Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 19 7
Rank change year-on-year +14 -12 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 39 30 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Norfolk 15.06% 8.38% 12.01%
As % of the Vendors category 40.63% 20.98% 26.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 21 32
Norfolk median daily rate £275 £303 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.27% -17.80% +47.50%
10th Percentile £148 £225 £130
90th Percentile £397 £438 £436
East of England median daily rate £363 £363 £375
% change year-on-year - -3.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 3
Norfolk median hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £27.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.33% -45.65% +22.67%
10th Percentile £11.30 £15.00 £22.18
90th Percentile £19.52 £15.00 £27.62
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £14.84 £16.50
% change year-on-year +11.19% -10.06% +6.45%

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 96 143 186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Norfolk 37.07% 39.94% 45.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 61 101
Norfolk median daily rate £340 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% -12.50% +58.42%
10th Percentile £156 £185 £152
90th Percentile £518 £488 £510
East of England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 7
Norfolk median hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.33% - -47.14%
10th Percentile £10.50 £15.00 £11.90
90th Percentile £19.78 £15.00 £27.61
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £15.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% -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 19 August 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 19 August 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 +27 26 £244 -22.00% 18
King's Lynn +2 3 £238 -13.64% 1
Microsoft
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 20 (51.28%) Windows
2 13 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 12 (30.77%) SQL
3 12 (30.77%) ITIL
3 12 (30.77%) .NET
3 12 (30.77%) Active Directory
3 12 (30.77%) Windows Server
4 10 (25.64%) VMware
5 9 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (20.51%) Microsoft Office
6 8 (20.51%) ASP.NET
6 8 (20.51%) Office 365
7 7 (17.95%) ITIL V3
7 7 (17.95%) Cisco
7 7 (17.95%) Scrum
8 6 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (15.38%) Hyper-V
8 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (15.38%) C#
8 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
9 5 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (12.82%) VB.NET
9 5 (12.82%) SAN
9 5 (12.82%) Service Management
9 5 (12.82%) Management Information System
10 4 (10.26%) MVC
10 4 (10.26%) Migration
10 4 (10.26%) Games
10 4 (10.26%) jQuery
10 4 (10.26%) Configuration Management

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 3 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.13%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (20.51%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.56%) Servitor
Cloud Services
1 8 (20.51%) Office 365
2 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (7.69%) PaaS
4 2 (5.13%) IaaS
4 2 (5.13%) SaaS
5 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (2.56%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.82%) SAN
2 4 (10.26%) DHCP
2 4 (10.26%) DNS
3 3 (7.69%) Cisco Wireless
3 3 (7.69%) Firewall
3 3 (7.69%) TCP/IP
3 3 (7.69%) Wireless
4 2 (5.13%) Skype
5 1 (2.56%) Ethernet
5 1 (2.56%) FTP
5 1 (2.56%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (2.56%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (2.56%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (10.26%) Visual Studio
2 3 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (5.13%) JIRA
3 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (2.56%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.56%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (10.26%) Games
2 3 (7.69%) Finance
3 2 (5.13%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (23.08%) .NET Developer
1 9 (23.08%) Developer
2 8 (20.51%) Support Engineer
3 7 (17.95%) Desktop Support
4 6 (15.38%) Desktop Engineer
5 5 (12.82%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 5 (12.82%) Infrastructure Technician
6 4 (10.26%) ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (10.26%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 4 (10.26%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (10.26%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (10.26%) C# Developer
6 4 (10.26%) HTML CSS Developer
6 4 (10.26%) HTML Developer
6 4 (10.26%) JavaScript Developer
6 4 (10.26%) React Developer
6 4 (10.26%) SQL Developer
6 4 (10.26%) SQL Server Developer
7 3 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (7.69%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (30.77%) .NET
2 8 (20.51%) ASP.NET
3 4 (10.26%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (10.26%) CSS
3 4 (10.26%) HTML
3 4 (10.26%) jQuery
3 4 (10.26%) React
4 2 (5.13%) REST
5 1 (2.56%) .NET Core
5 1 (2.56%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (12.82%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.13%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.56%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.56%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 20 (51.28%) Windows
2 12 (30.77%) Windows Server
3 4 (10.26%) Windows 10
3 4 (10.26%) Windows 7
3 4 (10.26%) Windows XP
4 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (5.13%) Windows 2000
5 2 (5.13%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.56%) Linux
6 1 (2.56%) Unix
6 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.77%) ITIL
2 9 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (17.95%) ITIL V3
3 7 (17.95%) Scrum
4 5 (12.82%) Service Management
5 4 (10.26%) Configuration Management
5 4 (10.26%) Migration
5 4 (10.26%) MVC
6 3 (7.69%) Information Management
6 3 (7.69%) TDD
6 3 (7.69%) Unit Testing
7 2 (5.13%) Cybersecurity
7 2 (5.13%) Data Mapping
7 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 2 (5.13%) ITIL V2
7 2 (5.13%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (5.13%) Process Improvement
7 2 (5.13%) Time Management
7 2 (5.13%) Waterfall
8 1 (2.56%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 12 (30.77%) SQL
2 6 (15.38%) C#
3 5 (12.82%) VB.NET
4 4 (10.26%) JavaScript
4 4 (10.26%) TypeScript
5 3 (7.69%) PowerShell
6 2 (5.13%) T-SQL
6 2 (5.13%) VB
7 1 (2.56%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.13%) CCNA
3 2 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (5.13%) Degree
3 2 (5.13%) MCP
3 2 (5.13%) MCSE
4 1 (2.56%) EMC Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) PMO
1 3 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 6 (15.38%) Hyper-V
2 6 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) Cisco UCCX
1 3 (7.69%) SCCM
2 2 (5.13%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (2.56%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (2.56%) Kubernetes
3 1 (2.56%) Puppet
3 1 (2.56%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (2.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 10 (25.64%) VMware
2 7 (17.95%) Cisco
3 2 (5.13%) Citrix
3 2 (5.13%) Remedy
3 2 (5.13%) ServiceNow
3 2 (5.13%) SolarWinds
4 1 (2.56%) Apple
4 1 (2.56%) Civica
4 1 (2.56%) Dell
4 1 (2.56%) Dell Compellent
4 1 (2.56%) EMC
4 1 (2.56%) Forcepoint
4 1 (2.56%) HP
4 1 (2.56%) Orchard
4 1 (2.56%) Symantec
4 1 (2.56%) Xamarin