The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services 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 over the 3 months to 27 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.

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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 12 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
-8 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 19 32 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Norfolk 11.24% 17.98% 19.13%
As % of the Vendors category 27.14% 47.06% 57.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 16 12
Average daily rate
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£175 £155 £258
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -39.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £85 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £338 £349
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 17
Average hourly rate £11.50 £28.25 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.29% +10.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.33%
Microsoft
East of England

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

Vendors Category
Norfolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
70 68 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Norfolk 41.42% 38.20% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 44 21
Average daily rate £175 £250 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £130 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £350 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 24
Average hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +57.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Norfolk

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Norfolk

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Norfolk

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

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Norfolk

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Norfolk

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Norfolk region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Norfolk

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Norfolk

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Norfolk

Microsoft
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 within the Norfolk region over the 3 months to 27 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -4 9 £165 +6.45% 8
Thetford - 1 £250 -
Great Yarmouth - 1 £250 -
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Norfolk

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Norfolk 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 37 (58.73%) Active Directory
2 34 (53.97%) Windows
3 19 (30.16%) MS Office
4 13 (20.63%) ITIL
4 13 (20.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (17.46%) SQL
6 11 (17.46%) VMware
6 11 (17.46%) Windows 7
7 10 (15.87%) MS Excel
7 10 (15.87%) SharePoint
7 10 (15.87%) Cisco
8 8 (12.70%) Symantec
8 8 (12.70%) Firewall
8 8 (12.70%) SCCM
9 7 (11.11%) Finance
9 7 (11.11%) SLA
9 7 (11.11%) Citrix
9 7 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (11.11%) SQL Server
10 6 (9.52%) MS Exchange
10 6 (9.52%) WSUS
10 6 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (7.94%) SC Cleared
11 5 (7.94%) Security Cleared
11 5 (7.94%) Dynamics CRM
11 5 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (7.94%) Information Security
11 5 (7.94%) CRM
11 5 (7.94%) MCSE

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Norfolk by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Norfolk 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 10 (15.87%) SharePoint
2 6 (9.52%) MS Exchange
3 5 (7.94%) IIS
4 4 (6.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (6.35%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (3.17%) CMS
6 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 19 (30.16%) MS Office
2 10 (15.87%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (7.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.59%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.70%) Firewall
2 4 (6.35%) SAN
3 3 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (3.17%) FCoE
4 2 (3.17%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (3.17%) VLAN
4 2 (3.17%) iSCSI
4 2 (3.17%) DNS
4 2 (3.17%) DHCP
4 2 (3.17%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.59%) VPN
5 1 (1.59%) LAN
5 1 (1.59%) VoIP
5 1 (1.59%) WAN
5 1 (1.59%) Internet
5 1 (1.59%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.35%) MS Access
3 3 (4.76%) EDMS
4 2 (3.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.59%) PerformancePoint
5 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.59%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.59%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.59%) CorVu
General
1 7 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (1.59%) Legal
2 1 (1.59%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 25 (39.68%) Analyst
2 13 (20.63%) 1st Line Support
3 11 (17.46%) Service Analyst
3 11 (17.46%) Service Desk Analyst
3 11 (17.46%) IT Support
4 7 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (9.52%) Support Engineer
5 6 (9.52%) Support Analyst
5 6 (9.52%) Administrator
6 4 (6.35%) Security Analyst
6 4 (6.35%) Desktop Support
6 4 (6.35%) Operations Engineer
6 4 (6.35%) Server Administrator
6 4 (6.35%) IT Security Analyst
7 3 (4.76%) Consultant
7 3 (4.76%) Server Support
7 3 (4.76%) Help Desk Support
7 3 (4.76%) Server Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) Desktop Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.76%) Regular Expression
2 2 (3.17%) .NET
2 2 (3.17%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.59%) COM
3 1 (1.59%) CSS
3 1 (1.59%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.35%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (3.17%) NHS
3 2 (3.17%) Clustering
4 1 (1.59%) CCTV
4 1 (1.59%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.59%) Data Extraction
4 1 (1.59%) Kindle
4 1 (1.59%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 34 (53.97%) Windows
2 13 (20.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (17.46%) Windows 7
5 4 (6.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (6.35%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.59%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (20.63%) ITIL
2 5 (7.94%) Information Security
2 5 (7.94%) CRM
3 4 (6.35%) Process Management
3 4 (6.35%) SIEM
3 4 (6.35%) Security Patching
4 3 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (3.17%) Service Delivery
5 2 (3.17%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 2 (3.17%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (3.17%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (3.17%) Load Balancing
6 1 (1.59%) Enterprise Data Management
6 1 (1.59%) Unit Testing
6 1 (1.59%) Time Management
6 1 (1.59%) Data Architecture
6 1 (1.59%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (1.59%) Data Governance
6 1 (1.59%) Business Continuity Planning
6 1 (1.59%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (17.46%) SQL
2 3 (4.76%) Python
2 3 (4.76%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.17%) VBA
3 2 (3.17%) C#
4 1 (1.59%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.59%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.59%) VB
4 1 (1.59%) VB6
Qualifications
1 7 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (7.94%) MCSE
2 5 (7.94%) SC Cleared
2 5 (7.94%) Security Cleared
3 4 (6.35%) Degree
3 4 (6.35%) SSCP
3 4 (6.35%) GIAC
3 4 (6.35%) CEH
3 4 (6.35%) CISMP
3 4 (6.35%) HNC
4 3 (4.76%) MCP
5 2 (3.17%) CCA
5 2 (3.17%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (3.17%) MCITP
5 2 (3.17%) PCI QSA
6 1 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.59%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.11%) SLA
2 4 (6.35%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.59%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.59%) QA
System Software
1 37 (58.73%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.35%) Hyper-V
3 4 (6.35%) XenServer
3 4 (6.35%) vSphere
3 4 (6.35%) ProxySG
3 4 (6.35%) Xen
4 2 (3.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (3.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (12.70%) SCCM
2 6 (9.52%) WSUS
3 4 (6.35%) Backup Exec
4 2 (3.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (17.46%) VMware
2 10 (15.87%) Cisco
3 8 (12.70%) Symantec
4 7 (11.11%) Citrix
5 5 (7.94%) HP
5 5 (7.94%) Oracle
6 4 (6.35%) SAP
6 4 (6.35%) Sophos
6 4 (6.35%) Hitachi
6 4 (6.35%) Blue Coat
7 3 (4.76%) Splunk
7 3 (4.76%) CheckPoint
7 3 (4.76%) Lumension
7 3 (4.76%) AlgoSec
7 3 (4.76%) Cyber-Ark
8 2 (3.17%) Business Objects
9 1 (1.59%) Cognos
9 1 (1.59%) Avaya
9 1 (1.59%) Spiceworks
9 1 (1.59%) SonicWALL
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