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 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank - 6 3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 0 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Harlow - 11.11% 20.00%
As % of the Vendors category - 16.67% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Average daily rate - £260 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -29.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Microsoft
Essex

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
0 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Harlow - 66.67% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 2
Average daily rate - £260 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -29.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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 23 Related IT Skills in Harlow

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (66.67%) SDLC
2 4 (66.67%) ISEB
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 4 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 4 (66.67%) QA
2 4 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 4 (66.67%) V-Model
2 4 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 4 (66.67%) Functional Testing
3 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (33.33%) VMware
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (33.33%) VBScript
4 2 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (33.33%) DNS
4 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Harlow by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) DNS
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Tester
2 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) Automated Testing
1 4 (66.67%) Functional Testing
1 4 (66.67%) Manual Testing
1 4 (66.67%) Performance Testing
1 4 (66.67%) SDLC
1 4 (66.67%) V-Model
1 4 (66.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
1 2 (33.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (66.67%) ISEB
2 4 (66.67%) ISTQB
3 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) VMware