Period
to 17 September 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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 4 14 6
Rank change year-on-year +10 -8 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 65 71 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 16.93% 8.43% 13.42%
As % of the Vendors category 43.62% 24.57% 34.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 57 69
Northamptonshire median daily rate £325 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +15.38% -18.75%
10th Percentile £188 £227 £150
90th Percentile £525 £530 £450
East Midlands median daily rate £365 £345 £340
% change year-on-year +5.80% +1.47% -7.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 6
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £11.31 £13.13 £10.59
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.87% +24.00% -22.31%
10th Percentile £10.30 £11.46 £9.75
90th Percentile £12.27 £14.29 £11.34
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £12.26
% change year-on-year -6.67% +22.32% +6.63%

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 149 289 261
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 38.80% 34.32% 38.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 192 158
Northamptonshire median daily rate £360 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +6.67% -11.76%
10th Percentile £207 £283 £169
90th Percentile £516 £550 £525
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £398 £400
% change year-on-year +0.63% -0.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 8
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £37.50 £14.50 £10.59
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +158.62% +36.99% -34.36%
10th Percentile £11.28 £11.80 £9.95
90th Percentile £46.70 £17.70 £11.27
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.28 £15.25 £14.10
% change year-on-year -6.36% +8.16% +12.80%

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 September 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 17 September 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 +17 41 £325 -2.99% 29
Kettering +1 6 £450 +24.14% 2
Wellingborough -5 1 - - 2
Corby - 1 £110 - 2
Towcester - 1 £190 - 2
Microsoft
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 35 (53.85%) Windows
2 26 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 26 (40.00%) PowerShell
3 21 (32.31%) ITIL
4 20 (30.77%) SQL
4 20 (30.77%) Active Directory
5 19 (29.23%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (26.15%) SCCM
7 16 (24.62%) VMware
8 15 (23.08%) SCOM
9 14 (21.54%) Azure
10 13 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
11 12 (18.46%) Web Services
11 12 (18.46%) AWS
12 11 (16.92%) Windows Server
12 11 (16.92%) ITSM
12 11 (16.92%) SQL Server 2017
13 10 (15.38%) .NET
13 10 (15.38%) ITIL V3
13 10 (15.38%) Hyper-V
14 9 (13.85%) DevOps
14 9 (13.85%) C#
14 9 (13.85%) Internet
15 8 (12.31%) Remedy
15 8 (12.31%) BMC
15 8 (12.31%) HTML
15 8 (12.31%) T-SQL
15 8 (12.31%) JavaScript
15 8 (12.31%) IIS
15 8 (12.31%) CSS

