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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 9 8 5
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 24 20 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 12.18% 14.29% 15.29%
As % of the Vendors category 34.29% 46.51% 39.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 15
Average daily rate
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£375 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £148 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £343 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 3
Average hourly rate £23.13 £11.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+101.08% +4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £11.50 £9.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £11.50 £16.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £13.94 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+5.84% -11.52%
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 43 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 35.53% 30.71% 38.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 25 41
Average daily rate £375 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £150 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 7
Average hourly rate £23.13 £15.00 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.16% -27.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £19.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +3 14 £355 +20.85% 11
Lowestoft - 2 £200 - 1
Bury St Edmunds +2 1 - -
Felixstowe - - - -
Haverhill - - - -
Newmarket - - - - 1
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 28 (41.79%) Windows
2 24 (35.82%) SQL Server
3 21 (31.34%) C#
4 20 (29.85%) .NET
4 20 (29.85%) CRM
4 20 (29.85%) Dynamics CRM
5 17 (25.37%) Active Directory
5 17 (25.37%) Data Management
5 17 (25.37%) Master Data Management
6 14 (20.90%) MS Excel
6 14 (20.90%) WCF
7 13 (19.40%) Data Analysis
8 12 (17.91%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (16.42%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (14.93%) Oracle
11 9 (13.43%) Web Services
11 9 (13.43%) SharePoint
11 9 (13.43%) Data Modelling
11 9 (13.43%) BizTalk Server
11 9 (13.43%) Advertising
11 9 (13.43%) Data Architecture
11 9 (13.43%) Oracle Database
12 8 (11.94%) Windows 7
12 8 (11.94%) Workflow
12 8 (11.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 8 (11.94%) Oracle Database 11g
12 8 (11.94%) SOAP
12 8 (11.94%) XML
12 8 (11.94%) SQL
13 7 (10.45%) Migration

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 9 (13.43%) SharePoint
1 9 (13.43%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (4.48%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.99%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 14 (20.90%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.48%) MS Office
3 1 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 20 (29.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.49%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.45%) Firewall
2 3 (4.48%) DHCP
2 3 (4.48%) VPN
2 3 (4.48%) DNS
3 2 (2.99%) Wireless
4 1 (1.49%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.49%) VoIP
4 1 (1.49%) WAN
4 1 (1.49%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (35.82%) SQL Server
2 9 (13.43%) Oracle Database
3 8 (11.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (11.94%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (4.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.49%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (1.49%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 7 (10.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.99%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.49%) Moq
3 1 (1.49%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.49%) JUnit
3 1 (1.49%) Subversion
3 1 (1.49%) NUnit
3 1 (1.49%) JIRA
3 1 (1.49%) ReSharper
General
1 9 (13.43%) Advertising
2 4 (5.97%) Finance
3 1 (1.49%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 20 (29.85%) Developer
2 18 (26.87%) Architect
3 15 (22.39%) Data Architect
4 11 (16.42%) CRM Developer
5 9 (13.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (11.94%) Analyst
7 7 (10.45%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 5 (7.46%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (7.46%) .NET Developer
8 5 (7.46%) C# Developer
8 5 (7.46%) Microsoft Developer
8 5 (7.46%) BizTalk Developer
8 5 (7.46%) C# .NET Developer
9 3 (4.48%) Support Analyst
9 3 (4.48%) Service Desk Analyst
9 3 (4.48%) 3rd Line Support
9 3 (4.48%) Service Analyst
10 2 (2.99%) Applications Support Analyst
10 2 (2.99%) Systems Tester
10 2 (2.99%) Applications Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (29.85%) .NET
2 14 (20.90%) WCF
3 9 (13.43%) Web Services
4 8 (11.94%) SOAP
4 8 (11.94%) XML
5 5 (7.46%) Reactive Extensions
5 5 (7.46%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 2 (2.99%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.49%) HTML5
7 1 (1.49%) Castle Windsor
7 1 (1.49%) HTML
7 1 (1.49%) Hibernate
7 1 (1.49%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.49%) jQuery
7 1 (1.49%) Silverlight
7 1 (1.49%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.97%) NHS
2 2 (2.99%) iPad
3 1 (1.49%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (1.49%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.49%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 28 (41.79%) Windows
2 11 (16.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (11.94%) Windows 7
4 3 (4.48%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (4.48%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.49%) Android
5 1 (1.49%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (29.85%) CRM
2 17 (25.37%) Data Management
2 17 (25.37%) Master Data Management
3 13 (19.40%) Data Analysis
4 12 (17.91%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (13.43%) Data Modelling
5 9 (13.43%) Data Architecture
6 8 (11.94%) Workflow
7 7 (10.45%) Migration
8 6 (8.96%) MVC
8 6 (8.96%) TDD
9 5 (7.46%) MVVM
10 3 (4.48%) ITIL
11 2 (2.99%) Enterprise Architecture
11 2 (2.99%) User Acceptance Testing
11 2 (2.99%) Performance Testing
11 2 (2.99%) Load Testing
11 2 (2.99%) Unit Testing
11 2 (2.99%) Integration Testing
11 2 (2.99%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 21 (31.34%) C#
2 8 (11.94%) SQL
3 3 (4.48%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.99%) VB.NET
4 2 (2.99%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.49%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.49%) Java
5 1 (1.49%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 6 (8.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (7.46%) MCITP
2 5 (7.46%) Degree
3 2 (2.99%) MCP
4 1 (1.49%) CCNA
4 1 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.49%) HND
4 1 (1.49%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.49%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.48%) QA
System Software
1 17 (25.37%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.99%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.49%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (14.93%) Oracle
2 6 (8.96%) Cisco
3 5 (7.46%) VMware
4 2 (2.99%) SonicWALL
4 2 (2.99%) Sophos
4 2 (2.99%) HP
4 2 (2.99%) Apple
5 1 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.49%) Citrix
5 1 (1.49%) McAfee
5 1 (1.49%) Business Objects
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