Period
to 24 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 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 24 November 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 Midlands > Northamptonshire
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 8 12
Rank change year-on-year +1 +4 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 89 124 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 13.01% 13.38% 9.51%
As % of the Vendors category 31.45% 31.00% 27.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 90 69
Northamptonshire median daily rate £325 £392 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.09% +30.67% -7.69%
10th Percentile £153 £145 £106
90th Percentile £535 £550 £455
East Midlands median daily rate £328 £363 £325
% change year-on-year -9.66% +11.54% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 10
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £11.09 £11.38 £18.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.55% -38.58% +23.47%
10th Percentile £9.88 £10.50 £10.30
90th Percentile £11.17 £18.23 £19.04
East Midlands median hourly rate £12.00 £11.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year +4.35% -8.00% -7.41%

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 Northamptonshire.

All Vendors
Northamptonshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 283 400 270
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 41.37% 43.15% 35.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 284 172
Northamptonshire median daily rate £375 £400 £404
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -0.87% +0.88%
10th Percentile £200 £225 £216
90th Percentile £538 £575 £569
East Midlands median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 18 14
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £11.09 £11.75 £17.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.66% -33.84% +18.40%
10th Percentile £10.08 £10.44 £10.50
90th Percentile £11.44 £27.56 £18.52
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.00

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Northamptonshire

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Northamptonshire

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Northamptonshire over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Northamptonshire

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Northamptonshire

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Northamptonshire region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton -1 63 £288 -28.13% 7
Wellingborough - 2 £325 - 1
Microsoft
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 33 (37.08%) Windows
2 31 (34.83%) ITIL
3 30 (33.71%) Microsoft Office
4 26 (29.21%) Finance
5 25 (28.09%) Cisco
6 20 (22.47%) Microsoft Certification
6 20 (22.47%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (21.35%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (21.35%) ERP
7 19 (21.35%) VMware
8 18 (20.22%) Automotive
9 17 (19.10%) SQL
9 17 (19.10%) Unified Communications
9 17 (19.10%) Analytical Skills
10 16 (17.98%) Desktop Virtualisation
10 16 (17.98%) SQL Server
10 16 (17.98%) Disaster Recovery
11 15 (16.85%) Degree
11 15 (16.85%) Data Loss Prevention
12 14 (15.73%) ITIL V3
13 13 (14.61%) PLM
13 13 (14.61%) Project Management
13 13 (14.61%) JavaScript
13 13 (14.61%) Active Directory
14 12 (13.48%) CCNA
14 12 (13.48%) Service Management
14 12 (13.48%) Windows Server
15 11 (12.36%) MCSE
16 10 (11.24%) PRINCE2
16 10 (11.24%) ITIL Certification

