Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 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
East of England > Suffolk
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 5 5
Rank change year-on-year +4 0 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 73 81 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Suffolk 23.03% 17.09% 17.88%
As % of the Vendors category 47.40% 39.32% 40.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 57 54
Suffolk median daily rate £385 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.75% +10.27% -9.31%
10th Percentile £92 £198 £225
90th Percentile £561 £538 £484
East of England median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 7
Suffolk median hourly rate £12.00 £12.87 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.72% -1.04% +4.00%
10th Percentile £11.16 £11.37 £11.05
90th Percentile £25.40 £14.36 £15.60
East of England median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -12.12% +10.00% -0.96%

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 Suffolk.

All Vendors
Suffolk
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 154 206 198
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Suffolk 48.58% 43.46% 43.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 126 127
Suffolk median daily rate £406 £394 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.17% -7.35% +10.75%
10th Percentile £114 £199 £275
90th Percentile £575 £581 £575
East of England median daily rate £408 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +8.67% -6.25% +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 9
Suffolk median hourly rate £19.75 £14.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.21% +11.54% -8.77%
10th Percentile £11.27 £11.83 £11.15
90th Percentile £36.63 £15.25 £16.95
East of England median hourly rate £16.47 £16.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -0.21% -19.51% -1.20%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Suffolk

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

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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 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 +6 57 £400 -5.88% 2
Bury St Edmunds +4 3 £600 +46.34% 3
Microsoft
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 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 Suffolk region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 24 (32.88%) SQL Server
2 23 (31.51%) Active Directory
3 19 (26.03%) Microsoft Office
4 18 (24.66%) SQL
4 18 (24.66%) Business Intelligence
5 15 (20.55%) Dynamics AX
6 14 (19.18%) MS Exchange
6 14 (19.18%) .NET
6 14 (19.18%) Windows
7 13 (17.81%) Finance
8 12 (16.44%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (15.07%) Workflow
9 11 (15.07%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (15.07%) Data Centre
10 10 (13.70%) Visual Studio
10 10 (13.70%) Data Warehouse
10 10 (13.70%) C#
10 10 (13.70%) X++
10 10 (13.70%) Microsoft Azure
10 10 (13.70%) Analytics
11 9 (12.33%) MorphX
11 9 (12.33%) BizTalk Server
11 9 (12.33%) WAN
12 8 (10.96%) LAN
12 8 (10.96%) Citrix
12 8 (10.96%) SAN
12 8 (10.96%) T-SQL
12 8 (10.96%) SharePoint
12 8 (10.96%) Firewall
12 8 (10.96%) VMware

