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 1 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 9 10 11
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 27 8 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Norwich 13.92% 7.34% 11.03%
As % of the Vendors category 49.09% 20.51% 27.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 1 9
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£275 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +4.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 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 £14.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -7.93%
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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 39 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Norwich 28.35% 35.78% 39.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 15 27
Average daily rate £275 £288 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £161 £190 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £375 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 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 £18.97 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-1.73% +1.57%

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 1 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 1 September 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Norwich

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Norwich

For the 6 months to 1 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 23 (40.35%) MS Excel
2 22 (38.60%) Windows
3 20 (35.09%) C#
3 20 (35.09%) .NET
4 18 (31.58%) Web Services
5 17 (29.82%) ASP.NET
5 17 (29.82%) HTML
5 17 (29.82%) Active Directory
6 15 (26.32%) .NET Framework
7 14 (24.56%) ASP.NET MVC
7 14 (24.56%) Visual Studio
7 14 (24.56%) SQL Server
7 14 (24.56%) MVC
7 14 (24.56%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (22.81%) TDD
8 13 (22.81%) jQuery
9 12 (21.05%) CSS
10 11 (19.30%) SQL
11 10 (17.54%) OO
11 10 (17.54%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (17.54%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 9 (15.79%) BDD
12 9 (15.79%) JavaScript
12 9 (15.79%) MS Office
13 8 (14.04%) T-SQL
13 8 (14.04%) OOP
13 8 (14.04%) Project Management
13 8 (14.04%) Firewall
13 8 (14.04%) SCCM
13 8 (14.04%) SQL Server 2008

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Norwich by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 (7.02%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (3.51%) IBM Notes
2 2 (3.51%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.51%) WordPress
2 2 (3.51%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.75%) Lync
3 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.75%) IIS
3 1 (1.75%) Apache
3 1 (1.75%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 23 (40.35%) MS Excel
2 9 (15.79%) MS Office
3 3 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.04%) Firewall
2 4 (7.02%) Network Security
2 4 (7.02%) NetScaler
2 4 (7.02%) LAN
2 4 (7.02%) WAN
2 4 (7.02%) Ethernet
3 3 (5.26%) HTTP
4 1 (1.75%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.75%) DNS
4 1 (1.75%) DHCP
4 1 (1.75%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (24.56%) SQL Server
2 8 (14.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (8.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (8.77%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (8.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 3 (5.26%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (3.51%) MySQL
5 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (24.56%) Visual Studio
2 5 (8.77%) Selenium
2 5 (8.77%) SpecFlow
3 3 (5.26%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (3.51%) CruiseControl
4 2 (3.51%) Subversion
4 2 (3.51%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (3.51%) MSI
4 2 (3.51%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.75%) AdminStudio
General
1 4 (7.02%) Publishing
2 2 (3.51%) Finance
3 1 (1.75%) Electronics
3 1 (1.75%) Games
3 1 (1.75%) Banking
3 1 (1.75%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 24 (42.11%) Developer
2 10 (17.54%) Analyst
3 5 (8.77%) Web Developer
3 5 (8.77%) .NET Developer
3 5 (8.77%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 4 (7.02%) Network Analyst
4 4 (7.02%) Security Analyst
4 4 (7.02%) Web Analyst
4 4 (7.02%) Network Security Analyst
5 3 (5.26%) C# Developer
5 3 (5.26%) Support Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) Architect
5 3 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (3.51%) Service Analyst
6 2 (3.51%) Support Analyst
6 2 (3.51%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (3.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) PHP Web Developer
6 2 (3.51%) PHP Developer
6 2 (3.51%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (35.09%) .NET
2 18 (31.58%) Web Services
3 17 (29.82%) ASP.NET
3 17 (29.82%) HTML
4 15 (26.32%) .NET Framework
5 14 (24.56%) ASP.NET MVC
6 13 (22.81%) jQuery
7 12 (21.05%) CSS
8 10 (17.54%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 7 (12.28%) Ajax
9 7 (12.28%) XHTML
9 7 (12.28%) HTML5
10 5 (8.77%) WCF
10 5 (8.77%) CSS3
11 3 (5.26%) LINQ
11 3 (5.26%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 3 (5.26%) REST
12 2 (3.51%) Application Packaging
12 2 (3.51%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 1 (1.75%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.51%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.75%) Clustering
2 1 (1.75%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 22 (38.60%) Windows
2 6 (10.53%) Windows 7
3 4 (7.02%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (7.02%) Windows XP
4 3 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.51%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.75%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.75%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (24.56%) MVC
1 14 (24.56%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (22.81%) TDD
3 10 (17.54%) OO
4 9 (15.79%) BDD
5 8 (14.04%) OOP
5 8 (14.04%) Project Management
6 6 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (8.77%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (8.77%) ITIL
7 5 (8.77%) Unit Testing
7 5 (8.77%) Multithreading
8 4 (7.02%) Security Architecture
8 4 (7.02%) Web Development
8 4 (7.02%) Software Engineering
8 4 (7.02%) Configuration Management
8 4 (7.02%) Network Design
9 3 (5.26%) Regression Testing
9 3 (5.26%) Migration
9 3 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (35.09%) C#
2 11 (19.30%) SQL
3 9 (15.79%) JavaScript
4 8 (14.04%) T-SQL
5 7 (12.28%) PowerShell
6 3 (5.26%) VBScript
6 3 (5.26%) PHP
7 2 (3.51%) VB
8 1 (1.75%) ActionScript
8 1 (1.75%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (17.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (5.26%) MCTS
2 3 (5.26%) MCITP
3 2 (3.51%) MCP
3 2 (3.51%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.75%) MCSE
4 1 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.75%) MCPD
4 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.77%) QA
2 2 (3.51%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (29.82%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.51%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.75%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 8 (14.04%) SCCM
2 1 (1.75%) HP SIM
2 1 (1.75%) OpenView
2 1 (1.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 5 (8.77%) Citrix
2 4 (7.02%) Cisco
3 3 (5.26%) VMware
3 3 (5.26%) Tableau
4 2 (3.51%) Becrypt
4 2 (3.51%) HP
4 2 (3.51%) Lotus
5 1 (1.75%) AppSense
5 1 (1.75%) Altiris
5 1 (1.75%) LANDesk
5 1 (1.75%) Oracle
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