The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Suffolk region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 24 January 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
East of England / Suffolk
Rank 10 2 11
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 27 32 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 11.02% 23.02% 11.65%
As % of the Vendors category 27.27% 45.71% 34.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 19 13
Median daily rate £350 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £123 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £435 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 9
Median hourly rate £14.73 £15.00 £23.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.80% -35.13%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.02 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-16.00% +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 Suffolk region.

Vendors Category
Suffolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
99 70 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 40.41% 50.36% 33.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 45 45
Median daily rate £290 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £170 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 10
Median hourly rate £14.73 £15.00 £23.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.80% -35.13%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.20 £23.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-20.89% +33.33%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Suffolk region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Suffolk

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 24 January 2017.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Suffolk

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in Suffolk

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 24 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Ipswich -11 13 £450 +50.00% 8
Beccles - 2 £295 -
Haverhill - 2 £350 - 1
Bury St Edmunds -6 1 £288 -28.57% 7
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 Suffolk region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 25 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 21 (30.00%) Windows
3 19 (27.14%) MS Excel
4 17 (24.29%) Data Centre
5 15 (21.43%) VMware
6 14 (20.00%) Active Directory
6 14 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 13 (18.57%) MS Office
7 13 (18.57%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (17.14%) Analytical Skills
9 11 (15.71%) Performance Monitoring
9 11 (15.71%) High Availability
9 11 (15.71%) Finance
9 11 (15.71%) LAN
9 11 (15.71%) Cisco
9 11 (15.71%) SAN
10 10 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (14.29%) SQL
10 10 (14.29%) Migration
10 10 (14.29%) Windows Server
11 9 (12.86%) PowerShell
11 9 (12.86%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (12.86%) Clustering
11 9 (12.86%) WAN
11 9 (12.86%) Citrix
12 8 (11.43%) CCNA
12 8 (11.43%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (11.43%) MCSE
12 8 (11.43%) C#
12 8 (11.43%) IIS

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk 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 (11.43%) IIS
2 4 (5.71%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.29%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.29%) MS Project Server
4 2 (2.86%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 19 (27.14%) MS Excel
2 13 (18.57%) MS Office
3 6 (8.57%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (8.57%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (7.14%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.86%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.43%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.71%) Office 365
3 2 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (1.43%) IaaS
4 1 (1.43%) Mimecast
4 1 (1.43%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (15.71%) LAN
1 11 (15.71%) SAN
2 9 (12.86%) WAN
3 6 (8.57%) Internet
3 6 (8.57%) NAS
4 5 (7.14%) Firewall
4 5 (7.14%) WLAN
5 4 (5.71%) Wireless
6 2 (2.86%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.86%) VLAN
7 1 (1.43%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (5.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (5.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (4.29%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.86%) DTS
5 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 9 (12.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (10.00%) MSBuild
2 7 (10.00%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (2.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (1.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (15.71%) Finance
2 8 (11.43%) Advertising
3 3 (4.29%) French Language
3 3 (4.29%) Legal
4 2 (2.86%) Law
4 2 (2.86%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.86%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.43%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 11 (15.71%) Developer
2 9 (12.86%) Project Manager
3 8 (11.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (10.00%) Consultant
4 7 (10.00%) Release Manager
5 6 (8.57%) Windows Engineer
6 5 (7.14%) Architect
6 5 (7.14%) CRM Developer
6 5 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
6 5 (7.14%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 4 (5.71%) Analyst
7 4 (5.71%) DBA
7 4 (5.71%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 4 (5.71%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (5.71%) Integration Architect
7 4 (5.71%) Microsoft Developer
7 4 (5.71%) SQL DBA
7 4 (5.71%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (4.29%) Azure Consultant
8 3 (4.29%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.00%) .NET
2 6 (8.57%) Middleware
3 4 (5.71%) HTML
4 3 (4.29%) CSS
4 3 (4.29%) jQuery
4 3 (4.29%) XML
5 2 (2.86%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.43%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.43%) REST
6 1 (1.43%) SOAP
6 1 (1.43%) Visualforce
6 1 (1.43%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (24.29%) Data Centre
2 12 (17.14%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (12.86%) Clustering
4 5 (7.14%) EMC VNX
5 4 (5.71%) NHS
6 3 (4.29%) Computer Science
6 3 (4.29%) Driving Licence
7 2 (2.86%) Client/Server
7 2 (2.86%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.86%) Statistics
8 1 (1.43%) Data Conversion
8 1 (1.43%) PMI
8 1 (1.43%) Reinsurance
8 1 (1.43%) Replication
8 1 (1.43%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 21 (30.00%) Windows
2 10 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 5 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.86%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.43%) Android
6 1 (1.43%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (18.57%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (15.71%) High Availability
2 11 (15.71%) Performance Monitoring
3 10 (14.29%) Migration
4 7 (10.00%) Continuous Deployment
4 7 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (10.00%) CRM
4 7 (10.00%) Release Management
5 6 (8.57%) Data Analysis
5 6 (8.57%) Load Balancing
5 6 (8.57%) Project Management
5 6 (8.57%) Secure Coding
5 6 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
6 5 (7.14%) Network Optimisation
7 4 (5.71%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (4.29%) Critical Path Analysis
8 3 (4.29%) Data Management
8 3 (4.29%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.29%) SQL
2 9 (12.86%) PowerShell
3 8 (11.43%) C#
4 4 (5.71%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.86%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.43%) X++
Qualifications
1 10 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (11.43%) CCNA
2 8 (11.43%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (11.43%) MCSE
3 7 (10.00%) Degree
4 5 (7.14%) CCA
4 5 (7.14%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (4.29%) MCP
5 3 (4.29%) MCSA
6 2 (2.86%) CCNP
6 2 (2.86%) MCITP
6 2 (2.86%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.43%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.43%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.86%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.43%) QA
2 1 (1.43%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 14 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (7.14%) vSphere
3 3 (4.29%) XenApp
4 2 (2.86%) Firmware
5 1 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (10.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (4.29%) SCCM
3 1 (1.43%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 15 (21.43%) VMware
2 11 (15.71%) Cisco
3 9 (12.86%) Citrix
4 7 (10.00%) HP
5 5 (7.14%) Dell
5 5 (7.14%) EMC
6 3 (4.29%) CheckPoint
7 2 (2.86%) i2
8 1 (1.43%) Barracuda Networks
8 1 (1.43%) Intel Security
8 1 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.43%) Samsung
8 1 (1.43%) SolarWinds
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