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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 6 9 14
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 70 60 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 17.37% 10.56% 13.32%
As % of the Vendors category 26.52% 24.00% 26.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 28 39
Median daily rate £350 £281 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% -9.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £131 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £404 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £347
% change year-on-year
- +0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 16 9
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.56 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.18 £24.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.73 £15.00 £14.68
% change year-on-year
-1.80% +2.16%
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
264 250 268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 65.51% 44.01% 50.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 113 141
Median daily rate £350 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 43 34
Median hourly rate £18.00 £21.75 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.24% +31.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.45 £16.28 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.93 £45.00 £35.84
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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 8 December 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 +11 18 £275 -31.25% 1
Chelmsford +5 7 £335 +19.11% 4
Harlow +4 3 £450 +12.50%
Basildon +1 3 £325 -
Witham - 3 £400 -
Rayleigh - 1 £413 -
Saffron Walden - 1 - - 1
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 (54.60%) MS Office
2 86 (49.43%) MS Excel
3 82 (47.13%) Windows
4 71 (40.80%) Active Directory
5 41 (23.56%) SQL Server
6 38 (21.84%) Citrix
7 37 (21.26%) Windows 7
8 35 (20.11%) Analytical Skills
9 34 (19.54%) Data Analysis
10 29 (16.67%) Incident Management
11 27 (15.52%) Spreadsheet
11 27 (15.52%) Windows 8
11 27 (15.52%) Internet
11 27 (15.52%) SQL
12 26 (14.94%) Cisco
13 24 (13.79%) Business Intelligence
14 22 (12.64%) Performance Monitoring
14 22 (12.64%) Microsoft Certification
14 22 (12.64%) Oracle
14 22 (12.64%) SharePoint
15 21 (12.07%) CRM
15 21 (12.07%) LAN
15 21 (12.07%) WAN
15 21 (12.07%) Project Management
15 21 (12.07%) Data Management
15 21 (12.07%) MS PowerPoint
16 20 (11.49%) Cisco Certification
17 19 (10.92%) CCNA
17 19 (10.92%) Salesforce.com
17 19 (10.92%) SAP

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 (12.64%) SharePoint
2 17 (9.77%) Skype for Business
3 15 (8.62%) BizTalk Server
4 13 (7.47%) MS Exchange
5 7 (4.02%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (3.45%) IIS
7 4 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (1.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.15%) GroupWise
10 1 (0.57%) Apache
10 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.57%) Jetty
10 1 (0.57%) Mongrel
10 1 (0.57%) nginx
10 1 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.57%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 95 (54.60%) MS Office
2 86 (49.43%) MS Excel
3 27 (15.52%) Spreadsheet
4 21 (12.07%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (4.02%) MS Visio
6 6 (3.45%) MS Project
7 2 (1.15%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 17 (9.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.87%) assyst
3 3 (1.72%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (1.15%) Adobe Campaign
4 2 (1.15%) Unica
5 1 (0.57%) CA PPM
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.57%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 18 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (9.77%) Office 365
3 14 (8.05%) Yammer
4 4 (2.30%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.15%) GitHub
5 2 (1.15%) iTunes
6 1 (0.57%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.57%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.57%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (15.52%) Internet
2 21 (12.07%) LAN
2 21 (12.07%) WAN
3 16 (9.20%) WLAN
4 15 (8.62%) Firewall
5 10 (5.75%) DNS
6 9 (5.17%) VPN
7 8 (4.60%) DHCP
8 7 (4.02%) TCP/IP
9 6 (3.45%) Wireless
10 5 (2.87%) SAN
11 3 (1.72%) NAS
11 3 (1.72%) VoIP
12 2 (1.15%) Ethernet
12 2 (1.15%) Extranet
12 2 (1.15%) HTTPS
12 2 (1.15%) iSCSI
12 2 (1.15%) Remote Desktop
12 2 (1.15%) Unified Communications
13 1 (0.57%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (23.56%) SQL Server
2 13 (7.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (4.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 7 (4.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (3.45%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (2.87%) Hadoop
6 4 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (2.30%) DB2
6 4 (2.30%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (1.72%) Power BI
7 3 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.15%) Essbase
8 2 (1.15%) MS Access
8 2 (1.15%) MySQL
9 1 (0.57%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.57%) GIS
9 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.57%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.57%) WebFOCUS
Development Applications
1 3 (1.72%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.15%) JIRA
2 2 (1.15%) JUnit
2 2 (1.15%) Xcode
3 1 (0.57%) AccuRev
3 1 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.57%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.57%) Travis CI
3 1 (0.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (10.92%) Finance
2 17 (9.77%) Retail
3 12 (6.90%) Advertising
4 9 (5.17%) Automotive
5 8 (4.60%) Marketing
6 6 (3.45%) Legal
7 4 (2.30%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.72%) Banking
8 3 (1.72%) Telecoms
9 2 (1.15%) French Language
9 2 (1.15%) Front Office
9 2 (1.15%) Local Government
9 2 (1.15%) Publishing
10 1 (0.57%) Law
Job Titles
1 72 (41.38%) Analyst
