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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 6 6 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 21 18 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 15.00% 15.38% 15.15%
As % of the Vendors category 32.31% 33.96% 37.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 8 20
Median daily rate £475 £325 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.15% -12.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £293 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £483 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +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
65 53 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 46.43% 45.30% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 34 56
Median daily rate £353 £475 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.78% +18.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £600 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £14.50 - £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 19 (51.35%) SQL Server
2 14 (37.84%) Windows
3 13 (35.14%) Data Centre
4 10 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (21.62%) Active Directory
5 8 (21.62%) Windows Server
6 7 (18.92%) Continuous Deployment
6 7 (18.92%) MSBuild
6 7 (18.92%) Finance
6 7 (18.92%) VMware
6 7 (18.92%) Release Management
6 7 (18.92%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (18.92%) Visual Studio Team System
6 7 (18.92%) PowerShell
6 7 (18.92%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (16.22%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (16.22%) Clustering
7 6 (16.22%) Migration
7 6 (16.22%) SAN
7 6 (16.22%) IIS
8 5 (13.51%) SQL
8 5 (13.51%) Citrix
8 5 (13.51%) MS Excel
8 5 (13.51%) High Availability
9 4 (10.81%) Secure Coding
9 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Clustering
9 4 (10.81%) Enterprise Architecture
9 4 (10.81%) Load Balancing
9 4 (10.81%) NAS
9 4 (10.81%) Middleware

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 6 (16.22%) IIS
2 3 (8.11%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (13.51%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.11%) MS Office
3 2 (5.41%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (5.41%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.70%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.41%) Office 365
3 1 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.70%) IaaS
3 1 (2.70%) Mimecast
3 1 (2.70%) PaaS
3 1 (2.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.22%) SAN
2 4 (10.81%) LAN
2 4 (10.81%) NAS
2 4 (10.81%) WAN
3 1 (2.70%) Firewall
3 1 (2.70%) LDAP
3 1 (2.70%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (51.35%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.11%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (18.92%) MSBuild
1 7 (18.92%) Team Foundation Server
1 7 (18.92%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 7 (18.92%) Finance
2 3 (8.11%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (18.92%) Release Manager
2 5 (13.51%) Architect
2 5 (13.51%) Infrastructure Architect
3 4 (10.81%) Consultant
3 4 (10.81%) DBA
3 4 (10.81%) Integration Architect
3 4 (10.81%) Project Manager
3 4 (10.81%) SQL DBA
4 3 (8.11%) Developer
4 3 (8.11%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Desktop Support
5 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Integration Project Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Migration Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) Senior Architect
5 2 (5.41%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (5.41%) Web Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Windows Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.81%) Middleware
2 3 (8.11%) .NET
2 3 (8.11%) CSS
2 3 (8.11%) HTML
2 3 (8.11%) jQuery
2 3 (8.11%) XML
3 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 13 (35.14%) Data Centre
2 6 (16.22%) Clustering
3 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.41%) Client/Server
4 2 (5.41%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.70%) EMC VNX
5 1 (2.70%) PMI
5 1 (2.70%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 14 (37.84%) Windows
2 8 (21.62%) Windows Server
3 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (5.41%) Windows 7
4 2 (5.41%) Windows 8
4 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.70%) Linux
5 1 (2.70%) Solaris
5 1 (2.70%) Unix
5 1 (2.70%) Windows 2000
5 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (18.92%) Continuous Deployment
2 7 (18.92%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (18.92%) Release Management
3 6 (16.22%) Migration
4 5 (13.51%) High Availability
5 4 (10.81%) Change Management
5 4 (10.81%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (10.81%) Load Balancing
5 4 (10.81%) Secure Coding
6 3 (8.11%) Network Optimisation
7 2 (5.41%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (5.41%) E-Commerce
7 2 (5.41%) ITSM
7 2 (5.41%) Project Management
7 2 (5.41%) Unit Testing
7 2 (5.41%) Web Development
8 1 (2.70%) CRM
8 1 (2.70%) ITIL
8 1 (2.70%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 7 (18.92%) PowerShell
2 5 (13.51%) SQL
3 3 (8.11%) C#
3 3 (8.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.70%) Degree
1 1 (2.70%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) SLA
2 1 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 8 (21.62%) Active Directory
2 6 (16.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.70%) vSphere
3 1 (2.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (5.41%) SCCM
3 1 (2.70%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 7 (18.92%) VMware
2 5 (13.51%) Citrix
3 3 (8.11%) Cisco
4 1 (2.70%) Dell
4 1 (2.70%) EMC
4 1 (2.70%) HP
4 1 (2.70%) Intel Security
4 1 (2.70%) SolarWinds
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