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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 7 7
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 76 69 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 18.01% 11.96% 16.67%
As % of the Vendors category 35.51% 24.64% 36.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 40 22
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£275 £281 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% -19.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £125 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 12
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% -34.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £10.93 £17.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £16.70 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
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
214 280 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 50.71% 48.53% 45.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 156 70
Average daily rate £300 £390 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £120 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 27 28
Average hourly rate £16.50 £21.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £15.45 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.05 £43.25 £36.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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
Colchester -1 14 £250 - 3
Chelmsford +2 13 £180 +2.85% 1
Basildon +12 9 £375 +97.36% 3
Brentwood -5 4 £288 -32.35% 6
Harlow +2 2 £260 -29.25%
Loughton - 2 - -
Purfleet - - - -
Saffron Walden - - - -
Southend-on-Sea - - - - 2
Hockley - - - -
Dunmow - - - -
Billericay - - - - 1
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 64 (49.23%) Windows
2 45 (34.62%) Active Directory
3 42 (32.31%) MS Excel
4 39 (30.00%) MS Office
5 33 (25.38%) ITIL
6 31 (23.85%) Windows 7
7 29 (22.31%) SQL
8 27 (20.77%) MS Exchange
8 27 (20.77%) Finance
9 25 (19.23%) Citrix
10 24 (18.46%) HP
10 24 (18.46%) VMware
11 20 (15.38%) SQL Server
12 19 (14.62%) MS Project
13 18 (13.85%) Linux
13 18 (13.85%) Project Management
14 17 (13.08%) Cisco
14 17 (13.08%) SharePoint
14 17 (13.08%) Oracle
14 17 (13.08%) VMware Infrastructure
15 16 (12.31%) Windows XP
16 14 (10.77%) McAfee
16 14 (10.77%) Migration
17 13 (10.00%) Clustering
17 13 (10.00%) SAN
17 13 (10.00%) .NET
17 13 (10.00%) XenApp
18 12 (9.23%) Exchange Server 2010
18 12 (9.23%) Security Cleared
18 12 (9.23%) Microsoft Certification

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 27 (20.77%) MS Exchange
2 17 (13.08%) SharePoint
3 12 (9.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (7.69%) Lync
5 8 (6.15%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (3.85%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (2.31%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.54%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.54%) CMS
9 1 (0.77%) SAS
9 1 (0.77%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.77%) Confluence
Applications
1 42 (32.31%) MS Excel
2 39 (30.00%) MS Office
3 19 (14.62%) MS Project
4 12 (9.23%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (4.62%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.77%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.77%) SPSS
6 1 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.77%) Summit
2 1 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.31%) SaaS
2 2 (1.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.00%) SAN
2 10 (7.69%) TCP/IP
3 8 (6.15%) Wireless
4 7 (5.38%) Firewall
4 7 (5.38%) DHCP
4 7 (5.38%) DNS
5 6 (4.62%) Broadband
6 4 (3.08%) LAN
7 3 (2.31%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (2.31%) WAN
8 2 (1.54%) Structured Cabling
8 2 (1.54%) Cisco IPT
8 2 (1.54%) Network Security
8 2 (1.54%) HTTPS
8 2 (1.54%) IP Telephony
9 1 (0.77%) HTTP
9 1 (0.77%) SNMP
9 1 (0.77%) VPN
9 1 (0.77%) LDAP
9 1 (0.77%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (4.62%) MS Access
4 5 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (3.08%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (3.08%) DB2
6 2 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.54%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.77%) Data Mart
7 1 (0.77%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.77%) MySQL
7 1 (0.77%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 2 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (1.54%) MSI
2 1 (0.77%) Subversion
2 1 (0.77%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.77%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.77%) TestDirector
2 1 (0.77%) JIRA
General
1 27 (20.77%) Finance
2 7 (5.38%) Legal
3 6 (4.62%) Advertising
4 5 (3.85%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.08%) Banking
6 3 (2.31%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.54%) German Language
7 2 (1.54%) Local Government
7 2 (1.54%) Retail
8 1 (0.77%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.77%) Automotive
8 1 (0.77%) Billing
8 1 (0.77%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.77%) French Language
Job Titles
1 31 (23.85%) Analyst
2 13 (10.00%) Developer
2 13 (10.00%) Support Analyst
3 10 (7.69%) Architect
3 10 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
3 10 (7.69%) Service Analyst
4 7 (5.38%) 2nd Line Support
