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 13 February 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 10 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
-8 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 27 43 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Norfolk 12.33% 25.29% 26.14%
As % of the Vendors category 29.67% 56.58% 67.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 22 15
Average daily rate £350 £175 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £118 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £603 £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 21 16
Average hourly rate £13.35 £20.00 £12.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.25% +63.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.07 £11.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.47 £25.00 £23.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
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
91 76 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Norfolk 41.55% 44.71% 38.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 40 24
Average daily rate £400 £375 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +53.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £135 £111
10% offered a daily rate of more than £582 £650 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 27 19
Average hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% +80.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.68 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £24.91 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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 13 February 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 13 February 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 -10 14 £338 +150.00% 5
Dereham - 2 £265 -
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Norfolk

For the 6 months to 13 February 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 23 (40.35%) Active Directory
2 18 (31.58%) SQL
2 18 (31.58%) SQL Server
3 17 (29.82%) Windows
4 12 (21.05%) MS Excel
5 10 (17.54%) SharePoint
5 10 (17.54%) C#
5 10 (17.54%) .NET
6 9 (15.79%) ASP.NET
7 8 (14.04%) MVC
7 8 (14.04%) Migration
7 8 (14.04%) CRM
8 7 (12.28%) Oracle
8 7 (12.28%) MS Office
8 7 (12.28%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (12.28%) BizTalk Server
8 7 (12.28%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (12.28%) Dynamics CRM
8 7 (12.28%) jQuery
8 7 (12.28%) Windows Server
9 6 (10.53%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (10.53%) Finance
9 6 (10.53%) TDD
9 6 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (10.53%) DNS
9 6 (10.53%) VBScript
9 6 (10.53%) JavaScript
10 5 (8.77%) Web Services
10 5 (8.77%) Avaya
10 5 (8.77%) VMware

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Norfolk by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 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 10 (17.54%) SharePoint
2 7 (12.28%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (10.53%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (7.02%) MS Exchange
5 2 (3.51%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.75%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.75%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (21.05%) MS Excel
2 7 (12.28%) MS Office
3 2 (3.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (12.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.75%) assyst
2 1 (1.75%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.75%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.77%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (8.77%) Office 365
2 1 (1.75%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.53%) DNS
2 5 (8.77%) Firewall
3 3 (5.26%) DHCP
3 3 (5.26%) Kerberos
4 2 (3.51%) Wireless
5 1 (1.75%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.75%) Cisco Wireless
5 1 (1.75%) LAN
5 1 (1.75%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (1.75%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (31.58%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (7.02%) Crystal Reports
3 4 (7.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (7.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.75%) Big Data
5 1 (1.75%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.75%) MS Access
5 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (5.26%) MSI
1 3 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (1.75%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.75%) HP UFT
3 1 (1.75%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.75%) JIRA
3 1 (1.75%) Maven
3 1 (1.75%) Subversion
General
1 6 (10.53%) Finance
2 2 (3.51%) Advertising
2 2 (3.51%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (22.81%) Developer
2 11 (19.30%) Consultant
3 9 (15.79%) Analyst
4 8 (14.04%) .NET Developer
5 7 (12.28%) Applications Support
6 6 (10.53%) Active Directory Consultant
6 6 (10.53%) Applications Support Analyst
6 6 (10.53%) C# Developer
6 6 (10.53%) Support Analyst
7 5 (8.77%) Support Engineer
8 4 (7.02%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (7.02%) Desktop Engineer
8 4 (7.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (7.02%) IT Support
9 3 (5.26%) Applications Engineer
9 3 (5.26%) Project Manager
9 3 (5.26%) Senior IT Support
10 2 (3.51%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
10 2 (3.51%) IT Support Technician
10 2 (3.51%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.54%) .NET
2 9 (15.79%) ASP.NET
3 7 (12.28%) jQuery
4 5 (8.77%) .NET Framework
4 5 (8.77%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (8.77%) RESTful
4 5 (8.77%) Web Services
5 4 (7.02%) CSS
5 4 (7.02%) HTML
5 4 (7.02%) Software Packaging
6 3 (5.26%) Entity Framework
6 3 (5.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (5.26%) XML
7 2 (3.51%) CSS3
7 2 (3.51%) Silverlight
7 2 (3.51%) WCF
7 2 (3.51%) WPF
8 1 (1.75%) Razor View Engine
8 1 (1.75%) REST
8 1 (1.75%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.51%) Data Centre
1 2 (3.51%) Mainframe
2 1 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.75%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.75%) Driving Licence
2 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.75%) NHS
2 1 (1.75%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 17 (29.82%) Windows
2 7 (12.28%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.51%) AIX
3 2 (3.51%) Linux
3 2 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (3.51%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.51%) Windows 8
3 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (3.51%) Windows XP
3 2 (3.51%) zOS
4 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (14.04%) CRM
1 8 (14.04%) Migration
1 8 (14.04%) MVC
2 7 (12.28%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (10.53%) TDD
4 4 (7.02%) Project Management
5 3 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (5.26%) ITIL
5 3 (5.26%) Scrum
5 3 (5.26%) SDLC
5 3 (5.26%) Supplier Management
5 3 (5.26%) Workflow
6 2 (3.51%) Application Discovery
6 2 (3.51%) Application Packaging
6 2 (3.51%) Critical Success Factor
6 2 (3.51%) Data Modelling
6 2 (3.51%) Software Licensing
6 2 (3.51%) Test Strategy
6 2 (3.51%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (31.58%) SQL
2 10 (17.54%) C#
3 6 (10.53%) JavaScript
3 6 (10.53%) VBScript
4 2 (3.51%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.75%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.75%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.75%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (12.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.51%) MCDST
2 2 (3.51%) MCSE
3 1 (1.75%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.75%) CISA
3 1 (1.75%) CISM
3 1 (1.75%) CRISC
3 1 (1.75%) Degree
3 1 (1.75%) ISEB
3 1 (1.75%) MCP
3 1 (1.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.26%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (3.51%) QA
System Software
1 23 (40.35%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.51%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.75%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.75%) UAG
3 1 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.75%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (7.02%) SCCM
2 2 (3.51%) AppDNA
2 2 (3.51%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.75%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.75%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (12.28%) Oracle
2 5 (8.77%) Avaya
2 5 (8.77%) VMware
3 3 (5.26%) Citrix
4 2 (3.51%) HP
4 2 (3.51%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.75%) Apple
5 1 (1.75%) Cisco
5 1 (1.75%) Civica
5 1 (1.75%) Cognos
5 1 (1.75%) EMC
5 1 (1.75%) IBM
5 1 (1.75%) Lotus
5 1 (1.75%) Remedy
5 1 (1.75%) SAP
5 1 (1.75%) Veeam
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