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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 10 14 10
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 26 7 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Norwich 13.27% 6.31% 11.59%
As % of the Vendors category 47.27% 19.44% 30.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 1 10
Average daily rate
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£273 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.80% +4.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Average hourly rate £28.63 £8.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+257.81% -51.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.84 £15.85
% change year-on-year
+1.07% -6.34%
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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
55 36 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Norwich 28.06% 32.43% 38.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 16 29
Average daily rate £260 £306 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.10% +2.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £190 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £379 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 1
Average hourly rate £24.13 £18.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.02% +9.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.05%

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 21 August 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 21 August 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Norwich

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Norwich

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 23 (42.59%) MS Excel
2 22 (40.74%) Windows
3 17 (31.48%) C#
3 17 (31.48%) .NET
3 17 (31.48%) Active Directory
4 15 (27.78%) Web Services
5 14 (25.93%) HTML
5 14 (25.93%) ASP.NET
6 12 (22.22%) SQL Server
6 12 (22.22%) Visual Studio
6 12 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (22.22%) .NET Framework
7 11 (20.37%) SQL
7 11 (20.37%) MVC
7 11 (20.37%) TDD
7 11 (20.37%) ASP.NET MVC
8 10 (18.52%) jQuery
9 9 (16.67%) JavaScript
9 9 (16.67%) MS Office
9 9 (16.67%) CSS
9 9 (16.67%) OO
9 9 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 8 (14.81%) T-SQL
10 8 (14.81%) OOP
10 8 (14.81%) Project Management
10 8 (14.81%) Firewall
10 8 (14.81%) SCCM
10 8 (14.81%) BDD
11 7 (12.96%) PowerShell

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Norwich by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 (7.41%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (3.70%) IBM Notes
2 2 (3.70%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.70%) WordPress
2 2 (3.70%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.85%) Lync
3 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.85%) IIS
3 1 (1.85%) Apache
3 1 (1.85%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 23 (42.59%) MS Excel
2 9 (16.67%) MS Office
3 3 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.81%) Firewall
2 4 (7.41%) Network Security
2 4 (7.41%) NetScaler
2 4 (7.41%) LAN
2 4 (7.41%) WAN
2 4 (7.41%) Ethernet
3 3 (5.56%) HTTP
4 1 (1.85%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.85%) DNS
4 1 (1.85%) DHCP
4 1 (1.85%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 6 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (9.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (9.26%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (9.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 3 (5.56%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (3.70%) MySQL
5 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (22.22%) Visual Studio
2 5 (9.26%) Selenium
2 5 (9.26%) SpecFlow
3 2 (3.70%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.70%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (3.70%) MSI
4 1 (1.85%) AdminStudio
4 1 (1.85%) CruiseControl
4 1 (1.85%) Subversion
4 1 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.85%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (7.41%) Publishing
2 1 (1.85%) Games
2 1 (1.85%) Banking
2 1 (1.85%) Local Government
2 1 (1.85%) Electronics
2 1 (1.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (38.89%) Developer
2 10 (18.52%) Analyst
3 5 (9.26%) .NET Developer
3 5 (9.26%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 4 (7.41%) Network Analyst
4 4 (7.41%) Security Analyst
4 4 (7.41%) Web Analyst
4 4 (7.41%) Network Security Analyst
5 3 (5.56%) Web Developer
5 3 (5.56%) Support Engineer
5 3 (5.56%) Architect
5 3 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (3.70%) Service Analyst
6 2 (3.70%) Support Analyst
6 2 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (3.70%) C# Developer
6 2 (3.70%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (3.70%) PHP Web Developer
6 2 (3.70%) PHP Developer
6 2 (3.70%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (31.48%) .NET
2 15 (27.78%) Web Services
3 14 (25.93%) ASP.NET
3 14 (25.93%) HTML
4 12 (22.22%) .NET Framework
5 11 (20.37%) ASP.NET MVC
6 10 (18.52%) jQuery
7 9 (16.67%) CSS
7 9 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 6 (11.11%) Ajax
8 6 (11.11%) XHTML
8 6 (11.11%) HTML5
9 5 (9.26%) WCF
10 4 (7.41%) CSS3
11 3 (5.56%) LINQ
11 3 (5.56%) REST
12 2 (3.70%) Application Packaging
13 1 (1.85%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 1 (1.85%) Middleware
13 1 (1.85%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.70%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.85%) Clustering
2 1 (1.85%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 22 (40.74%) Windows
2 6 (11.11%) Windows 7
3 4 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (7.41%) Windows XP
4 3 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.70%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.85%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (20.37%) TDD
2 11 (20.37%) MVC
3 9 (16.67%) OO
4 8 (14.81%) Project Management
4 8 (14.81%) OOP
4 8 (14.81%) BDD
5 6 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (9.26%) Unit Testing
6 5 (9.26%) ITIL
6 5 (9.26%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (7.41%) Network Design
7 4 (7.41%) Multithreading
7 4 (7.41%) Security Architecture
7 4 (7.41%) Software Engineering
8 3 (5.56%) Statistical Analysis
8 3 (5.56%) Migration
8 3 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (5.56%) Software Architecture
8 3 (5.56%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 17 (31.48%) C#
2 11 (20.37%) SQL
3 9 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 8 (14.81%) T-SQL
5 7 (12.96%) PowerShell
6 3 (5.56%) VBScript
6 3 (5.56%) PHP
7 2 (3.70%) VB
8 1 (1.85%) ActionScript
8 1 (1.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (5.56%) MCTS
2 3 (5.56%) MCITP
3 2 (3.70%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.85%) MCPD
4 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.85%) MCP
4 1 (1.85%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.26%) QA
2 2 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (31.48%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.85%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 8 (14.81%) SCCM
2 1 (1.85%) HP SIM
2 1 (1.85%) OpenView
2 1 (1.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 5 (9.26%) Citrix
2 4 (7.41%) Cisco
3 3 (5.56%) VMware
3 3 (5.56%) Tableau
4 2 (3.70%) Becrypt
4 2 (3.70%) HP
4 2 (3.70%) Lotus
5 1 (1.85%) AppSense
5 1 (1.85%) Altiris
5 1 (1.85%) LANDesk
5 1 (1.85%) Oracle
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