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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 1 14 8
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 47 24 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 28.48% 11.37% 13.16%
As % of the Vendors category 52.22% 30.00% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 16 4
Average daily rate
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£525 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £213 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £396 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 6
Average hourly rate £19.00 £10.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.95% -12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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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
90 80 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 54.55% 37.91% 26.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 55 9
Average daily rate £455 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £210 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £463 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 6
Average hourly rate £19.00 £14.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% +21.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £10.40 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £19.50 £15.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 (50.00%) Windows
2 27 (45.00%) SQL Server
3 25 (41.67%) .NET
4 17 (28.33%) C#
4 17 (28.33%) Business Process Improvement
4 17 (28.33%) Process Improvement
5 16 (26.67%) XML
6 15 (25.00%) VB
6 15 (25.00%) ADO
6 15 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 15 (25.00%) Document Management
6 15 (25.00%) .NET Framework
7 14 (23.33%) EMC
7 14 (23.33%) MS Office
8 13 (21.67%) Client/Server
8 13 (21.67%) Documentum
8 13 (21.67%) Process Management
8 13 (21.67%) Kofax
9 10 (16.67%) Finance
9 10 (16.67%) N-Tier
10 9 (15.00%) MS Excel
11 8 (13.33%) Visual Studio
11 8 (13.33%) Cisco
11 8 (13.33%) Content Management
12 7 (11.67%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (11.67%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (11.67%) SQL
12 7 (11.67%) SharePoint
12 7 (11.67%) VMware
13 6 (10.00%) Firewall

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (21.67%) Documentum
2 7 (11.67%) SharePoint
3 5 (8.33%) MS Exchange
4 3 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 14 (23.33%) MS Office
2 9 (15.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.00%) Firewall
2 3 (5.00%) WAN
3 2 (3.33%) FCoE
3 2 (3.33%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (3.33%) iSCSI
3 2 (3.33%) Wireless
3 2 (3.33%) VLAN
3 2 (3.33%) SAN
3 2 (3.33%) Ethernet
3 2 (3.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.33%) LAN
4 1 (1.67%) VoIP
4 1 (1.67%) VPN
4 1 (1.67%) Network Security
4 1 (1.67%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (45.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Power View
5 1 (1.67%) MS Access
5 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (13.33%) Visual Studio
2 7 (11.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.67%) Subversion
3 1 (1.67%) Selenium
3 1 (1.67%) JIRA
3 1 (1.67%) ReSharper
3 1 (1.67%) NUnit
3 1 (1.67%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (3.33%) Retail
3 1 (1.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (31.67%) Architect
2 8 (13.33%) Developer
3 7 (11.67%) AWS Architect
3 7 (11.67%) 3rd Line Support
4 6 (10.00%) Project Manager
5 5 (8.33%) Analyst
5 5 (8.33%) Support Engineer
5 5 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (8.33%) MI Developer
6 4 (6.67%) IT Architect
6 4 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
8 2 (3.33%) 3rd Line Technical Support
8 2 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Product Owner
8 2 (3.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Technical Support Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (41.67%) .NET
2 16 (26.67%) XML
3 15 (25.00%) ADO
3 15 (25.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.67%) Middleware
4 1 (1.67%) J2EE
4 1 (1.67%) HTML
4 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.67%) CSS
4 1 (1.67%) Web Services
4 1 (1.67%) MDX
4 1 (1.67%) Google Maps API
4 1 (1.67%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 13 (21.67%) Client/Server
2 10 (16.67%) N-Tier
3 3 (5.00%) NHS
4 2 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.33%) Clustering
4 2 (3.33%) Replication
4 2 (3.33%) Fat Client
4 2 (3.33%) Thin Client
4 2 (3.33%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.67%) PDA
5 1 (1.67%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.67%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 30 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (5.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (3.33%) Android
4 2 (3.33%) Linux
4 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.67%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.67%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (28.33%) Business Process Improvement
1 17 (28.33%) Process Improvement
2 15 (25.00%) Document Management
3 13 (21.67%) Process Management
4 8 (13.33%) Content Management
5 5 (8.33%) OOD
5 5 (8.33%) OO
5 5 (8.33%) Information Security
6 4 (6.67%) Systems Analysis
6 4 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (5.00%) SOA
8 2 (3.33%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (3.33%) Load Balancing
8 2 (3.33%) Zachman Framework
8 2 (3.33%) TOGAF
8 2 (3.33%) UML
8 2 (3.33%) Project Management
9 1 (1.67%) ITIL
9 1 (1.67%) CRM
9 1 (1.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (28.33%) C#
2 15 (25.00%) VB
3 7 (11.67%) SQL
4 6 (10.00%) VBA
5 1 (1.67%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (11.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (5.00%) MCSE
2 3 (5.00%) MCP
3 2 (3.33%) Degree
3 2 (3.33%) MCITP
3 2 (3.33%) MCPD
3 2 (3.33%) CCA
3 2 (3.33%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.67%) CCNA
4 1 (1.67%) MCSD
4 1 (1.67%) HND
4 1 (1.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.67%) SLA
1 1 (1.67%) QA
System Software
1 15 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.33%) DFS Replication
2 2 (3.33%) vSphere
2 2 (3.33%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (5.00%) SCCM
2 2 (3.33%) SCOM
2 2 (3.33%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 14 (23.33%) EMC
2 13 (21.67%) Kofax
3 8 (13.33%) Cisco
4 7 (11.67%) VMware
5 2 (3.33%) OpenText
5 2 (3.33%) Intel
6 1 (1.67%) NetApp
6 1 (1.67%) McAfee
6 1 (1.67%) Oracle
6 1 (1.67%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.67%) Google