The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 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 Harlow 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 2 5 5
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 3 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Harlow 30.00% 5.26% 13.33%
As % of the Vendors category 50.00% 25.00% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate £368 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.63
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -4.00%
Vendors Category
Harlow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
6 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Harlow 60.00% 21.05% 53.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 1
Average daily rate £368 £320 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.84% -32.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
Microsoft
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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

Microsoft
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Harlow

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) Publishing
1 4 (100.00%) Clustering
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 4 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (75.00%) Business Continuity Planning
2 3 (75.00%) Business Continuity
2 3 (75.00%) MySQL
2 3 (75.00%) Apache
2 3 (75.00%) Foglight
2 3 (75.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (75.00%) IIS
3 1 (25.00%) UNIX
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Data Security
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (25.00%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Harlow by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 3 (75.00%) IIS
1 3 (75.00%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 3 (75.00%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (75.00%) MySQL
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
General
1 4 (100.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) DBA
1 4 (100.00%) Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Server Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Clustering
2 1 (25.00%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) UNIX
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (75.00%) Business Continuity
2 3 (75.00%) Business Continuity Planning
3 1 (25.00%) Data Security
3 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) Foglight
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) VMware