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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 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.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 9 10 5
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 69 68 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 15.40% 12.27% 16.94%
As % of the Vendors category 32.55% 23.13% 32.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 37 54
Median daily rate £363 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £244 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £427 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 7 6
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.71%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.19 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-2.00% +6.89%
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
212 294 314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 47.32% 53.07% 51.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 156 158
Median daily rate £375 £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £188 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £474
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £369 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +5.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 20 37
Median hourly rate £16.50 £21.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.25% +30.30%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +4.34%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Essex region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 May 2016.

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 29 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Essex region over the 3 months to 29 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Colchester -9 17 £425 +30.76% 4
Harlow +2 4 £350 - 1
Brentwood -1 4 - -
Basildon +5 2 - - 4
Southend-on-Sea +3 2 £275 -
Chelmsford +4 1 £185 -32.72%
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Essex region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 67 (53.60%) Windows
1 67 (53.60%) MS Excel
2 42 (33.60%) SQL Server
3 40 (32.00%) Active Directory
4 37 (29.60%) Citrix
4 37 (29.60%) SQL
4 37 (29.60%) MS Office
5 34 (27.20%) Finance
6 26 (20.80%) Windows 7
7 24 (19.20%) MS Exchange
8 21 (16.80%) Windows 8
8 21 (16.80%) Windows Server
9 20 (16.00%) Incident Management
10 19 (15.20%) HP
11 18 (14.40%) Business Intelligence
12 17 (13.60%) VMware
13 16 (12.80%) Agile Software Development
14 15 (12.00%) Oracle
15 14 (11.20%) XML
15 14 (11.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 14 (11.20%) VMware Infrastructure
16 13 (10.40%) SAP
16 13 (10.40%) HTML
16 13 (10.40%) DNS
16 13 (10.40%) ETL
17 12 (9.60%) Salesforce.com
17 12 (9.60%) Infor
18 11 (8.80%) Analytical Skills
18 11 (8.80%) Cisco
18 11 (8.80%) Unix

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 24 (19.20%) MS Exchange
2 9 (7.20%) IIS
3 6 (4.80%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (4.80%) SAS
3 6 (4.80%) SharePoint
4 5 (4.00%) Skype for Business
5 4 (3.20%) Apache
5 4 (3.20%) Tomcat
6 3 (2.40%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (2.40%) IBM Domino
6 3 (2.40%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.60%) GlassFish
7 2 (1.60%) JBoss
7 2 (1.60%) Jetty
7 2 (1.60%) LiveCycle
7 2 (1.60%) nginx
7 2 (1.60%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.60%) WebSphere
Applications
1 67 (53.60%) MS Excel
2 37 (29.60%) MS Office
3 3 (2.40%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.60%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.60%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (4.00%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (2.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.80%) assyst
3 1 (0.80%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.00%) Office 365
2 5 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.40%) Yammer
4 2 (1.60%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.60%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.60%) Google App Engine
4 2 (1.60%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.60%) IBM SmartCloud
5 1 (0.80%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.40%) DNS
2 10 (8.00%) Firewall
3 9 (7.20%) DHCP
4 8 (6.40%) SAN
5 5 (4.00%) Internet
6 4 (3.20%) Intranet
6 4 (3.20%) TCP/IP
7 3 (2.40%) Wireless
8 2 (1.60%) FTP
8 2 (1.60%) HTTP
8 2 (1.60%) HTTPS
8 2 (1.60%) IPsec
8 2 (1.60%) LDAP
8 2 (1.60%) NetScaler
8 2 (1.60%) SSL
9 1 (0.80%) LAN
9 1 (0.80%) Network Security
9 1 (0.80%) VPN
9 1 (0.80%) WAN
9 1 (0.80%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (33.60%) SQL Server
2 14 (11.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (7.20%) DB2
4 7 (5.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (4.80%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (4.80%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (4.00%) PowerPivot
7 4 (3.20%) Data Mart
7 4 (3.20%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (3.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (2.40%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (2.40%) Power BI
8 3 (2.40%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (1.60%) Data Mining
9 2 (1.60%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.80%) OLTP
10 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 8 (6.40%) HP UFT
2 3 (2.40%) MSI
3 2 (1.60%) Cucumber
3 2 (1.60%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.60%) JIRA
3 2 (1.60%) Selenium
3 2 (1.60%) SoapUI
3 2 (1.60%) SpecFlow
3 2 (1.60%) Travis CI
3 2 (1.60%) VisualVM
4 1 (0.80%) AccuRev
4 1 (0.80%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.80%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.80%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.80%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.80%) Visual Studio
General
1 34 (27.20%) Finance
2 6 (4.80%) Banking
3 5 (4.00%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.20%) Advertising
4 4 (3.20%) Retail
5 3 (2.40%) German Language
6 2 (1.60%) Back Office
6 2 (1.60%) Marketing
7 1 (0.80%) Automotive
7 1 (0.80%) Electronics
7 1 (0.80%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (24.80%) Analyst
2 21 (16.80%) Support Analyst
3 19 (15.20%) Active Directory Analyst
3 19 (15.20%) Active Directory Support
3 19 (15.20%) Active Directory Support Analyst
3 19 (15.20%) Citrix Analyst
3 19 (15.20%) Citrix Support
3 19 (15.20%) Citrix Support Analyst
3 19 (15.20%) Help Desk Analyst
3 19 (15.20%) Help Desk Support
3 19 (15.20%) Help Desk Support Analyst
3 19 (15.20%) Windows Support Analyst
4 11 (8.80%) Architect
5 9 (7.20%) Consultant
5 9 (7.20%) Desktop Support
5 9 (7.20%) Developer
6 6 (4.80%) Desktop Engineer
6 6 (4.80%) Project Manager
6 6 (4.80%) Support Engineer
6 6 (4.80%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.20%) XML
2 13 (10.40%) HTML
3 11 (8.80%) .NET
3 11 (8.80%) COM
4 8 (6.40%) RESTful
5 6 (4.80%) SOAP
5 6 (4.80%) Web Services
6 4 (3.20%) Middleware
7 3 (2.40%) AngularJS
7 3 (2.40%) HTML5
7 3 (2.40%) J2EE
8 2 (1.60%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.60%) COM+
8 2 (1.60%) Servlets
8 2 (1.60%) Silverlight
8 2 (1.60%) Software Packaging
8 2 (1.60%) WCF
9 1 (0.80%) ADO.NET
9 1 (0.80%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.80%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.80%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.80%) Blackberry
3 5 (4.00%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.20%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.20%) NHS
5 3 (2.40%) Clustering
6 2 (1.60%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.60%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.60%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.60%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.60%) DataPower
6 2 (1.60%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.60%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.80%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.80%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.80%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.80%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.80%) iPad
7 1 (0.80%) iPhone
7 1 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 67 (53.60%) Windows
2 26 (20.80%) Windows 7
3 21 (16.80%) Windows 8
3 21 (16.80%) Windows Server
4 11 (8.80%) Unix
5 9 (7.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (5.60%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (4.80%) Linux
7 6 (4.80%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (3.20%) Windows 10
9 3 (2.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.40%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.60%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.80%) Android
11 1 (0.80%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (16.00%) Incident Management
2 18 (14.40%) Business Intelligence
3 16 (12.80%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (10.40%) ETL
5 9 (7.20%) Test Automation
6 8 (6.40%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (6.40%) Project Management
6 8 (6.40%) Software Testing
6 8 (6.40%) Wealth Management
7 7 (5.60%) High Availability
7 7 (5.60%) ITIL
7 7 (5.60%) Scrum
8 6 (4.80%) PRINCE2
9 5 (4.00%) Change Management
9 5 (4.00%) Data Management
9 5 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (4.00%) Web Testing
10 4 (3.20%) Data Protection
10 4 (3.20%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (3.20%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 37 (29.60%) SQL
2 10 (8.00%) Java
3 9 (7.20%) C#
4 5 (4.00%) PowerShell
4 5 (4.00%) VBA
5 4 (3.20%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.40%) VB
7 2 (1.60%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.60%) Perl
7 2 (1.60%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.80%) C
8 1 (0.80%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.80%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (8.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 8 (6.40%) ISEB
3 6 (4.80%) Degree
3 6 (4.80%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (3.20%) MCSE
4 4 (3.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (2.40%) CCNA
5 3 (2.40%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.40%) CISM
5 3 (2.40%) CISSP
6 2 (1.60%) CISA
6 2 (1.60%) HND
6 2 (1.60%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.60%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (1.60%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.60%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.80%) APMP
7 1 (0.80%) MCP
7 1 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.80%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.40%) Data Quality
1 3 (2.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (2.40%) QA
2 1 (0.80%) Def Stans
2 1 (0.80%) ISO 9000
2 1 (0.80%) SLA
System Software
1 40 (32.00%) Active Directory
2 14 (11.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (6.40%) Microsoft App-V
3 8 (6.40%) XenApp
4 4 (3.20%) XenDesktop
5 3 (2.40%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.40%) Terminal Server
5 3 (2.40%) vSphere
6 2 (1.60%) Xen
7 1 (0.80%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.80%) RACF
7 1 (0.80%) Time Sharing Option
7 1 (0.80%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (8.00%) SCCM
2 3 (2.40%) SCOM
3 2 (1.60%) Opsview
3 2 (1.60%) Puppet
3 2 (1.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (1.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.80%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.80%) Nessus
4 1 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.80%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.80%) QRadar
Vendors
1 37 (29.60%) Citrix
2 19 (15.20%) HP
3 17 (13.60%) VMware
4 15 (12.00%) Oracle
5 13 (10.40%) SAP
6 12 (9.60%) Infor
6 12 (9.60%) Salesforce.com
7 11 (8.80%) Cisco
8 9 (7.20%) CheckPoint
9 6 (4.80%) IBM
10 4 (3.20%) SunGard
11 3 (2.40%) Lotus
11 3 (2.40%) Proofpoint
11 3 (2.40%) Red Hat
12 2 (1.60%) 3PAR
12 2 (1.60%) Apple
12 2 (1.60%) NetApp
12 2 (1.60%) Software AG
12 2 (1.60%) Splunk
12 2 (1.60%) webMethods
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