The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Norfolk region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not 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
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 5 4 8
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 30 26 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Norfolk 15.46% 15.20% 14.65%
As % of the Vendors category 34.09% 42.62% 37.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 19 15
Average daily rate £390 £203 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+92.59% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £100 £85
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £628 £316
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 4
Average hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.88% +66.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
Microsoft
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Norfolk region.

Vendors Category
Norfolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
88 61 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Norfolk 45.36% 35.67% 38.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 40 42
Average daily rate £390 £375 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +53.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £155 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £650 £332
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 4
Average hourly rate £15.50 £22.50 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.11% +26.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £33.30 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Norfolk

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Norfolk region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Norfolk

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Norfolk

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Norfolk region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Norfolk

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Norfolk

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Norfolk region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Norfolk

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Norfolk

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Norfolk

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in Norfolk

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Norfolk region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Norwich -7 13 £390 +147.61% 2
King's Lynn - 1 £425 -
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Norfolk

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Norfolk region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 16 (28.57%) C#
2 15 (26.79%) SQL Server
2 15 (26.79%) ITIL
3 14 (25.00%) .NET
3 14 (25.00%) MVC
4 13 (23.21%) MS Excel
4 13 (23.21%) Active Directory
5 12 (21.43%) ASP.NET
5 12 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (19.64%) MS Office
6 11 (19.64%) JavaScript
6 11 (19.64%) Windows
6 11 (19.64%) ITIL Certification
7 10 (17.86%) Service Management
7 10 (17.86%) Management Information System
7 10 (17.86%) Information Management
8 9 (16.07%) TDD
8 9 (16.07%) Finance
8 9 (16.07%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (16.07%) SQL
8 9 (16.07%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
9 8 (14.29%) Problem Management
9 8 (14.29%) HTML
9 8 (14.29%) Service Delivery
10 7 (12.50%) Web Development
10 7 (12.50%) Project Management
10 7 (12.50%) jQuery
11 6 (10.71%) RESTful

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Norfolk by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Norfolk region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.36%) Apache Solr
2 3 (5.36%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.36%) Node.js
3 2 (3.57%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (3.57%) IIS
4 1 (1.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.79%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.79%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (23.21%) MS Excel
2 11 (19.64%) MS Office
3 4 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (3.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.79%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.57%) Office 365
3 1 (1.79%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.93%) DNS
2 2 (3.57%) DHCP
2 2 (3.57%) Firewall
3 1 (1.79%) iSCSI
3 1 (1.79%) LAN
3 1 (1.79%) NAS
3 1 (1.79%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (1.79%) VoIP
3 1 (1.79%) WAN
3 1 (1.79%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (26.79%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.93%) MS Access
2 5 (8.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (5.36%) Redis
4 3 (5.36%) Riak
5 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (5.36%) TeamCity
2 2 (3.57%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (1.79%) CruiseControl
3 1 (1.79%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.79%) Subversion
3 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (16.07%) Finance
2 2 (3.57%) Advertising
2 2 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (32.14%) Developer
2 13 (23.21%) .NET Developer
3 12 (21.43%) Service Desk Team Leader
3 12 (21.43%) Team Leader
4 11 (19.64%) C# Developer
5 9 (16.07%) C# .NET Developer
6 7 (12.50%) Consultant
7 5 (8.93%) Analyst
7 5 (8.93%) Business Analyst
8 4 (7.14%) Active Directory Consultant
9 3 (5.36%) ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (5.36%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 3 (5.36%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (5.36%) IT Support
9 3 (5.36%) JavaScript Developer
9 3 (5.36%) Project Manager
9 3 (5.36%) Support Engineer
9 3 (5.36%) Web Developer
10 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Consultant
10 2 (3.57%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (25.00%) .NET
2 12 (21.43%) ASP.NET
3 8 (14.29%) HTML
4 7 (12.50%) jQuery
5 6 (10.71%) .NET Framework
5 6 (10.71%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (10.71%) RESTful
6 5 (8.93%) Web Services
7 4 (7.14%) CSS
7 4 (7.14%) HTML5
8 3 (5.36%) AngularJS
8 3 (5.36%) CSS3
8 3 (5.36%) Entity Framework
8 3 (5.36%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (5.36%) React
8 3 (5.36%) REST
9 2 (3.57%) Silverlight
9 2 (3.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (3.57%) WCF
9 2 (3.57%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (17.86%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.79%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.79%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.79%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (19.64%) Windows
2 4 (7.14%) Windows Server
3 3 (5.36%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.79%) Android
5 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.79%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (26.79%) ITIL
2 14 (25.00%) MVC
3 12 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (17.86%) Information Management
4 10 (17.86%) Service Management
5 9 (16.07%) Continuous Improvement
5 9 (16.07%) TDD
6 8 (14.29%) Problem Management
6 8 (14.29%) Service Delivery
7 7 (12.50%) Project Management
7 7 (12.50%) Web Development
8 5 (8.93%) BDD
8 5 (8.93%) Data Modelling
8 5 (8.93%) Migration
9 4 (7.14%) Business Analysis
9 4 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (7.14%) Scrum
10 3 (5.36%) Pair Programming
10 3 (5.36%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (5.36%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (28.57%) C#
2 11 (19.64%) JavaScript
3 9 (16.07%) SQL
4 3 (5.36%) CoffeeScript
4 3 (5.36%) Ruby
5 2 (3.57%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.79%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.79%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (19.64%) ITIL Certification
2 9 (16.07%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (5.36%) Degree
4 3 (5.36%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.57%) MCP
6 1 (1.79%) ISEB
6 1 (1.79%) MCSA
6 1 (1.79%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 13 (23.21%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.79%) UAG
2 1 (1.79%) VMware ESX
2 1 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.79%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (3.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (1.79%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (3.57%) Apple
1 2 (3.57%) VMware
2 1 (1.79%) Avaya
2 1 (1.79%) HP
2 1 (1.79%) Lotus
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle
2 1 (1.79%) Sage
2 1 (1.79%) Toshiba
2 1 (1.79%) Veeam