Period
to 25 November 2017

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 6 months to 25 November 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 > Chelmsford
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 7 11
Rank change year-on-year -1 +4 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 5 13 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chelmsford 9.26% 16.46% 12.79%
As % of the Vendors category 45.45% 22.03% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 14
Chelmsford median daily rate £432 £260 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +66.15% -18.43% -1.92%
10th Percentile £215 £189 £193
90th Percentile £603 £473 £423
Essex median daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Chelmsford median hourly rate - - £13.25
Essex median hourly rate £13.88 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -15.91% - +1.04%

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 Chelmsford.

All Vendors
Chelmsford
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 11 59 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chelmsford 20.37% 74.68% 38.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 32 42
Chelmsford median daily rate £360 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14% -17.65%
10th Percentile £206 £200 £214
90th Percentile £587 £486 £436
Essex median daily rate £513 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +46.43% -6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Chelmsford median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +201.89% -54.31%
10th Percentile £42.50 £39.00 £10.68
90th Percentile £47.50 £41.00 £24.03
Essex median hourly rate £16.47 £29.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -44.19% +55.26% +15.15%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Chelmsford

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Chelmsford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Chelmsford over the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Chelmsford

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chelmsford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Chelmsford

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 4 (80.00%) Dynamics 365
2 3 (60.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 3 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (60.00%) Release Management
2 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (60.00%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (60.00%) Back Office
2 3 (60.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) X++
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Sitecore
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (40.00%) User Stories
4 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (20.00%) Coaching
4 1 (20.00%) SIEM
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (20.00%) SCCM
4 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (20.00%) Local Government
4 1 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (20.00%) Information Security
4 1 (20.00%) Windows
4 1 (20.00%) MS Visio

Microsoft
Co-occurring 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:

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (80.00%) Dynamics 365
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (60.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (60.00%) Back Office
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
1 3 (60.00%) Lead Developer
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) IT Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) IT Security Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Security Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (60.00%) Release Management
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) User Stories
3 1 (20.00%) Coaching
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Information Security
3 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (20.00%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) X++
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
1 1 (20.00%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Sitecore
2 1 (20.00%) VMware