Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 22 4
Rank change year-on-year +9 -18 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 156 106 177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 15.03% 12.94% 20.77%
As % of the Vendors category 26.58% 25.24% 36.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 55 97
Essex median daily rate £400 £450 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +50.00% -20.00%
10th Percentile £117 £138 £220
90th Percentile £574 £600 £459
East of England median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 18 47
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £14.20 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.20% -13.94% -
10th Percentile £12.55 £10.40 £15.75
90th Percentile £33.02 £25.58 £38.75
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% +6.45%

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 587 420 481
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 56.55% 51.28% 56.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 371 264 253
Essex median daily rate £520 £505 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.97% +50.75% -10.67%
10th Percentile £200 £310 £213
90th Percentile £600 £600 £513
East of England median daily rate £425 £425 £380
% change year-on-year - +11.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 29 105
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -8.33% -20.88%
10th Percentile £12.55 £10.40 £15.75
90th Percentile £42.00 £41.95 £42.82
East of England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.03% - -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 21 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +4 24 £325 -41.26% 14
Colchester -1 20 £175 -63.16% 5
Southend-on-Sea +10 14 £538 +32.72% 7
Brentwood +19 12 £118 -50.53% 2
Basildon +4 6 £475 +58.33% 1
Harlow -7 6 £325 - 2
Grays - 5 £538 - 2
Witham -9 2 £609 +73.93% 2
Westcliff-on-Sea - 1 £225 -
Epping - 1 £175 -
Microsoft
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 58 (37.18%) Windows
2 47 (30.13%) Active Directory
3 44 (28.21%) Microsoft Office
4 33 (21.15%) Microsoft Azure
5 25 (16.03%) Configuration Management
6 24 (15.38%) VMware
7 23 (14.74%) Agile Software Development
8 22 (14.10%) Finance
9 21 (13.46%) SQL Server
10 20 (12.82%) Project Management
10 20 (12.82%) Migration
10 20 (12.82%) Amazon AWS
11 19 (12.18%) Office 365
11 19 (12.18%) Java
11 19 (12.18%) Linux
11 19 (12.18%) Microsoft Excel
12 18 (11.54%) .NET
12 18 (11.54%) DevOps
12 18 (11.54%) Windows 7
13 17 (10.90%) SQL
13 17 (10.90%) Web Services
13 17 (10.90%) ITIL
14 16 (10.26%) DHCP
14 16 (10.26%) DNS
14 16 (10.26%) Microsoft Certification
15 15 (9.62%) Service Delivery
15 15 (9.62%) Security Cleared
15 15 (9.62%) VMware Infrastructure
15 15 (9.62%) Data Centre
16 14 (8.97%) Windows Server 2012

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 13 (8.33%) IIS
1 13 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 12 (7.69%) Apache
2 12 (7.69%) Tomcat
2 12 (7.69%) WebSphere
3 11 (7.05%) Jetty
3 11 (7.05%) Mongrel
3 11 (7.05%) nginx
4 7 (4.49%) SharePoint
5 6 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (3.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (3.21%) Confluence
7 4 (2.56%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (1.92%) Skype for Business
9 2 (1.28%) IBM Notes
9 2 (1.28%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.64%) CMS
10 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.64%) JBoss
10 1 (0.64%) OpenStack
Applications
1 44 (28.21%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (12.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (5.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (5.13%) MS Visio
4 7 (4.49%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.64%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.64%) Magento
2 1 (0.64%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 33 (21.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (12.82%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (12.18%) Office 365
4 12 (7.69%) Azure Active Directory
5 11 (7.05%) Amazon EC2
5 11 (7.05%) Google App Engine
5 11 (7.05%) Google Cloud Platform
6 7 (4.49%) Dynamics 365
7 5 (3.21%) iTunes
8 3 (1.92%) IaaS
9 1 (0.64%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.64%) GitHub
9 1 (0.64%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.26%) DHCP
1 16 (10.26%) DNS
2 13 (8.33%) HTTP
2 13 (8.33%) TCP/IP
3 11 (7.05%) FTP
3 11 (7.05%) IPsec
3 11 (7.05%) SSL
4 8 (5.13%) Internet
5 7 (4.49%) VPN
6 6 (3.85%) Network Security
7 5 (3.21%) SAN
7 5 (3.21%) VoIP
8 4 (2.56%) Cisco IPT
8 4 (2.56%) Firewall
8 4 (2.56%) IP Telephony
8 4 (2.56%) Skype
8 4 (2.56%) WAN
9 3 (1.92%) LAN
9 3 (1.92%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (1.92%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (13.46%) SQL Server
2 13 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.56%) SSDT
6 2 (1.28%) Data Mart
6 2 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.64%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.64%) Big Data
7 1 (0.64%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.64%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.64%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.64%) MySQL
7 1 (0.64%) OLAP
7 1 (0.64%) OLTP
7 1 (0.64%) Oracle OWB
7 1 (0.64%) Power BI
7 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 12 (7.69%) Jenkins
2 9 (5.77%) Travis CI
3 8 (5.13%) JIRA
4 4 (2.56%) GitLab
4 4 (2.56%) Rational Rhapsody
5 2 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.28%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.64%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.64%) Maven
6 1 (0.64%) Subversion
