The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 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 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
East of England / Suffolk
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 5 3
Rank change year-on-year +4 -2  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 39 46 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Suffolk 31.45% 17.69% 20.75%
As % of the Vendors category 69.64% 42.59% 41.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 33 24
Median daily rate £317 £463 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.56% +5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £96 £131 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 7
Median hourly rate £43.25 - £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.45 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -12.42% +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 Suffolk.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Suffolk
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 56 108 105
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 45.16% 41.54% 49.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 67 68
Median daily rate £320 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -36.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £270 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 9
Median hourly rate £43.25 - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.92 £18.50
% change year-on-year -16.32% +13.05%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Suffolk

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Suffolk 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 Suffolk

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Suffolk

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Suffolk

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Suffolk

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Suffolk

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Suffolk

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Suffolk over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Suffolk

Microsoft
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 within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Ipswich +3 24 £280 -39.45% 4
Bury St Edmunds +10 5 £353 -24.80% 3
Newmarket - 1 £350 - 2
Microsoft
East of England

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

1 24 (36.92%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (35.38%) Active Directory
3 18 (27.69%) SQL Server
4 17 (26.15%) .NET
5 14 (21.54%) MS Exchange
5 14 (21.54%) Office 365
6 13 (20.00%) Windows
7 12 (18.46%) C#
7 12 (18.46%) SQL
8 10 (15.38%) SharePoint
8 10 (15.38%) IBM
8 10 (15.38%) Project Management
8 10 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (13.85%) Workflow
9 9 (13.85%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (13.85%) MS Visio
9 9 (13.85%) Dynamics AX
9 9 (13.85%) X++
10 8 (12.31%) BPMN
10 8 (12.31%) IBM Blueworks
10 8 (12.31%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (12.31%) CRM
10 8 (12.31%) VMware
11 7 (10.77%) Citrix
11 7 (10.77%) Microsoft Azure
11 7 (10.77%) MorphX
11 7 (10.77%) Dynamics CRM
11 7 (10.77%) Windows Server
12 6 (9.23%) VMware Infrastructure
12 6 (9.23%) High Availability

Microsoft
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 14 (21.54%) MS Exchange
2 10 (15.38%) SharePoint
3 6 (9.23%) IIS
4 5 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (7.69%) SharePoint Server
5 4 (6.15%) MS Project Server
6 2 (3.08%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.54%) Documentum
Applications
1 24 (36.92%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (13.85%) MS Visio
3 4 (6.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (6.15%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (4.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (13.85%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (10.77%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (3.08%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 14 (21.54%) Office 365
2 8 (12.31%) IBM Blueworks
3 7 (10.77%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.54%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.23%) SAN
2 5 (7.69%) Firewall
2 5 (7.69%) LAN
2 5 (7.69%) NAS
2 5 (7.69%) WAN
3 2 (3.08%) ISDN
3 2 (3.08%) PBX
3 2 (3.08%) Skype
4 1 (1.54%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (27.69%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.62%) SQL Server 2014
2 3 (4.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (4.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (4.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 7 (10.77%) MorphX
2 6 (9.23%) Visual Studio
3 3 (4.62%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (3.08%) GoogleTest
4 2 (3.08%) JIRA
4 2 (3.08%) MSTest
4 2 (3.08%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (1.54%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (6.15%) Finance
1 4 (6.15%) French Language
2 3 (4.62%) Advertising
3 2 (3.08%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.54%) Billing
4 1 (1.54%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (26.15%) Developer
2 8 (12.31%) Author
2 8 (12.31%) Technical Author
3 7 (10.77%) Project Manager
4 6 (9.23%) Architect
4 6 (9.23%) CRM Developer
5 5 (7.69%) Consultant
5 5 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 5 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (7.69%) Support Engineer
6 4 (6.15%) 1st Line Support
6 4 (6.15%) Infrastructure Manager
6 4 (6.15%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 4 (6.15%) Microsoft Consultant
6 4 (6.15%) Microsoft Developer
6 4 (6.15%) Programme Planner
6 4 (6.15%) Technical Trainer
6 4 (6.15%) Trainer
7 3 (4.62%) Dynamics AX Consultant
7 3 (4.62%) Dynamics AX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (26.15%) .NET
2 5 (7.69%) Middleware
2 5 (7.69%) WPF
3 4 (6.15%) WCF
4 3 (4.62%) ASP.NET
4 3 (4.62%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (4.62%) HTML
4 3 (4.62%) Silverlight
4 3 (4.62%) Web Services
5 2 (3.08%) CSS
5 2 (3.08%) HTML5
5 2 (3.08%) jQuery
5 2 (3.08%) JSON
5 2 (3.08%) REST
5 2 (3.08%) SOAP
6 1 (1.54%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.54%) Ajax
6 1 (1.54%) CSS3
6 1 (1.54%) RESTful
6 1 (1.54%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.23%) Data Centre
2 5 (7.69%) Clustering
2 5 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.54%) EMC VNX
4 1 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.54%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.54%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.54%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.54%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (20.00%) Windows
2 7 (10.77%) Windows Server
3 3 (4.62%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.54%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (15.38%) Project Management
1 10 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
2 9 (13.85%) Workflow
3 8 (12.31%) BPMN
3 8 (12.31%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (12.31%) CRM
4 6 (9.23%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (9.23%) High Availability
4 6 (9.23%) ITIL
4 6 (9.23%) MVC
5 5 (7.69%) Document Management
5 5 (7.69%) Load Balancing
5 5 (7.69%) Network Optimisation
5 5 (7.69%) Secure Coding
6 4 (6.15%) Critical Path Analysis
6 4 (6.15%) Data Protection
6 4 (6.15%) Test Scripting
7 3 (4.62%) Mentoring
7 3 (4.62%) MVVM
7 3 (4.62%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 12 (18.46%) C#
1 12 (18.46%) SQL
2 9 (13.85%) X++
3 6 (9.23%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.62%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.08%) C
5 2 (3.08%) C++
5 2 (3.08%) Python
6 1 (1.54%) VB
6 1 (1.54%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.54%) VB6
6 1 (1.54%) XAML
Qualifications
1 9 (13.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (4.62%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.08%) A+ Certification
3 2 (3.08%) ISEB
3 2 (3.08%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (3.08%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.54%) CISA
4 1 (1.54%) CISM
4 1 (1.54%) Degree
4 1 (1.54%) MCP
4 1 (1.54%) MCSA
4 1 (1.54%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.69%) PMO
2 4 (6.15%) SLA
3 3 (4.62%) GDPR
3 3 (4.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (4.62%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 23 (35.38%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.54%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (7.69%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (4.62%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.54%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 10 (15.38%) IBM
2 8 (12.31%) VMware
3 7 (10.77%) Citrix
4 4 (6.15%) McAfee
5 3 (4.62%) CheckPoint
5 3 (4.62%) Palo Alto
6 2 (3.08%) EMC
6 2 (3.08%) Google
6 2 (3.08%) Sonus
7 1 (1.54%) Cisco
7 1 (1.54%) Dell
7 1 (1.54%) HP
7 1 (1.54%) Kofax
7 1 (1.54%) Planview
7 1 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.54%) SolarWinds
Ipswich, Suffolk
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