Period
to 20 June 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 20 June 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
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 43 10
Rank change year-on-year +8 -33 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 4 15 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southend-on-Sea 2.31% 7.18% 11.11%
As % of the Vendors category 5.41% 12.82% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 13 4
Southend-on-Sea median daily rate £450 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +3.23% +269.05%
10th Percentile £419 £148 £223
90th Percentile £471 £450 £439
Essex median daily rate £413 £450 £350
% change year-on-year -8.33% +28.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Southend-on-Sea median hourly rate - - -
Essex median hourly rate £19.25 £14.40 £16.50
% change year-on-year +33.68% -12.73% -13.16%

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 74 117 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southend-on-Sea 42.77% 55.98% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 89 9
Southend-on-Sea median daily rate £475 £450 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +25.00% -10.56%
10th Percentile £344 £313 £193
90th Percentile £625 £575 £411
Essex median daily rate £500 £440 £350
% change year-on-year +13.64% +25.71% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Southend-on-Sea median hourly rate - - -
Essex median hourly rate £30.50 £16.47 £16.50
% change year-on-year +85.24% -0.21% -13.16%

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 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 20 June 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 (50.00%) Oracle
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (50.00%) Java
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
1 2 (50.00%) Clustering
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
1 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (50.00%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (25.00%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (25.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (25.00%) Microservices
2 1 (25.00%) Contingency Planning
2 1 (25.00%) HL7
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Database Tuning
2 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture

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 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (25.00%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) DBA
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Architect
2 1 (25.00%) SQL DBA
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server DBA
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Integration Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Gherkin
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
1 1 (25.00%) XML
1 1 (25.00%) XSD
1 1 (25.00%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) AIX
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Solaris
1 1 (25.00%) SUSE
1 1 (25.00%) Unix
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
1 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) Contingency Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (25.00%) Database Tuning
2 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Microservices
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) InterSystems
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat