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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 21 August 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 8 5 11
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 45 31 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 18.75% 16.67% 13.09%
As % of the Vendors category 53.57% 46.97% 31.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 19 15
Average daily rate
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£400 £413 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +26.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £365 £111
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Average hourly rate £12.50 £11.00 £24.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -54.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.84 £15.85
% change year-on-year
+1.07% -6.34%
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
84 66 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 35.00% 35.48% 41.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 39 60
Average daily rate £368 £288 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.82% +6.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 12
Average hourly rate £12.50 £27.25 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.12% +26.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.75 £16.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £36.00 £72.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.05%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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
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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 -4 16 £381 -10.29% 6
Bury St Edmunds 0 6 £375 +15.38% 2
Felixstowe - - - -
Lowestoft - - - - 1
Newmarket - - - -
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 39 (49.37%) .NET
2 37 (46.84%) Windows
3 32 (40.51%) C#
4 29 (36.71%) SQL Server
5 28 (35.44%) MS Excel
6 27 (34.18%) SQL
6 27 (34.18%) CRM
6 27 (34.18%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (34.18%) Dynamics CRM
7 22 (27.85%) Web Services
7 22 (27.85%) SharePoint
8 21 (26.58%) WCF
9 20 (25.32%) XML
9 20 (25.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 16 (20.25%) Team Foundation Server
11 15 (18.99%) TCP/IP
12 14 (17.72%) SOAP
12 14 (17.72%) TDD
13 12 (15.19%) ASP.NET
13 12 (15.19%) MS Exchange
13 12 (15.19%) Microsoft Certification
14 11 (13.92%) Workflow
14 11 (13.92%) Finance
15 10 (12.66%) DNS
15 10 (12.66%) Active Directory
15 10 (12.66%) SAN
15 10 (12.66%) Migration
15 10 (12.66%) MCITP
15 10 (12.66%) Project Planning
15 10 (12.66%) JSON

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 22 (27.85%) SharePoint
2 12 (15.19%) MS Exchange
3 5 (6.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 5 (6.33%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (6.33%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (5.06%) IIS
5 3 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 28 (35.44%) MS Excel
2 8 (10.13%) MS Office
3 1 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 27 (34.18%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.53%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (18.99%) TCP/IP
2 10 (12.66%) DNS
2 10 (12.66%) SAN
3 9 (11.39%) Firewall
4 7 (8.86%) Reverse Proxy
4 7 (8.86%) VPN
5 3 (3.80%) LAN
5 3 (3.80%) PSTN
5 3 (3.80%) WAN
6 1 (1.27%) VoIP
6 1 (1.27%) Intranet
6 1 (1.27%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (36.71%) SQL Server
2 20 (25.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (8.86%) NoSQL
4 4 (5.06%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (3.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.53%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (2.53%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (2.53%) Cognos Impromptu
6 2 (2.53%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.27%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.27%) DTS
7 1 (1.27%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 16 (20.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (3.80%) Moq
2 3 (3.80%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (1.27%) JMeter
3 1 (1.27%) JIRA
3 1 (1.27%) Selenium
3 1 (1.27%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.27%) NuGet
3 1 (1.27%) LoadUI
3 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 11 (13.92%) Finance
2 5 (6.33%) Advertising
3 4 (5.06%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.80%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 41 (51.90%) Developer
2 19 (24.05%) CRM Developer
3 14 (17.72%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 12 (15.19%) Microsoft Developer
5 11 (13.92%) .NET Developer
6 9 (11.39%) Support Engineer
7 8 (10.13%) C# Developer
7 8 (10.13%) Analyst
7 8 (10.13%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (6.33%) Support Technician
8 5 (6.33%) Field Engineer
9 4 (5.06%) Test Coordinator
9 4 (5.06%) Service Analyst
9 4 (5.06%) Coordinator
9 4 (5.06%) Architect
9 4 (5.06%) QA Leader
9 4 (5.06%) Service Desk Analyst
10 3 (3.80%) ASP.NET Developer
10 3 (3.80%) SQL DBA
10 3 (3.80%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (49.37%) .NET
2 22 (27.85%) Web Services
3 21 (26.58%) WCF
4 20 (25.32%) XML
5 14 (17.72%) SOAP
6 12 (15.19%) ASP.NET
7 10 (12.66%) JSON
7 10 (12.66%) Reactive Extensions
7 10 (12.66%) Managed Extensibility Framework
8 7 (8.86%) Silverlight
9 5 (6.33%) WPF
10 4 (5.06%) CSS
10 4 (5.06%) HTML
10 4 (5.06%) jQuery
11 3 (3.80%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (3.80%) NHibernate
12 2 (2.53%) Ajax
12 2 (2.53%) ASP.NET MVC 3
13 1 (1.27%) ASP.NET 2.0
13 1 (1.27%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.13%) Replication
2 2 (2.53%) N-Tier
2 2 (2.53%) Thin Client
2 2 (2.53%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.27%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 37 (46.84%) Windows
2 7 (8.86%) Linux
2 7 (8.86%) UNIX
3 4 (5.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (5.06%) Windows XP
4 3 (3.80%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.53%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (34.18%) CRM
1 27 (34.18%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (17.72%) TDD
3 11 (13.92%) Workflow
4 10 (12.66%) Migration
4 10 (12.66%) Project Planning
4 10 (12.66%) MVVM
5 9 (11.39%) Data Migration
5 9 (11.39%) Configuration Management
6 8 (10.13%) MVC
6 8 (10.13%) Data Modelling
7 5 (6.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (6.33%) Unit Testing
7 5 (6.33%) Data Analysis
8 4 (5.06%) ITIL
9 3 (3.80%) ETL
9 3 (3.80%) Master Data Management
9 3 (3.80%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (3.80%) Data Management
9 3 (3.80%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 32 (40.51%) C#
2 27 (34.18%) SQL
3 7 (8.86%) T-SQL
3 7 (8.86%) Shell Script
3 7 (8.86%) PowerShell
3 7 (8.86%) Java
4 5 (6.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.27%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.27%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.27%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (15.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (12.66%) MCITP
3 9 (11.39%) Degree
4 7 (8.86%) Security Cleared
4 7 (8.86%) Sun Certification
5 6 (7.59%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.53%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.53%) CCIE
6 2 (2.53%) CCNP
6 2 (2.53%) CCIP
7 1 (1.27%) ISEB
7 1 (1.27%) MCP
7 1 (1.27%) MCSE
7 1 (1.27%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.06%) QA
2 1 (1.27%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (12.66%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.06%) Hyper-V
2 4 (5.06%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (5.06%) KVM
3 3 (3.80%) Terminal Services
3 3 (3.80%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (8.86%) Puppet
1 7 (8.86%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (6.33%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (3.80%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (3.80%) ARCserve
4 2 (2.53%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (7.59%) VMware
2 5 (6.33%) HP
3 4 (5.06%) Cisco
4 3 (3.80%) Intel
4 3 (3.80%) Citrix
4 3 (3.80%) CheckPoint
5 2 (2.53%) Oracle
5 2 (2.53%) Cognos
6 1 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.27%) Mitel
6 1 (1.27%) ProCurve
6 1 (1.27%) ForgeRock
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