The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 1 June 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
1 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 9 5 3
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 70 98 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 12.92% 17.04% 20.19%
As % of the Vendors category 24.73% 32.78% 40.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 50 47
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£365 £375 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +41.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £190 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £450 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £337 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 19
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £22.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -23.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £14.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £19.00 £43.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £14.56
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.42%
Microsoft
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Vendors Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
283 299 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 52.21% 52.00% 50.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 150 102
Average daily rate £344 £388 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.29% -1.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £190 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £461 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 37 42
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -34.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.70 £40.50 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Essex region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Essex region over the 3 months to 1 June 2015.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Essex region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Essex region over the 3 months to 1 June 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Essex region over the 3 months to 1 June 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Colchester 0 11 £325 -3.70% 3
Brentwood - 10 £400 - 1
Chelmsford -9 9 £313 +108.33% 4
Basildon -5 6 £220 +1.14% 2
Harlow -1 4 - -
Southend-on-Sea -5 2 - -
Witham - 2 £325 -
Rayleigh - 2 - -
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 1 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 48 (38.10%) Windows
2 44 (34.92%) MS Excel
3 40 (31.75%) SQL
4 36 (28.57%) Active Directory
5 34 (26.98%) Finance
6 32 (25.40%) MS Office
7 30 (23.81%) SQL Server
8 23 (18.25%) ITIL
9 22 (17.46%) Windows 7
10 20 (15.87%) Citrix
11 18 (14.29%) .NET
12 16 (12.70%) Project Management
12 16 (12.70%) Cisco
13 14 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
14 13 (10.32%) SharePoint
15 12 (9.52%) MS Exchange
15 12 (9.52%) C#
15 12 (9.52%) MS Project
15 12 (9.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 11 (8.73%) Management Information System
16 11 (8.73%) HTML
16 11 (8.73%) Oracle
16 11 (8.73%) Analytical Skills
17 10 (7.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 10 (7.94%) SAN
17 10 (7.94%) Wi-Fi
17 10 (7.94%) VMware
17 10 (7.94%) Windows Vista
17 10 (7.94%) MS PowerPoint
17 10 (7.94%) Agile Software Development

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 1 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 13 (10.32%) SharePoint
2 12 (9.52%) MS Exchange
3 6 (4.76%) IIS
4 4 (3.17%) WebLogic
5 3 (2.38%) Lync
5 3 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.38%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.59%) JBoss
6 2 (1.59%) Apache
6 2 (1.59%) WebLogic Portal
6 2 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.59%) GlassFish
6 2 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.79%) Tomcat
Applications
1 44 (34.92%) MS Excel
2 32 (25.40%) MS Office
3 12 (9.52%) MS Project
4 10 (7.94%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 1 (0.79%) AWD
1 1 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.79%) Oracle Payroll
1 1 (0.79%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.38%) Office 365
2 1 (0.79%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.79%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.94%) SAN
1 10 (7.94%) Wi-Fi
2 9 (7.14%) Firewall
3 6 (4.76%) VLAN
4 5 (3.97%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (3.97%) DNS
4 5 (3.97%) TCP/IP
5 4 (3.17%) OSPF
5 4 (3.17%) Wireless
6 3 (2.38%) Unified Communications
6 3 (2.38%) DHCP
7 2 (1.59%) Internet
7 2 (1.59%) SMTP
7 2 (1.59%) IP Telephony
7 2 (1.59%) Network Security
7 2 (1.59%) Cisco IPT
7 2 (1.59%) Structured Cabling
7 2 (1.59%) PABX
8 1 (0.79%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.79%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 12 (9.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (7.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 9 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (6.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (6.35%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (3.97%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 4 (3.17%) MS Access
8 3 (2.38%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 3 (2.38%) WebFOCUS
8 3 (2.38%) MySQL
8 3 (2.38%) DTS
9 2 (1.59%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.79%) OLAP Cube
10 1 (0.79%) ProClarity
10 1 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.79%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 4 (3.17%) PowerBuilder
