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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 1 6 4
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 9 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chelmsford 36.00% 16.13% 20.00%
As % of the Vendors category 52.94% 45.45% 30.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 4
Median daily rate £220 £288 £253
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.47% +13.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £189 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £375 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £14.50 £16.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.43% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
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
17 22 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chelmsford 68.00% 35.48% 65.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 8
Median daily rate £338 £300 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -29.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £235 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £413 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Median hourly rate £14.50 £11.00 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.81% -4.34%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.40
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +3.44%

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 2 December 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 2 December 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 10 (66.67%) Windows
2 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
3 6 (40.00%) VMware
4 5 (33.33%) MS Office
4 5 (33.33%) SQL
4 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
5 4 (26.67%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (26.67%) Advertising
5 4 (26.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (20.00%) Windows Server
6 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
6 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
6 3 (20.00%) Service Management
6 3 (20.00%) Citrix
6 3 (20.00%) ITIL
6 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
7 2 (13.33%) ETL
7 2 (13.33%) MCSE
7 2 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (13.33%) Cisco
7 2 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
7 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (13.33%) ITIL V3

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 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.67%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (33.33%) MS Office
2 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
3 1 (6.67%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) DHCP
1 1 (6.67%) DNS
1 1 (6.67%) Internet
1 1 (6.67%) LAN
1 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
1 1 (6.67%) WAN
1 1 (6.67%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (46.67%) 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 2 (13.33%) Legal
3 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) IT Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Support Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Business Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
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%) Infrastructure Business Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) IT Support
4 2 (13.33%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) SQL Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) SQL DBA
4 2 (13.33%) SQL Developer
4 2 (13.33%) SQL Server DBA
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
2 2 (13.33%) Virtual Team
3 1 (6.67%) Driving Licence
3 1 (6.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Vista
4 1 (6.67%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (20.00%) ITIL
2 3 (20.00%) Service Management
3 2 (13.33%) ETL
3 2 (13.33%) ITIL V3
3 2 (13.33%) Kimball Methodology
4 1 (6.67%) Data Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
4 1 (6.67%) Information Security
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (6.67%) Strategic Planning
4 1 (6.67%) System Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy
4 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (13.33%) MCSE
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.67%) CCA
2 1 (6.67%) CCNA
2 1 (6.67%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (6.67%) MCP
2 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.67%) ISA Server
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (6.67%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (6.67%) VMware ESX
3 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 6 (40.00%) VMware
2 3 (20.00%) Citrix
3 2 (13.33%) Cisco
4 1 (6.67%) HP
4 1 (6.67%) Samsung