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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 8 8 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 29 30 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 12.18% 17.05% 13.09%
As % of the Vendors category 34.52% 49.18% 30.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 13 14
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£403 £300 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.16% -9.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £130 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £400 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 2
Average hourly rate £17.81 £21.75 £13.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.10% +62.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.55 £10.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.06 £37.95 £16.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.65 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -17.27%
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 61 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 35.29% 34.66% 42.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 27 44
Average daily rate £375 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £125 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 15 8
Average hourly rate £23.13 £23.20 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.32% +32.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.63 £42.00 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 24 December 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Suffolk

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram 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 24 December 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 17 £375 +33.92% 9
Bury St Edmunds +5 1 - - 2
Felixstowe - - - -
Lowestoft - - - -
Newmarket - - - -
Woodbridge - - - -
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (41.89%) SQL Server
1 31 (41.89%) Windows
2 30 (40.54%) C#
3 29 (39.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 29 (39.19%) .NET
3 29 (39.19%) CRM
4 19 (25.68%) WCF
5 17 (22.97%) MS Excel
5 17 (22.97%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (22.97%) Data Management
5 17 (22.97%) Master Data Management
6 14 (18.92%) Web Services
6 14 (18.92%) Active Directory
7 13 (17.57%) XML
7 13 (17.57%) SQL
7 13 (17.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 13 (17.57%) Data Analysis
8 12 (16.22%) Workflow
8 12 (16.22%) SOAP
9 11 (14.86%) Advertising
9 11 (14.86%) TDD
9 11 (14.86%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (13.51%) Migration
10 10 (13.51%) SharePoint
10 10 (13.51%) Data Modelling
10 10 (13.51%) Oracle
10 10 (13.51%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (12.16%) BizTalk Server
11 9 (12.16%) Data Architecture
11 9 (12.16%) Team Foundation Server

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 10 (13.51%) SharePoint
2 9 (12.16%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (5.41%) MS Exchange
4 3 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.70%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.35%) IIS
6 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 17 (22.97%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.41%) MS Office
3 1 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 29 (39.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.35%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.11%) Firewall
2 4 (5.41%) VPN
2 4 (5.41%) DNS
3 3 (4.05%) DHCP
4 2 (2.70%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.70%) VoIP
4 2 (2.70%) WAN
4 2 (2.70%) SAN
5 1 (1.35%) LAN
5 1 (1.35%) Wireless
5 1 (1.35%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (1.35%) Network Security
5 1 (1.35%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (41.89%) SQL Server
2 13 (17.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (12.16%) Oracle Database
4 8 (10.81%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (4.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.35%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.35%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 9 (12.16%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.70%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.35%) NUnit
3 1 (1.35%) Subversion
3 1 (1.35%) JIRA
3 1 (1.35%) ReSharper
3 1 (1.35%) Moq
3 1 (1.35%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.35%) JUnit
General
1 11 (14.86%) Advertising
2 5 (6.76%) Finance
3 1 (1.35%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.35%) Back Office
3 1 (1.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (40.54%) Developer
2 20 (27.03%) CRM Developer
3 18 (24.32%) Architect
4 16 (21.62%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 15 (20.27%) Data Architect
6 10 (13.51%) Microsoft Developer
7 8 (10.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (6.76%) .NET Developer
8 5 (6.76%) C# Developer
8 5 (6.76%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (6.76%) BizTalk Developer
8 5 (6.76%) C# .NET Developer
9 4 (5.41%) Analyst
10 3 (4.05%) 3rd Line Support
11 2 (2.70%) Service Analyst
11 2 (2.70%) Support Assistant
11 2 (2.70%) Technical Architect
11 2 (2.70%) Tester
11 2 (2.70%) Desktop Support
11 2 (2.70%) Applications Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (39.19%) .NET
2 19 (25.68%) WCF
3 14 (18.92%) Web Services
4 13 (17.57%) XML
5 12 (16.22%) SOAP
6 8 (10.81%) Reactive Extensions
6 8 (10.81%) Managed Extensibility Framework
7 6 (8.11%) ASP.NET
8 3 (4.05%) Silverlight
9 2 (2.70%) WPF
10 1 (1.35%) LINQ
10 1 (1.35%) jQuery
10 1 (1.35%) ASP.NET 2.0
10 1 (1.35%) HTML5
10 1 (1.35%) Castle Windsor
10 1 (1.35%) HTML
10 1 (1.35%) Hibernate
10 1 (1.35%) .NET Framework
10 1 (1.35%) JSON
10 1 (1.35%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.70%) iPad
2 1 (1.35%) NHS
2 1 (1.35%) Blackberry
2 1 (1.35%) Replication
2 1 (1.35%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 31 (41.89%) Windows
2 11 (14.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (9.46%) Windows 7
4 4 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (4.05%) Windows XP
6 2 (2.70%) Linux
7 1 (1.35%) UNIX
7 1 (1.35%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (39.19%) CRM
2 17 (22.97%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (22.97%) Data Management
2 17 (22.97%) Master Data Management
3 13 (17.57%) Data Analysis
4 12 (16.22%) Workflow
5 11 (14.86%) TDD
6 10 (13.51%) Migration
6 10 (13.51%) Data Modelling
7 9 (12.16%) Data Architecture
8 8 (10.81%) MVVM
9 7 (9.46%) MVC
10 4 (5.41%) Data Migration
10 4 (5.41%) Project Planning
11 2 (2.70%) Software Engineering
11 2 (2.70%) Enterprise Architecture
11 2 (2.70%) Zachman Framework
11 2 (2.70%) Document Management
11 2 (2.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 2 (2.70%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (40.54%) C#
2 13 (17.57%) SQL
3 3 (4.05%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.70%) VB.NET
4 2 (2.70%) Java
4 2 (2.70%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.35%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.35%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.35%) Groovy
5 1 (1.35%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.35%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (13.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (10.81%) MCITP
3 6 (8.11%) Degree
4 3 (4.05%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.05%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.05%) MCP
5 1 (1.35%) HND
5 1 (1.35%) CCNA
5 1 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.35%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 14 (18.92%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.05%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.35%) KVM
3 1 (1.35%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.35%) ARCserve
1 1 (1.35%) SCCM
1 1 (1.35%) Puppet
1 1 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (13.51%) Oracle
2 5 (6.76%) VMware
3 4 (5.41%) Cisco
4 3 (4.05%) HP
5 2 (2.70%) Apple
5 2 (2.70%) SonicWALL
5 2 (2.70%) Sophos
6 1 (1.35%) ProCurve
6 1 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.35%) McAfee
6 1 (1.35%) Mitel
6 1 (1.35%) Intel
6 1 (1.35%) Citrix
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