Period
to 4 June 2020

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 4 June 2020 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
4 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 18 29 22
Rank change year-on-year +11 -7 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 47 79 90
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Essex 9.02% 9.58% 12.80%
As % of the Vendors category 24.23% 18.12% 23.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 47 60
Median daily rate £350 £350 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -22.22% -
10th Percentile £128 £116 £135
90th Percentile £538 £510 £528
East of England median daily rate £400 £395 £350
% change year-on-year +1.27% +12.86% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Median hourly rate - £16.50 £16.50
East of England median hourly rate £17.10 £15.75 £15.25
% change year-on-year +8.57% +3.28% +1.67%

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 194 436 378
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 37.24% 52.85% 53.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 261 267
Median daily rate £438 £455 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.85% -9.00% +14.94%
10th Percentile £175 £288 £260
90th Percentile £557 £560 £600
East of England median daily rate £410 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -8.89% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 16
Median hourly rate £21.57 £12.50 £31.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +72.56% -60.63% -5.93%
10th Percentile £19.50 £12.25 £15.38
90th Percentile £59.75 £16.35 £49.25
Median hourly rate £19.38 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +10.71% +9.38% -8.57%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Essex

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in Essex.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft in Essex

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft in Essex over the 6 months to 4 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Essex

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in Essex.

Hourly rate trend 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 4 June 2020. 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
Harlow +3 9 £140 -72.00%
Southend-on-Sea +10 7 £520 +26.06% 2
Colchester -2 6 £475 +8.57% 5
Chelmsford -3 3 £350 +115.38% 4
Basildon +1 2 £108 -28.00% 4
Westcliff-on-Sea - 2 £390 -
Microsoft
East of England

For the 6 months to 4 June 2020, 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 21 (44.68%) Windows
2 18 (38.30%) Active Directory
3 15 (31.91%) Windows 10
4 13 (27.66%) Microsoft Office
5 9 (19.15%) SQL
5 9 (19.15%) Linux
5 9 (19.15%) Azure
5 9 (19.15%) Office 365
6 8 (17.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (17.02%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (14.89%) VMware
7 7 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (14.89%) SQL Server
7 7 (14.89%) Citrix
7 7 (14.89%) Public Sector
8 6 (12.77%) .NET
8 6 (12.77%) C#
8 6 (12.77%) ITIL
8 6 (12.77%) SDLC
9 5 (10.64%) Windows Server
9 5 (10.64%) Ansible
9 5 (10.64%) Windows 7
9 5 (10.64%) JIRA
9 5 (10.64%) TDD
9 5 (10.64%) Migration
9 5 (10.64%) Microsoft Excel
9 5 (10.64%) HTML
9 5 (10.64%) Java
9 5 (10.64%) JavaScript
9 5 (10.64%) Oracle

