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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Suffolk / Ipswich
Rank 6 4 9
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 20 14 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 13.07% 15.91% 10.07%
As % of the Vendors category 30.30% 35.90% 25.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 5
Median daily rate £450 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £123 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £550 £359
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 8
Median hourly rate £10.42 £12.00 £23.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.16% -48.10%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +3.33%

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
66 39 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 43.14% 44.32% 39.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 30 32
Median daily rate £288 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.68% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £174 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 12
Median hourly rate £10.42 £12.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.16% -48.93%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017, 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 21 (47.73%) SQL Server
2 17 (38.64%) Windows
3 15 (34.09%) Data Centre
4 14 (31.82%) VMware
5 13 (29.55%) Active Directory
5 13 (29.55%) Windows Server
6 12 (27.27%) SAN
6 12 (27.27%) MS Excel
7 11 (25.00%) Citrix
7 11 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 10 (22.73%) Clustering
8 10 (22.73%) High Availability
9 8 (18.18%) LAN
9 8 (18.18%) WAN
9 8 (18.18%) Middleware
9 8 (18.18%) IIS
9 8 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (18.18%) Load Balancing
9 8 (18.18%) NAS
9 8 (18.18%) Secure Coding
9 8 (18.18%) Microsoft Clustering
10 7 (15.91%) Continuous Deployment
10 7 (15.91%) Network Optimisation
10 7 (15.91%) MSBuild
10 7 (15.91%) Office 365
10 7 (15.91%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (15.91%) Visual Studio Team System
10 7 (15.91%) PowerShell
10 7 (15.91%) Release Management
10 7 (15.91%) Continuous Integration

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 8 (18.18%) IIS
2 5 (11.36%) SharePoint
3 3 (6.82%) MS Exchange
3 3 (6.82%) MS Project Server
4 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 12 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 5 (11.36%) MS Office
2 5 (11.36%) MS Project
3 3 (6.82%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (4.55%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.91%) Office 365
2 6 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (4.55%) Mimecast
3 2 (4.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (2.27%) IaaS
4 1 (2.27%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (27.27%) SAN
2 8 (18.18%) LAN
2 8 (18.18%) NAS
2 8 (18.18%) WAN
3 2 (4.55%) Firewall
4 1 (2.27%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (47.73%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (15.91%) MSBuild
1 7 (15.91%) Team Foundation Server
1 7 (15.91%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (9.09%) French Language
2 3 (6.82%) Finance
3 2 (4.55%) Advertising
4 1 (2.27%) Legal
4 1 (2.27%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 9 (20.45%) Project Manager
2 7 (15.91%) Release Manager
3 6 (13.64%) Infrastructure Manager
3 6 (13.64%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 5 (11.36%) Architect
4 5 (11.36%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) Developer
5 4 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
5 4 (9.09%) Windows Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Consultant
6 3 (6.82%) DBA
6 3 (6.82%) Integration Architect
6 3 (6.82%) Programme Planner
6 3 (6.82%) SQL DBA
6 3 (6.82%) Technical Architect
6 3 (6.82%) VMware Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Business Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (18.18%) Middleware
2 3 (6.82%) .NET
3 1 (2.27%) HTML
3 1 (2.27%) REST
3 1 (2.27%) SOAP
3 1 (2.27%) Visualforce
3 1 (2.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (34.09%) Data Centre
2 10 (22.73%) Clustering
3 2 (4.55%) EMC VNX
4 1 (2.27%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.27%) PMI
4 1 (2.27%) Reinsurance
4 1 (2.27%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 17 (38.64%) Windows
2 13 (29.55%) Windows Server
3 5 (11.36%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (4.55%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.27%) Android
5 1 (2.27%) Windows Phone
5 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (22.73%) High Availability
2 8 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (18.18%) Load Balancing
2 8 (18.18%) Secure Coding
3 7 (15.91%) Continuous Deployment
3 7 (15.91%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (15.91%) Network Optimisation
3 7 (15.91%) Release Management
4 6 (13.64%) Project Management
4 6 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (9.09%) ITIL
5 4 (9.09%) Migration
6 3 (6.82%) Critical Path Analysis
6 3 (6.82%) CRM
6 3 (6.82%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (4.55%) Business Analysis
7 2 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (4.55%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (4.55%) SIEM
7 2 (4.55%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.91%) PowerShell
2 3 (6.82%) C#
2 3 (6.82%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.55%) SQL
4 1 (2.27%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.27%) X++
Qualifications
1 1 (2.27%) MCSA
1 1 (2.27%) MCSE
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (2.27%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (29.55%) Active Directory
2 11 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (4.55%) vSphere
4 1 (2.27%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (18.18%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (2.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (31.82%) VMware
2 11 (25.00%) Citrix
3 4 (9.09%) Cisco
4 2 (4.55%) Dell
4 2 (4.55%) EMC
4 2 (4.55%) HP
4 2 (4.55%) Intel Security
4 2 (4.55%) SolarWinds
5 1 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.27%) Samsung
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