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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 5 5 8
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 36 47 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 16.29% 18.43% 18.75%
As % of the Vendors category 40.45% 42.73% 51.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 27 29
Median daily rate £410 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £310 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £456 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Median hourly rate £11.00 £13.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +4.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.82 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.43% -
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
89 110 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 40.27% 43.14% 36.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 75 57
Median daily rate £425 £400 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +8.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £501 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 3
Median hourly rate £11.00 £13.25 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.98% +6.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%

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 25 August 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 25 August 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 -4 20 £330 -22.35% 9
Bury St Edmunds +1 7 £410 +17.14% 4
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 37 (42.05%) CRM
1 37 (42.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (29.55%) Windows
3 25 (28.41%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 21 (23.86%) Active Directory
6 17 (19.32%) C#
7 16 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 16 (18.18%) Data Centre
8 15 (17.05%) MS Excel
9 14 (15.91%) LAN
9 14 (15.91%) Windows Server
9 14 (15.91%) Team Foundation Server
10 13 (14.77%) Citrix
10 13 (14.77%) IIS
10 13 (14.77%) VMware
11 12 (13.64%) Finance
11 12 (13.64%) ITIL
11 12 (13.64%) WAN
12 11 (12.50%) NAS
12 11 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
12 11 (12.50%) Load Balancing
12 11 (12.50%) High Availability
12 11 (12.50%) SAN
12 11 (12.50%) Clustering
13 10 (11.36%) Migration
13 10 (11.36%) Middleware
13 10 (11.36%) Secure Coding
13 10 (11.36%) Microsoft Clustering
14 9 (10.23%) User Stories

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 13 (14.77%) IIS
2 7 (7.95%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.55%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (3.41%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 15 (17.05%) MS Excel
2 8 (9.09%) MS Office
3 4 (4.55%) MS Project
3 4 (4.55%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 37 (42.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (4.55%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (1.14%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (15.91%) LAN
2 12 (13.64%) WAN
3 11 (12.50%) NAS
3 11 (12.50%) SAN
4 5 (5.68%) Firewall
4 5 (5.68%) Remote Desktop
5 4 (4.55%) Network Security
6 2 (2.27%) Wireless
7 1 (1.14%) DHCP
7 1 (1.14%) DNS
7 1 (1.14%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (5.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (5.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.41%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.27%) QlikView
6 1 (1.14%) GIS
6 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Power View
6 1 (1.14%) PowerPivot
6 1 (1.14%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.14%) Spotfire
6 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (15.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.14%) Selenium
2 1 (1.14%) SpecFlow
2 1 (1.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (13.64%) Finance
2 9 (10.23%) Marketing
3 5 (5.68%) Advertising
4 2 (2.27%) Billing
5 1 (1.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (22.73%) Developer
2 16 (18.18%) Project Manager
3 12 (13.64%) Consultant
3 12 (13.64%) CRM Developer
4 10 (11.36%) Analyst
5 9 (10.23%) Architect
6 8 (9.09%) CRM Consultant
6 8 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 8 (9.09%) Integration Manager
6 8 (9.09%) Integration Project Manager
6 8 (9.09%) Microsoft Consultant
6 8 (9.09%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
7 7 (7.95%) Functional Consultant
7 7 (7.95%) Infrastructure Architect
7 7 (7.95%) Infrastructure Manager
7 7 (7.95%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 5 (5.68%) C# Developer
8 5 (5.68%) Microsoft Developer
8 5 (5.68%) Service Analyst
8 5 (5.68%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.36%) Middleware
2 9 (10.23%) .NET
3 7 (7.95%) XML
4 5 (5.68%) WCF
4 5 (5.68%) Web Services
5 4 (4.55%) SOAP
6 3 (3.41%) CSS
6 3 (3.41%) HTML
6 3 (3.41%) jQuery
6 3 (3.41%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 3 (3.41%) Reactive Extensions
7 1 (1.14%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.14%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.14%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (1.14%) Gherkin
7 1 (1.14%) LINQ
7 1 (1.14%) Silverlight
7 1 (1.14%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 11 (12.50%) Clustering
3 4 (4.55%) Reinsurance
4 3 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.27%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.27%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.14%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.14%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.14%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 26 (29.55%) Windows
2 14 (15.91%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.27%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.27%) Windows 8
3 2 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.14%) Linux
4 1 (1.14%) Solaris
4 1 (1.14%) Unix
4 1 (1.14%) Windows 2000
4 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (42.05%) CRM
2 25 (28.41%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (13.64%) ITIL
4 11 (12.50%) High Availability
4 11 (12.50%) Load Balancing
5 10 (11.36%) Migration
5 10 (11.36%) Secure Coding
6 9 (10.23%) User Stories
7 8 (9.09%) TDD
8 7 (7.95%) Project Management
9 6 (6.82%) Data Migration
9 6 (6.82%) Network Optimisation
10 5 (5.68%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (5.68%) Identity Management
10 5 (5.68%) ITSM
10 5 (5.68%) PRINCE2
10 5 (5.68%) SIEM
10 5 (5.68%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 4 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (4.55%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 17 (19.32%) C#
2 9 (10.23%) SQL
3 5 (5.68%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.14%) Python
4 1 (1.14%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.14%) XAML
Qualifications
1 9 (10.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (9.09%) MCITP
3 5 (5.68%) Degree
4 4 (4.55%) APMP
4 4 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (2.27%) CCNA
5 2 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.14%) ISEB
6 1 (1.14%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.82%) QA
2 3 (3.41%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (23.86%) Active Directory
2 11 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (11.36%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (1.14%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (1.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (14.77%) Citrix
1 13 (14.77%) VMware
2 3 (3.41%) CheckPoint
2 3 (3.41%) Cognos
3 2 (2.27%) Cisco
3 2 (2.27%) Juniper
3 2 (2.27%) NetApp
4 1 (1.14%) Tableau
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