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 31 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 17 8 6
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 16 19 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Norwich 9.09% 13.57% 11.76%
As % of the Vendors category 30.19% 28.36% 34.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 2
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£300 £244 £178
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +37.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £151 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £328 £188
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 8
Average hourly rate £12.00 £21.75 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.82% +35.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £8.00 £14.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.60 £21.90 £20.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.20 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+5.18% -15.62%
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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
53 67 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Norwich 30.11% 47.86% 34.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 26 12
Average daily rate £325 £318 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.36% -22.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £190 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £390 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 21 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 £18.96 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £23.20 £21.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%

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 31 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 31 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 19 (37.25%) C#
1 19 (37.25%) .NET
2 18 (35.29%) MS Excel
2 18 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (33.33%) Web Services
4 16 (31.37%) Visual Studio
4 16 (31.37%) ASP.NET
5 15 (29.41%) HTML
5 15 (29.41%) Windows
5 15 (29.41%) .NET Framework
6 14 (27.45%) TDD
6 14 (27.45%) Active Directory
7 13 (25.49%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (25.49%) ASP.NET MVC
8 12 (23.53%) MVC
8 12 (23.53%) jQuery
9 11 (21.57%) BDD
10 10 (19.61%) Analytical Skills
10 10 (19.61%) CSS
10 10 (19.61%) SQL Server
11 9 (17.65%) OO
11 9 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 9 (17.65%) HTML5
12 8 (15.69%) SQL
13 7 (13.73%) Configuration Management
13 7 (13.73%) Project Management
13 7 (13.73%) Firewall
13 7 (13.73%) CSS3
13 7 (13.73%) SQL Server 2008
14 6 (11.76%) Ajax

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Norwich by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 3 (5.88%) IBM Notes
1 3 (5.88%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.92%) Apache
2 2 (3.92%) WordPress
2 2 (3.92%) Apache Solr
2 2 (3.92%) IIS
3 1 (1.96%) Lync
3 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.96%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 18 (35.29%) MS Excel
2 5 (9.80%) 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 16 (31.37%) Visual Studio
2 5 (9.80%) Selenium
2 5 (9.80%) SpecFlow
3 4 (7.84%) Jenkins
3 4 (7.84%) Git (software)
3 4 (7.84%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (7.84%) CruiseControl
3 4 (7.84%) Subversion
4 2 (3.92%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (3.92%) MSI
General
1 4 (7.84%) Finance
1 4 (7.84%) Publishing
2 1 (1.96%) Banking
2 1 (1.96%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 20 (39.22%) Developer
2 10 (19.61%) Analyst
3 5 (9.80%) Web Developer
3 5 (9.80%) .NET Developer
4 4 (7.84%) Security Analyst
4 4 (7.84%) Network Analyst
4 4 (7.84%) Architect
4 4 (7.84%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 4 (7.84%) Web Analyst
4 4 (7.84%) Network Security Analyst
5 3 (5.88%) Service Analyst
5 3 (5.88%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (5.88%) .NET Architect
6 2 (3.92%) Wintel Support
6 2 (3.92%) PHP Web Developer
6 2 (3.92%) PHP Developer
6 2 (3.92%) QA Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (3.92%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (37.25%) .NET
2 17 (33.33%) Web Services
3 16 (31.37%) ASP.NET
4 15 (29.41%) HTML
4 15 (29.41%) .NET Framework
5 13 (25.49%) ASP.NET MVC
6 12 (23.53%) jQuery
7 10 (19.61%) CSS
8 9 (17.65%) HTML5
8 9 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 7 (13.73%) CSS3
10 6 (11.76%) XHTML
10 6 (11.76%) 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 10 (19.61%) 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 15 (29.41%) Windows
2 4 (7.84%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.92%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.96%) Windows Vista
4 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.96%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (27.45%) TDD
3 12 (23.53%) MVC
4 11 (21.57%) BDD
5 9 (17.65%) OO
6 7 (13.73%) Configuration Management
6 7 (13.73%) Project Management
7 6 (11.76%) ITIL
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%) OOD
9 4 (7.84%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (5.88%) Scrum
10 3 (5.88%) Software Engineering
10 3 (5.88%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (37.25%) 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 13 (25.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (7.84%) MCP
3 2 (3.92%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.92%) MCTS
3 2 (3.92%) MCITP
4 1 (1.96%) MCPD
4 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.96%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.80%) QA
2 4 (7.84%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (27.45%) 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 6 (11.76%) Citrix
2 4 (7.84%) Cisco
2 4 (7.84%) VMware
3 3 (5.88%) HP
3 3 (5.88%) Lotus
4 2 (3.92%) LANDesk
4 2 (3.92%) Tableau
4 2 (3.92%) Oracle