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 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 7 16
Rank change year-on-year +1 +9  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 46 48 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 12.71% 12.66% 8.78%
As % of the Vendors category 34.07% 32.43% 20.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 33 16
Median daily rate £300 £375 £289
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +29.98%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £293 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £515 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +3.57% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 6
Median hourly rate £10.50 £11.50 £16.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.69% -31.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.70 £11.50 £10.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £11.50 £20.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -12.12% +10.00%  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Northamptonshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 135 148 148
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 37.29% 39.05% 41.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 101 91
Median daily rate £375 £420 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +0.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £275 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £529
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 7
Median hourly rate £10.50 £11.50 £16.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.69% -31.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.50 £11.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £32.50 £18.57
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

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

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 3 months to 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton 0 35 £300 -25.00% 9
Kettering +4 4 £350 +9.80%
Microsoft
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 34 (38.20%) Windows
2 33 (37.08%) SQL
3 31 (34.83%) ITIL
4 26 (29.21%) Microsoft Office
5 25 (28.09%) SQL Server
6 21 (23.60%) Finance
7 20 (22.47%) VMware
8 19 (21.35%) .NET
9 16 (17.98%) Windows Server
10 15 (16.85%) C#
10 15 (16.85%) VMware Infrastructure
11 14 (15.73%) Project Management
11 14 (15.73%) ITSM
11 14 (15.73%) Service Management
12 13 (14.61%) Linux
12 13 (14.61%) Microsoft Certification
13 12 (13.48%) SharePoint
13 12 (13.48%) VB
13 12 (13.48%) Disaster Recovery
13 12 (13.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 12 (13.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 11 (12.36%) Agile Software Development
14 11 (12.36%) Microsoft Excel
14 11 (12.36%) ITIL Certification
15 10 (11.24%) VBA
15 10 (11.24%) SAP
15 10 (11.24%) PowerShell
15 10 (11.24%) Release Management
16 9 (10.11%) Hyper-V
16 9 (10.11%) MCSE