6 1 (0.64%) Toad
General
1 22 (14.10%) Finance
2 11 (7.05%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.85%) Manufacturing
4 5 (3.21%) Electronics
4 5 (3.21%) Legal
4 5 (3.21%) Marketing
5 1 (0.64%) Advertising
5 1 (0.64%) French Language
5 1 (0.64%) Law
5 1 (0.64%) Local Government
5 1 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.64%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 45 (28.85%) Analyst
2 19 (12.18%) Support Analyst
3 16 (10.26%) Developer
3 16 (10.26%) Service Analyst
3 16 (10.26%) Service Desk Analyst
4 12 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
5 10 (6.41%) Business Analyst
6 8 (5.13%) 2nd Line Support
6 8 (5.13%) Service Desk Support
7 7 (4.49%) Active Directory Analyst
7 7 (4.49%) Active Directory Support
7 7 (4.49%) Citrix Analyst
7 7 (4.49%) Citrix Support
7 7 (4.49%) Citrix Support Analyst
7 7 (4.49%) Help Desk Analyst
7 7 (4.49%) Help Desk Support
7 7 (4.49%) Help Desk Support Analyst
7 7 (4.49%) Service Desk Support Analyst
7 7 (4.49%) Support Engineer
7 7 (4.49%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (11.54%) .NET
2 17 (10.90%) Web Services
3 11 (7.05%) Servlets
4 10 (6.41%) J2EE
5 7 (4.49%) CSS
5 7 (4.49%) HTML
6 6 (3.85%) jQuery
6 6 (3.85%) RESTful
6 6 (3.85%) XML
7 4 (2.56%) REST
7 4 (2.56%) SOAP
7 4 (2.56%) XSD
7 4 (2.56%) XSL
8 2 (1.28%) 802.1X
8 2 (1.28%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.28%) CSS3
8 2 (1.28%) HTML5
8 2 (1.28%) LDAP
9 1 (0.64%) Java EE
9 1 (0.64%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.62%) Data Centre
2 12 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 10 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (5.77%) NHS
5 6 (3.85%) Client/Server
6 5 (3.21%) Blackberry
6 5 (3.21%) Public Cloud
6 5 (3.21%) Smartphone
7 4 (2.56%) Clustering
7 4 (2.56%) Equities
8 3 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.92%) Fat Client
8 3 (1.92%) Freedom of Information
8 3 (1.92%) PKI
8 3 (1.92%) Thin Client
9 2 (1.28%) Algorithms
9 2 (1.28%) Security Operations Centre
10 1 (0.64%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.64%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.64%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 58 (37.18%) Windows
2 19 (12.18%) Linux
3 18 (11.54%) Windows 7
4 14 (8.97%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (6.41%) Windows 8
6 9 (5.77%) Windows 10
6 9 (5.77%) Windows Server
7 8 (5.13%) Unix
8 6 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (2.56%) Android
10 3 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.92%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.64%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.64%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (16.03%) Configuration Management
2 23 (14.74%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (12.82%) Migration
3 20 (12.82%) Project Management
4 18 (11.54%) DevOps
5 17 (10.90%) ITIL
6 15 (9.62%) Service Delivery
7 13 (8.33%) Incident Management
8 12 (7.69%) CRM
9 11 (7.05%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (7.05%) Open Source
10 10 (6.41%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (6.41%) PRINCE2
11 9 (5.77%) Validation
12 8 (5.13%) ITSM
12 8 (5.13%) Project Governance
13 7 (4.49%) Performance Tuning
13 7 (4.49%) Scrum
13 7 (4.49%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (4.49%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 19 (12.18%) Java
2 17 (10.90%) SQL
3 13 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 12 (7.69%) C#
5 10 (6.41%) PowerShell
6 5 (3.21%) C
6 5 (3.21%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.92%) VB.NET
7 3 (1.92%) VBScript
8 2 (1.28%) Python
9 1 (0.64%) Perl
9 1 (0.64%) PHP
9 1 (0.64%) Ruby
9 1 (0.64%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (10.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (9.62%) Security Cleared
3 12 (7.69%) MCSA
3 12 (7.69%) MCSE
3 12 (7.69%) SC Cleared
4 9 (5.77%) Degree
5 5 (3.21%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (2.56%) DBS Check
6 4 (2.56%) ISEB
6 4 (2.56%) Network+ Certification
7 3 (1.92%) BC Cleared
7 3 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.92%) MCP
7 3 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.28%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.64%) CCDA
9 1 (0.64%) CCDP
9 1 (0.64%) CCNA
9 1 (0.64%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.77%) SLA
2 5 (3.21%) HL7
2 5 (3.21%) QA
3 3 (1.92%) Def Stans
3 3 (1.92%) ISO 9000
4 2 (1.28%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.64%) GDPR
5 1 (0.64%) PMO
System Software
1 47 (30.13%) Active Directory
2 15 (9.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (7.05%) Xen
4 3 (1.92%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.28%) XenApp
6 1 (0.64%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.64%) Docker
6 1 (0.64%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 11 (7.05%) Puppet
1 11 (7.05%) SCCM
2 5 (3.21%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (2.56%) Ansible
3 4 (2.56%) Failover Clustering
4 3 (1.92%) SCOM
4 3 (1.92%) Terraform
5 2 (1.28%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.64%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.64%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.64%) WSUS
Vendors
1 24 (15.38%) VMware
2 14 (8.97%) Citrix
3 13 (8.33%) Cisco
4 11 (7.05%) Google
5 9 (5.77%) Apple
6 7 (4.49%) HP
7 6 (3.85%) Dell
7 6 (3.85%) SAP
8 5 (3.21%) Clearswift
8 5 (3.21%) Proofpoint
9 4 (2.56%) InterSystems
10 3 (1.92%) Oracle
11 2 (1.28%) BT
11 2 (1.28%) CA
11 2 (1.28%) CheckPoint
11 2 (1.28%) Lotus
11 2 (1.28%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.28%) Sophos
11 2 (1.28%) Symantec
11 2 (1.28%) webMethods