The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bury St Edmunds with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

Microsoft
Suffolk / Bury St Edmunds
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 12 3
Rank change year-on-year +10 -9  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 5 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bury St Edmunds 50.00% 9.09% 37.50%
As % of the Vendors category 100.00% 22.22% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
Median daily rate £353 £469 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.80% +17.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £454 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £484 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £361 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +3.21% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £43.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -12.12% +10.00%  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Bury St Edmunds.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Bury St Edmunds
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 5 9 3
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bury St Edmunds 50.00% 40.91% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 3
Median daily rate £353 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.66% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £325 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £450 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £43.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.47
% change year-on-year -14.63% +11.02%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Bury St Edmunds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bury St Edmunds citing Microsoft as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Bury St Edmunds

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bury St Edmunds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft in Bury St Edmunds.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Bury St Edmunds

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bury St Edmunds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Bury St Edmunds over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Bury St Edmunds

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bury St Edmunds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft in Bury St Edmunds.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Bury St Edmunds

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Bury St Edmunds

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Bury St Edmunds over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Bury St Edmunds

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Bury St Edmunds region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 4 (66.67%) C#
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
1 4 (66.67%) .NET
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) WPF
3 2 (33.33%) Google
3 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 2 (33.33%) C++
3 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 2 (33.33%) Python
3 2 (33.33%) IBM
3 2 (33.33%) ISEB
3 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 2 (33.33%) MVC
3 2 (33.33%) Scrum
3 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (33.33%) MSTest
3 2 (33.33%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (33.33%) GoogleTest
3 2 (33.33%) User Stories
3 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (33.33%) Issue Tracking
3 2 (33.33%) JIRA
3 2 (33.33%) WCF

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bury St Edmunds 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:

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (16.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) GoogleTest
1 2 (33.33%) JIRA
1 2 (33.33%) MSTest
1 2 (33.33%) Rational Rhapsody
1 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) .NET Developer
1 2 (33.33%) Developer
1 2 (33.33%) Software Test Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Test Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) .NET Software Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
2 1 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (16.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (16.67%) C# Developer
2 1 (16.67%) CRM Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Project Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Project Support Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) .NET
2 3 (50.00%) WPF
3 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (33.33%) WCF
4 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
4 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (16.67%) CSS
4 1 (16.67%) CSS3
4 1 (16.67%) HTML
4 1 (16.67%) HTML5
4 1 (16.67%) jQuery
4 1 (16.67%) JSON
4 1 (16.67%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (16.67%) RESTful
4 1 (16.67%) Silverlight
4 1 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (16.67%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
1 1 (16.67%) EMC VNX
1 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Data Strategy
2 2 (33.33%) Issue Tracking
2 2 (33.33%) MVC
2 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Scrum
2 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 2 (33.33%) User Stories
3 1 (16.67%) BDD
3 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (16.67%) CRM
3 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
3 1 (16.67%) High Availability
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) MVVM
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (16.67%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) C#
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) C++
2 2 (33.33%) Python
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (16.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Google
1 2 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) Dell
2 1 (16.67%) EMC
2 1 (16.67%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) VMware