Period
to 17 December 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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 44 20
Rank change year-on-year 0 -24 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 20 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southend-on-Sea 6.25% 0.63% 1.52%
As % of the Vendors category 11.70% 1.52% 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 1 1
Southend-on-Sea median daily rate £500 £95 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +426.32% -70.77% -
10th Percentile £341 £93 £300
90th Percentile £598 £98 £350
Essex median daily rate £375 £363 £325
% change year-on-year +3.45% +11.54% +1.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Southend-on-Sea median hourly rate - - -
Essex median hourly rate £15.75 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -4.55% - -

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 171 66 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southend-on-Sea 53.44% 41.77% 51.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 48 19
Southend-on-Sea median daily rate £498 £455 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.34% -3.19% -14.55%
10th Percentile £357 £315 £351
90th Percentile £600 £600 £570
Essex median daily rate £500 £513 £350
% change year-on-year -2.44% +46.43% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Southend-on-Sea median hourly rate - - -
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £19.75 £31.23
% change year-on-year -16.46% -36.75% +35.76%

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 17 December 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 17 December 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 15 (75.00%) Java
2 14 (70.00%) Linux
2 14 (70.00%) DevOps
3 13 (65.00%) WebSphere
4 12 (60.00%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (60.00%) Configuration Management
5 11 (55.00%) DHCP
5 11 (55.00%) DNS
6 10 (50.00%) FTP
6 10 (50.00%) HTTP
6 10 (50.00%) TCP/IP
6 10 (50.00%) Apache
6 10 (50.00%) Tomcat
6 10 (50.00%) IIS
6 10 (50.00%) Servlets
6 10 (50.00%) IPsec
6 10 (50.00%) VMware
6 10 (50.00%) Amazon EC2
6 10 (50.00%) Google App Engine
6 10 (50.00%) Open Source
6 10 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (50.00%) nginx
6 10 (50.00%) Xen
6 10 (50.00%) Google
6 10 (50.00%) Jetty
6 10 (50.00%) Google Cloud Platform
6 10 (50.00%) Puppet
6 10 (50.00%) Mongrel
7 9 (45.00%) Jenkins
7 9 (45.00%) Continuous Integration

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 13 (65.00%) WebSphere
2 10 (50.00%) Apache
2 10 (50.00%) IIS
2 10 (50.00%) Jetty
2 10 (50.00%) Mongrel
2 10 (50.00%) nginx
2 10 (50.00%) Tomcat
3 2 (10.00%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (10.00%) WebLogic
3 2 (10.00%) WildFly
4 1 (5.00%) Confluence
4 1 (5.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 12 (60.00%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (50.00%) Amazon EC2
2 10 (50.00%) Google App Engine
2 10 (50.00%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (10.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (5.00%) GitHub
4 1 (5.00%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 11 (55.00%) DHCP
1 11 (55.00%) DNS
2 10 (50.00%) FTP
2 10 (50.00%) HTTP
2 10 (50.00%) IPsec
2 10 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 9 (45.00%) SSL
4 1 (5.00%) PuTTY
4 1 (5.00%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle OWB
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (45.00%) Jenkins
2 8 (40.00%) Travis CI
3 4 (20.00%) Robot Framework
4 2 (10.00%) GitLab
5 1 (5.00%) Cucumber
5 1 (5.00%) JIRA
5 1 (5.00%) JMeter
5 1 (5.00%) JUnit
5 1 (5.00%) Selenium
5 1 (5.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Linux Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 3 (15.00%) Developer
3 3 (15.00%) DevOps Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Applications Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Java Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Test Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Web Applications Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Web Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Architect
5 1 (5.00%) DevOps Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Release Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (50.00%) Servlets
2 9 (45.00%) .NET
2 9 (45.00%) J2EE
3 4 (20.00%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (15.00%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (15.00%) Spring
4 3 (15.00%) Spring Boot
4 3 (15.00%) XML
5 2 (10.00%) Sensu
6 1 (5.00%) REST
6 1 (5.00%) SOAP
6 1 (5.00%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (5.00%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.00%) PKI
1 1 (5.00%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 14 (70.00%) Linux
2 6 (30.00%) Windows
3 3 (15.00%) Unix
4 2 (10.00%) Windows 10
4 2 (10.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (70.00%) DevOps
2 12 (60.00%) Configuration Management
3 10 (50.00%) Open Source
4 9 (45.00%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (35.00%) Test Automation
6 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (20.00%) Microservices
8 3 (15.00%) SDLC
9 2 (10.00%) Coaching
9 2 (10.00%) Deployment Automation
9 2 (10.00%) FMEA
9 2 (10.00%) ITIL
9 2 (10.00%) Mentoring
9 2 (10.00%) Planning and Forecasting
9 2 (10.00%) Risk Management
9 2 (10.00%) Runbook
9 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (10.00%) Test Management
9 2 (10.00%) Test Strategy
9 2 (10.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 15 (75.00%) Java
2 4 (20.00%) SQL
3 2 (10.00%) Python
4 1 (5.00%) Perl
4 1 (5.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (15.00%) ISEB
3 3 (15.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (10.00%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (10.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 10 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 10 (50.00%) Xen
2 3 (15.00%) Docker
3 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (50.00%) Puppet
2 3 (15.00%) Ansible
2 3 (15.00%) Kibana
3 2 (10.00%) Docker Swarm
3 2 (10.00%) logstash
3 2 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (5.00%) SCCM
4 1 (5.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (5.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (50.00%) Google
1 10 (50.00%) VMware
2 7 (35.00%) Oracle
3 5 (25.00%) IBM
4 3 (15.00%) AppDynamics
5 2 (10.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (10.00%) webMethods
6 1 (5.00%) IFS
6 1 (5.00%) Lotus
6 1 (5.00%) Red Hat