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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 1 10 6
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 48 33 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Norfolk 25.81% 12.27% 17.96%
As % of the Vendors category 46.15% 44.00% 37.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 23 15
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£300 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £128 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 4
Average hourly rate £62.50 £35.50 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.05% +208.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.88 £14.70 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £126.25 £59.20 £57.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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
104 75 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Norfolk 55.91% 27.88% 48.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 38 43
Average daily rate £299 £280 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.70% +9.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £168 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £462 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 9
Average hourly rate £115.00 £21.75 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+428.73% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £11.50 £8.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £137.50 £35.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +8 22 £300 +4.34% 4
Great Yarmouth 0 2 £250 +233.33%
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Norfolk

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 29 (43.28%) Active Directory
2 25 (37.31%) Windows
3 23 (34.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (31.34%) MS Office
5 20 (29.85%) Migration
5 20 (29.85%) Office 365
6 17 (25.37%) Lync
6 17 (25.37%) SharePoint
7 15 (22.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 15 (22.39%) Mobile Device Management
8 14 (20.90%) Skype
9 13 (19.40%) VMware
9 13 (19.40%) SQL
10 12 (17.91%) MS Excel
11 11 (16.42%) Citrix
11 11 (16.42%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (16.42%) Windows Server 2008
12 10 (14.93%) Security Cleared
12 10 (14.93%) Dynamics CRM
12 10 (14.93%) BizTalk Server
12 10 (14.93%) Cisco
12 10 (14.93%) CRM
13 9 (13.43%) Firewall
13 9 (13.43%) SharePoint 2010
14 8 (11.94%) VMware Infrastructure
14 8 (11.94%) Finance
14 8 (11.94%) MS Exchange
15 7 (10.45%) SAN
15 7 (10.45%) SLA
15 7 (10.45%) Oracle

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Norfolk by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 17 (25.37%) SharePoint
1 17 (25.37%) Lync
2 15 (22.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 10 (14.93%) BizTalk Server
4 9 (13.43%) SharePoint 2010
5 8 (11.94%) MS Exchange
6 4 (5.97%) IIS
6 4 (5.97%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (2.99%) CMS
7 2 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (1.49%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 21 (31.34%) MS Office
2 12 (17.91%) MS Excel
3 3 (4.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.99%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (14.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.99%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.49%) SAP CRM
3 1 (1.49%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 20 (29.85%) Office 365
2 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (20.90%) Skype
2 9 (13.43%) Firewall
3 7 (10.45%) SAN
4 6 (8.96%) DNS
4 6 (8.96%) VLAN
5 5 (7.46%) DHCP
5 5 (7.46%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (4.48%) FCoE
6 3 (4.48%) Fibre Channel
6 3 (4.48%) IP Telephony
6 3 (4.48%) Ethernet
6 3 (4.48%) Kerberos
6 3 (4.48%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (4.48%) iSCSI
6 3 (4.48%) IPv4
7 2 (2.99%) Wireless
8 1 (1.49%) Internet
8 1 (1.49%) VPN
8 1 (1.49%) LAN
8 1 (1.49%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.45%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.97%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (4.48%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (4.48%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.49%) EDMS
4 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (4.48%) JIRA
2 2 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.49%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.49%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.49%) Subversion
3 1 (1.49%) Maven
General
1 8 (11.94%) Finance
2 1 (1.49%) Law
2 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.49%) Advertising
