The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Norfolk with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Certification
East of England / Norfolk
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 19 20
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 7 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Norfolk 4.55% 5.15% 2.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.96% 21.28% 12.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 2
Median daily rate £250 £350 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +40.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £281 £345 £325
% change year-on-year -18.35% +6.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -5.00% +33.33%  

Microsoft Certification is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Norfolk.

Academic & Professional Certification
Norfolk
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 54 47 33
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Norfolk 35.06% 24.23% 19.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 36 20
Median daily rate £425 £370 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.86% +48.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £149 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £600 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +6.44% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 7
Median hourly rate £15.00 - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -10.00% +55.55%  

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Norfolk

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Norfolk citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in Norfolk

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Norfolk

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Norfolk.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Norfolk

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Norfolk

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Norfolk over the 3 months to 30 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Certification in Norfolk

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Norfolk

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Norfolk.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Norfolk

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in Norfolk

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Norfolk region over the 3 months to 30 April 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Norwich +3 2 - -
King's Lynn - 1 £275 -
Microsoft Certification
East of England

For the 6 months to 30 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Norfolk region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 8 (100.00%) ITIL
2 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) MCSE
3 3 (37.50%) Service Delivery
3 3 (37.50%) MCP
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 3 (37.50%) Local Government
3 3 (37.50%) SCCM
3 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
3 3 (37.50%) OneDrive
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (25.00%) High Availability
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (25.00%) Data Protection
4 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (25.00%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (25.00%) Migration
4 2 (25.00%) Clustering
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (25.00%) MCITP
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
4 2 (25.00%) Information Management

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Norfolk by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2000
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (37.50%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Desktop Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Desktop Support
1 3 (37.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Service Desk Team Leader
1 3 (37.50%) Support Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Team Leader
2 2 (25.00%) DBA
2 2 (25.00%) Senior DBA
2 2 (25.00%) Senior SQL DBA
2 2 (25.00%) SQL DBA
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Rollout Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Rollout Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Desktop Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Desktop Support
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Clustering
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) ITIL
2 3 (37.50%) Service Delivery
3 2 (25.00%) Change Management
3 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (25.00%) Data Protection
3 2 (25.00%) High Availability
3 2 (25.00%) Information Management
3 2 (25.00%) Migration
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (25.00%) Service Management
4 1 (12.50%) Contract Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
1 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) MCSE
2 3 (37.50%) MCP
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (25.00%) MCITP
4 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) SCCM
2 2 (25.00%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft