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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 8 5 8
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 77 73 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 12.34% 15.11% 15.28%
As % of the Vendors category 27.80% 28.97% 32.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 39 24
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£375 £375 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +33.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £190 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £476 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 22
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.28 £13.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.10 £49.00 £39.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
277 252 215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 44.39% 52.17% 46.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 127 76
Average daily rate £363 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 41 50
Average hourly rate £19.00 £24.12 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.22% -3.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.35 £15.00 £15.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.30 £35.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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
Chelmsford -7 13 £350 -22.22% 1
Colchester -4 6 £400 +92.77% 3
Brentwood +3 4 £160 - 8
Harlow -3 4 - -
Basildon -7 3 - - 1
Rayleigh - 2 £550 -
Billericay - 1 £250 -
Witham - 1 £325 -
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 53 (38.41%) Windows
2 47 (34.06%) SQL
3 44 (31.88%) Active Directory
4 43 (31.16%) Finance
5 37 (26.81%) MS Excel
6 34 (24.64%) SQL Server
7 30 (21.74%) MS Office
8 27 (19.57%) ITIL
8 27 (19.57%) Windows 7
9 22 (15.94%) Citrix
10 20 (14.49%) Microsoft Certification
11 19 (13.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 18 (13.04%) .NET
13 17 (12.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 16 (11.59%) Cisco
14 16 (11.59%) MS Exchange
15 15 (10.87%) Project Management
16 14 (10.14%) SharePoint
16 14 (10.14%) T-SQL
16 14 (10.14%) Firewall
16 14 (10.14%) Windows Server 2008
17 13 (9.42%) SQL Server 2008
17 13 (9.42%) MCSE
17 13 (9.42%) Business Intelligence
18 12 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
18 12 (8.70%) C#
18 12 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 12 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
19 11 (7.97%) SCCM
19 11 (7.97%) SAN

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 16 (11.59%) MS Exchange
2 14 (10.14%) SharePoint
3 9 (6.52%) IIS
4 5 (3.62%) Lync
4 5 (3.62%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (2.90%) WebLogic
6 3 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (2.17%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.45%) GlassFish
7 2 (1.45%) WebLogic Portal
7 2 (1.45%) JBoss
7 2 (1.45%) Apache
8 1 (0.72%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.72%) Oracle UPK
Applications
1 37 (26.81%) MS Excel
2 30 (21.74%) MS Office
3 8 (5.80%) MS Project
4 4 (2.90%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (0.72%) Oracle Payroll
1 1 (0.72%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.72%) AWD
1 1 (0.72%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (0.72%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 1 (0.72%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (0.72%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (0.72%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.17%) Office 365
2 1 (0.72%) Taleo
2 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.72%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 14 (10.14%) Firewall
2 11 (7.97%) SAN
3 9 (6.52%) DNS
3 9 (6.52%) TCP/IP
3 9 (6.52%) Wi-Fi
4 6 (4.35%) VLAN
5 5 (3.62%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (3.62%) DHCP
5 5 (3.62%) Internet
6 4 (2.90%) OSPF
7 3 (2.17%) HTTPS
7 3 (2.17%) Unified Communications
7 3 (2.17%) SMTP
8 2 (1.45%) PABX
8 2 (1.45%) Intranet
8 2 (1.45%) LDAP
9 1 (0.72%) ISDN
9 1 (0.72%) LAN
9 1 (0.72%) PBX
9 1 (0.72%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (24.64%) SQL Server
2 19 (13.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 17 (12.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 13 (9.42%) SQL Server 2008
5 12 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (4.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 6 (4.35%) DTS
7 4 (2.90%) ProClarity
8 3 (2.17%) MySQL
8 3 (2.17%) WebFOCUS
8 3 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (2.17%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.72%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.72%) OLAP Cube
9 1 (0.72%) OLAP
9 1 (0.72%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (2.90%) PowerBuilder
2 3 (2.17%) AccuRev
2 3 (2.17%) LoadRunner
3 2 (1.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (1.45%) MSI
4 1 (0.72%) SoapUI
General
1 43 (31.16%) Finance
2 5 (3.62%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.17%) Legal
3 3 (2.17%) French Language
4 2 (1.45%) Law
4 2 (1.45%) Banking
4 2 (1.45%) Advertising
5 1 (0.72%) Publishing
5 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.72%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.72%) Automotive
5 1 (0.72%) Retail
