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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 4 5 3
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 42 43 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 19.53% 18.38% 24.60%
As % of the Vendors category 43.75% 46.74% 56.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 26 35
Median daily rate £375 £399 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.01% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £250 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £470 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Median hourly rate £11.00 £13.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -13.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
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
96 92 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 44.65% 39.32% 43.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 55 59
Median daily rate £350 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £525 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Median hourly rate £11.00 £12.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% -16.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.93 £17.77 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+6.49% -1.27%

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 September 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 September 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 0 22 £315 -13.10% 4
Bury St Edmunds +6 7 £410 +17.14% 6
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 31 (35.23%) Windows
2 29 (32.95%) SQL Server
3 26 (29.55%) CRM
3 26 (29.55%) Active Directory
3 26 (29.55%) Dynamics CRM
4 21 (23.86%) Data Centre
5 20 (22.73%) Windows Server
6 19 (21.59%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (19.32%) VMware
7 17 (19.32%) Clustering
7 17 (19.32%) Citrix
7 17 (19.32%) LAN
7 17 (19.32%) C#
8 16 (18.18%) IIS
8 16 (18.18%) MS Excel
9 15 (17.05%) WAN
9 15 (17.05%) SAN
10 14 (15.91%) High Availability
10 14 (15.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 14 (15.91%) Load Balancing
10 14 (15.91%) VMware Infrastructure
10 14 (15.91%) NAS
10 14 (15.91%) Microsoft Clustering
11 13 (14.77%) Secure Coding
11 13 (14.77%) Middleware
12 12 (13.64%) MS Office
12 12 (13.64%) Migration
12 12 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
13 11 (12.50%) ITIL
13 11 (12.50%) SQL

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 16 (18.18%) IIS
2 7 (7.95%) SharePoint
3 5 (5.68%) MS Exchange
4 4 (4.55%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 16 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 12 (13.64%) MS Office
3 4 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (4.55%) MS Project
4 3 (3.41%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (2.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 26 (29.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.14%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.14%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.41%) Office 365
2 1 (1.14%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 17 (19.32%) LAN
2 15 (17.05%) SAN
2 15 (17.05%) WAN
3 14 (15.91%) NAS
4 5 (5.68%) Firewall
4 5 (5.68%) Network Security
4 5 (5.68%) Remote Desktop
5 3 (3.41%) Internet
6 2 (2.27%) Wireless
7 1 (1.14%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (32.95%) SQL Server
2 14 (15.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.41%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.27%) QlikView
5 2 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
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
Development Applications
1 12 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.14%) MSBuild
2 1 (1.14%) Selenium
2 1 (1.14%) SpecFlow
2 1 (1.14%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.14%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 10 (11.36%) Finance
2 6 (6.82%) Advertising
3 4 (4.55%) Marketing
4 1 (1.14%) Billing
Job Titles
1 19 (21.59%) Developer
2 15 (17.05%) Project Manager
3 11 (12.50%) CRM Developer
4 10 (11.36%) Analyst
4 10 (11.36%) Integration Manager
4 10 (11.36%) Integration Project Manager
5 9 (10.23%) Architect
5 9 (10.23%) Infrastructure Manager
5 9 (10.23%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 8 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
7 7 (7.95%) Consultant
7 7 (7.95%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 6 (6.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (5.68%) Administrator
9 5 (5.68%) C# Developer
9 5 (5.68%) DBA
9 5 (5.68%) Microsoft Developer
9 5 (5.68%) Service Analyst
9 5 (5.68%) Service Desk Analyst
9 5 (5.68%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (14.77%) Middleware
2 10 (11.36%) .NET
3 6 (6.82%) XML
4 4 (4.55%) WCF
4 4 (4.55%) Web Services
5 3 (3.41%) CSS
5 3 (3.41%) HTML
5 3 (3.41%) jQuery
5 3 (3.41%) SOAP
6 2 (2.27%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.27%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 2 (2.27%) Reactive Extensions
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 21 (23.86%) Data Centre
2 17 (19.32%) Clustering
3 6 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.55%) Reinsurance
5 2 (2.27%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.27%) NHS
5 2 (2.27%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.14%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.14%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.14%) Data Conversion
6 1 (1.14%) PMI
6 1 (1.14%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 31 (35.23%) Windows
2 20 (22.73%) Windows Server
3 4 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.27%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.27%) Windows 8
4 2 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.14%) Linux
5 1 (1.14%) Solaris
5 1 (1.14%) Unix
5 1 (1.14%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (29.55%) CRM
2 19 (21.59%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (15.91%) High Availability
3 14 (15.91%) Load Balancing
4 13 (14.77%) Secure Coding
5 12 (13.64%) Migration
6 11 (12.50%) ITIL
7 8 (9.09%) Network Optimisation
8 7 (7.95%) Project Management
8 7 (7.95%) TDD
9 6 (6.82%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (6.82%) Data Migration
10 5 (5.68%) Enterprise Architecture
10 5 (5.68%) Identity Management
10 5 (5.68%) ITSM
10 5 (5.68%) SIEM
10 5 (5.68%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 4 (4.55%) Project Planning
11 4 (4.55%) User Stories
12 3 (3.41%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 17 (19.32%) C#
2 11 (12.50%) SQL
3 5 (5.68%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.27%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.27%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.14%) Python
5 1 (1.14%) XAML
Qualifications
1 9 (10.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (7.95%) MCITP
3 6 (6.82%) Degree
4 5 (5.68%) CCNA
4 5 (5.68%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.27%) APMP
5 2 (2.27%) CCA
5 2 (2.27%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (2.27%) MCSE
5 2 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.14%) ISEB
6 1 (1.14%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.14%) MCP
6 1 (1.14%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.82%) QA
2 4 (4.55%) SLA
3 1 (1.14%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 26 (29.55%) Active Directory
2 14 (15.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (15.91%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (1.14%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (1.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (19.32%) Citrix
1 17 (19.32%) VMware
2 7 (7.95%) Cisco
3 3 (3.41%) CheckPoint
3 3 (3.41%) Cognos
4 2 (2.27%) Juniper
4 2 (2.27%) NetApp
5 1 (1.14%) Intel Security
5 1 (1.14%) SolarWinds
5 1 (1.14%) Tableau
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