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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Rank 14 8 7
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 44 54 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 11.25% 11.04% 13.54%
As % of the Vendors category 18.97% 26.21% 28.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 28 36
Median daily rate £300 £350 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £189 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £408 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 4
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £11.70 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.35 £17.25 £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.57
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.95%

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
232 206 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 59.34% 42.13% 46.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 93 101
Median daily rate £420 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £225 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 29 25
Median hourly rate £30.75 £19.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.84% +15.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.50 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.10 £44.90 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.30 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-19.53% +22.85%

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 21 February 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 21 February 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 21 February 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 +9 12 £238 -
Southend-on-Sea -3 5 £178 -57.61%
Chelmsford +8 4 £475 +187.87% 2
Basildon -7 2 £230 +91.66% 1
Saffron Walden 0 1 - -
Brentwood -1 1 - - 2
Halstead - 1 £165 -
Harlow - 1 - - 1
Witham - 1 - -
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 65 (52.85%) Windows
2 58 (47.15%) MS Excel
3 51 (41.46%) Active Directory
4 50 (40.65%) MS Office
5 40 (32.52%) SQL Server
6 29 (23.58%) SQL
7 25 (20.33%) Citrix
7 25 (20.33%) Windows 7
8 22 (17.89%) Business Intelligence
9 20 (16.26%) Oracle
10 19 (15.45%) SharePoint
11 17 (13.82%) ITIL
12 16 (13.01%) Windows 8
13 15 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
13 15 (12.20%) Office 365
13 15 (12.20%) Incident Management
13 15 (12.20%) Data Management
13 15 (12.20%) CRM
14 14 (11.38%) Retail
14 14 (11.38%) Dynamics CRM
14 14 (11.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 14 (11.38%) Windows Server
15 13 (10.57%) Skype for Business
15 13 (10.57%) Microsoft Azure
15 13 (10.57%) Document Management
15 13 (10.57%) Finance
15 13 (10.57%) VMware
15 13 (10.57%) SAP
15 13 (10.57%) .NET
15 13 (10.57%) Microsoft Certification

