Period
to 20 January 2018

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 January 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
Northamptonshire > Northampton
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 7 10
Rank change year-on-year +2 +3 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 60 89 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northampton 14.25% 13.80% 11.23%
As % of the Vendors category 32.97% 36.33% 32.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 65 35
Northampton median daily rate £320 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.67% +10.29% +11.02%
10th Percentile £170 £228 £203
90th Percentile £463 £550 £505
Northamptonshire median daily rate £325 £392 £350
% change year-on-year -17.09% +12.00% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 5
Northampton median hourly rate £11.09 £11.75 £18.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.66% -36.56% +17.22%
10th Percentile £10.29 £10.50 £12.51
90th Percentile £11.13 £17.80 £21.66
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £11.09 £13.00 £18.52
% change year-on-year -14.73% -29.81% +17.22%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Northampton.

All Vendors
Northampton
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 182 245 158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northampton 43.23% 37.98% 34.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 176 101
Northampton median daily rate £350 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +10.34% -9.38%
10th Percentile £200 £291 £213
90th Percentile £538 £551 £513
Northamptonshire median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 8
Northampton median hourly rate £11.09 £11.75 £14.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.66% -20.39% -7.75%
10th Percentile £10.29 £10.50 £9.90
90th Percentile £13.82 £19.78 £20.09
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £11.09 £13.25 £17.76
% change year-on-year -16.34% -25.39% +6.99%

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 January 2018.

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 January 2018, 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 24 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (38.33%) ITIL
3 22 (36.67%) Finance
4 21 (35.00%) Windows
5 15 (25.00%) Cisco
6 14 (23.33%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (23.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (23.33%) SQL Server
6 14 (23.33%) SQL
6 14 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (21.67%) Automotive
8 12 (20.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
9 11 (18.33%) Data Loss Prevention
9 11 (18.33%) Unified Communications
9 11 (18.33%) ITIL V3
9 11 (18.33%) VMware
9 11 (18.33%) Disaster Recovery
9 11 (18.33%) Project Management
9 11 (18.33%) Service Management
10 10 (16.67%) JavaScript
10 10 (16.67%) MCSE
10 10 (16.67%) ERP
11 9 (15.00%) PRINCE2
11 9 (15.00%) C#
11 9 (15.00%) PLM
11 9 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (15.00%) Degree
11 9 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 8 (13.33%) Release Management
12 8 (13.33%) Data Centre

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 6 (10.00%) IIS
2 5 (8.33%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.33%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.33%) SAS
3 2 (3.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (3.33%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.67%) K2 blackpearl
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.67%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 24 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (10.00%) OmniGraffle
3 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (3.33%) SPSS
5 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (1.67%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (3.33%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (3.33%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.00%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 4 (6.67%) Office 365
3 2 (3.33%) Dropbox
3 2 (3.33%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (3.33%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.67%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (18.33%) Unified Communications
2 3 (5.00%) Internet
2 3 (5.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.33%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (1.67%) DHCP
4 1 (1.67%) DNS
4 1 (1.67%) Firewall
4 1 (1.67%) iSCSI
4 1 (1.67%) LAN
4 1 (1.67%) NAS
4 1 (1.67%) SAN
4 1 (1.67%) VSAN
4 1 (1.67%) WAN
4 1 (1.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (23.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.33%) BigQuery
4 2 (3.33%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.67%) Spotfire
5 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 6 (10.00%) Axure RP
2 1 (1.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (36.67%) Finance
2 13 (21.67%) Automotive
3 2 (3.33%) Banking
3 2 (3.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (16.67%) Analyst
1 10 (16.67%) Developer
2 8 (13.33%) Applications Support
2 8 (13.33%) IT Support
3 7 (11.67%) Support Engineer
4 6 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (6.67%) IT Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) Service Analyst
5 4 (6.67%) SharePoint Developer
6 3 (5.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) C# Developer
6 3 (5.00%) Help Desk Analyst
6 3 (5.00%) IT Support Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (5.00%) Support Analyst
7 2 (3.33%) .NET Developer
7 2 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (3.33%) Administrator
7 2 (3.33%) Consultant
7 2 (3.33%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.67%) .NET
1 7 (11.67%) CSS
1 7 (11.67%) HTML
2 4 (6.67%) X-Windows
3 3 (5.00%) jQuery
4 2 (3.33%) .NET Framework
4 2 (3.33%) AngularJS
4 2 (3.33%) Classic ASP
4 2 (3.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (3.33%) WPF
5 1 (1.67%) Entity Framework
5 1 (1.67%) J2EE
5 1 (1.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (13.33%) Data Centre
3 7 (11.67%) Clustering
4 6 (10.00%) Mobile App
4 6 (10.00%) User Experience
5 1 (1.67%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.67%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.67%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.67%) NHS
5 1 (1.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 21 (35.00%) Windows
2 3 (5.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.33%) Android
3 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.67%) Data ONTAP
4 1 (1.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (38.33%) ITIL
2 14 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (20.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 11 (18.33%) Data Loss Prevention
4 11 (18.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 11 (18.33%) ITIL V3
4 11 (18.33%) Project Management
4 11 (18.33%) Service Management
5 10 (16.67%) ERP
6 9 (15.00%) PLM
6 9 (15.00%) PRINCE2
7 8 (13.33%) ITSM
7 8 (13.33%) Release Management
8 7 (11.67%) High Availability
8 7 (11.67%) SDLC
9 6 (10.00%) Strategic Thinking
9 6 (10.00%) Wireframes
10 5 (8.33%) Data Protection
11 4 (6.67%) Asset Management
12 3 (5.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 14 (23.33%) SQL
2 10 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 9 (15.00%) C#
4 4 (6.67%) PowerShell
4 4 (6.67%) VB.NET
5 2 (3.33%) C
5 2 (3.33%) VB
5 2 (3.33%) VB6
5 2 (3.33%) VBA
5 2 (3.33%) XAML
6 1 (1.67%) MATLAB
6 1 (1.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (23.33%) Cisco Certification
1 14 (23.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (16.67%) MCSE
3 9 (15.00%) Degree
4 8 (13.33%) ITIL Certification
4 8 (13.33%) VCAP
5 7 (11.67%) CCIE
5 7 (11.67%) CCNA
6 4 (6.67%) MCP
6 4 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.67%) CCNP
7 1 (1.67%) CNE
7 1 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.67%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.67%) MCSA
7 1 (1.67%) Novell Certification
7 1 (1.67%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 1 (1.67%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.33%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.67%) NFS
4 1 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.67%) SCCM
1 1 (1.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (25.00%) Cisco
2 11 (18.33%) VMware
3 8 (13.33%) NetApp
4 6 (10.00%) Adobe
5 3 (5.00%) Apple
5 3 (5.00%) Oracle
5 3 (5.00%) Tableau
6 2 (3.33%) Google
6 2 (3.33%) SAP
7 1 (1.67%) Aerohive Networks
7 1 (1.67%) Cognos
7 1 (1.67%) Dell
7 1 (1.67%) HP
7 1 (1.67%) IBM
7 1 (1.67%) Ivanti
7 1 (1.67%) MicroStrategy