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 3 months to 29 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.

Microsoft
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 7 13
Rank change year-on-year -9 +6  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 50 61 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 12.25% 13.62% 11.67%
As % of the Vendors category 20.49% 30.65% 26.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 26 36
Median daily rate £413 £350 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.85% +40.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £178 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £494 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 2
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £32.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -48.59%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.40 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% -  

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 Essex.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 244 199 203
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 59.80% 44.42% 44.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 90 111
Median daily rate £425 £364 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.83% -9.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £204 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 33 11
Median hourly rate £29.00 £16.50 £32.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.75% -48.59%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.70 £19.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex 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 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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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
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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Southend-on-Sea -17 8 £200 -50.00% 1
Colchester 0 6 £313 - 3
Brentwood +3 2 £400 +52.38% 2
Basildon -3 2 £135 +12.50%
Billericay - 1 - -
Halstead - 1 £165 -
Harlow - 1 £600 - 2
Witham - 1 - - 1
Microsoft
East of England

For the 6 months to 29 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 Essex region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 60 (54.55%) Windows
2 55 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 41 (37.27%) SQL Server
4 35 (31.82%) MS Office
4 35 (31.82%) Active Directory
5 31 (28.18%) SQL
6 24 (21.82%) ITIL
6 24 (21.82%) Business Intelligence
7 21 (19.09%) Oracle
8 20 (18.18%) Windows 7
9 17 (15.45%) SharePoint
10 16 (14.55%) CRM
10 16 (14.55%) C#
10 16 (14.55%) Retail
10 16 (14.55%) Dynamics CRM
11 15 (13.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 15 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
11 15 (13.64%) Finance
11 15 (13.64%) Citrix
12 14 (12.73%) .NET
12 14 (12.73%) COM
12 14 (12.73%) Document Management
12 14 (12.73%) Degree
12 14 (12.73%) Office 365
13 13 (11.82%) Microsoft Azure
13 13 (11.82%) Skype for Business
13 13 (11.82%) Infor
13 13 (11.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 13 (11.82%) SAP
13 13 (11.82%) Salesforce.com

