The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Bury St Edmunds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not 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.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 11 3 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 4 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bury St Edmunds 13.33% 50.00% -
As % of the Vendors category 44.44% 100.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate
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£263 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Bury St Edmunds region.

Vendors Category
Bury St Edmunds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
9 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bury St Edmunds 30.00% 50.00% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 3
Average daily rate £300 £375 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +47.05%
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Bury St Edmunds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Bury St Edmunds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Bury St Edmunds

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Bury St Edmunds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Bury St Edmunds region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Bury St Edmunds

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Bury St Edmunds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Bury St Edmunds region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Bury St Edmunds

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Bury St Edmunds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Bury St Edmunds region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Bury St Edmunds

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bury St Edmunds

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bury St Edmunds region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 6 (75.00%) C#
1 6 (75.00%) CRM
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (75.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (62.50%) TDD
2 5 (62.50%) SharePoint
3 4 (50.00%) SQL
4 3 (37.50%) .NET
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
4 3 (37.50%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (37.50%) Migration
4 3 (37.50%) Data Migration
4 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
4 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
4 3 (37.50%) Project Planning
4 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
5 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (25.00%) Degree
5 2 (25.00%) WCF
5 2 (25.00%) Data Protection
5 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (25.00%) Windows
5 2 (25.00%) SOAP
5 2 (25.00%) Web Services
5 2 (25.00%) XML
6 1 (12.50%) ITIL
6 1 (12.50%) MS Project
6 1 (12.50%) MS Office
6 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
6 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bury St Edmunds by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bury St Edmunds region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (62.50%) SharePoint
2 3 (37.50%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (12.50%) MS Project
2 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (75.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) LAN
1 1 (12.50%) VoIP
1 1 (12.50%) WAN
1 1 (12.50%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (12.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) BizTalk Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Developer
3 1 (12.50%) SharePoint Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 1 (12.50%) IT Support
3 1 (12.50%) Test Leader
3 1 (12.50%) CRM Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
2 2 (25.00%) SOAP
2 2 (25.00%) Web Services
2 2 (25.00%) XML
2 2 (25.00%) WCF
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 2000 Server
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (75.00%) CRM
2 5 (62.50%) TDD
3 3 (37.50%) Project Planning
3 3 (37.50%) Data Migration
3 3 (37.50%) Migration
4 2 (25.00%) Data Protection
5 1 (12.50%) MVVM
5 1 (12.50%) ITIL V3
5 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity Planning
5 1 (12.50%) SDLC
5 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity
5 1 (12.50%) ITIL
5 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
5 1 (12.50%) BCP
5 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (12.50%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) C#
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (12.50%) MCSE
3 1 (12.50%) MCSA
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
1 1 (12.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (12.50%) McAfee
2 1 (12.50%) VMware
2 1 (12.50%) SonicWALL
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco
2 1 (12.50%) Avaya