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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 2 10 20
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 100 58 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 23.42% 11.11% 10.58%
As % of the Vendors category 39.37% 25.33% 23.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 22 24
Median daily rate £325 £300 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £104 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £400 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 6 8
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -4.34%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.33%
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
254 229 222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 59.48% 43.87% 44.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 105 104
Median daily rate £328 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £249 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 30 36
Median hourly rate £16.50 £30.00 £24.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.00% +24.37%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.00

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 30 September 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 +4 19 £300 - 1
Basildon +17 17 £325 - 1
Chelmsford +2 10 £220 -20.00% 1
Brentwood +4 3 £625 +157.99% 4
Harlow 0 3 £375 -6.25%
Witham - 2 £363 - 1
Rayleigh - 1 £413 -
Southend-on-Sea - 1 £325 -
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 98 (54.44%) MS Office
2 96 (53.33%) MS Excel
3 81 (45.00%) Windows
4 67 (37.22%) Active Directory
5 47 (26.11%) Citrix
6 37 (20.56%) SQL Server
6 37 (20.56%) Windows 7
7 36 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
8 34 (18.89%) Incident Management
9 31 (17.22%) Windows 8
10 29 (16.11%) Data Analysis
10 29 (16.11%) Internet
11 28 (15.56%) SQL
11 28 (15.56%) Oracle
12 26 (14.44%) SAP
12 26 (14.44%) Salesforce.com
12 26 (14.44%) Cisco
13 23 (12.78%) Business Intelligence
14 22 (12.22%) Project Management
14 22 (12.22%) SharePoint
14 22 (12.22%) Infor
14 22 (12.22%) Spreadsheet
15 21 (11.67%) Data Management
16 20 (11.11%) COM
16 20 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
16 20 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
17 19 (10.56%) Office 365
17 19 (10.56%) MS PowerPoint
17 19 (10.56%) Microsoft Certification
17 19 (10.56%) CCNA

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 22 (12.22%) SharePoint
2 17 (9.44%) Skype for Business
3 15 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
4 10 (5.56%) MS Exchange
5 9 (5.00%) IIS
6 7 (3.89%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (2.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.11%) Apache
8 2 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.11%) GlassFish
8 2 (1.11%) JBoss
8 2 (1.11%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.11%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.56%) GroupWise
9 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 98 (54.44%) MS Office
2 96 (53.33%) MS Excel
3 22 (12.22%) Spreadsheet
4 19 (10.56%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (4.44%) MS Visio
6 6 (3.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 15 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (5.56%) assyst
3 4 (2.22%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.56%) CA PPM
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.56%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 19 (10.56%) Office 365
2 18 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (7.78%) Yammer
4 3 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.11%) IBM Cloud
5 2 (1.11%) IBM SmartCloud
5 2 (1.11%) iTunes
6 1 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.56%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (16.11%) Internet
2 18 (10.00%) LAN
2 18 (10.00%) WAN
3 16 (8.89%) Firewall
4 15 (8.33%) WLAN
5 8 (4.44%) DNS
5 8 (4.44%) VPN
6 5 (2.78%) Wireless
7 4 (2.22%) DHCP
7 4 (2.22%) SAN
8 3 (1.67%) TCP/IP
8 3 (1.67%) VoIP
9 2 (1.11%) Cisco IPT
9 2 (1.11%) Extranet
9 2 (1.11%) HTTPS
9 2 (1.11%) LDAP
9 2 (1.11%) PBX
10 1 (0.56%) Network Security
10 1 (0.56%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (0.56%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (20.56%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (2.78%) DB2
3 5 (2.78%) PowerPivot
3 5 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (2.22%) Hadoop
4 4 (2.22%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.67%) Power BI
5 3 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.11%) Essbase
6 2 (1.11%) MS Access
6 2 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.11%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.56%) Big Data
7 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.56%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (1.67%) JIRA
2 2 (1.11%) Cucumber
2 2 (1.11%) MSI
2 2 (1.11%) Selenium
2 2 (1.11%) SoapUI
2 2 (1.11%) SpecFlow
2 2 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.11%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.11%) VisualVM
3 1 (0.56%) AccuRev
3 1 (0.56%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.56%) TeamCity
General
1 19 (10.56%) Finance
2 16 (8.89%) Retail
3 11 (6.11%) Marketing
4 10 (5.56%) Advertising
5 9 (5.00%) Automotive
6 6 (3.33%) Legal
7 5 (2.78%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.67%) Banking
8 3 (1.67%) Telecoms
9 2 (1.11%) French Language
9 2 (1.11%) German Language
10 1 (0.56%) Back Office
10 1 (0.56%) Front Office
10 1 (0.56%) Law
10 1 (0.56%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 60 (33.33%) Analyst
