Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 6 8
Rank change year-on-year -10 +2 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 78 88 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 9.21% 13.21% 12.35%
As % of the Vendors category 25.41% 35.06% 30.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 68 79
Northamptonshire median daily rate £350 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -18.75% +60.00%
10th Percentile £163 £150 £158
90th Percentile £467 £529 £550
East Midlands median daily rate £340 £338 £375
% change year-on-year +0.74% -10.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 4
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £12.69 £10.59 £11.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.89% -5.91% -39.25%
10th Percentile £11.27 £9.75 £10.35
90th Percentile £14.31 £11.17 £14.55
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.76 £12.30 £11.50
% change year-on-year +19.98% +6.96% -9.80%

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 307 251 333
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 36.25% 37.69% 40.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 157 245
Northamptonshire median daily rate £380 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% -6.25% -0.87%
10th Percentile £240 £192 £290
90th Percentile £545 £538 £566
East Midlands median daily rate £385 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +2.67% -6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 9
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £13.60 £10.88 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.98% -27.48% -11.31%
10th Percentile £11.34 £9.95 £9.93
90th Percentile £17.30 £11.57 £23.85
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £12.39
% change year-on-year +7.14% +13.02% -9.91%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -15 46 £340 +4.62% 24
Kettering +1 3 £363 +20.83% 7
Wellingborough -2 3 £375 +15.38% 6
Brackley - 1 £150 - 1
Daventry - 1 £400 -
Microsoft
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 35 (44.87%) Windows
2 23 (29.49%) C#
2 23 (29.49%) SQL Server
2 23 (29.49%) Active Directory
3 21 (26.92%) .NET
4 20 (25.64%) PowerShell
5 19 (24.36%) SQL
6 17 (21.79%) SAP
6 17 (21.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 17 (21.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 17 (21.79%) Windows Server
7 15 (19.23%) SharePoint
8 13 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
9 12 (15.38%) ITIL
10 11 (14.10%) Office 365
11 10 (12.82%) K2 blackpearl
11 10 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (12.82%) Microsoft Excel
11 10 (12.82%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (12.82%) Cisco
11 10 (12.82%) Finance
12 9 (11.54%) SAP Smart Forms
12 9 (11.54%) VMware
12 9 (11.54%) SharePoint Server
13 8 (10.26%) SCCM
13 8 (10.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 8 (10.26%) Legal
13 8 (10.26%) Change Management
13 8 (10.26%) Internet
13 8 (10.26%) Problem-Solving

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 15 (19.23%) SharePoint
2 10 (12.82%) K2 blackpearl
3 9 (11.54%) SharePoint Server
4 5 (6.41%) MS Exchange
5 4 (5.13%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (3.85%) NServiceBus
7 1 (1.28%) CMS
7 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.28%) IIS
7 1 (1.28%) MS Project Server
7 1 (1.28%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.28%) Umbraco
Applications
1 13 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (12.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (10.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (3.85%) MS Visio
5 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.56%) IntelliMatch
1 2 (2.56%) SAP FI-GL
2 1 (1.28%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.28%) Infor CloudSuite
2 1 (1.28%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 11 (14.10%) Office 365
2 6 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (5.13%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (2.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.26%) Internet
2 7 (8.97%) DHCP
2 7 (8.97%) DNS
2 7 (8.97%) SAN
3 6 (7.69%) Unified Communications
4 5 (6.41%) TCP/IP
5 4 (5.13%) Firewall
6 2 (2.56%) Intranet
6 2 (2.56%) Wireless
7 1 (1.28%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (1.28%) LAN
7 1 (1.28%) NAS
7 1 (1.28%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (1.28%) Skype
7 1 (1.28%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (29.49%) SQL Server
2 17 (21.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 17 (21.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.56%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (2.56%) DTS
4 2 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.28%) GIS
5 1 (1.28%) MS Access
5 1 (1.28%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 3 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.56%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.28%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (1.28%) WinDbg
General
1 10 (12.82%) Finance
2 8 (10.26%) Legal
3 5 (6.41%) Automotive
