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 3 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.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 17 26 27
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 20 16 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 7.75% 7.08% 2.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 42.55% 24.24% 17.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 2
Average daily rate
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£425 £420 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +35.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £325 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £425 £366
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £324 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.11% +7.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 £12.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.92 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+5.75% -8.54%
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
47 66 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 18.22% 29.20% 15.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 44 16
Average daily rate £400 £400 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +56.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £230 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £450 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.04% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
Average hourly rate £13.00 £12.50 £14.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -14.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £12.50 £10.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £12.50 £18.51
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Suffolk

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Histogram 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 3 September 2015. 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
Ipswich +8 10 £438 +20.68% 1
Bury St Edmunds -11 1 £175 -50.00%
Stowmarket - 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
East of England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 24 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 11 (39.29%) .NET
3 10 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (32.14%) Scrum
5 8 (28.57%) C#
5 8 (28.57%) XML
5 8 (28.57%) MCSE
6 7 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 7 (25.00%) Windows
6 7 (25.00%) MS Excel
6 7 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 7 (25.00%) MCITP
7 6 (21.43%) Dynamics CRM
7 6 (21.43%) Web Services
7 6 (21.43%) CRM
7 6 (21.43%) Cisco
7 6 (21.43%) GAP Analysis
8 5 (17.86%) SOAP
8 5 (17.86%) ITIL
8 5 (17.86%) WCF
8 5 (17.86%) TDD
9 4 (14.29%) Retail
9 4 (14.29%) Zachman Framework
9 4 (14.29%) TOGAF
9 4 (14.29%) Clustering
9 4 (14.29%) MCPD
9 4 (14.29%) SCCM
9 4 (14.29%) SCOM
9 4 (14.29%) UML
9 4 (14.29%) BizTalk Server

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 4 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.14%) Documentum
Applications
1 7 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (10.71%) MS Office
3 1 (3.57%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (21.43%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) Ethernet
1 3 (10.71%) VLAN
1 3 (10.71%) iSCSI
1 3 (10.71%) FCoE
1 3 (10.71%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (7.14%) Firewall
3 1 (3.57%) LAN
3 1 (3.57%) VoIP
3 1 (3.57%) WAN
3 1 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.71%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) Analyst
2 6 (21.43%) Architect
2 6 (21.43%) Developer
3 5 (17.86%) Business Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Consultant
4 4 (14.29%) Server Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) BizTalk Developer
5 3 (10.71%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
5 3 (10.71%) CRM Consultant
5 3 (10.71%) Technical Architect
6 2 (7.14%) Service Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Functional Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) CRM Business Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) IT Architect
6 2 (7.14%) CRM Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) CRM Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
7 1 (3.57%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (3.57%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (39.29%) .NET
2 8 (28.57%) XML
3 6 (21.43%) Web Services
4 5 (17.86%) SOAP
4 5 (17.86%) WCF
5 3 (10.71%) Middleware
5 3 (10.71%) .NET Framework
5 3 (10.71%) J2EE
6 2 (7.14%) ADO
7 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
7 1 (3.57%) Reactive Extensions
7 1 (3.57%) Managed Extensibility Framework
7 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Clustering
2 2 (7.14%) Client/Server
2 2 (7.14%) N-Tier
3 1 (3.57%) NHS
3 1 (3.57%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.57%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.57%) Linux
3 1 (3.57%) Windows XP
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (32.14%) Scrum
3 6 (21.43%) GAP Analysis
3 6 (21.43%) CRM
4 5 (17.86%) ITIL
4 5 (17.86%) TDD
5 4 (14.29%) UML
5 4 (14.29%) Zachman Framework
5 4 (14.29%) TOGAF
6 3 (10.71%) SOA
6 3 (10.71%) Load Balancing
6 3 (10.71%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (7.14%) SDLC
7 2 (7.14%) Process Improvement
7 2 (7.14%) Data Protection
7 2 (7.14%) Business Process Improvement
7 2 (7.14%) Process Management
7 2 (7.14%) OO
7 2 (7.14%) OOD
7 2 (7.14%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (28.57%) C#
2 2 (7.14%) SQL
2 2 (7.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (28.57%) MCSE
2 7 (25.00%) MCITP
3 4 (14.29%) MCPD
4 3 (10.71%) MCP
4 3 (10.71%) MCSA
4 3 (10.71%) CCA
4 3 (10.71%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
6 1 (3.57%) MCSD
6 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (3.57%) MCDST
6 1 (3.57%) MCTS
6 1 (3.57%) CCNP
6 1 (3.57%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.14%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.57%) XenApp
3 1 (3.57%) vSphere
3 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) SCCM
1 4 (14.29%) SCOM
2 1 (3.57%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 24 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 6 (21.43%) Cisco
3 3 (10.71%) Oracle
4 2 (7.14%) McAfee
4 2 (7.14%) Dell
4 2 (7.14%) EMC
4 2 (7.14%) Kofax
4 2 (7.14%) VMware
5 1 (3.57%) SonicWALL
5 1 (3.57%) Panasonic
5 1 (3.57%) Citrix
5 1 (3.57%) Avaya
5 1 (3.57%) NetApp
5 1 (3.57%) Sophos