The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Norwich region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 16 9 6
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 16 15 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Norwich 8.16% 11.28% 11.29%
As % of the Vendors category 27.59% 23.81% 31.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 2
Average daily rate
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£288 £213 £178
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.29% +19.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £143 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £263 £188
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 8
Average hourly rate £12.00 £8.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £8.00 £14.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.60 £19.00 £20.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -15.62%
Microsoft
Norfolk

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

Vendors Category
Norwich
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
58 63 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Norwich 29.59% 47.37% 35.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 26 12
Average daily rate £313 £320 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.34% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £190 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £385 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 18 10
Average hourly rate £13.20 £21.75 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.31% +35.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £18.90 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £23.37 £21.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-0.62% -4.67%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Norwich

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Norwich

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Norwich

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

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Norwich

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Norwich

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Norwich region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Norwich

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Norwich

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Norwich

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Norwich

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Norwich 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 18 (35.29%) C#
1 18 (35.29%) .NET
1 18 (35.29%) MS Excel
2 17 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (31.37%) Windows
3 16 (31.37%) Web Services
4 15 (29.41%) Visual Studio
4 15 (29.41%) ASP.NET
4 15 (29.41%) Active Directory
5 14 (27.45%) HTML
5 14 (27.45%) .NET Framework
6 13 (25.49%) TDD
7 12 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (23.53%) ASP.NET MVC
8 11 (21.57%) jQuery
8 11 (21.57%) MVC
9 10 (19.61%) SQL Server
9 10 (19.61%) BDD
10 9 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (17.65%) CSS
11 8 (15.69%) SQL
11 8 (15.69%) OO
11 8 (15.69%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 8 (15.69%) HTML5
12 7 (13.73%) SQL Server 2008
12 7 (13.73%) ITIL
12 7 (13.73%) Project Management
12 7 (13.73%) Citrix
12 7 (13.73%) Firewall
13 6 (11.76%) Configuration Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Norwich by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Norwich 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 (7.84%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.88%) IBM Notes
3 2 (3.92%) Apache
3 2 (3.92%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.92%) WordPress
3 2 (3.92%) Apache Solr
3 2 (3.92%) IIS
3 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.96%) Lync
4 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.96%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 18 (35.29%) MS Excel
2 6 (11.76%) MS Office
3 3 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.73%) Firewall
2 4 (7.84%) Network Security
2 4 (7.84%) NetScaler
2 4 (7.84%) LAN
2 4 (7.84%) WAN
2 4 (7.84%) Ethernet
3 3 (5.88%) HTTP
4 2 (3.92%) DHCP
4 2 (3.92%) DNS
5 1 (1.96%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (19.61%) SQL Server
2 7 (13.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (7.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (7.84%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (7.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (3.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (3.92%) MySQL
4 2 (3.92%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 15 (29.41%) Visual Studio
2 5 (9.80%) Selenium
2 5 (9.80%) SpecFlow
3 3 (5.88%) Jenkins
3 3 (5.88%) Git (software)
3 3 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (5.88%) CruiseControl
3 3 (5.88%) Subversion
4 2 (3.92%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (3.92%) MSI
General
1 4 (7.84%) Publishing
2 3 (5.88%) Finance
3 1 (1.96%) Banking
3 1 (1.96%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 20 (39.22%) Developer
2 11 (21.57%) Analyst
3 5 (9.80%) Web Developer
3 5 (9.80%) .NET Developer
4 4 (7.84%) Network Analyst
4 4 (7.84%) Security Analyst
4 4 (7.84%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 4 (7.84%) Web Analyst
4 4 (7.84%) Network Security Analyst
4 4 (7.84%) Architect
5 3 (5.88%) Service Analyst
5 3 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (5.88%) .NET Architect
5 3 (5.88%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (3.92%) Support Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) Wintel Support
6 2 (3.92%) PHP Web Developer
6 2 (3.92%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (3.92%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (35.29%) .NET
2 16 (31.37%) Web Services
3 15 (29.41%) ASP.NET
4 14 (27.45%) HTML
4 14 (27.45%) .NET Framework
5 12 (23.53%) ASP.NET MVC
6 11 (21.57%) jQuery
7 9 (17.65%) CSS
8 8 (15.69%) HTML5
8 8 (15.69%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 6 (11.76%) CSS3
10 5 (9.80%) XHTML
10 5 (9.80%) Ajax
11 3 (5.88%) Application Packaging
11 3 (5.88%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 2 (3.92%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 2 (3.92%) WCF
12 2 (3.92%) Middleware
13 1 (1.96%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.92%) Clustering
3 2 (3.92%) CMDB
3 2 (3.92%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (31.37%) Windows
2 4 (7.84%) Windows 7
3 3 (5.88%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.96%) Windows Vista
4 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.96%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (25.49%) TDD
3 11 (21.57%) MVC
4 10 (19.61%) BDD
5 8 (15.69%) OO
6 7 (13.73%) ITIL
6 7 (13.73%) Project Management
7 6 (11.76%) Configuration Management
8 5 (9.80%) OOP
8 5 (9.80%) Unit Testing
8 5 (9.80%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (7.84%) Web Development
9 4 (7.84%) Security Architecture
9 4 (7.84%) Network Design
9 4 (7.84%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (7.84%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (5.88%) Scrum
10 3 (5.88%) Regression Testing
10 3 (5.88%) OOD
10 3 (5.88%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 18 (35.29%) C#
2 8 (15.69%) SQL
3 6 (11.76%) JavaScript
4 5 (9.80%) PowerShell
5 4 (7.84%) T-SQL
6 2 (3.92%) PHP
7 1 (1.96%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (5.88%) MCP
3 2 (3.92%) MCTS
3 2 (3.92%) MCITP
3 2 (3.92%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.96%) MCPD
4 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.96%) MCSE
4 1 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.80%) QA
2 4 (7.84%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (29.41%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.92%) Terminal Services
3 2 (3.92%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (9.80%) SCCM
2 2 (3.92%) HP SIM
2 2 (3.92%) OpenView
2 2 (3.92%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 7 (13.73%) Citrix
2 5 (9.80%) VMware
3 4 (7.84%) Cisco
4 3 (5.88%) HP
4 3 (5.88%) Lotus
5 2 (3.92%) LANDesk
5 2 (3.92%) Tableau
5 2 (3.92%) Oracle
6 1 (1.96%) Altiris