The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Norfolk region.

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.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 2 5
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 29 42 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Norfolk 17.68% 20.90% 17.06%
As % of the Vendors category 43.94% 56.76% 47.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 13 30
Average daily rate £215 £245 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.24% -38.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £85 £225 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £340 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 18 4
Average hourly rate £13.00 £25.00 £14.34
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.00% +74.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.00 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.70 £40.00 £18.14
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -4.76%
Vendors Category
Norfolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
66 74 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Norfolk 40.24% 36.82% 36.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 29 44
Average daily rate £245 £250 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% -37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £225 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £375 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 20 6
Average hourly rate £13.50 £25.00 £19.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.00% +27.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.00 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £40.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
Microsoft
East of England

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 18 April 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Norfolk

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Norfolk region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram 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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Norwich -2 25 £215 -4.44% 14
Great Yarmouth - 1 £245 -
King's Lynn - - - -
Dereham - - - -
Diss - - - -
Thetford - - - - 1
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Norfolk

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 43 (65.15%) Windows
2 23 (34.85%) Windows XP
2 23 (34.85%) Windows 7
3 20 (30.30%) .NET
4 19 (28.79%) MS Excel
5 18 (27.27%) MS Office
5 18 (27.27%) SQL Server
6 17 (25.76%) C#
7 16 (24.24%) SQL
8 12 (18.18%) ASP.NET
8 12 (18.18%) Active Directory
8 12 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (16.67%) Visual Studio
10 10 (15.15%) Web Services
10 10 (15.15%) OO
10 10 (15.15%) Finance
10 10 (15.15%) ASP.NET MVC
11 9 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (13.64%) MVC
11 9 (13.64%) HTML
12 8 (12.12%) T-SQL
12 8 (12.12%) CSS
12 8 (12.12%) TDD
12 8 (12.12%) jQuery
12 8 (12.12%) Multithreading
12 8 (12.12%) .NET Framework
12 8 (12.12%) ASP.NET MVC 3
13 7 (10.61%) Ajax
13 7 (10.61%) XHTML
13 7 (10.61%) MSI

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Norfolk by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 (6.06%) MS Exchange
1 4 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (1.52%) MQSeries
Applications
1 19 (28.79%) MS Excel
2 18 (27.27%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.09%) LAN
1 6 (9.09%) Firewall
2 2 (3.03%) SAN
2 2 (3.03%) Broadband
2 2 (3.03%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.52%) DHCP
3 1 (1.52%) HTTP
3 1 (1.52%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (6.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (4.55%) Cognos Impromptu
4 3 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.03%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.52%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.52%) Oracle OWB
6 1 (1.52%) DB2
6 1 (1.52%) MySQL
6 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 11 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 7 (10.61%) MSI
3 4 (6.06%) Git (software)
4 3 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (4.55%) Jenkins
4 3 (4.55%) CruiseControl
4 3 (4.55%) Subversion
5 2 (3.03%) AdminStudio
5 2 (3.03%) Selenium
6 1 (1.52%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.52%) WatiN
6 1 (1.52%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 10 (15.15%) Finance
2 6 (9.09%) Financial Institution
3 2 (3.03%) Electronics
4 1 (1.52%) Games
Job Titles
1 21 (31.82%) Developer
2 12 (18.18%) Analyst
3 8 (12.12%) Desktop Support
3 8 (12.12%) .NET Developer
3 8 (12.12%) Deployment Engineer
4 7 (10.61%) Desktop Analyst
4 7 (10.61%) Support Engineer
5 6 (9.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 6 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
6 5 (7.58%) C# Developer
6 5 (7.58%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (6.06%) Support Analyst
7 4 (6.06%) Web Developer
7 4 (6.06%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (4.55%) Senior Developer
9 2 (3.03%) Software Developer
9 2 (3.03%) Programmer
9 2 (3.03%) Applications Developer
9 2 (3.03%) Applications Packager
9 2 (3.03%) .NET Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (30.30%) .NET
2 12 (18.18%) ASP.NET
3 10 (15.15%) Web Services
3 10 (15.15%) ASP.NET MVC
4 9 (13.64%) HTML
5 8 (12.12%) CSS
5 8 (12.12%) jQuery
5 8 (12.12%) .NET Framework
5 8 (12.12%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 7 (10.61%) Ajax
6 7 (10.61%) XHTML
7 4 (6.06%) HTML5
7 4 (6.06%) CSS3
7 4 (6.06%) WCF
7 4 (6.06%) Software Packaging
8 3 (4.55%) LINQ
8 3 (4.55%) REST
9 2 (3.03%) XML
9 2 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 1 (1.52%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.55%) NHS
2 1 (1.52%) Fat Client
2 1 (1.52%) Informatics
2 1 (1.52%) Celerra
2 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.52%) CLARiiON
2 1 (1.52%) EMC Centera
2 1 (1.52%) Clustering
2 1 (1.52%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 43 (65.15%) Windows
2 23 (34.85%) Windows XP
2 23 (34.85%) Windows 7
3 9 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (4.55%) Windows 8
6 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.03%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (1.52%) Linux
7 1 (1.52%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (15.15%) OO
3 9 (13.64%) MVC
4 8 (12.12%) TDD
4 8 (12.12%) Multithreading
5 6 (9.09%) OOP
6 4 (6.06%) Migration
6 4 (6.06%) Web Development
7 3 (4.55%) Software Architecture
7 3 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (4.55%) OOD
7 3 (4.55%) Configuration Management
8 2 (3.03%) ERP
8 2 (3.03%) ITIL
8 2 (3.03%) Workflow
8 2 (3.03%) Data Analysis
8 2 (3.03%) Scrum
8 2 (3.03%) Logistics
8 2 (3.03%) Software Engineering
8 2 (3.03%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 17 (25.76%) C#
2 16 (24.24%) SQL
3 8 (12.12%) T-SQL
4 4 (6.06%) VBScript
4 4 (6.06%) JavaScript
5 3 (4.55%) PowerShell
5 3 (4.55%) VB
5 3 (4.55%) VB.NET
6 2 (3.03%) Java
6 2 (3.03%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.52%) PHP
7 1 (1.52%) Delphi
7 1 (1.52%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 5 (7.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (6.06%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.55%) MCP
4 1 (1.52%) MCITP
4 1 (1.52%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.52%) MCTS
4 1 (1.52%) CCNA
4 1 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.06%) SLA
2 2 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 12 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (3.03%) vSphere
2 2 (3.03%) XenApp
3 1 (1.52%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.52%) Snort
3 1 (1.52%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 5 (7.58%) SCCM
2 1 (1.52%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (1.52%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 5 (7.58%) Citrix
2 4 (6.06%) Cisco
2 4 (6.06%) Oracle
3 3 (4.55%) VMware
4 2 (3.03%) EMC
4 2 (3.03%) HP
4 2 (3.03%) AppSense
4 2 (3.03%) Becrypt
5 1 (1.52%) Tableau
5 1 (1.52%) Cognos
5 1 (1.52%) Dell
5 1 (1.52%) Sophos
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