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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 7 (7.87%) MS Exchange
1 7 (7.87%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.49%) IIS
3 2 (2.25%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.12%) CMS
4 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.12%) K2 blackpearl
4 1 (1.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.12%) SAS
4 1 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 30 (33.71%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (7.87%) OmniGraffle
3 4 (4.49%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (2.25%) Simulink
5 1 (1.12%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (3.37%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (3.37%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (2.25%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.12%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (1.12%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (1.12%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 1 (1.12%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (1.12%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (1.12%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.87%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 4 (4.49%) Office 365
3 2 (2.25%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.25%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (2.25%) Dropbox
3 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.12%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (19.10%) Unified Communications
2 8 (8.99%) LAN
2 8 (8.99%) WAN
3 7 (7.87%) Firewall
4 4 (4.49%) TCP/IP
5 3 (3.37%) Internet
5 3 (3.37%) NAS
5 3 (3.37%) SAN
6 2 (2.25%) DNS
6 2 (2.25%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (2.25%) Skype
6 2 (2.25%) VoIP
7 1 (1.12%) DHCP
7 1 (1.12%) HTTP
7 1 (1.12%) LDAP
7 1 (1.12%) SMTP
7 1 (1.12%) VSAN
7 1 (1.12%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (17.98%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.25%) Spotfire
3 2 (2.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (1.12%) BigQuery
4 1 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.12%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.12%) MySQL
4 1 (1.12%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.12%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 7 (7.87%) Axure RP
2 3 (3.37%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.25%) JIRA
3 2 (2.25%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.12%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.12%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.12%) Grunt
4 1 (1.12%) gulp
4 1 (1.12%) Jasmine
4 1 (1.12%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (1.12%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 26 (29.21%) Finance
2 18 (20.22%) Automotive
3 3 (3.37%) Banking
4 2 (2.25%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.12%) Advertising
5 1 (1.12%) Legal
5 1 (1.12%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (13.48%) Analyst
1 12 (13.48%) Developer
2 9 (10.11%) 3rd Line Support
2 9 (10.11%) Applications Support
2 9 (10.11%) Support Engineer
3 8 (8.99%) IT Support
4 6 (6.74%) IT Engineer
5 5 (5.62%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 5 (5.62%) Service Analyst
5 5 (5.62%) Service Desk Engineer
6 4 (4.49%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 4 (4.49%) Administrator
6 4 (4.49%) Help Desk Analyst
6 4 (4.49%) IT Support Engineer
6 4 (4.49%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (4.49%) Software Developer
7 3 (3.37%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (3.37%) C# Developer
7 3 (3.37%) Server Engineer
7 3 (3.37%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.11%) .NET
1 9 (10.11%) CSS
1 9 (10.11%) HTML
2 5 (5.62%) jQuery
2 5 (5.62%) X-Windows
3 4 (4.49%) AngularJS
4 3 (3.37%) .NET Framework
4 3 (3.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 3 (3.37%) WPF
5 2 (2.25%) Classic ASP
5 2 (2.25%) Entity Framework
5 2 (2.25%) J2EE
5 2 (2.25%) RESTful
5 2 (2.25%) Web Services
6 1 (1.12%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.12%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.12%) Mason
6 1 (1.12%) OAuth
6 1 (1.12%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (1.12%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 17 (19.10%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.99%) Data Centre
3 7 (7.87%) Clustering
3 7 (7.87%) Mobile App
3 7 (7.87%) User Experience
4 3 (3.37%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.25%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.25%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.25%) PKI
6 1 (1.12%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.12%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.12%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.12%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.12%) NHS
6 1 (1.12%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 33 (37.08%) Windows
2 12 (13.48%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.25%) Android
3 2 (2.25%) Linux
3 2 (2.25%) Windows 10
3 2 (2.25%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.12%) Unix
4 1 (1.12%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (34.83%) ITIL
2 20 (22.47%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (21.35%) ERP
4 16 (17.98%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 16 (17.98%) Disaster Recovery
5 15 (16.85%) Data Loss Prevention
6 14 (15.73%) ITIL V3
7 13 (14.61%) PLM
7 13 (14.61%) Project Management
8 12 (13.48%) Service Management
9 10 (11.24%) PRINCE2
10 9 (10.11%) Data Protection
10 9 (10.11%) High Availability
10 9 (10.11%) ITSM
10 9 (10.11%) Release Management
11 8 (8.99%) Asset Management
12 7 (7.87%) SDLC
12 7 (7.87%) Strategic Thinking
12 7 (7.87%) Wireframes
13 5 (5.62%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 17 (19.10%) SQL
2 13 (14.61%) JavaScript
3 9 (10.11%) C#
4 4 (4.49%) VB.NET
5 3 (3.37%) PowerShell
5 3 (3.37%) XAML
6 2 (2.25%) C
6 2 (2.25%) MATLAB
6 2 (2.25%) VB
7 1 (1.12%) Java
7 1 (1.12%) Perl
7 1 (1.12%) PHP
7 1 (1.12%) Python
7 1 (1.12%) Ruby
7 1 (1.12%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.12%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.12%) VB6
7 1 (1.12%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (22.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (21.35%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (16.85%) Degree
4 12 (13.48%) CCNA
5 11 (12.36%) MCSE
6 10 (11.24%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (8.99%) MCP
7 8 (8.99%) VCAP
8 7 (7.87%) CCIE
9 5 (5.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (2.25%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (1.12%) ACCA
11 1 (1.12%) AWS Certification
11 1 (1.12%) CCNP
11 1 (1.12%) CFA
11 1 (1.12%) CIMA
11 1 (1.12%) CNE
11 1 (1.12%) MCDST
11 1 (1.12%) MCSA
11 1 (1.12%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.37%) SLA
2 2 (2.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 2 (2.25%) PMO
System Software
1 13 (14.61%) Active Directory
2 9 (10.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.37%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.25%) Firmware
5 1 (1.12%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (7.87%) SCCM
2 3 (3.37%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (3.37%) SCOM
3 1 (1.12%) Ansible
3 1 (1.12%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.12%) Mesos
3 1 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 25 (28.09%) Cisco
2 19 (21.35%) VMware
3 8 (8.99%) Adobe
3 8 (8.99%) HP
4 7 (7.87%) NetApp
4 7 (7.87%) Oracle
5 4 (4.49%) Apple
5 4 (4.49%) Cognos
6 3 (3.37%) AppSense
6 3 (3.37%) CheckPoint
6 3 (3.37%) SAP
6 3 (3.37%) Tableau
7 2 (2.25%) Google
7 2 (2.25%) IBM
7 2 (2.25%) MicroStrategy
7 2 (2.25%) Sage
8 1 (1.12%) Dell
8 1 (1.12%) LANDesk
8 1 (1.12%) McAfee
8 1 (1.12%) Remedy