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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 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.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Suffolk / Ipswich
Rank 13 3 12
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 12 16 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 7.89% 19.05% 9.49%
As % of the Vendors category 19.67% 36.36% 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 8
Median daily rate £450 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £123 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £485 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Median hourly rate £10.42 - £24.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.64 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-13.66% +4.25%

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
61 44 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 40.13% 52.38% 34.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 28 37
Median daily rate £410 £463 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.35% +15.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £373
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 6
Median hourly rate £10.42 - £24.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-17.77% +32.35%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Ipswich region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 January 2017.

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 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Ipswich region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 21 (53.85%) SQL Server
2 15 (38.46%) Windows
3 14 (35.90%) Data Centre
4 10 (25.64%) VMware
4 10 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (23.08%) MS Excel
5 9 (23.08%) Active Directory
5 9 (23.08%) SAN
5 9 (23.08%) Windows Server
6 8 (20.51%) High Availability
6 8 (20.51%) IIS
6 8 (20.51%) Clustering
7 7 (17.95%) Visual Studio Team System
7 7 (17.95%) PowerShell
7 7 (17.95%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (17.95%) Release Management
7 7 (17.95%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (17.95%) Citrix
7 7 (17.95%) MSBuild
7 7 (17.95%) Continuous Deployment
8 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Clustering
8 6 (15.38%) Secure Coding
8 6 (15.38%) LAN
8 6 (15.38%) WAN
8 6 (15.38%) Middleware
8 6 (15.38%) Finance
8 6 (15.38%) NAS
8 6 (15.38%) Load Balancing
9 5 (12.82%) Migration

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich 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 8 (20.51%) IIS
2 3 (7.69%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.13%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.56%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 9 (23.08%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.69%) MS Project
3 2 (5.13%) MS Office
3 2 (5.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (7.69%) Office 365
3 2 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (5.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (2.56%) IaaS
4 1 (2.56%) Mimecast
4 1 (2.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (23.08%) SAN
2 6 (15.38%) LAN
2 6 (15.38%) NAS
2 6 (15.38%) WAN
3 1 (2.56%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (53.85%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (17.95%) MSBuild
1 7 (17.95%) Team Foundation Server
1 7 (17.95%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (15.38%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) French Language
3 2 (5.13%) Advertising
4 1 (2.56%) Legal
4 1 (2.56%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 8 (20.51%) Project Manager
2 7 (17.95%) Release Manager
3 5 (12.82%) Developer
3 5 (12.82%) Infrastructure Manager
3 5 (12.82%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 4 (10.26%) Architect
4 4 (10.26%) Consultant
4 4 (10.26%) Infrastructure Architect
4 4 (10.26%) Integration Architect
4 4 (10.26%) Windows Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) DBA
5 3 (7.69%) SQL DBA
5 3 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) .NET Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) C# Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Integration Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Migration Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.38%) Middleware
2 4 (10.26%) .NET
2 4 (10.26%) HTML
3 3 (7.69%) CSS
3 3 (7.69%) jQuery
3 3 (7.69%) XML
4 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.56%) REST
4 1 (2.56%) SOAP
4 1 (2.56%) Visualforce
4 1 (2.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (35.90%) Data Centre
2 8 (20.51%) Clustering
3 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.13%) Client/Server
4 2 (5.13%) EMC VNX
5 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.56%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.56%) PMI
5 1 (2.56%) Reinsurance
5 1 (2.56%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 15 (38.46%) Windows
2 9 (23.08%) Windows Server
3 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (5.13%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.56%) Android
5 1 (2.56%) Windows Phone
5 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (20.51%) High Availability
3 7 (17.95%) Continuous Deployment
3 7 (17.95%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (17.95%) Release Management
4 6 (15.38%) Load Balancing
4 6 (15.38%) Secure Coding
5 5 (12.82%) Migration
5 5 (12.82%) Network Optimisation
6 4 (10.26%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (10.26%) Project Management
7 3 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (5.13%) Change Management
8 2 (5.13%) Configuration Management
8 2 (5.13%) E-Commerce
8 2 (5.13%) ITIL
8 2 (5.13%) MVC
8 2 (5.13%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (5.13%) Unit Testing
8 2 (5.13%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.95%) PowerShell
2 4 (10.26%) C#
2 4 (10.26%) JavaScript
3 3 (7.69%) SQL
4 1 (2.56%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.56%) X++
Qualifications
1 1 (2.56%) Degree
1 1 (2.56%) MCSA
1 1 (2.56%) MCSE
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (2.56%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) QA
1 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (23.08%) Active Directory
1 9 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.13%) vSphere
3 1 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (2.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (25.64%) VMware
2 7 (17.95%) Citrix
3 3 (7.69%) Cisco
4 2 (5.13%) Dell
4 2 (5.13%) EMC
4 2 (5.13%) HP
5 1 (2.56%) Intel Security
5 1 (2.56%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.56%) Samsung
5 1 (2.56%) SolarWinds
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