Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 12 5
Rank change year-on-year +5 -7 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 37 28 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Norfolk 12.54% 9.82% 14.25%
As % of the Vendors category 39.36% 24.56% 30.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 20 44
Norfolk median daily rate £300 £311 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.61% -17.00% +66.67%
10th Percentile £151 £263 £152
90th Percentile £400 £476 £599
East of England median daily rate £350 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -6.67% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 2
Norfolk median hourly rate £14.43 £15.00 £14.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.80% +2.21% -26.63%
10th Percentile £10.53 £15.00 £13.46
90th Percentile £20.74 £15.00 £15.75
East of England median hourly rate £15.25 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -1.61% -6.06% -

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 94 114 183
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Norfolk 31.86% 40.00% 46.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 66 103
Norfolk median daily rate £350 £365 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.11% -6.41% +95.00%
10th Percentile £153 £191 £173
90th Percentile £506 £488 £555
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 7
Norfolk median hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.73% -25.00% -11.11%
10th Percentile £10.57 £15.00 £14.27
90th Percentile £22.88 £15.00 £23.00
East of England median hourly rate £15.86 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -9.37% +6.06% -19.51%

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 27 May 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
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 27 May 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 +10 32 £300 -4.00% 24
King's Lynn +4 2 £225 -18.27%
Microsoft
East of England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 (45.95%) Windows
2 13 (35.14%) Active Directory
2 13 (35.14%) SQL
2 13 (35.14%) .NET
2 13 (35.14%) ITIL
3 12 (32.43%) Microsoft Office
4 10 (27.03%) VB.NET
5 9 (24.32%) ASP.NET
6 8 (21.62%) SQL Server
6 8 (21.62%) VMware
6 8 (21.62%) Windows Server
7 7 (18.92%) SLA
7 7 (18.92%) Cisco
8 6 (16.22%) DNS
8 6 (16.22%) DHCP
8 6 (16.22%) Visual Studio
8 6 (16.22%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Azure
8 6 (16.22%) Data Centre
9 5 (13.51%) ITIL V3
9 5 (13.51%) Hyper-V
9 5 (13.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (13.51%) Service Management
9 5 (13.51%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (10.81%) Remedy
10 4 (10.81%) Management Information System
10 4 (10.81%) Migration
10 4 (10.81%) C#
10 4 (10.81%) MCP

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 2 (5.41%) MS Exchange
1 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
1 2 (5.41%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (32.43%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.70%) Servitor
Cloud Services
1 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.41%) Office 365
3 1 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.22%) DHCP
1 6 (16.22%) DNS
2 2 (5.41%) SAN
2 2 (5.41%) Skype
3 1 (2.70%) VPN
3 1 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (21.62%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.70%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (2.70%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (16.22%) Visual Studio
2 4 (10.81%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (5.41%) Git (software)
3 2 (5.41%) JIRA
3 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (2.70%) CruiseControl
4 1 (2.70%) FxCop
4 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.70%) ReSharper
4 1 (2.70%) SonarQube
4 1 (2.70%) StyleCop
4 1 (2.70%) Subversion
4 1 (2.70%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (8.11%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (29.73%) .NET Developer
1 11 (29.73%) Developer
2 7 (18.92%) Infrastructure Technician
3 5 (13.51%) Analyst
3 5 (13.51%) Support Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) Desktop Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) Desktop Support
4 4 (10.81%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (8.11%) Service Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
6 2 (5.41%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (5.41%) C# Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Service Desk Technician
6 2 (5.41%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (35.14%) .NET
2 9 (24.32%) ASP.NET
3 2 (5.41%) CSS
3 2 (5.41%) HTML
3 2 (5.41%) REST
4 1 (2.70%) .NET Core
4 1 (2.70%) Ajax
4 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (2.70%) CSS3
4 1 (2.70%) HTML5
4 1 (2.70%) jQuery
4 1 (2.70%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (2.70%) Swagger
4 1 (2.70%) Web Services
4 1 (2.70%) XHTML
4 1 (2.70%) XML
4 1 (2.70%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) Data Centre
2 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.81%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.41%) NHS
4 1 (2.70%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 17 (45.95%) Windows
2 8 (21.62%) Windows Server
3 4 (10.81%) Windows 10
4 2 (5.41%) Windows 7
4 2 (5.41%) Windows 8
4 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (5.41%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.70%) Linux
5 1 (2.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (35.14%) ITIL
2 5 (13.51%) ITIL V3
2 5 (13.51%) Service Management
3 4 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (10.81%) Migration
3 4 (10.81%) Network Monitoring
3 4 (10.81%) TDD
3 4 (10.81%) Unit Testing
4 3 (8.11%) Configuration Management
4 3 (8.11%) Scrum
5 2 (5.41%) BDD
5 2 (5.41%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (5.41%) Data Mapping
5 2 (5.41%) MVC
5 2 (5.41%) Process Improvement
5 2 (5.41%) Time Management
6 1 (2.70%) Data Transformation
6 1 (2.70%) DevOps
6 1 (2.70%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (2.70%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (35.14%) SQL
2 10 (27.03%) VB.NET
3 4 (10.81%) C#
4 2 (5.41%) T-SQL
4 2 (5.41%) VB
5 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (13.51%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (10.81%) CCNA
2 4 (10.81%) MCP
2 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (8.11%) Degree
3 3 (8.11%) MCSE
4 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.70%) DBS Check
5 1 (2.70%) EMC Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (18.92%) SLA
2 1 (2.70%) PMO
System Software
1 13 (35.14%) Active Directory
2 6 (16.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (13.51%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (2.70%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (2.70%) Puppet
2 1 (2.70%) SCCM
2 1 (2.70%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (2.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 8 (21.62%) VMware
2 7 (18.92%) Cisco
3 4 (10.81%) Remedy
3 4 (10.81%) ServiceNow
3 4 (10.81%) SolarWinds
4 2 (5.41%) EMC
4 2 (5.41%) Forcepoint
4 2 (5.41%) HP
4 2 (5.41%) Symantec
5 1 (2.70%) Apple
5 1 (2.70%) Civica
5 1 (2.70%) Orchard
5 1 (2.70%) Xamarin