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 26 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 8 3 4
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 9 30 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Norwich 9.57% 22.90% 19.35%
As % of the Vendors category 28.13% 57.69% 52.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 16 9
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£165 £155 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -31.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 9
Average hourly rate £11.50 £35.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.14% +40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £14.96
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.07%
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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
32 52 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Norwich 34.04% 39.69% 37.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 34 17
Average daily rate £374 £258 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.14% +14.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 16
Average hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +57.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £26.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.30 £40.40 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 26 May 2015.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Norwich

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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 24 (51.06%) Active Directory
2 23 (48.94%) Windows
3 17 (36.17%) MS Office
4 12 (25.53%) ITIL
5 8 (17.02%) Cisco
6 7 (14.89%) MS Excel
6 7 (14.89%) Firewall
7 6 (12.77%) WSUS
7 6 (12.77%) SCCM
7 6 (12.77%) SQL Server
7 6 (12.77%) SharePoint
8 5 (10.64%) SQL
8 5 (10.64%) Oracle
8 5 (10.64%) Information Security
8 5 (10.64%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (8.51%) SIEM
9 4 (8.51%) Security Patching
9 4 (8.51%) Windows 7
9 4 (8.51%) Blue Coat
9 4 (8.51%) ProxySG
9 4 (8.51%) GIAC
9 4 (8.51%) VMware
9 4 (8.51%) PCI DSS
9 4 (8.51%) CEH
9 4 (8.51%) CISMP
9 4 (8.51%) SSCP
9 4 (8.51%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (8.51%) Symantec
9 4 (8.51%) Sophos
10 3 (6.38%) CheckPoint

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Norwich by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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 6 (12.77%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.26%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.26%) IIS
3 1 (2.13%) CMS
3 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 17 (36.17%) MS Office
2 7 (14.89%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.89%) Firewall
2 3 (6.38%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (2.13%) FCoE
3 1 (2.13%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (2.13%) Wireless
3 1 (2.13%) VLAN
3 1 (2.13%) iSCSI
3 1 (2.13%) LAN
3 1 (2.13%) VoIP
3 1 (2.13%) WAN
3 1 (2.13%) Ethernet
3 1 (2.13%) VPN
3 1 (2.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.77%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.38%) MS Access
2 3 (6.38%) EDMS
3 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.13%) PerformancePoint
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.13%) CorVu
General
1 3 (6.38%) Finance
2 1 (2.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 22 (46.81%) Analyst
2 12 (25.53%) 1st Line Support
3 10 (21.28%) Service Analyst
3 10 (21.28%) Service Desk Analyst
4 9 (19.15%) IT Support
5 5 (10.64%) Support Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (8.51%) Security Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) IT Security Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) Administrator
7 3 (6.38%) Consultant
8 2 (4.26%) DBA
8 2 (4.26%) Database Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Help Desk Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Support Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Help Desk Support
8 2 (4.26%) Data Consultant
8 2 (4.26%) 1st Line Support Analyst
9 1 (2.13%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.38%) Regular Expression
2 1 (2.13%) .NET
2 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.13%) NHS
1 1 (2.13%) Clustering
1 1 (2.13%) CCTV
1 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Storage
1 1 (2.13%) Kindle
1 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (2.13%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 23 (48.94%) Windows
2 5 (10.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (8.51%) Windows 7
3 4 (8.51%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (4.26%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (25.53%) ITIL
2 5 (10.64%) Information Security
3 4 (8.51%) SIEM
3 4 (8.51%) Security Patching
4 2 (4.26%) Service Delivery
4 2 (4.26%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (4.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (4.26%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (2.13%) Data Analysis
5 1 (2.13%) Load Balancing
5 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Data Management
5 1 (2.13%) Unit Testing
5 1 (2.13%) Time Management
5 1 (2.13%) Data Architecture
5 1 (2.13%) BCP
5 1 (2.13%) Project Management
5 1 (2.13%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.13%) CRM
5 1 (2.13%) Data Security
5 1 (2.13%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.64%) SQL
2 3 (6.38%) Python
2 3 (6.38%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.26%) VBA
4 1 (2.13%) VB6
4 1 (2.13%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.13%) VB
4 1 (2.13%) C#
4 1 (2.13%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (8.51%) SSCP
1 4 (8.51%) GIAC
1 4 (8.51%) CEH
1 4 (8.51%) CISMP
2 3 (6.38%) MCSE
2 3 (6.38%) MCP
2 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.26%) PCI QSA
4 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.13%) MCITP
4 1 (2.13%) A+ Certification
4 1 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.13%) HNC
4 1 (2.13%) CCA
4 1 (2.13%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.51%) PCI DSS
2 3 (6.38%) SLA
3 1 (2.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 24 (51.06%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.51%) ProxySG
3 1 (2.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (2.13%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.13%) XenApp
3 1 (2.13%) XenServer
3 1 (2.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (12.77%) WSUS
1 6 (12.77%) SCCM
2 1 (2.13%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (17.02%) Cisco
2 5 (10.64%) Oracle
3 4 (8.51%) Symantec
3 4 (8.51%) Sophos
3 4 (8.51%) VMware
3 4 (8.51%) Blue Coat
4 3 (6.38%) Splunk
4 3 (6.38%) Lumension
4 3 (6.38%) AlgoSec
4 3 (6.38%) Cyber-Ark
4 3 (6.38%) CheckPoint
5 2 (4.26%) Citrix
6 1 (2.13%) Avaya
6 1 (2.13%) Spiceworks
6 1 (2.13%) SonicWALL
6 1 (2.13%) Business Objects
6 1 (2.13%) Cognos
6 1 (2.13%) HP