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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 2 10 11
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 22 27 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Norwich 19.47% 13.92% 7.34%
As % of the Vendors category 36.67% 49.09% 21.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 19 1
Average daily rate
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£319 £275 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.90% -12.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 2
Average hourly rate £18.75 £28.63 £8.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.49% +257.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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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
60 55 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Norwich 53.10% 28.35% 34.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 30 15
Average daily rate £310 £275 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.72% +7.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £161 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £435 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 7
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.75 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £115.00 £35.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -4.14%

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 2 September 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 2 September 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Norwich

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Norwich

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 17 (51.52%) Active Directory
2 15 (45.45%) Windows
3 9 (27.27%) MS Office
3 9 (27.27%) MS Excel
4 8 (24.24%) Firewall
4 8 (24.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (24.24%) Office 365
5 7 (21.21%) Migration
6 6 (18.18%) SharePoint
6 6 (18.18%) Cisco
7 5 (15.15%) ITIL
7 5 (15.15%) Citrix
8 4 (12.12%) SQL Server
8 4 (12.12%) Linux
8 4 (12.12%) DNS
8 4 (12.12%) Windows XP
8 4 (12.12%) MCSE
8 4 (12.12%) VMware
8 4 (12.12%) Finance
8 4 (12.12%) Degree
8 4 (12.12%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (12.12%) Lync
9 3 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
9 3 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (9.09%) Data Centre
9 3 (9.09%) VLAN
9 3 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (9.09%) SLA
9 3 (9.09%) MS Exchange
9 3 (9.09%) DHCP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Norwich by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (18.18%) SharePoint
2 4 (12.12%) Lync
3 3 (9.09%) MS Exchange
4 2 (6.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (6.06%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (3.03%) CMS
5 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (3.03%) IIS
5 1 (3.03%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 9 (27.27%) MS Office
1 9 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 3 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (6.06%) MS Visio
4 1 (3.03%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) assyst
1 1 (3.03%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 8 (24.24%) Office 365
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (24.24%) Firewall
2 4 (12.12%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (12.12%) DNS
3 3 (9.09%) DHCP
3 3 (9.09%) VLAN
4 2 (6.06%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (6.06%) Wireless
4 2 (6.06%) IP Telephony
4 2 (6.06%) IPv4
4 2 (6.06%) SAN
5 1 (3.03%) Internet
5 1 (3.03%) LAN
5 1 (3.03%) PBX
5 1 (3.03%) VoIP
5 1 (3.03%) WAN
5 1 (3.03%) Ethernet
5 1 (3.03%) VPN
5 1 (3.03%) FCoE
5 1 (3.03%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (3.03%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.03%) EDMS
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MSI
1 1 (3.03%) Subversion
1 1 (3.03%) Maven
1 1 (3.03%) JIRA
1 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (12.12%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Law
2 1 (3.03%) Advertising
2 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (27.27%) Analyst
2 6 (18.18%) Service Analyst
2 6 (18.18%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (15.15%) Consultant
4 3 (9.09%) 1st Line Support
4 3 (9.09%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Administrator
5 2 (6.06%) Business Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Mainframe Consultant
5 2 (6.06%) Active Directory Consultant
5 2 (6.06%) IT Support
5 2 (6.06%) Data Centre Consultant
5 2 (6.06%) Office 365 Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Architect
6 1 (3.03%) Report Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Citrix Support Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Wintel Support Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Senior Support Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) HTML
1 1 (3.03%) .NET
1 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET
1 1 (3.03%) CSS
1 1 (3.03%) SOAP
1 1 (3.03%) Web Services
1 1 (3.03%) XML
1 1 (3.03%) Application Packaging
1 1 (3.03%) jQuery
1 1 (3.03%) REST
1 1 (3.03%) Razor View Engine
1 1 (3.03%) Regular Expression
1 1 (3.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.06%) Blackberry
2 2 (6.06%) Mainframe
2 2 (6.06%) Replication
3 1 (3.03%) Clustering
3 1 (3.03%) CCTV
3 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.03%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 15 (45.45%) Windows
2 4 (12.12%) Linux
2 4 (12.12%) Windows XP
3 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (6.06%) Android
4 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (6.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (6.06%) Windows 7
4 2 (6.06%) Windows 8
4 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (6.06%) zOS
4 2 (6.06%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.21%) Migration
2 5 (15.15%) ITIL
3 3 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (6.06%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (6.06%) Project Management
4 2 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (6.06%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (6.06%) Test Strategy
4 2 (6.06%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (3.03%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (3.03%) Software Licensing
5 1 (3.03%) Critical Success Factor
5 1 (3.03%) Server Building
5 1 (3.03%) Application Discovery
5 1 (3.03%) TDD
5 1 (3.03%) Data Management
5 1 (3.03%) TOGAF
5 1 (3.03%) Supply Chain Management
5 1 (3.03%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.06%) SQL
1 2 (6.06%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
2 1 (3.03%) Python
2 1 (3.03%) C#
2 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (24.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (12.12%) MCSE
2 4 (12.12%) Degree
3 2 (6.06%) MCDST
4 1 (3.03%) MCITP
4 1 (3.03%) A+ Certification
4 1 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.03%) MCSA
4 1 (3.03%) ISEB
4 1 (3.03%) CCA
4 1 (3.03%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (51.52%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.03%) Terminal Services
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (3.03%) ProxySG
3 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.03%) XenApp
3 1 (3.03%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) SCCM
2 1 (3.03%) SCOM
2 1 (3.03%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 6 (18.18%) Cisco
2 5 (15.15%) Citrix
3 4 (12.12%) VMware
4 2 (6.06%) Red Hat
4 2 (6.06%) Remedy
4 2 (6.06%) Oracle
5 1 (3.03%) Sophos
5 1 (3.03%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.03%) Symantec
5 1 (3.03%) Avaya
5 1 (3.03%) Lotus
5 1 (3.03%) HP
5 1 (3.03%) Blue Coat
5 1 (3.03%) LANDesk
5 1 (3.03%) SonicWALL
5 1 (3.03%) Veeam
5 1 (3.03%) Splunk
5 1 (3.03%) Spiceworks
5 1 (3.03%) Lumension
5 1 (3.03%) AlgoSec