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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 5 4 5
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 37 34 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 15.74% 17.80% 16.02%
As % of the Vendors category 33.64% 38.20% 43.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 16 26
Median daily rate £388 £351 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.55% -6.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £288 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Median hourly rate £14.73 £15.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.80% +20.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-1.66% +3.44%
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
110 89 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 46.81% 46.60% 36.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 53 64
Median daily rate £325 £400 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -0.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £300 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 6
Median hourly rate £14.73 £15.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.80% -18.91%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 -2 20 £475 +46.15% 6
Beccles - 3 £290 -
Bury St Edmunds -1 2 £400 -3.03% 1
Haverhill - 2 £350 - 1
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 21 (30.43%) SQL Server
2 19 (27.54%) Windows
3 17 (24.64%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (21.74%) Migration
4 15 (21.74%) CRM
4 15 (21.74%) Dynamics CRM
5 14 (20.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (20.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (18.84%) MS Office
6 13 (18.84%) C#
7 12 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (17.39%) Data Centre
8 11 (15.94%) MS Excel
8 11 (15.94%) Cisco
8 11 (15.94%) Finance
9 10 (14.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 10 (14.49%) Active Directory
9 10 (14.49%) Degree
10 9 (13.04%) PowerShell
11 8 (11.59%) Windows Server
11 8 (11.59%) CCNA
11 8 (11.59%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (11.59%) LAN
11 8 (11.59%) SQL
11 8 (11.59%) VMware
12 7 (10.14%) Advertising
12 7 (10.14%) TDD
12 7 (10.14%) MCSE
12 7 (10.14%) SAN
12 7 (10.14%) Continuous Deployment

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 5 (7.25%) IIS
1 5 (7.25%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.35%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.90%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 13 (18.84%) MS Office
2 11 (15.94%) MS Excel
3 6 (8.70%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (5.80%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (2.90%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 15 (21.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.45%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.45%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.35%) Office 365
3 1 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.45%) IaaS
3 1 (1.45%) Mimecast
3 1 (1.45%) PaaS
3 1 (1.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.59%) LAN
2 7 (10.14%) SAN
3 6 (8.70%) Internet
3 6 (8.70%) WAN
4 5 (7.25%) Firewall
4 5 (7.25%) WLAN
5 4 (5.80%) Wireless
6 3 (4.35%) NAS
7 2 (2.90%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.90%) VLAN
8 1 (1.45%) LDAP
8 1 (1.45%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (30.43%) SQL Server
2 10 (14.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.90%) DTS
4 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (20.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (10.14%) MSBuild
2 7 (10.14%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (2.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (1.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (15.94%) Finance
2 7 (10.14%) Advertising
3 2 (2.90%) Law
3 2 (2.90%) Legal
3 2 (2.90%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.90%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 14 (20.29%) Developer
2 11 (15.94%) CRM Developer
3 8 (11.59%) Consultant
3 8 (11.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (10.14%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 7 (10.14%) Release Manager
5 6 (8.70%) Microsoft Developer
6 5 (7.25%) Administrator
6 5 (7.25%) Architect
6 5 (7.25%) C# Developer
6 5 (7.25%) DBA
6 5 (7.25%) SQL DBA
6 5 (7.25%) Windows Engineer
7 4 (5.80%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (5.80%) Integration Architect
7 4 (5.80%) Project Manager
8 3 (4.35%) Analyst
8 3 (4.35%) Cisco Engineer
8 3 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (4.35%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.70%) .NET
2 5 (7.25%) XML
3 3 (4.35%) CSS
3 3 (4.35%) HTML
3 3 (4.35%) jQuery
3 3 (4.35%) Middleware
4 2 (2.90%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.90%) Managed Extensibility Framework
4 2 (2.90%) Reactive Extensions
4 2 (2.90%) SOAP
4 2 (2.90%) WCF
4 2 (2.90%) Web Services
5 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
1 12 (17.39%) Data Centre
2 6 (8.70%) Clustering
3 4 (5.80%) NHS
4 3 (4.35%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.90%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.90%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.90%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.90%) Statistics
5 2 (2.90%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.45%) Data Conversion
6 1 (1.45%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.45%) PMI
6 1 (1.45%) Reinsurance
6 1 (1.45%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 19 (27.54%) Windows
2 8 (11.59%) Windows Server
3 5 (7.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (5.80%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (5.80%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.90%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.90%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.45%) Linux
6 1 (1.45%) Solaris
6 1 (1.45%) Unix
6 1 (1.45%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (24.64%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (21.74%) CRM
2 15 (21.74%) Migration
3 7 (10.14%) Continuous Deployment
3 7 (10.14%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (10.14%) Performance Monitoring
3 7 (10.14%) Release Management
3 7 (10.14%) TDD
4 6 (8.70%) Data Analysis
4 6 (8.70%) Data Migration
5 4 (5.80%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (5.80%) Change Management
5 4 (5.80%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (5.80%) High Availability
5 4 (5.80%) Project Planning
6 3 (4.35%) Change Control
6 3 (4.35%) Load Balancing
6 3 (4.35%) Secure Coding
6 3 (4.35%) Strategic Planning
6 3 (4.35%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (18.84%) C#
2 9 (13.04%) PowerShell
3 8 (11.59%) SQL
4 3 (4.35%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (20.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (14.49%) Degree
3 8 (11.59%) CCNA
3 8 (11.59%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (10.14%) MCITP
4 7 (10.14%) MCSE
5 5 (7.25%) CCA
5 5 (7.25%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (4.35%) MCP
7 2 (2.90%) CCNP
7 2 (2.90%) MCSA
7 2 (2.90%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.45%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.80%) SLA
2 2 (2.90%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.45%) QA
System Software
1 10 (14.49%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.35%) XenApp
4 2 (2.90%) Firmware
5 1 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Clustering
1 4 (5.80%) SCCM
2 1 (1.45%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (1.45%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 11 (15.94%) Cisco
2 8 (11.59%) VMware
3 6 (8.70%) Citrix
4 5 (7.25%) CheckPoint
5 3 (4.35%) HP
6 2 (2.90%) i2
7 1 (1.45%) Barracuda Networks
7 1 (1.45%) Dell
7 1 (1.45%) EMC
7 1 (1.45%) Intel Security
7 1 (1.45%) SolarWinds
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