The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Ipswich 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 27 March 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 / Ipswich
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 4 7
Rank change year-on-year -2 +3  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 19 21 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Ipswich 14.84% 17.50% 18.24%
As % of the Vendors category 36.54% 38.89% 44.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 16
Median daily rate £450 £350 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -33.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £305 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Median hourly rate - £12.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -20.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.40 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% -  

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 Ipswich.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Ipswich
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 52 54 61
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Ipswich 40.63% 45.00% 41.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 35 38
Median daily rate £348 £363 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.13% -19.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £450 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 9
Median hourly rate - £12.00 £23.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -49.60%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.38 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -13.81% +11.76%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Ipswich

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Ipswich 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 Ipswich

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Ipswich

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Ipswich

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Ipswich

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Ipswich over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Ipswich

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Ipswich

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Ipswich

Microsoft
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 Ipswich region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 13 (40.63%) SQL Server
2 12 (37.50%) Windows
3 10 (31.25%) MS Excel
3 10 (31.25%) VMware
3 10 (31.25%) Data Centre
4 8 (25.00%) Office 365
4 8 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 8 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 8 (25.00%) SAN
4 8 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (21.88%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (21.88%) High Availability
5 7 (21.88%) Citrix
6 6 (18.75%) SharePoint
6 6 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (15.63%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (15.63%) Load Balancing
7 5 (15.63%) Release Management
7 5 (15.63%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (15.63%) MSBuild
7 5 (15.63%) Visual Studio Team System
7 5 (15.63%) PowerShell
7 5 (15.63%) NAS
7 5 (15.63%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (15.63%) IIS
7 5 (15.63%) LAN
7 5 (15.63%) WAN
7 5 (15.63%) Middleware
7 5 (15.63%) Clustering
7 5 (15.63%) Network Optimisation

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Ipswich 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 6 (18.75%) SharePoint
2 5 (15.63%) IIS
3 3 (9.38%) MS Project Server
4 1 (3.13%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (31.25%) MS Excel
2 4 (12.50%) MS Office
3 3 (9.38%) MS Project
4 1 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.13%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (25.00%) Office 365
2 7 (21.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (6.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (3.13%) IaaS
4 1 (3.13%) Mimecast
4 1 (3.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (25.00%) SAN
2 5 (15.63%) LAN
2 5 (15.63%) NAS
2 5 (15.63%) WAN
3 2 (6.25%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (40.63%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (15.63%) MSBuild
1 5 (15.63%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (15.63%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (12.50%) French Language
2 2 (6.25%) Advertising
2 2 (6.25%) Finance
3 1 (3.13%) Legal
3 1 (3.13%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (15.63%) Project Manager
1 5 (15.63%) Release Manager
2 4 (12.50%) Architect
2 4 (12.50%) Consultant
2 4 (12.50%) Developer
2 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
2 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (9.38%) Programme Planner
3 3 (9.38%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Technical Architect
3 3 (9.38%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) CRM Developer
4 2 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Integration Architect
4 2 (6.25%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
4 2 (6.25%) Rollout Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.63%) Middleware
2 4 (12.50%) .NET
3 1 (3.13%) HTML
3 1 (3.13%) REST
3 1 (3.13%) SOAP
3 1 (3.13%) Visualforce
3 1 (3.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (31.25%) Data Centre
2 5 (15.63%) Clustering
3 2 (6.25%) EMC VNX
4 1 (3.13%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.13%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 12 (37.50%) Windows
2 8 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (6.25%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.13%) Android
5 1 (3.13%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.88%) High Availability
2 6 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (15.63%) Continuous Deployment
3 5 (15.63%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (15.63%) Load Balancing
3 5 (15.63%) Network Optimisation
3 5 (15.63%) Release Management
3 5 (15.63%) Secure Coding
3 5 (15.63%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (12.50%) CRM
4 4 (12.50%) Project Management
5 3 (9.38%) Critical Path Analysis
5 3 (9.38%) ITIL
5 3 (9.38%) Migration
6 2 (6.25%) Asset Management
6 2 (6.25%) Business Analysis
6 2 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (6.25%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (6.25%) SIEM
6 2 (6.25%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.63%) PowerShell
2 4 (12.50%) C#
2 4 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.13%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.13%) X++
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) MCSA
1 1 (3.13%) MCSE
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) PMO
2 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 8 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.25%) vSphere
3 1 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (3.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (31.25%) VMware
2 7 (21.88%) Citrix
3 2 (6.25%) Cisco
3 2 (6.25%) Dell
3 2 (6.25%) EMC
3 2 (6.25%) HP
4 1 (3.13%) Intel Security
4 1 (3.13%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (3.13%) Samsung
4 1 (3.13%) SolarWinds
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