5 1 (0.72%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 44 (31.88%) Analyst
2 17 (12.32%) Developer
2 17 (12.32%) Support Analyst
3 14 (10.14%) Service Analyst
4 13 (9.42%) Service Desk Analyst
5 10 (7.25%) Desktop Support
6 9 (6.52%) Support Engineer
7 8 (5.80%) Project Manager
8 7 (5.07%) Systems Analyst
8 7 (5.07%) Help Desk Analyst
8 7 (5.07%) 1st Line Support
9 6 (4.35%) Applications Support
9 6 (4.35%) Applications Packager
9 6 (4.35%) Consultant
9 6 (4.35%) Desktop Engineer
9 6 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
9 6 (4.35%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 6 (4.35%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 5 (3.62%) 1st Line Support Analyst
10 5 (3.62%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (13.04%) .NET
2 7 (5.07%) HTML
3 5 (3.62%) SOAP
3 5 (3.62%) Web Services
3 5 (3.62%) XML
4 4 (2.90%) J2EE
4 4 (2.90%) ASP.NET
5 3 (2.17%) CSS
5 3 (2.17%) LINQ
5 3 (2.17%) KnockoutJS
5 3 (2.17%) AngularJS
5 3 (2.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (2.17%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (1.45%) EclipseLink
6 2 (1.45%) JPA
6 2 (1.45%) REST
6 2 (1.45%) Software Packaging
6 2 (1.45%) Hibernate
6 2 (1.45%) TopLink
6 2 (1.45%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.07%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.35%) Data Centre
4 4 (2.90%) Blackberry
4 4 (2.90%) N-Tier
5 3 (2.17%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.17%) Data Structures
5 3 (2.17%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (2.17%) EqualLogic
5 3 (2.17%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.45%) Life Science
6 2 (1.45%) PMI
6 2 (1.45%) Clustering
7 1 (0.72%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.72%) VHDL
7 1 (0.72%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (0.72%) PKI
7 1 (0.72%) IPTV
7 1 (0.72%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.72%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 53 (38.41%) Windows
2 27 (19.57%) Windows 7
3 14 (10.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (7.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (6.52%) Windows XP
7 7 (5.07%) Windows 8
8 5 (3.62%) Windows Vista
9 3 (2.17%) Linux
10 2 (1.45%) UNIX
10 2 (1.45%) Solaris
11 1 (0.72%) Android
11 1 (0.72%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (19.57%) ITIL
2 15 (10.87%) Project Management
3 13 (9.42%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (7.25%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (6.52%) Change Management
6 8 (5.80%) Incident Management
7 7 (5.07%) PRINCE2
8 6 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (3.62%) Information Security
9 5 (3.62%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (3.62%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (3.62%) Mentoring
10 4 (2.90%) Coaching
10 4 (2.90%) TDD
10 4 (2.90%) Asset Management
10 4 (2.90%) Scrum
10 4 (2.90%) CRM
10 4 (2.90%) SDLC
11 3 (2.17%) Software Delivery
11 3 (2.17%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 47 (34.06%) SQL
2 14 (10.14%) T-SQL
3 12 (8.70%) C#
4 5 (3.62%) VBA
5 4 (2.90%) Java
5 4 (2.90%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.17%) PL/SQL
6 3 (2.17%) VB.NET
6 3 (2.17%) XMLA
7 2 (1.45%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.45%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.45%) PHP
8 1 (0.72%) COBOL
8 1 (0.72%) VB
8 1 (0.72%) X++
8 1 (0.72%) Progress 4GL
Qualifications
1 20 (14.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (9.42%) MCSE
3 6 (4.35%) Degree
3 6 (4.35%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.17%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 3 (2.17%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.17%) MCDST
4 3 (2.17%) MCP
4 3 (2.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (1.45%) MCSD
5 2 (1.45%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.45%) CISSP
5 2 (1.45%) ISACA
6 1 (0.72%) MCITP
6 1 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.72%) MOS
6 1 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.72%) MCSA
6 1 (0.72%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.35%) SLA
2 1 (0.72%) QA
2 1 (0.72%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.72%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 44 (31.88%) Active Directory
2 10 (7.25%) Microsoft App-V
2 10 (7.25%) XenApp
3 6 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.35%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.90%) Terminal Server
5 2 (1.45%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.45%) XenServer
6 1 (0.72%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.72%) vSphere
6 1 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.72%) Firmware
6 1 (0.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 11 (7.97%) SCCM
2 7 (5.07%) SCOM
3 1 (0.72%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 22 (15.94%) Citrix
2 16 (11.59%) Cisco
3 10 (7.25%) VMware
4 9 (6.52%) Oracle
5 7 (5.07%) Dell
6 6 (4.35%) HP
7 4 (2.90%) McAfee
7 4 (2.90%) MicroStrategy
7 4 (2.90%) Clearswift
7 4 (2.90%) ServiceNow
7 4 (2.90%) Aerohive Networks
8 3 (2.17%) Panasonic
8 3 (2.17%) Twitter
8 3 (2.17%) Sophos
9 2 (1.45%) NetApp
9 2 (1.45%) IBM
9 2 (1.45%) BEA
10 1 (0.72%) Becrypt
10 1 (0.72%) Nintex
10 1 (0.72%) Nimble Storage
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