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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 8 9
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 2 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Harlow 20.00% 10.53% 5.56%
As % of the Vendors category 33.33% 25.00% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate
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£260 £368 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.65 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -17.27%
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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
6 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Harlow 60.00% 42.11% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 4
Average daily rate £260 £335 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.38% +21.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £31.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 19 Related IT Skills in Harlow

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 3 (75.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) NetApp
2 2 (50.00%) Wireless
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) IP Telephony
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco IPT
2 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (25.00%) SCCM
3 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (25.00%) MSI
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Harlow by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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%) MS Exchange
2 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Wireless
1 2 (50.00%) IP Telephony
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco IPT
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MSI
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Data Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Data Protection Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco
1 2 (50.00%) HP
1 2 (50.00%) NetApp
1 2 (50.00%) VMware