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 12 (13.48%) SharePoint
2 7 (7.87%) SharePoint 2013
3 6 (6.74%) MS Exchange
4 4 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.25%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.25%) K2 blackpearl
6 1 (1.12%) Apache
6 1 (1.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.12%) OpenEdge
6 1 (1.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.12%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.12%) Tomcat
Applications
1 26 (29.21%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (12.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (5.62%) MS Visio
4 4 (4.49%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (1.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (1.12%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (3.37%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (3.37%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.12%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.12%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.37%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.25%) SaaS
2 2 (2.25%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (1.12%) IaaS
3 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.99%) SAN
2 4 (4.49%) DNS
2 4 (4.49%) Internet
2 4 (4.49%) Unified Communications
3 3 (3.37%) Firewall
4 2 (2.25%) DHCP
4 2 (2.25%) LAN
4 2 (2.25%) SMTP
4 2 (2.25%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.25%) WAN
5 1 (1.12%) ADSL
5 1 (1.12%) FTP
5 1 (1.12%) HTTP
5 1 (1.12%) MPLS
5 1 (1.12%) NAS
5 1 (1.12%) VLAN
5 1 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (28.09%) SQL Server
2 12 (13.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 12 (13.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (3.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.25%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.25%) MS Access
4 2 (2.25%) MySQL
4 2 (2.25%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.12%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.12%) Power BI
5 1 (1.12%) QlikView
5 1 (1.12%) Spotfire
5 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (1.12%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 3 (3.37%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.12%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.12%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.12%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.12%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (23.60%) Finance
2 5 (5.62%) Automotive
3 3 (3.37%) Advertising
3 3 (3.37%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.37%) Retail
4 2 (2.25%) Banking
4 2 (2.25%) Legal
5 1 (1.12%) Games
5 1 (1.12%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.12%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 20 (22.47%) Analyst
2 16 (17.98%) Developer
3 10 (11.24%) Applications Support
3 10 (11.24%) Support Analyst
4 8 (8.99%) SharePoint Developer
5 6 (6.74%) Support Engineer
6 5 (5.62%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 5 (5.62%) IT Manager
6 5 (5.62%) Supplier Manager
7 4 (4.49%) Administrator
7 4 (4.49%) Applications Support Analyst
7 4 (4.49%) Consultant
7 4 (4.49%) Infrastructure Support
7 4 (4.49%) SQL Analyst
7 4 (4.49%) SQL Support Analyst
8 3 (3.37%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (3.37%) Architect
8 3 (3.37%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 3 (3.37%) Windows Engineer
8 3 (3.37%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (21.35%) .NET
2 7 (7.87%) Classic ASP
3 4 (4.49%) Web Services
4 3 (3.37%) HTML
5 2 (2.25%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.25%) AngularJS
5 2 (2.25%) CSS
5 2 (2.25%) HTML5
5 2 (2.25%) REST
6 1 (1.12%) Ajax
6 1 (1.12%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.12%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.12%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (1.12%) jQuery
6 1 (1.12%) JSON
6 1 (1.12%) LINQ
6 1 (1.12%) Mason
6 1 (1.12%) RESTful
6 1 (1.12%) WPF
6 1 (1.12%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (4.49%) Data Centre
1 4 (4.49%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (2.25%) Clustering
2 2 (2.25%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.12%) CESG
3 1 (1.12%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.12%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (1.12%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.12%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (1.12%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.12%) Replication
3 1 (1.12%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 34 (38.20%) Windows
2 16 (17.98%) Windows Server
3 13 (14.61%) Linux
4 5 (5.62%) Data ONTAP
4 5 (5.62%) Unix
4 5 (5.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.25%) CentOS
6 2 (2.25%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.12%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.12%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.12%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (34.83%) ITIL
2 14 (15.73%) ITSM
2 14 (15.73%) Project Management
2 14 (15.73%) Service Management
3 12 (13.48%) Disaster Recovery
4 11 (12.36%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (11.24%) Release Management
6 8 (8.99%) ITIL V3
7 7 (7.87%) Desktop Virtualisation
7 7 (7.87%) Metadata Management
7 7 (7.87%) PRINCE2
7 7 (7.87%) SDLC
7 7 (7.87%) Server Virtualisation
8 6 (6.74%) Change Management
8 6 (6.74%) Data Loss Prevention
8 6 (6.74%) Migration
8 6 (6.74%) Supplier Management
9 5 (5.62%) ERP
9 5 (5.62%) Hardware Maintenance
10 4 (4.49%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 33 (37.08%) SQL
2 15 (16.85%) C#
3 12 (13.48%) VB
4 10 (11.24%) PowerShell
4 10 (11.24%) VBA
5 8 (8.99%) VB6
6 7 (7.87%) VB.NET
7 4 (4.49%) T-SQL
8 3 (3.37%) JavaScript
9 2 (2.25%) VBScript
10 1 (1.12%) Java
10 1 (1.12%) MATLAB
10 1 (1.12%) Perl
10 1 (1.12%) PHP
10 1 (1.12%) Progress 4GL
10 1 (1.12%) Python
10 1 (1.12%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (14.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (12.36%) ITIL Certification
3 9 (10.11%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (10.11%) MCSE
4 7 (7.87%) Degree
4 7 (7.87%) Security Cleared
5 6 (6.74%) SC Cleared
6 5 (5.62%) CCNA
6 5 (5.62%) DV Cleared
6 5 (5.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (2.25%) CCIE
7 2 (2.25%) MCP
7 2 (2.25%) VCAP
8 1 (1.12%) APMP
8 1 (1.12%) AWS Certification
8 1 (1.12%) CCNP
8 1 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (1.12%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.12%) MCSA
8 1 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.62%) SLA
2 3 (3.37%) QA
3 1 (1.12%) PMO
System Software
1 15 (16.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (10.11%) Hyper-V
3 6 (6.74%) Active Directory
3 6 (6.74%) vSphere
4 2 (2.25%) Terminal Server
4 2 (2.25%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (2.25%) XenApp
4 2 (2.25%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.12%) vCloud
5 1 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (5.62%) SCCM
2 2 (2.25%) Ansible
2 2 (2.25%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.25%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.25%) SCOM
3 1 (1.12%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.12%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.12%) Mesos
3 1 (1.12%) Nagios
3 1 (1.12%) OVSD
3 1 (1.12%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (1.12%) Terraform
3 1 (1.12%) vMotion
Vendors
1 20 (22.47%) VMware
2 10 (11.24%) SAP
3 9 (10.11%) Citrix
4 8 (8.99%) Cisco
4 8 (8.99%) NetApp
5 4 (4.49%) Remedy
6 3 (3.37%) HP
7 2 (2.25%) Google
7 2 (2.25%) Oracle
7 2 (2.25%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (2.25%) Tableau
8 1 (1.12%) Barracuda Networks
8 1 (1.12%) BMC
8 1 (1.12%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.12%) Juniper
8 1 (1.12%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (1.12%) Nimble Storage
8 1 (1.12%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.12%) Symantec
8 1 (1.12%) Veeam
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