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 26 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 / Ipswich
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 4 1
Rank change year-on-year +3 -3  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 24 38 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Ipswich 26.97% 19.90% 22.98%
As % of the Vendors category 68.57% 42.70% 43.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 26 21
Median daily rate £280 £463 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -39.45% +0.54%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £90 £130 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Median hourly rate - - £17.00
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 Ipswich.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Ipswich
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 35 89 85
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Ipswich 39.33% 46.60% 52.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 52 55
Median daily rate £333 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.35% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £266 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 7
Median hourly rate £32.50 - £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.07
% change year-on-year -14.63% +13.44%  

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

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Ipswich

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Ipswich over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Ipswich

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Ipswich

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 26 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 Ipswich region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 20 (46.51%) Active Directory
2 19 (44.19%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (32.56%) SQL Server
4 12 (27.91%) Office 365
5 10 (23.26%) Windows
5 10 (23.26%) .NET
5 10 (23.26%) SharePoint
6 9 (20.93%) MS Exchange
7 8 (18.60%) MS Visio
7 8 (18.60%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (18.60%) Project Management
7 8 (18.60%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (16.28%) Workflow
8 7 (16.28%) VMware
8 7 (16.28%) Dynamics AX
8 7 (16.28%) X++
8 7 (16.28%) IBM
8 7 (16.28%) Citrix
8 7 (16.28%) IBM Blueworks
8 7 (16.28%) BPMN
8 7 (16.28%) Microsoft Azure
8 7 (16.28%) Windows Server
9 6 (13.95%) SAN
9 6 (13.95%) IIS
9 6 (13.95%) MorphX
10 5 (11.63%) Load Balancing
10 5 (11.63%) SharePoint Server
10 5 (11.63%) Document Management
10 5 (11.63%) Clustering
10 5 (11.63%) Firewall

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 10 (23.26%) SharePoint
2 9 (20.93%) MS Exchange
3 6 (13.95%) IIS
4 5 (11.63%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (11.63%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (6.98%) MS Project Server
6 1 (2.33%) Documentum
Applications
1 19 (44.19%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (18.60%) MS Visio
3 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (4.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (16.28%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (6.98%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (27.91%) Office 365
2 7 (16.28%) IBM Blueworks
2 7 (16.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.33%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.95%) SAN
2 5 (11.63%) Firewall
2 5 (11.63%) LAN
2 5 (11.63%) NAS
2 5 (11.63%) WAN
3 1 (2.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (32.56%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (13.95%) MorphX
2 4 (9.30%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (9.30%) French Language
2 2 (4.65%) Finance
2 2 (4.65%) General Ledger
3 1 (2.33%) Billing
3 1 (2.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (16.28%) Author
1 7 (16.28%) Developer
1 7 (16.28%) Technical Author
2 6 (13.95%) Architect
2 6 (13.95%) Project Manager
3 5 (11.63%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (9.30%) Consultant
4 4 (9.30%) Infrastructure Manager
4 4 (9.30%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 4 (9.30%) Technical Trainer
4 4 (9.30%) Trainer
5 3 (6.98%) 1st Line Support
5 3 (6.98%) Dynamics AX Architect
5 3 (6.98%) Information Security Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Consultant
5 3 (6.98%) Programme Planner
5 3 (6.98%) Security Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Service Desk Support
6 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Rollout Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (23.26%) .NET
2 5 (11.63%) Middleware
3 2 (4.65%) HTML
3 2 (4.65%) REST
3 2 (4.65%) SOAP
3 2 (4.65%) Web Services
4 1 (2.33%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.33%) Ajax
4 1 (2.33%) CSS
4 1 (2.33%) HTML5
4 1 (2.33%) jQuery
4 1 (2.33%) JSON
4 1 (2.33%) Visualforce
4 1 (2.33%) WCF
4 1 (2.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) Clustering
1 5 (11.63%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.33%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.33%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.33%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (23.26%) Windows
2 7 (16.28%) Windows Server
3 2 (4.65%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.33%) Windows 8
4 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (18.60%) Project Management
1 8 (18.60%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (16.28%) BPMN
2 7 (16.28%) Workflow
3 5 (11.63%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (11.63%) Document Management
3 5 (11.63%) High Availability
3 5 (11.63%) ITIL
3 5 (11.63%) Load Balancing
3 5 (11.63%) Network Optimisation
3 5 (11.63%) Secure Coding
4 4 (9.30%) CRM
5 3 (6.98%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (6.98%) Critical Path Analysis
5 3 (6.98%) Information Security
5 3 (6.98%) Threat Detection
6 2 (4.65%) Mentoring
6 2 (4.65%) SIEM
6 2 (4.65%) Test Scripting
6 2 (4.65%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.28%) X++
2 5 (11.63%) C#
2 5 (11.63%) JavaScript
3 3 (6.98%) SQL
4 2 (4.65%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.33%) VB
5 1 (2.33%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.33%) VB6
Qualifications
1 8 (18.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.33%) A+ Certification
2 1 (2.33%) CISA
2 1 (2.33%) CISM
2 1 (2.33%) Degree
2 1 (2.33%) MCP
2 1 (2.33%) MCSA
2 1 (2.33%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) GDPR
1 3 (6.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (6.98%) PCI DSS
1 3 (6.98%) PMO
1 3 (6.98%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (46.51%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (6.98%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 7 (16.28%) Citrix
1 7 (16.28%) IBM
1 7 (16.28%) VMware
2 4 (9.30%) McAfee
3 3 (6.98%) CheckPoint
3 3 (6.98%) Palo Alto
4 1 (2.33%) Cisco
4 1 (2.33%) EMC
4 1 (2.33%) Kofax
4 1 (2.33%) Planview
4 1 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.33%) SolarWinds
Ipswich, Suffolk
Lorien Resourcing
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