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 27 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 6 8
Rank change year-on-year -11 +2  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 61 81 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 14.12% 16.77% 12.54%
As % of the Vendors category 27.98% 33.75% 24.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 42 49
Median daily rate £475 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +58.33% -20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £566 £450 £434
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 21 8
Median hourly rate £13.73 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.77% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £16.50 £12.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £29.50 £27.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.45 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -12.42% +10.00%  

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 218 240 323
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 50.46% 49.69% 50.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 94 187
Median daily rate £500 £320 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +56.25% -8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 66 31
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.15% -13.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.86 £40.00 £44.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.92 £18.50
% change year-on-year -16.32% +13.05%  

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 27 June 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Essex over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 3 months to 27 June 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
Chelmsford - 10 £563 -
Southend-on-Sea -26 7 £428 +144.28%
Colchester +6 5 £450 +5.88% 6
Brentwood +4 3 £209 - 2
Saffron Walden - 2 - - 1
Thurrock - 2 £138 -
Basildon +4 1 - - 2
Harlow 0 1 - - 1
Microsoft
East of England

For the 6 months to 27 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 Essex region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 48 (43.24%) Windows
2 37 (33.33%) ITIL
3 28 (25.23%) Microsoft Office
4 24 (21.62%) Active Directory
5 23 (20.72%) SQL Server
5 23 (20.72%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (18.92%) Finance
6 21 (18.92%) Microsoft Azure
7 20 (18.02%) SQL
8 19 (17.12%) Microsoft Excel
8 19 (17.12%) Business Intelligence
8 19 (17.12%) Service Management
8 19 (17.12%) Office 365
8 19 (17.12%) Dynamics 365
9 18 (16.22%) Dynamics CRM
9 18 (16.22%) CRM
10 17 (15.32%) ITSM
11 16 (14.41%) Local Government
11 16 (14.41%) Project Management
12 14 (12.61%) MS Visio
12 14 (12.61%) C#
12 14 (12.61%) .NET
12 14 (12.61%) Skype for Business
13 13 (11.71%) ERP
13 13 (11.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 12 (10.81%) SharePoint
14 12 (10.81%) Linux
14 12 (10.81%) PaaS
14 12 (10.81%) Windows 7
14 12 (10.81%) IaaS

