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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 2 11 11
Rank change year-on-year
+9 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 55 32 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 24.77% 11.81% 14.12%
As % of the Vendors category 49.55% 30.77% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 18 15
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£525 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £189 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £379 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 6
Average hourly rate £21.50 £12.25 £11.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.51% +4.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £10.15 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.70 £17.50 £14.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.33%
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
111 104 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 50.00% 38.38% 31.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 65 30
Average daily rate £450 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £463 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 7
Average hourly rate £23.50 £14.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+67.85% +21.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £10.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.39 £19.20 £12.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -7.89%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 +8 43 £525 +71.42% 10
Bury St Edmunds +1 4 £400 +14.28% 7
Lowestoft - 2 - -
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 35 (43.21%) Windows
2 31 (38.27%) .NET
3 30 (37.04%) SQL Server
4 25 (30.86%) C#
5 21 (25.93%) XML
6 18 (22.22%) Business Process Improvement
6 18 (22.22%) Process Improvement
7 17 (20.99%) Active Directory
8 16 (19.75%) Document Management
9 15 (18.52%) .NET Framework
9 15 (18.52%) EMC
9 15 (18.52%) ADO
9 15 (18.52%) VB
10 13 (16.05%) MS Excel
10 13 (16.05%) Client/Server
10 13 (16.05%) Documentum
10 13 (16.05%) Kofax
10 13 (16.05%) Process Management
11 11 (13.58%) SharePoint
11 11 (13.58%) MS Office
11 11 (13.58%) Team Foundation Server
12 10 (12.35%) N-Tier
13 9 (11.11%) Cisco
13 9 (11.11%) SQL
14 8 (9.88%) Finance
14 8 (9.88%) VMware
14 8 (9.88%) Visual Studio
14 8 (9.88%) CRM
14 8 (9.88%) Content Management
15 7 (8.64%) Dynamics CRM

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 13 (16.05%) Documentum
2 11 (13.58%) SharePoint
3 6 (7.41%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (7.41%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 13 (16.05%) MS Excel
2 11 (13.58%) MS Office
3 2 (2.47%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.23%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (8.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.23%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.64%) Firewall
2 3 (3.70%) WAN
2 3 (3.70%) Wireless
3 2 (2.47%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.47%) LAN
3 2 (2.47%) SAN
4 1 (1.23%) VLAN
4 1 (1.23%) Network Security
4 1 (1.23%) iSCSI
4 1 (1.23%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.23%) FCoE
4 1 (1.23%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (1.23%) VoIP
4 1 (1.23%) VPN
4 1 (1.23%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (37.04%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.70%) Oracle Database
2 3 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Power View
3 2 (2.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.23%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (1.23%) MS Access
4 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 11 (13.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (9.88%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.23%) JIRA
3 1 (1.23%) ReSharper
3 1 (1.23%) Selenium
3 1 (1.23%) Moq
3 1 (1.23%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.23%) JUnit
3 1 (1.23%) Subversion
3 1 (1.23%) NUnit
General
1 8 (9.88%) Finance
2 3 (3.70%) Advertising
3 2 (2.47%) Retail
4 1 (1.23%) Publishing
4 1 (1.23%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 24 (29.63%) Architect
2 13 (16.05%) Developer
3 9 (11.11%) Analyst
4 7 (8.64%) AWS Architect
4 7 (8.64%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (7.41%) Project Manager
6 5 (6.17%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (4.94%) Support Engineer
7 4 (4.94%) IT Architect
7 4 (4.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (4.94%) BizTalk Developer
8 3 (3.70%) Service Desk Analyst
8 3 (3.70%) Applications Support
8 3 (3.70%) Support Analyst
8 3 (3.70%) Service Analyst
8 3 (3.70%) Desktop Support
8 3 (3.70%) Technical Architect
9 2 (2.47%) Consultant
9 2 (2.47%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (38.27%) .NET
2 21 (25.93%) XML
3 15 (18.52%) .NET Framework
3 15 (18.52%) ADO
4 6 (7.41%) Web Services
5 5 (6.17%) WCF
6 4 (4.94%) SOAP
6 4 (4.94%) ASP.NET
7 2 (2.47%) HTML
7 2 (2.47%) CSS
7 2 (2.47%) Google Maps API
8 1 (1.23%) jQuery
8 1 (1.23%) LINQ
8 1 (1.23%) MDX
8 1 (1.23%) Castle Windsor
8 1 (1.23%) J2EE
8 1 (1.23%) Middleware
8 1 (1.23%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.05%) Client/Server
2 10 (12.35%) N-Tier
3 5 (6.17%) NHS
4 2 (2.47%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.47%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.47%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.47%) Replication
4 2 (2.47%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.23%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.23%) PDA
5 1 (1.23%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.23%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (1.23%) Clustering
5 1 (1.23%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 35 (43.21%) Windows
2 6 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (4.94%) Windows 7
4 3 (3.70%) Android
4 3 (3.70%) Windows XP
5 2 (2.47%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.47%) Linux
5 2 (2.47%) Windows 8
5 2 (2.47%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (22.22%) Business Process Improvement
1 18 (22.22%) Process Improvement
2 16 (19.75%) Document Management
3 13 (16.05%) Process Management
4 8 (9.88%) CRM
4 8 (9.88%) Content Management
5 7 (8.64%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (6.17%) OO
6 5 (6.17%) OOD
6 5 (6.17%) SOA
7 4 (4.94%) TDD
7 4 (4.94%) Systems Analysis
8 3 (3.70%) ITIL
8 3 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (3.70%) Information Security
8 3 (3.70%) Project Management
9 2 (2.47%) Data Modelling
9 2 (2.47%) UML
9 2 (2.47%) Zachman Framework
9 2 (2.47%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 25 (30.86%) C#
2 15 (18.52%) VB
3 9 (11.11%) SQL
4 3 (3.70%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.70%) T-SQL
4 3 (3.70%) VBA
5 1 (1.23%) Groovy
5 1 (1.23%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (6.17%) Degree
3 4 (4.94%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.94%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.70%) MCP
5 2 (2.47%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.47%) CCNA
5 2 (2.47%) MCSE
5 2 (2.47%) MCPD
6 1 (1.23%) MCITP
6 1 (1.23%) MCSD
6 1 (1.23%) HND
6 1 (1.23%) CCA
6 1 (1.23%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.23%) QA
1 1 (1.23%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (20.99%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.47%) Terminal Services
2 2 (2.47%) XenApp
2 2 (2.47%) DFS Replication
2 2 (2.47%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (2.47%) Backup Exec
1 2 (2.47%) ARCserve
1 2 (2.47%) SCCM
2 1 (1.23%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (18.52%) EMC
2 13 (16.05%) Kofax
3 9 (11.11%) Cisco
4 8 (9.88%) VMware
5 3 (3.70%) Oracle
6 2 (2.47%) OpenText
6 2 (2.47%) Intel
6 2 (2.47%) Citrix
6 2 (2.47%) Google
7 1 (1.23%) Business Objects
7 1 (1.23%) NetApp
7 1 (1.23%) McAfee
7 1 (1.23%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.23%) Mapinfo
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