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 19 (15.45%) SharePoint
2 13 (10.57%) Skype for Business
3 12 (9.76%) MS Exchange
4 11 (8.94%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (4.88%) IIS
6 5 (4.07%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.63%) Apache
7 2 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.63%) GroupWise
7 2 (1.63%) Jetty
7 2 (1.63%) Mongrel
7 2 (1.63%) nginx
7 2 (1.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (1.63%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.63%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.81%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 58 (47.15%) MS Excel
2 50 (40.65%) MS Office
3 12 (9.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (8.13%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (4.88%) MS Project
6 4 (3.25%) MS Visio
7 2 (1.63%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 14 (11.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (4.07%) Adobe Campaign
2 5 (4.07%) Unica
3 2 (1.63%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.81%) CA PPM
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.81%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 15 (12.20%) Office 365
2 13 (10.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (8.94%) Yammer
4 4 (3.25%) Adobe Analytics
5 2 (1.63%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.63%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.63%) GitHub
5 2 (1.63%) Google App Engine
5 2 (1.63%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.76%) Internet
2 8 (6.50%) DHCP
2 8 (6.50%) DNS
2 8 (6.50%) LAN
2 8 (6.50%) TCP/IP
2 8 (6.50%) WAN
3 7 (5.69%) Firewall
4 6 (4.88%) VPN
4 6 (4.88%) WLAN
5 4 (3.25%) SAN
6 3 (2.44%) NAS
6 3 (2.44%) VoIP
7 2 (1.63%) Ethernet
7 2 (1.63%) FTP
7 2 (1.63%) HTTP
7 2 (1.63%) HTTPS
7 2 (1.63%) iSCSI
7 2 (1.63%) SSL
7 2 (1.63%) Unified Communications
7 2 (1.63%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (32.52%) SQL Server
2 14 (11.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (7.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (6.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (4.88%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (4.07%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (4.07%) Hadoop
6 5 (4.07%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (4.07%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (3.25%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (3.25%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (2.44%) MySQL
9 2 (1.63%) Power BI
9 2 (1.63%) QlikView
10 1 (0.81%) Biml
10 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (0.81%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 4 (3.25%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.63%) JIRA
2 2 (1.63%) JUnit
2 2 (1.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.63%) Travis CI
2 2 (1.63%) Xcode
3 1 (0.81%) AccuRev
3 1 (0.81%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.81%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (11.38%) Retail
2 13 (10.57%) Finance
3 7 (5.69%) Advertising
4 4 (3.25%) Legal
4 4 (3.25%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.25%) Publishing
5 3 (2.44%) Automotive
5 3 (2.44%) Banking
5 3 (2.44%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.63%) Law
6 2 (1.63%) Marketing
7 1 (0.81%) Front Office
7 1 (0.81%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 52 (42.28%) Analyst
2 31 (25.20%) Support Analyst
3 17 (13.82%) Help Desk Analyst
3 17 (13.82%) Help Desk Support
3 17 (13.82%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 16 (13.01%) Developer
5 14 (11.38%) Windows Support Analyst
6 11 (8.94%) Active Directory Analyst
6 11 (8.94%) Active Directory Support
6 11 (8.94%) Active Directory Support Analyst
7 10 (8.13%) IT Analyst
8 9 (7.32%) Citrix Analyst
8 9 (7.32%) Citrix Support
8 9 (7.32%) Citrix Support Analyst
9 8 (6.50%) CRM Developer
9 8 (6.50%) Service Analyst
9 8 (6.50%) Service Desk Analyst
10 7 (5.69%) Consultant
10 7 (5.69%) IT Support
10 7 (5.69%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.57%) .NET
2 12 (9.76%) COM
3 10 (8.13%) HTML
4 9 (7.32%) XML
5 8 (6.50%) JSON
6 7 (5.69%) CSS
7 4 (3.25%) MDX
8 3 (2.44%) ASP.NET
8 3 (2.44%) RESTful
9 2 (1.63%) Cocoa
9 2 (1.63%) Core Animation
9 2 (1.63%) Core Data
9 2 (1.63%) iOS SDK
9 2 (1.63%) iPhone SDK
9 2 (1.63%) J2EE
9 2 (1.63%) Servlets
10 1 (0.81%) AngularJS
10 1 (0.81%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1 (0.81%) CSS3
10 1 (0.81%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.69%) Management Information System
2 7 (5.69%) NHS
3 4 (3.25%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.44%) Clustering
4 3 (2.44%) CMDB
4 3 (2.44%) Smartphone
4 3 (2.44%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (2.44%) Virtual Team
5 2 (1.63%) Animation
5 2 (1.63%) iPhone
5 2 (1.63%) Life Science
5 2 (1.63%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.63%) PMI
6 1 (0.81%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.81%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.81%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.81%) PKI
6 1 (0.81%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 65 (52.85%) Windows
2 25 (20.33%) Windows 7
3 16 (13.01%) Windows 8
4 14 (11.38%) Windows Server
5 11 (8.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (7.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (6.50%) Unix
7 8 (6.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (5.69%) Linux
8 7 (5.69%) Windows XP
9 4 (3.25%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.63%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.81%) Android
11 1 (0.81%) Solaris
11 1 (0.81%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (17.89%) Business Intelligence
2 17 (13.82%) ITIL
3 15 (12.20%) CRM
3 15 (12.20%) Data Management
3 15 (12.20%) Incident Management
4 13 (10.57%) Document Management
5 11 (8.94%) Case Management
6 10 (8.13%) Data Analysis
6 10 (8.13%) Project Management
7 8 (6.50%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (6.50%) Configuration Management
7 8 (6.50%) Service Management
8 7 (5.69%) Analytics
8 7 (5.69%) Performance Monitoring
9 6 (4.88%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (4.07%) Migration
10 5 (4.07%) PRINCE2
10 5 (4.07%) Service Delivery
10 5 (4.07%) Strategic Planning
11 4 (3.25%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 29 (23.58%) SQL
2 12 (9.76%) JavaScript
3 11 (8.94%) C#
4 10 (8.13%) Java
5 5 (4.07%) PHP
5 5 (4.07%) PowerShell
5 5 (4.07%) T-SQL
6 4 (3.25%) VBA
7 3 (2.44%) C
7 3 (2.44%) VB.NET
7 3 (2.44%) VBScript
8 2 (1.63%) Apple Swift
8 2 (1.63%) C++
8 2 (1.63%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.81%) XMLA
Qualifications
1 13 (10.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (8.94%) Degree
3 8 (6.50%) MCSE
4 7 (5.69%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (4.88%) CCNA
5 6 (4.88%) SC Cleared
5 6 (4.88%) Security Cleared
6 5 (4.07%) MCP
6 5 (4.07%) MOS
7 4 (3.25%) CCA
7 4 (3.25%) CISA
7 4 (3.25%) CISM
7 4 (3.25%) CISSP
7 4 (3.25%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (3.25%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (3.25%) MCSA
8 2 (1.63%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.81%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (3.25%) ISO 9000
3 3 (2.44%) Def Stans
3 3 (2.44%) SLA
4 2 (1.63%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.81%) MiFID
5 1 (0.81%) QA
System Software
1 51 (41.46%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.50%) Hyper-V
3 5 (4.07%) NDS
3 5 (4.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.25%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (3.25%) XenApp
5 3 (2.44%) Terminal Server
6 2 (1.63%) Xen
7 1 (0.81%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.81%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.81%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.81%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.81%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.81%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (1.63%) Puppet
2 1 (0.81%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.81%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (0.81%) Data Guard
2 1 (0.81%) HP SIM
2 1 (0.81%) Nagios
2 1 (0.81%) NetApp OnCommand
2 1 (0.81%) OpenView
2 1 (0.81%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.81%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (0.81%) PowerCLI
2 1 (0.81%) SCCM
2 1 (0.81%) SCOM
2 1 (0.81%) vMotion
2 1 (0.81%) WSUS
2 1 (0.81%) Zenoss
2 1 (0.81%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 25 (20.33%) Citrix
2 20 (16.26%) Oracle
3 13 (10.57%) Salesforce.com
3 13 (10.57%) SAP
3 13 (10.57%) VMware
4 12 (9.76%) Cisco
4 12 (9.76%) Infor
5 7 (5.69%) Adobe
6 5 (4.07%) Novell
7 4 (3.25%) ServiceNow
8 3 (2.44%) HP
9 2 (1.63%) EMC
9 2 (1.63%) Google
9 2 (1.63%) Juniper
9 2 (1.63%) NetApp
10 1 (0.81%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.81%) Clearswift
10 1 (0.81%) Huawei
10 1 (0.81%) Intel Security
10 1 (0.81%) Remedy
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