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 8 (12.31%) IIS
2 5 (7.69%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.62%) Confluence
3 3 (4.62%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.08%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.54%) CMS
5 1 (1.54%) WordPress
Applications
1 13 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (9.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (7.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (7.69%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (12.31%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (6.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.54%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.54%) SAP ERP
3 1 (1.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (21.54%) Azure
2 12 (18.46%) AWS
3 6 (9.23%) Office 365
4 2 (3.08%) IBM Blueworks
5 1 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.54%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.54%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.54%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.54%) IaaS
5 1 (1.54%) PaaS
5 1 (1.54%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 9 (13.85%) Internet
2 7 (10.77%) NetScaler
3 5 (7.69%) DNS
3 5 (7.69%) Firewall
4 4 (6.15%) Ethernet
4 4 (6.15%) Wireless
5 3 (4.62%) 802.11
5 3 (4.62%) DHCP
5 3 (4.62%) LAN
5 3 (4.62%) OSPF
5 3 (4.62%) VLAN
5 3 (4.62%) VPN
5 3 (4.62%) WAN
6 2 (3.08%) Unified Communications
7 1 (1.54%) Intranet
7 1 (1.54%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (16.92%) SQL Server 2017
3 5 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (4.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (4.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (1.54%) MySQL
5 1 (1.54%) OLTP
5 1 (1.54%) Power BI
5 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (12.31%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (4.62%) JIRA
3 1 (1.54%) Hudson
3 1 (1.54%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.54%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (7.69%) Retail
2 4 (6.15%) Automotive
2 4 (6.15%) Finance
2 4 (6.15%) Public Sector
3 3 (4.62%) Front Office
4 2 (3.08%) Back Office
4 2 (3.08%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.54%) Banking
5 1 (1.54%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (20.00%) Analyst
2 9 (13.85%) Developer
3 7 (10.77%) .NET Developer
3 7 (10.77%) Applications Support
3 7 (10.77%) C# Developer
3 7 (10.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (9.23%) C# .NET Developer
4 6 (9.23%) Deployment Analyst
5 5 (7.69%) Support Engineer
6 4 (6.15%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 4 (6.15%) Desktop Support
6 4 (6.15%) Project Manager
6 4 (6.15%) Service Analyst
6 4 (6.15%) Windows Specialist
7 3 (4.62%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (4.62%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) Network Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (18.46%) Web Services
2 10 (15.38%) .NET
3 8 (12.31%) CSS
3 8 (12.31%) HTML
4 7 (10.77%) AngularJS
4 7 (10.77%) ASP.NET
4 7 (10.77%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (10.77%) jQuery
4 7 (10.77%) RESTful
4 7 (10.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 6 (9.23%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 3 (4.62%) 802.1X
6 3 (4.62%) JSON
7 2 (3.08%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.54%) Entity Framework
8 1 (1.54%) REST
8 1 (1.54%) SOAP
8 1 (1.54%) XML
8 1 (1.54%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.15%) Clustering
1 4 (6.15%) Data Centre
1 4 (6.15%) Management Information System
1 4 (6.15%) Public Cloud
2 3 (4.62%) BYOD
2 3 (4.62%) iPhone
2 3 (4.62%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (3.08%) NHS
4 1 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.54%) CCTV
4 1 (1.54%) CMDB
4 1 (1.54%) e-Learning
4 1 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.54%) Life Science
4 1 (1.54%) PKI
4 1 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.54%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 35 (53.85%) Windows
2 11 (16.92%) Windows Server
3 7 (10.77%) Linux
3 7 (10.77%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (6.15%) Windows 10
4 4 (6.15%) Windows 7
5 3 (4.62%) Android
5 3 (4.62%) Mac OS
6 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.54%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (32.31%) ITIL
2 19 (29.23%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (16.92%) ITSM
4 10 (15.38%) ITIL V3
5 9 (13.85%) DevOps
6 7 (10.77%) Continuous Delivery
6 7 (10.77%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (10.77%) Deployment Automation
6 7 (10.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 7 (10.77%) Migration
6 7 (10.77%) MVC
6 7 (10.77%) Project Management
6 7 (10.77%) Software Delivery
6 7 (10.77%) Technical Analysis
6 7 (10.77%) Waterfall
7 6 (9.23%) PRINCE2
8 5 (7.69%) CRM
8 5 (7.69%) Service Management
9 4 (6.15%) B2B
10 3 (4.62%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 26 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 20 (30.77%) SQL
3 9 (13.85%) C#
4 8 (12.31%) JavaScript
4 8 (12.31%) T-SQL
5 3 (4.62%) C
5 3 (4.62%) Delphi
6 1 (1.54%) Java
6 1 (1.54%) PHP
6 1 (1.54%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (7.69%) CCNA
1 5 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (6.15%) DV Cleared
2 4 (6.15%) SC Cleared
2 4 (6.15%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 3 (4.62%) MCP
3 3 (4.62%) MCSA
3 3 (4.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (3.08%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (3.08%) MCITP
4 2 (3.08%) MCSE
5 1 (1.54%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.08%) SLA
2 1 (1.54%) QA
System Software
1 20 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 10 (15.38%) Hyper-V
3 7 (10.77%) VMware ESXi
3 7 (10.77%) XenApp
4 5 (7.69%) XenDesktop
5 4 (6.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (4.62%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (3.08%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.54%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 1 (1.54%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (26.15%) SCCM
2 15 (23.08%) SCOM
3 7 (10.77%) Control-M
4 6 (9.23%) WSUS
5 5 (7.69%) Terraform
6 3 (4.62%) OVSD
7 2 (3.08%) SCVMM
8 1 (1.54%) Ansible
8 1 (1.54%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 16 (24.62%) VMware
2 8 (12.31%) BMC
2 8 (12.31%) Remedy
3 7 (10.77%) Cisco
3 7 (10.77%) Citrix
4 5 (7.69%) ServiceNow
5 3 (4.62%) Avaya
5 3 (4.62%) HP
5 3 (4.62%) Sophos
6 2 (3.08%) NetApp
7 1 (1.54%) arcserve
7 1 (1.54%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.54%) Becrypt
7 1 (1.54%) CA
7 1 (1.54%) SAP
7 1 (1.54%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.54%) Xamarin