2 3 (2.38%) AccuRev
2 3 (2.38%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.79%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.79%) TestDirector
3 1 (0.79%) MSI
3 1 (0.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 34 (26.98%) Finance
2 7 (5.56%) Legal
3 4 (3.17%) French Language
4 2 (1.59%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.59%) Advertising
4 2 (1.59%) Automotive
4 2 (1.59%) Banking
5 1 (0.79%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.79%) Retail
5 1 (0.79%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 42 (33.33%) Analyst
2 20 (15.87%) Developer
3 16 (12.70%) Service Analyst
4 15 (11.90%) Service Desk Analyst
5 14 (11.11%) Support Analyst
6 9 (7.14%) Help Desk Analyst
6 9 (7.14%) 1st Line Support
7 8 (6.35%) Support Engineer
8 6 (4.76%) Project Manager
9 5 (3.97%) 1st Line Support Analyst
9 5 (3.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (3.97%) .NET Developer
9 5 (3.97%) Test Analyst
9 5 (3.97%) Systems Analyst
10 4 (3.17%) Architect
10 4 (3.17%) Applications Support
10 4 (3.17%) Report Analyst
10 4 (3.17%) Project Engineer
10 4 (3.17%) PowerBuilder Developer
11 3 (2.38%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (14.29%) .NET
2 11 (8.73%) HTML
3 6 (4.76%) CSS
3 6 (4.76%) XML
4 5 (3.97%) SOAP
4 5 (3.97%) J2EE
5 4 (3.17%) Web Services
6 3 (2.38%) AngularJS
6 3 (2.38%) KnockoutJS
6 3 (2.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (2.38%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (2.38%) LINQ
6 3 (2.38%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.59%) Flash
7 2 (1.59%) Hibernate
7 2 (1.59%) TopLink
7 2 (1.59%) Ajax
7 2 (1.59%) JPA
7 2 (1.59%) jQuery
7 2 (1.59%) EclipseLink
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.73%) Management Information System
1 11 (8.73%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.76%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.17%) N-Tier
3 4 (3.17%) AS400
4 3 (2.38%) Hedge funds
4 3 (2.38%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (2.38%) iSeries
5 2 (1.59%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.59%) PMI
5 2 (1.59%) NHS
5 2 (1.59%) Clustering
5 2 (1.59%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.59%) Life Science
5 2 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.59%) EqualLogic
6 1 (0.79%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.79%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.79%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.79%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 48 (38.10%) Windows
2 22 (17.46%) Windows 7
3 10 (7.94%) Windows Vista
4 8 (6.35%) Windows XP
4 8 (6.35%) Linux
5 7 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (3.97%) Windows 8
6 5 (3.97%) UNIX
6 5 (3.97%) Solaris
7 4 (3.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (3.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (2.38%) AIX
9 2 (1.59%) HPUX
9 2 (1.59%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (18.25%) ITIL
2 16 (12.70%) Project Management
3 10 (7.94%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (6.35%) Change Management
6 7 (5.56%) Incident Management
6 7 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (4.76%) Migration
8 5 (3.97%) Data Analysis
8 5 (3.97%) Asset Management
8 5 (3.97%) Scrum
8 5 (3.97%) Information Security
8 5 (3.97%) Service Management
8 5 (3.97%) PRINCE2
9 4 (3.17%) Programme Management
9 4 (3.17%) TDD
9 4 (3.17%) Time Management
9 4 (3.17%) Web Development
9 4 (3.17%) SDLC
9 4 (3.17%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 40 (31.75%) SQL
2 12 (9.52%) C#
3 8 (6.35%) VBA
3 8 (6.35%) T-SQL
4 7 (5.56%) Java
4 7 (5.56%) JavaScript
5 5 (3.97%) VB.NET
6 3 (2.38%) PL/SQL
6 3 (2.38%) VB
7 2 (1.59%) PHP
7 2 (1.59%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.59%) VB6
7 2 (1.59%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.79%) X++
Qualifications
1 14 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (6.35%) MCSE
2 8 (6.35%) Security Cleared
3 6 (4.76%) Degree
4 4 (3.17%) MCP
4 4 (3.17%) MCDST
4 4 (3.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (1.59%) MCSA
5 2 (1.59%) MCSD
5 2 (1.59%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.59%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 2 (1.59%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.79%) APMP
6 1 (0.79%) MOS
6 1 (0.79%) OCP
6 1 (0.79%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.38%) SLA
2 2 (1.59%) QA
3 1 (0.79%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 36 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.97%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (3.17%) VMware ESX
3 4 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.38%) XenApp
4 3 (2.38%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.79%) vSphere
5 1 (0.79%) DFS Replication
5 1 (0.79%) XenServer
5 1 (0.79%) Firmware
5 1 (0.79%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 7 (5.56%) SCCM
2 5 (3.97%) SCOM
3 3 (2.38%) Tivoli
3 3 (2.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (1.59%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.79%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 20 (15.87%) Citrix
2 16 (12.70%) Cisco
3 11 (8.73%) Oracle
4 10 (7.94%) VMware
5 8 (6.35%) HP
5 8 (6.35%) NetApp
6 7 (5.56%) McAfee
7 6 (4.76%) Dell
8 5 (3.97%) IBM
9 4 (3.17%) Sophos
9 4 (3.17%) Panasonic
9 4 (3.17%) Aerohive Networks
10 3 (2.38%) Twitter
10 3 (2.38%) BMC
10 3 (2.38%) Clearswift
11 2 (1.59%) BEA
11 2 (1.59%) Apple
11 2 (1.59%) Veeam
11 2 (1.59%) Kerio
11 2 (1.59%) SolarWinds
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