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 October 2014 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 17 6 5
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 54 78 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 11.20% 15.18% 17.66%
As % of the Vendors category 24.66% 31.33% 35.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 27 49
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£375 £283 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.74% -16.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £128 £99
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 26 7
Average hourly rate £17.25 £13.50 £22.53
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.77% -40.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.00 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.37 £16.75 £30.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -12.90%
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
219 249 236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 45.44% 48.44% 50.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 85 124
Average daily rate £400 £381 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% +17.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £180 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 64 33
Average hourly rate £25.00 £16.40 £26.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.43% -39.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £10.20 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £30.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+2.70% -1.33%

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 October 2014.

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 October 2014.

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 October 2014. 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 -4 12 £180 +52.54% 2
Brentwood 0 9 £283 -33.52% 2
Southend-on-Sea -13 4 - - 1
Chelmsford -1 2 £500 +112.76% 3
Basildon -5 2 - - 3
Harlow +5 1 £220 - 2
Harwich - - - -
Loughton - - - -
Purfleet - - - -
Saffron Walden - - - -
Billericay - - - -
Chigwell - - - -
Witham - - - -
Epping - - - -
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 79 (53.38%) Windows
2 51 (34.46%) MS Excel
3 49 (33.11%) Windows 7
4 44 (29.73%) SQL Server
5 42 (28.38%) Active Directory
6 39 (26.35%) MS Office
7 35 (23.65%) SQL
8 31 (20.95%) Finance
9 29 (19.59%) ITIL
9 29 (19.59%) MS Exchange
10 24 (16.22%) Windows XP
10 24 (16.22%) .NET
11 21 (14.19%) Citrix
12 19 (12.84%) Project Management
12 19 (12.84%) SharePoint
12 19 (12.84%) Windows Server 2008
13 18 (12.16%) TCP/IP
14 16 (10.81%) Firewall
14 16 (10.81%) Security Cleared
14 16 (10.81%) Windows 8
15 15 (10.14%) Business Intelligence
15 15 (10.14%) Cisco
15 15 (10.14%) PRINCE2
16 14 (9.46%) C#
16 14 (9.46%) HTML
16 14 (9.46%) Oracle
16 14 (9.46%) DNS
16 14 (9.46%) DHCP
16 14 (9.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 14 (9.46%) VMware

