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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 8 7 5
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 79 79 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 16.81% 12.50% 18.26%
As % of the Vendors category 33.76% 24.69% 33.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 48 48
Median daily rate £300 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £436 £477
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £337 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.01% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 8 8
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.71%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.44%
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
234 320 298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 49.79% 50.63% 53.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 184 138
Median daily rate £320 £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £208 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 30 50
Median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% +15.15%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.81% +8.82%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 25 June 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 -4 19 £425 +51.78% 3
Harlow +4 4 £350 - 2
Basildon +6 3 £260 +18.18% 4
Brentwood -1 2 - -
Southend-on-Sea +3 1 £175 -
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 80 (57.55%) MS Excel
2 76 (54.68%) Windows
3 52 (37.41%) MS Office
4 45 (32.37%) Active Directory
5 44 (31.65%) Citrix
5 44 (31.65%) SQL Server
6 31 (22.30%) Finance
7 30 (21.58%) SQL
8 26 (18.71%) Windows 7
9 25 (17.99%) Incident Management
9 25 (17.99%) Windows 8
10 23 (16.55%) Windows Server
11 22 (15.83%) Oracle
12 21 (15.11%) MS Exchange
12 21 (15.11%) Cisco
13 19 (13.67%) Business Intelligence
13 19 (13.67%) Salesforce.com
13 19 (13.67%) SAP
13 19 (13.67%) Infor
14 18 (12.95%) COM
15 17 (12.23%) VMware
16 16 (11.51%) HP
16 16 (11.51%) Office 365
17 15 (10.79%) Firewall
18 14 (10.07%) VMware Infrastructure
19 13 (9.35%) SCCM
19 13 (9.35%) Analytical Skills
19 13 (9.35%) Agile Software Development
20 12 (8.63%) Data Management
20 12 (8.63%) SharePoint

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 21 (15.11%) MS Exchange
2 12 (8.63%) SharePoint
2 12 (8.63%) Skype for Business
3 10 (7.19%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (5.04%) IIS
5 6 (4.32%) SAS
6 4 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (2.16%) Apache
7 3 (2.16%) IBM Domino
7 3 (2.16%) IBM Notes
7 3 (2.16%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.44%) GlassFish
8 2 (1.44%) JBoss
8 2 (1.44%) LiveCycle
8 2 (1.44%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.72%) Confluence
9 1 (0.72%) Jetty
9 1 (0.72%) nginx
9 1 (0.72%) WebSphere
Applications
1 80 (57.55%) MS Excel
2 52 (37.41%) MS Office
3 6 (4.32%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.16%) MS Project
4 3 (2.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (7.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (5.76%) assyst
3 5 (3.60%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 16 (11.51%) Office 365
2 12 (8.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (7.19%) Yammer
4 2 (1.44%) IBM SmartCloud
5 1 (0.72%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.72%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.79%) Firewall
2 11 (7.91%) DNS
3 10 (7.19%) Internet
4 8 (5.76%) DHCP
5 7 (5.04%) SAN
6 6 (4.32%) VPN
7 4 (2.88%) Intranet
7 4 (2.88%) LAN
7 4 (2.88%) WAN
7 4 (2.88%) Wireless
8 3 (2.16%) TCP/IP
9 2 (1.44%) Cisco IPT
9 2 (1.44%) HTTPS
9 2 (1.44%) LDAP
9 2 (1.44%) NetScaler
9 2 (1.44%) PBX
9 2 (1.44%) VoIP
10 1 (0.72%) Network Security
10 1 (0.72%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (0.72%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (31.65%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (4.32%) DB2
3 6 (4.32%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (3.60%) PowerPivot
4 5 (3.60%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (3.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (2.88%) Data Mart
6 3 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.16%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (2.16%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (2.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.44%) Power BI
8 1 (0.72%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.72%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.72%) MS Access
8 1 (0.72%) OLTP
8 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (3.60%) HP UFT
2 2 (1.44%) Cucumber
2 2 (1.44%) JIRA
2 2 (1.44%) MSI
2 2 (1.44%) Selenium
2 2 (1.44%) SoapUI
2 2 (1.44%) SpecFlow
2 2 (1.44%) VisualVM
3 1 (0.72%) AccuRev
3 1 (0.72%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.72%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.72%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.72%) TestDirector
3 1 (0.72%) Travis CI
3 1 (0.72%) Visual Studio
General
1 31 (22.30%) Finance
2 10 (7.19%) Retail
3 8 (5.76%) Banking
4 5 (3.60%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.88%) Marketing
6 3 (2.16%) Automotive
6 3 (2.16%) German Language
7 2 (1.44%) Advertising
7 2 (1.44%) Back Office
7 2 (1.44%) Legal
8 1 (0.72%) French Language
8 1 (0.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 35 (25.18%) Analyst
2 26 (18.71%) Support Analyst
3 23 (16.55%) Help Desk Analyst
3 23 (16.55%) Help Desk Support
3 23 (16.55%) Help Desk Support Analyst
3 23 (16.55%) Windows Support Analyst
4 22 (15.83%) Active Directory Analyst
4 22 (15.83%) Active Directory Support
