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 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 12 12 7
Rank change year-on-year
0 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 23 10 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Norwich 11.98% 9.80% 10.61%
As % of the Vendors category 39.66% 25.64% 25.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 1 8
Average daily rate
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£288 £125 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+130.00% -58.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 1
Average hourly rate £21.75 £8.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+171.87% -51.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -13.60%
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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
58 39 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Norwich 30.21% 38.24% 41.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 12 24
Average daily rate £325 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £190 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £375 £389
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 1
Average hourly rate £21.75 £21.75 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +31.81%
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 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 18 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Norwich

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Norwich region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Norwich

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Norwich

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 24 (40.00%) Windows
1 24 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 21 (35.00%) C#
2 21 (35.00%) .NET
3 20 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (31.67%) Web Services
4 19 (31.67%) Active Directory
5 18 (30.00%) ASP.NET
5 18 (30.00%) HTML
6 16 (26.67%) .NET Framework
7 15 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 15 (25.00%) Visual Studio
8 14 (23.33%) SQL Server
8 14 (23.33%) TDD
8 14 (23.33%) MVC
8 14 (23.33%) jQuery
9 13 (21.67%) CSS
10 12 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
11 11 (18.33%) SQL
11 11 (18.33%) OO
11 11 (18.33%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 10 (16.67%) BDD
13 9 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
13 9 (15.00%) JavaScript
13 9 (15.00%) MS Office
14 8 (13.33%) T-SQL
14 8 (13.33%) OOP
14 8 (13.33%) XHTML
14 8 (13.33%) Project Management
14 8 (13.33%) Firewall

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Norwich by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (6.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (3.33%) IBM Notes
2 2 (3.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.33%) WordPress
2 2 (3.33%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.67%) Lync
3 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.67%) IIS
3 1 (1.67%) Apache
3 1 (1.67%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 24 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 9 (15.00%) MS Office
3 3 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.33%) Firewall
2 4 (6.67%) Network Security
2 4 (6.67%) NetScaler
2 4 (6.67%) LAN
2 4 (6.67%) WAN
2 4 (6.67%) Ethernet
3 3 (5.00%) HTTP
4 1 (1.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.67%) DNS
4 1 (1.67%) DHCP
4 1 (1.67%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (23.33%) SQL Server
2 8 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 3 (5.00%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (3.33%) MySQL
5 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 15 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 5 (8.33%) Selenium
2 5 (8.33%) SpecFlow
3 4 (6.67%) Git (software)
4 3 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (5.00%) CruiseControl
4 3 (5.00%) Subversion
4 3 (5.00%) Jenkins
5 2 (3.33%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (3.33%) MSI
6 1 (1.67%) AdminStudio
General
1 4 (6.67%) Publishing
2 3 (5.00%) Finance
3 1 (1.67%) Electronics
3 1 (1.67%) Games
3 1 (1.67%) Banking
3 1 (1.67%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 25 (41.67%) Developer
2 11 (18.33%) Analyst
3 6 (10.00%) .NET Developer
4 5 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 5 (8.33%) Web Developer
5 4 (6.67%) Architect
5 4 (6.67%) Network Analyst
5 4 (6.67%) Security Analyst
5 4 (6.67%) Web Analyst
5 4 (6.67%) Network Security Analyst
6 3 (5.00%) C# Developer
6 3 (5.00%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (5.00%) .NET Architect
6 3 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (5.00%) Support Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Service Analyst
7 2 (3.33%) Support Analyst
7 2 (3.33%) PHP Developer
7 2 (3.33%) QA Engineer
7 2 (3.33%) PHP Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (35.00%) .NET
2 19 (31.67%) Web Services
3 18 (30.00%) ASP.NET
3 18 (30.00%) HTML
4 16 (26.67%) .NET Framework
5 15 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 14 (23.33%) jQuery
7 13 (21.67%) CSS
8 11 (18.33%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 8 (13.33%) Ajax
9 8 (13.33%) XHTML
9 8 (13.33%) HTML5
10 6 (10.00%) CSS3
11 5 (8.33%) WCF
12 3 (5.00%) LINQ
12 3 (5.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 3 (5.00%) REST
13 2 (3.33%) Application Packaging
13 2 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 1 (1.67%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.33%) User Experience
2 2 (3.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.67%) Clustering
3 1 (1.67%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 24 (40.00%) Windows
2 6 (10.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (6.67%) Windows XP
4 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.33%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.67%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (23.33%) TDD
2 14 (23.33%) MVC
3 11 (18.33%) OO
4 10 (16.67%) BDD
5 8 (13.33%) OOP
5 8 (13.33%) Project Management
6 6 (10.00%) ITIL
6 6 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (8.33%) Configuration Management
7 5 (8.33%) Unit Testing
7 5 (8.33%) Multithreading
8 4 (6.67%) Security Architecture
8 4 (6.67%) Web Development
8 4 (6.67%) Software Engineering
8 4 (6.67%) Network Design
9 3 (5.00%) Regression Testing
9 3 (5.00%) OOD
9 3 (5.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 21 (35.00%) C#
2 11 (18.33%) SQL
3 9 (15.00%) JavaScript
4 8 (13.33%) T-SQL
5 7 (11.67%) PowerShell
6 3 (5.00%) VBScript
6 3 (5.00%) PHP
7 2 (3.33%) VB
8 1 (1.67%) ActionScript
8 1 (1.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (5.00%) MCP
2 3 (5.00%) MCTS
2 3 (5.00%) MCITP
2 3 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.67%) MCPD
4 1 (1.67%) MCSE
4 1 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.33%) QA
2 3 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (31.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.67%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 8 (13.33%) SCCM
2 1 (1.67%) HP SIM
2 1 (1.67%) OpenView
2 1 (1.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 6 (10.00%) Citrix
2 4 (6.67%) Cisco
2 4 (6.67%) VMware
3 3 (5.00%) Tableau
4 2 (3.33%) Becrypt
4 2 (3.33%) LANDesk
4 2 (3.33%) HP
4 2 (3.33%) Lotus
5 1 (1.67%) Oracle
5 1 (1.67%) AppSense
5 1 (1.67%) Altiris
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