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 23 June 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.

Microsoft
East of England / Norfolk
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 7 6
Rank change year-on-year -13 -1  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 12 25 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Norfolk 6.90% 11.42% 16.20%
As % of the Vendors category 14.63% 28.41% 32.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 18 21
Median daily rate £363 £369 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.69% +22.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £153 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £425 £320
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +3.57% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Median hourly rate £15.00 £24.23 £62.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.08% -61.24%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -12.12% +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 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 82 88 90
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Norfolk 47.13% 40.18% 50.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 48 70
Median daily rate £425 £350 £178
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.42% +97.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £153 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £485 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £361
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 7
Median hourly rate £15.00 £24.23 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.08% -33.63%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

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 23 June 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 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 3 months to 23 June 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 -4 6 £344 -11.85% 9
Thetford - 2 - - 1
King's Lynn -2 1 £350 -17.64%
Microsoft
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 9 (32.14%) SQL
2 8 (28.57%) ITIL
3 7 (25.00%) .NET
4 6 (21.43%) SQL Server
4 6 (21.43%) C#
4 6 (21.43%) ASP.NET
4 6 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (21.43%) Finance
5 5 (17.86%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (17.86%) Web Services
6 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (14.29%) QlikView
6 4 (14.29%) Data Validation
6 4 (14.29%) IIS
6 4 (14.29%) JavaScript
6 4 (14.29%) CRM
6 4 (14.29%) Validation
6 4 (14.29%) Migration
6 4 (14.29%) Management Information System
6 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (14.29%) User Experience
6 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (14.29%) Scorecard
7 3 (10.71%) Customer Requirements
7 3 (10.71%) Contract Management
7 3 (10.71%) Service Management
7 3 (10.71%) Service Delivery
7 3 (10.71%) Firewall
7 3 (10.71%) SharePoint

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 4 (14.29%) IIS
2 3 (10.71%) SharePoint
3 2 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.57%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.57%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (3.57%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.57%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.57%) Office 365
1 1 (3.57%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) Firewall
2 2 (7.14%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 4 (14.29%) QlikView
2 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (7.14%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.57%) Power BI
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.57%) MorphX
2 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (21.43%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Advertising
2 1 (3.57%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (3.57%) Publishing
2 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Developer
2 5 (17.86%) .NET Developer
2 5 (17.86%) Consultant
2 5 (17.86%) Service Desk Team Leader
2 5 (17.86%) Team Leader
3 3 (10.71%) Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) CRM Developer
4 2 (7.14%) QlikView Developer
5 1 (3.57%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 1 (3.57%) Cloud Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) Dashboard Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) Dynamics AX Specialist
5 1 (3.57%) Dynamics NAV Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) IT Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) QlikView Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) QlikView Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) Security Advisor
5 1 (3.57%) Senior Operations Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.00%) .NET
2 6 (21.43%) ASP.NET
3 5 (17.86%) Web Services
4 3 (10.71%) XML
5 2 (7.14%) CSS
5 2 (7.14%) HTML
5 2 (7.14%) jQuery
5 2 (7.14%) WPF
5 2 (7.14%) XSLT
6 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (3.57%) Middleware
6 1 (3.57%) RESTful
6 1 (3.57%) Silverlight
6 1 (3.57%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (14.29%) Management Information System
1 4 (14.29%) User Experience
2 1 (3.57%) Blog
2 1 (3.57%) Driving Licence
2 1 (3.57%) PKI
2 1 (3.57%) Private Cloud
2 1 (3.57%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) Windows
1 3 (10.71%) Windows 7
2 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) ITIL
2 6 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (14.29%) CRM
3 4 (14.29%) Data Validation
3 4 (14.29%) Migration
3 4 (14.29%) Scorecard
3 4 (14.29%) Validation
4 3 (10.71%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (10.71%) Contract Management
4 3 (10.71%) Customer Requirements
4 3 (10.71%) ETL
4 3 (10.71%) Problem Management
4 3 (10.71%) Service Delivery
4 3 (10.71%) Service Management
5 2 (7.14%) Data Modelling
5 2 (7.14%) Data Transformation
5 2 (7.14%) MVC
5 2 (7.14%) Time Management
5 2 (7.14%) Web Application Development
5 2 (7.14%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (32.14%) SQL
2 6 (21.43%) C#
3 4 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 2 (7.14%) VB.NET
5 1 (3.57%) Delphi
5 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.57%) X++
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.57%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 1 (3.57%) CCSP
3 1 (3.57%) CISA
3 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.57%) CISM
3 1 (3.57%) CISSP
3 1 (3.57%) CRISC
3 1 (3.57%) DBS Check
3 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) Data Quality
1 2 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 2 (7.14%) Virtual Desktop
1 2 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 2 (7.14%) Avaya
1 2 (7.14%) CA
1 2 (7.14%) Epicor
1 2 (7.14%) VMware
2 1 (3.57%) Borland
2 1 (3.57%) CyberArk
2 1 (3.57%) Embarcadero
2 1 (3.57%) Google
2 1 (3.57%) Imperva
2 1 (3.57%) SAP