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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 10 6 6
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 27 24 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Norfolk 10.34% 16.33% 15.31%
As % of the Vendors category 36.49% 34.29% 37.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 8 12
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£275 £288 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £136 £195 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £398 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 2
Average hourly rate £22.88 £8.00 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+185.93% -43.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £8.00 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.25 £61.60 £16.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -13.60%
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
74 70 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Norfolk 28.35% 47.62% 40.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 30 33
Average daily rate £350 £255 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.25% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £198 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £375 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 2
Average hourly rate £21.75 £21.75 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +52.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.90 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.70 £25.00 £16.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

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 September 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 September 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 September 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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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 0 23 £288 +130.00% 13
Thetford - - - -
Diss - - - -
King's Lynn - - - -
North Walsham - - - -
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Norfolk

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 27 (39.13%) Windows
2 24 (34.78%) MS Excel
2 24 (34.78%) C#
2 24 (34.78%) .NET
3 22 (31.88%) Active Directory
3 22 (31.88%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (30.43%) Web Services
5 20 (28.99%) ASP.NET
5 20 (28.99%) HTML
6 19 (27.54%) .NET Framework
7 17 (24.64%) ASP.NET MVC
7 17 (24.64%) Visual Studio
8 16 (23.19%) TDD
8 16 (23.19%) MVC
8 16 (23.19%) jQuery
9 15 (21.74%) CSS
9 15 (21.74%) SQL Server
10 13 (18.84%) MS Office
10 13 (18.84%) SQL
10 13 (18.84%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 12 (17.39%) BDD
11 12 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
12 11 (15.94%) OO
13 10 (14.49%) XHTML
13 10 (14.49%) HTML5
13 10 (14.49%) Ajax
14 9 (13.04%) SCCM
14 9 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
14 9 (13.04%) T-SQL
14 9 (13.04%) JavaScript

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Norfolk by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 5 (7.25%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.90%) WordPress
2 2 (2.90%) Apache Solr
2 2 (2.90%) IBM Notes
2 2 (2.90%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.45%) IIS
3 1 (1.45%) Apache
3 1 (1.45%) Lync
3 1 (1.45%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 24 (34.78%) MS Excel
2 13 (18.84%) MS Office
3 3 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.59%) Firewall
2 4 (5.80%) Network Security
2 4 (5.80%) NetScaler
2 4 (5.80%) LAN
2 4 (5.80%) WAN
2 4 (5.80%) Ethernet
3 3 (4.35%) HTTP
4 1 (1.45%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.45%) DNS
4 1 (1.45%) DHCP
4 1 (1.45%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (10.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (8.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (7.25%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (5.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (4.35%) Amazon Redshift
7 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 3 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (2.90%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 17 (24.64%) Visual Studio
2 5 (7.25%) Selenium
2 5 (7.25%) SpecFlow
3 4 (5.80%) Git (software)
4 3 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (4.35%) CruiseControl
4 3 (4.35%) Subversion
4 3 (4.35%) MSI
4 3 (4.35%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.90%) AdminStudio
5 2 (2.90%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 4 (5.80%) Publishing
2 3 (4.35%) Finance
3 1 (1.45%) Electronics
3 1 (1.45%) Games
3 1 (1.45%) Banking
3 1 (1.45%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 29 (42.03%) Developer
2 11 (15.94%) Analyst
3 7 (10.14%) .NET Developer
4 6 (8.70%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 5 (7.25%) Web Developer
6 4 (5.80%) Architect
6 4 (5.80%) C# Developer
6 4 (5.80%) Network Analyst
6 4 (5.80%) Security Analyst
6 4 (5.80%) Web Analyst
6 4 (5.80%) Network Security Analyst
7 3 (4.35%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (4.35%) .NET Architect
7 3 (4.35%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (4.35%) Support Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) Service Analyst
7 3 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (2.90%) Support Analyst
8 2 (2.90%) Applications Packager
8 2 (2.90%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (34.78%) .NET
2 21 (30.43%) Web Services
3 20 (28.99%) ASP.NET
3 20 (28.99%) HTML
4 19 (27.54%) .NET Framework
5 17 (24.64%) ASP.NET MVC
6 16 (23.19%) jQuery
7 15 (21.74%) CSS
8 13 (18.84%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 10 (14.49%) HTML5
9 10 (14.49%) XHTML
9 10 (14.49%) Ajax
10 8 (11.59%) CSS3
11 5 (7.25%) WCF
12 3 (4.35%) LINQ
12 3 (4.35%) Application Packaging
12 3 (4.35%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 3 (4.35%) REST
13 2 (2.90%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 1 (1.45%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.90%) User Experience
2 2 (2.90%) NHS
2 2 (2.90%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.45%) Clustering
3 1 (1.45%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 27 (39.13%) Windows
2 7 (10.14%) Windows 7
3 6 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (7.25%) Windows XP
5 3 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.90%) Windows 8
6 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.45%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (31.88%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (23.19%) TDD
2 16 (23.19%) MVC
3 12 (17.39%) BDD
4 11 (15.94%) OO
5 8 (11.59%) Project Management
5 8 (11.59%) OOP
6 6 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (8.70%) Migration
6 6 (8.70%) ITIL
6 6 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (7.25%) Configuration Management
7 5 (7.25%) Web Development
7 5 (7.25%) Unit Testing
7 5 (7.25%) Multithreading
8 4 (5.80%) Software Engineering
8 4 (5.80%) Network Design
8 4 (5.80%) Security Architecture
9 3 (4.35%) Software Architecture
9 3 (4.35%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 24 (34.78%) C#
2 13 (18.84%) SQL
3 9 (13.04%) T-SQL
3 9 (13.04%) JavaScript
4 7 (10.14%) PowerShell
5 4 (5.80%) VBScript
6 3 (4.35%) VB
6 3 (4.35%) PHP
7 1 (1.45%) Java
7 1 (1.45%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 12 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (5.80%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.35%) MCP
3 3 (4.35%) MCTS
3 3 (4.35%) MCITP
4 2 (2.90%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.45%) MCPD
5 1 (1.45%) Degree
5 1 (1.45%) MCSE
5 1 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.25%) QA
2 3 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (31.88%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.45%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 9 (13.04%) SCCM
2 1 (1.45%) HP SIM
2 1 (1.45%) OpenView
2 1 (1.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 8 (11.59%) Citrix
2 5 (7.25%) VMware
3 4 (5.80%) Cisco
3 4 (5.80%) HP
4 3 (4.35%) Tableau
5 2 (2.90%) Becrypt
5 2 (2.90%) Lotus
5 2 (2.90%) AppSense
5 2 (2.90%) LANDesk
6 1 (1.45%) Oracle
6 1 (1.45%) Altiris
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