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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 2 4 6
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 44 52 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 23.40% 24.41% 14.68%
As % of the Vendors category 56.41% 61.90% 33.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 37 24
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£420 £380 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% +16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £234 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Average hourly rate £15.00 £11.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -46.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -15.62%
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
78 84 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 41.49% 39.44% 43.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 53 72
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 10
Average hourly rate £18.50 £19.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.12% -9.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £9.35 £16.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £36.90 £134.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.63
% change year-on-year
- -3.35%

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 October 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 October 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 +10 22 £370 -12.94% 2
Bury St Edmunds 0 1 £325 +0.77% 4
Felixstowe - - - -
Newmarket - - - -
Stowmarket - - - -
Woodbridge - - - - 1
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 47 (52.81%) .NET
2 42 (47.19%) SQL Server
3 40 (44.94%) Windows
4 39 (43.82%) C#
5 35 (39.33%) CRM
5 35 (39.33%) Dynamics CRM
6 34 (38.20%) Agile Software Development
7 27 (30.34%) MS Excel
8 26 (29.21%) SQL
9 24 (26.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 24 (26.97%) WCF
10 23 (25.84%) Web Services
11 22 (24.72%) XML
12 20 (22.47%) SharePoint
13 16 (17.98%) Team Foundation Server
13 16 (17.98%) Workflow
13 16 (17.98%) Migration
14 15 (16.85%) TDD
14 15 (16.85%) Microsoft Certification
14 15 (16.85%) SOAP
15 14 (15.73%) Active Directory
15 14 (15.73%) Data Management
15 14 (15.73%) Master Data Management
16 12 (13.48%) MCITP
16 12 (13.48%) MVVM
16 12 (13.48%) Windows Server 2008
16 12 (13.48%) Reactive Extensions
16 12 (13.48%) Managed Extensibility Framework
17 11 (12.36%) Finance
17 11 (12.36%) MVC

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 20 (22.47%) SharePoint
2 8 (8.99%) MS Exchange
3 7 (7.87%) SharePoint 2010
4 6 (6.74%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (5.62%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (4.49%) IIS
6 4 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 27 (30.34%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.49%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 35 (39.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.25%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (12.36%) DNS
2 9 (10.11%) SAN
2 9 (10.11%) TCP/IP
3 7 (7.87%) VPN
3 7 (7.87%) Firewall
4 6 (6.74%) Reverse Proxy
5 3 (3.37%) LAN
5 3 (3.37%) PSTN
5 3 (3.37%) WAN
6 2 (2.25%) DHCP
7 1 (1.12%) VoIP
7 1 (1.12%) Intranet
7 1 (1.12%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (47.19%) SQL Server
2 24 (26.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (6.74%) Oracle Database 11g
3 6 (6.74%) NoSQL
3 6 (6.74%) Oracle Database
4 5 (5.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.25%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (2.25%) Cognos Impromptu
6 1 (1.12%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.12%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 16 (17.98%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (3.37%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (1.12%) NuGet
3 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 11 (12.36%) Finance
2 8 (8.99%) Advertising
3 4 (4.49%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.37%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 46 (51.69%) Developer
2 25 (28.09%) CRM Developer
3 19 (21.35%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 15 (16.85%) Architect
5 13 (14.61%) Microsoft Developer
6 12 (13.48%) Data Architect
7 10 (11.24%) .NET Developer
8 8 (8.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (7.87%) C# Developer
9 7 (7.87%) C# .NET Developer
10 4 (4.49%) QA Leader
10 4 (4.49%) Test Coordinator
10 4 (4.49%) Support Engineer
10 4 (4.49%) Coordinator
10 4 (4.49%) Solutions Architect
11 3 (3.37%) Applications Developer
11 3 (3.37%) Analyst
11 3 (3.37%) 3rd Line Support
11 3 (3.37%) Technical Support
11 3 (3.37%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (52.81%) .NET
2 24 (26.97%) WCF
3 23 (25.84%) Web Services
4 22 (24.72%) XML
5 15 (16.85%) SOAP
6 12 (13.48%) Reactive Extensions
6 12 (13.48%) Managed Extensibility Framework
7 10 (11.24%) ASP.NET
8 8 (8.99%) JSON
9 7 (7.87%) Silverlight
10 5 (5.62%) HTML
11 4 (4.49%) CSS
11 4 (4.49%) jQuery
12 3 (3.37%) ASP.NET MVC
12 3 (3.37%) WPF
13 2 (2.25%) .NET Framework
13 2 (2.25%) Ajax
13 2 (2.25%) ASP.NET MVC 3
14 1 (1.12%) HTML5
14 1 (1.12%) ASP.NET 2.0
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.74%) Replication
2 4 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.25%) Fat Client
3 2 (2.25%) N-Tier
3 2 (2.25%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.12%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 40 (44.94%) Windows
2 12 (13.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (6.74%) Linux
3 6 (6.74%) UNIX
4 5 (5.62%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (3.37%) Windows XP
6 2 (2.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (39.33%) CRM
2 34 (38.20%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (17.98%) Workflow
3 16 (17.98%) Migration
4 15 (16.85%) TDD
5 14 (15.73%) Data Management
5 14 (15.73%) Master Data Management
6 12 (13.48%) MVVM
7 11 (12.36%) Data Analysis
7 11 (12.36%) MVC
7 11 (12.36%) Data Modelling
8 10 (11.24%) Project Planning
8 10 (11.24%) Data Migration
9 7 (7.87%) Data Architecture
9 7 (7.87%) Configuration Management
10 6 (6.74%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (5.62%) Unit Testing
12 4 (4.49%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 4 (4.49%) Coaching
13 3 (3.37%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 39 (43.82%) C#
2 26 (29.21%) SQL
3 6 (6.74%) Shell Script
3 6 (6.74%) PowerShell
3 6 (6.74%) Java
3 6 (6.74%) JavaScript
4 4 (4.49%) T-SQL
5 3 (3.37%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.12%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.12%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (16.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (13.48%) MCITP
3 10 (11.24%) Degree
4 7 (7.87%) Security Cleared
5 6 (6.74%) SC Cleared
5 6 (6.74%) Sun Certification
6 2 (2.25%) MCP
6 2 (2.25%) CCIE
6 2 (2.25%) CCNP
6 2 (2.25%) CCIP
6 2 (2.25%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.12%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.74%) QA
System Software
1 14 (15.73%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.49%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.37%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (3.37%) KVM
3 3 (3.37%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (6.74%) Puppet
1 6 (6.74%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (4.49%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (3.37%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (3.37%) ARCserve
4 2 (2.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (8.99%) VMware
2 7 (7.87%) Oracle
3 6 (6.74%) HP
4 3 (3.37%) Intel
4 3 (3.37%) CheckPoint
4 3 (3.37%) Cisco
5 2 (2.25%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.25%) Cognos
6 1 (1.12%) Sophos
6 1 (1.12%) Citrix
6 1 (1.12%) Apple
6 1 (1.12%) Mitel
6 1 (1.12%) SonicWALL
6 1 (1.12%) ProCurve
6 1 (1.12%) ForgeRock
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Marcus Donald People
Rate: £225 to £280 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 days ago