Period
to 22 January 2020

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 22 January 2020 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
22 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 8 7 6
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 35 83 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 12.24% 10.60% 12.92%
As % of the Vendors category 25.36% 29.64% 28.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 58 54
Northamptonshire median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% - -16.67%
10th Percentile £209 £163 £200
90th Percentile £451 £656 £538
East Midlands median daily rate £363 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +3.57% +2.94% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 9
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £10.59 £15.00 £11.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.43% +35.32% -14.73%
10th Percentile £10.29 £11.56 £10.29
90th Percentile £10.88 £15.42 £11.17
East Midlands median hourly rate £13.38 £13.00 £11.17
% change year-on-year +2.88% +16.38% -4.94%

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 138 280 287
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 48.25% 35.76% 45.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 183 176
Northamptonshire median daily rate £350 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.68% +3.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £151 £232 £208
90th Percentile £459 £570 £538
East Midlands median daily rate £385 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -3.75% +6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 12
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £11.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +35.32% -16.34%
10th Percentile £16.20 £11.71 £10.36
90th Percentile £45.00 £16.10 £12.37
East Midlands median hourly rate £16.20 £13.64 £14.00
% change year-on-year +18.75% -2.55% -

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 22 January 2020.

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 22 January 2020. 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 +5 25 £350 +6.06% 19
Kettering -5 6 £425 +17.89% 8
Microsoft
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 January 2020, 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 22 (62.86%) Windows
2 19 (54.29%) Active Directory
3 11 (31.43%) DHCP
4 10 (28.57%) VMware
4 10 (28.57%) Windows Server
5 8 (22.86%) PowerShell
5 8 (22.86%) SQL Server
5 8 (22.86%) SQL
6 7 (20.00%) Office 365
6 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (17.14%) Windows 10
7 6 (17.14%) DNS
7 6 (17.14%) .NET
7 6 (17.14%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (14.29%) SCCM
8 5 (14.29%) Finance
8 5 (14.29%) ITSM
8 5 (14.29%) TCP/IP
8 5 (14.29%) C#
8 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
8 5 (14.29%) Service Management
8 5 (14.29%) Data Centre
8 5 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (11.43%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (11.43%) Dynamics 365
9 4 (11.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 4 (11.43%) SAN
9 4 (11.43%) CRM
9 4 (11.43%) Migration

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 5 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (8.57%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.71%) SAS
4 1 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.86%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (8.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (8.57%) MS Visio
3 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (20.00%) Office 365
2 4 (11.43%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (2.86%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (31.43%) DHCP
2 6 (17.14%) DNS
3 5 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 4 (11.43%) SAN
5 2 (5.71%) Firewall
6 1 (2.86%) 802.11
6 1 (2.86%) Ethernet
6 1 (2.86%) LAN
6 1 (2.86%) NetScaler
6 1 (2.86%) OSPF
6 1 (2.86%) Skype
6 1 (2.86%) Unified Communications
6 1 (2.86%) VLAN
6 1 (2.86%) VPN
6 1 (2.86%) WAN
6 1 (2.86%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (22.86%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.71%) Hadoop
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2017
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (14.29%) Finance
2 3 (8.57%) Banking
3 2 (5.71%) Billing
3 2 (5.71%) General Ledger
3 2 (5.71%) Retail
4 1 (2.86%) Front Office
4 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (28.57%) Analyst
2 7 (20.00%) Developer
3 4 (11.43%) CRM Developer
3 4 (11.43%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 4 (11.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (11.43%) Senior Systems Analyst
3 4 (11.43%) Service Analyst
3 4 (11.43%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (11.43%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (5.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (5.71%) Active Directory Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Business Analyst
4 2 (5.71%) OBIEE Developer
4 2 (5.71%) Server Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Support Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Technical Specialist
4 2 (5.71%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.14%) .NET
2 1 (2.86%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.86%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.86%) JSON
2 1 (2.86%) REST
2 1 (2.86%) SOAP
2 1 (2.86%) Web Services
2 1 (2.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.57%) NHS
3 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.86%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 22 (62.86%) Windows
2 10 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (17.14%) Windows 10
5 2 (5.71%) Linux
5 2 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (5.71%) Ubuntu
5 2 (5.71%) Windows 7
5 2 (5.71%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (14.29%) ITSM
1 5 (14.29%) Service Management
2 4 (11.43%) CRM
2 4 (11.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 4 (11.43%) Migration
2 4 (11.43%) Workflow
3 3 (8.57%) Change Control
3 3 (8.57%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (5.71%) Application Discovery
4 2 (5.71%) Business Analysis
4 2 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (5.71%) Case Management
4 2 (5.71%) Change Management
4 2 (5.71%) Collaborative Working
4 2 (5.71%) Dashboard Development
4 2 (5.71%) Data Governance
4 2 (5.71%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 2 (5.71%) Risk Management
4 2 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (5.71%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.86%) PowerShell
1 8 (22.86%) SQL
2 5 (14.29%) C#
3 3 (8.57%) VBScript
4 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.86%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.71%) MCSE
3 1 (2.86%) CCNA
3 1 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.86%) MCP
3 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 19 (54.29%) Active Directory
2 6 (17.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 4 (11.43%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (2.86%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (2.86%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (2.86%) XenApp
5 1 (2.86%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (14.29%) SCCM
2 4 (11.43%) SCOM
3 3 (8.57%) Nessus
3 3 (8.57%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (8.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (5.71%) WSUS
5 1 (2.86%) Kubernetes
5 1 (2.86%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (28.57%) VMware
2 3 (8.57%) GFI Software
2 3 (8.57%) Symantec
3 2 (5.71%) Citrix
3 2 (5.71%) HP
3 2 (5.71%) NetApp
3 2 (5.71%) Red Hat
3 2 (5.71%) Teradata
4 1 (2.86%) Avaya
4 1 (2.86%) Cisco