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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 17 7
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 23 7 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 18.70% 6.86% 15.14%
As % of the Vendors category 42.59% 22.58% 32.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 6 18
Average daily rate
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£370 £413 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.30% +26.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £364 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £438 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -15.62%
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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
54 31 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 43.90% 30.39% 46.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 17 62
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £563 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 4
Average hourly rate - £25.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +24.39%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-0.62% -4.67%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 18 (40.00%) Windows
2 16 (35.56%) SQL Server
3 14 (31.11%) .NET
4 11 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (24.44%) C#
4 11 (24.44%) Active Directory
4 11 (24.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (22.22%) SQL
5 10 (22.22%) MS Excel
6 8 (17.78%) Finance
6 8 (17.78%) Data Management
6 8 (17.78%) DNS
6 8 (17.78%) Data Architecture
6 8 (17.78%) Master Data Management
7 7 (15.56%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (15.56%) WCF
7 7 (15.56%) HP
7 7 (15.56%) SAN
7 7 (15.56%) TCP/IP
7 7 (15.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (13.33%) Dynamics CRM
8 6 (13.33%) QA
8 6 (13.33%) MVC
8 6 (13.33%) VPN
8 6 (13.33%) CRM
8 6 (13.33%) Web Services
8 6 (13.33%) XML
8 6 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (11.11%) ASP.NET

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 5 (11.11%) MS Exchange
1 5 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
1 5 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (8.89%) SharePoint
3 3 (6.67%) IIS
3 3 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (4.44%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 10 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 5 (11.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (13.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.78%) DNS
2 7 (15.56%) SAN
2 7 (15.56%) TCP/IP
3 6 (13.33%) VPN
4 4 (8.89%) Firewall
4 4 (8.89%) Reverse Proxy
5 3 (6.67%) LAN
5 3 (6.67%) WAN
6 2 (4.44%) DHCP
6 2 (4.44%) PSTN
7 1 (2.22%) VoIP
7 1 (2.22%) Intranet
7 1 (2.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (35.56%) SQL Server
2 7 (15.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (8.89%) NoSQL
3 4 (8.89%) Oracle Database
3 4 (8.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (8.89%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (4.44%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (4.44%) Cognos Impromptu
5 1 (2.22%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (15.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.22%) NuGet
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (17.78%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Advertising
3 1 (2.22%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (31.11%) Developer
2 9 (20.00%) Architect
3 6 (13.33%) Data Architect
3 6 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) Test Coordinator
4 4 (8.89%) Coordinator
4 4 (8.89%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (8.89%) QA Leader
5 3 (6.67%) 3rd Line Technical Support
5 3 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Technical Support
5 3 (6.67%) .NET Developer
5 3 (6.67%) Technical Support Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Support Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (6.67%) Technical Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) BizTalk Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Applications Architect
6 2 (4.44%) Support Assistant
6 2 (4.44%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (31.11%) .NET
2 7 (15.56%) WCF
3 6 (13.33%) Web Services
3 6 (13.33%) XML
4 5 (11.11%) ASP.NET
4 5 (11.11%) JSON
5 4 (8.89%) jQuery
5 4 (8.89%) CSS
5 4 (8.89%) HTML
6 3 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 2 (4.44%) Ajax
8 1 (2.22%) NHibernate
8 1 (2.22%) .NET Framework
8 1 (2.22%) Software Packaging
8 1 (2.22%) Razor View Engine
8 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (2.22%) DHTML
8 1 (2.22%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) Replication
1 4 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.44%) Fat Client
2 2 (4.44%) iPad
2 2 (4.44%) N-Tier
2 2 (4.44%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 18 (40.00%) Windows
2 11 (24.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (8.89%) UNIX
4 4 (8.89%) Linux
5 3 (6.67%) Windows XP
6 2 (4.44%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (17.78%) Data Management
2 8 (17.78%) Data Architecture
2 8 (17.78%) Master Data Management
3 6 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (13.33%) MVC
3 6 (13.33%) CRM
4 5 (11.11%) Data Analysis
5 4 (8.89%) Coaching
5 4 (8.89%) Data Modelling
5 4 (8.89%) Configuration Management
5 4 (8.89%) Migration
6 3 (6.67%) DevOps
6 3 (6.67%) Unit Testing
7 2 (4.44%) Integration Testing
7 2 (4.44%) Test Scripting
7 2 (4.44%) Performance Testing
7 2 (4.44%) Load Testing
7 2 (4.44%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (4.44%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 11 (24.44%) C#
2 10 (22.22%) SQL
3 5 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 4 (8.89%) Shell Script
4 4 (8.89%) PowerShell
4 4 (8.89%) Java
5 3 (6.67%) VB.NET
6 2 (4.44%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (8.89%) Sun Certification
2 3 (6.67%) MCP
3 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.22%) MCSE
4 1 (2.22%) CCIE
4 1 (2.22%) CCNP
4 1 (2.22%) CCIP
4 1 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.33%) QA
System Software
1 11 (24.44%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.67%) Terminal Services
2 3 (6.67%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.22%) KVM
Systems Management
1 4 (8.89%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (8.89%) Puppet
1 4 (8.89%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (6.67%) ARCserve
3 2 (4.44%) SCCM
3 2 (4.44%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 7 (15.56%) HP
2 5 (11.11%) VMware
3 4 (8.89%) Oracle
4 3 (6.67%) Intel
5 2 (4.44%) Apple
5 2 (4.44%) Cognos
5 2 (4.44%) Cisco
5 2 (4.44%) SonicWALL
5 2 (4.44%) Sophos
6 1 (2.22%) ProCurve
6 1 (2.22%) ForgeRock
6 1 (2.22%) Mitel
6 1 (2.22%) Salesforce.com