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 3 months to 25 March 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.

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

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
East of England / Norfolk
Rank 12 4 4
Rank change year-on-year -8 0  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 16 33 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Norfolk 11.43% 17.10% 22.22%
As % of the Vendors category 30.19% 33.00% 57.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 24 27
Median daily rate £307 £381 £178
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.59% +114.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £397 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 15
Median hourly rate - £16.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -20.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.20 £15.00 £14.85
% change year-on-year -5.33% +1.01%  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Norfolk.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Norfolk
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 53 100 73
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Norfolk 37.86% 51.81% 38.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 60 47
Median daily rate £365 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.41% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £284 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £600 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 22
Median hourly rate - £21.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -4.44%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Norfolk

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

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Norfolk

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Norfolk

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 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 -2 7 £310 -18.68% 7
King's Lynn - 1 £275 -
Microsoft
East of England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Norfolk

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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.

1 14 (33.33%) SQL
2 12 (28.57%) ITIL
3 10 (23.81%) .NET
4 9 (21.43%) SQL Server
4 9 (21.43%) Delphi
4 9 (21.43%) Visual Studio
4 9 (21.43%) Windows
4 9 (21.43%) Embarcadero
4 9 (21.43%) Borland
4 9 (21.43%) MVC
4 9 (21.43%) WPF
4 9 (21.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (21.43%) Office 365
5 8 (19.05%) Logistics
5 8 (19.05%) MS Project
5 8 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (14.29%) Finance
6 6 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (11.90%) Management Information System
7 5 (11.90%) ITIL V3
7 5 (11.90%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (11.90%) Service Management
7 5 (11.90%) SLA
7 5 (11.90%) Windows Server
8 4 (9.52%) User Experience
8 4 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (9.52%) Scorecard
8 4 (9.52%) MCP
8 4 (9.52%) PRINCE2
8 4 (9.52%) A+ Certification

Microsoft
Top Related 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 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.38%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 8 (19.05%) MS Project
2 4 (9.52%) MS Excel
3 3 (7.14%) MS Office
4 1 (2.38%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (2.38%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.38%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 9 (21.43%) Office 365
2 1 (2.38%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.76%) DNS
2 1 (2.38%) Internet
2 1 (2.38%) LAN
2 1 (2.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (21.43%) SQL Server
1 9 (21.43%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (9.52%) QlikView
3 3 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.38%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 9 (21.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (14.29%) Finance
2 3 (7.14%) Advertising
3 2 (4.76%) Legal
4 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (19.05%) Developer
2 7 (16.67%) Analyst
3 5 (11.90%) Administrator
3 5 (11.90%) Architect
3 5 (11.90%) Project Administrator
3 5 (11.90%) Service Desk Team Leader
3 5 (11.90%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (11.90%) Team Leader
4 4 (9.52%) Desktop Analyst
4 4 (9.52%) Desktop Support
4 4 (9.52%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 4 (9.52%) Support Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Consultant
6 2 (4.76%) .NET Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Applications Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Project Officer
6 2 (4.76%) Project Support Officer
6 2 (4.76%) QlikView Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Supply Chain Architect
6 2 (4.76%) Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (23.81%) .NET
2 9 (21.43%) WPF
3 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.38%) CSS
3 1 (2.38%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Management Information System
2 4 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.52%) User Experience
3 2 (4.76%) FMCG
3 2 (4.76%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.38%) Blog
4 1 (2.38%) CMDB
4 1 (2.38%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.38%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 9 (21.43%) Windows
2 5 (11.90%) Windows Server
3 3 (7.14%) Windows 7
4 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (28.57%) ITIL
2 9 (21.43%) MVC
3 8 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (19.05%) Logistics
4 6 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (11.90%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (11.90%) ITIL V3
5 5 (11.90%) Service Management
6 4 (9.52%) Data Validation
6 4 (9.52%) PRINCE2
6 4 (9.52%) Scorecard
6 4 (9.52%) Validation
7 3 (7.14%) Contract Management
7 3 (7.14%) CRM
7 3 (7.14%) Customer Requirements
7 3 (7.14%) ETL
7 3 (7.14%) Line Management
7 3 (7.14%) Problem Management
7 3 (7.14%) Service Delivery
7 3 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (33.33%) SQL
2 9 (21.43%) Delphi
3 2 (4.76%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.38%) C
4 1 (2.38%) C#
4 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (9.52%) A+ Certification
1 4 (9.52%) ITIL Certification
1 4 (9.52%) MCP
2 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.90%) SLA
2 2 (4.76%) Data Quality
2 2 (4.76%) PMO
3 1 (2.38%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.76%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (4.76%) VMware ESX
2 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) WSUS
2 2 (4.76%) SCCM
3 1 (2.38%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 9 (21.43%) Borland
1 9 (21.43%) Embarcadero
2 2 (4.76%) Avaya
2 2 (4.76%) Epicor
2 2 (4.76%) VMware
3 1 (2.38%) SAP
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