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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 11 9
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 42 20 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 25.77% 11.17% 10.34%
As % of the Vendors category 53.85% 31.25% 36.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 14 5
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£525 £288 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+82.60% -11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £225 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £376 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 4
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
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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
78 64 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 47.85% 35.75% 28.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 43 12
Average daily rate £450 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.62% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £400 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 6
Average hourly rate £23.50 £16.50 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.42% +43.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.06 £19.25 £17.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.90
% change year-on-year
- -7.40%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Ipswich

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Ipswich region over the 3 months to 21 April 2015.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram 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 21 April 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 30 (52.63%) Windows
2 25 (43.86%) .NET
2 25 (43.86%) SQL Server
3 20 (35.09%) C#
4 18 (31.58%) XML
5 16 (28.07%) Business Process Improvement
5 16 (28.07%) Process Improvement
6 15 (26.32%) VB
6 15 (26.32%) ADO
6 15 (26.32%) .NET Framework
7 14 (24.56%) Document Management
8 13 (22.81%) Process Management
8 13 (22.81%) Kofax
8 13 (22.81%) Client/Server
8 13 (22.81%) Active Directory
8 13 (22.81%) EMC
9 12 (21.05%) Documentum
10 10 (17.54%) N-Tier
11 9 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
12 8 (14.04%) MS Office
12 8 (14.04%) Visual Studio
12 8 (14.04%) Content Management
13 7 (12.28%) VMware
13 7 (12.28%) SQL
13 7 (12.28%) Cisco
14 6 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
14 6 (10.53%) MS Exchange
14 6 (10.53%) MS Excel
14 6 (10.53%) SharePoint
14 6 (10.53%) Finance

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 12 (21.05%) Documentum
2 6 (10.53%) SharePoint
2 6 (10.53%) MS Exchange
3 3 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.51%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 8 (14.04%) MS Office
2 6 (10.53%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.53%) Firewall
2 3 (5.26%) WAN
3 2 (3.51%) LAN
3 2 (3.51%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.51%) VPN
3 2 (3.51%) SAN
3 2 (3.51%) Wireless
4 1 (1.75%) VLAN
4 1 (1.75%) Network Security
4 1 (1.75%) iSCSI
4 1 (1.75%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.75%) FCoE
4 1 (1.75%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (1.75%) DNS
4 1 (1.75%) VoIP
4 1 (1.75%) DHCP
4 1 (1.75%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (43.86%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.02%) Oracle Database
3 3 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Power View
5 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.75%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (1.75%) MS Access
5 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (14.04%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.75%) NUnit
3 1 (1.75%) Subversion
3 1 (1.75%) JIRA
3 1 (1.75%) ReSharper
3 1 (1.75%) Selenium
3 1 (1.75%) Moq
3 1 (1.75%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.75%) JUnit
General
1 6 (10.53%) Finance
2 2 (3.51%) Advertising
3 1 (1.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (35.09%) Architect
2 7 (12.28%) Developer
2 7 (12.28%) AWS Architect
3 6 (10.53%) Project Manager
3 6 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (7.02%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (7.02%) Support Engineer
4 4 (7.02%) IT Architect
4 4 (7.02%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (5.26%) Desktop Support
5 3 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) Technical Support Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) Technical Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) Integration Architect
6 2 (3.51%) Analyst
6 2 (3.51%) Data Architect
6 2 (3.51%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (43.86%) .NET
2 18 (31.58%) XML
3 15 (26.32%) ADO
3 15 (26.32%) .NET Framework
4 3 (5.26%) Web Services
4 3 (5.26%) WCF
5 2 (3.51%) SOAP
6 1 (1.75%) HTML
6 1 (1.75%) Middleware
6 1 (1.75%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.75%) CSS
6 1 (1.75%) J2EE
6 1 (1.75%) LINQ
6 1 (1.75%) Google Maps API
6 1 (1.75%) Castle Windsor
6 1 (1.75%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 13 (22.81%) Client/Server
2 10 (17.54%) N-Tier
3 4 (7.02%) NHS
4 2 (3.51%) Thin Client
4 2 (3.51%) Fat Client
4 2 (3.51%) Replication
5 1 (1.75%) Clustering
5 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.75%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.75%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (1.75%) iPad
5 1 (1.75%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.75%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 30 (52.63%) Windows
2 6 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (5.26%) Windows 7
3 3 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.51%) Android
4 2 (3.51%) Linux
4 2 (3.51%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.75%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (28.07%) Process Improvement
1 16 (28.07%) Business Process Improvement
2 14 (24.56%) Document Management
3 13 (22.81%) Process Management
4 8 (14.04%) Content Management
5 5 (8.77%) OO
5 5 (8.77%) OOD
6 4 (7.02%) Systems Analysis
7 3 (5.26%) SOA
7 3 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (5.26%) CRM
7 3 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (3.51%) TDD
8 2 (3.51%) Data Management
8 2 (3.51%) Data Analysis
8 2 (3.51%) Data Modelling
8 2 (3.51%) Information Security
8 2 (3.51%) Project Management
8 2 (3.51%) Master Data Management
8 2 (3.51%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 20 (35.09%) C#
2 15 (26.32%) VB
3 7 (12.28%) SQL
4 2 (3.51%) T-SQL
4 2 (3.51%) VBA
5 1 (1.75%) Groovy
5 1 (1.75%) Java
5 1 (1.75%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (8.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (7.02%) MCP
3 2 (3.51%) MCSE
3 2 (3.51%) Degree
4 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.75%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.75%) CCNA
4 1 (1.75%) CCA
4 1 (1.75%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.75%) MCSD
4 1 (1.75%) HND
4 1 (1.75%) MCITP
4 1 (1.75%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) QA
System Software
1 13 (22.81%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.51%) Terminal Services
2 2 (3.51%) DFS Replication
2 2 (3.51%) vSphere
3 1 (1.75%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (3.51%) ARCserve
1 2 (3.51%) SCCM
2 1 (1.75%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (22.81%) EMC
1 13 (22.81%) Kofax
2 7 (12.28%) VMware
2 7 (12.28%) Cisco
3 4 (7.02%) Oracle
4 2 (3.51%) Intel
4 2 (3.51%) OpenText
5 1 (1.75%) Google
5 1 (1.75%) SonicWALL
5 1 (1.75%) NetApp
5 1 (1.75%) Apple
5 1 (1.75%) McAfee
5 1 (1.75%) Sophos
5 1 (1.75%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.75%) HP
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