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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 12 6 3
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 59 106 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 12.19% 13.95% 18.91%
As % of the Vendors category 27.31% 30.46% 41.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 61 40
Average daily rate
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£250 £375 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 17
Average hourly rate £27.30 £14.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+95.00% -37.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.45 £11.93 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.10 £19.00 £37.20
UK excluding London average 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
216 348 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 44.63% 45.79% 45.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 190 90
Average daily rate £325 £400 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +52.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £182 £101
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 43
Average hourly rate £32.10 £19.00 £27.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.94% -30.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £14.00 £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.10 £39.40 £37.32
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Essex region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chelmsford -5 13 £135 -43.15% 6
Brentwood -1 11 £400 +5.26% 1
Colchester +4 9 £303 -24.37% 2
Basildon +1 3 £220 - 2
Harlow 0 2 - - 1
Southend-on-Sea 0 1 £105 -75.29% 3
Witham - - - -
Billericay - - - -
Braintree - - - - 1
Hockley - - - -
Ingatestone - - - -
Loughton - - - -
Maldon - - - -
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 59 (42.45%) Windows
2 45 (32.37%) Active Directory
3 41 (29.50%) SQL
3 41 (29.50%) MS Excel
4 39 (28.06%) MS Office
5 35 (25.18%) ITIL
6 31 (22.30%) Finance
7 27 (19.42%) Citrix
8 24 (17.27%) Windows 7
9 21 (15.11%) SQL Server
10 20 (14.39%) MS Exchange
10 20 (14.39%) HP
10 20 (14.39%) VMware
11 17 (12.23%) Project Management
11 17 (12.23%) .NET
12 16 (11.51%) MS Project
12 16 (11.51%) SharePoint
12 16 (11.51%) Cisco
13 15 (10.79%) SAN
13 15 (10.79%) Linux
14 14 (10.07%) VMware Infrastructure
15 13 (9.35%) XenApp
15 13 (9.35%) Management Information System
15 13 (9.35%) MS PowerPoint
15 13 (9.35%) C#
16 12 (8.63%) Microsoft Certification
16 12 (8.63%) Windows Server 2003
16 12 (8.63%) Migration
17 11 (7.91%) Change Management
17 11 (7.91%) Windows Vista

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 20 (14.39%) MS Exchange
2 16 (11.51%) SharePoint
3 11 (7.91%) Lync
3 11 (7.91%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (5.76%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (3.60%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (2.88%) IIS
7 3 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.44%) CMS
8 2 (1.44%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.72%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.72%) SAS
9 1 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.72%) Confluence
9 1 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 41 (29.50%) MS Excel
2 39 (28.06%) MS Office
3 16 (11.51%) MS Project
4 13 (9.35%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (2.88%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.72%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 2 (1.44%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.72%) AWD
2 1 (0.72%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.72%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.72%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.72%) Taleo
1 1 (0.72%) Google Apps
1 1 (0.72%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.79%) SAN
2 10 (7.19%) Wi-Fi
3 6 (4.32%) VLAN
3 6 (4.32%) Firewall
4 4 (2.88%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (2.88%) Wireless
4 4 (2.88%) OSPF
4 4 (2.88%) DNS
4 4 (2.88%) DHCP
5 3 (2.16%) HTTPS
5 3 (2.16%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.44%) IP Telephony
6 2 (1.44%) Cisco IPT
6 2 (1.44%) Network Security
6 2 (1.44%) Internet
6 2 (1.44%) LDAP
6 2 (1.44%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (0.72%) LAN
7 1 (0.72%) SNMP
7 1 (0.72%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (15.11%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (4.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (3.60%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (3.60%) MS Access
4 5 (3.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.16%) WebFOCUS
6 3 (2.16%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 3 (2.16%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (2.16%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.44%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.72%) MySQL
8 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (2.88%) PowerBuilder
2 3 (2.16%) AccuRev
2 3 (2.16%) LoadRunner
3 2 (1.44%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.72%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.72%) MSI
4 1 (0.72%) JIRA
4 1 (0.72%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.72%) TestDirector
General
1 31 (22.30%) Finance
2 10 (7.19%) Legal
3 4 (2.88%) Advertising
3 4 (2.88%) French Language
4 3 (2.16%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.44%) Banking
6 1 (0.72%) Retail
6 1 (0.72%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.72%) Automotive
