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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 10 5
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 26 22 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 16.88% 12.57% 13.43%
As % of the Vendors category 34.21% 34.92% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 17 3
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£438 £355 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.23% -16.47%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 £10.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £12.10 £14.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
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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
76 63 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 49.35% 36.00% 26.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 45 9
Average daily rate £450 £368 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.44% -8.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £463 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 £11.00 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% +10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.25%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 (42.25%) Windows
2 29 (40.85%) SQL Server
3 25 (35.21%) .NET
4 18 (25.35%) C#
4 18 (25.35%) Active Directory
5 17 (23.94%) MS Office
5 17 (23.94%) XML
5 17 (23.94%) Business Process Improvement
5 17 (23.94%) Process Improvement
6 16 (22.54%) .NET Framework
6 16 (22.54%) Microsoft Certification
7 15 (21.13%) ADO
7 15 (21.13%) VB
7 15 (21.13%) Document Management
8 14 (19.72%) EMC
9 13 (18.31%) Documentum
9 13 (18.31%) Client/Server
9 13 (18.31%) Process Management
9 13 (18.31%) Kofax
10 12 (16.90%) MS Excel
11 11 (15.49%) Finance
12 10 (14.08%) SQL
12 10 (14.08%) N-Tier
12 10 (14.08%) SDLC
13 9 (12.68%) SharePoint
14 8 (11.27%) Visual Studio
14 8 (11.27%) Agile Software Development
14 8 (11.27%) Content Management
14 8 (11.27%) Team Foundation Server
15 7 (9.86%) Information Security

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 13 (18.31%) Documentum
2 9 (12.68%) SharePoint
3 7 (9.86%) MS Exchange
4 3 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 17 (23.94%) MS Office
2 12 (16.90%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.41%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (8.45%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.82%) WAN
1 2 (2.82%) Ethernet
1 2 (2.82%) TCP/IP
1 2 (2.82%) DNS
1 2 (2.82%) SAN
1 2 (2.82%) VLAN
1 2 (2.82%) iSCSI
1 2 (2.82%) FCoE
1 2 (2.82%) Fibre Channel
1 2 (2.82%) LAN
2 1 (1.41%) PSTN
2 1 (1.41%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (40.85%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.04%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (5.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (4.23%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Power View
5 2 (2.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.41%) Data Mart
6 1 (1.41%) OLAP
6 1 (1.41%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 8 (11.27%) Visual Studio
1 8 (11.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.41%) Selenium
General
1 11 (15.49%) Finance
2 2 (2.82%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.82%) Retail
3 1 (1.41%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (26.76%) Architect
2 12 (16.90%) Analyst
3 10 (14.08%) Developer
4 7 (9.86%) AWS Architect
5 6 (8.45%) Project Manager
5 6 (8.45%) Consultant
6 5 (7.04%) Business Analyst
6 5 (7.04%) Support Engineer
6 5 (7.04%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (7.04%) MI Developer
7 4 (5.63%) IT Architect
7 4 (5.63%) CRM Consultant
7 4 (5.63%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (5.63%) Service Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (4.23%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
8 3 (4.23%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 2 (2.82%) Product Owner
9 2 (2.82%) CRM Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (35.21%) .NET
2 17 (23.94%) XML
3 16 (22.54%) .NET Framework
4 15 (21.13%) ADO
5 2 (2.82%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.82%) Web Services
5 2 (2.82%) MDX
5 2 (2.82%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (1.41%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (1.41%) LINQ
6 1 (1.41%) jQuery
6 1 (1.41%) Google Maps API
6 1 (1.41%) LINQ to SQL
6 1 (1.41%) HTML
6 1 (1.41%) Middleware
6 1 (1.41%) CSS
6 1 (1.41%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.31%) Client/Server
2 10 (14.08%) N-Tier
3 4 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.82%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.82%) NHS
4 2 (2.82%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.82%) Replication
4 2 (2.82%) Clustering
5 1 (1.41%) E-Learning
5 1 (1.41%) PDA
5 1 (1.41%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.41%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.41%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 30 (42.25%) Windows
2 4 (5.63%) Windows XP
2 4 (5.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (4.23%) Windows 7
3 3 (4.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.82%) Linux
5 1 (1.41%) Android
5 1 (1.41%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.41%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (23.94%) Business Process Improvement
1 17 (23.94%) Process Improvement
2 15 (21.13%) Document Management
3 13 (18.31%) Process Management
4 10 (14.08%) SDLC
5 8 (11.27%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (11.27%) Content Management
6 7 (9.86%) Information Security
6 7 (9.86%) CRM
7 6 (8.45%) OO
7 6 (8.45%) Scrum
8 5 (7.04%) GAP Analysis
8 5 (7.04%) OOD
9 4 (5.63%) SOA
9 4 (5.63%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (5.63%) ITIL
9 4 (5.63%) Systems Analysis
10 2 (2.82%) Load Balancing
10 2 (2.82%) Kalman Filter
10 2 (2.82%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 18 (25.35%) C#
2 15 (21.13%) VB
3 10 (14.08%) SQL
4 6 (8.45%) VBA
5 2 (2.82%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.41%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 16 (22.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (5.63%) MCP
2 4 (5.63%) MCSE
3 3 (4.23%) MCITP
4 2 (2.82%) MCPD
4 2 (2.82%) MCSD
4 2 (2.82%) GIAC
4 2 (2.82%) CCA
4 2 (2.82%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (2.82%) CISSP
5 1 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.41%) MCSA
5 1 (1.41%) CCIE
5 1 (1.41%) CCNP
5 1 (1.41%) CCIP
5 1 (1.41%) MCTS
5 1 (1.41%) Degree
5 1 (1.41%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.41%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (25.35%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.82%) Terminal Services
2 2 (2.82%) DFS Replication
2 2 (2.82%) vSphere
3 1 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (5.63%) SCCM
2 3 (4.23%) SCOM
3 2 (2.82%) ARCserve
4 1 (1.41%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 14 (19.72%) EMC
2 13 (18.31%) Kofax
3 5 (7.04%) VMware
4 3 (4.23%) Oracle
5 2 (2.82%) Cisco
5 2 (2.82%) Intel
5 2 (2.82%) OpenText
6 1 (1.41%) Google
6 1 (1.41%) NetApp
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