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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 10 12 2
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 19 8 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 10.86% 7.69% 16.08%
As % of the Vendors category 28.36% 24.24% 31.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 11
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£375 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £205 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £364 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Average hourly rate £23.13 £16.63 £13.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.09% +24.29%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.55 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+10.70% -17.87%
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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
67 33 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 38.29% 31.73% 51.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 18 41
Average daily rate £375 £288 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% +4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £150 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £513 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 6
Average hourly rate £23.13 £22.48 £15.23
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.89% +47.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -10.52%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014, 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 17 (44.74%) Windows
2 11 (28.95%) SQL Server
3 10 (26.32%) C#
4 9 (23.68%) Active Directory
4 9 (23.68%) Data Management
4 9 (23.68%) Data Architecture
4 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (23.68%) Master Data Management
5 8 (21.05%) Dynamics CRM
5 8 (21.05%) .NET
5 8 (21.05%) CRM
6 7 (18.42%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (18.42%) WCF
7 6 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (15.79%) Firewall
7 6 (15.79%) Oracle
7 6 (15.79%) SQL
7 6 (15.79%) Oracle Database
8 5 (13.16%) Web Services
8 5 (13.16%) MS Excel
8 5 (13.16%) Data Modelling
8 5 (13.16%) VPN
8 5 (13.16%) Advertising
8 5 (13.16%) Data Analysis
8 5 (13.16%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (10.53%) Migration
9 4 (10.53%) DNS
9 4 (10.53%) Cisco
9 4 (10.53%) HP
9 4 (10.53%) MS Exchange

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 7 (18.42%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (10.53%) MS Exchange
3 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (7.89%) SharePoint
4 2 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 5 (13.16%) MS Excel
2 4 (10.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (21.05%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.79%) Firewall
2 5 (13.16%) VPN
3 4 (10.53%) DNS
4 3 (7.89%) TCP/IP
4 3 (7.89%) SAN
5 2 (5.26%) Reverse Proxy
5 2 (5.26%) VoIP
5 2 (5.26%) WAN
5 2 (5.26%) DHCP
6 1 (2.63%) LAN
6 1 (2.63%) Wireless
6 1 (2.63%) Network Security
6 1 (2.63%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (28.95%) SQL Server
2 6 (15.79%) Oracle Database
3 5 (13.16%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (7.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (5.26%) NoSQL
6 1 (2.63%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.63%) Moq
2 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.63%) JUnit
2 1 (2.63%) NUnit
2 1 (2.63%) Subversion
2 1 (2.63%) JIRA
2 1 (2.63%) ReSharper
General
1 5 (13.16%) Advertising
2 3 (7.89%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (26.32%) Developer
2 9 (23.68%) Architect
3 7 (18.42%) Data Architect
4 6 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (13.16%) BizTalk Developer
6 4 (10.53%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (7.89%) 3rd Line Support
8 2 (5.26%) Applications Architect
8 2 (5.26%) Systems Tester
8 2 (5.26%) Support Assistant
8 2 (5.26%) Technical Architect
8 2 (5.26%) Tester
8 2 (5.26%) Desktop Support
8 2 (5.26%) IT Support Assistant
8 2 (5.26%) IT Assistant
8 2 (5.26%) IT Support
9 1 (2.63%) 3rd Line Technical Support
9 1 (2.63%) Designer
9 1 (2.63%) QA Leader
9 1 (2.63%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (21.05%) .NET
2 7 (18.42%) WCF
3 5 (13.16%) Web Services
4 4 (10.53%) XML
5 2 (5.26%) JSON
5 2 (5.26%) SOAP
6 1 (2.63%) Castle Windsor
6 1 (2.63%) Hibernate
6 1 (2.63%) LINQ
6 1 (2.63%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.26%) Replication
1 2 (5.26%) iPad
2 1 (2.63%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (2.63%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.63%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 17 (44.74%) Windows
2 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (10.53%) Windows 7
4 3 (7.89%) Linux
4 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (5.26%) Windows XP
5 2 (5.26%) UNIX
6 1 (2.63%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.68%) Data Management
1 9 (23.68%) Data Architecture
1 9 (23.68%) Master Data Management
2 8 (21.05%) CRM
3 6 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (13.16%) Data Modelling
4 5 (13.16%) Data Analysis
5 4 (10.53%) Migration
6 3 (7.89%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (5.26%) Zachman Framework
7 2 (5.26%) Document Management
7 2 (5.26%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (5.26%) Performance Testing
7 2 (5.26%) Load Testing
7 2 (5.26%) Integration Testing
7 2 (5.26%) Test Scripting
7 2 (5.26%) TDD
7 2 (5.26%) Regression Testing
7 2 (5.26%) MVC
7 2 (5.26%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 10 (26.32%) C#
2 6 (15.79%) SQL
3 3 (7.89%) Java
4 2 (5.26%) Shell Script
4 2 (5.26%) VB.NET
4 2 (5.26%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.63%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.63%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 3 (7.89%) MCP
2 2 (5.26%) Sun Certification
3 1 (2.63%) HND
3 1 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.63%) CCNA
3 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) QA
System Software
1 9 (23.68%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.26%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.63%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) Puppet
1 2 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.63%) ARCserve
2 1 (2.63%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (15.79%) Oracle
2 4 (10.53%) Cisco
2 4 (10.53%) HP
3 3 (7.89%) VMware
4 2 (5.26%) SonicWALL
4 2 (5.26%) Apple
4 2 (5.26%) Sophos
5 1 (2.63%) ForgeRock
5 1 (2.63%) McAfee
5 1 (2.63%) Intel
5 1 (2.63%) Mitel
5 1 (2.63%) ProCurve
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