Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 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
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 7 8
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 77 119 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 12.20% 12.43% 11.82%
As % of the Vendors category 27.11% 30.51% 31.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 83 54
Northamptonshire median daily rate £325 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +10.29% +4.62%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £200
90th Percentile £531 £525 £450
East Midlands median daily rate £340 £350 £340
% change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 18 4
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £11.09 £13.25 £17.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.34% -25.39% +6.99%
10th Percentile £10.29 £10.50 £11.05
90th Percentile £11.17 £18.58 £18.52
East Midlands median hourly rate £11.17 £12.25 £12.30
% change year-on-year -8.82% -0.41% -15.17%

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 284 390 255
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 45.01% 40.75% 37.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 278 171
Northamptonshire median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £231 £225 £245
90th Percentile £538 £575 £550
East Midlands median daily rate £380 £388 £375
% change year-on-year -1.94% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 20 7
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £11.09 £13.25 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.34% +20.45% -34.33%
10th Percentile £10.29 £10.48 £9.70
90th Percentile £16.46 £18.94 £18.52
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.00 £14.25 £13.95
% change year-on-year -1.75% +2.15% -12.81%

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 17 February 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Northamptonshire over the 6 months to 17 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 17 February 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 +2 53 £320 -8.57% 17
Wellingborough - 2 £325 - 3
Microsoft
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 February 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 30 (38.96%) Windows
2 29 (37.66%) Microsoft Office
3 23 (29.87%) Finance
4 18 (23.38%) ITIL
5 15 (19.48%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (19.48%) SQL
6 14 (18.18%) C#
6 14 (18.18%) SQL Server
7 13 (16.88%) JavaScript
8 12 (15.58%) .NET
8 12 (15.58%) Cisco
9 11 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
10 10 (12.99%) Automotive
10 10 (12.99%) VMware
11 9 (11.69%) Project Management
11 9 (11.69%) Service Management
11 9 (11.69%) ERP
11 9 (11.69%) CSS
11 9 (11.69%) Desktop Virtualisation
12 8 (10.39%) Data Loss Prevention
12 8 (10.39%) Windows Server
12 8 (10.39%) HTML
12 8 (10.39%) Active Directory
12 8 (10.39%) Disaster Recovery
12 8 (10.39%) ITIL V3
12 8 (10.39%) Unified Communications
12 8 (10.39%) PowerShell
13 7 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure

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 7 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 6 (7.79%) IIS
2 6 (7.79%) MS Exchange
3 4 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (3.90%) K2 blackpearl
4 3 (3.90%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.60%) SAS
5 2 (2.60%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 29 (37.66%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (9.09%) OmniGraffle
3 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.60%) Simulink
3 2 (2.60%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (5.19%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (5.19%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (5.19%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (3.90%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (3.90%) SystmOne
3 1 (1.30%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.30%) LabWindows
3 1 (1.30%) NetSuite
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (1.30%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.09%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 6 (7.79%) Office 365
3 3 (3.90%) Dropbox
4 2 (2.60%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (2.60%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.30%) FinancialForce
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.39%) Unified Communications
2 5 (6.49%) SAN
2 5 (6.49%) WAN
3 3 (3.90%) Internet
3 3 (3.90%) NAS
3 3 (3.90%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.60%) LAN
4 2 (2.60%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (1.30%) Firewall
5 1 (1.30%) iSCSI
5 1 (1.30%) RS-232
5 1 (1.30%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (5.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.60%) BigQuery
4 2 (2.60%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.60%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.60%) Spotfire
5 1 (1.30%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.30%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.30%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.30%) SAP HANA
5 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 7 (9.09%) Axure RP
2 3 (3.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (3.90%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.60%) JIRA
4 1 (1.30%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.30%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.30%) Grunt
4 1 (1.30%) gulp
4 1 (1.30%) Jasmine
4 1 (1.30%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (1.30%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 23 (29.87%) Finance
2 10 (12.99%) Automotive
3 2 (2.60%) Advertising
3 2 (2.60%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.60%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.30%) Banking
4 1 (1.30%) Electronics
4 1 (1.30%) Legal
4 1 (1.30%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (20.78%) Analyst
1 16 (20.78%) Developer
2 7 (9.09%) Service Analyst
3 6 (7.79%) Applications Support
3 6 (7.79%) IT Support
3 6 (7.79%) Service Desk Analyst
3 6 (7.79%) Support Engineer
4 5 (6.49%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (5.19%) Help Desk Analyst
5 4 (5.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (5.19%) IT Engineer
5 4 (5.19%) SharePoint Developer
5 4 (5.19%) Software Developer
5 4 (5.19%) Systems Developer
6 3 (3.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 3 (3.90%) C# Developer
6 3 (3.90%) IT Analyst
6 3 (3.90%) Service Desk Engineer
6 3 (3.90%) Service Desk Technician
6 3 (3.90%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (15.58%) .NET
2 9 (11.69%) CSS
3 8 (10.39%) HTML
4 5 (6.49%) jQuery
5 4 (5.19%) AngularJS
6 3 (3.90%) .NET Framework
6 3 (3.90%) Classic ASP
6 3 (3.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (3.90%) WPF
7 2 (2.60%) Entity Framework
7 2 (2.60%) J2EE
8 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (1.30%) KnockoutJS
8 1 (1.30%) OAuth
8 1 (1.30%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (1.30%) RESTful
8 1 (1.30%) Web Services
8 1 (1.30%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.09%) Mobile App
2 7 (9.09%) User Experience
3 5 (6.49%) Data Centre
4 4 (5.19%) Clustering
5 3 (3.90%) NHS
6 1 (1.30%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.30%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.30%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.30%) Optoelectronics
6 1 (1.30%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 30 (38.96%) Windows
2 8 (10.39%) Windows Server
3 7 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (6.49%) Windows 7
5 3 (3.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.60%) Android
6 2 (2.60%) Windows 10
6 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.30%) Data ONTAP
7 1 (1.30%) Linux
7 1 (1.30%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (23.38%) ITIL
2 15 (19.48%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (11.69%) Desktop Virtualisation
3 9 (11.69%) ERP
3 9 (11.69%) Project Management
3 9 (11.69%) Service Management
4 8 (10.39%) Data Loss Prevention
4 8 (10.39%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (10.39%) ITIL V3
5 7 (9.09%) Strategic Thinking
5 7 (9.09%) Wireframes
6 6 (7.79%) ITSM
6 6 (7.79%) PLM
6 6 (7.79%) Release Management
7 5 (6.49%) High Availability
7 5 (6.49%) MVC
7 5 (6.49%) PRINCE2
8 4 (5.19%) CRM
8 4 (5.19%) Data Protection
8 4 (5.19%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 15 (19.48%) SQL
2 14 (18.18%) C#
3 13 (16.88%) JavaScript
4 8 (10.39%) PowerShell
5 6 (7.79%) VB.NET
6 3 (3.90%) MATLAB
6 3 (3.90%) VB
6 3 (3.90%) XAML
7 2 (2.60%) C
7 2 (2.60%) VB6
7 2 (2.60%) VBA
8 1 (1.30%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.30%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
1 11 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (9.09%) CCNA
2 7 (9.09%) Degree
2 7 (9.09%) MCSE
3 6 (7.79%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (6.49%) VCAP
5 4 (5.19%) CCIE
5 4 (5.19%) MCP
5 4 (5.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.30%) CCNP
6 1 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.30%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.30%) HND
6 1 (1.30%) MCSA
6 1 (1.30%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.30%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.60%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 8 (10.39%) Active Directory
2 7 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.19%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.90%) Firmware
5 1 (1.30%) NFS
5 1 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.30%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (3.90%) SCCM
2 1 (1.30%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (15.58%) Cisco
2 10 (12.99%) VMware
3 7 (9.09%) Adobe
3 7 (9.09%) NetApp
4 6 (7.79%) Oracle
5 4 (5.19%) Apple
5 4 (5.19%) SAP
5 4 (5.19%) Tableau
6 3 (3.90%) Novell
6 3 (3.90%) Sage
7 2 (2.60%) Cognos
7 2 (2.60%) Google
7 2 (2.60%) IBM
7 2 (2.60%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (1.30%) Epicor
8 1 (1.30%) HP
8 1 (1.30%) IFS
8 1 (1.30%) Infor
8 1 (1.30%) JD Edwards
8 1 (1.30%) Salesforce.com