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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 4 7
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 35 40 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Norfolk 18.62% 18.10% 13.14%
As % of the Vendors category 34.31% 50.63% 33.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 24 11
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£298 £263 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £106 £87 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £343 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 8
Average hourly rate £22.50 £35.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.61% -5.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.85 £21.80 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £123.50 £38.80 £38.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -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
102 79 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Norfolk 54.26% 35.75% 38.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 48 31
Average daily rate £180 £253 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.71% -15.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £128 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 16
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +57.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £26.00 £18.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £137.50 £35.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.70% -12.82%

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 3 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Norfolk

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram 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 3 July 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 -3 13 £107 -32.94% 5
Great Yarmouth - 1 £250 -
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Norfolk

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 39 (50.65%) Active Directory
2 34 (44.16%) Windows
3 27 (35.06%) MS Office
4 21 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (20.78%) ITIL
6 14 (18.18%) SharePoint
7 13 (16.88%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (16.88%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (15.58%) VMware
9 11 (14.29%) Migration
9 11 (14.29%) Cisco
9 11 (14.29%) Citrix
9 11 (14.29%) MS Excel
9 11 (14.29%) SQL
9 11 (14.29%) SQL Server
9 11 (14.29%) Security Cleared
9 11 (14.29%) Windows 7
9 11 (14.29%) Lync
9 11 (14.29%) Office 365
10 10 (12.99%) Mobile Device Management
10 10 (12.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 9 (11.69%) Firewall
11 9 (11.69%) Skype
12 8 (10.39%) VMware Infrastructure
12 8 (10.39%) Finance
12 8 (10.39%) Symantec
12 8 (10.39%) MS Exchange
12 8 (10.39%) SLA
13 7 (9.09%) SAN
13 7 (9.09%) MCSE

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Norfolk by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 14 (18.18%) SharePoint
2 11 (14.29%) Lync
3 10 (12.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 8 (10.39%) MS Exchange
5 5 (6.49%) IIS
5 5 (6.49%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (5.19%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (3.90%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (2.60%) CMS
8 2 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 27 (35.06%) MS Office
2 11 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.60%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.30%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (5.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.60%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.30%) SAP CRM
3 1 (1.30%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 11 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.69%) Firewall
1 9 (11.69%) Skype
2 7 (9.09%) SAN
3 6 (7.79%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (5.19%) VLAN
4 4 (5.19%) DHCP
4 4 (5.19%) DNS
5 3 (3.90%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (3.90%) IP Telephony
6 2 (2.60%) iSCSI
6 2 (2.60%) FCoE
6 2 (2.60%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (2.60%) IPv4
6 2 (2.60%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.30%) VPN
7 1 (1.30%) LAN
7 1 (1.30%) PBX
7 1 (1.30%) VoIP
7 1 (1.30%) WAN
7 1 (1.30%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.90%) MS Access
2 3 (3.90%) EDMS
2 3 (3.90%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (3.90%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.30%) PerformancePoint
4 1 (1.30%) CorVu
4 1 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.30%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (3.90%) JIRA
2 1 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.30%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (10.39%) Finance
2 1 (1.30%) Law
2 1 (1.30%) Legal
2 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.30%) Advertising
2 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (33.77%) Analyst
2 13 (16.88%) 1st Line Support
3 11 (14.29%) Service Analyst
3 11 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
3 11 (14.29%) IT Support
4 8 (10.39%) Administrator
4 8 (10.39%) Support Engineer
4 8 (10.39%) Office 365 Engineer
5 6 (7.79%) Support Analyst
5 6 (7.79%) Design Engineer
6 5 (6.49%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (6.49%) Desktop Support
6 5 (6.49%) Operations Engineer
6 5 (6.49%) Implementation Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) Server Administrator
7 4 (5.19%) IT Security Analyst
7 4 (5.19%) Security Analyst
8 3 (3.90%) Help Desk Support
8 3 (3.90%) Desktop Engineer
8 3 (3.90%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.90%) .NET
1 3 (3.90%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.30%) HTML
2 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.30%) COM
2 1 (1.30%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.19%) Enterprise Storage
3 3 (3.90%) NHS
3 3 (3.90%) Blackberry
3 3 (3.90%) Replication
4 2 (2.60%) Clustering
5 1 (1.30%) CCTV
5 1 (1.30%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.30%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.30%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 34 (44.16%) Windows
2 13 (16.88%) Windows Server 2003
2 13 (16.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 6 (7.79%) Windows XP
4 6 (7.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (5.19%) Linux
6 3 (3.90%) Android
7 2 (2.60%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (20.78%) ITIL
2 11 (14.29%) Migration
3 10 (12.99%) Mobile Device Management
4 5 (6.49%) Information Security
5 4 (5.19%) CRM
5 4 (5.19%) Process Management
5 4 (5.19%) SIEM
5 4 (5.19%) Security Patching
6 3 (3.90%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (3.90%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (2.60%) Service Delivery
7 2 (2.60%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (2.60%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (2.60%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 2 (2.60%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (2.60%) Load Balancing
7 2 (2.60%) Validation
8 1 (1.30%) Software Licensing
8 1 (1.30%) Scrum
8 1 (1.30%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 11 (14.29%) SQL
2 3 (3.90%) Python
2 3 (3.90%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.60%) VBA
4 1 (1.30%) C#
4 1 (1.30%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.30%) VB
4 1 (1.30%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 21 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 7 (9.09%) MCSE
3 7 (9.09%) Degree
3 7 (9.09%) SC Cleared
4 4 (5.19%) SSCP
4 4 (5.19%) GIAC
4 4 (5.19%) CEH
4 4 (5.19%) CISMP
4 4 (5.19%) HNC
5 2 (2.60%) MCP
5 2 (2.60%) CCA
5 2 (2.60%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (2.60%) MCITP
5 2 (2.60%) PCI QSA
6 1 (1.30%) MCDST
6 1 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.30%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.30%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.39%) SLA
2 4 (5.19%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.30%) ISO 9000
3 1 (1.30%) QA
System Software
1 39 (50.65%) Active Directory
2 8 (10.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.19%) Hyper-V
3 4 (5.19%) XenApp
3 4 (5.19%) XenServer
3 4 (5.19%) vSphere
3 4 (5.19%) ProxySG
3 4 (5.19%) Xen
4 3 (3.90%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (2.60%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 7 (9.09%) SCCM
2 5 (6.49%) WSUS
3 4 (5.19%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.60%) SCOM
5 1 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (15.58%) VMware
2 11 (14.29%) Cisco
2 11 (14.29%) Citrix
3 8 (10.39%) Symantec
4 6 (7.79%) HP
5 5 (6.49%) Oracle
6 4 (5.19%) SAP
6 4 (5.19%) Hitachi
6 4 (5.19%) Blue Coat
6 4 (5.19%) Sophos
7 3 (3.90%) CheckPoint
7 3 (3.90%) Splunk
7 3 (3.90%) Lumension
7 3 (3.90%) AlgoSec
7 3 (3.90%) Cyber-Ark
8 2 (2.60%) Veeam
8 2 (2.60%) Business Objects
9 1 (1.30%) Cognos
9 1 (1.30%) Avaya
9 1 (1.30%) SonicWALL
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