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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
East of England / Suffolk
Rank 5 3 8
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 27 32 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 12.74% 22.07% 13.61%
As % of the Vendors category 31.76% 45.07% 35.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 22 9
Median daily rate £425 £344 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.63% +14.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £124 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £425 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 13
Median hourly rate £12.58 £12.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.79% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.85 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £12.00 £24.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.57
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.95%

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
85 71 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 40.09% 48.97% 38.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 49 39
Median daily rate £255 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.65% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £170 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £450 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 16
Median hourly rate £10.42 £12.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.16% -48.93%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.30 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-19.53% +22.85%

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017. 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 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 -3 20 £450 +38.46% 3
Bury St Edmunds -5 1 £288 -29.44% 1
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 25 (36.23%) SQL Server
2 23 (33.33%) Windows
3 20 (28.99%) MS Excel
4 19 (27.54%) VMware
5 18 (26.09%) Active Directory
5 18 (26.09%) Data Centre
6 16 (23.19%) VMware Infrastructure
7 14 (20.29%) Windows Server
7 14 (20.29%) SAN
7 14 (20.29%) MS Office
8 13 (18.84%) LAN
8 13 (18.84%) Citrix
8 13 (18.84%) High Availability
9 12 (17.39%) Cisco
10 11 (15.94%) WAN
10 11 (15.94%) Clustering
10 11 (15.94%) Performance Monitoring
11 9 (13.04%) SQL
11 9 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (13.04%) Microsoft Clustering
11 9 (13.04%) PowerShell
12 8 (11.59%) NAS
12 8 (11.59%) Load Balancing
12 8 (11.59%) Secure Coding
12 8 (11.59%) Office 365
12 8 (11.59%) IIS
12 8 (11.59%) MCSE
12 8 (11.59%) Middleware
12 8 (11.59%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (11.59%) Microsoft Certification

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 8 (11.59%) IIS
2 7 (10.14%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.80%) MS Project Server
4 3 (4.35%) MS Exchange
5 2 (2.90%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 20 (28.99%) MS Excel
2 14 (20.29%) MS Office
3 6 (8.70%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (8.70%) MS Project
3 6 (8.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (7.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.90%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.45%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.59%) Office 365
2 7 (10.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.90%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.90%) Mimecast
3 2 (2.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (1.45%) IaaS
4 1 (1.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (20.29%) SAN
2 13 (18.84%) LAN
3 11 (15.94%) WAN
4 8 (11.59%) NAS
5 7 (10.14%) Firewall
6 6 (8.70%) Internet
7 5 (7.25%) WLAN
8 4 (5.80%) Wireless
9 2 (2.90%) TCP/IP
9 2 (2.90%) VLAN
10 1 (1.45%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (36.23%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.80%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (5.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (5.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (5.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.90%) DTS
3 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 7 (10.14%) MSBuild
1 7 (10.14%) Team Foundation Server
1 7 (10.14%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (2.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (1.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (11.59%) Finance
2 7 (10.14%) Advertising
3 4 (5.80%) French Language
4 3 (4.35%) Legal
5 2 (2.90%) Law
5 2 (2.90%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.90%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.45%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 10 (14.49%) Project Manager
2 8 (11.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (10.14%) Developer
3 7 (10.14%) Release Manager
4 6 (8.70%) Architect
4 6 (8.70%) Consultant
4 6 (8.70%) Infrastructure Manager
4 6 (8.70%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 6 (8.70%) Windows Engineer
5 5 (7.25%) Analyst
5 5 (7.25%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (5.80%) CRM Developer
6 4 (5.80%) DBA
6 4 (5.80%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 4 (5.80%) Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (5.80%) Programme Planner
6 4 (5.80%) SQL DBA
6 4 (5.80%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) Azure Consultant
7 3 (4.35%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.59%) Middleware
2 5 (7.25%) .NET
3 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.45%) HTML
3 1 (1.45%) REST
3 1 (1.45%) SOAP
3 1 (1.45%) Visualforce
3 1 (1.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (26.09%) Data Centre
2 11 (15.94%) Clustering
3 9 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (7.25%) EMC VNX
5 4 (5.80%) NHS
6 3 (4.35%) Driving Licence
7 2 (2.90%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.90%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.45%) PMI
8 1 (1.45%) Reinsurance
8 1 (1.45%) Replication
8 1 (1.45%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 23 (33.33%) Windows
2 14 (20.29%) Windows Server
3 6 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (5.80%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.90%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.45%) Android
6 1 (1.45%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (18.84%) High Availability
2 11 (15.94%) Performance Monitoring
3 8 (11.59%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (11.59%) Load Balancing
3 8 (11.59%) Secure Coding
3 8 (11.59%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (10.14%) Continuous Deployment
4 7 (10.14%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (10.14%) Migration
4 7 (10.14%) Network Optimisation
4 7 (10.14%) Project Management
4 7 (10.14%) Release Management
5 6 (8.70%) Data Analysis
6 5 (7.25%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (7.25%) Capacity Planning
6 5 (7.25%) CRM
7 4 (5.80%) Critical Path Analysis
7 4 (5.80%) ITIL
8 3 (4.35%) Data Management
8 3 (4.35%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.04%) PowerShell
1 9 (13.04%) SQL
2 4 (5.80%) C#
3 3 (4.35%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.90%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.45%) X++
Qualifications
1 8 (11.59%) CCNA
1 8 (11.59%) Cisco Certification
1 8 (11.59%) MCSE
1 8 (11.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (7.25%) CCA
2 5 (7.25%) Citrix Certification
2 5 (7.25%) Degree
3 3 (4.35%) MCP
3 3 (4.35%) MCSA
4 2 (2.90%) CCNP
4 2 (2.90%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.45%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.90%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (2.90%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (26.09%) Active Directory
2 16 (23.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (7.25%) vSphere
4 3 (4.35%) XenApp
5 2 (2.90%) Firmware
5 2 (2.90%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (13.04%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (4.35%) SCCM
3 1 (1.45%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 19 (27.54%) VMware
2 13 (18.84%) Citrix
3 12 (17.39%) Cisco
4 7 (10.14%) HP
5 5 (7.25%) Dell
5 5 (7.25%) EMC
6 2 (2.90%) CheckPoint
6 2 (2.90%) Intel Security
6 2 (2.90%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.45%) Barracuda Networks
7 1 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.45%) Samsung
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