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 4 (8.51%) MS Exchange
1 4 (8.51%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.38%) Apache Spark
2 3 (6.38%) Confluence
3 2 (4.26%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.13%) Documentum
4 1 (2.13%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.13%) IIS
4 1 (2.13%) Moodle
4 1 (2.13%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (27.66%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (10.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (4.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 9 (19.15%) Azure
1 9 (19.15%) Office 365
2 4 (8.51%) AWS
3 2 (4.26%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 1 (2.13%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (2.13%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.51%) NetScaler
2 3 (6.38%) Firewall
3 2 (4.26%) BGP
3 2 (4.26%) Internet
3 2 (4.26%) LAN
3 2 (4.26%) Multicast
3 2 (4.26%) Network Security
3 2 (4.26%) VXLAN
3 2 (4.26%) WAN
4 1 (2.13%) DNS
4 1 (2.13%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (2.13%) Kerberos
4 1 (2.13%) Skype
4 1 (2.13%) SSL
4 1 (2.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.89%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.51%) Oracle OWB
3 3 (6.38%) MySQL
3 3 (6.38%) Oracle Database
3 3 (6.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (6.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (4.26%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (4.26%) MongoDB
4 2 (4.26%) NoSQL
4 2 (4.26%) RDBMS
4 2 (4.26%) Relational Database
4 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.13%) Apache Hive
5 1 (2.13%) Big Data
5 1 (2.13%) DTS
5 1 (2.13%) Pentaho
5 1 (2.13%) ProClarity
5 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (10.64%) JIRA
2 3 (6.38%) Checkstyle
2 3 (6.38%) Visual Studio
3 2 (4.26%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.13%) Artifactory
4 1 (2.13%) Fiddler
4 1 (2.13%) Hudson
4 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.13%) NUnit
4 1 (2.13%) Postman
4 1 (2.13%) ReSharper
4 1 (2.13%) SpecFlow
4 1 (2.13%) Subversion
General
1 7 (14.89%) Public Sector
2 4 (8.51%) Finance
2 4 (8.51%) Law
3 3 (6.38%) Legal
4 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (29.79%) Analyst
2 9 (19.15%) Support Analyst
3 6 (12.77%) Technical Analyst
3 6 (12.77%) Technical Support
3 6 (12.77%) Technical Support Analyst
4 5 (10.64%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (10.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (10.64%) Support Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) Applications Support
5 4 (8.51%) Applications Support Analyst
5 4 (8.51%) Citrix Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) Developer
6 3 (6.38%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Legal Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Project Manager
6 3 (6.38%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.77%) .NET
2 5 (10.64%) HTML
3 3 (6.38%) J2SE
3 3 (6.38%) Java EE
3 3 (6.38%) Spring
3 3 (6.38%) Spring Boot
4 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET
4 2 (4.26%) REST
4 2 (4.26%) XML
5 1 (2.13%) .NET Core
5 1 (2.13%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.13%) Ajax
5 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET Core
5 1 (2.13%) COM
5 1 (2.13%) CSS
5 1 (2.13%) Razor View Engine
5 1 (2.13%) SOAP
5 1 (2.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) Hybrid Cloud
1 4 (8.51%) NHS
2 2 (4.26%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.13%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.13%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (2.13%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 21 (44.68%) Windows
2 15 (31.91%) Windows 10
3 9 (19.15%) Linux
4 8 (17.02%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (10.64%) Windows 7
5 5 (10.64%) Windows Server
6 4 (8.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (8.51%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (4.26%) Unix
7 2 (4.26%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.13%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.02%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (12.77%) ITIL
3 6 (12.77%) SDLC
4 5 (10.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 5 (10.64%) Migration
4 5 (10.64%) TDD
5 4 (8.51%) BDD
5 4 (8.51%) DevOps
6 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Transformation
6 3 (6.38%) Kanban
6 3 (6.38%) Mentoring
6 3 (6.38%) Microservices
6 3 (6.38%) Pair Programming
6 3 (6.38%) PRINCE2
6 3 (6.38%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (6.38%) Scrum
6 3 (6.38%) Software Architecture
6 3 (6.38%) Sprint Planning
6 3 (6.38%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (19.15%) SQL
2 6 (12.77%) C#
3 5 (10.64%) Java
3 5 (10.64%) JavaScript
4 4 (8.51%) PowerShell
5 3 (6.38%) Java 8
6 1 (2.13%) PHP
6 1 (2.13%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (8.51%) CCA
1 4 (8.51%) Citrix Certification
2 3 (6.38%) OCP
2 3 (6.38%) Oracle Certification
3 2 (4.26%) ISEB
3 2 (4.26%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (4.26%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.26%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.13%) CCNP
4 1 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.13%) CISSP
4 1 (2.13%) Degree
4 1 (2.13%) MCSE
4 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (38.30%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.51%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (8.51%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (8.51%) XenApp
2 4 (8.51%) XenDesktop
3 3 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.13%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (10.64%) Ansible
2 4 (8.51%) Terraform
3 3 (6.38%) SCCM
4 1 (2.13%) EnCase
4 1 (2.13%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (2.13%) Nexpose
4 1 (2.13%) QRadar
4 1 (2.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (14.89%) Citrix
1 7 (14.89%) VMware
2 5 (10.64%) Oracle
3 3 (6.38%) Cisco
4 2 (4.26%) Avaya
4 2 (4.26%) CheckPoint
4 2 (4.26%) Extreme Networks
4 2 (4.26%) IBM
4 2 (4.26%) iManage
4 2 (4.26%) Palo Alto
4 2 (4.26%) webMethods
5 1 (2.13%) Becrypt
5 1 (2.13%) Cloudera
5 1 (2.13%) Forcepoint
5 1 (2.13%) Juniper
5 1 (2.13%) Lotus
5 1 (2.13%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (2.13%) Splunk
5 1 (2.13%) Veeam