The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Ipswich region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 10 10 7
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 14 16 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 9.79% 14.29% 12.35%
As % of the Vendors category 25.45% 43.24% 35.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 13 10
Average daily rate
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£250 £288 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% -11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £155 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £350 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Average hourly rate £23.13 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.25 £14.63
% change year-on-year
+1.75% -2.56%
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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 Ipswich region.

Vendors Category
Ipswich
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
55 37 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 38.46% 33.04% 34.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 29 17
Average daily rate £355 £300 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.33% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £138 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £413 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 0 3
Average hourly rate £23.50 - £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.68
% change year-on-year
- -6.31%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Ipswich

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

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Ipswich

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Ipswich

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Ipswich

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Ipswich 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 20 (54.05%) Windows
2 16 (43.24%) Active Directory
3 10 (27.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (18.92%) C#
4 7 (18.92%) SQL Server
4 7 (18.92%) CRM
5 6 (16.22%) Cisco
5 6 (16.22%) MS Exchange
5 6 (16.22%) MS Office
5 6 (16.22%) Firewall
5 6 (16.22%) Data Management
5 6 (16.22%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (16.22%) VMware
5 6 (16.22%) Data Architecture
5 6 (16.22%) Master Data Management
6 5 (13.51%) WCF
6 5 (13.51%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (13.51%) .NET
6 5 (13.51%) SQL
6 5 (13.51%) MS Excel
7 4 (10.81%) Oracle
7 4 (10.81%) NHS
7 4 (10.81%) Advertising
7 4 (10.81%) Migration
7 4 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (10.81%) Windows 7
7 4 (10.81%) Oracle Database
8 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (8.11%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (8.11%) QA

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Ipswich 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 6 (16.22%) MS Exchange
2 5 (13.51%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.70%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 6 (16.22%) MS Office
2 5 (13.51%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (16.22%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.22%) Firewall
2 3 (8.11%) VPN
3 2 (5.41%) DNS
3 2 (5.41%) Wireless
3 2 (5.41%) WAN
3 2 (5.41%) DHCP
4 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.70%) LAN
4 1 (2.70%) VoIP
4 1 (2.70%) Network Security
4 1 (2.70%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (2.70%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.92%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.81%) Oracle Database
3 3 (8.11%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (2.70%) MS Access
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.70%) Moq
2 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.70%) JUnit
2 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.70%) NUnit
2 1 (2.70%) Subversion
2 1 (2.70%) JIRA
2 1 (2.70%) ReSharper
General
1 4 (10.81%) Advertising
2 2 (5.41%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (21.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (16.22%) Architect
2 6 (16.22%) Developer
3 5 (13.51%) Data Architect
3 5 (13.51%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (10.81%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (10.81%) BizTalk Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Support Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (8.11%) Desktop Support
6 2 (5.41%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Tester
6 2 (5.41%) Support Assistant
6 2 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) IT Support Assistant
6 2 (5.41%) IT Assistant
6 2 (5.41%) IT Support
6 2 (5.41%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Systems Tester
6 2 (5.41%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.51%) .NET
1 5 (13.51%) WCF
2 2 (5.41%) SOAP
2 2 (5.41%) Web Services
2 2 (5.41%) XML
3 1 (2.70%) Hibernate
3 1 (2.70%) LINQ
3 1 (2.70%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) NHS
2 2 (5.41%) iPad
2 2 (5.41%) Replication
3 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.70%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.70%) Data Extraction
3 1 (2.70%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.70%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.70%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 20 (54.05%) Windows
2 10 (27.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (10.81%) Windows 7
4 3 (8.11%) Windows XP
4 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (5.41%) Linux
6 1 (2.70%) Android
6 1 (2.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (18.92%) CRM
2 6 (16.22%) Data Management
2 6 (16.22%) Data Architecture
2 6 (16.22%) Master Data Management
3 4 (10.81%) Migration
3 4 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (8.11%) Data Modelling
4 3 (8.11%) Data Analysis
5 2 (5.41%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (5.41%) Performance Testing
5 2 (5.41%) Load Testing
5 2 (5.41%) TDD
5 2 (5.41%) Regression Testing
5 2 (5.41%) User Stories
5 2 (5.41%) Integration Testing
5 2 (5.41%) Test Scripting
5 2 (5.41%) Mentoring
6 1 (2.70%) UML
6 1 (2.70%) Cyber Security
6 1 (2.70%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 7 (18.92%) C#
2 5 (13.51%) SQL
3 1 (2.70%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.70%) VB.NET
3 1 (2.70%) Groovy
3 1 (2.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (8.11%) MCP
2 2 (5.41%) Degree
3 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.70%) MCSD
3 1 (2.70%) HND
3 1 (2.70%) MCSE
3 1 (2.70%) CCNA
3 1 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) QA
System Software
1 16 (43.24%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.41%) Hyper-V
2 2 (5.41%) DFS Replication
2 2 (5.41%) vSphere
3 1 (2.70%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) ARCserve
1 1 (2.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (16.22%) Cisco
1 6 (16.22%) VMware
2 4 (10.81%) Oracle
3 2 (5.41%) Apple
3 2 (5.41%) HP
3 2 (5.41%) SonicWALL
3 2 (5.41%) Sophos
4 1 (2.70%) Intel
4 1 (2.70%) NetApp
4 1 (2.70%) McAfee
4 1 (2.70%) Business Objects
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