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 26 November 2014 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 12 6 1
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 21 32 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Norfolk 10.24% 16.58% 23.76%
As % of the Vendors category 32.81% 38.55% 54.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 27
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£213 £275 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.72% -38.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £185 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £330 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 12
Average hourly rate £13.50 £12.75 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -20.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.83 £12.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.30 £23.05 £21.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -15.62%
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
64 83 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Norfolk 31.22% 43.01% 43.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 33 42
Average daily rate £213 £285 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.43% -34.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £213 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £415 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 26 15
Average hourly rate £14.10 £21.75 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.17% +35.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £23.20 £22.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 26 November 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
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 26 November 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
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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 10 £275 - 7
Great Yarmouth - 2 £181 - 1
King's Lynn - - - - 2
Dereham - - - -
Diss - - - - 1
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Norfolk

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 22 (40.74%) Windows
2 20 (37.04%) C#
2 20 (37.04%) .NET
2 20 (37.04%) Active Directory
3 18 (33.33%) ASP.NET
4 17 (31.48%) Web Services
4 17 (31.48%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (31.48%) .NET Framework
5 16 (29.63%) ASP.NET MVC
5 16 (29.63%) Visual Studio
6 15 (27.78%) HTML
6 15 (27.78%) MVC
7 14 (25.93%) jQuery
8 13 (24.07%) TDD
8 13 (24.07%) CSS
8 13 (24.07%) Microsoft Certification
9 12 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 11 (20.37%) BDD
10 11 (20.37%) VMware
11 10 (18.52%) MS Office
11 10 (18.52%) HTML5
12 9 (16.67%) CSS3
12 9 (16.67%) Ajax
12 9 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
12 9 (16.67%) SQL Server
12 9 (16.67%) XHTML
12 9 (16.67%) MS Excel
13 7 (12.96%) OO
13 7 (12.96%) SQL
13 7 (12.96%) Windows Server 2003

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Norfolk by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 6 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.56%) IBM Notes
3 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.70%) Apache
3 2 (3.70%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.70%) IIS
4 1 (1.85%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.85%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.85%) Lync
4 1 (1.85%) WordPress
4 1 (1.85%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.85%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 10 (18.52%) MS Office
2 9 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 3 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.96%) Firewall
2 5 (9.26%) DHCP
2 5 (9.26%) DNS
3 3 (5.56%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.70%) NetScaler
4 2 (3.70%) VLAN
4 2 (3.70%) Network Security
4 2 (3.70%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (3.70%) SAN
4 2 (3.70%) Ethernet
4 2 (3.70%) LAN
4 2 (3.70%) WAN
5 1 (1.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.85%) MySQL
5 1 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 16 (29.63%) Visual Studio
2 5 (9.26%) CruiseControl
2 5 (9.26%) Subversion
2 5 (9.26%) Git (software)
2 5 (9.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (9.26%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.70%) SpecFlow
3 2 (3.70%) Selenium
3 2 (3.70%) MSI
4 1 (1.85%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 4 (7.41%) Finance
2 2 (3.70%) Publishing
3 1 (1.85%) Advertising
3 1 (1.85%) Military
3 1 (1.85%) Banking
3 1 (1.85%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 19 (35.19%) Developer
2 7 (12.96%) Analyst
3 6 (11.11%) .NET Developer
4 4 (7.41%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 4 (7.41%) Architect
5 3 (5.56%) Web Developer
5 3 (5.56%) 1st Line Support
5 3 (5.56%) Support Engineer
5 3 (5.56%) Service Analyst
5 3 (5.56%) .NET Architect
5 3 (5.56%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (3.70%) Network Security Analyst
6 2 (3.70%) IT Support
6 2 (3.70%) C# Developer
6 2 (3.70%) Network Analyst
6 2 (3.70%) Security Analyst
6 2 (3.70%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 2 (3.70%) Web Analyst
6 2 (3.70%) Wintel Support
6 2 (3.70%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (37.04%) .NET
2 18 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 17 (31.48%) Web Services
3 17 (31.48%) .NET Framework
4 16 (29.63%) ASP.NET MVC
5 15 (27.78%) HTML
6 14 (25.93%) jQuery
7 13 (24.07%) CSS
8 12 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 10 (18.52%) HTML5
10 9 (16.67%) CSS3
10 9 (16.67%) Ajax
10 9 (16.67%) XHTML
11 3 (5.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 2 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 2 (3.70%) Application Packaging
12 2 (3.70%) WCF
12 2 (3.70%) Middleware
13 1 (1.85%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.56%) NHS
2 3 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.70%) User Experience
3 2 (3.70%) Clustering
4 1 (1.85%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 22 (40.74%) Windows
2 7 (12.96%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (9.26%) Linux
3 5 (9.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (5.56%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.70%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.85%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (31.48%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (27.78%) MVC
3 13 (24.07%) TDD
4 11 (20.37%) BDD
5 7 (12.96%) OO
5 7 (12.96%) Configuration Management
6 5 (9.26%) OOD
6 5 (9.26%) Web Development
7 4 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (7.41%) ITIL
7 4 (7.41%) Project Management
8 3 (5.56%) Scrum
8 3 (5.56%) Migration
8 3 (5.56%) Statistical Analysis
8 3 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (3.70%) Incident Management
9 2 (3.70%) Unit Testing
9 2 (3.70%) Multithreading
9 2 (3.70%) ITIL V3
9 2 (3.70%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 20 (37.04%) C#
2 7 (12.96%) SQL
3 3 (5.56%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.70%) PowerShell
4 2 (3.70%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.85%) PHP
5 1 (1.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (24.07%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (9.26%) MCSE
3 4 (7.41%) MCITP
3 4 (7.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (7.41%) MCP
4 2 (3.70%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.85%) MCPD
5 1 (1.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.41%) SLA
2 2 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 20 (37.04%) Active Directory
2 7 (12.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (3.70%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (3.70%) SCCM
1 2 (3.70%) HP SIM
1 2 (3.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 2 (3.70%) OpenView
Vendors
1 11 (20.37%) VMware
2 7 (12.96%) HP
2 7 (12.96%) Citrix
3 4 (7.41%) Cisco
4 3 (5.56%) Lotus
4 3 (5.56%) Red Hat
5 2 (3.70%) LANDesk
5 2 (3.70%) Oracle
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