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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 13 6 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chelmsford 20.00% 18.75% 30.91%
As % of the Vendors category 54.17% 35.29% 58.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 9
Average daily rate £238 £300 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.83% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £236 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £400 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 £22.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.36% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -4.76%
Vendors Category
Chelmsford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
24 17 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chelmsford 36.92% 53.13% 52.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 14
Average daily rate £140 £300 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-53.33% +100.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £163 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 £36.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.11% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
Microsoft
Essex

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 10 (47.62%) MS Office
2 9 (42.86%) MS Excel
3 7 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 7 (33.33%) Windows
4 6 (28.57%) ITIL
5 4 (19.05%) SQL
5 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
5 4 (19.05%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (19.05%) Citrix
5 4 (19.05%) Project Management
5 4 (19.05%) Firewall
6 3 (14.29%) Finance
6 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (14.29%) ERP
6 3 (14.29%) Windows XP
6 3 (14.29%) Oracle
6 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (14.29%) Windows 7
6 3 (14.29%) Lync
7 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (9.52%) Procure-to-pay
7 2 (9.52%) Data Management
7 2 (9.52%) Business Analysis
7 2 (9.52%) XML
7 2 (9.52%) HTML
7 2 (9.52%) PL/SQL
7 2 (9.52%) SLA
7 2 (9.52%) ETL
7 2 (9.52%) SharePoint

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Chelmsford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (14.29%) Lync
2 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (4.76%) MS Project Server
3 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (47.62%) MS Office
2 9 (42.86%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
3 1 (4.76%) MS Project
3 1 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) Firewall
2 1 (4.76%) Intranet
2 1 (4.76%) SAN
2 1 (4.76%) Broadband
2 1 (4.76%) DHCP
2 1 (4.76%) DNS
2 1 (4.76%) IPv4
2 1 (4.76%) IPv6
2 1 (4.76%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
1 4 (19.05%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.76%) Data Mining
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (4.76%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.76%) Legal
2 1 (4.76%) French Language
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (71.43%) Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Service Desk Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Service Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Business Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Support Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) IT Support
3 2 (9.52%) Administrator
3 2 (9.52%) IT Administrator
3 2 (9.52%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.76%) Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (4.76%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Developer
4 1 (4.76%) PMO Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) XML
1 2 (9.52%) HTML
2 1 (4.76%) SOAP
2 1 (4.76%) Web Services
2 1 (4.76%) MDX
2 1 (4.76%) REST
2 1 (4.76%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Blackberry
1 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.76%) E-Learning
2 1 (4.76%) N-Tier
2 1 (4.76%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 7 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (14.29%) Windows XP
2 3 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.76%) NetWare
4 1 (4.76%) Linux
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Vista
4 1 (4.76%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) ITIL
2 4 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (19.05%) Project Management
3 3 (14.29%) ERP
4 2 (9.52%) Procure-to-pay
4 2 (9.52%) Data Management
4 2 (9.52%) Business Analysis
4 2 (9.52%) ETL
5 1 (4.76%) Validation
5 1 (4.76%) Migration
5 1 (4.76%) Scrum
5 1 (4.76%) Data Modelling
5 1 (4.76%) OOA/OOD
5 1 (4.76%) OO
5 1 (4.76%) Project Planning
5 1 (4.76%) Refactoring
5 1 (4.76%) Resource Management
5 1 (4.76%) Performance Testing
5 1 (4.76%) Unit Testing
5 1 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) SQL
2 2 (9.52%) PL/SQL
3 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.76%) VBScript
3 1 (4.76%) VB
3 1 (4.76%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.76%) CCA
2 1 (4.76%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (4.76%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) SLA
2 1 (4.76%) QA
2 1 (4.76%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Citrix
2 3 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (4.76%) BT
3 1 (4.76%) VMware