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 30 June 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.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 4 2 11
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 37 32 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 19.47% 20.65% 13.73%
As % of the Vendors category 39.78% 39.02% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 15 20
Median daily rate £500 £425 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +20.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 4
Median hourly rate - £17.00 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +38.77%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.44%
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 Ipswich region.

Vendors Category
Ipswich
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
93 82 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 48.95% 52.90% 34.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 51 49
Median daily rate £500 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 7
Median hourly rate - £19.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +35.71%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.22 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+15.24% +7.19%

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 30 June 2016.

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 30 June 2016, 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 20 (33.90%) SQL Server
2 19 (32.20%) Windows
2 19 (32.20%) Active Directory
3 15 (25.42%) ITIL
4 14 (23.73%) LAN
4 14 (23.73%) CRM
4 14 (23.73%) VMware
4 14 (23.73%) Dynamics CRM
4 14 (23.73%) Windows Server
5 13 (22.03%) High Availability
5 13 (22.03%) Data Centre
5 13 (22.03%) Citrix
6 12 (20.34%) WAN
7 11 (18.64%) MS Excel
7 11 (18.64%) IIS
7 11 (18.64%) SAN
7 11 (18.64%) Load Balancing
7 11 (18.64%) Clustering
7 11 (18.64%) VMware Infrastructure
7 11 (18.64%) NAS
8 10 (16.95%) Secure Coding
8 10 (16.95%) Microsoft Clustering
8 10 (16.95%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (16.95%) Middleware
9 8 (13.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (11.86%) Finance
10 7 (11.86%) Project Management
10 7 (11.86%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (11.86%) SQL
10 7 (11.86%) User Stories

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 11 (18.64%) IIS
2 2 (3.39%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (18.64%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.47%) MS Office
3 4 (6.78%) MS Project
3 4 (6.78%) MS Visio
4 2 (3.39%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (23.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (5.08%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.69%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (1.69%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (23.73%) LAN
2 12 (20.34%) WAN
3 11 (18.64%) NAS
3 11 (18.64%) SAN
4 5 (8.47%) Firewall
4 5 (8.47%) Remote Desktop
5 4 (6.78%) Network Security
6 2 (3.39%) Wireless
7 1 (1.69%) DHCP
7 1 (1.69%) DNS
7 1 (1.69%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (33.90%) SQL Server
2 8 (13.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (11.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (10.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (5.08%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (3.39%) QlikView
6 2 (3.39%) Relational Database
6 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.69%) GIS
7 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Power View
7 1 (1.69%) OLAP
7 1 (1.69%) OLAP Cube
7 1 (1.69%) PowerPivot
7 1 (1.69%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.69%) Spotfire
7 1 (1.69%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 3 (5.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.69%) Selenium
2 1 (1.69%) SpecFlow
2 1 (1.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (11.86%) Finance
1 7 (11.86%) Marketing
2 2 (3.39%) Advertising
2 2 (3.39%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.69%) Billing
Job Titles
1 14 (23.73%) Project Manager
2 13 (22.03%) Analyst
3 9 (15.25%) Consultant
4 8 (13.56%) Architect
4 8 (13.56%) Integration Manager
4 8 (13.56%) Integration Project Manager
5 7 (11.86%) Infrastructure Manager
5 7 (11.86%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 6 (10.17%) CRM Consultant
6 6 (10.17%) Functional Consultant
6 6 (10.17%) Infrastructure Architect
6 6 (10.17%) Microsoft Consultant
6 6 (10.17%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
6 6 (10.17%) Service Analyst
6 6 (10.17%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (6.78%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (6.78%) Developer
7 4 (6.78%) IT Analyst
8 3 (5.08%) Data Architect
8 3 (5.08%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.95%) Middleware
2 1 (1.69%) Gherkin
2 1 (1.69%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 13 (22.03%) Data Centre
2 11 (18.64%) Clustering
3 4 (6.78%) Reinsurance
4 1 (1.69%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.69%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.69%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 19 (32.20%) Windows
2 14 (23.73%) Windows Server
3 3 (5.08%) Linux
4 1 (1.69%) Solaris
4 1 (1.69%) Unix
4 1 (1.69%) Windows 2000
4 1 (1.69%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.69%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (25.42%) ITIL
2 14 (23.73%) CRM
3 13 (22.03%) High Availability
4 11 (18.64%) Load Balancing
5 10 (16.95%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (16.95%) Secure Coding
6 7 (11.86%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (11.86%) Project Management
6 7 (11.86%) SIEM
6 7 (11.86%) User Stories
7 6 (10.17%) Network Optimisation
8 5 (8.47%) Identity Management
8 5 (8.47%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 4 (6.78%) ITSM
9 4 (6.78%) PRINCE2
9 4 (6.78%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (6.78%) Test Automation
10 3 (5.08%) Asset Management
10 3 (5.08%) Enterprise Architecture
10 3 (5.08%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.86%) SQL
2 4 (6.78%) T-SQL
3 2 (3.39%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.69%) C#
4 1 (1.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (6.78%) APMP
1 4 (6.78%) CCNA
1 4 (6.78%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (6.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 3 (5.08%) ISEB
2 3 (5.08%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.69%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.08%) SLA
2 1 (1.69%) QA
System Software
1 19 (32.20%) Active Directory
2 11 (18.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (16.95%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (1.69%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (1.69%) SCCM
2 1 (1.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (23.73%) VMware
2 13 (22.03%) Citrix
3 3 (5.08%) Tableau
4 2 (3.39%) Cisco
4 2 (3.39%) Cognos
4 2 (3.39%) Juniper
4 2 (3.39%) NetApp
5 1 (1.69%) Intel Security