2 40 (22.22%) Support Analyst
3 33 (18.33%) Windows Support Analyst
4 31 (17.22%) Help Desk Analyst
4 31 (17.22%) Help Desk Support
4 31 (17.22%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 30 (16.67%) Active Directory Analyst
5 30 (16.67%) Active Directory Support
5 30 (16.67%) Active Directory Support Analyst
5 30 (16.67%) Citrix Analyst
5 30 (16.67%) Citrix Support
5 30 (16.67%) Citrix Support Analyst
6 20 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 14 (7.78%) Project Manager
8 12 (6.67%) Network Engineer
9 11 (6.11%) Consultant
10 10 (5.56%) IT Analyst
11 8 (4.44%) Applications Support
11 8 (4.44%) Configuration Engineer
11 8 (4.44%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (11.11%) COM
2 10 (5.56%) .NET
3 7 (3.89%) HTML
4 6 (3.33%) Web Services
4 6 (3.33%) XML
5 5 (2.78%) ASP.NET
5 5 (2.78%) SOAP
6 4 (2.22%) AngularJS
6 4 (2.22%) HTML5
7 3 (1.67%) CSS
7 3 (1.67%) J2EE
7 3 (1.67%) MDX
8 2 (1.11%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.11%) COM+
8 2 (1.11%) jQuery
8 2 (1.11%) Silverlight
9 1 (0.56%) JSON
9 1 (0.56%) LINQ
9 1 (0.56%) REST
9 1 (0.56%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 36 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (8.33%) NHS
3 11 (6.11%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.33%) CMDB
4 6 (3.33%) Mainframe
4 6 (3.33%) Smartphone
5 5 (2.78%) Blackberry
5 5 (2.78%) Data Centre
6 4 (2.22%) Client/Server
6 4 (2.22%) Clustering
7 3 (1.67%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.11%) BYOD
8 2 (1.11%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.11%) DataPower
8 2 (1.11%) iPad
8 2 (1.11%) iPhone
8 2 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.11%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.56%) Informatics
9 1 (0.56%) Psychology
Operating Systems
1 81 (45.00%) Windows
2 37 (20.56%) Windows 7
3 31 (17.22%) Windows 8
4 16 (8.89%) Windows Server
5 8 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (3.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (3.33%) Linux
7 6 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (2.22%) Windows Vista
9 3 (1.67%) Android
9 3 (1.67%) Windows Phone
10 2 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.11%) Unix
10 2 (1.11%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.56%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.56%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (18.89%) Incident Management
2 29 (16.11%) Data Analysis
3 23 (12.78%) Business Intelligence
4 22 (12.22%) Project Management
5 21 (11.67%) Data Management
6 20 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
7 19 (10.56%) CRM
8 14 (7.78%) Case Management
8 14 (7.78%) Document Management
8 14 (7.78%) ITIL
9 12 (6.67%) Configuration Management
10 11 (6.11%) Change Management
10 11 (6.11%) Strategic Planning
11 10 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (5.56%) PRINCE2
11 10 (5.56%) System Testing
12 8 (4.44%) Business Analysis
12 8 (4.44%) CMMI
12 8 (4.44%) Problem Management
12 8 (4.44%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (15.56%) SQL
2 14 (7.78%) VBA
3 8 (4.44%) C#
4 6 (3.33%) Java
5 4 (2.22%) PowerShell
5 4 (2.22%) VB
6 3 (1.67%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.11%) COBOL
7 2 (1.11%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.11%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.11%) VBScript
8 1 (0.56%) C
8 1 (0.56%) C++
8 1 (0.56%) Perl
8 1 (0.56%) Python
8 1 (0.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 20 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (10.56%) CCNA
2 19 (10.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (8.33%) Degree
4 14 (7.78%) MCSE
5 12 (6.67%) CCA
5 12 (6.67%) Citrix Certification
5 12 (6.67%) MCP
5 12 (6.67%) MOS
6 8 (4.44%) SC Cleared
6 8 (4.44%) Security Cleared
7 6 (3.33%) CCNP
8 3 (1.67%) CCDA
8 3 (1.67%) CISA
8 3 (1.67%) CISM
8 3 (1.67%) CISSP
9 2 (1.11%) ISTQB
9 2 (1.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (1.11%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.44%) ISO 9000
2 6 (3.33%) Def Stans
3 4 (2.22%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.11%) SLA
5 1 (0.56%) Data Quality
System Software
1 67 (37.22%) Active Directory
2 11 (6.11%) Microsoft App-V
3 10 (5.56%) XenApp
4 6 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (2.22%) Hyper-V
5 4 (2.22%) NDS
6 3 (1.67%) Terminal Server
7 2 (1.11%) Firmware
7 2 (1.11%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (1.11%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.11%) vSphere
8 1 (0.56%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.56%) RACF
8 1 (0.56%) Time Sharing Option
8 1 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (5.00%) SCCM
2 8 (4.44%) SCOM
3 2 (1.11%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (1.11%) IBM Cloud Orchestrator
3 2 (1.11%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (1.11%) Opsview
3 2 (1.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.56%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.56%) NetApp OnCommand
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.56%) vMotion
4 1 (0.56%) WSUS
4 1 (0.56%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 47 (26.11%) Citrix
2 28 (15.56%) Oracle
3 26 (14.44%) Cisco
3 26 (14.44%) Salesforce.com
3 26 (14.44%) SAP
4 22 (12.22%) Infor
5 10 (5.56%) VMware
6 5 (2.78%) Apple
7 4 (2.22%) Clearswift
7 4 (2.22%) Novell
8 3 (1.67%) Adobe
9 2 (1.11%) Dell
9 2 (1.11%) HP
9 2 (1.11%) IBM
9 2 (1.11%) Nokia
9 2 (1.11%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.11%) Software AG
9 2 (1.11%) Splunk
9 2 (1.11%) Tandberg
9 2 (1.11%) webMethods
Colchester, Essex
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