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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 9 11
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 25 17 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 17.99% 13.49% 11.25%
As % of the Vendors category 39.68% 38.64% 39.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 13 5
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£425 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Average hourly rate £13.25 £12.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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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
63 44 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 45.32% 34.92% 28.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 35 14
Average daily rate £450 £363 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% -6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £465 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Average hourly rate £13.25 £12.50 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -42.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.98 £19.30
% change year-on-year
-1.22% -1.64%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 27 (38.57%) .NET
3 26 (37.14%) Windows
4 20 (28.57%) C#
5 17 (24.29%) XML
5 17 (24.29%) Business Process Improvement
5 17 (24.29%) Process Improvement
6 16 (22.86%) .NET Framework
6 16 (22.86%) VB
6 16 (22.86%) Microsoft Certification
7 15 (21.43%) ADO
7 15 (21.43%) MS Office
7 15 (21.43%) Document Management
8 14 (20.00%) Active Directory
8 14 (20.00%) EMC
9 13 (18.57%) Client/Server
9 13 (18.57%) Documentum
9 13 (18.57%) MS Excel
9 13 (18.57%) Process Management
9 13 (18.57%) Kofax
10 12 (17.14%) Finance
10 12 (17.14%) N-Tier
11 11 (15.71%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (15.71%) SDLC
12 9 (12.86%) SQL
13 8 (11.43%) SharePoint
13 8 (11.43%) OO
13 8 (11.43%) Visual Studio
13 8 (11.43%) Content Management
13 8 (11.43%) Team Foundation Server

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (18.57%) Documentum
2 8 (11.43%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.71%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.86%) IIS
4 2 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 15 (21.43%) MS Office
2 13 (18.57%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.43%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (8.57%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.29%) Ethernet
1 3 (4.29%) VLAN
1 3 (4.29%) iSCSI
1 3 (4.29%) FCoE
1 3 (4.29%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (2.86%) DNS
3 1 (1.43%) SAN
3 1 (1.43%) WebEx
3 1 (1.43%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.43%) LAN
3 1 (1.43%) PSTN
3 1 (1.43%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (5.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (4.29%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Power View
5 2 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.43%) Data Mart
6 1 (1.43%) OLAP
6 1 (1.43%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 8 (11.43%) Visual Studio
1 8 (11.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.43%) Selenium
General
1 12 (17.14%) Finance
2 2 (2.86%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.86%) Retail
3 1 (1.43%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.43%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (27.14%) Architect
2 12 (17.14%) Developer
2 12 (17.14%) Analyst
3 7 (10.00%) AWS Architect
4 6 (8.57%) Consultant
4 6 (8.57%) Project Manager
5 5 (7.14%) Business Analyst
5 5 (7.14%) MI Developer
6 4 (5.71%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (5.71%) Service Analyst
6 4 (5.71%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (5.71%) IT Architect
6 4 (5.71%) CRM Consultant
7 3 (4.29%) Server Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) Senior Developer
7 3 (4.29%) Support Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (4.29%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
7 3 (4.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (2.86%) Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (38.57%) .NET
2 17 (24.29%) XML
3 16 (22.86%) .NET Framework
4 15 (21.43%) ADO
5 4 (5.71%) ASP.NET
6 3 (4.29%) CSS
6 3 (4.29%) HTML
7 2 (2.86%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (2.86%) MDX
7 2 (2.86%) WCF
7 2 (2.86%) Web Services
8 1 (1.43%) Middleware
8 1 (1.43%) J2EE
8 1 (1.43%) LINQ
8 1 (1.43%) jQuery
8 1 (1.43%) Google Maps API
8 1 (1.43%) LINQ to SQL
8 1 (1.43%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.57%) Client/Server
2 12 (17.14%) N-Tier
3 5 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.29%) Clustering
5 2 (2.86%) NHS
5 2 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.43%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.43%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.43%) E-Learning
6 1 (1.43%) PDA
6 1 (1.43%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.43%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 26 (37.14%) Windows
2 4 (5.71%) Windows XP
3 3 (4.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (4.29%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.43%) Android
5 1 (1.43%) Linux
5 1 (1.43%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (24.29%) Business Process Improvement
1 17 (24.29%) Process Improvement
2 15 (21.43%) Document Management
3 13 (18.57%) Process Management
4 11 (15.71%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (15.71%) SDLC
5 8 (11.43%) Content Management
5 8 (11.43%) OO
6 7 (10.00%) OOD
6 7 (10.00%) Information Security
7 6 (8.57%) CRM
7 6 (8.57%) Scrum
8 5 (7.14%) GAP Analysis
9 4 (5.71%) ITIL
9 4 (5.71%) SOA
9 4 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (5.71%) Systems Analysis
10 3 (4.29%) Load Balancing
10 3 (4.29%) Kalman Filter
11 2 (2.86%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 20 (28.57%) C#
2 16 (22.86%) VB
3 9 (12.86%) SQL
4 6 (8.57%) VBA
5 3 (4.29%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.86%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.43%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (22.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (5.71%) MCITP
2 4 (5.71%) MCSE
3 3 (4.29%) CCA
3 3 (4.29%) Citrix Certification
3 3 (4.29%) MCP
4 2 (2.86%) GIAC
4 2 (2.86%) MCPD
4 2 (2.86%) CISSP
5 1 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.43%) MCSA
5 1 (1.43%) CCIE
5 1 (1.43%) CCNP
5 1 (1.43%) CCIP
5 1 (1.43%) ISEB
5 1 (1.43%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.43%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.43%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.43%) MCTS
5 1 (1.43%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.43%) SLA
1 1 (1.43%) QA
System Software
1 14 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.43%) Terminal Services
2 1 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (8.57%) SCCM
2 4 (5.71%) SCOM
3 1 (1.43%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.43%) ARCserve
3 1 (1.43%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (20.00%) EMC
2 13 (18.57%) Kofax
3 3 (4.29%) Oracle
3 3 (4.29%) Cisco
4 2 (2.86%) OpenText
4 2 (2.86%) VMware
5 1 (1.43%) Google
5 1 (1.43%) Intel