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 14 (12.61%) Skype for Business
2 12 (10.81%) SharePoint
3 7 (6.31%) MS Exchange
4 6 (5.41%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (5.41%) IIS
5 4 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (2.70%) Apache
6 3 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (2.70%) Jetty
6 3 (2.70%) Mongrel
6 3 (2.70%) nginx
6 3 (2.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (2.70%) Tomcat
6 3 (2.70%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.90%) CMS
7 1 (0.90%) JBoss
7 1 (0.90%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.90%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.90%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 28 (25.23%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (17.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (12.61%) MS Visio
4 13 (11.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (4.50%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (2.70%) InfoPath
7 2 (1.80%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 18 (16.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (9.91%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (7.21%) Payment Gateway
4 6 (5.41%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (3.60%) Adobe Campaign
5 4 (3.60%) Unica
6 2 (1.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (1.80%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.90%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.90%) Odoo
Cloud Services
1 21 (18.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (17.12%) Dynamics 365
2 19 (17.12%) Office 365
3 12 (10.81%) IaaS
3 12 (10.81%) PaaS
4 6 (5.41%) Yammer
5 4 (3.60%) Adobe Analytics
5 4 (3.60%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (3.60%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (2.70%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.01%) DHCP
1 10 (9.01%) DNS
1 10 (9.01%) WebEx
2 8 (7.21%) Skype
3 4 (3.60%) VPN
4 3 (2.70%) Firewall
4 3 (2.70%) FTP
4 3 (2.70%) HTTP
4 3 (2.70%) Internet
4 3 (2.70%) IPsec
4 3 (2.70%) SSL
4 3 (2.70%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.70%) VoIP
5 1 (0.90%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.90%) LAN
5 1 (0.90%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (0.90%) SAN
5 1 (0.90%) WAN
5 1 (0.90%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (20.72%) SQL Server
2 10 (9.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 10 (9.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (6.31%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (5.41%) QlikView
4 6 (5.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (4.50%) OLAP
5 5 (4.50%) OLTP
6 4 (3.60%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (3.60%) Hadoop
7 3 (2.70%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 3 (2.70%) MySQL
8 2 (1.80%) Biml
8 2 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.80%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.80%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (1.80%) SSDT
9 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (3.60%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (2.70%) Travis CI
3 2 (1.80%) JIRA
4 1 (0.90%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.90%) MorphX
4 1 (0.90%) Subversion
4 1 (0.90%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (18.92%) Finance
2 16 (14.41%) Local Government
3 9 (8.11%) Retail
4 7 (6.31%) Back Office
5 6 (5.41%) Banking
6 5 (4.50%) Manufacturing
6 5 (4.50%) Telecoms
7 4 (3.60%) Marketing
8 3 (2.70%) Automotive
9 2 (1.80%) Electronics
9 2 (1.80%) Legal
9 2 (1.80%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (1.80%) Publishing
10 1 (0.90%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 22 (19.82%) Developer
2 21 (18.92%) Analyst
3 10 (9.01%) Programme Manager
4 9 (8.11%) Support Analyst
4 9 (8.11%) Technical Manager
5 8 (7.21%) ETL Developer
6 7 (6.31%) Business Analyst
6 7 (6.31%) Consultant
6 7 (6.31%) Technical Programme Manager
7 6 (5.41%) CRM Developer
7 6 (5.41%) Desktop Support
7 6 (5.41%) IT Support
8 5 (4.50%) Administrator
8 5 (4.50%) Architect
8 5 (4.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (4.50%) Microsoft Consultant
8 5 (4.50%) Project Manager
8 5 (4.50%) SQL Developer
9 4 (3.60%) Coordinator
9 4 (3.60%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.61%) .NET
2 7 (6.31%) COM
3 5 (4.50%) CSS
3 5 (4.50%) HTML
4 4 (3.60%) JSON
4 4 (3.60%) XML
5 3 (2.70%) J2EE
5 3 (2.70%) MDX
5 3 (2.70%) Servlets
6 2 (1.80%) WCF
7 1 (0.90%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.90%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.90%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.90%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 1 (0.90%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 1 (0.90%) Flash
7 1 (0.90%) Middleware
7 1 (0.90%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.21%) Data Protection Act
3 6 (5.41%) Data Centre
4 5 (4.50%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.50%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (3.60%) Driving Licence
6 3 (2.70%) HTC Vive
6 3 (2.70%) iPad
6 3 (2.70%) iPhone
6 3 (2.70%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (2.70%) PMI
7 2 (1.80%) Clustering
7 2 (1.80%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.80%) NHS
8 1 (0.90%) Fintech
8 1 (0.90%) FlexPod
8 1 (0.90%) HP Storage
8 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Licensing
8 1 (0.90%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.90%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 48 (43.24%) Windows
2 12 (10.81%) Linux
2 12 (10.81%) Windows 10
2 12 (10.81%) Windows 7
3 10 (9.01%) Windows Server
4 9 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (4.50%) Unix
7 4 (3.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (2.70%) Mac OS
8 3 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (2.70%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.80%) Mac OS X
9 2 (1.80%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.90%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (33.33%) ITIL
2 23 (20.72%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (17.12%) Business Intelligence
3 19 (17.12%) Service Management
4 18 (16.22%) CRM
5 17 (15.32%) ITSM
6 16 (14.41%) Project Management
7 13 (11.71%) ERP
8 12 (10.81%) DevOps
9 11 (9.91%) SDLC
10 10 (9.01%) Data Protection
11 9 (8.11%) Configuration Management
11 9 (8.11%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 9 (8.11%) Information Assurance
12 8 (7.21%) Agile Project Management
12 8 (7.21%) ETL
13 7 (6.31%) Functional Testing
13 7 (6.31%) Performance Tuning
13 7 (6.31%) PRINCE2
14 6 (5.41%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (18.02%) SQL
2 14 (12.61%) C#
3 11 (9.91%) PowerShell
3 11 (9.91%) T-SQL
4 8 (7.21%) Java
4 8 (7.21%) VBScript
5 7 (6.31%) JavaScript
5 7 (6.31%) VBA
6 6 (5.41%) VB.NET
7 4 (3.60%) PHP
7 4 (3.60%) VB
8 3 (2.70%) C
9 2 (1.80%) Python
10 1 (0.90%) Perl
10 1 (0.90%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.90%) VB6
10 1 (0.90%) X++
Qualifications
1 12 (10.81%) Degree
2 9 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.70%) MCSA
3 3 (2.70%) PMI Certification
3 3 (2.70%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.80%) CCNP
4 2 (1.80%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.80%) Numerate Degree
4 2 (1.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (1.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (1.80%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.90%) A+ Certification
5 1 (0.90%) CCNA
5 1 (0.90%) CISA
5 1 (0.90%) CISSP
5 1 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.90%) MCP
5 1 (0.90%) MCSD
5 1 (0.90%) MCSE
5 1 (0.90%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.31%) GDPR
1 7 (6.31%) SLA
2 6 (5.41%) PMO
3 2 (1.80%) IFRS
3 2 (1.80%) IFRS 9
4 1 (0.90%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.90%) MiFID
4 1 (0.90%) P3O
4 1 (0.90%) QA
System Software
1 24 (21.62%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.31%) Terminal Services
3 6 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.70%) Xen
5 2 (1.80%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.80%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.90%) Docker
6 1 (0.90%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.90%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (9.91%) Opscode Chef
1 11 (9.91%) SCCM
2 7 (6.31%) DameWare
3 6 (5.41%) SCOM
4 3 (2.70%) Puppet
5 1 (0.90%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.90%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.90%) EMC VPLEX
5 1 (0.90%) Nagios
5 1 (0.90%) OpenView
5 1 (0.90%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.90%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.90%) WSUS
5 1 (0.90%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 11 (9.91%) Oracle
2 9 (8.11%) Cisco
3 8 (7.21%) SAP
4 7 (6.31%) VMware
5 6 (5.41%) HP
5 6 (5.41%) Infor
5 6 (5.41%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (4.50%) Adobe
6 5 (4.50%) Apple
7 4 (3.60%) Google
8 3 (2.70%) MobileIron
8 3 (2.70%) Red Hat
8 3 (2.70%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.80%) Autodesk
9 2 (1.80%) BMC
9 2 (1.80%) Citrix
10 1 (0.90%) Avaya
10 1 (0.90%) Epicor
10 1 (0.90%) Hitachi
10 1 (0.90%) NetApp
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