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 (19.18%) MS Exchange
2 9 (12.33%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (10.96%) SharePoint
4 7 (9.59%) IIS
4 7 (9.59%) SharePoint Server
5 6 (8.22%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (6.85%) Apache Spark
7 2 (2.74%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (1.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (1.37%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 19 (26.03%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (9.59%) MS Visio
3 5 (6.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (6.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (20.55%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (4.11%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.37%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 10 (13.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (10.96%) Office 365
3 2 (2.74%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.37%) IaaS
4 1 (1.37%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.33%) WAN
2 8 (10.96%) Firewall
2 8 (10.96%) LAN
2 8 (10.96%) NAS
2 8 (10.96%) SAN
3 1 (1.37%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (1.37%) SSL
3 1 (1.37%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (32.88%) SQL Server
2 10 (13.70%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (10.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (8.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (6.85%) Apache Hive
5 5 (6.85%) Big Data
5 5 (6.85%) Hadoop
5 5 (6.85%) Impala
5 5 (6.85%) Power BI
5 5 (6.85%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (4.11%) DTS
6 3 (4.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (2.74%) Parquet
7 2 (2.74%) Sqoop
8 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Power View
8 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.37%) PowerPivot
8 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 10 (13.70%) Visual Studio
2 9 (12.33%) MorphX
3 8 (10.96%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (4.11%) JIRA
4 3 (4.11%) Selenium
4 3 (4.11%) SoapUI
5 2 (2.74%) Git (software)
General
1 13 (17.81%) Finance
2 4 (5.48%) General Ledger
2 4 (5.48%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.11%) French Language
3 3 (4.11%) Legal
3 3 (4.11%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 19 (26.03%) Developer
2 14 (19.18%) Analyst
3 8 (10.96%) Consultant
4 7 (9.59%) Architect
4 7 (9.59%) Dynamics AX Consultant
5 6 (8.22%) 1st Line Support
5 6 (8.22%) Microsoft Consultant
6 5 (6.85%) Project Manager
7 4 (5.48%) Big Data Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) Data Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (4.11%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 3 (4.11%) Dynamics AX Architect
8 3 (4.11%) Dynamics AX Developer
8 3 (4.11%) Hadoop Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) Integration Analyst
8 3 (4.11%) Service Desk Support
8 3 (4.11%) Software Developer
8 3 (4.11%) SQL Analyst
8 3 (4.11%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (19.18%) .NET
2 6 (8.22%) HTML
2 6 (8.22%) HTML5
3 5 (6.85%) CSS
3 5 (6.85%) Middleware
4 4 (5.48%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (5.48%) CSS3
4 4 (5.48%) JSON
4 4 (5.48%) SOAP
4 4 (5.48%) WCF
4 4 (5.48%) Web Services
5 3 (4.11%) ASP.NET
5 3 (4.11%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (4.11%) Laravel
5 3 (4.11%) RESTful
5 3 (4.11%) XML
6 2 (2.74%) REST
6 2 (2.74%) Silverlight
6 2 (2.74%) Symfony
6 2 (2.74%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.07%) Data Centre
2 8 (10.96%) Clustering
3 7 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.74%) N-Tier
4 2 (2.74%) User Experience
5 1 (1.37%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.37%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.37%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.37%) NHS
5 1 (1.37%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.37%) Reinsurance
5 1 (1.37%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (19.18%) Windows
2 8 (10.96%) Windows Server
3 3 (4.11%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.37%) Android
4 1 (1.37%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (24.66%) Business Intelligence
2 12 (16.44%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (15.07%) Workflow
4 10 (13.70%) Analytics
5 8 (10.96%) Network Optimisation
6 7 (9.59%) Data Modelling
6 7 (9.59%) High Availability
6 7 (9.59%) ITIL
6 7 (9.59%) Load Balancing
7 6 (8.22%) Enterprise Architecture
7 6 (8.22%) Identity Management
7 6 (8.22%) MVC
7 6 (8.22%) Secure Coding
7 6 (8.22%) SIEM
7 6 (8.22%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 5 (6.85%) ETL
8 5 (6.85%) Migration
8 5 (6.85%) Test Scripting
8 5 (6.85%) Web Development
9 4 (5.48%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (24.66%) SQL
2 10 (13.70%) C#
2 10 (13.70%) X++
3 8 (10.96%) T-SQL
4 6 (8.22%) JavaScript
5 5 (6.85%) PHP
5 5 (6.85%) Python
6 4 (5.48%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.74%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.74%) XAML
8 1 (1.37%) PHP 5
8 1 (1.37%) VB
8 1 (1.37%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.37%) VB6
Qualifications
1 11 (15.07%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (5.48%) CCIE
2 4 (5.48%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (4.11%) A+ Certification
3 3 (4.11%) Degree
4 2 (2.74%) MCP
5 1 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.37%) ISEB
5 1 (1.37%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.22%) QA
2 4 (5.48%) ISO 9001
2 4 (5.48%) SLA
3 2 (2.74%) GDPR
3 2 (2.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.74%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.37%) Data Quality
System Software
1 23 (31.51%) Active Directory
2 8 (10.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.37%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (9.59%) Microsoft Clustering
2 5 (6.85%) Oozie
3 2 (2.74%) Hadoop YARN
3 2 (2.74%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.37%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (1.37%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (10.96%) Citrix
1 8 (10.96%) VMware
2 3 (4.11%) Huawei
3 2 (2.74%) CheckPoint
3 2 (2.74%) Darktrace
3 2 (2.74%) McAfee
3 2 (2.74%) Palo Alto
4 1 (1.37%) Cisco
4 1 (1.37%) Cloudera
4 1 (1.37%) MobileIron
4 1 (1.37%) Oracle
4 1 (1.37%) Planview
4 1 (1.37%) ServiceNow