Period
to 22 February 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Norfolk with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 6 months to 22 February 2018 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

Microsoft
East of England > Norfolk
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 4 7
Rank change year-on-year -6 +3 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 35 45 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Norfolk 10.67% 18.00% 13.01%
As % of the Vendors category 33.33% 46.39% 31.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 31 40
Norfolk median daily rate £300 £275 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -8.41% +41.29%
10th Percentile £151 £160 £134
90th Percentile £450 £488 £625
East of England median daily rate £350 £350 £370
% change year-on-year - -5.41% +10.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 4
Norfolk median hourly rate £11.79 - £13.18
10th Percentile £9.10 - £12.50
90th Percentile £20.25 - £15.26
East of England median hourly rate £14.75 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -10.61% - +10.00%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Norfolk.

All Vendors
Norfolk
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 105 97 161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Norfolk 32.01% 38.80% 41.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 68 103
Norfolk median daily rate £350 £350 £350
10th Percentile £151 £162 £177
90th Percentile £575 £495 £553
East of England median daily rate £420 £390 £400
% change year-on-year +7.69% -2.50% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 19
Norfolk median hourly rate £12.54 - £21.00
10th Percentile £9.56 - £13.04
90th Percentile £22.94 - £23.00
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -8.33% -5.26% +8.57%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Norfolk

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Norfolk.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Norfolk

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Norfolk

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Norfolk

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Norfolk

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Norfolk over the 6 months to 22 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Norfolk

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Norfolk

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Norfolk

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Norfolk

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Norfolk over the 6 months to 22 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Norfolk

Microsoft
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 within the Norfolk region over the 6 months to 22 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Norwich -16 18 £269 -13.31% 23
King's Lynn +4 2 - -
Diss - 1 £325 -
Microsoft
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Norfolk region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 17 (48.57%) Windows
2 15 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 14 (40.00%) SQL
3 14 (40.00%) ITIL
4 11 (31.43%) Windows Server
5 8 (22.86%) Microsoft Office
5 8 (22.86%) SQL Server
5 8 (22.86%) VMware
5 8 (22.86%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (22.86%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (20.00%) Service Management
6 7 (20.00%) Management Information System
6 7 (20.00%) .NET
7 6 (17.14%) ASP.NET
7 6 (17.14%) DHCP
7 6 (17.14%) DNS
7 6 (17.14%) Hyper-V
7 6 (17.14%) Data Centre
8 5 (14.29%) Citrix
8 5 (14.29%) Business Continuity
8 5 (14.29%) SLA
8 5 (14.29%) VB.NET
9 4 (11.43%) Crystal Reports
9 4 (11.43%) Cisco
9 4 (11.43%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (11.43%) Information Management
9 4 (11.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (11.43%) PaaS
9 4 (11.43%) Office 365
10 3 (8.57%) ServiceNow

Microsoft
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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.86%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.86%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (22.86%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (22.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (11.43%) Office 365
2 4 (11.43%) PaaS
3 2 (5.71%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (5.71%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (5.71%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.14%) DHCP
1 6 (17.14%) DNS
2 3 (8.57%) Skype
3 2 (5.71%) SAN
4 1 (2.86%) Ethernet
4 1 (2.86%) LAN
4 1 (2.86%) NAS
4 1 (2.86%) VPN
4 1 (2.86%) WAN
4 1 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (22.86%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.43%) Crystal Reports
2 4 (11.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Visual Studio
1 2 (5.71%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (2.86%) CruiseControl
2 1 (2.86%) FxCop
2 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.86%) ReSharper
2 1 (2.86%) SonarQube
2 1 (2.86%) StyleCop
2 1 (2.86%) Subversion
2 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (2.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (20.00%) .NET Developer
1 7 (20.00%) Developer
2 6 (17.14%) Analyst
2 6 (17.14%) Infrastructure Technician
3 5 (14.29%) DBA
3 5 (14.29%) SQL DBA
4 4 (11.43%) Consultant
4 4 (11.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) SQL Server DBA
5 3 (8.57%) Azure Consultant
5 3 (8.57%) Service Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Architect
6 2 (5.71%) Azure Architect
6 2 (5.71%) Business Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (5.71%) C# Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Service Desk Technician
7 1 (2.86%) Data Centre Technician
7 1 (2.86%) DevOps Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.00%) .NET
2 6 (17.14%) ASP.NET
3 2 (5.71%) .NET Framework
3 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (5.71%) CSS
3 2 (5.71%) HTML
4 1 (2.86%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (2.86%) CSS3
4 1 (2.86%) Entity Framework
4 1 (2.86%) HTML5
4 1 (2.86%) jQuery
4 1 (2.86%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (2.86%) Sass
4 1 (2.86%) Web Services
4 1 (2.86%) XML
4 1 (2.86%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 6 (17.14%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.71%) NHS
4 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.86%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (48.57%) Windows
2 11 (31.43%) Windows Server
3 2 (5.71%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.86%) Linux
4 1 (2.86%) Unix
4 1 (2.86%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.86%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (40.00%) ITIL
2 7 (20.00%) Service Management
3 5 (14.29%) Business Continuity
4 4 (11.43%) Information Management
5 3 (8.57%) MVC
5 3 (8.57%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (5.71%) Continuous Deployment
6 2 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (5.71%) DevOps
6 2 (5.71%) ITIL V3
6 2 (5.71%) Migration
6 2 (5.71%) TDD
7 1 (2.86%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.86%) Asset Management
7 1 (2.86%) BDD
7 1 (2.86%) Incident Management
7 1 (2.86%) Multithreading
7 1 (2.86%) Test Automation
7 1 (2.86%) Unit Testing
7 1 (2.86%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (40.00%) SQL
2 5 (14.29%) VB.NET
3 3 (8.57%) C#
4 2 (5.71%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.86%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (11.43%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (8.57%) MCP
2 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (5.71%) CCNA
3 2 (5.71%) DBS Check
3 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.86%) Degree
4 1 (2.86%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 8 (22.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (17.14%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (2.86%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (8.57%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (2.86%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (22.86%) VMware
2 5 (14.29%) Citrix
3 4 (11.43%) Cisco
4 3 (8.57%) Remedy
4 3 (8.57%) ServiceNow
4 3 (8.57%) SolarWinds
5 1 (2.86%) EMC
5 1 (2.86%) Forcepoint
5 1 (2.86%) HP
5 1 (2.86%) Symantec