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 17 (15.45%) SharePoint
2 13 (11.82%) Skype for Business
3 12 (10.91%) BizTalk Server
4 10 (9.09%) MS Exchange
5 5 (4.55%) IIS
6 4 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (2.73%) Apache
7 3 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (2.73%) Jetty
7 3 (2.73%) Mongrel
7 3 (2.73%) nginx
7 3 (2.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (2.73%) Tomcat
7 3 (2.73%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.91%) GroupWise
9 1 (0.91%) JBoss
9 1 (0.91%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.91%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 55 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 35 (31.82%) MS Office
3 9 (8.18%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (4.55%) MS Visio
4 5 (4.55%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (2.73%) InfoPath
5 3 (2.73%) MS Project
6 2 (1.82%) Acrobat
6 2 (1.82%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 16 (14.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (5.45%) Adobe Campaign
2 6 (5.45%) Unica
3 3 (2.73%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (1.82%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.91%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.91%) Odoo
5 1 (0.91%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.91%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 14 (12.73%) Office 365
2 13 (11.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (10.91%) Yammer
4 5 (4.55%) Adobe Analytics
5 4 (3.64%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (3.64%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (2.73%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (2.73%) Google App Engine
7 2 (1.82%) GitHub
8 1 (0.91%) IaaS
8 1 (0.91%) PaaS
8 1 (0.91%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.00%) DHCP
1 11 (10.00%) DNS
2 7 (6.36%) Internet
2 7 (6.36%) TCP/IP
3 6 (5.45%) VPN
4 5 (4.55%) Firewall
4 5 (4.55%) VoIP
4 5 (4.55%) WebEx
5 3 (2.73%) FTP
5 3 (2.73%) HTTP
5 3 (2.73%) IPsec
5 3 (2.73%) LAN
5 3 (2.73%) NAS
5 3 (2.73%) SSL
5 3 (2.73%) WAN
6 2 (1.82%) Ethernet
6 2 (1.82%) iSCSI
6 2 (1.82%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (1.82%) SAN
6 2 (1.82%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (37.27%) SQL Server
2 15 (13.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (11.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (8.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 8 (7.27%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (5.45%) QlikView
7 5 (4.55%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (4.55%) Hadoop
7 5 (4.55%) OLAP
7 5 (4.55%) OLTP
8 4 (3.64%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 4 (3.64%) MySQL
8 4 (3.64%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (2.73%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (2.73%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (1.82%) Biml
10 2 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (1.82%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (1.82%) SSDT
11 1 (0.91%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (4.55%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.73%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (2.73%) Travis CI
3 2 (1.82%) JUnit
3 2 (1.82%) Xcode
4 1 (0.91%) AccuRev
4 1 (0.91%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.91%) Subversion
General
1 16 (14.55%) Retail
2 15 (13.64%) Finance
3 5 (4.55%) Banking
4 4 (3.64%) Publishing
5 3 (2.73%) Advertising
5 3 (2.73%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.82%) Automotive
6 2 (1.82%) Legal
6 2 (1.82%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.82%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.91%) Front Office
7 1 (0.91%) Law
7 1 (0.91%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 43 (39.09%) Analyst
2 26 (23.64%) Developer
3 23 (20.91%) Support Analyst
4 11 (10.00%) Help Desk Analyst
4 11 (10.00%) Help Desk Support
4 11 (10.00%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 10 (9.09%) CRM Developer
6 8 (7.27%) ETL Developer
6 8 (7.27%) IT Support
6 8 (7.27%) Service Analyst
6 8 (7.27%) Service Desk Analyst
7 7 (6.36%) Consultant
7 7 (6.36%) Windows Support Analyst
8 6 (5.45%) IT Analyst
9 5 (4.55%) Active Directory Analyst
9 5 (4.55%) Active Directory Support
9 5 (4.55%) Active Directory Support Analyst
9 5 (4.55%) Business Analyst
9 5 (4.55%) IT Support Analyst
9 5 (4.55%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.73%) .NET
1 14 (12.73%) COM
2 9 (8.18%) HTML
3 8 (7.27%) JSON
3 8 (7.27%) XML
4 6 (5.45%) CSS
5 3 (2.73%) J2EE
5 3 (2.73%) MDX
5 3 (2.73%) Servlets
6 2 (1.82%) Cocoa
6 2 (1.82%) Core Animation
6 2 (1.82%) Core Data
6 2 (1.82%) iOS SDK
6 2 (1.82%) iPhone SDK
6 2 (1.82%) RESTful
6 2 (1.82%) WCF
7 1 (0.91%) Middleware
7 1 (0.91%) SAP CAF
7 1 (0.91%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.45%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.45%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (4.55%) iPhone
4 4 (3.64%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.73%) Clustering
5 3 (2.73%) HTC Vive
5 3 (2.73%) iPad
5 3 (2.73%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (2.73%) NHS
6 2 (1.82%) Animation
6 2 (1.82%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.82%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.82%) Life Science
6 2 (1.82%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.82%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.82%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.91%) Handset
7 1 (0.91%) PMI
7 1 (0.91%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 60 (54.55%) Windows
2 20 (18.18%) Windows 7
3 12 (10.91%) Windows Server
4 10 (9.09%) Linux
4 10 (9.09%) Windows 8
5 9 (8.18%) Unix
6 8 (7.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (6.36%) Windows XP
8 6 (5.45%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (2.73%) Mac OS
10 3 (2.73%) Windows 10
11 2 (1.82%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.82%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.91%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (21.82%) Business Intelligence
1 24 (21.82%) ITIL
2 16 (14.55%) CRM
3 14 (12.73%) Document Management
4 12 (10.91%) Case Management
4 12 (10.91%) Data Management
5 11 (10.00%) Incident Management
6 10 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (7.27%) ETL
8 7 (6.36%) Analytics
8 7 (6.36%) Performance Tuning
8 7 (6.36%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (5.45%) Data Transformation
9 6 (5.45%) Project Management
9 6 (5.45%) Service Management
10 5 (4.55%) B2C
10 5 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (4.55%) Data Analysis
11 4 (3.64%) Data Protection
11 4 (3.64%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 31 (28.18%) SQL
2 16 (14.55%) C#
3 12 (10.91%) Java
3 12 (10.91%) JavaScript
4 10 (9.09%) T-SQL
5 8 (7.27%) VBScript
6 6 (5.45%) PHP
6 6 (5.45%) VB.NET
7 4 (3.64%) C
7 4 (3.64%) PowerShell
7 4 (3.64%) VBA
8 3 (2.73%) VB
9 2 (1.82%) Apple Swift
9 2 (1.82%) C++
9 2 (1.82%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.91%) Perl
10 1 (0.91%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.91%) XMLA
Qualifications
1 14 (12.73%) Degree
2 10 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (4.55%) MOS
4 4 (3.64%) CISA
4 4 (3.64%) CISM
4 4 (3.64%) CISSP
4 4 (3.64%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (3.64%) MCSA
5 3 (2.73%) MCSE
5 3 (2.73%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.73%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.82%) CCNA
6 2 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.91%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.91%) CCNP
7 1 (0.91%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.91%) MCITP
7 1 (0.91%) MCP
7 1 (0.91%) MCTS
7 1 (0.91%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (3.64%) PMO
1 4 (3.64%) SLA
2 2 (1.82%) IFRS
2 2 (1.82%) IFRS 9
3 1 (0.91%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.91%) MiFID
3 1 (0.91%) P3O
3 1 (0.91%) QA
System Software
1 35 (31.82%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.55%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.73%) Xen
3 3 (2.73%) XenApp
4 2 (1.82%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.82%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.91%) DFS Replication
5 1 (0.91%) Docker
5 1 (0.91%) NDS
5 1 (0.91%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 4 (3.64%) SCCM
2 3 (2.73%) Puppet
3 1 (0.91%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.91%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (0.91%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.91%) EMC VPLEX
3 1 (0.91%) HP SIM
3 1 (0.91%) Nagios
3 1 (0.91%) OpenView
3 1 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.91%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.91%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.91%) PowerCLI
3 1 (0.91%) SCOM
3 1 (0.91%) WSUS
3 1 (0.91%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 21 (19.09%) Oracle
2 15 (13.64%) Citrix
3 13 (11.82%) Infor
3 13 (11.82%) Salesforce.com
3 13 (11.82%) SAP
4 8 (7.27%) Adobe
4 8 (7.27%) VMware
5 7 (6.36%) Cisco
6 5 (4.55%) HP
6 5 (4.55%) ServiceNow
7 4 (3.64%) Google
8 3 (2.73%) Apple
8 3 (2.73%) EMC
8 3 (2.73%) MobileIron
8 3 (2.73%) NetApp
9 2 (1.82%) Autodesk
9 2 (1.82%) BMC
10 1 (0.91%) Clearswift
10 1 (0.91%) Intel Security
10 1 (0.91%) Remedy
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Hydrogen Group
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Rate: £120 - £125 per day
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