4 7 (5.38%) 1st Line Support
4 7 (5.38%) Consultant
5 6 (4.62%) Desktop Support
5 6 (4.62%) Support Engineer
6 5 (3.85%) Desktop Engineer
6 5 (3.85%) Coordinator
7 4 (3.08%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (3.08%) Linux Administrator
7 4 (3.08%) Project Engineer
7 4 (3.08%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 4 (3.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (3.08%) .NET Developer
7 4 (3.08%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.00%) .NET
2 8 (6.15%) HTML
3 6 (4.62%) ASP.NET
3 6 (4.62%) CSS
4 5 (3.85%) Web Services
5 4 (3.08%) XML
6 3 (2.31%) J2EE
6 3 (2.31%) jQuery
7 2 (1.54%) AppFabric
7 2 (1.54%) HTML5
7 2 (1.54%) WF
7 2 (1.54%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.54%) X-Windows
7 2 (1.54%) Flash
7 2 (1.54%) WinForms
8 1 (0.77%) EDI
8 1 (0.77%) Windows SharePoint Services
8 1 (0.77%) Android SDK
8 1 (0.77%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.00%) Clustering
2 9 (6.92%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (6.15%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.85%) NHS
5 4 (3.08%) Blackberry
5 4 (3.08%) AS400
6 3 (2.31%) iSeries
6 3 (2.31%) iPhone
7 2 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.54%) CMDB
7 2 (1.54%) PMI
7 2 (1.54%) Replication
8 1 (0.77%) Handset
8 1 (0.77%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.77%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.77%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.77%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (0.77%) User Experience
8 1 (0.77%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 64 (49.23%) Windows
2 31 (23.85%) Windows 7
3 18 (13.85%) Linux
4 16 (12.31%) Windows XP
5 11 (8.46%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (8.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (7.69%) Windows 8
7 8 (6.15%) Windows Vista
8 7 (5.38%) AIX
8 7 (5.38%) Solaris
8 7 (5.38%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (3.85%) UNIX
10 4 (3.08%) Apple iOS
10 4 (3.08%) CentOS
10 4 (3.08%) VMS
11 3 (2.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.54%) Android
12 2 (1.54%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.54%) HPUX
13 1 (0.77%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (25.38%) ITIL
2 18 (13.85%) Project Management
3 14 (10.77%) Migration
4 11 (8.46%) Change Control
5 9 (6.92%) Change Management
5 9 (6.92%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (6.92%) PRINCE2
5 9 (6.92%) Time Management
6 7 (5.38%) Service Management
6 7 (5.38%) Workflow
6 7 (5.38%) Asset Management
7 6 (4.62%) Configuration Management
7 6 (4.62%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (4.62%) Service Delivery
8 5 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (3.08%) Incident Management
10 3 (2.31%) Quality Management
10 3 (2.31%) Programme Management
10 3 (2.31%) Information Security
10 3 (2.31%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (22.31%) SQL
2 10 (7.69%) C#
3 7 (5.38%) VBA
4 6 (4.62%) VB.NET
4 6 (4.62%) Java
4 6 (4.62%) JavaScript
5 5 (3.85%) T-SQL
6 4 (3.08%) PowerShell
6 4 (3.08%) VB
7 2 (1.54%) VB6
8 1 (0.77%) VC++
8 1 (0.77%) FoxPro (VFP)
8 1 (0.77%) C++
8 1 (0.77%) PHP
8 1 (0.77%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.77%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.77%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (9.23%) Security Cleared
1 12 (9.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (5.38%) MCSE
2 7 (5.38%) Degree
3 5 (3.85%) MCDST
3 5 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (3.08%) APMP
5 3 (2.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (2.31%) ISEB
5 3 (2.31%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (1.54%) MCITP
6 2 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (1.54%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.54%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (1.54%) MCSA
7 1 (0.77%) CISM
7 1 (0.77%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.77%) MCP
7 1 (0.77%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.08%) SLA
2 1 (0.77%) QA
System Software
1 45 (34.62%) Active Directory
2 17 (13.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (10.00%) XenApp
4 8 (6.15%) XenDesktop
5 6 (4.62%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (3.08%) VMware ESX
7 3 (2.31%) MetaFrame
8 2 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.54%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.77%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (6.15%) SCCM
2 6 (4.62%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (3.08%) Backup Exec
4 3 (2.31%) Tivoli
4 3 (2.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (2.31%) SCOM
4 3 (2.31%) WSUS
4 3 (2.31%) SCDPM
5 2 (1.54%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.77%) ZENworks
6 1 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (19.23%) Citrix
2 24 (18.46%) HP
2 24 (18.46%) VMware
3 17 (13.08%) Cisco
3 17 (13.08%) Oracle
4 14 (10.77%) McAfee
5 10 (7.69%) Sophos
6 9 (6.92%) IBM
7 8 (6.15%) Symantec
8 7 (5.38%) NetApp
8 7 (5.38%) 3PAR
9 6 (4.62%) Dell
10 5 (3.85%) Red Hat
10 5 (3.85%) Brocade
10 5 (3.85%) Panasonic
11 4 (3.08%) Adobe
11 4 (3.08%) EMC
11 4 (3.08%) SAP
12 3 (2.31%) Clearswift
12 3 (2.31%) Apple
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