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 3 months to 27 April 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
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 8 16
Rank change year-on-year 0 +8  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 33 22 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northampton 12.45% 10.33% 8.11%
As % of the Vendors category 31.73% 25.58% 19.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 14 9
Median daily rate £320 £319 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.39% -13.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £202 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £418 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £350
% change year-on-year -3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 8
Median hourly rate £11.00 £11.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -30.15%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +1.66% -3.22%  

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 104 86 122
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northampton 39.25% 40.38% 41.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 64 68
Median daily rate £363 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% -11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £205 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £511 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 8
Median hourly rate £11.00 £11.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -24.13%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -13.15% +8.57%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Northampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northampton 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 Northampton

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northampton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Northampton over the 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Northampton

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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 27 April 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 27 (38.03%) Windows
2 21 (29.58%) SQL
2 21 (29.58%) ITIL
3 20 (28.17%) Finance
4 18 (25.35%) SQL Server
4 18 (25.35%) Microsoft Office
5 15 (21.13%) VMware
6 14 (19.72%) Active Directory
7 12 (16.90%) .NET
7 12 (16.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 11 (15.49%) VMware Infrastructure
9 10 (14.08%) ITSM
9 10 (14.08%) Service Management
9 10 (14.08%) Linux
9 10 (14.08%) Windows Server
10 9 (12.68%) Microsoft Excel
10 9 (12.68%) VB
10 9 (12.68%) C#
10 9 (12.68%) Citrix
10 9 (12.68%) Asset Management
10 9 (12.68%) Spreadsheet
11 8 (11.27%) SCCM
11 8 (11.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 8 (11.27%) Degree
11 8 (11.27%) Release Management
11 8 (11.27%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (11.27%) Disaster Recovery
11 8 (11.27%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (11.27%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (11.27%) MCSE

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 (11.27%) SharePoint
2 5 (7.04%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (5.63%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.82%) K2 blackpearl
5 1 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.41%) OpenEdge
5 1 (1.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 18 (25.35%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (12.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (12.68%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (5.63%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (2.82%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (1.41%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.41%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.41%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.41%) IaaS
1 1 (1.41%) IBM Blueworks
1 1 (1.41%) Office 365
1 1 (1.41%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.04%) SAN
2 3 (4.23%) Internet
3 2 (2.82%) DHCP
3 2 (2.82%) DNS
3 2 (2.82%) NAS
4 1 (1.41%) 3G
4 1 (1.41%) Firewall
4 1 (1.41%) FTP
4 1 (1.41%) SMTP
4 1 (1.41%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (25.35%) SQL Server
2 12 (16.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (11.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (5.63%) Microsoft Power View
4 4 (5.63%) Power BI
5 3 (4.23%) PowerPivot
6 1 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.41%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.41%) MS Access
6 1 (1.41%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.41%) Spotfire
6 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (4.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (28.17%) Finance
2 4 (5.63%) Banking
3 3 (4.23%) Legal
4 1 (1.41%) Advertising
4 1 (1.41%) Automotive
4 1 (1.41%) Games
4 1 (1.41%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.41%) Local Government
4 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (30.99%) Analyst
2 11 (15.49%) Developer
3 9 (12.68%) Support Analyst
4 8 (11.27%) Administrator
5 7 (9.86%) Applications Support
5 7 (9.86%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 6 (8.45%) SharePoint Developer
7 4 (5.63%) Applications Support Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) IT Administrator
7 4 (5.63%) Service Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) SQL Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) SQL Support Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) Technical Leader
8 3 (4.23%) Architect
8 3 (4.23%) Designer
8 3 (4.23%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 3 (4.23%) Support Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) Wintel Support
8 3 (4.23%) Wintel Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (16.90%) .NET
2 5 (7.04%) Classic ASP
3 4 (5.63%) D3.js
4 2 (2.82%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.82%) HTML
5 1 (1.41%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.41%) CSS
5 1 (1.41%) HTML5
5 1 (1.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.04%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.63%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.41%) CESG
3 1 (1.41%) Clustering
3 1 (1.41%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.41%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.41%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (1.41%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (1.41%) Replication
3 1 (1.41%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 27 (38.03%) Windows
2 10 (14.08%) Linux
2 10 (14.08%) Windows Server
3 6 (8.45%) Unix
4 5 (7.04%) Windows 10
5 3 (4.23%) Data ONTAP
5 3 (4.23%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.82%) CentOS
6 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.82%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.41%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.41%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (29.58%) ITIL
2 10 (14.08%) ITSM
2 10 (14.08%) Service Management
3 9 (12.68%) Asset Management
4 8 (11.27%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (11.27%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (11.27%) Release Management
5 7 (9.86%) ITIL V3
5 7 (9.86%) PRINCE2
5 7 (9.86%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (8.45%) Mentoring
6 6 (8.45%) Project Management
6 6 (8.45%) SDLC
7 5 (7.04%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (7.04%) Data Loss Prevention
7 5 (7.04%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (5.63%) Analytics
8 4 (5.63%) Coaching
8 4 (5.63%) Data Visualisation
8 4 (5.63%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 21 (29.58%) SQL
2 9 (12.68%) C#
2 9 (12.68%) VB
3 7 (9.86%) VBA
4 6 (8.45%) PowerShell
4 6 (8.45%) VB6
5 5 (7.04%) VB.NET
6 3 (4.23%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.82%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.82%) VBScript
8 1 (1.41%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.41%) Progress 4GL
Qualifications
1 8 (11.27%) Degree
1 8 (11.27%) ITIL Certification
1 8 (11.27%) MCSE
1 8 (11.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (8.45%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (7.04%) DV Cleared
3 5 (7.04%) Security Cleared
4 4 (5.63%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.41%) APMP
6 1 (1.41%) CCIE
6 1 (1.41%) CCNA
6 1 (1.41%) CCNP
6 1 (1.41%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.41%) MCSA
6 1 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.41%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.82%) QA
2 1 (1.41%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.41%) PMO
2 1 (1.41%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (19.72%) Active Directory
2 11 (15.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.63%) Hyper-V
3 4 (5.63%) vSphere
4 2 (2.82%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.41%) BitLocker
5 1 (1.41%) vCloud
5 1 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (11.27%) SCCM
2 1 (1.41%) AirWatch
2 1 (1.41%) Nagios
2 1 (1.41%) OVSD
2 1 (1.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (1.41%) vMotion
Vendors
1 15 (21.13%) VMware
2 9 (12.68%) Citrix
3 7 (9.86%) NetApp
4 6 (8.45%) Cisco
5 5 (7.04%) SAP
6 1 (1.41%) BMC
6 1 (1.41%) Dell
6 1 (1.41%) HP
6 1 (1.41%) IBM
6 1 (1.41%) Intel Security
6 1 (1.41%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (1.41%) Oracle
6 1 (1.41%) Progress
6 1 (1.41%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.41%) Remedy
6 1 (1.41%) Symantec
6 1 (1.41%) Tableau
6 1 (1.41%) Veeam
6 1 (1.41%) Webroot
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