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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 9 8 5
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 58 61 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 12.21% 13.20% 19.27%
As % of the Vendors category 24.89% 29.76% 36.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 17 58
Average daily rate
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£360 £325 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% +14.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £137 £99
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £435 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 19 5
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.84 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.02% -25.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -7.93%
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
233 205 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 49.05% 44.37% 52.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 64 139
Average daily rate £390 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £155 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 45 26
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.66 £27.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.39% -16.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £9.23 £15.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.13 £37.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.48 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.59% +2.52%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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 -2 9 £375 - 2
Brentwood -5 4 - -
Southend-on-Sea - 4 - - 2
Harlow +7 3 £285 +115.09% 2
Chelmsford -2 3 £334 +21.36% 1
Basildon -2 3 - - 1
Saffron Walden - 1 - -
Waltham Abbey - - - -
Billericay - - - - 1
Chigwell - - - -
Harwich - - - -
Loughton - - - -
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (48.17%) Windows
2 57 (34.76%) MS Excel
3 50 (30.49%) SQL Server
4 47 (28.66%) Windows 7
5 37 (22.56%) SQL
6 34 (20.73%) MS Office
6 34 (20.73%) Active Directory
7 30 (18.29%) .NET
7 30 (18.29%) Finance
8 29 (17.68%) MS Exchange
9 28 (17.07%) ITIL
10 25 (15.24%) Windows XP
11 24 (14.63%) Windows Server 2008
12 23 (14.02%) HTML
13 22 (13.41%) CSS
14 20 (12.20%) C#
14 20 (12.20%) VB
15 19 (11.59%) Citrix
15 19 (11.59%) Business Intelligence
15 19 (11.59%) Project Management
16 17 (10.37%) JavaScript
16 17 (10.37%) Migration
17 16 (9.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 16 (9.76%) SharePoint
17 16 (9.76%) TCP/IP
18 15 (9.15%) Cisco
18 15 (9.15%) Microsoft Certification
18 15 (9.15%) PRINCE2
18 15 (9.15%) VB6
18 15 (9.15%) Security Cleared

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (17.68%) MS Exchange
2 16 (9.76%) SharePoint
3 11 (6.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (3.66%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (3.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.83%) Lync
7 3 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.83%) GlassFish
7 3 (1.83%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.83%) IIS
7 3 (1.83%) Apache
7 3 (1.83%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.61%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.61%) CMS
8 1 (0.61%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 57 (34.76%) MS Excel
2 34 (20.73%) MS Office
3 7 (4.27%) MS Project
4 5 (3.05%) MS Visio
4 5 (3.05%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.83%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (1.83%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.61%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.49%) Office 365
2 5 (3.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (9.76%) TCP/IP
2 14 (8.54%) DNS
2 14 (8.54%) DHCP
2 14 (8.54%) Firewall
3 8 (4.88%) SAN
4 6 (3.66%) Internet
5 5 (3.05%) Intranet
6 4 (2.44%) VPN
6 4 (2.44%) Broadband
7 3 (1.83%) iSCSI
8 2 (1.22%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (1.22%) FirePass
8 2 (1.22%) Network Security
8 2 (1.22%) LAN
8 2 (1.22%) WAN
8 2 (1.22%) SSL
9 1 (0.61%) LDAP
9 1 (0.61%) VoIP
9 1 (0.61%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.61%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (30.49%) SQL Server
2 16 (9.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (8.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (7.93%) SQL Server 2005
5 11 (6.71%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (6.10%) Ingres
7 9 (5.49%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (4.88%) SQL Server 2012
8 8 (4.88%) DTS
9 7 (4.27%) Data Mart
10 4 (2.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (1.83%) MS Access
12 2 (1.22%) MySQL
12 2 (1.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 2 (1.22%) WebFOCUS
13 1 (0.61%) DB2
13 1 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 7 (4.27%) Visual Studio
2 6 (3.66%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (3.05%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.83%) VisualVM
5 1 (0.61%) WiX
5 1 (0.61%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.61%) TestDirector
5 1 (0.61%) MSI
General
1 30 (18.29%) Finance
2 4 (2.44%) Law
3 3 (1.83%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.83%) German Language
4 2 (1.22%) Advertising
5 1 (0.61%) Publishing
5 1 (0.61%) Billing
5 1 (0.61%) Local Government
5 1 (0.61%) French Language
5 1 (0.61%) Legal
5 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.61%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.61%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 40 (24.39%) Developer
2 38 (23.17%) Analyst
3 17 (10.37%) Support Engineer
4 14 (8.54%) Service Analyst
4 14 (8.54%) Service Desk Analyst
5 11 (6.71%) 3rd Line Support
6 10 (6.10%) Support Analyst
6 10 (6.10%) .NET Developer
6 10 (6.10%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 9 (5.49%) VB Developer
7 9 (5.49%) Architect
8 7 (4.27%) Business Analyst
8 7 (4.27%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 6 (3.66%) C# .NET Developer
9 6 (3.66%) Systems Analyst
9 6 (3.66%) Help Desk Analyst
9 6 (3.66%) Field Engineer
9 6 (3.66%) C# Developer
10 5 (3.05%) Support Technician
10 5 (3.05%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (18.29%) .NET
2 23 (14.02%) HTML
3 22 (13.41%) CSS
4 13 (7.93%) ASP.NET
4 13 (7.93%) XML
5 8 (4.88%) LINQ
6 7 (4.27%) WCF
6 7 (4.27%) WPF
7 6 (3.66%) .NET Framework
7 6 (3.66%) jQuery
7 6 (3.66%) HTML5
8 5 (3.05%) RabbitMQ
8 5 (3.05%) Ajax
8 5 (3.05%) JSON
9 4 (2.44%) Web Services
10 3 (1.83%) XHTML
11 2 (1.22%) Middleware
11 2 (1.22%) SOAP
11 2 (1.22%) ADO.NET
11 2 (1.22%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.49%) Blackberry
2 6 (3.66%) NHS
3 5 (3.05%) EqualLogic
4 4 (2.44%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.83%) Clustering
5 3 (1.83%) E-Learning
5 3 (1.83%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (1.83%) PMI
5 3 (1.83%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.22%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.22%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.22%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.22%) iPhone
6 2 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.61%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.61%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.61%) AS400
7 1 (0.61%) Replication
7 1 (0.61%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 79 (48.17%) Windows
2 47 (28.66%) Windows 7
3 25 (15.24%) Windows XP
4 24 (14.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (8.54%) Windows 8
6 7 (4.27%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (2.44%) Windows Vista
8 3 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.83%) UNIX
8 3 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.22%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.22%) Solaris
9 2 (1.22%) Linux
10 1 (0.61%) AIX
10 1 (0.61%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (17.07%) ITIL
2 19 (11.59%) Business Intelligence
2 19 (11.59%) Project Management
3 17 (10.37%) Migration
4 15 (9.15%) PRINCE2
5 14 (8.54%) TDD
6 11 (6.71%) Systems Analysis
7 9 (5.49%) Regression Testing
8 7 (4.27%) Configuration Management
8 7 (4.27%) Time Management
8 7 (4.27%) MVVM
9 6 (3.66%) Change Control
9 6 (3.66%) Capacity Planning
9 6 (3.66%) Unit Testing
9 6 (3.66%) Incident Management
9 6 (3.66%) Quality Management
9 6 (3.66%) ERP
10 5 (3.05%) SOA
10 5 (3.05%) CRM
10 5 (3.05%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (22.56%) SQL
2 20 (12.20%) VB
2 20 (12.20%) C#
3 17 (10.37%) JavaScript
4 15 (9.15%) VB6
5 14 (8.54%) VBA
6 11 (6.71%) T-SQL
7 7 (4.27%) PowerShell
7 7 (4.27%) XAML
8 6 (3.66%) PL/SQL
9 4 (2.44%) Java
10 3 (1.83%) PHP
10 3 (1.83%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.83%) ABAP
10 3 (1.83%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.22%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.61%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (9.15%) Microsoft Certification
1 15 (9.15%) Security Cleared
2 10 (6.10%) MCSE
3 8 (4.88%) SC Cleared
4 7 (4.27%) Degree
5 5 (3.05%) CCNA
5 5 (3.05%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (2.44%) MCDST
7 3 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.83%) PMI Certification
7 3 (1.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (1.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.22%) CCNP
8 2 (1.22%) APMP
9 1 (0.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.61%) MCP
9 1 (0.61%) MCSA
9 1 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.61%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.61%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.66%) SLA
2 1 (0.61%) QA
System Software
1 34 (20.73%) Active Directory
2 13 (7.93%) Hyper-V
3 9 (5.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (3.05%) XenApp
5 3 (1.83%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.22%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (0.61%) vSphere
7 1 (0.61%) MetaFrame
7 1 (0.61%) XenServer
7 1 (0.61%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (6.10%) SCCM
2 7 (4.27%) Backup Exec
3 3 (1.83%) Opsview
4 2 (1.22%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.22%) WSUS
4 2 (1.22%) SCOM
5 1 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.61%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 19 (11.59%) Citrix
2 15 (9.15%) Cisco
3 14 (8.54%) VMware
4 13 (7.93%) Dell
5 11 (6.71%) Oracle
6 10 (6.10%) Symantec
7 9 (5.49%) HP
8 6 (3.66%) McAfee
8 6 (3.66%) EMC
9 5 (3.05%) Altiris
10 4 (2.44%) Panasonic
10 4 (2.44%) DevExpress
10 4 (2.44%) Business Objects
10 4 (2.44%) SAP
10 4 (2.44%) Sophos
11 3 (1.83%) JBoss
11 3 (1.83%) Cognos
11 3 (1.83%) Splunk
11 3 (1.83%) webMethods
12 2 (1.22%) Cadence
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