Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 6 8
Rank change year-on-year -14 +2 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 67 92 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 7.98% 13.03% 11.34%
As % of the Vendors category 23.18% 35.11% 27.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 69 61
Northamptonshire median daily rate £375 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -20.00% +50.00%
10th Percentile £250 £162 £200
90th Percentile £523 £450 £538
East Midlands median daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year +3.70% -6.25% +8.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 6
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £13.13 £10.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -4.55% -34.96%
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £13.25 £11.00
% change year-on-year +16.98% +20.45% -15.38%

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 289 262 299
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 34.40% 37.11% 40.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 163 214
Northamptonshire median daily rate £400 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -11.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £283 £184 £300
90th Percentile £554 £525 £575
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 7
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £13.13 £10.75 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.09% -34.85% -1.93%
10th Percentile £10.54 £9.75 £11.15
90th Percentile £37.60 £15.00 £37.75
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £14.20 £12.15
% change year-on-year +9.15% +16.87% -16.21%

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 15 August 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 15 August 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 15 August 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 -20 38 £328 +9.17% 28
Wellingborough - 3 £375 - 1
Kettering -2 2 £363 +3.57% 11
Brackley - 1 £150 -
Daventry - 1 £400 - 1
Microsoft
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 29 (43.28%) SQL Server
2 27 (40.30%) C#
2 27 (40.30%) Windows
3 26 (38.81%) .NET
4 24 (35.82%) SQL
5 21 (31.34%) PowerShell
6 20 (29.85%) SharePoint
7 18 (26.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 17 (25.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 17 (25.37%) Active Directory
9 15 (22.39%) SAP
10 12 (17.91%) SharePoint Server
11 11 (16.42%) K2 blackpearl
11 11 (16.42%) Change Management
11 11 (16.42%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (16.42%) ITIL
12 10 (14.93%) Windows Server
13 9 (13.43%) SAP Smart Forms
13 9 (13.43%) Legal
14 8 (11.94%) Finance
14 8 (11.94%) Microsoft Excel
14 8 (11.94%) Microsoft Office
15 7 (10.45%) T-SQL
15 7 (10.45%) DNS
15 7 (10.45%) Internet
15 7 (10.45%) Office 365
15 7 (10.45%) SCCM
16 6 (8.96%) Microsoft Azure
16 6 (8.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
16 6 (8.96%) .NET Framework

