The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Chelmsford region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 6 5 2
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 5 9 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chelmsford 12.20% 16.98% 30.00%
As % of the Vendors category 27.78% 47.37% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 8
Average daily rate
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£450 £260 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+73.07% +9.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £191 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 £8.48 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+106.36% -51.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.25 £15.37
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -7.28%
Vendors Category
Chelmsford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
18 19 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chelmsford 43.90% 35.85% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 21
Average daily rate £319 £225 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £95 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £385 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 1
Average hourly rate £15.50 £8.48 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+82.78% -51.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.56
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.87%
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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 30 July 2014.

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 30 July 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 9 (50.00%) MS Office
2 8 (44.44%) Windows
3 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
4 5 (27.78%) Citrix
4 5 (27.78%) MS Excel
5 4 (22.22%) ITIL
5 4 (22.22%) Windows 7
6 3 (16.67%) Lync
6 3 (16.67%) Project Management
6 3 (16.67%) Firewall
6 3 (16.67%) Finance
6 3 (16.67%) SharePoint
6 3 (16.67%) Windows XP
7 2 (11.11%) SLA
7 2 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (11.11%) Web Services
7 2 (11.11%) Data Management
7 2 (11.11%) Intranet
7 2 (11.11%) Blackberry
7 2 (11.11%) Service Management
7 2 (11.11%) VMware
7 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (11.11%) Windows Vista
7 2 (11.11%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (5.56%) BDD
8 1 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (5.56%) Visualisation
8 1 (5.56%) SoapUI
8 1 (5.56%) REST
8 1 (5.56%) Data Quality

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Chelmsford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 3 (16.67%) Lync
1 3 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (11.11%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (5.56%) MS Project Server
3 1 (5.56%) IBM Notes
3 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (50.00%) MS Office
2 5 (27.78%) MS Excel
3 1 (5.56%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Office 365
1 1 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) Firewall
2 2 (11.11%) Intranet
3 1 (5.56%) NAS
3 1 (5.56%) Internet
3 1 (5.56%) IPv4
3 1 (5.56%) IPv6
3 1 (5.56%) SAN
3 1 (5.56%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) SoapUI
1 1 (5.56%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) French Language
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Legal
2 1 (5.56%) Publishing
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (72.22%) Analyst
2 6 (33.33%) Service Analyst
2 6 (33.33%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Support Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) IT Support
5 2 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Help Desk Support
6 1 (5.56%) PMO Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Build Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Help Desk Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Project Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Business Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Developer
6 1 (5.56%) QA Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Project Officer
6 1 (5.56%) SharePoint Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) Web Services
2 1 (5.56%) REST
2 1 (5.56%) Gherkin
2 1 (5.56%) X-Windows
2 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.56%) SOAP
2 1 (5.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.56%) Visualisation
2 1 (5.56%) E-Learning
2 1 (5.56%) GIS
2 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.56%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 8 (44.44%) Windows
2 4 (22.22%) Windows 7
3 3 (16.67%) Windows XP
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Vista
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) ITIL
2 3 (16.67%) Project Management
3 2 (11.11%) Data Management
3 2 (11.11%) Service Management
4 1 (5.56%) BDD
4 1 (5.56%) DevOps
4 1 (5.56%) Refactoring
4 1 (5.56%) Resource Management
4 1 (5.56%) Performance Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (5.56%) Manual Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Dependency Injection
4 1 (5.56%) Change Management
4 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.56%) Data Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.56%) Project Planning
4 1 (5.56%) TDD
4 1 (5.56%) Migration
4 1 (5.56%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) C#
1 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) SLA
2 1 (5.56%) Data Quality
2 1 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) SCCM
1 1 (5.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Citrix
2 2 (11.11%) VMware
3 1 (5.56%) BT
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle
3 1 (5.56%) Cisco
3 1 (5.56%) Lotus
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