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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 11 7 9
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 51 77 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 9.94% 17.15% 11.13%
As % of the Vendors category 23.72% 35.00% 23.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 44 36
Average daily rate £350 £263 £354
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -25.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £148 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £435 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 7
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £13.75 £10.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £21.00 £16.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
215 220 284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 41.91% 49.00% 46.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 102 158
Average daily rate £350 £280 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £190 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 29 26
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -36.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.75 £15.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.40 £45.00 £41.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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 12 February 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
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 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Brentwood +4 8 £275 - 2
Colchester -5 4 - - 5
Thurrock +1 2 £250 -28.57%
Chelmsford -11 2 £226 +41.40% 1
Southend-on-Sea - 2 £419 - 2
Basildon -6 1 - - 4
Saffron Walden - 1 £425 -
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 56 (48.28%) Windows
2 46 (39.66%) MS Excel
3 37 (31.90%) Active Directory
4 34 (29.31%) MS Office
4 34 (29.31%) Citrix
5 33 (28.45%) Finance
6 31 (26.72%) SQL
7 24 (20.69%) Windows 7
8 22 (18.97%) SQL Server
9 19 (16.38%) Agile Software Development
10 18 (15.52%) Windows Server 2008
11 17 (14.66%) DNS
11 17 (14.66%) Business Intelligence
12 16 (13.79%) ITIL
12 16 (13.79%) Windows 8
13 14 (12.07%) Windows Server
13 14 (12.07%) MS Exchange
13 14 (12.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 13 (11.21%) Microsoft App-V
14 13 (11.21%) ETL
14 13 (11.21%) HP
14 13 (11.21%) Windows Server 2003
15 12 (10.34%) ISEB
15 12 (10.34%) DHCP
15 12 (10.34%) XML
15 12 (10.34%) SCCM
15 12 (10.34%) PowerShell
15 12 (10.34%) XenApp
16 11 (9.48%) Windows Server 2012
16 11 (9.48%) .NET

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 14 (12.07%) MS Exchange
2 11 (9.48%) SharePoint
3 7 (6.03%) IIS
4 4 (3.45%) Skype for Business
5 3 (2.59%) IBM Domino
5 3 (2.59%) IBM Notes
6 2 (1.72%) Apache
6 2 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.72%) Jetty
6 2 (1.72%) nginx
6 2 (1.72%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.72%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.86%) CMS
7 1 (0.86%) Confluence
7 1 (0.86%) LiveCycle
7 1 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 46 (39.66%) MS Excel
2 34 (29.31%) MS Office
3 8 (6.90%) MS Project
4 3 (2.59%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.59%) CA PPM
2 2 (1.72%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.86%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.03%) Office 365
2 3 (2.59%) IBM PureFlex
3 2 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.72%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.72%) Google App Engine
3 2 (1.72%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (1.72%) IaaS
3 2 (1.72%) PaaS
4 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.86%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 17 (14.66%) DNS
2 12 (10.34%) DHCP
3 10 (8.62%) Firewall
4 5 (4.31%) SAN
4 5 (4.31%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.59%) HTTPS
5 3 (2.59%) NetScaler
5 3 (2.59%) Network Security
6 2 (1.72%) Extranet
6 2 (1.72%) FTP
6 2 (1.72%) HTTP
6 2 (1.72%) Internet
6 2 (1.72%) Intranet
6 2 (1.72%) IPsec
6 2 (1.72%) LAN
6 2 (1.72%) LDAP
6 2 (1.72%) SSL
6 2 (1.72%) WAN
6 2 (1.72%) Wireless
7 1 (0.86%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (18.97%) SQL Server
2 14 (12.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (6.90%) DB2
4 6 (5.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (4.31%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.72%) Data Mining
7 2 (1.72%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.72%) MS Access
7 2 (1.72%) Power BI
7 2 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.86%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 8 (6.90%) HP UFT
2 6 (5.17%) MSI
3 2 (1.72%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.72%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.86%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.86%) JIRA
4 1 (0.86%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.86%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.86%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.86%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 33 (28.45%) Finance
2 7 (6.03%) Manufacturing
3 6 (5.17%) Banking
3 6 (5.17%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.45%) Automotive
5 3 (2.59%) Advertising
5 3 (2.59%) French Language
5 3 (2.59%) Retail
6 2 (1.72%) Back Office
6 2 (1.72%) Italian Language
6 2 (1.72%) Publishing
7 1 (0.86%) Electronics
7 1 (0.86%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.86%) Legal
7 1 (0.86%) Local Government
7 1 (0.86%) Marketing
7 1 (0.86%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (21.55%) Analyst
