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 8 February 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 11 1 5
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 3 14 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chelmsford 4.55% 29.17% 12.77%
As % of the Vendors category 18.75% 56.00% 46.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 4
Average daily rate £235 £170 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.23% -40.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £135 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £235 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £21.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £13.72
% change year-on-year
- +9.32%
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
16 25 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chelmsford 24.24% 52.08% 27.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 10
Average daily rate £235 £160 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.87% -60.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £135 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 £21.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+114.28% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.40 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+29.31% +5.45%

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

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chelmsford

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 8 (61.54%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
3 5 (38.46%) MS Excel
3 5 (38.46%) Finance
4 4 (30.77%) Citrix
4 4 (30.77%) MS Office
4 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
5 3 (23.08%) Asset Management
5 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
6 2 (15.38%) Change Management
6 2 (15.38%) VMware
6 2 (15.38%) SQL
6 2 (15.38%) .NET
6 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
6 2 (15.38%) Configuration Management
6 2 (15.38%) French Language
6 2 (15.38%) Data Protection
6 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (15.38%) Statistics
6 2 (15.38%) XenApp
6 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (15.38%) Banking
6 2 (15.38%) XenDesktop
7 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
7 1 (7.69%) EdgeSight
7 1 (7.69%) AirWatch
7 1 (7.69%) Defect Management
7 1 (7.69%) Reinsurance
7 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Chelmsford by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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
Applications
1 5 (38.46%) MS Excel
2 4 (30.77%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) LAN
1 1 (7.69%) PBX
1 1 (7.69%) RFID
1 1 (7.69%) WAN
1 1 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) MS Access
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
3 2 (15.38%) Banking
3 2 (15.38%) French Language
4 1 (7.69%) Back Office
4 1 (7.69%) Italian Language
4 1 (7.69%) Legal
4 1 (7.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Analyst
1 3 (23.08%) IT Support
2 2 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (15.38%) Applications Specialist
2 2 (15.38%) Applications Support
2 2 (15.38%) Applications Support Specialist
2 2 (15.38%) Citrix Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) IT Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) IT Support Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Service Desk Support
2 2 (15.38%) Support Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Support Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Service Desk Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
2 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
2 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (7.69%) Entity Framework
2 1 (7.69%) Razor View Engine
2 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (15.38%) Statistics
2 1 (7.69%) CCTV
2 1 (7.69%) N-Tier
2 1 (7.69%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 8 (61.54%) Windows
2 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Phone
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Phone 8
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Vista
3 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Asset Management
2 2 (15.38%) Change Management
2 2 (15.38%) Configuration Management
2 2 (15.38%) Data Protection
3 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.69%) Business Continuity
3 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (7.69%) Coaching
3 1 (7.69%) Defect Management
3 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (7.69%) ERP
3 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
3 1 (7.69%) Migration
3 1 (7.69%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (7.69%) MVC
3 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
3 1 (7.69%) Procure-to-pay
3 1 (7.69%) Project Management
3 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.69%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) C#
2 1 (7.69%) VB
2 1 (7.69%) VBScript
System Software
1 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (15.38%) XenApp
2 2 (15.38%) XenDesktop
3 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (7.69%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) AirWatch
1 1 (7.69%) EdgeSight
1 1 (7.69%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Citrix
2 2 (15.38%) VMware
3 1 (7.69%) Apple
3 1 (7.69%) AppSense
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco
3 1 (7.69%) Dell
3 1 (7.69%) Hyperion
3 1 (7.69%) Intel Security
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) Symantec