The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Suffolk region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 8 12 6
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 47 12 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 17.47% 8.45% 17.41%
As % of the Vendors category 47.47% 26.09% 38.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 5 16
Average daily rate
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£369 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £335 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £329 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 6
Average hourly rate £10.50 £10.50 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -39.13%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- -3.33%
Vendors Category
Suffolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
99 46 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 36.80% 32.39% 45.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 24 54
Average daily rate £375 £255 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.05% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £133 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 12
Average hourly rate £11.75 £15.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.66% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £16.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.75 £36.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
Microsoft
East of England

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 22 July 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 22 July 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
(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 0 22 £355 +1.28% 6
Bury St Edmunds - 7 £350 - 2
Lowestoft - - - -
Newmarket - - - - 1
Stowmarket - - - -
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 41 (51.90%) .NET
2 37 (46.84%) Windows
3 33 (41.77%) C#
4 31 (39.24%) SQL
5 30 (37.97%) SQL Server
6 27 (34.18%) MS Excel
6 27 (34.18%) Agile Software Development
7 25 (31.65%) Dynamics CRM
7 25 (31.65%) CRM
8 21 (26.58%) SharePoint
8 21 (26.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 20 (25.32%) WCF
10 19 (24.05%) XML
11 18 (22.78%) Web Services
12 14 (17.72%) SOAP
12 14 (17.72%) TCP/IP
13 13 (16.46%) MS Exchange
13 13 (16.46%) ASP.NET
13 13 (16.46%) JSON
14 12 (15.19%) Team Foundation Server
14 12 (15.19%) Active Directory
15 11 (13.92%) Finance
15 11 (13.92%) TDD
16 10 (12.66%) Project Planning
16 10 (12.66%) Silverlight
16 10 (12.66%) Migration
16 10 (12.66%) DNS
16 10 (12.66%) Microsoft Certification
17 9 (11.39%) SAN
17 9 (11.39%) Configuration Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 21 (26.58%) SharePoint
2 13 (16.46%) MS Exchange
3 7 (8.86%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (6.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (6.33%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (5.06%) IIS
6 3 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (1.27%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 27 (34.18%) MS Excel
2 7 (8.86%) MS Office
3 1 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 25 (31.65%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (17.72%) TCP/IP
2 10 (12.66%) DNS
3 9 (11.39%) SAN
3 9 (11.39%) Firewall
4 7 (8.86%) VPN
4 7 (8.86%) Reverse Proxy
5 3 (3.80%) PSTN
6 2 (2.53%) WAN
6 2 (2.53%) LAN
7 1 (1.27%) Intranet
7 1 (1.27%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (37.97%) SQL Server
2 21 (26.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (8.86%) NoSQL
4 4 (5.06%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (3.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (2.53%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (2.53%) Cognos Impromptu
7 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (1.27%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.27%) DTS
7 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (15.19%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (3.80%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.80%) Moq
3 2 (2.53%) JIRA
4 1 (1.27%) JMeter
4 1 (1.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (1.27%) Selenium
4 1 (1.27%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.27%) NuGet
4 1 (1.27%) LoadUI
4 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 11 (13.92%) Finance
2 7 (8.86%) Advertising
3 4 (5.06%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.80%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 42 (53.16%) Developer
2 18 (22.78%) CRM Developer
3 16 (20.25%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 14 (17.72%) Microsoft Developer
5 10 (12.66%) Analyst
6 9 (11.39%) .NET Developer
7 8 (10.13%) Support Engineer
8 6 (7.59%) C# .NET Developer
8 6 (7.59%) C# Developer
9 5 (6.33%) Field Engineer
9 5 (6.33%) Support Technician
9 5 (6.33%) SharePoint Developer
10 4 (5.06%) QA Leader
10 4 (5.06%) ASP.NET Developer
10 4 (5.06%) Service Desk Analyst
10 4 (5.06%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 4 (5.06%) Service Analyst
10 4 (5.06%) Coordinator
10 4 (5.06%) Test Coordinator
11 3 (3.80%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (51.90%) .NET
2 20 (25.32%) WCF
3 19 (24.05%) XML
4 18 (22.78%) Web Services
5 14 (17.72%) SOAP
6 13 (16.46%) ASP.NET
6 13 (16.46%) JSON
7 10 (12.66%) Silverlight
8 7 (8.86%) Reactive Extensions
8 7 (8.86%) Managed Extensibility Framework
9 5 (6.33%) WPF
10 4 (5.06%) jQuery
10 4 (5.06%) HTML
10 4 (5.06%) CSS
11 3 (3.80%) NHibernate
11 3 (3.80%) ASP.NET MVC
12 2 (2.53%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 2 (2.53%) Ajax
12 2 (2.53%) XSLT
13 1 (1.27%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.13%) Replication
2 2 (2.53%) Fat Client
2 2 (2.53%) N-Tier
2 2 (2.53%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.27%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 37 (46.84%) Windows
2 7 (8.86%) UNIX
2 7 (8.86%) Linux
3 6 (7.59%) Windows XP
4 4 (5.06%) Windows 7
4 4 (5.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.27%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (34.18%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (31.65%) CRM
3 11 (13.92%) TDD
4 10 (12.66%) Project Planning
4 10 (12.66%) Migration
5 9 (11.39%) Configuration Management
5 9 (11.39%) Data Migration
6 8 (10.13%) Workflow
7 7 (8.86%) MVVM
8 5 (6.33%) MVC
8 5 (6.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (6.33%) Unit Testing
9 4 (5.06%) ITIL
9 4 (5.06%) Data Modelling
10 3 (3.80%) ETL
10 3 (3.80%) DevOps
10 3 (3.80%) Root Cause Analysis
11 2 (2.53%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 2 (2.53%) Data Analysis
11 2 (2.53%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 33 (41.77%) C#
2 31 (39.24%) SQL
3 7 (8.86%) Shell Script
3 7 (8.86%) T-SQL
3 7 (8.86%) Java
3 7 (8.86%) PowerShell
4 5 (6.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.27%) C
5 1 (1.27%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (12.66%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (10.13%) Security Cleared
2 8 (10.13%) MCITP
3 7 (8.86%) Sun Certification
3 7 (8.86%) SC Cleared
4 6 (7.59%) Degree
5 3 (3.80%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.53%) ISTQB
6 2 (2.53%) MCP
6 2 (2.53%) MCSE
6 2 (2.53%) CCIE
6 2 (2.53%) CCNP
6 2 (2.53%) CCIP
6 2 (2.53%) ISEB
7 1 (1.27%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.06%) QA
2 1 (1.27%) Data Quality
System Software
1 12 (15.19%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.06%) KVM
2 4 (5.06%) Hyper-V
2 4 (5.06%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (3.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.53%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 7 (8.86%) Puppet
1 7 (8.86%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (6.33%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (3.80%) SCCM
3 3 (3.80%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (2.53%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 6 (7.59%) VMware
2 5 (6.33%) Cisco
3 4 (5.06%) HP
4 3 (3.80%) Citrix
4 3 (3.80%) CheckPoint
5 2 (2.53%) Cognos
5 2 (2.53%) Intel
6 1 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.27%) Kaspersky
6 1 (1.27%) ForgeRock
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