Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 7 8
Rank change year-on-year -8 +1 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 54 92 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 7.45% 11.78% 12.02%
As % of the Vendors category 20.93% 31.08% 30.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 65 55
Northamptonshire median daily rate £375 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £200
90th Percentile £480 £483 £498
East Midlands median daily rate £375 £340 £350
% change year-on-year +10.29% -2.86% +2.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 5
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £11.00 £13.75 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +25.00% -34.33%
East Midlands median hourly rate £12.36 £13.75 £12.00
% change year-on-year -10.09% +14.58% -7.69%

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 258 296 268
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 35.59% 37.90% 39.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 189 199
Northamptonshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £253 £253 £260
90th Percentile £550 £538 £538
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 2
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £11.00 £14.00 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.43% -35.63% +29.85%
10th Percentile £10.29 £10.30 £13.03
90th Percentile £24.78 £15.60 £31.48
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £14.75 £13.50
% change year-on-year +5.08% +9.26% -5.26%

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 23 May 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 23 May 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 23 May 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 -14 36 £300 -7.69% 14
Daventry -3 1 £400 +105.13%
Microsoft
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 26 (48.15%) Windows
2 25 (46.30%) SQL Server
3 17 (31.48%) SQL
4 16 (29.63%) C#
4 16 (29.63%) .NET
5 15 (27.78%) PowerShell
6 14 (25.93%) SharePoint
7 13 (24.07%) Active Directory
8 12 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
9 10 (18.52%) ITIL
9 10 (18.52%) Finance
9 10 (18.52%) SharePoint Server
10 9 (16.67%) Service Management
10 9 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 8 (14.81%) CRM
11 8 (14.81%) Office 365
12 7 (12.96%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (12.96%) K2 blackpearl
12 7 (12.96%) SAP
12 7 (12.96%) Change Management
13 6 (11.11%) ERP
13 6 (11.11%) MS Exchange
13 6 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
13 6 (11.11%) Windows Server
13 6 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
14 5 (9.26%) Self-Motivation
14 5 (9.26%) Exchange Server 2010
14 5 (9.26%) Microsoft Azure
14 5 (9.26%) Release 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 14 (25.93%) SharePoint
2 10 (18.52%) SharePoint Server
3 7 (12.96%) K2 blackpearl
4 6 (11.11%) MS Exchange
5 5 (9.26%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (9.26%) IIS
6 4 (7.41%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (1.85%) CMS
8 1 (1.85%) SAS
8 1 (1.85%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.85%) Umbraco
Applications
1 12 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (3.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.85%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (9.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (5.56%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (5.56%) SystmOne
3 1 (1.85%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.85%) LabWindows
3 1 (1.85%) NetSuite
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.85%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.81%) Office 365
2 5 (9.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (7.41%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (3.70%) Dropbox
4 2 (3.70%) SaaS
5 1 (1.85%) FinancialForce
5 1 (1.85%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.26%) Internet
1 5 (9.26%) SAN
2 4 (7.41%) DNS
2 4 (7.41%) TCP/IP
3 3 (5.56%) WAN
4 2 (3.70%) DDNS
4 2 (3.70%) DHCP
4 2 (3.70%) NAS
4 2 (3.70%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (1.85%) ADSL
5 1 (1.85%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.85%) iSCSI
5 1 (1.85%) RS-232
5 1 (1.85%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.85%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (46.30%) SQL Server
2 9 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 9 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.85%) BigQuery
4 1 (1.85%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.85%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.85%) Power BI
4 1 (1.85%) SAP HANA
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (18.52%) Finance
2 4 (7.41%) Legal
3 3 (5.56%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.70%) Marketing
5 1 (1.85%) Advertising
5 1 (1.85%) Automotive
5 1 (1.85%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 20 (37.04%) Developer
2 12 (22.22%) Analyst
3 6 (11.11%) SharePoint Developer
4 5 (9.26%) Applications Support
4 5 (9.26%) Support Analyst
5 4 (7.41%) Applications Support Analyst
5 4 (7.41%) Consultant
5 4 (7.41%) Deployment Analyst
5 4 (7.41%) IT Analyst
5 4 (7.41%) IT Support
5 4 (7.41%) IT Support Analyst
6 3 (5.56%) .NET Developer
6 3 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 3 (5.56%) Service Analyst
6 3 (5.56%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (5.56%) Service Desk Technician
7 2 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (29.63%) .NET
2 4 (7.41%) .NET Framework
2 4 (7.41%) jQuery
2 4 (7.41%) Razor View Engine
2 4 (7.41%) REST
2 4 (7.41%) Sass
2 4 (7.41%) SOAP
2 4 (7.41%) WCF
2 4 (7.41%) Web Services
2 4 (7.41%) WinForms
3 3 (5.56%) Classic ASP
3 3 (5.56%) SAP Smart Forms
4 2 (3.70%) CSS
4 2 (3.70%) CSS3
4 2 (3.70%) HTML
4 2 (3.70%) HTML5
4 2 (3.70%) OAuth
4 2 (3.70%) SAML
5 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 1 (1.85%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.26%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (5.56%) NHS
4 2 (3.70%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.70%) Clustering
4 2 (3.70%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.85%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.85%) Optoelectronics
Operating Systems
1 26 (48.15%) Windows
2 7 (12.96%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (11.11%) Windows Server
4 3 (5.56%) Windows 7
4 3 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.85%) Data ONTAP
6 1 (1.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (18.52%) ITIL
2 9 (16.67%) Service Management
3 8 (14.81%) CRM
4 7 (12.96%) Change Management
5 6 (11.11%) ERP
5 6 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (9.26%) ITSM
6 5 (9.26%) Release Management
7 4 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (7.41%) MVC
7 4 (7.41%) SMACSS
7 4 (7.41%) Web Application Development
8 3 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (5.56%) Metadata Management
9 2 (3.70%) Change Control
9 2 (3.70%) Decision-Making
9 2 (3.70%) Email Marketing
9 2 (3.70%) Migration
10 1 (1.85%) Data Loss Prevention
10 1 (1.85%) Desktop Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 17 (31.48%) SQL
2 16 (29.63%) C#
3 15 (27.78%) PowerShell
4 4 (7.41%) T-SQL
4 4 (7.41%) VB
4 4 (7.41%) VB.NET
5 3 (5.56%) VB6
5 3 (5.56%) VBA
6 2 (3.70%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.85%) MATLAB
7 1 (1.85%) X++
Qualifications
1 5 (9.26%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.85%) CCNA
3 1 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.85%) Degree
3 1 (1.85%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.85%) HND
3 1 (1.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (1.85%) MCP
3 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) GDPR
1 2 (3.70%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.85%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.85%) PMO
System Software
1 13 (24.07%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.26%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.85%) Firmware
3 1 (1.85%) NFS
3 1 (1.85%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.85%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (5.56%) SCCM
2 1 (1.85%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (12.96%) SAP
2 5 (9.26%) Cisco
2 5 (9.26%) VMware
3 4 (7.41%) NetApp
4 3 (5.56%) Citrix
4 3 (5.56%) Novell
5 2 (3.70%) Brocade
5 2 (3.70%) CheckPoint
5 2 (3.70%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.85%) Epicor
6 1 (1.85%) Google
6 1 (1.85%) IFS
6 1 (1.85%) Infor
6 1 (1.85%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.85%) Oracle
6 1 (1.85%) Sage
6 1 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.85%) Tableau
6 1 (1.85%) Xero