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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 8 7
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 43 45 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 17.34% 16.98% 10.90%
As % of the Vendors category 38.74% 48.91% 35.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 30 8
Average daily rate
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£425 £363 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% -12.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £200 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 3
Average hourly rate £13.50 £11.50 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.39% +9.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £10.70 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £12.30 £14.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
111 92 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 44.76% 34.72% 30.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 62 25
Average daily rate £425 £359 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.46% +10.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £190 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £463 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 6
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.70 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £18.10 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

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 31 July 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
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 31 July 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 +6 27 £438 +25.00% 7
Bury St Edmunds -8 4 £263 -30.00% 5
Lowestoft - 1 - -
Stowmarket - 1 £400 -
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 37 (36.63%) Windows
2 35 (34.65%) SQL Server
3 34 (33.66%) .NET
4 32 (31.68%) C#
5 26 (25.74%) XML
6 22 (21.78%) Active Directory
6 22 (21.78%) Microsoft Certification
6 22 (21.78%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (20.79%) MS Office
8 20 (19.80%) MS Excel
9 18 (17.82%) CRM
9 18 (17.82%) Business Process Improvement
9 18 (17.82%) Process Improvement
10 17 (16.83%) Dynamics CRM
11 16 (15.84%) Document Management
11 16 (15.84%) .NET Framework
12 15 (14.85%) SharePoint
12 15 (14.85%) ADO
12 15 (14.85%) SQL
12 15 (14.85%) VB
12 15 (14.85%) EMC
13 13 (12.87%) Process Management
13 13 (12.87%) Kofax
13 13 (12.87%) Client/Server
13 13 (12.87%) Documentum
14 11 (10.89%) Finance
14 11 (10.89%) Team Foundation Server
14 11 (10.89%) SDLC
15 10 (9.90%) Scrum
15 10 (9.90%) Web Services

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 15 (14.85%) SharePoint
2 13 (12.87%) Documentum
3 7 (6.93%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (6.93%) MS Exchange
4 3 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.99%) IIS
Applications
1 21 (20.79%) MS Office
2 20 (19.80%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.98%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.98%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 17 (16.83%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.99%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.97%) LAN
1 3 (2.97%) WAN
1 3 (2.97%) DNS
2 2 (1.98%) SAN
2 2 (1.98%) Firewall
2 2 (1.98%) VLAN
2 2 (1.98%) iSCSI
2 2 (1.98%) FCoE
2 2 (1.98%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (1.98%) Ethernet
2 2 (1.98%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.99%) WebEx
3 1 (0.99%) Wireless
3 1 (0.99%) DHCP
3 1 (0.99%) PSTN
3 1 (0.99%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (34.65%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.95%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (4.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (3.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (2.97%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Power View
5 2 (1.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.99%) OLAP Cube
6 1 (0.99%) Data Mart
6 1 (0.99%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 11 (10.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (7.92%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.99%) Selenium
General
1 11 (10.89%) Finance
2 2 (1.98%) Telecoms
2 2 (1.98%) Retail
3 1 (0.99%) Publishing
3 1 (0.99%) Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (22.77%) Developer
2 22 (21.78%) Architect
3 15 (14.85%) Analyst
4 11 (10.89%) Consultant
5 7 (6.93%) AWS Architect
6 6 (5.94%) Solutions Architect
6 6 (5.94%) Project Manager
6 6 (5.94%) Business Analyst
6 6 (5.94%) CRM Consultant
6 6 (5.94%) BizTalk Developer
7 5 (4.95%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
7 5 (4.95%) MI Developer
7 5 (4.95%) Support Engineer
7 5 (4.95%) Service Analyst
7 5 (4.95%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (4.95%) Service Desk Analyst
8 4 (3.96%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (3.96%) IT Architect
8 4 (3.96%) Microsoft Consultant
8 4 (3.96%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (33.66%) .NET
2 26 (25.74%) XML
3 16 (15.84%) .NET Framework
4 15 (14.85%) ADO
5 10 (9.90%) Web Services
6 8 (7.92%) SOAP
6 8 (7.92%) WCF
7 5 (4.95%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.98%) CSS
8 2 (1.98%) HTML
8 2 (1.98%) Google Maps API
8 2 (1.98%) MDX
8 2 (1.98%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 1 (0.99%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (0.99%) LINQ to SQL
9 1 (0.99%) Reactive Extensions
9 1 (0.99%) Managed Extensibility Framework
9 1 (0.99%) WPF
9 1 (0.99%) LINQ
9 1 (0.99%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.87%) Client/Server
2 10 (9.90%) N-Tier
3 5 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.98%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.98%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.98%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.98%) NHS
4 2 (1.98%) Thin Client
4 2 (1.98%) Replication
4 2 (1.98%) Clustering
5 1 (0.99%) E-Learning
5 1 (0.99%) PDA
5 1 (0.99%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.99%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 37 (36.63%) Windows
2 6 (5.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (4.95%) Windows XP
4 4 (3.96%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (2.97%) Linux
5 3 (2.97%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.98%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.98%) Windows 8
6 2 (1.98%) Android
7 1 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.99%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (21.78%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (17.82%) CRM
2 18 (17.82%) Business Process Improvement
2 18 (17.82%) Process Improvement
3 16 (15.84%) Document Management
4 13 (12.87%) Process Management
5 11 (10.89%) SDLC
6 10 (9.90%) Scrum
7 9 (8.91%) TDD
8 8 (7.92%) Content Management
9 7 (6.93%) Migration
9 7 (6.93%) Information Security
9 7 (6.93%) GAP Analysis
10 6 (5.94%) ITIL
10 6 (5.94%) OO
10 6 (5.94%) SOA
11 5 (4.95%) OOD
12 4 (3.96%) Business Intelligence
12 4 (3.96%) Systems Analysis
13 3 (2.97%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (31.68%) C#
2 15 (14.85%) SQL
2 15 (14.85%) VB
3 7 (6.93%) VBA
4 3 (2.97%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.98%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.99%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 22 (21.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (4.95%) MCSE
2 5 (4.95%) Degree
3 4 (3.96%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.96%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.96%) MCP
3 4 (3.96%) MCITP
4 2 (1.98%) MCPD
4 2 (1.98%) MCSD
4 2 (1.98%) GIAC
4 2 (1.98%) MCSA
4 2 (1.98%) CCA
4 2 (1.98%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (1.98%) CISSP
4 2 (1.98%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.99%) CCIE
5 1 (0.99%) CCNP
5 1 (0.99%) CCIP
5 1 (0.99%) CCNA
5 1 (0.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.98%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (21.78%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.97%) vSphere
3 2 (1.98%) XenApp
3 2 (1.98%) DFS Replication
3 2 (1.98%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.99%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.99%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (3.96%) SCCM
2 3 (2.97%) SCOM
2 3 (2.97%) ARCserve
3 2 (1.98%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.99%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 15 (14.85%) EMC
2 13 (12.87%) Kofax
3 8 (7.92%) VMware
4 5 (4.95%) Cisco
5 3 (2.97%) Oracle
6 2 (1.98%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.98%) Intel
6 2 (1.98%) Citrix
6 2 (1.98%) Google
6 2 (1.98%) OpenText
7 1 (0.99%) SonicWALL
7 1 (0.99%) Avaya
7 1 (0.99%) NetApp
7 1 (0.99%) Mapinfo
7 1 (0.99%) McAfee
Suffolk
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Ipswich
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £12 - £15 per hour
Posted: 8 days ago
Suffolk
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Suffolk
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 24 days ago