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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 4 8 9
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 99 81 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 21.76% 12.39% 12.63%
As % of the Vendors category 37.50% 27.74% 26.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 38 30
Median daily rate £300 £375 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £181 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £450 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 8 7
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +22.22%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.82 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.43% -
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
264 292 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 58.02% 44.65% 47.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 155 113
Median daily rate £300 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £471 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 38 35
Median hourly rate £16.50 £26.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.53% +4.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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 +5 22 £400 -
Basildon +13 14 £300 - 1
Brentwood +5 3 £625 +290.62%
Harlow +3 3 £375 -6.25%
Chelmsford 0 3 £400 +14.28% 6
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 95 (56.55%) MS Excel
2 85 (50.60%) MS Office
3 82 (48.81%) Windows
4 55 (32.74%) Active Directory
5 43 (25.60%) Citrix
6 38 (22.62%) SQL Server
7 34 (20.24%) Incident Management
7 34 (20.24%) Windows 7
8 31 (18.45%) Windows 8
9 29 (17.26%) Analytical Skills
9 29 (17.26%) Finance
9 29 (17.26%) Oracle
10 27 (16.07%) Cisco
11 26 (15.48%) Salesforce.com
11 26 (15.48%) SAP
12 24 (14.29%) SQL
12 24 (14.29%) Data Analysis
13 23 (13.69%) Internet
13 23 (13.69%) Infor
14 21 (12.50%) Windows Server
14 21 (12.50%) Project Management
14 21 (12.50%) COM
15 19 (11.31%) Business Intelligence
15 19 (11.31%) Microsoft Azure
16 18 (10.71%) CRM
16 18 (10.71%) Data Management
17 17 (10.12%) SharePoint
17 17 (10.12%) Spreadsheet
17 17 (10.12%) Office 365
18 16 (9.52%) 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 17 (10.12%) SharePoint
2 16 (9.52%) Skype for Business
3 15 (8.93%) BizTalk Server
3 15 (8.93%) MS Exchange
4 7 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (3.57%) IIS
5 6 (3.57%) SAS
6 5 (2.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.19%) Apache
7 2 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.19%) GlassFish
7 2 (1.19%) JBoss
7 2 (1.19%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.19%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.60%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 95 (56.55%) MS Excel
2 85 (50.60%) MS Office
3 17 (10.12%) Spreadsheet
4 13 (7.74%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (4.17%) MS Visio
6 4 (2.38%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 15 (8.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (5.95%) assyst
3 5 (2.98%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.60%) CA PPM
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.60%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 19 (11.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (10.12%) Office 365
3 14 (8.33%) Yammer
4 3 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.19%) IBM Cloud
5 2 (1.19%) IBM SmartCloud
5 2 (1.19%) iTunes
6 1 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.60%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (13.69%) Internet
2 14 (8.33%) Firewall
3 13 (7.74%) LAN
3 13 (7.74%) WAN
4 10 (5.95%) WLAN
5 7 (4.17%) VPN
6 5 (2.98%) DNS
6 5 (2.98%) Wireless
7 4 (2.38%) Intranet
7 4 (2.38%) SAN
8 2 (1.19%) Cisco IPT
8 2 (1.19%) Extranet
8 2 (1.19%) LDAP
8 2 (1.19%) PBX
8 2 (1.19%) VoIP
9 1 (0.60%) DHCP
9 1 (0.60%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.60%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (0.60%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (22.62%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.98%) PowerPivot
2 5 (2.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (2.38%) Data Mart
3 4 (2.38%) DB2
3 4 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.79%) Hadoop
4 3 (1.79%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.19%) Essbase
5 2 (1.19%) MS Access
5 2 (1.19%) Power BI
5 2 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.60%) Big Data
6 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.60%) OLTP
6 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (1.19%) Cucumber
1 2 (1.19%) MSI
1 2 (1.19%) Selenium
1 2 (1.19%) SoapUI
1 2 (1.19%) SpecFlow
1 2 (1.19%) VisualVM
2 1 (0.60%) AccuRev
2 1 (0.60%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.60%) JIRA
2 1 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.60%) TestDirector
2 1 (0.60%) Visual Studio
General
1 29 (17.26%) Finance
2 14 (8.33%) Retail
3 10 (5.95%) Marketing
4 8 (4.76%) Automotive
5 7 (4.17%) Advertising
6 6 (3.57%) Banking
6 6 (3.57%) Manufacturing
7 4 (2.38%) Legal
8 3 (1.79%) German Language
9 2 (1.19%) French Language
9 2 (1.19%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.60%) Back Office
10 1 (0.60%) Front Office
10 1 (0.60%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 53 (31.55%) Analyst
2 36 (21.43%) Support Analyst
3 32 (19.05%) Windows Support Analyst
