The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Essex region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 7 6
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 72 67 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 14.97% 14.53% 18.03%
As % of the Vendors category 28.35% 31.16% 32.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 22 57
Average daily rate
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£375 £293 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.20% +4.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £155 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £477 £400 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 21 5
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.00 £16.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £39.50 £28.44
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.44
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.05%
Vendors Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
254 215 269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 52.81% 46.64% 55.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 75 142
Average daily rate £400 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £161 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 49 29
Average hourly rate £24.12 £25.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.52% -20.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £16.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.70 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
Microsoft
East of England

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 1 August 2014.

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 1 August 2014.

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 1 August 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Colchester +7 19 £208 +25.75% 3
Chelmsford -2 5 £450 +73.07% 2
Southend-on-Sea - 5 £425 - 1
Harlow +5 3 £400 +201.88%
Basildon -8 2 £110 -66.15% 1
Brentwood -10 2 - - 1
Saffron Walden - 2 - - 1
Braintree - 1 - -
Chigwell - - - -
Waltham Abbey - - - -
Canvey Island - - - -
Billericay - - - -
Harwich - - - -
Loughton - - - - 1
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 87 (49.15%) Windows
2 69 (38.98%) MS Excel
3 56 (31.64%) SQL Server
4 49 (27.68%) Windows 7
5 39 (22.03%) MS Office
6 38 (21.47%) SQL
7 33 (18.64%) Active Directory
7 33 (18.64%) Finance
8 32 (18.08%) .NET
9 28 (15.82%) Windows Server 2008
10 27 (15.25%) MS Exchange
11 26 (14.69%) Windows XP
12 25 (14.12%) ITIL
13 24 (13.56%) HTML
14 23 (12.99%) CSS
14 23 (12.99%) VMware
15 22 (12.43%) VB
15 22 (12.43%) Citrix
15 22 (12.43%) Project Management
16 19 (10.73%) Business Intelligence
16 19 (10.73%) JavaScript
16 19 (10.73%) Migration
16 19 (10.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 18 (10.17%) C#
18 17 (9.60%) Microsoft Certification
18 17 (9.60%) VB6
19 16 (9.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 16 (9.04%) VBA
19 16 (9.04%) SharePoint
19 16 (9.04%) SQL Server 2005

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 27 (15.25%) MS Exchange
2 16 (9.04%) SharePoint
3 11 (6.21%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (3.39%) IIS
5 5 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (2.82%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (2.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (2.26%) Apache
6 4 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.69%) GlassFish
7 3 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (1.69%) Lync
7 3 (1.69%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.69%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.56%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.56%) CMS
8 1 (0.56%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.56%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 69 (38.98%) MS Excel
2 39 (22.03%) MS Office
3 6 (3.39%) MS Project
3 6 (3.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (2.82%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.69%) PowerPivot
6 2 (1.13%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.56%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.08%) Office 365
2 5 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.34%) DHCP
1 13 (7.34%) TCP/IP
1 13 (7.34%) DNS
2 12 (6.78%) Firewall
3 10 (5.65%) SAN
4 6 (3.39%) Internet
5 5 (2.82%) Intranet
6 3 (1.69%) iSCSI
6 3 (1.69%) VPN
7 2 (1.13%) SSL
7 2 (1.13%) WAN
7 2 (1.13%) LAN
7 2 (1.13%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (1.13%) FirePass
7 2 (1.13%) Network Security
8 1 (0.56%) NAS
8 1 (0.56%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.56%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.56%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (31.64%) SQL Server
2 19 (10.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 16 (9.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (9.04%) SQL Server 2005
4 13 (7.34%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (6.78%) Ingres
6 11 (6.21%) DTS
7 9 (5.08%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (4.52%) MS Access
9 7 (3.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (3.95%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (3.39%) Data Mart
11 4 (2.26%) MySQL
12 3 (1.69%) EDRMS
13 2 (1.13%) BusinessObjects
13 2 (1.13%) WebFOCUS
13 2 (1.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 1 (0.56%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 9 (5.08%) Visual Studio
2 6 (3.39%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (2.82%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.69%) TeamCity
4 3 (1.69%) VisualVM
4 3 (1.69%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.13%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.56%) JIRA
6 1 (0.56%) WiX
6 1 (0.56%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.56%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.56%) MSI
6 1 (0.56%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 33 (18.64%) Finance
2 4 (2.26%) Law
3 3 (1.69%) Banking
4 2 (1.13%) Retail
4 2 (1.13%) Publishing
4 2 (1.13%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.13%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.13%) German Language
5 1 (0.56%) French Language
5 1 (0.56%) Automotive
5 1 (0.56%) Legal
5 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.56%) Billing
Job Titles
1 47 (26.55%) Analyst
2 44 (24.86%) Developer
3 19 (10.73%) Support Engineer
4 15 (8.47%) Service Desk Analyst
4 15 (8.47%) Service Analyst
5 13 (7.34%) Business Analyst
6 11 (6.21%) 3rd Line Support
6 11 (6.21%) VB Developer
7 10 (5.65%) Architect
7 10 (5.65%) .NET Developer
7 10 (5.65%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 8 (4.52%) Support Analyst
9 6 (3.39%) Desktop Support
9 6 (3.39%) C# Developer
9 6 (3.39%) Access Developer
9 6 (3.39%) Help Desk Analyst
9 6 (3.39%) Systems Analyst
9 6 (3.39%) C# .NET Developer
9 6 (3.39%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 5 (2.82%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (18.08%) .NET
2 24 (13.56%) HTML
3 23 (12.99%) CSS
4 15 (8.47%) XML
5 12 (6.78%) ASP.NET
6 8 (4.52%) LINQ
7 7 (3.95%) WCF
7 7 (3.95%) WPF
7 7 (3.95%) .NET Framework
8 6 (3.39%) HTML5
8 6 (3.39%) jQuery
9 5 (2.82%) JSON
9 5 (2.82%) Ajax
9 5 (2.82%) RabbitMQ
10 4 (2.26%) Web Services
11 3 (1.69%) JRules
11 3 (1.69%) XHTML
11 3 (1.69%) SOAP
12 2 (1.13%) Middleware
12 2 (1.13%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.52%) Blackberry
2 5 (2.82%) EqualLogic
3 4 (2.26%) NHS
3 4 (2.26%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.26%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.69%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (1.69%) E-Learning
4 3 (1.69%) Clustering
5 2 (1.13%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.13%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.13%) AS400
5 2 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.13%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.56%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.56%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.56%) GIS
6 1 (0.56%) Replication
6 1 (0.56%) STB
6 1 (0.56%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.56%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 87 (49.15%) Windows
2 49 (27.68%) Windows 7
3 28 (15.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 26 (14.69%) Windows XP
5 11 (6.21%) Windows 8
6 9 (5.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (3.39%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (2.26%) UNIX
8 4 (2.26%) Linux
8 4 (2.26%) Windows Vista
9 3 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.56%) Android
10 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (14.12%) ITIL
2 22 (12.43%) Project Management
3 19 (10.73%) Business Intelligence
3 19 (10.73%) Migration
4 15 (8.47%) Systems Analysis
5 14 (7.91%) TDD
6 13 (7.34%) PRINCE2
7 8 (4.52%) SOA
8 7 (3.95%) MVVM
8 7 (3.95%) ERP
9 6 (3.39%) Quality Management
9 6 (3.39%) Capacity Planning
9 6 (3.39%) Incident Management
10 5 (2.82%) Business Analysis
10 5 (2.82%) Kanban
10 5 (2.82%) Unit Testing
10 5 (2.82%) Time Management
10 5 (2.82%) Change Control
10 5 (2.82%) Service Management
10 5 (2.82%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 38 (21.47%) SQL
2 22 (12.43%) VB
3 19 (10.73%) JavaScript
4 18 (10.17%) C#
5 17 (9.60%) VB6
6 16 (9.04%) VBA
7 10 (5.65%) T-SQL
8 7 (3.95%) PowerShell
8 7 (3.95%) XAML
8 7 (3.95%) Java
9 5 (2.82%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.69%) ABAP
11 2 (1.13%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.13%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.13%) PHP
11 2 (1.13%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.56%) Python
12 1 (0.56%) VBScript
12 1 (0.56%) C
Qualifications
1 17 (9.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (7.91%) Security Cleared
3 10 (5.65%) MCSE
4 8 (4.52%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (4.52%) SC Cleared
5 7 (3.95%) CCNA
6 6 (3.39%) Degree
7 3 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.69%) CCNP
8 2 (1.13%) CCA
8 2 (1.13%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (1.13%) MCP
8 2 (1.13%) MCSA
8 2 (1.13%) MCDST
8 2 (1.13%) MCITP
9 1 (0.56%) MCTS
9 1 (0.56%) APMP
9 1 (0.56%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.52%) SLA
2 4 (2.26%) QA
3 1 (0.56%) Data Quality
System Software
1 33 (18.64%) Active Directory
2 14 (7.91%) Hyper-V
3 13 (7.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (4.52%) XenApp
5 3 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.13%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 2 (1.13%) XenServer
6 2 (1.13%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.56%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.56%) vSphere
7 1 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (6.78%) SCCM
2 5 (2.82%) Backup Exec
3 3 (1.69%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.69%) Opsview
3 3 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.69%) Puppet
4 2 (1.13%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (1.13%) SCOM
5 1 (0.56%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.56%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.56%) Foglight
Vendors
1 23 (12.99%) VMware
2 22 (12.43%) Citrix
3 15 (8.47%) Cisco
4 13 (7.34%) Oracle
5 11 (6.21%) Dell
6 10 (5.65%) HP
6 10 (5.65%) Symantec
7 7 (3.95%) Altiris
8 6 (3.39%) webMethods
8 6 (3.39%) SAP
8 6 (3.39%) JBoss
9 5 (2.82%) EMC
10 4 (2.26%) Business Objects
10 4 (2.26%) Splunk
10 4 (2.26%) DevExpress
11 3 (1.69%) Wyse
11 3 (1.69%) NetApp
11 3 (1.69%) McAfee
11 3 (1.69%) IBM
12 2 (1.13%) Actuate
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