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 June 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.

Microsoft
Essex / Basildon
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 9 15
Rank change year-on-year +3 +6  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 1 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Basildon 5.88% 10.00% 8.47%
As % of the Vendors category 14.29% 42.86% 22.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £260 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +18.18%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +3.57% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -12.12% +10.00%  

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 7 7 22
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Basildon 41.18% 23.33% 37.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 11
Median daily rate £563 £255 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +120.58% -36.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £251 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £670 £259 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Median hourly rate £45.00 £30.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.76% -19.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft in Basildon.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Basildon

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
1 2 (66.67%) WebEx
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
2 1 (33.33%) HTC Vive
2 1 (33.33%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (33.33%) Hardware Maintenance
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (33.33%) iPad
2 1 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
2 1 (33.33%) MobileIron
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) MCSA
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (33.33%) VoIP
2 1 (33.33%) DHCP
2 1 (33.33%) VPN
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) CCNP
2 1 (33.33%) CCNA
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) A+ Certification

Microsoft
Co-occurring 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 (66.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (33.33%) InfoPath
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) WebEx
2 1 (33.33%) DHCP
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) VoIP
2 1 (33.33%) VPN
General
1 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Help Desk Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) IT Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) IT Support
1 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Infrastructure Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (33.33%) HTC Vive
1 1 (33.33%) iPad
1 1 (33.33%) iPhone
1 1 (33.33%) Linux Command Line
1 1 (33.33%) PMI
1 1 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Mac OS
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Hardware Maintenance
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) A+ Certification
1 1 (33.33%) CCNA
1 1 (33.33%) CCNP
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) MCSA
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (33.33%) PMI Certification
1 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Apple
1 1 (33.33%) MobileIron