2 (8.70%) Service Management
4 1 (4.35%) Security Management
4 1 (4.35%) Workflow
4 1 (4.35%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (4.35%) Information Security
4 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.35%) Asset Management
4 1 (4.35%) Document Management
4 1 (4.35%) Data Analysis
4 1 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (4.35%) Test Scripting
4 1 (4.35%) Security Architecture
4 1 (4.35%) Kimball Methodology
4 1 (4.35%) Procure-to-pay
4 1 (4.35%) Project Management
4 1 (4.35%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) SQL
2 5 (21.74%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.35%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (13.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (4.35%) MCP
3 1 (4.35%) MCSE
3 1 (4.35%) CISSP
3 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (4.35%) Degree
3 1 (4.35%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
1 1 (4.35%) Data Quality
System Software
1 9 (39.13%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) SCCM
2 1 (4.35%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Citrix
2 3 (13.04%) MicroStrategy
2 3 (13.04%) Cisco
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle
3 1 (4.35%) Cognos
3 1 (4.35%) CODA
3 1 (4.35%) Sony
3 1 (4.35%) Thunderhead
3 1 (4.35%) VMware
3 1 (4.35%) Capita