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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 5 6
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 47 44 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 23.86% 24.31% 15.22%
As % of the Vendors category 58.02% 69.84% 37.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 32 22
Average daily rate
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£420 £395 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.32% +21.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £242 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £448 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 6
Average hourly rate £15.00 £11.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -46.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £17.80 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -13.60%
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
81 63 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 41.12% 34.81% 40.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 46 67
Average daily rate £375 £350 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +29.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £425 £399
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 10
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% -28.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £17.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £21.08 £97.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% +2.70%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +5 19 £366 -13.82% 6
Bury St Edmunds 0 5 £363 +12.40% 2
Felixstowe - - - -
Newmarket - - - -
Stowmarket - - - -
Woodbridge - - - -
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (51.09%) .NET
2 44 (47.83%) Windows
3 40 (43.48%) SQL Server
3 40 (43.48%) C#
4 35 (38.04%) CRM
4 35 (38.04%) Dynamics CRM
5 34 (36.96%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (32.61%) MS Excel
7 27 (29.35%) SQL
8 25 (27.17%) Web Services
8 25 (27.17%) SharePoint
8 25 (27.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 25 (27.17%) WCF
9 22 (23.91%) XML
10 17 (18.48%) Team Foundation Server
10 17 (18.48%) SOAP
11 15 (16.30%) Microsoft Certification
11 15 (16.30%) Workflow
11 15 (16.30%) Migration
11 15 (16.30%) TDD
12 14 (15.22%) Active Directory
13 13 (14.13%) TCP/IP
14 12 (13.04%) MCITP
14 12 (13.04%) MVVM
14 12 (13.04%) Reactive Extensions
14 12 (13.04%) Managed Extensibility Framework
15 11 (11.96%) MS Exchange
15 11 (11.96%) Finance
15 11 (11.96%) MVC
16 10 (10.87%) Data Modelling

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 25 (27.17%) SharePoint
2 11 (11.96%) MS Exchange
3 7 (7.61%) SharePoint 2010
3 7 (7.61%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (5.43%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (4.35%) IIS
6 3 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 30 (32.61%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 35 (38.04%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (14.13%) TCP/IP
2 10 (10.87%) DNS
3 9 (9.78%) SAN
4 8 (8.70%) Firewall
5 6 (6.52%) VPN
5 6 (6.52%) Reverse Proxy
6 3 (3.26%) WAN
6 3 (3.26%) LAN
6 3 (3.26%) PSTN
7 1 (1.09%) DHCP
7 1 (1.09%) VoIP
7 1 (1.09%) Intranet
7 1 (1.09%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (43.48%) SQL Server
2 25 (27.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (6.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (6.52%) NoSQL
4 4 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (4.35%) Oracle Database
4 4 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (3.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (2.17%) Cognos Impromptu
6 2 (2.17%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.09%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.09%) DTS
7 1 (1.09%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 17 (18.48%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (4.35%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.09%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.09%) NuGet
3 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.09%) LoadUI
3 1 (1.09%) Selenium
3 1 (1.09%) JIRA
3 1 (1.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (1.09%) JMeter
General
1 11 (11.96%) Finance
2 9 (9.78%) Advertising
3 4 (4.35%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.26%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 46 (50.00%) Developer
2 24 (26.09%) CRM Developer
3 18 (19.57%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 12 (13.04%) Microsoft Developer
5 11 (11.96%) .NET Developer
5 11 (11.96%) Architect
6 8 (8.70%) C# Developer
6 8 (8.70%) Data Architect
6 8 (8.70%) Support Engineer
6 8 (8.70%) C# .NET Developer
7 7 (7.61%) Analyst
8 5 (5.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (4.35%) Service Desk Analyst
9 4 (4.35%) Service Analyst
9 4 (4.35%) Field Engineer
9 4 (4.35%) Coordinator
9 4 (4.35%) Support Technician
9 4 (4.35%) Test Coordinator
9 4 (4.35%) QA Leader
10 3 (3.26%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (51.09%) .NET
2 25 (27.17%) Web Services
2 25 (27.17%) WCF
3 22 (23.91%) XML
4 17 (18.48%) SOAP
5 12 (13.04%) Reactive Extensions
5 12 (13.04%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 10 (10.87%) ASP.NET
7 9 (9.78%) JSON
8 8 (8.70%) Silverlight
9 5 (5.43%) HTML
10 4 (4.35%) CSS
10 4 (4.35%) jQuery
10 4 (4.35%) WPF
11 3 (3.26%) ASP.NET MVC
12 2 (2.17%) Ajax
12 2 (2.17%) ASP.NET MVC 3
13 1 (1.09%) HTML5
13 1 (1.09%) Razor View Engine
13 1 (1.09%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.61%) Replication
2 4 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.17%) Thin Client
3 2 (2.17%) N-Tier
3 2 (2.17%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.09%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 44 (47.83%) Windows
2 8 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (6.52%) Linux
3 6 (6.52%) UNIX
4 4 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (4.35%) Windows XP
5 2 (2.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (38.04%) CRM
2 34 (36.96%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (16.30%) Workflow
3 15 (16.30%) Migration
3 15 (16.30%) TDD
4 12 (13.04%) MVVM
5 11 (11.96%) MVC
6 10 (10.87%) Data Modelling
6 10 (10.87%) Master Data Management
6 10 (10.87%) Data Management
6 10 (10.87%) Data Migration
6 10 (10.87%) Project Planning
7 8 (8.70%) Configuration Management
7 8 (8.70%) Data Analysis
8 6 (6.52%) Unit Testing
9 5 (5.43%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (5.43%) Data Architecture
10 4 (4.35%) ITIL
10 4 (4.35%) Coaching
10 4 (4.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 40 (43.48%) C#
2 27 (29.35%) SQL
3 6 (6.52%) Shell Script
3 6 (6.52%) T-SQL
3 6 (6.52%) Java
3 6 (6.52%) JavaScript
3 6 (6.52%) PowerShell
4 3 (3.26%) VB.NET
5 2 (2.17%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.09%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (16.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (13.04%) MCITP
3 10 (10.87%) Degree
4 7 (7.61%) Security Cleared
5 6 (6.52%) Sun Certification
5 6 (6.52%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.17%) CCIE
6 2 (2.17%) CCNP
6 2 (2.17%) CCIP
7 1 (1.09%) MCSE
7 1 (1.09%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.43%) QA
System Software
1 14 (15.22%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.26%) Hyper-V
2 3 (3.26%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (3.26%) KVM
2 3 (3.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.26%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (6.52%) Puppet
1 6 (6.52%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (3.26%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (3.26%) ARCserve
4 1 (1.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (7.61%) VMware
2 5 (5.43%) Oracle
2 5 (5.43%) HP
3 4 (4.35%) Cisco
4 3 (3.26%) Intel
4 3 (3.26%) Citrix
4 3 (3.26%) CheckPoint
5 2 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.17%) Cognos
6 1 (1.09%) ForgeRock
6 1 (1.09%) Mitel
6 1 (1.09%) ProCurve
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