2 46 (26.44%) Support Analyst
3 29 (16.67%) Windows Support Analyst
4 27 (15.52%) Help Desk Analyst
4 27 (15.52%) Help Desk Support
4 27 (15.52%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 24 (13.79%) Active Directory Analyst
5 24 (13.79%) Active Directory Support
5 24 (13.79%) Active Directory Support Analyst
6 23 (13.22%) Citrix Analyst
6 23 (13.22%) Citrix Support
6 23 (13.22%) Citrix Support Analyst
7 19 (10.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 13 (7.47%) IT Analyst
8 13 (7.47%) Network Engineer
9 12 (6.90%) Project Manager
10 11 (6.32%) Developer
11 9 (5.17%) Consultant
12 7 (4.02%) Architect
12 7 (4.02%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.05%) COM
2 10 (5.75%) .NET
3 7 (4.02%) HTML
4 6 (3.45%) XML
5 5 (2.87%) JSON
6 4 (2.30%) ASP.NET
6 4 (2.30%) CSS
7 3 (1.72%) J2EE
7 3 (1.72%) MDX
7 3 (1.72%) RESTful
8 2 (1.15%) Cocoa
8 2 (1.15%) Core Animation
8 2 (1.15%) Core Data
8 2 (1.15%) iOS SDK
8 2 (1.15%) iPhone SDK
8 2 (1.15%) Web Services
9 1 (0.57%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.57%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (0.57%) CSS3
9 1 (0.57%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 35 (20.11%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (9.77%) NHS
3 12 (6.90%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.45%) CMDB
4 6 (3.45%) Mainframe
4 6 (3.45%) Smartphone
5 5 (2.87%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.72%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.72%) iPhone
6 3 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.15%) Animation
7 2 (1.15%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.15%) Clustering
7 2 (1.15%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.15%) Life Science
7 2 (1.15%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.15%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.57%) BYOD
8 1 (0.57%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.57%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 82 (47.13%) Windows
2 37 (21.26%) Windows 7
3 27 (15.52%) Windows 8
4 16 (9.20%) Windows Server
5 9 (5.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (4.60%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (3.45%) Linux
7 6 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (2.87%) Unix
8 5 (2.87%) Windows Vista
9 4 (2.30%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.15%) Android
10 2 (1.15%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.57%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.57%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (19.54%) Data Analysis
2 29 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 24 (13.79%) Business Intelligence
4 22 (12.64%) Performance Monitoring
5 21 (12.07%) CRM
5 21 (12.07%) Data Management
5 21 (12.07%) Project Management
6 19 (10.92%) ITIL
7 16 (9.20%) Document Management
8 14 (8.05%) Case Management
9 12 (6.90%) Strategic Planning
10 11 (6.32%) Configuration Management
11 10 (5.75%) PRINCE2
12 9 (5.17%) Change Management
12 9 (5.17%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (5.17%) System Testing
13 8 (4.60%) Business Analysis
13 8 (4.60%) Service Management
14 7 (4.02%) Agile Software Development
14 7 (4.02%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (15.52%) SQL
2 9 (5.17%) VBA
3 8 (4.60%) C#
3 8 (4.60%) JavaScript
4 6 (3.45%) Java
5 5 (2.87%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.72%) C
6 3 (1.72%) C++
7 2 (1.15%) Apple Swift
7 2 (1.15%) COBOL
7 2 (1.15%) Objective-C
7 2 (1.15%) PHP
7 2 (1.15%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.15%) VB
8 1 (0.57%) Perl
8 1 (0.57%) Python
8 1 (0.57%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.57%) VBScript
8 1 (0.57%) XMLA
Qualifications
1 22 (12.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (11.49%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (10.92%) CCNA
4 17 (9.77%) Degree
5 15 (8.62%) MCSE
6 12 (6.90%) CCA
6 12 (6.90%) Citrix Certification
6 12 (6.90%) MCP
7 10 (5.75%) MOS
8 8 (4.60%) SC Cleared
8 8 (4.60%) Security Cleared
9 5 (2.87%) CCNP
10 4 (2.30%) CISA
10 4 (2.30%) CISM
10 4 (2.30%) CISSP
10 4 (2.30%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (1.72%) CCDA
11 3 (1.72%) MCSA
12 1 (0.57%) GSEC
12 1 (0.57%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.02%) ISO 9000
2 5 (2.87%) Def Stans
2 5 (2.87%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (2.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.30%) SLA
4 1 (0.57%) Data Quality
System Software
1 71 (40.80%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.02%) Hyper-V
3 5 (2.87%) NDS
3 5 (2.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.30%) XenApp
5 3 (1.72%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.15%) Firmware
6 2 (1.15%) Terminal Server
6 2 (1.15%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.57%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.57%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.57%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.57%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.57%) vSphere
7 1 (0.57%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (2.87%) SCCM
2 3 (1.72%) SCOM
3 2 (1.15%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (1.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.57%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.57%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.57%) HP SIM
4 1 (0.57%) NetApp OnCommand
4 1 (0.57%) PowerCLI
4 1 (0.57%) Puppet
4 1 (0.57%) vMotion
4 1 (0.57%) WSUS
4 1 (0.57%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 38 (21.84%) Citrix
2 26 (14.94%) Cisco
3 22 (12.64%) Oracle
4 19 (10.92%) Salesforce.com
4 19 (10.92%) SAP
5 15 (8.62%) Infor
6 13 (7.47%) VMware
7 5 (2.87%) Novell
8 4 (2.30%) Adobe
8 4 (2.30%) Clearswift
8 4 (2.30%) HP
9 3 (1.72%) Apple
9 3 (1.72%) ServiceNow
10 2 (1.15%) EMC
10 2 (1.15%) F5
10 2 (1.15%) Juniper
10 2 (1.15%) NetApp
11 1 (0.57%) CA Agile Central
11 1 (0.57%) Palo Alto
11 1 (0.57%) Samsung