2 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (23.88%) Analyst
2 13 (19.40%) Office 365 Engineer
3 9 (13.43%) Design Engineer
4 7 (10.45%) Support Analyst
4 7 (10.45%) Support Engineer
4 7 (10.45%) Implementation Engineer
5 6 (8.96%) Applications Support Analyst
5 6 (8.96%) Service Desk Analyst
5 6 (8.96%) Applications Support
5 6 (8.96%) Service Analyst
6 5 (7.46%) Administrator
6 5 (7.46%) Operations Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) IT Support
7 4 (5.97%) 1st Line Support
7 4 (5.97%) Server Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) Consultant
8 3 (4.48%) Server Support
8 3 (4.48%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (4.48%) Developer
8 3 (4.48%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.97%) Software Packaging
1 4 (5.97%) .NET
2 2 (2.99%) ASP.NET
2 2 (2.99%) HTML
2 2 (2.99%) CSS
3 1 (1.49%) SOAP
3 1 (1.49%) Web Services
3 1 (1.49%) XML
3 1 (1.49%) jQuery
3 1 (1.49%) REST
3 1 (1.49%) Razor View Engine
3 1 (1.49%) Regular Expression
3 1 (1.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (1.49%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.45%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.48%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.48%) Replication
2 3 (4.48%) Clustering
2 3 (4.48%) NHS
2 3 (4.48%) Blackberry
2 3 (4.48%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (2.99%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.49%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.49%) CCTV
4 1 (1.49%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 25 (37.31%) Windows
2 11 (16.42%) Windows Server 2003
2 11 (16.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (10.45%) Windows 7
4 6 (8.96%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (8.96%) Linux
4 6 (8.96%) Windows XP
5 3 (4.48%) Android
6 2 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.99%) zOS
6 2 (2.99%) AIX
6 2 (2.99%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (29.85%) Migration
2 15 (22.39%) Mobile Device Management
3 10 (14.93%) CRM
4 5 (7.46%) ITIL
5 4 (5.97%) Process Management
5 4 (5.97%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (5.97%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (4.48%) Load Balancing
6 3 (4.48%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (2.99%) Scrum
7 2 (2.99%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (2.99%) Project Management
7 2 (2.99%) TDD
7 2 (2.99%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (2.99%) Validation
7 2 (2.99%) Server Building
8 1 (1.49%) Responsive Web Design
8 1 (1.49%) Software Deployment
8 1 (1.49%) Software Licensing
8 1 (1.49%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (19.40%) SQL
2 6 (8.96%) VBScript
3 3 (4.48%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.99%) VB
4 2 (2.99%) C#
5 1 (1.49%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.49%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.49%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.49%) Python
Qualifications
1 23 (34.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (14.93%) Security Cleared
3 7 (10.45%) Degree
4 6 (8.96%) SC Cleared
4 6 (8.96%) MCSE
5 3 (4.48%) HNC
5 3 (4.48%) CCA
5 3 (4.48%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (4.48%) MCITP
6 2 (2.99%) ISEB
7 1 (1.49%) MCSA
7 1 (1.49%) A+ Certification
7 1 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.49%) MCDST
7 1 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.45%) SLA
2 1 (1.49%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 29 (43.28%) Active Directory
2 8 (11.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (7.46%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (5.97%) vSphere
4 4 (5.97%) Xen
5 3 (4.48%) Hyper-V
5 3 (4.48%) XenApp
5 3 (4.48%) XenServer
6 2 (2.99%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.49%) ProxySG
7 1 (1.49%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 7 (10.45%) SCCM
2 4 (5.97%) Backup Exec
3 3 (4.48%) SCOM
4 1 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.49%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (19.40%) VMware
2 11 (16.42%) Citrix
3 10 (14.93%) Cisco
4 7 (10.45%) Oracle
5 6 (8.96%) HP
5 6 (8.96%) Avaya
6 5 (7.46%) Symantec
7 4 (5.97%) Hitachi
7 4 (5.97%) SAP
8 2 (2.99%) Remedy
8 2 (2.99%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.99%) Veeam
9 1 (1.49%) Splunk
9 1 (1.49%) Spiceworks
9 1 (1.49%) Lumension
9 1 (1.49%) AlgoSec
9 1 (1.49%) Cyber-Ark
9 1 (1.49%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.49%) Sophos
9 1 (1.49%) Blue Coat
Norwich
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Rate: £95.59 - 119.00 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago