The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chelmsford 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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Essex / Chelmsford
Rank - 11 2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 0 2 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chelmsford - 3.39% 27.78%
As % of the Vendors category - 14.29% 46.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 14
Median daily rate - £175 £135
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +29.62%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £350
% change year-on-year -3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Chelmsford.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Chelmsford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 7 14 32
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chelmsford 70.00% 23.73% 59.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 17
Median daily rate £456 £175 £160
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +160.71% +9.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £165 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £248 £275
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £45.00 £45.00
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 Chelmsford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chelmsford 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 Chelmsford

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chelmsford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Chelmsford

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chelmsford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Chelmsford

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chelmsford

For the 6 months to 24 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 Chelmsford region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 6 (75.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (25.00%) MS Office
3 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (25.00%) Advertising
3 2 (25.00%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL V3
4 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Vista
4 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (12.50%) Service Management
4 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
4 1 (12.50%) Legal
4 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
4 1 (12.50%) HP
4 1 (12.50%) Citrix
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Chelmsford 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 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (25.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (25.00%) Advertising
2 1 (12.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) Business Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Infrastructure Business Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) DBA
3 2 (25.00%) SQL DBA
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (12.50%) Business IT Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Field Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Field Hardware Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Field Service Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Field Service Hardware Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Hardware Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) IT Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) IT Business Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
2 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (12.50%) Driving Licence
3 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (12.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL V3
2 1 (12.50%) Service Management
2 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix
2 1 (12.50%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) Samsung