Period
to 20 July 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northampton 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 20 July 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
Northamptonshire > Northampton
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 7 13
Rank change year-on-year -1 +6 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 60 54 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northampton 12.17% 12.47% 8.81%
As % of the Vendors category 34.48% 35.29% 25.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 36 50
Northampton median daily rate £300 £400 £248
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +61.62% -40.00%
10th Percentile £153 £199 £95
90th Percentile £450 £525 £426
Northamptonshire median daily rate £300 £355 £250
% change year-on-year -15.49% +42.00% -33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 10
Northampton median hourly rate £10.75 £11.00 £17.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.27% -38.06% +30.78%
10th Percentile £9.55 £11.00 £10.54
90th Percentile £14.48 £11.38 £19.70
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £10.75 £11.00 £16.83
% change year-on-year -2.27% -34.62% +52.95%

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 Northampton.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Northampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 174 153 188
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northampton 35.29% 35.33% 34.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 111 115
Northampton median daily rate £350 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +1.19% +1.82%
10th Percentile £205 £285 £213
90th Percentile £538 £538 £525
Northamptonshire median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 10
Northampton median hourly rate £10.50 £11.50 £17.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.70% -35.25% +39.29%
10th Percentile £9.65 £11.05 £10.54
90th Percentile £14.05 £17.45 £19.70
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £11.00 £15.75 £14.50
% change year-on-year -30.16% +8.62% -

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Northampton

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Northampton

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Northampton

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northampton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Northampton over the 6 months to 20 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Northampton

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northampton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Northampton

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 Northampton region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 26 (43.33%) ITIL
1 26 (43.33%) Windows
2 22 (36.67%) SQL
3 17 (28.33%) Microsoft Office
4 16 (26.67%) SQL Server
4 16 (26.67%) Finance
4 16 (26.67%) VMware
5 15 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 13 (21.67%) Linux
6 13 (21.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 11 (18.33%) Windows Server
8 11 (18.33%) .NET
8 11 (18.33%) ITSM
8 11 (18.33%) Service Management
9 10 (16.67%) VB
9 10 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (16.67%) Cisco
9 10 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (16.67%) ITIL V3
9 10 (16.67%) Degree
10 9 (15.00%) Release Management
10 9 (15.00%) PowerShell
10 9 (15.00%) C#
10 9 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (15.00%) Data Loss Prevention
11 8 (13.33%) Desktop Virtualisation
11 8 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 8 (13.33%) Automotive
11 8 (13.33%) ERP

