Period
to 20 April 2019

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 20 April 2019 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
20 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 6 13 8
Rank change year-on-year +7 -5 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 102 63 113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 14.47% 8.95% 12.60%
As % of the Vendors category 38.93% 23.77% 30.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 42 75
Northamptonshire median daily rate £328 £308 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.50% -9.56% -
10th Percentile £200 £250 £212
90th Percentile £500 £486 £465
East Midlands median daily rate £360 £370 £345
% change year-on-year -2.70% +7.25% +1.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 16
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £15.00 £11.04 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.84% -16.66% +20.45%
10th Percentile £12.33 £10.29 £10.50
90th Percentile £15.53 £14.76 £18.63
East Midlands median hourly rate £12.50 £12.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year +4.17% -7.69% +8.33%

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 262 265 368
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 37.16% 37.64% 41.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 143 242
Northamptonshire median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% - -
10th Percentile £265 £250 £225
90th Percentile £504 £540 £573
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £386
% change year-on-year - +3.56% +3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 20
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £14.69 £11.09 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.50% -19.38% -36.78%
10th Percentile £12.54 £10.29 £10.50
90th Percentile £15.52 £19.10 £18.94
East Midlands median hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -13.33% - +7.14%

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 20 April 2019.

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 20 April 2019. 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 +8 66 £345 +15.00% 11
Kettering - 7 £361 - 1
Daventry - 4 £313 -
Wellingborough - 2 - - 1
Corby - 1 £375 -
Microsoft
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 April 2019, 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 45 (44.12%) Windows
2 34 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 29 (28.43%) Active Directory
4 26 (25.49%) PowerShell
5 24 (23.53%) ITIL
6 23 (22.55%) Hyper-V
6 23 (22.55%) VMware
6 23 (22.55%) Windows Server
7 22 (21.57%) Agile Software Development
8 21 (20.59%) Cisco
9 20 (19.61%) Microsoft Office
9 20 (19.61%) Microsoft Azure
10 19 (18.63%) Microsoft Certification
10 19 (18.63%) SCCM
11 18 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
11 18 (17.65%) SQL
12 17 (16.67%) DNS
12 17 (16.67%) Finance
13 16 (15.69%) HP
14 15 (14.71%) Team Foundation Server
15 13 (12.75%) Data Centre
16 12 (11.76%) DevOps
16 12 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 12 (11.76%) SCOM
16 12 (11.76%) Citrix
16 12 (11.76%) Web Services
16 12 (11.76%) Linux
16 12 (11.76%) NetApp
17 11 (10.78%) DHCP
17 11 (10.78%) Incident Management

