Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 6 5
Rank change year-on-year +5 -1 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 57 47 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Ipswich 23.08% 15.51% 16.23%
As % of the Vendors category 44.88% 34.56% 36.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 33 31
Ipswich median daily rate £375 £425 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +41.67% -18.92%
10th Percentile £87 £228 £225
90th Percentile £553 £569 £500
Suffolk median daily rate £375 £400 £363
% change year-on-year -6.25% +10.27% -9.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Ipswich median hourly rate £12.00 - £13.25
Suffolk median hourly rate £12.00 £12.87 £13.00
% change year-on-year -6.72% -1.04% +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 contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Ipswich.

All Vendors
Ipswich
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 127 136 117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Ipswich 51.42% 44.88% 44.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 78 79
Ipswich median daily rate £420 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.18% -5.56% +20.00%
10th Percentile £115 £224 £275
90th Percentile £575 £588 £600
Suffolk median daily rate £400 £400 £425
% change year-on-year - -5.88% +11.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Ipswich median hourly rate £26.00 £14.50 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +79.31% +9.43% +12.77%
10th Percentile £14.80 £13.75 £11.28
90th Percentile £37.20 £15.25 £14.78
Suffolk median hourly rate £19.75 £14.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year +36.21% +11.54% -8.77%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Ipswich

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Ipswich.

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 6 months to 21 November 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 21 November 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 21 (36.84%) Active Directory
2 20 (35.09%) SQL Server
3 17 (29.82%) Microsoft Office
4 15 (26.32%) Business Intelligence
5 13 (22.81%) SQL
5 13 (22.81%) Dynamics AX
6 12 (21.05%) Windows
6 12 (21.05%) MS Exchange
7 11 (19.30%) Data Centre
8 10 (17.54%) .NET
8 10 (17.54%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (15.79%) WAN
9 9 (15.79%) Visual Studio
9 9 (15.79%) Finance
9 9 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (15.79%) Analytics
10 8 (14.04%) X++
10 8 (14.04%) MorphX
10 8 (14.04%) VMware Infrastructure
10 8 (14.04%) NAS
10 8 (14.04%) VMware
10 8 (14.04%) Clustering
10 8 (14.04%) Workflow
10 8 (14.04%) Firewall
10 8 (14.04%) MS Visio
10 8 (14.04%) SharePoint
10 8 (14.04%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (14.04%) LAN
10 8 (14.04%) Citrix
10 8 (14.04%) SAN

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 12 (21.05%) MS Exchange
2 8 (14.04%) SharePoint
3 7 (12.28%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (12.28%) IIS
3 7 (12.28%) SharePoint Server
4 4 (7.02%) Apache Spark
4 4 (7.02%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.75%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (29.82%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (14.04%) MS Visio
3 5 (8.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (8.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (22.81%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.75%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (10.53%) Office 365
2 1 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.75%) IaaS
2 1 (1.75%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (1.75%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.79%) WAN
2 8 (14.04%) Firewall
2 8 (14.04%) LAN
2 8 (14.04%) NAS
2 8 (14.04%) SAN
3 1 (1.75%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (1.75%) SSL
3 1 (1.75%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (35.09%) SQL Server
2 8 (14.04%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (8.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (7.02%) Apache Hive
5 4 (7.02%) Big Data
5 4 (7.02%) Hadoop
5 4 (7.02%) Impala
5 4 (7.02%) Power BI
5 4 (7.02%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (5.26%) DTS
6 3 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Power View
7 1 (1.75%) Parquet
7 1 (1.75%) PowerPivot
7 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.75%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 9 (15.79%) Visual Studio
2 8 (14.04%) MorphX
3 7 (12.28%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (5.26%) JIRA
4 3 (5.26%) Selenium
4 3 (5.26%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.75%) Git (software)
General
1 9 (15.79%) Finance
2 4 (7.02%) General Ledger
2 4 (7.02%) Manufacturing
3 3 (5.26%) French Language
3 3 (5.26%) Legal
3 3 (5.26%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 12 (21.05%) Analyst
2 8 (14.04%) Developer
3 7 (12.28%) Consultant
4 6 (10.53%) Dynamics AX Consultant
5 5 (8.77%) 1st Line Support
5 5 (8.77%) Architect
5 5 (8.77%) Microsoft Consultant
5 5 (8.77%) Project Manager
6 4 (7.02%) Big Data Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) Data Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Administrator
7 3 (5.26%) Dynamics AX Architect
7 3 (5.26%) Hadoop Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Integration Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) Quality Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Service Desk Support
7 3 (5.26%) SQL Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) Test Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.54%) .NET
2 5 (8.77%) Middleware
3 4 (7.02%) SOAP
4 2 (3.51%) ASP.NET
4 2 (3.51%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (3.51%) HTML
4 2 (3.51%) HTML5
4 2 (3.51%) JSON
4 2 (3.51%) REST
4 2 (3.51%) WCF
4 2 (3.51%) Web Services
4 2 (3.51%) XML
5 1 (1.75%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.75%) Ajax
5 1 (1.75%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.75%) Apache Avro
5 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (1.75%) jQuery
5 1 (1.75%) Kafka
5 1 (1.75%) Kendo UI
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.30%) Data Centre
2 8 (14.04%) Clustering
3 6 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.51%) N-Tier
4 2 (3.51%) User Experience
5 1 (1.75%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.75%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.75%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.75%) Reinsurance
5 1 (1.75%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (21.05%) Windows
2 8 (14.04%) Windows Server
3 3 (5.26%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.75%) Android
4 1 (1.75%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (26.32%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (15.79%) Analytics
3 8 (14.04%) Network Optimisation
3 8 (14.04%) Workflow
4 7 (12.28%) High Availability
4 7 (12.28%) Load Balancing
5 6 (10.53%) Enterprise Architecture
5 6 (10.53%) Identity Management
5 6 (10.53%) Secure Coding
5 6 (10.53%) SIEM
5 6 (10.53%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 5 (8.77%) Data Modelling
6 5 (8.77%) ITIL
6 5 (8.77%) Test Scripting
7 4 (7.02%) CAPA
7 4 (7.02%) ETL
7 4 (7.02%) PDCA
7 4 (7.02%) Project Management
7 4 (7.02%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (22.81%) SQL
2 8 (14.04%) X++
3 5 (8.77%) C#
3 5 (8.77%) T-SQL
4 4 (7.02%) Python
5 3 (5.26%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.51%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.75%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.75%) VB
7 1 (1.75%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.75%) VB6
Qualifications
1 10 (17.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (7.02%) CCIE
2 4 (7.02%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (5.26%) Degree
4 2 (3.51%) A+ Certification
4 2 (3.51%) MCP
5 1 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.75%) ISEB
5 1 (1.75%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.53%) QA
2 4 (7.02%) ISO 9001
3 3 (5.26%) SLA
4 2 (3.51%) GDPR
4 2 (3.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (3.51%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 21 (36.84%) Active Directory
2 8 (14.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.75%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (12.28%) Microsoft Clustering
2 4 (7.02%) Oozie
3 2 (3.51%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.75%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (1.75%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (1.75%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (14.04%) Citrix
1 8 (14.04%) VMware
2 3 (5.26%) Huawei
3 2 (3.51%) CheckPoint
3 2 (3.51%) Darktrace
3 2 (3.51%) McAfee
3 2 (3.51%) Palo Alto
4 1 (1.75%) Cisco
4 1 (1.75%) Cloudera
4 1 (1.75%) IBM
4 1 (1.75%) MobileIron
4 1 (1.75%) Planview
4 1 (1.75%) ServiceNow