Period
to 12 December 2018

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 12 December 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
East Midlands > Northamptonshire
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 8 6
Rank change year-on-year +1 -2 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 87 86 122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 10.70% 12.91% 13.44%
As % of the Vendors category 28.90% 29.76% 31.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 61 86
Northamptonshire median daily rate £350 £325 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -16.67% +25.81%
10th Percentile £163 £150 £145
90th Percentile £600 £538 £550
East Midlands median daily rate £340 £328 £363
% change year-on-year +3.82% -9.66% +11.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 16
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £13.60 £11.09 £12.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.64% -10.42% -33.18%
10th Percentile £11.34 £10.29 £10.50
90th Percentile £14.85 £11.17 £17.13
East Midlands median hourly rate £13.00 £11.18 £11.73
% change year-on-year +16.33% -4.69% -4.67%

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 301 289 389
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 37.02% 43.39% 42.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 176 278
Northamptonshire median daily rate £380 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £227 £203 £225
90th Percentile £550 £538 £575
East Midlands median daily rate £388 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +3.33% -6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 22
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £14.50 £11.09 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.81% -19.38% -22.58%
10th Percentile £11.42 £10.29 £10.50
90th Percentile £17.10 £11.44 £20.45
East Midlands median hourly rate £13.64 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -2.55% - +0.72%

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 12 December 2018.

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 12 December 2018. 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 -7 50 £340 +13.33% 23
Kettering - 4 £360 - 8
Wellingborough -2 3 £375 +15.38% 1
Daventry - 2 - - 1
Brackley - 1 £150 -
Microsoft
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 12 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Northamptonshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 37 (42.53%) Windows
2 22 (25.29%) Active Directory
3 21 (24.14%) SQL Server
4 17 (19.54%) C#
4 17 (19.54%) Microsoft Office
5 16 (18.39%) Cisco
5 16 (18.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (18.39%) Windows Server
6 15 (17.24%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (17.24%) SQL
7 14 (16.09%) PowerShell
8 13 (14.94%) ITIL
9 12 (13.79%) .NET
9 12 (13.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 12 (13.79%) VMware
10 11 (12.64%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (12.64%) CCNA
10 11 (12.64%) Citrix
10 11 (12.64%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (12.64%) Finance
10 11 (12.64%) Problem-Solving
11 10 (11.49%) Microsoft Excel
11 10 (11.49%) SAP
12 9 (10.34%) MCP
12 9 (10.34%) SharePoint
12 9 (10.34%) Unified Communications
12 9 (10.34%) Office 365
13 8 (9.20%) Analytical Skills
13 8 (9.20%) Data Centre
13 8 (9.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint

