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 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 3 7 6
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 35 26 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 24.14% 14.05% 15.33%
As % of the Vendors category 50.00% 37.68% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 12 12
Average daily rate £338 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £180 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £470 £336
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 1
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +30.43%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
70 69 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 48.28% 37.30% 30.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 41 29
Average daily rate £363 £375 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +27.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £225 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £500 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 13 2
Average hourly rate £13.50 £23.50 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.55% +104.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +8 17 £323 -14.00% 2
Bury St Edmunds +1 7 £408 -
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 27 (36.99%) C#
2 23 (31.51%) SQL Server
3 21 (28.77%) MS Excel
3 21 (28.77%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (27.40%) .NET
5 18 (24.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 16 (21.92%) Dynamics CRM
6 16 (21.92%) CRM
7 15 (20.55%) ASP.NET
7 15 (20.55%) WCF
8 14 (19.18%) Active Directory
9 13 (17.81%) T-SQL
10 12 (16.44%) Windows
11 11 (15.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 10 (13.70%) SOAP
12 10 (13.70%) ITIL
12 10 (13.70%) SharePoint
12 10 (13.70%) SQL
13 9 (12.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 9 (12.33%) Team Foundation Server
14 8 (10.96%) TDD
14 8 (10.96%) Microsoft Certification
15 7 (9.59%) IIS
15 7 (9.59%) MVC
15 7 (9.59%) .NET Framework
15 7 (9.59%) LINQ
15 7 (9.59%) jQuery
15 7 (9.59%) ASP.NET MVC
16 6 (8.22%) RESTful
16 6 (8.22%) Entity Framework

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (13.70%) SharePoint
2 7 (9.59%) IIS
3 4 (5.48%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (5.48%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (2.74%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.37%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 21 (28.77%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.22%) MS Office
3 1 (1.37%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 16 (21.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (4.11%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.37%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.37%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.74%) Firewall
1 2 (2.74%) HTTPS
1 2 (2.74%) SAN
2 1 (1.37%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (1.37%) Cisco Wireless
2 1 (1.37%) DNS
2 1 (1.37%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.37%) FCoE
2 1 (1.37%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (1.37%) iSCSI
2 1 (1.37%) LDAP
2 1 (1.37%) Skype
2 1 (1.37%) Unified Communications
2 1 (1.37%) VLAN
2 1 (1.37%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (31.51%) SQL Server
2 18 (24.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (15.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (12.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (4.11%) OLAP
5 3 (4.11%) OLAP Cube
5 3 (4.11%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (2.74%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.74%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.37%) Big Data
7 1 (1.37%) Power BI
7 1 (1.37%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 9 (12.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.37%) ERwin
2 1 (1.37%) PowerDesigner
2 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.37%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (4.11%) Finance
1 3 (4.11%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.37%) Advertising
2 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (28.77%) Developer
2 15 (20.55%) Architect
3 12 (16.44%) Microsoft Developer
4 10 (13.70%) Analyst
5 7 (9.59%) CRM Developer
5 7 (9.59%) Solutions Architect
6 6 (8.22%) .NET Developer
6 6 (8.22%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 5 (6.85%) Business Analyst
7 5 (6.85%) C# Developer
7 5 (6.85%) Consultant
8 4 (5.48%) ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (5.48%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (5.48%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (5.48%) Integration Architect
8 4 (5.48%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
8 4 (5.48%) SQL Developer
9 3 (4.11%) .NET Architect
9 3 (4.11%) .NET Solutions Architect
9 3 (4.11%) C# Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (27.40%) .NET
2 15 (20.55%) ASP.NET
2 15 (20.55%) WCF
3 10 (13.70%) SOAP
4 7 (9.59%) .NET Framework
4 7 (9.59%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (9.59%) jQuery
4 7 (9.59%) LINQ
5 6 (8.22%) Ajax
5 6 (8.22%) AngularJS
5 6 (8.22%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 6 (8.22%) Entity Framework
5 6 (8.22%) HTML
5 6 (8.22%) KnockoutJS
5 6 (8.22%) RESTful
5 6 (8.22%) Web Services
5 6 (8.22%) XHTML
6 5 (6.85%) XML
7 3 (4.11%) MDX
8 2 (2.74%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.11%) Client/Server
2 3 (4.11%) NHS
3 2 (2.74%) Driving Licence
3 2 (2.74%) iPad
3 2 (2.74%) Reinsurance
4 1 (1.37%) Clustering
4 1 (1.37%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Licensing
4 1 (1.37%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.37%) Statistics
4 1 (1.37%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 12 (16.44%) Windows
2 6 (8.22%) Windows Server
3 3 (4.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.74%) Linux
4 2 (2.74%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.74%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (28.77%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (21.92%) CRM
3 10 (13.70%) ITIL
4 8 (10.96%) TDD
5 7 (9.59%) MVC
6 6 (8.22%) SOA
6 6 (8.22%) Web Development
7 5 (6.85%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (6.85%) Release Management
8 4 (5.48%) Business Analysis
8 4 (5.48%) Migration
8 4 (5.48%) Workflow
9 3 (4.11%) Data Modelling
9 3 (4.11%) ERP
9 3 (4.11%) High Availability
9 3 (4.11%) PRINCE2
9 3 (4.11%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (2.74%) Non-Functional Testing
10 2 (2.74%) Project Management
10 2 (2.74%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 27 (36.99%) C#
2 13 (17.81%) T-SQL
3 10 (13.70%) SQL
4 6 (8.22%) JavaScript
5 3 (4.11%) VB
6 2 (2.74%) Java
6 2 (2.74%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.37%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.37%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (10.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (8.22%) MCITP
3 4 (5.48%) ISEB
4 3 (4.11%) Degree
4 3 (4.11%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.74%) CCNA
5 2 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.74%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.74%) MCSE
5 2 (2.74%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.37%) CCA
6 1 (1.37%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.37%) MCDST
6 1 (1.37%) MCP
6 1 (1.37%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.74%) SLA
2 1 (1.37%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.37%) QA
System Software
1 14 (19.18%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.37%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (4.11%) SCCM
2 2 (2.74%) SCOM
3 1 (1.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.37%) WMI
3 1 (1.37%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (5.48%) Cisco
1 4 (5.48%) VMware
2 3 (4.11%) Citrix
3 2 (2.74%) Facebook
3 2 (2.74%) Intel Security
3 2 (2.74%) Tableau
3 2 (2.74%) Twitter
4 1 (1.37%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.37%) Dell
4 1 (1.37%) Kofax
4 1 (1.37%) Lotus
4 1 (1.37%) Panasonic
4 1 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.37%) Sophos
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