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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Rank 11 7 3
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 54 58 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 12.98% 11.07% 18.65%
As % of the Vendors category 20.45% 24.37% 35.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 31 44
Median daily rate £313 £300 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -1.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £165 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 7
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £15.40 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.60 £19.80 £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-15.62% +6.66%

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
264 238 224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 63.46% 45.42% 52.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 110 102
Median daily rate £350 £356 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.75% +9.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 33 31
Median hourly rate £31.98 £19.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.28% +15.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.50 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £45.45 £38.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-17.77% +32.35%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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 +12 15 £275 - 2
Chelmsford +7 6 £475 +102.12% 2
Harlow 0 2 - -
Brentwood +1 1 - - 1
Basildon -12 1 £325 - 2
Saffron Walden - 1 - -
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 73 (54.89%) MS Excel
2 64 (48.12%) Windows
2 64 (48.12%) MS Office
3 55 (41.35%) Active Directory
4 37 (27.82%) SQL Server
5 31 (23.31%) Citrix
6 29 (21.80%) Windows 7
7 28 (21.05%) SQL
8 22 (16.54%) MS PowerPoint
9 20 (15.04%) Incident Management
9 20 (15.04%) Business Intelligence
9 20 (15.04%) Windows 8
10 19 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
10 19 (14.29%) Oracle
11 18 (13.53%) SharePoint
12 17 (12.78%) CRM
13 16 (12.03%) Degree
13 16 (12.03%) Data Management
14 15 (11.28%) Data Analysis
14 15 (11.28%) SAP
14 15 (11.28%) Salesforce.com
14 15 (11.28%) Windows Server
15 14 (10.53%) Spreadsheet
15 14 (10.53%) Internet
16 13 (9.77%) Cisco
16 13 (9.77%) ITIL
16 13 (9.77%) Dynamics CRM
16 13 (9.77%) Retail
17 12 (9.02%) Office 365
17 12 (9.02%) Skype for Business

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 18 (13.53%) SharePoint
2 12 (9.02%) Skype for Business
3 11 (8.27%) MS Exchange
4 10 (7.52%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (3.76%) IIS
6 4 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.50%) GroupWise
8 1 (0.75%) Apache
8 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.75%) Jetty
8 1 (0.75%) Mongrel
8 1 (0.75%) nginx
8 1 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.75%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.75%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.75%) WebSphere
Applications
1 73 (54.89%) MS Excel
2 64 (48.12%) MS Office
3 22 (16.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (10.53%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (4.51%) MS Project
6 2 (1.50%) Acrobat
6 2 (1.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (9.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.50%) Adobe Campaign
2 2 (1.50%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (1.50%) Unica
3 1 (0.75%) CA PPM
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.75%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.02%) Office 365
2 11 (8.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (7.52%) Yammer
4 2 (1.50%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.50%) GitHub
5 1 (0.75%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.75%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 14 (10.53%) Internet
2 12 (9.02%) LAN
2 12 (9.02%) WAN
3 10 (7.52%) WLAN
4 7 (5.26%) DHCP
4 7 (5.26%) DNS
4 7 (5.26%) TCP/IP
5 5 (3.76%) Firewall
6 3 (2.26%) NAS
6 3 (2.26%) SAN
6 3 (2.26%) VoIP
6 3 (2.26%) VPN
7 2 (1.50%) Ethernet
7 2 (1.50%) HTTPS
7 2 (1.50%) iSCSI
7 2 (1.50%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.75%) FTP
8 1 (0.75%) HTTP
8 1 (0.75%) SMTP
8 1 (0.75%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (27.82%) SQL Server
2 12 (9.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (4.51%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (4.51%) SQL Server 2014
4 6 (4.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (3.76%) Hadoop
6 4 (3.01%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (3.01%) DB2
6 4 (3.01%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (2.26%) Power BI
7 3 (2.26%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.50%) MySQL
9 1 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.75%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.75%) GIS
9 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.75%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.75%) WebFOCUS
Development Applications
1 3 (2.26%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.50%) JIRA
2 2 (1.50%) JUnit
2 2 (1.50%) Xcode
3 1 (0.75%) AccuRev
3 1 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.75%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.75%) Travis CI
3 1 (0.75%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (9.77%) Retail
2 11 (8.27%) Advertising
3 10 (7.52%) Finance
4 5 (3.76%) Automotive
4 5 (3.76%) Marketing
5 4 (3.01%) Legal
