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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 9 8 3
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 59 86 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 13.75% 12.82% 17.42%
As % of the Vendors category 30.26% 27.92% 38.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 51 25
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +29.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £185 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 16
Average hourly rate £26.55 £13.71 £27.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.61% -49.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £10.93 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.10 £16.75 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+1.75% -5.00%
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
195 308 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 45.45% 45.90% 44.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 168 70
Average daily rate £375 £401 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.36% +66.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £164 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £511 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 23 38
Average hourly rate £20.50 £23.50 £28.83
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.76% -18.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £14.59 £22.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.55 £36.62 £36.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 3 March 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
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 3 March 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Chelmsford +5 15 £135 -66.25% 7
Colchester -1 6 £250 -48.71% 6
Basildon +9 5 £375 - 3
Harlow -4 3 £260 -29.25% 1
Brentwood -9 2 £155 -59.21%
Loughton - 2 - -
Southend-on-Sea -2 1 £105 -75.29% 2
Purfleet - - - -
Hockley - - - -
Ingatestone - - - -
Billericay - - - - 2
Braintree - - - - 3
Dunmow - - - -
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 66 (51.16%) Windows
2 50 (38.76%) Active Directory
3 42 (32.56%) MS Excel
4 39 (30.23%) MS Office
5 33 (25.58%) ITIL
6 29 (22.48%) SQL
6 29 (22.48%) Finance
7 28 (21.71%) Citrix
7 28 (21.71%) Windows 7
8 25 (19.38%) VMware
9 23 (17.83%) HP
9 23 (17.83%) MS Exchange
10 19 (14.73%) Linux
10 19 (14.73%) SQL Server
11 18 (13.95%) SharePoint
11 18 (13.95%) VMware Infrastructure
12 16 (12.40%) MS Project
12 16 (12.40%) Project Management
13 15 (11.63%) Cisco
13 15 (11.63%) SAN
13 15 (11.63%) Oracle
14 14 (10.85%) Microsoft Certification
14 14 (10.85%) Migration
15 13 (10.08%) XenApp
16 12 (9.30%) Exchange Server 2010
16 12 (9.30%) MS PowerPoint
16 12 (9.30%) Clustering
16 12 (9.30%) .NET
16 12 (9.30%) Windows XP
17 11 (8.53%) HTML

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 23 (17.83%) MS Exchange
2 18 (13.95%) SharePoint
3 12 (9.30%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (7.75%) Lync
5 8 (6.20%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (3.88%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (3.10%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.55%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.55%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.55%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.55%) CMS
9 1 (0.78%) SAS
9 1 (0.78%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.78%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.78%) Confluence
Applications
1 42 (32.56%) MS Excel
2 39 (30.23%) MS Office
3 16 (12.40%) MS Project
4 12 (9.30%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (3.88%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.78%) SPSS
6 1 (0.78%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Summit
1 1 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.78%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.55%) Office 365
2 1 (0.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (11.63%) SAN
2 7 (5.43%) Wireless
2 7 (5.43%) DHCP
2 7 (5.43%) DNS
3 6 (4.65%) TCP/IP
4 4 (3.10%) Firewall
5 3 (2.33%) Broadband
5 3 (2.33%) LAN
6 2 (1.55%) WAN
6 2 (1.55%) LDAP
6 2 (1.55%) HTTPS
6 2 (1.55%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.55%) IP Telephony
6 2 (1.55%) VLAN
6 2 (1.55%) Cisco IPT
6 2 (1.55%) Network Security
6 2 (1.55%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (0.78%) NAS
7 1 (0.78%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.78%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (14.73%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.65%) MS Access
2 6 (4.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (3.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (3.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.33%) DB2
6 2 (1.55%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.55%) WebFOCUS
6 2 (1.55%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.78%) MySQL
7 1 (0.78%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (1.55%) MSI
1 2 (1.55%) AccuRev
1 2 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.78%) SoapUI
2 1 (0.78%) Subversion
2 1 (0.78%) JIRA
2 1 (0.78%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.78%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.78%) TestDirector
General
1 29 (22.48%) Finance
2 10 (7.75%) Legal
3 5 (3.88%) Advertising
4 4 (3.10%) Banking
4 4 (3.10%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.10%) French Language
5 3 (2.33%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.55%) Retail
7 1 (0.78%) Billing
7 1 (0.78%) Local Government
7 1 (0.78%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.78%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 37 (28.68%) Analyst
2 14 (10.85%) Developer