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 9 (10.34%) SharePoint
2 8 (9.20%) MS Exchange
3 4 (4.60%) K2 blackpearl
4 3 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (3.45%) NServiceBus
4 3 (3.45%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (3.45%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (2.30%) IIS
6 1 (1.15%) MS Project Server
6 1 (1.15%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (19.54%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (11.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (9.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (3.45%) MS Visio
5 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (2.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.30%) IntelliMatch
1 2 (2.30%) SAP FI-GL
2 1 (1.15%) DELMIA
2 1 (1.15%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.15%) Infor CloudSuite
2 1 (1.15%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.34%) Office 365
2 7 (8.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (4.60%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.34%) Unified Communications
2 7 (8.05%) DNS
2 7 (8.05%) SAN
3 5 (5.75%) Firewall
4 4 (4.60%) DHCP
4 4 (4.60%) Internet
5 3 (3.45%) TCP/IP
5 3 (3.45%) Wireless
6 2 (2.30%) Intranet
6 2 (2.30%) NetScaler
6 2 (2.30%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (2.30%) Skype
7 1 (1.15%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (1.15%) LAN
7 1 (1.15%) NAS
7 1 (1.15%) SSH
7 1 (1.15%) VoIP
7 1 (1.15%) WAN
7 1 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (24.14%) SQL Server
2 16 (18.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (13.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (5.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (4.60%) Crystal Reports
5 4 (4.60%) SSDT
6 3 (3.45%) Power BI
6 3 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (2.30%) DTS
7 2 (2.30%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (2.30%) Relational Database
7 2 (2.30%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (1.15%) GIS
8 1 (1.15%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.30%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.30%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.15%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 11 (12.64%) Finance
2 6 (6.90%) Automotive
3 4 (4.60%) Retail
4 3 (3.45%) Legal
4 3 (3.45%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.30%) General Ledger
5 2 (2.30%) Publishing
6 1 (1.15%) Back Office
6 1 (1.15%) Banking
6 1 (1.15%) French Language
6 1 (1.15%) Front Office
6 1 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.15%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (24.14%) Analyst
2 14 (16.09%) Developer
3 7 (8.05%) 2nd Line Support
3 7 (8.05%) Administrator
3 7 (8.05%) Architect
3 7 (8.05%) Service Analyst
3 7 (8.05%) Service Desk Analyst
4 6 (6.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 6 (6.90%) C# Developer
5 5 (5.75%) Consultant
5 5 (5.75%) Support Analyst
6 4 (4.60%) Data Architect
6 4 (4.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (4.60%) Microsoft Consultant
6 4 (4.60%) Project Manager
6 4 (4.60%) Support Engineer
6 4 (4.60%) Windows Administrator
7 3 (3.45%) Contracts Manager
7 3 (3.45%) SQL Developer
7 3 (3.45%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.79%) .NET
2 6 (6.90%) Entity Framework
3 4 (4.60%) SAP Smart Forms
4 3 (3.45%) MSMQ
4 3 (3.45%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (3.45%) Web Services
5 2 (2.30%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.30%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.30%) Classic ASP
5 2 (2.30%) jQuery
5 2 (2.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (1.15%) Angular 2
6 1 (1.15%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (1.15%) CSS
6 1 (1.15%) Middleware
6 1 (1.15%) NHibernate
6 1 (1.15%) SAP Fiori
6 1 (1.15%) SAPUI5
6 1 (1.15%) Velocity
6 1 (1.15%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.20%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (9.20%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.45%) NHS
2 3 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (2.30%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.15%) HP Superdome
4 1 (1.15%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.15%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.15%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 37 (42.53%) Windows
2 16 (18.39%) Windows Server
3 7 (8.05%) Linux
4 4 (4.60%) Windows 7
4 4 (4.60%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (4.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.45%) Unix
5 3 (3.45%) Windows 10
5 3 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.30%) AIX
7 1 (1.15%) HPUX
7 1 (1.15%) Solaris
7 1 (1.15%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.15%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (14.94%) ITIL
2 11 (12.64%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (12.64%) Problem-Solving
3 7 (8.05%) Project Management
4 6 (6.90%) Incident Management
4 6 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 6 (6.90%) Migration
5 5 (5.75%) Analytics
5 5 (5.75%) Line Management
5 5 (5.75%) PRINCE2
6 4 (4.60%) Data Architecture
6 4 (4.60%) Data Loss Prevention
6 4 (4.60%) Data Modelling
6 4 (4.60%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (4.60%) Logical Data Model
6 4 (4.60%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (3.45%) Contract Negotiation
7 3 (3.45%) Customer-Centric Approach
7 3 (3.45%) Machine Learning
7 3 (3.45%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (19.54%) C#
2 15 (17.24%) SQL
3 14 (16.09%) PowerShell
4 5 (5.75%) T-SQL
5 3 (3.45%) VB.NET
5 3 (3.45%) VBA
6 2 (2.30%) Delphi
6 2 (2.30%) VB
6 2 (2.30%) VB6
7 1 (1.15%) ABAP
7 1 (1.15%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.15%) Perl
Qualifications
1 15 (17.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (12.64%) CCNA
2 11 (12.64%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (10.34%) MCP
4 6 (6.90%) Degree
5 5 (5.75%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (5.75%) MCSE
6 4 (4.60%) MCITP
6 4 (4.60%) Security Cleared
7 3 (3.45%) HND
7 3 (3.45%) MCSA
8 2 (2.30%) ACCA
8 2 (2.30%) CCNP
8 2 (2.30%) CIMA
8 2 (2.30%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (1.15%) DBS Check
9 1 (1.15%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.15%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.75%) SLA
2 2 (2.30%) QA
3 1 (1.15%) PMO
System Software
1 22 (25.29%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.90%) Hyper-V
2 6 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.60%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (4.60%) XenApp
4 2 (2.30%) vSphere
5 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.15%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (8.05%) SCCM
2 4 (4.60%) SCOM
3 3 (3.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (2.30%) Control-M
4 2 (2.30%) Nessus
4 2 (2.30%) SCOrch
4 2 (2.30%) WSUS
4 2 (2.30%) ZABBIX
5 1 (1.15%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (1.15%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.15%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (1.15%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (1.15%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 16 (18.39%) Cisco
2 12 (13.79%) VMware
3 11 (12.64%) Citrix
4 10 (11.49%) SAP
5 7 (8.05%) NetApp
6 3 (3.45%) Google
6 3 (3.45%) HP
6 3 (3.45%) Oracle
6 3 (3.45%) ServiceNow
7 2 (2.30%) Sophos
8 1 (1.15%) Aerohive Networks
8 1 (1.15%) Apple
8 1 (1.15%) Capita
8 1 (1.15%) Dell
8 1 (1.15%) ESRI
8 1 (1.15%) GFI Software
8 1 (1.15%) Kony
8 1 (1.15%) Minitab
8 1 (1.15%) Remedy
8 1 (1.15%) Symantec