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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 4 4 12
Rank change year-on-year
0 +8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 32 46 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 18.50% 26.44% 10.47%
As % of the Vendors category 40.51% 50.55% 29.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 29 13
Median daily rate £350 £525 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +61.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £236 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 4
Median hourly rate - £15.00 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +22.44%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.75 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +8.62%
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
79 91 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 45.66% 52.30% 35.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 57 47
Median daily rate £380 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 5
Median hourly rate - £23.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +67.85%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%

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 May 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 May 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 14 (28.00%) SQL Server
1 14 (28.00%) ITIL
2 13 (26.00%) CRM
2 13 (26.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (24.00%) Windows
3 12 (24.00%) Active Directory
4 11 (22.00%) MS Excel
5 7 (14.00%) Citrix
5 7 (14.00%) IIS
5 7 (14.00%) SQL
5 7 (14.00%) T-SQL
5 7 (14.00%) User Stories
6 6 (12.00%) Windows Server
6 6 (12.00%) Marketing
6 6 (12.00%) VMware
6 6 (12.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (12.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (10.00%) C#
7 5 (10.00%) .NET
7 5 (10.00%) SAN
7 5 (10.00%) LAN
7 5 (10.00%) Project Management
7 5 (10.00%) High Availability
7 5 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (8.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (8.00%) Load Balancing
8 4 (8.00%) WCF

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 7 (14.00%) IIS
2 4 (8.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (22.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.00%) MS Office
2 4 (8.00%) MS Project
2 4 (8.00%) MS Visio
3 2 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (26.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (8.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.00%) LAN
1 5 (10.00%) SAN
2 4 (8.00%) NAS
2 4 (8.00%) WAN
3 3 (6.00%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (4.00%) Network Security
5 1 (2.00%) DHCP
5 1 (2.00%) DNS
5 1 (2.00%) Firewall
5 1 (2.00%) LDAP
5 1 (2.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (28.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (12.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (12.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (6.00%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (6.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (4.00%) OLAP
6 2 (4.00%) OLAP Cube
6 2 (4.00%) RDBMS
6 2 (4.00%) Relational Database
7 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (2.00%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.00%) Selenium
2 1 (2.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (12.00%) Marketing
2 3 (6.00%) Finance
2 3 (6.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 12 (24.00%) Analyst
2 9 (18.00%) Consultant
2 9 (18.00%) Project Manager
3 7 (14.00%) Functional Consultant
4 6 (12.00%) CRM Consultant
4 6 (12.00%) Microsoft Consultant
4 6 (12.00%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
4 6 (12.00%) Service Analyst
4 6 (12.00%) Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (10.00%) Architect
6 4 (8.00%) Developer
6 4 (8.00%) Integration Manager
6 4 (8.00%) Integration Project Manager
6 4 (8.00%) IT Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) IT Manager
7 3 (6.00%) IT Project Manager
7 3 (6.00%) Test Leader
8 2 (4.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 2 (4.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.00%) .NET
2 4 (8.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (8.00%) WCF
3 3 (6.00%) .NET Framework
3 3 (6.00%) Ajax
3 3 (6.00%) AngularJS
3 3 (6.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 3 (6.00%) Entity Framework
3 3 (6.00%) HTML
3 3 (6.00%) jQuery
3 3 (6.00%) KnockoutJS
3 3 (6.00%) LINQ
3 3 (6.00%) Middleware
3 3 (6.00%) RESTful
3 3 (6.00%) SOAP
3 3 (6.00%) Web Services
3 3 (6.00%) XHTML
4 2 (4.00%) MDX
5 1 (2.00%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.00%) Data Centre
1 4 (8.00%) Reinsurance
2 3 (6.00%) Clustering
3 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 12 (24.00%) Windows
2 6 (12.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (4.00%) Linux
3 2 (4.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (28.00%) ITIL
2 13 (26.00%) CRM
3 12 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (14.00%) User Stories
5 5 (10.00%) High Availability
5 5 (10.00%) Project Management
6 4 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (8.00%) Load Balancing
6 4 (8.00%) MVC
6 4 (8.00%) PRINCE2
6 4 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (8.00%) Test Automation
6 4 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (6.00%) Release Management
7 3 (6.00%) Secure Coding
7 3 (6.00%) SIEM
7 3 (6.00%) Web Development
8 2 (4.00%) Data Modelling
8 2 (4.00%) ITSM
8 2 (4.00%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.00%) SQL
1 7 (14.00%) T-SQL
2 5 (10.00%) C#
3 4 (8.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.00%) Java
4 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (8.00%) APMP
1 4 (8.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 3 (6.00%) CCNA
2 3 (6.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (6.00%) ISEB
2 3 (6.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) QA
1 1 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (24.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) SCCM
1 1 (2.00%) SCOM
1 1 (2.00%) WMI
Vendors
1 7 (14.00%) Citrix
2 6 (12.00%) VMware
3 2 (4.00%) Tableau
4 1 (2.00%) Cisco
4 1 (2.00%) Intel Security
4 1 (2.00%) Juniper
4 1 (2.00%) NetApp
4 1 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
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