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 29 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 > Chelmsford
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 - 15
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 10 0 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chelmsford 34.48% - 8.63%
As % of the Vendors category 83.33% - 14.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 8
Chelmsford median daily rate £563 - £363
10th Percentile £196 - £183
90th Percentile £623 - £425
Essex median daily rate £450 £300 £375
% change year-on-year +50.00% -20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Chelmsford median hourly rate - - £13.25
Essex median hourly rate £13.73 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -16.77% -  

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 12 23 83
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chelmsford 41.38% 46.00% 59.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 20 57
Chelmsford median daily rate £500 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +23.07%  
10th Percentile £174 £338 £174
90th Percentile £613 £417 £475
Essex median daily rate £500 £305 £350
% change year-on-year +63.93% -12.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Chelmsford median hourly rate - £40.00 £29.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +37.33%  
Essex median hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -15.15% -13.15%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 29 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 Chelmsford region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 9 (90.00%) Local Government
1 9 (90.00%) Dynamics 365
2 6 (60.00%) Payment Gateway
2 6 (60.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (60.00%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (60.00%) CRM
2 6 (60.00%) ERP
2 6 (60.00%) Finance
3 5 (50.00%) Back Office
3 5 (50.00%) Functional Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (40.00%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (30.00%) Windows
5 3 (30.00%) Programme Management
5 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (30.00%) PaaS
5 3 (30.00%) IaaS
5 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
5 3 (30.00%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (30.00%) DevOps
5 3 (30.00%) SDLC
6 2 (20.00%) Windows 10
6 2 (20.00%) Information Assurance
6 2 (20.00%) Data Protection
6 2 (20.00%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (20.00%) Office 365
6 2 (20.00%) Agile Project Management
6 2 (20.00%) Electronics
6 2 (20.00%) Telecoms

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (60.00%) Dynamics AX
1 6 (60.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (60.00%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (40.00%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (20.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (90.00%) Dynamics 365
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (30.00%) IaaS
3 3 (30.00%) PaaS
4 2 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Skype
General
1 9 (90.00%) Local Government
2 6 (60.00%) Finance
3 5 (50.00%) Back Office
4 2 (20.00%) Electronics
4 2 (20.00%) Manufacturing
4 2 (20.00%) Marketing
4 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Architect
2 3 (30.00%) Dynamics AX Architect
2 3 (30.00%) Programme Manager
2 3 (30.00%) Technical Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Technical Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Technical Programme Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) Business Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Dynamics AX Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Dynamics AX Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Dynamics NAV Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) IT Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) IT Security Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Operations Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Security Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) CRM
1 6 (60.00%) ERP
2 5 (50.00%) Functional Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) DevOps
3 3 (30.00%) Programme Management
3 3 (30.00%) SDLC
4 2 (20.00%) Agile Project Management
4 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (20.00%) Data Protection
4 2 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (20.00%) Information Assurance
4 2 (20.00%) Project Management
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (10.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 1 (10.00%) Information Security
5 1 (10.00%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) GDPR
1 1 (10.00%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (10.00%) SCCM
2 1 (10.00%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) SAP
2 1 (10.00%) VMware