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 20 (29.85%) SharePoint
2 12 (17.91%) SharePoint Server
3 11 (16.42%) K2 blackpearl
4 6 (8.96%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (7.46%) MS Exchange
6 3 (4.48%) IIS
6 3 (4.48%) NServiceBus
7 2 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (1.49%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (1.49%) CMS
8 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (1.49%) MS Project Server
8 1 (1.49%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.49%) Umbraco
Applications
1 8 (11.94%) Microsoft Excel
1 8 (11.94%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (8.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.49%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (4.48%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.99%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.49%) Infor CloudSuite
3 1 (1.49%) Infor M3
3 1 (1.49%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.45%) Office 365
2 6 (8.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (7.46%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (4.48%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (2.99%) SaaS
6 1 (1.49%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.45%) DNS
1 7 (10.45%) Internet
2 5 (7.46%) DHCP
2 5 (7.46%) TCP/IP
3 4 (5.97%) SAN
4 3 (4.48%) Firewall
4 3 (4.48%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (2.99%) DDNS
5 2 (2.99%) Intranet
5 2 (2.99%) NAS
6 1 (1.49%) ADSL
6 1 (1.49%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.49%) RS-232
6 1 (1.49%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (43.28%) SQL Server
2 18 (26.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 17 (25.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (4.48%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (1.49%) Power BI
6 1 (1.49%) Spotfire
6 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (4.48%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.99%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.49%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.49%) WinDbg
General
1 9 (13.43%) Legal
2 8 (11.94%) Finance
3 4 (5.97%) Retail
4 3 (4.48%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.99%) Automotive
6 1 (1.49%) Banking
6 1 (1.49%) Electronics
6 1 (1.49%) Marketing
6 1 (1.49%) Publishing
6 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (41.79%) Developer
2 12 (17.91%) Analyst
3 7 (10.45%) SharePoint Developer
4 4 (5.97%) C# Developer
4 4 (5.97%) Consultant
4 4 (5.97%) SQL Developer
5 3 (4.48%) .NET Architect
5 3 (4.48%) .NET Developer
5 3 (4.48%) Active Directory Consultant
5 3 (4.48%) Applications Engineer
5 3 (4.48%) Architect
5 3 (4.48%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 3 (4.48%) Project Manager
5 3 (4.48%) Service Analyst
5 3 (4.48%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (4.48%) SQL Server Developer
6 2 (2.99%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 2 (2.99%) C# Developer - E-Commerce
6 2 (2.99%) E-Commerce Developer
6 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (38.81%) .NET
2 9 (13.43%) SAP Smart Forms
3 6 (8.96%) .NET Framework
4 5 (7.46%) Web Services
5 4 (5.97%) Classic ASP
5 4 (5.97%) Entity Framework
5 4 (5.97%) jQuery
5 4 (5.97%) Razor View Engine
5 4 (5.97%) REST
5 4 (5.97%) Sass
5 4 (5.97%) SOAP
5 4 (5.97%) WCF
5 4 (5.97%) WinForms
6 3 (4.48%) CSS
6 3 (4.48%) HTML
6 3 (4.48%) MSMQ
6 3 (4.48%) OAuth
6 3 (4.48%) RabbitMQ
6 3 (4.48%) SAML
7 2 (2.99%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.96%) Self-Motivation
2 5 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.48%) Client/Server
3 3 (4.48%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.99%) Clustering
5 1 (1.49%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.49%) Optoelectronics
5 1 (1.49%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 27 (40.30%) Windows
2 10 (14.93%) Windows Server
3 3 (4.48%) Windows 10
3 3 (4.48%) Windows 7
3 3 (4.48%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.49%) AIX
5 1 (1.49%) Linux
5 1 (1.49%) Solaris
5 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (16.42%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (16.42%) Change Management
1 11 (16.42%) ITIL
2 6 (8.96%) ERP
2 6 (8.96%) Problem-Solving
2 6 (8.96%) Service Management
3 5 (7.46%) CRM
4 4 (5.97%) Change Control
4 4 (5.97%) Metadata Management
4 4 (5.97%) Migration
4 4 (5.97%) MVC
4 4 (5.97%) SMACSS
4 4 (5.97%) Web Application Development
5 3 (4.48%) Application Packaging
5 3 (4.48%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (4.48%) E-Commerce
5 3 (4.48%) Microservices
5 3 (4.48%) PRINCE2
5 3 (4.48%) SOA
5 3 (4.48%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 27 (40.30%) C#
2 24 (35.82%) SQL
3 21 (31.34%) PowerShell
4 7 (10.45%) T-SQL
5 6 (8.96%) VB.NET
6 5 (7.46%) VB
7 4 (5.97%) VB6
7 4 (5.97%) VBA
8 3 (4.48%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.49%) ABAP
9 1 (1.49%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.49%) X++
Qualifications
1 3 (4.48%) HND
1 3 (4.48%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.49%) Degree
2 1 (1.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.48%) GDPR
1 3 (4.48%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.49%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.49%) PMO
2 1 (1.49%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (25.37%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.48%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.49%) Firmware
3 1 (1.49%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.49%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (10.45%) SCCM
2 3 (4.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (2.99%) WSUS
4 1 (1.49%) Perfmon
4 1 (1.49%) SCOM
4 1 (1.49%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 15 (22.39%) SAP
2 6 (8.96%) VMware
3 4 (5.97%) Citrix
4 3 (4.48%) Brocade
4 3 (4.48%) Cisco
4 3 (4.48%) NetApp
4 3 (4.48%) SolarWinds
5 2 (2.99%) CheckPoint
5 2 (2.99%) Twitter
6 1 (1.49%) Apple
6 1 (1.49%) EMC
6 1 (1.49%) Epicor
6 1 (1.49%) HP
6 1 (1.49%) IBM
6 1 (1.49%) Kony
6 1 (1.49%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (1.49%) Oracle
6 1 (1.49%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (1.49%) Remedy
6 1 (1.49%) Talend