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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 3 3 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 27 25 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Norwich 21.95% 21.55% 24.43%
As % of the Vendors category 50.94% 55.56% 62.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 14 10
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£203 £215 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.81% -4.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 12
Average hourly rate £20.00 £12.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
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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
53 45 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Norwich 43.09% 38.79% 38.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 28 19
Average daily rate £425 £250 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.00% -1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £94 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £350 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 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 £11.50 £11.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.25 £34.70 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.90
% change year-on-year
- -7.40%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 25 (52.08%) Active Directory
2 23 (47.92%) Windows
3 17 (35.42%) MS Office
4 11 (22.92%) ITIL
5 8 (16.67%) Cisco
6 7 (14.58%) Firewall
7 6 (12.50%) WSUS
7 6 (12.50%) SharePoint
7 6 (12.50%) SQL Server
7 6 (12.50%) MS Excel
7 6 (12.50%) SCCM
8 5 (10.42%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (10.42%) SQL
8 5 (10.42%) Oracle
8 5 (10.42%) Information Security
9 4 (8.33%) GIAC
9 4 (8.33%) VMware
9 4 (8.33%) Blue Coat
9 4 (8.33%) ProxySG
9 4 (8.33%) CEH
9 4 (8.33%) CISMP
9 4 (8.33%) Finance
9 4 (8.33%) SSCP
9 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (8.33%) Symantec
9 4 (8.33%) Sophos
9 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (8.33%) MCP
9 4 (8.33%) Windows 7
9 4 (8.33%) SIEM

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Norwich by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.17%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.17%) IIS
3 1 (2.08%) CMS
3 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 17 (35.42%) MS Office
2 6 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.58%) Firewall
2 3 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (2.08%) FCoE
3 1 (2.08%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (2.08%) Wireless
3 1 (2.08%) VLAN
3 1 (2.08%) iSCSI
3 1 (2.08%) LAN
3 1 (2.08%) VoIP
3 1 (2.08%) WAN
3 1 (2.08%) Ethernet
3 1 (2.08%) VPN
3 1 (2.08%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.25%) MS Access
2 3 (6.25%) EDMS
3 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.08%) PerformancePoint
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.08%) CorVu
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio
1 1 (2.08%) CruiseControl
1 1 (2.08%) Subversion
1 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (2.08%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (2.08%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 21 (43.75%) Analyst
2 12 (25.00%) 1st Line Support
3 9 (18.75%) Service Analyst
3 9 (18.75%) Service Desk Analyst
3 9 (18.75%) IT Support
4 5 (10.42%) Support Analyst
5 4 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (8.33%) Security Analyst
5 4 (8.33%) IT Security Analyst
6 3 (6.25%) Support Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Administrator
6 3 (6.25%) Consultant
7 2 (4.17%) DBA
7 2 (4.17%) Database Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Help Desk Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Data Consultant
7 2 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.25%) Regular Expression
2 2 (4.17%) .NET
2 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.08%) CSS
3 1 (2.08%) Web Services
3 1 (2.08%) XHTML
3 1 (2.08%) Ajax
3 1 (2.08%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.08%) jQuery
3 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.08%) HTML5
3 1 (2.08%) CSS3
3 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 1 (2.08%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.17%) NHS
1 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.08%) Clustering
2 1 (2.08%) CCTV
2 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (2.08%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 23 (47.92%) Windows
2 5 (10.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (8.33%) Windows 7
3 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (4.17%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.92%) ITIL
2 5 (10.42%) Information Security
3 4 (8.33%) SIEM
4 2 (4.17%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (4.17%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (2.08%) BCP
5 1 (2.08%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.08%) Project Management
5 1 (2.08%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.08%) Data Security
5 1 (2.08%) MVC
5 1 (2.08%) Business Continuity
5 1 (2.08%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.08%) TDD
5 1 (2.08%) Data Management
5 1 (2.08%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.08%) OO
5 1 (2.08%) CRM
5 1 (2.08%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.42%) SQL
2 3 (6.25%) Python
2 3 (6.25%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.17%) VBA
3 2 (4.17%) C#
4 1 (2.08%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.08%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.08%) VB
4 1 (2.08%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (8.33%) SSCP
1 4 (8.33%) GIAC
1 4 (8.33%) CEH
1 4 (8.33%) CISMP
1 4 (8.33%) MCP
2 3 (6.25%) MCSE
3 2 (4.17%) PCI QSA
4 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.08%) HNC
4 1 (2.08%) CCA
4 1 (2.08%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.08%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.33%) PCI DSS
2 2 (4.17%) SLA
3 1 (2.08%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 25 (52.08%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.33%) ProxySG
3 1 (2.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (2.08%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.08%) XenApp
3 1 (2.08%) XenServer
3 1 (2.08%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (12.50%) WSUS
1 6 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (2.08%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (16.67%) Cisco
2 5 (10.42%) Oracle
3 4 (8.33%) Symantec
3 4 (8.33%) Sophos
3 4 (8.33%) VMware
3 4 (8.33%) Blue Coat
4 3 (6.25%) Splunk
4 3 (6.25%) Lumension
4 3 (6.25%) AlgoSec
4 3 (6.25%) Cyber-Ark
4 3 (6.25%) CheckPoint
5 2 (4.17%) Citrix
6 1 (2.08%) Avaya
6 1 (2.08%) Spiceworks
6 1 (2.08%) SonicWALL
6 1 (2.08%) Business Objects
6 1 (2.08%) Cognos
6 1 (2.08%) HP
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