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 29 (19.59%) MS Exchange
2 19 (12.84%) SharePoint
3 10 (6.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (4.73%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (2.70%) WebLogic
5 4 (2.70%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (2.03%) GlassFish
6 3 (2.03%) Apache
6 3 (2.03%) Tomcat
6 3 (2.03%) IIS
6 3 (2.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.68%) CMS
8 1 (0.68%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.68%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 51 (34.46%) MS Excel
2 39 (26.35%) MS Office
3 9 (6.08%) MS Project
4 6 (4.05%) MS Visio
5 5 (3.38%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (2.03%) PowerPivot
6 3 (2.03%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.68%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.68%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.68%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.41%) Office 365
2 4 (2.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (12.16%) TCP/IP
2 16 (10.81%) Firewall
3 14 (9.46%) DNS
3 14 (9.46%) DHCP
4 7 (4.73%) Broadband
5 6 (4.05%) Internet
6 5 (3.38%) SAN
7 4 (2.70%) WAN
7 4 (2.70%) Intranet
7 4 (2.70%) LAN
7 4 (2.70%) Wireless
8 2 (1.35%) VPN
8 2 (1.35%) iSCSI
9 1 (0.68%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.68%) FirePass
9 1 (0.68%) Network Security
9 1 (0.68%) IP Telephony
9 1 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.68%) LDAP
9 1 (0.68%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (29.73%) SQL Server
2 14 (9.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (8.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (6.08%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (5.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (5.41%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (4.73%) Data Mart
6 7 (4.73%) DTS
7 6 (4.05%) Ingres
8 4 (2.70%) DB2
9 3 (2.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (2.03%) MS Access
10 2 (1.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (1.35%) WebFOCUS
11 1 (0.68%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.68%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (2.03%) VisualVM
2 2 (1.35%) MSI
2 2 (1.35%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.68%) Subversion
3 1 (0.68%) Eclipse
General
1 31 (20.95%) Finance
2 7 (4.73%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.70%) Law
4 3 (2.03%) German Language
4 3 (2.03%) Advertising
5 2 (1.35%) Local Government
6 1 (0.68%) French Language
6 1 (0.68%) Banking
6 1 (0.68%) Billing
6 1 (0.68%) Legal
6 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.68%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.68%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 38 (25.68%) Analyst
2 29 (19.59%) Developer
3 16 (10.81%) Service Analyst
3 16 (10.81%) Service Desk Analyst
4 14 (9.46%) Support Engineer
5 12 (8.11%) Support Analyst
6 10 (6.76%) Architect
6 10 (6.76%) 3rd Line Support
7 8 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 7 (4.73%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 7 (4.73%) Help Desk Analyst
8 7 (4.73%) Desktop Support
9 6 (4.05%) Project Manager
9 6 (4.05%) Systems Analyst
10 5 (3.38%) IT Support
10 5 (3.38%) VB Developer
10 5 (3.38%) 2nd Line Support
10 5 (3.38%) Consultant
10 5 (3.38%) Business Analyst
11 4 (2.70%) Business Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (16.22%) .NET
2 14 (9.46%) HTML
3 13 (8.78%) CSS
4 9 (6.08%) XML
5 7 (4.73%) jQuery
5 7 (4.73%) ASP.NET
6 6 (4.05%) WCF
7 5 (3.38%) Web Services
8 4 (2.70%) .NET Framework
9 3 (2.03%) Ajax
10 2 (1.35%) Middleware
10 2 (1.35%) ADO.NET
10 2 (1.35%) SOAP
10 2 (1.35%) LINQ
10 2 (1.35%) KnockoutJS
10 2 (1.35%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 2 (1.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 1 (0.68%) Reactive Extensions
11 1 (0.68%) Managed Extensibility Framework
11 1 (0.68%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.76%) Blackberry
2 7 (4.73%) NHS
3 6 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.38%) Data Structures
4 5 (3.38%) Clustering
5 4 (2.70%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.70%) EqualLogic
6 3 (2.03%) iPhone
6 3 (2.03%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (2.03%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.03%) PMI
7 2 (1.35%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.35%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.35%) E-Learning
7 2 (1.35%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.68%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.68%) Handset
8 1 (0.68%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 79 (53.38%) Windows
2 49 (33.11%) Windows 7
3 24 (16.22%) Windows XP
4 19 (12.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (10.81%) Windows 8
6 7 (4.73%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (4.05%) Linux
8 5 (3.38%) Windows Vista
8 5 (3.38%) Solaris
9 4 (2.70%) AIX
9 4 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (2.03%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (2.03%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.35%) UNIX
12 1 (0.68%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (19.59%) ITIL
2 19 (12.84%) Project Management
3 15 (10.14%) Business Intelligence
3 15 (10.14%) PRINCE2
4 13 (8.78%) Migration
5 8 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (5.41%) TDD
6 7 (4.73%) Time Management
6 7 (4.73%) Incident Management
6 7 (4.73%) Configuration Management
7 6 (4.05%) CRM
7 6 (4.05%) Quality Management
7 6 (4.05%) Systems Analysis
7 6 (4.05%) Unit Testing
7 6 (4.05%) Change Control
8 5 (3.38%) Dimensional Modelling
8 5 (3.38%) Service Delivery
8 5 (3.38%) Regression Testing
8 5 (3.38%) Service Management
9 4 (2.70%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 35 (23.65%) SQL
2 14 (9.46%) C#
3 13 (8.78%) JavaScript
3 13 (8.78%) VBA
4 12 (8.11%) VB
5 10 (6.76%) T-SQL
6 8 (5.41%) PowerShell
7 6 (4.05%) PL/SQL
7 6 (4.05%) VB6
8 4 (2.70%) VB.NET
9 3 (2.03%) ABAP
9 3 (2.03%) PHP
9 3 (2.03%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.35%) Java
10 2 (1.35%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.68%) VC++
11 1 (0.68%) Python
11 1 (0.68%) C++
11 1 (0.68%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.68%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 16 (10.81%) Security Cleared
2 12 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (6.76%) MCSE
3 10 (6.76%) SC Cleared
3 10 (6.76%) Degree
4 4 (2.70%) MCDST
5 3 (2.03%) APMP
5 3 (2.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (2.03%) MCITP
5 3 (2.03%) PMI Certification
5 3 (2.03%) CCNA
5 3 (2.03%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.35%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.68%) CISM
7 1 (0.68%) MCSA
7 1 (0.68%) MCP
7 1 (0.68%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.38%) SLA
System Software
1 42 (28.38%) Active Directory
2 12 (8.11%) Hyper-V
3 10 (6.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (4.05%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (2.70%) XenApp
6 3 (2.03%) MetaFrame
7 2 (1.35%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.68%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (0.68%) vSphere
8 1 (0.68%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (6.08%) SCCM
2 8 (5.41%) Backup Exec
3 3 (2.03%) Opsview
3 3 (2.03%) SCOM
3 3 (2.03%) WSUS
3 3 (2.03%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.68%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 21 (14.19%) Citrix
2 15 (10.14%) Cisco
3 14 (9.46%) Oracle
3 14 (9.46%) VMware
4 11 (7.43%) Dell
5 9 (6.08%) HP
6 8 (5.41%) Symantec
7 7 (4.73%) McAfee
7 7 (4.73%) EMC
8 6 (4.05%) IBM
8 6 (4.05%) Sophos
9 4 (2.70%) Panasonic
10 3 (2.03%) Splunk
10 3 (2.03%) JBoss
10 3 (2.03%) Cognos
10 3 (2.03%) Business Objects
10 3 (2.03%) SAP
10 3 (2.03%) Avaya
10 3 (2.03%) webMethods
11 2 (1.35%) Actuate
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