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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 12 8 9
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 16 10 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 11.59% 12.35% 12.20%
As % of the Vendors category 34.78% 45.45% 30.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 14
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£381 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.29% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £425 £111
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £440 £487
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £12.50 - £24.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.84 £15.85
% change year-on-year
+1.07% -6.34%
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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
46 22 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 33.33% 27.16% 39.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 13 50
Average daily rate £350 £400 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +26.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £225 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 10
Average hourly rate £11.75 - £21.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 - £15.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.05%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 15 (37.50%) Windows
2 14 (35.00%) SQL
3 13 (32.50%) SQL Server
4 12 (30.00%) .NET
5 9 (22.50%) C#
5 9 (22.50%) MS Excel
5 9 (22.50%) Active Directory
5 9 (22.50%) Finance
5 9 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (20.00%) MS Office
6 8 (20.00%) ASP.NET
6 8 (20.00%) Web Services
6 8 (20.00%) TCP/IP
6 8 (20.00%) SAN
6 8 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (17.50%) T-SQL
7 7 (17.50%) XML
7 7 (17.50%) DNS
7 7 (17.50%) Firewall
7 7 (17.50%) WCF
8 6 (15.00%) Replication
8 6 (15.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (15.00%) JSON
9 5 (12.50%) Java
9 5 (12.50%) JavaScript
9 5 (12.50%) UNIX
9 5 (12.50%) Linux
9 5 (12.50%) VPN
9 5 (12.50%) HP
9 5 (12.50%) Sun Certification

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 3 (7.50%) IIS
1 3 (7.50%) MS Exchange
1 3 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (5.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.50%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 9 (22.50%) MS Excel
2 8 (20.00%) MS Office
3 1 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 8 (20.00%) SAN
2 7 (17.50%) DNS
2 7 (17.50%) Firewall
3 5 (12.50%) Reverse Proxy
3 5 (12.50%) VPN
4 3 (7.50%) LAN
4 3 (7.50%) WAN
5 2 (5.00%) PSTN
6 1 (2.50%) VoIP
6 1 (2.50%) Intranet
6 1 (2.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (32.50%) SQL Server
2 6 (15.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (12.50%) NoSQL
4 4 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (5.00%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (5.00%) Cognos Impromptu
7 1 (2.50%) DTS
7 1 (2.50%) RDBMS
7 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
7 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (7.50%) Moq
3 1 (2.50%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.50%) NuGet
3 1 (2.50%) LoadUI
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (2.50%) JMeter
3 1 (2.50%) JIRA
3 1 (2.50%) Selenium
General
1 9 (22.50%) Finance
2 1 (2.50%) Advertising
2 1 (2.50%) Financial Institution
2 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (37.50%) Developer
2 8 (20.00%) Analyst
3 5 (12.50%) .NET Developer
4 4 (10.00%) Service Analyst
4 4 (10.00%) Test Coordinator
4 4 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (10.00%) Coordinator
4 4 (10.00%) QA Leader
5 3 (7.50%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (7.50%) 3rd Line Technical Support
5 3 (7.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (7.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) DBA
5 3 (7.50%) Technical Support
5 3 (7.50%) Support Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (7.50%) ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (7.50%) SQL DBA
5 3 (7.50%) Technical Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (30.00%) .NET
2 8 (20.00%) ASP.NET
2 8 (20.00%) Web Services
3 7 (17.50%) XML
3 7 (17.50%) WCF
4 6 (15.00%) JSON
5 4 (10.00%) jQuery
5 4 (10.00%) CSS
5 4 (10.00%) HTML
6 3 (7.50%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (7.50%) NHibernate
7 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 2 (5.00%) Ajax
8 1 (2.50%) WPF
8 1 (2.50%) LINQ
8 1 (2.50%) Razor View Engine
8 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (2.50%) .NET Framework
8 1 (2.50%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) Replication
2 2 (5.00%) N-Tier
2 2 (5.00%) Thin Client
2 2 (5.00%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.50%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 15 (37.50%) Windows
2 5 (12.50%) Linux
2 5 (12.50%) UNIX
3 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (10.00%) Windows XP
4 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (5.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (12.50%) Configuration Management
2 5 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (10.00%) MVC
4 3 (7.50%) Data Analysis
4 3 (7.50%) ETL
4 3 (7.50%) ITIL
4 3 (7.50%) Unit Testing
4 3 (7.50%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (7.50%) DevOps
5 2 (5.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (5.00%) OO
5 2 (5.00%) CRM
5 2 (5.00%) OOD
6 1 (2.50%) Service Management
6 1 (2.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.50%) Data Modelling
6 1 (2.50%) Automated Testing
6 1 (2.50%) Software Engineering
6 1 (2.50%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (35.00%) SQL
2 9 (22.50%) C#
3 7 (17.50%) T-SQL
4 5 (12.50%) Shell Script
4 5 (12.50%) PowerShell
4 5 (12.50%) Java
4 5 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.50%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (12.50%) Sun Certification
2 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.50%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.50%) MCP
3 1 (2.50%) MCSE
3 1 (2.50%) CCIE
3 1 (2.50%) CCNP
3 1 (2.50%) CCIP
3 1 (2.50%) ISEB
3 1 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.00%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) Data Quality
System Software
1 9 (22.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.50%) Terminal Services
3 2 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (5.00%) KVM
Systems Management
1 5 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
1 5 (12.50%) Puppet
1 5 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (7.50%) ARCserve
3 2 (5.00%) SCCM
3 2 (5.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 5 (12.50%) HP
1 5 (12.50%) VMware
2 3 (7.50%) Intel
2 3 (7.50%) Citrix
2 3 (7.50%) Cisco
3 2 (5.00%) Cognos
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle
4 1 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.50%) Mitel
4 1 (2.50%) ProCurve
4 1 (2.50%) ForgeRock