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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 4 3 11
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 44 44 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 17.05% 21.05% 16.38%
As % of the Vendors category 40.37% 41.90% 46.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 24 28
Median daily rate £488 £438 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £270 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 4
Median hourly rate - £15.00 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +22.44%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.44%
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
109 105 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 42.25% 50.24% 35.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 68 67
Median daily rate £500 £450 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +28.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 8
Median hourly rate - £17.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.83 £18.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+12.59% +8.82%

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 -3 37 £500 +11.11% 7
Bury St Edmunds -8 1 £488 +21.87% 1
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 34 (38.64%) CRM
1 34 (38.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (26.14%) Windows
2 23 (26.14%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 22 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 22 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 19 (21.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 16 (18.18%) Windows Server
6 15 (17.05%) ITIL
7 14 (15.91%) VMware
7 14 (15.91%) LAN
8 13 (14.77%) Citrix
8 13 (14.77%) C#
8 13 (14.77%) Data Centre
8 13 (14.77%) High Availability
8 13 (14.77%) Team Foundation Server
9 12 (13.64%) WAN
9 12 (13.64%) SAN
10 11 (12.50%) IIS
10 11 (12.50%) Clustering
10 11 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
10 11 (12.50%) NAS
10 11 (12.50%) Load Balancing
11 10 (11.36%) Secure Coding
11 10 (11.36%) SQL
11 10 (11.36%) Middleware
11 10 (11.36%) Microsoft Clustering
12 9 (10.23%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (10.23%) Finance

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 11 (12.50%) IIS
2 6 (6.82%) SharePoint
3 5 (5.68%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (2.27%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 22 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 7 (7.95%) MS Office
3 5 (5.68%) MS Project
4 4 (4.55%) MS Visio
5 2 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 34 (38.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (5.68%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (2.27%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (1.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (15.91%) LAN
2 12 (13.64%) SAN
2 12 (13.64%) WAN
3 11 (12.50%) NAS
4 6 (6.82%) Firewall
5 5 (5.68%) Remote Desktop
6 4 (4.55%) Network Security
7 2 (2.27%) DHCP
7 2 (2.27%) DNS
7 2 (2.27%) HTTPS
7 2 (2.27%) Wireless
8 1 (1.14%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 19 (21.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (10.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (3.41%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.27%) OLAP
6 2 (2.27%) OLAP Cube
6 2 (2.27%) QlikView
6 2 (2.27%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.27%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (2.27%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.14%) GIS
7 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Power View
7 1 (1.14%) Power BI
7 1 (1.14%) PowerPivot
7 1 (1.14%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.14%) Spotfire
7 1 (1.14%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 13 (14.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.14%) Selenium
2 1 (1.14%) SpecFlow
2 1 (1.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (10.23%) Finance
1 9 (10.23%) Marketing
2 4 (4.55%) Advertising
3 3 (3.41%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.27%) Billing
5 1 (1.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (19.32%) Project Manager
2 15 (17.05%) Developer
3 14 (15.91%) Analyst
3 14 (15.91%) Consultant
4 11 (12.50%) Architect
5 9 (10.23%) Microsoft Consultant
6 8 (9.09%) Integration Manager
6 8 (9.09%) Integration Project Manager
7 7 (7.95%) CRM Consultant
7 7 (7.95%) CRM Developer
7 7 (7.95%) Functional Consultant
7 7 (7.95%) Infrastructure Manager
7 7 (7.95%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 7 (7.95%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
8 6 (6.82%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 6 (6.82%) Infrastructure Architect
8 6 (6.82%) Microsoft Developer
8 6 (6.82%) Service Analyst
8 6 (6.82%) Service Desk Analyst
9 4 (4.55%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.36%) Middleware
2 6 (6.82%) .NET
3 4 (4.55%) WCF
4 3 (3.41%) SOAP
4 3 (3.41%) Web Services
4 3 (3.41%) XML
5 2 (2.27%) COM
5 2 (2.27%) MDX
5 2 (2.27%) WPF
6 1 (1.14%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.14%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (1.14%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.14%) LINQ
6 1 (1.14%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 1 (1.14%) Reactive Extensions
6 1 (1.14%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.77%) Data Centre
2 11 (12.50%) Clustering
3 4 (4.55%) Reinsurance
4 3 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.27%) iPad
6 1 (1.14%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.14%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.14%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.14%) Statistics
6 1 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 23 (26.14%) Windows
2 16 (18.18%) Windows Server
3 3 (3.41%) Linux
4 2 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.14%) Solaris
5 1 (1.14%) Unix
5 1 (1.14%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.14%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (38.64%) CRM
2 23 (26.14%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (17.05%) ITIL
4 13 (14.77%) High Availability
5 11 (12.50%) Load Balancing
6 10 (11.36%) Secure Coding
7 9 (10.23%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (10.23%) User Stories
8 8 (9.09%) Project Management
8 8 (9.09%) TDD
9 7 (7.95%) SIEM
10 6 (6.82%) Network Optimisation
10 6 (6.82%) PRINCE2
11 5 (5.68%) Identity Management
11 5 (5.68%) Test Automation
11 5 (5.68%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 4 (4.55%) ITSM
12 4 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
13 3 (3.41%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (14.77%) C#
2 10 (11.36%) SQL
3 5 (5.68%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.27%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.14%) Python
5 1 (1.14%) XAML
Qualifications
1 7 (7.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (6.82%) MCITP
3 4 (4.55%) APMP
3 4 (4.55%) CCNA
3 4 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (3.41%) ISEB
4 3 (3.41%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.27%) Degree
5 2 (2.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.27%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.68%) QA
2 4 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 11 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (11.36%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (1.14%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (1.14%) SCCM
2 1 (1.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (15.91%) VMware
2 13 (14.77%) Citrix
3 3 (3.41%) Cognos
3 3 (3.41%) Tableau
4 2 (2.27%) Cisco
4 2 (2.27%) Facebook
4 2 (2.27%) Juniper
4 2 (2.27%) NetApp
4 2 (2.27%) Twitter
5 1 (1.14%) Intel Security
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