2 13 (11.21%) Support Analyst
3 11 (9.48%) Citrix Support
3 11 (9.48%) Tester
4 10 (8.62%) Desktop Support
4 10 (8.62%) Windows Support Analyst
5 9 (7.76%) Active Directory Analyst
5 9 (7.76%) Active Directory Support
5 9 (7.76%) Active Directory Support Analyst
5 9 (7.76%) Citrix Analyst
5 9 (7.76%) Citrix Support Analyst
5 9 (7.76%) Help Desk Analyst
5 9 (7.76%) Help Desk Support
5 9 (7.76%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 8 (6.90%) Project Manager
7 7 (6.03%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (5.17%) Consultant
8 6 (5.17%) Desktop Engineer
8 6 (5.17%) Developer
8 6 (5.17%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.34%) XML
2 11 (9.48%) .NET
3 8 (6.90%) HTML
3 8 (6.90%) RESTful
4 3 (2.59%) ASP.NET
4 3 (2.59%) Middleware
4 3 (2.59%) Software Packaging
5 2 (1.72%) J2EE
5 2 (1.72%) Servlets
5 2 (1.72%) SOAP
5 2 (1.72%) WCF
5 2 (1.72%) Web Services
6 1 (0.86%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.86%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.86%) COM
6 1 (0.86%) Entity Framework
6 1 (0.86%) Razor View Engine
6 1 (0.86%) WPF
6 1 (0.86%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.03%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.31%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.59%) Blackberry
3 3 (2.59%) Data Structures
3 3 (2.59%) NHS
3 3 (2.59%) N-Tier
3 3 (2.59%) PMI
4 2 (1.72%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.72%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.72%) Data Integration
4 2 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.72%) Hedge funds
4 2 (1.72%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (1.72%) Private Cloud
4 2 (1.72%) Psychology
4 2 (1.72%) Statistics
5 1 (0.86%) Data Extraction
5 1 (0.86%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.86%) EqualLogic
5 1 (0.86%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 56 (48.28%) Windows
2 24 (20.69%) Windows 7
3 18 (15.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (13.79%) Windows 8
5 14 (12.07%) Windows Server
6 13 (11.21%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (9.48%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (7.76%) Unix
9 6 (5.17%) Windows XP
10 4 (3.45%) Linux
11 2 (1.72%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.86%) Android
12 1 (0.86%) Solaris
12 1 (0.86%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.86%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.86%) Windows Phone 8
12 1 (0.86%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (16.38%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (14.66%) Business Intelligence
3 16 (13.79%) ITIL
4 13 (11.21%) ETL
5 11 (9.48%) Incident Management
6 10 (8.62%) Configuration Management
7 9 (7.76%) Change Management
7 9 (7.76%) PRINCE2
7 9 (7.76%) Project Management
7 9 (7.76%) Test Automation
8 8 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (6.90%) Migration
8 8 (6.90%) Scrum
8 8 (6.90%) Software Testing
8 8 (6.90%) Wealth Management
9 6 (5.17%) Performance Testing
9 6 (5.17%) Time Management
9 6 (5.17%) Waterfall
10 5 (4.31%) Data Protection
10 5 (4.31%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (26.72%) SQL
2 12 (10.34%) PowerShell
3 7 (6.03%) C#
4 5 (4.31%) Java
4 5 (4.31%) VBScript
5 4 (3.45%) T-SQL
5 4 (3.45%) VB
6 2 (1.72%) C++
6 2 (1.72%) Perl
6 2 (1.72%) VBA
7 1 (0.86%) C
7 1 (0.86%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.86%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (10.34%) ISEB
2 8 (6.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (6.03%) Security Cleared
4 6 (5.17%) Degree
4 6 (5.17%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (3.45%) ISTQB
5 4 (3.45%) MCSE
5 4 (3.45%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.59%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (2.59%) MCITP
6 3 (2.59%) PMI Certification
6 3 (2.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (2.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (1.72%) APMP
7 2 (1.72%) CISM
7 2 (1.72%) CISSP
8 1 (0.86%) CCNA
8 1 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.86%) RHCE
8 1 (0.86%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.90%) QA
2 4 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.59%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.59%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (31.90%) Active Directory
2 13 (11.21%) Microsoft App-V
3 12 (10.34%) XenApp
4 8 (6.90%) XenDesktop
5 6 (5.17%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (4.31%) Hyper-V
7 3 (2.59%) Terminal Server
7 3 (2.59%) VMware ESX
7 3 (2.59%) vSphere
7 3 (2.59%) XenServer
8 2 (1.72%) Xen
9 1 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (10.34%) SCCM
2 3 (2.59%) SCOM
3 2 (1.72%) Puppet
3 2 (1.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.86%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.86%) EdgeSight
4 1 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.86%) Nessus
4 1 (0.86%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.86%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.86%) QRadar
4 1 (0.86%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 34 (29.31%) Citrix
2 13 (11.21%) HP
3 11 (9.48%) VMware
4 9 (7.76%) IBM
5 6 (5.17%) Oracle
6 3 (2.59%) AppSense
6 3 (2.59%) Dell
6 3 (2.59%) Lotus
6 3 (2.59%) Rally
6 3 (2.59%) Symantec
6 3 (2.59%) Wyse
7 2 (1.72%) 3PAR
7 2 (1.72%) Apple
7 2 (1.72%) Cisco
7 2 (1.72%) Google
7 2 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.72%) SAP
8 1 (0.86%) Hyperion
8 1 (0.86%) Intel Security
8 1 (0.86%) Red Hat
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