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northampton 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 8 (13.33%) SharePoint
2 6 (10.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (5.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.67%) Apache
4 1 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.67%) CMS
4 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.67%) K2 blackpearl
4 1 (1.67%) OpenEdge
4 1 (1.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 17 (28.33%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (1.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.67%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.67%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.33%) SaaS
3 1 (1.67%) IaaS
3 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.67%) Unified Communications
2 6 (10.00%) SAN
3 4 (6.67%) Internet
4 3 (5.00%) DNS
5 2 (3.33%) DHCP
5 2 (3.33%) SMTP
6 1 (1.67%) Firewall
6 1 (1.67%) FTP
6 1 (1.67%) HTTP
6 1 (1.67%) NAS
6 1 (1.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 8 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.33%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.33%) MySQL
4 1 (1.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.67%) MS Access
4 1 (1.67%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.67%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 16 (26.67%) Finance
2 8 (13.33%) Automotive
3 2 (3.33%) Banking
4 1 (1.67%) Advertising
4 1 (1.67%) Games
4 1 (1.67%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.67%) Legal
4 1 (1.67%) Local Government
4 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.67%) Publishing
4 1 (1.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (18.33%) Analyst
1 11 (18.33%) Developer
2 9 (15.00%) Applications Support
3 7 (11.67%) SharePoint Developer
3 7 (11.67%) Support Analyst
4 5 (8.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 4 (6.67%) IT Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) Service Desk Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) Support Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Administrator
6 3 (5.00%) Infrastructure Support
6 3 (5.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 3 (5.00%) Wintel Analyst
6 3 (5.00%) Wintel Support
6 3 (5.00%) Wintel Support Analyst
7 2 (3.33%) Applications Support Analyst
7 2 (3.33%) C# Software Engineer
7 2 (3.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 2 (3.33%) Project Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (18.33%) .NET
2 6 (10.00%) Classic ASP
3 2 (3.33%) HTML
3 2 (3.33%) REST
3 2 (3.33%) Web Services
4 1 (1.67%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.67%) HTML5
4 1 (1.67%) Mason
4 1 (1.67%) RESTful
4 1 (1.67%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.67%) Data Centre
1 4 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.33%) Clustering
3 2 (3.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.67%) CESG
4 1 (1.67%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.67%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.67%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.67%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.67%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.67%) Replication
4 1 (1.67%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 26 (43.33%) Windows
2 13 (21.67%) Linux
3 11 (18.33%) Windows Server
4 5 (8.33%) Data ONTAP
4 5 (8.33%) Unix
5 2 (3.33%) CentOS
6 1 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.67%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.67%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.67%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (43.33%) ITIL
2 15 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 11 (18.33%) ITSM
3 11 (18.33%) Service Management
4 10 (16.67%) ITIL V3
5 9 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (15.00%) Data Loss Prevention
5 9 (15.00%) Release Management
6 8 (13.33%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 8 (13.33%) ERP
7 7 (11.67%) Metadata Management
7 7 (11.67%) PRINCE2
8 6 (10.00%) Data Protection
8 6 (10.00%) PLM
9 5 (8.33%) Asset Management
9 5 (8.33%) Migration
9 5 (8.33%) Project Management
9 5 (8.33%) SDLC
9 5 (8.33%) Server Virtualisation
10 4 (6.67%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 22 (36.67%) SQL
2 10 (16.67%) VB
3 9 (15.00%) C#
3 9 (15.00%) PowerShell
4 7 (11.67%) VBA
5 6 (10.00%) VB.NET
5 6 (10.00%) VB6
6 2 (3.33%) VBScript
7 1 (1.67%) Java
7 1 (1.67%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.67%) Perl
7 1 (1.67%) PHP
7 1 (1.67%) Progress 4GL
7 1 (1.67%) Python
7 1 (1.67%) Ruby
7 1 (1.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (21.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (16.67%) Degree
2 10 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
3 7 (11.67%) MCSE
4 6 (10.00%) CCNA
5 5 (8.33%) DV Cleared
5 5 (8.33%) MCP
5 5 (8.33%) Security Cleared
6 4 (6.67%) SC Cleared
7 3 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (3.33%) CCIE
8 2 (3.33%) VCAP
9 1 (1.67%) APMP
9 1 (1.67%) AWS Certification
9 1 (1.67%) CCNP
9 1 (1.67%) DBS Check
9 1 (1.67%) MCDST
9 1 (1.67%) MCSA
9 1 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.33%) PMO
1 2 (3.33%) QA
2 1 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (10.00%) Hyper-V
2 6 (10.00%) vSphere
3 4 (6.67%) Active Directory
4 2 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.67%) vCloud
5 1 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (3.33%) Ansible
1 2 (3.33%) Kubernetes
1 2 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (3.33%) SCCM
2 1 (1.67%) AirWatch
2 1 (1.67%) Mesos
2 1 (1.67%) Nagios
2 1 (1.67%) OVSD
2 1 (1.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (1.67%) Terraform
2 1 (1.67%) vMotion
Vendors
1 16 (26.67%) VMware
2 10 (16.67%) Cisco
3 8 (13.33%) NetApp
4 7 (11.67%) Citrix
4 7 (11.67%) SAP
5 2 (3.33%) Google
5 2 (3.33%) Remedy
6 1 (1.67%) Adobe
6 1 (1.67%) BMC
6 1 (1.67%) HP
6 1 (1.67%) Progress
6 1 (1.67%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.67%) Symantec
6 1 (1.67%) Veeam
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £170 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago