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 May 2016 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 4 1 15
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 51 54 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 19.77% 26.47% 11.76%
As % of the Vendors category 41.13% 50.94% 31.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 31 20
Median daily rate £425 £525 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.04% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £250 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £389
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 5
Median hourly rate - £19.00 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +80.95%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.03 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+0.20% +3.44%
Microsoft
East of England

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
124 106 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 48.06% 51.96% 37.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 62 70
Median daily rate £450 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.37% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 7
Median hourly rate - £20.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +44.64%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 £18.00 £17.56
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +2.53%

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 May 2016.

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 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -3 38 £350 -33.33% 8
Bury St Edmunds -8 3 £450 +12.50% 3
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, 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 33 (39.76%) CRM
1 33 (39.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (26.51%) MS Excel
2 22 (26.51%) Active Directory
2 22 (26.51%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (25.30%) Windows
4 19 (22.89%) SQL Server
5 18 (21.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 17 (20.48%) ITIL
7 14 (16.87%) C#
7 14 (16.87%) Windows Server
8 13 (15.66%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (13.25%) SQL
9 11 (13.25%) Citrix
10 10 (12.05%) LAN
10 10 (12.05%) VMware
11 9 (10.84%) Project Management
11 9 (10.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 9 (10.84%) High Availability
11 9 (10.84%) User Stories
12 8 (9.64%) Data Centre
12 8 (9.64%) Marketing
12 8 (9.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 8 (9.64%) SAN
12 8 (9.64%) WAN
12 8 (9.64%) TDD
12 8 (9.64%) Finance
13 7 (8.43%) Clustering
13 7 (8.43%) Microsoft Certification
13 7 (8.43%) 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 7 (8.43%) IIS
1 7 (8.43%) SharePoint
2 5 (6.02%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (4.82%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 22 (26.51%) MS Excel
2 7 (8.43%) MS Office
3 5 (6.02%) MS Project
4 4 (4.82%) MS Visio
5 2 (2.41%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 33 (39.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (8.43%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (1.20%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.05%) LAN
2 8 (9.64%) SAN
2 8 (9.64%) WAN
3 7 (8.43%) NAS
4 5 (6.02%) Remote Desktop
5 4 (4.82%) Network Security
6 2 (2.41%) DHCP
6 2 (2.41%) DNS
6 2 (2.41%) Firewall
6 2 (2.41%) HTTPS
6 2 (2.41%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (22.89%) SQL Server
2 18 (21.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (10.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (9.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (4.82%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (3.61%) OLAP
6 3 (3.61%) OLAP Cube
6 3 (3.61%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (3.61%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (2.41%) RDBMS
7 2 (2.41%) Relational Database
7 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.20%) Power BI
8 1 (1.20%) QlikView
8 1 (1.20%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 13 (15.66%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.20%) Selenium
2 1 (1.20%) SpecFlow
2 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.20%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (9.64%) Finance
1 8 (9.64%) Marketing
2 4 (4.82%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.41%) Billing
4 1 (1.20%) Advertising
4 1 (1.20%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (20.48%) Project Manager
2 15 (18.07%) Developer
3 14 (16.87%) Analyst
4 13 (15.66%) Consultant
5 9 (10.84%) Microsoft Consultant
6 8 (9.64%) Functional Consultant
6 8 (9.64%) Integration Manager
6 8 (9.64%) Integration Project Manager
6 8 (9.64%) Service Analyst
6 8 (9.64%) Service Desk Analyst
7 7 (8.43%) CRM Consultant
7 7 (8.43%) CRM Developer
7 7 (8.43%) Infrastructure Manager
7 7 (8.43%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 7 (8.43%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
7 7 (8.43%) Microsoft Developer
8 6 (7.23%) Architect
8 6 (7.23%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 4 (4.82%) CRM Manager
9 4 (4.82%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.43%) .NET
2 6 (7.23%) Middleware
3 5 (6.02%) WCF
4 3 (3.61%) MDX
4 3 (3.61%) SOAP
4 3 (3.61%) Web Services
4 3 (3.61%) XML
5 2 (2.41%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.41%) COM
5 2 (2.41%) WPF
6 1 (1.20%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.20%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (1.20%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.20%) LINQ
6 1 (1.20%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 1 (1.20%) NHibernate
6 1 (1.20%) Reactive Extensions
6 1 (1.20%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.64%) Data Centre
2 7 (8.43%) Clustering
3 4 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.82%) Reinsurance
4 2 (2.41%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.41%) iPad
5 1 (1.20%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.20%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 21 (25.30%) Windows
2 14 (16.87%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.41%) Linux
3 2 (2.41%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (2.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.41%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (39.76%) CRM
2 22 (26.51%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (20.48%) ITIL
4 9 (10.84%) High Availability
4 9 (10.84%) Project Management
4 9 (10.84%) User Stories
5 8 (9.64%) TDD
6 7 (8.43%) Load Balancing
7 6 (7.23%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (7.23%) PRINCE2
7 6 (7.23%) Secure Coding
8 5 (6.02%) Test Automation
8 5 (6.02%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (4.82%) Migration
9 4 (4.82%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (3.61%) ERP
10 3 (3.61%) ITSM
10 3 (3.61%) Regression Testing
10 3 (3.61%) SIEM
10 3 (3.61%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 14 (16.87%) C#
2 11 (13.25%) SQL
3 6 (7.23%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.20%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.20%) XAML
Qualifications
1 7 (8.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (7.23%) MCITP
3 4 (4.82%) APMP
3 4 (4.82%) CCNA
3 4 (4.82%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (4.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (3.61%) ISEB
4 3 (3.61%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.41%) Degree
5 2 (2.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.41%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.41%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.02%) QA
2 2 (2.41%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (26.51%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.20%) SCCM
1 1 (1.20%) SCOM
1 1 (1.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 11 (13.25%) Citrix
2 10 (12.05%) VMware
3 2 (2.41%) Cisco
3 2 (2.41%) Facebook
3 2 (2.41%) Juniper
3 2 (2.41%) NetApp
3 2 (2.41%) Tableau
3 2 (2.41%) Twitter
4 1 (1.20%) Cognos
4 1 (1.20%) Intel Security
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