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 2 May 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 4 2 10
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 43 58 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 17.99% 26.13% 11.83%
As % of the Vendors category 37.07% 51.33% 31.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 34 18
Median daily rate £390 £525 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% +55.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £247 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £550 £379
UK excluding London median daily rate £364 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 4
Median hourly rate - £15.50 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +26.53%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
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
116 113 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 48.54% 50.90% 37.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 67 66
Median daily rate £450 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £246 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 5
Median hourly rate - £23.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +67.85%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 2 May 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 2 May 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 -1 29 £344 -34.52% 12
Bury St Edmunds -6 3 £450 +12.50% 4
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 2 May 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 (38.27%) CRM
1 31 (38.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (25.93%) MS Excel
4 19 (23.46%) C#
4 19 (23.46%) SQL Server
5 17 (20.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 16 (19.75%) Active Directory
7 15 (18.52%) Windows
8 13 (16.05%) .NET
8 13 (16.05%) Team Foundation Server
9 12 (14.81%) ITIL
9 12 (14.81%) T-SQL
10 10 (12.35%) SQL
10 10 (12.35%) WCF
11 9 (11.11%) User Stories
11 9 (11.11%) IIS
11 9 (11.11%) SOAP
12 8 (9.88%) Web Services
12 8 (9.88%) ASP.NET
12 8 (9.88%) MS Office
12 8 (9.88%) TDD
12 8 (9.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 8 (9.88%) Marketing
12 8 (9.88%) Windows Server
13 7 (8.64%) Dynamics AX
13 7 (8.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 7 (8.64%) ASP.NET MVC
13 7 (8.64%) MVC
13 7 (8.64%) JavaScript

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 9 (11.11%) IIS
2 7 (8.64%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.94%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (4.94%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 21 (25.93%) MS Excel
2 8 (9.88%) MS Office
3 4 (4.94%) MS Project
4 3 (3.70%) MS Visio
5 2 (2.47%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 31 (38.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (8.64%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.23%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.17%) SAN
2 3 (3.70%) LAN
2 3 (3.70%) NAS
2 3 (3.70%) Remote Desktop
2 3 (3.70%) WAN
3 2 (2.47%) DHCP
3 2 (2.47%) DNS
3 2 (2.47%) HTTPS
3 2 (2.47%) Network Security
4 1 (1.23%) Firewall
4 1 (1.23%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (23.46%) SQL Server
2 17 (20.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (9.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (8.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (4.94%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (3.70%) OLAP
6 3 (3.70%) OLAP Cube
6 3 (3.70%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (2.47%) RDBMS
7 2 (2.47%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.23%) Power BI
8 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.23%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 13 (16.05%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.23%) Selenium
2 1 (1.23%) SpecFlow
2 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (9.88%) Marketing
2 5 (6.17%) Finance
3 4 (4.94%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.47%) Billing
5 1 (1.23%) Advertising
5 1 (1.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (20.99%) Developer
2 13 (16.05%) Analyst
2 13 (16.05%) Consultant
3 11 (13.58%) Project Manager
4 9 (11.11%) Microsoft Consultant
5 8 (9.88%) Functional Consultant
6 7 (8.64%) CRM Consultant
6 7 (8.64%) CRM Developer
6 7 (8.64%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
6 7 (8.64%) Microsoft Developer
7 6 (7.41%) Architect
7 6 (7.41%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 6 (7.41%) Service Analyst
7 6 (7.41%) Service Desk Analyst
8 4 (4.94%) CRM Manager
8 4 (4.94%) CRM Project Manager
8 4 (4.94%) Development Manager
8 4 (4.94%) Integration Manager
8 4 (4.94%) Integration Project Manager
8 4 (4.94%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (16.05%) .NET
2 10 (12.35%) WCF
3 9 (11.11%) SOAP
4 8 (9.88%) ASP.NET
4 8 (9.88%) Web Services
5 7 (8.64%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (7.41%) .NET Framework
6 6 (7.41%) Ajax
6 6 (7.41%) AngularJS
6 6 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 6 (7.41%) Entity Framework
6 6 (7.41%) HTML
6 6 (7.41%) jQuery
6 6 (7.41%) KnockoutJS
6 6 (7.41%) LINQ
6 6 (7.41%) RESTful
6 6 (7.41%) XHTML
7 3 (3.70%) MDX
7 3 (3.70%) XML
8 2 (2.47%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (4.94%) Reinsurance
2 3 (3.70%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.47%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.47%) Clustering
3 2 (2.47%) iPad
4 1 (1.23%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.23%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 15 (18.52%) Windows
2 8 (9.88%) Windows Server
3 3 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.47%) Linux
4 2 (2.47%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.47%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (38.27%) CRM
2 27 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (14.81%) ITIL
4 9 (11.11%) User Stories
5 8 (9.88%) TDD
6 7 (8.64%) MVC
7 6 (7.41%) Web Development
8 5 (6.17%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (6.17%) PRINCE2
8 5 (6.17%) Project Management
8 5 (6.17%) Release Management
8 5 (6.17%) Test Automation
8 5 (6.17%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (4.94%) High Availability
10 3 (3.70%) ERP
10 3 (3.70%) Load Balancing
10 3 (3.70%) Migration
10 3 (3.70%) People Management
10 3 (3.70%) Regression Testing
10 3 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (23.46%) C#
2 12 (14.81%) T-SQL
3 10 (12.35%) SQL
4 7 (8.64%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.23%) Java
5 1 (1.23%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (8.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (7.41%) MCITP
3 3 (3.70%) APMP
3 3 (3.70%) ISEB
3 3 (3.70%) ISTQB
3 3 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (2.47%) CCNA
4 2 (2.47%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.47%) Degree
4 2 (2.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.47%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.47%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.47%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.17%) QA
2 2 (2.47%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (19.75%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.23%) SCCM
1 1 (1.23%) SCOM
1 1 (1.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (1.23%) WMI
Vendors
1 5 (6.17%) Citrix
2 4 (4.94%) VMware
3 2 (2.47%) Facebook
3 2 (2.47%) Tableau
3 2 (2.47%) Twitter
4 1 (1.23%) Intel Security
4 1 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
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