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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 4 5 6
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 7 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bury St Edmunds 46.67% 11.11% 21.43%
As % of the Vendors category 87.50% 25.00% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 3
Average daily rate £408 - £338
90% offered a daily rate of more than £401 - £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 - £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £13.72
% change year-on-year
- +9.32%
Microsoft
Suffolk

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
8 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bury St Edmunds 53.33% 44.44% 35.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 5
Average daily rate £403 £60 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+570.83% -78.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.38 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+27.85% +6.06%

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
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 9 February 2016, 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 9 (81.82%) C#
2 8 (72.73%) CRM
2 8 (72.73%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (54.55%) TDD
4 6 (54.55%) MS Excel
5 5 (45.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (36.36%) .NET
7 3 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (27.27%) MCITP
7 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
7 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (18.18%) SQL
8 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
8 2 (18.18%) COM
8 2 (18.18%) SOAP
8 2 (18.18%) XML
8 2 (18.18%) HTTPS
8 2 (18.18%) Workflow
8 2 (18.18%) Data Protection
8 2 (18.18%) WCF
8 2 (18.18%) WPF
8 2 (18.18%) iPad
8 2 (18.18%) Facebook
8 2 (18.18%) Twitter
9 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (9.09%) Software Delivery
9 1 (9.09%) Skype
9 1 (9.09%) Presales
9 1 (9.09%) Skype for Business

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bury St Edmunds by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (9.09%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (54.55%) MS Excel
2 1 (9.09%) MS Office
2 1 (9.09%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (72.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (9.09%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (9.09%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) HTTPS
2 1 (9.09%) Skype
2 1 (9.09%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (9.09%) Advertising
1 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Developer
2 6 (54.55%) Microsoft Developer
3 5 (45.45%) CRM Developer
4 4 (36.36%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 1 (9.09%) .NET Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Business Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (9.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (9.09%) C# Developer
5 1 (9.09%) C# WPF Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Consultant
5 1 (9.09%) Dynamics AX Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Dynamics NAV Project Manager
5 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
5 1 (9.09%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (9.09%) SQL Developer
5 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Developer
5 1 (9.09%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) .NET
2 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
2 2 (18.18%) COM
2 2 (18.18%) SOAP
2 2 (18.18%) WCF
2 2 (18.18%) WPF
2 2 (18.18%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) CRM
2 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (54.55%) TDD
4 2 (18.18%) Data Protection
4 2 (18.18%) Workflow
5 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) Data Migration
5 1 (9.09%) ERP
5 1 (9.09%) Migration
5 1 (9.09%) Presales
5 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
5 1 (9.09%) Project Management
5 1 (9.09%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9 (81.82%) C#
2 2 (18.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) MCITP
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Facebook
1 2 (18.18%) Twitter
2 1 (9.09%) CheckPoint
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco
2 1 (9.09%) VMware