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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 4 8 6
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 10 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chelmsford 22.73% 10.29% 4.35%
As % of the Vendors category 27.03% 31.82% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 0
Median daily rate £220 £275 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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
37 22 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chelmsford 84.09% 32.35% 34.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 15 6
Median daily rate £319 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £275 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £375 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 - £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.89 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+0.64% -0.63%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (50.00%) VMware
3 4 (40.00%) MS Office
4 3 (30.00%) ITIL
4 3 (30.00%) SQL
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
4 3 (30.00%) Citrix
4 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (30.00%) Service Management
4 3 (30.00%) Advertising
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
5 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
5 2 (20.00%) ITIL V3
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (20.00%) Kimball Methodology
5 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (20.00%) Power BI
5 2 (20.00%) Virtual Team
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Vista
5 2 (20.00%) MDX
5 2 (20.00%) Legal
5 2 (20.00%) Management Information System

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 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (10.00%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) MS Office
2 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (10.00%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) DHCP
1 1 (10.00%) DNS
1 1 (10.00%) Internet
1 1 (10.00%) LAN
1 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (10.00%) WAN
1 1 (10.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2014
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (20.00%) Power BI
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 3 (30.00%) Advertising
2 2 (20.00%) Legal
3 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Support Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) IT Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Documentation Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Full Stack Developer
4 2 (20.00%) IT Support
4 2 (20.00%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Support Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Architect
5 1 (10.00%) DBA
5 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server DBA
5 1 (10.00%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Systems Support
5 1 (10.00%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (20.00%) Virtual Team
3 1 (10.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Vista
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) ITIL
1 3 (30.00%) Service Management
2 2 (20.00%) ETL
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL V3
2 2 (20.00%) Kimball Methodology
3 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Information Security
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (10.00%) Strategic Planning
3 1 (10.00%) System Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (20.00%) MCSE
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (10.00%) CCA
2 1 (10.00%) CCNA
2 1 (10.00%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (10.00%) MCP
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (10.00%) ISA Server
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (10.00%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (10.00%) VMware ESX
4 1 (10.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) NetApp OnCommand
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
1 1 (10.00%) vMotion
1 1 (10.00%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) VMware
2 3 (30.00%) Citrix
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco