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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 24 35 -
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 8 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 4.15% 1.09% -
As % of the Qualifications category 22.86% 9.68% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 0
Average daily rate
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£450 £235 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+91.48% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.75 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+18.33% -
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
35 31 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 18.13% 11.23% 7.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 20 6
Average daily rate £400 £240 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% +11.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £222 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £418 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £25.00 £9.50 £9.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+163.15% -1.29%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 +14 8 £450 +91.48%
Microsoft Certification
East of England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 10 (71.43%) .NET
1 10 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 8 (57.14%) UML
2 8 (57.14%) Retail
2 8 (57.14%) Zachman Framework
2 8 (57.14%) TOGAF
2 8 (57.14%) MCPD
3 7 (50.00%) Oracle Database
3 7 (50.00%) SOA
3 7 (50.00%) Middleware
3 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (50.00%) J2EE
3 7 (50.00%) Oracle
4 4 (28.57%) Windows
4 4 (28.57%) MCSE
4 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
5 3 (21.43%) MCP
5 3 (21.43%) MCITP
5 3 (21.43%) Clustering
6 2 (14.29%) Process Management
6 2 (14.29%) Kofax
6 2 (14.29%) VLAN
6 2 (14.29%) Document Management
6 2 (14.29%) Systems Analysis
6 2 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (14.29%) SDLC
6 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (14.29%) Business Process Improvement
6 2 (14.29%) FCoE
6 2 (14.29%) Fibre Channel

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 2 (14.29%) Documentum
2 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) VLAN
1 2 (14.29%) FCoE
1 2 (14.29%) Fibre Channel
1 2 (14.29%) iSCSI
1 2 (14.29%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 7 (50.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (57.14%) Retail
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Architect
2 5 (35.71%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (21.43%) Technical Architect
3 3 (21.43%) Server Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Applications Architect
4 2 (14.29%) IT Architect
4 2 (14.29%) .NET Architect
4 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (71.43%) .NET
2 7 (50.00%) Middleware
2 7 (50.00%) J2EE
3 2 (14.29%) .NET Framework
3 2 (14.29%) ADO
3 2 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Clustering
2 2 (14.29%) Client/Server
2 2 (14.29%) N-Tier
3 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (7.14%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) UML
1 8 (57.14%) Zachman Framework
1 8 (57.14%) TOGAF
2 7 (50.00%) SOA
3 2 (14.29%) Process Management
3 2 (14.29%) Document Management
3 2 (14.29%) Systems Analysis
3 2 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (14.29%) SDLC
3 2 (14.29%) Business Process Improvement
3 2 (14.29%) Process Improvement
3 2 (14.29%) Load Balancing
3 2 (14.29%) Project Management
3 2 (14.29%) OO
3 2 (14.29%) OOD
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL
4 1 (7.14%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) C#
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
1 2 (14.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) MCPD
2 4 (28.57%) MCSE
3 3 (21.43%) MCP
3 3 (21.43%) MCITP
4 2 (14.29%) CCA
4 2 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (7.14%) MCSD
5 1 (7.14%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) SCCM
1 2 (14.29%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (14.29%) Kofax
2 2 (14.29%) EMC
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco