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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 13 4 6
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 10 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chelmsford 9.43% 18.75% 23.68%
As % of the Vendors category 12.82% 38.71% 81.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 8
Average daily rate
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£205 £144 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.60% -49.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £90 £138 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £360 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £15.75 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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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
78 31 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chelmsford 73.58% 48.44% 28.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 13 8
Average daily rate £275 £140 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+96.42% -51.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £161 £133 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £350 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 12 2
Average hourly rate - £15.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -58.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 13 (56.52%) Windows
2 12 (52.17%) Active Directory
3 11 (47.83%) MS Office
4 10 (43.48%) MS Excel
5 9 (39.13%) Windows Vista
5 9 (39.13%) Windows 7
6 8 (34.78%) Citrix
6 8 (34.78%) ITIL
6 8 (34.78%) Finance
7 5 (21.74%) Service Management
8 4 (17.39%) Incident Management
8 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
8 4 (17.39%) French Language
8 4 (17.39%) Legal
8 4 (17.39%) SQL
8 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (13.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (13.04%) Project Management
9 3 (13.04%) Change Management
10 2 (8.70%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (8.70%) Programme Management
10 2 (8.70%) Data Analysis
10 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (8.70%) SCCM
10 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
10 2 (8.70%) MS Access
10 2 (8.70%) Data Warehouse

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Chelmsford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 11 (47.83%) MS Office
2 10 (43.48%) MS Excel
3 2 (8.70%) MS Project
4 1 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
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 1 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (8.70%) MS Access
1 2 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (8.70%) DTS
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (4.35%) ProClarity
General
1 8 (34.78%) Finance
2 4 (17.39%) French Language
2 4 (17.39%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (65.22%) Analyst
2 10 (43.48%) Service Analyst
2 10 (43.48%) Service Desk Analyst
3 9 (39.13%) Support Analyst
4 6 (26.09%) Help Desk Analyst
4 6 (26.09%) 1st Line Support
5 5 (21.74%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Systems Support Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Systems Support
7 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (4.35%) Coordinator
7 1 (4.35%) Business Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Tester
7 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Project Officer
7 1 (4.35%) MI Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Business Support Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
1 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (4.35%) IPTV
2 1 (4.35%) Streaming Video
2 1 (4.35%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 13 (56.52%) Windows
2 9 (39.13%) Windows Vista
2 9 (39.13%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) ITIL
2 5 (21.74%) Service Management
3 4 (17.39%) Incident Management
4 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (13.04%) Project Management
4 3 (13.04%) Change Management
5 2 (8.70%) Programme Management
5 2 (8.70%) Data Analysis
5 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
6 1 (4.35%) ERP
6 1 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (4.35%) Test Scripting
6 1 (4.35%) Information Management
6 1 (4.35%) Asset Management
6 1 (4.35%) Procure-to-pay
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) SQL
2 2 (8.70%) T-SQL
2 2 (8.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.35%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (52.17%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) SCCM
2 1 (4.35%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) Citrix
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle
2 1 (4.35%) Sony
2 1 (4.35%) MicroStrategy
2 1 (4.35%) Lotus
2 1 (4.35%) VMware