6 1 (0.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (27.34%) Analyst
2 20 (14.39%) Developer
3 14 (10.07%) Service Analyst
3 14 (10.07%) Service Desk Analyst
4 12 (8.63%) Support Analyst
5 10 (7.19%) 1st Line Support
5 10 (7.19%) Support Engineer
6 7 (5.04%) Desktop Support
7 6 (4.32%) Coordinator
7 6 (4.32%) Consultant
7 6 (4.32%) Help Desk Analyst
7 6 (4.32%) .NET Developer
8 5 (3.60%) Desktop Engineer
8 5 (3.60%) Project Coordinator
8 5 (3.60%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 5 (3.60%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (3.60%) Field Engineer
8 5 (3.60%) Architect
8 5 (3.60%) 1st Line Support Analyst
9 4 (2.88%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (12.23%) .NET
2 11 (7.91%) HTML
3 6 (4.32%) ASP.NET
4 5 (3.60%) CSS
5 4 (2.88%) Web Services
5 4 (2.88%) XML
6 3 (2.16%) J2EE
6 3 (2.16%) SOAP
6 3 (2.16%) jQuery
7 2 (1.44%) HTML5
7 2 (1.44%) AppFabric
7 2 (1.44%) KnockoutJS
7 2 (1.44%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (1.44%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (1.44%) WF
7 2 (1.44%) LINQ
7 2 (1.44%) Flash
7 2 (1.44%) X-Windows
7 2 (1.44%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.35%) Management Information System
2 11 (7.91%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.76%) Clustering
4 4 (2.88%) AS400
5 3 (2.16%) N-Tier
5 3 (2.16%) NHS
5 3 (2.16%) iSeries
5 3 (2.16%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.44%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.44%) CMDB
6 2 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.72%) User Experience
7 1 (0.72%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.72%) Mobile Computing
7 1 (0.72%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.72%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.72%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.72%) Replication
7 1 (0.72%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.72%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 59 (42.45%) Windows
2 24 (17.27%) Windows 7
3 15 (10.79%) Linux
4 12 (8.63%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (7.91%) Windows Vista
5 11 (7.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (7.19%) Windows XP
7 9 (6.47%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (2.88%) CentOS
8 4 (2.88%) VMS
8 4 (2.88%) UNIX
9 3 (2.16%) Solaris
9 3 (2.16%) AIX
9 3 (2.16%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.44%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.44%) Android
10 2 (1.44%) HPUX
10 2 (1.44%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.72%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (25.18%) ITIL
2 17 (12.23%) Project Management
3 12 (8.63%) Migration
4 11 (7.91%) Change Management
5 9 (6.47%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (6.47%) Change Control
6 8 (5.76%) Service Management
7 7 (5.04%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (5.04%) Workflow
8 5 (3.60%) Data Analysis
8 5 (3.60%) Asset Management
8 5 (3.60%) Configuration Management
8 5 (3.60%) Service Delivery
8 5 (3.60%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (3.60%) PRINCE2
8 5 (3.60%) Time Management
9 4 (2.88%) Incident Management
9 4 (2.88%) E-Commerce
9 4 (2.88%) Information Security
9 4 (2.88%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (29.50%) SQL
2 13 (9.35%) C#
3 9 (6.47%) VBA
4 8 (5.76%) T-SQL
5 7 (5.04%) VB.NET
5 7 (5.04%) Java
5 7 (5.04%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.16%) VB
7 2 (1.44%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.44%) VB6
8 1 (0.72%) X++
8 1 (0.72%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (8.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (5.76%) Security Cleared
3 6 (4.32%) Degree
4 5 (3.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 5 (3.60%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (3.60%) MCSE
5 4 (2.88%) MCP
6 3 (2.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (2.16%) MCDST
6 3 (2.16%) ISEB
7 2 (1.44%) APMP
7 2 (1.44%) MCSD
7 2 (1.44%) MCSA
8 1 (0.72%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.72%) OCP
8 1 (0.72%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.72%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 1 (0.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.72%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.44%) SLA
1 2 (1.44%) QA
2 1 (0.72%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 45 (32.37%) Active Directory
2 14 (10.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (9.35%) XenApp
4 7 (5.04%) XenDesktop
4 7 (5.04%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (3.60%) VMware ESX
6 3 (2.16%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.44%) XenServer
8 1 (0.72%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 8 (5.76%) SCCM
2 3 (2.16%) Tivoli
2 3 (2.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (2.16%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (2.16%) SCDPM
3 2 (1.44%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (1.44%) ZENworks
3 2 (1.44%) SCOM
4 1 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (19.42%) Citrix
2 20 (14.39%) HP
2 20 (14.39%) VMware
3 16 (11.51%) Cisco
4 11 (7.91%) Oracle
5 9 (6.47%) McAfee
6 7 (5.04%) NetApp
6 7 (5.04%) 3PAR
7 6 (4.32%) Sophos
8 5 (3.60%) IBM
8 5 (3.60%) Brocade
9 4 (2.88%) Aerohive Networks
9 4 (2.88%) Adobe
9 4 (2.88%) Dell
9 4 (2.88%) SAP
9 4 (2.88%) Symantec
9 4 (2.88%) Red Hat
10 3 (2.16%) Apple
10 3 (2.16%) BMC
10 3 (2.16%) Clearswift
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