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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
Rank 10 8 14
Rank change year-on-year -2 +6  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 42 43 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 11.11% 11.62% 8.52%
As % of the Vendors category 31.34% 27.74% 21.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 30 18
Median daily rate £323 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.77% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £205 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 10
Median hourly rate £17.00 £11.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.54% -20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.80 £11.00 £9.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.20 £11.00 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.20 £15.00 £14.85
% change year-on-year -5.33% +1.01%  

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 134 155 195
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 35.45% 41.89% 40.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 115 103
Median daily rate £364 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.06% -4.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 12
Median hourly rate £15.00 £11.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.36% -24.13%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £11.00 £9.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.30 £11.00 £24.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.50 £17.22
% change year-on-year -16.64% +13.21%  

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 March 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 -1 27 £310 -22.50% 10
Kettering - 3 - - 4
Daventry - 1 £195 - 1
Microsoft
East Midlands

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 43 (38.05%) Windows
1 43 (38.05%) MS Excel
2 34 (30.09%) ITIL
3 29 (25.66%) MS Office
4 27 (23.89%) SQL Server
5 26 (23.01%) SQL
5 26 (23.01%) Active Directory
6 24 (21.24%) Finance
7 18 (15.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 17 (15.04%) VMware
9 16 (14.16%) Project Management
9 16 (14.16%) Business Intelligence
9 16 (14.16%) SCCM
10 14 (12.39%) Windows 7
10 14 (12.39%) SharePoint
10 14 (12.39%) Stakeholder Management
10 14 (12.39%) Windows 10
10 14 (12.39%) Windows Server
11 12 (10.62%) Power BI
11 12 (10.62%) VMware Infrastructure
11 12 (10.62%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (9.73%) Asset Management
12 11 (9.73%) MS Exchange
12 11 (9.73%) PRINCE2
12 11 (9.73%) .NET
12 11 (9.73%) Microsoft Certification
12 11 (9.73%) ITIL Certification
13 10 (8.85%) SAN
13 10 (8.85%) MCSE
13 10 (8.85%) SQL Server Integration Services

Microsoft
Top Related 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 14 (12.39%) SharePoint
2 11 (9.73%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.77%) K2 blackpearl
4 2 (1.77%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.88%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 43 (38.05%) MS Excel
2 29 (25.66%) MS Office
3 10 (8.85%) Spreadsheet
4 7 (6.19%) MS Project
4 7 (6.19%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.88%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (2.65%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.88%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.19%) OneDrive
2 4 (3.54%) SuccessFactors
3 3 (2.65%) Boomi
3 3 (2.65%) IBM Blueworks
4 1 (0.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.85%) SAN
2 6 (5.31%) NAS
3 3 (2.65%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (1.77%) DHCP
4 2 (1.77%) DNS
4 2 (1.77%) Internet
5 1 (0.88%) 3G
5 1 (0.88%) ADSL
5 1 (0.88%) Firewall
5 1 (0.88%) LAN
5 1 (0.88%) MPLS
5 1 (0.88%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.88%) VLAN
5 1 (0.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (23.89%) SQL Server
2 18 (15.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (10.62%) Power BI
4 10 (8.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (7.96%) Microsoft Power View
6 7 (6.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (5.31%) PowerPivot
8 4 (3.54%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (2.65%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (2.65%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (1.77%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (1.77%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.88%) MS Access
11 1 (0.88%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 5 (4.42%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.77%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 24 (21.24%) Finance
2 6 (5.31%) Banking
2 6 (5.31%) Legal
3 5 (4.42%) Advertising
4 4 (3.54%) Retail
5 3 (2.65%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.88%) Games
Job Titles
1 28 (24.78%) Analyst
2 9 (7.96%) Administrator
2 9 (7.96%) Consultant
2 9 (7.96%) Developer
2 9 (7.96%) Support Analyst
2 9 (7.96%) Support Engineer
3 8 (7.08%) Designer
4 7 (6.19%) Applications Support
4 7 (6.19%) Architect
4 7 (6.19%) Windows Engineer
5 6 (5.31%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 6 (5.31%) Service Desk Engineer
6 5 (4.42%) Business Analyst
6 5 (4.42%) IT Administrator
6 5 (4.42%) Project Manager
6 5 (4.42%) Service Analyst
6 5 (4.42%) Service Desk Analyst
6 5 (4.42%) Technical Leader
7 4 (3.54%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (3.54%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.73%) .NET
2 9 (7.96%) D3.js
3 2 (1.77%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.77%) Classic ASP
3 2 (1.77%) Web Services
4 1 (0.88%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.88%) CSS
4 1 (0.88%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.31%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.42%) Data Centre
2 5 (4.42%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (2.65%) Credit Risk
4 2 (1.77%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.77%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (0.88%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 43 (38.05%) Windows
2 14 (12.39%) Windows 10
2 14 (12.39%) Windows 7
2 14 (12.39%) Windows Server
3 9 (7.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (7.08%) Linux
5 7 (6.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (6.19%) Windows XP
6 6 (5.31%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (4.42%) Unix
8 3 (2.65%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (0.88%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (30.09%) ITIL
2 16 (14.16%) Business Intelligence
2 16 (14.16%) Project Management
3 14 (12.39%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (10.62%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (9.73%) Asset Management
5 11 (9.73%) PRINCE2
6 10 (8.85%) Coaching
6 10 (8.85%) Mentoring
7 9 (7.96%) Application Packaging
7 9 (7.96%) Data Visualisation
7 9 (7.96%) Visualisation
8 8 (7.08%) Analytics
9 7 (6.19%) Business Analysis
9 7 (6.19%) Infographics
9 7 (6.19%) ITSM
9 7 (6.19%) Logistics
9 7 (6.19%) Release Management
9 7 (6.19%) Service Management
9 7 (6.19%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (23.01%) SQL
2 9 (7.96%) C#
3 8 (7.08%) T-SQL
4 4 (3.54%) PowerShell
4 4 (3.54%) VB
4 4 (3.54%) VBA
5 3 (2.65%) VB6
6 2 (1.77%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.88%) C
7 1 (0.88%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.88%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 11 (9.73%) ITIL Certification
1 11 (9.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (8.85%) Degree
2 10 (8.85%) MCSE
3 9 (7.96%) Security Cleared
4 8 (7.08%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (7.08%) SC Cleared
5 5 (4.42%) APMP
5 5 (4.42%) DV Cleared
5 5 (4.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (2.65%) CCNA
7 2 (1.77%) DBS Check
7 2 (1.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.88%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.88%) CCNP
8 1 (0.88%) MCITP
8 1 (0.88%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.54%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.77%) QA
3 1 (0.88%) PMO
3 1 (0.88%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (23.01%) Active Directory
2 12 (10.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (6.19%) BitLocker
4 6 (5.31%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.65%) vSphere
6 2 (1.77%) Terminal Server
6 2 (1.77%) XenApp
6 2 (1.77%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (14.16%) SCCM
2 1 (0.88%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.88%) SCOM
2 1 (0.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 17 (15.04%) VMware
2 9 (7.96%) Citrix
3 8 (7.08%) Cisco
3 8 (7.08%) NetApp
4 7 (6.19%) Dell
4 7 (6.19%) Intel Security
5 6 (5.31%) SAP
5 6 (5.31%) Webroot
6 4 (3.54%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.77%) EMC
8 1 (0.88%) Barracuda Networks
8 1 (0.88%) HP
8 1 (0.88%) IBM
8 1 (0.88%) Juniper
8 1 (0.88%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (0.88%) Nimble Storage
8 1 (0.88%) Oracle
8 1 (0.88%) Samsung
8 1 (0.88%) Symantec
8 1 (0.88%) Tableau
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