The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Basildon with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Essex / Basildon
Rank 7 5 13
Rank change year-on-year -2 +8  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 2 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Basildon 6.67% 9.09% 4.76%
As % of the Vendors category 11.76% 50.00% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £135 £120 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £24.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.20 £15.00 £14.85
% change year-on-year -5.33% +1.01%  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Basildon.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Basildon
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 17 2 6
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Basildon 56.67% 18.18% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 3
Median daily rate £335 £235 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.55% -55.23%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Median hourly rate £31.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Basildon

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Basildon citing Microsoft as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Basildon

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Basildon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft in Basildon.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Basildon

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Basildon

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Basildon

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Basildon

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Basildon region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 5 (83.33%) MS Office
2 4 (66.67%) CCNA
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (50.00%) CCA
3 3 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco
3 3 (50.00%) NDS
3 3 (50.00%) MCP
3 3 (50.00%) MCSE
3 3 (50.00%) Novell
3 3 (50.00%) Migration
4 2 (33.33%) Data Migration
4 2 (33.33%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (33.33%) WebEx
4 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
4 2 (33.33%) LAN
4 2 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (33.33%) WLAN
4 2 (33.33%) WAN
4 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 2 (33.33%) NHS
4 2 (33.33%) Internet
4 2 (33.33%) Data Analysis
4 2 (33.33%) Strategic Planning
5 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (16.67%) InfoPath

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Basildon by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (83.33%) MS Office
2 2 (33.33%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (16.67%) InfoPath
3 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) SystmOne
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Internet
1 2 (33.33%) LAN
1 2 (33.33%) WAN
1 2 (33.33%) WebEx
1 2 (33.33%) WLAN
2 1 (16.67%) DHCP
2 1 (16.67%) DNS
2 1 (16.67%) VoIP
2 1 (16.67%) VPN
General
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Migration Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Data Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Data Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Data Migration Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Data Migration Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Help Desk Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) IT Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) IT Support
2 1 (16.67%) Migration Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) SystmOne Trainer
2 1 (16.67%) Trainer
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (33.33%) NHS
2 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) HTC Vive
2 1 (16.67%) iPad
2 1 (16.67%) iPhone
2 1 (16.67%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Mac OS
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 10
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Data Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (33.33%) Strategic Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
3 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) CCNA
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (50.00%) CCA
2 3 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
2 3 (50.00%) MCP
2 3 (50.00%) MCSE
3 1 (16.67%) A+ Certification
3 1 (16.67%) CCNP
3 1 (16.67%) Degree
3 1 (16.67%) MCSA
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) NDS
2 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco
1 3 (50.00%) Novell
2 1 (16.67%) Apple
2 1 (16.67%) MobileIron