Period
to 26 May 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 26 May 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
6 months to
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 14 7
Rank change year-on-year -1 -7 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 95 104 124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 13.65% 12.73% 13.55%
As % of the Vendors category 25.20% 22.32% 30.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 73 63
Essex median daily rate £450 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +28.57% +7.69%
10th Percentile £135 £169 £185
90th Percentile £568 £587 £468
East of England median daily rate £350 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -6.67% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 26
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -3.03% -21.43%
10th Percentile £13.65 £14.85 £15.75
90th Percentile £29.65 £45.00 £27.00
East of England median hourly rate £15.25 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -1.61% -6.06% -

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 Essex.

All Vendors
Essex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 377 466 407
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 54.17% 57.04% 44.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 326 175
Essex median daily rate £500 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +21.43% -
10th Percentile £294 £255 £194
90th Percentile £600 £575 £500
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 22 82
Essex median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.43% +112.12% -20.48%
10th Percentile £15.45 £15.78 £15.75
90th Percentile £48.60 £45.90 £40.23
East of England median hourly rate £15.86 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -9.37% +6.06% -19.51%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Essex

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Essex

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Essex over the 6 months to 26 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Essex

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Essex

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Essex over the 6 months to 26 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Essex

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Essex region over the 6 months to 26 May 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chelmsford -1 18 £375 -25.00% 8
Brentwood +7 9 £475 +81.82% 4
Colchester +2 9 £506 +19.12% 7
Witham -1 8 £371 -
Basildon +9 6 £475 +106.52% 3
Southend-on-Sea +5 3 £450 +12.50% 2
Harlow -4 1 - - 8
Purfleet - 1 £350 -
Microsoft
East of England

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 Essex region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 38 (40.00%) Windows
2 31 (32.63%) Active Directory
3 27 (28.42%) Microsoft Office
4 22 (23.16%) Microsoft Azure
5 20 (21.05%) SQL Server
5 20 (21.05%) Finance
6 17 (17.89%) SQL
6 17 (17.89%) Data Centre
7 15 (15.79%) Microsoft Excel
7 15 (15.79%) SCCM
8 13 (13.68%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (12.63%) Migration
9 12 (12.63%) VMware
9 12 (12.63%) MS Exchange
9 12 (12.63%) ITIL
9 12 (12.63%) Windows Server
9 12 (12.63%) Office 365
10 10 (10.53%) Windows 7
10 10 (10.53%) DHCP
10 10 (10.53%) DNS
10 10 (10.53%) Cisco
11 9 (9.47%) VPN
11 9 (9.47%) Citrix
11 9 (9.47%) Internet
11 9 (9.47%) Configuration Management
11 9 (9.47%) Validation
11 9 (9.47%) Service Delivery
11 9 (9.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 9 (9.47%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (8.42%) VMware Infrastructure

