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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 5 6 6
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 23 20 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 15.54% 16.13% 17.31%
As % of the Vendors category 36.51% 41.67% 41.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 14
Median daily rate £323 £363 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.03% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £469 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £13.25 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.33%
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
63 48 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 42.57% 38.71% 41.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 28 34
Median daily rate £344 £475 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.63% +29.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £305 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £600 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £13.25 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 29 (47.54%) SQL Server
2 26 (42.62%) Windows
3 25 (40.98%) Active Directory
4 21 (34.43%) Data Centre
5 19 (31.15%) Windows Server
6 17 (27.87%) LAN
6 17 (27.87%) Citrix
6 17 (27.87%) VMware
7 16 (26.23%) Clustering
7 16 (26.23%) IIS
8 15 (24.59%) WAN
8 15 (24.59%) SAN
9 14 (22.95%) Load Balancing
9 14 (22.95%) VMware Infrastructure
9 14 (22.95%) NAS
9 14 (22.95%) High Availability
10 13 (21.31%) Microsoft Clustering
10 13 (21.31%) Secure Coding
10 13 (21.31%) Middleware
11 11 (18.03%) ITIL
12 10 (16.39%) MS Excel
12 10 (16.39%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (16.39%) Finance
13 8 (13.11%) SQL
13 8 (13.11%) Network Optimisation
14 7 (11.48%) Dynamics CRM
14 7 (11.48%) MS Office
14 7 (11.48%) CRM
14 7 (11.48%) Project Management
15 5 (8.20%) MS Exchange

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 16 (26.23%) IIS
2 5 (8.20%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 10 (16.39%) MS Excel
2 7 (11.48%) MS Office
3 4 (6.56%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (6.56%) MS Project
4 2 (3.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (11.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.64%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.64%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.64%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.28%) Office 365
2 1 (1.64%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 17 (27.87%) LAN
2 15 (24.59%) SAN
2 15 (24.59%) WAN
3 14 (22.95%) NAS
4 5 (8.20%) Firewall
4 5 (8.20%) Network Security
4 5 (8.20%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (3.28%) Wireless
6 1 (1.64%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (47.54%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (4.92%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (4.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (4.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.28%) QlikView
4 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.64%) GIS
5 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Power View
5 1 (1.64%) PowerPivot
5 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.64%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.28%) MSBuild
2 2 (3.28%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (1.64%) Selenium
3 1 (1.64%) SpecFlow
General
1 10 (16.39%) Finance
2 4 (6.56%) Marketing
3 2 (3.28%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 15 (24.59%) Project Manager
2 10 (16.39%) Analyst
2 10 (16.39%) Integration Manager
2 10 (16.39%) Integration Project Manager
3 9 (14.75%) Infrastructure Manager
3 9 (14.75%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 8 (13.11%) Architect
4 8 (13.11%) Infrastructure Architect
5 6 (9.84%) Developer
6 5 (8.20%) Consultant
6 5 (8.20%) Service Analyst
6 5 (8.20%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (6.56%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (6.56%) DBA
7 4 (6.56%) IT Analyst
7 4 (6.56%) SQL DBA
8 3 (4.92%) CRM Consultant
8 3 (4.92%) Data Centre Architect
8 3 (4.92%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
8 3 (4.92%) Network Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (21.31%) Middleware
2 3 (4.92%) .NET
2 3 (4.92%) CSS
2 3 (4.92%) HTML
2 3 (4.92%) jQuery
2 3 (4.92%) XML
3 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.64%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 21 (34.43%) Data Centre
2 16 (26.23%) Clustering
3 4 (6.56%) Reinsurance
4 3 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.28%) Client/Server
5 2 (3.28%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.64%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.64%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 26 (42.62%) Windows
2 19 (31.15%) Windows Server
3 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.28%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.28%) Windows 8
4 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.64%) Linux
5 1 (1.64%) Solaris
5 1 (1.64%) Unix
5 1 (1.64%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (22.95%) High Availability
1 14 (22.95%) Load Balancing
2 13 (21.31%) Secure Coding
3 11 (18.03%) ITIL
4 10 (16.39%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (13.11%) Network Optimisation
6 7 (11.48%) CRM
6 7 (11.48%) Project Management
7 5 (8.20%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (8.20%) Identity Management
7 5 (8.20%) ITSM
7 5 (8.20%) Migration
7 5 (8.20%) SIEM
7 5 (8.20%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 4 (6.56%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (6.56%) User Stories
9 3 (4.92%) Change Management
9 3 (4.92%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (4.92%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (3.28%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (13.11%) SQL
2 5 (8.20%) JavaScript
3 4 (6.56%) C#
4 2 (3.28%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.64%) Python
5 1 (1.64%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (3.28%) APMP
1 2 (3.28%) CCNA
1 2 (3.28%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (3.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (1.64%) Degree
2 1 (1.64%) ISEB
2 1 (1.64%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.64%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.56%) SLA
2 2 (3.28%) QA
System Software
1 25 (40.98%) Active Directory
2 14 (22.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (21.31%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (1.64%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (1.64%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (27.87%) Citrix
1 17 (27.87%) VMware
2 4 (6.56%) Cisco
3 2 (3.28%) Cognos
3 2 (3.28%) Juniper
3 2 (3.28%) NetApp
4 1 (1.64%) Intel Security
4 1 (1.64%) SolarWinds
4 1 (1.64%) Tableau
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