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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 1 15 11
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 55 34 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 27.23% 11.89% 13.84%
As % of the Vendors category 51.89% 31.19% 43.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 20 12
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£525 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £196 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £389 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 8
Average hourly rate £19.00 £10.50 £11.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.95% -10.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £10.20 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.60 £17.00 £15.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -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
106 109 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 52.48% 38.11% 32.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 70 28
Average daily rate £450 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £463 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 8
Average hourly rate £20.25 £14.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.64% +21.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.05 £10.40 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £19.50 £14.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +13 47 £525 +55.55% 3
Bury St Edmunds +1 3 £400 +14.28% 2
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 34 (42.50%) Windows
2 31 (38.75%) SQL Server
3 30 (37.50%) .NET
4 22 (27.50%) C#
5 19 (23.75%) XML
6 18 (22.50%) Business Process Improvement
6 18 (22.50%) Process Improvement
7 17 (21.25%) Active Directory
8 16 (20.00%) Document Management
9 15 (18.75%) EMC
9 15 (18.75%) VB
9 15 (18.75%) MS Office
9 15 (18.75%) ADO
9 15 (18.75%) .NET Framework
10 14 (17.50%) MS Excel
11 13 (16.25%) Client/Server
11 13 (16.25%) Documentum
11 13 (16.25%) Kofax
11 13 (16.25%) Process Management
12 11 (13.75%) Finance
12 11 (13.75%) SharePoint
13 10 (12.50%) N-Tier
13 10 (12.50%) Cisco
14 9 (11.25%) SQL
14 9 (11.25%) Team Foundation Server
15 8 (10.00%) Visual Studio
15 8 (10.00%) Content Management
15 8 (10.00%) VMware
16 7 (8.75%) Firewall
16 7 (8.75%) Microsoft Certification

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 13 (16.25%) Documentum
2 11 (13.75%) SharePoint
3 5 (6.25%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.75%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 15 (18.75%) MS Office
2 14 (17.50%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.25%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.25%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.75%) Firewall
2 3 (3.75%) Wireless
2 3 (3.75%) WAN
3 2 (2.50%) iSCSI
3 2 (2.50%) VLAN
3 2 (2.50%) FCoE
3 2 (2.50%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (2.50%) SAN
3 2 (2.50%) Ethernet
3 2 (2.50%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.50%) LAN
4 1 (1.25%) VoIP
4 1 (1.25%) VPN
4 1 (1.25%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.25%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (38.75%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Power View
5 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.25%) MS Access
5 1 (1.25%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (11.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (10.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.25%) Subversion
3 1 (1.25%) NUnit
3 1 (1.25%) JIRA
3 1 (1.25%) ReSharper
3 1 (1.25%) Selenium
3 1 (1.25%) Jenkins
General
1 11 (13.75%) Finance
2 2 (2.50%) Retail
3 1 (1.25%) Banking
3 1 (1.25%) Publishing
3 1 (1.25%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 23 (28.75%) Architect
2 13 (16.25%) Developer
3 8 (10.00%) Analyst
4 7 (8.75%) Solutions Architect
4 7 (8.75%) 3rd Line Support
4 7 (8.75%) AWS Architect
5 6 (7.50%) Project Manager
6 5 (6.25%) Support Engineer
6 5 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (6.25%) MI Developer
7 4 (5.00%) IT Architect
7 4 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) Applications Support
8 3 (3.75%) Support Analyst
8 3 (3.75%) Technical Architect
8 3 (3.75%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 2 (2.50%) Product Owner
9 2 (2.50%) Solutions Consultant
9 2 (2.50%) 3rd Line Technical Support
9 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (37.50%) .NET
2 19 (23.75%) XML
3 15 (18.75%) ADO
3 15 (18.75%) .NET Framework
4 4 (5.00%) Web Services
4 4 (5.00%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.50%) Google Maps API
5 2 (2.50%) WCF
5 2 (2.50%) CSS
5 2 (2.50%) SOAP
5 2 (2.50%) HTML
6 1 (1.25%) J2EE
6 1 (1.25%) Middleware
6 1 (1.25%) Castle Windsor
6 1 (1.25%) MDX
6 1 (1.25%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.25%) Client/Server
2 10 (12.50%) N-Tier
3 5 (6.25%) NHS
4 3 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.50%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.50%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.50%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.50%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.50%) Replication
5 2 (2.50%) Clustering
6 1 (1.25%) GIS
6 1 (1.25%) PDA
6 1 (1.25%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.25%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 34 (42.50%) Windows
2 6 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (3.75%) Windows XP
3 3 (3.75%) Android
4 2 (2.50%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.50%) Windows 8
4 2 (2.50%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (22.50%) Business Process Improvement
1 18 (22.50%) Process Improvement
2 16 (20.00%) Document Management
3 13 (16.25%) Process Management
4 8 (10.00%) Content Management
5 5 (6.25%) Information Security
5 5 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (6.25%) OO
5 5 (6.25%) CRM
5 5 (6.25%) OOD
5 5 (6.25%) SOA
6 4 (5.00%) Systems Analysis
6 4 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (3.75%) Project Management
8 2 (2.50%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (2.50%) Load Balancing
8 2 (2.50%) UML
8 2 (2.50%) ITIL
8 2 (2.50%) TDD
8 2 (2.50%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 22 (27.50%) C#
2 15 (18.75%) VB
3 9 (11.25%) SQL
4 6 (7.50%) VBA
5 3 (3.75%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (8.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (6.25%) Degree
3 4 (5.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.75%) MCP
4 3 (3.75%) MCSE
5 2 (2.50%) MCITP
5 2 (2.50%) MCPD
5 2 (2.50%) CCNA
5 2 (2.50%) CCA
5 2 (2.50%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.25%) MCSD
6 1 (1.25%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.25%) SLA
1 1 (1.25%) QA
System Software
1 17 (21.25%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.50%) vSphere
2 2 (2.50%) XenApp
2 2 (2.50%) DFS Replication
2 2 (2.50%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (3.75%) SCCM
2 2 (2.50%) SCOM
2 2 (2.50%) ARCserve
2 2 (2.50%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 15 (18.75%) EMC
2 13 (16.25%) Kofax
3 10 (12.50%) Cisco
4 8 (10.00%) VMware
5 2 (2.50%) Google
5 2 (2.50%) Intel
5 2 (2.50%) Citrix
5 2 (2.50%) OpenText
6 1 (1.25%) Oracle
6 1 (1.25%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.25%) McAfee
6 1 (1.25%) NetApp
6 1 (1.25%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.25%) Mapinfo
Haverhill, Suffolk
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