The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Harlow 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 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Essex / Harlow
Rank 2 - 6
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Harlow 25.00% - 18.18%
As % of the Vendors category 100.00% - 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £600 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.20 £15.00 £14.85
% change year-on-year -5.33% +1.01%  

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 Harlow.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Harlow
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 1 0 9
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Harlow 25.00% - 81.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £600 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Harlow

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Harlow 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 Harlow

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Harlow

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Harlow

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Harlow

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Harlow

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Harlow

For the 6 months to 25 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 Harlow region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 3 (75.00%) SQL
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Linux
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (50.00%) VoIP
2 2 (50.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (50.00%) MCSA
2 2 (50.00%) MySQL
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) DHCP
2 2 (50.00%) Ethernet
2 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (50.00%) DNS
2 2 (50.00%) SLA
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) Life Science
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Management
2 2 (50.00%) iSCSI
2 2 (50.00%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) NAS
2 2 (50.00%) MOS
2 2 (50.00%) Smartphone
2 2 (50.00%) Unified Communications
2 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Harlow 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 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) NetSuite
1 1 (25.00%) Odoo
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (25.00%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (25.00%) IaaS
1 1 (25.00%) PaaS
1 1 (25.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) DHCP
1 2 (50.00%) DNS
1 2 (50.00%) Ethernet
1 2 (50.00%) iSCSI
1 2 (50.00%) NAS
1 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (50.00%) Unified Communications
1 2 (50.00%) VoIP
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (25.00%) LAN
2 1 (25.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) MySQL
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (50.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Support Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Cloud Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Cloud Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) ERP Architect
2 1 (25.00%) IT Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Storage Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) COM
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Life Science
1 2 (50.00%) Smartphone
1 2 (50.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (25.00%) EMC VMAX
2 1 (25.00%) EMC VNX
2 1 (25.00%) FlexPod
2 1 (25.00%) HP Storage
2 1 (25.00%) Public Cloud
2 1 (25.00%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Linux
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Unix
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Performance Management
1 2 (50.00%) Software Deployment
2 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (25.00%) ERP
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) MCSA
2 2 (50.00%) MOS
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) MCP
3 1 (25.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) EMC VPLEX
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) 3PAR
2 1 (25.00%) Brocade
2 1 (25.00%) EMC
2 1 (25.00%) Epicor
2 1 (25.00%) Google
2 1 (25.00%) Hitachi
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) NetApp
2 1 (25.00%) Sage
2 1 (25.00%) ServiceNow
2 1 (25.00%) SolidFire
2 1 (25.00%) VMware