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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 1 3 4
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 36 25 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Norwich 25.17% 22.73% 20.30%
As % of the Vendors category 55.38% 65.79% 44.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 13 5
Average daily rate
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£135 £125 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -50.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £114 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £275 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 11 13
Average hourly rate £22.50 £12.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% -27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.74 £11.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.48 £14.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.63
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -4.27%
Microsoft
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
65 38 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Norwich 45.45% 34.55% 45.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 17 10
Average daily rate £375 £163 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+130.76% -36.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £110 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £298 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 13 17
Average hourly rate £23.00 £13.25 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.58% -38.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.95
% change year-on-year
- -7.65%

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 4 March 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Norwich

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Norwich region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Norwich

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Norwich

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 22 (45.83%) Windows
3 16 (33.33%) MS Office
4 13 (27.08%) ITIL
5 7 (14.58%) SQL Server
6 6 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (12.50%) VMware
6 6 (12.50%) Firewall
6 6 (12.50%) WSUS
7 5 (10.42%) Information Security
7 5 (10.42%) Cisco
7 5 (10.42%) Oracle
7 5 (10.42%) MCP
7 5 (10.42%) MS Excel
7 5 (10.42%) SCCM
7 5 (10.42%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (8.33%) PCI DSS
8 4 (8.33%) SIEM
8 4 (8.33%) ASP.NET
8 4 (8.33%) C#
8 4 (8.33%) SQL
8 4 (8.33%) .NET
8 4 (8.33%) SharePoint
8 4 (8.33%) SSCP
8 4 (8.33%) CEH
8 4 (8.33%) CISMP
8 4 (8.33%) Finance
8 4 (8.33%) GIAC
9 3 (6.25%) .NET Framework
9 3 (6.25%) jQuery

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Norwich by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 4 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.17%) IIS
3 1 (2.08%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.08%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.08%) Apache
3 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 16 (33.33%) MS Office
2 5 (10.42%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.50%) Firewall
2 2 (4.17%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (2.08%) DHCP
3 1 (2.08%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.58%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.25%) MS Access
3 2 (4.17%) EDMS
4 1 (2.08%) CorVu
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.08%) PerformancePoint
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.17%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.17%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.17%) CruiseControl
2 2 (4.17%) Subversion
3 1 (2.08%) MSI
General
1 4 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (2.08%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 19 (39.58%) Analyst
2 11 (22.92%) 1st Line Support
3 8 (16.67%) Service Analyst
3 8 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
3 8 (16.67%) IT Support
4 4 (8.33%) Security Analyst
4 4 (8.33%) IT Security Analyst
4 4 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (8.33%) Support Analyst
5 3 (6.25%) Support Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Administrator
6 2 (4.17%) Help Desk Support
6 2 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Architect
6 2 (4.17%) Desktop Support
6 2 (4.17%) Developer
6 2 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (4.17%) Database Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.33%) ASP.NET
1 4 (8.33%) .NET
2 3 (6.25%) .NET Framework
2 3 (6.25%) jQuery
2 3 (6.25%) HTML
2 3 (6.25%) CSS
2 3 (6.25%) Web Services
2 3 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (4.17%) HTML5
3 2 (4.17%) CSS3
3 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 2 (4.17%) Regular Expression
3 2 (4.17%) XHTML
3 2 (4.17%) Ajax
4 1 (2.08%) Application Packaging
4 1 (2.08%) Middleware
4 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (2.08%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.17%) NHS
3 1 (2.08%) Clustering
3 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.08%) CMDB
3 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (2.08%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 22 (45.83%) Windows
2 5 (10.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (4.17%) Windows 7
4 2 (4.17%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (27.08%) ITIL
2 5 (10.42%) Information Security
3 4 (8.33%) SIEM
4 3 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (6.25%) TDD
4 3 (6.25%) Configuration Management
5 2 (4.17%) BDD
5 2 (4.17%) CRM
5 2 (4.17%) OO
5 2 (4.17%) OOD
5 2 (4.17%) MVC
5 2 (4.17%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 2 (4.17%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (4.17%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.08%) Scrum
6 1 (2.08%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.08%) Change Management
6 1 (2.08%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.08%) Data Analysis
6 1 (2.08%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.33%) C#
1 4 (8.33%) SQL
2 2 (4.17%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.17%) Python
2 2 (4.17%) VBA
3 1 (2.08%) VB6
3 1 (2.08%) VB
3 1 (2.08%) Java
3 1 (2.08%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (10.42%) MCP
3 4 (8.33%) SSCP
3 4 (8.33%) CEH
3 4 (8.33%) CISMP
3 4 (8.33%) GIAC
4 2 (4.17%) PCI QSA
4 2 (4.17%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.17%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.17%) MCSE
5 1 (2.08%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.33%) PCI DSS
2 3 (6.25%) SLA
3 1 (2.08%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 24 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.25%) ProxySG
3 2 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.08%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (2.08%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.08%) XenApp
4 1 (2.08%) XenServer
4 1 (2.08%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.08%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (12.50%) WSUS
2 5 (10.42%) SCCM
3 1 (2.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (2.08%) OpenView
3 1 (2.08%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 6 (12.50%) VMware
2 5 (10.42%) Cisco
2 5 (10.42%) Oracle
3 3 (6.25%) Blue Coat
3 3 (6.25%) Symantec
3 3 (6.25%) Sophos
3 3 (6.25%) Citrix
4 2 (4.17%) Splunk
4 2 (4.17%) Lumension
4 2 (4.17%) AlgoSec
4 2 (4.17%) Cyber-Ark
4 2 (4.17%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.08%) LANDesk
5 1 (2.08%) Lotus
5 1 (2.08%) HP
5 1 (2.08%) Business Objects
5 1 (2.08%) Cognos
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