5 4 (3.01%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.50%) Front Office
6 2 (1.50%) Law
6 2 (1.50%) Publishing
7 1 (0.75%) Local Government
7 1 (0.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 57 (42.86%) Analyst
2 34 (25.56%) Support Analyst
3 20 (15.04%) Windows Support Analyst
4 19 (14.29%) Help Desk Analyst
4 19 (14.29%) Help Desk Support
4 19 (14.29%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 17 (12.78%) Active Directory Analyst
5 17 (12.78%) Active Directory Support
5 17 (12.78%) Active Directory Support Analyst
6 15 (11.28%) Citrix Analyst
6 15 (11.28%) Citrix Support
6 15 (11.28%) Citrix Support Analyst
7 13 (9.77%) IT Analyst
8 11 (8.27%) Developer
9 10 (7.52%) Consultant
10 8 (6.02%) Network Engineer
11 7 (5.26%) Project Manager
12 6 (4.51%) IT Support Analyst
12 6 (4.51%) Senior Consultant
12 6 (4.51%) Senior Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.27%) COM
2 9 (6.77%) .NET
3 7 (5.26%) HTML
4 6 (4.51%) XML
5 5 (3.76%) JSON
6 4 (3.01%) CSS
7 3 (2.26%) ASP.NET
7 3 (2.26%) MDX
7 3 (2.26%) RESTful
8 2 (1.50%) Cocoa
8 2 (1.50%) Core Animation
8 2 (1.50%) Core Data
8 2 (1.50%) iOS SDK
8 2 (1.50%) iPhone SDK
8 2 (1.50%) Web Services
9 1 (0.75%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (0.75%) HTML5
9 1 (0.75%) J2EE
9 1 (0.75%) SAP CAF
9 1 (0.75%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.52%) Management Information System
3 8 (6.02%) NHS
4 4 (3.01%) CMDB
4 4 (3.01%) Mainframe
5 3 (2.26%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.26%) Smartphone
5 3 (2.26%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (2.26%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.50%) Animation
6 2 (1.50%) Clustering
6 2 (1.50%) iPhone
6 2 (1.50%) Life Science
6 2 (1.50%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.50%) PMI
7 1 (0.75%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.75%) Handset
7 1 (0.75%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.75%) Informatics
7 1 (0.75%) Psychology
Operating Systems
1 64 (48.12%) Windows
2 29 (21.80%) Windows 7
3 20 (15.04%) Windows 8
4 15 (11.28%) Windows Server
5 10 (7.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (6.77%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (4.51%) Linux
7 6 (4.51%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (3.76%) Unix
8 5 (3.76%) Windows Vista
9 4 (3.01%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.50%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.75%) Android
11 1 (0.75%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (15.04%) Business Intelligence
1 20 (15.04%) Incident Management
2 17 (12.78%) CRM
3 16 (12.03%) Data Management
4 15 (11.28%) Data Analysis
5 13 (9.77%) ITIL
6 12 (9.02%) Document Management
6 12 (9.02%) Project Management
7 11 (8.27%) Performance Monitoring
8 10 (7.52%) Case Management
9 9 (6.77%) Configuration Management
9 9 (6.77%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (6.02%) Service Management
11 7 (5.26%) Analytics
11 7 (5.26%) Strategic Planning
12 6 (4.51%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (4.51%) Business Analysis
12 6 (4.51%) CMMI
12 6 (4.51%) Data Protection
12 6 (4.51%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (21.05%) SQL
2 9 (6.77%) JavaScript
2 9 (6.77%) VBA
3 8 (6.02%) C#
4 7 (5.26%) Java
5 5 (3.76%) PowerShell
6 3 (2.26%) C++
7 2 (1.50%) Apple Swift
7 2 (1.50%) C
7 2 (1.50%) Objective-C
7 2 (1.50%) PHP
7 2 (1.50%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.75%) Perl
8 1 (0.75%) Python
8 1 (0.75%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.75%) VBScript
8 1 (0.75%) XMLA
Qualifications
1 16 (12.03%) Degree
2 12 (9.02%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (6.02%) MOS
4 7 (5.26%) MCSE
4 7 (5.26%) SC Cleared
4 7 (5.26%) Security Cleared
5 6 (4.51%) CISA
5 6 (4.51%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (4.51%) CISM
5 6 (4.51%) CISSP
6 5 (3.76%) CCNA
6 5 (3.76%) MCP
7 4 (3.01%) CCA
7 4 (3.01%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (2.26%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (2.26%) MCSA
9 2 (1.50%) PMI Certification
9 2 (1.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (4.51%) ISO 9000
3 4 (3.01%) Def Stans
3 4 (3.01%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (2.26%) SLA
System Software
1 55 (41.35%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.26%) Hyper-V
3 5 (3.76%) NDS
3 5 (3.76%) XenApp
4 4 (3.01%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (3.01%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (2.26%) Terminal Server
6 2 (1.50%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.75%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.75%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.75%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.75%) vSphere
7 1 (0.75%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (0.75%) Backup Exec
1 1 (0.75%) Cisco UCCX
1 1 (0.75%) HP SIM
1 1 (0.75%) NetApp OnCommand
1 1 (0.75%) PowerCLI
1 1 (0.75%) Puppet
1 1 (0.75%) SCCM
1 1 (0.75%) SCOM
1 1 (0.75%) vMotion
1 1 (0.75%) WSUS
1 1 (0.75%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 31 (23.31%) Citrix
2 19 (14.29%) Oracle
3 15 (11.28%) Salesforce.com
3 15 (11.28%) SAP
4 13 (9.77%) Cisco
5 12 (9.02%) VMware
6 11 (8.27%) Infor
7 5 (3.76%) Novell
8 4 (3.01%) Adobe
9 2 (1.50%) EMC
9 2 (1.50%) HP
9 2 (1.50%) Juniper
9 2 (1.50%) NetApp
9 2 (1.50%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.75%) CA Agile Central
10 1 (0.75%) F5
10 1 (0.75%) LANDesk
10 1 (0.75%) Palo Alto
10 1 (0.75%) SolarWinds
10 1 (0.75%) Veeam