4 31 (18.45%) Help Desk Analyst
4 31 (18.45%) Help Desk Support
4 31 (18.45%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 30 (17.86%) Active Directory Analyst
5 30 (17.86%) Active Directory Support
5 30 (17.86%) Active Directory Support Analyst
5 30 (17.86%) Citrix Analyst
5 30 (17.86%) Citrix Support
5 30 (17.86%) Citrix Support Analyst
6 17 (10.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 13 (7.74%) Project Manager
8 11 (6.55%) Architect
8 11 (6.55%) Consultant
9 9 (5.36%) Network Engineer
10 8 (4.76%) Applications Support
10 8 (4.76%) Developer
11 7 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (12.50%) COM
2 7 (4.17%) .NET
3 5 (2.98%) HTML
3 5 (2.98%) SOAP
3 5 (2.98%) Web Services
4 4 (2.38%) XML
5 3 (1.79%) .NET Framework
5 3 (1.79%) AngularJS
5 3 (1.79%) HTML5
5 3 (1.79%) J2EE
6 2 (1.19%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.19%) COM+
6 2 (1.19%) Silverlight
6 2 (1.19%) WCF
7 1 (0.60%) ADO.NET
7 1 (0.60%) CSS
7 1 (0.60%) jQuery
7 1 (0.60%) LINQ
7 1 (0.60%) MDX
7 1 (0.60%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 29 (17.26%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.95%) NHS
3 9 (5.36%) Management Information System
4 7 (4.17%) Blackberry
5 5 (2.98%) Data Centre
5 5 (2.98%) Mainframe
5 5 (2.98%) Smartphone
6 4 (2.38%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.79%) Clustering
7 3 (1.79%) CMDB
7 3 (1.79%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.79%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.19%) BYOD
8 2 (1.19%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.19%) DataPower
8 2 (1.19%) iPad
8 2 (1.19%) iPhone
9 1 (0.60%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.60%) Psychology
9 1 (0.60%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 82 (48.81%) Windows
2 34 (20.24%) Windows 7
3 31 (18.45%) Windows 8
4 21 (12.50%) Windows Server
5 4 (2.38%) Linux
5 4 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.79%) Windows Phone
6 3 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.19%) Android
7 2 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.19%) Unix
7 2 (1.19%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.19%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.60%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (20.24%) Incident Management
2 24 (14.29%) Data Analysis
3 21 (12.50%) Project Management
4 19 (11.31%) Business Intelligence
5 18 (10.71%) CRM
5 18 (10.71%) Data Management
6 15 (8.93%) Performance Monitoring
7 14 (8.33%) Case Management
7 14 (8.33%) Document Management
8 11 (6.55%) Change Management
8 11 (6.55%) ITIL
9 10 (5.95%) PRINCE2
10 9 (5.36%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (5.36%) System Testing
11 8 (4.76%) Configuration Management
12 7 (4.17%) Business Analysis
12 7 (4.17%) Change Control
12 7 (4.17%) Project Planning
12 7 (4.17%) Strategic Planning
13 6 (3.57%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (14.29%) SQL
2 13 (7.74%) VBA
3 7 (4.17%) C#
3 7 (4.17%) Java
4 4 (2.38%) VB
5 3 (1.79%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.19%) COBOL
6 2 (1.19%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.19%) VBScript
7 1 (0.60%) C
7 1 (0.60%) C++
7 1 (0.60%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.60%) Perl
7 1 (0.60%) Python
7 1 (0.60%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.60%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (8.93%) CCNA
1 15 (8.93%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (8.33%) Degree
3 13 (7.74%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (7.14%) MOS
5 9 (5.36%) MCSE
6 8 (4.76%) CCA
6 8 (4.76%) Citrix Certification
6 8 (4.76%) MCP
7 6 (3.57%) CCNP
8 5 (2.98%) SC Cleared
8 5 (2.98%) Security Cleared
9 3 (1.79%) CCDA
9 3 (1.79%) CISA
9 3 (1.79%) CISM
9 3 (1.79%) CISSP
9 3 (1.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (1.19%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.98%) ISO 9000
2 4 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.79%) Def Stans
3 3 (1.79%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.19%) SLA
5 1 (0.60%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.60%) QA
System Software
1 55 (32.74%) Active Directory
2 11 (6.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (5.36%) Microsoft App-V
3 9 (5.36%) XenApp
4 3 (1.79%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (1.19%) Firmware
5 2 (1.19%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.60%) RACF
6 1 (0.60%) Time Sharing Option
6 1 (0.60%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.60%) vSphere
6 1 (0.60%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (4.76%) SCCM
2 7 (4.17%) SCOM
3 2 (1.19%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (1.19%) IBM Cloud Orchestrator
3 2 (1.19%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (1.19%) Opsview
3 2 (1.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.60%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 43 (25.60%) Citrix
2 29 (17.26%) Oracle
3 27 (16.07%) Cisco
4 26 (15.48%) Salesforce.com
4 26 (15.48%) SAP
5 23 (13.69%) Infor
6 11 (6.55%) HP
6 11 (6.55%) VMware
7 8 (4.76%) CheckPoint
8 5 (2.98%) Apple
9 4 (2.38%) Clearswift
9 4 (2.38%) Proofpoint
9 4 (2.38%) SunGard
10 3 (1.79%) Adobe
11 2 (1.19%) Dell
11 2 (1.19%) IBM
11 2 (1.19%) Nokia
11 2 (1.19%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.19%) Software AG
11 2 (1.19%) Tandberg
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