Period
to 21 August 2018

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 6 months to 21 August 2018 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
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 10 4
Rank change year-on-year +5 -6 +19
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 5 3 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Basildon 16.67% 8.57% 23.19%
As % of the Vendors category 25.00% 20.00% 59.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 14
Basildon median daily rate £488 £250 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +95.00% -16.67% +36.36%
10th Percentile £436 £225 £250
90th Percentile £500 £275 £400
Essex median daily rate £400 £450 £310
% change year-on-year -11.11% +45.16% -17.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Basildon median hourly rate - £45.00 -
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +17.86% -15.15% -

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Basildon.

All Vendors
Basildon
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 20 15 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Basildon 66.67% 42.86% 39.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 20
Basildon median daily rate £500 £450 £283
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +59.29% -16.91%
10th Percentile £403 £248 £220
90th Percentile £538 £675 £400
Essex median daily rate £500 £475 £350
% change year-on-year +5.26% +35.71% -3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 4
Basildon median hourly rate £39.00 £31.00 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.81% -23.46% +8.48%
10th Percentile £32.85 £24.98 £28.08
90th Percentile £43.95 £43.00 £46.45
Essex median hourly rate £22.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +37.50% -3.03% -36.54%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Basildon

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Basildon.

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 21 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Basildon region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (80.00%) Project Governance
1 4 (80.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) Internet
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (40.00%) Client/Server
3 2 (40.00%) Firewall
3 2 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (40.00%) BT
3 2 (40.00%) HP
3 2 (40.00%) Dell
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) MCSE
3 2 (40.00%) MCSA
3 2 (40.00%) WAN
3 2 (40.00%) DBS Check
3 2 (40.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (40.00%) Palo Alto
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (40.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (40.00%) SolarWinds
3 2 (40.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (40.00%) Aruba
3 2 (40.00%) Network Management
3 2 (40.00%) NHS
3 2 (40.00%) Network Security
3 2 (40.00%) Validation
3 2 (40.00%) Migration

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 1 (20.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (40.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (20.00%) IaaS
3 1 (20.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) Internet
2 2 (40.00%) Firewall
2 2 (40.00%) Network Security
2 2 (40.00%) WAN
2 2 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (20.00%) HTTP
3 1 (20.00%) LAN
3 1 (20.00%) MPLS
3 1 (20.00%) S/MIME
3 1 (20.00%) SSL
3 1 (20.00%) VPN
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Database Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Designer
1 1 (20.00%) Lead Designer
1 1 (20.00%) Lead Network Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Systems Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Systems Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) 802.1X
1 1 (20.00%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (40.00%) Client/Server
2 2 (40.00%) NHS
3 1 (20.00%) Algorithms
3 1 (20.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Project Governance
2 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 2 (40.00%) Network Design
2 2 (40.00%) Network Management
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (40.00%) Validation
3 1 (20.00%) Cryptography
3 1 (20.00%) Data Mapping
3 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (40.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (40.00%) DBS Check
2 2 (40.00%) MCSA
2 2 (40.00%) MCSE
3 1 (20.00%) CCDA
3 1 (20.00%) CCDP
3 1 (20.00%) CCNP
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) Data Quality
1 1 (20.00%) QA
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Aruba
1 2 (40.00%) BT
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco
1 2 (40.00%) Dell
1 2 (40.00%) HP
1 2 (40.00%) Palo Alto
1 2 (40.00%) SolarWinds
2 1 (20.00%) CA