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 10 (9.80%) IIS
1 10 (9.80%) MS Exchange
2 5 (4.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (3.92%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.96%) Confluence
4 2 (1.96%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.98%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.98%) CMS
Applications
1 20 (19.61%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (3.92%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.98%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (7.84%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.98%) DELMIA
Cloud Services
1 20 (19.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (10.78%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (8.82%) Office 365
4 4 (3.92%) Mimecast
5 2 (1.96%) Boomi
5 2 (1.96%) IaaS
5 2 (1.96%) IBM Blueworks
5 2 (1.96%) OpenShift
5 2 (1.96%) PaaS
6 1 (0.98%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.98%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.98%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (16.67%) DNS
2 11 (10.78%) DHCP
3 10 (9.80%) SAN
4 9 (8.82%) Internet
5 7 (6.86%) Unified Communications
6 6 (5.88%) Firewall
6 6 (5.88%) NetScaler
6 6 (5.88%) Skype
7 4 (3.92%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (3.92%) LAN
7 4 (3.92%) TCP/IP
7 4 (3.92%) WAN
8 3 (2.94%) HTTP
8 3 (2.94%) HTTPS
9 2 (1.96%) SSH
9 2 (1.96%) Wireless
10 1 (0.98%) DKIM
10 1 (0.98%) iSCSI
10 1 (0.98%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (0.98%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (4.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (3.92%) Power BI
4 4 (3.92%) SSDT
5 2 (1.96%) Big Data
5 2 (1.96%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (1.96%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.96%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.96%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.98%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.98%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.98%) MySQL
6 1 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.98%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 15 (14.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (7.84%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.94%) AdminStudio
3 3 (2.94%) InstallShield
4 2 (1.96%) JIRA
4 2 (1.96%) RSpec
4 2 (1.96%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.98%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 17 (16.67%) Finance
2 7 (6.86%) Automotive
3 3 (2.94%) Back Office
3 3 (2.94%) Banking
3 3 (2.94%) Front Office
3 3 (2.94%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.98%) General Ledger
4 1 (0.98%) Publishing
4 1 (0.98%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (27.45%) Analyst
2 11 (10.78%) Developer
3 10 (9.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (7.84%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 8 (7.84%) Administrator
5 6 (5.88%) .NET Developer
5 6 (5.88%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 6 (5.88%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (5.88%) Architect
5 6 (5.88%) C# Developer
5 6 (5.88%) Deployment Analyst
5 6 (5.88%) Support Engineer
6 5 (4.90%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (4.90%) Business Analyst
6 5 (4.90%) Data Architect
6 5 (4.90%) Service Analyst
6 5 (4.90%) Support Analyst
7 4 (3.92%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (3.92%) Consultant
7 4 (3.92%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (11.76%) Web Services
2 9 (8.82%) jQuery
3 8 (7.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 7 (6.86%) .NET
4 7 (6.86%) HTML
5 6 (5.88%) AngularJS
5 6 (5.88%) ASP.NET
5 6 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (5.88%) CSS
5 6 (5.88%) RESTful
6 4 (3.92%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 4 (3.92%) Entity Framework
7 3 (2.94%) Software Packaging
8 2 (1.96%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.98%) .NET Core
9 1 (0.98%) JSON
9 1 (0.98%) Middleware
9 1 (0.98%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.75%) Data Centre
2 5 (4.90%) PKI
3 3 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.94%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.96%) NHS
5 1 (0.98%) Clustering
5 1 (0.98%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.98%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.98%) HP Superdome
5 1 (0.98%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 45 (44.12%) Windows
2 23 (22.55%) Windows Server
3 12 (11.76%) Linux
4 9 (8.82%) Windows 10
4 9 (8.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (7.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (4.90%) Windows 7
6 5 (4.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (2.94%) Unix
8 1 (0.98%) AIX
8 1 (0.98%) HPUX
8 1 (0.98%) Solaris
8 1 (0.98%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.98%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (23.53%) ITIL
2 22 (21.57%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (11.76%) DevOps
3 12 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 11 (10.78%) Incident Management
4 11 (10.78%) ITIL V3
5 9 (8.82%) Antivirus Management
5 9 (8.82%) Deployment Automation
5 9 (8.82%) ITSM
5 9 (8.82%) MVC
5 9 (8.82%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (7.84%) Root Cause Analysis
6 8 (7.84%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (7.84%) Waterfall
7 7 (6.86%) Software Delivery
7 7 (6.86%) Technical Analysis
8 6 (5.88%) Continuous Delivery
8 6 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (5.88%) PRINCE2
9 5 (4.90%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 26 (25.49%) PowerShell
2 18 (17.65%) SQL
3 9 (8.82%) C#
4 8 (7.84%) T-SQL
5 7 (6.86%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.94%) VB
6 3 (2.94%) VBScript
7 2 (1.96%) Groovy
7 2 (1.96%) Ruby
8 1 (0.98%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.98%) C
8 1 (0.98%) Perl
8 1 (0.98%) Python
8 1 (0.98%) R
8 1 (0.98%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (18.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (9.80%) CCNA
2 10 (9.80%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (9.80%) MCSA
2 10 (9.80%) Security Cleared
3 9 (8.82%) MCSE
4 8 (7.84%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (6.86%) MCP
5 7 (6.86%) SC Cleared
6 6 (5.88%) Degree
6 6 (5.88%) DV Cleared
6 6 (5.88%) ISTQB
7 5 (4.90%) MCITP
8 2 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.98%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.98%) ISEB
9 1 (0.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.92%) SLA
2 2 (1.96%) QA
3 1 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 29 (28.43%) Active Directory
2 23 (22.55%) Hyper-V
3 18 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (7.84%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (7.84%) XenApp
5 5 (4.90%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (3.92%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (2.94%) BitLocker
7 3 (2.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (2.94%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (1.96%) Docker
8 2 (1.96%) vSphere
9 1 (0.98%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.98%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 19 (18.63%) SCCM
2 12 (11.76%) SCOM
3 8 (7.84%) Control-M
3 8 (7.84%) WSUS
4 6 (5.88%) HP ALM
5 5 (4.90%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (3.92%) Nessus
7 3 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (2.94%) SCVMM
7 3 (2.94%) Terraform
7 3 (2.94%) ThinApp
8 2 (1.96%) Ansible
8 2 (1.96%) Kubernetes
8 2 (1.96%) Packer
8 2 (1.96%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (1.96%) vCenter Server
8 2 (1.96%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.98%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.98%) Puppet
Vendors
1 23 (22.55%) VMware
2 21 (20.59%) Cisco
3 16 (15.69%) HP
4 12 (11.76%) Citrix
4 12 (11.76%) NetApp
5 9 (8.82%) ServiceNow
6 8 (7.84%) BMC
6 8 (7.84%) Remedy
7 7 (6.86%) Sophos
8 5 (4.90%) Google
8 5 (4.90%) Symantec
9 4 (3.92%) 3PAR
9 4 (3.92%) Brocade
9 4 (3.92%) GFI Software
10 3 (2.94%) Dell
10 3 (2.94%) McAfee
10 3 (2.94%) SolarWinds
11 2 (1.96%) arcserve
11 2 (1.96%) Becrypt
11 2 (1.96%) CA