Period
to 23 February 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southend-on-Sea 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 23 February 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
Essex > Southend-on-Sea
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 26 25
Rank change year-on-year -10 -1 +14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 3 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southend-on-Sea 2.11% 6.06% 3.23%
As % of the Vendors category 4.62% 10.34% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 2
Southend-on-Sea median daily rate £260 £200 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.00% -52.24% -
10th Percentile £125 £148 £402
90th Percentile £404 £493 £451
Essex median daily rate £375 £325 £320
% change year-on-year +15.38% +1.56% +16.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Southend-on-Sea median hourly rate - - -
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50

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 Southend-on-Sea.

All Vendors
Southend-on-Sea
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 65 58 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southend-on-Sea 45.77% 58.59% 29.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 42 15
Southend-on-Sea median daily rate £475 £475 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -9.52% +20.00%
10th Percentile £323 £306 £370
90th Percentile £625 £574 £575
Essex median daily rate £503 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +43.57% -6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Southend-on-Sea median hourly rate - - -
Essex median hourly rate £31.25 £32.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.85% +71.05% +15.15%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Southend-on-Sea

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Southend-on-Sea.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Southend-on-Sea

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southend-on-Sea

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Southend-on-Sea

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Southend-on-Sea

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Southend-on-Sea over the 6 months to 23 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Southend-on-Sea

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southend-on-Sea

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Southend-on-Sea

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 Southend-on-Sea region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
2 1 (33.33%) Gherkin
2 1 (33.33%) Information Governance
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Microservices
2 1 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Unix
2 1 (33.33%) AIX
2 1 (33.33%) Solaris
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) SUSE
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Freedom of Information

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southend-on-Sea 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 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Integration Architect
1 1 (33.33%) IT Trainer
1 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (33.33%) Freedom of Information
1 1 (33.33%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) AIX
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Solaris
1 1 (33.33%) SUSE
1 1 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Information Governance
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Microservices
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
1 1 (33.33%) Red Hat