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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 6 11 9
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 19 10 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 16.24% 11.76% 15.38%
As % of the Vendors category 39.58% 45.45% 39.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 20
Average daily rate
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£366 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.82% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £413 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £438 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Average hourly rate £12.50 - £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -13.60%
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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
48 22 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 41.03% 25.88% 39.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 14 55
Average daily rate £368 £363 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.30% +15.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 7
Average hourly rate £12.50 £21.75 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.52% +1.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% +2.70%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 18 (40.91%) Windows
2 16 (36.36%) SQL Server
3 14 (31.82%) .NET
4 11 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (25.00%) C#
4 11 (25.00%) SQL
4 11 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 9 (20.45%) Finance
6 8 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (18.18%) MS Excel
6 8 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (15.91%) WCF
7 7 (15.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (15.91%) Web Services
7 7 (15.91%) SAN
7 7 (15.91%) TCP/IP
8 6 (13.64%) DNS
8 6 (13.64%) XML
8 6 (13.64%) CRM
8 6 (13.64%) MS Office
8 6 (13.64%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (13.64%) Firewall
8 6 (13.64%) MVC
8 6 (13.64%) Dynamics CRM
9 5 (11.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (11.36%) JSON
9 5 (11.36%) QA
9 5 (11.36%) Data Architecture
9 5 (11.36%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (11.36%) Master Data Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 6 (13.64%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 3 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (6.82%) IIS
3 3 (6.82%) MS Exchange
4 2 (4.55%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 8 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 6 (13.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (13.64%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.91%) SAN
1 7 (15.91%) TCP/IP
2 6 (13.64%) DNS
2 6 (13.64%) Firewall
3 4 (9.09%) VPN
3 4 (9.09%) Reverse Proxy
4 3 (6.82%) WAN
4 3 (6.82%) LAN
5 2 (4.55%) PSTN
6 1 (2.27%) VoIP
6 1 (2.27%) Intranet
6 1 (2.27%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 8 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (11.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (9.09%) NoSQL
4 4 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (6.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (4.55%) Cognos Impromptu
6 2 (4.55%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (4.55%) Oracle Database
6 2 (4.55%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
7 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (2.27%) DTS
7 1 (2.27%) RDBMS
7 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 8 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.27%) Selenium
2 1 (2.27%) JIRA
2 1 (2.27%) SoapUI
2 1 (2.27%) LoadUI
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (2.27%) NuGet
2 1 (2.27%) JMeter
2 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (20.45%) Finance
2 4 (9.09%) Advertising
3 1 (2.27%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (31.82%) Developer
2 6 (13.64%) Analyst
2 6 (13.64%) Architect
3 4 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (9.09%) Test Coordinator
3 4 (9.09%) Service Analyst
3 4 (9.09%) Coordinator
3 4 (9.09%) QA Leader
4 3 (6.82%) BizTalk Developer
4 3 (6.82%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) 3rd Line Technical Support
4 3 (6.82%) Data Architect
4 3 (6.82%) DBA
4 3 (6.82%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (6.82%) Technical Support
4 3 (6.82%) Support Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (6.82%) .NET Developer
4 3 (6.82%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (31.82%) .NET
2 7 (15.91%) WCF
2 7 (15.91%) Web Services
3 6 (13.64%) XML
4 5 (11.36%) JSON
4 5 (11.36%) ASP.NET
5 4 (9.09%) CSS
5 4 (9.09%) HTML
5 4 (9.09%) jQuery
6 3 (6.82%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (4.55%) Ajax
7 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 1 (2.27%) Software Packaging
8 1 (2.27%) NHibernate
8 1 (2.27%) .NET Framework
8 1 (2.27%) Razor View Engine
8 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 1 (2.27%) Middleware
8 1 (2.27%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.36%) Replication
2 4 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.55%) Thin Client
3 2 (4.55%) N-Tier
3 2 (4.55%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.27%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 18 (40.91%) Windows
2 7 (15.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (9.09%) UNIX
3 4 (9.09%) Linux
4 3 (6.82%) Windows XP
4 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (13.64%) CRM
2 6 (13.64%) MVC
3 5 (11.36%) Data Architecture
3 5 (11.36%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (11.36%) Master Data Management
3 5 (11.36%) Data Management
4 4 (9.09%) Configuration Management
4 4 (9.09%) Coaching
5 3 (6.82%) DevOps
5 3 (6.82%) Unit Testing
5 3 (6.82%) Migration
5 3 (6.82%) Data Analysis
5 3 (6.82%) ITIL
6 2 (4.55%) Data Modelling
6 2 (4.55%) OOD
6 2 (4.55%) SOA
6 2 (4.55%) ETL
6 2 (4.55%) PRINCE2
6 2 (4.55%) UML
Programming Languages
1 11 (25.00%) C#
1 11 (25.00%) SQL
2 5 (11.36%) JavaScript
3 4 (9.09%) T-SQL
3 4 (9.09%) Java
3 4 (9.09%) Shell Script
3 4 (9.09%) PowerShell
4 3 (6.82%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.27%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (9.09%) Sun Certification
2 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.27%) MCSE
3 1 (2.27%) MCP
3 1 (2.27%) CCIE
3 1 (2.27%) CCNP
3 1 (2.27%) CCIP
3 1 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.36%) QA
System Software
1 11 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.82%) Terminal Services
3 2 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.27%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.27%) KVM
Systems Management
1 4 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (9.09%) Puppet
2 3 (6.82%) ARCserve
3 2 (4.55%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (2.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (11.36%) VMware
1 5 (11.36%) HP
2 3 (6.82%) Intel
2 3 (6.82%) Citrix
2 3 (6.82%) Cisco
3 2 (4.55%) Cognos
3 2 (4.55%) Oracle
4 1 (2.27%) ProCurve
4 1 (2.27%) ForgeRock
4 1 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.27%) Mitel
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