2 14 (10.85%) Support Analyst
2 14 (10.85%) Service Analyst
2 14 (10.85%) Service Desk Analyst
3 9 (6.98%) 1st Line Support
4 8 (6.20%) Support Engineer
4 8 (6.20%) Desktop Support
5 7 (5.43%) Architect
5 7 (5.43%) Consultant
5 7 (5.43%) Help Desk Analyst
6 6 (4.65%) Coordinator
6 6 (4.65%) Desktop Engineer
7 5 (3.88%) Project Coordinator
7 5 (3.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 5 (3.88%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (3.88%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 4 (3.10%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 4 (3.10%) Linux Administrator
8 4 (3.10%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.30%) .NET
2 11 (8.53%) HTML
3 6 (4.65%) CSS
4 5 (3.88%) ASP.NET
4 5 (3.88%) Web Services
4 5 (3.88%) XML
5 4 (3.10%) jQuery
6 3 (2.33%) J2EE
7 2 (1.55%) Flash
7 2 (1.55%) X-Windows
7 2 (1.55%) WinForms
7 2 (1.55%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.55%) WF
7 2 (1.55%) HTML5
7 2 (1.55%) AppFabric
8 1 (0.78%) iOS SDK
8 1 (0.78%) Android SDK
8 1 (0.78%) Windows SharePoint Services
8 1 (0.78%) EDI
8 1 (0.78%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.30%) Clustering
2 11 (8.53%) Management Information System
3 10 (7.75%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.10%) AS400
5 3 (2.33%) NHS
5 3 (2.33%) Blackberry
5 3 (2.33%) iSeries
6 2 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.55%) Replication
6 2 (1.55%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.55%) CMDB
7 1 (0.78%) iPhone
7 1 (0.78%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.78%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.78%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.78%) Handset
7 1 (0.78%) User Experience
7 1 (0.78%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 66 (51.16%) Windows
2 28 (21.71%) Windows 7
3 19 (14.73%) Linux
4 12 (9.30%) Windows XP
5 11 (8.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (8.53%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (8.53%) Windows Vista
6 7 (5.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (5.43%) Windows 8
7 6 (4.65%) AIX
7 6 (4.65%) Solaris
8 4 (3.10%) UNIX
8 4 (3.10%) VMS
8 4 (3.10%) CentOS
9 3 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.33%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.55%) Android
10 2 (1.55%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.55%) HPUX
11 1 (0.78%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (25.58%) ITIL
2 16 (12.40%) Project Management
3 14 (10.85%) Migration
4 10 (7.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (7.75%) Change Management
5 9 (6.98%) Change Control
6 7 (5.43%) Service Management
6 7 (5.43%) Workflow
7 6 (4.65%) Service Delivery
7 6 (4.65%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (3.88%) Asset Management
8 5 (3.88%) Data Analysis
8 5 (3.88%) PRINCE2
8 5 (3.88%) Time Management
9 4 (3.10%) Incident Management
9 4 (3.10%) Configuration Management
9 4 (3.10%) Programme Management
10 3 (2.33%) Information Security
10 3 (2.33%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (2.33%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (22.48%) SQL
2 8 (6.20%) C#
2 8 (6.20%) JavaScript
3 7 (5.43%) Java
3 7 (5.43%) VB.NET
3 7 (5.43%) VBA
4 4 (3.10%) T-SQL
4 4 (3.10%) VB
5 3 (2.33%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.55%) VB6
7 1 (0.78%) VC++
7 1 (0.78%) FoxPro (VFP)
7 1 (0.78%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.78%) C++
Qualifications
1 14 (10.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (6.98%) Security Cleared
3 8 (6.20%) Degree
4 7 (5.43%) MCSE
5 5 (3.88%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (3.10%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (2.33%) APMP
7 3 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (2.33%) MCDST
7 3 (2.33%) MCP
7 3 (2.33%) ISEB
8 2 (1.55%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (1.55%) MCSD
8 2 (1.55%) MCSA
8 2 (1.55%) MCITP
8 2 (1.55%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.78%) VCP4
9 1 (0.78%) CISM
9 1 (0.78%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.78%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.33%) SLA
2 2 (1.55%) QA
System Software
1 50 (38.76%) Active Directory
2 18 (13.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (10.08%) XenApp
4 8 (6.20%) XenDesktop
5 6 (4.65%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (3.88%) VMware ESX
7 3 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.55%) MetaFrame
8 2 (1.55%) XenServer
9 1 (0.78%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (6.20%) SCCM
2 4 (3.10%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (2.33%) Tivoli
3 3 (2.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (2.33%) SCOM
3 3 (2.33%) SCDPM
4 2 (1.55%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.55%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.78%) WSUS
5 1 (0.78%) ZENworks
5 1 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 28 (21.71%) Citrix
2 25 (19.38%) VMware
3 23 (17.83%) HP
4 15 (11.63%) Oracle
4 15 (11.63%) Cisco
5 10 (7.75%) McAfee
6 8 (6.20%) Sophos
6 8 (6.20%) IBM
7 7 (5.43%) NetApp
7 7 (5.43%) 3PAR
8 6 (4.65%) Symantec
9 5 (3.88%) Brocade
9 5 (3.88%) Red Hat
10 4 (3.10%) SAP
10 4 (3.10%) Adobe
10 4 (3.10%) Dell
11 3 (2.33%) EMC
11 3 (2.33%) BMC
11 3 (2.33%) Apple
11 3 (2.33%) Clearswift
Essex
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Essex
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Harlow
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
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QA Limited
Rate: £150.00 per week
Posted: 19 days ago
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Rate: £240 - £300 per day
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