4 4 (5.13%) Retail
5 2 (2.56%) General Ledger
6 1 (1.28%) Banking
6 1 (1.28%) French Language
6 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.28%) Publishing
6 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (26.92%) Developer
2 18 (23.08%) Analyst
3 6 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (7.69%) Consultant
4 5 (6.41%) Service Analyst
4 5 (6.41%) Service Desk Analyst
4 5 (6.41%) Support Analyst
5 4 (5.13%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 4 (5.13%) C# Developer
5 4 (5.13%) Project Manager
5 4 (5.13%) SharePoint Developer
6 3 (3.85%) .NET Architect
6 3 (3.85%) Active Directory Consultant
6 3 (3.85%) Administrator
6 3 (3.85%) Architect
6 3 (3.85%) Contracts Manager
6 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Consultant
6 3 (3.85%) SQL Developer
6 3 (3.85%) SQL Server Developer
6 3 (3.85%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (26.92%) .NET
2 9 (11.54%) SAP Smart Forms
3 5 (6.41%) Web Services
4 4 (5.13%) Entity Framework
5 3 (3.85%) .NET Framework
5 3 (3.85%) Classic ASP
5 3 (3.85%) MSMQ
5 3 (3.85%) OAuth
5 3 (3.85%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (3.85%) SAML
6 2 (2.56%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.56%) J2EE
6 2 (2.56%) SAP Fiori
6 2 (2.56%) SAPUI5
6 2 (2.56%) Web Dynpro
7 1 (1.28%) Angular 2
7 1 (1.28%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 1 (1.28%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (1.28%) CSS
7 1 (1.28%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 4 (5.13%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (3.85%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.28%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.28%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.28%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.28%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.28%) NHS
5 1 (1.28%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.28%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 35 (44.87%) Windows
2 17 (21.79%) Windows Server
3 4 (5.13%) Windows 7
4 3 (3.85%) Windows 10
4 3 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.56%) Linux
5 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.28%) AIX
6 1 (1.28%) Solaris
6 1 (1.28%) Unix
6 1 (1.28%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.28%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (15.38%) ITIL
2 10 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (10.26%) Change Management
3 8 (10.26%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (8.97%) Project Management
5 6 (7.69%) Migration
6 4 (5.13%) Change Control
6 4 (5.13%) ERP
6 4 (5.13%) Workflow
7 3 (3.85%) Application Packaging
7 3 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (3.85%) E-Commerce
7 3 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 3 (3.85%) Metadata Management
7 3 (3.85%) Microservices
7 3 (3.85%) PRINCE2
7 3 (3.85%) SOA
8 2 (2.56%) Data Loss Prevention
8 2 (2.56%) Desktop Virtualisation
8 2 (2.56%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (29.49%) C#
2 20 (25.64%) PowerShell
3 19 (24.36%) SQL
4 4 (5.13%) T-SQL
4 4 (5.13%) VB.NET
5 3 (3.85%) VB
5 3 (3.85%) VB6
5 3 (3.85%) VBA
6 2 (2.56%) ABAP
6 2 (2.56%) Delphi
7 1 (1.28%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (12.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (8.97%) CCNA
2 7 (8.97%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (7.69%) MCP
4 4 (5.13%) Degree
4 4 (5.13%) MCSE
5 3 (3.85%) HND
5 3 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (3.85%) MCITP
6 2 (2.56%) ACCA
6 2 (2.56%) CIMA
6 2 (2.56%) MCSA
7 1 (1.28%) A+ Certification
7 1 (1.28%) CCNP
7 1 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.28%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.28%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.28%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.28%) VCP6
7 1 (1.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.85%) GDPR
1 3 (3.85%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.56%) SLA
3 1 (1.28%) PMO
System Software
1 23 (29.49%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.56%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (1.28%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.28%) vSphere
4 1 (1.28%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (10.26%) SCCM
2 3 (3.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (2.56%) Control-M
3 2 (2.56%) Nessus
3 2 (2.56%) SCOrch
3 2 (2.56%) WSUS
4 1 (1.28%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.28%) Perfmon
4 1 (1.28%) SCOM
4 1 (1.28%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 17 (21.79%) SAP
2 10 (12.82%) Cisco
3 9 (11.54%) VMware
4 6 (7.69%) Citrix
5 3 (3.85%) Brocade
5 3 (3.85%) NetApp
5 3 (3.85%) Oracle
6 2 (2.56%) Apple
6 2 (2.56%) CheckPoint
6 2 (2.56%) Kony
6 2 (2.56%) Twitter
7 1 (1.28%) Epicor
7 1 (1.28%) ESRI
7 1 (1.28%) GFI Software
7 1 (1.28%) HP
7 1 (1.28%) IBM
7 1 (1.28%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (1.28%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (1.28%) Remedy
7 1 (1.28%) Symantec