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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 9 8 4
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 26 23 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 13.27% 14.84% 16.95%
As % of the Vendors category 33.77% 41.07% 44.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 15 20
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£275 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £173 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £373 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 0 3
Average hourly rate £23.13 - £11.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 - £9.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 - £11.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
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
77 56 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 39.29% 36.13% 38.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 37 40
Average daily rate £375 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £163 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £408 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 0 8
Average hourly rate £23.50 - £12.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 - £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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 0 15 £250 -13.04% 13
Bury St Edmunds +4 1 £400 +18.51% 3
Felixstowe - - - -
Haverhill - - - - 1
Newmarket - - - -
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 30 (43.48%) Windows
2 22 (31.88%) Active Directory
3 20 (28.99%) SQL Server
4 14 (20.29%) C#
4 14 (20.29%) .NET
4 14 (20.29%) Data Management
4 14 (20.29%) Master Data Management
5 13 (18.84%) CRM
6 12 (17.39%) Dynamics CRM
6 12 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (15.94%) MS Excel
8 10 (14.49%) BizTalk Server
8 10 (14.49%) Data Analysis
9 9 (13.04%) VMware
10 8 (11.59%) WCF
10 8 (11.59%) Oracle
10 8 (11.59%) SQL
10 8 (11.59%) Data Architecture
10 8 (11.59%) Windows 7
11 7 (10.14%) Oracle Database
11 7 (10.14%) MS Office
11 7 (10.14%) SharePoint
11 7 (10.14%) Cisco
11 7 (10.14%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (10.14%) Advertising
11 7 (10.14%) Firewall
12 6 (8.70%) Migration
12 6 (8.70%) NHS
12 6 (8.70%) MS Exchange
12 6 (8.70%) Data Modelling

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 (14.49%) BizTalk Server
2 7 (10.14%) SharePoint
3 6 (8.70%) MS Exchange
4 3 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.90%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 11 (15.94%) MS Excel
2 7 (10.14%) MS Office
3 1 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (17.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.45%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.14%) Firewall
2 3 (4.35%) DHCP
2 3 (4.35%) VPN
2 3 (4.35%) DNS
3 2 (2.90%) WAN
3 2 (2.90%) Wireless
4 1 (1.45%) Network Security
4 1 (1.45%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.45%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.45%) LAN
4 1 (1.45%) VoIP
4 1 (1.45%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (28.99%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.14%) Oracle Database
3 6 (8.70%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (5.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.45%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (1.45%) MS Access
7 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 4 (5.80%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.90%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.45%) NUnit
3 1 (1.45%) Subversion
3 1 (1.45%) JIRA
3 1 (1.45%) ReSharper
3 1 (1.45%) Moq
3 1 (1.45%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.45%) JUnit
General
1 7 (10.14%) Advertising
2 5 (7.25%) Finance
3 1 (1.45%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 17 (24.64%) Architect
2 13 (18.84%) Developer
3 12 (17.39%) Data Architect
4 11 (15.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (11.59%) Analyst
6 6 (8.70%) Solutions Architect
6 6 (8.70%) BizTalk Developer
7 5 (7.25%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (5.80%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (5.80%) CRM Developer
9 3 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Developer
9 3 (4.35%) Service Desk Analyst
9 3 (4.35%) Service Analyst
9 3 (4.35%) Support Engineer
9 3 (4.35%) Applications Support
9 3 (4.35%) Support Analyst
9 3 (4.35%) Desktop Support
10 2 (2.90%) Tester
10 2 (2.90%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (20.29%) .NET
2 8 (11.59%) WCF
3 6 (8.70%) Web Services
4 5 (7.25%) XML
4 5 (7.25%) SOAP
5 2 (2.90%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.45%) HTML
6 1 (1.45%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.45%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.45%) LINQ
6 1 (1.45%) jQuery
6 1 (1.45%) HTML5
6 1 (1.45%) Castle Windsor
6 1 (1.45%) Reactive Extensions
6 1 (1.45%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.70%) NHS
2 2 (2.90%) Replication
2 2 (2.90%) iPad
2 2 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.45%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.45%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.45%) Data Extraction
3 1 (1.45%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (1.45%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.45%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.45%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 30 (43.48%) Windows
2 12 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (11.59%) Windows 7
4 4 (5.80%) Windows XP
4 4 (5.80%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.90%) Linux
6 1 (1.45%) Android
6 1 (1.45%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (20.29%) Data Management
1 14 (20.29%) Master Data Management
2 13 (18.84%) CRM
3 10 (14.49%) Data Analysis
4 8 (11.59%) Data Architecture
5 7 (10.14%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (8.70%) Data Modelling
6 6 (8.70%) Migration
7 4 (5.80%) TDD
7 4 (5.80%) Workflow
8 3 (4.35%) MVC
8 3 (4.35%) SOA
8 3 (4.35%) ITIL
9 2 (2.90%) UML
9 2 (2.90%) Project Management
9 2 (2.90%) Regression Testing
9 2 (2.90%) Data Governance
9 2 (2.90%) Zachman Framework
9 2 (2.90%) Document Management
9 2 (2.90%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 14 (20.29%) C#
2 8 (11.59%) SQL
3 3 (4.35%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.90%) VB.NET
4 2 (2.90%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.45%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.45%) Java
5 1 (1.45%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 5 (7.25%) Degree
2 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (4.35%) MCP
3 1 (1.45%) MCSD
3 1 (1.45%) HND
3 1 (1.45%) MCSE
3 1 (1.45%) CCNA
3 1 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.45%) MCITP
3 1 (1.45%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 22 (31.88%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.90%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.90%) XenApp
2 2 (2.90%) DFS Replication
2 2 (2.90%) vSphere
3 1 (1.45%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.90%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.45%) SCCM
2 1 (1.45%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 9 (13.04%) VMware
2 8 (11.59%) Oracle
3 7 (10.14%) Cisco
4 3 (4.35%) Citrix
5 2 (2.90%) SonicWALL
5 2 (2.90%) Sophos
5 2 (2.90%) HP
5 2 (2.90%) Apple
6 1 (1.45%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.45%) Mapinfo
6 1 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.45%) McAfee
6 1 (1.45%) Intel
6 1 (1.45%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.45%) NetApp
Bury St. Edmunds
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Suffolk
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
QA Limited
Rate: £150.00 per week
Posted: 18 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
QA Limited
Rate: £150.00 per week
Posted: 18 days ago
Suffolk
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 24 days ago