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 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
East of England / Suffolk
Rank 5 3 4
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 27 41 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Suffolk 15.08% 22.04% 15.51%
As % of the Vendors category 38.57% 42.27% 40.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 26 10
Median daily rate £438 £400 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.37% +60.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £238 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £481 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £350
% change year-on-year -3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 9
Median hourly rate - £12.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -25.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.20 £15.00 £14.85
% change year-on-year -5.33% +1.01%  

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 70 97 72
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 39.11% 52.15% 38.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 66 36
Median daily rate £288 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.12% -11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 13
Median hourly rate - £12.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -50.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft in Suffolk.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 24 March 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 -2 20 £450 +28.57% 8
Bury St Edmunds -2 1 £288 -30.30% 3
Newmarket - 1 £350 -
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 24 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 Suffolk region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 18 (32.73%) Windows
1 18 (32.73%) MS Excel
2 17 (30.91%) SQL Server
3 15 (27.27%) VMware
4 13 (23.64%) Active Directory
4 13 (23.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (23.64%) Data Centre
5 10 (18.18%) High Availability
5 10 (18.18%) SAN
5 10 (18.18%) MS Office
5 10 (18.18%) LAN
6 9 (16.36%) Citrix
7 8 (14.55%) WAN
7 8 (14.55%) Office 365
7 8 (14.55%) Microsoft Azure
7 8 (14.55%) Performance Monitoring
7 8 (14.55%) Windows Server
8 7 (12.73%) PowerShell
8 7 (12.73%) SharePoint
8 7 (12.73%) SQL
8 7 (12.73%) Cisco
8 7 (12.73%) HP
8 7 (12.73%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (12.73%) Firewall
8 7 (12.73%) Finance
8 7 (12.73%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (10.91%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (10.91%) Advertising
9 6 (10.91%) Migration
9 6 (10.91%) MCSE

Microsoft
Top Related 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 (12.73%) SharePoint
2 5 (9.09%) IIS
3 4 (7.27%) MS Project Server
4 3 (5.45%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.82%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 18 (32.73%) MS Excel
2 10 (18.18%) MS Office
3 4 (7.27%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (7.27%) MS Project
4 3 (5.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.64%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.82%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.55%) Microsoft Azure
1 8 (14.55%) Office 365
2 2 (3.64%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (1.82%) IaaS
3 1 (1.82%) Mimecast
3 1 (1.82%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (18.18%) LAN
1 10 (18.18%) SAN
2 8 (14.55%) WAN
3 7 (12.73%) Firewall
4 5 (9.09%) NAS
4 5 (9.09%) WLAN
5 4 (7.27%) Wireless
6 3 (5.45%) Internet
7 2 (3.64%) TCP/IP
7 2 (3.64%) VLAN
8 1 (1.82%) ISDN
8 1 (1.82%) PBX
8 1 (1.82%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (30.91%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (7.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (7.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.64%) DTS
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 6 (10.91%) MSBuild
1 6 (10.91%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (10.91%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (3.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (12.73%) Finance
2 6 (10.91%) Advertising
3 4 (7.27%) French Language
4 3 (5.45%) Legal
5 2 (3.64%) Law
5 2 (3.64%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.64%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.82%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (12.73%) Consultant
1 7 (12.73%) Developer
2 6 (10.91%) Project Manager
2 6 (10.91%) Release Manager
3 5 (9.09%) Architect
3 5 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (9.09%) Windows Engineer
4 4 (7.27%) Analyst
4 4 (7.27%) Infrastructure Manager
4 4 (7.27%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 4 (7.27%) Programme Planner
4 4 (7.27%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (5.45%) CRM Developer
5 3 (5.45%) Designer
5 3 (5.45%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (5.45%) Infrastructure Designer
5 3 (5.45%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (5.45%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (5.45%) Technical Architect
5 3 (5.45%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.09%) Middleware
2 4 (7.27%) .NET
3 1 (1.82%) HTML
3 1 (1.82%) REST
3 1 (1.82%) SOAP
3 1 (1.82%) Visualforce
3 1 (1.82%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (23.64%) Data Centre
2 6 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (9.09%) Clustering
3 5 (9.09%) EMC VNX
4 3 (5.45%) Driving Licence
5 2 (3.64%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.64%) NHS
6 1 (1.82%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 18 (32.73%) Windows
2 8 (14.55%) Windows Server
3 3 (5.45%) Windows 7
3 3 (5.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.82%) Android
5 1 (1.82%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (18.18%) High Availability
2 8 (14.55%) Performance Monitoring
3 7 (12.73%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (12.73%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (10.91%) Continuous Deployment
4 6 (10.91%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (10.91%) Migration
4 6 (10.91%) Release Management
5 5 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
5 5 (9.09%) CRM
5 5 (9.09%) Load Balancing
5 5 (9.09%) Network Optimisation
5 5 (9.09%) Project Management
5 5 (9.09%) Secure Coding
6 4 (7.27%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (7.27%) Critical Path Analysis
7 3 (5.45%) Data Analysis
7 3 (5.45%) Data Management
7 3 (5.45%) ITIL
7 3 (5.45%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.73%) PowerShell
1 7 (12.73%) SQL
2 4 (7.27%) C#
2 4 (7.27%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.82%) C
3 1 (1.82%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.82%) X++
Qualifications
1 6 (10.91%) MCSE
1 6 (10.91%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (9.09%) CCNA
2 5 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (7.27%) Degree
4 3 (5.45%) CCA
4 3 (5.45%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (5.45%) MCSA
4 3 (5.45%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.64%) CCNP
5 2 (3.64%) MCP
6 1 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.27%) PMO
2 1 (1.82%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.82%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (23.64%) Active Directory
1 13 (23.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (9.09%) vSphere
3 3 (5.45%) XenApp
4 2 (3.64%) Firmware
5 1 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (9.09%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (5.45%) SCCM
3 1 (1.82%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 15 (27.27%) VMware
2 9 (16.36%) Citrix
3 7 (12.73%) Cisco
3 7 (12.73%) HP
4 5 (9.09%) Dell
4 5 (9.09%) EMC
5 2 (3.64%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.82%) Barracuda Networks
6 1 (1.82%) Intel Security
6 1 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.82%) Samsung
6 1 (1.82%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.82%) Sonus
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