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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 10 5 6
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 76 100 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 14.90% 17.64% 15.88%
As % of the Vendors category 28.79% 34.13% 32.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 63 30
Average daily rate
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£310 £283 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.73% -24.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £125 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £445 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 9
Average hourly rate £16.00 £13.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -28.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £10.28 £13.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £16.85 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.65 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -17.27%
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
264 293 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 51.76% 51.68% 48.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 152 83
Average daily rate £350 £335 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% +11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £120 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 45 29
Average hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.18 £37.50 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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 24 December 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
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 24 December 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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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 -3 14 £250 -5.66% 4
Basildon +3 10 £375 +92.30% 1
Chelmsford +2 9 £253 +68.33% 7
Brentwood -3 4 £288 -32.35% 5
Harlow +4 2 £260 -29.25%
Loughton - 2 - -
Southend-on-Sea -21 1 - -
Braintree - 1 - -
Billericay - - - - 1
Purfleet - - - -
Saffron Walden - - - -
Hockley - - - -
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 60 (46.88%) Windows
2 42 (32.81%) Active Directory
3 33 (25.78%) SQL
3 33 (25.78%) MS Office
4 31 (24.22%) ITIL
4 31 (24.22%) MS Excel
5 29 (22.66%) Windows 7
6 27 (21.09%) MS Exchange
7 26 (20.31%) SQL Server
8 24 (18.75%) Finance
8 24 (18.75%) VMware
9 23 (17.97%) HP
10 21 (16.41%) Citrix
11 19 (14.84%) SharePoint
12 18 (14.06%) Oracle
13 17 (13.28%) MS Project
13 17 (13.28%) .NET
13 17 (13.28%) Linux
13 17 (13.28%) Cisco
13 17 (13.28%) VMware Infrastructure
14 16 (12.50%) Project Management
14 16 (12.50%) Windows XP
15 15 (11.72%) C#
16 14 (10.94%) Clustering
17 13 (10.16%) McAfee
17 13 (10.16%) XenApp
18 12 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2010
18 12 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
18 12 (9.38%) Windows Server 2003
18 12 (9.38%) SAN

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 27 (21.09%) MS Exchange
2 19 (14.84%) SharePoint
3 12 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (7.81%) Lync
5 8 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (3.91%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (3.91%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (2.34%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.56%) CMS
8 2 (1.56%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.56%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.78%) Apache
9 1 (0.78%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.78%) IIS
9 1 (0.78%) JBoss
9 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.78%) SAS
9 1 (0.78%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.78%) Confluence
Applications
1 33 (25.78%) MS Office
2 31 (24.22%) MS Excel
3 17 (13.28%) MS Project
4 10 (7.81%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (4.69%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.78%) SPSS
6 1 (0.78%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.78%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.34%) SaaS
2 2 (1.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.38%) SAN
2 10 (7.81%) TCP/IP
3 8 (6.25%) Firewall
3 8 (6.25%) Wireless
4 7 (5.47%) DNS
4 7 (5.47%) DHCP
5 6 (4.69%) Broadband
6 4 (3.13%) LAN
7 3 (2.34%) WAN
7 3 (2.34%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (2.34%) Intranet
8 2 (1.56%) Cisco IPT
8 2 (1.56%) HTTPS
8 2 (1.56%) IP Telephony
8 2 (1.56%) Structured Cabling
9 1 (0.78%) LDAP
9 1 (0.78%) VLAN
9 1 (0.78%) VPN
9 1 (0.78%) HTTP
9 1 (0.78%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (20.31%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (3.91%) MS Access
3 5 (3.91%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (3.13%) DB2
5 3 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.34%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.56%) MySQL
6 2 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.56%) Data Mart
7 1 (0.78%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (1.56%) MSI
1 2 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.78%) VisualVM
2 1 (0.78%) Subversion
2 1 (0.78%) JIRA
2 1 (0.78%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.78%) Eclipse
General
1 24 (18.75%) Finance
2 6 (4.69%) Advertising
3 5 (3.91%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.13%) Banking
4 4 (3.13%) Legal
5 3 (2.34%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.34%) German Language
6 2 (1.56%) Local Government
6 2 (1.56%) Retail
7 1 (0.78%) Billing
7 1 (0.78%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.78%) Automotive
7 1 (0.78%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (18.75%) Analyst
2 17 (13.28%) Developer
3 10 (7.81%) Support Analyst
3 10 (7.81%) Architect
4 8 (6.25%) Consultant
5 7 (5.47%) Desktop Support
5 7 (5.47%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (4.69%) .NET Developer
6 6 (4.69%) Support Engineer
7 5 (3.91%) 1st Line Support
7 5 (3.91%) Administrator
7 5 (3.91%) Coordinator
7 5 (3.91%) Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (3.91%) Desktop Engineer
7 5 (3.91%) Service Analyst
8 4 (3.13%) SharePoint Architect
8 4 (3.13%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 4 (3.13%) Linux Administrator
8 4 (3.13%) Project Coordinator
8 4 (3.13%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (13.28%) .NET
2 9 (7.03%) HTML
3 8 (6.25%) CSS
4 6 (4.69%) Web Services
4 6 (4.69%) ASP.NET
4 6 (4.69%) jQuery
5 5 (3.91%) XML
6 3 (2.34%) HTML5
6 3 (2.34%) WCF
7 2 (1.56%) WF
7 2 (1.56%) LINQ
7 2 (1.56%) KnockoutJS
7 2 (1.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (1.56%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.56%) AppFabric
7 2 (1.56%) Middleware
7 2 (1.56%) X-Windows
7 2 (1.56%) WinForms
8 1 (0.78%) Windows SharePoint Services
8 1 (0.78%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.94%) Clustering
2 8 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.69%) NHS
4 4 (3.13%) Blackberry
4 4 (3.13%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.34%) PMI
5 3 (2.34%) iPhone
6 2 (1.56%) iSeries
6 2 (1.56%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.56%) CMDB
6 2 (1.56%) Replication
6 2 (1.56%) AS400
7 1 (0.78%) Handset
7 1 (0.78%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.78%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.78%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.78%) Mobile Computing
7 1 (0.78%) User Experience
7 1 (0.78%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 60 (46.88%) Windows
2 29 (22.66%) Windows 7
3 17 (13.28%) Linux
4 16 (12.50%) Windows XP
5 12 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (9.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (7.81%) Windows 8
7 8 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (4.69%) AIX
8 6 (4.69%) Solaris
9 5 (3.91%) UNIX
10 4 (3.13%) VMS
10 4 (3.13%) CentOS
10 4 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (3.13%) Windows Vista
10 4 (3.13%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.56%) Android
11 2 (1.56%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.78%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.78%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (24.22%) ITIL
2 16 (12.50%) Project Management
3 12 (9.38%) Migration
4 11 (8.59%) PRINCE2
4 11 (8.59%) Change Control
5 10 (7.81%) Change Management
5 10 (7.81%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (7.03%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (7.03%) Time Management
7 8 (6.25%) Workflow
8 7 (5.47%) Service Delivery
9 6 (4.69%) Asset Management
9 6 (4.69%) Service Management
9 6 (4.69%) Configuration Management
10 5 (3.91%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (3.13%) E-Commerce
11 4 (3.13%) TDD
11 4 (3.13%) MVC
11 4 (3.13%) Incident Management
12 3 (2.34%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 33 (25.78%) SQL
2 15 (11.72%) C#
3 9 (7.03%) JavaScript
4 7 (5.47%) VB.NET
4 7 (5.47%) VBA
5 6 (4.69%) T-SQL
6 5 (3.91%) Java
6 5 (3.91%) PowerShell
7 4 (3.13%) PL/SQL
7 4 (3.13%) VB
8 3 (2.34%) PHP
9 2 (1.56%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.56%) VB6
10 1 (0.78%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.78%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.78%) VC++
10 1 (0.78%) Python
10 1 (0.78%) FoxPro (VFP)
10 1 (0.78%) C++
Qualifications
1 11 (8.59%) Security Cleared
2 10 (7.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (5.47%) Degree
4 6 (4.69%) MCSE
5 5 (3.91%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (3.13%) MCDST
6 4 (3.13%) APMP
6 4 (3.13%) SC Cleared
7 3 (2.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (2.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (2.34%) PMI Certification
7 3 (2.34%) ISEB
8 2 (1.56%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (1.56%) MCSA
8 2 (1.56%) MCITP
8 2 (1.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.78%) MCP
9 1 (0.78%) OCP
9 1 (0.78%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.34%) SLA
System Software
1 42 (32.81%) Active Directory
2 17 (13.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (10.16%) XenApp
4 8 (6.25%) XenDesktop
5 6 (4.69%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (2.34%) MetaFrame
6 3 (2.34%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.56%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.78%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (6.25%) SCCM
2 6 (4.69%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (3.13%) Backup Exec
4 3 (2.34%) WSUS
4 3 (2.34%) SCOM
4 3 (2.34%) SCDPM
5 2 (1.56%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.56%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.78%) ZENworks
6 1 (0.78%) Opsview
Vendors
1 24 (18.75%) VMware
2 23 (17.97%) HP
3 21 (16.41%) Citrix
4 18 (14.06%) Oracle
5 17 (13.28%) Cisco
6 13 (10.16%) McAfee
7 9 (7.03%) Sophos
8 8 (6.25%) IBM
8 8 (6.25%) Symantec
9 7 (5.47%) 3PAR
10 6 (4.69%) NetApp
11 5 (3.91%) Brocade
11 5 (3.91%) Dell
11 5 (3.91%) Red Hat
12 4 (3.13%) EMC
12 4 (3.13%) Adobe
12 4 (3.13%) Panasonic
13 3 (2.34%) Proofpoint
13 3 (2.34%) Clearswift
13 3 (2.34%) Business Objects
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