The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northampton with a requirement for Microsoft Office skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Office over the 3 months to 29 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.

Microsoft Office
Northamptonshire / Northampton
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 26 17
Rank change year-on-year +7 -9  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 17 5 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northampton 6.30% 2.39% 7.99%
As % of the Applications category 60.71% 55.56% 62.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 1
Median daily rate £294 £163 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +80.76% -9.72%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £288 £293
% change year-on-year - -1.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 10
Median hourly rate £11.17 - £13.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £13.14
% change year-on-year - +14.15%  

Microsoft Office is in the software application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Northampton with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Northampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 28 9 37
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northampton 10.37% 4.31% 12.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 8 10
Median daily rate £340 £200 £245
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +70.00% -18.36%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £109 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +1.53% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 11
Median hourly rate £11.17 - £14.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.18 £16.10 £15.00
% change year-on-year +0.52% +7.30%  

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Northampton

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Office in Northampton

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Office in Northampton

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northampton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in Northampton over the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Office in Northampton

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northampton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Office in Northampton

For the 6 months to 29 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Office 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 Office.

1 23 (79.31%) Windows
2 18 (62.07%) Microsoft
3 15 (51.72%) ITIL
4 12 (41.38%) Finance
5 10 (34.48%) Service Management
5 10 (34.48%) ITSM
5 10 (34.48%) ITIL Certification
6 9 (31.03%) SQL Server
6 9 (31.03%) SQL
6 9 (31.03%) Release Management
7 7 (24.14%) Windows 7
7 7 (24.14%) Windows XP
8 6 (20.69%) Windows Server
9 5 (17.24%) Security Cleared
9 5 (17.24%) Active Directory
10 4 (13.79%) Windows Vista
10 4 (13.79%) SC Cleared
10 4 (13.79%) DV Cleared
10 4 (13.79%) VMware
11 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (10.34%) Banking
11 3 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (6.90%) HP
12 2 (6.90%) SAN
12 2 (6.90%) MS Visio
12 2 (6.90%) MS Exchange
12 2 (6.90%) Linux
12 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Excel
12 2 (6.90%) Business Analysis

Microsoft Office
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 2 (6.90%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (6.90%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) IaaS
1 1 (3.45%) IBM Blueworks
1 1 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) SAN
2 1 (3.45%) 3G
2 1 (3.45%) NAS
2 1 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (31.03%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.45%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (41.38%) Finance
2 3 (10.34%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Billing
Job Titles
1 15 (51.72%) Analyst
2 9 (31.03%) Service Analyst
2 9 (31.03%) Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (24.14%) Applications Support
4 4 (13.79%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) Applications Support Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) SQL Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) SQL Support Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) Support Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (3.45%) Administrator
5 1 (3.45%) Architect
5 1 (3.45%) Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Field Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Integration Architect
5 1 (3.45%) Project Manager
5 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared Project Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.45%) Windows Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
1 1 (3.45%) Credit Risk
1 1 (3.45%) Driving Licence
1 1 (3.45%) Replication
1 1 (3.45%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 23 (79.31%) Windows
2 7 (24.14%) Windows 7
2 7 (24.14%) Windows XP
3 6 (20.69%) Windows Server
4 4 (13.79%) Windows Vista
5 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (6.90%) CentOS
6 2 (6.90%) Linux
7 1 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (3.45%) Ubuntu
7 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (51.72%) ITIL
2 10 (34.48%) ITSM
2 10 (34.48%) Service Management
3 9 (31.03%) Release Management
4 3 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (6.90%) Business Analysis
5 2 (6.90%) Capacity Management
5 2 (6.90%) ITIL V3
5 2 (6.90%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (6.90%) Target Operating Model
6 1 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.45%) Customer-Centric Approach
6 1 (3.45%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 1 (3.45%) DevOps
6 1 (3.45%) High Availability
6 1 (3.45%) ITIL V2
6 1 (3.45%) Logistics
6 1 (3.45%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (3.45%) SDLC
6 1 (3.45%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 9 (31.03%) SQL
2 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.45%) VB
2 1 (3.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (34.48%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (17.24%) Security Cleared
3 4 (13.79%) DV Cleared
3 4 (13.79%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.45%) APMP
4 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (17.24%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.90%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.45%) vCloud
3 1 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) SCCM
2 1 (3.45%) AirWatch
2 1 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.45%) Nagios
2 1 (3.45%) OVSD
2 1 (3.45%) vMotion
Vendors
1 18 (62.07%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.79%) VMware
3 2 (6.90%) HP
4 1 (3.45%) BMC
4 1 (3.45%) Cisco
4 1 (3.45%) Citrix
4 1 (3.45%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.45%) Remedy
4 1 (3.45%) Veeam
4 1 (3.45%) Webroot