The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Suffolk region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 18 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.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 23 27 37
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 10 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 5.10% 3.89% 1.04%
As % of the Qualifications category 21.74% 21.88% 7.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 0
Average daily rate
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£420 £320 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £316 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.76% +5.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 - £24.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 - £18.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 - £31.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £17.23 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-2.23% +11.12%
Microsoft Certification
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Suffolk region.

Qualifications Category
Suffolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
46 32 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 23.47% 17.78% 13.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 21 19
Average daily rate £400 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £240 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £420 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 9
Average hourly rate £12.50 £12.06 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.62% -41.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Suffolk region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Suffolk region.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Suffolk region.

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in Suffolk

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bury St Edmunds +2 2 £363 +13.28% 1
Ipswich -2 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
East of England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk region citing Microsoft Certification 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 Certification.

1 15 (78.95%) Windows
1 15 (78.95%) Microsoft
2 14 (73.68%) MCITP
3 12 (63.16%) CRM
3 12 (63.16%) C#
3 12 (63.16%) .NET
3 12 (63.16%) Dynamics CRM
4 11 (57.89%) MVVM
4 11 (57.89%) WCF
4 11 (57.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (57.89%) SOAP
4 11 (57.89%) Web Services
4 11 (57.89%) XML
4 11 (57.89%) MS Excel
4 11 (57.89%) Workflow
4 11 (57.89%) Reactive Extensions
4 11 (57.89%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 9 (47.37%) SQL
5 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (47.37%) TDD
5 9 (47.37%) Degree
6 8 (42.11%) Migration
6 8 (42.11%) SharePoint
6 8 (42.11%) Data Modelling
6 8 (42.11%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
7 7 (36.84%) Data Migration
8 6 (31.58%) Silverlight
9 4 (21.05%) Project Planning
9 4 (21.05%) MVC

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk region citing Microsoft Certification 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 Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (42.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (57.89%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (5.26%) InfoPath
2 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (63.16%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) DHCP
1 1 (5.26%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (57.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (42.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (68.42%) Developer
2 12 (63.16%) CRM Developer
3 6 (31.58%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 4 (21.05%) C# .NET Developer
4 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Developer
4 4 (21.05%) Analyst
4 4 (21.05%) .NET Developer
4 4 (21.05%) C# Developer
5 3 (15.79%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (15.79%) Applications Developer
5 3 (15.79%) Support Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) Technical Support
6 2 (10.53%) Lead Developer
6 2 (10.53%) Technical Support Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) SQL Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Junior Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support
7 1 (5.26%) Junior
7 1 (5.26%) Development Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (63.16%) .NET
2 11 (57.89%) WCF
2 11 (57.89%) SOAP
2 11 (57.89%) Web Services
2 11 (57.89%) XML
2 11 (57.89%) Reactive Extensions
2 11 (57.89%) Managed Extensibility Framework
3 6 (31.58%) Silverlight
4 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
4 1 (5.26%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Clustering
1 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 15 (78.95%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) CRM
2 11 (57.89%) Workflow
2 11 (57.89%) MVVM
3 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (47.37%) TDD
4 8 (42.11%) Migration
4 8 (42.11%) Data Modelling
5 7 (36.84%) Data Migration
6 4 (21.05%) MVC
6 4 (21.05%) Project Planning
7 1 (5.26%) ITIL
7 1 (5.26%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (63.16%) C#
2 9 (47.37%) SQL
3 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (73.68%) MCITP
2 9 (47.37%) Degree
3 4 (21.05%) MCSE
4 2 (10.53%) MCP
5 1 (5.26%) CCNA
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (78.95%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco