The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Norfolk region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 26 22 23
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 3 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Norfolk 1.83% 2.91% 4.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.09% 17.86% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 6
Average daily rate
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£250 £155 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.29% -31.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £41.00 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +130.98%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Microsoft Certification
East of England

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

Qualifications Category
Norfolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
33 28 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Norfolk 20.12% 16.28% 9.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 15 10
Average daily rate £250 £250 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 4
Average hourly rate £33.50 £30.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.66% +57.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -20.00%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Norfolk

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

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Norfolk

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Norfolk

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

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in Norfolk

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Norfolk

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

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Norfolk

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in Norfolk

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Norfolk region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Norwich +5 1 £250 +61.29%
Thetford - 1 £250 -
Great Yarmouth - 1 £250 -
Microsoft Certification
East of England

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Norfolk

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Norfolk region citing Microsoft Certification 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 Certification.

1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
1 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 6 (75.00%) MCSE
3 5 (62.50%) Windows
3 5 (62.50%) SCCM
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (25.00%) VMware
5 2 (25.00%) Clustering
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco
5 2 (25.00%) Ethernet
5 2 (25.00%) Citrix
5 2 (25.00%) CCA
5 2 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
5 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
5 2 (25.00%) IIS
5 2 (25.00%) HNC
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
5 2 (25.00%) XenApp
5 2 (25.00%) XenServer
5 2 (25.00%) vSphere
5 2 (25.00%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (25.00%) FCoE
5 2 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (25.00%) Citrix Presentation Server

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Norfolk by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Norfolk region citing Microsoft Certification 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 Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (25.00%) IIS
1 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Ethernet
1 2 (25.00%) FCoE
1 2 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
1 2 (25.00%) iSCSI
1 2 (25.00%) VLAN
2 1 (12.50%) DHCP
2 1 (12.50%) DNS
General
1 1 (12.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Desktop Support
1 3 (37.50%) 3rd Line Support
1 3 (37.50%) Server Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Support Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Administrator
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Desktop Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Server Administrator
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Server Support
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Help Desk Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Server Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Clustering
1 2 (25.00%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
1 2 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) MCSE
2 2 (25.00%) CCA
2 2 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (25.00%) HNC
2 2 (25.00%) MCITP
3 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (25.00%) XenApp
2 2 (25.00%) XenServer
2 2 (25.00%) vSphere
2 2 (25.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 5 (62.50%) SCCM
2 2 (25.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) VMware
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco
2 2 (25.00%) Citrix