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 12 (12.63%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 5 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (5.26%) SharePoint
4 4 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (3.16%) Skype for Business
6 2 (2.11%) Apache
6 2 (2.11%) Apache Spark
6 2 (2.11%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (2.11%) IIS
6 2 (2.11%) WebLogic
6 2 (2.11%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.05%) Confluence
7 1 (1.05%) GeoServer
7 1 (1.05%) Jetty
7 1 (1.05%) Mongrel
7 1 (1.05%) nginx
7 1 (1.05%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.05%) Tomcat
Applications
1 27 (28.42%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (15.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (9.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (5.26%) MS Visio
5 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (3.16%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.05%) Magento
2 1 (1.05%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 22 (23.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (12.63%) Office 365
3 7 (7.37%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (7.37%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (4.21%) Dynamics 365
4 4 (4.21%) iTunes
5 2 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.05%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (1.05%) Google App Engine
6 1 (1.05%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.05%) IaaS
6 1 (1.05%) PaaS
6 1 (1.05%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.53%) DHCP
1 10 (10.53%) DNS
2 9 (9.47%) Internet
2 9 (9.47%) VPN
3 7 (7.37%) Firewall
4 5 (5.26%) VoIP
4 5 (5.26%) WAN
5 4 (4.21%) Fibre Channel
5 4 (4.21%) IPsec
5 4 (4.21%) LAN
5 4 (4.21%) MPLS
5 4 (4.21%) SAN
5 4 (4.21%) SSL
6 3 (3.16%) HSRP
6 3 (3.16%) iSCSI
6 3 (3.16%) Junos
6 3 (3.16%) NX-OS
6 3 (3.16%) Skype
6 3 (3.16%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (3.16%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (7.37%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (6.32%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (4.21%) NoSQL
6 4 (4.21%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (4.21%) SSDT
7 3 (3.16%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 3 (3.16%) OLAP
7 3 (3.16%) OLTP
7 3 (3.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (2.11%) Big Data
8 2 (2.11%) Data Mart
8 2 (2.11%) Hadoop
9 1 (1.05%) HBase
9 1 (1.05%) Oracle Database
9 1 (1.05%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (1.05%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (4.21%) JIRA
2 2 (2.11%) Selenium
2 2 (2.11%) SoapUI
2 2 (2.11%) Toad
3 1 (1.05%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.05%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.05%) Travis CI
General
1 20 (21.05%) Finance
2 4 (4.21%) Legal
3 3 (3.16%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.16%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.11%) Banking
5 1 (1.05%) Advertising
5 1 (1.05%) French Language
5 1 (1.05%) German Language
5 1 (1.05%) Law
5 1 (1.05%) Local Government
5 1 (1.05%) Publishing
5 1 (1.05%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (30.53%) Analyst
2 14 (14.74%) Developer
3 8 (8.42%) Active Directory Analyst
4 7 (7.37%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 7 (7.37%) Project Manager
4 7 (7.37%) Support Analyst
5 6 (6.32%) Consultant
5 6 (6.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (6.32%) Service Analyst
5 6 (6.32%) Service Desk Analyst
6 5 (5.26%) Active Directory Support
6 5 (5.26%) Active Directory Support Analyst
6 5 (5.26%) Business Analyst
6 5 (5.26%) Citrix Analyst
6 5 (5.26%) Citrix Support
6 5 (5.26%) Help Desk Analyst
6 5 (5.26%) Help Desk Support
6 5 (5.26%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 5 (5.26%) Messaging Engineer
6 5 (5.26%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.42%) .NET
2 4 (4.21%) AngularJS
2 4 (4.21%) RESTful
3 3 (3.16%) 802.1X
3 3 (3.16%) J2EE
4 2 (2.11%) CSS
4 2 (2.11%) CSS3
4 2 (2.11%) HTML
4 2 (2.11%) HTML5
4 2 (2.11%) Kafka
4 2 (2.11%) OAuth
4 2 (2.11%) OAuth2
4 2 (2.11%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (2.11%) Spring
4 2 (2.11%) Spring Boot
4 2 (2.11%) Spring Cloud
4 2 (2.11%) Web Services
4 2 (2.11%) XML
5 1 (1.05%) GeoTools
5 1 (1.05%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 17 (17.89%) Data Centre
2 7 (7.37%) NHS
2 7 (7.37%) Smartphone
3 6 (6.32%) Blackberry
3 6 (6.32%) Client/Server
4 4 (4.21%) Mobile Computing
5 3 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.11%) Clustering
6 2 (2.11%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.11%) Reinsurance
7 1 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.05%) PKI
7 1 (1.05%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.05%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 38 (40.00%) Windows
2 12 (12.63%) Windows Server
3 10 (10.53%) Windows 7
4 9 (9.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (8.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (6.32%) Linux
6 6 (6.32%) Windows 8
7 5 (5.26%) Android
7 5 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (5.26%) Windows 10
8 3 (3.16%) Unix
8 3 (3.16%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (2.11%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.05%) AIX
10 1 (1.05%) Solaris
10 1 (1.05%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (13.68%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (12.63%) ITIL
2 12 (12.63%) Migration
3 9 (9.47%) Configuration Management
3 9 (9.47%) Service Delivery
3 9 (9.47%) Validation
4 8 (8.42%) Project Management
5 7 (7.37%) Incident Management
5 7 (7.37%) Performance Tuning
5 7 (7.37%) Project Governance
6 5 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (5.26%) CRM
6 5 (5.26%) ETL
6 5 (5.26%) ITSM
6 5 (5.26%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (5.26%) Test Automation
6 5 (5.26%) Test Management
7 4 (4.21%) Data Modelling
7 4 (4.21%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 17 (17.89%) SQL
2 8 (8.42%) Java
3 5 (5.26%) C
3 5 (5.26%) C#
4 4 (4.21%) JavaScript
4 4 (4.21%) PowerShell
4 4 (4.21%) VB.NET
4 4 (4.21%) VBScript
5 3 (3.16%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.11%) Python
7 1 (1.05%) PHP
7 1 (1.05%) R
7 1 (1.05%) Scala
7 1 (1.05%) VB
7 1 (1.05%) VB6
7 1 (1.05%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (8.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (7.37%) MCSE
3 6 (6.32%) MCSA
4 5 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (5.26%) Degree
4 5 (5.26%) SC Cleared
4 5 (5.26%) Security Cleared
5 4 (4.21%) DBS Check
5 4 (4.21%) ISEB
6 3 (3.16%) ISTQB
6 3 (3.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (3.16%) MCP
7 2 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.05%) CCA
8 1 (1.05%) CCDA
8 1 (1.05%) CCDP
8 1 (1.05%) CCNA
8 1 (1.05%) CCNP
8 1 (1.05%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.16%) PMO
1 3 (3.16%) QA
2 2 (2.11%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.11%) SLA
3 1 (1.05%) Def Stans
3 1 (1.05%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 31 (32.63%) Active Directory
2 8 (8.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.32%) vSphere
4 4 (4.21%) DFS Replication
5 3 (3.16%) NFS
6 2 (2.11%) XenApp
7 1 (1.05%) Docker
7 1 (1.05%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.05%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (15.79%) SCCM
2 4 (4.21%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (4.21%) SCOM
2 4 (4.21%) vCenter Server
3 3 (3.16%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.05%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (1.05%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.05%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (1.05%) PowerCLI
4 1 (1.05%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (12.63%) VMware
2 10 (10.53%) Cisco
3 9 (9.47%) Citrix
4 8 (8.42%) Clearswift
4 8 (8.42%) HP
5 6 (6.32%) Oracle
6 5 (5.26%) Apple
6 5 (5.26%) Dell
6 5 (5.26%) Huawei
6 5 (5.26%) Red Hat
7 4 (4.21%) Juniper
7 4 (4.21%) Proofpoint
8 3 (3.16%) Avaya
8 3 (3.16%) McAfee
8 3 (3.16%) NetApp
8 3 (3.16%) Sage
9 2 (2.11%) 3PAR
9 2 (2.11%) Aruba
9 2 (2.11%) BT
9 2 (2.11%) webMethods