Period
to 23 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Suffolk with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 23 July 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.

Microsoft Certification
East of England > Suffolk
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 42 24
Rank change year-on-year +16 -18 +25
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 10 8 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Suffolk 3.72% 1.61% 6.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 25.00% 7.69% 32.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 28
Suffolk median daily rate £298 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.99% -1.18% +80.85%
10th Percentile £283 £185 £225
90th Percentile £316 £439 £475
East of England median daily rate £350 £288 £338
% change year-on-year +21.74% -14.81% +36.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Suffolk median hourly rate - - £13.00
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -5.71% - -44.22%

Microsoft Certification is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Suffolk.

Academic & Professional Certification
Suffolk
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 40 104 88
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 14.87% 20.88% 18.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 77 55
Suffolk median daily rate £290 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.67% -16.67% +20.00%
10th Percentile £98 £215 £289
90th Percentile £495 £575 £533
East of England median daily rate £395 £375 £383
% change year-on-year +5.20% -1.96% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 5
Suffolk median hourly rate £37.88 £32.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.54% +116.67% +57.89%
10th Percentile £17.60 £23.25 £11.45
90th Percentile £44.88 £41.75 £22.50
East of England median hourly rate £23.00 £27.62 £21.50
% change year-on-year -16.73% +28.47% -24.08%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Suffolk

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in Suffolk

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Suffolk

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Suffolk

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in Suffolk

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Suffolk region over the 6 months to 23 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Ipswich +21 9 £298 +56.97%
Microsoft Certification
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 July 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification 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 Suffolk region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (90.00%) Dynamics AX
2 9 (90.00%) X++
2 9 (90.00%) MorphX
3 8 (80.00%) Workflow
3 8 (80.00%) .NET
3 8 (80.00%) SQL Server
3 8 (80.00%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (70.00%) SharePoint
4 7 (70.00%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
4 7 (70.00%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (70.00%) MS Exchange
4 7 (70.00%) SharePoint Server
5 6 (60.00%) Visual Studio
6 3 (30.00%) Information Management
6 3 (30.00%) General Ledger
6 3 (30.00%) SQL
6 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
7 1 (10.00%) MVC
7 1 (10.00%) Systems Analysis
7 1 (10.00%) Ajax
7 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (10.00%) Scrum
7 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (10.00%) TDD
7 1 (10.00%) VB6
7 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
7 1 (10.00%) VB
7 1 (10.00%) VB.NET

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Suffolk 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 7 (70.00%) BizTalk Server
1 7 (70.00%) MS Exchange
1 7 (70.00%) SharePoint
1 7 (70.00%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (10.00%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (90.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 9 (90.00%) MorphX
2 6 (60.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (30.00%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Consultant
1 5 (50.00%) Dynamics AX Consultant
2 4 (40.00%) Developer
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Consultant
3 3 (30.00%) Architect
3 3 (30.00%) Dynamics AX Architect
4 2 (20.00%) Dynamics AX Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Dynamics AX Specialist
4 2 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (80.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (10.00%) Ajax
2 1 (10.00%) CSS
2 1 (10.00%) HTML
2 1 (10.00%) HTML5
2 1 (10.00%) jQuery
2 1 (10.00%) JSON
2 1 (10.00%) REST
2 1 (10.00%) SOAP
2 1 (10.00%) WCF
2 1 (10.00%) Web Services
2 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (10.00%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Business Intelligence
1 8 (80.00%) Workflow
2 3 (30.00%) Information Management
2 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (10.00%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
3 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (10.00%) Mobile Application Development
3 1 (10.00%) MVC
3 1 (10.00%) Scorecard
3 1 (10.00%) Scrum
3 1 (10.00%) SOLID
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) TDD
3 1 (10.00%) Time Management
3 1 (10.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (90.00%) X++
2 3 (30.00%) SQL
3 1 (10.00%) C#
3 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (10.00%) VB
3 1 (10.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (10.00%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
1 1 (10.00%) MCP
System Software
1 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft