The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Harlow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 1 6
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 3 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Harlow 11.11% 75.00% 9.09%
As % of the Vendors category 23.08% 75.00% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate
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- £400 £133
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +201.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.49% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Harlow region.

Vendors Category
Harlow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
13 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Harlow 48.15% 100.00% 63.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 4
Average daily rate £262 £350 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.14% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £350 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Harlow

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Harlow region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Harlow

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Harlow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Harlow region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Harlow

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Harlow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Harlow region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Harlow

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Harlow

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Harlow 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 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 5 (71.43%) Oracle
3 4 (57.14%) SAN
3 4 (57.14%) Finance
3 4 (57.14%) Data Centre
4 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 2 (28.57%) Windows
4 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
4 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
5 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
5 1 (14.29%) VoIP
5 1 (14.29%) ISO 9000
5 1 (14.29%) DHCP
5 1 (14.29%) Ethernet
5 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
5 1 (14.29%) DNS
5 1 (14.29%) SLA
5 1 (14.29%) Linux
5 1 (14.29%) MCSA
5 1 (14.29%) SQL
5 1 (14.29%) MySQL
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
5 1 (14.29%) MS Office
5 1 (14.29%) UNIX
5 1 (14.29%) Unified Communications
5 1 (14.29%) Software Deployment
5 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Harlow by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Harlow 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 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) SAN
2 1 (14.29%) iSCSI
2 1 (14.29%) NAS
2 1 (14.29%) Unified Communications
2 1 (14.29%) VoIP
2 1 (14.29%) DHCP
2 1 (14.29%) Ethernet
2 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 1 (14.29%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) MySQL
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Infrastructure Project Manager
1 4 (57.14%) IT Project Manager
1 4 (57.14%) Infrastructure Manager
1 4 (57.14%) Implementation Manager
1 4 (57.14%) Implementation Project Manager
1 4 (57.14%) Project Manager
1 4 (57.14%) IT Infrastructure Manager
1 4 (57.14%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Configuration Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) Life Science
2 1 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
1 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
2 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (14.29%) UNIX
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Vista
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
1 1 (14.29%) CMMI
1 1 (14.29%) Performance Management
1 1 (14.29%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
1 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) MCSA
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (14.29%) MOS
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) ISO 9000
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Oracle