The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services 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 over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Suffolk region.

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.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 9 7 2
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 33 28 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 12.99% 14.66% 24.72%
As % of the Vendors category 34.38% 42.42% 47.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 17 30
Average daily rate £325 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £243 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £460 £356
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 10
Average hourly rate £14.00 £11.50 £22.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -49.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £11.00 £16.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £14.00 £35.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -4.76%
Vendors Category
Suffolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
96 66 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 37.80% 34.55% 51.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 38 71
Average daily rate £335 £325 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% +13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £237 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 17
Average hourly rate £16.50 £11.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.47% -61.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £16.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.25 £15.88 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Suffolk region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 18 April 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Ipswich -2 20 £288 -11.53% 7
Bury St Edmunds +3 4 £331 +35.20% 4
Stowmarket - - - -
Woodbridge - - - - 1
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk region citing Microsoft 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.

1 31 (54.39%) Windows
2 19 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 19 (33.33%) C#
3 17 (29.82%) .NET
4 16 (28.07%) CRM
4 16 (28.07%) Dynamics CRM
5 15 (26.32%) SQL
6 13 (22.81%) Active Directory
6 13 (22.81%) SQL Server
7 12 (21.05%) WCF
8 11 (19.30%) SharePoint
9 10 (17.54%) Windows XP
10 9 (15.79%) MS Exchange
10 9 (15.79%) SOAP
10 9 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (15.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (15.79%) Silverlight
10 9 (15.79%) Windows 7
11 8 (14.04%) XML
12 7 (12.28%) Web Services
12 7 (12.28%) Cisco
12 7 (12.28%) TCP/IP
13 6 (10.53%) Advertising
13 6 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (10.53%) Firewall
13 6 (10.53%) MCITP
13 6 (10.53%) MS Office
13 6 (10.53%) T-SQL
13 6 (10.53%) ITIL
14 5 (8.77%) ASP.NET

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk region citing Microsoft 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (19.30%) SharePoint
2 9 (15.79%) MS Exchange
3 5 (8.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.51%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.75%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.75%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 19 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 6 (10.53%) MS Office
3 1 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 16 (28.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.75%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.75%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.75%) Dynamics GP
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.28%) TCP/IP
2 6 (10.53%) Firewall
3 2 (3.51%) SAN
3 2 (3.51%) VPN
4 1 (1.75%) LAN
4 1 (1.75%) WLAN
4 1 (1.75%) DNS
4 1 (1.75%) SSL
4 1 (1.75%) Wireless
4 1 (1.75%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (1.75%) VLAN
4 1 (1.75%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (22.81%) SQL Server
2 9 (15.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.75%) DTS
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.75%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (8.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (5.26%) JIRA
2 3 (5.26%) Moq
3 1 (1.75%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (1.75%) Ant
3 1 (1.75%) Selenium
3 1 (1.75%) JMeter
3 1 (1.75%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.75%) LoadUI
General
1 6 (10.53%) Advertising
2 4 (7.02%) Finance
3 1 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 19 (33.33%) Developer
2 14 (24.56%) Analyst
3 7 (12.28%) .NET Developer
3 7 (12.28%) C# Developer
3 7 (12.28%) C# .NET Developer
4 6 (10.53%) Support Engineer
4 6 (10.53%) Microsoft Developer
4 6 (10.53%) Support Technician
5 5 (8.77%) Field Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) CRM Developer
6 4 (7.02%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (7.02%) Support Analyst
6 4 (7.02%) Test Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) Service Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) Applications Support
7 3 (5.26%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (5.26%) IT Support
7 3 (5.26%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (29.82%) .NET
2 12 (21.05%) WCF
3 9 (15.79%) SOAP
3 9 (15.79%) Silverlight
4 8 (14.04%) XML
5 7 (12.28%) Web Services
6 5 (8.77%) ASP.NET
6 5 (8.77%) JSON
7 4 (7.02%) WPF
8 3 (5.26%) J2EE
8 3 (5.26%) XSLT
8 3 (5.26%) Reactive Extensions
8 3 (5.26%) Managed Extensibility Framework
9 2 (3.51%) NHibernate
10 1 (1.75%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.51%) Replication
2 1 (1.75%) NHS
2 1 (1.75%) Clustering
2 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.75%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 31 (54.39%) Windows
2 10 (17.54%) Windows XP
3 9 (15.79%) Windows 7
4 5 (8.77%) Windows 8
4 5 (8.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (7.02%) Linux
5 4 (7.02%) UNIX
6 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.75%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (28.07%) CRM
2 9 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (10.53%) ITIL
4 4 (7.02%) MVVM
4 4 (7.02%) Migration
4 4 (7.02%) TDD
5 3 (5.26%) Configuration Management
5 3 (5.26%) Workflow
5 3 (5.26%) Test Scripting
5 3 (5.26%) Data Migration
6 2 (3.51%) Functional Testing
6 2 (3.51%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (3.51%) Project Planning
6 2 (3.51%) Software Testing
7 1 (1.75%) ETL
7 1 (1.75%) Project Management
7 1 (1.75%) Data Analysis
7 1 (1.75%) Incident Management
7 1 (1.75%) Service Management
7 1 (1.75%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (33.33%) C#
2 15 (26.32%) SQL
3 6 (10.53%) T-SQL
4 4 (7.02%) Java
5 2 (3.51%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.75%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.75%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.75%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.75%) XAML
6 1 (1.75%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (10.53%) MCITP
2 5 (8.77%) MCSE
2 5 (8.77%) CCNA
2 5 (8.77%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (7.02%) MCP
4 3 (5.26%) ISEB
4 3 (5.26%) ISTQB
4 3 (5.26%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.51%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.51%) Degree
6 1 (1.75%) CCNP
6 1 (1.75%) Sun Certification
6 1 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) Data Quality
System Software
1 13 (22.81%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.75%) KVM
2 1 (1.75%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.75%) XenApp
2 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) SCCM
2 1 (1.75%) WSUS
2 1 (1.75%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.75%) Puppet
2 1 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (12.28%) Cisco
2 4 (7.02%) Citrix
3 2 (3.51%) Kaspersky
3 2 (3.51%) VMware
3 2 (3.51%) EMC
3 2 (3.51%) Avaya
3 2 (3.51%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.75%) HP
4 1 (1.75%) Veritas
4 1 (1.75%) Brocade
Ipswich, Suffolk
Franklin Fitch Limited
Rate: From £300 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Advantage XPO
Rate: £8 - £9 per hour + negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £150 - 175 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Ipswich
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £460 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Bury St Edmunds
Blue Town Online
Rate: £5,170.50 - 5,170.50 per year
Posted: 25 days ago