4 22 (15.83%) Active Directory Support Analyst
4 22 (15.83%) Citrix Analyst
4 22 (15.83%) Citrix Support
4 22 (15.83%) Citrix Support Analyst
5 10 (7.19%) Architect
5 10 (7.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (6.47%) Consultant
7 8 (5.76%) Applications Support
8 7 (5.04%) Desktop Support
8 7 (5.04%) Developer
8 7 (5.04%) Support Engineer
9 6 (4.32%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (12.95%) COM
2 10 (7.19%) HTML
2 10 (7.19%) XML
3 8 (5.76%) .NET
4 5 (3.60%) RESTful
4 5 (3.60%) SOAP
4 5 (3.60%) Web Services
5 3 (2.16%) AngularJS
5 3 (2.16%) HTML5
5 3 (2.16%) J2EE
6 2 (1.44%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.44%) COM+
6 2 (1.44%) Middleware
6 2 (1.44%) Silverlight
6 2 (1.44%) Software Packaging
6 2 (1.44%) WCF
7 1 (0.72%) Entity Framework
7 1 (0.72%) jQuery
7 1 (0.72%) LINQ
7 1 (0.72%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.35%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.60%) Management Information System
2 5 (3.60%) NHS
3 4 (2.88%) Blackberry
3 4 (2.88%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.16%) Client/Server
4 3 (2.16%) Clustering
4 3 (2.16%) Driving Licence
4 3 (2.16%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.44%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.44%) DataPower
5 2 (1.44%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.72%) BYOD
6 1 (0.72%) CMDB
6 1 (0.72%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.72%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.72%) EqualLogic
6 1 (0.72%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.72%) iPad
6 1 (0.72%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 76 (54.68%) Windows
2 26 (18.71%) Windows 7
3 25 (17.99%) Windows 8
4 23 (16.55%) Windows Server
5 9 (6.47%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (5.76%) Unix
6 8 (5.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (4.32%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (3.60%) Linux
9 3 (2.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.16%) Windows 10
10 2 (1.44%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.72%) Android
11 1 (0.72%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.72%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (17.99%) Incident Management
2 19 (13.67%) Business Intelligence
3 13 (9.35%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (8.63%) Data Management
5 10 (7.19%) Case Management
5 10 (7.19%) CRM
5 10 (7.19%) Document Management
6 9 (6.47%) ITIL
6 9 (6.47%) Project Management
7 8 (5.76%) ETL
8 7 (5.04%) High Availability
8 7 (5.04%) Software Testing
9 6 (4.32%) Test Automation
10 5 (3.60%) Change Management
10 5 (3.60%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (3.60%) Data Analysis
10 5 (3.60%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (3.60%) Scrum
10 5 (3.60%) Wealth Management
11 4 (2.88%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 30 (21.58%) SQL
2 8 (5.76%) Java
2 8 (5.76%) VBA
3 7 (5.04%) C#
4 3 (2.16%) PowerShell
4 3 (2.16%) VB
5 2 (1.44%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.44%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.44%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.72%) C
6 1 (0.72%) COBOL
6 1 (0.72%) Perl
6 1 (0.72%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.72%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (7.19%) CCNA
1 10 (7.19%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (6.47%) MOS
3 8 (5.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (5.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (4.32%) Degree
4 6 (4.32%) ISEB
4 6 (4.32%) MCSE
5 5 (3.60%) CCNP
6 3 (2.16%) CISM
6 3 (2.16%) CISSP
6 3 (2.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.44%) CCA
7 2 (1.44%) CCDA
7 2 (1.44%) CISA
7 2 (1.44%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (1.44%) HND
7 2 (1.44%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.44%) MCP
7 2 (1.44%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.44%) Def Stans
2 2 (1.44%) ISO 9000
2 2 (1.44%) QA
2 2 (1.44%) SLA
3 1 (0.72%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 45 (32.37%) Active Directory
2 14 (10.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (8.63%) XenApp
4 11 (7.91%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (2.16%) Terminal Server
6 2 (1.44%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.44%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (1.44%) vSphere
6 2 (1.44%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.72%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.72%) RACF
7 1 (0.72%) Time Sharing Option
7 1 (0.72%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.72%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (9.35%) SCCM
2 9 (6.47%) SCOM
3 2 (1.44%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (1.44%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (1.44%) Opsview
3 2 (1.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.72%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.72%) Nessus
4 1 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.72%) Puppet
4 1 (0.72%) QRadar
4 1 (0.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 44 (31.65%) Citrix
2 22 (15.83%) Oracle
3 21 (15.11%) Cisco
4 19 (13.67%) Infor
4 19 (13.67%) Salesforce.com
4 19 (13.67%) SAP
5 17 (12.23%) VMware
6 16 (11.51%) HP
7 9 (6.47%) CheckPoint
8 5 (3.60%) IBM
9 4 (2.88%) SunGard
10 3 (2.16%) Adobe
10 3 (2.16%) Dell
10 3 (2.16%) Lotus
10 3 (2.16%) Proofpoint
10 3 (2.16%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.44%) 3PAR
11 2 (1.44%) Apple
11 2 (1.44%) Splunk
11 2 (1.44%) Tandberg
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